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TRIP:701 Architecture in St. Louis03/07-03/07  

Tour examples of the fascinating history and architectural styles of buildings in St. Louis. Lunch will be in a mid-century modern building. There will be some short walks to buildings from the bus. The Armchair Architecture class would be helpful but not required. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Tour guide is Joan Huisinga. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refunds: 2/20.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50453
  • Meeting Dates= 03/07-03/07
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 99.00
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314-984-7777
 
TRIP:702 Arthur Amish (FV)05/11-05/11  

We'll begin this trip at the Arthur Welcome Center, where we'll kick off our journey through Amish Country. We will enjoy a tour of Goat Farm before eating a delicious lunch inside of a traditional Amish home. A Buggy Shop tour will follow. Then, we'll stop at either Rockome Foods or Beachy's Bulk Foods for a bit of shopping. There will be a fair amount of walking on this tour. Tour includes transportation, all listed attractions, lunch, and all gratuities to driver and guide. Meet tour bus at top of circular driveway between Administration and Social Sciences Buildings. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 4/11.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50434
  • Meeting Dates= 05/11-05/11
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 109.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Arthur Amish (MC)05/11-05/11  

We'll begin this trip at the Arthur Welcome Center where we'll kick off our journey through Amish Country. We will enjoy a tour of Goat Farm before eating a delicious lunch inside of a traditional Amish home. A Buggy Shop tour will follow. Then, we'll stop at either Rockome Foods or Beachy's Bulk Foods for a bit of shopping. There will be a fair amount of walking on this tour. Tour includes transportation, all listed attractions, lunch, and all gratuities to driver and guide. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 4/11.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50433
  • Meeting Dates= 05/11-05/11
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 109.00
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314-984-7777
 
TRIP:701 Churches of the Central West End02/17-02/17  

At the turn of the 20th Century, many denominations followed their members to the Central West End at the time of the World's Fair. We'll tour the largest collection of Tiffany church windows, a major mosaic collection and treasures you didn't know existed. Lunch will be on your own at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Expect a fair amount of walking. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Tour guide is Joan Huisinga. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to depart time. Withdrawal deadline for refunds: 2/1.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50452
  • Meeting Dates= 02/17-02/17
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 99.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Exploring St. Louis04/21-04/21  

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 session. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 4/3.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50454
  • Meeting Dates= 04/21-04/21
  • 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 Abroad03/06-03/06  

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 plenty of advice on traveling internationally. Little things can make a big difference in your travel experience. If you're planning to go abroad, make this class your first stop!

  • Registration Code= 201705 50032
  • Meeting Dates= 03/06-03/06
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Clayton High School 123
  • Instructor= Fred Miller
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777
 
TRIP:702 Hermann Living History Farm (via Amtrak)05/04-05/04  

Join us for a day of living history! First, we will arrive in the German settlement town of Hermann where we will enjoy a delicious and casual summer luncheon at Tin Mill. Next, we will visit Dierbergs's Living History Farm and learn techniques of the original German steelers. Then we will pop in downtown for ice cream break at the Downtown Deli. Tour will consist of much walking. Tour includes transportation, Amtrak ticket from Kirkwood to Hermann, lunch at Tin Mill, tour of Dierberg's Living History Farm, ice cream break, and all gratuities to driver and guide. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 4/4.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50438
  • Meeting Dates= 05/04-05/04
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 109.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Local Legends05/16-05/16  

We will begin this trip at the National Blues Museum. Throughout the years, St. Louis has been home to such blues influenced musicians as W.C. Handy, Henry "Mule" Townsend, Miles Davis, and Chuck Berry, among others. This new museum pays homage to all those sounds and more. Enjoy lunch on your own at nearby restaurants--Sugarfire, Pi, Snarf's, and Taze, to name a few. Next, we will depart for Alton, Illinois for a guided tour of Alton highlighting local legends Robert Wadlow and Elijah Lovejoy. We will also enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the Hakuna Matata on the Illinois River. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 4/16.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50505
  • Meeting Dates= 05/16-05/16
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 99.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Mound Builders and the Early French04/13-04/13  

