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Embark on day-long journeys to explore regional destinations and hidden treasures.

Cruising Green Lake, Heidel House Luncheon

Milwaukee's Hidden Gems

Summer at the Paine Art Museum & Garden - Oshkosh Daytrip

Tour Information Meeting

Zen Morning in Milwaukee

 

 

FREE TOUR INFORMATION MEETING
Wednesday, May 20
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Clare Hall, Room 105

If you would enjoy traveling with a small group of people with similar interests, and prefer never having to wear dangling name tags or beanies, come and meet Charlene and Oswald Lettrari of Sunflower Journeys, experienced tour planners and guides for Telesis since 1997. Learn about exciting travel opportunities and upcoming booking deadlines or contact Sunflower Journeys for a brochure at 414-761-5848, www.sunflowerjourneys.com. 2015 trips coming up: A “Grand” Getaway On Mackinac Island including two nights at the Grand Hotel and a cruise aboard the SS Badger Ferry (August 17 – 20); Autumn Adventure in Germany & Switzerland: Cologne, Rhine Valley, Baden-Baden, Lucerne, and much more (September 21 – October 1); and Built to Impress: Columbus, Indiana & Brown County Artists’ Colony, including one of the best displays of modern architecture with a blend of small-city hospitality (October 18 – 21). Learn more about The Best of Northern Ireland, April 23- May 1, 2016. Bring a friend and find out how travel is meant to be!


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MILWAUKEE’S HIDDEN GEMS:
LAKE PARK PAVILION, NORTHPOINT LIGHTHOUSE & VILLA TERRACE
Friday, May 29

Originally considered “gardens of the poor,” parks were designed to offer the joys of nature and beauty to those who could not afford the manicured gardens of the wealthy. Eminent architect Frederick Law Olmsted was commissioned to design Milwaukee’s Lake Park in the style of the great parks in Europe. Join us to learn more about the history and features of Lake Park with a docent/historian from the Friends of Lake Park.

Guiding ships on Lake Michigan for more than 140 years, the Northpoint Lighthouse was decommissioned by the US Coast Guard in 1994; in 2007 it was opened to the public as a Maritime Museum and placed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Enjoy a guided tour of the restored lighthouse and a box lunch from Sendik’s Tres Bon Catering. Please indicate meat or vegetarian choice of sandwich at the time of registration. Lunch will also include fruit, chips, and beverage.

Finally, step back in time to the 1920s when the Italian Renaissance Villa & Garden was the home of AO Smith President and CEO Lloyd Smith and his family. Today Villa Terrace is a Decorative Arts Museum overlooking Lake Michigan. You will be guided through the fine and decorative arts of the former home and its restored Renaissance Garden.

Tour Guides: Charlene Faiola-Lettrari and Oswald Lettrari, Sunflower Journeys

TPD-917-01
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m./Limit 10/$59

(Includes transportation, tours of Northpoint Lighthouse and Villa Terrace, donation to Friends of Lake Park, and box lunch. Hidden Gems Daytrips travel in a passenger van and are limited to 10 persons.)
Note: No cancellations after May 13 unless a substitute is found.

 

 

SUMMER AT THE PAINE ART MUSEUM & GARDEN OSHKOSH DAYTRIP
Special Exhibit Dressing Downton Abbey: Changing Fashions for Changing Times
Wednesday, June 24

REGISTER THROUGH SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS: 414-761-5848, www.sunflowerjourneys.com.

Spend a delightful summer day at the Paine Art Museum & Garden with its stunning exhibition of 35 costumes from the first four seasons of PBS’ popular British Series “Downton Abbey.” You’ll find changing fashions for changing times featured throughout the rooms of the historic Mansion which once belonged to the late Nathan and Jessie Paine, of the thriving Paine Lumber Company.

The self-guided tour takes you through this art-filled 1920s mansion with its ornate interiors and its beautiful gardens to explore at your own pace. The Downton Abbey Exhibition features a variety of ensembles for the Crawley Family and their servants including country tweeds, lavish evening attire, delicate afternoon dresses, servants’ uniforms, and footmen’s livery.

Enjoy lunch at Fratello’s Waterfront Brewery & Restaurant situated along the scenic Fox River, on the original site of the Paine Family Lumber Mill. You will be offered a choice of three sandwich choices with sides (vegetarian option available), dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage.

Tour Guides: Charlene Faiola-Lettrari and Oswald Lettrari, Sunflower Journeys

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m./$86 (includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, admission into the Paine Art Museum and special exhibition, lunch at Fratello’s Waterfront Brewery and Restaurant with tax and gratuity)
Note: No cancellations after June 16 unless substitute is available.

REGISTER THROUGH SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS: 414-761-5848, www.sunflowerjourneys.com.

 

CRUISING GREEN LAKE, HEIDEL HOUSE LUNCHEON
Wednesday, July 22

REGISTER THROUGH SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS: 414-761-5848, www.sunflowerjourneys.com.

Travel back in time for a brief but rich history of Green Lake—the deepest natural inland lake in Wisconsin—as you board the 60-ft yacht Escapade for a one-hour private sightseeing cruise.  Learn about Green Lake’s history and hear stories of area landmarks. Rain or shine, you’ll cruise in comfort from the open top deck or the enclosed salon.

We’ll then enjoy a delicious luncheon at the beautiful Heidel House Resort. Choose from a Northwoods Chop (Butcher’s Cut Pork Chop wrapped in Applewood Smoked Bacon and Topped with Merlot Sauce) or Chef’s choice Vegetarian entree. Sides, coffee or iced-tea, dessert, tax and tip are included.

This is a grand way to spend a summer day—experiencing the beautiful scenery and refreshing breezes along the shores of Green Lake.

Tour Guides: Charlene Faiola-Lettrari and Oswald Lettrari, Sunflower Journeys
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m./$79 (includes private deluxe motorcoach transportation, private Yacht Cruise, and served luncheon at Heidel House).
Note: No cancellations after July 15 unless substitute is available.

REGISTER THROUGH SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS: 414-761-5848, www.sunflowerjourneys.com.

 

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