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  • Landmark Tours - Unforgettable Overnight Travel Experiences (Domestic & International)

    For 34 years, Landmark Tours has been providing the best guest experience possible. Their travel planning experts craft experiences like no other and their talented and caring Tour Managers bring the destinations to life. From popular domestic destinations such as Alaska and New York City to international adventures such as Taste of Italy, Kenya: African Safari or Greece & The Aegean Sea, Landmark's got you covered. Over 30 exciting trips are planned for 2024! To take the first step in learning more, pick up a copy of Landmark's beautiful, full color, 85 page catalog at our Age 50+ Activities Center at the DPC (District Program Center). Note: we are unable to mail you a copy. Or you can find all of the details online at www.GoWithLandmark.com. Trip costs vary. Watch for our Landmark Travel Show scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 10 - 11 a.m. It's a great place to learn more and get your questions answered!
  • Mystery Thrift Store Extravaganza - Day Trip for Adults

    Join us for a day of fun as we explore three mystery thrift stores. Fee includes: Bus transportation, lunch, tax & tip. Bring money for any treasures you may find at the thrift stores. Board the bus at the District Program Center in Cottage Grove at 9:15 a.m. for departure by 9:30 a.m. Bus returns by approx. 3:45 p.m. Deadline: April 12, 2024.
  • The Fabulous Lipitones (Sidekick Theater) - Day Trip for Adults

    What happens when an a cappella quartet loses a key member to a heart-stopping high “B flat?” The three surviving members suddenly find themselves scrambling to find a tenor before the national Competition. Fee includes: transportation, lunch, tax, tip and show. Plan to arrive at the District Program Center in Cottage Grove. Bus will load at the District Program Center (DPC) in Cottage Grove at 10:30 a.m. and leave promptly at 10:45 a.m. Bus returns by approx. 4:00 p.m. to the DPC. Registration deadline: April 12.
  • Barn Yard Quilts of Carver County - Adult Day Trip

    We are off to Waconia to explore Barn Quilts of Carver County MN. made for barns, not beds, "barn quilts" are quilt patterns, drawn to scale and painted on. wooden panels that are hung on exterior walls of historic barns. Measuring 8' x 8', they are impressive in size, appropriate for the front or side of a barn. We will also make a stop at a quilt shop. Fee includes: Transportation, lunch, tax, tip and tour. Registration Deadline: May 10. Plan to board the luxury bus at the District Program Center at 8:00 for an 8:15 a.m. departure. The bus returns at approx. 5:15 p.m.
  • Jackpot Junction & Fagen WWII Museum - Overnight Trip for Adults

    June 17 & June 18 Head to Jackpot Junction in Morton, MN with Laurie Thrush, Hastings Senior Coordinator for an overnight trip (receive $50 free play upon arrival). The next morning, we will depart and head to Granite Falls, MN for a self-guided tour of the Fagen Fighters WWII museum followed by a two hour stop at Prairie's Edge Casino for lunch. The fee includes transportation, double room, $50 free play and museum tour. Bring extra money for meals that will be on your own at the casinos so you can choose what restaurant you would like to eat at. Optional: Bring extra money for additional casino play. Registration deadline and payment is due May 17, 2024. Payments are not refundable after deadline. Plan to board the bus on Monday, June 17 at 7:15 a.m. from the District Program Center, 8400 E. Point Douglas Rd. So., Cottage Grove for a 7:30 a.m. departure. Bus is estimated to return at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.
  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater - Day trip Adult

    The soundtrack of a generation inspired this BROADWAY SMASH HIT! For six years, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical thrilled Broadway audiences with the inspiring story of Carole King's remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to Rock & Roll hall of Fame music legend. As a woman in the music industry, King broke barriers and became one of the most prolific songwriters of our time! Fee includes: Transportation, lunch (choose from a list of entrees), tax, tip and show. Extra charge for pop, adult beverage and dessert. Reservation deadline is June 5, 2024. Plan to arrive ready to board the bus at the District Program Center at 10:00 a.m. for a 10:15 a.m. departure. You will return at approx. 4:45 p.m.
  • Munsinger Clemens Gardens & Stearns County History Museum - Day Trip for Adults

    Visit the prestigious and nationally renowned Munsinger and Clemens Gardens nestled along the shores of the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, MN that attract visitors from all over the world. The Virginia Clemens Rose Garden features a series of gardens reminiscent of European gardens. Stroll among the beautiful colors and inhale the garden fragrances.This is a self-guided tour that will require some walking so wear comfortable footwear. Included is lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille overlooking the Territory Golf club in St. Cloud. Menu: Entree, popover, salad, side dish, beverage and dessert. After lunch, take a guided tour through the Stearns County History Museum to explore the county's diverse heritage with connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. They educate, entertain, and inspire participants. After the guided tour you'll have time to explore the two floors of the gallery space at your own pace. Plan to board the luxury motor coach at the District Program Center in Cottage Grove at 7:45 a.m. for departure by 8:00 a.m. Bus returns by approx. 4:30 p.m. Registration deadline is Monday, July 1st.
  • Discover Norway's Fjords with Community Education (Overnight Travel Provided By Borton Overseas)

