Travel

  • MSU Tollgate Farm Garden Tour & Breakfast at the Breakfast Club

    Wednesday, July 24, 2024 | 9:00-1:15pm

    This offering is almost at capacity. Please call the office to check on availabilty. 

    Start the day, and “gear up” with breakfast, on your own, at The Breakfast Club in Farmington. After, we will venture to the MSU Tollgate Farm. The views of rolling farmland available around MSU Tollgate are practically unknown elsewhere in present-day Oakland County. The 160 acre farmstead is currently owned by Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Americana Foundation. MSU Tollgate farm represents a working farm with animals, community gardens, and sustainable agriculture demonstrations. Experience a 1 and ½ hour plus (depending on Q & A) guided tour with Roy Prentice the Farm Manager. Spend some time embracing nature, walk the trails and lanes, view the farm animals from a distance, and enjoy over 20 display gardens, each focusing on a different aspect of horticulture. The farm also has a rich agricultural history in Novi. During the tour, Roy will talk about both the history of the farm and the gardens. Please keep in mind this tour has a lot of walking, stairs, and the terrain in general. This trip is a can’t miss for anthophiles, floraphiles, grower horticulturists, naturalists and simply for plant and nature enthusiasts that just want to embrace the outdoors in Michigan, in July in a beautiful farm setting.

  • DSO Morning Coffee Concerts

    Friday, July 26, 2024 | 9:15-10:15am

    Bus leaves Next at 9:15 am, returns about 1:30 pm. Please pre-register, space is limited.

    Now both Classical and the Pops! 

    This offering is at capcity. Please call the office to be added to the wait list. 

    Friday, July 26 MUSIC OF ELVIS WITH FRANKIE MORENO

    Get ready for Frankie Moreno to leave you “All Shook Up” as he becomes King for a night with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. As a singer, songwriter, and showman, Frankie Moreno will perform a thrilling tribute to the music and legacy of Elvis Presley. Having won “Headliner of the Year” five times in a row, Moreno’s dynamic style, paired with the power of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Don’t miss this powerful celebration of the King of Rock!

  • Michigan Design Center "Aging in Place" Designer-Led Tour

    Thursday, August 8, 2024 | 9:40-12:45pm

    This offering is currently at capacity. Please contact the office to be added to the wait list. 

    Join us for a designer-led tour at MDC focused on solutions to enhance your forever home. During this tour we’ll explore various design strategies and resources to help you maintain independence and enhance your quality of life. This event is designed to provide valuable insights and practical tips for navigating the challenges of aging gracefully. Lunch in the MDC Café, on your own, after the tour.

  • Diamond Jack's River Cruise

    Thursday, August 15, 2024 | 11:30-12:30pm

    This offering is currently at capacity. Please call the office to be added to the wait list.

     

    Experience the best of Detroit's rich history and stunning skyline with Diamond Jack’s one-hour sightseeing tour, expertly narrated by their knowledgeable guides. Marvel at the iconic landmarks along the Detroit River as you cruise along the waterway, soaking up the culture and history of the Motor City. With breathtaking views, fascinating insights, and a relaxing atmosphere, this cruise is the perfect way to explore Detroit's unique charm. Soft drinks, beer, wine, chips and candy are available for purchase on board at their snack bar. This tour is handicapped accessible, however there is no wheelchair access for the restrooms. Diamond Jack’s has deep roots in the Motor City, is a Pure Michigan company and a proud member of the Detroit community. Their goal is to showcase the city and state we love in a unique way. When you cruise with Diamond Jack’s you’ll see Detroit from a whole new perspective. Bon voyage!

  • Cranbrook on the Green & Art Museum

    Thursday, August 22, 2024 | 9:45-1:15pm

    Experience a “hole” new dimension of the historic campus as the creative and interactive art exhibit “Cranbrook on the Green” returns to Cranbrook this summer. Practice and sink a putt at the 10-hole custom, artist designed outdoor miniature golf course on the beautiful grounds of the Art Museum next to the Knoll Walkway and Triton Pool. After playing your round, receive free admission to the Cranbrook Art Museum’s galleries, and grab a drink and snack at Fika cafe in the museum’s lower-level lounge. You will have three hours to spend on site and are encouraged to golf, wander the expansive grounds and gardens and enjoy the museum!

  • Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak

    Friday, August 30, 2024 | 10:45-1:30pm

    Returning Labor Day Weekend 2024! Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats in downtown Royal Oak, features a culturally unique presentation of artists, musicians, and food exhibits from the Metro Detroit area and throughout the United States. Leave the driving, and the parking to us. Get dropped off right in the heart of things, and spend a couple of hours “perusing” on this opening day of Oakland County’s favorite summer festival. The fair attracts hundreds of thousands for an end of summer celebration of Art, Music, Cuisine & Community not to be missed!

  • Dharma Gate Zen Center & Lunch at Ridley's Café

    Thursday, September 12, 2024 | 9:40-10:40am

    This offering is currently at capcity. Please call the office to be added to the wait list. 

    Take a 1 hour guided tour of the Dharma Gate Zen Center and Buddhist Temple in Troy. Dharma gates are any form of practice that we undertake to better understand this life, our universe and ourselves a little better. From meditation to selfrefl ection, being part of a sangha to practicing mindful arts, they all provide an opportunity to penetrate deeper into the truth of this universe around us. Experience temple etiquette, an explanation of what a typical Sunday service looks like, as well as a brief overview of Zen. You will also be provided with a short meditation demonstration and then the time to give it a try, if you choose. The tour will wrap with tea and time for a “questions and answers” chat. May we all be well, happy and peaceful, May no harm come to us, May we all also have patience, courage, understanding, and determination to meet and overcome inevitable difficulties, problems, and failures in life (Buddhist blessing). Following, lunch on your own at Ridley’s Bakery & Café