13 – TAD Management Company presents “Garth Live,!” a stunning tribute to the music of Garth Brooks featuring Drew Baloh. This production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 90’s country era including monster hits such as Friends in Low Places, The Thunder Rolls, The Dance, and countless others. From Garth’s earliest hits to Live in Central Park, Garth Live! will take you on a Country music journey that is unmatched.
17 – Tag-along to tour the Bash Be Gowah Archaeological Park & Museum in Globe. This is the heartland of the Salado people. Visitors will see the partially restored ancient ruin of the Salado people who occupied the site between AD 1225 and AD 1400. Enjoy the self-guided tour of the village, which allows visitors to experience the mysteries of those who came before. Following the tour we will have lunch at the Best Burger Joint in Globe, the Nurd Berger restaurant. Seniors 65+ $4/pp.
21 – Hale Centre Theatre’s presentation of “The Hit.” When you hire a hitman, hire a professional! But whatever you do, don’t fall in love! When Susan receives earth-shattering news, a plan is hatched to save her from a slow death by cancer and to leave a life insurance payout to her brother. Come join the fun with this highly entertaining laugh-out-loud comedy of love, family, and attempted assassination! 40 seats available. $35/pp.
27 – Tag-along to ride the Light Rail to downtown Phoenix followed by a short walk to tour the State Capitol Museum. You can visit the restored original House Chamber & Governor’s office, see artifacts from the USS Arizona, the flag carried by Teddy Roosevelt’s “Rough Riders,” and learn the important role citizens play in Arizona government. Four floors of exhibits follow Arizona’s journey to statehood. After our tour, lunch at the Tilted Kilt Restaurant on the way back to catch the light rail and head for home. $2/pp for seniors to ride the light rail all day.
3 – Tag-along to skydive in Eloy at “SkyDive Arizona.” (if you don’t want to tandem skydive, you can fly in the wind tunnel for that experience!). If you don’t want to do either, come along and watch your friends! Lunch at Bent Prop Saloon & Cookery, where skydivers land in front of you on a field of grass like a football field. Watch while you eat your lunch!! Prices depend on the option you choose.
16 – Tag-along to tour Sabino Canyon, a desert oasis near Tucson. 12,000 years ago Columbian mammoth roamed here. About 1200 AD irrigation dams were placed in the creek by Hobokam Indians. In the 1870’s pony soldiers from Ft. Lowell enjoyed horseback excursions to the “ol’ swimmin’ hole” still in use today. In the 1930’s CCC workers built bridges and 3.8 miles of road up into the Santa Catalina Mountains. Today, a shuttle bus operates to give visitors a narrated round trip in 45 minutes and travels the most camera-worthy scenery in the Tucson area! $12/pp for the shuttle tour.
18 – Barleen’s Dinner Show’s Matinee Performance of their “Variety Spectacular.” The Barleen cast will perform a variety of music including country, rock ‘n’ roll, blues, boogie woogie, big bank, and gospel. You’ll recognize your favorite songs and be amazed with our masterful musicians. You will be served a great dinner at noon, and don’t have to drive home in the dark. 41 seats available. $46/pp.
24 – Showtune Productions presents “You’ve Got A Friend,” featuring Kristen Drathman & Kyle Sorrell. Together they celebrate two of the biggest singer/songwriters of our time, musical icons Carole King & James Taylor. King composed over 100 top hits including You’ve Got A Friend, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, It’s Too Late, I feel the Earth Move, Natural Woman, for such great artists as James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, the Beatles and more. Among Taylor’s hits are Carolina In My Mind, Sweet Baby James, Fire & Rain, and How Sweet It is (To Be Loved by You). $25/pp.
11 – Tag-along to Tempe to tour the Four Peaks Brewery, a local brewery that is housed inside a 100-year-old former creamery, ice factory, and recording studio, with a lot of history to be shared. You will have a guided tour into the operation, barrel aging process, and more, sharing history and given an in-depth overview of the brewing process. You may even get to sample some of their specialties in craft beer. We will have lunch in their Café. If it is an afternoon tour, lunch will be prior to the tour. $12/pp.
17 – Tad Management’s production of December ’63. The music of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons comes to life in this one-of-a-kind concert experience. December ’63 showcases all your favorite songs including the classics that have been thrilling audiences for decades. This recreation of a Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons concert will have you reaching for the high notes as the cast & band take you on a musical journey with stops at every phase of their career. Their first album featured the single “Sherry” which was their first hit and first #1 song. Other hits include Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man, Candy Girl and many more. $25/pp.
21 – Hale Theatre’s presentation of “The Gazebo.” This comedy thriller has kept audiences guessing since it opened! A writer of TV Whodunnits with an eye for inventing the perfect crime finds himself trying to pull off the perfect crime to protect his wife who is being blackmailed. Filled with intrigue, mystery, and sheer hilarity—you’ll love the clever twists & turns of this unique whodunnit! 40 seats available. $35/pp.
24 – Tag-along to tour Mission San Xavier, “The White Dove of the Desert,” in the heart of the Sonoran Desert near Tucson. This iconic structure has been called the finest example of Spanish Colonial architecture surviving in the United States. Built between 1783 and 1797, the original buildings have seen the flags of four nations flown over them. Statues dating to the 1750’s, vivid baroque altars and original frescoes adorn the interiors. Yet this museum remains the parish church for the people living on and near the San Xavier reservation that surrounds the Church. Tour is free; donations are accepted.
Kartchner Caverns, Bisbee, and Tombstone! We are going to try this tour again! A whirlwind tour to explore Arizona, including the Cavern Tour, Copper Queen Mine Tour, a Ghost Tour after dark in Bisbee on golf carts, and time to explore Tombstone! Tour information will follow as venues are booked.
Mary Henderson, Trips & Tours