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First tour quickly approaching

Published 4:08pm Saturday, March 3, 2012

As we turn the calendar over to March, we are already thinking about spring flowers, leafing through seed catalogues and making plans for the outdoors.

It’s like a hibernation for us here, only with many happenings still going on. This has indeed been an unusual winter.

We are also making plans for the Spring, with our first tour planned for March 29 when we will take a motor coach trip to Bachman’s Flower Gardens in Minneapolis.

We will have a guided tour where we will learn about the new varieties of flowers and enjoy smelling all the new blossoming plants.

Then we will continue to downtown Minneapolis to the Macy’s Annual Flower show with elaborate settings with the “Tower of Flowers,” as this year’s theme. The balance of the day will be spent downtown for lunch and free time for travelers.

Upcoming Trips

•April 26: “Art in Bloom” at the Minneapolis Institute of Art Show. An annual three-day weekend in their 29th year, this festival showcases fresh floral arrangements and fine art. Highlighting the talents of more than 150 floral artist whose work will be on display next to the works of art that inspired them. You’ll experience the floral fragrance throughout the museum along with lectures and demonstrations. Time will be made available for a tour and you will have time on your own to browse in the Art in Bloom shop. The afternoon will be spent at the International Market near by.

Both of these will give us a real inspiration to try new ideas or just to enjoy the moment.

•April 18-20: Our Omaha tour still has openings with the fee due by March 19. This is one of those unique tours that folks will be talking about when they return. It will be a mini trip that will fulfill your desires for a much longer one with all that is offered. Call us for a complete schedule.

•May 10: “Church Basement Ladies” in A Mighty Fortress is our Basement” is the most recent production these ladies have dreamed up. Some space is available.

•May 20: Celebrate 25 years of planning tours with Evie’s Travel. Our plans are to return to Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit German restaurant Minneapolis. You may even win a prize if you can spell the name correctly. A German meal along with music and entertainment will make for a fun afternoon.

Our Newsletter from the Mower County Senior Center, along with ­­­ravel information will have updated information will be arriving to MCSC members this week. Contact our center if you are interested in getting on this mailing list.


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