Out and About Adventures — Upcoming

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

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
Train of Lights
Train of Lights, Niles Canyon Railway, December 2016
San Francisco Fleet Week
Fleet Week, San Francisco, October 2016

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.

Golden Gate Park “Triavenganza”

Segway riders Saturday, April 22
Join us for a day at Golden Gate Park where you can make your own adventure. Take a Segway tour of the area nearby, visit the De Young Museum which has exhibits of Danny Lyon and Beyond the Surface, or enjoy the 1000 acres of park space. This trip is good for all—bring your family and friends!
  • Meet: Bethel Parking lot at 8:45
  • Fuel Cost: $10 pp or $25 for family of 4 or more
  • Other Costs: For your chosen adventure—see possibilities below
  • Food: Find a favorite restaurant on Balboa St or bring your own sack lunch
  • Return: Back to Bethel by 4:30
  • Contact: Joel Heimbuck
Segway SF Bay[Offsite Link] (call 415-716-9910, we suggest that you reserve ahead)
Prices:1.5 hours$45
 2 hours$55
 2.5 hours$65
De Young Museum[Offsite Link] (call 888-901-6645)
 Seniors 65+$10
 College Students$6
 17 and underFree
Golden Gate Park[Offsite Link] – Free

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

PRCA Rodeo at Rowel Ranch

rodeo crowd Saturday, May 20
Dust off your cowboy hat, strap on your spurs and join us for a day at the Rodeo at Rowel Ranch[Offsite Link] in Castro Valley. We will watch bull riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing and more. The rodeo will wrap up about 5:30 and on our return we will stop at a watering hole for some grub. This trip is good for all—bring your family and friends!
  • Meet: Bethel Parking lot at 11am
  • Fuel Cost: $5 pp or $20 for family of 4 or more (cash or check made out to “Bethel Lutheran Church”)
  • Event Costs: $25 Advanced Tickets for the Rodeo—see info below
  • Food: Dinner stop on the return trip. Food booths available at the rodeo for snacks during the day. Bring money for meals.
  • Return: Back to Bethel by 8:30pm
  • Contact: David Lofgren
Rodeo Info:

Reserved Seating $25

A numbered spot in the bleachers means no hunting for a seat and we will get grouped together. Bring a seat pad if you think you need one.


Bareback riding | Steer wrestling | Team roping | Bull riding | Saddle bronc riding | Tie-down roping | Barrel racing

Note: Venue has a policy of no backpacks or coolers.

Sign up online[Offsite Link] or in the narthex. As we will be purchasing tickets in advance we will need a check for your Event Tickets by Apr 23. (Make check out to “Bethel Lutheran Church”)

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.