Trips

    Wednesday, August 28th- Trip to Connecticut River Lunch Cruise at Middletown, Connecticut

    Departure- 9:15am

    Return- 3:00pm

    Delight in a peaceful 2 1/2 hour lunch cruise down the Connecticut River with Lady Katharine Cruises! You’ll set sail from Harbor Park in Middletown aboard the Mystique, a 113 foot yacht that features two enclosed, climate controlled dining decks and a magnificent tented open-air upper observation deck.
    Lady Katharine Cruises was founded on a long standing tradition of appreciation and respect for the Connecticut River Valley and its rich history.  During your cruise enjoy historic landmarks, birdlife and picturesque sites along the river banks.
    The cruise features a “fine dining” fabulous buffet lunch with remarkable views of the river from your table.  The attentive staff, white table clothes and beautifully appointed dining room all add to your enjoyable time.  After lunch, head to the upper deck for an open-air view or remain at your table in the climate controlled dining room enjoying the views from inside.  Sure to be a memorable experience!

    Buffet Lunch Menu:
    Beef Medallions with Sauce, Baked Chicken, Baked Salmon, Chef Choice of Pasta, Scalloped Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Tossed Salad, Rolls & Butter, Cheesecake, Chocolate Cake, Apple Crisp, Coffee, Tea, Water and Iced Tea.  Cash Bar available.

    COST: $75 per person includes Motor Coach Transportation, 2 1/2 hour Mystique River Cruise and Buffet Lunch.  Driver tip is not included.
    9:15 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich
    3:00 PM Approximate return time to Norwich
    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, July 21 at 5:00pm
    Senior Center Members, Non-Residents
    -Beginning Monday, July 22 at 5:00pm
    Open Registration (Any Adults, aged 18 and older)
    -Beginning Tuesday, July 23 at 5:00pm

    Thursday, August 15th- Trip to Lobster Fest! – Jimmy Buffet Tribute Show in Holyoke, MA

    Departure Time: 8:45pm

    Return Time: 3:45pm

    First enjoy a delightful performance by Changes In Latitudes!  Changes in Latitude is the country’s premier tribute show to singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, the master of the tropical lifestyle.  This show is the ultimate beach party, musically transporting you to that ultimate tropical paradise – Margaritaville!
    You can expect to hear such Buffett classics as “Come Monday”, “Volcano”, “Margaritaville”, “Cheeseburger In Paradise”, and of course, “Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes.”  Each show is good clean fun, with conga lines, beach balls and leis!  After the performance enjoy a delicious Lobster Fest lunch!
    Lobster Fest Lunch Menu:
    Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Platter, Clam Chowder, Boiled Lobster, BBQ Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Corn, Baked Potato, Rolls and Butter, Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae, Glass of Wine, Coffee & Tea

    This trip will be using the Senior Center bus for transportation.
    You are responsible to find your own ride to the Senior Center before and after the trip.
    COST: $65 per person includes Jimmy Buffet Tribute Show, Lobster Fest and transportation.
    8:45 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich
    3:45 PM Approximate return time to Norwich

    REGISTRATION BY TELEPHONE
    This Trip is Open to Senior Center Members ONLY
    *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, July 15 at 5:00pm
    Senior Center Members, Non-Residents
    -Beginning Tuesday, July 16 at 5:00pm

    This trip has Minimal Walking.

    Thursday, July 25th- Trip to Blithewold ~ Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

    Blithewold ~ Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum with an Afternoon Tea and  shopping in Newport in Bristol & Newport, Rhode Island.

    8:45 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich

    6:30 PM Approximate return time to Norwich

    Overlooking Narragansett Bay, Blithewold is a 33-acre summer estate of the Van Wickle/McKee family.  Originally purchased in 1894 and rebuilt in 1907 after a fire destroyed the original mansion, the property features a 45-room authentically furnished mansion filled with family heirlooms and numerous lovely gardens that range in character from mysterious to exotic and from poetic to practical.  An exceptional collection of rare and unusual plants, trees, an accessible greenhouse, and whimsical stonework reflect a vision that is romantic, fresh, and inspiring – and unique to Blithewold.

