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  • Amish Strawberry Festival

    Visit the Illinois Amish Heritage Center. Visit an early IL Amish home. Enjoy sheep shearing, spinning, wool dyeing, caneing, quilting, and other exhibits. Head out to the countryside. Watch for buggies on the roads, clothes on the line, home gardens, and Amish farmers in the fields. Stop and shop at Beachy's Amish grocery store for noodles, cheeses, jams and much, much more. Bring a hearty appetite, as we'll enjoy an Amish home meal served family-style, in an Amish home. Visit the Strawberry Fest activities and market at the Otto Community Center. Observe more crafting, and shop for unique items. Conclude our Amish Day with a visit to Arthur to do some last-minute Strawberry Fest shopping. Stitch and Sew is a wonderful shopping stop for quilters, but there are also furniture and quilt shops, a bakery and fudge shop, and more. This trip is Activity Level 2 (see Acitivity Levels below). Ages 18+ Saturday | June 5 | 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (Check in at 6:45 a.m.) Parkway Admin Building - meet in the parking lot. No Refunds after May 5 $129 | Gold Card Program does not apply. All tours are led by Linda Koenig from Gateway Tours and meet at the Parkway Admin Building at 455 N. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017. Trip Activity Level Guide This scale is a guide to indicate the approximate activity level of a trip. If you are unsure if a trip is right for you, please call or text us at 636-891-6644. Level 1 - Easy: Minimal walking required. Terrain is typically flat with no stairs or incline Level 2 - Moderate: Light walking required. Occasional incline and/or stairs and possible uneven terrain Level 3 - Active: Moderate walking required. Frequent incline and/or stairs and possible uneven terrain
  • Financial Workshops

    Please join us for these financial workshops so you will be ready! Each session will focus on a different investment, and give an in-depth education on the subject. You can choose a particular session to attend, or you can attend the entire series. This is an amazing opportunity you won't want to miss! All classes are presented by Cindy Whitman, Financial Advisor. Date Workshop Description March 16 or 23 Healthcare in Retirement The greatest risk to your life savings in retirement is your health. This workshop will discuss planning for expected and unexpected health issues. We will learn about Medicare options, supplements, and long term care options. Best suited for men and women over age 55. April 6 Estate Planning Basics Everyone needs an estate plan, regardless of their age or the size of their estate. Come learn about wills, trusts, POAs, beneficiaries, TODs, medical directives, and more. For men and women of all ages and life stages. April 20 Investing Risks: Determining Risk All types of investments have some level of risk. All investors need to learn their particular tolerance for risk as well as their need for risk to reach their financial goals. Join us as we learn about all types of risk, how to determine your risk tolerance and needs, and how risk plays a role in your financial planning. For men and women of all ages and life stages. April 27 Women and Retirement: How is it Different? Retirement brings different challenges for women for several reasons. This workshop will discuss these reasons, how to be aware, how to plan differently, and more. Best suited for women over age 50. May 4 Social Security: Understanding Your Options Choosing the best option for social security can be very confusing, especially considering you only have one chance to make this decision. We will learn the different choices for turning on your social security benefits and how to determine which choice makes the most sense for you. Topics will also include working during retirement and widow/widower benefits. Best suited for men and women age 60 and older who aren't already taking social security. May 11 Basics of Investing for Women Join us as we learn the basics of investing, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, risk tolerance, investment pyramid, and more. This class is geared towards the learning style of women, and taught from a female perspective. This class is also an introduction to the upcoming summer "financial workshops for women" series. For women of all ages and life stages. Ages 18+ LOCATION: Cutter & Company Financial Service, 15415 Clayton Road, Ballwin, MO 63011 6:00-7:30 p.m. $15 | $7.50 Gold Card | $12.75 Silver Card Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced. Gold Card members (district residents ages 60 and older) receive a 50% discount for this class. The discounted rate will automatically be applied at checkout. You must have a Gold Card issued in your name to receive the discounted rate. If you do not have a Gold Card and would like to request one, complete an online request form. For any questions, please call us at 636-891-6644. Silver Card members (residents outside of the Parkway and Rockwood districts ages 60 and older) receive a 15% discount for this class. The discounted rate will automatically be applied at checkout. You must have a Silver Card membership to receive the discounted rate (you will not receive a physical card). If you are not registered for a Silver Card and would like to register, complete this online request form. Note: the Silver card does not provide free/reduced admission to Parkway or Rockwood High School sponsored events.
  • Historic Hotels of St. Louis

    Throughout its history, St. Louis has been home to many of the finest and largest hotels in America. Among St. Louis' posh 19th century hotels were the Southern, National, Planters and Lindell. Thanks to fire, neglect and the economy, these hotels no longer exist, but countless stories about the hotels and their famous guests remain. On the other hand, we have recently witnessed the awesome restoration and conversion of some of the early 20th century hotels and buildings into first class landmark hotels. The ballrooms, public spaces and dining areas of these hotels are magnificent. Lunch will be at St. Maronite Church. This trip is Activity Level 2 (see Acitivity Levels below). Ages 18+ Saturday | July 14 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Check in at 8:45 a.m.) Parkway Admin Building - meet in the parking lot. No Refunds after June 14 $75 | Gold Card Program does not apply. All tours are led by Linda Koenig from Gateway Tours and meet at the Parkway Admin Building at 455 N. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017. Trip Activity Level Guide This scale is a guide to indicate the approximate activity level of a trip. If you are unsure if a trip is right for you, please call or text us at 636-891-6644. Level 1 - Easy: Minimal walking required. Terrain is typically flat with no stairs or incline Level 2 - Moderate: Light walking required. Occasional incline and/or stairs and possible uneven terrain Level 3 - Active: Moderate walking required. Frequent incline and/or stairs and possible uneven terrain
  • Summer Financial Workshops for Women

