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Travel Clubs, July 4, 2014

Roadrunners of Nevada County

Napa Valley Wine Train, July 17: We’ll board the expertly refurbished Pullman Cars in quaint Downtown Napa to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while traveling to St. Helena and back. A sumptuous lunch, freshly prepared right on the train, is served in the gourmet car and includes soup or salad, a choice of entrees, dessert and coffee or tea.

River Cats, July 29: Includes bus transportation and bleacher seats facing away from the sun, This is an evening game beginning at 7 p.m. Does not include food or drinks, but plenty of vendors are on hand for you to enjoy the typical ballpark treats.

Hyatt Resort Lake Tahoe, Aug. 19: Lunch at the Hyatt Resort at Incline on Lake Tahoe.

After lunch you can choose to gamble, relax on the beach or at the pool, take a hike, or do any of the many activities offered at the Hyatt.

The Great Reno Balloon Race and Spectra, Sept. 4 and 5:Thursday night we see SPECTRA in the showroom at the Eldorado, then Friday morning we watch the hot air balloons rise from the park in Reno. Package includes bus transportation and driver gratuity, cocktail party, dinner voucher, show ticket, and breakfast coupon. We’ll do late check out so everyone has time to eat breakfast.

Candy Dance in Genoa, NV., Sept. 27 and 28: This annual event is the largest and best craft show in Northern Nevada. Overnight at the Holiday Inn Express in Minden.

For information and/or reservations, call Ronnie at 530-272-1830 (home) or 530-205-6157 (cell) or email, or Hallie at 530-272-5467 (home) or 916-214-8746 (cell) For more information, visit

Nevada County Travel Club

We are a nonprofit social club that has been turning unique travel experiences into wonderful memories for the citizens of Western Nevada County for over 35 years. We invite YOU to join us in our adventures.

Tours from one to fifteen days include motor coach, boat/ship, train and plane transportation. Monthly day trips are usually within a 100-mile radius of Grass Valley and are full of variety from theatre performances to garden, historical, city, food and drink, sightseeing and industry tours. These are accomplished by member volunteers, a professional Tour Director/Travel Agent and professional transportation, guide and accommodation specialists.

Each monthly meeting of NCTC includes a catered lunch, opportunity to get more tour information, register for tours, social time and a travel program. Programs have ranged from tour company representative speakers, member slide shows, how to pack, travel health, domestic and international music and even how to leave your pet!

We are now taking reservations from members, family, friends and readers of The Union for the following attractions:

July 8: Mary Poppins Matinee in Sacramento with round-trip transportation.

July 31: Lake Tahoe Dinner Cruise.

Aug. 5 through 19: Oregon Road Trip.

Sept. 5 through 13: Historical Trains of Colorado.

Sept. 9: Day Tour to Graeagle, Portola, Nakoma and Big Springs Gardens.

Oct. 24: Halloween Mystery Tour.

Oct. 28 through Nov. 5: Cuba Tour.

Phone our President Jean at 530-272-4411 or Tour Director Brenda at 530-432-5301 to receive a newsletter, join us at a meeting and/or on a tour.

Gra Neva A’s

We had a wonderful tour to the California State Parks new Statewide Museum Collection Center ( and were totally amazed by the volume and variety of artifacts they have collected for over 100 years. The collections are archived in a huge building (260,000 square feet) that is temperature, humidity and light controlled. It is located on the west side of McClellan Park. There are four bays (160,000 sq. ft.) for the floor to ceiling shelving containing the archived artifact collections. There is also a Photographic Archive, an Archeological sorting and ID room in addition to many other speciality rooms. Our tour was thoughtful and very knowledgeable.

For further information check out our website at

The Golden Empire Sam’s RV Group

The Golden Empire Sam’s group met May 11 through 15 at the Gridley Inn & RV Park. Our members enjoyed visiting a rice museum and listening to a performance of a old pipe organ. Our next outing in June, will be to Jackson Rancheria RV Park.

If you are looking for a very friendly group that has a lot of fun activities, good food and friendly members, please join us for one of our campouts as a guest. Looking forward to hearing from you! Call 530-477-1799 or 530-263-2035 for more information.

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