Category: Trips

Trip: Country Christmas & Veterans Show Featuring the Ozark Jubilee

Thursday, November 10

at The Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA

Bus Departs at 10:00am


$111 per person due October 27th

checks payable to “Shooting Stars”

50% due at time of sign-up


Package includes:

  • delicious luncheon at The Log Cabin
  • Afternoon of music and laughter with The OZARK Jubilee band from Branson
  • Meal taxes and gratitudes


Elegant Family Style Luncheon: Apple & Sausage Stuffed Loin of Pork, Baked Haddock, Salad, Penne, Rolls, Vegetable & Potato, Dessert, Coffee or Tea


Direct from BRANSON the OZARK JUBILEE features an all-star cast of Branson’s top entertainers. This year the Ozark Jubilee presents the Branson Classic Country Christmas that salutes the great legends of country music. In addition, this year the Ozark Jubilee will be honoring and paying tribute to our veterans. The Jubilee features Branson’s funniest comedian and world class fiddler Doofus Doolittle!


For more information contact Karen at 860-376-2329

Trip: Lighthouse Inn in New London

Wednesday, November 9th


Lunch with shopping afterwards.

Departure time is 11:00am and expected return is 3:00pm.
Trip fee is $5pp (transportation only).
Open to Non-Residents if there is availability Non-residents will be charged a $1.00 surcharge.
Senior Center Fun Trips use a bus from the Center
for transport to and from destination. # of seats very limited

Upcoming Trip: New York City

Saturday, December 3rd 

Bus leaves East Lyme at 7:15am and leaves NYC at 7pm.

No meal included in trip price.

Trip fee is $70pp. Lots of walking. Registration is now open.

Trip: Shopping at Woodbury Commons

Wednesday, November 16th in Central Valley, NY^


Enjoy a day of outlet shopping at Woodbury Commons with over 220 outlets
from the world’s leading designers’. Lunch on own at the Food Pavilion.

Trip fee is $55 per person. Moderate to a lot of walking. Registration now open.

Holiday Day Trip Dec 13

Aqua Turf Holiday Fun With The Cartells 

Tuesday, December 13th

 We have arranged a fun filled holiday day trip for you to the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. Come spend the day with us and enjoy a plentiful meal in an elegant atmosphere, then dance (or tap your feet) to a fabulous band; playing songs with both you and the holidays in mind! Dancing?! Of course! Aqua Turf is always a treat into itself!

Fantastic venue with a delicious and filling lunch plus coffee & donuts, door prizes, complimentary glass of beer or wine. Aqua Turf doors open at 11am – lunch at 12:00pm.

Our day concludes about 3:30 pm.  We depart Thrive 55+ at 10 am.

Cost is $58/resident and $68 non resident  20 person max. Register today!


Trip: A Christmas For Carol

Tuesday, November 17th

Departing at 9:45am, Returning at 6:00pm

To Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Theater in Newport, RI


Start with a delicious, all you can eat, buffet lunch featuring a large selection with all foods prepared onsite.  After lunch, enjoy the hilarious performance of A Christmas For Carol.  Following the show, return to your seat in the dining room for dessert, drinks and a fun-filled Holiday Cabaret Show!

During the holiday season, Carol tends to take Christmas way too far at work with decorations, presents, and overbearing traditions that not everyone appreciates in the office.  Her co-workers love Carol, but this time of year she gets on everyone’s last nerve, so they formulate a plan for the company party that night!  With wacky office hijinks, pranks, and even an office romance, will her co-workers be able to help Carol remember the true meaning of Christmas?

COST: $92 per person includes charter bus transportation, fabulous buffet lunch, matinee performance of “A Christmas For Carol”, and Holiday Cabaret Show.  Driver tip is not included.


Call Hilary To Sign Up (860) 889-5960


Trip: Olde Mistick Village

Tuesday, November 29th 


Sign up at Reception (by phone or in person) starting on November 8th

Enjoy time on your own to explore the shops and have lunch at Olde Mistick Village.  Olde Mistick Village is a unique collection of outdoor shops that has become a favorite for local residents as well as for Mystic’s many visitors searching for that “perfect something”.  For lunch (on your own), enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants onsite ~  Mango’s Wood Fired Pizza, Pink Basil, Jealous Monk or Bleu Squid.  (Steak Loft not open for lunch.  Go Fish is currently closed.)

Cost: $2 for transportation (Senior Center bus).  Lunch is on your own.

Bus leaves the Senior Center at 10:00 a.m. and returns approx. 2:45 p.m.


Trip: Katherine Hepburn Cultural Center

Wednesday, November 2nd


Please join us as we make a fun day of the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Center in Old Saybrook.

We shall visit and tour The Kate museum at 11:00 am, lunch on your own then we enjoy the 2:00 pm movie of HOLIDAY starring Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant. The movie is approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes long. We will take our own Thrive55+ bus.

Cost is $15 per resident/ $25 for non resident—price includes museum and movie.

Trip: Norman Rockwell Museum & Red Lion Inn

Thursday, November 3rd 

To Stockbridge, MA

Let’s enjoy the fall foliage as we head up to the Berkshires. We will have two hours at the Norman Rockwell
Museum before heading to the historic Red Lion Inn for lunch on-your-own.

FEE: $35, for transportation and museum admission, lunch on-your-own
Register at or in the office