DETROIT THEN AND NOW TOUR
Thursday, August 13th, 2020
Trip Includes: - Round trip motor coach transportation to Detroit, MI - Lunch at Sindbad's Detroit - 3 Hour Then and Now Detroit Narrated Guided Tour Itinerary: 8:00 AM Depart | 4:30 PM Return – Swartz Creek Senior Center
Each Person Select (1) Entree: Broiled Pork Chop, Chicken Parmesan, Icelandic Cod, ½ Cheeseburger, or Chicken Caesar Salad.
Up-and coming restaurants, a do-it-yourself attitude, new hotels and arenas, scenic and social parks, public transit, and a walkable international riverfront are redefining downtown Detroit. Architecture from Albert Kahn and Isamu Noguchi stand surrounded by vibrant districts and outdoor activities. See the city’s Greektown, Eastern Market, The District Detroit, Corktown, Midtown and New Center neighborhoods booming with activity. Visit Historic neighborhoods such as Brush Park and Milwaukee Junction, Birth place of the Model “T” and learn about Detroit’s colorful automotive history. There is an excitement moving through the city and this is your opportunity to reminisce or see it all for the first time with a fully narrated professionally guided tour.
FIREKEEPERS CASINO SENIOR DAY BUS TRIP
Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
Trip Includes: - Round trip motor coach transportation to Battle Creek, MI - 4 hours of gaming at Firekeepers Casino - Tuesday Senior Day Specials (Gaming Bonuses, Food Discounts, and Drawings) - Each person to get back $20 in gaming and $5 in food from the casino
Itinerary: 8:30 AM – Depart from Swartz Creek Senior Center 3:30 PM – Return to Swartz Creek Senior Center.
Dow Gardens & The Longest Canopy Walk
Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
Trip Includes: - Round trip motor coach transportation to Midland, MI - Admission and Self Guided Tour of Dow Gardens - Admission and Self Guided Tour of Whiting Forest – Longest Canopy Walk - Lunch at Grand Traverse Pie Company.
Trip Itinerary: 9:15 AM Depart | 5:45 PM Return – Swartz Creek Senior Center
Menu Selections: Please make upon Sign-up! Entree: Beef Pot Pie or Chicken Pot Pie (Select One) Salad Dressing: Ranch – Italian – Raspberry Vinaigrette (Select One) Dessert: Apple Pie – Blueberry Pie – Cherry Pie (Select One) Discover acres of identified trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and flowers. Dow Gardens was established in 1899 by Herbert H. Dow for the enjoyment of his family, friends, and associates. Since then, the gardens have delighted hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world. The Dow Gardens is owned and operated by The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. Stretching just over a quarter of a mile long throughout Whiting Forest, the canopy walk splits off in three directions, each offering a different overlook experience and scenery. The canopy walk is the longest in the country.
IRISH HILLS FALL COLOR BUS TOUR
Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
Trip Includes: - Round Trip Motor Coach Transportation to the Irish Hills Admission and Guided Fall Color Tour of Hidden Lake Gardens Description: Video about the Gardens, Conservatory Tour, Walk around the Lake (1 mile paved walk – recommended but not required), Free time to see the Harper Collection of Dwarf & Rare Conifers and Hostas, a visit to the gift shop. - Enjoy a delicious lunch at Evans Street Station Entree selections made upon sign-up. Includes dessert, non-alcoholic beverage service, tax and gratuity. - Free time to explore and shop in Downtown Tecumseh
Trip Itinerary: 8:30 AM Depart | 5:00 PM Return – Swartz Creek Senior Center
Saganing Eagles Landing Casino
Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
Trip Includes: ● Round Trip Motor Coach Transportation to Standish, MI ● 4 Hours of Gaming at Saganing Eagles Landing ● Each Person will get back $10 in Gaming and a $5 Food Coupon for the Cafe
Trip Itinerary: 8:30 AM Depart | 3:30 PM Return – Swartz Creek Senior Center
Parade Company Studio & Ford Piquette Ave Plant Tour
Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Trip Includes: - Round trip motor coach transportation to Detroit,MI - Lunch at Sindbad's Restaurant (Make Menu Selections) - Guided Tour of the Parade Company Studio - Guided Tour of Ford Piquette Ave Plant
Trip Itinerary: 8:00 AM Depart | 5:00 PM Return – Swartz Creek Senior Center
Each Person Select (1) Entree: Broiled Pork Chop, Chicken Parmesan, Icelandic Cod, ½ Cheeseburger, or Chicken Caesar Salad - Discover Detroit’s most enchanting hidden treasure! Venture into our magical Parade Land and experience a behind the scenes look at America’s Thanksgiving Parade. Learn more about the Parade’s fascinating history, explore the 200,000 square-foot story land of floats and see how their award-winning artisans bring them to life. Take a journey through their unique creative kingdom, marvel at the world’s largest collection of papier-mâché heads and stop by their costume shop, where over 3,000 costumes make a colorful array of characters come to life. Ford Piquette Ave Plant Tour: Experience the Original Model T Factory Visiting the Piquette Avenue Ford Plant is a unique experience-it's the oldest auto plant open to the public anywhere in the world. Almost unchanged since Henry Ford's day, the plant is a three-story New England style mill building. Each floor is divided into sections by the original metal fire doors, complete with the shadows of Henry Ford's "Positively NO Smoking" stencils. The old plank floors are worn from the 12,000 Model Ts built on them, so wear appropriate shoes for your visit. The plant is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a designated National Historic Landmark and a Michigan State Historic Site. Walk the worn wood floors and touch the brick walls where Henry Ford and his team of automotive pioneers developed the car that led to an automotive and social revolution. See Henry Ford's office as it was in 1908 when he was on the cusp of fame and learn why it still matters today. See a selection of rare Detroit-built cars from the first decade of the 20th century and learn their fates.
All participants must be 50 years of age or older and have an updated Swartz Creek Senior Center Participation Form on file at the time of sign-up. It is the responsibility of the member to inform the staff at the center prior to signing up for a trip if they have a disability or health condition requiring accommodations. The trip coordinator will make arrangements for any possible accommodations, and will inform the traveler of any limitations.
Payment for one-day and overnight trips must be made in full in order to reserve your seat. Trips for two or more nights require a deposit, followed by the payment in full by the deadline date. payment may be made by cash or check payable to the Swartz Creek Area Senior Center. Credit cards are not accepted.
Please call the center as soon as possible if you are unable to keep your reservation. All cancellations insure a $15.00 administrative fee which id deducted from any refund due to the member. Refund of the balance will be paid only if your seat can be canceled with the tour company, and no loss is incurred by the center. Be sure to read individual trip information - as some trips may require traveler to agree to a departure location other than the senior center. No refunds will be given due to change of departure if it has been disclosed on the trip flyer. During inclement weather, if the tour company providing the trip does not cancel, the traveler will not be entitled to any refund.
on the morning of departure, please park your vehicle away from the building entrances. All travelers must check-in with the group leader before boarding the bus. No seats may be reserved in advance, except those for group leader and persons with disabilities who have requested accommodation when signing up for the trip No smoking or alcohol consumption is allowed on the motor coaches.
Please carry emergency information in your purse or wallet. In case of illness or accident, please inform the group leader. An ill or injured traveler needs to understand that the trip itinerary will need to proceed with minimal delays to the groups.
It is customary (voluntary) to tip the bust driver $1.00 to $2.00 per person per day. If you feel the driver has provided exceptional service, you may want to tip accordingly.
Please contact a staff member at the Swartz Creek Area Senior Center: 810-635-4122