Seasons Ramble off to Adrian 2013.11.13

Fayette’s November Seasons Ramble will travel to Adrian on Nov. 20 to visit a few of that community’s historical and cultural treasures. Stops are planned at the Lenawee Historical Society, the Croswell Opera House, and the newly opened Governor Croswell Tea Room.

The Seasons Rambles and Luncheons were established in the spring of 2012 and offer participants a wide range of enrichment and educational experiences. The monthly programs alternate between tours of area communities and theme-based luncheons featuring local foods.

To date, Rambles have visited the Hillsdale’s Will Carlton Poor House, Hicksville’s Huber Opera House, The Irish Hills Memorial and the headwaters of Bean Creek, the Hudson Historical and Architectural District and Chelsea’s Purple Rose Theater.

Luncheon discussions have focused on area “Ghost Towns,” The Fayette Normal University, the Fulton County Historical Society and the Ginnivan Tent Show.

The series was organized through the New Normal Initiative with the support of the Fayette Arts Council and the new Bean Creek Valley History Center. The cost of the events is by donation and transportation is arranged through car-pooling.

 The Seasons Program is designed to re-establish community ties and bring generations together.

“This project does not target a specific age group,” said project coordinator Tom Spiess. “It is designed to re-acquaint people with the rich cultural environment of the tri-state region and to stimulate conversation.”

Most rambles and luncheons have involved from 12 to 20 participants.

For tour information and reservations, call the Opera House Box Office at 419/ 237-3111 and leave your name and the number of people planning to join the tour.

The Opera House opens at 9 a.m. on tour days with complimentary coffee and rolls available for all participants. The tour will leave the Opera House at 9:30 a.m. and return home by 3 p.m.

Participants are reminded to dress appropriately and to bring money for lunch.