Win tickets to see the smash hit musical Mamma Mia at the Roanoke Civic Center. Two winners will each receive four tickets!
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Friends of the Roanoke County Library is sponsoring a bus trip to the Barter Theatre for two plays and dinner. Cost includes transportation, a stop at Heartwood Artisan Center, the comedy “Southern Fried Funeral” at 2 p.m., dinner at the Peppermill restaurant and the musical “Les Miserables” at 7:30 p.m. Bus departs at 8 a.m. and returns after midnight. Cost for members is $115 and for nonmembers $135. Call 772-7507 to register or for more information.
Historic Rock Churches
The Salem Museum and Historical Society is sponsoring a bus trip to five of the stone churches built by the Rev. Bob Childress and made famous in the book “The Man Who Moved a Mountain,” by Richard C. Davids. The trip will include stops at the Buffalo Mountain, Slate Mountain, Mayberry, Bluemont and Dinwiddie churches with a buffet lunch at the Mountain House Restaurant in Meadows of Dan. The cost is $68 per person, with an additional $4 credit card processing fee. For more information, call 389-6760. Reservation deadline is July 12.
Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater, Wytheville
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring a trip to see the musical revue “Fabulous 50’s.” The cost of $73 per person includes matinee ticket, lunch, bus transportation and escort. Registration is available through www.roanokecountyparks.com or by calling 772-7529.
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring a trip to the theme park 20 miles north of Richmond. The $90 cost per person includes admission, parking, staff and transportation (fee is $55 for those with tickets). Parent or guardian must escort children under 13. Registration deadline is July 25. Registration is available through www.roanokecountyparks.com or by calling 772-7529.
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
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), and 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.
Botetourt and Franklin County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a bus trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Dollywood. The cost of $229 per person, double occupancy, includes roundtrip bus transportation, admission to Dollywood, one night’s lodging, hotel breakfast and tour host. On day one, the group will visit Three Bears General Store in Pigeon Forge before going to Dollywood in the afternoon for shopping and shows. Day two will be spent at Dollywood. For further information, call 473-8326,
473-8326 or 366-2888.
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.
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring a trip to Scotland to see the Orkney Islands, Edinburgh Castle, Loch Ness and a Scotch whiskey distillery tour and tasting. The cost of $3,819 to $4,249 per person includes round-trip air from Roanoke, air taxes and fee/surcharges, hotel transfers, lodgings, eight breakfasts, six dinners and escorts. Not included is cancellation waiver and insurance of $220 per person. A deposit of $250 per person is due at registration with the balance due July 4. Registration is available through www.roanokecountyparks.com or by calling 772-7529.
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Botetourt County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a bus trip to Myrtle Beach. The cost per person is $299, double occupancy, and includes roundtrip bus transportation, admission to the Alabama Theatre backstage tour and to “One: The New Show” with dinner at the Alabama, a performers meet-and-greet, one dinner at Chesapeake House, two nights’ lodging and a tour host. Participants will have time to go to the beach and/or shop at the Tanger Outlets. For further information, call
540-473-8326 or 540-366-2888.
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 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. For information, call Judy Chambliss at 983-0700, ext. 221, or emailing email@example.com.
May 6-17, 2014
The Salem Museum is sponsoring a 12-day 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
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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