Trips

Trip Cancellation Policy

- Fees for day trips are non-refundable within 10 working days of the trip if a replacement cannot be found. Please call and speak with a staff person and let them know you cannot attend the trip. We will do our best to find a replacement for you on the trip. If we are successful, you will be given a credit on your account or issued a refund check.
Second Trip Added! Odyssey Chicago River Cruise 
(Anticipate minimal walking, accessible elevator to avoid stairs to board boat) Location - Downtown Chicago
Enjoy the best views of Chicago’s skyline and attractions on a summer afternoon on the on the NEW all-glass enclosed vessel with an elegant and sophisticated two-hour Chicago River cruise. You will be served a three-course plated meal while being entertained by a DJ and dancing.    
Thursday, Aug 30 • Check-in 10:30am • Depart 11:00am-4:00pm (approx.) • $86M/$91NM 
(Please call for availability)
Cubs Game at Milwaukee Brewers Stadium Community Event
(Anticipate heavy walking, block and half to seat and block and half to the bus)
Let’s go to Wrigley Field North.  Go Cubs! Lunch is not included in the ticket price.  
Monday, Sep 3 • Check-in 10:00am • Depart 10:30am- 6:30pm (approx.) • $72M/$77NM
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Galena Here We Come!
The City of Galena is located in the unglaciated area of Northwest Illinois. A visit to Galena is truly like stepping back in time. Eighty-five percent of Galena's buildings are in a National Register Historic District. Even the scenic beauty of the surrounding hills and valleys is a testament to being untouched by time.  You’ll understand the real meaning of the phrase “shop ‘til you drop” once you hit the streets of Galena Country.  Voted one of “America’s Best Main Street” by Fodor’s Travel and Parade.com, you’ll love browsing through Galena’s 19th-century downtown with more than 100 storefronts featuring clothing, jewelry, collectibles, specialty items, gifts and more! Note: the trip includes pricing for all the meals, tours, hotel, and travel. 
Wednesday, Sept 5 – Thursday, Sept 6
$300M/$305NM Single Room Occupancy 
$250M/$255NM Double Room Occupancy
(Registration deadline is  July 2)

Trip Itinerary - 

Day 1 - 9/5/2018 - Check-in 8:30 am Depart 9:00 am
12:00pm arrive in Galena, lunch at Fried Green Tomatoes 
1:30pm -3:30pm on your own time, enjoy downtown Galena.
3:50pm arrive at Chestnut Mountain Resort, check-in, relax and freshen up.
5:30pm narrated boat tour from Chestnut Mountain Resort 
7:00pm sunset dinner overlooking the river at Chestnut Mountain Resort 
8:30pm enjoy the rest of your evening on your own

Day 2  - 9/6/2018 
8:00am – 11:00 am full breakfast $15.00 voucher for the Summit Restaurant located in the hotel 
9:40am depart for downtown Galena for two hours on your own time.  If you plan on staying and relaxing at the hotel the bus will pick you up at 11:30am to bring you downtown to reconvene with the group for lunch.
12:00pm fabulous lunch at the DeSota House Hotel
1:30pm narrated trolley ride tour 
2:30pm Galena History Museum 
4:00pm Massbach Ridge vineyard tour, wine tasting, and pizza dinner.
6:00pm start heading home.
9:00pm return to Niles 
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Little Shop of Horrors - Drury Lane
(Anticipate minimal walking) Location - Oakbrook
This gem of a musical, inspired by the 1960 darkly comedic horror film of the same name, will charm your heart with infectious doo-wop songs and endearing characters. A down-on-his-luck resident of Skid Row is offered the girl of his dreams, fame, and success from an all-powerful R&B singin' carnivorous plant, but at what cost? Lunch includes: Caesar salad and a choice between 1) herb roasted chicken breast  or 2) roast turkey and dessert.  
Thursday, Sep 13 • Check-in 10:15am • Depart 10:45am-5:15pm (approx.) • $78M/$83NM
NSC Rebels Trip
(Anticipate stairs and ¼ mile of walking) - Location Lake Geneva
New extreme, thrilling and adventurous trips!  The 2 ½ hour guided Zipline Canopy Tour will allow you to soar through the trees to experience nine different zip lines and five sky bridges.  Lunch will be at Sprechers Restaurant & Pub, which will include soup or salad and a choice between 1) brew pub, 2) meatloaf, 3) chicken parmesan pasta, 4) fish-n-chips, or 5) veggie burger and dessert.  
Friday, Sep 21 • Check-in 8:00am • Depart 8:30am–3:30pm (approx.) • $127M/$132NM
(Please register by August 31)

