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: 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.
This evening, enjoy a 3-course dinner buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea; other beverages available for purchase in the hotel bar.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, orange juice, grapefruit juice, coffee and hot tea.Morning: Rothmann: Middle East Conflict
Israel, the Palestinians and the U.S. are the key players in the Middle East peace process. This course looks at the changing relations between the three parties, and how it all fits in with the rising call for democracy in the Arab world.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: Inside the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court is not just nine justices in a lofty tower making monumental decisions. Examine the role of the high court in our political process, discuss the power of the court and how it goes about making its key decisions.Lodging: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Enjoy a 3-course lunch buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.Afternoon: The Ballets of Stravinsky
In the early part of the 20th century, Stravinsky elevated ballet music to an unprecedented level in a manner similar to that in which Beethoven had elevated the symphony a century earlier. While Stravinsky’s ballets produced strong reactions (at times violent) among Parisian audiences at their premieres, they have grown to be regarded as masterpieces of both the ballet stage and the concert hall. Stravinsky’s contributions to the genre will be examined from his first ballet (The Firebird – 1910) to his final ballet (Agon – 1957).Dinner: At the hotel
Enjoy a 3-course dinner buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: Time to socialize with fellow participants.Lodging: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Some of the world's greatest art resides in Rome, from the time of the Caesars to the Renaissance. We look at the paintings -- Roman wall paintings, the catacombs, Rafael and Michelangelo in the Vatican -- and sculpture and architecture.Lunch: At the hotel
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: Inside the Supreme Court, Part 2Lodging: 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: Ballets of Stravinsky, Part 2Dinner: At the hotel
Enjoy a 3-course dinner buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: Musical EntertainmentLodging: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The program concludes after class. Checkout is at noon.
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