318 5th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
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Thurs, June 27, 2019
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites, 8811 Plum Dr. Urbandale
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WORKSHOP: Healthcare Power of Attorney
You'll learn what a Healthcare Power of Attorney is, how to use it and why you need it. You will leave the workshop with your own Healthcare Power of Attorney, overseen by Affiliate Member Cynthia Letsch of Letsch Law Firm.
Registration is $5 for members and $10 for non member. Space is limited to 10 attendees per session.
"Chugga Choo Choo Tour" - Perry & Boone
Tues, July 16 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
We begin the day at the historic Hotel Pattee in Perry, where we will have a guided tour of this historic landmark. There are 40 themed guest rooms, each that tells it own story to pay tribute to the noteworthy sons and daughters of Iowa and the Midwest.
Lunch will be served in David's Milwaukee Diner, a delightful experience in dining rooms that are named for Milwaukee passenger trains. They are designed in the Arts and Crafts style frequently found in depot restaurants and railroad hotel dining rooms.
Then, it's off to the Boone Scenic Valley Railroad for a ride on the Excursion Train. You'll be transported back in time as you ride the rails on a beautiful summer day!
8:30 a.m. Depart from the parking lot southwest of Walmart in Windsor Heights (1001 73rd St.)
8:45 a.m. Second pick up in parking lot just to the east of Bonanza, 5029 NE 14th St., just north of I-80/35.
9:30 a.m. Arrive at Hotel Pattee for a tour of the hotel and themed guest rooms.
11:00 a.m. Lunch in David's Milwaukee Diner.
12:15 p.m. Depart for Boone
12:45 p.m. Arrive at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
1:30 p.m. Train leaves the station. ALL ABOARD!
3:15 p.m. Depart for Story City where we will tour local attractions including an operating 1913 carousel in the park.
5:30 p.m. Depart for Home
6:15 p.m. Estimated Arrival back at Bonanza
6:30 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.
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Tues, July 23 8:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
8:15 a.m. Depart from the parking lot southwest of Walmart in Windsor Heights (1001 73rd St.)
"Doublewide Texas Tour" - Amanas
Wed, Aug 14 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Shop and tour the famous Amana Colonies in the morning. A delicious homestyle lunch will be served at the Ox Yoke Inn.
Then, it's off to see "Doublewide Texas" at The Old Creamery Theater. This hilarious comedy tells the story of the residents of a small trailer park and a nearby shed who band together. It's double the fun and you will double over in laughter!
8:30 a.m. Depart from southwest corner of Walmart parking lot, 1001 73rd St., Windsor Heights.
8:45 a.m. Second pick up in parking lot just to the east of Bonanza, 5029 NE 14th St., Des Moines, just north of I-80/35.
10:15 a.m. Arrive in the Amanas for shopping and site seeing.
12:00 p.m. Lunch at the Ox Yoke Inn
1:30 p.m. Depart for the Old Creamery Theater and matinee performance of "Doublewide Texas".
4:15 p.m. Estimated departure home.
5:45 p.m. Estimated arrival back at Bonanza.
6:00 p.m. Estimated arrival back at Walmart.
"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.
"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.
"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.
Weds, Nov 7th 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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