Travel and Excursions
Trip to Green Oak Village Mall
Do you love to go to J.C. Penney, HomeGoods, and Barnes & Noble at the Green Oak Village Mall in Brighton, but you hate the round-a-bouts? Don’t worry, we’ll get you there safe and sound and in the company of your fellow shoppers from the Howell area. A LETS bus will pick-up shoppers at the Bennett Recreation Center at 10:00am and drop you off at J.C. Penney. It will then return to pick you up at Dress Barn at 1:30pm and return you back to Bennett by 2:00pm. The total cost of a round trip ticket is $5. Save gas, make friends, and enjoy the sales. LETS us be your chauffeur!
55015 May 31 $5 per person
55016 June 28
55017 July 26
55018 August 30
55019 September 27
55020 October 25
55021 November 22
Hollywood Casino in Toledo
Wednesday, May 15
Hollywood Casino is the place for you! With 125,000 square feet of thrilling casino action, you’ll never run out of ways to play at Hollywood! Get that winning feeling with more than 2,000 of of the hottest slots around. We’re congratulating new jackpot winners every single day. The next big winner might be you! Challenge lady luck at Hollywood’s 60 table games - including a 20 table poker room! Your trip includes round trip transportation with tour guide, snack, water, 5 hours of
gaming, and a $5 players card. Remember the stars always shine bright at Hollywood Casino Toledo! Departs from Howell VG’s at 10:00am.
55011 $40 per person
Chain of Lakes Boat Tour
Wednesday, May 22
First you will enjoy lunch at Zukey Lake Tavern (lunch on your own) and then board the 28-foot covered pontoon boat with Captain Scotty as we set sail on the Chain of Lakes in Pinckney, Michigan. While cruising you will enjoy the sound of Jimmy Buffet tunes and learn all about Captain Scotty’s new book featuring Howell. While you cruise the lake, relax while viewing majestic swans, sunbathing turtles, and a lake full of fish while exploring the scenic river views and treasures. Come
experience the serene side of life! Trip departs from the Howell Senior Center at 11:00am.
55641 $30 per person
“70, Girls, 70!”
Wednesday, June 5
You don’t want to miss this hilarious musical which concerns a group of larcenous old folks who steal furs from various New York City stores. Their intent is to use the proceeds from their resale to buy their Upper West Side retirement hotel, the New Sussex Arms, which is slated to be sold to developers. From the creators of “Chicago” and “Cabaret,” here is a musical that will leave you laughing and enjoying life! Lunch will be served at Kruse & Muer in Rochester prior to our matinee performance which will be held at Meadowbrook Theatre. Departs from
Howell VG’s at 10:00am.
55008 $94 per person
Island Queen Cruise and Lunch
Friday, June 7
Enjoy a leisurely cruise on Kent Lake aboard the Island Queen II. You’ll be charmed by nature’s sights and sounds as you tour the picturesque lake on this 37-passenger pontoon boat. Capture panoramic vistas as the boat meanders around the lake, among islands and bays, and discover the interesting history of Kensington Metropark. Chance upon mute swans, Canada geese, mallard ducks, cormants, and an occasional osprey. Afterwards we will enjoy a box lunch at the park. Departs from the Howell Senior Center at 9:00am.
55009 $22 per person
Maine - Mountains to the Sea
Saturday, June 8 to Monday, June 17
Join us for this excellent summer-time adventure! Your trip includes deluxe motor coach transportation, overnight accommodations in New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Maine, a moose safari in Grafton Notch State Park in the mountains of Western Maine, the Conway Scenic railroad with a box lunch, a gem and mineral excursion that includes sluicing for quartz, tourmaline, and amethyst, Timber Tina’s Maine Lumberjack Show (Tina was a contestant on
Survivor in 2006), tour of Acadia National Park, a lobster cruise in Bar Harbor, a lobster bake, a whale watching cruise in Boothbay Harbor, tour of the Maine Maritime Museum and Bath Iron Works (to see US Navy Ships being built by the world’s finest ship builders), time for shopping in Freeport, Maine, city tour of Boston, 17 meals, all baggage handling, taxes, and tips on the trip, a tour director, and much more! $100 deposit due at registration.
