The LLC's enriching day trips allow you to enjoy new places and experiences while still sleeping in your own bed at night. 

Dutch painting of sailboats

Dutch Art in a Global Age:
Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

North Carolina Museum of Art
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023
Registration Fee: $149

In the 17th century, Dutch merchants sailed across seas and oceans, joining trade networks that stretched from Asia to the Americas and Africa. The unprecedented movement of goods, ideas, and people fueled the economy and sparked an artistic boom. 

We invite you to join us for a very special exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), Dutch Art in a Global Age presents masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with an innovative focus. Arranged thematically, the exhibition explores the intersections among art, commercial networks, and colonial expansion. The presentation features paintings by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Gerrit Dou, Jacob van Ruisdael, Rachel Ruysch, and other celebrated artists. These pictures are complemented by five important paintings from the NCMA's Dutch collection, exquisite decorative arts in silver, and superb impressions from the MFA Bostonís print collection.

Day-trip participants will enjoy a continental breakfast at check-in, comfortable motorcoach transportation, admission to the exhibition, and a fabulous three-course gourmet meal.

Musical advertisement for The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024

Registration Fee: $219

The bribery, deception, and disguise. Figaro needs all his wiles to help the Count outwit Dr. Bartolo and ensure true love wins the day. The classic production of The Barber of Seville is a feast of frivolous fun. 

Enjoy Figaro's mischievous escapades as he assists Count Almaviva as he pursues the beautiful Rosina to get her away from her lecherous guardian, Dr. Bartolo. Rossini's comic masterpiece fizzes with memorable melodies in an entertaining production that unites the theatrical worlds of traditional physical comedy and Whitehall farce.

Day-trip participants will enjoy a continental breakfast at check-in, comfortable motorcoach transportation, a three-course luncheon, and orchestra seating at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. We'll dine at GRAVY, a traditional Italian-American restaurant where meals are focused on seasonal ingredients that complement their approach to classic Italian cuisine.

Male ballet dancer leaping

Rhapsody in Blue

Fletcher Opera Theatre
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024

Registration Fee: $209

Headlining the Carolina Ballet's November program is Rhapsody in Blue,  a ballet that captures the exhilarating, heart-beating romantic pulse of George Gershwin's iconic music. The Ballet is a tribute to Gershwin and was choreographed by Carolina Ballet's Artistic Director Zalman Raffael and set to one of the most recognizable and iconic pieces of music, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

The program will also include two brand new works by Principal Guest Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Resident Choreographer Amy Hall Garner.

Carolina Ballet is one of America's premier arts organizations, presenting traditional ballets by legendary masters and new works by contemporary choreographers. Carolina Ballet has garnered critical praise from local, national and international media, contributing to the positive reputation of the region and ever-increasing quality of life found in Raleigh, the Triangle community and the State of North Carolina.

The registration fee for this day trip is $209 per person and includes a continental breakfast at check-in, comfortable motorcoach transportation, lunch at The Overlook Restaurant, and an orchestra seating. Snacks are served on the return trip! All registrants will receive a letter and email with complete instructions about two weeks prior to our departure date.

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Brock Administration Building
New Bern Campus

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