Travelogue will go to ‘The Heart of San Francisco’

By on April 16, 2014
The beautiful Japanese Tea Garden is one of the show pieces of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

The beautiful Japanese Tea Garden is one of the show pieces of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

The next Rotary Club of Lititz Travel & Adventure Series will be held Saturday, April 19 at the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center, 301 W. Orange St. There are two performances: a matinee at 2 p.m. with a musical prelude starting at 1:30 and an evening performance at 7:30 with a musical entertainment at 7.

The sixth and final travelogue of the season will feature “The Heart of San Francisco” with Sandy Mortimer as the professional cinematographer.

Go back over 100 years ago to the 1906 earthquake and fire that destroyed over 75 percent of San Francisco View rare film footage of the catastrophic devastation and rebuilding efforts. Today the “City by the Bay” offers a fascinating variety of sights. Explore Chinatown, home of the largest concentration of Chinese outside of Asia. Stroll past San Francisco’s famous Victorian homes known as the painted ladies postcard houses. Enjoy the beautiful Japanese Tea Garden, one of the show pieces of the Golden Gate Park.

In Japan town, climb the towering five-tiered post WWII Peace Pagoda. At the Embarcadero Pier, tour the Maritime Museum’s displays of the city’s waterfront history and its tugboat fleets as they guide big ships into the bay’s many ports. Visit the Rock &tstr; Alcatraz &tstr; isolated island home to America’s worst criminals for over 50 years. Hop aboard the fabled cable cars, the only moving National landmark in the United States. Join the many pedestrians that walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. End the visit with a drive among San Francisco’s 40 plus scenic hills.

General admission tickets are sold at the door. Adult tickets are $6 and students are $3. All of the net funds from the Travelogue Series along with the Rotary Craft Show and Golf Outing are given to over 30 non-profit service groups each year, as well as providing college loans and scholarships to many local students. Your attendance at the Travelogue Series certainly helps the Rotary Club of Lititz continue these important community service efforts.

To learn more about the Lititz Club, visit lititzrotary.com.

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