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PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Phoenix Countdown 3-2-1… 3 Musicals, 2 Men and 1 Musical Instrument Museum

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Program #20299RJ
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.

Itinerary for Mar 8 — Mar 13, 2013

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Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences for Phoenix and beyond at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North hotel. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this Phoenix hotel is convenient to freeways and the Phoenix light rail system, making an ideal base for downtown Phoenix, and surrounding attractions. Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle Heated outdoor Pool and Spa Modern cardio and weight equipment Free Business center computers Full size refrigerator in every room Complimentary WiFi access Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers Self Parking/FREE Parking

Contact info:
3838 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: www.PhoenixAirportNorth.hgi.com

Room amenities: Make yourself at home in a Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North guest room. A microwave, full-size refrigerator and complimentary cable on the HDTV provide the comforts of home, while a Herman Miller ergonomic chair furnishes a touch of elegance. Stay connected at the oversized desk, or from the comfort of a Garden Sleep System® adjustable bed, with complimentary WiFi access. Spacious suites have pullout sofa-sleepers in the parlor to make great family rooms. Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers for ease of movement.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel Cooked-to-order breakfast at The Great American Grill®, open 6am – 10pm Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 169.00 + Tax
Request AAA or AARP Rate Let front desk know program number and week enrolled.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Friday, March 08 - Check-In and Program Registration/Orientation
Afternoon: Please arrive at the hotel to register at 4:30pm. Check into your room at the front desk and then register with Road Scholar staff in the Main lobby. You will then have until 6:00 PM to settle into your room.

Dinner: Meals unless otherwise indicated may be at the hotel or a local restaurant. Please arrive at the time indicated on your itinerary.

Evening: After dinner we will have orientation. This will provide you with information about the hotel, program itinerary, instructors, venues and on site staff. This is also a good opportunity to ask questions!

Lodging: Hilton Garden Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences for Phoenix and beyond at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North hotel. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this Phoenix hotel is convenient to freeways and the Phoenix light rail system, making an ideal base for downtown Phoenix, and surrounding attractions. Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle Heated outdoor Pool and Spa Modern cardio and weight equipment Free Business center computers Full size refrigerator in every room Complimentary WiFi access Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers Self Parking/FREE Parking

Contact info:
3838 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: www.PhoenixAirportNorth.hgi.com

Room amenities: Make yourself at home in a Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North guest room. A microwave, full-size refrigerator and complimentary cable on the HDTV provide the comforts of home, while a Herman Miller ergonomic chair furnishes a touch of elegance. Stay connected at the oversized desk, or from the comfort of a Garden Sleep System® adjustable bed, with complimentary WiFi access. Spacious suites have pullout sofa-sleepers in the parlor to make great family rooms. Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers for ease of movement.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel Cooked-to-order breakfast at The Great American Grill®, open 6am – 10pm Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 169.00 + Tax
Request AAA or AARP Rate Let front desk know program number and week enrolled.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Saturday, March 09 - MIM / Music Appreciation Experience, Saturday 3/...
MIM / Music Appreciation Experience, Saturday 3/9/13 Arizona Broadway Dinner Theater Presents "Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story"

Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental. Come down by the time indicated on the itinerary; just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Class - Bringing Musicals to Life. There is far more to the theater than a mere performance; sets must be created, scripts must be edited, and actors must be chosen. Learn about the behind-the-scenes action that makes theater a truly magical experience, and how a performance evolves from page to stage.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the Musical Instrument Museum.

Afternoon: Field Trip - Musical Instrument Museum.

Dinner: Dinner at Arizona Broadway Dinner Theater

Evening: Arizona Broadway Theater presents: Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story - the world's most successful rock 'n' roll musical, tells the story of Buddy Holly's meteoric rise to become the world's top recording artist. Originating and playing in London's West End for over 5,000 performances, the show features over 20 of Buddy's greatest hits, including "Peggy Sue," "That'll Be the Day," "Raining in My Heart," and "Not Fade Away." Buddy's life was cut short by tragedy, and his musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock 'n' roll, but continue to live on in The Buddy Holly Story.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences for Phoenix and beyond at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North hotel. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this Phoenix hotel is convenient to freeways and the Phoenix light rail system, making an ideal base for downtown Phoenix, and surrounding attractions. Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle Heated outdoor Pool and Spa Modern cardio and weight equipment Free Business center computers Full size refrigerator in every room Complimentary WiFi access Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers Self Parking/FREE Parking

Contact info:
3838 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: www.PhoenixAirportNorth.hgi.com

Room amenities: Make yourself at home in a Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North guest room. A microwave, full-size refrigerator and complimentary cable on the HDTV provide the comforts of home, while a Herman Miller ergonomic chair furnishes a touch of elegance. Stay connected at the oversized desk, or from the comfort of a Garden Sleep System® adjustable bed, with complimentary WiFi access. Spacious suites have pullout sofa-sleepers in the parlor to make great family rooms. Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers for ease of movement.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel Cooked-to-order breakfast at The Great American Grill®, open 6am – 10pm Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 169.00 + Tax
Request AAA or AARP Rate Let front desk know program number and week enrolled.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Sunday, March 10 - Music Appreciation / Experience Arizona State Un...
Music Appreciation / Experience Arizona State University - Gammage Theatre Presents Broadway Musical: "Memphis"

Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental. Come down by the time indicated on the itinerary; just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Spend some time studying and engaging in discussion with a talented trumpeteer. From the history of instruments, the vast array of musical styles, and the production of a symphony, you're guaranteed to learn something new!

