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2020 Trips & Events

Advantage50 Kick Off Party

2 pm • Friday, February 14
Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln

To help you gain a better understanding of our destinations, we are hosting a Kick Off Party at 2 pm on Friday, Feb. 14, in the SBL Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education. Karen Noble and Troy Orwig from Good News Travels will be on hand to answer your questions. We hope you can join us and enjoy some light refreshments.

Please RSVP by calling 217 258-2422 or email Janet Truesdale at advantage50@sblhs.org . I’m looking forward to traveling with you again this year.

Discover Springfield, IL

Thursday, March 19
$164 per person

Spend your day exploring all the history in Springfield, IL. During the day, we will visit the Old State Capital Building, the Lincoln Presidential Library where we will see a presentation of “Stealing Lincoln’s Body”, and the Dana Thomas Frank Lloyd Wright Home. Also included in the day is a two hour city tour with a step-on guide. Horseshoe sandwich buffet at the library is included. The cost of the trip is all inclusive including tip for the driver. Please note there will considerable walking involved on this trip.

Explore New Harmony, IN and Azaleas

Thursday, April 23
$129 per person

The Atheneum, the ‘Historic New Harmony’ Visitor’s Center, houses exhibits on the communal history of New Harmony, and a large theater where an orientation film on the town is shown. There will be a tour of the New Harmony also. Lunch will be at the Red Geranium followed by time to shop the quaint shops in the town. Next stop is the Azalea Path Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. What began with 15 acres and a few azaleas and perennials in 1979 has grown to include more than 60 acres and more than 3,000 azaleas plus a large variety of unusual plants and native Indiana trees. The azaleas should be in full bloom and the trails on the property will help you explore this beautiful location. The cost of the trip is all inclusive including tip for the driver.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

St. Louis, MO
Tuesday, May 19

$121 per person

Have you always wanted to sit in the Cardinals dugout? Well, here is your chance! This trip provides an opportunity to explore places you don’t usually get to see at Busch Stadium. The tour includes visits to the Redbird Club, the broadcast booth, the Cardinals Club and the dugout. Lunch will be at Ball Park Village with meal money provided. The afternoon will be spent exploring Grant’s Farm. Final stop will be Ted Drews, home of the famous frozen custard. The trip is all inclusive, including tip for the driver. Please note that there will a considerable amount of walking on this trip.

Shopping/Gambling in St. Charles, MO

Wednesday, June 24
$112 per person

You can spend the day exploring the cobblestone streets and quaint shops of this historic old town or if you prefer, take the shuttle to the Ameristar Casino and try your luck. Lunch is on your own with meal money provided. Dinner will be at Blue Springs Café. The trip is all inclusive, including tip for the driver.

“Tribute to Frank Sinatra”

Starved Rock State Park, Utica, IL
Tuesday, July 21

$135 per person

If “Old Blue Eyes” was one of your favorite singers, then this trip is for you. Following a hot buffet, sit back and enjoy a tribute to the great singer. Following the show, board a trolley and enjoy a tour of the historic park. The trip is all inclusive, including tip for the driver.

Enjoy the Food of St. Louis

Tuesday, August 11
$132 per person

Watch as your meal is prepared from start to finish at the Kitchen Conservatory and enjoy shopping in this unique kitchen store.  The lunch menu includes Tuscan bread salad with tomatoes, rib-eye steaks with onion marmalade, new potato salad, Portobello mushrooms with balsamic glaze and fresh fruit with angel food cake and caramel sauce, all prepared on the grill. Following lunch we will enjoy a visit to Trader Joe’s, An Olive Ovation shop and Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate factory tour. The trip is all inclusive, including the tip for the driver.

Eat Your Way Down Mass Ave.

Indianapolis, IN
Wednesday, September 9

$152 per person

The morning begins with a visit to the Indianapolis City Market. The afternoon will feature the Mass Ave. Food Tour, which combines a cultural, historic and architectural tour with a multi-course progressive meal.  The result is a multiple-hour dining experience that will expand and challenge the palette with an array of flavors, tastes, and textures. Restaurants and menus have not been set yet but that information will be included in the July newsletter. The trip is all inclusive, including the tip for the driver.

It’s A Mystery

Thursday, October 8
$107 per person

Can’t tell where we are going, but you will see some unusual things along the way. The trip is all inclusive, including the tip for the driver.

“The Music of WWII”

Starved Rock State Park, Utica, IL
Wednesday, November 11

$123 per person

If you are a veteran of WWII, then this show is for you.  Following a hot buffet, the show will offer a wide variety of music from that era. The trip is all inclusive, including the tip for the driver.

Annual Christmas Shopping Trip

Thursday, December 3; Location TBD

Sign up early for this always-sold-out day of Christmas shopping.

For more information about AdvantAge 50 trips, or to register, please call (217) 258-2422 or e-mail advantage50@sblhs.org.