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.

2020 Local Tours

Sep 5: Hollywood Bowl Flyer

Sep 26: Glendale Theatre -
  Brigadoon 

Oct 4: Hamilton

Oct 22: Mystery Tour  
Nov 1: Hamilton

Nov 19: East Meets West

Dec 3: Holiday Moonlight
  Forest

Dec 13: "Tibbies" 

2021 Local Tours

Spring: Wonder Valley - 
  3
  Nights

Spring: Hamilton

Fall: Hamilton

2020 Extended Tours

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
May 13-25: France Magnifique
July TBA: Coastal Maine

Sep TBA: The Baltics Revealed
  & Moscow
Nov 24-28: Nashville
Dec TBA: Santa Fe

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.

Always include your name, phone number, and the date of the tour that you are calling about.

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.
Tour Waiver Information

Sample Waiver Form

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

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

WONDER VALLEY RANCH RESORT

Moved to spring 2021 - Helen will be contacting everyone who signed up for the fall 2020 trip.


 

HOLLYWOOD BOWL - John Williams Maestro of the Movies 2020

Saturday, September 5, 2020

$150 members, $165 non-members

Board at 3:30 p.m.; Depart at 3:45 p.m.; Return 12:00 a.m.

Active and brilliant as ever at the young age of 88, five-time Oscar-winning (out of an astounding 51 nominations) and 24-time Grammy-winning film composer and world-renowned conductor John Williams is nothing short of a timeless American treasure. We can’t imagine the multi-generational Star Wars films, our decades of Steven Spielberg blockbusters (from Jaws and E.T. to Jurassic Park), the Harry Potter series or classics like Superman without his triumphant scores. When the summer season at the Hollywood Bowl begins to wind down around Labor Day it can only mean one thing: it’s time for the annual celebration of the music of film composer John Williams. Maestro of the Movies: The Music of John Williams will be performed, Saturday September 5th at the Hollywood Bowl. It’s the one guaranteed series of the year when families bond at the venue. When Williams’ rousing music holds court, the crowd demographic shifts from all adults to both grownups and kids, and the parents are as likely to wave the colorful lightsabers during the Star Wars pieces as their children.

Deadline: August 5, 2020

GLENDALE CENTER THEATRE - BRIGADOON

Saturday, September 26, 2020

$125 members, $140 non-members

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

Brigadoon is the heartfelt musical with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. It features two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years. Songs from the musical, such as "Almost Like Being in Love", have become standards Presented at the Glendale Centre Theatre, where the intimate, theatre-in-the-round style seating literally wraps you in the experience, making you part of the action. 
Prior to the matinee show, enjoy an included lunch with choice of entrée and dessert (prime rib/turkey sandwich or cobb salad with CC Brown Hot Fudge Sundae) at the historic Tam O’Shanter Inn, a charming replica of a cozy Scottish Inn owned by the Lawry’s family.

Deadline: August 26, 2020

HAMILTON An American Musical

Was: Sunday, June 28, 2020

Now: Sunday, Nov 1, 2020

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: October 1, 2020

2020 Comfort Food

2020 Nixon Library

2019 Alamo

2019 Finland

2020 Egypt

 

Egypt

2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most of our upcoming trips have been canceled. No new trips are planned so far. What we know right now is this: 

The play HAMILTON at the Pantages Theatre has moved to the spring and fall of 2021.  If you wish to attend then, please  e-mail or call Helen with your spring or fall preference.  You will be put on a new reservation list.  Remember, if traveling with family or friends, please let Helen know when making reservations so you can sit together. A full refund check for 2020 reservations will be mailed to everyone who already paid for their tickets.
  
The Wonder Valley Ranch trip has been moved to the spring. Everyone who has signed up for this trip will be contacted by Helen.  

Friends of the Camarillo Library

4101 Las Posas Road

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone 805-388-5275 (front desk)

Phone 805-388-5585 (back room)

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Bookstore Hours

 

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Tuesday          Closed

Wednesday    Closed

Thursdays      Closed

Friday             Closed

Saturday         Closed

 

Closed Sundays & some holidays

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