    Highlights Include: Traveling the Sognefjord in a Nutshell route, including the Flåmsbana rail and fjord cruising Sightseeing plus leisure time in Norway’s capital Oslo and in historic Bergen Optional excursions from the beautiful fjord town Balestrand Hosted by a Borton Overseas staff member To take the first step in learning more, visit https://www.bortonoverseas.com/tour/discover-norways-fjords/. Cost is $5,795 for double occupancy and $6,526 for single occupancy. Note, airport pickup and drop off times TBD. You must have a valid passport for this trip. Borton Overseas Travel coordinates all of the arrangements for this trip. This trip is based on a minimum of 20 passengers. Deadline to register for this trip is March 15, 2024. All participants will receive an email within 48 hours of that date to confirm that the trip is a GO. Once the trip is confirmed, you will receive flight information from Borton. Nothing will be charged to you until the trip is confirmed. All questions or to complete a reservation form are done through Borton Overseas at the link above. If you are having any trouble getting connected with Borton Overseas, please call us at 651-425-6668. Ready to reserve your spot? Please print this registration form to return to Community Education along with a $500 deposit. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Pb-N_CeoONAuZU-9F... Forms can also be picked up at the District Program Center Age 50+ Program. On March 15th, Borton Travel will confirm with Community Ed if the trip has enough participants to go and all participants will be notified to make final payment. Once the trip is confirmed, the remainder of the full and final payment is due to Community Education. In the event the tour does not reach the minimum number, the tour will be cancelled, and no monies will be collected by Borton Overseas from Community Education. Your $500 deposit would be refunded by Community Education. Once the reservation due date arrives and the trip is confirmed, the trip becomes fully non-refundable by Borton Overseas. Travel insurance is recommended. A link to purchase this plan will be emailed to you at the time of trip confirmation. This is optional but highly recommended.
  • Bayfield & Apostle Island, Wisconsin

    September 24-26, 2024 This three day motor coach tour is $785 per person (2 per room) or $970 per person (1 per room). Travel with Community Education as we head to one of the most beautiful places around! You'll enjoy a narrated Apostle Island cruise, a tour of Madeline island and a stop at Bayfield Winery. You'll also be treated to a special Victorian luncheon at the Old Rittenhourse Inn in Bayfield. Enjoy the rich history and extraordinary natural scenery on majestic Lake Superior. Trip includes deluxe motor coach transportation, lodging for 2 nights, meals (two breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners) and tickets for the attractions. A $125 per person deposit is due by Friday, August 2, 2024. Final payment is due Friday, August 16, 2024. Payments are not refundable after deadline. Plan to board the bus on Tuesday, Sept. 24th at 6:30 a.m. for a 6:45 a.m. departure from the District Program Center, 8400 E. Point Douglas Rd. So., Cottage Grove. Bus is estimated to return early evening on Thursday, September 26.
  • Discover Ireland with Community Education (Overnight Travel Provided By Borton Overseas)

    Highlights Include: Classic Irish locations of Galway, Killarney, Kilkenny, and Dublin. Stunning natural sights including the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara Loop, and the Ring of Kerry. Sheepdog and hawk demonstrations. Iconic sites of Blarney Castle, Kylemore Abbey, Kilkenny Castle, Christ Church Cathedral. Tours and tastings at Jameson & Guinness. Dinner show of Irish music, songs and dancing! Local guides plus a Borton Overseas host. To take the first step in learning more, visit https://www.bortonoverseas.com/tour/discover-ireland/. Cost is $4,925 for double occupancy and $5,925 for single occupancy. Note, airport pickup and drop off times TBD. You must have a valid passport for this trip. Borton Overseas Travel coordinates all of the arrangements for this trip. This trip is based on a minimum of 20 passengers. Deadline to register for this trip is March 15, 2024. All participants will receive an email within 48 hours of that date to confirm that the trip is a GO. Once the trip is confirmed, you will receive flight information from Borton. Nothing will be charged to you until the trip is confirmed. All questions or to complete a reservation form are done through Borton Overseas at the link above. If you are having any trouble getting connected with Borton Overseas, please call us at 651-425-6668. Nothing will be charged to you until the trip is confirmed. Ready to reserve your spot? Please print this registration form to return to Community Education along with a $500 deposit. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jxxsB956VwW1SYznD... Forms can also be picked up at the District Program Center Age 50+ Program. District Program Center 8400 East Point Douglas Rd S Cottage Grove, MN 55016 On March 15th, Borton Travel will confirm with Community Ed if the trip has enough participants to go and all participants will be notified to make final payment. Once the trip is confirmed, the remainder of the full and final payment is due to Community Education. In the event the tour does not reach the minimum number, the tour will be cancelled, and no monies will be collected by Borton Overseas from Community Education. Your $500 deposit would be refunded by Community Education. Once the reservation due date arrives and the trip is confirmed, the trip becomes fully non-refundable by Borton Overseas. Travel insurance is recommended. A link to purchase this plan will be emailed to you at the time of trip confirmation by Borton Overseas. This is optional but highly recommended.