An American In Paris
Thursday, February 13
A classic and timeless tale of hope and possibility, An American in Paris tells the story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl, and an indomitable European city with breathtaking moments of dance and song.
Presented at the elegant Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, enjoy the adventures of Jerry Mulligan, an American GI doing his best to make it as a painter in the bustling city of Paris following the end of World War II, and Lise Dassin, a French ballerina yearning for the spotlight. The storied streets of the City of Lights become the backdrop to a magical voyage into art, friendship, and love. Set to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, this award-winning performance is a must-see!
Prior to the performance, we’ll dine at the theater with lunch choices of Grilled Chicken Breast with Marsala Sauce, Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Caper Beurre Blanc Sauce, or 8 Finger Cavatelli with creamy Marinara Sauce and Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Lunch will begin with Tomato Basil Soup and will include freshly baked bread with butter, chef’s choice of accompaniments, and Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae for dessert. Beverage service will include coffee and hot and iced tea.
EAA Aviation Museum
Tuesday, March 17
From the time that the ancient Chinese began flying kites to the Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk to the first landing on the moon, people have had a fascination with taking flight from the Earth.
Located in Oshkosh, the EAA Aviation Museum is one of the world’s finest aviation attractions with world-class displays and galleries including a collection of over 200 historic aircraft that chronicle the innovations in aviation that have occurred over the years since that first kite took flight in China. After viewing an introduction video, a guided walking tour of the museum will bring the history of manned flight alive.
Before visiting the EAA Aviation Museum, the group will tour the Military Veterans Museum and Education Center located just down the road from the EAA site. The center collects and displays military artifacts and believes that it’s the story and the people behind the artifacts that are crucial to educating the public on American military history. The Center boasts the largest military vehicle museum in Wisconsin.
Between visits to the museums, there will be a lunch break at LaSure’s Banquet Hall. Choose between Chicken Saltimbocca - Italian seasoned chicken breast wrapped in ham, smothered in mozzarella cheese, topped with sage sauce, and served with rice pilaf and warm breadsticks; or Whiskey Chuck Tender Steak - a gluten-free option of 6-oz marinated tender steak served with garlic-mashed potatoes. All meals include vegetable, cranberry fluff salad, brownies, and coffee, hot tea, or milk as beverage choices. Cash bar will be available.
Thursday, April 23
Settled originally by Yankee pioneers in 1835, and incorporated as a city in 1848, Racine was built on trade via its Lake Michigan port and inland plank roads and the influence of subsequent Welsh and Danish immigrants.
Our highlight tour of Racine will feature stops that include a visit to O&H Bakery for a presentation on the making and history of Kringle with free samples to enjoy while shopping for your favorite flavor of this Danish treat, SC Johnson/Fortaleza Hall to learn about the company’s core value in the largest commercial project built by Frank Lloyd Wright, Wind Point Lighthouse to admire the oldest and tallest working lighthouse on Lake Michigan, and lunch at The Maple Table.
Located in the heart of Racine’s Monument Square, The Maple Table features breakfasts and lunches made with the freshest ingredients possible. Choose from Lemon Ricotta Pancakes - creamy lemon ricotta pancakes topped with warm blackberry syrup, fresh blackberries, lemon streusel, a dusting of powdered sugar, and whipped cream; The Maple Table Harvest Chopped Salad - greens mixed with maple bacon brittle, apples, dried cranberries, red onions, carrots, tangy bleu cheese, and salted pecans tossed in balsamic dressing; or Chicken and Biscuits Sandwich - Golden brown, batter-fried chicken breast served on a biscuit and topped with lightly dressed arugula, fresh tomato, Sriracha mayo and maple bacon brittle.