Visit Cahokia Mounds Interpretive Site, the most sophisticated prehistoric civilization north of Mexico and hopefully soon a World Heritage Site followed by a bus tour of the site area. If you're feeling really adventurous, you can climb to the top of Monk's Mound! Then, it's on to the early French village of Cahokia to tour the vertical log church and other historic buildings. Lunch will be provided by members of Holy Family Church. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Tour guide is Joan Huisinga. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refunds: 3/27.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50451
  • Meeting Dates= 04/13-04/13
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 109.00
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314-984-7777
 
TRIP:701 Photos & Motos04/04-04/04  

The first stop on this tour will be the Thaxton Speakeasy located in the Kodak Building downtown. Learn about this narrow three-story building with a terra cotta facade from its early days as a prototype display space for Eastman Kodak to its now posh status as a password protected, underground lounge used for private events. We will enjoy a special jazz performance by Candice Ivory. Next, we will visit the International Photography Hall of Fame and view historic photographs and cameras. We will enjoy a presentation by the curator of the exhibition. Then we will partake in lunch at Triumph Grill. We will end our tour at the Moto Museum which houses rare and vintage motorcycles from European manufacturers from 1900-1975. Be prepared to walk on this tour as well as climb steps to board the bus. Tour includes transportation, all listed attractions, lunch, and all gratuities to driver and guide. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 3/1.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50441
  • Meeting Dates= 04/04-04/04
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 89.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Re-Live the 1904 World's Fair04/22-04/22  

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: 5/6.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50035
  • Meeting Dates= 04/22-04/22
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - G Tower 113
  • Instructor= Charles Koehler
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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314-984-7777
 
TRIP:702 Route 66, Illinois Part I: Mitchell to Litchfield04/19-04/19  

Doug Schneider will be leading Route 66 tours this spring; this is your chance to cross the Mississippi and explore the Mother Road in Illinois. There's a lot to see, including the Rabbit Ranch (VW rabbits and bunny rabbits), remains of the Interurban, Mother Jones' grave and a Route 66 gas filling station turned into a dentist's tooth filling office. We'll also see where Al Capone liked to hang out, visit a Mustang corral, tour a Route 66 museum, eat lunch at an iconic Route 66 restaurant, and visit a preserved 1926 Shell station. On the way home, we'll see a muffler man and a futuro house and a swimmer boy close up. It's Route 66-Illinois at its finest! Tour includes transportation, lunch, a souvenir Rabbit Ranch matchbook, and gratuities. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 3/27.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50055
  • Meeting Dates= 04/19-04/19
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Douglas Schneider
  • Fees= $ 99.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Route 66, Illinois Part II: Springfield to Carlinville04/26-04/26  

Doug Schneider will be leading Route 66 tours this spring; your chance to cross the Mississippi and explore the Mother Road in Illinois. There's a lot to see, including: a motorcycle club's Route 66 mural, the home of the corn dog for a morning corn dog or doughnut, a patriotic muffler man. You will be photographed by the turkey tracks. Lunch will be in a well-preserved 1929 soda fountain with a chance to visit a 19th century pharmacy. We will visit a neon museum and meet the man who designed the draperies for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. We will see the Battle of Virden monument and drive a unique stretch of brick Route 66 pavement. Tour includes transportation, corn dog/doughnut, buffet lunch, and gratuities. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 4/3.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50056
  • Meeting Dates= 04/26-04/26
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Douglas Schneider
  • Fees= $ 99.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Spring Fling: An Exclusive Outing to Elsah and Grafton05/19-05/19  

Have you ever driven down the Great River Road in Illinois and wondered about the homes you see along the way? A one-of-a-kind opportunity awaits you on this unique tour of Elsah and Grafton. First, visit the Village of Elsah and view several privately owned buildings. Next, travel up the hill to Principia, the Christian Science College often called one of the most beautiful in the U.S. because of its architecture and river overlooks. Lunch is a special treat at Tara Point which is not open to the public but we will get a sneak-peek at their exclusive bed and breakfast overlooking Grafton and the river. We will return by ferry. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Tour guide is Joan Huisinga. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refunds: 5/1.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50447
  • Meeting Dates= 05/19-05/19
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 129.00
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314-984-7777