LOCAL TRAVEL 
All local trips must have 6 paid participants signed up one week prior to the event. If not, the trip may be cancelled.


Saturday, January 27
"Motown: the Musical" at the INB

With more that 50 songs, "Motown: The Musical" is a jukebox musical that premiered on Broadway in April 2013. The musical is based on Berry Gordy’s autobiography, “To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown.” The story includes the history of his founding and running of the Motown record label, and his personal and professional relationships with Motown artists such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson. The production's music and lyrics are taken from selections from the Motown catalog. It received four nominations at the 67th Tony Awards.
 
Cost: $59 members/$63 non-members, and includes show ticket, transportation and valet parking. Depart at 1 p.m. and return at 6 p.m. No host dinner following the show.


Casinos!
 
Northern Quest — Monday, January 29
Van departs at 10 a.m. and returns at about 2:30 p.m.
 
Spokane Tribe Casino -- Tuesday, Feb. 27
Test your luck on our first visit to this new Spokane casino. The Spokane Tribe Casino features all your favorite slots and table games in a unique atmosphere designed with guest comfort and convenience in mind. The casino also features three restaurants: Speelya’s Den, Three Peaks Kitchen and Bar, and Whaluks.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members, Includes transportation, valet parking. Van departs at 10 a.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m.
 


Wednesday, February 7
Glen Dow Pampering
Manicure ($7), pedicure ($14) and express facial ($20). Treat yourself to one or all. Visit this iconic Spokane Beauty school and support their students. No-host lunch to follow.
 
Cost: $8members/$13 non-members. Includes transportation, valet parking. Van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns about 2 p.m.
 
Friday, February 9
Mystery Lunch

Mystery lunch has a new look! Meet your friends for this monthly no-host lunch on the town. If you are a newcomer you’ll get to know Spokane or if you’re a native and know the town you can help pick the interesting locations and surprise the group. Everything from the Flyway Café at Felts Field to the Spokane Club, you just never know where you’ll go because it’s a mystery!
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Includes transportation, valet parking.
Van leaves at 11:30 a.m. and returns about 2 p.m.
 

Sunday, February 11
Galloping Gourmet
@ Stacks Grill

Enjoy fine dining in one of Spokane's most recognizable historic buildings, the recently remodeled Steam Plant with its two tall towers.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Includes transportation, valet parking.
Van leaves at 3:30 p.m. and returns about 7:30.
 
 
Appetizers & More with Friends
Monday, February 12.
Surprise Location!

Join your Southside friends and enjoy happy hour at one of Spokane’s elite restaurants. Great food choices for everyone with a variety of spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Van leaves at 3:40 p.m. and returns about 5:30 p.m. Tour leader Christa Richardson.

Wednesday, February 14
Let’s Make Soap! *

Learn the simple process of making organic and natural soap. Demonstrations include fragrance selection, optional color additives, botanicals, herbs, and additional ingredients to make exfoliating soap. Quick tips on wrapping included. Take home samples. Class is taught by Parks and Rec instructors and held at the Corbin Art Center.
Cost: $36members/ $41 non–members. Includes class fee, transportation, valet parking. Van leaves at 5 p.m. and returns about 9 p.m. No-host dinner on the way to class.
 

Thursday, February 15
Men’s Day Out
Buck Knives Factory Tour
A young Kansas blacksmith apprentice named Hoyt Buck was looking for a better way to temper steel so it would hold an edge longer. His unique approach produced the first Buck Knife in 1902. Hoyt made each knife by hand, using worn-out file blades as raw material. Following the death of his father, Al Buck kept the fledgling custom knife business going until incorporating Buck Knives, Inc. in 1961. Hoyt and Al Buck's ingenuity have put the company on the map. Come take a factory tour to see how Buck Knives are made! All tour members must wear shoes with closed toes. Tour starts at 2 p.m.
Cost: S8 members/$13 n0n-members. Includes transportation, valet parking and escort. No-host meal at The Cabin follows tour. Van Leaves at 1 p.m. and returns about 5:30.

