ST. ARMAND’S CIRCLE TOUR & PROGRESSIVE LUNCH “STROLL, LEARN & TASTE!” TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018
This LLI trip is a great opportunity to not only learn the history of St. Armand’s Circle, one of the loveliest areas in Sarasota (and an island), but also to enjoy some holiday decorations and get into the holiday spirit. Maybe make it a gift to yourself and/or someone special in your life!
Stroll & Learn: A docent-led walking tour of St. Armand’s Circle in Sarasota will feature how integral John Ringling and the Ringling Brothers Circus was in establishing this popular area. The Circle is ringed with medallions of personalities making this venue a virtual Circus Hall of Fame. In addition, there are other famous statues within the Circle tour that the docents will discuss.
And Taste: The trip includes four different restaurants for a progressive lunch – appetizers/salad, entrees/accompaniments at two different places, and dessert. Each restaurant has handicapped access. Tour guidelines request that you “come hungry” as there will be lots to eat and you will be full at the end of the tasting part of the tour!
LLI has scheduled three tours of approximately three hours each and we will be divided into three different groups with different starting times – 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 1:00 p.m. Each group will have time to explore on your own, either before or after the tour. There is about a mile of walking on sidewalks so wear comfortable shoes and casual attire. There are benches along the way plus seating in the restaurants for the tasting part of the tour.
Cold bottled water will be provided on the return trip to the campus but there will not be any snacks – we think you won’t even miss them!
Members: $104.00 Non-members: $119.00 Patron: $94.00. Fees include the docent tour, the progressive lunch, coach transportation and all tips. Meet in FSW, Building O Cafeteria from 9:00-9:25 am The bus leaves FSW Charlotte Campus promptly at 9:30 a.m. and returns by 6:00 p.m.
Register Online Below or Print Out Registration and Return to the LLI Office.
St. Armand's Circle Tour & Progressive Lunch - Patron Member
"The Revolutionists" by Lauren Gunderson, Matinee Performance at the Gulfshore Playhouse Naples' Premiere Professional Theatre Wednesday, January 30, 2018 LLI must have 30 paid registrations received in the LLI office by September 3, 2018.
Liberte, egalite...sororite. In the chaos of the French Revolution, anything can happen...especially laughter. Against the backdrop of France's Reign of Terror, former Queen Marie Antoinette, assassin Charlotte Corday, playwright Olympe de Gouges, and spy Marianne Angelle form an unlikely alliance. Written by the most popular playwright in America, this explosive comedy puts a modern twist on history as these women fight for equality and freedom and leave an indelible mark on history in their wake. A woman's perspective, smart, funny and fits so perfectly in the moment we now live in. This matinee performance includes a pre-performance discussion with one of Naples' respected historians.
Registration Price : Member Fee $115, Non Member $130, & Patron $105 Fees include comfortable coach transportation, tickets for performance, pre-performance discussion, gratuities and a fabulous lunch at Naples' Seasons 52. Choose one of three main courses!
Meet at FSW Cafeteria, Building O from 10:15 - 10:25. Bus leaves FSW Charlotte campus promptly at 10:30 A.M. and return by 6:45 P.M. Complimentary water and snacks will be served on the return trip.
Register Online or Print Out Registration and Return to the LLI Office.
Naples Botanical Garden & Historical Tin City Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Come join LLI and experience the amazing visual wonder of the Gardens!
Our first stop will be at the historic Tin City in Naples to enjoy a delicious lunch at the Riverwalk Restaurant overlooking the Gordon River. After lunch it's time to visit Tin City which was built in the 1920's to accommodate the economic growth of Naples' fishing industry, including clam shelling, oyster processing, boat construction and maintenance. In the 1970's seven of Tin City's sturdy old buildings were renovated into a quaint shopping area of thirty unique boutiques offering a wide variety of gift items, clothing, wines, jewelry, and bakery goods. After a short bus ride to Naples Botanical Gardens you will enjoy a 90-minute guided walking tour of a tropical garden paradise. The Garden consists of 95 acres of six cultivated gardens (Kathryn's Garden, Irma's Garden, Brazilian Garden, Caribbean Garden, Florida Garden and Asian Garden) with more than 300 species of exotic plant life. The Preserve has 90 acres of preservation land with seven ecosystems including mangroves, marshes and untouched forests and the home to hundreds of animal species, a profusion of native plants and over 150 bird species. Please wear appropriate shoes, clothing, hats, sunscreen and bug spray. ADA accessible paths are throughout all buildings and cultivated gardens. Please use caution on the paths. Bring water containers – there are water fountains for refills. This is a nicotine free environment. Based on a first come basis, wheelchairs are available for free and scooters for $12 a day.
Bus Leaves FSW: 9:45 am - Approximate Return to FSW: 4:45 pm Fee: $76 LLI FRIENDS Members, $66 LLI Patron Members, $91 Non-Members. Fee includes: Gardens Tour, Lunch, and Bus Ride & Tips
Naples Botanical Gardens & Tin City Trip - FRIENDS MEMBER