Tours

The Friends offers a variety of tours for the enjoyment and education of our members. Local trips include theater performances, museums, wine tours, and gardens. Trips throughout the United States and Canada are available during the year. Overseas tours to Europe, Africa, South America, Australia and Asia are also offered. Trip brochures can be found in the Friends bookstore. Some of the advantages of Friends tours are:

 

  • A tour director and local guide are provided for each tour.

  • Friends members receive a monthly Amigos newsletter with details on future tours.

  • Friends members receive a discount.

  • Transportation is provided from the Camarillo Library for each trip.

  • Chance to meet new friends, especially if you are new to the area.

  • Great for people who are single.

For more information about local tours, please contact Helen Andrews between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm at (805) 482-5269.
 

For more information about our extended tours, please contact Ginny Wooten at (805) 889-9752 or Carol Yung at (805) 987-5952.

2020 Local Tours
 

Jan 23: Comfort Food Flyer

Feb 6: Granada Theatre - 
  Carole King 
Flyer

Mar 12: Take a 2nd Bite out
  of LA 
Flyer

Apr 4: Hamilton Flyer
May 8: Disney Concert Hall -
  Sondheim 90th Bday 
Flyer

May 31: Tibbies Flyer

Jun 25: Norton Simon Museum
  & Gene Autry Museum
Jun 28: Hamilton 
Flyer

Jul 22: Lotusland
Aug 8: Hamilton 
Flyer

Aug 9: Queen Mary - Sunday
  Brunch

Aug TBA: Hollywood Bowl

Sep 26: Glendale Theatre -
  Brigadoon

Oct 13-16: Wonder Valley - 3
  Nights

Oct 22: Mystery Tour

Nov 19: East Meets West

Dec 3: Holiday Moonlight
  Forest

Dec 13: "Tibbies" 

2020 Extended Tours

Feb 19 - Mar 2: Treasures of
  Egypt

Apr 26 - May 2: Southern
  Charm - 
Savannah and
  Charleston

May 18-28: Classic Danube River

  Cruise with Oberammergau
  Passion Play
Jul 24 - Aug 1: French Canada
Oct 2-9: Upstate New York
Nov 4-17: Spain & Portugal

2021 Extended Tours
 

Feb 24 - Mar 17: New Zealand

Tour Waiver Information

Sample Waiver Form

Additional details for upcoming tours are listed below. Dates for slide presentations and trip document distributions (for extended trips) are also shown. More information is added as it becomes available.

Complete itineraries are posted on the bulletin board in the Bookstore prior to trip.
Flyers are available in the Bookstore.

COMFORT FOOD TOUR

Thursday, January 23, 2020

$115 members, $130 non-members

Board at 7:45 a.m.; Depart at 8:00 a.m.; Return 5:30 p.m.

Job interviews, fender benders, break ups or even just driving in rush hour traffic can take a lot out of a person. That's why when it's time for a snack, you don't want something that's just “ok”, you want something to soothe your soul. According to our favorite tour guide, “Sometimes when you're in a stressful situation, the best thing to do is to stay calm and reach for a ridiculously delicious snack.” So today we want you to bring your eyes, and ears to catch the sights and sounds of the city, but we also want you to bring an empty stomach to taste drool worthy junk food that is original, fun and full of flavor.
We have all the bases covered on this well-paced historical & cultural eating adventure.
Our samples include gourmet pancake, Belgian fries, a classic burger that has been the taste of NYC for decades, fancy fried chicken, delicious gourmet sausage, unique donut holes and a mouthwatering milk shake.

DEADLINE: December 23, 2019

SLIDE PRESENTATION - Community Room

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
1:00 p.m. Upstate New York, and Spain and Portugal

1:30 p.m. Document presentation for Egypt

GRANADA THEATRE - BEAUTIFUL

Thursday, February 6, 2020

$155 members, $170 non-members

Board at 3:30 p.m.; Depart at 3:45 p.m.; Return 11:00 p.m.

