Collington Trip Schedule

Trip Guidelines Information Here.

Wednesday, December 28th National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, VA (single men’s group request from Bill Preston but open to all; A&S Museum docent Jim Tent has offered to assist ) The 55 mile long drive should take about 1 ¼ -1 ½ hr depending on traffic Leave at 10:30 AM to arrive there around noon- leave to return at 2:30 PM arrive home around 4 PM depending on traffic. 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151 Call (703) 572-4118 Website

Collington Off Campus Trips for January, 2017

MET OPERA, “Nabucco” SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, BOWIE, MD: Depart from Security at 12PM and return to Collington around 4:30PM. Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of Ancient Babylon, Nabucco, with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his Met repertory as the title character. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabucco’s willful daughter, with Jamie Barton as Fenena, Russell Thomas as Ismaele, and Dmitri Belosselskiy as the prophet Zaccaria, the role of his 2011 Met debut.

RENWICK GALLERY INVITATIONAL, TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, WASHINGTON, DC:  Depart from Security at 10:30AM and return to Collington around 3PM. Residents are to be back on the bus no later than 2:30PM.

NSO- COFFEE CONCERTS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, WASHINGTON DC: Depart from Security at 9:45AM and return to Collington around 2PM. Stravinsky’s The Firebird and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Legend of the Invisible City Suite bookend the season’s first folklore-inspired program. Sir Mark Elder also conducts pianist Jeremy Denk in Ravel’s “Left Hand” Concerto.

BSO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, Music Center at Strathmore Depart from Security at 6:30PM and return to Collington around 10PM. Off the Cuff: Beethoven Symphony No. 7.  Marin Alsop illuminates the backstory of the work Beethoven called “one of the happiest products of my poor talents.”

SURRAT HOUSE MUSEUM, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, CLINTON, MD: Depart from Security at 10:15AM.  And return to Collington around 1PM.  Built in 1852 as a middle-class farm house for the family of John and Mary Surratt, the historic Surratt House has national significance due to its role in dramatic events surrounding the Lincoln assassination conspiracy. The tour will last approximately 1hour so after please feel free to explore the Visitor’s Center and Gift Shop. Residents need to be back on the bus no later than 12:30PM. Admission is $4 and will be paid for a week in advance and charged to your account.

NSO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, The Kennedy Center: Depart from Security at 5:15PM and return to Collington around 9PM. Music Director Designate Gianandrea Noseda leads a celebration of America’s musical landscape, with works ranging from Copland’s Lincoln Portrait to Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue featuring “insightful [and] energetic” (The New York Times) pianist Jon Kimura Parker–plus favorites by Bernstein, John Williams,etc.

MET OPERA, “Roméo et Juliette” SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, BOWIE, MD: Depart from Security at 12PM and return to Collington around 4:45PM. The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher’s new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher’s staging is a La Scala production, initially presented by the Salzburg Festival, where it premiered in 2008.

SCCA: KUBECCA, MONDAY, JANUARY 23, HARWOOD, MD: Depart from Security at 6:15PM and return to Collington around 9PM. Kubecca’s  repertoire of diverse styles of music combined with their chemistry together onstage have been delighting audiences for years with no sign of letting up. Seldom performing the exact show twice, while constantly adding new material has made them an act that is fun to follow as well as easy to count on to be an engaging show.

ARENA STAGE, “Roe”, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, WASHINGTON DC:  Depart from Security at 10:45AM and return to Collington around 3PM.  The lawyer: a young, brilliant, courageous woman arguing Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court. The plaintiff: a complex, single woman seeking to end an unwanted pregnancy. The landmark 1973 case legalized abortion, but also began their separate journeys that would come to mirror the polarization in American culture. With shocking turns and surprising humor, Roe illuminates the difficult choices women make and the passion each side has for its cause.

TRADER JOE’S At Annapolis Plaza, FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, ANNAPOLIS, MD: Depart from Security at 10AM and return to Collington at 1:45PM. Residents need to be back on the bus no later than 1:15PM. Mall also has a Marshalls, Home Goods, Joann”s Fabrics and a Modell sports shop.

LUNCH AT COPPER CANYON GRILL,Woodmore Town Center, MONDAY, JANUARY 30: Depart from Security at 11:30AM and return to Collington at 1:45PM. Residents need to be on the bus no later than 1:30PM. Reservation under the name COLLINGTON. For a lunch menu visit

Trip guidelines are posted. Contact Bianca Williams at x 4778 or with all questions. Submit suggestions or comments in writing and/or attend the trip committee meeting on the first Tuesday of the month, January 3rd, at 4 PM in the Board Room.

For downloading floor plans Get an online map. This place looks huge: lots of walking. See other tips at:

From Trip Advisor: This is where they sent the planes that would not fit in the limited space of the Air and Space museum on the mall in Washington, DC. Tips on visiting: there is no charge to enter the museum but parking is $15 per vehicle. Parking is free after 4pm. Try to join a group with a docent – a volunteer tour guide. The docents know details of the displays that one would never know – they definitely add to the experience. The museum has a McDonald’s restaurant but no other food is available or allowed in.

Have any ideas for a Trip that is interesting, inexpensive or has free admission, is handicap accessible and provides shelter in case of bad weather? The Trips Committee meets the 1st Tuesday of every month. Next, the Trips Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 4 at 4PM in the Board Room.


TRANSPORT WILL BE TO REGAL BOWIE CROSSING 14 The Met’s 2016–17 season of Live in HD movie-theater transmissions features ten presentations, beginning October 8 with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

SAT, JAN 07, 2017 12:55 PM

Roméo et Juliette LIVE PERFORMANCE
SAT, JAN 21, 2017 12:55 PM

SAT, FEB 25, 2017 12:55 PM

SAT, MAR 11, 2017 12:55 PM

SAT, MAR 25, 2017 12:55 PM

SAT, APR 22, 2017 12:55 PM

Der Rosenkavalier LIVE PERFORMANCE
SAT, MAY 13, 2017 12:30 PM