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ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

Jack Lemmon: The Face of Everyman; John Grisham; Stephen Sondheim: Master of the Modern Musical

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Program #20054RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Itinerary for Feb 8 — Feb 13, 2015

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Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffe maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shiffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 08 - Welcome and Orientation
Arrive To: CHECK IN: From 3:00 pm at the Magnuson Hotel front desk. REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, you will be directed to the meeting room to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet containing the up-to-date schedule that we will review during orientation. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PROGRAM ACTIVITIES AND SCHEDULED TIMES COULD CHANGE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. ORIENTATION: 5:00 pm. Meet and greet everyone in an introductory get-acquainted session. We'll then review the updated schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, and emergency procedures and answer any questions you may have.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: The evening is yours to begin to know your fellow participants, walk around the hotel, unpack or relax.

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffe maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shiffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 09 - Jack Lemmon Lectures / Welcome tour of St Pete / ...
Breakfast: The buffet breakfast in our meeting room features choices such as fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, pastry or breakfast bread, and hot items such as eggs (boiled or scrambled) and meat (bacon or sausage).

Morning: LECTURE: Academy Award Winner Jack Lemmon effortlessly acted in comedies and drama as memorable characters in Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, The Odd Couple, The China Syndrome, etc. With our actor/instructor Rick Kistner, celebrate his prolific life and works with lectures and film clips. There will be a short refreshment break in mid-morning.

Lunch: Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared for you by the hotel chef.

Afternoon: LECTURE: Rick will continue his class by exploring the early years of Lemmon's career. EXCURSION: After class, board our motor coach for a "Welcome to the Neighborhood" tour of the local area.

Dinner: Dinner at the Eckerd College Continuing Education Café. The buffet includes hot entrees, side dishes, salad bar, soup, deli meats, bread, fresh fruit, desserts and beverages. Self-service format with trays.

Evening: Evening activity or presentation.

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffe maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shiffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 10 - Jack Lemmon Lectures / Sondheim Lecture / Excursi...
Jack Lemmon Lectures / Sondheim Lecture / Excursion / Evening Presentation

Breakfast: The buffet breakfast in our meeting room features choices such as fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, pastry or breakfast bread, and hot items such as eggs (boiled or scrambled) and meat (bacon or sausage).

Morning: LECTURES: Rick will continue his exploration of Lemmon's life with film clips, lecture and videos.

Lunch: Lunch in our private dining room with table service.

Afternoon: LECTURE: Director/ Choreographer/Lyricist and Instructor Jason Fortner will help you enjoy an appreciation of Stephen Sondheim, father of the modern musical, from his early lyrics for Gypsy and West Side Story to his latest shows: Assassins, Passion and Bounce. Performance clips with Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Elaine Stritch and many others. EXCURSION: After class board the bus for an excursion to the St. Petersburg Museum of History for an expert-led tour of the museum's permanent collection and the special exhibit "Imagining la Florida: Juan Ponce de León and the Quest for the Fountain of Youth." The objective of this exhibit is to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of de Leon's discovery and to spread the importance that Spain had in the discovery and in the colonial past of this state; a rich and complex history that, to an extent, is unknown by both countries. The exhibit will let visitors get to know some of the most relevant figures in this chapter in history.

Dinner: Dinner at the Eckerd College CEC Café. The buffet includes hot entrees, side dishes, salad bar, soup, deli meats, bread, fresh fruit, desserts and beverages. Self-service format with trays.

Evening: Evening activity or presentation.

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffe maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shiffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 11 - Sondheim Lectures / Movie Night
Breakfast: The buffet breakfast in our meeting room features choices such as fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, pastry or breakfast bread, and hot items such as eggs (boiled or scrambled) and meat (bacon or sausage).

Morning: LECTURE: Jason will continue the Sondheim classes this morning with lecture and film clips. Take a short refreshment break in mid-morning.

Lunch: Lunch in our private dining room with table service.

