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ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

From Mark Twain to Jon Stewart; Everyman of Film; 1950s Musicals

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Program #16981RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
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Itinerary for Mar 23 — Mar 28, 2014

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Type: Motel

Description: The Continuing Education Conference Center provides on campus comfortable, convenient motel-style rooms within 50 yards of class and dining facilities. The Center offers a waterfront dining room with self-service requiring the carrying of trays.

Contact info:
Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-865-7000
web: eckerd.edu/confcenter

Room amenities: Private bath, climate control, work table with overhead lamp, clock radio, telephone, voice mail, network connections available only with adapter (not provided), color cable TV with remote control. Iron and hairdryer available at front desk.

Facility amenities: Activity room with large screen TV and coffee, self service laundry, newspaper stands, ice and vending machines and outdoor swimming pool (hours change seasonally) and tennis courts.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
On a space available basis only. April-December, $65 per room per night plus tax. January-March, $72 per room per night plus tax. Rates subject to change. Reservations/Cancellations/ Payments/Refunds made directly with Lodge @727.865.7000.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 23 - Welcome and Orientation/Continuing Education Conf...
Welcome and Orientation/Continuing Education Conference Center/Center Dining Room/Orientation

Arrive To: Check-in at the Continuing Education Center's West Lodge front desk. Report to assigned classroom for registration.

Dinner: Dinner at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entrées to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Evening: Program coordinator will conduct an orientation and introduction program. Final itinerary will be provided.

Lodging: Continuing Education Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The Continuing Education Conference Center provides on campus comfortable, convenient motel-style rooms within 50 yards of class and dining facilities. The Center offers a waterfront dining room with self-service requiring the carrying of trays.

Contact info:
Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-865-7000
web: eckerd.edu/confcenter

Room amenities: Private bath, climate control, work table with overhead lamp, clock radio, telephone, voice mail, network connections available only with adapter (not provided), color cable TV with remote control. Iron and hairdryer available at front desk.

Facility amenities: Activity room with large screen TV and coffee, self service laundry, newspaper stands, ice and vending machines and outdoor swimming pool (hours change seasonally) and tennis courts.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
On a space available basis only. April-December, $65 per room per night plus tax. January-March, $72 per room per night plus tax. Rates subject to change. Reservations/Cancellations/ Payments/Refunds made directly with Lodge @727.865.7000.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 24 - 1950s Musicals, Everyman of Film / Special Guest ...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entries to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Morning: The 1950’s brought new sophistication to musical theatre. Spend the morning with our musician/performer/instructor Jason Fortner as you explore the works of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Loesser and more. Live performance of selected pieces will be featured this week. Take a short refreshment break between classes.

Lunch: Lunch at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entries to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Afternoon: Everyman of Film: Lemmon, Hanks and Eastwood. Begin the afternoon with our film historian and professional actor Ron Sommer as he discusses how these three actors became symbols of the American man at his best. Learn about their lives and see these images in their films. After class, take a tour across our beautiful 281-acre waterfront campus via motor coach. PLACEMENT OF CLASSES ON THE SCHEDULE (MORNING, AFTERNOON OR EVENING) ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

Dinner: Dinner at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entries to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Evening: Special Guest Speaker "TBA".

Lodging: Continuing Education Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The Continuing Education Conference Center provides on campus comfortable, convenient motel-style rooms within 50 yards of class and dining facilities. The Center offers a waterfront dining room with self-service requiring the carrying of trays.

Contact info:
Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-865-7000
web: eckerd.edu/confcenter

Room amenities: Private bath, climate control, work table with overhead lamp, clock radio, telephone, voice mail, network connections available only with adapter (not provided), color cable TV with remote control. Iron and hairdryer available at front desk.

Facility amenities: Activity room with large screen TV and coffee, self service laundry, newspaper stands, ice and vending machines and outdoor swimming pool (hours change seasonally) and tennis courts.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
On a space available basis only. April-December, $65 per room per night plus tax. January-March, $72 per room per night plus tax. Rates subject to change. Reservations/Cancellations/ Payments/Refunds made directly with Lodge @727.865.7000.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, March 25 - From Mark Twain to Jon Stewart, Everyman of Film ...
From Mark Twain to Jon Stewart, Everyman of Film / Field Trip / Movie Night

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entries to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Morning: Political satire specializes in entertainment focused on the foibles of politicans. Wherever organized government exists, so does political satire. Examine some of the best American political satirists and understand why their humor is timeless. There will be a short refreshment break between classes.

