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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

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