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Adult Trips

Trips for adults wanting to get away, meet new friends or explore new leisure resources. Unless stated otherwise, transits or coach buses are used for day outings.

Offerings

  • Day trips
  • Extended trips
  • Trip abroad
  • Tours

Registration policy

  • Payment must accompany registration
  • Make your check payable to the City of Brooklyn Park, or call 763-493-8333 to register with Visa, Mastercard or Discover and to check availability
  • Deadline dates for registration are listed on a space-permitting basis only
  • No refunds for nonrefundable costs due to weather beyond our control
  • No refunds given after deadline date.
  • Full refunds given (only) if trip is cancelled.
  • Pick up flyers and registration forms at the Community Activity Center.
  • Unless stated otherwise, buses pick up/return to the Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park
  • Meet in the Senior Lounge to check in.
  • Return times are approximate due to weather/traffic.

Group rate matinées

Wednesday matinées at Yellow Tree Theatre

Make a day of it with these three new matinée packages, offering you:

  • Discounted group rate on tickets
  • Doors open at 12:15 p.m., lunch at 12:30 p.m.
  • Professionally-catered pre-show dinner from Heavenly Hosts Catering, held right in the theater
  • An exclusive post show meet-and-greet discussion with the actors!
  • No transportation included—participants drive on their own to Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 5th Ave., Osseo

A Gone Fishin' Christmas

The Northland's biggest ice fishing contest of the decade is underway and two sisters travel home to Duluth to catch a big one. But an unseasonably warm winter threatens to break apart the ice and the girls quickly find them-selves in precarious waters. Featuring an unruly team of sled dogs, an aqua-phobic intern and an old boyfriend, A Gone Fishin' Christmas is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and catapult you into the Christmas spirit!

Menu

  • Roast sirloin with Bearnaise sauce
  • Roasted red mashed potato
  • Vegetables
  • Dinner roll and butter
  • Gourmet dessert bars

Event date

Wednesday, November 15

Cost

$35

Deadline

October 15, space permitting

The Royale

Jay 'The Sport' Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905 and, in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out. Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is inspired by the story of Jack Johnson, an African American boxer whose quick rise to stardom made him a world-wide phenomenon. But, at the height of the Jim Crow era, victory for a black man over a white man posed untold dangers and Jay quickly finds himself fighting for more than just a title. Written by award-winning American writer Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black).

Yellow Tree is thrilled to host the regional premiere of this extraordinary new play!

Menu

  • Tuscan chicken
  • Roasted red mashed potato
  • Vegetables
  • Dinner roll and butter
  • Gourmet dessert bars

Event date

Wednesday, February 21

Cost

$35

Deadline

January 14, space permitting

Still Dance the Stars

A powerful love story with extraordinary heart, Still Dance the Stars follows the journey of James and Anne, a married couple facing unthinkable loss. Desperate to heal, they discover an old box of stuffed animals and the magic unfolds. Will one last dance be enough to save their marriage? Whimsical and heart-warming, this brand new play is truly a breathtaking gem!

Menu

  • Chicken with balsamic cream sauce
  • Orzo pasta with Parmesan
  • Italian garden salad
  • Breadsticks
  • Gourmet dessert bars

Event date

Wednesday, May 2

Cost

$35

Deadline

April 2, space permitting

Day trips

Stillwater holiday trip

Our first stop is the Stillwater's 1853 historic Warden House decorated for Christmastime. We will tour the residence which consists of 14 rooms decorated in the late 19th and early 20th century style. Many rooms are like that of a upper middle class household while other rooms depict certain historic themes of Washington County including a room dedicated to the lumber industry and still another that shows off items that children would have used more than one hundred years ago. Learn about the wonderful past and promising future of Washington County, Minnesota.

We will have lunch at the Lowell Inn, better known as the "Mt. Vernon of the Midwest." Next we will tour the Washington County Historic Courthouse built in 1870. It is the oldest standing courthouse in Minnesota, and will be decorated in elegant Victorian Christmas style. On a guided tour, we will hear stories about the history of the building, the lumbering industry and see special exhibits.

Next stop is the Käthe Wohlfahrt of America store. This shop has unforgettable charm reminiscent of Christmas stores in Germany. It all began with a Christmas music box, from the Erzgebirge region, as a gift for friends in America. The business idea grew out of a love for a traditional Christmas, in harmony with an enthusiasm for preserving customs and the associated craftsmanship.

