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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

Bundy Museum

Bundy Museum and Roberson Center Trip

Message from Nancy Kocher (CCAL trip coordinator):

Hi All,

Happy Fall everyone!

I have a trip planned Saturday, November 19, 2016 to the Bundy Museum and the Roberson Museum and Science Center.  A signup form is attached below with all of the information. If you are taking the course, It’s About Time! The Bundy Manufacturing Co. & IBM’s Early History this trip would be a great way to see in person what the course is all about. 

The trip leaves Oneonta at 9:45 am returning by 6:00 pm on Sat., Nov. 19th. COST IS VERY REASONABLE at $44.00 per person. This includes transportation, both guided tours at the museums, the planetarium show, the Roberson mansion tour and the tips for both the bus driver and the docents. Lunch will be at your expense. 

We will have a guided tour of the Bundy Museum, if you are unable to do stairs (I must be informed when you register) so they can set up the museum room with the virtual tour of the mansion.  There is no elevator. We will go to lunch at a well know restaurant Little Venice in Binghamton. The restaurant was recommended by both museums and Eastern Travel.  The cost of lunch is on your own. The restaurant has reasonable price points and a great looking menu.  Google Little Venice in Binghamton to check it out.

After lunch we will visit the Roberson Museum & Science Center for a guided tour of the mansion, a self guided tour of the museum and we will also see the Planetarium Show.  The Museum and Science center continues to be locally, regionally and nationally recognized for it’s excellence in art, history and science education.   


The Roberson will be decorated for the holidays at this time, an added bonus!

Bundy and Roberson Museum Nov 19 Sign-Up Sheet

Upcoming Bundy Museum Trip

Upcoming Bundy Museum Trip – Binghamton, NY

I am working on a trip to the Bundy Museum  of History & Art in Binghamton, NY.  CCAL is offering a course, (It’s The Bundy Manufacturing Co. and IBM’s Early History) being given by Janna Rudler on October 7th that will take you through the history of IBM and the local people who started the company. I have decided to plan a trip to the museum, lunch and another museum in the afternoon. It is still in the working stage.

This trip will be in October and might be scheduled for a Saturday for those folks who may still be working.  Watch for the notice, I should finalize this soon.

You can enjoy the trip even if you are unable to make the CCAL class.  My email trip list has a number of people who like our trips but are not members of CCAL.  Please feel free to forward my email to friends and family regarding the next trip, all are welcome.

Trip Coordinator Nancy Kocher:  (607) 263-2014  or

Clayton NY Sept 7 2016 Trip


Trip to Clayton NY & Thousand Islands September 7, 2016

Message from Nancy Kocher – CCAL trip coordinator:

Hi Everyone,

I have a CCAL Fundraiser bus trip to Clayton, NY in Thousand Islands. Please see the attachment for the information.  I will send you more information regarding the boxed lunch choices before the trip.

We will be visiting the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton where you will be amazed at this wonderful museum.  The vintage boats is outstanding and include racing boats, sailboats and pleasure boats.  This museum not only represents the boating industry but gives lots of historical and education on the Thousand Island area.  You will learn about the use of boats in exploration, racing and war. They also have George Boldt’s houseboat on display. I was fascinated with this museum when I visited and I have never been a boater. The reviews are very good online for this museum. We will have 1 1/2 hours at the Boat Museum.


We will have a 3 hour Thousand Island boat cruise that will include a stop at Rock Island Lighthouse State Park where we will enjoy a boxed lunch, visit the cottage museum and if you like, walk up to the top of the Lighthouse. The island has shaded areas and benches for your comfort. We will board the cruise at 12:00 and return to Clayton around 3:30 where you will have time to stroll the streets for a little shopping and dinner before boarding the bus at 6:00 pm.  Most of the shops are open until 5:00 and there are many great choices with varying price points for dinner or snacks.


