LOCAL TRAVEL


Wednesday Oct. 2 and Nov. 6
Breakfast Club at the Cottage Cafe

Instead of just driving by the Cottage Café on Appleway in the Valley,
let’s check it out.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Van leaves at 9 a.m.; returns about 11. Breakfast not included.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, The Safari Room at the Davenport Tower.

Thursday, October 3
Clark Fork Delta Cruise, Hope Idaho

Enjoy this unique cruise up the spectacular Clark Fork Delta from Pend Oreille Lake that provides serenity, awe-inspiring cliffs, and photo opportunities. This cruise offers the best opportunity to see animals, including the occasional moose. Learn about the amazing geologic history of how the lake was created and the history of the area right up until present day. Two hours are spent on the lake and one hour inside the delta. The boat departs from East Hope, east of Sandpoint.
Cost: $56 members/ $61 non-members. Includes cruise, transportation and valet parking. No-host lunch available on the boat. Van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns about 6 p.m.
 

Monday, Oct. 7 and Nov. 25 
Coeur d’Alene Casino
This is not a Southside Center trip. There is no transportation from the Center. Catch the Casino shuttle at the STA Park and Ride lot behind the old Hastings. No cost. “Young at Heart Mondays” includes a $5 EDC card and a breakfast buffet discount.
Casino Van leaves at 9:40 a.m. from 31st and Southeast Blvd.
and the 1:30 p.m. shuttle from the casino brings you back to the
 
 
STA lot about 3.
 

Tuesday, October 8
Spokane Garry - an Historical Expedition

David Beine, dean of the College of Global Engagement at Spokane’s Great Northern University, will guide an expedition around the Spokane region to historical sites related to Spokane Garry. Participants will gain a greater awareness of and appreciation for Spokane Garry's influence in the early history of Spokane. This fully-guided bus tour will visit several locations around Spokane associated with Chief Garry. Seating is limited.
Cost: $35 members/$40 non-members. A 1/2 hour introduction class begins at 9 a.m. The 3-4 hour van tour follows. Sign up at the front desk; then pay David on the day of the trip.
 

Sunday, October 13
Galloping Gourmet at Das Stein Haus

Join Florence and the gang for this Center tradition and enjoy German food for Octoberfest. It fills fast so don’t hesitate to sign up!
Cost: $8 member/ $13 non-members Includes transportation, valet parking. Van leaves at 3:30 p.m. and returns about 7:30.

Wednesday, October 16
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, October 17
Mates Day Out
KXLY 4 Studio Tour

See how it all happens at this state-of-the-art television station in downtown Spokane.
Cost $8 members/$13 non-members. Price includes transportation and valet parking. Departure time TBD. No-host lunch.

Wednesday, October 23
Spokane’s Beautiful Parks in Fall Tour
with Richard Sola

Fall is the best time of year to explore beautiful Spokane’s city parks. Join us as we explore several Spokane city parks, taking in the natural beauty of fall as well as learning the fascinating history of how and why Spokane created one of the best park systems in the U.S. During this informative and fun tour, we will stop at some of our famous well-known parks, and also visit parks that are off the beaten path. We all know about Manito and Riverfront, but how many have visited Drumheller Springs Park, the Olmstead Triangle Parks or a park named after a Spokane saloon owner? We will see all of these and several more.
$35 members/$40 non-members. Van leaves at 9:30 a..m and returns about noon. Sign up at the front desk. Pay Richard on the day of the trip.
Sells out quickly!

 
Thursday, October 24
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 p.m.
and returns 6.
 

Friday, October 25
$49er Club
Lasting Legacy Wildlife Museum, Ritzville

From the moment you arrive, museum staff guarantee that it will be an experience to remember. Every square inch of the museum is thoroughly covered with more than 100 taxidermy animals, from polar bears to zebras, that are set in lifelike dioramas similar to their natural habitat. On your guided tour you will learn in detail about each exhibit and have your questions answered.
Cost: $49 members/ $53 non-members. Includes museum entry, an early dinner on the way home, transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns about 5 p.m. Brunch at Chaps on the way to Ritzville.
 

Saturday, October 26
"Miss Saigon" at the Opera House

Experience the acclaimed new production of the musical "Miss Saigon." Featuring stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 that performs a soaring score that includes hits like “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World” and “American Dream,” this is a theatrical event you will never forget. "Miss Saigon" is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madame Butterfly," and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover during the Viet Nam era.
Cost: $99 members/$104 non-members. Includes ticket (row W) and fees, transportation and valet parking. Van leaves the Center at 1 p.m. and the show begins at 2. No-host meal follows the show.
 

Wednesday, October 30
Mates Day Out
Spokane Tribe Casino

The Spokane Tribe Casino is doing everything to make gaming fun again. All your favorite slots and table games in a unique atmosphere designed with guest comfort and convenience in mind. Let’s try it out!
Cost $11 members/$18 non-members. Price includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns at about 3 p.m.
Mates Day Out will be on Holiday in December.
 

