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2014 Senior Trips is a Tenative Schedule.  All trips are paid in advance and non-refundable.

Annie Oakley Perfumery Tour & Lucky Hospital

Date:          April 23, 2014

Time:         10 AM Tour

Leave:        9:30 AM  Senior Center

Place:         Annie Oakley Perfumery Tour, Ligonier  

Lunch:       Charger House, Ligonier

Cost:          $5.00 and receive a $5.00 coupon back towards a purchase of $10 or more

Annie Oakley Perfumery was founded in 1980 by perfumer/entrepreneur, Renee Gabet. Her mission was to create world class perfumes right here in the American heartland. She traveled all over the world in pursuit of the finest natural perfume essences. These essences were brought back to her perfumery where she hand blended and created her very own fragrances….and now, Annie Oakley Perfumery has sold over 2 million bottles and remains the only perfumery in the USA.

Lucky Hospital Tour

Place:         Lucky Hospital Tour, Wolf Lake

Cost:          $5.00

Transport: By donation

Dr. James E. Luckey, founder of the Luckey Hospital, was born in 1865 and graduated from the American Medical College in Chicago in 1892. His medical practice was originally run from the family home, a large Victorian house no longer standing, located in front of the hospital building at the corner of US 33 and SR109.   J.E. had three sons, Hugh, Robert (Bob) and Harold. Hugh became an oil inspector, Robert followed in his father's footsteps and became a doctor and Harold an electrical engineer.  As his family grew along with his medical practice, it became obvious he needed more space, and the impetus for a hospital grew. With Harold's expertise in the technical aspects of construction, much of the actual design of the building fell upon him with imput from his father and brother Bob.  In 1929 construction began on the three-story brick hospital. The original design blueprints have never been located. It has been related that the terrazzo for the floors came from Italy. Construction continued into 1930 with the opening of parts of the building and by 1931 it was in full operation.  Upon graduation from Indiana University Medical School, Dr. Bob joined his father in practice at the hospital and after helping design the building, Harold decided to become a doctor as well and enrolled in Indiana University School of Medicine. Both the younger Dr. Luckeys received their surgical training in Vienna, Austria.  After Dr. J.E. Luckey's death in 1938, his sons and other doctors operated the hospital untill 1957 when the remaining two doctors moved to a new building in southeast Wolf Lake and closed the hospital.  The hospital building was used as a nursing home, then apartments and a private home until J.E's two great-neices, Mary Goodrich and Shirley Hile, purchased the building in 2000.  The Luckey Hospital Museum had humble beginnings when J.E.'s great-neices Mary and Shirley decided to open a small museum to display their private collection. Both are retired RNs and have been collecting obsolete medical equipment for years. The collection has grown and expanded to include the entire first floor of the former hospital.

Sisters of Swing – Story of the Andrew Sisters


Date:          May 7, 2014

Place:         Civic Theatre, Fort Wayne

Time:         7:30pm

Leave:        4:30pm Senior Center

Dinner:      Food Court at Glenbrook Mall, Fort Wayne

Cost:          Free

Transport: By Donation

They sold over 90 million records, nine of them gold.
They had more Top Ten hits than the Beatles or Elvis
and they are still one of the best-selling female vocal
groups of all time. The musical follows sisters LaVerne,
Maxene and Patty Andrews from their early days
on the road through their rise as recording stars to
entertaining American GI’s overseas to breaking up
over differences. The score intermingles over twenty
hit songs and offers a unique perspective into these
women and how the events of their lives shaped who
they became to the rest of the world.

“Bei Mir Bist Du Schön,”
“Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree”
“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”
“Rum and Coca Cola”
“Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”
and many more!

Tin Caps


Date:          May 27, 2014

Place:         Fort Wayne

Time:         11:05am

Leave:        10:00am Senior Center

Lunch:       All-Star seats with hot dog, chips and drink

Cost:          $13.00

Transport: By Donation



Date:          June 12, 2014

Place:         Fort Wayne

Leave:        11:00am Senior Center

Pickup:      2:00pm

Transport: By Donation

Germanfest began in 1981 as a project to bring a German folk festival to Fort Wayne. Since then, Germanfest has continued to grow, and has now become a highlight of the summer festivals in Fort Wayne. Most people have been to Germanfest and sampled the Essen, Trinken und Gemütlichkeit (Eating, Drinking, and a warm, wonderful time). The Germanfest Committee of Fort Wayne is formed from the four German organizations that exist in Fort Wayne: the Fort Wayne Turners, the Fort Wayne Männerchor/Damenchor, the Fort Wayne Sport Club, and the German Heritage Society. Each of these organizations has a rich tradition in Fort Wayne.

