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Heartland EDventure Series

Heartland EDventures

Please note, all EDventures are for adults ages 18 and up unless otherwise specified.

Festa at The Chopping Block

Make and eat Italian food that’s absolutely delizioso. The Chopping Block is Chicago’s premier school for home cooks. After welcoming appetizers, we will begin to make our own Italian lunch. Menu items include roasted red pepper and artichoke skewers with fresh mozzarella, grilled vegetable antipasto, chicken marsala, fresh herb risotto and panna cotta with fresh berries for dessert. After lunch, we will wander around Merchandise Mart before heading home. Your trip includes transportation to and from Chicago, the cooking class, lunch and all gratuities. Sorry, no refunds after 3/17.

Friday, April 17, 7:30AM-8PM, Chicago
$199 early registration discount fee

Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me

Back by popular demand Heartland Community College is once again partnering in a fundraiser for local NPR station WGLT with a trip to see a live taping of the wildly popular NPR show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me. Join the hilarity with Peter Sagal and Bill Kurtis as guest panelists are quizzed on current events. When we leave Heartland, you will receive a yummy boxed lunch from Kelly’s Bakery & Café. Once in Chicago you will have several hours to spend downtown on your own. Dinner will be at Elephant and Castle, an authentic and quaint English pub. After dinner we’ll walk to The Chase Auditorium for the two hour taping of the show. Your trip includes transportation to and from Chicago, show tickets, two meals and all gratuities. For this trip registration will only be available through WGLT. Sorry, since this is a fundraiser, there will be no refunds.

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12Noon-12Midnight, Chicago

Coming in April 2016 - Pacific Northwest & California

Heartland Community College is partnering with Collette Travel to bring you an even greater travel experience. Let Collette and Heartland do all the work. Spend eight days touring Seattle, Portland, Redwood National Park, Eureka, CA, and San Francisco. View the trip itinerary. Call Laurie Mueller at (309) 268-8160 for more details. Book now and save $100 per person.

Join us for a free preview session on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6:30-7:30PM, HCC WDC Rm 1402

Cubs vs. Cards

Experience first-hand one of the oldest rivalries in National League Baseball with a trip to see the Chicago Cubs take on the St. Louis Cardinals. For this 7:15PM game we will arrive at Busch Stadium at 3PM and take a tour of the stadium. After the tour you can stay to watch the pre-game warm-up or check out some of the dining establishments around the park. Dinner is on your own. Your trip includes transportation to and from St. Louis, tour, game tickets and all gratuities. Sorry, no refunds after May 29 or due to weather delays or game cancellation.

Friday, June 26, 2015, 11:30AM-12Midnight, St. Louis
$135 per person
$120 early registration discount fee through 5/29

There's No Place Like Home II

What does The French Legion of Honor, the Pulitzer Prize and opera have in common? The answer is Dimmitt’s Grove. McLean County Museum of History Executive Director, Greg Koos, will take us on a walking tour of this nostalgic neighborhood as he discusses domestic architecture from 1854-1910. He will also talk about what it took to turn this neighborhood around. We will also enjoy a lunch at Anjou Above with a menu especially prepared for us. Your trip includes the tour, lunch and all gratuities. Sorry, no refunds after 6/11.

Saturday, July 11, 2015, 11AM-2PM, Bloomington
$65 early registration discount fee through 6/11

Local Food, Local Farms

Central Illinois has a booming local food movement. Experience three area farms through a tour & tasting! The progressive meal begins at Ropp Dairy Farm with a tour and cheese-tasting, next we travel to Epiphany Farms for a tour and our main course. To complete our meal we head to Champaign for gelato and a tour at Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery. Come hungry and experience the bounty of Central Illinois. Your trip includes all transportation, food, tours and gratuities. Sorry, no refunds after June 17.

Friday, July 17, 10:30AM-6PM, Bloomington
$94 early registration discount fee through 6/17

Grapes, Grains & Stills

Evanston, IL was home of the Women’s Temperance Association that ushered in the era of Prohibition. 100 years later things have changed! Evanston is now home to breweries, wineries and spirits. We will start our day at the Farmhouse with a lunch accompanied with wine tasting. Then we will travel to Sketchbook Brewery for beer tasting and finish at FEW Spirits for a tasting of different spirits. Along the way we will learn what it takes to start and operate a craft beverage business and the different types of fermentation techniques. Your tour includes all transportation, lunch, all tastings and gratuities. Sorry, no refunds after August 18.

Friday, September 18, 2015, 8:30AM-7:30PM, Evanston
$165 early registration discount fee through 8/18

Ghosts, Graveyards & Gangsters

Come with us if you dare! What is more fitting in October than visiting some of Chicago’s haunted sites? Ursula Bielski, host of PBS’ “The Hauntings of Chicago” and a recognized leading authority on the Chicago region’s ghostlore, will take us on a tour of some haunted spots in and around Chicago. Get ready to visit the sites of the 1893 World’s Fair, the Murder Castle of H.H. Holmes and Robinson Woods with its haunted Indian Cemetery. Lunch will be served at The Great Escape where Al Capone was known to be a regular customer. It was also a filming location for the Tom Mix shorts. Your trip includes all transportation, lunch and all gratuities. Sorry, no refunds after 9/23.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:30AM-7PM, Chicago
$95 early registration discount fee through 9/23

We want to hear from you!

Is there a particular destination you have always wanted to visit? Would you like to receive advance information on destinations in Heartland’s new travel series as it becomes available?

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