NCB Online Newsletter - Feberuary 2014
Happy February!  Hurray!  We made it through January!  NCB will be open on Presidents’ Day, February 17th.   Did you know we are on Facebook?  “Like” us on Facebook and enter our web site contests at

We wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day and a warm, wonderful month of February!

Lisa G. & NCB

Pella Tulip Festival & Meswaki Casino
Welcome Spring with the Saints on a three-day tour to Pella Iowa for the Tulip Festival, May 1-3rd!  This fun spring get-away includes lodging at the Meskwaki Casino Hotel, $60 back for some gaming at the casino, a city tour of Pella, time for shopping and tasting before relaxing with reserved grandstand seating for the Pella Tulip Festival Parade.  Our group went last year, but the weather didn’t cooperate so we thought we’d try again this year so we can see the tulips in all their glory, and forget about these cold winter days!   We are limited to twenty spaces, and we already have six people signed up so please let us know ASAP if you’d like to join us for this fun spring getaway! Flyers will be available at the Valentine’s Social at the Legion on the 13th.
     When:  May 1-3rd  
     Cost:  $179 per person, Dbl. • $219 Single Occ.

Valentine’s Day Social
Forget about the cold winter and join us for an afternoon of fun at the Legion at our annual Valentine’s Day Social!  Meet your friends at the Legion Thursday, February 13th from 2:00-4:00 for hot coffee, cherry pie, cookies and a little laughter and card playing.  We’ll have decks ready to deal for Pfeffer and Bridge.  The first fifty ladies also will get a pink or red carnation.  (Okay, men can also have a carnation…but ladies, first, please!)   We will also have the flyers available for the Pella Tulip Festival trip in May.   Call us today at 931-3310 to sign up for the Saints Club Valentine’s Day Social on the 13th! 
     When:  Thursday, February 13th
     Time:  2:00 p.m.
     Where:  American Legion
     Cost:  FREE to Members & Guests

Mystic Lake Casino—Re-scheduled - February 20th
Due to questionable weather last month, we cancelled our January daytrip to Mystic Lake.  We have re-scheduled the daytrip for Thursday, February 20th.  If you cannot go on this date, and you were signed up for the January date, let us know and we will refund your money.  You may sign up for this and use your money paid for this trip, or if you have not signed up you still have time to catch the bus to Mystic!  The cost is $13, and upon arrival at the casino, you can get $15 in Mystic Cash at the casino.  We will depart at 9:00 a.m. from NCB and be home again by 3:00 p.m. 
     Depart:  9:00 a.m. from NCB
     Return:  3:00 p.m.
     Deadline:  February 18th or when filled
     Cost:  $13 per person

DayTrippers Theater - “Always a Bridesmaid!” - March 13th
Join the Saints for a comedy play and chef’s buffet!  We are taking a bus to Bloomington to see, “Always a Bridesmaid” written by the creators of “The Dixie Swim Club.”   The play features a handful of teenage southern belles who vow to be the bridesmaids in each other’s weddings.  Decades later, they struggle to stage a marriage-go-round of perfect weddings, with hilarious imperfect results.  Prior to the show, the luncheon buffet includes Swedish meatballs, Apricot turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, tossed salad, Ambrosia salad, corn, rolls, dessert and coffee or tea.  Oh, a complimentary glass of white Zinfandel wine is also included if you would like one!
     Depart:  10:30 a.m. from NCB
     Return:  5:00 p.m.
     Cost:  $51.00 per person
     Deadline:  March 6th

2014 Tours… Looking Ahead:
After our May Pella Tulip Festival, we are planning a few more trips for you to keep in mind:
  • July 15-18th—Winnipeg: A Canadian Adventure
    The Saints Club will venture north to Winnipeg with Tourco Tours for fun-packed four-day trip!  This tour will include a city tour that includes the French Quarter, a dinner and show at the Celebration Dinner Theater, some time to place your bets at the Assiniboia Downs horse track, and a guided tour through the ten acre grounds where some of the Churchill Polar Bears are now residing!  We will have a flyer soon that details complete information on this fun Canadian getaway!
  • October 10-15th—Albuquerque Balloon Festival
    This wonderful trip of lifetime features the Albuquerque Balloon Festival, where hundreds of brilliantly colored hot air balloons light up the morning sky like a magical painting!  Bring your cameras for this spectacular event!  We’ll tour the town with old galleries, shops and restaurants, then before dusk we will return to see the burners from the balloons set the evening sky afire.  This tour also includes three nights in Santa Fe, with tours of the city as well as a Taos city tour.   The tour includes tour guide, seven meals, tours, air and motor coach transportation and five nights lodging at lovely hotels in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
    December 30-January 3rd—New Year’s Eve Big Band Celebration & Rose Parade
    (dates may alter slightly) We are offering a wonderful holiday getaway this year-end in Los Angeles with reserved seating for the annual Rose Parade, city tours of Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills, four nights hotel accommodations, time to view the floats up close prior to the parade, and a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner, champagne toast and dance celebration at the Candlelight Pavillion!  This fun tour includes airfare,  several meals and tour escort.  We’ll let you know when the brochures are complete for this holiday tour!
  • Winter of 2015 (February or March)—Hawaii Land & Cruise
    Plan to escape to Hawaii’s paradise next winter on this delightful land and cruise tour!  The trip begins in Honolulu, Oahu for a two night stay at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.  Tour the city and Pearl Harbor, as well as the Arizona Memorial.  We will board the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America for a seven night cruise with ports in Kauai, Hawaii and Maui.  All onboard meals are included, as well as port charges, transfers and airfare.  We will have a travel show on this tropical getaway so you can get all the details!
  • Spring, 2015—Avalon Waters “Tulip Time Cruise” (Holland & Belgium tulip time river cruise)
    Our Rhine River Cruise was so much fun that we decided to schedule another wonderful European River Cruise!  This cruise begins in Amsterdam, and takes us to see over 70 acres of parkland where seven million flower bulbs are planted each year. We will see a spectacular display of colorful tulips, roses, orchids and more!  All meals aboard ship are included as well as city sightseeing tours.