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Trips and Tours

The tours listed below are co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register.
 

“Remembering Bobby Vee”
Thursday, January 24
    Begin with an included lunch at Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Remembering Bobby Vee. Enjoy an authentic and joy-filled ride through the music and life of the Midwest’s own Bobby Vee performed by his sons, nephew, and grandson- The Killer Vees. Celebrate the legacy of Bobby Vee in music, stories, and videos. Bobby Vee, who passed away October 24, 2016, is called “one of the top 10 most consistent chart-makers of all time” with 38 hits in the Billboard Top 100 and six gold records. With classics like Take Good Care of My Baby, Rubber Ball, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, and Devil or Angel, this show is bound to take you on a trip down memory lane!
    This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register.
    $79 pp; Waconia 9:10 am-5:45 pm, NYA 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Plato 9:45am-5:15 pm, Lester Prairie 10 am-5 pm, Winsted 10:15 am-4:45 pm, Howard Lake 10:30 am-4:30 pm, Cokato 10:45 am-4:15 pm

Lend Me a Tenor
Wednesday, February 6
    We’re on our way to the Old Log Theater after lunch on your own at Maynard’s for Lend Me a Tenor. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is set to welcome world-famous Tito Morelli, the greatest tenor of his era, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late, and following a series of hilarious mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. Saunders convinces his assistant Max to put on Morelli’s costume and fool the audience into believing they are seeing the star. Max succeeds, but Morelli comes to and puts on his other costume ready to perform. Hilarity ensues!
    This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register.
    $62 pp; Cokato 9:30 am-5:45 pm, Howard Lake 9:45 am-5:30 pm, Winsted 10 am-5:15 pm, Lester Prairie 10:15 am-5 pm, Plato 10:30 am-4:45 pm, NYA 10:45 am-4:30 pm Waconia 11 am-4:15 pm

“Church Basement Ladies: You Smell Barn“
Thursday, February 14
    After lunch on your own at Culver’s in Chanhassen, we’re on our way to the Ames Center in Burnsville for the 7th in the Church Basement Ladies series. You Smell Barn celebrates rural life in the 1950’s. And, at the center of it all, are your favorite Church Basement Ladies. The 7th in the Church Basement Ladies series is a musical treat for all.
    This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register.
    $59 pp; Cokato 9 am-5:30 pm, Howard Lake 9:15 am, 5:15 pm, Winsted 9:30 am-5 pm, Lester Prairie 9:45 am-4:45 pm, Plato 10 am-4:30 pm, NYA 10:15 am-4:15 pm, Waconia 10:30 am-4 pm, Chanhassen 10:45 am-3:45 pm

“Church Basement Ladies: Rise Up, O Men”
Tuesday, February 19
    Begin with lunch on your own at Culver’s in Chanhassen. Then we’re on our way to the beautiful Masquerade Dance Theater at the Ames Center in Burnsville, catching the cast before they head out on a National Tour. Rise Up, O Men features the men of the church and your favorite church basement ladies who serve them.
    This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register.
    $59 pp; Cokato 9 am-5:45 pm, Howard Lake 9:15 am-5:30 pm, Winsted 9:30 am-5:15 pm, Lester Prairie 9:45 am-5 pm, Plato 10 am-4:45 pm, NYA 10:15 am-4:30 pm, Waconia 10:30 am-4:15 pm, Chanhassen 10:45 am-4 pm

“Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away”
Thursday, February 21
    Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of BBQ ribs & chicken, beer cheese mac, coleslaw and more. This show includes some rock ’n roll history in reverse. The first set features songs from Gene Pitney, Sonny Curtis and Bobby Vee. The second set is All Holly Hits! Nick Freeman stars as Buddy Holly with Crickets Blake Foster (guitar) as Sonny Curtis, Zach Spicer (drums) as Jerry Allison and Mitch Benson (bass) as Joe Mauldin. It’s an IVEY-Award winning show you need to see!
    This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register.
    $79 pp; Cokato 9 am-5:30 pm, Howard Lake 9:15 am-5:15 pm, Winsted 9:30 am-5 pm, Lester Prairie 9:45 am-4:45 pm, Plato 10 am-4:30 pm, NYA 10:15 am-4:15 pm, Waconia 10:30 am-4 pm, Chanhassen 10:45 am-3:45 pm