    Statistically, by choice or circumstance, most women will be on their own to navigate finances at some point in their life. Are you aware of the unique financial challenges and circumstances women face? It's critical for women to learn about, and understand, these challenges. This workshop series teaches an overview of investing basics as well as in depth knowledge of the most common subjects. Take this opportunity to learn in a friendly setting, where all questions are smart questions. Sign up for one class or the entire series. For women of all ages and life stages. All classes will be taught in person at Cutter & Company in Ballwin, in a social distanced/safe setting, and presented by Cindy Whitman, Financial Advisor. Tuesday, May 11: Basics of Investing for Women: An introduction to the basics of investing with an overview of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, asset allocation, risk tolerance, diversification, and more. Tuesday, June 8: Stocks and Bonds: An in depth look at stocks and bonds, how they work and how they might fit in your portfolio. We will discuss common vs. preferred shares, dividends, and ways to own stocks. In addition, we will explore the features and benefits of fixed income investing and how quality bonds can help balance out your portfolio. Tuesday, June 22: Mutual Funds and ETFs (exchange traded finds): Confused by mutual funds and other professionally managed investments? We will discuss the features of these types of investments including costs, money managers, and more. Tuesday, July 13: Annuities & Life Insurance: Learn all about annuities and life insurance, including types of annuities, suitability of annuities, types of life insurance, reasons for having life insurance, and more Tuesday, July 27: Estate Planning Basics: Everyone needs an estate plan, regardless of how many assets they have. We will learn about all of the key documents you need to have in place including beneficiaries, wills, trusts, POAs, TODs, and more. Please join us for these financial workshops so you will be ready! Each session will focus on a different investment, and give an in-depth education on the subject. You can choose a particular session to attend, or you can attend the entire series. This is an amazing opportunity you won't want to miss! All classes are presented by Cindy Whitman, Financial Advisor. Ages 18+ LOCATION: Cutter & Company Financial Service, 15415 Clayton Road, Ballwin, MO 63011 6:00-7:30 p.m. $15 | $7.50 Gold Card | $12.75 Silver Card Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced. Gold Card members (district residents ages 60 and older) receive a 50% discount for this class. The discounted rate will automatically be applied at checkout. You must have a Gold Card issued in your name to receive the discounted rate. If you do not have a Gold Card and would like to request one, complete an online request form. For any questions, please call us at 636-891-6644. Silver Card members (residents outside of the Parkway and Rockwood districts ages 60 and older) receive a 15% discount for this class. The discounted rate will automatically be applied at checkout. You must have a Silver Card membership to receive the discounted rate (you will not receive a physical card). If you are not registered for a Silver Card and would like to register, complete this online request form. Note: the Silver card does not provide free/reduced admission to Parkway or Rockwood High School sponsored events.
  • Touchstones to our Past

    Tour (mostly riding) the beautiful Bellefontaine Cemetery. Established in 1849, the cemetery sprawls over 327 acres in North St. Louis. See the gravesites of William Clark, Adolphus Busch, Thomas Hart Benton, and many other notables. Admire the large family mausoleums, learn the history of the rural garden cemetery movement, and hear lots of interesting stories. Tour (mostly riding) the 1857 magnificently-landscaped Calvary Cemetery. Visit the gravesites of William Tecumseh Sherman, Tennessee Williams, Dred Scott, and others. Learn about many burial customs and traditions. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Bissell Mansion. Enjoy yet another rural garden cemetery, New Mount Sinai, the largest Jewish cemetery in the region. See the large family mausoleums of the St. Louis department store magnates, and learn about Jewish burial customs and traditions. Tour Jefferson Barracks National Military Cemetery, one of the largest military cemeteries in the U.S. Over 150,000 service persons and their spouses are buried here, among the rolling hills and rows of white marble headstones. This trip is Activity Level 2 (see Acitivity Levels below). Ages 18+ Wednesday | May 12 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Check in at 8:30 a.m.) Parkway Admin Building - meet in the parking lot. No Refunds after April 12 $79 | Gold Card Program does not apply. All tours are led by Linda Koenig from Gateway Tours and meet at the Parkway Admin Building at 455 N. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017. Trip Activity Level Guide This scale is a guide to indicate the approximate activity level of a trip. If you are unsure if a trip is right for you, please call or text us at 636-891-6644. Level 1 - Easy: Minimal walking required. Terrain is typically flat with no stairs or incline Level 2 - Moderate: Light walking required. Occasional incline and/or stairs and possible uneven terrain Level 3 - Active: Moderate walking required. Frequent incline and/or stairs and possible uneven terrain
  • World Religions in West County

    World Religions in West County Come celebrate the different beliefs and customs of many St. Louisians with this very special trip. Visit a Hindu Temple, stop by the St. Louis Abbey, have lunch at St. Raymond's Maronite Church, tour the Temple Israel and finally visit the Daar ul Islam Mosque. We will spend time exploring customs, traditions and the history of these faiths. This trip is Activity Level 2 (see Activity Levels below). Ages 18+ Saturday | August 18 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Check in at 8:45 a.m.) Parkway Admin Building - meet in the parking lot. No Refunds after July 18 $85 | Gold Card Program does not apply. All tours are led by Linda Koenig from Gateway Tours and meet at the Parkway Admin Building at 455 N. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017. Trip Activity Level Guide This scale is a guide to indicate the approximate activity level of a trip. If you are unsure if a trip is right for you, please call or text us at 636-891-6644. Level 1 - Easy: Minimal walking required. Terrain is typically flat with no stairs or incline Level 2 - Moderate: Light walking required. Occasional incline and/or stairs and possible uneven terrain Level 3 - Active: Moderate walking required. Frequent incline and/or stairs and possible uneven terrain