 49er Club
Sunday, February 18
“Don’t Dress for Dinner” At Ignite

While Bernard’s wife is away, he plans a romantic weekend with his mistress. He invites along an alibi in the form of his best friend as well as a cook. When his wife refuses to leave, everyone assumes a role in the charade that ensues. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as everyone improvises at breakneck speed. Hosted dinner to follow at the Timber Creek Grill Buffet.
 
Cost: $49 members/$54 non-members. Includes entry ticket, transportation, escort and early hosted dinner. Van leaves at 1 p.m. and returns around
6 p.m.
 

Friday, February 23
St John’ Cathedral Tour

New to the area? Want to step back in time? Join us for a guided tour of our beautiful sentry on Grand Avenue. It features a unique collection of Medieval-style French stained glass by Charles J. Connick and William Willet & Sons, a 4,100+ pipe organ, and a 49-bell carillon. The Cathedral has classical Gothic architecture with a strong French influence. It is solid masonry; no structural wood or steel were used. No host lunch following the tour.
Van Departs at 10:30 a.m. and returns at about 2 p.m.
 

Friday, March 2
Custer’s Arts & Crafts Spring Show

Custer’s 41st Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Show features 300 professional artists and crafters from across the United States. Held at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center, it covers 78,000 square feet of exhibit space, making it the largest show of its kind in the Inland Northwest!
You’ll find everything from whimsical bird houses and clay fountains to metal sculpture, hand-painted furniture, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and so much more. Bet it’s not too early for some Christmas shopping or goodies just for you.
Cost: S15 members/$20 non-members. Includes transportation, valet parking, entry ticket and escort. Van leaves at 1 p.m. and returns about 5:30 p.m.
 
Sunday March 4
Uniontown Sausage Feed

Enjoy a beautiful spring trip into the Palouse country. This event is what makes Uniontown famous. Have a hosted meal with friends, lounge for a while and have a beer or browe through the rustic shops of Uniontown. On the way out of town visit the Dahmen Barn. Their trademark is an antique iron wheel fence. You’ll see a collection of different artists' works at the Barn and hear live music in the background.
Cost: $49 mem/$54 non mem. Includes entry ticket, transportation, escort and hosted lunch. Van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns around 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 6
Wine Tasting in Downtown Spokane
Join us to sample the wine from two of areas finest, Terra Blanca and Barrister Wineries.
Terra Blanca was started in 1992 on Red Mountain, just outside Walla Walla Valley. This A.V.A (American Viticulture Area) is know for producing some of Washington’s most sought after grapes.
Barrister Winery started in Spokane in 2001. It is known for creating hearty red wines, and specializing in Cabernet Franc. Their beautiful tasting room is in an old beam and brick auto warehouse in the heart of downtown.
Cost: $28 members/$33 non-members. Includes transportation, valet parking and tasting fees. Van leaves at noon and returns about 5 p.m. No host lunch between tasting events.
 

 
 49er Club
Sunday, April 15
Spokane Symphony Classics: Love’s Inspiration

Schumann’s Fourth Symphony, the most innovative and influential of his works, was written as a portrait of his wife, Clara. Brahms also fell for Clara Schumann and the slow movement of his Violin Concerto has been called "an incredibly impassioned declaration of his love" for her.
Mateusz Wolski, Spokane Symphony’s talented first violinist, will solo in this work dedicated to virtuoso violinist Joseph Joachim. This staggeringly difficult but powerful work has become an important part of the violin repertoire.
 
Cost: $49 members/$54 non-members. Includes entry ticket, transportation, escort and hosted lunch. Van leaves at 2 p.m. and returns around 4 p.m.

 
Get Lit!
Stay Tuned for Details
 
The Get LIt! Festival began in 1998 as a one-day marathon of literary readings sponsored by Eastern Washington University Press. The Spokesman Review lovingly called it “the little literary festival that could,” and they were right. By 2004, the audience had swelled to 10,000 people from Spokane and the surrounding region. More recently, the Review referred to the festival as the literary equivalent to Spokane’s nationally recognized sporting events, Hoopfest and Bloomsday. Past festivals have featured authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Jane Smiley, Richard Russo, Salman Rushdie, Rita Dove and Sarah Vowell.

Stay tuned for dates, prices and featured authors.
 


For more information on Day Trips, contact the Center at 535-0803