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Sunday, June 2, 2013
A taste of Germany and Shakespeare
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring a trip to have dinner at Edelweiss German Restaurant in Greenville followed by a performance of Shakespeare’s comedy “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton. The $79 cost per person includes dinner, play tickets, van transportation and escorts. Registration is available through www.roanokecountyparks.com or by calling 772-7529.
Lake Norman cruise and Shelton Vineyards
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring a cruise aboard the Catawba Queen, a replica of a Mississippi River paddle wheeler, for lunch and sightseeing on Lake Norman in North Carolina. A tour and wine tasting at the vineyards follows. The $72 cost per person includes breakfast biscuit, lunch, cruise, wine tour and tasting, bus transportation and escort. Registration is available through
www.roanokecountyparks.com or by calling 772-7529.
‘Song of the Mountains’ matinee in Marion
Botetourt County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a bus trip to see this bluegrass show at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion. Performers include Phil Campbell, the Celtibillies, Michael Reno Harrell, James Smith, Raymond McClain, Donna Ulisse and Tim White. The $69 cost per person includes bus transportation, show ticket and a tour host. For further information, call 473-8326 or 366-2888.
Friday Night Jamboree at Floyd Country Store
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring a trip to the newly expanded Floyd Country Store to listen and dance to bluegrass, country and gospel music. Enjoy dinner on your own at any one of a variety of restaurants in Floyd. The $24 cost per person includes admission to Jamboree, escorts and van transportation. Registration is available through www.roanokecountyparks.com or by calling 772-7529.
Summer Mystery Cruise
Botetourt County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a riverboat cruise in a location the group has never visited before. The $79 price per person includes round-trip bus transportation, all-inclusive lunch, cruise, admission to all attractions and tour host. For further information, call
473-8326 or 366-2888.
Bucket List Series
Part 1: Skydiving
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a skydiving trip for participants 18 and older. The cost of $309 per person includes skydiving and transportation to and from Swan Creek Airport in Jonesville, N.C. Photos and video cost extra. For more information or to register, visit
www.bucketlistseries.com or call 853-2236.
or July 20-Aug. 4
Bookbag Santa seeks 10 people to take a one- or two-week trip to Belize. After handing off school supplies on the first day, travelers are free to enjoy Mayan ruins, jungle river boat trips, zip-lining, cave tubing, the Belize Zoo, fishing, scuba and snorkel trips, music and more. Cost for the first week is about $1,200, depending on airlines and choice of hotel room. The second week is about $250 for hotel and food. For more information, call 342-2083, visit www.bookbagsanta.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.July 24-26
See Rock City and more in Chattanooga, Tenn.
The Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to Chattanooga, Tenn. The cost is $422 per person, based on double occupancy for town residents ($432 nonresidents), includes two dinner shows, a mountain railroad trip to Ruby Falls and Rock City Gardens, a Southern Belle Riverboat lunch cruise, visit to Tennessee Aquarium, Russell Stover Candy Store and Moon Pie Store. For more information, call 961-1134.
Bus and train trip
To Washington, D.C.
Botetourt County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a bus and train trip to Washington. On day one, the group will take the bus to Lynchburg and catch the train to Union Station in Washington. There, the group can eat lunch and visit the shops. Visit the National Zoo in the afternoon. In the evening, visit the Franklin Roosevelt, the World War II, Martin Luther King and Air Force memorials.On day two, participants can visit their choice of Smithsonian museums. In the afternoon, board the Potomac Riverboat for a cruise to Alexandria. The cost per person of $259 (double occupancy) includes bus and Amtrak transportation, one night lodging (Comfort Suites, Springfield), hotel breakfast, cruise ticket and tour host. For further information, call 473-8326 or 366-2888.
Booker T. Washington National Monument Tour
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument is sponsoring a bus trip tracing the life of Washington, the renowned educator and reformer. The double-occupancy cost of $595 for 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.
Slovenia and Croatia
The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a nine-day trip from the Alps to the Adriatic, featuring Slovenia and Croatia. The cost of $2,899 per person (double occupancy) includes round-trip international airfare, first-class accommodations in Bled, Slovenia, and Opatija, Croatia, 10 meals, deluxe bus tours, a professional tour director and entrance fees for attractions. Optional side tours are available. A free trip orientation meeting is June 20, 5-6:30 p.m., at the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, 210 S. Jefferson St., in downtown Roanoke. RSVP for the meeting by calling Judy Chambliss at
983-0700, ext. 221, or emailing email@example.com.
May 6-17, 2014
Treasures of Italy
The Salem Museum is sponsoring a 12-day tour Italian tour that includes Milan, Venice, the Tuscany region, Florence and Rome. The cost of $3,790 per person (double occupancy) includes round-trip airfare from Roanoke, hotels, sightseeing and most meals. This price is good only if booked by July 31. For more information, call 982-2200.
July 13-27, 2014
Majesty and Mystery
of ancient Peru
Virginia Tech architecture professor Humberto Rodriguez-Camilloni leads a tour of pre-Columbian sites along the northern coast of Peru, including Caral, Moche Pyramids, El Brujo and Chan Chan. Visit Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo; and then travel to the Inca Imperial capital of Cuzco and the legendary Machu Picchu. Cost per person of $3,395 (double occupancy) includes all surface and air transportation in Peru, hotels, sightseeing and admission charges, and most meals. For more information, call
202-244-1448, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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