Afternoon: LECTURE: Jason's last lecture will wrap up the Stephen Sondheim class. Take a short refreshment break and then learn a little about our city with our "Meet St. Pete" presentation. This will give you some ideas as to how you would like to spend your time downtown later in the week. Spend the remainder of the afternoon enjoying the hotel's amenities

Dinner: Dinner at the Eckerd College CEC Café.The buffet includes hot entrees, side dishes, salad bar, soup, deli meats, bread, fresh fruit, desserts and beverages. Self-service format with trays.

Evening: Movie Night

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffe maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shiffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 12 - John Grisham Lectures /Time on Your Own in Downto...
John Grisham Lectures /Time on Your Own in Downtown St. Petersburg/Evening of Musical Entertainment

Breakfast: The buffet breakfast in our meeting room features choices such as fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, pastry or breakfast bread, and hot items such as eggs (boiled or scrambled) and meat (bacon or sausage).

Morning: LECTURE: Grisham was the master of the modern legal thriller, and is recognized as one of the world’s best-selling novelists. With our instructor Rick Kistner, appreciate how he weaves powerful stories that keep us all reading and wanting more. Lectures, film clips, and recorded interviews with the author. Time for a short refreshment break mid morning.

Lunch: Lunch in our private dining room with table service.

Afternoon: Spend the afternoon on your own. Transportation provided to the waterfront area in downtown St. Petersburg. Take what you learned earlier in the week to enjoy the many things there are to do within walking distance or local trolley ride: Museums, shops, movies, galleries, etc.

Dinner: Tonight’s buffet dinner will be specially prepared and served to you in a private setting on campus.

Evening: ENTERTAINMENT: Take a musical trip down memory lane with a local favorite on this last evening of the program. Share a glass of wine as you say good-bye to old friends and new.

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 13 - Steven Sondheim Lectures
Breakfast: The buffet breakfast in our meeting room features choices such as fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, pastry or breakfast bread, and hot items such as eggs (boiled or scrambled) and meat (bacon or sausage).

Morning: LECTURE: Rick will continue and finish the Grisham class this morning with lecture and film clips. Take a short refreshment break in mid-morning. There will be a short refreshment break mid-morning.

