Goodwin House Baily's Crossroads
Life At GHBC
Home Activities and Events Council and Committees Dining Services Health and Wellness Spiritual Life Available Services
Coming Events
New Residents
In Memoriam
Resident Directory
Staff Directory
Resident Showcase
Resident Handbook
West Winds Archive
Website Info

Activities & Events


GHBC residents and staff plan trips of varying kinds and lengths to provide residents continuing opportunities to learn and to enjoy the world outside our walls. There are regular visits to museums and cultural events in the Washington DC area as well as occasional trips to museums and sights further afield. Multi-day adventures, like cruises, are organized as well. 

Residents of GHBC and GHA as well as members of Goodwin House At Home and the Priority Club are part of the GH Family. Families do things together, and friends of family can be invited to join the group.  

We are planning several more Goodwin House Family trips. In January of next year, we already have several people signed up for a cruise to the Bahamas. You need to plan far in advance for cruises, especially if you’re interested in a mid-winter break.  

Trips are publicized and assembled several months in advance of the date. Items marked GH Family are for all members of the Goodwin House family (as described above). The extended GH Family should contact the Chair of GHBC Trips & Outings, Carolyn Buttolph (703-842-3177 or, to pose questions or register. All other items are for GHBC residents only. GHBC residents may sign up for trips and outings in the GHBC Business Center, 7-10 days before a scheduled event.

Recently, a resident asked if a friend (not a resident) might accompany her on the Family trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show. The answer is a resounding “Yes”. Friends and relatives are welcome. Perhaps you don’t know anyone interested in taking this trip. There are hundreds of residents here at GHBC. There is a good chance that someone is also looking for a “travel buddy”.

Little Theater of Alexandria, "The Fantasticks," Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Cruise to the Bahamas, January 24, 2019 (Carolyn Buttolph, ext. 3177, for details). GH Family
Merriweather Post House, Thursday, February 7, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Arena Stage, "The Heiress," Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Little Theater of Alexandria, "You Can't Take It With You," Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
AMC Theater, "La Fille du Regiment," Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m.
** Philadelphia Flower Show (overnight), Wednesday-Thursday, March 6-7, 2019, 8:30 a.m., GH Family
Baltimore Museum of Industry, Thursday, March 7, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
National Mall, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:30 a.m. 
Cherry Blossom Luncheon Cruise, Thursday, April 4, 9:30 a.m.
National Mall, Wednesday, April 10, 9:30 a.m.
Little Theater of Alex., "The Savanah Disputation”, Thursday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. 4/25

** Although the Philadelphia Flower Show trip is months away, we are beginning to accept reservations now.  Contact Carolyn Buttolph at 703-842-3177 (email

Several residents have inquired about other operas that are to be shown. Residents who wish to arrange their own trips may find the following information helpful. All performances listed are matinee shows. Further information is available at: For more information – or to make a reservation -- contact the Chair of Trips and Outings (Carolyn Buttolph, 703 842-3177, email

1/16/19 -   Adriana Lecouvreur - Cilea
2/6/19 -     Carmen - Bizet
4/3/19 -     Die Walkure - Wagner
5/15/19 -    Dialogues des Carmeliter - Poulenc


Copyright© 1967-2019 Goodwin House Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.