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.

Fees for overnight trips are non refundable 30 days before the trip unless a replacement can be found.

Dietary Restrictions


NSC would like to accommodate special dietary restrictions when a program involves food. If you have a dietary restriction, please fill out a meal ticket upon registration for each event to ensure your dietary needs are accommodated.  When registering online, please call the NSC with your dietary restriction needs for each event.  

An American in Paris at Drury Lane (Waitlist Only)

CANCELLED


 Th, Mar 26 | Check-in 11:00am | 11:30am-5:00pm| $79M/$84NM
(Anticipate minimal walking)
 A tale inspired by hope and possibility, An American in Paris brings breathtaking moments of dance and song to the musical stage. Come away with Jerry Mulligan, an American GI doing his best to make it as a painter in the bustling city of Paris following the end of World War II. The storied streets of the City of Lights become the dancefloor to a ravishing and passionate voyage into art, friendship, and love. Set to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, this Academy Award winner for Best Picture was also a Grammy Award nominee and four-time Tony Award winner.  Lunch will include tomato basil soup entrée selection 1) grilled chicken breast with Marsala sauce 2) parmesan-crusted tilapia with capers 3) 8 finger cavatelli creamy marinara, mozzarella, parmesan and dessert includes chocolate ice cream sundae.

 


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Wanderlust Archery—NSC Rebels


W, Apr 8| 1:30-3pm| $15M/$20NM
Morton Grove (Anticipate heavy walking) Wanderlust Archery is a certified archery range located at 5802 Dempster St., Morton Grove. Whether you are a beginner or elite shooter, they provide an open range for archery lovers to advance their skills with professional quality equipment and excellent coaching.  We will not be ordering a bus for this trip and will be arranging carpool transportation, an NSC staff member will be attending the trip.  Please talk to Chrisann Fahy if you would like to volunteer to drive or need a ride, 847-588-8436 or cf@vniles.com.   


HalimTime & Glass Museum


 Tu, Apr 14 | Check-in 9am | 9:30am-2:30pm | $48M/$53NM
(Anticipate heavy walking) -  Evanston
The museum houses 1100 time pieces and over 70 stained glass pieces of art. The building is five stories tall and is filled with history, art and the study of time. Please select from a main entree option:   1) turkey and Swiss on croissant 2) fresh farm grilled vegetables, mustard or olive oil balsamic, Italian bread 3) chicken Caesar salad. Each meal comes with sides and dessert.  After, we will tour the Toby Jug Museum and if time allows, explore some unique shops in the area including  Ten Thousand Villages


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Matilda the Musical-Maine South Park Ridge


Th, Apr 16 | 4pm| Free
(Anticipate moderate walking)
Free event and on your own trip. 111 S. Dee Rd., Park Ridge.
Matilda the Musical is a stage musical based on the  1988 children's novel by Roald Dahl.  An inspiring, heart-breaking, captivating masterpiece, Matilda revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and a girl who won’t let being “little” stop her from putting an unjust world right. 
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In a Mighty Fortress

- Fireside Theatre


Th, Apr 23 | Check-in 8am
| 8:30am-6:30pm | $96M/$101NM
(Anticipate moderate walking)
Fort Atkinson, WI
In this installment of the Church Basement Ladies series, the year is 1960 and a reformation is underway. Mavis must find a way to deal with the new Super Highway that cuts through her farm. Karin finds freedom behind the wheel of her husband’s pickup truck. And Pastor has found new love and announces his impending nuptials. Against the changing tide, these “bulwarks never failing” stand strong in their faith and in their friendships with more crazy antics, more great songs, and more lessons reluctantly learned.  Lunch will include a chopped salad, roasted boneless pork chops and apple pie.
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Art & Bloom (Waitlist Only)


Th, Apr 30 | Check-in 9:30am | 10am-6pm| $75M/$80NM
(Anticipate heavy walking) Milwaukee, WI
We will start our trip with lunch at the Harbor House overlooking the lake and city views.  Please select from following for your first course: 1) petite mesclum greens 2) cup of New England clam chowder;. Please choose from one of the following for your second course: 1) grilled chicken salad  2) fried clam po’boy  3) charbroiled burger. Please choose from one of the following for your third course 1) flourless chocolate cake 2) carrot cake.  Don’t just see the art, smell it!  We will have docent lead tour explaining the stunning art-inspired floral installations.  You will have enough time to explore the museum it will be filled with flowers, clothes, purses, jewelry, beauty products, garden accessories, local vendors and artisans.  

