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Roadrunners of Nevada County

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April 16 and 23: Tulips at Ananda. You have never seen tulips like this! More than 10,000 tulips in every color and shape imaginable in a stunning natural setting. It is a sight you will never forget and will want to go back to year after year. Lunch included. 9:30 Park and Ride, 10 a.m., SPD.

April 18: Safari West in Santa Rosa is a unique experience where you can see wild animals roaming the hillsides uncaged and free while riding in a Jeep driven by a docent. Those who paid for the Sleigh Ride have automatically been put on this trip. BBQ lunch included. 7:30 Park & Ride, 8:00 SPD.

May 14-15: Glorious gardens. We haven’t been to Filoli in quite a few years, so it’s time to go back and see it again when flowers are in full bloom in Spring. This beautiful estate was once the home of the Bourne family who owned the Empire Mine here in GV. We have reservations to tour both the mansion and the stunning gardens. Lunch on the first day is included before we tour Filoli. Staying the night at Creekside Inn in Palo Alto. Next day we’ll visit the gardens at Sunset Magazine headquarters in Menlo Park and the gardens at Elizabeth Gamble estate in Palo Alto. Park & Ride 7, SPD 7:30 a.m.

May 21: Woodland Opera House and Sacramento underground. First we’ll tour the Woodland Opera House and learn all about this fully restored playhouse which is both a California historical landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. After a no host lunch in Woodland we go to Old Town Sacramento and tour the historical Underground which was the level of the town before flooding forced the city to be built higher. 7:30 Park & Ride, 8 a.m., SPD.

June 6: “Les Miserables” at Sacramento Community Theater. No-host dinner in Old Sacramento after performance. 11:45 a.m. Park & Ride, 12:15 p.m. SPD.

June 25: Preston Castle and Sutter Creek. Join us for a guided tour of the Preston Castle in Ione, Calif. Without giving away too much tour information, Preston Castle was built in the late 1800’s as a detention facility for boys, later abandoned, allowed to decay, and now is being restored to its original state. Afterwards we’ll drive a short distance to the town of Sutter Creek where you can find a place to have lunch on your own, shop or browse until we head back home. 7:30 Park & Ride, 8 a.m. SPD.

Coming in September: National Parks: Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore, and more by bus. More details coming soon.

For information and/or reservations call Hallie at 530-272-5467 or 916-214-8746 or Ronnie at 530-272-1830 or 530-205-6157. Make all checks payable to The Road Runners, c/o Carrie Larson, 282 Cornwall Ave., Grass Valley, CA 95945.

Happy Trails Travelers

Trips to Reno Silver Legacy April 12, May 8, June 14, July 12 and August 9. These trips are the second Friday of each month except for May 8, which is on a Wednesday. We’re a fun group. You are served coffee and fresh pastries. We play bingo on the way. If you want to join us, call Laura for information and reservations at 530-273-9641.

Golden Empire Sams RV Club

Meetings are held on the second week of each month. Luncheons are in order for December, January, and February. The rest of the year we host campouts beginning on Monday and concluding on Thursday at a different location each month.

For more information about our club, please contact Roger Lilly, Member Chairman, at 530-477-1799 or our president, Ron Brown, at 530-432-6678.

Nevada County Travel Club

We offer monthly one-day tours from Grass Valley to Northern California sites. These tours are open to the public and members. Call Carol at 530-271-0719 to reserve your seat.

Thursday, March 21: Visit the William Land Park Zoo and Old Town Sacramento. Round-trip coach transportation, guided tour of the zoo, lunch baskets and Old Town are highlights. Time to visit the Railroad Museum, Shop and Discover in Old Town.

April 18: Come enjoy Folsom at Gekkeikan Sake, Kikkoman Soy Sauce and Cielo Tasting Rooms. Round-trip coach transportation, tasting rooms and lunch at Mimi’s are included.

May 9: Join us for a guided tour of California’s Capitol Building, Lunch at Joe’s Crab Shack and a guided tour of the Crocker Art Museum.

This year’s longer tours to be accompanied by the NCTC tour director include:

May 30 through June 8: Cruise the Princess Grand under the Golden Gate round-trip to Alaska.

Oct. 9 through 16:Join Collette Vacation’s Colors of New England: Maine New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

Oct. 19 through 26: Fun, relaxing California Coastal Cruise round-trip from San Francisco.

Portals to one-day discoveries are Santa Barbara, Long Beach, San Diego and Ensenada.

Dec. 29 through Jan. 2: “Dreams Come True” at the Tournament of Roses Parade and Gala New Year’s Celebration.

Call Brenda at 530-432-5301 to reserve a space or receive information.



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