    Your enjoyable day starts with a guided tour of Blithewold Mansion and Gardens.  During the tour you will be giving the history of the mansion, a visit to each of the 10 gardens on the property and learn about the Van Wickle/McKee family who placed great emphasis on the landscape.  You will be amazed at the sweeping 10-acre lawn which stops at the water’s edge and the unique features which make this property a truly indoor-outdoor living space.

    After the guided tour, enjoy a formal Afternoon Tea in the Mansion’s dining room.  A delightful assortment of finger sandwiches and mini desserts will be served to you at your table.  Relax and enjoy yourself!  After the Tea, you will have time on your own to visit the gift shop, revisit the gardens to take pictures or explore the mansion once more.

    Following our visit to Blithewold, a short drive will bring us to Newport.  You will be dropped off at the Newport Visitor Center to enjoy time on your own for shopping, a late afternoon snack or just enjoying the beautiful views that Newport has to offer.  A great way to end your wonderful day!

    Afternoon Tea Menu:  Cheddar Chive Scone, Cranberry Orange Scone, Cucumber & Dill Sandwich, Mini Quiche, Smoked Salmon Sandwich, Chicken Salad in Phyllo Cup, Mini Desserts and Blithewold’s Special Blend Tea.

    COST: $65 per person includes roundtrip motorcoach, guided tour of Blithewold Mansion & Gardens, and Afternoon Tea.  Driver tip is not included.

    This trip has moderate walking.

    Trip is open to all adults over 18 years old.

    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 Monday, June 10 at 5:00pm

          Senior Center Members, Non-Residents

    -Beginning Tuesday, June 11 at 5:00pm

           Open Registration (Any Adults, aged 18 and older)

    -Beginning Wednesday, June 12 at 5:00pm

     

     

    Friday, September 13th- 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 103rd year of The Big E Fair and the last blast of Summer!  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 Marti Gras Parade, plus an array of exhibits, rides, shopping, crafts, entertainment and TONS of foods.  Don’t forget to try The Big E Cream Puff or The Big Éclair!
    Opening day is a great time to visit with less crowds and it is Military Appreciation Day!
    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.

    This is mostly 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.*

    SEATS STILL AVAILABLE

    Wednesday, June 26th- Trip to Red Sox vs. White Sox or Boston on your Own!

    Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park, Boston, MA
    Enjoy a great afternoon watching the 2018 World Series Championship team Boston Red Sox play the Chicago White Sox at Historic Fenway Park.  Great seat location behind home plate in Grandstand section 21.  These seats are located under an overhang (so no sitting in the sun) and have an awesome view of the action on the field!
    Our coach bus will drop us off and pick us up on Ipswich Street which is right next to Fenway Park.  We will arrive with enough time for you to enjoy lunch at one of the many local restaurants outside of Fenway or in plenty of time to watch all the warm-up action on the field before the game. (Game time 1:05 p.m.)
    COST: $99 per person includes transportation and game ticket. Driver tip is not included.
    8:45 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich
    8:00 PM Approximate return time to Norwich
    This trip has moderate walking (including stairs).

    Boston on Your Own
    A great opportunity to visit Boston for some fantastic sightseeing, fun shopping and wonderful restaurants. Your drop off and pickup location will be next to Fenway Park on Ipswich Street. With multiple restaurants in the area, you will have a hard time choosing where to eat!
    The sights within walking distance include Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Symphony Hall and the Prudential Center which is home to multiple shops and restaurants. Feeling more adventurous? Jump on the “T” (Boston subway) and your Boston sights to visit are endless!
    (Please note: We will be leaving Boston following the Red Sox game at approximately 5:00 p.m.)
    COST: $33 per person includes transportation. Driver tip is not included.
    8:45 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich
    8:00 PM Approximate return time to Norwich
    This trip has mostly walking.

    Call Hilary to Sign Up at 860-889-5960