Winter - Day Trips

 

Spring & Summer 2016


(29) Michigan Premiere of If/Then at the Fisher

When a city planner moves back to New York to restart her life,her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, and her life splits into two parallel paths. This bold, original Broadway musical by the creative team for the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Next to Normal follows both stories simultaneously as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance. New York Magazine calls it "The best musical of the year! Every single thing in this show is new. You absolutely never know what is going to happen, right up to the last, powerful moving beat." Our package includes main floor seats to the 2 p.m. matinee, a three-course lunch (choice of three entrees) before the show at Pegasus Taverna in Greektown,and deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU.

Saturday, April 9 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Price: $119 Members; $139 Non-Member

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(30) Love Letters with Ali MacGraw & Ryan O'Neal at the Fisher

When they were both just seven years old, Andrew wrote his first letter to Melissa to tell her that she looked like a lost princess. Over the next fifty years - through personal triumphs, despair, wars, marriages, children and careers - they poured out their secrets to each other. The Miami Herald said "with their skills, their shared history, and their movie-star aura, MacGraw and O'Neal take their audience on an emotionally engaging trip through a different era." Our package includes main floor seats to the 2 p.m. matinee, a three-course lunch (choice of three entrees) at Andiamo's in the Renaissance Center prior to the show, and deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU.


Saturday, April 16 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Price: $109 Members: $129 Non-Members

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SPRING & SUMER DAY TRIPS - 2016

(31)  Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Detroit Opera House
A handsome prince, with the help of a magic flute, a lovesick bird-catcher, and three child-spirits, searches for love, truth, and a kidnapped princess.  Along the way he meets a giant serpent, an evil queen, and a secret brotherhood.  Come see why Mozart’s most fantastical opera is among his most beloved.  Our package includes seating at the 11 a.m. dress rehearsal, lunch at Sinbad’s on the River, and deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU.  It also includes a pre-trip lecture by Greg Largent, Director of Music Ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Saginaw.
Friday: May 13 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Pre-Trip Lecture: Tuesday, May 10 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. in C129
Price: $99 Members; $119 Non-Members

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(32)  The Sound of Music at the Fisher Theatre
Audiences in Detroit will be among the first to see this brand new production of The Sound of Music.  The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp family will still include all your favorite songs, including My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Every Mountain and Edelweiss.  Directed by Jack O’Brien, this remake of the classic promises “to tear off the varnish of the past and reveal one of the great, fresh glories of musical theatre.”  Our package includes main floor tickets to the 2 p.m. matinee, lunch beforehand at the amazing Motor City Casino Assembly Line Buffet, and deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU.  
Saturday: May 14 from 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Price: $129 Members; $149 Non-Members

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(33)  Bridges of Madison County at the Wharton
Bridges of Madison County, one of the most romantic stories ever written, first captured the nation’s attention as a best-selling novel and is now an irresistible, two-time Tony award-winning Broadway musical.  This new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Jason Robert Brown.  The Daily News hails it as “one of Broadway’s best scores in the last decade.”  It is the unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.  Our package includes main floor tickets to the 2 p.m. matinee, a three-course lunch at Bravo Cucina Italian, and deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU.
Saturday:   May 21 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: $129 Members; $149 Non-Members

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(34)  Springtime Flowers and More at the Eastern Market

The Detroit Eastern Market is the largest historic public market in the United States.  Since 1891, it has been home to an amazing community of farmers, merchants, restaurants, unique shops, food lovers, and residents.  We’ll be visiting on the Sunday following Flower Day, so this will be a wonderful opportunity to purchase plants for your garden, but it won’t be as busy as Flower Day.  Our coach will park at a convenient location, so you can drop off your purchases throughout the day.  Lunch will be on your own; however, we will provide a list of restaurant options and a map of the Market on the coach.  Our package includes motorcoach transportation from SVSU.
Sunday: May 22 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Price: $45 Members; $65 Non-Members

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(35)  Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour at the Fox
The international dance phenomenon is back by popular demand with a 20th anniversary world tour which is making stops in over 60 North American cities.  Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, it celebrated a sold-out, critically acclaimed run across Europe and Asia.  The show features new costumes, new lighting, new projections and the addition of a brand new number, Anna Livia.  Riverdance is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song which draws on Irish traditions.  Our package includes main floor tickets to the 2 p.m. matinee, a three-course lunch at Andiamo’s at the Renaissance Center prior to the show, and deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU.
Saturday: June 4 from 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: $129 Members; $149 Non-Members

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(36)  Forever Plaid at Meadow Brook Theatre & Meadow Brook Hall Tour
Once upon a time, there were four guys who discovered they shared a love for music, and then got together to become like their idols --The Four Freshman, the Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts.  Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family plumbing supply company, they became “Forever Plaid.”  On the way to their first big gig, the band is broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly.  It is the moment when their careers and lives end, and the story of Forever Plaid begins.  This nostalgic and fun revue includes classic barbershop quartet harmonies, pitch-perfect melodies and some of the best songs of the 1950s.  Our day begins with time to shop at Nino Salvagio’s in Troy, followed by a tour of Meadow Brook Hall and a three-course lunch.  Then we’re off to the 2 p.m. matinee.  Our package includes the show, tour, lunch and deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU.
Wednesday: June 8 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: $99 Members; $119 Non-Members