Classic Nashville Roadshow
Tuesday, March 5
     I’ve checked this out on Youtube, and I’m excited!  We’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Pizza Ranch and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre. Remember when June fell for Johnny and Loretta was just a coal miner’s daughter? Let Classic NashvilleRoadshow take you on a journey down memory lane with your favorite classic hits honoring the world’s most beloved country greats! Starring Jason Petty and Katie Deal, Classic NashvilleRoadshow features renowned duets, such as Golden RingLouisiana WomanMississippi Man and Jackson; poignant tunes like Crazy and He Stopped Loving Her Today; and gospel traditions such as Will The Circle Be Unbroken. Get swept back in time with songs made famous by Dolly, Hank, Patsy, Tammy, George, Merle and many, many more! 
     This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register. 
     $75 pp; Waconia 9:10 am-5:45 pm; NYA 9:30 am-5:30 pm; Plato 9:45 am-5:15 pm;   Lester Prairie 10 am-5 pm; Winsted 10:15 am-4:45 pm; Howard Lake 10:30 am-4:30 pm; Cokato 10:45 am-4:15 pm

"Honky Tonk Laundry"
Saturday, April 6
     We’re going to the St. Croix Off Broadway Theatre at the Hudson House where we’ll begin with an included dinner. Then it’s time for Honky Tonk Laundry. Move over, Thelma and Louise! When Lana Mae Hopkins, owner and proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washateria, hires Katie to help out in the laundromat, they soon find themselves up to their elbows in soap, suds, and cheatin’ hearts. Watch these two country angels join forces to turn their good ol’ laundromat into a bootscootin’ honky-tonk, exacting a touch of revenge against those that done ‘em wrong, all while guaranteeing every customer a good, clean time!  Take a ride to Nashville heaven in this musical from Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes and Life Could Be A Dream). Honky Tonk Laundry features the music of Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Sara Evans, The Dixie Chicks, Chely Wright, Dolly Parton, Pam Tillis, Gretchen Wilson, Terri Cark, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, and Patsy Cline!  Watch out now 'cuz we might do some yodelin', too.  
     This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register. 
     $81 pp; Cokato 9:15 am-5:45 pm; Howard Lake 9:30 am-5:30 pm; Winsted 9:45 am-5:15 pm; Lester Prairie 10 am-5 pm; Plato 10:15 am-4:45 pm; NYA 10:30 am-4:30 pm; Waconia 10:45 am-4:15 pm; Chanhassen 11 am-4 pm

“Red Herring”
Wednesday, April 10
    At the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington we’ll begin with an included lunch of chicken breast in herb & wine cream sauce, parsley potatoes and vegetable du jour, dinner rolls and assorted desserts. Red Herring: three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. It’s 1952: America’s on the verge of the H-bomb, Eisenhower’s on the campaign trail, and Senator Joe McCarthy’s daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy. A sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.
    This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register.
    $79 pp; Cokato 9 am-5:30 pm, Howard Lake 9:15 am-5:15 pm, Winsted 9:30 am-5 pm, Lester Prairie 9:45 am-4:45 pm, Plato 10 am-4:30 pm, NYA 10:15 am-4:15 pm, Waconia 10:30 am-4 pm, Chanhassen 10:45 am-3:45 pm

Garage Sale Day - Back to the Basics
Friday, May 3
    We’ve had great times at garage sales in the Hastings area. This year we’re going back to the basics: we’re staying in Hastings for more shopping time and we’re also going on Friday. We’ll have 4-4½ hours to shop with a fast food lunch on your own, the only interruption. Snacks and beverages will be available.
    This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register.
    $39 pp; Cokato 6:45 am-5:45 pm, Howard Lake 7 am-5:30 pm, Winsted 7:15 am-5:15 pm, Lester Prairie 7:30 am-5 pm, Plato 7:45 am-4:45 pm, NYA 8 am-4:30 pm, Waconia 8:15 am-4:15 pm, Chanhassen 8:30 am-4 pm

