The King City Travel Club, which has opened its membership to non-residents, is offering a trip to the historic Cedar Creek Grist Mill in Woodland, Wash., on April 30.

Original built in 1876, the mill is a National Historic Landmark, and people who take the trip also will enjoy seeing deep woods and a rushing stream.

The group will be given a 'working' tour of the mill and learn how it still works today after more than 100 years.

Huge pulleys and belts spin around to produce flour, corn meal and even apple cider. No gas or electricity is used, as the power source is water produced by nature.

After the mill visit, the group will have lunch in Woodland at the Oak Tree restaurant, which has been a fixture for decades serving families with home-style quality.

The cost of the lunch and tour of the Cedar Creek Grist Mill is $56, which includes all gratuities.

Participants will board the bus at 9:30 a.m. and return by 2:45 p.m.

The deadline to sign up for the trip is Sunday, April 20, and people may make reservations by calling escort Fay Newkirk at 503-639-0292 or Pat Rigby at 503-620-8516.

Looking ahead, in May the King City Travel Club will visit Schreiners' Family Iris Gardens in Keizer, followed by a stop at the Woodburn Company Stores on Friday, May 23.

For lunch on the May trip, the group will eat at Wanker's Corner Saloon and Café, where people can order off the unique menu, eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor.

The cost for this trip is $39, and the tour will depart at 9:15 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m.

The deadline to make a reservation for the May trip is Friday, May 9, and people may sign up by calling escort Lila Harmon at 503-620-4644 or Shirley Sorenson at 503-620-5549.

Once people make a reservation for either trip, they may drop off their payment in the slot in the door at the Town Hall office.

Annual membership fees in the King City Travel Club are only $4 per year.

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