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.
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Men’s Club Outing - Chicago Sports Trip - Family Event

(Anticipate very heavy walking)

Chicago is home to some of the country’s most amazing sports teams. Join the Men’s Club for a trip to the Chicago Sports Museum. From the brand new Chicago Cubs exhibit to the interactive Hall of Fame exhibit where you will play in simulated game sessions with legends like Michael Jordan, you will be even prouder to call Chicago your sports home. Afterwards, we will have lunch at Harry’s Carry’s 7th Inning Stretch. Finally, we will take part in a guided tour of Solider Field where we will get a behind the scenes look at the Field, South Courtyard, Doughboy Statue, Grand Concourse, Colonnades, Skyline Suite and Visitors’ Locker Room. This is a family event, all are welcome!

Please note: While there will be a considerable amount of walking on this trip, all establishments are accessible. The NSC has wheelchairs available to loan to members. Interested individuals are welcome to register themselves and a companion to participate.

Monday, Jul 17 • Check-In 10:00am • 10:30am-3:30pm • $60M/$65NM
$55 Children (17 & Under) (Register by Jun 26)

St. Charles Lunch & Cruise (SOLD OUT/WAIT LIST ONLY)

(Anticipate moderate walking)

Join us as we head to the beautiful St. Charles area. We will dine overlooking the river at the Riverside restaurant. Lunch will include a choice of: roast turkey breast with mashed potatoes and gravy or grilled salmon with linguini. After lunch we will cruise the river on the St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboat.

Wednesday, July 26 • Check-In 10:30am • 11:00am-5:00pm • $55M/$60NM

(Register by Jul 5)

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Ukrainian Village Trip


(Heavy walking in outdoor conditions)
Located on the near west side of Chicago, Ukrainian Village became home to Ukrainian immigrants who arrived in Chicago during the late 19th century. Despite rapidly changing demographics due to gentrification of neighboring communities, Ukrainian Village is still home to 15,000 ethnic Ukrainians. Our first stop will be to Sts. Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church for a guided tour where we will learn about the features of this structure which was modeled after the Byzantine-Ukrainian style of 11-13th century Ukraine. Then we will head over to Shokolad for lunch. A popular favorite featured on WTTW’s Check Please, we will have a traditional lunch of perogis, borscht, and your choice of Ukrainian-style pork chop or chicken along with a beverage and dessert. Entrees come with a side salad and your choice of potatoes, noodles, or rice. Following lunch we will go to the Ukrainian National Museum, where the folk art and fine arts exhibits contain some of the most valuable works of art outside of Ukraine. Finally, as time permits, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the delightful businesses on Chicago Avenue.
Thursday, Aug 3 • Check-in: 8:30am •
Depart: 9:00am-2:30pm • $60M/$65NM
(Register by Jul 13)
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Sentimental Journey at White Fence Farm

 

 (SOLD OUT/WAIT LIST ONLY)


(Anticipate moderate walking)
Take a trip down memory lane with Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Shore & more! Entertainer Susan Currier will warm your heart in this memorable show with songs from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Before the show enjoy White Fence Farm’s famous four piece chicken dinner, baked potato, coleslaw, pickled beets, kidney bean salad, cottage cheese, corn fritters and vanilla ice cream for dessert. Wednesday, Aug 9 • Check-in 10:15am • Depart 10:45am-5:00pm $60M/$65NM

 

 

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The Temple Lipizzans & Genesee Theatre Tour


(Anticipate moderate walking)
We will begin our day with a delicious home-style Southern meal at Savanna House. The Temple Lipizzans will amaze you by the classical art form through the beauty of synchronized movements and the harmony of partnership between horse and rider. After the show, we tour the Genesee Theatre, where the wish was to create a community center for Waukegan which focused on high-quality entertainment, commercial and living spaces.
Wednesday, Aug 23 • Check-in: 9:30am • Depart: 10:00am-5:30pm • $65M/$70NM
(Registration deadline is Aug 9)
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Red Hat Summer Outing: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill


(Anticipate very light walking; approx. ¼ block from bus to theatre)
Our Red Hat Summer Outing will be a visit to Fleetwood Jourdain Theatre to see the Chicagoland premier of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. This Tony Award winning play recounts Billie Holiday’s life story through the songs that made her famous. Through her poignant voice and moving songs, one of the greatest jazz singers of all-time shares her loves and her losses. This production will feature internationally renowned singer/actress Mardra Thomas and the incomparable jazz pianist Reggie Thomas who will grace the stage with one of the most exquisite and haunting performances of the year. Before the play, please join us for a pre-show brunch with your choice of the following: ham and swiss, spinach and artichoke, or spinach and bacon soufflé, along with a mixed greens salad and two (2) mimosas. Please register by July 24.
Sunday, Aug 13 • Brunch: 1:00pm • Depart: 2:15-5:30pm • $36M/$41NM

