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Mature Adult Trips
All Trips depart from the Vienna Community Center, and are offered for ages 55 and over. Bus trips include gratuity for drivers. Register for trips below via WebTrac, using the trip number, or in person at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE, 8 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday.

Frederick Douglass House and Anacostia Community Museum
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass escaped and went on to become an influential abolitionist, orator, and writer, serving in high-ranking federal positions under five presidents. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Douglass’ birth. A ranger-guided, interpretive tour of his home in Washington, D.C. will cover the first and second floors of the house, which sits on top of a hill - there are 85 steps or an accessible ramp on the hill. At the Anacostia Community Museum a docent-led tour will allow us to explore exhibitions focusing on a range of topics facing urban communities today. Lunch at Mama’s Kitchen is included in the trip price. This trip requires a reasonable amount of walking.

Activity Number: 241243 A-1
Fee: $56 Residents/$70 Non-residents

Frederick Douglass House
Anacostia Community Museum

Museum of the Bible
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Making its grand opening to the public last November, Museum of the Bible’s 430,000-square-foot building is located just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Museum of the Bible aims to be among the most technologically advanced and engaging museums in the world, showcasing rare and fascinating artifacts spanning 3,500 years of history. You will have time to explore the museum on your own, enjoy a unique restaurant experience in the Museum Café as well as a docent-led tour of “The Bible in American History” exhibit as we walk through America’s history and the impact the Bible had on it. This trip requires a reasonable amount of walking.

Activity Number: 241239 A-1
Fee: $44 Residents/$55 Non-residents

Museum of the Bible

U.S. Army Band at DAR Constitution Hall
Saturday, December 1, 2018
1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Deck the halls! The annual kick-off concert for the Washington, DC, holiday season performed by the talented musicians of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” will be presented at DAR Constitution Hall. An annual tradition for many, this concert is a great way to start your holiday preparations. Come celebrate the season with The U.S. Army Orchestra, Herald Trumpets, and Army Band vocalists! Ticket holders are seated on a first-come, first-served basis at 1 hour prior to show time. The show time is at 3:00 p.m. and will last approximately 90 minutes with NO intermission.

Activity Number: 351512-A1
Fee: $25 Residents/$31.25 Non-residents

United States Botanic Garden
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

We will explore America by train as the United States Botanical Gardens’ annual holiday show- Season’s Greenings showcases historic railroad stations across the country. In their model train show, trains will chug around, below, through, and above plant-based recreations of iconic depots from across the United States. View thousands of blooms throughout the Conservatory, including a showcase of heirloom and newly developed poinsettia varieties. We will stop at Union Station for lunch on your own. There are over 35 eateries that offer delicious options to please all palates, and don’t leave without glimpsing the holiday model train display and the Norwegian Christmas tree. This trip requires a reasonable amount of walking.

Activity Number: 351562 A-1
Fee: $36 Residents/$45 Non-residents

United States Botanic Garden

Meadowlark Gardens Winter Walk of Lights
Thursday, January 3, 2019
3:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Come and be dazzled by the magical Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia. Every year from mid-November until just after New Year’s Day, the garden is transformed into a half-mile, walk of lights. Revisit perennial favorites such as the animated Lakeside Lights, the Fountain of Lights, and the Holiday Nature Walk. Put on your walking shoes and experience a Northern Virginia festive tradition. We will enjoy a Mexican dinner at Anita’s Restaurant before our visit. Please plan on paying for dinner on your own. This trip is outdoors and requires a significant amount of walking. This van trip is limited to 11 participants.
Activity Number: 351511 A-1
Fee: $15 Resident/$18.75 Non-resident

Meadowlark Gardens Winter Walk of Lights

La Cage aux Folles
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Riverside Theatre in Fredericksburg, VA. presents Jerry Herman's musical, based on the French play of the same name. It is the story of a flamboyant gay couple who must pretend to be straight for one night — with one of the men in drag — to dupe the conservative political family of their son's fiancée. We will enjoy a three-course, chef-prepared meal before the show. This van trip is limited to 11 participants.

Activity Number: 351565 A-1
Fee: $65 Resident/$81.25 Non-resident

Riverside Center

Kiln & Co.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
11:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Indulge yourself in an afternoon of creative freedom as we visit locally owned Kiln and Co. in Vienna for a paint your own pottery party. Each person will be provided with a piece of pottery (mug, plate or bud vase), glazes, and all supplies, including a Kustard treat at the end. Forget about time as you paint away while chatting with friends. The trip price includes lunch before our paint party at Red Galanga on Church St. This trip is limited to 11 participants.

Activity Number: 351564 A-1
Fee: $29 Resident/$36.25 Non-resident

Kiln & Co

Philadelphia Flower Show
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is an annual event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It is the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show. Visitors to the Philadelphia Flower Show are treated to fabulous design, live entertainment, gardening how-to workshops, and lectures by experts. This year’s show FLOWER POWER! will pay tribute to the enormous impact of flowers on our lives. From the first blooms of spring in your home garden, to the expansive fields that fuel whole economies, flowers influence how we feel, think and act in small and global ways. Transportation is provided by a 55 passenger coach bus with a restroom. Lunch and dinner are on your own. This trip requires a reasonable amount of walking.

Activity Number: 351560 A-1
Fee: $70 Resident/$87.50 Non-resident

Philadelphia Flower Show

Amercian Visionary Museum
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

What is Visionary Art, you may ask? Visionary Art is art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training. The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD was founded in 1995, and specializes in the preservation and display of ‘outside art’. We will explore a variety of the museum’s exhibitions and enchanting wonders of their permanent collection. After the museum we will have lunch in Baltimore’s Little Italy at Café Gia for a delicious Italian meal surrounded by artfully hand painted walls and tables to make for a perfect backdrop to our outing. This trip requires a reasonable amount of walking.

Activity Number: 351563 A-1
Fee: $72 Resident/$90 Non-resident

American Visionary Museum