Thursday, April 17th- Trip to Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Theater “Exit Laughing”

    DATE CHANGE!!    Waiting List Only 860-889-5960

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

    Start with a delicious buffet luncheon with all foods prepared on the premises.
    Following lunch enjoy the hilarious Matinee performance of Exit Laughting!
    When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living.
    Following the Matinee, return to your seat in the dining room for a fun-filled Cabaret Show!

    Sample Buffet Menu: Fruit Salad, Cole Slaw, Lettuce Bowl, Three Bean Salad, Beets, Cucumber Salad, Rigatoni with Meat Sauce, Meatballs, Roasted Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Glazed Ham, Italian Sausage and Peppers, Baked Scrod, Green Beans, Glazed Carrots, peas & carrots, Vegetable Medley, Sweet Potatoes, Baked Beans, Roasted Potatoes, Rice, Fresh Baked Rolls, Assorted Desserts, Coffee and Tea

    COST: $72 per person includes roundtrip motorcoach, fabulous buffet lunch, matinee performance of “Exit laughing”, and cabaret show.  Driver tip is not included.

    9:30 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich
    6:30 PM Approximate return time to Norwich

    *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 Monday, January 22 at 5:00pm
    Senior Center Members, Non-Residents
    -Beginning Tuesday, January 23 at 5:00pm
    Open Registration (Any Adults, aged 18 and older)
    -Beginning Wednesday, January 24 at 5:00pm

    **Minimal Walking**

    Additional Shopping Day * Lisbon Landing (Super Walmart) *

    At the beginning of each month, (normally the 1st or 2nd Tuesday), we offer a shopping trip to Lisbon Landing. Each trip is limited to 9 people and shoppers are limited to a maximum of 4 bags (due to space constraints).

    The bus will get you to Lisbon for 10 AM and will pick you up at 12:30 p.m.  The bus will NOT be available to drop you off from store-to-store.  You will be dropped off and picked up in front of the Walmart Superstore.

    The bus departs the Senior Center at 9:30 a.m.  Please call the Senior Center to reserve your seat.  If you need a ride into the Center, you must book a ride on the 8:30 bus as well.

    Shopping dates are subject to change.  Please check the VOICES newsletter (pg. 10)

    or call the Senior Center to confirm monthly shopping date.  (860) 889-5960


    Thursday, October 19th- Long Trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC or New York City on your Own

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

    Join us for this exciting day trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met Fifth Avenue) in New York City!  The Met Fifth Avenue represents over 5,000 years of art spanning all cultures and time periods. Since the Museum opened its doors to the public at its current location in Central Park in 1880, its footprint has expanded to cover more than two million square feet.

    Today, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and exhibits revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and cultures.  The numerous art collections on display include Modern, Greek & Roman, Egyptian, European, American, Medieval, plus others and special exhibits.

    Dining will be on your own at The Met which offers a number of different choices including formal dining, cafes and cafeteria style dining.  Feeling adventurous?  You can leave the museum and re-enter if you would like to leave for lunch or take a walk around Central Park during your visit!

    COST: $58 per person – Includes transportation and The Met entrance fee. (Driver Tip is not included.)
    7:00 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich
    8:45 PM Approximate return time to Norwich.


    New York City on Your Own

    A great opportunity to visit New York City for some fantastic shopping, restaurants and sightseeing!  Your drop-off and pick-up area will be by the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in Central Park on 5th Ave near E 82nd St.  Spend some time exploring Central Park or within 1/2 mile you can walk to the Guggenheim Museum or Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.  Up for a longer walk?  Within 2 miles you can walk to Rockefeller Center and Times Square!  Don’t forget public transportation is always available if you would like to venture farther than your feet can take you!

    We will be arriving in NYC at approximately 10:30am and leaving NYC at 4:30pm.

    COST: $38 per person – Includes transportation. (Driver Tip is not included.)
    7:00 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich
    8:45 PM Approximate return time to Norwich.

    Call Hilary to sign up (860) 889-5960.  

    This trip has MOSTLY WALKING.

    Tuesday, November 14th- Lunch at Norwich Tech

    November Mini Trip (Mini-Trips are open to Rose City Senior Center Members only)


    Enjoy a student prepared meal by the Culinary Students at Norwich Technical School. Go as a group across the street to enjoy your delicious 4 course meal. You will choose from the banquet menu on that day. Your freshly prepared meal will consist of soup, salad, entrée and dessert all for $10.

    Transportation available or walk over.

    Bus leaves the Senior Center at 10:45 a.m. and returns approximately 12:30 p.m.

    Sign up at Reception (by phone or in person) starting Tuesday, October 10th


    Monday, October 23rd- October Mini Trip to Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum with Lunch at Red Lobster in Wethersfield, CT

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


    Your first stop will be at Red Lobster for an early lunch (lunch is on your own).  After lunch, a short ride will bring you to the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum for a guided tour with time on your own to explore the gift shop and enjoy the grounds and gardens.

    Located in the center of Connecticut’s largest historic district, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum provides the quintessential New England experience.  Visitors are immersed in life of the mid-18th and early-19th centuries during an informative and entertaining tour of three historic properties.  On your visit you will tour three meticulously restored historic houses, with a knowledgeable guide.

    The tour includes the c. 1752 Joseph Webb House, where General George Washington and French General Rochambeau planned the joint military campaign that led to the victory at Yorktown, Virginia, and the end of the American Revolutionary War.  The c. 1770 Silas Deane House which was built for America’s Revolutionary War diplomat to France as both his residence and as a power base for his political aspirations and also features an excellent collection of mid-to-late 18th century furniture made in Connecticut and the c. 1788 Isaac Stevens House which depicts life of a middle class family in the early 19th century and include a fascinating exhibit of antique toys.

    All three houses are located on the same property and within very easy walking distance to each other.

    Cost: $13 for Museum entrance fee, guided tour and transportation. 

           Lunch is on your own at Red Lobster.

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

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

    This trip is moderate walking.