1. Duke Ellington 2. A spit 3. Henry David Thoreau 4. “The Pesky Pole” (named after shortstop Johnny Pesky) 5. Louisa May Alcott 6. Mayfl ower (trailing arbutus) 7. Nathaniel Hawthorne 8. An automated device (or person) for that arranges bowling pins and returns balls 9. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” 10. California 11. Oscar the Grouch 12. Lou Grant 13. The fi rst 14. Clark Kent (Superman) 15. “Citizen Kane” 16. San Francisco Bay 17. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 18. Wikipedia (wiki) 19. Spice and ham 20. The 1862 Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2022 Page 19 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 18 Buy a brick to honor a Saugus veteran The Saugus War Monument Committee once again is sponsoring the Buy A Brick Program to honor all those who have served their country. If you would like to purchase one in the name of someone who is presently serving or has served, in the memory of a loved one, or just for someone from your family, school, etc., the general pricing is $100 for a 4? X 8? brick (three lines) and $200 for 8? X 8? brick (fi ve lines). Each line is a maximum of 15 characters. The improvement and upkeep of the monument on the corner of Winter and Central Streets rely on the generosity of donors through fundraising. The brick application must be in by Sept. 15 to ensure the bricks will be ready for Veterans Day. Please contact Corinne Riley at 781-231-7995 for more information and applications. SHS Class of ’62 plans 60th reunion Leaders of The Saugus High School Class of 1962 would like you to “SAVE THE DATE.” Their 60th Class Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Prince Pizzeria in Saugus. They are reaching out to contact fellow classmates as well as other alumni who would like to join them. The well-known 50’s and 60’s music group of Howie Conley will be there for musical enjoyment. Those of you who have heard them know what a performance they put on. There will be pizza and salad combinations plus soft drinks. The price includes all you can eat, tax and gratuities — plus Howie Conley’s group — and is $29 per person. There is a bar available for wine, beer and mixed drinks. There is no need to purchase tickets at this time. Please let one of the following people know of your interest either THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 21 Savvy Seniory Senior BY JIM MILLER How to Find Educational Trips for Retirees Who Love to Learn Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I planning to travel much more frequently in retirement and are very interested in educational trips and adventures. Can you recommend any groups or firms that specialize in this type of travel geared towards retirees? Love to Learn Dear Love, Educational travel, which combines travel with in-depth learning opportunities has become a very popular way of travel among retirees. Here are a few good places to turn to fi nd these types of trips in the U.S. and abroad. Tour Organizations One of the best places to start is with Road Scholar (RoadScholar.org), which invented the idea of educational travel for older adults in the mid-1970s. The Boston-based organization off ers 5,500 learning adventures in all 50 states and 150 countries. You can search for learning adventures by location, interest, activity level and price. Road Scholar also off ers “Choose Your Pace” senior travel tours that allow participants to adjust their level of challenge on a daily basis. And for skip-gen vacations, they off er tours designed specifically for grandparents traveling with their grandkids. Another excellent option is Smithsonian Journeys (SmithsonianJourneys.org), a nonprofit travel group affiliated 10. The world’s oldest identified plant is a Great Basin bristlecone pine in what U.S. state? 11. What puppet lives in a trash can? 1. On April 29, 1899, what bandleader was born whose theme song became “Take the “A” Train”? 2. What must an appliance have to be considered a rotisserie? 3. On April 30, 1844, what young man accidently set fi re to the Concord Woods? 4. What is the nickname of the right field foul pole in Fenway Park? 5. May 1 is May Day; in the 1800s who wrote a children’s book called “Jack and Jill: A Village Story” with a chapter called “May Baskets”? 6. What is the state fl ower of Massachusetts? 7. What Salem, Mass., native wrote the short story “The May-Pole of Merry Mount ,” which was published in “Twice-Told Tales” in 1837? 8. What is a pinsetter? 9. On May 2, 2005, what play about spelling opened on Broadway? 12. What fi ctional character is a news director on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and, in a spinoff of that show, a city editor of the fi ctional Los Angeles Tribune? 13. May 3 is World Press Freedom Day; what constitutional amendment protects freedom of the press? 14. What fi ctional character resides in Metropolis and is a journalist for the Daily Planet? 15. What 1941 film is with the Smithsonian Museum. They lead 350 educational trips a year on every continent that are led by experts from a variety of fi elds — academia, the diplomatic corps, scientists and curators, among others. If you’re seeking more adventure, you may want to consider ElderTreks (www.ElderTreks.com), which offers 50plus travelers small-group adventures by both land and sea in more than 100 countries. Their trips center on adventure, culture and nature, letting you get up close and personal with the locals. Academic Travel Another good source for educational trips is colleges and universities. Some of my favorites include Cornell University’s Adult University (SCE.Cornell.edu/travel), which offers a half-dozen educational trips and courses in the U.S. and abroad, each lasting a few days to a week or more. And Stanford Travel/Study (Alumni.Stanford.edu) that off ers educational travel journeys to more than 80 countries each year. Most college/university trips are led by faculty who share their expertise, along with regional experts and local guides, and you don’t need to be an alumnus to participate. Also check out the Traveling Professor (TravelingProfessor. com), a small-group touring company led by Steve Solosky, formerly a professor at the about the life of fi ctional newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane? 16. What bay is the song “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay” about? 17. On May 4, 1780, what state founded the American Academy of Arts and Sciences? 18. What online encyclopedia’s name includes a Hawaiian word for quick? 19. What two words were used to create name of the meat product spam? 20. May 5 is Cinco de Mayo; what event does the holiday commemorate? State University of New York. They off er a dozen or so tours abroad each year and take between 8 and 16 people. Cruising Options If you enjoy cruising, consider Grand Circle Travel (GCT.com), which off ers educational travel aboard small ships, and Naturalist Journeys (NaturalistJourneys.com), which specializes in nature and birding tours. American Cruise Lines (AmericanCruiseLines.com) also off ers more than 35 river and coastal itineraries in the Northeast, Southeast, Pacific Northwest and along the Mississippi River. And it has themed cruises (Lewis and Clark, Mark Twain, Civil War, etc.) for people with specifi c historical, literary or other interests. Viking River Cruises (VikingRiverCruises.com), which is geared to older travelers, focuses on European art, history and culture. Each cruise makes one to two port stops a day as the ship winds its way up or down Europe’s most famous rivers like the Rhine, Seine, Danube and Douro. A free sightseeing tour is included at all stops, and special-interest excursions are available for additional fees. Viking off ers tours in the United States too. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book. ANSWERS

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