If you have any questions, send me an email or give me a call at:

Nancy Kocher


Clayton NY Sept 7 Sign-up sheet



July 28 SPAC

July 28, 2016 SPAC NYC Ballet Trip

Trip to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to see the NYC Ballet perform JEWELS

One of the most brilliant works in the Balanchine repertoire, Jewels manifests the multifaceted elegance of three coveted stones.

Choreography by: George Balanchine
Music by: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, and Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky

2:00 pm Matinee Performance.

Click on link below to see more details:

SPAC performance of Jewels

Travel Itinerary

9:30 am :   Departure Oneonta Bus Lines  41 Orchard St. Oneonta
10:30 am: Pickup at Exit 22 on NYS Route I-88 in Cobleskill
11:00 am: Lunch at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia

Lunch choices (choose one soup and one entree):

  • Butternut Squash Bisque with toasted pumpkin seeds
  • Beef and Barley


  • Seared Sirloin Steak with fresh sugar snap peas, red pepper, sliced red onion and Dijon vinaigrette.
  • Roasted Breast of Turkey with black beans, diced red onion, roasted corn, tomatoes, cilantro, shredded cheddar, chopped crisp romaine lettuce, crunchy tortilla strips, and chipotle ranch dressing.
  • Classic Greek with chopped crisp romaine lettuce, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, kalamata olives, crumbled feta, and lemon-oregano vinaigrette.

All lunches are served with rolls and butter, coffee, tea, soda and assorted cookies and brownies

2:00 pm  Ballet performance
5:00 pm  Bus leaves SPAC to return home
6:15  pm  Cobleskill Exit 22 I-88
7:00 pm  Expected return to Oneonta

COST: $83 (includes transportation, lunch and ballet tickets)
PAYMENT:  checks must be made out to CCAL and given or mailed to Jean Seroka
NOTE: If you cannot go on the trip, sell your reservation or call Jean and she will try to sell it for you. There will be no refunds unless the trip is cancelled
DEADLINE for making reservations is July 14, 2016
Any questions, special needs or problems? Contact Jean Seroka POB 190, Otego, NY 13825
Phone: 607 988 7007 email:

SPAC Ballet July 28 sign up form


La Boheme

LA BOHÈME by Puccini


Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 1:30 pm – 4 pm

Glimmerglass Festival

CCAL has 60 seats reserved for this opera in Cooperstown.  If you are interested in purchasing tickets for this performance, send Jean Seroka your seat preferences with your check and she will save the seats for you.  If you would like other seats that are not reserved, let her know and she will try to get them for you.  Tickets are not given until final payment is made, which is usually late June.  When she get the tickets, she will give them to you.

For more INFO on the Glimmerglass Festival and a seating chart of the theater, see

Here are the seats we have reserved:   Note: Available seat updated on 4/29/16

Orchestra Right: B1 and 3; C5 and 7;  D5 and 7; E5 and 7   $67 each
Orchestra Left:    C6 and 8; D6 and 8; E6, 8 and 10         $67 each
Festival Circle:  DD 105 and 106    $96 each
Lower Box Left:  9, 10 and         LBL 11    $25 each
Lower Box Right:  9 and 10    $25 each
BB:  25 and     Orchestra right BB27    $25 each

Center:  E110, 111, E112 and 113     $48 each
Center Left:  F104, 105, 106, and 114  107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113   $48 each
Right:  D1, 3, D5 and 7 and  E1 and 3    $48 each
Right:  A27; C29 and 31    $25 each
Left:  D2 and 4; E2 and 4   $48 each
Left:  B28 and B30; C30 and  C32    $25 each
Upper Box Right   9 and 10    $25 each
Upper Box Left   9 and 10   $25 each


Please note the following:

  • No transportation is provided to the theater.
  • Make your check out to CCAL
  • Non CCAL members are welcome
  • Please direct your payments, inquiries, concerns, etc. to:

Jean Seroka
PO Box 190
Otego, NY 13825

Do not contact the CCAL OFFICE for arrangements.