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Recreation Excursions
 
 

 
Sign-ups for June excursions are on April 3, 2017 in the Main Clubhouse Lobby.  .
 
More details can be found on the flyer in the Main Clubhouse Lobby, or in your Lifestyles Magazine on page 10.
 

April
 
  • Quixotic at the HAUGH Performing Arts Center
  • Saturday, April 1st, 12pm – Approx. 5pm, $50pp
 
It’s a light show.  It’s dance.  It’s an aerial show. TED TALKS say’s it’s a sensation, Quixotic is an ensemble of arts that fuse aerial acrobatics, dance, theater, fashion, film, music, lush string music, and visual effects to create a total sensory art form.  Quixotic takes flight in an inventive performance piece that will please audiences of all ages.
Quixotic presents “Quixotic Fusion”, a new multi-sensory performance that explores the human journey to find balance between the gravity that keeps us grounded and the lightness that uplifts and inspires us.  Quixotic is an innovative performing arts group known for its ability to seamlessly integrate technology with live music, contemporary dance, and cirque arts.  Using cutting-edge lighting and projection techniques in conjunction with highly-skilled performers, Quixotic is constantly pushing the boundaries of performing art.
 
  • Shen Yun at the Segerstrom
  • Thursday, April 6th, 9:30am – 6:30pm, $96pp
 
The Arts Connect Heaven & Earth
            There was a time when the world was full of magic and splendor, and all on Earth existed in harmony with Heaven.  You could see it in the arts, feel it in the air and hear it in the beat of a drum.  This was a land of fairies and sages, dragons and phoenixes, emperors and immortals.  Known today as China, this place was once called the Land of the Divine.
What if you could journey back and visit this lost paradise?
            Shen Yun brings the profound spirit of this lost civilization to life on stage with unrivaled artistic mastery.  Every dance movement, every musical note, make this a stunning visual and emotional experience you won’t find anywhere else.  Banned in communist China today, the non-profit Shen Yun is dedicated to reviving 5,000 years of civilization.  Experience the Arts Connecting Heaven & Earth! Experience Shen Yun!
            Be Inspired.  Be Amazed.  Experience the Divine Culture.  Based in New York, Shen Yun Performing Arts is the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company.  Discover classical Chinese dance – one of the most rigorous and athletic, yet exquisitely beautiful art forms in the world.  Feel the joy as ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy.  Experience the new sound of an orchestra that combines East and West like no other.  Journey to another world with exquisite costumes and stunning animated backdrops.  This is an uplifting experience that fills you with hope.  Lunch will be on own at the South Coast Plaza before the 2pm show.  Remember that Opera or Ballet performance attire is recommended.
 
  • Pechanga
  • Thursday, April 27th, 9:30am – 5:45pm, $5pp w/ $5 Easy Play when using your Club Card
  • New time allows for game of BINGO!
 
          Spend a 5-hour stay at Pechanga resort and Casino.  A vast 200,000 square foot gaming floor makes Pechanga California’s biggest casino.  Designed with player comfort in mind, the casino is equipped with a state-of-the-art air filtration system and offers extensive non-smoking areas.  The casino’s well-planned layout allows guests to move easily among more than 3,000+ slot and video machines as well as over 130+ table games.  Cocktail service is available to guests on the gaming floor and several bars, lounges and restaurants can be found close to the casino action.  Dining options abound at Pechanga including quick service Mexican, Italian, Asian and American food court choices are available.
 
 
May
 
  • Carlsbad Village Street Fair
  • Sunday, May 7th, 8am – 4:30pm, $27pp
 
More than 100,000 people will take in the beauty of this seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in delectable eats and enjoying family entertainment when the largest one-day street faire in the nation returns in November.
 The Carlsbad Village Faire will take place on May 7th, 2017.  Each year, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce hosts the faire in May and November.  Now in its 43rd year, the free event has grown to be so popular that it not only continually attracts people from all over Southern California, but also from other states.  Some visitors even plan their vacations around the bi-annual event.
 “The reason so many people return to the faire every year is that they can count on finding quality items to purchase because of the wide verity of vendor, you name it and its for sale at the faire.”
 Just like at past faires over 900 vendors will sell everything fathomable, including clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques and home décor.  The international food court will once again feature more than 50 booths serving everything from Thai to Hawaiian cuisine.
 The Rotary Club of Carlsbad’s beer and wine garden will entertain fairgoers with a large screen TV and live bands.  The Kiwanis Club of Carlsbad will continue it’s more than 25-year tradition of hosting a pancake breakfast at the Carlsbad railroad depot.  The meal, which includes pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice, will be served between 7am – 12pm. (On Own)
 
  • The Bodyguard at the Pantages Theatre
  • Saturday, May 20th, 9:30am – 6:30pm, $89pp
 
 THE BODYGUARD is an award-winning musical based on the smash hit movie of the same name staring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.  Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker.  Each expects to be in charge, what they don’t expect is to fall in love.
            A breathtakingly romantic thriller, the Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time, I Will Always Love You.  One of the best shows you’ll ever see.
            Based on Lawrence Kasdans Oscar-nominated Warner Bros. film and adapted by Academy Award-winner (Birdman) Alexander Dinelaris, The Bodyguard had its world premiere in London’s West End where it was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and won Best New Musical at the Watsonstage Awards.  Seating will Be in the Mezzanine Center.
            You will have time for lunch in L.A. at Hollywood and Vine before the 2pm show.
 
  • Pechanga
  • Wednesday, May 31st, 9:30am – 5:45pm, $5pp w/ $5 Easy Play when using your Club Card
  • New time allows for game of BINGO!
 
