Fall 2017 Outings

Registration for these Outings opens on July 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

(T10) Riverside Dinner Theater Lunch and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 – $95 (Includes round trip passage, lunch, and the performance) Register

Seven brides for Seven BrothersJoin us as we travel to the Riverside Dinner Theater in Fredericksburg for a plated three-course gourmet lunch followed by the rambunctious live musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. The musical will overflow with song, dance and romance. Perhaps you are familiar with the original MGM 1954 movie of the same name starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell?

Part of the Fredericksburg area’s thriving cultural arts community, Riverside Center invites you to enjoy a plated three-course gourmet meal served by the performers and the enchantment of live theater in their beautiful facility.

The story begins when backwoodsman Adam, in 1850 Oregon, brings his new bride, Milly, back to his farm. Then, Adam’s six slob brothers decide that they want to get married too.  Milly attempts to transform the brothers into civilized marriage material in preparation for a church gathering in town.  Once in town, things go riotously awry when the overly enthusiastic brothers take matters into their own hands.  They kidnap six potential brides, the women become stranded at the ranch for the winter, and the townsfolk mount a rescue party. With the spring, love blooms and all ends happily with a group wedding. No shotguns needed!

Bus Departures and Returns:

Staunton                                                                                           Charlottesville

Depart: 9:00 a.m.  Return: 7:00 p.m.             Depart: 10:00 a.m.    Return: 6:00 p.m.

(T11) American Revolution  Museum at Yorktown 

Thursday, October 5, 2017 – $95 (Includes round-trip passage, lunch, and guided tour) Register

Jamestown-Settlement-1607-shipsOn October 19, 1778, the British, under Cornwallis, surrendered to the allied American and French Forces at Yorktown. The Battle of Yorktown proved to be the last major engagement of the American Revolution.  The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown had its grand opening ceremony last March  and tells more than the story of the Battle of Yorktown.  Through its 22,000 square feet of indoor exhibits and outdoor living history, the Museum offers a national perspective of the epic scale of the nation’s founding and Revolutionary War heritage.

The permanent exhibition galleries encompass the tumult and promise of the Revolution through period artifacts and immersive environments, dioramas, interactive exhibits and short films.  Close to 500 artifacts are on exhibit including a July 1776 Declaration of Independence broadside, a June 1776 Philadelphia printing of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and a coronation portrait of King George III.  The storyline continues beyond the indoor galleries with a living-history Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm.

Upon arrival at Yorktown, OLLI Outing travelers will enjoy lunch at the Riverwalk Restaurant, which offers wide views of the York River, Coleman Bridge and Gloucester shoreline.  Following lunch, we will have a guided tour of the American Revolution Museum, both inside and outside.

Bus Departures and Returns:

Staunton                                                                             Charlottesville

Depart: 7:30 a.m.  Return: 6:15 p.m.             Depart: 8:30 a.m.    Return: 5:15 p.m.

(T12) Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Dulles

Saturday, November 11, 2017 – $40 (Includes round trip passage and admission to the museum. Lunch on your own at Udvar-Hazy Center) Register

Udvar-HazyThe Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport is companion to the Air and Space Museum on the National Mall.  It is the perfect place to celebrate Veteran’s Day!  You can learn about human space flight, World War II aviation, vertical flight and more.

The Center’s two huge hangars, the Boeing Aviation Hangar and the McDonnell Space Hangar, display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the Space Shuttle Discovery. The Engen Observation Tower gives you a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of Washington Dulles International Airport and the surrounding area.  The Udvar-Hazy Center is also home to the Engen Restoration Hangar where preservation of the National Air and Space Museum’s collections takes place. A glassed-in mezzanine provides a view of restoration projects in progress.

Bus Departures and Returns:

Staunton                                                                                           Charlottesville

Depart: 8:00 a.m.  Return: 5:30 p.m.                          Depart: 9:00 a.m.    Return: 4:30 p.m.