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Take part in Grape Harvest during 50 Plus day trip on Sept. 8
POSTED: 08/17/2016
 
Enjoy a day in the vineyards at the family-owned Somerset Ridge Winery near Louisburg during a day trip being planned in early September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

This program is called Grape Harvest Wonders and will take participants to meet Somerset owners Dennis and Cindy Reynolds who will share their passion for artisanal wine and the culture of the grapevine. See more than 8,000 vines and 12 different grape varieties grown. Learn about their sustainable farming methods, and pick some grapes to help bring in the harvest at this private event, then head back to the winery for a delicious lunch and wine tasting on the veranda.

To find this trip in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “day trip.”

This outing will leave at 8:30 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, on Thursday, Sept. 8, and will return about 3:30 p.m. that day. The cost for this outing is $69 per person and includes transportation, and lunch. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, follow the “Register for Activities” link and do a barcode search for 35350.

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

The JCPRD's Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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