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. It wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann—ultimately becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

The performance is held at the historic Granada Theatre. Since it opened on April 9, 1924 this Mediterranean- style theater has been Santa Barbara’s main performing arts centers, housing everything from a sparkling premiere of “Gone with the Wind” in 1939 to a live performance by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to showcasing today’s top theatrical & musical talent. After undergoing a multi-million-dollar restoration project, this local landmark is now a fully modernized state-of-the-art facility with incredible acoustics and comfort combined with its original 1920’s elegance.  
Enjoy dinner on your own before Beautiful at Paseo Nuevo where you’ll find California Pizza Kitchen, Nordstrom Café, California Pasta and many more gourmet eateries.
Tour includes orchestra seat, deluxe motor coach, and guide. Return time may vary.

DEADLINE: SOLD OUT

SLIDE PRESENTATION - Community Room

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
1:00 p.m. Exploring New Zealand, and Spain and Portugal 

TAKE A SECOND BITE OF LA

Thursday, March 12, 2020

$130 members, $145 non-members

Board at 7:45 a.m.; Depart at 8:00 a.m.; Return 5:30 p.m.

Whether or not you’ve taken our original “Taste of L.A.” tour, this new food-themed adventure will excite your taste buds as we explore the history, culture and cuisine of totally different neighborhoods than our original food tour. Today we will hit Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Hollywood Hills, Burbank & North Hollywood with a chance to learn some local history and taste some amazing food along the way. In Pasadena we’ll see the early 1900s-era Arts & Crafts-period homes in Bungalow Heaven as well as the architecturally-significant Pasadena City Hall and Castle Green and millionaires row. In Pasadena we will visit a wonderful bakery where locals line up every day to choose from more than 70 different bread varieties, gourmet pastries, teas & coffees.
With its diverse mix of residents, Eagle Rock is holding onto its quirky blue-collar spirit even as it gets a facelift. The gentrification of this northeast L.A. neighborhood is in full swing, and you’ll see the change unfolding on Colorado Boulevard, where galleries and high-end coffee shops are popping up between the dive bars and taco trucks. Here we’ll visit a family-owned Thai restaurant that has meticulously handed down Thai recipes through multiple generations. Here we’ll try their delicious “Chicken Satay,” marinated Thai spices skewered and grilled, served with peanut sauce and cucumber vinegar sauce as well as their signature “Blanket Shrimp.”
Our journey continues with a stop in the Hollywood hills, here we will see the replica of the Old North Church and the highly-acclaimed Birth of Liberty mosaic that is composed of ten million pieces of Venetian glass and depicts twenty-five scenes from early America. Now we are off to Burbank with a stop at The Smokehouse Restaurant. Built in 1946 adjacent to Warner Bros. Studio, this legendary restaurant that is still frequented by movie stars and epitomizes the unique feel of the “Golden age of Hollywood.” Here we will feast on one of their incredible sandwich options.
A highlight on today’s trip is a stop at the iconic post war coffee shop “Bob’s Big Boy”. Here we will enjoy Bobs Classic Hot Fudge Ice Cream cake. Our last stop of the day will be the fabulous Television Academy in North Hollywood where we will visit the statue garden to see the bronze statues of the Television Hall of Fame inductees.  
Lunch choices: French Dip, Reuben Sandwich, Cheese Burger or Veggie Wrap.

DEADLINE: February 12, 2020

HAMILTON An American Musical

Saturday, April 4, 2020

$175 members, $190 non-members

Board at 9:45 a.m.; Depart at 10:00 a.m.; Return 6:30 p.m.

Today we travel to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a matinee performance of Hamilton.
This award-winning musical biography of Alexander Hamilton written by Lin- Manuel Miranda is about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down. Join George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, King George, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe Aaron Burr as they all attend this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past, told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we’ve become. 

Tour includes orchestra seats and time for lunch on your own at L.A.’s Farmers Market and The Grove shopping complex.

Deadline: SOLD OUT

SLIDE PRESENTATION - Community Room

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
1:00 p.m. Exploring New Zealand
1:30 p.m. Document presentation for Oberammergau

WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL  

Friday, May 8, 2020

$150 members, $165 non-members

Board at 3:15 p.m.; Depart at 3:30 p.m.; Return 11:30 p.m.