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel.

Afternoon: Explore the ruin of an 800 year-old platform mound possibly used by the Hohokam for ceremonies or as an administrative center. An excavated ballcourt and two full-scale reproductions of prehistoric Hohokam homes can be viewed along the ruin trail. The site also includes some of the last remaining intact Hohokam irrigation canals. The museum offers expert-led talks of the platform mound and museum exhibits, as well as other places of archaeological interest in the Salt River Valley and the state.

Afternoon: Gammage presents: Memphis - TURN UP THAT DIAL ... From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves — filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n' roll.

Dinner: Enjoy southwest cusisine at the Canyon Restaurant for dinner.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences for Phoenix and beyond at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North hotel. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this Phoenix hotel is convenient to freeways and the Phoenix light rail system, making an ideal base for downtown Phoenix, and surrounding attractions. Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle Heated outdoor Pool and Spa Modern cardio and weight equipment Free Business center computers Full size refrigerator in every room Complimentary WiFi access Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers Self Parking/FREE Parking

Contact info:
3838 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: www.PhoenixAirportNorth.hgi.com

Room amenities: Make yourself at home in a Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North guest room. A microwave, full-size refrigerator and complimentary cable on the HDTV provide the comforts of home, while a Herman Miller ergonomic chair furnishes a touch of elegance. Stay connected at the oversized desk, or from the comfort of a Garden Sleep System® adjustable bed, with complimentary WiFi access. Spacious suites have pullout sofa-sleepers in the parlor to make great family rooms. Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers for ease of movement.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel Cooked-to-order breakfast at The Great American Grill®, open 6am – 10pm Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 169.00 + Tax
Request AAA or AARP Rate Let front desk know program number and week enrolled.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Monday, March 11 - Frank Lloyd Wright / Taliesin West
Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental. Come down by the time indicated on the itinerary; just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Class on Frank Lloyd Wright.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel.

Afternoon: Embark on an expert-led visit of Taliesin West. Nestled in the foothills of rugged mountains and surrounded by the spectacular Sonoran Desert lies Taliesin West: a sprawling 600-acre complex designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright literally created Taliesin (pronounced TALLY EHSSEN) West "out of the desert." He and his apprentices gathered rocks from the desert floor and sand from the washes to build this great desert masterpiece. From the beginning, this remarkable set of buildings astounded architectural critics with its beauty and unusual form. Visit the Biltmore Resort influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright's design.

Dinner: Dinner on your own at the Biltmore Restaurants and Shopping Center.

Evening: Spend some time studying and engaging in discussion with a talented musician. You're guaranteed to learn something new!

Lodging: Hilton Garden Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences for Phoenix and beyond at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North hotel. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this Phoenix hotel is convenient to freeways and the Phoenix light rail system, making an ideal base for downtown Phoenix, and surrounding attractions. Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle Heated outdoor Pool and Spa Modern cardio and weight equipment Free Business center computers Full size refrigerator in every room Complimentary WiFi access Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers Self Parking/FREE Parking

Contact info:
3838 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: www.PhoenixAirportNorth.hgi.com

Room amenities: Make yourself at home in a Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North guest room. A microwave, full-size refrigerator and complimentary cable on the HDTV provide the comforts of home, while a Herman Miller ergonomic chair furnishes a touch of elegance. Stay connected at the oversized desk, or from the comfort of a Garden Sleep System® adjustable bed, with complimentary WiFi access. Spacious suites have pullout sofa-sleepers in the parlor to make great family rooms. Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers for ease of movement.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel Cooked-to-order breakfast at The Great American Grill®, open 6am – 10pm Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 169.00 + Tax
Request AAA or AARP Rate Let front desk know program number and week enrolled.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Tuesday, March 12 - Frank Sinatra / Native American Flute Playing / T...
Frank Sinatra / Native American Flute Playing / Tuesday 3/12/13 Theatre League Performs at the Mesa Art Center: "Fiddler On The Roof". All Shows Subject To Change

Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental. Come down by the time indicated on the itinerary; just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Class on Frank Sinatra.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel.

Afternoon: Spend some time studying and engaging in discussion with a talented Native American Flute player. From the history of instruments to the vast array of musical styles, you're guaranteed to learn something new.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Mesa Theater League presents: Fiddler on The Roof - Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has been lauded by critics again and again, and won the hearts of people all around the world. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a timeless classic.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Wednesday, March 13 - Class / Wrap Up
Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental. Come down by the time indicated on the itinerary; just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Class and Wrap Up

Meals Included: Breakfast

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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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
3 Performances

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