LOCAL TRAVEL



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

Wednesday, December 4
Breakfast Club at Huckleberry's 9th Street Bistro

Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Van leaves at 9 and returns about 11 a.m.. Breakfast not included.
(Weather Friendly Location)

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.
 
Sunday, December 8
Galloping Gourmet
@ Twigg’s downtown

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

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.

Wednesday, December 18
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, December 19 (earlier date due to the holidays)
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-member. Van leaves at 3:30 and returns 6 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.
 
Wednesday, January 9
Breakfast Club at
Morty's Grill

Thursday, January 9
Matinee Movie Classics at the MAC
"Heartland" (1979)
KSPS Saturday Night Cinema co-host and lifelong cinema fan Shaun Higgins continues his classic movie series at the MAC with the film "Heartland." The film series is based on "The Western: Myth, Legend and Reality." "Heartland" retells the story in the 1914 memoirs of pioneer Elinore Pruitt Stewart. This indie film stars Rip Torn and Maria Conchata Ferrell. The movie starts as the Wild West era has ended, but the hardships of homesteading continue.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Van leaves at 11:30 a.m. and returns by 5 p.m. Does not include $7 admission. No host lunch on the way.

Monday, January 13
Think Tank Escape Room
“Mayan Doomsday”

An escape room, also known as an escape game, is a game in which a team of players cooperatively discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in one or more rooms in order to progress and accomplish a specific goal in a limited amount of time. Your Challenge: A recent discovery reveals that the Mayan Calendar was misinterpreted, and the end of time is nigh. Only you and your team can stop the destruction.
Cost: $44members/$49 non-members, includes room entry, transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 11:30 a.m. and returns at about 4 p.m. No-host lunch after the game.

Monday, January 14
Spokane Tribe Casino

Let’s check out our newest gambling venue. Bid High!
Cost $8 members/$13 non-members. Price includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns at about 3 p.m.
 

Sunday, January 19
Stage to Screen: "All My Sons"
$49er Club event
Stage to Screen productions are films of an actual play as it was originally performed. "All My Sons," filmed live at The Old Vic in London, is being shown on the large screen at Spokane’s Bing Theater. Academy Award-winner Sally Field and Bill Pullman star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama, "All My Sons."
$49 members, $54 non-members. Includes ticket, dinner, transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 1:15 and returns about 7 p.m.
 

Thursday, January 16 
Mates Day Out
Waste to Energy Plant

Tour Spokane's Waste to Energy (WTE) Facility. Part of our community's overall comprehensive solid waste system, this plant burns municipal solid waste to recover energy in the form of electricity and encourages recycling and waste reduction—along with the recovery of energy.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members, includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at noon and returns at about 4 p.m. No-host lunch on the way.

Friday, January 24
Lunch at Orlando's, SCC Culinary Institute
 
If you have yet to experience this culinary delight, you’re missing out on one of Spokane’s best kept secrets. Orlando’s seasonally-inspired menus are meticulously crafted with the highest quality, respectfully grown, and the healthiest and most delicious ingredients the Inland Northwest has to offer! Orlando’s is truly fine dining at an affordable price. Each week they offer a new cuisine, the schedule will be announced in January. Their menu features variety, while providing a learning curriculum for the culinary students. The entrée descriptions challenge students to use various cooking methods, as well as choosing appropriate garnishes to complement each dish. This allows students to think like chefs and provide a variety of tastes, textures and flavors with each meal.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 11 a.m. and returns about 2 p.m. Cost of lunch not included.

Saturday, February 9
Family-Friendly Comedy Show
$49er Club event
Always wanted to try a comedy show but afraid of what you might get? Family-friendly comedian, Dustin Nickerson, performs at the Spokane Comedy Club. From his website: “He brings you into his life through his jokes about the struggles of parenting, marriage and being generally annoyed by most people.”
$49 members, $54 non-members. Includes ticket, dinner, transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 5 and returns about 9:30 p.m.

 Thursday, February 13
National Geographic Live at the Opera House
"When Women Ruled the World"

When it comes to women in power, we’ve come a long way…right? Join Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in history books, these women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable. Cleopatra used her sexuality—and her money—to build alliances with warlords of the Roman empire. Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of King. Nefertiti is known more for her beauty than for bringing a fractured Egypt together. What can we learn from how these women ruled? Professor Cooney shares some illuminating answers.
Cost: $39 members/$44 non-members, price includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 4:30 and returns about 9 p.m. No host meal before the show.

Thursday, February 20
Mate's Day Out
SMaRT Recycling
We’ll learn more about Spokane’s recycling waste reduction in the region. Details in next month's newsletter.
FYI: You might want to read “Outsmart Waste” by Tom Szaky. It discusses the modern idea of garbage and how to think our way out of it. Available at the Spokane Public Library.

Saturday, May 9
"The Book of Mormon"

We’re going to "The Book of Mormon," the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broad-way, and across North America, "The Book of Mormon" has truly become an international sensation. CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE.
The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal."
Cost: $109 members/$114 non-members. Includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 1 p.m. and returns about 6:30. No-host dinner after the show.