Dinner menu

  • Chicken a la King (tender pieces of chicken, mushrooms, red and green peppers in a sherry cream sauce served over a puff pastry shell)
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Vegetable of the day
  • Beverage
  • Small dessert

Event date

Wednesday, November 29, 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost

$72

Deadline

November 6, space permitting

Lind House and Schell Brewery

New Ulm, MN

We will visit the Lind House for a tour and holiday luncheon. This home was the center of social, cultural and state functions during the family;s residence from 1887 to 1901. The house was designed by Frederick Thayer in the Queen Anne style.

Our next stop is a guided tour of the decorative August Schell Museum of Brewing. Founded in 1860, the brewery is housed in the original brick building. We will hear about the history of the founding family and of the brewery. You will go up to the old copper kettle area; a short video will show the production areas and more of the brewing process. The tour ends with an assorted beer and 1919 Root Beer sampling in the Rathskellar Tap Room and there will be an opportunity to visit the gift store with specialty items.

Event date

Friday, December 8, 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Cost

$70

Deadline

November 6, space permitting

A Grand Christmas

Come with us as we start our day on Grand Avenue. Our first stop will be the James J. Hill House. The former home of Great Northern Railway Empire builder. Completed in 1891, the 36,000 square-foot Richardsonian Romanesque mansion features a sky-lit art gallery, crystal chandeliers, pipe organ, stained glass windows and elaborate woodcarving. The Hill family did not decorate for the holiday season, so it will look much like their holiday season.

Next we will have lunch at Tavern on Grand in the Lake Room.

After lunch, we will have a guided tour of the Alexander Ramsey House. We will experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of a Victorian Christmas. The Alexander Ramsey House offers visitors a chance to step back in time to the Christmas season of 1875. View original family ornaments and Christmas gifts. Discover how the Ramsey family and their friends, neighbors and servants prepared for and celebrated the Christmas season. There will be time to shop in the Carriage House Gift Store before we head home.

Lunch menu

You can make your menu choice when you register:

  1. A walleye fillet, cut into pieces, battered and deep-fried
  2. Grilled chicken breast

Both meals include:

  • Seasoned tavern fries
  • Cole slaw
  • Beverage
  • Ice cream

Event date

Wednesday, December 20, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost

$73

Deadline

November 13, space permitting

Sister Act

After a successful run that began in 2015, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre is proud to bring back the feel-amazing musical comedy smash, Sister Act. Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar-winner, Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors, Newsies).

Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her away in the last place anyone would expect – a convent!  Set around the Christmas holidays, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she also rediscovers her own in a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

Event date

Wednesday, January 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

$79

Deadline

December 27, space permitting

Life Could Be a Dream

Old Log Theatre

Return to the 60s and meet the boy group banned from the senior prom. The singing foursome is headed for fame and fortune by trying to win the local radio contest on the Big Whopper Radio. Songs include: “Runaround Sue”, “Tears on My Pillow”, “Earth Angel” and “Sh-Boom.”

Meal

Please make your meal choice when registering:

  1. Short ribs
  2. Tilapia
  3. Vegetarian pasta
  4. Chicken breast

Event date

Wednesday, February 7, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

$63. Cost includes transportation, the play and your meal.

Deadline

January 5, space permitting

Forever Elvis

Paramount Theatre (St. Cloud)

Elvis tribute artist Art Kistler and the EP Boulevard Show Band have catapulted this classic, popular entertainment genre to an entirely new level in a performance titled Forever Elvis: The Spirit Lives! complete with dazzling, authentic costumes and a wide variety of timeless, classic tunes. Art Kistler is a formally trained vocalist and recording artist and has performed all over the USA and internationally. With heart and with the soul of a true entertainer, the entire room becomes Art’s stage as he interacts with members of the audience, respectfully recreating illusions of the look, signature moves, energy and powerful sounds of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Before the performance, we will have a lunch buffet at Coyote Moon Grille Restaurant overlooking the Territory Golf Club in St. Cloud.

Event date

Wednesday, February 14, 9:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Cost

$73

Deadline

January 8, space permitting

Hinckley casino excursion

Grand Casino Hinckley

If you are experiencing cabin fever, we have an opportunity for you to get out and about. Join us for a trip to Grand Casino Hinckley. Bring your friends, open to all adults. If you have a Grand Casino Card, you must include your number or your birth date when registering.