55026 $1,799 Double Occupancy
$2,345 Single Occupancy
$1,659 Triple Occupancy
Greektown Casino Trip
Monday, June 10
There’s no better time than now to see everything that’s new at Greektown Casino-Hotel. Stop by the new super-pit table games area to find all of your favorite table games in one new and exciting spot. Then, check out the new video poker lounge, The Fringe. It’s the best seat in the house for watching your team while playing your favorite games. Plus, they offer more than 2,700 of the most exciting slots and video poker machines, including the newest slots on the market - as well as your old favorites: a live poker room and high limit gaming! Your trip includes round trip motor coach transportation with a tour guide, snack, water, 5 hours of gaming, and a $20 player card. Departs from Howell VG’s at 10:00am.
55024 $35 per person
Tuesday, June 11
Welcome to the home of the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market! you can find hundreds of vendors selling everything from fresh fruit to handcrafted furniture at the Shipshewana Flea Market. Enjoy shopping in Downtown Shipshewana. Though small, Shipshewana hosts some 150 retail shops, attracting over half a million visitors each year. You can visit the Shipshewana Towne Center and tour the Historic Hudson Auto Museum or just stroll through the streets of this quaint little town enjoying your time shopping or eating at one of their fine restaurants. There’s something to do for everyone in Downtown Shipshewana. Includes round trip transportation, free time at the flea market, and time to explore Downtown Shipshewana. Departs from Howell VG’s at 8:30am.
55103 $80 per person
Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Angels
Thursday, June 27
Come see the Detroit Tigers take on the Los Angeles Angels on thursday, June 27 at Comerica Park. Trip includes round trip motor coach trasportation to Comerica Park, a tour guide, snacks, water, lower level tickets to the game, and a food voucher (good for hot dog and pop). Departs from Howell VG's at 11:00am. Returns at approximately 5:30pm.
55734 $84 per person
Bill Cosby - LIVE
Saturday, June 29
America’s favorite comedian is coming to Detroit for a limited engagement - and we have main floor seats reserved for this early show! Over the past century, few entertainers have achieved the legendary status of Bill Cosby. His successes span five decades and virtually all media - remarkable accomplishments for a kid who emerged from humble beginnings in a Philly project. In the 1960’s, his stand-up act was a coast-to-coast sensation, spawning a string of hilarious, best-selling comedy albums, which went on to win eight gold records, five platinum records, and five Grammy awards. His role on TV’s I Spy made him the first African-American to
co-star in a dramatic series, breaking television’s racial barrier and
winning three Emmy Awards. In the 1980’s, he again rocked the television world with The Cosby Show, a gentle, whimsical, and hugely successful series that single-handedly revived the family sitcom. We’ll enjoy dinner at an area restaurant prior to the
evening performance. Departs from Howell VG’s at 3:00pm.
55027 $134 per person
“Why do Fools Fall in Love?”
Tuesday, July 9
As four girlfriends gather to celebrate an upcoming wedding, the girls discover more about each others love lives than they had ever imagined. This show features classic songs from the 1960’s such as “My Boy Lollipop,” “I Will Follow Him,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” “Hey There Lonely Boy,” and many others including the title song - “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” The show reaffirms that, during life’s struggles, friendship will unveil its everlasting strength - and it does so with a rockin’ beat! Trip to Turkeyville includes round trip motor coach transportation, a traditional style turkey dinner, and admission to the show.
Departs from Howell VG’s at 9:45am. Returns at 5:45pm.
