Schedule of 2017 Activities

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BATESVILLE – November 28, 2016 – The Citizens Bank Travel Club today announced its 2017 calendar of monthly activities for bank customers and guests.  The schedule includes such premium trips as the Canadian Rockies by train and a “Southern Charm” excursion to the Southeast United States.


The Travel Club will preview its 2017 schedule during a meeting to be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 15, in the Community Room of the Citizens Bank Annex at 285 East College Avenue in Batesville.  The public is invited to attend.


“When we decided to reintroduce our Travel Club earlier this year, we had no idea how popular it would become,” said Phil Baldwin, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Nearly 300 people participated in this year’s schedule of plays, concerts, museums and tours.”


The highlight of the 2016 calendar was a 10-day tour of Ireland, which attracted two dozen members of the Travel Club.  Other destinations have included the P. Allen Smith Garden Home, Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum, Garvan Woodland Gardens and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.


Members and guests are already reserving space for the 2017 schedule of monthly activities:


  • Sunday, January 29 – A matinee performance of “Sister Act” at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock.  This Broadway musical is based on the 1992 hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg! 


  • Sunday, February 12 – The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will “Rock On!” at the renovated Robinson Center in Little Rock.  Dynamic singers and the Symphony will perform rock and pop hit songs from the 1970s and ’80s.   


  • Saturday, March 4 – The Tony award-winning Broadway play, “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis.  The play chronicles Carole King’s rise from a hit songwriter to become one of the most successful acts in music history. 


  • Thursday, April 13 – The sprawling Adams Estate at Leachville includes magnificent ponds, sculptures, and gardens; hosts lavish weddings, parties and special events.  The Adams’ cotton gin is reportedly the largest in the world. 


  • May 7-13 – “Southern Charm” is a seven-day trip that allows travelers to experience the history, charm and hospitality of the Low Country in Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah and Jekyll Island, Georgia; and St. Augustine, Florida.


  • Sunday, June 18 – “Godspell,” at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, is a new interpretation of the groundbreaking rock musical.  An aerial acrobatics troupe brings a new “Cirque” feel to the production.


  • July (date to be determined) – “Lunch at the People’s House” at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock includes a tour and a luncheon.  Travelers will also tour the Purse Museum, the only such museum in the U.S.


  • Thursday, August 17 – Historic Washington State Park is a unique museum village that preserves and interprets the history of 19th century Washington, Ark., established in 1824 as an important stop on the rugged Southwest Trail for pioneers traveling to Texas. 


  • September 21-29 – “Canadian Rockies by Train” begins in Vancouver with an overnight train journey, panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, rushing rivers and unspoiled wilderness.  The journey ends in cosmopolitan Calgary.


  • Thursday, October 19 – The World War II Japanese-American Internment Museum & Camp at McGehee and Rohwer presents the history of the U.S. government camps that housed more than 17,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II. 


  • Tuesday, November 14 – Marlsgate Plantation will host a tour and luncheon at this stately columned Greek Revival Mansion at Scott, Ark.  Majestically rising amid acres of rice, cotton and soybeans, Marlsgate is a reflection of the opulent plantation era. 


  • Sunday, December 10 – “Caroling in the Caverns” will provide holiday music, created from the acoustic combination of area musicians’ voices and stringed instruments filling the great Cathedral Room at Blanchard Springs Caverns near Mountain View. 


To obtain additional information about the Citizens Bank Travel Club or to sign up for any or all of the 2017 activities, contact Chuck Jones at 870-698-6233, or


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