Day Trips


Soaring Eagle Casino

Wednesday, December 19th

Departs from the Howell VG’s Food Center (2400 W. Grand River Ave.) at 10:00am.

Cost: $40/person

Casino Trips are back!  This trip to the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, MI includes: $20 premium play, $10 Bingo Bucks, & $5 dining voucher.  Don’t forget to bring your players card!

 The Soaring Eagle Casino as shown from the outside with a large carved eagle.

Phantom of the Opera

Join us for the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera as the show makes its triumphant return to the Detroit Opera House stage. The production features new choreography, and boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. Enjoy this beloved story and thrilling score. We will enjoy lunch at Andiamo on the River Front before the matinee. Register in-person at the Bennett Recreation Center.

Departs from the Howell VG’s.

Cost: $199/person

Sunday, February 3rd
10:00am-6:00pm
Must pay in person at the Bennett Recreation Center. Checks only.


Lenten Pilgrimage Tour - Father Solanus Casey Center

People of all religious backgrounds and different walks of life are inspired by the works of Father Solanus Casey. Our full day will include a mass held in the historic St. Bonaventure Monastery, along with a privately catered soup and sandwich lunch, Lenten Talk and the Blessing of the Sick. In the afternoon, the Capuchin ministry On the Rise Bakery will have delicious breads, cookies and cakes available for purchase. It is my hope that this pilgrimage, regardless of your spiritual beliefs will leave you feeling refreshed and peaceful. Register in-person at the Bennett Recreation Center.

Departs from the Howell VG’s.

Cost: $79/person

Wednesday, March 27th
8:30am-4:30pm
Must pay in person at the Bennett Recreation Center. Checks only.


Holocaust Memorial Center

The Holocaust Memorial Center has been teaching about the Holocaust and its legacy for more than 25 years. Its building, exhibits, and programs have been receiving international accolades and heartfelt thanks from their millions of visitors. The Holocaust is a history not only of evil, although the evil is undeniable, but also of great courage, strength, and righteousness. Our visit will include a docent lead tour and survivor talk. After our morning visit, we will enjoy a delicious lunch at The Fiddler, a wonderful Russian restaurant. Register in-person at the Bennett Recreation Center. Departs from the Howell VG’s.

Cost: $84/person

Fridays, April 5th
9:00am-4:15pm
Must pay in person at the Bennett Recreation Center. Checks only.


Celtic Women - Ancient Land Tour

Celtic Woman is comprised of four dynamic vocalists whose performing skills bring centuries of musical and cultural traditions to life. In concert, their angelic voices and instrumental virtuosity are accompanied by a robust ensemble that includes Irish dancers, bagpipers, and a full band playing an array of traditional Celtic instruments. We will have dinner at an area restaurant before enjoying our reserved seating at the FOX Theatre. Register in-person at the Bennett Recreation Center. Departs from the Howell VG’s.

Cost: $149/person

Wednesday, April 10th
3:00pm-11:30pm
Must pay in person at the Bennett Recreation Center. Checks only.


Zehnder’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Ragtime Festival

Zehnder’s has been host to ragtime performers from around the United States for over 24 years. Enjoy 25 of the best Ragtime Musicians from around the U.S. with featured performer Bob Milne! We will also enjoy a special meal prepared especially for you by Zehnder’s Certified Chefs! Departs from the Bennett Rec Center.
Cost: $65/person

Wednesday, April 24th
10:45am-4:30pm
Click here to register (192004) (coming soon)


Ford Rogue Plant Factory Tour

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to witness and explore the production of the Ford F-150. The tour of the plant will feature 2 theatre experiences, one highlighting the history, the other the innovation of manufacturing. We will view the assembly line in action from an observation deck and have the opportunity to learn about the Living Roof, a 10 acre ground cover roof top that has proven to be just as fascinating and innovative as the factory tour itself. We will enjoy lunch at Ford’s Garage before our mid-day tour. Register in-person at the Bennett Recreation Center. Departs from the Howell VG’s.
Cost: $84/person

Tuesday, May 7th
9:30am-5:00pm
Must pay in person at the Bennett Recreation Center. Checks only.


Midlife Crisis at Cornwell’s Turkeyville

With a balanced look at the ‘joys’ of growing older, through a cast of three men and three women, MID-LIFE CRISIS! strikes a chord with anyone regardless of age. A series of scenes and sketches poke fun at the frustrations of mammograms, love handles, weekend warriors and proctology exams. The cleverly crafted songs celebrate forgetfulness, reading glasses, and menopause, but also touch on the sentimental wisdom that the later years afford us. MID-LIFE CRISIS! is a hilarious romp with an honest humor about the trials and tribulation of the unavoidable aging process. Departs from the Bennett Rec Center.
Cost: $65/person

Tuesday, May 7th
10:40am-5:15pm
Click here to register (192005) (coming soon)


The Marvelous Wonderettes

This hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives, the girls serenade us with classic 50’s hits including “Lollipop”, “Dream Lover”, and “Stupid Cupid”. When the girls reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion, we learn about the past decade’s highs and lows. We will enjoy a plated lunch at Mitchell’s Fish Market before heading to Meadow Brook Theatre for the show. Note: You will be contacted 2 weeks prior to the tour so you can make you meal selection. Register in-person at the Bennett Recreation Center. Departs from the Howell VG’s.
Cost: $114/person

Wednesday, May 15th
10:00am-6:00pm
Must pay in person at the Bennett Recreation Center. Checks only.