LOCAL TRAVEL


Tuesday, July 16
Spokane’s Amazing Ice Age Floods
with Richard Sola
We will visit several sites on and around the South Hill, as we learn about the amazing and massive Ice Floods that swept through Spokane 17,000 to 20,000 years ago. The flood water was over 600 feet high and rushing at 60 miles per hour! There were as many as 100 of these floods sweeping through our city, carving out our unique landscape and creating the Channeled Scablands to the west. As we travel around the South Hill, we will also learn the story of geologist J. Harlan Bretz, who unlocked the mysteries of these floods.
Cost: $35 members/$40 non-members. Van leaves at 9:30 a.m. and returns about noon. Sign up at the front desk and then pay Richard on the day of the trip. Sells out quickly!
 

 Wednesday, July 17
Mystery Lunch
Meet your friends for this no-host lunch  on the town. Kathy Meyer finds new and interesting places to take you each month.
Cost: $8 members.$13 non-members. Includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 11:30 a.m. and returns about 2 p.m.
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 Thursday, July 18
Mates Day Out -- Readan Hutterite Colony
A self-sustaining community just outside Spokane, the Hutterites have their own church and schools, and follow their ancestors' geerations-old tradition of conservation farming and land stewardship. Instead of tilling or plowing their land before planting, they use a technique called direct seeding to keep the soil healthy and intact. No growth hormones are ever used on their farm and antibiotics are only administered on an as-needed basis. Their herds of farm animals graze on the 13,000 acre farm and enjoy lush green native grasses, as well as corn and peas raised by the community.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Price includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 11 a.m. and returns about 4 p.m. No-host lunch on the way and $5 entry fee is not included.

Sunday, July 21
St. Joe River Cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene
Enjoy a 6-hour cruise and sail the length of Lake Coeur d'Alene to the St. Joe River. Feast on an included gourmet buffet lunch and a no-host, build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Perfect for those who enjoy a quiet, relaxing day full of scenery and camaraderie.
Cost: $76 members/$81 non-members. Inclues cruise, lunch, transportation, and valet parking. Van leaves at 10:30 a.m. and returns about 7 p.m. Cost of Bloody Mary not included.

 Monday, July 22
"Young at Heart Mondays" at the Coeur d'Alene Casino
This is not a Southside Center trip,  but we knw folks have been missing their trips to Worley. Our new plan is to have you meet at the South Hill STA Park and Ride lot behind the old Hastings and catch the Coeur d'Alene Casino shuttle. There will be no transportation from the Center!
There is not cost, just meet your friends at the lot and go get lucky! Add your name to the list at the Center's front desk so you can see who plans be go along on the trip. "Young at Heart Monday" includes a $5 EDC card and a discount on the breakfast buffet.
Casino van leaves at 9:40 a.m. from the Park and Ride lot at 31st and Southeast Blvd. The 1:30 p.m. return shuttle from the casino brings you back to the STA lot at about 3.

 
Thursday, July 25
Appetizers and More with Friends
Join Bobbi and your Southside friends to enjoy a no-host happy hour at one of Spokane's wonderful restaurants. Great food choices for everyone with a variety of spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Van leaves at 3:30 and returns at 6 p.m.

 Wednesday, August 7
Breakfast Club at the Skyway Cafe
Are you a morning person? A breakfast person? 
If you are, our latestest travel adventure is perfect for you. Take in the activity at Felts Field while enjoying  down-home cooking.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Van leaves at 9 a.m. and returns about 11. Breakfast not included.
 

Saturday, August 10
Les Miserables at the Opera House
In this Best of Broadway production set in 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever. No-host lunch at the Davenport Tower before the show.
Cost: $84 members/$89 non-members. Includes ticket and fees, transportation and valet parking. Van leaves the Center at 11:30 a.m., show begins at 2 p.m.

Sunday, August 11
Galloping Gourmet
@The Dockside in Coeur d'Alene
Join Florence and the gang for this Center tradition. It fills fast, so don't hesitate to sign up!
Cost: $11 members/$16 non-members. Includes transportation, valet parking. Van leaves at 3:30 and returns about 7:30 p.m.
 

Wednesday, August 14
Night Market at Kendall Yards
The vision for the market is to bring friends and neighbors together in a unique location along the Spokane River gorge. Shop for produce and art. Share a meal with friends, or just gather with your neighbors to listen to live music and enjoy the sights.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Price includes transportation and parking. Van leaves at 5 p.m. and returns about 8.


 Thursday, August 15
 Mates Day Out -- KXLY Studio Tour
See how it all happens at this state-of-the-art television studio. KXLY News 4 Now has a long history as a media pioneer and was the first local television station to broadcast in network program in high definition in the fall of 1999 -- ABC Monday Night Football. The entire KXLY Broadcast Group has taken this same cutting-edge approach to new forms of web, portable and social media applications. 
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Price includes transportation and valet parking. Departure time to be determined. No-host lunch.
 

Thursday, August 15
"Mamma Mia!" at the Valley Summer Theater
"Mamma Mia!" is hailed as the "mother of jukebox musicals." More than 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story, and the music that make "Mamma Mia!" the ultimate feel-good show. It's filled with continuous hit-after-hit of ABBA songs. 
Cost: $51 members/$56 non-members. Includes ticket, transportation and parking. Van leaves at 5 p.m. and returns about 10. No-host dinner on the way to the show.
 

Saturday, August 17
International Lentil Festival in Pullman
The Lentil Festival is an annual food, brew and music fest that celebrates the lentil. In its 30th year, it remains a great way for Pullman and the Palouse to come together.
Cost: $13 members/$18 no -members. Includes trannsportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 10 a.m.and returns about 3:30 p.m.
 

