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Travel Opportunities with Ashland Senior Center

The Friends of the Ashland & Callahan Senior Centers have been working to create multiple travel opportunities for its members and friends for 2024. A wide range of trips will be offered to all seniors over 55 who are independent and can maneuver without assistance. Detailed flyers for each trip open for reservation are always available at each of the Senior Centers.  Contact Donna Shaw at [email protected] for any Flyer as well as the Reservation Form. 
Be sure to check our travel boards regularly for added trips updated and posted at each center when a trip is confirmed, and reservations are open. 
Since we need to meet specific requirements for any trip to be confirmed, don’t hesitate to reserve your trips early.
Keep in mind that all who register will be contacted via email when trip numbers confirm our trip and with any needed updates. If you do not have an email, please provide us with an email of a family member or a close friend. A trip will be canceled when we do not have thirty registered travelers thirty days before our trip date—a reason to sign up early. 
New Registration Procedures: 
To reserve a spot on any trip, all travelers must complete a reservation/emergency form and enclose a nonrefundable $10 deposit for a day trip or a $20 nonrefundable deposit for a multi-day trip into a marked envelope and drop it off at either center.
Your trip balance will be due when the trip is confirmed with thirty reservations, hopefully, thirty days prior to trip departure. All checks will be payable to FOACOA. 
General Information: 
• Travelers must arrive at the senior center 15 minutes before scheduled departure. The bus will leave at the scheduled time and will not wait for late arrivals. 
• All travelers must meet at the designated times and locations during each trip: Ashland Senior Center in Ashland; The Academy Building parking lot at Cushing Park 
• Most trips offer optional trip protection; see a trip flyer for specific details.  
Cancellation Procedures: 
Each trip has its cancellation policy. Please check the details of each trip’s policy before booking. All efforts will be made to fill vacancies using an available waitlist. 
March11, 2024: Celtic Angels from Ireland, $129 pp.
A joyous celebration of everything Irish will touch American soil this spring when the energetic, exciting stars of the Celtic Angels tour the US. Through their shared zeal and passion for Ireland’s musical traditions, this troupe enables their audiences to experience the Real Ireland.
Package Includes:
• Elegant Luncheon Family style @ Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT
Menu: Tossed Salad & Penne Pasta, Corned Beef & Cabbage and Baked Scrod, Rolls & Butter Vegetable & Potato, Dessert - Coffee & Tea
• Celtic Angels Ireland Show
• Celtic Knight Dancers, including TWO former lead dancers of Riverdance
• The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin
• Meal Taxes and Gratuities
• Driver’s Gratuity
April 4, 2024: MGM CASINO & CABARET, $99 pp. A day that has it all! Package Includes:
• Roundtrip Motorcoach
• Delicious Luncheon: Fresh Garden Salad Entrée Choices: Yankee Pot Roast or Baked ScrodTopped with herb cracker crumbs, Potato & Vegetable - Dessert, Coffee & Tea
• Fantastic Show
• Free time at MGM Springfield
• 50% off all Food at MGM (2nd meal!)
* Must be over 50 years old and get a Players Card
• Meal Taxes and Server Gratuities
• Driver’s Gratuity
April 19-26: BERMUDA CRUISE from BOSTON on the Norwegian GEM
Package Includes:
• Roundtrip Transfers to Pier in BOSTON, MA
• 7 Night Cruise to Bermuda from Boston
• All Meals and Entertainment on Board
• All Government Taxes and Port Charges
• All Taxes Included / NO Hidden Charges!
• Inside Stateroom $1,299 pp; Oceanview Room $1,499 pp; Balcony $1,999 pp
June 16-22 - Mackinac Islandm, $1030 pp Double 
A US Passport is required for this trip
Trip includes:
• Motorcoach transportation 
• 6 nights lodging, including four consecutive nights in Northern Michigan
• 10 meals: 6 breakfasts and four dinners
• Guided Tour of Mackinaw City
• Visit to Mackinac Island, including a Guided Carriage Tour
• Boat ride through the Soo Locks and free time and sight-seeing in Sault Sainte Marie
• Visit to Mackinaw Crossings
• Admission to Colonial Michilimackinac
• Gaming excitement at a Northern Michigan Casino
For more pictures, videos, and information, visit - $75 Due pp upon signing. Final Payment Due 4/9/2024 
9/23-25 Margaritaville on Cape Cod with the cranberry bog and Cape Cod Canal cruise, $599 double; $559 triple; $789  single
• Roundtrip Deluxe Motor Coach
• 2 Nights at the new Margaritaville  Resort
• 2 Big Buffet Breakfasts at the  Resort
• 2 Dinners Shows at the new Resort
• Mystery Show hosted by CVB &  TTG
• Casino Visit with Free time
• Jimmy Buffet Tribute Show
• Free time at the Shops in Hyannis  Village
• Cape Cod Canal Cruise
• Cranberry Bog on Cape Cod visit
• Baggage Handling & All Meal &  Hotel Tax
• Driver Gratuity