NCB Online Newsletter - January 2017
January is reminding us of how cold our winters can be!  NCB will be open on the 16th, which is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  We will also be open February 20th, which is Presidents’ Day.  Winterfest in St. Peter runs from January 29-February 12th.  The Lions Club Waffle Breakfast will be Feb. 5th at the Community Center from 8:30-12:30.  Winterfest events can be found on the Chamber’s website and in the Herald. 
 
Stay warm!
Lisa G. & NCB
 

Plymouth Playhouse — “Rise Up O’ Men!”
Our trip to the Plymouth Playhouse to see, “Church Basement Ladies: Rise Up O’ Men!” is filled, but you are welcome to add your name to our waiting list!  This comedy is a new one of the “Church Basement Ladies” series, and has great reviews!  Lori will be escorting this trip to the theater, and our seats are front and center!  The included buffet luncheon will feature the familiar Minnesota Tater Tot Hotdish, macaroni & cheese, lettuce salad, jello and assorted bars and cookies.   Call us at 931-3310 if you would like us to add your name to our waiting list!
     When:  Wednesday, Jan. 18th
     Depart:  10:30 a.m.
     Return:  5:00 p.m.
     Cost:  $ 56 per person
     Deadline:  Filled, Waiting List Started
“Mamma Mia!” — Orpheum Theatre
The Broadway touring show, “Mamma Mia!” will be in Minneapolis this February, and our Saints trip to see this show on the 11th is now filled!  We have a great group going for the Saturday matinee show in downtown Minneapolis!  Our motorcoach is filled,  but you are welcome to add your name to our waiting list!  If you haven’t been to the Orpheum, our seats are on the main floor in this grand ol’ theatre, and promotional items for the show and refreshments should be available for purchase in the lobby.  We’d like to remind you to have a little lunch prior to our noon departure.  We will stop at Emma Krumbee’s for supper (on your own) on our way home.  We’re excited to have a full bus for this trip to the Orpheum Theatre!  The songs from this show are fun, and should have everyone singing “Mamma Mia!” on the way home!
     When:  Saturday, Feb. 11th
     Depart:  12:00 Noon from NCB
     Return:  7:30 p.m.
     Cost:  $65 per person
     Deadline:  Filled, Waiting List Started
Valentine’s Day Social & Travel Show!
Join us for a (slightly belated) Valentine’s Day Social Thursday, February 16th at the Legion Club.  We’ll serve cherry pie and coffee, then have a short travel presentation on our upcoming spring trip to Kentucky!  This “Kentucky Blue Grass, Bourbon, Music with Noah’s Ark” motor coach tour is a seven-day trip with a variety of fun, food and sight-seeing!  We added the Noah’s Ark Encounter since it’s new—a full-sized ark built 510’ long by 85’ high!   After the travel presentation, there will be time for cards and socializing.  Please call us at 931-3310 if you plan to join us so we have plenty of pie and coffee! 
     When:  Thursday, Feb. 16th
     Where:  American Legion
     Time:  2:00-4:00 p.m.
     Cost:  Free to Members & Guests
Kentucky Blue Grass, Bourbon, Music with Noah’s Ark — April 19-25th
Join the Saints Club on a seven-day motor coach tour to Kentucky for some wonderful sight-seeing, music, racetrack tours, bourbon and then Noah’s Ark!  This tour includes a tour at the Churchill Downs Racetrack, Kentucky Derby Museum, Bardstown’s Civil War Museum, and Museum of Whiskey History, Lincoln’s boyhood home, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, a fun musical bluegrass show, one of Lexington’s thoroughbred horse farms, and the new Ark Encounter—featuring a full-sized replica of Noah’s Ark!  Ten meals, six nights’ accommodations, luggage handling and tour manager are all included!  Flyers are available in the bank lobby, and we will have a travel show presentation February 16th on this fun spring tour! 
     Price:  $999 per person, Dbl/ $969 Trpl/Quad/ $1,349 Sngl
     $100 Deposit per person for reservation
     Final Pmt Due: March 3rd
Daytrippers Theater — “Wife Begins at 40!”