Lunch: Lunch in our private dining room with table service. Program concludes with lunch today. Thank you for choosing Eckerd College and the Magnuson Hotel for your Road Scholar experience. Hope you enjoyed the week and will come back to see us again soon. Have a safe journey to your next destination.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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St. Petersburg, Florida
Beach Drive & Downtown WaterfrontSt. Petersburg's landmark Pier anchors a downtown shopping, dining and entertainment district that includes outdoor cafes and restaurants, world class museums and a dazzling array of shops, galleries, businesses, hotels and bed & breakfasts that line the city’s pedestrian-friendly streets. A continuous string of green parks winds along the seven-mile waterfront that is home to many special events and festivals each year. Enjoy a stroll along Downtown St. Pete's Beach Drive featuring unique shops, world-class museums and galleries as well as amazing dining options for every taste and budget. Just across from Beach Drive you will find beautiful city parks and St. Pete's fabulous waterfront. To top things off, a horse drawn carriage ride in the evening will make your visit to Beach Drive a memorable experience and you will definitely be looking forward to your next visit to our city.
Museum of Fine ArtsFrom a legendary permanent collection, to fascinating traveling exhibits, to exciting events in the heart of downtown’s scenic waterfront, the MFA is ready to inspire you with diverse and ever-changing opportunities to experience art. Discover 4,500 years of civilization in thousands of objects extending from antiquity to present – the only comprehensive art collection of its kind on Florida’s west coast. Highlights include masterpieces from Monet, Cézanne, Renoir and others, a sculpture garden, a Steuben glass gallery and one of Florida’s most respected photography collections.The original wing of the museum was designed by architect John Volk. According to Volk, “a museum should give a feeling of permanence and that is what I have tried to do with this building.” But this beautiful Palladian building is not intimidating, it welcomes you inside both its exhibition galleries and intimate gardens and encourages you to stay, A recent two story addition, designed by Yann Weymouth, offers a spectacular entry space which provides beautiful views of the waterfront as well as a breathtaking introduction to the museum’s fine collections. A café offers delicious food in that lovely space. HOURS OF OPERATION: Mon – Sat: 10 am - 5 pm; Thurs: 10 am - 8 pm; Sun: Noon - 5 pm.
For additional information, visit: www.fine-arts.org
Salvador Dali MuseumThe Dali Museum Collection is rich in works from artist Salvador Dali's entire career (1904-1989), with key works from every moment and in every medium of his artistic activity. The Collection includes 96 oil paintings, many original drawings, bookworks, prints, sculpture, photos, manuscripts, and an extensive archive of documents. Founded with the works collected by Reynolds and Eleanor Morse, the Museum has made significant additions to its collection. The third floor galleries in the Tom and Mary James Wing provide a chronological gathering of Dali's paintings. The small salons along the outer walls are illuminated by special skylights and display the large paintings over which Dali labored in the last decades of his career. The Hough Family Wing provides visitors a chance to see other aspects of the artist's work, featuring his films, photographs, objects and works on paper. The distinguished building, which opened on Jan. 11, 2011, enables the Museum to protect and display our collection, to welcome our public, and to educate and promote enjoyment. In a larger sense it is a place of beauty dedicated, as is Dali's art, to understanding and transformation. HOURS OF OPERATION: Mon, Tues, Wed: 10:00am - 5:30pm; Thurs: 10:00am - 8pm; Fri & Sat: 10:00am - 5:30pm; Sun: 12 noon - 5:30pm
For additional information, visit: www.thedali.org
St. Pete BeachNestled on Long Key, St. Pete Beach offers accommodations ranging from world-renowned resort to mom-and-pop motels, to quaint bed and breakfasts. Upham Beach, located on the northern tip of St. Pete Beach, is one of the few spots along the Gulf of Mexico known for surfing. St. Pete Beach was originally made up of four areas: Pass-A-Grille Beach, Don CeSar Place, Belle Vista Beach and St. Petersburg Beach. In 1957, the four communities merged into the City of St. Petersburg Beach. Later the City voted to shorten its name to St. Pete Beach. Voted number 1 Beach in the U.S. and number 5 in the world in 2012, St. Pete Beach has so many activities that you may never leave the island! Spend the day shopping on historic Corey Avenue, dine at a waterfront restaurant, or spend the day skim boarding. No visit would be complete without visiting the Don CeSar Beach Resort. Built during the Jazz Age, the Don has hosted many famous celebrities and has been a beacon of the beach for more than 80 years.
For additional information, visit: http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com
St. Petersburg Museum of HistoryHave a fun filled day at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, located on the approach to the Pier in downtown St. Petersburg. Enjoy breathtaking views of the marina and downtown St. Petersburg where people also enjoy fishing, dining, shopping, and events. Founded in 1920, Pinellas County’s oldest museum tells the story of St. Petersburg from its beginnings as the home for the Tocobaga tribe through the age of of Spanish explorations to the arrival of the Orange Belt Railway, to the vibrant present. Learn that St. Petersburg was the site of the world’s first regularly scheduled airline flight on January 1, 201 in the special Flight One gallery. It features a full-size working replica of the Benoist Airboat which propelled pilot Tony Jannus into aviation history. Next enjoy Shrader’s Little Cooperstown. The exhibit – made up of more than 4,600 baseballs, documents, story boards and video screens – connects America’s national pastime with historical events from the region and around the world. Stories and artifacts of baseball legends like Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and Joe DiMaggio as well as leagues such as the Women’s Professional Baseball League and the Negro Leagues, take visitors on a journey through America’s and St. Petersburg’s rich history. In addition to these permanent exhibits, the museum hosts temporary exhibits which provide interesting glimpses of the area’s rich history. HOURS OF OPERATION: Tue – Sat: 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sunday : 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Closed Mondays
For additional information, visit: http://www.spmoh.com

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