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Blacksburg, Virginia 24062-0252

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VTWC Travel & Tours 2017-18
Co-Chairs: Suzi Austin and Laura Hewitt

Suzi Austin (540)504-2198
Laura Hewitt (302)354-0781

We are planning eight great Trips and Tours this year and will continue providing updates here on the web site, on our Facebook group page as well as in our newsletter.

Our first Trips and Tours event of the 2017-2018 year will be on October 26th! It is going to be a fabulous day!  Hope you can join us!

This year four of our trips will be using car pools and the other four trips will again be coordinated through Joy Herbert at the Blacksburg Recreation Center. She will handle both reservations and transportation arrangements.

Contact Joy at: 540-443-1142  or  540-443-1100 and use the Activity Number - 123600-D5

The use of their large vans has been a valuable asset to our ability to offer more travel out of town, and to provide more comfort and flexibility with our dates and attendance numbers.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 8:30am - 6:00pm

Discovering the arts & heritage in Dayton, VA!

Bring your shopping bags and credit cards for this one!! REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN

Walking tour of the Heritage Museum, followed by browsing and shopping in over 20+ specialty shops in the Dayton Market.

We will continue our trip to Silver Lake Mill where we will have a guided tour of their LDA Creations Porcelain Decorating business! All of their porcelain & glass items will be on sale at the mill. Handmade rugs, flowerpots, dolls with finely made clothing, complex marble games, handmade furniture, floral prints, and more!

‪Our lunch will be TBA and on your own.

Reserve this VTWC Travel and Tours Trip through Joy Herbert at 540-443-1140.

Cost of both the transportation and the tours: $23 per resident, $33 per non-resident.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 10:00am - 2:00pm

Tour of The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) including The Smart Road

Please register by emailing Laura Hewitt at from October 1st through November 1st.

Transportation will be car pools. Tours are free.

Lunch will be on your own at an area restaurant

Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Candlelight Tour of Historic Smithfield Plantation

Join us for this fabulous Candlelight Tour and Tea at Historic Smithfield Plantation!

Start the holiday season with a Tea and Tour at Smithfield Plantation!  We will be seated on the lower level and served tea and delicious tidbits while enjoying the company of your VTWC friends.  April Danner, Executive Director, will conduct a tour of the Smithfield house which will be decorated for Christmas and the holidays by the Southside Garden Club.  This is a unique opportunity to see the house by candlelight with period floral decorations!

Because there is a limited seating of 30, this event is offered to VTWC members only.  Other reservations for the public will be available the following weekend.

Reserve this VTWC Travel and Tours Trip through Suzi Austin at from October 16th through November 17th

After Suzie takes your reservation, please mail $20 to:  VTWC, P.O. Box 10252, Blacksburg, VA 24062-0252, payable to VTWC, with “Tea” in the memo line.  Pat Ceperley, our  VTWC Treasurer, will coordinate payments received with me and I will complete your reservation.

We encourage car pooling!  Come enjoy this lovely holiday event!  

Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 8:15am - 5:00pm

Tour of WSLS/Channel 10 and Virginia Museum of Transportation

Our morning starts with an interesting and informative tour of our local NBC television station. Get a firsthand look at how your news and weather are delivered to you each morning. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy an early lunch at one of Roanoke’s favorite restaurants, The Roanoker. After lunch we will tour The Virginia Museum of Transportation

We will depart from the Blacksburg Community Center at 8:30am (please arrive no later than 8:20am for check in). We estimate that we will return to the center by 3:30pm.

COST: $18 per resident and $28 per non-resident. Fee includes transportation and both guided tours. Lunch is on your own.

Registration begins Monday, December 11 and requires payment. Payment can be made using MasterCard or Visa by calling Joy Herbert at 443-1142. You may cancel without penalty one week prior to departure. After that date, there are no refunds unless a substitute is found.

The trip is limited to 20 people, so don’t delay in registering!

NOTE: Tour may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

Thursday, February 10, 2018 from 4pm -5:30pm

Soul food Feast at Odd Fellow's Hall

Join Suzi and taste three delicious Soul Food Samplings including desserts!  Learn about the history of soul food and the Odd Fellows Hall!  View the exhibits and enjoy the experience!

Reserve this VTWC Travel and Tours Trip through Suzi Austin at from January 8th through February 3rd.

The ticket for this feast is $22. This outing is limited to 18 ladies

Transportation will be car pools.

Snow Date 2/17/18

Please share the attached flyer and join Suzi for this incredible VTWC Travel and Tours outing!

Thursday, March 13th, 2018 from 9:30am to 1:00pm

Tour of Virginia Tech’s Goodwin Hall Engineering Building & Robotics Lab

Visit the new state-of-the-art engineering building and be amazed with what the VT robotics students are accomplishing!

Reserve this VTWC Travel and Tours Trip through Laura Hewitt at from December 18th through January 11th.

Transportation will be carpools.

Lunch will be on your own at an area restaurant.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 8:00am - 6:00pm

Day in Lexington, VA

Our guided tour will include a carriage ride, the Stonewall Jackson House, a walk through the Campbell/Sloan House Gardens on the campus of Washington and Lee University, a possible Japanese Tea Ceremony and Asian Art Gallery Tour, and lastly, the Lee Chapel and Museum.

Reserve this VTWC Travel and Tours Trip through Joy Herbert at 540-1100.

Lunch on your own at an area restaurant.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

Mystery Wine Out

Be surprised as we go to a winery and lunch location to be announced after boarding our van(s)! Wine tasting, lunch, and a possible surprise additional stop!

Transportation for this VTWC trip will be through Joy Herbert at 540-1100.

Transportation and tour TBA.

Lunch will be on your own at an area restaurant.

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