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Sanfilippo Estate 3-hour Docent Tour & Chessie's Restaurant


(Anticipate heavy walking) - Location - Barrington, IL
The Sanfilippo "Place de la Musique" is known worldwide for its magnificent collections of beautifully restored antique music machines, phonographs, arcade and gambling machines, chandeliers, art glass, the world's largest restored theatre pipe organ, the most spectacular European salon carousel in existence, street and tower clocks, steam engines and other functional mechanical antiques, displayed within a breathtaking French Second Empire setting.  Lunch at Chessie's Restaurant meal selection: 1) roast loin of pork 2) chicken parmesan 3) crusted tilapia 4) baked penne pasta with salad, bread, dessert, and coffee or tea.  Enjoy an hour on your own time, the restaurant is located in Ice House Mall which is filled with quaint shops, and the Barrington History Museum located across the street.
Tuesday, Oct 2 • Check-in 8:00am • Depart 8:30am-4:30pm (approx.) • $72M/77NM
(Please register by Sep 11)
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Judy Garland Main Floor at Nichols Concert Hall & Maggiano's


(Anticipate minimal walking) - Location - Evanston, IL
Jeff Award-winning dynamo Angela Ingersoll (End of the Rainbow) superbly captures the emotional, and vocal power of Judy Garland live in concert. With her great big voice and naturally winning humor, Ingersoll soars in this loving homage. Iconic songs include Over the Rainbow, Get Happy, and The Man That Got Away.  The ticket location is on the main floor of  Nichols Concert Hall.  We will have lunch at Maggiano's which will include stuffed mushrooms, Caesar salad, rigatoni with meat sauce, chicken piccata, and lemon cookies.    
Wednesday, Oct 10 • Check-in 10:30am • Depart 11:00am-5:00pm (approx.) • $82M/87NM

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safari tour

Safari Tour & Popeye's


(Anticipate minimal walking) - Location - Lake Geneva
Nestled against a backdrop of over 800 acres of pristine wildlife habitat just a short five miles from downtown Lake Geneva lies an animal adventure unlike any other in Wisconsin.  Climb aboard one of our customized safari wagons for a guided tour of rolling savanna featuring animals from around the world. Many of them will approach the vehicles where you may feed them for an up-close experience you won't forget. Each tour lasts about an hour, and you are free to walk amongst some of our smaller animal inhabitants beforehand.  Menu option 1) ¼ rotisserie chicken 2) pulled pork with chef's choice of side, fresh bread, beverage, chocolate chip cookie.  We will end our trip with an hour of on your own time to explore downtown Lake Geneva.
Tuesday, Oct 16 • Check-in 8:30am-4:30pm (approx.) • $67M/$72NM

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The Great American Songbook 


Location - Glenview
Enjoy some of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century including the wonderful music of Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and much, much more.  Meet at Jolane’s, 1100 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview for your choice of braised Austrian beef brisket, Tuscan chicken, chicken schnitzel, pork schnitzel or vegetable risotto.  Each meal will include soup or salad, coffee, tea or soda, and a cookie. Trip and transportation are on your own. After dinner you will head over to Glenview Community Church 1000 Elm Street, Glenview, IL.  If needed, please ask for a map for directions when purchasing your ticket.       
Saturday, Oct 20 • 5:15pm Dinner at Jolane's • Depart for performance at 6:45pm, Performance starts 7:30-9:00pm • $50M/$55NM
(Registration deadline Sep 28)

