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2017 Senior Trips is a Tenative Schedule.  All trips are paid in advance and non-refundable.

Kokomo Opalescent Glass Factory Tour


Date:           April 18, 2017

Time:          6:45 AM at Senior Center

Leave:         7:00 AM Senior Center

Place:          1310 Market St. Kokomo, Indiana

Lunch:        GrindStone Charley’s 3830 S. LaFountain, Kokomo 765-453-9125

Cost:           $5.00 for the Tour and $15.00 for Transportation

RSVP by:    April 11, 2017


You will get to see pouring hot glass into molds and shaping glass on a table. 

**Please do not wear open toe or heel shoes**

The Kokomo Opalescent Glass Works of Kokomo, Indiana, is the oldest manufacturer of hand cast, rolled cathedral and opalescent glass in America, and the oldest manufacturer of opalescent glass in the world. In continuous operation since 1888, it was founded by Charles Edward Henry (born Paris, France about 1846), who was relocating his existing stained glass manufacturing business from New Rochelle, New York. KOG has long been an important supplier to the American stained glass industry, including documented sales to Louis C. Tiffany, and in 1889, KOG won a gold medal at the Paris World Exposition for their multi-colored window glass.

KOG was a leader in the development of opalescent glass from its origins, and has hundreds of color recipes, documented color combinations, and numerous textures and density formulas in sheet glass. Variation is one of the hallmarks of the way the glass is made, still using equipment for the hand-mixed roller table process that was first installed in the early 1900s.

Tour of the Sacred Heart Basilica at Notre Dame


Date:           May 23, 2017

Time:          8:00 AM at Senior Center

Leave:         8:30 AM Senior Center

Place:          1 Holy Cross and Corby Drive

Lunch:        Rise “N” Roll, 3915 Grape Rd.

Cost:            Free


Also Tour Studebaker Museum, 201 Chapin St. and Oliver House, 808 W. Washington St.

Cost:           $10.00

Transportation:   $10.00

RSVP by:  May 16, 2017


 Sacred Heart Basilica at Notre Dame.

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, is a Roman Catholic Church on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, also serving as the mother church of the Congregation of Holy Cross in the United States. The neo-gothic church has 44 large stained glass windows and murals completed over a 17-year period by the Vatican painter Luigi Gregori. The basilica bell tower is 218 feet (66 m) high, making it the tallest University chapel in America.

It is consistently ranked among the most beautiful university churches in the country and around the world.

 Studebaker National Museum.

The Studebaker National Museum is connected to and shares an entrance with the The History Museum as part of The Museums at Washington and Chapin. Visitors can purchase a ticket to visit one or both museums.

The Studebaker museum consists of three floors. The main level displays Studebaker history and vehicles from the 1800s to 1934. The upper level displays vehicles from 1934 onward. The lower level displays military vehicles and equipment and additional vehicles in "viewable storage" (stacked on lifts but still viewable). A secondary area on the main level displays family history of the Studebakers and the Oliver’s, South Bend makers of the Oliver Chilled Plow and other farm equipment.


 The Oliver House

The Joseph D. Oliver House, also known as Copshaholm, sits on 808 W. Washington Street, at the corner of Chapin Street in South Bend, Indiana. The mansion was built for the Oliver family, founders of the Oliver Chilled Plow Works, and named after the Scottish village of the patriarch. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Built in 1895-96, Copshaholm is a 38-room Romanesque Queen Anne house designed by New York architect Charles Alonzo Rich. The furnishings on all three floors are original, giving visitors a glimpse of how the mansion appeared during the 72 years the Oliver family had occupancy.

Oak, cherry and mahogany woodwork are found throughout Copshaholm. Leaded glass windows and 14 unique fireplaces add to the beauty of the house. The furnishings include porcelains, glass, silver, prints, and bronzes, including some by Bartolozzi and Lorado Taft. The furniture is all original and display beautiful antiques.

Surrounding Copshaholm are 2.5 acres (10,000 m2) of landscaped gardens, including a garden tea house, formal Italianate garden, rose garden, pergola, tennis lawn, and fountain.

This is 3 tours in 1 day!!!!  (Basilica is free and all the Museums are $10.00).

Round Barn Presents:     Legally Blonde


Date:           June 15, 2017

Time:          10:30 AM at Senior Center

Leave:         11:00 AM at Senior Center

Place:          Round Barn, Nappanee

Lunch:        Round Barn Restaurant, at 12:30 PM

Cost:           $27.00 for lunch and the play.   Transportation is by donation.

RSVP by:    June 1, 2017



Legally Blonde tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner. She discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others, and successfully defends exercise queen Brooke Wyndham in a murder trial. It received seven Tony nominations, ten Drama Desk nominations, and won three Laurence Olivier Awards, including the Best New Musical award. “Omigod You Guys,” “Legally Blonde,” and “Daughter of Delta Nu” introduce new songs that are the spirit of the “can do show.”

Tin Caps Game


Date:           July 20, 2017

Time:          5:00 PM at Senior Center

Leave:         5:30 PM at Senior Center

Place:          Tin Caps Stadium, Fort Wayne

Dinner:       At the stadium

Cost:           $15.00 for tickets and food vouchers.  Transportation by donation.

