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
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 http://www.pnc.edu/pncwa.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org