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TRIP:701 A Country Christmas Tour12/02-12/02  

Come with us on our visit to historic museum homes from another era in St. Louis County and Jefferson County. They are beautifully decorated for the holidays and just waiting to be admired. We'll also spend a short time visiting the Kimmswick shopping district to gather Christmas decorating and gift ideas. Lunch with holiday dessert at the Blue Owl. Trip includes transportation, admissions and lunch. Tour guide is Joan Huisinga. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Withdrawal deadline: for refund: 11/10. Cost for adults 60 and over $68.00.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70273
  • Meeting Dates= 12/02-12/02
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 75.00
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314-984-7777
 
  A Victorian Holiday in St. Louis12/10-12/10  

Celebrate the holidays in the Victorian manner. You'll begin the day with pastries, coffee and a Downton Abbey style tour at the Campbell House learning about Victorian holiday customs. A musical concert will follow and a look at the decorations at the Old Court House. You'll enjoy High Tea at the Missouri Athletic Club (and a view of their amazing Gingerbread Village). You'll end the day with a treat: chocolate at the Eugene Field house amid their Christmas decorations and toy collection. Trip includes transportation, escort, food, tips and admissions. Meet tour bus in Lot E on NW side of the Meramec campus. Tour guide is Joan Huisinga. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 11/12. Cost for adults 60 and over $56.50.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70176
  • Meeting Dates= 12/10-12/10
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 65.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Architectural Churches of St. Louis11/20-11/20  

We'll begin our tour at Trinity Lutheran Church in Soulard, where steeples tower over this 19th century immigrant neighborhood. Next we'll visit the Shrine of St. Joseph with its vast history beginning in 1843, site of the only authenticated miracle in the Midwest. Lunch at Favazza's Restaurant on "The Hill" before touring the Cathedral Basilica and the mosaics museum beneath. Finally, we'll tour Christ Church Cathedral, an example of the 14th century Early English Gothic style, and famous for its stained glass windows, organ and reredos in stone. PLEASE NOTE: Some churches may not be available due to funerals or other church functions that may arise with little notice. We may need to substitute at the last minute. Tour includes transportation, donations, lunch and gratuities. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 10/23. Cost for adults 60 and over $74.00.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70239
  • Meeting Dates= 11/20-11/20
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 79.00
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314-984-7777
 
TRIP:702 Calhoun County (by ferry)09/14-09/14  

If you enjoy transportation by river ferries and a day spent appreciating the fruits and labors of country living, this tour is for you! Our tour bus will cross into the quiet haven of Calhoun county aboard the Golden Eagle Ferry where we'll begin at a local horse training facility followed by a tour of the Jersey County Grain Company. We'll enjoy lunch at a favorite local restaurant before heading to a Calhoun County peach orchard for a behind-the-scenes peek at their operations. There will be opportunities to purchase peaches and other fresh produce before heading for the Brussels then the Grafton ferries and a scenic ride down the River Road for home. Tour includes transportation, escort, admissions, lunch, taxes and gratuities. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 8/17. Cost for adults 60 and over $84.00.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70245
  • Meeting Dates= 09/14-09/14
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 89.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Christmas in Hannibal12/08-12/08  

Get into the spirit of Christmas, Mark Twain style! Arrive in Hannibal and enjoy a special Christmas greeting and goodie bags passed out by Hannibal's own Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher. There will be a presentation at the Mark Twain Museum Gallery, topped off by a reading of "A Letter from St. Nick" - a letter written by Samuel Clemens to his daughters. You'll have free time for shopping the various shops in town before lunch at the Hannibal Country Club. You'll enjoy a special tour of some of Hannibal's beautiful historic B&Bs, decorated for the holiday season, including: Reagan's (1889) Queen Anne B & B ; Dubach Inn B&B (1871), a beautifully restored 1871 Italianate home; and the Belvedere Inn B&B. Tour includes transportation, admissions, lunch and gratuities. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 11/3. Cost for adults 60 and over $84.00.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70235
  • Meeting Dates= 12/08-12/08
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7:20 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 89.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Christmas in Hannibal12/11-12/11  

Get into the spirit of Christmas, Mark Twain style! Arrive in Hannibal and enjoy a special Christmas greeting and goodie bags passed out by Hannibal's own Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher. There will be a presentation at the Mark Twain Museum Gallery, topped off by a reading of "A Letter from St. Nick" - a letter written by Samuel Clemens to his daughters. You'll have free time for shopping the various shops in town before lunch at the Hannibal Country Club. You'll enjoy a special tour of some of Hannibal's beautiful historic B&Bs, decorated for the holiday season, including: Reagan's (1889) Queen Anne B & B ; Dubach Inn B&B (1871), a beautifully restored 1871 Italianate home; and the Belvedere Inn B&B. Tour includes transportation, admissions, lunch and gratuities. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 11/4. Cost for adults 60 and over $84.00.

