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TRIP:702 Alton Gardens & Hakuna Matata Cruise (FV)06/17-06/17  

We'll start the day with a visit to the Gordon Moore Park Rose Garden, home to 125 varieties of roses and 1,600 bushes. Then we'll arrive at the Lewis & Clark College Gardens, created under the guidance of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, it features six signature gardens with unique sculptures, fountains, lakes and ponds. Lunch will be a Josephine's Tea Room, followed by a visit to Beall Mansion, a 3-story, 10,000+ square foot bed and breakfast inn. Then it's time to relax on a one-hour sightseeing cruise on the Hakuna Matata, offering 360 degree views of the river, bluffs and historic points of interest. Tour includes transportation, tour guide, admissions, lunch and gratuities. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Meet tour bus at the top of the circular driveway between the Administration and Social Science buildings at the Florissant Valley campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to depart time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 5/16. Cost for adults 60 and over $94.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60085
  • Meeting Dates= 06/17-06/17
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 99.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Alton Gardens & Hakuna Matata Cruise (MC)06/17-06/17  

We'll start the day with a visit to the Gordon Moore Park Rose Garden, home to 125 varieties of roses and 1,600 bushes. Then we'll arrive at the Lewis & Clark College Gardens, created under the guidance of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, it features six signature gardens with unique sculptures, fountains, lakes and ponds. Lunch will be at Josephine's Tea Room, followed by a visit to Beall Mansion, a 3-story, 10,000+ square foot bed and breakfast inn. Then it's time to relax on a one-hour sightseeing cruise on the Hakuna Matata, offering 360 degree views of the river, bluffs and historic points of interest. Tour includes transportation, tour guide, admissions, lunch and gratuities. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to depart time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 5/16. Cost for adults 60 and over $94.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60088
  • Meeting Dates= 06/17-06/17
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 99.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Foundry Arts Centre & Historic St. Charles (FV)08/25-08/25  

Your day will start at the Foundry Arts Centre to see incredible artisans at work in a former train car factory while on a specially guided tour. You'll enjoy a private luncheon at the Arts Centre before departing for a visit to the Old State Capitol in Historic St. Charles (Missouri's first state capitol, 1821-1826). The Federal-style complex has been restored and features 11 rooms. There will be time to stroll the quaint shops of historic Main Street before departing for home. Tour includes transportation, guides, tours, lunch and gratuities. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Meet tour bus at the top of the circular driveway between the Administration and Social Science buildings at the Florissant Valley campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to depart time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 8/1. Cost for adults 60 and over $74.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60162
  • Meeting Dates= 08/25-08/25
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 79.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Foundry Arts Centre & Historic St. Charles (MC)08/25-08/25  

Your day will start at the Foundry Arts Centre to see incredible artisans at work in a former train car factory while on a specially guided tour. You'll enjoy a private luncheon at the Arts Centre before departing for a visit to the Old State Capitol in Historic St. Charles (Missouri's first state capitol, 1821-1826). The Federal-style complex has been restored and features 11 rooms. There will be time to stroll the quaint shops of historic Main Street before departing for home. Tour includes transportation, guides, tours, lunch and gratuities. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to depart time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 8/1. Cost for adults 60 and over $74.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60160
  • Meeting Dates= 08/25-08/25
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 79.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Hannibal - America's Hometown08/01-08/01  

Your day in Hannibal will start with a tour of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, see where Samuel Clemens grew up and enjoy a private talk by the curator. Lunch will be dockside on the Mark Twain Riverboat, after which you'll take a one hour sight-seeing cruise on the Mississippi River. The final highlight of the afternoon will be viewing the show "Mark Twain Himself" at the Planter's Barn Theater, performed by Richard Garey. Tour includes transportation, tour guides, admissions, cruise, lunch and gratuities. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to depart time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 7/1. Cost for adults 60 and over $104.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60112
  • Meeting Dates= 08/01-08/01
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 109.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Hermann (via Amtrak): Dierberg's Living History Farm07/21-07/21  

Your day will start with a departure aboard Amtrak Missouri River Runner in Kirkwood. Arrive at the German settlement town of Hermann for a casual summer lunch at Hermannof. The afternoon will be spent at Dierberg's Living History Farm where you'll have the opportunity to learn about the techniques of the original German settlers. There will be a bonus presentation by local 4H'ers who learn by doing in our more modern agriculture scene. We'll enjoy an ice cream break before departing for home. Tour includes train and tour bus transportation, guides, tour, lunch, dessert and gratuities. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to depart time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 6/17. Cost for adults 60 and over $94.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60109
  • Meeting Dates= 07/21-07/21
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 99.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Historic Route 66 (Tour #1): Cuba, MO to Waynesville, MO06/01-06/01  

