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Heartland EDventure Series

Heartland EDventures

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

There's No Place Like Home

Join us for a fun and informative evening right here in our own backyard. We will start our evening at the McLean County Museum of History where Executive Director Greg Koos will give us a guided architectural tour of downtown Bloomington. Then we will enjoy a delicious dinner at Reality Bites. After dinner we will walk to Franklin Square where we will enjoy cupcakes from Sugar Mama Bakery and Greg will end our evening sharing some of the history of that area. There will be a lot of walking and a lot of learning new things about the community in which we live in. Your tour includes tour fee, dinner, dessert and all gratuities. No refund after 8/13.

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 4-7PM, McLean County Museum of History
$72 per person

Rollin' Down the River

Join us for a relaxing and leisurely lunch cruise down the Rock River aboard The Pride of Oregon, an authentic Paddle Wheel Riverboat. As we roll down the river you can enjoy the fall colors and beautiful scenery of Lowden State Park and the largest concrete monolith in the country, Chief Black Hawk. Lunch will be a sit-down meal in The Pride of Oregon’s dining room lined with windows so you won’t miss any of the sights. When we return to shore we will take a short bus ride to The Shops at Conover Square, a unique shopping village in an old piano factory. You will have plenty time to stroll around the square on your own before heading home. Your trip includes transportation to and from Ogle County, river cruise, lunch and all gratuities. Sorry, no refunds after 9/1.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:30AM-8PM, Ogle County, Illinois
$135 per person
$120 (early registration discount fee before 9/1)

Christmas in St. Charles

Stroll through charming downtown St. Charles where you will be taken back to a time when Christmas was elegant and magical. You will hear the sounds of the horse-drawn carriages, smell chestnuts roasting over an open fire and see the brick-lined streets festively decorated with live greenery and handmade red bows. We will have lunch at Tucanos Brazilian Grill where they have 14 daily selections of different meats, vegetables and pineapples cooked over a wood fire. You can also make a meal just from Tucanos Salad Festival which has cold and hot items to choose from. The rest of the day is yours to shop St. Charles Historic Main Street. Your trip includes transportation to and from St. Charles, lunch and all gratuities. Sorry, no refunds after 11/21.

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:30AM-8PM, St. Charles, Missouri
$138 per person
$125 (early registration discount fee before 11/21)

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