Aug
1
Wed
Roots Candle Tour with Miss Molly’s Tea Room
Aug 1 @ 7:15 am – 5:30 pm

ROOTS CANDLE TOUR with MISS MOLLY’S TEA ROOM
Medina, OH
WHEN: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
DEPART: 7:15AM
RETURN: 5:30PM
COST: $49.00 Due at sign up (lunch included)

It all started with a swarm of bees…
First Stop: Nearly 150 years ago, Amos Ives Root was inspired to start a beekeeping business when a swarm of bees landed on the window of his jewelry store. That simple event created a company that has become synonymous with beekeeping, honey, pure beeswax, and the highest quality candles. Some even refer to the Root family as “America’s First Family of Beekeeping”. Their fragrances contain essential oils for a long lasting, aromatic bouquet that is always true to nature. A Root candle is clean burning, long lasting, elegantly designed, and luxurious. It is a candle burning experience unlike any other.

Stuart Root will be leading the tour of his company—he is the 4th generation of “Roots”. Everyone will be given a 25% discount in his store. PLEASE: No one under 12 years old and no highheels—everyone must wear rubber soled shoes (tennis shoe type or similar).

Second Stop: Lunch at Miss Molly’s Tea Room. This venue is located in the historic district of Media with a lovely decorated Victorian Tea Room. Our menu will be- three heart shaped sandwiches featuring homemade chicken salad, tuna salad and southern style pimento cheese, served with strawberry pretzel salad, gourmet chips and carrot cake.

Last Stop: You will have an hour or so to check out stores on the Square.

Aug
3
Fri
Mudhens Game
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm – 12:00 am

MUDHENS vs. INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

WHEN: FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2018
DEPART: 3:00PM
RETURN: After 7:05PM game & fireworks
COST: $49.00 (Meal included) Due at sign up

We are in the heart of football and basketball season, but it is not too early to be thinking BASEBALL!!
The Hen, the All American Buffet in the Roost, our own section and limited access restrooms at our disposal, makes for a great summer evening. Plus the awesome fireworks!

NOTE: This is a “FAMILY” trip therefore each person pays the same price of $49.00. Children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends all are welcome to sign up to go on this fun trip with you!

Aug
14
Tue
Hamilton-State Theater in Cleveland
Aug 14 @ 2:15 pm – 12:30 pm

HAMILTON—State Theater in Cleveland

WHEN: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
DEPART: 2:15PM
RETURN: After 8:00PM Show
COST: $225.00 Due at sign up (Meal Extra)

Winner of 11 Tony Awards and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Hamilton is one of Broadway’s biggest hits. From the mind of 2015 MacArthur Genius grant recipient Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ron Chernow’s landmark bestselling biography comes a new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America, Alexander Hamilton. Tony Award-winner Thomas Kail directs this new musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down.

SYNOPSIS: From bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we’ve become.

This show is the most popular to hit Broadway in years and tickets are in high demand for every performance. From the box office selling out in seconds to the complicated Hamilton lottery! The Hamilton tour kicked off in September of 2016 and has been sold out every night, every city! Expect a one-of-a-kind experience when you see the Hamilton national tour.

We have secured a limited amount of orchestra seating tickets and have to pay for them April 5th or loose them— so the registration for this show will be as follows:

*SIGN UP BEGINS MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2018 @ 8:30am
*EACH PERSON MUST PAY IN FULL AT REGISTRATION
*YOU MUST SIGN UP IN PERSON
(No registrations will be taken over the phone for this trip)
*YOU ARE LIMITED TO SIGNING YOURSELF AND ONE OTHER PERSON ONLY.

Thank you for your understanding.
We will eat at “Yours Truly” restaurant in downtown
before the show.

Aug
16
Thu
Schedel Gardens/Benches Greenhouse in Elmore
Aug 16 @ 8:30 am – 3:15 pm

SCHEDEL GARDENS/ BENCHES GREENHOUSE and STORE
Elmore, Ohio

WHEN: Thursday, August 16, 2018
DEPART: 8:30AM
RETURN: 3:15PM
COST: $41.00 Due at sign up (Lunch included)
REGISTRATION BEGINS 6/4/18 @ 8:30AM

FIRST STOP:
Join us for a great summer day at two beautiful venues. The first stop is Schedel Arboretum & Gardens. In August we will be able to view seventeen acres of annuals, dahlias, tropical blooms, and roses. We will also be able to enjoy the kitchen garden, vegetable garden along with a new pepper garden. We have hired a guide to explain things to us.

Lunch will be served in their lovely Brown Welcome Center which overlooks the lower level gardens. A deck is also attached for your enjoyment.

We will have time to visit the “Garden Argosy” Gift Shop featuring local artisan’s crafts. Trees and plants are also sold here.

Golf cart assistance is available for those truly in need. They can accommodate thirteen passengers at a time. We want everyone to be able to travel. If you feel you need a cart please tell the office when you make your reservation.

SECOND STOP:
Benches Greenhouse, Nursery and Farmer’s Market are celebrating 40 years in business. Today, in over 3 acres of retail production and selling space, they offer 15,000 flowering hanging baskets, 100,000+ potted annual flowers, 25,000 potted perennial plants, nursery trees, roses, shrubs, bushes, plants and gift items.

