July 2016, NVC Group Trips
Call Northwest Valley Connect, 623-282-9300,
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to reserve your ride
Shopping at Costco, Arrowhead Towne Center,
or a movie at AMC 14 Theater
Costco: 7550 N. 79th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308
Arrowhead Mall & AMC 14 Theater, 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center
That’s the 2nd Wednesday of the month, July 13, 2016
Round trip cost is $5.00
AMC 14 Theater: Ticket prices vary, but they do have Senior Discounts, so bring your ID.
Shopping: Macy’s Dillard’s, JC Penney, The Apple Store, Barber Shop, Clarks & many more
Dining: With the various restaurants in the area, lunch is on your own.
Challenger Space Center
21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382
10.5 miles, about 25 minutes
Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm Admission: Seniors $7.00
That’s the 3rd Wednesday of the month, July 20, 2016
Round trip cost is $5.00
Challenger Space Center Arizona is a public museum, open year-round (Monday – Saturday) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The space-science Center features two levels of exhibits and memorabilia, a roof top, and a lower level filled with HUGE building blocks.
The space exhibits include satellite exhibits, a life-sized Iridium satellite model, a ten-foot Shuttle Atlantis display courtesy of Honeywell, a real landing gear tire from Space Shuttle Discovery STS-121, and gravity game. The center features autographed memorabilia and mission patches from past Space Missions.
Catch a virtual planet in My Solar System with motion detection technology and learn an interesting tidbit about that planet. This exhibit is courtesy of a grant from the Tohono O’odham Nation.
The Galaxy Gift Shop offers hundreds of educational space and science items, including books, toys, puzzles, gadgets and games.
Lunch: They do have an area where you can sit down and eat, but no food services. So, a brown bag lunch, with a beverage is called for, and don’t forget your water!!!
The Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004
Museum Galleries Hours: 9:30am — 5:00pm
Admission: Seniors= $11.50 — $13.50
33.9 miles, about 45 minutes
That’s the 4th Wednesday of the month, July 27, 2016
Round trip cost is $7.00
The Heard Museum includes 12 exhibition galleries, free guided tours, outdoor sculpture gardens, a renowned café, a contemporary art gallery and trading-post style shopping, plus much more.
Current exhibits include:
Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin Etchings. This exhibit displays a complete body of work by one of the 20th century’s most significant artists. This is the first time this body of work has been assembled and shown in its entirety.
Personal Journeys: American Indian Landscapes. Explore the unique relationship American Indians have with land and how that has been expressed in art.
Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon & in the Great Southwest. Expand your knowledge of the Grand Canyon by making this exhibit your first stop on the way!
HOME: Native People in the Southwest. Experience the Heard Museum’s most prized masterpieces, sweeping landscapes, poetry and personal recollections on an unforgettable journey through the Southwest and the vibrant arts and cultures of Native people.
The Third Dimension: Sculptural Stories in Stone & Bronze. Some of the most exciting and moving American Indian fine art of the 20th and 21st centuries has been created by sculptors. The Heard Museum is fortunate recently to have been given works by leading American Indian sculptors.
It’s Your Turn: A Home Studio. Come in and experience creating something from what you have learned today.
Remembering Our Indian School Days. The Boarding School Experience. First-person recollections, memorabilia, writings and art of four generations of Indian school alumni to examine the commonality of the boarding school experience.
Around the World: The Heard Museum Collection. This exhibit includes items from the Heards’ world travels as well as important works from later donors
American Indian Veterans National Memorial: Service and sacrifice spanning more than three centuries are honored in the first and only known national memorial to American Indian veterans of many conflicts. The Memorial, is located outside the Collector’s Room of the Heard Museum Shop
Dining: There are two restaurants within the Museum, but you can also bring your own lunch, They have seating around the area where you can eat lunch and they have free lockers where you can put your things & YOU get to handle the key.