55105 $87 per person
Firekeepers Casino Trip
Monday, July 22
Take a day off and get your Vegas on! And Firekeepers is ready to give it to you with 2,900 of the latest slot & video poker games, and hand dealt table games including all of your favorites like blackjack, craps, roulette, a live poker room, live bingo, and an exclusive high-limit area and VIP lounge. At Firekeepers Casino-Hotel, your every move is on the money. Your trip includes round trip motor coach transportation with tour guide, snack, water, 5 hours of gaming, a $5 food voucher, and a $25 players card. Trip departs from Howell VG’s at 10:00am.
55030 $40 per person
Heart of Michigan
Thursday, July 25
Join us as we visit and have a guided tour of the “Heart of Michigan” store in Downtown Howell. Who can forget the classics of the Detroit Area? Get a delicious Michigan Lunch complete with a U.P. beef pasty, a bag of Better Made Potato Chips, a choice between Faygo or Towne Club pop, and an ice cream cone on top of that! Departs the Howell Senior Center at 12:00pm
55207 $7.50 per person
Detroit Tigers vs. Washington Nationals
Wednesday, July 31
Come see the Detroit Tigers take on the Washington Nationals at Comerica Park on Wednesday, July 31. Trip includes round trip motor coach transportation to Comerica Park, a tour guide, snacks, water, lower level tickets to the game, and a good voucher (good for hot dog and pop). Departs from Howell VG's at 11:00am. Returns at approximately 5:00pm.
55732 $84 per person
Wednesday, August 7
Cedar Point Amusement Park/Resort, known around the globe as the leader in innovative coaster thrills, will take guests on a winged ride unlike anything else at the famed park when it debuts its newest roller coaster, GateKeeper, in 2013. Located in the front of the park, GateKeeper will forever change the landscape of Cedar Point Peninsula. This mammoth ride will be the longest winged roller coaster and boast the longest drop of any winged roller coaster on the planet. Trip includes transportation and admission to the park.
55642 $99 per person
Motor City Casino
Monday, August 12
The Motor City Casino gaming floor has been fine-tuned to be the most exciting in the city. They offer classic reel games, the new file-reel games, as well as video poker and the most popular video slots. Come on in to find hot titles like Cleopatra, Pompeli, Queen of Atlantis, and Deal or No Deal. Motor City’s slot floor has every denomination of game, including multi-denomination games and many progressives. Your trip includes round trip motor coach transportation with tour guide, snack, water, 5 hours of gaming, and a $25 players card. Departs from Howell VG”s at 10:00am.
55028 $35 per person
Hot August Night: A Tribute to Neil Diamond
Wednesday, August 14
Lead singer Dean Colley performs the show known as “Hot August Night,” after the
title of Neil Diamond’s live album performed at the Greek Theater. Trip includes round trip transportation, 4 hours gaming at Soaring Eagle Casino, $10 players card, $5 food voucher, and tickets to see “Hot August Night: A Tribute to Neil Diamond.” Departs Howell VG’s at 10:00am.
75027 $60 and the second person goes for free!
Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins
Thursday, August 22
Come see the Detroit Tigers take on the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on Thursday, August 22. Trip includes round trip motor coach transportation to Comerica Park, a tour guide, snacks, water, lower level tickets to the game, and a good voucher (good for hot dog and pop). Departs from Howell VG's at 11:00am. Returns at approximately 5:00pm.
55733 $84 per person
Go to Hell for the Day
Tuesday, September 10
What you don’t know about this great little town will amaze you, including the fact that the road to Hell IS paved. We’ll first enjoy lunch at Hell’s Kitchen (club wrap, chips, drink, and Our Dead Mom’s Cookies) and then we’ll enjoy 18 holes of ghoulish fun at Scream’s Miniature Golf (one of the largest courses in Michigan, and it is accessible for those with physical limitations). Then we’ll finish the day with a stop at Scream’s Ice Cream and Hell in a Hand-Basket to enjoy some shopping and an ice cream cone. Transportation and tour guide are included. This is a great place for a road trip...If nothing else if anyone asks where you are going you can truthfully say “I am going to Hell!” Departs from the Howell Senior Center at 10:00am.
55640 $25 per person