AAC coordinating 3 trips

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 26, 2010

For residents who enjoy traveling the country, the Adult Activities Center has three upcoming trips planned.

A “Theater of Illusion” trip is planned for Jan. 28 to Elba High School.

Adult Activities Program Coordinator Dianne Jones said seats are limited for this trip and there are currently only four spaces available.

“Would you like to see people levitate, walk through walls, vanish and reappear?” Jones said. “Join us for a wonderful night of magical illusions that will take your breath away.”

For those attending, Jones said the group will meet at the AAC at 5 p.m. and should arrive back about 11 p.m.

The cost for the trip is $28 and event-goers are encouraged to bring a drink and sack lunch to eat on the way.

Jones said this trip is appealing because it’s different than the other trips.

“We felt the residents of our area would enjoy seeing the ‘Theater of Illusion Show’ because it is very different from the normal shows that are offered in our area,” she said.

Residents looking for a springtime trip can consider the center’s “Springtime Adventure to the Cajun Country” trip, is scheduled for April 18-21.

For the ladies, there will be a Crystal Rice Plantation cooking demo and lunch, Cajun dinner and entertainment, tour of New Orleans, dinner at the Court of Two Sisters, a visit to an opera house, tour of a plantation cottage, visit to the Museums of the Cajun Country and lunch at the Grand Hotel in Fairhope.

Men who attend will have an opportunity to visit Crowley, La., known as the Rice Capital of the World, the Ford Motors Building, view collections of John Deere toys and will visit a Crawfish farmer to learn about the industry.

The cost of the trip is $699 for a double room and $899 for a single room.

A $200 deposit is due before Feb. 1 and the final payment is due on March 1.

The final trip, “The Holiday in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country” is scheduled to take place from Nov. 19-24.

“The Holiday in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country,” will include a trip to Lancaster Country in Pennsylvania to the Dutch Amish Country.

“You’ll get to see farm family life in simpler times with no modern conveniences or distractions,” Jones said.

The trip will include tours of the Hershey Chocolate Factory in Hershey, Penn., a walk through American History tour at the National Military Park and Battlefield at Gettysburg.

Other highlights of the trip include, an Amish dinner with an Amish family, “Miracle of Christmas Show” at the Sight and South Theater, “Christmas from the Heart” at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater and “Candy Lane Christmas Lights” at Hershey.

The cost per person is $987 for a double room and $1,167 for a single room.

A $200 deposit is due Aug. 1 and the final payment is due Oct. 10.

Jones said this is a tour the center has taken twice.

“I love it and would go back every year, if possible,” Jones said. “The Sight and Sound Theater truly has the best play production I have experienced.

“I have traveled most of the United States as well as several other countries, and this is my favorite tour.”

These trips are open to the public and any adult who is 21 years of age or older. For more information on these trips, contact Jones at 222-6891.