Thursday, October 31
Cemeteries and Urban Legends Tour
with Richard Sola

What better day to learn about Spokane’s fascinating cemeteries and urban legends than on Halloween? Come with us and learn about Spokane’s amazing history as we explore three cemeteries and learn the truth behind Spokane’s urban legends. Learn about the famous and the not-so-famous who made Spokane their final resting place. And find out the real stories about local urban legends. Were there really tunnels connecting downtown speakeasies? Why do people believe there are haunted steps in Greenwood Cemetery? Why do people travel from all of the world to visit one local grave? Richard Sola, local historian, writer and teacher, is leading this lively, factual and entertaining trip.
$35 members/$40 non-members. Van leaves at 9:30 a.m. and returns about noon. Sign up at the front desk. Pay Richard on the day of the trip.
Sells out quickly!

Thursday, November 7
Spokane’s Rich History in Hollywood
with Richard Sola
Learn more about Spokane’s rich connection with the Hollywood entertainment industry. Bing Crosby, Academy Award winners, cutting edge directors, the creator of modern mysteries, and many more all are part of our local entertainment legacy that also included important early jazz figures Mildred Bailey and Edythe Turnham. Spokane native Eric Johnston helped save the American film industry after World War Two. Be ready for a fun-filled time during which we will sample some their film and music works and then go explore Spokane sites connected with their lives and careers. A tour of Bing Crosby’s childhood home is a highlight. This tour is led by Richard Sola, who has written, lectured and taught on the often under-appreciated impact of Spokane on American entertainment.
$35 members/$40 non-members. Van leaves at 9:30 a.m. and returns about noon. Sign up at the front desk. Pay Richard on the day of the trip.
Sells out quickly!
 

Saturday, November 9
Fall Folk Festival

From music and dance to fine art and crafts, the Folk Festival brings together people from cultures around the world. The World Relief Choir, which per-formed in 2017, is made up entirely of refugee children from multiple African countries. The choir director, Jackson Lino, himself a 29-year-old refugee from Sudan, said the choir’s mission will always be to bring “unity and diversity to music.” Singing a wide range of gospel music, including modern Christian songs in English and songs in Swahili the group touched on many of the issues facing young refugees today.
Cost $8 members/$13 non-members. Price includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at noon and returns at about 4 p.m.
 

Friday, November 15
Holiday Wine Festival
You will stop at participating wineries for wine tastings, appetizers, entertainment, shopping and more! This is a wine extravaganza you won't want to miss! And it's the perfect way to unwind and find the perfect wines to pair with your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 4:30 p.m. and returns about 9. No-host dinner while tasting. Tasting fees not included.
 

Saturday, November 16
Quilts with Jenny on the Road
Learn more about quilting during this fabulous traveling trunk show with “sew-lebrity” Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company! You’ll find out, “What happens if?” With just a few simple flips and turns, you’ll discover how to work magic with quilt blocks. Along with learning many valuable tips and tricks for quilting, you'll laugh and maybe even shed a few tears as Jenny shares the story of what got her started in quilting and how Missouri Star Quilt Co. came to be. Includes swag bag, a $55 value.
Cost: $99 members/ $104 non-members. Includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 11 a.m. and returns about 6 p.m. No-host lunch in Coeur d’ Alene before the show.
 

Saturday, November 23
"Jesus Christ Superstar"

Featuring music and lyrics by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, "Jesus Christ Superstar" is set against the backdrop of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes "I Don’t Know How to Love Him," "Gethsemane" and "Superstar."
Cost: $99 members/$104 non-members. Includes ticket (row W) and fees, transportation and valet parking. Van leaves the Center at 1 p.m. and the show begins at 2. No-host meal follows the show.

Sunday, December 1
Handel’s "Messiah" at St. John’s Cathedral
Spokane Kantorei & Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Timothy Westerhaus, perform Handel’s complete "Messiah" to kick off the holiday season, The performancerfeatures some of Spokane’s finest soloists.
Cost: $38 members/$43 non-members. Includes entry ticket, transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 2 p.m. and returns about 6. No-host dinner after the concert.

Tuesday, December 3
YOLO’s Leavenworth
$44 members,
$49 non-members.
Coach leaves at 9 a.m.
 Pay Marnie
 

Saturday, December 7
Gonzaga’s Candlelight Christmas Concert

This annual event at the Martin Woldson Theater will ignite your
Christmas spirit and warm your heart.
Cost; $39 members, $44 non-members. Includes concert ticket, dinner, trans-portation, valet parking. Van leaves at 5 p.m. and returns about 9.
No-host dinner after the show.

Tuesday December 10
Holiday Lights Tour

Drive by old favorites and take in some new stunning neighborhood Christmas light displays. A quick no-host dinner during the tour. Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Van leaves at 4 p.m. and returns about 8.

Friday, December 13
Davenport Christmas Tree Elegance Viewing

This Spokane Symphony annual event brings stunning trees to the Davenport. Gape at the beautiful trees and support the Symphony by purchasing  a $1 ticket and maybe win your favorite tree.
No–host lunch at the Safari Room after seeing the trees.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Van leaves at 10 a.m. and
returns about 2 p.m.

 
Friday, December 20
Traditions of Christmas at the KROC

Visit Christmas around the world in this cabaret-style
performance -- it's a Center tradition.
Cost: $44 members/$49 non-members. Includes ticket and valet parking. Van leaves at 1:45 p.m. and returns about 8
. No host dinner after the show.