The Fort Wayne Turners were organized in 1865 as the Turnverein, with a focus on gymnastics. Today the Turners have many physical education and civic programs, as well as many social events.

The Fort Wayne Männerchor/Damenchor is the second-oldest singing society in Indiana. It was founded in 1869 by immigrants who wanted to preserve and foster the tradition of German choral music. The members still continue this tradition. They perform at a wide variety of events, and participate in regional and national festivals as members of the North American Singers Society. They have also traveled to Germany on concert tours in 1995 and 1999.

The Fort Wayne Sport Club grew out of the German’s love of soccer. The club was started by the many soccer players who came to this area from Germany after WWI. In the beginning the soccer teams were supported by local corporations. The soccer players wanted their own program, so they formed the Fort Wayne Sport Club in 1927. The Sport Club continues to sponsor soccer events, including recreational, and competitive soccer, for ages four to thirty- plus, as well as many social events.

The German Heritage Society is the most recent addition to the roster German clubs, formed in 1986 to promote German heritage and culture in Fort Wayne. The German Heritage Society sponsors many cultural events, provides scholarships to study German, and promotes travel to Germany. The German Heritage Society was also instrumental in establishing our Sister City relationship with Gera, Germany. The GHS goal is to keep German traditions alive in “this most German city”

Lavender Lane & KPC Media Tour


Date:          June 25, 2014

Place:         Rome City

Time:         10am

Leave:        9:30am Senior Center

Lunch:       12pm, Pizza Hut

Cost:          $5.00 Tour paid to NCCOA

Transport: By Donation

Northeast Indiana's secluded lavender farm, glad you could join us!  Lavender is fast becoming America's favorite and most endearing plant.  At least that's the way we see it and we are excited to be a part of bringing the joys and benefits of this wonderful intoxicating herb to you.  Lavender is so rich with therapeutic qualities it 's hard to describe them all, but suffice it to say that if you could only have one plant or essential oil, make it Lavender.  In it's plant or essential oil state Lavender soothes, relaxes, aids sleeping, de-stresses, heals minor burns, scars, bug bites, acne...well heaven's just about any skin irritation.  It's also an anti-depressant...we've never gone into the lavender field and taken a big whiff of Lavender that it hasn't put a smile on our face, it is such an uplifting aroma. Well you get the idea~Lavender is wonderfully refreshing to the spirit and healing to the body~we hope you will try it and see for your self.

Place:         KPC Media Tour, Kendallville

Time:         2pm

Kendallville Publishing Co. Inc., the predecessor of KPC Media Group Inc., was founded by O. E. Michaelis and George W. Baxter after merging their Kendallville daily newspapers into the Kendallville News Sun on Aug. 7, 1911. The company was sold to C. O. Merica in 1913. He died in 1918 and his wife, Alice Merica, became the principal owner of the company for the next half century. At the time of her death on Jan. 25, 1969, at the age of 103, she was the oldest newspaper publisher in the United States.  George O. Witwer, who came to Kendallville as editor and general manager of The News Sun in 1962, became the principal owner and publisher in 1969. Witwer family members continue as the owners and operators of the company. The company’s name changed to KPC Media Group Inc. in 2005 to reflect its expanded geographic market and additional products and services.  Terry G. Housholder, who first went to work for the company while in high school in 1969, became president, publisher and chief executive officer in 2001.  Other senior managers for the company are Terry R. Ward, chief operating officer, and S. Rick Mitchell, chief financial officer.  Ward joined KPC as vice president of sales, digital and marketing in November 2012. He previously was the director of sales and digital for GateHouse Media’s Community Newspaper Division where he worked in a leadership capacity with publishers, advertising directors, sales managers and their teams representing 142 publications and related digital portfolios at 72 operating locations in 11 states. Before joining GateHouse, Ward was a publisher with Paxton Media Group.  Mitchell joined KPC in January 2013. He has more than 20 years of financial experience, working for various manufacturing companies in northeast Indiana.