Disney's Sunday in the Park with George

We celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday with this new, Dudamel-conducted production of one of the greatest-ever works of musical theater. In it, deeply touching truths about the agonies and ecstasies of the creative process are exposed through events in the life of French painter Georges Seurat.
Sondheim’s acclaimed musical was nominated for an astounding ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This stunning masterpiece, merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art.
Our evening: Time to enjoy pre-show music and complimentary drinks at the Walt Disney Concert Hall’s Blue-Ribbon Garden. (Starting at 6:30pm)
Make dinner reservations at the many neighboring restaurants or stay on site and enjoy the dining offerings. Join Curt and Anh at Grand Central Market for over twenty food stalls and take the Angel’s Flight up to Grand Street for a casual walk back to the Concert Hall.
Tour includes terrace seating and deluxe motorcoach.

Deadline: April 8, 2020

 

TIBBIES DINNER THEATER  

Sunday, May 31, 2020

$140 members, $155 non-members

Board at 11:30 a.m.; Depart at 11:45 a.m.; Return 8:00 p.m.

Celebrating the Greatest Family Acts of All Time! 

WE ARE FAMILY is the newest musical revue creation by Todd and Jennifer Vigiletti. From the Doobie Brothers to the Pointer Sisters and the Osmonds to the Judds, this show features the hottest musical numbers from the most famous family acts of all time. Whether you grew up in the 1950’s listening to the Everly Brothers or the Righteous Brothers, or you're a free spirit of the 1970’s who loved the Jackson Five or the Mamas and the Papas, this show is for you!
The City of Fontana renovated the 1937 Fontana theatre for Six and half million dollars creating Tibbies’ Center Stage theater. The theatre maintains its original 1930’s charm while housing today’s best production technology. Tonight, you will enjoy this fantastic high-energy performance with an extravagant dining experience.
Enjoy an included three-course early dinner (served at 2:30 p.m.) with choice of entrée (prime rib of beef, salmon dill beurre blanc, chicken Florentine or vegetable lasagna) includes a delicious dessert, soda tea or coffee– all served by your professional singing and dancing wait staff.

Deadline: April 30, 2020
 

2020 Nixon Library

2019 Alamo

2019 Finland

2019 Sip and Swirl

2019 Dodger Game

2019 San Diego

2019 Mama Mia

2019 LA Now & Then

2019 Athabasca Glacier

2019 LA's Westside

HAMILTON An American Musical

Sunday, June 28, 2020

$175 members, $190 non-members

Board at 9:45 a.m.; Depart at 10:00 a.m.; Return 6:30 p.m.

Today we travel to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a matinee performance of Hamilton.
This award-winning musical biography of Alexander Hamilton written by Lin- Manuel Miranda is about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down. Join George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, King George, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe Aaron Burr as they all attend this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past, told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we’ve become. 

Tour includes orchestra seats and time for lunch on your own at L.A.’s Farmers Market and The Grove shopping complex.

Deadline: SOLD OUT

HAMILTON An American Musical

Saturday, August 8, 2020

$175 members, $190 non-members

Board at 9:45 a.m.; Depart at 10:00 a.m.; Return 6:30 p.m.

Today we travel to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a matinee performance of Hamilton.
This award-winning musical biography of Alexander Hamilton written by Lin- Manuel Miranda is about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down. Join George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, King George, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe Aaron Burr as they all attend this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past, told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we’ve become. 

Tour includes orchestra seats and time for lunch on your own at L.A.’s Farmers Market and The Grove shopping complex.

Deadline: July 8, 2020

Nixon Library

2020

Friends of the Camarillo Library

4101 Las Posas Road

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone 805-388-5275 (front desk)

Phone 805-388-5585 (back room)

501(c)3 Corporation

Camarillo Public Library

Bookstore Hours

 

Monday          10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday          10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursdays      10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday             10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday         10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Closed Sundays & some holidays

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