Join us for a day of laughter and fun at the Daytrippers Dinner Theater in Bloomington March 16th!   “Wife Begins at 40” is a British farce written by Ray Cooney, who also wrote, “Run for Your Wife,” “Funny Money” and more!  The show revolves around a housewife trying to rekindle the romance in her relationship with her mild-mannered husband George.  The silliness ensues when she enlists the assistance of her neighbors and George’s father in her attempts to reignite the passion in their relationship!  This show is performed next to the Eagles Club near the Mall of America, and includes a buffet luncheon prior to the show.  The luncheon includes a salad bar, Chicken Kiev, Roast Loin of Pork, Country Sausage with sauerkraut, potatoes, green beans, rolls, Spice Cake and coffee or tea.  Call us at 931-3310 to sign up for the Daytrippers Dinner Theater!
     When:  Thursday, March 16th
     Depart:  10:45 a.m
     Return: 4:45 p.m
     Cost:  $57 per person
     Deadline: March 2nd
“Apollo:  Why We Went to the Moon” — David Jones, Presenter
David Jones has presented talks on the Lincoln Assassination and Prohibition for us in the past so we have invited him back to talk about the many forces—political, social and fiscal—that led us to the moon!  Mr. Jones’ presentation is entitled, “Apollo:  Why We Went to the Moon!”  He has a power-point presentation and will take us back to 1969 when our nation ventured beyond earth’s boundaries and explored a new world!  We will meet at the Interpretive Center at the Gustavus Arboretum for dessert and coffee, and enjoy this non-technical discussion about one of mankind’s greatest technological achievements!  Call us at 931-3310 to let us know if you plan to join us for this meeting at the Arboretum!
     When:  Thursday, March 30th
     Time:  2:00 p.m.
     Where:  GAC Interpretive Center at the Arboretum
     Cost:  FREE for M
embers & Guests
     RSVP:  931-3310
Upcoming Tours:
Great Canadian Cities!
Join the Saints Club this September 6th for a nine-day tour of the Great Canadian Cities!  Kelsey from Premier World Discovery will present a travel show on April 13th for detailed information on this great international tour!   Flyers are available in the NCB lobby if you would like more information prior to the travel show!  This tour features Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Niagara Falls!  City tours, a rail train ride from Montreal to Quebec, a 1000 Islands Cruise, a dinner show, Niagara Falls Boat Tour, Montmorency Falls, Notre Dame Cathedral are all included in the sight-seeing, as well as eleven meals, RT airfare, Tour Director, transportation, baggage handling and hotel transfers!  This is a wonderful tour with first-class hotels!
Victorian Galena & Dubuque:  Fall along the Mississippi!
Later this fall, the Saints Club is taking a three-day trip to Dubuque and Galena, along the Mississippi River!  This October 4-6th tour includes a narrated trolley tour of charming Galena, including the U.S. Grant Home, a lovely one-hour cruise on the Mississippi River, free time in Galena and Dubuque, as well as a five-course progressive dinner in various Victorian Homes in Dubuque.   We will also stop at Dyersville to see the “Field of Dreams” site of the 1989 movie.   Enjoy the fall colors along the drive on this great little three-day adventure! 
“Grease!” — Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
We have great seats reserved for the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre’s “Grease!” this May 31st!  Join us for an afternoon of fun music and dancing that will take us back to diners, drive-in movies and bobby socks!  “Summer Lovin’,” “Beauty School Dropout,” and “Grease is the Word!” are a few of the songs we’ll be singing on our bus ride home!  The included luncheon is ordered off the menu—ala Chanhassen!  We will let you know the price in the next newsletter, after getting the motor coach quote!
Calendar of Events:
     
Jan 16 — Martin Luther King, Jr Day (bank open)
     Jan 18 — Plymouth Playhouse, “Rise Up O’Men!”
     Feb 5 — Lions Club Waffle Breakfast at Community Center
     Feb 11 — Orpheum Theatre, “Mamma Mia!”
     Feb 16 — Valentine’s Day Social/Travel Show at Legion Club
     Feb 20 — Presidents’ Day (bank open)
     March 3 — Final Pmts. Due for Kentucky Tour
     March 16 — Daytrippers Dinner Theatre, “Wife Begins at 40!”
     March 30 — “Apollo:  Why We Went to the Moon!”, David Jones, Speaker
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