Trips

    Trip: Christmas by Candlelight

    Friday, December 2nd

    Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA

     

    Your festive day starts with a late lunch at Cracker Barrel (lunch on your own).  Following lunch, a short ride brings you to Old Sturbridge Village for Christmas By Candlelight!

    Christmas by Candlelight is an evening of traditions, memories, and holiday cheer.  Experience the magic of a candlelit New England township, decorated inside and out, while learning the history of Christmas celebrations of the mid-1800s.

    Talk with authentically costumed historians about Christmas traditions of the past.  Watch demonstrations of classic Christmas projects of the 1800s including Christmas baking, mulled cider, making ornaments and Christmas stockings, punching tin lanterns, making pottery, and more!

    Enjoy a horse-drawn carryall ride while singing Christmas carols.  Stroll around the pond and wander down the peaceful Christmas Tree Trail with dozens of sparkling lit trees.  Head over the covered Christmas Wish Bridge and leave your Christmas wish.  Enjoy live music, readings of classic stories such as The Night Before Christmas and A Visit from Saint Nicholas, sing-a-longs, learn a holiday dance and warm up by the bonfire on the green.  There’s Christmas magic at every corner!

    Please be aware that Christmas by Candlelight is held mainly outdoors with visits inside historic building and houses.  Please dress accordingly.  You will be walking on some uneven sidewalks and dirt roadways to walk around the village.  You are on-your-own to explore and at your own pace.

    COST: $52 per person includes charter bus transportation and entrance ticket to Old Sturbridge Village Christmas by CandlelightDriver tip is not included.  Lunch is on your own.

    12:15 PM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich

    8:15 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 Saturday, October 15 at 5:00pm

    Senior Center Members, Non-Residents

    -Beginning Sunday, October 16 at 5:00pm

    Open Registration (Any Adults, aged 18 and older)

    -Beginning Monday, October 17 at 5:00pm

     

     

    Trip: A Christmas For Carol

    Thursday, November 17th

    at the Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Theater, 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.

    9:45 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich

    6:00 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 Tuesday, October 11 at 5:00pm

    Senior Center Members, Non-Residents

    -Beginning Wednesday, October 12 at 5:00pm

    Open Registration (Any Adults, aged 18 and older)

    -Beginning Thursday, October 13 at 5:00pm

     

    Mini-Trip: Red Lobster & Dinosaur State Park

    Tuesday, October 18th

    Bus leaves the Senior Center at 10:15 a.m. and returns approx. 3:00 p.m.

     

    First stop is an early lunch at Red Lobster (lunch is on your own).  After lunch, a short ride brings you to Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill.  Beneath the Geodesic Dome Exhibit Center at Dinosaur State Park, is an exceptional display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago, along with dioramas of Triassic and Jurassic environments, collections of fossils, and other exhibits.  Surrounding the Exhibit Center are nature trails and the Arboretum showcasing trees and plants with a direct link to those that existed during the Age of Dinosaurs.

    Sign up at Reception (by phone or in person) starting on October 6th

    Cost: $2 for transportation (pay at sign up) AND $6 entrance fee* (pay cash when you arrive).

    *Connecticut Residents who are 65 years or older may sign up and obtain a free Charter Oak Pass when you arrive at Dinosaur State Park and get FREE admission.  Bring a photo ID with you.

    This trip will be using the Senior Center bus for transportation.

     

    Trip: “42nd Street” at the Goodspeed Opera House

    Thursday, October 27th 

    First, enjoy a delicious lunch at Olive Garden (lunch on your own).  Following lunch, a short ride will bring you to the beautiful Goodspeed Opera House for the delightful musical 42nd Street.  Set along the tranquil Connecticut River, the Goodspeed Opera House was built in 1876 by William Goodspeed.  This intimate theater brings you closer to the excitement of live musicals and will delight, inspire and entertain you with their shows!

    Set in the 1930’s, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.  Packed with plenty of pizazz, 42nd Street will set your heart pounding with its crowd-pleasing tap dances and a hit parade of songs, including “Lullaby of Broadway,” “We’re In The Money,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” and of course, “42nd Street.”

    This trip will be using the Senior Center bus for transportation. 

    You are responsible to find your own ride to the SC before the trip and home from the SC after. 

    COST: $66 per person  includes 42nd Street side orchestra ticket and transportation.

    Lunch is on your ownLimited tickets available.

    10:45 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center    5:30 PM Approximate return time

     

     

    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 Friday, October 7 at 5:00pm

    Senior Center Members, Non-Residents

    -Beginning Saturday, October 8 at 5:00pm

    Open Registration (Any Adults, aged 18 and older)

    -Beginning Sunday, October 9 at 5:00pm

     

    Mini-Trip: Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock

    Tuesday, September 20th

     

    Join us for lunch at Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock in New London.  This casual, outdoor restaurant is a local favorite for seafood lovers!  They offer seafood dinners, lobster rolls, chowder, salads, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and more!  Have room for dessert?  Captain Scott’s also sells Giffords of Maine ice cream.  Located right on the water, Captain Scott’s offers beautiful views of Shaw’s Cove Marina while enjoying your lunch.

    (Please note: Dining is on outdoor picnic tables with a covered seating area available).

    Sign up at Reception (by phone or in person) starting on September 6th

    Cost: $2 for transportation.  Lunch is on your own.

    Bus leaves the Senior Center at 11:00 a.m. and returns approx. 1:45 p.m.