October 14 - Kendall Culinary School Luncheon and Tour, Chicago. Gourmet luncheon prepared by the students and tour of the school facility. Time for shopping at Eataly, Trader Joe's and the Spice Shop in Old Town Chicago. Cost is $80 per person; includes lunch, tour and transportation. Depart the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 8:00 am and back in Rockford about 5:30 pm.
December 3 & 9 - Christmas Shopping & Lunch Day in Chicago or the "One of a Kind Show" at the Merchandise Mart. Cost is $38 per person for transportation.
December 16 - A Wonderful Life the Musical, Fireside Dinner Theater, Ft. Atkinson, WI. The story of George Baily comes to life on stage capturing the magic of the film and so much more! Enjoy a gourmet meal prepared as only the Fireside can. Cost is $120 per person; includes show, luncheon and transportation.
February 16 & 18 - Chicago Auto Show, McCormick Place. First staged in 1901 and it it's 106th edition, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto show on the continent. Enjoy DOOR to DOOR service. Depart the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 8:00 am and depart the auto show at 3:00 pm. Cost is $48 per person; includes your ticket to the show and transportation.
March 15 (Tues) & 17 (Thur) - Chicago Flower and Garden Show, Navy Pier. Transportation from Rockford into Chicago's Navy Pier for 20+ life size gardens that you can walk through... and so much more! Cost is $56 per person for your transportation and admission.
May 7 - "Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science," Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago. Comedy, talk show antics, multimedia presentations and music (yes, he sings). Alton Brown has a knack for mixing together a perfect base of science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment, adding a slew of fresh ingredients including new puppets, songs, bigger and more dangerous experiments and what every cook needs in his kitchen-fire! Get on our interest list for this wacky show. Cost is $TBD.
June 30 - Wandering Tree Estate Tour and Luncheon, North Barrington, IL. Experience with us the scenic Railways created by renowned artist and designer Eline Silets, internationally recognized artist, designer and manufacturer of model railroads & garden railways. These railways quietly weave paths throughout the Wandering Tree 10 acre estate gardens and grounds while transporting us into one of the most uniquely beautiful private event venues in the country. What makes this venue so extraordinary is the Rose Garden, Pool Garden, the Potager, Herbaceous plants bordering a Shabui Japanese Stroll Garden, Woodland Garden with a 400 year old Oak Tree and 6000 sq. ft. of operating garden railway with model train museum. Along with our tour we will have lunch with time for shopping at a surprise location! Don't wait we are taking reservations for this unique day trip now! Cost is $tbd.