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Join your WALLA friends on Saturday, July 16th for a trip to the Delphi Opera House and a pre-show lunch at the Stonehouse Restaurant, best known for their pies.
In 1882, Riley made the first of many appearances at the Delphi Opera House. On Saturday, July 16th, the actor and artist Jeff Kuehl will entertain us with his rendition of the famous Hoosier Poet. This event is endorsed as a Legacy Project by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission and held on the anniversary of Riley's death.
The price for the bus trip and ticket to the show is $25 per person.
(Lunch selection and cost is on your own)
Download the registration form here.
Example: The Puzzler by Nancy Hartman
The Programming committee has been hard at work arranging a trip to St. Louis for June 1, 2 and 3. We will visit Cahokia Mounds, a world heritage site in southern Illinois. Then we will travel into the city and take a riverboat cruise and learn more about the history of the river and the St. Louis waterfront. We will enjoy a barbeque dinner at Pappy's Smokehouse after checking into our hotel.
After dinner there is free time and we recommend visiting the Old Courthouse where the Jefferson Expansion museum is temporarily housed. It is open until 10 pm and is only 2 blocks from our hotel.
After breakfast on your own, we will tour Forest Park and enjoy calzones at a picnic in Shelter #11. Afterwards, you can enjoy your choice of either the Missouri History Museum or the St. Louis Art Museum. Later, the bus will take us to the famous Missouri Botanical Gardens where we will enjoy a tram tour before exploring on our own. We will have dinner at Mama’s on the Hill in the Italian district. Free time after dinner.
The next day will see us in St. Charles visiting the Lewis and Clark Boat House, a tour of this historic town that was the first capital of Missouri. You will have lunch on your own in one of the many small restaurants in the area.. Concretes at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard will be enjoyed as we leave for home.
Sorry about droppng Hannibal from the schedule but during the pre-planning trip we found too much to do in St. Louis to justify the extra miles. We will have to do it another time.
The WALLA Curriculum Committee will meet on Tuesday April 26, 2016 at 1:30 PM in the WALLA office at Morton Center. At that time we will initiate the program to develop the Fall 2016 class schedule. All WALLA members with ideas or plans for courses this fall are encouraged to attend this meeting.
Click here to download the the suggestions that were made at the February 2 meeting of the Focus Groups that we will use as a basis for scheduling classes.
Mary Gardner, Marshall Duetelbaum and I look forward to seeing you on the April 26.
Join WALLA for Friends, Food and Movies as we will travel to Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park for the Annual Get Away on February 23-24-25, 2016. Our movie theme is Indiana Connections. We will screen the following films:
- Some Came Running (1958) F. Sinatra, D. Martin & S. MacLaine, a young man returns to Parkman, IN from WWII).
- Friendly Persuasion (1956) G. Cooper, D. McGuire, A Perkins. Based on the Jessamyn West novel of the same name, it tells the story of a Quaker family in Indiana over an 80 year span.
- De Lovely (2004) Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd. This is an original musical portrait of Cole Porter who was born and buried in Indiana.
Registration deadline is February 6, 2016/ Cancellation February 19, 2016. Download the flyer / registration form here.
Join WALLA for the Community One Great Read 2015: In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Programs in September & October
2015 One Great Read partners: Tippecanoe County Public Library, West Lafayette Public Library, Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF), Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association (WALLA), and Monticello Union-Township Public Library.
Join WALLA for an interesting trip to Nashville, Indiana on Friday, September 18, 2015.