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318 5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

515-225-1455

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    • Muscatine
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    "Mississippi River Town Tour" - Muscatine

    Wed, Sept 11   7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Ramble down the Mighty Mississippi with us as we travel to Muscatine. Our first stop is in Wildcat Den State park for a tour of the Pine Creek Grist Mill. 

    Lunch will be at Mamma Mia, a fantastic riverfront restaurant overlooking the Mississippi. 

    Afternoon visits will include the Muscatine History and Industry Center, as well as the Muscatine Art Center.

    7:00 a.m. Depart from southwest corner of Walmart parking lot, 1001 73rd St, Windsor Heights.

    7:15 a.m. Second pick up in parking lot just to the east of Bonanza, 5029 NE 14th St., just north of I-80/35.

    10:00 a.m. Arrive at Pine Grist Mill for a tour of the mill and an 1877 one-room schoolhouse.

    11:30 a.m. Lunch at Mamma Mia, Italian restaurant with time to shop the Riverfront after dessert.

    2:00 - 3:20 p.m. Tour of Muscatine History and Industry Center.

    3:30 p.m. Tour of the Muscatine Art Center.

    4:30 p.m. Depart for home.

    7:15 p.m. Estimated arrival back at Bonanza.

    7:30 p.m. Estimated arrival back at Walmart.

    (Itinerary may be subject to change.)

    Cancellation Policy - Payment is 100% refundable if canceled 30 days prior to tour. Payment may be credited toward a future trip. Registrations are also transferable. In the case of inclement weather, every attempt will be made to reschedule.

    Register above online or:

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    • Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Winterset
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    "Fall Covered Bridge Tour" - Winterset

    Tues, Oct 8   8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    A morning step-on guided tour will cover the many famous covered bridges of Madison County. 

    Lunch will be served in charming downtown Winterset, with time for a little shopping before we visit the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum. On the way home, we visit the Bare Bison Ranch where we will have the chance to get up close and personal with these magnificent animals.

    8:00 a.m. Depart from parking lot just to the east of Bonanza, 5029 NE 14th St., just north of I-80/35.

    8:20 a.m. Second pick up in the far south area of the Hy-Vee parking lot, 555 S. 51st St., West Des Moines. 

    9:00 a.m. Arrive in Winterset at the Welcome Center. After a quick restroom break, we will depart for a two-hour step-on guided tour of the covered bridges.

    11:30 a.m. Lunch at the Northside Cafe, delicious hot roast beef, salad, sides, dessert and a beverage!

    12:30 p.m. Shopping in the quaint town square. Many cute boutiques, gift shops, quilt shops, apparel stores and much more!

    2:00 p.m. We visit the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, the largest diversified exhibit of the Duke's artifacts in existence! You'll see original movie posters, film wardrobe, scripts, artwork, and even one of his last customized automobiles.

    3:15 p.m. Board the motor coach and head north to the Bare Bison Ranch where you will tour the ranch, see the Plains Bison up close, and learn more about these magnificent mammals while enjoying refreshments.

    4:30 p.m. Depart Winterset area.

    5:10 p.m. Estimated Arrival back at Hy-Vee parking lot.

    5:30 p.m. Estimated Arrival back at Bonanza parking lot.

    (Itinerary may be subject to change.)

    Cancellation Policy - Payment is 100% refundable if canceled 30 days prior to tour. Payment may be credited toward a future trip. Registrations are also transferable. In the case of inclement weather, every attempt will be made to reschedule.

    Register above online or:

    Call 515-225-1455

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    • Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Living History Farms
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    "Historic Period Dinner" - Living History Farms

    Weds, Nov 6th   5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Historic Period Dinner programs are so much more than a meal. You'll be transported back in time to experience an intimate dinner gathered around the wood stove and learn about life in the past from your cook and dinner hosts.

    There will be two dinners served, one in the 1900 Farmhouse and the other in the 1875 Tangen House.

    If you dine in the 1875 home, you will stroll along a lamp-lit boardwalk up to the house and sip spiced punch next to the parlor while a host shares stories of Victorian life. You'll savor a multiple course meal in the refined dining room as historical interpreters serve dinner family style. After dinner, gather with fellow guests for lighthearted parlor games, such as a Victorian guessing game or "Hunt the Thimble."

    If you dine in the 1900 farmhouse, a horse-drawn wagon carries you to the home, where the smell of freshly baked rolls and hot cider welcomes you. Enjoy a hearty home-cooked meal by the warmth of the stove served family style by historical interpreters. Make room for dessert with a lantern-lit trip outside to the historic barn, built in 1889 or stay inside and read the 1895 Montgomery Ward catalog and play a game of checkers. After dessert, bundle up for the wagon ride back to your car.

