"Ventures" is the travel and events program of Peoples Savings Bank. Each month customers and friends of the bank are offered activities that include informational meetings, concerts, day bus trips, overnight tours, and extended trips. Past events have included a lesson on Iowa History, day trips to Pella and Decorah, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center and a trip to Alaska. The goal of "Ventures" is to provide a wide variety of interesting and enriching experiences in all price ranges to the customers. Current offerings and informational details are available on the web site. To register and pay for any event or trip, please contact Eileen Janssen at our Cleves Bank, Chelsea Beving at the Wellsburg Bank, or Karla Meester at the Dike Bank. "Ventures" coordinators are Phyllis Dorn and Carol Van Hove. You can reach Phyllis at 319-290-9135 or email@example.com.
Ventures Newsletter - March, 2015
Sunday, March 29 – 3:00 p.m. Jim McDonough: Iowa's Own Pianist – Wartburg College
Wartburg alumnus Jim McDonough ’96 returns to campus to perform his highly acclaimed spring show, filled with spectacular arrangements of your favorite songs from Broadway, the silver screen, big band, patriotic, inspirational, country, classical, and so much more. Steinway & Sons, the legendary pianomaker, named Jim to its worldwide artist roster in 2010. As a Steinway Artist, McDonough joins an exclusive international list of the most accomplished and discriminating performing artists. We'll bus to the campus and disembark at the door before making our way to our center seats on the main floor to enjoy this fantastic performance. Then we'll enjoy a scrumptious meal catered by the dining service for just our group before we head for home. Your fee covers it all—performance, dinner, motor coach, tax, and tips: $105 for active customers/$115 non-customers.
Sunday, April 12 - 3:00 p.m. Travel Show - Wellsburg Insurance Office
Come learn about our fun and interesting August 20-21 trip to Dubuque. We'll have treats and door prizes.
Thursday, April 30 – Beautiful Pella, Iowa in Springtime
We're going to savor America's beautiful Dutch treasure a few days before 150,000 other people descend on it for the annual tulip festival. We'll be able to better enjoy its many attractions and take a more leisurely pace. We'll enjoy our own visit with the actual Mrs. Jaarsma of the famed family bakery while we're in the historical village, where we'll also have a Dutch lunch and entertainment by costumed Dutch dancers in wooden shoes. We'll marvel at the authentic working four-story Vermeer Mill that has been made piece-by-piece in Holland and assembled in Pella by skilled Dutch craftsmen, and see much more. The fee of only $90 for active customers/$100 for others includes motor coach, tours, lunch with entertainment, tax and tips.
Thursday, May 21 – The Matchmaker – Amana, IA
Come with us on a fun day in Amana! We'll enjoy a hearty family-style mid-day meal that includes fried chicken and roast beef at the Ox Yoke Inn. Then we have a little time to check out the general store, bakery, art gallery, antiques and wine shop before heading to The Old Creamery Theatre to enjoy the romantic comedy “The Matchmaker.” Professional busybody Dolly Levi has more than a few potential lovers who need a little push toward the altar. She's got her work cut out for her as she plots and plans a course to bring true happiness to everyone, including the matchmaker herself. Rated G. Your fee of $115 for active customers/$130 for non-customers covers the luxury motor coach, meal, show, and all tips.
August 20-21 - Dubuque, The River Town Reinvented
We've arranged two fun-filled days that include the National Farm Toy Museum and Plaza Antique Mall, the site of the movie "Field of Dreams" and a ghost player, Abbey Casket Manufacturing, a hilarious Church Basement Ladies play, Mississippi River lunch cruise, the beautiful arboretum and botanical gardens, 100+ beautiful Tiffany windows in St. Luke's Methodist Church, a brewery with samples of its own root beer, and the national brewery museum. Our wonderful meals include supper at the James Beard award-winning restaurant Breitbach's. Your fee covers luxury motor coach, admissions including play, hotel and breakfast, two lunches, Breitbach supper, taxes, and tips. Active bank customers per person double: $289. Non customer per person double: $315. Singles add $40. There is a $50 deposit due upon sign up. Payment installments are available for those interested.
Coming in June: Our Mystery Day Trip. Look for more details next month! You won't want to miss it.
Ventures Travel Gift Certificates available at the bank.
They are available in amounts of $10 or more.
To make a reservation or obtain further information about these events, contact either
Chelsea Beving at the Wellsburg office (641-869-3721)
Eileen Janssen at the Cleves office (641-847-3126) or
Karla Meester at the Dike office (319-989-9062)
PSB Ventures events are designed for travelers age 50 and over.