Saturday, Feb 11, 2017
- Leave UWMC: approximately 7:00 a.m.
- Return: approximately 8:00 p.m.
Admission to the event and Transportation: $49
Wisconsin Public Television’s Garden Expo is a midwinter oasis for people ready to venture out and dig their hands in the dirt. Now in its 24th year, this three-day event celebrates the latest trends in gardening, landscaping and edibles, and attracts more than 20,000 people from across the Midwest. Join other gardening enthusiasts to share ideas, gain inspiration and create something new. Join this fun filled bus trip, dropping passengers at the front door, of the Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center, Madison.
Things to do at the Garden Expo:
- Learn something new at one of the more than 150 free educational seminars and demonstrations.
- Visit with hundreds of businesses, independent contractors, nonprofits and artists to share ideas and learn about the newest in gardening, landscaping and local foods.
- Discuss innovative gardening techniques with experts from
- Relax with a casual walk through the central garden—courtesy of Wisconsin Nursery & Landscape Association, Madison Chapter Inc.
- Purchase seeds, tools and everything else you need to be ready when the trees bud and the ground thaws.
One Day Theater Trip and Gourmet Meal To Minneapolis
Saturday, March 4th – 2:00 p.m. Matinee, Orpheum Theatre
- Leave: UWMC: 8:00 a.m.
- Return: approximately 10:00 p.m.
Theater and Dinner: $179
Join us for a day of culture! Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features much beloved classics as Getting to know you, I Whistle a Happy Tune and Shall We Dance… Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of unconventional and tempestuous relationship between the King of Sian and Ann Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialist world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Winner of 4 Tony Awards include Best Revival of Musical in 2015.
After this wonderful treat, we will dine in one of Minneapolis upcoming new restaurants, The Rabbit Hole. This gastropub is our nod to Korean Pogjangmachas, but the food is Korean by way of Los Angeles. The Zagt Review of this restaurant, “Hip locals feel “lucky to have” this hideaway in Phillips’ Midtown Global Market, where “innovative” Korean plates pair with “divine” craft cocktails; the “unique”, industrial-style space features graffiti-bedecked booths as well as a hopping bar. We hope you will come with us as we enjoy this cultural experience!
Lunch at the Mall of America will be on your own.
One Day Museum, Theater Trip and Gourmet Meal To Appleton
Saturday, April 22nd – 2:00 p.m. Matinee, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
- Leave UWMC: 9:00 a.m.
- Return: approximately 10:00 p.m.
Museum, Theater & Gourmet Meal: $189
Join us for a magical visit to Appleton! Our trip begins with a visit to the History Museum at the Castle in Appleton. Tour the museum and take in the AKA Houdini exhibit. Experience some of Harry Houdini's tricks of the trade through hands-on activities. See why the world renowned magician called Appleton his hometown.
Our visit continues with FINDING NEVERLAND, Broadway’s biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for BEST MUSICAL! This breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart” (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, "it’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR).
To wrap up the day, our dinner stop will be at Christian’s Bistro in Plover, WI. At Christians Bistro, they are dedicated to traditional, homemade foods prepared with the freshest ingredients. Their menu and daily specials show their attention to detail, with fresh fish flown in daily and vegetables purchased directly from our region, made-from-scratch sauces and smoked meats. We are fortunate to live and work in a state that is abundant with agriculture, so we are committed to "buy local, buy Wisconsin.
Lunch is on your own.
Theater tickets make great gifts!
Register online or make check payable to UW-Marathon County and mail to:
518 S. 7th Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401
For more information call: 715-261-6294