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(37)  Lilac Festival & Lunch at the Grand Hotel
The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival, which began as a one-day event in 1949, has now grown to a ten-day festival celebrating the Island’s lilac collection and much more.  We will leave SVSU bright and early via motorcoach and then take a Shepler’s ferry over to the Island.  A horse-drawn taxi will take you to the Grand Hotel for the legendary Grand Luncheon Buffet, which features hot and cold entrees, seafood, salad, pastries and more.  After lunch, you will have the balance of the day to explore Mackinac Island and enjoy this unique place and the scent of lilacs. We’ll leave the Island at 5 p.m. and return to SVSU around 9 p.m.   Our package includes the ferry ride, a horse-drawn taxi to the Grand Hotel, the buffet lunch, and motorcoach transportation from SVSU.
Thursday: June 9 from 7:45 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Price: $129 Members; $149 Non-Members

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(01)  Charity Island Boat Cruise & Wine Tasting
Back by popular demand, we are offering a trip to Charity Island!  Located approximately ten miles offshore in the middle of the Saginaw Bay, Charity Island consists of almost 300 acres of forest and three miles of shoreline.  Many rare and protected species grow on the Island and it is home to a very unique archaeological site.  After leaving SVSU by deluxe motorcoach, our first stop will be Modern Craft Winery in Au Gres, where you will have a chance to sample and perhaps buy some of their wines.  Then we cruise to the island on the 50-foot passenger ferryboat, the Northstar.  On the island we’ll hear a lecture about the history of the island, and enjoy dinner (your choice of lightly breaded lake perch or sirloin tips).  Dessert will be served on the return trip to AuGres.  Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water are provided and you can bring your own beer or wine.  Please note that once on the island, there is a quarter-mile walk up to the lighthouse.  
Tuesday: July 12 from 1 - 10 p.m.
Price: $145 Members; $165 Non-Members

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(02)  Ann Arbor Art Fair
Join other art enthusiasts at the opening day of the 57th annual Ann Arbor Street Art Fair.  If you have never been to this art fair, you don’t know what you’re missing!  Since 1960, the fair has transformed Ann Arbor into an open-air art gallery, drawing visitors, artists, and crafts people from across the country.  Over the course of four days, about 500,000 people will attend the fair, which features more than a thousand artists.  In addition to the exceptional art, you’ll find stage performances, delicious food, and fun activities.  When you travel with us, you won’t have to worry about parking or that long tiring ride home. Lunch will be on your own at one of Ann Arbor’s wonderful restaurants, or graze throughout the day at the various food stands.  Our package includes motorcoach transportation from SVSU.  Please note, this trip will require lots of walking and it is usually very warm in late July.
Thursday:   July 21 from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: $45 Members; $65 Non-Members

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(03)  Morning’s at Seven at the Purple Rose & Big House Tour
Morning’s at Seven is a rare thing -- a gentle comedy about folks just like us.  The story, set in a small Midwestern town in 1938, revolves around four sisters, two of whom shake things up when they decide to change their lives while they still have time.  This wonderful comedy, which celebrates love and family, was written by University of Michigan graduate Paul Osborn.  Our day will begin in Ann Arbor with a Michigan stadium tour where you’ll see the field, the game-day locker room, press box and suites.  Then we’re off to the Common Grill for lunch and a little free time in Chelsea.  Finally, we will gather for the 3 p.m. matinee of Morning’s at Seven.  Our package includes the show, lunch, the tour, and deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU.
Wednesday: August 3 from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Price: $99 Members; $119 Non-Members

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(04)  Detroit’s Revitalization
In conjunction with “Feet on the Street Tours” we are offering this interactive, fun and engaging learning experience.  You will learn about Detroit, its history, places and people.  This will include the challenges and opportunities in the City and the positive investment, revitalization, rehabilitation efforts and community building taking place.  Issues in the news about bankruptcy, population change, abandoned areas, and poverty will be covered.  The tour will include downtown, Woodward Avenue, Campus Martius, Eastern Market, Midtown, Corktown, the International Riverwalk/Greenways, and the historic neighborhoods of Brush Park and Lafayette Park.  A lunch buffet at Colors Restaurant is included.  The restaurant is housed in the Carr Center, one of Detroit’s oldest buildings which has been restored and is now a thriving Cultural Arts Center.  Our package includes the tour, lunch and deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU.
Thursday: August 11 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: $99 Members; $119 Non-Members

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(05)  Tiger Game in the Shade: OLLI Family Outing
Here’s your chance to bring along the whole family on an OLLI trip!  We have very good outfield box seats in the shade (Section 112) to a Sunday afternoon game which pits the Tigers against the Boston Red Sox.  If  you haven’t been to a ball game in Comerica Park, you  really need to join us.  In the middle of the food court, a merry-go-round is available for the young and young-at-heart, with patrons riding atop tigers instead of horses.  Our package includes tickets to the game and motorcoach transportation from SVSU.  Lunch will be on your own at one of the many concession areas in the park.  This outing is the same price for members and non-members, so invite your family, friends, and colleagues.  Please, no children under five years of age!
Sunday: August 21 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: $89 Members; $89 Non-Members

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