Trips

    Friday, September 14th- Trip to “The Big E”

    September Day-Long Trip – This trip is open to any adult, 18 years old and older.

    Join us on Opening Day at The Big E for a day full of fun!  This is the 102nd year of The Big E Fair!  The Big E is the largest fair in New England with lots of food, fun and great entertainment such as – The Big E Super Circus, the Avenue of States, Farm-A-Rama, the Daily Parade, plus an array of exhibits, rides, shopping, crafts, and TONS of foods.  Don’t forget to try The Big E Cream Puff or The Big Éclair!

    COST: $40 per person – Includes transportation and The Big E entrance fee.

    9:00 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich

    7:45 PM Approximate return time to Norwich.

    Call Hilary to Sign up 860-889-5960

     

     

     

    Thursday, September 27th- Trip to Wright’s Farm Restaurant & Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery

    September Mini-Trip.   Mini-Trips are open to Rose City Senior Center members only

    Registration begins on Tuesday, September 4th, at 5:00pm.  Please see below.

    Enjoy a delicious, all you can eat, family-style chicken luncheon at Wright’s Farm Restaurant located in Harrisville, RI.  Your fabulous meal consists of dinner rolls with butter, fresh green salad with Wright’s Farm Classic Italian dressing, pasta with red sauce, Wright’s amazing French fries and of course Wright’s famous, tender and juicy roast chicken.  Included with your meal will be coffee or tea and if you have room – ice cream for dessert!

    Following lunch, a short ride brings you to Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery.  Wright’s Bakery specializes in a number of baked goods, including dessert cakes, cupcakes, cream pastries, flaky pastries, pies, bars, sweet rolls and buns, plenty of assorted cookies and much more!

    Their bakery is renowned for using only the highest quality ingredients including fresh milk and cream from their own cows.  Fresh dairy products are also available including milk, cream, coffee milk, chocolate milk, cheddar cheese and ice cream!  Be sure to buy some delicious treats to bring home!

    Bus leaves Senior Center at 10:15am and returns approximately 4:15pm.  Limited seats available.

    Cost: $20   No refunds given after September 19th unless your spot is filled.

    REGISTRATION BY TELEPHONE

    Call in Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. on Tues. September 4th.  Do not call before 5:00pm.

    *At 5:00pm on Sept. 4th, Dial (860)889-5960. When you hear the message saying the Senior Center is closed, dial 3433 for the registration voicemail and follow the instructions.*

    This trip is open to Senior Center Members ONLY.  You may register yourself plus one additional member when you call in to sign up.  You must be an up-to-date member.

     

    Tuesday, August 21st- Trip to Point Judith and Galilee

    Enjoy a beautiful Summer day in Galilee and Point Judith!  Your drop off location will be near George’s of Galilee Restaurant.  You will have time on your own to enjoy lunch, sightseeing and shopping!  You will be within walking distance to Salty Brine State Beach (Galilee Beach) and Roger W. Wheeler State Beach.  You will
    have multiple restaurants in the area to choose from or you can pack a lunch and eat by the water as you enjoy the fishing boats come and go.  Be sure to bring your camera, sunblock and hat!

    Cost: $3 for transportation.  Lunch is on your own.
    Bus leave the Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. and returns approx. 4:00 p.m.
    Sign up at Reception (by phone or in person) starting on August 1st

    This trip has mostly walking.

    Thursday, October 18th- Trip at an Autumn Harvest Lunch Train and Marble House Tour at Portsmouth & Newport, RI

    Return to the golden age of rail travel on the Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad. Join us for a special lunch excursion along Narragansett Bay during the Autumn harvest season.  Your amazing day starts with a fun Autumn Harvest Lunch Train ride where you will be dining in a “Pullman style” dining car.  You will enjoy a delicious autumn themed lunch (freshly prepared on board) as you take in the amazing scenery on your 2 hour long train ride.  The leisurely train travel takes you through the picturesque county side of Aquidneck Island with views of Narragansett Bay along your journey.   The train ride features all table seating on our private chartered train ride!

    After our train excursion a short coach bus ride through Portsmouth into Newport will take us to the Vanderbilt’s  “Summer cottage” Marble House, one of the Newport mansions.  Here you will take a self-guided audio tour which allows you to view this amazing house and grounds at your own pace.  Marble House was built for Mr. & Mrs. William Vanderbilt (Cornelius Vanderbilt’s grandson) starting in 1888 and finished in 1892.  It cost the Vanderbilt’s $11 million to build the house, of which $7 million was spent on marble alone.  Upon completion of the house, Mr. Vanderbilt gave the house to his wife as a 39th birthday present.  In 2006,  Marble House was designated a National Historic Landmark.

    Autumn Harvest Lunch  Choice of:

    ~Thanksgiving Sandwich with Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce

    ~Open Face Turkey Sandwich with Mashed Potato, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Gravy

    ~Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce topped with Dried Cranberries and Walnuts

    Dessert: Apple Crisp   Beverages: Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks, Water

    COST: $80 per person includes Autumn Harvest Lunch, Train ride, Marble House tour entrance ticket and transportation.  Driver tip is not included.  Lunch choice due at Sign up.

    9:15 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich

    6:30 PM Approximate return time to Norwich

    This trip has some walking.

    REGISTRATION BY TELEPHONE

     *On your registration day, Dial (860) 889-5960.  When you hear the message saying the Senior Center is closed, dial 3433 and follow the instructions.*

    Senior Center Members, Norwich Residents

         -Beginning Sunday, August 19 at 5:00pm

    Senior Center Members, Non-Residents

          -Beginning Monday, August 20 at 5:00pm

    Open Registration (Any Adults, aged 18 and older)

          -Beginning Tuesday, August 21 at 5:00pm

     

     

     

    Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock & Downtown Mystic

    July Mini-Trip: Mini-trips are open to Rose City Senior Center Members only

    Tuesday, July 24th

    First stop will be for lunch at Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock in New London.  This casual, outdoor restaurant is a local summer favorite for seafood lovers!  They offer the freshest seafood at reasonable prices.  Not a seafood lover?  They also offer hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken sandwiches.  Captain Scott’s is located right on the water with beautiful views of downtown New London and Shaw’s Cove Marinas.

    (Please note: Dining is outdoors with a covered seating area available).

    After lunch a short ride will bring you to Historic Downtown Mystic.  Here you will have time on your own to explore over 40 specialty shop, boutiques and galleries or just sit by the water at Mystic River Park with views of the Mystic River Bascule Bridge.  Cost: $2 for transportation.  Lunch is on your own.

    Bus leave the Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. and returns approx. 3:15 p.m.

    Sign up at Reception (by phone or in person) starting on July 2nd