Teatro ZinZanni Love, Chaos & Dinner (Waitlist Only)


S, Apr 26 | Check-in 10:00am | 10:30am-3:45pm
(Anticipate moderate walking)
$140M/$145NM
Chicago
Enter a realm where reality and dreams converge!  An experience unlike any other, Teatro ZinZanni is a 3-hour show with a whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret all served with a four-course feast, drinks are not included.  Described as the “Kit Kat Klub on acid”, the fast-paced action unfolds all around you as acrobats, illusionists, and aerialists fill the intimate Spiegeltent ZaZou.  This unique jewel box mirror tent has a history of its own and is constructed within a formerly tucked away space in the new Hotel Cambria-Theatre District.
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Evita at Drury Lane


Th, May 7 | Check-in 10:30am | 11am-5pm | $82M/$87NM
(Anticipate moderate walking)
Oak Brook, IL
Based on true events, Evita tells the story of Eva Perón’s rags-to-riches life as she goes from poor provincial child to First Lady of Argentina. A champion of the working-class descamisados, she uses popularity and politics to serve her people – and herself. Featuring some of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most iconic songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” this musical masterpiece won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The 1996 film adaptation was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning for Best Original Song.  Lunch includes mixed greens salad and one of the following options: 
1) chicken breast lemon thyme jus 2) vegetable kabob wild rice with balsamic glaze and peach melba for dessert.
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Planetarium


Tu, May 12 | Check-in 10:30am  | 11am-5:15pm | $49M/$54NM
(Anticipate heavy walking)
Chicago
The Adler Planetarium connects people to the Universe and each other. During your visit you will have time to explore on your own and will view Planet Nine and Imagine the Moon.  Please select a main entrée 1) carved turkey breast & cheddar sandwich 2) northern ham-isphere sandwich 3) Hummus & Veggie Sub 4) classic chicken Caesar wrap 5) harvester grilled chicken wrap 6) southwest roasted chicken wrap.  Each meal will include a side, dessert and soft drink.
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Galos Salt Caves


W, May 27 | Check-in 10am | 10:20am-3:20pm | $44M/$49NM
(Anticipate moderate walking) 
Chicago
Visiting salt-iodine caves help to cure: respiratory system diseases, digestive system diseases, cardiovascular system diseases, dermatological problems, nervous system dysfunctions, rheumatic diseases, inflammation of the upper respiratory system, sinus problems and more!  Upon registration, please pick-up a sheet of rules for the Galos salt-iodine caves.  The group will be split into two groups, while one group will be in the salt cave the other will be eating at the Jolly Inn buffet next door and vice versa.  We will all meet at the Jolly Inn for dessert.  Then we will head over to A Way of Life Natural Food & Discount Nutrition Center for a holistic tour.       

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Hot Air Balloons (Waitlist Only)


New Hampshire, IL
Rescheduled trip in May.  If you would like to fly up and away on a hot air balloon ride for an unforgettable experience please put your name on the waitlist.  After our first flight NSC will organize another trip.  

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42nd Street at Lyric Opera


W, Jun 17 | Lunch 11am | Depart 12pm-5:30pm | $115M/$120NM
| $107M/$112NM (Without boxed lunch)
(Anticipate moderate walking) 
Chicago
Main floor seating rows X-P between aisle 5 and 6.  Nobody does Broadway-style productions quite like Lyric, and you will love the Tony-winning song-and-dance spectacular 42ND Street ! Broadway stars Norm Lewis and Faith Prince make their Lyric debuts in the roles of famed Broadway director Julian Marsh and Dorothy Brock, the seasoned diva who sees her star status eclipsed by a rising newcomer.  Lunch will be served at NSC, please select a main meal option 1) tavern club 2) honey baked ham classic 3) Mediterranean veggie  sandwich. Each sandwich will be served with a pickle, chips and a cookie.   

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Grant Park Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty & Vinci Restaurant


W, Aug 12 | Check-in 2pm | 2:30-9pm | $79M/$84NM
(Anticipate minimal walking) 
Chicago
The Grant Park Music Festival is an annual ten-week classical music concert series held in Jay Pritzker Pavilion Chicago.  It features the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra and Grant Park Chorus, along with featured guest performers and conductors.  Tickets are located in the reserved seating pavilion area.  Before the performance we will be having dinner at Vinci the family style meal includes romaine salad, gnocchi, tagliatelle (veal tomato ragu, Parmigiano), penne, chicken saltimbocca, tiramisu, coffee and tea.