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Eastern-Midwest Regional - Shenandoah Valley
October 8-12, 2015

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Note: The correct mailing address is PO Box 782, Laurel, MD 20725. The original flyer had a typo, using 728 (incorrectly).

Join us, and CAC members from around the Midwest and Eastern regions for a weekend in the Shenandoah Valley. We will be based at the Holiday Inn in Harrisonburg (1400 E Market St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801) and include optional tours/visits south to Staunton, VA and north to New Market, VA.

The "weekend" is October 9-11, with extra days/nights available. The base weekend package includes Friday & Saturday nights at the Holiday Inn in Harrisonburg, and Saturday and Sunday breakfasts, and Saturday dinner. There will also be "after hours" parties on Friday and Saturday evenings. The formal tour is on Saturday, but activities are also planned for Friday and Sunday afternoon. You may also want some time to visit the Shenandoah National Park.

Saturday Tour

Guided Tour - the Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market, VA, interprets the 1864 Battle of New Market with emphasis on the role of Virginia Military Institute Cadets. The battlefield became known as the "Field of Lost Shoes", as seen in the Emmy-winning film.

We will also visit the nearby Shenandoah Caverns (with elevator service) and History of American Celebration on Parade, with floats from the Rose Parades, Inaugural Parades, and more.

EXTRAS! Come early, stay late

Enjoy a day in Staunton, Virginia, on Friday, October 9, 2015

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum - The nation’s 28th president comes to life as you enjoy an engaging tour of Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace. Immerse yourself in the state-of-the-art World War I trench exhibit, discover Wilson's Pierce-Arrow limousine, and stroll through beautiful historic gardens. A National Historic Landmark. Cost $14 per person, seniors $12 and groups of 10 or more $8.

Staunton Guided Tours - Guided trolley and walking tours of historic Staunton and the area led by trained guides who know the attractions and the stories. Trolley tour through 5 of 6 historical districts –1 hr. $10 each for 3 or more persons.

Art Galleries of Staunton - Downtown Staunton boasts nine fine art galleries located within walking distance of one another. The galleries feature paintings, sculpture, blown glass, jewelry, photography and more.

Bruce A. Elder Antique and Classic Automobiles - Located in beautiful downtown Staunton VA, you will see some of the most beautiful antique, classic, and specialty automobiles on the east coast!

Trinity Church - Historic church and graveyard with over 25 majestic stained glass windows, including 12 by Tiffany Studios. Guided tour at 3pm- Free

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish - First Church built in 1845 – burnt down from heater pipe – In 1895 the church was rebuilt. A time capsule from 1895 was opened in 1995, contents on display.

Staunton is best explored by foot. Its compact downtown features over one hundred unique shops, art galleries and restaurants. For more information see:

If you feel the call of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, you'll be happy to know you are just a few miles from both Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive and The Blue Ridge Parkway.

On Sunday, October 11

Come to the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse – Playing at 2pm:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
1st Floor tickets - $39, Senior - $34
Balcony - $26, Senior - $21; More than 10, group rates are the best price

If you are interested in seeing this, let us know, and we will arrange tickets.

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare casts a theatrical spell powerful enough to make audiences of all ages believe in anything. This mischievous comedy of lovers, heroes, fairies, and rude mechanicals is his tribute to humankind’s power of imagination, and reveals that the “course of true love” can alter with just one touch of magic.

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