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Heartland EDventure Series

Heartland EDventures

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

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The luck of the Irish will be with us Friday the 13th as we head to Chicago for a St. Patrick’s Day EDventure. First we will visit the south side neighborhood of Bridgeport. This neighborhood remains true to its Irish roots and has been home to many Chicago police officers, firefighters and politicos, including former Mayor Richard J. Daley. Then we will enjoy a traditional Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage at the Mystic Celt Bar and Grill in the Lakeview neighborhood. Following lunch, we will get a tour of Holy Name Cathedral. It was designed by Irish-American architect Patrick Keely. Your trip includes transportation to and from Chicago, tour fee, lunch and all gratuities. Sorry, no refunds after 2/13.

Friday, March 13, 7:30AM-8:30PM, Chicago
$145 early registration discount fee
$160 after 2/13

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
$219 after 3/17

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 2015 date to be determined, 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. Call Laurie Mueller at (309) 268-8160 for more details. Book now and save $100 per person.

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