Lunch: Lunch at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entrées to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Afternoon: Begin the afternoon with a class on Everyman of Film. Then, board our motor coach for a tour of a local museum. ALL EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

Dinner: Dinner at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entries to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Evening: Film related to one of the courses. TBA

Lodging: Continuing Education Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The Continuing Education Conference Center provides on campus comfortable, convenient motel-style rooms within 50 yards of class and dining facilities. The Center offers a waterfront dining room with self-service requiring the carrying of trays.

Contact info:
Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-865-7000
web: eckerd.edu/confcenter

Room amenities: Private bath, climate control, work table with overhead lamp, clock radio, telephone, voice mail, network connections available only with adapter (not provided), color cable TV with remote control. Iron and hairdryer available at front desk.

Facility amenities: Activity room with large screen TV and coffee, self service laundry, newspaper stands, ice and vending machines and outdoor swimming pool (hours change seasonally) and tennis courts.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
On a space available basis only. April-December, $65 per room per night plus tax. January-March, $72 per room per night plus tax. Rates subject to change. Reservations/Cancellations/ Payments/Refunds made directly with Lodge @727.865.7000.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, March 26 - From Mark Twain to Jon Stewart, Everyman of Film,...
From Mark Twain to Jon Stewart, Everyman of Film, 1950s Musicals / Meet the ELS Students

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entrées to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Morning: Two lectures in the morning: Continuation of 1950's Musicals and Twain to Stewart. Take a short refreshment break between classes.

Lunch: Lunch at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entries to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Afternoon: Continuation of Everyman of Film After class, join us for a discussion session with our international students. Get a new perspective on life outside the US.

Dinner: Dinner at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entrées to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Evening: Final class for Everyman of Film

Lodging: Continuing Education Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The Continuing Education Conference Center provides on campus comfortable, convenient motel-style rooms within 50 yards of class and dining facilities. The Center offers a waterfront dining room with self-service requiring the carrying of trays.

Contact info:
Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-865-7000
web: eckerd.edu/confcenter

Room amenities: Private bath, climate control, work table with overhead lamp, clock radio, telephone, voice mail, network connections available only with adapter (not provided), color cable TV with remote control. Iron and hairdryer available at front desk.

Facility amenities: Activity room with large screen TV and coffee, self service laundry, newspaper stands, ice and vending machines and outdoor swimming pool (hours change seasonally) and tennis courts.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
On a space available basis only. April-December, $65 per room per night plus tax. January-March, $72 per room per night plus tax. Rates subject to change. Reservations/Cancellations/ Payments/Refunds made directly with Lodge @727.865.7000.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, March 27 - From Mark Twain to Jon Stewart / Field trip to do...
From Mark Twain to Jon Stewart / Field trip to downtown St. Petersburg / Live Musical Entertainment

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entrées to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Morning: Continuation and final class for Twain to Stewart. There will be a short refreshment break between classes.

Lunch: Lunch at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entrées to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Afternoon: Spend the afternoon on your own. Transportation provided to the waterfront area of downtown St. Petersburg. Lots of things to do within walking distance or local trolley ride: museums, shops, galleries, etc.

Dinner: Dinner at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entrées to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Evening: Take a musical trip down memory lane with a local favorite on this last evening of the program

Lodging: Continuing Education Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 28 - 1950s Musicals
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entrées to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Morning: Final two classes for 1950's Musicals Take a short refreshment break between classes.

Lunch: Lunch at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entrées to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Afternoon: Center Dining Room. Program concludes with lunch today.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Except for the occasional meal on some programs, Road Scholar programs are all-inclusive. That means there are no extra “options,” no passing the hat for tips and no surprises. From lectures and field trips to gratuities and accommodations – the price you pay up front is the price you pay.

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