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All You Need Is Love

Tuesday, February 14

All You Need Is LoveHappy Valentine’s Day! Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of Honey Garlic Chicken, served with Cheesy Potatoes, Roasted Veggie Blend, Winter Salad, Dinner Rolls, Assorted Dessert – Chef’s Choice, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Hot Tea. (Special dietary meals available by request ahead of time.) Then we’ll head to the theatre for All You Need Is Love, a celebration of the incredible music of the Fab Four. You’ll hear early hits such as “She Loves You”, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, and “Yesterday”, and later releases from the Beatles’ studio years including “When I’m Sixty-Four” and “Something”. Enjoy an atmosphere of fun, romance, and BEATLEMANIA from Sidekick Theatre this Valentine’s Day!

$92 pp         Click Here to Register!

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


The California Songbook

Tuesday, March 14

California SongbookI’m thinking this will be a really good show! This era had some really great music! We’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for The California Songbook, The California Songbook, a tribute to the sounds of The Mamas & The Papas, Joni Mitchell, Carpenters, Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, & more. In the mid-’60s, the music business migrated from Tin Pan Alley and the Brill Building in New York City to Los Angeles, California. The Beatles, the British Invasion performers, and Motown artists dominated radio airwaves, but a new sound was brewing in Laurel Canyon. Folk, country, pop, mysticism, rock, and even show tunes blended together, and every record executive was on the lookout for that new folk/rock sound. And that’s just the beginning of the stories and sounds born in California.

$91 pp         Click Here to Register!

Waconia 9:00 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 9:15 AM-5:30 PM • Plato 9:30 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-5:00 PM • Winsted 10:00 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:15 AM-4:30 PM • Cokato 10:30 AM-4:15 PM


Splish Splash! The Music of Bobby Darin

Tuesday, April 25

Splish SplashOnce again, we’re in for a change of pace. Today we’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Pizza Ranch in Waite Park.  Then we’ll head for the  St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Splish Splash! The Music of Bobby Darin. Bobby Darin: Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor in film and television. He performed in a range of music genres, including jazz, pop, rock ’n’ roll, folk, swing and country. It has been said that had he lived, he would have been more famous than Frank Sinatra. In this special show, Vegas entertainer Ron Gartner honors the Darin legacy… singing the songs of the swingin-est guy who ever put on a tux…in a show that covers everything from Darin’s rock ’n’ roll days to the evening at the Copa (with a slight detour into Country, Folk and Political Activism). Finger-snappin’ songs like Mack the Knife, Dream Lover, Beyond the Sea, Artificial Flowers, If I Were a Carpenter, Clementine, That’s All, and many more!

$87 pp         Click Here to Register!

Waconia 9:00 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 9:15 AM-5:30 PM • Plato 9:30 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-5:00 PM • Winsted 10:00 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:15 AM-4:30 PM • Cokato 10:30 AM-4:15 PM


Omaha & Lincoln Tour

Wednesday-Friday, April 26-28

Omaha Tour

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Since our visit to Omaha this past April, many have asked when we’re returning. This tour may fill fast, and it clearly includes something for everyone. Our visit includes 100% new attractions, five of seven included meals, and we’re spending our second day in Lincoln, NE. Once again, we’ll stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Omaha. Beyond that, the only familiar sites should be Norb and me. I do suggest that you bring a bag of some sort to package your purchases.

Wednesday, April 26

Our first stop will be an early fast food lunch in Orange City, IA. After lunch we’ll visit Palmer’s Olde Tyme Candy Shop (home of the Twin Bing) in Sioux City. Discover bulk goodies like chocolate covered peanuts, peppermint twists, roasted nuts, homemade brittle and sea salt caramels. The shoppe also includes a small museum that showcases historic candy making equipment and vintage photos.

After a brief drive we’ll visit the 1865 Steamboat Bertrand Artifacts Museum in Missouri Valley, IA. The Bertrand sank in the Missouri River in 1865 en route to Montana. Half of its cargo was recovered in 1968. The display makes up the largest intact collection of Civil War-era artifacts in the United States. We’ll then travel to the actual location of where the Bertrand sank over 150 years ago.