Evening with the Stars Outing


(Anticipate minimal walking)
We are heading back to Evanston’s Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre for their R&B Concert featuring South Boulevard Band. Consisting of veterans of the Chicago music scene with almost 200 years of cumulative musical experience, they have shared the stage with such notables as Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Sonny Terry, Brownee Mcghee and Hubert Sumlin. This R&B/Blues/Soul group with a high-energy, harp-playing front man, a "tight as rope" rhythm section and an amazing horn section is a true crowd-pleaser! Get ready to jam the night away with this event. Before we go we will share dinner and conversation at the NSC.
Thursday, Aug 24 • Check In: 4:45pm • Depart: 6:00-10:00pm
$38M/$43NM
(Register by Aug 3)
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Apple Holler & More!


(Anticipate heavy walking)
First, we will discover the flavor adventure of the world’s most famous Jelly Belly train ride factory tour. Then we will head over to Apple Holler for a delicious chicken dinner and homemade hot apple pie with sassy cow ice cream. The tour will also include a narrated-tractor wagon ride through the orchard and enchanted forest while we pick and taste apples (1/4 bag per person). One last stop to Milaeger’s flower shop for a guided tour of their campus, which includes the outdoor plant areas, greenhouses, and gift shop or feel free to explore on your own.
Wednesday, Sept 6 • Check-in: 9:00am • Depart: 9:30am-5:30pm • $55M/$60NM
(Registration deadline is Aug 23)

Wine & Dine in New Buffalo, Michigan


(Anticipate minimal walking)
Join us as we head to New Buffalo, Michigan for a day of fun. We will start at the Round Barn Public House for lunch. Lunch choices are a Margherita pizza, Reuben sandwich, or a cheeseburger. Following lunch, we will make our way to 3 different wineries to have a tasting: Round Barn Winery, Tabor Hill and Red Top Winery. Following our tastings, we will finish our day in New Buffalo at the Four Winds Casino for 2 hours. Dinner will be on your own; there are choices between the amazing buffet, Hard Rock Café, and more. We plan on returning to the Niles Senior Center at 9:00pm.
Wednesday, Sept 27 • Check In: 10:00am • Depart: 10:30am-9:00pm • $75M/$80NM
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Hershey Felder as Tchaikovsky at the Royal George Theatre

  
CANCELLED BY PERFORMER 
Watch for future dates.

Hispanic Heritage Month Trip- Humboldt Park


(Anticipate heavy walking; 3-4 city blocks with rest)
Come explore Humboldt Park, home to Chicago’s largest Puerto Rican population. With streets that are decorated in vibrant murals and air that smells of carne guisada, Humboldt Park is a Caribbean escape shrouded in urban charm. Our first stop will be to the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture for a self-guided tour of the exhibits. Then we will have an authentic lunch at a neighborhood restaurant where you may have the choice of one of the following: bistec enceballado (steak with sautéed onions), lechon (roasted pork), or carne guisada (beef stew), along with arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas), salad, plantain, and beverage. After lunch, we will visit Humboldt Park’s monuments and public art displays that were designed to celebrate Puerto Rican heritage. And since no trip is complete without dessert, we will make a bakery visit before we head back.
Thursday, Oct 5 • Check-in: 9:30am • Depart: 10:00am-3:00pm • $48M/$53NM(Registration deadline is Sept 22)
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Walk with the Nurse- Open House Chicago


(Very heavy walking; please expect stairs and possibly crowds)
Get your walking shoes and cameras ready, because Brigitte is back with another Walk with the Nurse outing! Here is your chance to get up close and personal with some of Chicago’s greatest buildings with the Chicago Architectural Foundation’s Open House Chicago. This event allows visitors open access to private buildings and residences. A picnic lunch will be provided from one of Chicago’s newest hot spots- Andorka’s Sandwich Shop. Named one of Chicago’s 20 Essential Sandwich Destinations by Eater Chicago, and recipient of ABC 7’s Hungry Hound Award, Andorka’s homemade bread and slow cooked meats are institutions of their own. Participants have a choice between the following sandwiches on multigrain bread: turkey, beef, ham, or hummus, along with a choice of one of the following sides: homemade chips, egg salad with pickled onion, or cole slaw.
Saturday, October 14 • Check-in: 9:00am • Depart: 9:30am-2:30pm • $38M/$43NM
(Registration deadline is Sept 22)
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