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Boston Flower Show Trip
with Marlene Hall and Barbara Hendricks
“Spring is in the Air” and there is no better place to see and smell the coming of spring than at the 2019 Boston Flower Show, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA. The theme of this year's show, “Beauty of Balance,” will be beautifully illustrated by colorful, inspiring and motivating displays of life-size gardens, vibrant floral designs, and the newest trends in gardening. Time is allowed to view the show and if you wish, to also visit restaurants and shops in the area. The cost of this trip includes Charter Coach, Ticket to the Boston Flower Show, and driver gratuity. 8:00 AM Departure from Camden Hills Regional High School with additional stops at Medomak Valley High School, Great Salt Bay School in Damariscotta and the Park and Ride in Yarmouth. Rest stops to/from Boston at Kennebunk rest area. No refunds after 3/1. Marlene Hall and Barbara Hendricks are well versed in travel and tours as they both lead local historical tours of the area for the American Cruise Lines and Heritage Tours. They have also lead charter coach tours to New York, Washington D.C. Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and since 2010 have lead travel and tour groups for Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education.
Chinatown & The Dragon Boat Festival
with Chris Toy
Experience the flavors of Boston’s Chinatown with master chef Chris Toy! Enjoy a guided tour of Chinatown and explore the traditions, customs, and history of Chinese culture in Boston. Savor traditional Chinese Dim Sum at one of Chinatown’s oldest restaurants, where Chris and his family have been dining since before he could speak English! Don’t miss out on the action at the 40th Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival on the Charles River! Get ready for dragon boat races, traditional arts and crafts, cultural performances and vendors, and the authentic flavors of Chinese culture! Make the most of your day in the city with international flavor! This trip is designed for active individuals who are comfortable walking long distances. Meals are not included in the cost of the trip, so please plan accordingly. Please dress appropriately for the weather; bring layers and comfortable walking shoes. Please bring snacks and water, sunscreen, and a sense of adventure! Transportation is included in the cost of the trip and will be provided by Amtrak and MBTA. This trip originates and ends in Freeport. Meals not included. Please call 236-7800, ext. 5 to sign up. Chris Toy is a lifelong teacher and learner. After a career as a school principal he traveled around the world as an educational consultant collecting recipes and stories from local cooks. As a registered Maine Guide and cooking instructor, Chris, teaches classes and leads trips for adult education, Now You’re Cooking, Stonewall Kitchens, and privately.
Dim Sum in Chinatown & The Museum of Fine Arts
with Chris Toy
Join us for a day trip adventure to Boston’s Chinatown and the Museum of Fine Arts with Chris Toy via the Downeaster. The journey begins early, boarding the train in Brunswick for Boston’s North Station. Next, participants will hop on the T to the Museum of Fine Arts and wander freely among the galleries or join Chris for a short walk and talk about Dragons in Chinese art. After enjoying some fine art, enjoy some fine culture in Chinatown and feast on traditional Dim Sum. Then it will be time to take the T back to North Station to catch the Downeaster home! The trip includes round-trip transportation via Amtrak, a Charlie Card for riding the T, admission to the Museum of Fine Arts and your tour guide Chris Toy. The train departs Brunswick Station at 7:25 AM and returns from Boston’s North End Station at 4:45 PM arriving back in Brunswick around 8 PM. No refunds. Please call 236-7800, ext. 5 to sign up.
Maine Bucket List: Acadia National Park
with Chris Toy
Explore the best of Acadia with Registered Maine Guide (and master chef!) Chris Toy for an experience you won’t forget in one of America’s favorite national parks! Enjoy a weekend full of great food, great company, beautiful scenery, brisk outdoor adventures, personalized cooking lessons, and so much more - during peak foliage season! Weekend highlights include: Cadillac Mountain sunrise and hike, lunch at Jordan Pond House and Jordan Pond Loop Trail, sightseeing and photography opportunities along the Park Loop Road, shopping and dining in Bar Harbor, and cooking lessons with Chris (followed by two delicious, locally-sourced dinners)! This is one weekend adventure you won’t want to miss! The cost of the trip includes: 2 nights of lodging at a 6-bedroom AirBnB (shared rooms), park admission and vehicle passes (car-pool), 2 continental breakfasts, 2 dinners with cooking lessons from a professional chef, and guided hikes with a Registered Maine Guide. Lunches are not included in the cost of the trip. Transportation arrangements for car-pooling from Freeport in personal vehicles will be made in advance. Additional information and a pack list will be provided prior to the trip. This trip is designed for active individuals with a sense of adventure and a willingness to participate in group activities, i.e. shared accommodations and family-style meals. Space is limited - sign up soon! Please call 236-7800, ext. 5 to sign up.
