Phantom of the Opera
Saturday, October 25, 2014
$108 (includes transportation, driver gratuity, snacks on the bus and your theatre ticket)
Travel worry free by coach with others from OLLI and experience a matinee performance of the award-winning classic musical Phantom of the Opera in Atlanta at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.
We leave that morning at 10:00 am from Jack Turner Sports Complex located at 2330 S. Milledge Avenue, arriving Atlanta by 11:30 am and dropped at the front door of the Fox. You will have 2 hours to have lunch in one of the nearby restaurants (your tour leader will provide you with information in advance of the matinee). The performance begins at 2:00 pm. After the show the charter bus will be waiting and return you to Athens approximately 6:00 pm. This is NOT a UGA game day.
Kings Mountain National Military Park & Cowpens National Battlefield
Friday, November 7, 2014
$75/person; price includes picnic lunch at the Cowpens Battlefield
These Revolutionary War battlefield sites are located just off I-85 close to the border of North and South Carolina. The American victories at Kings Mountain on October 7, 1780 and at Cowpens on January 17, 1781 were critical in defeating the British “Southern Strategy” of the second half of the Revolutionary War. They played an important role in forcing the British army led by General Cornwallis to retreat northward into Virginia where he was trapped by the American Army led by George Washington and the French Fleet of Comte de Grasse and forced to surrender at Yorktown on October 19, 1781.
Both of these National military sites have visitor centers that explain the background of the battles and the reasons for the American victories and both of these relatively compact battlefields can viewed by relatively short walks on level well-maintained paths. (There will be a moderate level of physical activity for those who choose to walk through the Cowpens Battlefield or to walk around the entire Kings Mountain Battlefield.)
The cost of the bus trip will by $75 per person. This price includes a picnic lunch at the Cowpens battlefield.
Registration ends October 20. The bus will leave Athens at 8 AM and should return about 6 PM. Meeting details will be provided to trip participants.