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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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6 Days | 5 Nights
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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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: http://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 at the Magnuson Hotel front desk. Report to assigned meeting room for registration.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: Program coordinator will conduct an orientation and introduction program. Final itinerary will be provided. End the night with a viewing of John Grisham's "The Firm"

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: http://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 - John Grisham /Steven Sondheim Lectures/ Welcome r...
John Grisham /Steven Sondheim Lectures/ Welcome reception / T'ai Chi Class

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

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. There will be a short refreshment break in mid-morning.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon: LECTURE: Jason Fortner will introduce us to the father of the modern musical, Steven Sondheim. Afterwards, enjoy a welcome reception before dinner

Dinner: Dinner in the college dining room

Evening: Enjoy a T'ai Chi class with Eckerd College's own Professor Hong Gu. Afterward return to the hotel. PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASS DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES MAY ALSO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE DUE TO AVAILABLITY OF SERVICES.

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: http://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 - John Grisham / Steven Sondheim / Field trip /Even...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: In today's class Rick will discuss the Grisham movie that was seen on Sunday night. There will be a short refreshment break in mid-morning.

Lunch: Lunch at Eckerd College

Afternoon: LECTURE:Jason will explore and present more of Steven Sondheim's works. (Lecture & Videos) After class board the bus for a field trip to the Renaissance Vinoy for a docent led tour. ALL EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: MOVIE NIGHT: Film related to one of the courses. Title to be announced.

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: http://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 - John Grisham / Steven Sondheim Lectures
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: LECTURE: Rick's last lecture will wrap up the John Grisham class. Take a short refreshment break in mid-morning. LECTURE: Jason Fortner will further explore Steven Sondheim and his works.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon: LECTURE: More of Steven Sondheim with Jason. Spend the remainder of the afternoon enjoying the hotel's amenities

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

Evening: LECTURE: Jason's last class for the Sondheim course

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: http://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 - Jack Lemmon Lectures/Time on Your Own in Downtown...
Jack Lemmon Lectures/Time on Your Own in Downtown St. Petersburg/Evening of Musical Entertainment

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

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 instructor Rick Kistner, celebrate his prolific life and works with lectures and film clips. Time for a short refreshment break mid morning.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel

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

Dinner: Dinner at the CEC DINING ROOM on campus

Evening: ENTERTAINMENT: Jason Fortner switches gears this evening and offers an evening of musical entertainment for you. Enjoy a glass of wine as you say goodbye to old friends and new.

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 13 - Steven Sondheim Lectures
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: Rick will finish the morning with classes on Jack Lemmon. There will be a short refreshment break mid-morning.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel. Program concludes with lunch today.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


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. Contemporary Prints by American Women:September 8, 2012 through February 2, 2013. More than 60 prints by American women artists, made after 1950, have recently joined the Museum’s collection – and it is still growing. Since 2008, longtime Museum friends Martha and Jim Sweeny have given prints from their own collection and substantial funds for purchases. This represents the first time that some of the most compelling works have been shown together. The core of the Sweeny Collection at the MFA was inspired by the 1987 exhibition A Graphic Muse: Prints by Contemporary American Women, curated by legendary print specialists Richard S. Field and Ruth E. Fine. The MFA, with the support of the Sweenys, has acquired other impressions of prints that were included in that show: Joan Mitchell’s Flower I, Joyce Kozloff’s Homage to Robert Adam, and Breath-man by Susan Rothenberg. 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. Pinellas County’s oldest museum was founded in 1920 as the St. Petersburg Memorial Historical Society. Through the determination and effort of Mary Wheeler Eaton and others, the Society began collecting artifacts, natural history specimens, archival documents, photographs, papers, and “boxes of unknown treasures that were just dropped on our doorstep during the night.” In 1922, the Society became incorporated and the city of St. Petersburg provided the use of an old aquarium building (located on the same site as today’s Museum) for the public display of the Museum’s collections. St. Petersburg Goes to War 1941-1945. WW II Poster Exhibit Shows St. Petersburg on the Homefront. A colorful collection of World War II posters is now on display at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. From “Rosie the Riveter,” flexing her biceps to instructions on how to “Win with Tin”, this exhibit looks back at The St. Petersburg Homefront, 1941-to-1945. The display includes a selection of uniforms, weapons and personal memorabilia on loan from private individuals and the Armed Forces History Museum in Largo. Remember, Uncle Sam would say, “I want you to see this exhibit !” Titled “Piering into the past, pondering the future,” the exhibit begins with the first pier erected in 1899. Of particular interest is the damage to a pier by the 1921 hurricane, the only direct hit the area has experienced. The future is represented by models and illustrations of the three finalists selected to replace the present pier. It is the only place these prospective pier designs can be seen until the winner is selected. 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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14 Expert-led lectures
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