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Sunday, April 14, 2013
Lunch at the Greenbrier
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism 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.
Greenbrier Bunker Tour
Botetourt County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring a bus trip to tour the Greenbrier bunker in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. During the Cold War, the bunker was secretly built under the Greenbrier resort to house the members of Congress in case of nuclear attack. The price of $99 per person includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, tour admission, a self-guided tour of the hotel, an all-inclusive lunch at the Mason Jar, a picture stop at the Humpback Covered Bridge and a tour host. For more information, call 540-473-8326 or 540-366-2888.
Graves Mountain Lodge
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism 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 772-7529.
Artisans Studio Tour in Newport
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring a trip to visit the New River Valley's Stafford Art Glass and Robert Tuckwiller Gallery. Cost of $37 includes a tour of Parker Stafford's studio and gallery, a glass-blowing demonstration, a signed, glass-blown sun catcher and a visit to the gallery of landscape artist Robert Tuckwiller. Lunch is on your own at Mikey's 7th Restaurant in Newport. Also included is a stop at the Sinking Creek Covered Bridge. The cost of $37 per person includes studio tours, glass blown sun catcher, van transportation and escorts. Register at www.roanokecountyparks.com or call 772-7529.
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 473-8326 or 366-2888.
Bucket List Series Part 1: Skydiving
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a skydiving trip for participants age 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, check out www.bucketlistseries.com or call 853-2236.
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 224-1206 or email email@example.com with "Bus Tour" in the subject line.
May 31-June 1
Dollywood's Barbecue & Bluegrass festival
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a bus trip Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Day 1 includes the Sevierville Court House with Dolly Parton's statue, the Titanic Museum, shopping at Tanger Outlet and a murder mystery dinner show. On Day 2, we spend the day at Dollywood for the festival. Cost per person of $294-$388 includes bus transportation, two breakfasts, admission to Dollywood, Titanic Museum, dinner and show lodging, on-board refreshments and an activities director. Deadline to register is April 30. Call
853-2236 or visit www.playroanoke.com.
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 Memorial Day weekend. The group will visit, among many places, the 9/11 Memorial, the Empire State Building Observatory, Rockefeller Plaza, Central Park, Chinatown, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. The cost per person is $499 single, $399 double, $389 triple and $379 quad and includes round-trip bus transportation, breakfast at departure, two nights' lodging, admission to the observatory, ferry ticket. For further information, call 473-8326 or 366-2888.
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.
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 rail road 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.
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 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, 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 April 18, 5-6 p.m., at the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, 210 S. Jefferson St., in downtown Roanoke. RSVP for the orientation meeting by calling Judy Chambliss at 983-0700, ext. 221, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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