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Utica Trip


CCAL TRIP: Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute & Saranac Brewery – Utica


EVENTS: We will be going to Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute in Utica to see the
special exhibit of pictorial kimono, the artistry of Itchiku Kubota . For more INFO on
MWPAI and the kimono exhibit, go to and click on kimono
If you are a MWPAI member, call or email me about reduced entrance fee before you
send in a reservation.
In the afternoon we will have a guided tour of Saranac Brewery, visit the historic 1888
Tavern, and have time to shop in the gift shop
For more information, check out
ITINERARY: 8:00 leave from Hale Transportation at 139 Commerce Road in Oneonta
8:30 pick-up at the Trolley Blue Lot just south of Cooperstown
10:00 guided tour of MWPAI
11:15 lunch at the MWPAI Terrace Cafe
1:00 guided tour of Saranac Brewery
2:30 leave Utica
3:15 expected arrival in Cooperstown
3:45 expected arrival in Oneonta
LUNCH: We are having a salad buffet lunch at MWPAI Terrace Cafe

COST: $73 per person includes transportation, all entrance fees, and lunch

PAYMENT: Checks must be made out to CCAL and given or mailed to
Jean Seroka, POB 190, Otego, NY 13825


Barber of Seville

Barber of Seville

Performed at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY
July 28, 2018  – 1:30pm

We have 60 tickets reserved for this opera composed by Gioacchino Antonio Rossini with libretto by Cesare Sterbini. It was based on the comedy Le Barbier de Seville written by the French dramatist Beaumarchais and was reportedly written in about 15 days in late 1815 and early 1816.

Lower Box Left 1,2,3,4 69
9, 10 25
Lower Box Right 1,2,3,4 69
9, 10, 11, 12 25
Rear Orchestra Left BB 26, 28 25
DD 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 69
EE 6, 8, 10 69
FF 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 69
E 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116 49
F 101, 102 103, 104 105, 106, 107, 108, 109 49
Left B 28 and 30, C 30 and 32 25
D 2 and 4 49
F114, 115, 116 49

Continue reading Barber of Seville

March 2018 Syracuse Trip


Friday March 23, 2018

EVENTS:  In the morning we will visit the Ska-nonh Peace Center in Syracuse. This cultural heritage museum teaches Iroquois traditions and beliefs.  For more INFO go to  In the afternoon we will visit the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus.  A guide will board our motor coach for a 90-minute tour of the depot to see the white deer herd and some of the military artifacts from the depot, which was built in 1941.  For more INFO, go to


  8:00am Leave from Hale Transportation at 139 Commerce Road Oneonta
  8:15am Pick-up at McDonalds in Sidney, NY
10:00am Sha-nonh Peace Center
12:00pm Lunch at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Syracuse
  2:30pm Seneca Army Depot
  6:45pm Arrive at McDonalds Sidney
  7:30pm Arrive back at Oneonta

MEALS:  Lunch at the Spaghetti Warehouse will be at your expense. Check out the menu so you will be able to order soon after we get to the restaurant.

They will do separate checks.  Go to There will be a fast food dinner stop en route home.

COST:  $71 includes transportation and entrance to the Peace Center and Army depot

PAYMENT:  Make out checks to CCAL but give or mail to Jean Seroka, POB 190, Otego, NY 13825.

If you must cancel your reservation, sell it to someone else or contact Jean and she will try to sell it for you.

There will be no refunds unless the trip is canceled.

DEADLINE for making reservations is Friday March 9, 2018

Any questions, special needs, or problems?  Call Jean at 607 988 7007 or email at

Download Form for CCAL trip to Syracuse March 23, 2018

winter catalog trip announcement



Jean Seroka has graciously agreed to take over as CCAL Trip Coordinator. Her contact information is: or 607.988.7007.  If you would like to be added or removed from the trip mailing list for receiving information about CCAL trips, please contact Jean by email or phone.


Christmas trip  Monday, December 4, 2017 to Schenectady.  

  •  The Royal Ballet performing “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” at the GE Theatre in Schenectady.
  • The Schenectady Historical Society to see their Festival of Trees.

Two upcoming events for 2018:

  • Trip to SPAC for the NYC ballet on a Thursday afternoon in July.
  • Trip to an opera at Glimmerglass Festival on an afternoon in July

Seroka 2017 Travel


Ballet and Opera trips Summer 2017

Trip to Saratoga Performing Arts Center for NYC Ballet Jeu de Cartes matinee performance July 13, 2017

NYC – Jeu de Cartes

Click on the link below to download trip form which needs to be completed and sent to Jean Seroka by June 29th. See form for more details

Spac Ballet Trip


Monday, July 24, 2017

Tickets have been reserved for the 1:30 pm Matinee performance of The Siege of Calais at Glimmerglass Festival, Cooperstown, NY. This bel canto opera is a story which inspired courage and self-sacrifice during the Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453) between England and France. Written during the first half of the 19th century by composer Gaetano Donizetti and librettist Salvatore Cammarano, is a rarely heard opera with themes of homeland and heroism.
To reserve tickets, please contact:
Jean Seroka