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Senior Excursions

Please note the following three items:
1. Senior excursions are funded through a Community Development Block Grant that requires that all participants be age 55 or older. Thank you for your cooperation.

2. All senior and community trips depart from Parking Lot A (formerly known as the Park N' Ride Lot) which is located at 20983 La Puente Rd. in Walnut (near the corner of La Puente and Gartel).

3. The following rating scale has been implemented to help you select the trip that is right for you:
  • Easy: Generally only light walking.
  • Moderate: Some walking necessary. Should be able to stand and/or walk for a longer period of time without assistance.
  • Active: Better physical condition is necessary. Lots of walking included.

Summer 2014 Senior Excursions:
Registration begins Monday, May 19, 2014 for Walnut residents and Monday, May 27, 2014 for all others.
Click here to register for these trips online!

Lobster Festival - ACTIVE
The world’s largest lobster festival is held at the Port of Los Angeles and features dancing, arts and crafts vendors, street performers and live music. Included is a lobster meal complete with lobsters that are flown in fresh from the cold, clean Atlantic Ocean, cole slaw, potatoes, a bread roll, lemon wedges and delicious buttery dippin’ sauce.

Sun Sep 14
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Danish Days in Solvang-MODERATE
Velkommen! Come and celebrate the 78th annual Danish Days Celebration in Solvang. Enjoy time in this picturesque
Danish town for shopping on your own and experiencing all the festivities the day has to offer. Lunch at the Green House Café is included.

Sep 21
8:00 am to 8:30 pm

Thoroughly Modern Millie & Shopping - EASY
First we’ll head to Glendale’s premier shopping destination, The Americana at Brand where you can shop to your heart’s content. Lunch is on your own and there are plenty of wonderful places to eat. Next, it’s off to the Glendale Centre Theatre where we will see Thoroughly Modern Millie, a high-spirited musical romp that took Broadway by storm, winning the TONY award for Best Musical! Set in 1922, the story is about young Milicent Dillmount, who has just moved to New York City in search of a new life for herself. Based on the popular movie, filled with frisky flappers, zany characters and toe-tapping dance numbers, Millie is a perfect afternoon of madcap merriment.

Sep 27
11:00 am to 6:30 pm

Fall 2014 Senior Excursions:
Registration begins Monday, August 18, 2014 for Walnut residents and Monday, August 25, 2014 for all others.
Click here to register for these trips online!

For a flyer, please click here.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located within San Diego city limits and yet remains one of the wildest stretches of land on our Southern California coast! 2000 acres of land was developed with the Chaparral Plant Community, the rare and elegant Torrey Pine trees, miles of unspoiled beaches, and a lagoon that is vital to migrating seabirds. There are 8 miles of trails, a visitor center, and guided nature walks on weekends and holidays. Torrey Pines is visited by travelers from all over the world and by local residents who come daily to rest at the stunning overlooks, walk a peaceful trail, or exercise in a clean, beautiful environment. Special care has been taken to preserve it now and forever. Lunch from Subway will be included.
8:00AM to 4:00PM

Join us for a trip to beautiful Ventura, home to exquisite beaches stretching from Surfer's Point to Ventura Harbor. The area includes surf breaks, the historic pier & promenade, Buenaventura State Beach and a thriving marina. We will begin with lunch on the pier and then embark upon a half-day narrated boat cruise adventure with Island Packers along the rugged shore of Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands. A variety of marine animals and birds may also be encountered during the channel crossing. You may see sea lions, seals and island birds. You will have plenty of time to capture it all on film, so don't forget your camera!
8:30AM to 6:45PM

Hollywood Cemetery is a cemetery unlike any other in the world. One of the world's most fascinating landmarks, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place to more of Hollywood's founders and stars than anywhere else on earth. Paramount Studios was built on the back half of the original Hollywood Cemetery, where the studio is still in operation today. The cemetery of choice for most of the founders of Hollywood's great studios and well as writers, directors, and performers, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is now listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Visitors come from all over the world to pay respects to Johnny Ramone, Cecil B. DeMille, Jayne Mansfield, Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks and hundreds more of Hollywood's great stars. Lunch at Cantor's Deli will be included.
OCT 21
9:30AM to 3:30PM

Feel like a regular the moment you walk through the door. The brand new Downtown Grand Las Vegas redefines what a hotel & casino should be. Unique restaurant and bar options delight every taste. Stylish hotel rooms feature an upgraded sleeping experience, modern amenities and comfortable furnishings. This fabulous new casino features brand new slot machines and all your favorite table games in a high-energy and intimate environment. Located in the center of downtown Las Vegas, Downtown Grand is steps away from the Fremont Experience, The Mob Museum, Fremont East Entertainment District, the Las Vegas Premium Outlets and many more must-see sights. Included is a casino coupon book valued at $75.
NOV 16 to TUE NOV 18
10:30AM to 5:00PM
$105 D.O / $155 S.O.

Don't fuss with parking! Stepping aboard our deluxe motor coach to the Annual Festival of Lights in Riverside is your chance to experience the most dazzling holiday spectacle south of the North Pole. The Festival offers many holiday fun-filled activities. You might even catch a glimpse of Santa himself. For dinner, you will dine in one of the award winning restaurants at the historic Mission Inn Hotel and Spa where you can enjoy a wonderful meal and the Christmas lights at the hotel itself.
3:30PM to 9:00PM

At the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Chanticleer's cherished Christmas celebration is a sign that the holiday season has truly begun. A Chanticleer Christmas is a glorious evening of beautiful music that spans centuries and genres, from spirituals and contemporary music to ancient hymns and venerated sacred songs, and of course, Christmas carols from Europe and America. Audiences and critics worldwide have been delighted by this brilliant chorus of 12 illustrious male voices because of their sublime sound, unrivaled technique, and their mastery of more than a thousand years of vocal literature. Celebrating their 35th anniversary season, Chanticleer is America's A cappella pride and joy.
DEC 18
6:30PM to 11:30PM

Photo Policy: On occasion, staff or independent photographers of the Community Services Department may take photographs or videos of participants in our programs, parks, and special events. Please be aware that these are for the department's use in future brochures, pamphlets or for local public access. If you object to having photos of you or your family used for future publication, you should notify the photographer at the time the photo is taken.
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