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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater, Wytheville
The Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is sponsoring a bus trip to see the Wohlfahrt Haus cast and band perform “Southern Nights,” a country music show. The cost of $69 per person includes theater ticket, lunch, bus transportation and escort. Registration is available through www.RoanokeCountyParks.com or by calling 772-PLAY.
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.
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.
Hillbilly Hideaway trip
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a day in North Carolina beginning with a “mystery” tour followed by a visit to Greensboro’s Replacements Ltd., supplier new and old china, crystal and silver. An all-you-can eat dinner at The Hillbilly Hideaway Restaurant and Music Hall in Walnut Cove is followed by a visit to the general store and gift shop before attending a performance of gospel, bluegrass and country music at the music hall. Cost of $90 per person includes motorcoach transportation, dinner, music hall admission fees, activities director. Deadline to register is March 22. Call 853-2236 or visit www.playroanoke.com.
Major League Baseball
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a trip to the Nationals Park to see the Washington Nationals play the Atlanta Braves. The cost of $65 per person includes a ticket to the game and transportation to and from Washington. Deadline to register is March 29. Call 853-2236 or visit
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.
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 roundtrip bus transportation, guide, museum admission, lunch at Snappy Lunch and a tour host. For further information, call 540-473-8326 or 540-366-2888.
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 roundtrip through rural Buckingham County to New Canton. The cost of $99 per person includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, train ticket, boxed lunch and tour host. For further information, call 540-473-8326 or 540-366-2888.
Windsor Hills United Methodist Church in Roanoke is sponsoring a trip to Abingdon. The $76 cost per person includes a ticket to “Les Miserables” at the Barter Theatre and lunch at Greenway Haven Party House. For more information, call 774-7977.
“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 $200 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.
Amish Lands, Pa.
Windsor Hills United Methodist Church in Roanoke is sponsoring a trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country. The cost of $370 per person double, $460 single, includes two nights at Heritage Hotel, “Brigadoon” at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, a guided tour, Kitchen Kettle Village, “Noah” at the Sight & Sound Theatre, Hershey’s Chocolate tour and lunch at Hershey Hotel. For more information, call 774-7977.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
New York City
Botetourt County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City over the Memorial Day weekend. The group will visit, among many places, the 911 Memorial, the Empire State Building Observatory, Rockefeller Plaza, Central Park, Chinatown, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. The cost per person of $399 double, $389 triple, $379 quad and $499 single includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, breakfast at departure, two nights lodging, admission to the observatory, ferry ticket. For further information, call
540-473-8326 or 540-366-2888.
The Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to Huntington and Logan, W.Va., that features history, education, music, museums, storytelling and a narrated tour of feud sites between the infamous families. The cost per person, which includes seven meals, is $300 for Blacksburg residents based on double occupancy and $310 for nonresidents. Single occupancy rates also available. For more information, call 961-1134.
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 motorcoach 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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