Lourdes Lifelong Learning offers spring day trips

Posted Jan 21st, 2018 by Helene Sheets  Category: Other


The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program is once again offering fun, hassle-free day trips in 2018. Travel in comfort without worrying about the details. Prices include all admissions and bus fare, where applicable.

The Music of Chick Corea
Saturday, March 31
Cost: $130 for members; $150 for nonmembers
Bus departs from Lourdes University parking lot M at 4:30 p.m.; returns around 11:30 p.m.
Dinner is included

A prolific explorer of jazz and classical music, Chick Corea is at the forefront of jazz, both as a renowned pianist forging new ground with his acoustic jazz bands and as an innovative electric keyboardist. Corea’s fearless creative spirit has earned him a slew of accolades along the way, including the country’s highest honor for a jazz artist when he was named an NEA Jazz Master in 2006.

A 22-time Grammy winner, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. Corea has touched an astonishing number of musical genres in his illustrious career: straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children’s songs to chamber music, along with some symphonic works. For every type of music, Corea maintains a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring.

Chick Corea will be performing together with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz music today. Our mezzanine seats are reserved in Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan.

Before the show, revel in the simple good taste of country Italian cooking at Palio Restaurant featuring authentic Tuscan dishes in downtown Ann Arbor. Our dinner at Palio will be served Festa de Vitto (family style) and includes a baked cheese with toasted crostini appetizer, mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette, grilled salmon and chicken Milanese. On the side, enjoy three cheese tortellini with tomato basil sauce and fettuccini Alfredo. Leave room for the tiramisu and cannoli desserts!

The National Museum of the United States Air Force

Wednesday, May 2

Cost: $85 for members; $100 for nonmembers
Bus departs from Lourdes University parking lot M at 7:30 a.m.; returns at around 7 p.m.

Visit the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world – the National Museum of the United States Air Force – located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. The museum’s galleries present military aviation history, boasting more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display.

Along with thousands of historical items and powerful sensory exhibits, this museum connects the Wright brothers’ legacy with today’s stealth and precision aviation technology. The museum is laid out in chronological order with free guided tours of each gallery, each lasting approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

The Air Force Museum collects, researches, conserves, interprets and presents the Air Force’s history, heritage and traditions as well as today’s mission to fly, fight and win … in Air, Space and Cyberspace to a global audience through engaging exhibits, special programs, and the stewardship of the national historic collection.

Everyone will get a ticket to one show in the Air Force Museum Theatre. The Museum Theatre’s state-of-the-art cinema shows a wide range of 3D films on a massive 80 foot by 60 foot screen – one of the largest in all of southwest Ohio! Films are shown every hour, including documentaries which provide a very dynamic way to explore aviation history, as well as the history of the Air Force.

When you need a break, dine at the Valkyrie Café or the newly-remodeled Refueling Café. Selections at the Valkyrie Café range from salads to pizza and everything in between. The Refueling Café offers quick snacks, salads, wraps, drinks and signature hot dogs. The cost of lunch is not included in the ticket price.

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