Volunteer of the Month

November 2019
Linda Sowell

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This month we’d like to shine the light on a new, yet not new volunteer. If you read last month’s newsletter, specifically the Activity Spotlite, you would have read a bit about Linda Sowell. Well this month we’d like to shine an even larger spotlight on her as our Volunteer of the Month. Linda is the new Gadabouts Trip Coordinator. She had been working in the Thrift Store and was asked to be a relief in the Trip office. When a vacancy occurred she was asked to take over, which she was more than happy to do. Since then she has been busy scheduling new trips, chaperoning trips on occasion, and generally managing our hustling and bustling trip office. Linda also serves on our Board of Directors. If needed she also helps out at our special events. Originally from Chicago, IL, she moved out to California with her husband who was in the Navy. Once out here she was not content to stay at home raising her two kids (who themselves provided her with five grandkids), but worked in numerous types of jobs. Her main career was in Food Service. She started out at McDonalds as a cashier, and worked her way up to manager. Then she transferred to the school system where she became the Director of Children’s Nutrition for the Bear Valley School District before retiring. Thanks Linda for helping to take our members on trips of a lifetime.

Featured Class

Featured Activity


Holiday Harbor Cruise

Dates:December 10, 2019 - December 10, 2019
Cost (single):$70
Cost (double):
Description:Join us for a private Holiday Harbor Cruise as you enjoy the sights of the lights on the houses and boats. Snacks and drinks, including cocktails, are available for purchase on the boat. Food is also allowed to be brought on the boat. The price includes transportation. It will leave the center at 2:30 pm and return at 8:00 pm.

Aquarium of the Pacific

Dates:November 12, 2019 - November 12, 2019
Cost (single):$62
Cost (double):
Description:Take a journey of discovery through the world's largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. The trip includes bus transportation and admission to the aquarium. Lunch is on your own. You can eat at the aquarium or visit the nearby restaurants on the Board Walk. The bus leaves the center at 9:00 am and returns at 5:00 pm

Nixon Library

Dates:October 24, 2019 - October 24, 2019
Cost (single):$54.
Cost (double):
Description:Tour the Nixon library / museum as well as the Apollo 11 exhibit. Leave the HSC at 10:00 AM with a return by 5:00 PM. Cost includes transportation and admittance. Lunch on your ow in the Pat Nixon gardens. MUST purchase tickets in advance.

Christmas Bells at the Candlelight Pavilion

Dates:December 13, 2019 - December 13, 2019
Cost (single):$98.
Cost (double):-
Description:IN 1985, the Candlelight Pavilion hosted its first Christmas show and the tradition continues. Santa and Mama stay after the performance to meet guests. Don’t forget your cameras! Transportation, show, meal, drink and gratuity included. Depart the HSC at 10:30 & return by 4:30. Get your tickets in our Trip Office today !

Tropical Costa Rica

Dates:December 7, 2019 - December 15, 2019
Cost (single):$2,899.
Cost (double):$2,499.
Description:Round trip air from LAX, hotel and transfers all included. 9 days; 8 breakfasts; 6 dinners, too. See coffee plantations, Arenal volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest and much more. Special travel presentation Tuesday, May 14th @ 1 PM....call 862-8104 to RSVP.

Check out our Lunch Bunch trips

Dates:January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Cost (single):varies
Cost (double):
Description:We take these trips 2 or 3 times per month to fun locations for little money.......check out our newsletter or this website on the HOME page under Upcoming Events.