Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Trips & Socials

Celebration Belle Fall Foliage Cruise

Friday, October 10, 2014

Picture yourself cruising down the Mississippi River aboard the Celebration Belle paddlewheel boat admiring the fall colors of nature. Beautiful scenery abounds as you relax and enjoy the music of the 1940’s to the present--Big Band, Country, and Rock & Roll for your enjoyment. 

The relaxing four-hour Fall Foliage Cruise boards at the Celebration River Cruises dock, Moline, Illinois. This quaint riverboat is four decks tall, including two climate controlled dining decks and two outer decks for observation. Don’t forget your cameras to capture the scenic views!

Once aboard, our cruise will start off with hot homemade sticky buns and assorted fresh fruits followed by a buffet lunch.

NOTE: The ship is handicap accessible and equipped with an elevator. Minimal walking is required for this trip.

Depart Rock Valley College at 7:45 am
Return to Rock Valley College about 5:30 pm

Cost: (includes lunch cruise and transportation)
$90 for Center members
$105 for non-members

Download trip brochure and registration form


Autumn in New England

October 14-21, 2014

The Center for Learning in Retirement is partnering with GVG Tours for a travel experience that will cover five New England states: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. This 8 day/7 night amazing autumn adventure will be led by Gene Van Galder.


Tour highlights:

  • JFK Presidential Library and Museum
  • Newport Mansions
  • Nature Quest Boat Cruise
  • Mt. Washington Cog Rail
  • Wadsworth Home
  • Paul Revere House
  • Beautiful Fall Foliage
  • New England Landscape
  • Charming Villages
  • Covered Bridges
  • Restored Homes
  • Acadia National Park
  • Cadillac Mountain
  • Harvard University
  • Vanderbilt Mansion
  • Seaside Towns
  • Trolley Tour
  • Lighthouses
  • Fresh Seafood

Download trip brochure and registration form