Event date

Wednesday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

$10

Deadline

March 1, space permitting

Disney's Newsies

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Newsies tells a fictionalized version of the historic paperboys’ strike in New York at the turn of the last century. Its high energy, fun music and engaging story is sure to entertain you.

Event date

Wednesday, April 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

$79. Coach transportation, dinner and play ticket is included in the price. Please indicate mobility restrictions at the time of your registration.

Deadline

March 2, space permitting

Liverpool Legends

Sheldon Theatre (Red Wing, MN)

Enjoy “The Complete Beatle Experience” at the Sheldon Theatre. Celebrating their 10th season headlining their own show in Branson, Missouri, Liverpool Legends have been awarded Best New Show, Best Band, Best Show, and received the prestigious Visitors’ Choice Award for Entertainer of The Year for consecutive years. “Phenomenal in every way… It is pure magic!” We will have a Tuscan chicken lunch at the lovely St. James Hotel and some time to enjoy some of the shops in the area before the performance.

Event date

Friday, April 6, 9:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Cost

$85

Deadline

February 19, space permitting

Jersey Boys

Orpheum Theatre

The 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30!

Event date

Thursday, April 26

Cost

$75

Deadline

January 16, space permitting

Extended trips

Wassail Dinner Concert at Old Rittenhouse Inn

Bayfield, Wisconsin. A 2-day motor coach tour.

Stay at the Legendary Waters Hotel, built on the shores of Lake Superior, with an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and adjacent to a casino. We will experience the Wassail Dinner Concert at the historic Old Rittenhouse Inn amidst antiques and fireplaces. The food is paired with a concert of holiday music performed by the Rittenhouse Singers, a professional vocal choir backed by local musicians, directed by innkeeper, Jerry Phillips.

Event date

December 6 to 7, 2017

Cost

$350 per person based on double occupancy

$410 per person based on single occupancy

Cost includes

  • Coach transportation
  • Lodging
  • Admissions
  • Meals

Irish Splendor

Highlights

  • Dublin
  • Irish Night
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Blarney Castle
  • Killarney
  • Diner's Choice
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Farm visit
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Whiskey distillery
  • Cabra Castle

Event date

March 14 to 21, 2018

Cost

$2,719 per person based on triple occupancy

$2,749 per person based on double occupancy

$3,149 per person based on single occupancy

Cost includes

  • Airfare
  • 8 days lodging
  • 9 meals (6 breakfasts and 3 dinners)

Deadline

September 15, 2017

Special travel presentation

You are invited to a special travel presentation about the Irish Splendor trip on Thursday, September 14, 2017, 11 a.m. at the Community Activity Center.

Oil barons, oil paintings, cowboy tales and native trails

Oklahoma

Highlights

  • Reiman Gardens in Ames, IA
  • Country Club Plaza in Kansas City
  • Price Tower (Frank Lloyd Wright skyscraper) in Bartlesville, OK
  • The Pioneer Woman Mercantile in Pawhuska, OK
  • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK
  • Tulsa Art Center
  • Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK
  • Will Rogers Museum in Claremore, OK

Event date

May 14 to 19, 2018

Cost

$980 per person based on double occupancy

$1,325 per person based on single occupancy

Cost includes

  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • 5 days lodging
  • Meals
  • Attractions
  • Gratuities

Charming French Canada

Highlights

  • Montreal
  • Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
  • Quebec City
  • Charlevoix
  • Whale watching
  • Montmorency Falls

Event date

September 14 to 21, 2018

Cost

$3,899 per person based on triple occupancy

$3,949 per person based on double occupancy

$5,049 per person based on single occupancy

Cost includes

  • Airfare
  • 8 days lodging
  • 11 meals (7 breakfasts and 4 dinners)

Deadline

March 14, 2018

Special travel presentation

You are invited to a special travel presentation about the Charming French Canada trip on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 11 a.m. at the Community Activity Center.

Registration for extended trips

For complete details, contact Pat Busch with your name and address and a full brochure will be mailed to you, including details on how to register.

Phone and email

Pat Busch
763-493-8254
Email Pat Busch

Contact us

Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)

5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center

September through May office hours

Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

June through August office hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, closed unless we have a scheduled event or activity.

Hours may vary based on events, activities and holidays.

 

Phone and email

Pat Busch
763-493-8254
Email Pat Busch

 
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