State Capitol/Cherokee Tavern/Fort Snelling National Cemetery Tour
Tuesday, June 11
    The State Capitol renovation is beautiful, the buffet lunch is great, and the highlight just may be the tour of Fort Snelling National Cemetery. I am held in awe each time we return. Experience the grandeur of the People’s House. The State of Minnesota has completed a $310-million project to preserve our 1905 State Capitol - including the restoration of its extensive and amazing artwork. A wonderful included bbq rib and baked ham buffet lunch at the Cherokee Tavern follows our capitol tour. Our final stop is also the final stop for many of our honored veterans and their spouses. Fort Snelling National Cemetery was established on July 14, 1939. The cemetery serves over 1.4 million veterans in the 5-state area. Over 4,900 burials are conducted each year, and Fort Snelling National Cemetery is the 4th busiest and 10th largest cemetery in the National Cemetery Administration. We’ll be treated to a fully guided drive-through tour and will get to see many of the day-to-day activities that take place there. You will be amazed!
    This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register.
    $62 pp; Cokato 7:15 am-4:30 pm, Howard Lake 7:30 am-4:15 pm, Winsted 7:45 am-4 pm, Lester Prairie 8 am-3:45 pm, Plato 8:15 am-3:30 pm, NYA 8:30 am-3:15 pm, Waconia 8:45 am-3 pm, Chanhassen 9 am-2:45 pm

Jim Stafford  
Tuesday, June 18
    Begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Jim Stafford. Best known for his humorous country novelty songs of the mid-'70s, multi-instrumentalist Jim Stafford also enjoyed a lengthy career as a television personality and live entertainer. Stafford was born in 1944 in Florida and learned guitar from his father. “The Swamp Witch” scraped the bottom of the Top 40 in 1973, but it was the following year's "Spiders and Snakes" - a song co-written with David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers - that brought Stafford into the big time. The song peaked at number three on the pop charts, went gold, and helped make Stafford a household name. His sense of humor was also showcased on the follow-up hits "My Girl Bill" and "Wildwood Weed," the latter another Top Ten pop hit, and he charted in the Top 40 again in 1975 with "Your Bulldog Drinks Champagne" and "I Got Stoned and I Missed It.”  
    This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register. 
    $82 pp; Waconia 9:10 am-5:45 pm, NYA 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Plato 9:45 am-5:15 pm, Lester Prairie 10 am-5 pm, Winsted 10:15 am-4:45 pm, Howard Lake 10:30 am-4:30 pm, Cokato 10:45 am-4:15 pm
 
Historic Chippewa City & Fagen Fighters WWII Museum Tour
Wednesday, June 26
    This tour really is THAT GOOD! I highly recommend it as a special day to bring kids and grandkids. We’ll begin with Historic Chippewa City, home to 24 buildings replicating a late 1800’s village, complete with town square and boardwalk as well as a centrally located bandstand/gazebo. Some of the buildings inspired artist Terry Redlin. Before we leave, we’ll enjoy an included picnic lunch. Then we’ll depart for the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum, a living memorial to one of the most critical times in our nation’s history. Fagen Fighters WWII Museum is a showcase of fully operational iconic aircraft and ground equipment used in that epic conflict. Most importantly, it is a tribute to the men and women whose incredible sacrifices during that time shaped the freedom and liberty we enjoy today. This museum is awesome!  As we leave Granite Falls, we’ll stop for refreshments at the Dairy Queen before departing.  
    This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register.
    $64 pp (ages 17-under $56); Cokato 6:20 am-6:15 pm; Howard Lake 6:30 am-6 pm; Winsted 6:45 am-5:45 pm; Lester Prairie 7 am-5:30 pm; NYA 7:15 am-5:15 pm; Plato 7:30 am-5 pm; Hector 8:10 am-4:20 pm
 
