The Purdue Northwest Women’s Association (PNWA) will kick off its day-trip season with an excursion Saturday, July 21 to Chicago to see the musical, “The Color Purple.” The trip is open everyone—women and men—in the local community. Registration is encouraged, as seats on the luxury bus are limited.
Boarding begins at 7:15 a.m. in front of Schwarz Hall on the Westville Campus, 1401 S. U.S. Highway 421. Riders boarding at the Hammond Campus will be picked up at 8 a.m. at the southwest corner of the Student Union Library Building, 2233 173rd St.
Included are stops at the studio of noted sculptor Terry Karpowicz, Trader Joe’s, shopping on the “magnificent mile,” time for lunch on one’s own and a ticket to the 2 p.m. matinee show at the historic Auditorium Theater in Chicago’s Loop. Approximate return times are 5:30 p.m. to the Hammond Campus and 6:15 p.m. to the Westville Campus.
The cost is $90, which includes all expenses except lunch, plus PNWA membership. For the comfort and ease of the group, assistance will be provided and package stowage is available.
“Imagine spending a day in the shopping and entertainment center of the great city of Chicago, without the hassle of driving or paying for parking, and enjoying a hit show,” said Judy Jacobi, day trip chair. “Our arrangements make these superb cultural experiences extremely convenient and delightful!”
To reserve a spot, make a non-refundable check payable to the PNWA and send it to Elizabeth Bernel, PNWA, Schwarz Administration, Suite 60, 1401 S U.S Highway 421, Westville, IN 46360. For trip-related questions and reservations, contact her at 219-785-5719 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Judy Jacobi at 219-785-5593 or email@example.com.
The recently renamed Purdue Northwest Women’s Association has sponsored bus trips for more than 15 years and coordinates two trips a year.
“The Color Purple,” adapted from Alice Walker’s best-selling novel and 2016 Tony Award winner for best revival of a musical, is about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South featuring a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues.
To request a disability-related accommodation for this event, please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org or (219) 989-2163 for the Hammond Campus or (219) 785-5545 for the Westville Campus five days prior to the event.
Purdue Northwest Women’s Association
PNWA’s mission is to address issues of interest and concern to women, organize opportunities for educational, cultural and recreational activities for members, promote an educational and cultural atmosphere within the Purdue Northwest service area, and support and promote Purdue Northwest by developing an atmosphere of friendship, cooperation and camaraderie among our members. To learn more and become involved with the Purdue Northwest Women’s Association, visit the PNWA website.