GRF News - Travel
TRAVEL Traveling Tigers Video on trip to balloon fiesta will be shown The Traveling Tigers Club will meet Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9 at noon. Chuck Sones will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and give the meal prayer. Following the meal, a short business meeting will be conducted by President Vic Armstrong. Chuck Sones will announce the nominations of the 2014 slate of officers. The program will start at approximately 1:15 p.m. Joanna Matos, vice president, will welcome guest speaker Jim Clement to the meeting. Jim brings a lively 40-minute video of the recent tour to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Members will also spend a few minutes recalling their trip on Route 66 through Gallup, N.M., Holbrook, Winslow, Flagstaff, Winona and Kingman, Ariz., and Barstow and San Bernardino. Sights such as the historic El Rancho Hotel and Motel, the colorful Wigwam Motel, the World famous “Here It Is” Jackrabbit sign and Joe and Aggie’s Café. Anyone interested in seeing the program or joining the club should contact Vic at 594-7594. Annual membership is $3. The club meets the third Wednesday of the month. Joanna Matos photo BALLOONS in different stages of readiness prepare for lift-off from Ascension Field at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Young Americans Kick off holiday season at show Children A Priority is sponsoring a trip to see the Young Americans Christmas Show at the La Mirada Theater on Friday, Dec. 13. What a great way to kick off the holiday season. The cost is $65, include bus, driver’s gratuity and admission. Residents who took this trip in the past say that it is a grand program and wonderful way to ring in the holiday season. For reservations and more information, call Juanita Townsend, 431-4026. The proceeds benefit children’s charities of Southern California. On the Go Gardens of Asia – Sunday, Nov. 10, $65 or $89 w/ optional tea lunch, David Nell & Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287. Pauma Casino — Nov. 13, $15; $10 cash in machine, New York Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598‑3743; or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949. LA Bakery Tour — Nov. 13, $86 includes lunch at Tam O’Shanter, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598‑3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896. The Bowers Museum: “The Art of Van Cleef & Arpels” and “Gods & Gifts: The Vatican Collection”— Thursday, Nov. 21, $42, LBCC Senior Center, 938-3048. The Gamble House, Pasadena—Tuesday, Nov. 26, $40, LBCC Senior Center, 938-3048. Masters of Harmony, Carpenters Center — Nov. 30, $20, Jim Clement, 682-1747. Five Crowns Restaurant/Roger’s Gardens—Monday, Dec. 2, $68 with dinner, LBCC Senior Center, 938-3048. Solvang Danish “Christmas” – Saturday, Dec. 7, $52, David Nell and Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287. Gondola Getaway/Big Red Bus Holiday Lights Tour —Tuesday, Dec. 10, Thursday, Dec. 12, $44, LBCC Senior Center, 938-3048. Young Americans, La Mirada Theater —Dec. 13, $65, Children A Priority, Juanita Townsend, 431-4026. Mission Inn Christmas—Dec. 17, $79 includes dinner, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598‑3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896. Newport Harbor Lights Cruise – Wednesday, Dec. 18, $94, David Nell & Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287. Huntington Harbour Lights Cruise – Sunday, Dec. 22, $89, David Nell & Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287. Christmas Brunch, Manchester Grand Hyatt at San Diego Bay – Wednesday, Dec. 25, $105, David Nell and Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287. Pala Casino— Friday, Jan. 17, $6, American Legion, Tony Dodero, 430-5828, or (714) 357-8196. Rubel Castle, Glendora —Tuesday, Feb. 4, $42, LBCC Senior Center, 938-3048. Valentine Special, L.A. Flower Mart—Thursday, Feb. 6, $32, LBCC Senior Center, 938-3048. Carlsbad Flower Fields— March 19, $72 includes lunch at Hunter’s Steakhouse, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598‑3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896. Fabulous Palm Springs Follies— Thursday, April 10, 2014, $75, Social Club 17, David Zimmerman, 594-7457, or Cathy Gassman, 596-4014. Santa Barbara— March 19, $72 includes lunch at Enterprise Fish Co., New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598‑3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896. Harrah’s Rincon — Daily, free, Amphitheater, 7:15-7:30 a.m., (877) 777-2457. Pala Casino — Thursdays, free, $5 back in slot play, Amphitheater, 7:30 a.m., reservations needed, (714) 283-8687. Pechanga Casino — Daily, Amphitheater, 8 a.m., free, $10 in EZ Play upon arrival, (951) 770-2579. Valley View Casino — Daily, Amphitheater, 7:45 a.m., $6, $15 back in slots. Overnight Trips Laughlin, Edgewater — Sunday-Tuesday, Nov. 17-19, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598‑3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896. Laughlin, Riverside Christmas Party— Dec. 8-11, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598‑3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896. Quartsite, Ariz, Blue Water Resort— Jan. 21-23, New York Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598‑3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949. Yellowstone & Tetons in Winter – Jan. 25-30, David Nell and Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287. Coastal “Safari” By Rail – Feb. 5-8, David Nell and Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287. Palm Springs, Follies, Aerial Tramway — Feb., 11-12, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598‑3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896. Laughlin, Oak Ridge Boys – Feb. 16-18, David Nell and Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287. Alaska Iditarod & Northern Lights – Feb. 20-March 3, David Nell and Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287. Wonder Valley Ranch — March 5-8, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598‑3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896. Western U.S. and Canada— May 12-24, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598‑3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896. Carpenter Center Masters of Harmony comes Nov. 30 The Masters of Harmony will present its annual holiday performance, “My Favorite Things,” on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at 2 and 8 p.m. The Masters of Harmony is a male musical ensemble, performing primarily in the barbershop style and dedicated to musical excellence. In addition to the ensemble, the performance will also feature the Barbershop Harmony Society’s current international quartet champion, “Masterpiece.” Leisure Worlder Jim Clement is organizing a group to attend the 2 p.m. performance. For information and to purchase discount senior tickets, $20, call Jim, 682-1747. Tickets, $35, golden circle; $25, center orchestra; and $19, regular seating; are available Monday - Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., by visiting the Carpenter Center’s box office, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach, CA, 90815, or by calling, 985-7000. Pauma Day trip set Nov. 13 The New York Club will escort a day-trip to Pauma Casino on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The cost of the trip is $15, with $10 cash returned in the machine. During the trip, bingo is played coming and going and snacks are served. For reservations and information, call Phyllis Pierce, 598‑3743; or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949. SELF PILGRIMAGE— Reddy DeGuzman, Mutual 1, recently returned from her 47th pilgrimage in Europe to locations where miracles took place, including Spain, France, Prague and Ephesus, Turkey, Mother Mary’s house. She also attended the 96th anniversary of the Apparition of Our Mother Mary of Fatima with Paolo Foncesca (left), the governor of Ourem, Portugal. The Mass was attended by four cardinals, 200 bishops and thousands of priests and a million people. It was during a previous pilgrimage that Reddy arranged today’s visit of the Miraculous Infant Jesus for a healing Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church. “It is special that he comes to Leisure World,” she says. HALLOWEEN IN HAWAII— Michael Ho, Mutual 1, and Anna Derby, Mutual 5, arrived in Maui just in time to attend the Lahaina Halloween Parade. Anna said they saw enough Halloween costumes, young and old, to last an entire lifetime. Fifty-five adults participated the costume contest for the $1,000 prize.