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

Wednesday , April 4
The Northwest of New Orleans Daytime Extravaganza! At the Fox
Hear some of the biggest names in the Spokane music scene. The Northwest of New Orleans Daytime Extravaganza will feature Abbey Crawford, Max Daniels, Jace Fogleman, the Jazz Northwest Big Band and Hot Club of Spokane for an incredible, live daytime variety show.
Cost: $18 members/$23 non-members. Includes transportation, valet parking and escort. No-host dinner follows show. Van leaves at 11:45 a.m.; returns about 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 8
Galloping Gourmet
@ Pearl China Buffet

Join your friends for some delicious Chinese cuisine. Plenty of choice at Pearl China Buffet. It’s sure to serve a dish you'll love!
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members.Includes transportation, valet parking.
Van leaves at 3:30 p.m. and returns about 7:30.

Wednesday, April 11
Lunch Live! Featuring Max Daniels.
This delicious and entertaining Wednesday Lunch Live with Max Daniels and Hot Club of Spokane features a 3-course catered lunch with salad, hot entré and dessert. Max Daniels was born to entertain! Brought up on Motown-era artists, Max brings a natural charisma to the stage and will be preforming the music of Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, and more!
Cost: $38 member/$43 non-members. Includes entry ticket, transportation and lunch. Van leaves at 11 a.m. and returns around 2 p.m.

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.

Wednesday, April 18
Mystery Lunch

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 memers/$13 non-members. Includes transportation, valet parking.
Van leaves at 11:30 a.m. and returns about 2 p.m.

Men’s Day Out
Thursday, April 19
Military and Aerospace Museum

Honor Point Military and Aerospace Museum is a center where unique aircraft and rare technology that represent the evolution of aeronautic engineering are presented. The museum is home to a remarkable collection of stories that represent generations of Inland Northwest service people. Personal stories come alive in interactive aviation and military science exhibits. After the museum, lunch at the Skyway Café.
Cost: $15 members/$20 non-members. Includes transportation and entry fee to museum. No-host lunch to follow. Van leaves at 11:30 a.m. and returns around 3 p.m.

Tuesday April 24
Gonzaga University Jundt Art Museum
The Jundt Art Museum houses Gonzaga University’s growing, permanent collection of almost 5,000 objects, and presents special, temporary art exhibitions. The museum opened on the campus in 1995.
The works are done by local, national and international figures in many different media. Their collections include glass art, paintings, ceramics, photographs and tapestries.
The current exhibit is from the collection: “Pop! And Beyond.” The exhibition features more than 60 works that were influenced by the pop art movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Also featured is “The American Scene,” a selection of etchings, engravings, lithographs and works on paper created during the era of the Great Depression and World War II.
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Includes transportation and valet parking. No-host lunch follows. Van leaves at 11 a.m. and returns 4 p.m.

 Monday, April 30
Appetizers & More with Friends
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. The location is a surprise!
Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Van leaves at 3:40 p.m. returns
about 6.

Center Exclusive!
Tuesday, May 1
The South Hill’s Hidden History Bus Tour

Explore the history of Spokane's South Hill on this entertaining and lively bus tour that visits many sites that tell the story of the neighborhood in which we live.
Hear about the famous and the infamous who have left their mark on the South Hill, including diplomats, gangster gun molls, entertainers, politicians, suffrage leaders, celebrities, (we will even stop at Clint Eastwood’s childhood home), and much more. We will also visit a famous crime scene or two.
 Travel back in time to learn about our early pioneer days, the Great Ice Age Floods of 15,000 years ago, and fast forward to the creation of our precious parks.
There will be plenty of opportunities for photos as we visit historic sites.
Tour leader is Richard Sola. A native of Washington, Richard teaches, writes and lectures about the history of Eastern Washington. He is a regular presenter at the Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) as well as an instructor through the ACT 2 Program. Richard is a study leader for Road Scholar Programs in Washington and Idaho.
Cost: $35. Includes lecture, transportation, and escort. Van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns around noon.

Sunday, May 6
Cirque du Soleil "Crystal"
Cirque du Soleil comes to the Spokane Arena with a brand new creation. "Crystal" features gymnasts and skaters who perform acrobatics on the ice and in the air, seamlessly combining multiple disciplines for a world-class audience experience. If you’ve never seen a Cirque du Soleil show, you’re in for a treat.
Cost: $68 members/ $76 non-members. Includes transportation, valet parking and ticket. Van leaves at 11a.m.; returns around 4 p.m.

 Wednesday, May 9
“Now You Has Jazz”

This is a live music and documentary film experience about local music icons—Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, and Al Rinker. Join Spokane’s own Abbey Crawford and Ben Klein on this fantastic musical journey that combines live performances and film clips, interviews, and historic footage and photographs. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. A three-course lunch will be served at noon.
Cost: $49 members/ $54 non-members. Includes entry ticket, transportation and hosted lunch. Van leaves at 11 a.m.; returns around 2 p.m.

Friday, May 18
Stars on Ice
The Emmy Award-winning production returns to Spokane. The program features Nathan Chen and Ashley Wagner from the U.S. Olympic Ice Dance teams, three-time World medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani, 2017 U.S. Ladies Champion Karen Chen, and many more. If you didn’t get your fill of these amazing skaters during the Olympics, be sure to sign up and watch them on Spokane’s own ice.
Cost: $54 members/ $59 non-members. Includes entry ticket and transportation. Van will stop for dinner before show. Van leaves at 5:30 p.m; returns 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 27
Cat Tales Zoological Park

Founded in 1991, Cat Tales is a Big Cat Sanctuary and Wildlife Rescue facility. They have hosted a variety of large cats including lions, tigers, leopards, pumas, bobcats, as well as two black bears. Check out the large cats at this amazing wildlife rescue facility so close to home. You can even feed some of the animals for an extra fee. You won’t get a chance to see many of these animals up close anywhere else.
Cost: $8 members/ $13 non-members. Includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns around 2 p.m.. No-host lunch will follow.

Saturday, June 9
Spring Plant Sale Trip

The Friends of Manito are hosting their annual Spring Plant Sale! Household and tropical plants on site and organized by group: sun, grasses, shrubs/vines, edibles and shade. This is the perfect time to grab your flowers for the spring and summer growing season. You can find a plant list at http://www.thefriendsofmanito.org/shop/.
Proceeds from sales help the preservation and improvement of Manito Park.
The Friends of Manito are also hosting a lecture on organic vegetable gardening by Susan Mulvihill on April 14, 10-11 a.m. at the Club House east of the Conservatory .
Cost: $8 members/$10 non-members. Includes transportation and valet parking. Van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns about 2 p.m.

Casinos Trips!
July 19 and October 8
Affinity South Hill and Southside Community Center shuttle trips to Coeur d'Alene Casino.
$10 to reserve your spot on the shuttle. $10 Coyote Rewards card, bonus and $5 meal points bonus.
Shuttle leaves at 10:15 a.m. and returns around 5 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