The family run farm covers 650 acres, specializing in processing tomatoes and pickling cucumbers. During the summertime, the Bench’s operate Bench’s Farm Market, growing their own sweet corn, melons, peppers, cucumbers, green beans, squash, pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn.

Aug
30
Thu
Farm to Table Tour
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

FARM to TABLE TOUR
-Fremont

WHEN: Thursday, August 30, 2018
DEPART: 10:00AM
RETURN: 3:30PM
COST: $52.00 Due at sign up
(Lunch and ice cream treat included)

Looking for a nice day out? Come join us as we travel to Fremont for an all inclusive FARM DAY OUT. The first stop is a visit to Oak Haven Belgian Horse Farm, this gem proudly breeds and raises quality Belgian Horses. Enjoy a tour of the barn and get to see many beautiful horses during our visit.

On to Rimelspach’s Farm Market where we will enjoy a farm fresh lunch. Dave, our local farmer, will be present to tell you about his family farm and produce you will be enjoying in your yummy lunch. We will also be able to browse the farm market and purchase some goodies to take home.

After lunch we will be stopping at the King Dairy Farm for a tour of their fully automated dairy farm. Tim King, the owner, will share his story of how he milks over 200 cows daily. An ice cream treat will be provided on this tour, from Tofts ice cream who purchases all of the King’s Dairy Farm milk.

Sign up to join the fun!

Sep
21
Fri
Fall Lunch Bunch
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

FALL LUNCH BUNCH

WHEN: Friday, September 21, 2018
DEPART: 11:00AM
RETURN: After Lunch
COST: $8.00 Due at sign up (meal extra)

We know it is only April but you are always asking, so you can mark your
calendars now.

For those looking for a short, fun trip this is it. The ladies and gentlemen who go to a mystery location for lunch are the best. Come join us!

Oct
24
Wed
Stolen
Oct 24 @ 8:45 am – 7:00 pm

Ohio Star Theater presents
“STOLEN”

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
DEPART: 8:45AM
RETURN: 7:00PM
COST: $84.00 Due at sign up (Meal Included)

Stolen is one of the new productions at the Ohio
Star Theater and the story goes…
A small Pennsylvania community is shaken when the infant son of a prominent Amish family is kidnapped. As accusations fly and everyone comes under suspicion, a quirky, bumbling detective takes on the case. With no real leads and frustrations mounting, the case goes cold. Twenty years later…the town is thrown into turmoil again when Naomi decides to reopen the case and finally discover who kidnapped her little brother. Blue Gate Musicals uses their signature blend of the comedic and dramatic to bring their newest full-length musical to the state. Stolen, a unique mystery full of intrigue and humor will captivate you from the opening curtain to the final bow.

We will enjoy a full Amish style dinner before the show and will have time for shopping at the bakery afterwards.

Oct
25
Thu
Toledo Museum of Art
Oct 25 @ 8:15 am – 4:00 pm

Tiffin-Seneca Library & Allen Eiry Center
Invite you to travel with us to
TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART

WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 2018
DEPART: 8:15AM
RETURN: 4:00PM
COST: FREE (Meal Extra)

We are providing this trip along with the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. This pen & palette tour will be a docent led tour focused on the book “The Painted Girls” by Cathy Marie Buchanan, a historical novel inspired by the real-life model for Edgar Degas’ sculpture Little Dancer Aged Fourteen.

After the tour you will be able to explore the museum on your own and get lunch at the museum café. This is a great cooperative venture between the Library and AEC. So come join in an educational fun day. We want to thank the library board for underwriting the cost of this trip.

You can contact the library to check out the book or place on hold.

Nov
12
Mon
Scioto Downs Racino
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – 6:15 pm

SCIOTO DOWNS RACINO

WHEN: Monday, November 12, 2018
DEPART: 8:00AM
RETURN: 6:15PM
COST: $30.00 Due at sign up (Lunch Extra)

We have filled two Excursion Trailways buses the past two years on this trip. This is a fun day and you can bring non-members on this outing for the same cost: $30 per person. You will receive $20.00 free play and $5.00 food credit.

Sign up early to reserve your seat!

Nov
18
Sun
IX Christmas Connection @ IX Center, Cleveland, OH
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

IX Christmas Connection

When: Sunday, November 18, 2018
Depart: 8:00AM
Return: 7:00PM
Cost: $31.00 Due at signup (meal extra)
Registration begins Monday, July 9, 2018 @ 8:30am

We have enjoyed this trip before! This year we will travel to Cleveland where they will have over 700 booths filled with unique gifts & crafts and festive live entertainment. Handmade soaps, pottery, gourmet dips, woven garments, flavored coffee, jewelry, furniture and much more will fill the aisles with Christmas cheer.

Live Holiday Entertainment throughout the day will get everyone in the holiday mood. Local choirs, gospel groups and bands will be performing all of the seasonal favorites.

SHOP & DROP: This FREE service allows you to enjoy the event “hands free” but ensures that you won’t go home empty handed! Shop & Drop allows shoppers to place their purchases off for safe keeping and come back later to pick them up. Gift wrapping is also available, free of charge, a donation box will be located at the Shop & Drop with all proceeds going to a children’s non-profit cancer center.

All of you will receive a complimentary shopping tote.