NSC Rebels Escape Room & Happy Hour 


(Anticipate heavy walking) - Location - Morton Grove
By now you have probably heard of escape games, a trend that has been taking the world by storm.  But what exactly are they?  Escape rooms are fully immersive experiences that put you and your group into a puzzle style, real-life game.  After you are locked into a themed room, work together with a team of 12 people for clues to find your way out!  Travel arrangements are on your own, Great Room Escape is located at 8240 Austin Ave, Morton Grove.   If and when you escape head over to Howard Street Inn Happy Hour till 6:00pm (6700 W. Howard St. Niles) where you can order from an assortment of meal selections while enjoying $1 drafts or $3 martinis.  Dinner and drinks are not included in the ticket price.  Space is limited so register right away.  Please ask for a map for directions when registering.  
Wednesday, Oct 24 • 3:10-4:30pm • $25M/$30NM optional dinner at Howard Street Inn
(Registration deadline Oct 2)

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NSC Rebels iFLY Indoor Skydiving


(Anticipate minimal walking, but you will be flying) - Location - 5520 Park Place, Rosemont
Over nine million people have experienced the power of flight. There’s no plane, no parachute, and no jumping. It’s just you, a smooth cushion of air, and a sense of freedom you’ve never known – until now. Are you ready to do something different?  Your dream of flight is about to become reality. Gear up, meet your instructor, and prepare to learn the fundamentals of body-flight. You’re in for an unbelievable experience!  After iFLY we will walk over to the Hofbrauhaus for lunch which will include soup or salad, selection between 5 meal entrees, dessert, and coffee or tea.  Transportation is on your own or talk to Chrisann Fahy for carpool travel arrangement 847-588-8436. 
Thursday, Nov 1 • Check-in 9:00am Depart 9:30am – 2:30 (approx.) • $83M/88NM      

Little Traveler, Shopping Geneva, Step on a History Tour, & Geneva Museum


Location - Geneva
Today, downtown Geneva is still known as one of the unique shopping districts in the Midwest, maintaining a tradition of hospitality, charm, and character. The Little Traveler has remained the cornerstone of this tradition. The shop has grown considerably since the original Italianate Victorian residence to thirty-six rooms of treasures. You will be amazed by the never-ending array of items brought back by our modern day little travelers.  Lunch will be on your own, feel free to explore shops and restaurants in the Geneva area or the little Traveler Café offers discounted meal packages starting at $10.95.  After shopping, we will have a 45-minute docent lead bus tour and 45 minutes in the Geneva's History Museum.    
Thursday, Nov 8 • Check-in 8:30am • Depart 9:00am-5:00pm (approx.) • $34M/39NM
(Registration deadline Oct 18)

LITTLE-TRAVELER

Izzy's NW Burbs Newest Vintage Arcade Bar


Location - Niles
Izzy's felt that Niles was in need of a venue where adults could re-live their past, enjoy a great meal and have a frosty beverage!  Thus came Izzy's Arcade Bar located at 7421 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Travel arrangements are on your own, stop by anytime between 5:00pm-12:00am.  Everyone in the community is welcome!  Simply say you are with the Niles Community Men's Club and 15% of all sales will be donated to the Niles food pantry.  This is a great opportunity to meet new people and support the community!   
Wednesday, Nov 14 • 5:00pm-12:00am 
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beauty and beast

Beauty & the Beast Community Event - Drury Lane


(Anticipate minimal walking) - Location - Oakbrook
Based on the beloved Academy Award-winning Disney film, this nine-time Tony-nominated musical continues to win the hearts of people all over the globe. Trapped in her provincial town life, an intelligent, young beauty risks everything to become the heroine of her own story and break a wicked spell imprisoning a castle full of enchanting misfits and a terrifying beast.  Lunch will include cream of asparagus soup, eight finger cavatelli, chocolate mousse, and beverage.   
Wednesday, November 21 • Check-in 10:15am • Depart 10:45am-5:15pm (approx.) 
• Adult Price $78,  Under 21 $74
(Registration deadline Oct 30)

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN comes to Broadway at the Oriental Theater
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.  Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.  The hottest ticket since Hamilton.  Register to reserve your seat today!  A light lunch at the Niles Senior Center will be served prior to the show.  
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 • Check-in:11:30am • Lunch 12:00pm •
Depart:  12:30pm -6:45 pm •  $125M/$130NM main floor seating