Little Women


Date:          July 30, 2014

Place:         Round Barn Theatre, Nappanee

Time:         2:00pm

Leave:        11:15am  Senior Center

Lunch:       12:00pm

Cost:          $27.00

Transport: By Donation

Based on Louis May Alcott’s classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, Little Women focuses on the four March sisters – brassy, tomboy and aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, and kind hearted Beth and, of course, their beloved Marmee, at home in Concord, Massachusetts while the family patriarch is away serving as a Union chaplain during the Civil War.   The Broadway production opened in 2005 and ran for 137 performances and garnered its star Sutton Foster a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a musical.

Golf Outing


Date:          August 26, 2014

Place:         Limberlost Golf Club, Rome City

Time:         11:00am

Leave:        10:30am Senior Center

Lunch:       Hot dogs, chips and drink

Cost:          $10.00

Transport: By Donation


Will be playing golf for an hour and a half or two hours.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


Date:          September 10, 2014

Place:         Round Barn, Nappanee

Time:         2:00pm

Leave:        11:15am Senior Center

Lunch:       12:00pm

Cost:          $27.00

Transport: By Donation

Based on the story of Joseph and his coat of “many colors” from the Bible’s book of Genesis, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s tale marked the first time the prolific composer teamed up with his mainstay writing partner Tim Rice.  The pair has since collaborated on Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita.  The 2014 production will mark the fourth production in the Round Barn Theatre’s history and the first since 2002.  Previous RBT productions have featured David Millbern, James Ryan Caldwell and Joe Ford in the title role with Joanna Armington, Julie Barber, Andrea Digregorio and Cheryl Szuscits serving as the Narrator.

Directed and Choreographed by Jeremy Littlejohn

County Heritage Winery


Date:          October 8, 2014

Place:         LaOtto

Leave:        10:45am Senior Center

Lunch:       Top Notch in Auburn at your own cost.

Transport: By Donation

Jeremy and Jennifer Lutter began a new journey opening their winery, Country Heritage Winery and Vineyard, in April 2011. We've had such great support from our customers and community that we outgrew our building. 2013 brought a major expansion with the addition of more production area and a larger banquet/meeting room. Come share in our excitement and see what we have to offer. We'd love to meet you!   

Live music from local artists, creative classes with wine and canvas or cooking with wine, frozen wine slushes on the front porch, a showroom full of gifts and collectibles, and of course our award winning wines. Here at Country Heritage Winery we truly have something for everyone.     

Make the MOST of the occasion and host your next event in our NEW Black Bear Event Center! Anniversaries, birthdays, corporate events, reunions—We want to be a part of the celebration! Accommodations available include: WiFi, Projector, Private Tasting Bar, Hors d'oeuvres Tours available upon request; Outside food welcome; no outside alcohol, weddings, or receptions. To make reservations, please give us a call!     

Diary of Anne Frank


Date:          November 5, 2014

Place:         Round Barn, Nappanee

Time:         2pm

Leave:        11:15am Senior Center

Lunch:       12:00pm

Cost:          $27.00

Transport: By Donation

One of the most important stories ever told!

Adapted from The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, this Pulitzer Prize winning Drama tells the story the Franks, a Jewish family who spent two years in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.  The diary was retrieved by Miep Gies, who gave it to Anne’s father, Otto Frank, the only known survivor of the family.  The diary has now been published in over 60 languages.  The play opened on Broadway in 1955 receiving the Tony Award for Best Play and a nomination for its star, Susan Strasberg.  The show revived in 1997, in an adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, starring Natalie Portman as Anne, and Broadway juggernaut George Hearn, and received two nominations for  1998 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

Directed by Charles Burr; Artistic Director, Tibbits Opera House

Christmas Light Tour


Date:          December 3, 2014

Place:         Windmill Museum, Kendallville

Time:         6pm to 7:30pm

Dinner:      Maria’s Pancake House in Kendallville

Cost:          Free

Transport: By Donation

The Windmill Winter Wonderland, the annual holiday tradition at the museum, amazes and enchants all who have the heart of a child.

Guests enjoy the magic and sounds of the season as they walk the pathways on the museum grounds.

Lights glow and fill the sky, the windmills, and the grounds with color, movement, and images. The live nativity highlights the true meaning of the season and with the experience of lights, the eyes and heart are filled with wonder.

It is a true WONDERLAND experience.

In Baker Hall Santa Claus has a bag loaded with treats for all of the children. For the parents, craft vendors have booths brimming with gifts for holiday gift ideas. Food and beverages are available for the visitors to enjoy. The Winter Wonderland’s lights glow amid wind, rain, snow, to zero temperature and below.

Noble County Council On Aging & Noble Transit

111 Cedar Street

Kendallville, Indiana 46755