Four Winds Casino

Jan 13
Mar 11
Ages 21+

At the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI, choose from blackjack, craps, baccarat, roulette, poker, keno, and over 3,000 slots, including penny machines. Receive a $10 credit towards lunch and $15 for slot play. A valid state ID is required.

Pick up: Simkus 8:20am-6:30pm
Registration Due Date: 9/1
$24 R / $30 NR

Tristan Crist Magic

Jan 18

An incredible Vegas-style magic show, with theatrics and illusion, awaits you at Tristan Crist Magic Theatre in Lake Geneva, WI. Watch a woman get cut in halves, objects levitate, a Harley Davidson motorcycle disappear and more! Lunch is on your own at MOD Pizza prior to the show.

Pick Up: Simkus 10:30a-5:15p
Registration Due Date: 1/1
$61 R / $67 NR

Hard Rock Casino

Feb 3

Join us for a visit to the newest casino in the area! This state-of-the-art casino brings world-class gaming to Gary, Indiana. Test your luck with over 1,800 table games and slot machines. Enjoy lunch on your own at one of their several restaurants. Must be 21+ with a valid state ID.

Pick up at Simkus: 9a-3p
Registration Due Date: 1/15
$15 R / $21 NR

Decorate Your Cake!

Feb 11

Grab a special someone or your best pal and join us for a DIY bakery experience! We’re headed to Lovin’ Oven Cakery in Antioch, where each participant decorates their own 6-inch cake! Participate at your leisure and enjoy time with the people you love. Lunch includes an assortment of mini sandwiches, pasta salad and veggies.

Pick Up Location: Simkus: 8:15a-2:45p
Registration Due Date: 1/15
$47 R / $53 NR

Valentine's Luncheon

Feb 14
Ages 55+

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Carol Stream Park District! Enjoy a catered lunch featuring pasta, salad, and breadsticks. Entertainment to be determined.

Doors Open: 11:30am, Event: 12:00-1:30pm
$20 R / $30 NR
Fountain View Recreation Center

WNDR Museum

Feb 17

Experience art like never before! WNDR Museum in Chicago is an immersive art experience, with modern art exhibits that will captivate you. Experience an enthralling minute in the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room, an interactive look at our new culture of video conferencing, an audio experiment based on Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” and more at this one of a kind museum. Lunch is on your own at Portillo’s after our visit.

Pick Up Simkus: 8:30a-2:30p
Registration Due Date: 1/15
$35 R / $42 NR

Groundhog Day at the Paramount

Feb 23

Join us for a trip to the beautiful Paramount Theatre in Aurora! Imagine being stuck in a time loop and waking up to live the same day over and over again! For cynical weatherman Phil Connors, it’s a never-ending nightmare to be stuck in a small town whose greatest claim to fame is meteorologist groundhog Punxsutawney Phil. Based on the classic Bill Murray comedy, Groundhog Day, the Musical is sure to delight. Lunch before the show includes salad, rolls, roasted pork with apple au jus, roasted red potatoes, broccoli, and cookies/brownies for dessert.

Trip includes Ticket, Lunch and Transportation from the ARC Center located at 201 W. National Street in West Chicago.
Plan to arrive by 10:45am as bus leaves promptly at 11am.
Registration Due Date: 1/15
$58 R / $64 NR

Behind the Scenes: Tempel Lipizzans

Mar 3

What do the Tempel Lipizzans in Wadsworth do to prepare for such greatness? Join us for a glimpse into what goes into the training and caretaking of this endangered horse breed. Observe a training session and ask trainers and riders questions at this historic stable. After our backstage tour, we head to Lamb’s Farm for lunch and shopping on your own. Dress for the weather! 

Pick up at Simkus: 8:30a-2:45p
Registration Due Date: 2/1
$43 R / $49 NR

Creole Stomp

Mar 19

At a Creole Stomp show, every day is Mardis Gras! Join us for some soul tunes at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights, brought to you by the hardest working band in Louisiana music. Creole Stop is notorious for its creative and improvisational style, serving up tradition with entertaining swamp-pop, blues, and honky-tonk. We’ve got your ticket, so laissez les bon temps rouler! Eat dinner prior to this trip.

Pick Up Location: Simkus: 6-10p.
Registration Due date: 2/15
$45 R / $51 NR

Simply Patsy

Mar 22

Mary Pfeifer delivers the sounds of the late and great Patsy Cline at this show at Starved Rock Lodge in Utica. From Patsy's first recordings to her last, this performance will bring back memories of all your favorite songs, including "Crazy" and "Walking After Midnight," while also revealing intriguing facts about the singer's life. A hot lunch buffet is included at the Lodge.

Pick Up Location: Simkus: 9a-5:30p.
Registration Due Date: 3/15
$72 R / $78 NR