318 5th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
"Talk to the Animals" Tour
Tuesday, July 7th
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ride in an open air trolley to Blank Park Zoo where we will eat individual picnic lunches of fried chicken and all the fixins in the open air African Pavilion. After lunch, we will spend a leisurely afternoon wandering through the zoo - taking in all the exhibits and festivities.
Blank Park Zoo has been a part of the Des Moines metro community since 1963. Its mission is to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education, research and recreation.
The Grotto & Clear Lake Tour
Tuesday, July 14th
7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The tour starts with a morning visit to the Shrine of the Grotto of Redemption in West Bend, considered the "Eighth Wonder of the World." It's been described as "Miracle in Stone" and was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 2001.
After lunch at The Wagon Wheel, we tour the POW Museum in Algona, which was the site of Prisoner of War camp during World War II. Next, it's off to Clear Lake where we can browse and shop lakeside or take an optional tour of the famous Surf Ballroom.
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Thursday, July 30, 2020 ≈ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(Exhibitor set up from 7-8 a.m. -- Complimentary "Marketing to Seniors" Workshop for vendors and sponsors from 8-8:45 a.m.)
West Des Moines Sheraton, 1800 50th St.
Senior Retreat Day provides valuable brand exposure for businesses and community resource providers. We are honored to have Dr. Richard Deming as our keynote speaker this year. We will be donating 10% of all Senior Retreat Day proceeds to the incredible organization he founded, Above + Beyond Cancer.
Choose your sponsorship level or build a custom sponsorship package that fits your needs. Download the Event Prospectus for all the details! You can register online or print the Sponsorship Form and mail it in.
Sleepover at Hotel Pattee
Thursday, Aug 6th - Friday, Aug 7th
Thurs 9:00 a.m. to Fri 11 a.m.
Spend the night in this unique, historic hotel that features 40 themed rooms and suites. On the way there, we'll tour the Forest Park Museum and Arboretum.
We tour the hotel and explore Perry Farmer's Market before attending our evening banquet. Take in some bowling or relax in the spa before retiring to your first-class room accommodations.
Classic Oldies Cruise on Celebration Belle
Thursday, August 13th
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cruise down the Mississippi River on this graceful 750 passenger paddlewheel boat. The morning starts off with homemade sticky rolls and fruit, followed by a delicious hot buffet luncheon, dessert and coffee.
You can sing and dance along as a live band performs the magical songs that made the 50's and 60's the era to remember! Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and of course... a little Elvis Presley!
Back to School Metro Tour
Thursday, August 27th
7:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Get set for a day of "Field Trips" across the Metro! Our first stop will be the Iowa State Capitol where we tour this iconic state treasure, the only 5-domed capitol in the country.
Next, it's off to the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates to tour this world-class museum that recognizes great achievements in agriculture and fighting hunger.
NO SACK LUNCHES on this field trip! A delicious meal will be prepared by Tangerine at the Des Moines Art Center. We finish off the day with some Back-to-School shopping in Valley Junction. Bonus: It's Thursday in the Junction and the Farmer's Market will be in full swing!
Savannah Sipping Society at Circa 21
Wednesday, September 9
A fantastic day awaits you at Circa 21 in Rock Island, IL. You'll enjoy a freshly prepared meal, a performing waitstaff, and professional entertainment in this beautiful 1920s theater.
Savannah Sipping Society is a delightful comedy that features four unique Southern women drawn together by fate - and an impromptu happy hour - who discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment!
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Fall in Gorgeous Galena
Thursday, Oct 8th - Friday, Oct 9th
Thurs 6:45 a.m. to Fri 7:30 p.m.
Imagine Indian Summer in a Grant wood-like setting along the Mississippi. That's Galena. We'll have a guided bus tour of this charming town after lunch at DeSoto House Hotel where we will stay in quaint, Victorian style rooms.
Enjoy an afternoon of shopping on historic Main Street before our evening meal at the Log Cabin Steakhouse.
The next morning, we have breakfast at the hotel and tour President Grant's Home before departure.
Villages of Van Buren Fall Foliage Tour
Tuesday, October 20
A step-on guide will lead us back in time a we visit the Civil War-era Pearson House Museum. Lunch will be served in a beautiful Amish home. Home-raised and home cooked, this delightful experience will fill you up in more ways than one.
Next, we drive through Lacey-Keosauqua State Park on our way to the Bentonsport National District to tour the Indian Artifact Museum and browse the shops along the river. And to top off the day, we stop to shop at the famous Dutchman's Store, a Mennonite-owned, old fashion general store filled with bulk food items and dry goods. Also known as a "Quilters Paradise," it has 1000's of bolts of quilting material and supplies.
Amanas Holiday Shopping & Show
Thursday, November 19
7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Travel with us to the Amanas for some holiday shopping and a delicious lunch at the famous Ronneburg Restaurant.
Originally founded in the 1850s by German settlers, the Amana Colonies flourished for decades as a totally self-sufficient communal society. With many of the old world charms still around today, like beer halls, German-style cuisine and a wide selection of Amana-made products available at every shop, the colonies celebrate the holidays in their distinct fashion.
After lunch, it's off to the Old Creamery Theater for the premier performance of the holiday classic "Miracle on 34th Street".
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