Program Registration: 3:30-4:30 p.m. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table (located inside the Road Scholar meeting room) and pick up your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during Orientation, and to confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet at the front desk when you check in.
Orientation: 4:30 p.m. The Group Leader will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. We will review the up-to-date daily program schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have.
During free time, the Group Leader will be available to guide informal excursions, activities, or meals not included in the program. You are welcome to join if you wish, with any associated costs (if any) on your own, or explore independently.
Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel
Menus are arranged in advance for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. This program offers the following choices for meals: standard, gluten-free, low fat, low salt and vegetarian. We are happy to accommodate the varying dietary needs of our group. These special meal requests should be written on your Participant Information Form and must be received at least 3 weeks prior to the start date of your program.
This evening, enjoy a dinnner buffet which includes complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: Take the rest of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning. Get a good night's sleep for the full day tomorrow.Lodging: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Dinner
The daily breakfast buffet includes eggs, oatmeal, fruit, bread, juice, coffee and hot tea.Morning: Rothmann: 20th Century Presidents
Look back at the American presidents of the 20th century and their effect on history. These include Woodrow Wilson, FDR, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.Lunch: At the hotel
Enjoy a 3-course lunch buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.Afternoon: Docent-led visit of the China Cabin
The China Cabin is the Social Saloon from the S.S. China, a side-wheeled steamer built in 1866 by the William H. Webb shipyard in New York. Commissioned by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, the China carried mail and passengers from its home port of San Francisco to Asia. The elegant room was salvaged when the ship became obsolete in 1879 and was burned for scrap metal in Tiburon Cove. The Landmarks Society has restored the interior with 22k gold leaf, walnut woodwork, cut-glass floral window panes, and brass chandeliers. The China Cabin was designated a National Maritime Monument in 1978. (Courtesy of the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society)Dinner: At the hotel
Enjoy a 3-course dinner buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: The Golden Door: The Golden Door: Passing through Ellis Island
Immigration to the U.S., if you make a graph of it, is a landscape with three mountain ranges: the German-Irish influx of the early 19C, the great wave of Eastern European Jews and Italians at the turn of the 20C, and the Asian-Hispanic immigration of today. The first defined the new America, the second shaped what America is now, and the final one will shape the future. That second wave largely came through Ellis Island, so this course will look at that experience. We’ll discuss the “push” factors that drove massive waves of people to emigrate from their homelands and the “pull” factors that encouraged them to come to the U.S. We’ll discover the experience of the voyage, the processing they went through at Ellis Island, and where they went and what they did after they hopped that ferry to take them from Ellis Island to America.Lodging: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Enjoy a 3-course lunch buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.Afternoon: Time to explore the Bay Area. Many suggestions will be provided.Dinner: At the hotel
Enjoy a 3-course dinner buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: The Golden Door: Passing Through Ellis Island, Part 2
Lodging: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
There is art after French Impressionism. See how painters like Van Gogh, Seurat, Cezanne reacted to the "crisis of Impressionism," applying new theories of color and space, and how Gauguin and the Symbolists built on old ideas.Lunch: At the hotel
Enjoy a 3-course lunch buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.Afternoon: Music of Mozart
Since he first charmed audiences at the age of six with performances in his home town of Salzburg, Mozart has captured the minds and hearts of generations of concertgoers. Known early on as one of the greatest child prodigies the world has ever experienced, he matured into the finest pianist of his day and a master composer in every genre of music. By uncovering the truth behind the mysteries and complications that surround his life (and death), Mozart and his music will bring greater joy than ever.Dinner: At the hotel
Enjoy a 3-course dinner buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: Time to socialize with your fellow participants.Lodging: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The Buck Institute is the nation’s first independent research facility focused solely on understanding the connection between aging and chronic disease. The mission is to increase the healthy years of life. Scientists work in a collaborative environment to understand how normal aging contributes to the development of conditions specifically associated with getting older such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, cancer, stroke, osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, macular degeneration and glaucoma. The interdisciplinary approach brings scientists from many fields together to develop diagnostic tests and treatments to prevent or delay these diseases. For example, scientists studying breast cancer are collaborating with researchers examining aging and nutrition while Parkinson’s disease is being studied in three different model organisms.
Because architect I.M. Pei believed in the mission of the Institute, he responded submitted a proposal to design the research facility. Pei's trademark use of varied geometric elements and floating staircases are featured throughout both the administrative and research buildings. The Institute atrium is accentuated by a 75 foot-high skylight, similar to the Louvre Museum pyramid in Paris, which Pei also designed. Floor to ceiling windows in the atria of both buildings offer beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. (Courtesy of the Buck Institute on Aging)Lunch: At the hotel
Enjoy a 3-course lunch buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.Afternoon: Music of Mozart, Part 2Dinner: At the hotel
Enjoy a 3-course dinner buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: Live Musical EntertainmentLodging: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The program concludes after class. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!Meals Included: Breakfast