Available Classes in - 2019-20 Van Trips Swanston
The Mission Oaks Van Tour Program is designed for the adventurous traveler looking to get around the amazing hot spots of Northern California in under a day's time. A wide variety of trips are planned throughout the year to leave from our Mission Oaks and Swanston Community Centers. Energetic and friendly drivers take extra time and attention to plan fun and memorable trips where riders can see new things while making new friends and memories.
Trip Information: All Van Tour Trips are in a 15 Passenger van. Seating is assigned by the order that the riders register. Seating is chosen by riders the day of the trip. Costs for trips typically include all transportation costs, and any extra fees will be noted in the trip description. Sign up today and be ready for your next adventure!
Refunds/credits and cancellations: Occasionally, trips are cancelled by the District due to not enough enrollment or unforeseen "acts of God". Trips cancelled by the District will result in either a credit for future trip, or a full refund, which will be mailed by check within 4-6 weeks. Customers that cancel trips for any reason will only receive a refund if their seat can be resold, otherwise no refund will be given. To request a refund call 916-488-2810. Request for refunds must be submitted a minimum of 7 (seven) working days prior to the trips departure. This is subject to a $5 or 10% administrative fee.



Class Name / Desc. Date/Time Max# Open Fee Sign Up
California Agriculture Museum 1/22 01/25/2020 to 01/25/2020
Sat 10:00am-2:00pm
12 11 $28.00  
Trips leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
The California Agriculture Museum is home to the nation's most unique collection of tractors and artifacts. Interactive exhibits and special events tell the history of farm to fork, dating back to the Gold Rush era. Over a third of the country's vegetables and two-thirds of the country's fruits and nuts are grown in California. In 2018, California's farms and ranches received almost $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. The museum also carries a collection of farm equipment starting from the 1930'S.
Additional Costs: money for lunch.
Deadline to register: 1/20/20.
Christmas Lights at Night 12/7 12/07/2019 to 12/07/2019
Sat 5:20pm-9:20pm
12 0 $20.00   Registration
Closed
Trip leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
Just the trip to get you in the mood for Christmas!! This year we will be visiting 3 cities to see different light displays. We will be stopping after 2 hours for hot beverages and restroom.
Additional costs: Hot beverage
Deadline to register:12/5
Crocker Museum and lunch 1/3 01/03/2020 to 01/03/2020
Fri 9:30am-1:30pm
11 1 $20.00  
Trips leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
Enjoy 2 outstanding exhibits of Native American Art. The 3rd floor has 200 ceramic vessels and sculptures by famous Indian matriarchs. The Crocker has one of the largest collections in the U.S. counting at over 5,000 vessels/sculptures. The other exhibit is Native sculpture and paintings entitles, "When I remember, I see Red..." We have a docent led tour, then lunch at the cafe with time to explore on your own. The first 6 people to register will get into the Crocker for free.
Additional Costs: Bring $8 cash for entrance fee, plus money for lunch
Deadline to register: 1/1/20.
Haggin Museum & Lunch 2/1 02/01/2020 to 02/01/2020
Sat 11:00am-3:00pm
12 8 $20.00  
Trip leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento. The Haggin Museum’s art collection features fascinating works of art from late 19th and early 20th-century masters to “Golden Age” illustrator J.C. Leyendecker, while the history collection offers visitors a glimpse into the past—from the Central Valley and beyond. There is also a showing of the traveling museum exhibition, LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting, is comprised of approximately 45 paintings by 15 active realists and hyperrealists who specialize in automobiles and motorcycles as their primary subject of choice, in a range of media and scale. 
Additional costs: Bring $1 each for tip and money for lunch
Deadline to register: 1/30/2020.
Mardi Gras Parade & Street Faire 2/16 02/16/2020 to 02/16/2020
Sun 11:00am-4:00pm
12 3 $20.00  
Trip leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
The 28th anniversary of Nevada City’s annual Mardi Gras Celebration event, hosted by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, features a colorful & festive parade & street faire throughout the streets of historic downtown Nevada City. The Street Faire on N. Pine & Commercial Streets will be open from 11am-4pm. Beads, masks, and Mardi Gras shirts will be available for sale, along with a wide array of vendors selling food, drinks, crafts & more!
Additional Cost: Money for lunch
Deadline to register: 2/14/2020.
Sutter Creek Foundry & Shops 1/11 01/11/2020 to 01/11/2020
Sat 10:00am-2:00pm
12 1 $20.00  
Trips leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
The Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, California, is America's last water-powered foundry and machine shop. Established in 1873 by Samuel Knight, this extraordinary facility includes the unique historic equipment and machinery, still in place.
Additional Costs: Bring $15 entrance fee, money for lunch and shopping.
Deadline to register: 1/9/20.
Tea Time in Lodi 1/18 01/18/2020 to 01/18/2020
Sat 10:00am-2:00pm
12 0 $20.00   Class Is Full
Trip leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
Enjoy a relaxing 2-hour High Tea experience in Lodi and The Hidden Tea Room.
Bring $30 cash that covers tea service, tax and tip. Wear a hat or use one to theirs. We start with homemade scones with toppings, sorbet, quiche, tea sandwiches, assorted desserts and a wide variety of teas.
Deadline to register 1/13/20.
Treasure Island Culinary School 2/11 02/11/2020 to 02/11/2020
Tue 8:30am-5:30pm
12 9 $38.00  
Trip leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
Enjoy a day on this government built island named for the Robert Louis Stevenson novel. Treasure Island was built from 1936 to 37 for the 1939 World’s Fair. We will visit the WWII Terminal to relive history through murals representing the naval history of the area. Then on to a delicious 3 course meal prepared and served by the Job Corp students from throughout the U.S.A. Bring your camera for some breath taking shots of San Francisco, Alcatraz and other parts of the bay. If the group wants, we will stop at a vegetable/fruit market on the way home.
Additional Cost: $13 CASH plus generous tip for lunch
Deadline to register: 1/1/2020.
Victorian Christmas in Nevada City 12/15 12/15/2019 to 12/15/2019
Sun 12:30pm-5:30pm
12 0 $20.00   Class Is Full
Trip leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
Welcome the holiday season in style in historic Nevada City. The towns picturesque downtown transforms into a genuine Christmas card come to life. Christmas songs and Victorian minstrels remind visitors of yesteryears.
Additional costs: money for lunch and street vendors
Deadline to register:12/12
Winter Beauty in the Sierra 2/26 02/26/2020 to 02/26/2020
Wed 10:00am-2:00pm
12 8 $20.00  
Trip leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
Have you touched the beauty of a winter snow? We brave the cold and hike up to "just inside" the snowfall. This will be taking place at the Strawberry Londge on Hwy 50. Followed by lunch in Camino. 
Additional Cost: Cash for lunch
Deadline to register: 2/24/2020.