Maine Bucket List: Baxter State Park
with Chris Toy
Join Registered Maine Guide (and master chef!) Chris Toy for an adventure-filled weekend at Baxter State Park! Explore the beauty of the Katahdin wilderness with hiking, canoeing, delicious meals (and gourmet camp cooking lessons!), campfires, photography opportunities, wildlife sightings, and so much more! Get away from it all and enjoy the simple pleasures of being off the grid! Don’t miss this chance to experience all that Maine’s northern wilderness has to offer! The cost of the trip includes: 3 nights of camping at a bunkhouse in the park; breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 3 days; guided hikes and canoe rentals. Transportation arrangements for car-pooling in personal vehicles will be made in advance. Additional information and a pack list will be provided prior to the trip. Tentative dates are August 23 - 26 (dates will be confirmed this spring). Space is limited - sign up soon! Please call 236-7800, ext. 5 to sign up. Chris Toy is a lifelong teacher and learner. After a career as a school principal, he traveled around the world as an educational consultant collecting recipes and stories from local cooks. As a registered Maine Guide and cooking instructor, Chris, teaches classes and leads trips for adult education, Now You’re Cooking, Stonewall Kitchens, and privately.
Quebec - La Belle Province in July
with Irene Marchenay
Coming in July 2019 – 4 Days in Quebec, Canada! Join adult ed for a wonderful trip to La Belle Province as you tour Montreal and Quebec City with tour leader Irene Marchenay. Irene, fluent in French, has led many trips to France and Quebec. The trip will include two nights at the Marriott Springhill Suites in Old Montreal and one night at the Best Western Plus Centre Ville Québec. Upon arrival, you will meet your Quebecois Prometour Tour Director who will remain with the group for the entire duration. The trip will include a cruise on the St. Lawrence River, a guided tour of Old Montreal, dinner at Restaurant du Vieux-Port and Creperie Chez Suzette, a guided walking tour of Old Quebec, a guided visit of the Huron Village, followed by a traditional 4 service meal, with many more sites in between. The price includes roundtrip motor coach transportation, associated ground transportation costs while in destination, 3 nights twin occupancy in quality hotels, 3 Breakfast(s) / 3 Dinner(s) (group menu), aforementioned visits, activities, tours and admissions, service of a dynamic bilingual Prometour Tour Director, applicable service fees, taxes and FICAV** contribution. Click here for full info. Payment plans are available, but full payment must be received by May 14, 2019.
Strawbery Banke Historic Village and New Hampshire’s Premier Fall Festival
with Marlene Hall
Our annual fall trip will combine both the historic 10-acre living history museum of Strawbery Banke and the premier fall festival of New Hampshire in one location. Strawbery Banke offers visitors 300 years of history through its many restored buildings and the stories of the families who lived and worked there. Costumed role players, interpreters, and demonstrations by the numerous craftspeople in Strawbery Banke offer a day to be remembered by visitors enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of an earlier time. New Hampshire's premier fall festival held on the grounds of the museum is a traditional New England country fair complete with demonstrations by a shoemaker, gun maker, canvas rigger, horner, tinsmith, quilters, and weavers to name some of the occupations you will observe. Livestock exhibits and demonstrations by a sheepherder, animal wrangler, shepherds and herding dogs, and a rabbit warden will complete the day. Be sure to add this to your fall must-see list!; Food and beverages are available at the Cafe located at the Welcome Center at Strawbery Banke or by taking a short walk into Portsmouth. Fee includes transportation and enterance to fair and exhibits. Meals are NOT included. Transportation provided by North East Charter and Tours. NO Refunds after 9/21. Departure from Camden Hills Regional High School 8:00 a.m., returning 9:00 p.m. Pickups at MVHS in Waldoboro and Great Salt Bay School in Newcastle, rest stop at Kennebunk Plaza and Park & Ride in Yarmouth. Transportation provided by Northeast Charter and Tours. Please call 236-7800, ext. 5 to sign up. Marlene Hall and Barbara Hendricks are well versed in travel and tours as they both lead local historical tours of the area for the American Cruise Lines and Heritage Tours. They have also lead charter coach tours to New York, Washington D.C. Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and since 2010 have lead travel and tour groups for Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education.