We’re ready to check into the Comfort Inn & Suites, our home for the next two evenings. After time to settle in, we’ll enjoy an included Evening Dinner Buffet. Check out the lounge or relax in your rooms.

Thursday, April 27

Fontenelle Forest Nature CenterAfter an included hot breakfast we’re on our way to the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue, NE for a Live Hawk & Owl Presentation. Bring your questions and cameras for a wonderful experience. The Refuge houses 16 non-releasable raptors including some of the largest of the world in their species.

Our next stop will be Baker’s Candy Factory, Nebraska’s Largest Candy Outlet. Known for their famous chocolate meltaway, Baker’s Candies started in 1987 and immediately became a staple in the sweet tooth of all Nebraskans.

Lunch and shopping will be on your own at the Historic Haymarket District. The name originated from the 1867 market square where hay and other items were sold. Today the warehouses have been converted to restaurants and shops. Eating establishments include Leadbelly, Lazio’s Grill, Mellow Mushroom and HopCat Lincoln. If you like licorice, be sure to check out the Licorice International Shop which features the largest selection of licorice in the United States, including sugar-free and gluten-free items.

We’ll then have a guided tour of the International Quilt Museum. (Not all quilts will be displayed during the annual transition period, but the museum has the world’s largest publicly held quilt collection dating from the early 1700’s and representing more than 60 countries.)

Museum of American SpeedOur final visit in Lincoln will be the Museum of American Speed, voted #1 Car Attraction in the USA by USA Today. This is a fantastic collection of vehicles and auto history. There is so much to see here, whether you’re really into cars or just like looking at old cars. Learn about the families of racing. The third floor contains toys the racing industry spurred and a wall of retro lunch boxes.

We’ll return to the Comfort Inn & Suites to enjoy an included Evening Dinner Buffet. Check out the lounge or relax in your rooms.

Friday, April 28

Once again, we’ll begin with an included hot breakfast. We’ll be heading northeast early today to shorten the final leg of the trip home.

After we check out of the Comfort Inn & Suites, we’ll head for the Oscar Carl Vineyard in Sioux City, IA where we’ll taste a variety of wines produced at the vineyard. We’ll learn how winery owners Roy and Melanie Olsen decided to plant 1,500 Frontenac blanc grapevines in their backyard and start their business. After the tasting we’ll enjoy an included catered lunch by Sneaky’s Chicken. Founded in 1979, Sneaky’s Chicken was developed into a popular family dining establishment in the Sioux City area. The famous chicken is crispy on the outside and moist in the inside.

Our final stop is Wells Blue Bunny Ice Cream in Le Mars, IA. This small community of 10,000 people makes more ice cream at the Le Mars factory than any other location on earth. We’ll visit the center and sample (two scoops) of their famous ice cream.

Are you ready for a nap? It’s time to go home after an experience I don’t think you’ll forget anytime soon. I don’t think anyone will be overly hungry… except for Norb.

Quad: $389.00 • Triple: $404.00 • Double: $429.00 • Single: $509.00         Click Here to Register!

Departure/return times Wednesday and Friday: Cokato: 6:30 AM-7:00 PM • Howard Lake: 6:45 AM-6:45 PM • Winsted: 7:00 AM-6:30 PM • Lester Prairie: 7:15 AM-6:15 PM • Plato: 7:30 AM-6:00 PM • NYA: 7:45 AM-5:45 PM • Gaylord: 8:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winthrop: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

 Full payment is required when purchasing this tour online.


Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Wednesday, May 3

Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual HelpTim Stolz laughed out loud when he read the script! Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of Creamy Chicken Breast, served with Roasted Red Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Coleslaw, Dinner Rolls, Assorted Dessert – Chef’s Choice, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Hot Tea. (Special dietary meals available by request ahead of time.) Then we’ll head to the theatre for  Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Take a trip back to 1973 with the Irish Catholic O’Shea family in this hilarious and moving new memory play which introduces us to 19-year old Linda, as she recalls a week she’ll never forget. When Linda’s mother instructs her to tell her sister about the birds and the bees, things quickly snowball into a potential crisis after the conversation is overheard by the parish priest. Secrets are unintentionally revealed, and a quick-witted group of women realize what really matters as they work to protect their family reputation and each other.

$92 pp         Click Here to Register!

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM