We are happy to announce a new collaboration with Services for Older Citizens on all of our day trips!

Zehnder's 23rd Annual Ragtime Festival

Only 3 Tickets Left! Tickets are now only $80!

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Arrive for check-in no later than 8:45 a.m.; return to The War Memorial by 5:30 p.m.

Zehnder's has been host to ragtime performers from around the United States and Canada for over 22 years. Come and enjoy ragtime music by our featured pianist, Bob Milne, and other world-renowned musicians. After the show, we will have time to visit Frankenmuth.

$85 per person (Includes motor coach, lunch, and show)

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GM Renaissance Center Tour and River Walk

Due to construction at the GM Renaissance Center, this trip has been postponed until summer or early fall.
Check back soon for an updated schedule.

A trip to Detroit is not complete without visiting one of Michigan's most iconic landmarks — the GM Renaissance Center Tour. We will tour this beautiful building and learn the rich history it and General Motors shares with our city. Patrons will eat lunch at a restaurant of their choice inside the Renaissance Center. After lunch, we will take a stroll down the scenic Riverwalk.


Shopping Mall Day Trips

Services for Older Citizens is now offering trips to local shopping malls!

Looking for a great way to get out during the week? Love to shop or grab lunch with a friend, but don't want to deal with driving or parking? These trips — offered through SOC — are perfect for you. Please note that reservations for the following should be made through SOC.

Macomb Mall

Wednesday, March 29
Wednesday, April 26

Home pick-up beginning at 9:15 a.m.; Depart Macomb Mall for home drop-off at 12:30 p.m.

$10, collected at time of pick-up.

Space is limited. Call Pointe Area Assisted Transportation Services (PAATS) to reserve your ride: 313.343.2580.


Somerset Collection

Tuesday, April 11
Depart Services for Older Citizens at 9:45 a.m.; Depart Somerset at 3 p.m.

$20, paid in advance. Reservations are required. Payment is non-refundable.

Space is limited. Make your reservation early by calling Services for Older Citizens: 313.882.9600.

 


The Air Zoo

Monday, May 15, 2017
Arrive for check in no later than 7:45am. Return to The War Memorial by 6:00pm

From rare and historic aircraft to inspiring artwork and exhibits, there's always something new to discover at the Air Zoo. The Dare to Dream exhibit explains the history of Guadalcanal and the heroes of Michigan aviation. With more than 50 diverse aircraft on display, you can walk through history from a replica of the first Wright Flyer, to World War II era fighters and bombers, all the way up to the modern and one-of-a-kind SR-71B Blackbird - the fastest plane ever built. At the Air Zoo, you'll be surrounded by awe-inspiring land painted artwork from floor to ceiling and wall to wall! Don't miss this great experience to celebrate and learn about air and space flight.

$55 per person (Includes Motor Coach and museum admission. Lunch is on your own. The Kitty Hawk Café is onsite or you can bring your own picnic lunch-coolers available on bus) 

 

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Tour of DPTV - Detroit Public Television Station

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Arrive for check in no later than 9:00am. Return to The War Memorial by 4:00pm

WTVS Detroit Public Television is the viewer-supported PBS member station serving the nation's 11th largest television market. DPTV is the only public television station in the Detroit market and Michigan's most watched public station, regularly viewed by some 1.5 million people in southeast Michigan each week. Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the station and watch a taping of a popular show. We will enjoy lunch at Volare Ristorante in downtown Wixom.

$29 per person (Includes bus transportation and tour. Patron is responsible for own lunch costs.)

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Romeo and Juliet

Festival Theater in Stratford

Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 2:00pm Performance
Arrive for check in no later than 7:45am. Return to The War Memorial by 7:00pm

Falling headlong in love, two teenagers defy the long-simmering hatred between their families. But daring to love one's enemy comes with a terrible cost, as the needless sacrifice of young lives brings this heartbeeaking story to its tragic conclusion. Lunch will be at Bard's Steakhouse.

Must have an unexpired passport or Enhanced Driver's License to attend.

$150 per person (Includes Motor Coach, theater tickets, lunch and a bus snack.)

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Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Arrive for check in no later than 7:45am. Return to The War Memorial by 6:00pm

A destination marrying world-renowned sculpture and horticultural landscapes, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park's indoor and outdoor gardens and sculpture galleries hold something for the whole family to enjoy. A landmark exhibition features internationally renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei at Meijer GardensNatural State is his first show in the upper Midwest as well as the first of its kind for the artist at a botanical garden or sculpture park. Ai Weiwei has emerged as one of the definitive cultural voices of the 21st century. This will be a self-guided trip. Trip is co-sponsored with The Grosse Pointe Garden Center.

$60 per person (Includes Motor Coach, admission tickets - lunch at the Taste of the Gardens Café - patron responsible for own lunch costs.)

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Million Dollar Quartet  

Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend, Ontario

Thursday, August 3, 2017 | 2:00pm Performance 
Arrive for check in no later than 9:45am. Return to The War Memorial by 6:30pm

They came together to make music. They ended up making rock 'n' roll history. Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award winning hit musical inspired by the legendary 1956 recording session at Sun Records in Memphis. History was made when an extraordinary twist of fate brought together then-rising stay Johnny Cash, unknown Jerry Lee Lewis, veteran musician Carol Perkins, and chart-topper Elvis Presley for the first and only time. Lunch at the Oakwood Resort in Grand Bend.

Must have an unexpired passport or Enhanced Driver's License to attend.

$110 per person (Includes Motor Coach, theater tickets, lunch and bus snack.)

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Detroit Zoo Senior Day

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Arrive for check in no later than 10:45am. Return to The War Memorial by 3:30pm.

Senior citizens 62 and older and a caregiver residing in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties are invited to enjoy a special day at the Detroit Zoo, including free admission and parking. Senior Day features live music, tram tours, bingo, zookeeper talks and a senior resource area.

$19 per person (Includes bus transpotation. Lunch is on your own - various options available at the zoo)

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Belle Isle

Docent Led Tours of Aquarium and Conservatory

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Arrive for check in no later than 11:15am. Return to The War Memorial by 5:00pm.

The Belle Isle Aquarium was designed by famed Detroit architect, Albert Kahn, and opened on August 18, 1904. It is the oldest aquarium in the country and has served the Detroit community as a beloved attraction for generations. The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is the oldest continually-running conservatory in the United States. Join us as a docent-led tour of these historic gems of Detroit. If there is time, we will also visit the Belle Isle Nature Center. Please pack a snack or bag lunch and we will have a picnic on the island!

$32 per person (Includes bus transportation and tour fees - Patron to bring own snack or lunch to eat on the island)

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Guys and Dolls 

Festival Theater in Stratford

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 2:00pm Performance 
Arrive for check in no later than 7:45am. Return to The War Memorial by 7:00pm.

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, this dance spectacular travels from Times Square to Havana, Cuba - where all bets are off. Lunch at The Parlour Inn.

Must have an unexpired passport or Enhanced Driver's License to attend.

$155 per person (Includes Motor Coach, theater tickets, lunch and bus snack.)

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Diamond Jack's River Tour

Wednesday, August 16

Join us for a two-hour narrated Diamond Jack's Detroit River tour. Passengers of all ages are invited to treat their senses to an awe-inspiring, narrated river tour. Lunch at Pegasus in Greektown.

$38 per person (Includes bus transpotation and cruise tickets - Patron responsible for own lunch)

Please arrive for check-in no later than 10:15 a.m. Return to GPWM by 3:30 p.m. 

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