    5:00 p.m. Meet at the Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd, Urbandale.

    Specific details on parking and group distribution will be provided closer to the event date.

    8:00 p.m. Estimated Arrival back to your cars.

    (Itinerary may be subject to change.)

    Cancellation Policy - Payment is 100% refundable if canceled 30 days prior to tour. Payment may be credited toward a future trip. Registrations are also transferable. In the case of inclement weather, every attempt will be made to reschedule.

    Register above online or:

    Call 515-225-1455

    Download Registration Form

    Download Emergency Contact Form


    • Thursday, November 07, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Living History Farms
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    "Historic Period Dinner" - Living History Farms

    Weds, Nov 7th   5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Historic Period Dinner programs are so much more than a meal. You'll be transported back in time to experience an intimate dinner gathered around the wood stove and learn about life in the past from your cook and dinner hosts.

    There will be two dinners served, one in the 1900 Farmhouse and the other in the 1875 Tangen House.

    If you dine in the 1875 home, you will stroll along a lamp-lit boardwalk up to the house and sip spiced punch next to the parlor while a host shares stories of Victorian life. You'll savor a multiple course meal in the refined dining room as historical interpreters serve dinner family style. After dinner, gather with fellow guests for lighthearted parlor games, such as a Victorian guessing game or "Hunt the Thimble."

    If you dine in the 1900 farmhouse, a horse-drawn wagon carries you to the home, where the smell of freshly baked rolls and hot cider welcomes you. Enjoy a hearty home-cooked meal by the warmth of the stove served family style by historical interpreters. Make room for dessert with a lantern-lit trip outside to the historic barn, built in 1889 or stay inside and read the 1895 Montgomery Ward catalog and play a game of checkers. After dessert, bundle up for the wagon ride back to your car.

    5:00 p.m. Meet at the Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd, Urbandale.

    Specific details on parking and group distribution will be provided closer to the event date.

    8:00 p.m. Estimated Arrival back to your cars.

    (Itinerary may be subject to change.)

    Cancellation Policy - Payment is 100% refundable if canceled 30 days prior to tour. Payment may be credited toward a future trip. Registrations are also transferable. In the case of inclement weather, every attempt will be made to reschedule.

    Register above online or:

    Call 515-225-1455

    Download Registration Form

    Download Emergency Contact Form


    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Living History Farms
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    "Historic Period Dinner" - Living History Farms

    Weds, Nov 14th   5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Historic Period Dinner programs are so much more than a meal. You'll be transported back in time to experience an intimate dinner gathered around the wood stove and learn about life in the past from your cook and dinner hosts.

    There will be two dinners served, one in the 1900 Farmhouse and the other in the 1875 Tangen House.

    If you dine in the 1875 home, you will stroll along a lamp-lit boardwalk up to the house and sip spiced punch next to the parlor while a host shares stories of Victorian life. You'll savor a multiple course meal in the refined dining room as historical interpreters serve dinner family style. After dinner, gather with fellow guests for lighthearted parlor games, such as a Victorian guessing game or "Hunt the Thimble."

    If you dine in the 1900 farmhouse, a horse-drawn wagon carries you to the home, where the smell of freshly baked rolls and hot cider welcomes you. Enjoy a hearty home-cooked meal by the warmth of the stove served family style by historical interpreters. Make room for dessert with a lantern-lit trip outside to the historic barn, built in 1889 or stay inside and read the 1895 Montgomery Ward catalog and play a game of checkers. After dessert, bundle up for the wagon ride back to your car.

    5:00 p.m. Meet at the Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd, Urbandale.

    Specific details on parking and group distribution will be provided closer to the event date.

    8:00 p.m. Estimated Arrival back to your cars.

    (Itinerary may be subject to change.)

    Cancellation Policy - Payment is 100% refundable if canceled 30 days prior to tour. Payment may be credited toward a future trip. Registrations are also transferable. In the case of inclement weather, every attempt will be made to reschedule.