Sunday, August 18  Please note date change
Sixth Street Melodrama in Wallace
At the Sixth Street Melodrama you will step back into theatridal history about 120 years. The Sixth Street Melodrams isn't that old; this popular summer tourist attraction is a mere youngster at age 24. But, the artistic genre called the "melodrama" is at least 120 years old. Yet somehow, modern audiences instinctively know how to play their parts. During last July's performance, the near-capacity audience enthusiastically hissed the nefarious Molly B'Holden as she hatched a p[lot to rob the virtuous Rev. Floyd Davis of his mining claim. Show title TBD.
Cost: $49 members/$54 non-members. Includes show, lunch, transportation and parking. Departure and return times to be determined.
 

Wednesday, August 21
Mystery Lunch
Meet your friends for this no-host lunch  on the town. Kathy Meyer finds new and interesting places to take you each month.
Cost: $8 members.$13 non-members. Includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 11:30 a.m. and returns about 2 p.m. 
 

Thursday, August 22
Priest Lake -- Sun, Luncheon and Style Show
Join YOLO Travel for a day at the lake that includes a luncheon and Chico's style show. We'll travel in a rental van for extra comfort.
Cost: $59 includes transportation, luncheon and parking. Van leaves at 8:30 a.m. and returns about 6 p.m.
 

Thursday, August 22
Appetizers and More with Friends
Join Bobbi and your Southside friends to enjoy a no-host happy hour at one of Spokane's wonderful restaurants. Great food choices for everyone with a variety of spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Van leaves at 3:30 and returns at 6 p.m.
 

Friday, August 23 (Back by popular demand!)
Spokane's Amazing Ice Age Floods with Richard Sola
You will visit sites on and around the South Hill to learn about the amazing and massive Ice Age floods that swept through the area 17,000 to 20,000 years ago. Flood water was more than 600 feet high and rushed at 60 miles per hour. As many as 100 floods swept through the area, and carved out our unique landscape and created the channeled scablands to the west. You als will learn the story of geologist J. Harlan Bretz, who unlocked the mysteries of these floods.
Cost: #35 members/$40 non-members. Van leaves at 9:30 a.m. and returns about noon. Sign up at the front desk, then pay Richard on the day of the trip. Sell out quickly!
 

 Monday, August 26
"Young at Heart Mondays" at the Coeur d'Alene Casino
This is not a Southside Center trip,  but we knw folks have been missing their trips to Worley. Our new plan is to have you meet at the South Hill STA Park and Ride lot behind the old Hastings and catch the Coeur d'Alene Casino shuttle. There will be no transportation from the Center!
There is not cost, just meet your friends at the lot and go get lucky! Add your name to the list at the Center's front desk so you can see who plans be go along on the trip. "Young at Heart Monday" includes a $5 EDC card and a discount on the breakfast buffet.
Casino van leaves at 9:40 a.m. from the Park and Ride lot at 31st and Southeast Blvd. The 1:30 p.m. return shuttle from the casino brings you back to the STA lot at about 3.

 Wednesday, September 4
Breakfast Club at Madeline's Cafe Patisserie
Are you a morning person? A breakfast person? 
If you are, our latestest travel adventure is perfect for you. Take in breakfast at downtown Spokane's Madeline's Cafe Patisserie.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Van leaves at 9 a.m. and returns about 11. Breakfast not included.
 
Thursday, September 12
Downtown Spokane Hidden History Tour
with Richard Sola
We will visit overlooked history sites in downtown Spokane and Browne's Addition to learn about the famous and the infamous characters and events that helped form the Lilac City. Lots of history surprises are in store as we visit the notorious Trent Alley, as well as downtown's "Ghost Signs" that have been preserved for over 100 years. There will even be a famous crime site or two. The tour will move on to Browne's Addition and visit locations that tell behind-the-scenes history of Spokane's early days. The trip is limited to 13 people.
Cost: $35 members/$40 non-members. Van leave at 9:30 a.m. and returns about noon. Sign up at the Center's front desk andl then pay Richard on the day of the trip.
 

 Friday, September 20
Hanford B Reactor Tour
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park tells the story of the people, events, science and engineering that led to the creation of the atomic bombs that helped bring an end to World War II. The park allows visitors to explore how the creation of these weapons changed the United States’ role in the world community. The park also addresses the consequences and legacy of the Manhattan Project, and how it has shaped the world in which we live.
Cost: $23 members/$28 non-members, includes transportation, valet parking. Depart center at 8:30 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch, short stop for no-host dinner on the return.
***Need to enjoy a strenuous walk an hour at a time. Days may be long and tiring.
 

Saturday, September 21
Deutschesfest in Odessa
The Odessa Deutschesfest, also known as Octoberfest, is put on by local descendants of the German-Russians who settled in Odessa in the early 20th Century. This community celebration features authentic German food and beer garden. Come to eat, drink and have fun. You'll find bratwurst, locally made by the Oddessa Chamber and community members who use a recipe handed down through the generations, accompanied by home-made sauerkraut and pickles. You can pick up a soft pretzel to polish it all off.
Cost: $17 members/$22 non-members. Includes transportation and parking. Van leaves at 9 a.m. and returns about 4 p.m.

Wednesday, September 25
Marlin Hutterite Brethren, outside Odessa
The Hutterites, a communal people, live in hundreds of bruderhofe, or colonies, throughout northwestern North America. We will visit the Odessa colony and learn how they farm, raise livestock and produce manufactured goods for sustenance. There also will be a lunch prepared by the colony residents.
Cost: $49 members/$54 non-members. Includes lunch at the colony, transportation and parking. Van leaves at 9 a.m. and returns about 5 p.m.
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