Join us for a narrated tour (with stops) along a portion of Route 66 (the Mother Road) in Missouri. Highlights will include lunch at the iconic Elbow Inn, ruins of days-gone-by and a dead-end (almost ghost!) town, a resort that hosted Mae West, the Trail of Tears, the finest pie in Missouri, scenic camera-ready overlook, some of the oldest (still operating) businesses on the route, a huge red rocking chair, and Route 66 murals. Tour includes transportation and tour guide, BBQ lunch with the fixin's, a slice of take-home pie, and gratuities. Meet tour bus in Lot E on NW side of the Meramec campus. Tour guide is Doug Schneider. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to depart time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 5/15. Cost for adults 60 and over $79.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60344
  • Meeting Dates= 06/01-06/01
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Douglas Schneider
  • Fees= $ 89.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Historic Route 66 (Tour #2): Eureka, MO to Cuba, MO06/08-06/08  

Take a bus ride on the Mother Road. Visit buildings unchanged since the heyday of Route 66, as well as repurposed Route 66 buildings and abandoned Route 66 buildings. Learn the role of the National Park Service in preserving this historic road. See tourist traps, petroliana, a winged moose, open mines, a haunted truck stop, historic neon signs, Civil War sites. Meet people who rehabbed a Route 66 building in Cuba. Lunch will be BBQ with cobbler, and you will get a Route 66 candy bar to take home. Tour includes transportation and tour guide, lunch, dessert and gratuities. Meet tour bus in Lot E on NW side of the Meramec campus. Tour guide is Doug Schneider. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to depart time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 5/20. Cost for adults 60 and over $79.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60345
  • Meeting Dates= 06/08-06/08
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Douglas Schneider
  • Fees= $ 89.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
TRIP:701 Public Art Tour06/28-06/28  

St. Louis is a city of famous classical sculpture and exciting modern sculpture. As we drive around the city learn the history from a historian and artistic merit from an art expert. Bring your cameras for pictures of the unique outdoor statues. Enjoy lunch at Kemoll's. Some short walking to statues hidden from the road. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Tour guides are Joan Huisinga and Julie Nicolai. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to depart time. Registration/withdrawal deadline: 6/7. No refunds after that date. Cost for adults 60 and over $67.50.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60008
  • Meeting Dates= 06/28-06/28
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 79.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Re-live the 1904 World's Fair06/04-06/04  

* * * TRIP CANCELLED * * * 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: 7/9. Cost for adults 60 and over $25.50.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60470
  • Meeting Dates= 06/04-06/04
  • 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
 
  Taste of Summer (FV)07/15-07/15  

We've found a perfect way to spend a hot mid-summer day! We'll begin at a St. Louis favorite summer treat spot, Crown Candy Kitchen, where you'll enjoy a malt or sundae and shop on your own for store-made candy to take home. The next stop is Kimmswick for lunch at the Blue Owl and time for a bit of shopping in the quaint stores of the village. On the way home, we'll stop at Ices Plain 'n Fancy for a cooling taste of their Nitro Ice Cream, flash-churned at minus 321 degrees right before your eyes. Tour includes transportation, tour guide, ice cream treats, lunch and gratuities. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Meet tour bus at the top of the circular driveway between the Administration and Social Science buildings at the Florissant Valley campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to depart time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 6/28. Cost for adults 60 and over $74.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60098
  • Meeting Dates= 07/15-07/15
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 79.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Taste of Summer (MC)07/15-07/15  

We've found a perfect way to spend a hot mid-summer day! We'll begin at a St. Louis favorite summer treat spot, Crown Candy Kitchen, where you'll enjoy a malt or sundae and shop on your own for store-made candy to take home. The next stop is Kimmswick, for lunch at the Blue Owl and time for a bit of shopping in the quaint stores of the village. On the way home, we'll stop at Ices Plain 'n Fancy for a cooling taste of their Nitro Ice Cream, flash-churned at minus 321 degrees right before your eyes. Tour includes transportation, tour guide, ice cream treats, lunch and gratuities. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to depart time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 6/28. Cost for adults 60 and over $74.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60094
  • Meeting Dates= 07/15-07/15
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 79.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
TRIP:703 Unraveling the Mystery: Using Online Reviews and Booking Travel on the Internet07/11-07/11  

You've heard a lot about online travel websites. Kayak, Yelp!, TripAdvisor, Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline and Orbitz are Internet sites for booking hotels, restaurants, flights and rental cars. Do you know which sites are reviewer-driven sites and which of them are vendor-driven sites? How can you tell if it's a real review or a fake? What if you book something through a third party then the hotel says they cannot make any changes to the booking? Learn the ins, outs, purchaser rights and safety precautions of reviewing and booking travel online. This class will help you move confidently and courageously into your next travel adventure using convenient online travel options! Cost for adults 60 and over $13.50.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60082
  • Meeting Dates= 07/11-07/11
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777
 
TRIP:702 Vive la France & Vin06/16-06/16  

Come spend a memorable day in beautiful, historic Ste Genevieve, the oldest French town west of the Mississippi. We'll tour the Bolduc House, the Felix Valle House and the Catholic church. At another location we'll tour another historic home which houses an art gallery and a lovely garden. Lunch will be at Audubon's. Then it's "au revoir" to Ste Genevieve, "bonjour" to Crown Valley Winery! We're off on a bus tour of vineyards and farm followed by a five-sample wine tasting and souvenir glass. 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 refund: 5/26. Cost for adults 60 and over $68.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60148
  • Meeting Dates= 06/16-06/16
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 79.00
Call
314-984-7777