February 8 (Wed) - The Bodyguard - the Musical, Oriental Theatre, Chicago - the award-winning musical based on the smash hit film, starring Grammy Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox! 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 featuring the 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. Cost is $135 per person.
February 14 (Tues) & 16 (Thurs) - Chicago Auto Show, McCormick Place. First staged in 1901 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. We depart the west end of the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 8:00 am; returning back in Rockford about 5:00 pm. Cost is $50 per person; includes ticket and transportation.
March 21 (Tues) - Chicago Flower and Garden Show, Navy Pier. The tradition of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show can be traced back to 1847 when it was created as an exhibition of prized fruits and flowers. Today the show is all about inspiring, educating and motivating the next generation of gardener. Lets welcome spring after a long cold winter with life-sized gardens, how-to-workshops and instructional seminars. Cost is $55 per person; includes admission and transportation.
April 27 (Thur) - Visit Eataly and Enjoy Time on Michigan Ave. This multifunctional "marketplace" where you shop, taste and enjoy high quality traditional Italian products, beverages, local produce, including a premier retail center for Italian delicacies and wine. There are 23 restaurants, eateries and food counters for your snacking and lunching pleasure! Spend your morning here at Eataly and there will be time to explore Michigan Ave., Water Tower, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdales. We leave at 8:00 am and return back to Rockford about 6:00 pm. Cost is $38 per person for your transportation.
June 22 (Thurs) - "An Afternoon with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln" and Luncheon, Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Joliet, IL. Taking place of the end of the Civil War, the President and Mrs. Lincoln reflect on the events of the past four years, look back to the beginning of their lives together and forward to their plans for the future, ending as the President realizes that it is time for them to leave for Ford's Theater. Enjoy a special live performance by Max & Donna Daniels as the Lincolns. We will have lunch at the Mansion along with a talk and self-guided tour and a backstage tour of the Rialto Theater with mini organ concert. Cost is $98 per person; includes our tours, luncheon, mini concert and transportation.