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Sarasota FL: Exhibit Features Andy Warhol Art With Flowers PDF Print E-mail

From February 11 through June 30, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens offers many of his nature-related serigraphs. Among the Warhol works are poinsettia and hibiscus prints of flowers that grow in the Selby property. The facility is located at 811 S. Palm Avenue in Sarasota. For more info, go to Selby.org

Las Vegas NV: Night Owl Noshing At The Hard Rock Hotel PDF Print E-mail

Your desert driving or late-arriving flight takes you to this rockin’ resort in the wee small hours, and you crave some eats. You’ll find a welcome sight at Mr. Lucky’s all-night eatery. Among the many delicious menu items, try the $7.77 special dinner of steak, shrimp and potatoes. Or steak and eggs for a modest $4.99. Then, with stomach satisfied, you can hit the casino tables or machines with renewed vigor as the sun rises on your lucky day.

Road Scholar Remembrance Voyage Aboard Queen Mary 2 PDF Print E-mail

After four bloody years, the so-called Great War was concluded a century ago this year. It was called the war to end all wars, but in less than 20 years an even more devastating WW2 erupted. And with no lessons learned since then, the bloody world history continues.

The 2018 cruise and program are scheduled from August 2 through 17, and prices start at $5,295 per person.  Passengers spend the first night at the New York Marriott Downtown and gather there for the Welcome Dinner and orientation.

The cruise program includes many historic WW1 lectures and other presentations while crossing the Atlantic aboard the majestic QE2. They’re followed by on-site visits and experiences in England and France. Program No. 21430RJ. For more info, go to www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/21430/centenary-of-world-war-i-a-voyage-of-remembrance-on-queen-mary-2/itinerary

Washington DC: Museum Of The Bible Goes Beyond Scriptures PDF Print E-mail

In addition to the expected exhibits featuring stories from the Holy Book, there are many other interesting sights and artwork. For example, a full-size replica of the Liberty Bell, glass-enclosed spaces with views of the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument and other familiar city landmarks.

There’s also a glass-covered outdoor garden that displays living plant species mentioned in the Bible. Nearby is an interesting replica of an ancient Hebrew village from the time of Jesus, complete with the Christmas manger scene from Nazareth at the center.

Inside is a variety of modern theater stages, all with the latest in electronic presentations, from realistic projections to enormous TV screens that display Old and New Testament dramas. Admission is free, but expect to be asked for donations of $15 per adult and $10 per child. The address is 400 4th Street SW., near the National Mall. www.museumofthebible.org

Chicago IL Pedway: Next Time You’re Snowed In At The Loop PDF Print E-mail

You can get around as many as 40 blocks of downtown Chicago with the Pedestrian Walkway System. No matter the weather, stroll through five miles of the combined route of underground tunnels and overhead bridges.

There are many exits and entrances to shopping, bars, restaurants, museums, transportation stations, government offices and other mid-city tourist destinations. The experience is enhanced by contemporary design and lighting, as well as frequently changing displays of art and graphics.


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