Bus trip to Philadelphia Flower Show Wednesday, March 7. This year’s theme is “Wonders of Water,” and the show will feature a 28-foot waterfall, flower designs submerged in water, ice sculptures with flowers in them, dozens of illuminated fountains, garden ponds and statuary designed to capture and conserve water. Bus leaves the Brigantine Community Center 9 a.m. and will depart Philadelphia at 3 p.m. Cost is $70.

Bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show Thursday, March 8, sponsored by the Green Thumb Garden Club of Somers Point. The theme this year is "Wonders of Water." Tickets are $65 and include transportation, driver tip and flower show ticket. Lunch is on your own. The bus will leave 9 a.m. from the K-Mart parking lot in Somers Point and depart from the Philadelphia Convention Center at 3 p.m. For information call Marilyn at 609-504-2797 or Cheryl after 6 p.m. at 267-882-8355.

Trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, March 17 to see "Jesus" at the Sight and Sound Theatre. Lunch will be at Good and Plenty. Cost is $150 per adult and $95 per child. Sponsored by the Tuckahoe United Methodist Church. For information call Margie Klain at 609-224-0120.

Day trip to New York City to see “Come From Away” Wednesday, March 28. This musical is set in the week after the Sept. 11 attacks and tells the story of what transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon. Bus leaves the Brigantine Community Center 8 a.m. and departs for home immediately after the show. Cost is $125.

Bus trip to Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Thursday April 5 to see "Jesus." Sponsored by Saraceno-Lowenstein Funeral Home. Cost is $120 and includes show, bus, dinner at Miller's Smorgasbord and all tips. There will also be a stop at Kitchen Kettle Village. Contact Joe Picardi at 609-382-5731 or josephpicardi@comcast.net.

Bus Trip to New York Wednesday, April 25 with stops at the 911 Museum area and the New York theater district. The bus will leave the Beth El parking lot 9 a.m., and depart for return trip at 5 p.m. Cost is $40 and includes snacks. To reserve a seat send payment to Beth El Sisterhood, PO Box 3133 Margate, NJ 08402. For information call 609-823-2725.

Trip to New York City to see "Waitress" Wednesday, May 2. "Waitress" is a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles and book by Jesse Nelson. It is based on the 2007 film of the same name. This musical tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress in an unhappy marriage to a man named Earl. When Jenna unexpectedly becomes pregnant, she begins an affair with her gynecologist, Dr. Jim Pomatter. Looking for ways out, she sees a pie contest and its grand prize as her chance. Bus leaves the Brigantine Community Center for New York City at 8 a.m. and departs for home immediately after the show. Cost is $120.

Puglia and Rome trip April 8-17 sponsored by Brigantine CER. Rates are $2,895 double occupancy and $3,590 single occupancy. In Puglia, escape to South Italy for a warm Mediterranean breath. A land of sun and hospitality, you won’t believe your eyes. Romanesque and Baroque cathedrals and monuments frame town squares as they stand placidly in the shade of Majestic castles and noble palaces. In Rome, an open-air museum, home to two millennia of architecture, art and culture. Spend hours exploring ancient wonders, traveling between attractions or hunting for the best gelato. This trip includes eight night accommodations at First Class Accomodations, breakfast daily, four lunches and three dinners. For additional information on these three trips, contact the Brigantine C.E.R. at 609-264-7350, Ext. 1.

Trip to Biltmore Estate June 16-21, sponsored by the Brigantine CER. Travel by private bus to Asheville, North Carolina, with stops in Richmond, Virginia, scenic drives along Skyline Drive, wine tasting in Dobson, N.C., then on to the Biltmore Estate. The visit to Biltmore will include a land tour, free time to stroll the grounds, and a visit to Antler Hill Village Farm and Winery on the estate. There will be a guided tour of the Biltmore House and rooftop reception, then on to a tour of the basilica of St. Lawrence in Asheville. Participants will visit the Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Mountain Heritage Center, North Carolina Arboretum and Black Mountain, N.C., then Historic Old Salem in Winston-Salem, N.C. On the way home they will stop in Baltimore, Maryland, for a sightseeing cruise. For information call 609-264-7350, ext. 1.

Trip to Chicago June 16-22, sponsored by the Brigantine CER. On the way participants will visit the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., and lunch at historic Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio. In Chicago there will be a guided tour to include Millennium Park, Grant Park, Navy Pier and more, and visit the Art Institute of Chicago, Wrigley Field, take a narrated Chicago River Cruise and a visit Shed Aquarium. The return trip will feature a campus tour of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and a sightseeing cruise aboard the Gateway Clipper in Pittsburgh. Price is $2,025 double occupancy, $1,771 per person triple occupancy, and $2,790 single occupancy and includes six nights hotel accommodations, two breakfasts, one lunch and four dinners including a dinner cruise. For information call 609-264-7350, ext. 1.

Israel trip Sept. 30-Oct. 9 organized by Brigantine CER. Rates are $4,295 double occupancy, $4,277 triple occupancy and $5,783 single occupancy. This trip begins in Tel Aviv with a welcome dinner, then goes on to visit the Latrun Area, Jaffa, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Nazareth, Cana, Kibbutz, Mount of Beattitudes, Capernaum, Sea of Galilee, Bet She’An, Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea. This trip includes eight nights accommodations at Superior First-class Hotels, 14 Meals, 8 Breakfasts at Hotel and six three-course dinners. For additional information on these three trips, contact the Brigantine C.E.R. at 609-264-7350, Ext. 1.

NEW Israel Trip, Chanukah 2018, Nov. 29 - Dec. 9 organized by the Milton and Betty Katz JCC. Rates are $3600 per person double occupancy and $4350 for single occupancy. The cost includes round trip airfare from JFK, 9 night accommodations and 15 meals. The trip starts with two nights at the Dan Panorama- Tel Aviv with tours of the city’s Bahaus architecture, Mediterranean coast and nearby city of Jaffa. The group heads north for two nights to explore the cities of Haifa, Tiberias, Tzefat and the ancient sites in Bei’t Shean, Nazareth and Tabgha while staying in the Kibbutz Lavi Hotel. The tour concludes with five nights in Jerusalem at the Dan Panorama Hotel. While in Jerusalem, the tour will visit the Western Wall, The Jewish and Christian Quarter, The Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book (Dead Sea Scrolls), Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum and more. A day trip from Jerusalem will visit The Dead Sea and the fortress of Masada. Contact Josh Cutler at 609-822-1167 or email jcutler@jccatlantic.org

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