RSVP by:    July 6, 2017

Round Barn Presents:     Guys & Dolls the Musical


Date:           August 17, 2017

Time:          10:30 AM at Senior Center

Leave:         11:00 AM at Senior Center

Place:          Round Barn, Nappanee

Lunch:        Round Barn Restaurant at 12:30 PM

Cost:            $27.00 for lunch and the play.  Transportation is by donation.

RSVP by:  August 3, 2017


Guys and Dolls is a musical based on short stories by Damon Runyon. The band members of the Save-a-Soul Mission, led by the pious and beautiful Sergeant Sarah Brown, call for sinners to "Follow the Fold" and repent. Petty gambler Nathan Detroit, runs an illegal floating crap game. Detroit enters into a bet with Sky Masterson in the hopes of continuing his game “under” the law. “A Bushel and a Peck,” “If I Were a Bell,” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” are all-time musical theatre standards that are always hard to get out of your head.

Round Barn Presents:          The Sister Act


Date:           September 21, 2017

Time:          10:30 AM at Senior Center

Leave:         11:00 AM at Senior Center

Place:          Round Barn, Nappanee

Lunch:        Round Barn Restaurant at 12:30 PM

Cost:           $27.00 for lunch and the play.  Transportation is by donation.

RSVP by:  September 1, 2017

A Divine Musical Comedy Based on the 1992 Blockbuster Film, Starring Whoopi Goldberg!

Sister Act is Broadway’s smash musical comedy based on the 1992 blockbuster movie starring Whoopi Goldberg. The musical features all original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and The Beast, The Little Mermaid,) and is filled with toe-tapping songs, show-stopping dance numbers and a truly touching story. After witnessing a crime, “Sweaty” Eddie decides that his girlfriend Deloris needs to go into the witness protection program and sends her to the place he believes the trigger man will never find her - a convent called The Holy Order of the Little Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith. Filled with intrigue, suspense, and laughter, as well as a toe-tapping score including “Sister Act,” “Spread the Love Around,” and Take Me to Heaven” keep the audience enthralled with this wonderful Musical Comedy.

Hoosier Park Casino


Date:           October 24, 2017

Time:          7:30 AM at Senior Center

Leave:         8:00 AM at Senior Center

Place:          4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson Indiana

Lunch:        Casino Buffet

Cost:           $9.95 for all you can eat buffet and $15.00 for Transporation.

RSVP by:  October 10, 2017

Satek Winery Tour


Date:           November 14, 2017

Time:          8:30 AM at Senior Center

Leave:         9:00 AM at Senior Center

Place:          Satek Winery, 6208 N. Vanguilder Rd., Fremont Indiana  260-495-9463

Lunch:        Caruso’s  2435 N. 200 W., Angola Indiana  260-833-2617

Cost:           Transportation by donation.

RSVP by:  November 7, 2017


Satek Winery started as a commercial vineyard, selling grapes to other Indiana wineries, in 1992.  The intent was to eventually open our own winery as a “retirement” business.

The vineyard was established on land owned by the family on the north end of Lake James.  The land was purchased in 1915 by Pam Satek’s great grandfather Fred Kreibaum.  The land was a working apple orchard for many years, but had grown wild when the Satek’s started the vineyard in 1992.

Groundbreaking for the winery was held in late 1999.  The winery opened on June 30, 2001 with Pam, Larry and one part time employee.  Satek Winery currently has 24 employees.

All the original wine in 2001 was made from grapes grown in Satek Winery’s Lake James vineyard.  The winery opened with four wines, although eventually 12 wines would be released during 2001.

Although vineyard acreage has increased, the winery’s needs have outstripped the growth and Satek Winery has had to purchase grapes.  Most (80%) are from other Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania vineyards to remain as close in character to our grapes as possible.  California grapes are also purchased.

The winery was originally designed for 10,000 gal capacity, although nearly 13,000 gal were produced in the last 12 months.  With the expansion, production can be increased to an anticipated 25,000 – 30,000 gal.

Satek Winery has expanded its vineyard from the original 2 acres to 8 acres (4 owned and 40 contracted).  A ton of grapes will produce about 150 gal of wine.  An acre of grapes will produce 3-7 tons of grapes.

A newly planted grapevine will take about 5 years to reach full production, and about 7 years to reach full flavor maturity.  Grapevines generally slow down in production after about 35 years, but may live to be 100 years old, or older.

Satek Winery has had nearly 80% of its wines win medals in the third largest international wine competition in the US for each of the last three years.

Wines grown on Satek Winery vineyards have won gold medals, and Best in Class awards, from dry red and white wines to semi-sweet red and white wines.

Pam Satek, an Indiana University graduate, was a teacher, followed by being a Principal of an Elementary School in the Lutheran School System for 16 years. Larry Satek holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry and was a research scientist for 23 years, after 7 years of being a college chemistry professor.

Christmas Light Tour


Date:           December 7, 2017

Time:          4:30 PM at Senior Center

Leave:         5:00 PM at Senior Center

Place:          Franke Park, Fort Wayne

Dinner:       Golden Corral, Fort Wayne

Cost:           Your cost of the meal and $1.00 for the Tour of Franke Park.  Transportation by donation.

RSVP by:  November 22, 2017