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.

Chicago at Drury Lane


(Anticipate minimal walking)
After 30 years, the hit musical Chicago returns to Chicagoland. Filled with fame, fortune, and all that jazz. This edge-of-your seat story features one Fosse showstopper after another. Lunch will include a mixed green salad, a choice of sautéed tilapia or bistro steak and dessert. 
Thursday, May 4 (New Date)• Check-in 10:15am • Depart 10:45am-5:00pm
$74M/$79NM

 

Cabaret - Theatre at the Center


(Anticipate minimal walking)
Join us as we head to Theatre at the Center in Munster, Indiana to see the classic "Cabaret." Welcome to the Kit Kat Klub in 1930s Berlin, where a mischievous Emcee invites us to join cabaret singer Sally Bowles and an American writer searching for inspiration, in a world on the brink. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, this timeless classic features "Maybe This Time," "The Money Song," "Willkommen" and "Cabaret." Prior to the show, we will be having lunch at the Theatre. Menu includes: spinach salad with strawberries, a choice of a grilled boneless pork chop or mustard chicken breast with cream sauce, German potato salad, green peas and German chocolate cake for dessert.
Wednesday, May 24 • Check-in 10:00am • Depart 10:30am-6:00pm
$70M/$75NM
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APAHM Trip:  Little India


(Anticipate heavy walking, with breaks as needed) 
Come explore India’s food and culture during a walking tour of Chicago’s world famous "Little India" neighborhood! Our first stop will be to Salon City where Nighat and staff will show us an eyebrow threading demonstration. Threading is an ancient hair-removal technique, practiced for centuries among the most beautiful women of Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Afterwards, they will show us the beauty of mehndi, a form of body art from ancient India, in which decorative designs are created using a paste from a henna plant. As a special treat, everyone will receive a gorgeous design for their hands. Then we will share in a South Indian buffet lunch. After lunch, we will head over to a local saree shop where shop owners will teach us about beautiful ceremonial and everyday garments worn in India. Before we leave, we will head over to Tahoora Sweets & Bakery, Devon’s most popular sweet shop. As time permits, you are more than welcome to walk around and explore on your own.

Please note: Please anticipate 2-3 city blocks of walking with breaks. Fee includes transportation, eyebrow demo, mehndi art, meal, saree presentation, and bakery visit. Participants are responsible for paying for other items; cash transactions are encouraged.

Wednesday, May 10 • Check-in: 9:30am • Depart: 10:00am-3:00pm • $60M/$65NM

 

 

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Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles


(Anticipate very heavy walking)
Let’s go Sox! The day will include a 2-hour pre-game, all you can eat buffet, bingo in the patio area, and a game ticket in the lower level. Patio buffet features: Cajun chicken, fried chicken, hot dogs, bbq ribs, hamburgers, salads, unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. The patio opens at 11:40am and bingo begins at 12:00pm. A former White Sox player will be calling the Bingo numbers as well.
Thursday, Jun 15 • Check-In 10:30am
We will leave after the game is over • $68M/$73NM 
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Chicago Crime Tour & Eataly
(Anticipate moderate walking)
Join us as we head downtown to get the whole story of the legendary stories of Chicago crime. This will be a guided bus tour. There will be photo opportunities as well. We will investigate Al Capone, The Untouchables, The Chicago Mob, John Dillinger, H.H. Holmes, George Streeter, The Chicago Black Sox, Leopold & Loeb, and more. See the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, one of Chicago’s most notorious murder scenes. We will stake out crime scenes like the Biograph Theatre, Holy Name Cathedral and other Chicago landmarks. Grab your camera for a drive-by shooting of the historic criminal courthouse, a Chicago architectural landmark where some of Chicago’s most notorious cases were tried. We will explore crime scenes in Chicago’s River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Loop and Magnificent Mile neighborhoods. After the tour, we will check out the extraordinary Eataly. There will be time to shop, eat, and see what all the hype is about. Lunch in on your own.
Wednesday, Jun 28 • Check-in: 8:45am • Departing: 9:15am-3:00pm • $35M/$40NM (Register by Jun 7)
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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

(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


(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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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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Hershey Felder as Tchaikovsky at the Royal George Theatre

 
(Anticipate minimal walking) 
Returning to The Royal George Theatre is celebrated playwright, pianist, and composer Hershey Felder presenting Our Great Tchaikovsky. Felder’s newest work takes on Russia’s most celebrated and perhaps most mysterious composer, Tchaikovsky, in a time-bending story of culture and politics that explores the mystery around some of the greatest music ever composed. Among Tchaikovsky’s masterworks are Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker; Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto No. 1, Rococo Variations for Cello; the 1812 Overture and Marche Slav; the opera Eugene Onegin; the Symphony no. 6, Pathétique, and so many more. Of the last symphony, his Pathétique, Tchaikovsky said: "Let them guess what it means..." Nine days after he conducted that symphony’s premiere in St. Petersburg as a healthy man, at the age of 53, the great composer was dead. To this day, how and why is still a mystery. Our Great Tchaikovsky explores the possibilities. Before the play, we will have brunch. (Please check back in upcoming program guides and in-house promotional material for brunch details.)
Saturday, Sept 16 • Check-in: 10:45am•  Depart: 11:15am-5:00pm 
$89M/$94NM
(Register by Aug 25)
 
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