Taylors Falls/FawnDoe Rosa Tour
Wednesday, July 10
   Begin with an 80 minute boat cruise of the St. Croix River Valley while we enjoy an included lunch of herb focaccia sandwich with turkey and cheese, organic baby carrots and seasoned fruit and locally made chocolate bite. Then we’ll take a five minute ride to FawnDoeRosa Wildlife Educational Park where we’ll see all sorts of animals we may see often (goats, sheep, chickens, bunnies, etc.) or may rarely see and wonder what they actually look like up close and personal (llamas, ferrets, skunk, porcupine, badgers, coyote, bobcats, and elk). You may even walk through the park with a deer by your side. It’s a pretty awesome experience for adults and children alike!
    This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register. 
    $77 pp, Ages 3-12 $68 pp; Cokato 7 am-6:30 pm, Howard Lake 7:15 am-6:15 pm, Winsted 7:30 am-6 pm, Lester Prairie 7:45 am-5:45 pm, Plato 8 am-5:30 pm, NYA 8:15 am-5:15 pm, Waconia 8:30 am-5 pm, Victoria 8:45 am-4:45 pm, Chanhassen 9 am-4:30 pm
 
Obviously, This Ain’t Iowa Mystery  
Tuesday, July 23
    Our destination is by request… with a discount price for kids. I’ll drop a few hints along the way. First, we’ll pick up a guide so I can relax. I’ll be stressed. Coffee and rolls will be included somewhere along the line. We’ll take a guided tour of a place we’ve all heard of. Many of you may have family members who have spent time there. It’s not a prison, but you must have your ID with you… driver’s license is best choice… no excuses. Kids, you’re okay unless you’re a felon. Hints: Did you know that Jesse Ventura nicknamed Gene Okerlund “Mean Gene”? How many of you have “hideaway homes”? No famous actresses ever lived in Lester Prairie, but I know of a “Hall of Fame” concertina player who resides there. I digress. Hungry? Hint: Perhaps we’ll find some roadkill along the way to an included catered lunch. Then we’ll explore an extraordinary museum. This will be no “fly by night” experience! Our final stop will be a guided visit which may seem like a family rebellion for some in our group. This tour is absolutely recommended for all ages. You know you can trust me!  
    This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register. 
    $89 pp, Ages 15-under $79 pp; NYA 6:45 am-6:30 pm, Plato 7 am-6:15 pm, Lester Prairie 7:15 am-6 pm, Winsted 7:30 am-5:45 pm, Howard Lake 7:45 am-5:30 pm, Cokato 8 am-5:15 pm
 

Minnesota State Fair
Thursday, August 29
    It’s Senior & Kids’ Day, at the Minnesota State Fair! Bring the grandkids! You’ll have about six hours to check things out. Perhaps it’s agriculture that will be of interest to you, including the livestock and Machinery Hill. It could be the shows throughout the grounds. If you’re young or young at heart, the Midway, Kidway or thrill rides at Adventure Park could be your destination. Bring your appetite and check out the interesting variety of foods available throughout the fairgrounds. Why would you want to drive, park and pay admission when it’s all included right here?
    This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register.
    $53 pp (Ages 65+ or Ages 5-12 $48 pp); Cokato 7 am-6:30 pm, Howard Lake 7:15 am-6:15 pm, Winsted 7:30 am-6 pm, Lester Prairie 7:45 am-5:45 pm, Plato 8 am-5:30 pm, NYA 8:15 am-5:15 pm, Waconia 8:30 am-5 pm, Chanhassen 8:45 am-4:45 pm

