Out and About Adventures — Upcoming

This is a tentative schedule of events coming in 2017. More detail will follow.

Rodeo horse
PRCA Rodeo at Rowel Ranch, May 2017
Microbrewery Beers
Annual St. Paddy’s Day Microbrewery Tour, Santa Cruz, March 2017
Mission San Juan Bautista
Mission San Juan Bautista, Santa Rosa, March 2017
Charles Schulz Museum
Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa, February 2017

Out & About is a ministry of Bethel Lutheran Church crafted to provide fellowship activities for Bethel members and friends. The interval of events is monthly and we vary the offerings to be inclusive of different age groups and physical abilities. Most are open to all ages, but occasionally we’ll program adult-only events. On all of our outings, a new attendee gets to ride the bus for free. Please invite lots—this is a great way for folks to check out this community called Bethel.

Monterey “Make Your Own Adventure”

Saturday, June 24

Monterey Aquarium
Surrey Rentals

Join us for a day in Monterey where you can make your own adventure. Enjoy the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, kayak in the bay, or ride a bike or surrey on the beautiful pathway along the ocean. There are plenty of shops and restaurants to round out your visit. This trip is good for all—bring your family and friends!

Meet: 8:15am at the Bethel parking lot
Fuel Cost: $5 pp or $20 for family of 4 or more, (Cash or check made out to “Bethel Lutheran Church”)
Other Costs: For your chosen adventure—see possibilities below
Food: Find a favorite restaurant on Cannery Row or bring your own sack lunch
Return: Back to Bethel by 5:30
Contact: Molly Schrey

Some adventurous ideas…

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium[Offsite Link] (Tickets available at the door)
    Prices: $49.95/adult, $29.95/child 3–12, FREE/child under 3, $39.95/13–17 or with college ID, $39.95/Senior 65+
  • Adventures by the Sea[Offsite Link] (call 831-372-1807 for more information)
    • Bike Rental: $10/hr, $25/half day (4 hrs), $35/full day (8 hrs)
    • Surrey Rental: (2hr minimum) $25/hr small (2–3), $35/hr large (4–6)
    • Kayak Rental: (all day) $35/single kayak , $60/tandem kayak
  • Segway Tours of Monterey[Offsite Link] (call 831-324-4438 for reservations)
    • Historical Monterey Guided Tour: $85.00/2.5 hrs
    • 17 Mile Drive Guided Tour: $99.00/3 hrs

Sign up in the Narthex or online[Offsite Link]. Use the above information to plan your own adventure for the day. Note: some adventures need advance reservations.

Jelly Belly Factory Trip — Fairfield

Saturday, July 15

Jelly Belly Sample Bar
Fenton’s Desserts

Join us for a day in Fairfield for a tour of the legendary Jelly Belly Factory[Offsite Link] and lunch at Fentons Creamery[Offsite Link]. See the factory with industrial robots, lots of coating machines, and plenty of opportunity for sampling. We will also stop in the gift shop where all your Jelly Bean needs can be satisfied. After the tour we will stop at legendary Fentons Creamery for a leisurely lunch and fellowship. This trip is good for all, especially families and adults of all ages and mobility—bring your family and friends!

Meet: Bethel parking lot at 9:00
Fuel Cost: $5 pp or $20 for family of 4 or more, (Cash or check made out to “Bethel Lutheran Church”)
Other Costs: Any purchases in the gift shop
Food: Pay your own way at Fentons Creamery
Return: Back to Bethel by 4:00-ish
Contact: Jules Kurtz

Sign up online (link coming soon) or in the Narthex.

Marvel Tour Trip

Saturday, August 19

Oakland Zoo Trip

Saturday, September 9

Bocce Ball Trip

Saturday, October 7

Suggestions for more Out ’n About adventures are welcome! Contact Tom Hoegel, Joel Heimbuck, Marianne Nadell, Molly Schrey, Patricia Myerholtz, Paul Baldwin, Jules Kurtz or David Lofgren if you have any questions.
This page will be updated as more information becomes available.