    Register above online or:

    Call 515-225-1455

    Download Registration Form

    Download Emergency Contact Form


Past events

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Tips for Selling Your Home
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 "Doublewide Texas Tour"
Monday, August 05, 2019 Understanding Identity Theft
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Navigating Your Financial Puzzle
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 SECOND TOUR DATE "Chugga Choo Choo Tour"
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 "Chugga Choo Choo Tour"
Friday, June 28, 2019 Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop
Thursday, June 27, 2019 Navigating the Digital World
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 "Scenic Empress Tour 2"
Thursday, June 13, 2019 "Scenic Empress Tour"
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Senior Retreat Day 2019
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Senior Retreat Day 2019 SPONSORS
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 "Grumpy Old Men & Isabel Bloom Tour"
Thursday, May 02, 2019 Annuities 101
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Home Selling 101: The Basics
Friday, April 26, 2019 Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 "Danish Villages Tour"
Monday, April 15, 2019 Lifestyle Planning Workshop
Thursday, April 11, 2019 AARP Fraud Watch Presentation
Friday, March 29, 2019 Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop
Monday, March 25, 2019 Foundations of Investing Workshop Series - Session 2
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Senior Housing Forum
Monday, March 11, 2019 Foundations of Investing Workshop Series - Session 1
Friday, March 01, 2019 "Come Fly With Me Tour"
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Benefits of Aromatherapy & Essential Oils
Thursday, January 31, 2019 Vintage Coop of Ankeny 1st Anniversary Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Retirement: Making Your Money Last
Friday, January 11, 2019 Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Creating Health, One Healthy Habit at a Time
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Navigating Long-Term Care Options
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Holiday Shopping & A Show Tour
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Spotlight on Tuscany
Saturday, November 10, 2018 55+ Lifestyle Expo
Thursday, November 01, 2018 Dental and Vision Plan Workshop
Friday, October 26, 2018 Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Fall Foliage Tour - SECOND TOUR OPENED!
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Fall Foliage Tour
Monday, October 01, 2018 Medicare Changes for 2019
Thursday, September 27, 2018 Spotlight on Washington, DC
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Selling Your Home in Today's Market
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Mamma Mia Tour
Thursday, August 30, 2018 Understanding Identity Theft
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Navigating the Digital World - Aug Lunch-n-Learn
Friday, August 17, 2018 Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop
Friday, August 10, 2018 Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Discover the Power of Light
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Flower Power Tour
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Serving as Power of Attorney or Trustee
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Iowa Senior Games
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Senior Retreat Day 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Senior Retreat Day 2018 SPONSORS
Monday, May 28, 2018 "A Day to Remember"
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Czech, African American & Grant Wood Tour
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Aging & Its Financial Implications: Planning for Housing
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Greek Heritage & Boystown Tour
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Signs & Symptoms of Hearing Loss
Thursday, March 01, 2018 Metro Dinner & A Show
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 De-clutter with Liquidation in Mind
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Life by Design - What's Your Next Move?
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Tax Planning for Seniors
Thursday, January 04, 2018 Rollout of new Delta Dental and Vision Plans
Friday, December 29, 2017 New Year - New You!
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Daytrippers Jingle in the Junction Holiday Lights Tour
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Medicare News for 2018
Friday, November 10, 2017 The Equifax Data Breach - What You Need to Know
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Daytrippers Fall Foliage - Dubuque Tour
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Senior Retreat Day
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Senior Retreat Day - Sponsors
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Volunteer Opportunities - Tea Time Gathering
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Daytrippers Celebration Belle Riverboat Tour
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Senior Financial Forum
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Daytrippers Greenfield Summer Fun Trip
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 Mythbusters: Are Reverse Mortgages Safe or a Scam?
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Daytrippers Clear Lake Summer Fun Trip
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Keep your Identity Safe from Criminals
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Daytrippers Amana Colonies Million Dollar Quartet Tour
Thursday, June 15, 2017 2017 June Affair - Ankeny Senior Expo
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Keeping Your Wits About You
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Kennybrook Village Open House
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Daytrippers Amish Country Tour
Monday, May 22, 2017 Senior Housing Mini EXPO
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2017 Polk County Spring Fest
Thursday, May 04, 2017 Spring Fest at Vintage Hills
Monday, April 24, 2017 Is now the time to Rightsize?
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Fun & Affordable Day Trips II
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Fun & Affordable Day Trips
Thursday, March 16, 2017 MAR Affiliate Member Networking Event
Monday, February 27, 2017 Tax Planning Tips for Seniors
Thursday, February 16, 2017 FEB Affiliate Member Networking Event
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Keep More of What's Yours - how to protect and control your nest eggs...
Thursday, December 29, 2016 Declutter your Home for the New Year
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Making Sense of Medicare Options for 2017
Monday, October 31, 2016 Senior Life Conference
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 "Brain Training - How to Keep Your Brain Sharp as you Age"
Friday, July 29, 2016 Grand Opening
Friday, July 15, 2016 Affiliate Member Reception

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