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UWFox Offers Variety of Travel Opportunities

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley has announced several exciting group travel opportunities through its Office of Continuing Education. The destinations include Chicago, New York City and Boston.

The opportunity to go to Chicago includes two separate destinations and trips. “Jersey Boys,” the 2006 Tony® Award winning best musical is all about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, “The Four Seasons.” This is the story of how four blue-collar kids, Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, became one of the greatest successes in pop music history.  “Jersey Boys” features The Four Seasons’ hit songs, “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

The “Jersey Boys” trip includes a 2:00 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday, April 12 with center mezzanine seating at the LaSalle Bank Theatre in Chicago, with round trip motor coach transportation from the UWFox campus in Menasha, leaving at 7:30 a.m., with an evening meal at an Old Country Buffet. The fee for this trip is $179.00.

Plans are also in place to visit the Chicago Botanic Garden on Thursday, June 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.  The Chicago Botanic Garden is breathtaking throughout all 385 acres of woods, waterways, 23 formal display gardens and three natural areas. This spectacular venue offers waterfalls, English walled and rose gardens, native prairies, water gardens and more. Features of this trip include round-trip motor coach transportation from UWFox to the Botanic Garden, a 45-minute Grand Tram Tour, one of three additional walking tours, a box lunch in a private dining room, and an evening meal on the return trip at an Old Country Buffet. The fee for the trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden is $109.00.

The fourth annual UWFox Theatre Trip to New York is now set for Wednesday, May 21 through Sunday, May 25. The lights, the magic, the excitement, and attractions are all part of the trip as well as three plays that include, “Curtains,” “A Catered Affair,” and one non-musical to be determined; four nights at the New York Marriott Hotel, located in the heart of the city; group transportation while in New York City; a group tour of one of New York’s many “must see” attractions; optional excursions with our trip leaders; and free personal time to explore New York City.

The fee of $1779.00 is based on double occupancy. For single occupancy add $600.00. A $100.00 non-refundable deposit needs to be submitted with registration. The Theatre Trip to New York group leaders include Susan Rabideau, theatrical director and assistant professor of Communication Arts at UWFox; Bil Stachour, the New York City navigator; and Kathy Palmer, director of Continuing Education at UW-Manitowoc.

A “Historical Tour of Boston” is planned for Wednesday, October 1 through Sunday, October 5. Founded in 1630 on the Charles River, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US. Many of Boston’s points of interest are near each other, so it’s a town that can be seen largely on foot and by using the city’s excellent public transportation system. Boston offers historic Beacon Hill with narrow cobblestone streets, elegant Federal-style architecture and flowering window boxes.

The tour group will walk The Freedom Trail that links 16 historic sights, many of them associated with the revolution and the early days of the United States. The Beantown Trolley and Boston Harbor Cruise will take the group to historic sights in Boston, including the U.S.S. Constitution, the Paul Revere House, the site of the Boston Massacre, the Old State House, The Waterfront, Old North Church, and the Public Garden.

Based on the famous “midnight ride” of William Dawes and Paul Revere, who alerted the colonists to the British advance, the “Historical Tour of Boston” tour group will visit Cambridge, Lexington and Concord - the cities associated with the beginning of the American Revolution. These two historic towns bear witness to the war for American Independence. The tour group will also take a look at some of America’s greatest and most influential writers wrote and lived, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Louisa May Alcott, Walt Wittman, and Henry David Thoreau.

The $1495.00 fee additionally includes round trip group transportation from the UWFox campus to the Milwaukee airport, round trip airfare from Milwaukee to Boston, four nights stay in a hotel near historic Beacon Hill, trips on the Beantown Trolley and a Boston Harbor Cruise, and a bus trip to Lexington and Concord.

The “Historic Tour of Boston” group will have a pre-trip meeting to help participants plan their stay. Tour group leaders will be Palmer and Cathy Paynter, director of Continuing Education at UWFox.

For single occupancy, please add $600.00. There is a $100.00 non-refundable deposit necessary to a reservation. Registrants will receive a confirmation and payment schedule after registering. This trip is limited to 28 travelers with early registration strongly suggested register.  There is an early bird discount is $1445.00 with registration before March 1.

More information, as well as the descriptions and itineraries for these trips are available by calling the UWFox Office of Continuing Education at 920-832-2636.

Posted 02/26/2008