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Geting ready for a great upcoming year

Circle Feb. 15 as your invitation to our Annual Winter Coffee Party and Travel Show at the Mower County Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We will have goodies to go along with hot coffee and plenty of fellowship. A calendar listing of our travels for 2012. Early sign-ups and door prizes will be available.

Us the south entrance Travel Door. This event is open to the public. RSVP isn’t needed.

We have missed seeing everyone since our last trip in December. This will be the 25th year for Evie’s Travel with many more destinations, some favorites and some new stops still to come.

As a sneak preview of some of the trips. We have included several extended trips:

•April 18-20: Five Countries without a Passport. — “Five Countries without a Passport,” will take you to the 1903 Jolsyn Castle — a 30-room Scottish castle style, an Irish pub for dinner and Irish folksinger/entertainer, the Chomari Ballet Folklorico, a Greek Dinner, tour and dance performance, and one night at their theater, the largest in the nation, the comedy show, “Lend Me a Tenor,” plus a tram tour of this state’s largest tourist attraction and one of the top five zoo’s in the United States.

You will not believe you are actually in Omaha, Neb. This is only a small portion of all the sites and countries we will visit while there. Signups have begun.

•Sept. 6-7: We will revisit the Fireside Dinner Theater in Fort Atkinson, Wis. and take in wonderful musical production of “Hello Dolly.”

•Sept. 30 to Oct. 6: Check out our fall tour, which will take us to the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge. This will include a variety of six shows and so much more.

•Nov. 14 to 17: Christmas in Branson. Our line-up this year will feature some of the biggest entertainers Branson has to offer.

Just to give a quick peek to those interested in one day travels: On March 29 we will take a tour of Bachmann’s large floral shop and continue onto downtown Minneapolis, to the eighth floor for the Spring Flower Show and some free time.

•April 26: We will visit the Art in Bloom Flower Show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minneapolis. It is an absolutely awesome weekend they host yearly.

•May 10: The Church Basement Ladies are featurd in another hilarious comedy, “A Mightly Fortress is our Basement.” This particular show is only performed at their home theater in Plymouth.

•June 7: And no, we didn’t leave out the Old Log Theater. Their golf-themed show this year should be a hit with a lot of people.

This has been early preview with lots more to come. Hope to see you all there. Calls can be made to the travel number 507-438-3946.

The travel office is not always open during the winter hours.