KEYC-TV Bandwagon Show Taping Tour
Monday, September 9
    We rarely do evening tours, but I think you’ll enjoy this one. I hope you’ll join us. We’re headed for the Kato Ballroom in Mankato for the taping of four Bandwagon Shows with Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers. Motorcoach transportation, admission and a dinner of ham, scalloped potatoes, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage are included. Our group will be seated together, but you’re free to move about. Perhaps you’d like to dance, just relax with friends, meet new people, or get to be on TV.
    This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register.
    $64 pp; Cokato 3:15 pm-12:15 am, Howard Lake 3:30 pm-12 am, Winsted 3:45-11:45 pm, Lester Prairie 4-11:30 pm, Plato 4:15-11:15 pm, NYA 4:30-11 pm, Arlington 4:45 -10:45 pm, Gaylord 5-10:30 pm

Stillwater Fall Colors Boat Cruise  
Wednesday, October 9
    This has become an annual event, and it is so relaxing and a reminder that our seasons are changing. Hopefully, we’ll see some beautiful fall colors. I am so impressed with the included deli buffet lunch. You could build your own sandwich with all sorts of ingredients and add warm entree’ selections and dessert. There will also be snacks available for our ride home.  
    This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register.
    $67 pp; Cokato 7:45 am-5 pm, Howard Lake 8 am-4:45 pm, Winsted 8:15 am-4:30 pm, Lester Prairie 8:30 am-4:15 pm, Plato 8:45 am-4 pm, NYA 9 am-3:45 pm, Waconia 9:15 am-3:30 pm, Victoria 9:30 am-3:15 pm, Chanhassen 9:45 am-3 pm

Trips and Tours

The following trip is co-sponsored with Highway 12 Trippers, call 320-543-4670 to register.           

Lanesboro, MN Rhubarb Festival Trip/Amish Tour
Saturday, June 1
    Whether you have never been to Lanesboro or it is a favorite destination, you will love the trip we have planned for you! We will be taking in the festivities of Lanesboro’s famous rhubarb festival. You will have time for: tasting the free rhubarb treats the town will provide for us, for shopping, visiting the craft fair, taking in the activities, and having lunch on your own. In the afternoon we will be taking a 3 hour Amish tour with fun stops along the way giving us an opportunity to shop. (Remember the Amish only take cash or checks)
    Depart 7:15 am MAWSECO Howard Lake, 720 9th Avenue, south parking lot.
Arrive in Lanseboro at 10:15 am, Rhubard at 10:30 am.
Lunch and shopping on your own
Bluffscape Amish Tour 1:30-4:30 pm.
Dinner on your own in Fairbault, MN at 6:30 pm.
9:20 pm estimated return
    $57 includes travel and tour. Meals and shopping on your own

Registration Information

Registration is not complete until payment is made. It is recommended that you pay as you register. Some attractions require early deposits, and tours may be canceled if clients haven’t made payments. Refunds for cancellations are subject to penalty if Community Club has made nonrefundable deposits. If you must cancel late, please find a replacement. If there is a wait list for the tour, we will attempt to assist you. Make checks payable to District 2687.

Special Needs: Please contact us if you have any questions pertaining to wheelchairs, walkers, etc.

Canceled Activities: If a trip is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, we will notify you and a refund will be made. Unless you are notified, you should meet at the time and place listed.

Tips: It is not mandatory that you tip the driver or the tour escort if you feel they have done an excellent job, but tips are certainly appreciated and accepted.

Responsibility/Liability: Tour registrants agree that neither Community Club Tours (Flagship Bank Winsted), District 2687, its agents, escorts, nor coach drivers shall be liable for any damages, loss (including personal injury, death or property loss) or expenses incurred during the tour. If an adjustment in the tour schedule beyond the control of Community Club Tours (Flagship Bank Winsted) is necessary, all attempts will be made to find suitable and equitable replacements. Any additional charges will be the responsibility of the tour registrant, and any resulting savings will be refunded to the registrant. Transportation carriers, hotels, restaurants and attraction agents are independent contractors and are not affiliated with Community Club Tours (Flagship Bank Winsted) or District 2687. In the event that a tour must cancel, Community Club Tours (Flagship Bank Winsted), District 2687 is responsible only for a refund of the moneys paid to Community Club Tours by registrant.