PNC Women’s Association Fall Chicago Bus Trip

The Purdue North Central  Women’s Association will take its fall bus
trip to Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 5 to  visit Chicago’s Magnificent Mile
and the John Hancock Observatory and see a  performance of “To Master
The Art.” There will be time for lunch and shopping. Men  and young
adults are welcome to attend.

Cost of the trip is $85 for PNCWA  members and guests; $95 for others.
Priority, pre-paid reservations from PNCWA  members will be accepted
until Sept. 1. Following that, reservations are open  to the public.

Participants will start the day at 7  a.m. with a continental breakfast
on the PNC campus in the Schwarz Hall Vending  Room. A luxury motor
coach with restroom will depart campus by 8 a.m. to travel  to Chicago.
The bus will return to campus by 6:30 p.m.

The group will  make its traditional stop at Trader Joe’s and guests
will have the opportunity  to shop for items to bring home to enjoy. The
bus has ample room to safely  store purchases.

The next visit  will be to the John Hancock Center and the 94th floor
Observatory Deck for  views of four states. The 94th and 95th floors
have two restaurants to enjoy.  Travelers may take an early lunch at the
award-winning Lavazza Café on the 94th  observatory floor or make a
reservation for a buffet lunch at the Signature  Room At the 95th for
$20. Reservations can be made by calling 312-787-9596.

There are five  additional restaurants in the building and a variety of
shops on the ground and  mezzanine levels. Water Tower Place is directly
across the street with more  than 100 stores and 10 eateries. The bus
will return to meet the group at 1:30  p.m. and packages may be stored
in the secure storage area under the bus.

Rounding out the  day will be a visit to the Broadway Playhouse (former
Drury Lane Theater) in  Water Tower Place to see the return engagement
of “To Master The Art,” a play  about America’s original “Top Chef,”
Julia Child. The play focuses on Child’s  years in Paris as she mastered
the art of French cooking, leading to her famed  tome and iconic
status. Critics have called it “excellent, funny, intimate,  olfactory
foodie-friendly theatre experience.”

Those wishing to  sit together at the theatre should register together.
Checks should be made  payable to “PNCWA” and sent to Liz Bernel, PNC
coordinator of Special Events  and Marketing, 1401 S. Hwy. 421,
Westville, Ind., 46391. Include a phone number  or email to receive
confirmation when payment is received.

Those who reserve  a seat, but are unable to attend will receive a full
refund if the seat can be resold.  There is usually a waiting list
awaiting cancellations.

PNCWA membership  is open to all. PNCWA offers a variety of social and
educational activities,  educational and social programming and interest
groups that offer members  unique opportunities for friendship, sharing
and learning. Information may be  found at
To  join PNCWA, add $15 to the trip payment; making the ticket price $85 instead of  $95.

Further information may be obtained by contacting  Bernel at 785-5200, ext. 5719, or