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Sunday, March 24, 2013
Peaks of Otter Winery
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a trip to the Blossom to Bottle open house and farm at Peaks of Otter Winery. Wine tasting is available. You may bring your own glass, buy a souvenir glass or taste from a free plastic cup. Fee of $15 includes transportation and light snacks; deadline to register is April 1. Call 853-2236 or visit www.playroanoke.com.
Cherry Blossom Train Trip
Botetourt County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring a bus/train trip to Washington, D.C., for the cherry blossoms. Participants may visit Union Station’s food court and shops and the National Museum of the United States Postal Service. On the second day, the group will visit the Smithsonian museums of their choice. The per person price of $249 double includes round-trip bus and Amtrak transportation, one night’s lodging, visits to museums and a tour director. For further information, call 473-8326 or 366-2888.
Exchange Hotel Civil War Museum
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring a trip to Gordonsville’s historic Exchange Hotel, Virginia’s only standing Civil War receiving hospital. Before the war, the hotel with its high ceilings and grand veranda welcomed passengers from two railway lines. By war’s end, more than 70,000 soldiers had been treated at the hospital. Participants will also visit the Barboursville Ruins. The $67 fee includes breakfast biscuit, tour fees, a lunch of Gordonsville’s famous fried chicken, bus and escort. Registration is available through www.RoanokeCountyParks.com or by calling 772-7529.
Lunch at the Greenbrier
The Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is sponsoring a bus tour to the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Cost of $75 per person includes bus transportation, plated lunch and escort. Dressy casual attire is requested. Tours of the hotel and/or the bunker, golf and other activities are available at your own cost. Register at
www.RoanokeCountyParks.com or call 772-7529.
Graves Mountain Lodge
The Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is sponsoring a bus trip to Graves Mountain Lodge, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Madison County. The group will shop at the lodge’s gift shop and visit Yoders Country Market and Hebron Lutheran Church, the oldest Lutheran church in continuous use in the United States. The cost is $67 per person and includes a breakfast biscuit, family-style lunch, all tour stops, bus transportation and escort. Registration is available through www.RoanokeCountyParks.com or by calling 772-PLAY.
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a trip to Lexington for the celebration of the 80th year of Virginia Historic Garden Week. We’ll tour five properties and enjoy entertainment such as “Sonnets and Soliloquies” competitions, dancers and a lecture about the Japanese tea ceremony. The cost of $55 per person includes transportation, tour admission and lunch. Deadline to register is April 12. Call 853-2236 or visit www.playroanoke.com.
Mount Airy, N.C.
Botetourt County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring a bus trip to Mayberry, aka Mount Airy, N.C., Andy Griffith’s hometown. We will see Floyd’s Barber Shop, Andy’s boyhood home, the world’s largest open-face granite quarry, replicas of Wally’s Service Station and the Mayberry Jail and Courthouse, among other sights. Cost of $69 per person includes round-trip bus transportation, guide, museum admission, lunch at Snappy Lunch and a tour host. For further information, call 540-473-8326 or 540-366-2888.
Hollins University concert
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a trip to the Hollins University Spring Music Concert. Take a blanket or lawn chair and listen to the university’s Concert Choir, Talmadge Singers and World Music Ensemble on the Front Quad (rain location is duPont Chapel). Ice cream will be served at 6:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7. The cost of $6 per person includes transportation. Deadline to register is April 24.
Call 853-2236 or visit www.playroanoke.com.
James River Rambler
Botetourt County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a bus trip to Dillwyn to ride the James River Rambler train on a 3 1⁄2 hour round trip through rural Buckingham County to New Canton. The cost of $99 per person includes round-trip bus transportation, train ticket, boxed lunch and tour host. For further information, call 540-473-8326 or 540-366-2888.
“Noah” at Sight & Sound Theatre
Salem Baptist Church is sponsoring a bus trip to see “Noah” and a tour of the Amish countryside near Lancaster, Pa. The cost of $220 per person double occupancy includes overnight lodging, a family-style dinner, buffet breakfast, show admission and transportation on a 54-passenger coach. Call 387-0950 for reservations and more information.
Antietam and Harpers Ferry
The History Museum of Western Virginia is sponsoring a bus tour to Antietam National Battlefield and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Cost for nonmembers is $245 double occupancy, $300 single, and includes two lunches, breakfast, dinner and lodging at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, W.Va. For information or reservations, call 540-224-1206 or email email@example.com with “Bus Tour” in the subject line.
Atlantic City, N.J.
The Charles Hill Senior Center in Vinton is sponsoring a bus trip to Bally’s Hotel and Casino. Cost is $200 per person double occupancy, which includes transportation, two nights’ lodging, $50 bonus pay coupon and starter breakfast (excludes coffee). Call 983-0643 for reservations and more information.
The Salem Museum is sponsoring a cruise to northern Europe, from Southampton, England, to Stockholm. The trip includes stops at Amsterdam; Copenhagen; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Tallinn, Estonia. The cost is $3,725 for an ocean-view cabin, and airfare is additional. For more information, call 989-6146.
Sept. 20-Oct. 4
Europe with Oktoberfest
The Salem Museum is sponsoring a trip to several European sites, including Germany and its world-famous Oktoberfest in Munich. Other destinations include Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Holland. The cost is $3,940 per person and includes airfare from Roanoke, hotels and most meals. For more information, call 982-2200.
Booker T. Washington National Monument Legacy Tour
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument are sponsoring a bus trip tracing the life of Washington, the renowned educator and reformer. The double-occupancy cost of $595 for Friends nonmembers includes bus, hotel, six meals, prizes and refreshments. The tour leaves Hardy, goes to Malden, W.Va.; Spartanburg, S.C.; The Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Tuskegee, Ala.; and Montgomery, Ala. For more information or reservations, call 483-1784 or 721-3557.
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