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Day Trips and Excursions

Weekday Outings to Local Museums & Other Points of Interest

Contact: michele.endick@jccnv.org, 703.537.3095

To Register: Submit payment and registration form to the JCCNV, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to “JCCNV” with the date of the event on the memo line. You will receive a confirmation call back. Please notify Michele prior to the trip if you must cancel. No refunds will be issued unless we are able to fill your reserved space. Trips are subject to change. Please call to confirm. A minimum number of participants is required on all trips.

Please note new fees: $16/ $10 J member for bus transportation unless otherwise noted.
Note: Some museums have fees that will be collected in addition to the bus transportation payment.

Upcoming Events

Summer Day at the National Gallery of Art

Friday, July 7, depart the J 10:30am; return 3:30pm (Rescheduled from 3/15)
Spend a hot summer day “on your own” in the cool National Gallery of Art. Consider viewing their new exhibit East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American
Landscape Photography.
“Along with Civil War images, pictures of the American West have long dominated the canon of 19th-century American landscape photography, but scant attention has been given to many of the photographers working in the eastern half of the United States. East of the Mississippi is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on this rich chapter of America’s photographic history.” — National Gallery of Art Website.
There are many other fine exhibits to view and be certain to venture into the newly renovated East Building. Enjoy the many cafes in which you can sit, relax, and eat.
Fee: $16/ $10 J member (includes bus transportation)
Code: #8360

Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, MD Visitor Center and Narrated Tram Tour

Wednesday, July 12, depart the J 9:30am; return approx. 3:30pm
The National Wildlife Visitor Center features interactive exhibits that focus on global environmental issues, migratory bird studies, habitats, endangered species, and more. We will enjoy a special covered tram tour of the south tract grounds, highlighting the wildlife habitat and management practices. After our visit, we will go to a nearby restaurant for lunch around 1:30pm. Bring an AM snack if needed. Be sure to
dress comfortably with sunscreen and hat. We will not be walking on the trails as a group.
Code: #8272
Fee: $38/ $28 J member (includes bus transportation and narrated tram tour). Lunch is a separate charge, on your own, optional.


Lovely Day at Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens

Friday, July 21, depart the J 10am; return approx. 3:15pm
“Marjorie Merriweather Post bought Hillwood in 1955 and soon decided her home would be a museum that would inspire and educate the public. Her northwest Washington, D.C. estate endowed the country with the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, a distinguished 18th-century French decorative art collection, and twenty-five acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands for all to enjoy... “ – Hillwood Website

We will see an introductory movie and enjoy a guided mansion tour. Walk the beautiful grounds on your own, if desired, and try to save time to view the current
special exhibit: Spectacular Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection. You will discover exquisite examples of historic gems and the most beautiful jewelry
of the twentieth century. Nearly sixty pieces that once belonged to Marjorie Merriweather Post, one of the greatest jewelry collectors of the twentieth century, will tell the story behind some of the remarkable stones and the jewelry into which they were transformed. You may bring a bagged lunch or purchase food at their
lovely café.
Fee: $34/ $28 J member (includes bus transportation, narrated tour of mansion,
and special exhibit viewing). Lunch is a separate charge, on your own, optional.
Code: #8490


Summer in the Shenandoah Shenandoah Summer Musical Theatre – Hairspray, Cedar Creek Battle Talk, and Buffet Lunch

Wednesday, July 26, depart the J 9am; return approx. 6:30pm
We start our Shenandoah Valley excursion with a scenic luxury bus ride. When we arrive in beautiful Middletown, we will be joined by a National Park Service Ranger who will talk about the Battle of Cedar Creek (1864). From there we will travel to nearby Winchester for a fine buffet lunch at Piccadilly’s Public House and Restaurant
near the Winchester pedestrian mall. After lunch, we will head to the Shenandoah Summer Musical Theatre where we will sit back, relax, and enjoy Hairspray. A great way to spend a summer’s day out!
Note: When registering, please specify on registration form “LUNCH” or “NO LUNCH.”
Fee with lunch: $94/ $84 J member (includes
luxury bus, lunch, and matinee). Buffet lunch includes two entrees (chicken and salmon), vegetables, starch, salad, dessert, drink, tax, and tip.
Fee with no lunch: $74/ $64 J member (must be able to walk to pedestrian mall approx. 4 blocks away for other restaurants/outdoor benches)
Code: #8274


Lovely Summer Day in Baltimore Homewood Museum of The Johns Hopkins University, Lunch with Inner Harbor View and Narrated Cruise of Baltimore Harbor

Wednesday, August 9, depart the J 9:15am; return 6:45pm
We begin our “Baltimore Day” with a tour of the Homewood Museum which is a National Historic Landmark built in 1801. It is one of the nation’s finest
examples of Federal-era architecture, renowned for its elegant proportions and superb collection of American decorative arts. After the tour we will eat a wonderful
three-course lunch at the Rusty Scupper Restaurant in a “room with a view,” at the renowned Inner Harbor. Then we are off for a 45-minute entertaining and educational
narrated cruise of Baltimore’s Harbor. You will be introduced to Baltimore, its history and the renaissance of the Inner Harbor. See and learn about Federal Hill, the city skyline, the Domino Sugar refinery, Fells Point, the USS Constellation and catch a glimpse of Fort McHenry. The boat has a climate-controlled lower deck
and an open upper deck. What a great day way to spend a summer day!
Fee: $92/ $84 J member (includes bus transportation, tour of Homewood Museum, narrated Harbor cruise, and lunch). Lunch includes salad, choice of entrée, dessert, non-alcoholic drink and tip.
Code: #8345


Washington’s Grist Mill and Distillery with Picnic

Friday, August 18, depart the J 10:15am; return 2:30pm
We will have a guided tour of both Washington’s Grist Mill and Distillery which are adjacent to each other. Watch the water wheel turn and the mighty gears rotate as the mill grinds grain using the same system utilized by George Washington in the 18th century. This merchant mill was capable of producing up to 8,000 pounds of flour and
corn meal a day and it is fully functioning today. You will also see reproductions of the equipment used in the production of whiskey during that time. In 1799, it was the
largest whiskey distillery in America. After the tours, we will picnic on the grounds or at a neighboring park. Please bring a bagged lunch and a drink to eat at picnic tables.
Fee: $24/ $18 J member (includes bus transportation, tour of the grist mill, and
distillery).

Code: #8491


Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Riverside Dinner Theatre

Wednesday, August 23, depart the J at 10:30am; return at approx. 5:45pm
“A rollicking adventure, set in 1850s Oregon, bursting with rambunctious energy, fun, and romance. Milly, a new bride, attempts to civilize her husband Adam’s six slovenly
brothers at their wilderness ranch. The enthusiastic brothers soon take matters into their own hands as boisterous fun turns into desire, by kidnapping six women from town who become stranded at the ranch for the winter. ” – Website
A delicious lunch is served to your table prior to the show (entrée selections occur at the theatre).
Fee: $82/ $74 J member (includes bus transportation,
matinee performance, and delicious lunch)
Code: #8492

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