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.
Winter 2014 Senior Excursions:
Registration begins Monday, December 16, 2013 for Walnut residents and Monday, December 23, 2013 for all others.
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Santa Barbara Gourmet Lunch & Shopping -MODERATE
Come spend the day in beautiful Santa Barbara. We'll visit the Santa Barbara City College Culinary Arts School and will enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the future chefs of America. Afterwards we will take a trip down to the world famous Stearn's Wharf where you can enjoy the many shops, the smell of the sea breeze and you might even take a tour of the Ty Warner Sea Center Museum of Natural History.
9:00am – 6:30pm
I Love Lucy on Stage -EASY
'I Love Lucy' Live on Stage is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America's favorite foursome - Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel - is live on stage and in color for the very first time! It's 1952 and you are a member of the studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I LOVE LUCY® episodes. Imagine stepping back in time onto the Desilu Playhouse soundstage where a charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process, the 1950s hi-fidelity technology and this brand-new thing called 'television.' The episodes begin and you witness, firsthand, the side-splitting antics of that crazy redhead in the Ricardo's New York apartment and thrill to the Cuban sounds of 'The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra' at the famed Tropicana Nightclub. In-between scenes, The Crystaltone Singers perform live advertising jingles of the show's newest sponsors in perfect 50s style harmony. Can you say 'Brylcreem?!'
10:00am – 6:30pm
Old Town San Diego & Lunch -MODERATE
Spend the day in Old Town San Diego and explore the history and culture of the area at your own pace. In addition to the history and culture, Old Town San Diego offers a variety of shops and attractions, including three major Park Agencies: State, City and County. Each Park Agency contains historic sites operated as museums and free to the public. Also, during your exploration of Old Town San Diego, we will have lunch at the Fiesta De Reyes where we will enjoy delicious Mexican Cuisine. Lunch is included.
8:00am – 6:30pm
Spring 2014 Senior Excursions:
Registration begins Monday, March 3, 2014 for Walnut residents and Monday, March 10, 2014 for all others.
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Barona Casino - EASY
Barona Casino has the certified loosest Video Poker, Blackjack and Roulette in San Diego. That means you have more chances to win! Make sure you check out the Chipless Arena for the hottest games around! They are easy, fast and fun to play Also, enjoy one of the fantastic casino restaurants. Barona is one of the best casinos San Diego has to offer. There will be Bingo on the bus! Lunch is on your own. Open to anyone over 21.
8:00am - 7:00pm
Laughlin/ Riverside Hotel - EASY
Jackpot! Whether it's Wheel of Fortune, Slots, Video Poker or live action Keno that you're looking for, the premier Riverside Casino in Laughlin, Nevada has it all. This 3-day, 2 night stay at the premier Riverside Hotel includes 2 breakfast buffets, 1 choice buffet and 1 complimentary Fun Strip to complete this wonderful Laughlin getaway. Don't wait! Space is limited. Open to anyone over 21.
Sun to Tues
May 4 to May 6
8:00am - 5:00pm
$95 Double Occupancy - $135 Single Occupancy
Book of Mormon - EASY
Ben Brantley of the New York Times calls it the "best musical of the century." Entertainment Weekly says it's "the funniest musical of all time." From the South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it's THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical. The Book of Mormon tells the story of two young missionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda, where a local warlord is threatening the population. Contains explicit language. A brunch at Z-Tejas is included with this trip. Open at anyone over 18.
10:00am to 4:30pm
USS Midway – MODERATE
Come and explore life at sea aboard the USS Midway located in the City of San Diego. You will see an array of meticulously restored aircraft and helicopters both in the Midway's hangar bay and on the flight deck. Enjoy the attractions and technology included in the 'City at Sea' and the 'Man and Machine' exhibits. Elevators are accessible for use. Lunch is included in the café aboard the Midway. This trip is open to all ages.
8:00am - 5:00pm
Warner Bros. Studio Tour - EASY
See 'Behind the Scenes' and 'into the scenes' of one of your favorite shows and movies at the world's busiest motion picture studio and television studio. The tour via carts takes you through back lot streets, sound stages, sets and craft shops. Guides take you to where the action is. Walk on the set of a hit television show, watch Foley artists create sound effects for movies. And always, always be on the lookout for a star as production is happening all around, Lunch at Studio Plaza Café is included. This trip is open to all ages.
8:30am - 3:30pm
The Nethercutt Collection - MODERATE
Among the treasures spanning four floors in the collection's original facility is one of the world's most outstanding assortments of beautifully restored antique, classic automobiles. They are showcased in an exquisite re-creation of an opulent automotive grand salon of the 1920's and 1930's. An amazing collection of automobile mascots, antique furniture, clocks and watches, and one of the world's finest collections of Mechanical Musical Instruments are displayed in the music room. Lunch is included. This trip is open to all ages.
10:30am - 5:30pm
Olvera Street and Philippe’s - MODERATE
Come and explore the World-famous Olvera Street. A block-long Mexican-style marketplace lined with street vendors, cafes, restaurants, and gift shops. Wander around the marketplace and shop for souvenirs including handcrafted Mexican wares such as dresses, leather huaraches, tooled belts, piñatas, and snacks like churros. Stop by the monumental Our Lady of Angels Cathedral, which serves as a 'model Church for all Parish Churches' in the style and content of its liturgical celebrations. In design, art and furnishings, the Cathedral is rich in cultural diversity in a city in which Sunday Mass is celebrated in 42 different languages. After exploring the riches of Olvera Street, enjoy a delicious meal at Philippe's, the home of the French dip sandwich. Lunch is included.
10:30 - 4:30pm
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.