          Spend a 5-hour stay at Pechanga resort and Casino.  A vast 200,000 square foot gaming floor makes Pechanga California’s biggest casino.  Designed with player comfort in mind, the casino is equipped with a state-of-the-art air filtration system and offers extensive non-smoking areas.  The casino’s well-planned layout allows guests to move easily among more than 3,000+ slot and video machines as well as over 130+ table games.  Cocktail service is available to guests on the gaming floor and several bars, lounges and restaurants can be found close to the casino action.  Dining options abound at Pechanga including quick service Mexican, Italian, Asian and American food court choices are available.
 

 June
 
  • L.A. of Yesteryear
  • Wednesday, June 7th, 8am – 5pm, $55pp
 
Heritage Square Museum
Over the past forty years, Heritage Square Museum has acquired and restored eight historically significant buildings from different Los Angeles neighborhoods.  Located on acres of period appropriate landscaped grounds, the museum is the place where history comes alive!  On your guided tour, you’ll be transported to the end of the 19th century, when California was a fledgling state.  From the simplicity of the Longfellow-Hastings Octagon House to the opulence of the William Perry Mansion, the Museum provides a unique look at the lifestyles of the people who contributed so much to the development of modern Los Angeles.
Grier-Musser Museum
 The Grier-Musser Museum is an elegant showcase of the Victorian period.  The museum is situated in a historic Queen Anne Victorian house that dates to 1898.  The period antiques and collectables demonstrate how life looked more than a hundred years ago.  For antique enthusiasts the museum is a must-visit attraction.  Also, the architectural details of the home attract visitors who are interested in historic architecture.  With its extraordinary chandeliers, stained glass, and gleaming woodwork, the museum is a lovely step back in time.
Lunch on your own at Clifton’s
We’ll stop for lunch at the legendary and newly remodeled Clifton’s Cafeteria.  Eighty years after Clifford Clinton revolutionized dining with the mythical Clifton’s Brookdale; Clifton’s continues to be a true L.A. experience.  It’s more than just a cafeteria.  There are five floors crammed with curiosities—wall murals of California nature, dioramas with stuffed animals, and even a bronzed meteorite in the middle of one bar.
 
  • Santa Anita
  • Thursday, June 15th, 10am – 7pm, $48pp, Buffet Included
 
It’s Senior Day at the Santa Anita Racetrack! “The Great Race Place” Located in Arcadia, Santa Anita is nestled in a stunning natural setting at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains.  From its beginning, the property and race track were envisioned as a grand, expansive public park, blending art-deco architecture and lush landscaped gardens, accented by a wealth of historic ornamental sculptures, soaring fountains and vast green lawns.  Today, it has come to be known as one of America’s most celebrated sporting landmarks!  Each guest will be presented with a program, clubhouse seating, and you can enjoy a buffet luncheon which is included. Place your bets because the first post is at 1pm.  We will return home after the last race.  GOOD LUCK!
 
  • Lake Arrowhead Alpine Cooler
  • Thursday, June 29th 10am – 5:30pm, $75pp
 
Narrated Cruise on Lake Arrowhead
The prettiest and most precious of Southern California’s alpine gems is Lake Arrowhead.  And there’s no better way to experience it than by cruising its calm waters.  You’ll board the Arrowhead Queen for a narrated cruise around this jewel-like mountain lake.  The Queen is a 50-foot, paddlewheel-style boat with plenty of comfortable seating for everyone.  It’s fully enclosed, so this tour can be taken anytime throughout the year.
Lunch at Woody’s Boathouse
After the tour, you will be able to enjoy lunch overlooking the lake at one of Lake Arrowhead’s most popular restaurants.
Lake Arrowhead Village
This pedestrian-only lakeside outdoor shopping center features a variety of stores ranging from major outlets to local specialty shops that all offer spectacular views of Lake Arrowhead.  Wander through the quaint Tudor-style Lake Arrowhead Village and discover an array of retailers, restaurants, arts & crafts stores and much more!  Browse your favorite luxury labels, or look through an array of chic boutiques where you’ll find a selection of one-of-a-kind items to take back home with you.
 
 
  • 4 Days & 3 Nights in Monterey Bay, Carmel by the Sea & Paso Robles
  • Sunday, September 24th – 27th, 7am-6:30pm, $621pp Double, $931pp Single
 
This is a fantastic excursion filled trip that you will not want to miss out on.  Sunday you will load up and head out to Paso Robles where you will be able to browse around in downtown and have lunch on your own.  You will then head over to California’s largest Army museum, Camp Roberts.  You will then check into the Hyatt Regency and be treated to dinner at Bubba Gump’s on Cannery Row.  The next day you will have a buffet breakfast at the hotel and then head out to 17 mile drive to browse and take pictures.  Following this, you will have time to have lunch and cruise around Carmel by the Sea. You will then take a tour of the Historic Mission in Carmel and then head out to Fisherman’s Warf for dinner on your own and browse through all the shops.  The third day again starts out with a buffet breakfast at the hotel and then its off to Salinas where you will have a chance to tour the Steinbeck Center where you will have a docent tour and lunch.  After this, you will head over to “The Taste of Monterey” for some wine tasting.  The last day begins with one final breakfast at the hotel and then back to Paso Robles for a tour of the Pioneer Museum.  Following the tour, you will make one last stop at the San Antonio Winery for another tasting before heading back to Sun Lakes.  You can enjoy this great getaway that is full of adventure but you must sign up quick because spots are sure to sell fast.