  • Registration Code= 201525 71216
  • Meeting Dates= 12/11-12/11
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 7:20 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 89.00
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314-984-7777
 
TRIP:701 Civil War Tour: When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again09/15-09/29  

* * * TRIP WITHDRAWN * * * Here's the Civil War like you've never experienced it! As we begin, our 3-day local adventure, the Civil War in Missouri is winding down. Sterling Price makes his last stand. We'll review the battles but deal with what happened to the people. Did families speak to each other again? See the Generals in Bellefontaine & Calvary cemeteries and the enlisted men in Jefferson Barracks. Reconstruction wasn't easy. From President to governors to prostitutes, we'll see how they all turned out. Bring a sack lunch on all days. Meet each morning in the classroom. Includes admissions, bus on day 3 and gratuities (days 1 & 2 will be via car pools to local historic sites). Lecture and tours led by Joan Huisingua. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 8/25. Cost for adults 60 and over $59.50.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70336
  • Meeting Dates= 09/15-09/29
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Communications South 104
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 79.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Exploring St. Louis09/18-09/18  

Discover places you probably haven't seen before in the St. Louis area. Some are historical and some so new you may be the first of your friends to visit. We carpool but there is always space in a car for a non-driver. Admission fees are extra and bring a lunch the first day. Start exploring with us. Every week is a fun adventure! Walking involved. First class meets on campus, followed by a tour. Class meets off-campus after first class. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 8/27. Cost for adults 60 and over $49.50.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70171
  • Meeting Dates= 09/18-09/18
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld CE
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 99.00
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314-984-7777
 
TRIP:703 Great Tips for Traveling Abroad11/04-11/04  

Planning an international trip this year? Many mistakes can be avoided by tapping the brains and experiences of those who've been there. Our instructor has traveled through Italy, Turkey, Austria, England, France, Greece, China and Egypt and has lots of helpful tips for what to bring (and more important: what not to bring!), the best ways to pack, things to do before you leave (home safety) plus lots and lots of tips on traveling internationally. Little things can make a big difference in your experience. If you're planning to go abroad, make this class your first stop! Cost for adults 60 and over $13.50.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70219
  • Meeting Dates= 11/04-11/04
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= University City High School 110
  • Instructor= Fred Miller
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777
 
TRIP:702 Haunted Alton10/21-10/21  

Alton is an old river town full of stories of ghosts and strange, unusual legends. A local expert will join us as we drive by some of these spooky spots and visit several of the mansions where earlier residents are still supposed to be lurking, including the famous McPike Mansion. Dinner will be on your own at Fast Eddies (a legend in its own way!). Trip includes transportation, escort, admissions and Bluff City tour guide. Meet tour bus in Lot E on NW side of the Meramec campus. Tour guide is Joan Huisinga. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 9/30. Cost for adults 60 and over $51.50.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70248
  • Meeting Dates= 10/21-10/21
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Mystery Tour!10/13-10/13  

Do you enjoy surprises? How about a fabulous mystery trip to destinations unknown? Tour guide Joan Huisinga has a fun day planned, so you won't want to miss this tour! Trip includes transportation, escort, admissions and lunch. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 9/21. Cost for adults 60 and over $67.00.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70267
  • Meeting Dates= 10/13-10/13
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 75.00
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314-984-7777
 
TRIP:701 Re-live the 1904 World's Fair09/19-09/19  

Join us for an illustrated, narrated tour of the actual fair grounds of the 1904 World's Fair in and around Forest Park. Travel back in time through a narrated 3-D stereoscopic slide presentation, then travel to the sites of the marvels you've just seen. Fee includes a light lunch of foods made famous at the fair and print materials (including maps). Special 3-D glasses are supplied. Some walking required. Provide own transportation for the tour. Rain date: 10/3. Cost for adults 60 and over $25.50.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70175
  • Meeting Dates= 09/19-09/19
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - G Tower 115
  • Instructor= Charles Koehler
  • Fees= $ 45.00
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314-984-7777
 
TRIP:702 Warm Springs Clydesdale Ranch10/06-10/06  

Visit and tour the Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville, MO. See the state-of-the-art Clydesdale breeding farm that features a mare/stallion and foaling barn, veterinary lab and 10 pastures; enjoy a family style lunch at Settler's Inn and a stop at the Russell Stover outlet store, then barn quilts in Cooper County. Trip includes guided tours, transportation, lunch and gratuities. Meet tour bus in Lot E on NW side of the Meramec campus. Field trip release form required. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 9/8. Cost for adults 60 and over $94.00.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70196
  • Meeting Dates= 10/06-10/06
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 99.00
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TRIP:701 What's New in St. Lou?11/05-11/05  

Construction cranes in the sky, new buildings popping up, others being redone – St. Louis is always growing and changing. Come along with us to see the area’s newest and experience the latest trends. New museums, new stores, restaurants are all among the possibilities for our tour. You'll be surprised and pleased with Joan's selections. Trip includes tour, transportation, lunch and gratuities. Meet tour bus in Lot E on NW side of the Meramec campus. Tour guide is Joan Huisinga. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 10/15. Cost for adults 60 and over $49.50.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70250
  • Meeting Dates= 11/05-11/05
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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314-984-7777