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PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

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4 Days | 3 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.
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Itinerary for Jan 3 — Jan 6, 2013

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Day One: Thursday, January 03 - Itinerary subject to change; Registration/Orienta...
Afternoon: Check in at the front desk before 4PM for room. CELS Registration is at 4:00PM. Look for sign in the Lobby.

Dinner: #1 Courtyard - Dinner catered at hotel. #4 Saguaro - Dinner on site #6 Ingleside - Dinner on site #5 Spa - Dinner on site #2 Palm Mt. - Dinner catered at hotel. #3 Renaissance - Dinner on site

Evening: Orientation following dinner

Lodging: Category #1 - Courtyard Marriott (Film Festival) or Category #2 - Palm Mountain Resort (Film Festival) or Category #3 - Renaissance Palm Springs (Film Festival host hotel) or Category #4 - The Saguaro or Category #5 - Spa Resort Hotel (Film Festival) or Category #6 - Ingleside Inn (Film Festival)

Meals Included: Dinner
Day Two: Friday, January 04 - Films # 1 and 2
Breakfast: 6:30-8AM #1 Courtyard - Breakfast on site #4 Saguaro - Breakfast on site #6 Ingleside Inn - Buffet Breakfast on site #5 Spa Resort- Buffet Breakfast on site #2 Palm Mountain - Full Continental breakfast on site #3 Renaissance- Buffet Breakfast on site

Morning: 8:25AM Announcements at the auditorium. Introduction and viewing of film # 1.

Lunch: Catered Sack lunch at the auditorium from award winning bakery. Musical entertainment provided during lunch.

Afternoon: 12:00PM Introduction and viewing of film #2 After 2:00PM - Afternoon free to view other films on your own, use hotel amenities, or go sight seeing.

Dinner: Optional Dinner-Dance from 6-8:30PM at the Spa Resort Hotel; Open to all participants; Dance if free and the cost of dinner is at your own expense. Bring your dancing shoes! (details to follow in program Welcome Letter) Or if you prefer, enjoy any of 400 area restaurants (at your own expense). Accom#5 Spa participants do have dinner included this night. All other accommodations have option to buy dinner at Spa at their own expense for the dinner portion of the dinner-dance.

Evening: Critique session before dinner so that you will be free to attend the optional dinner-dance at the Spa Resort Hotel.

Lodging: Category #1 - Courtyard Marriott (Film Festival) or Category #2 - Palm Mountain Resort (Film Festival) or Category #3 - Renaissance Palm Springs (Film Festival host hotel) or Category #4 - The Saguaro or Category #5 - Spa Resort Hotel (Film Festival) or Category #6 - Ingleside Inn (Film Festival)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Three: Saturday, January 05 - Films # 3 & 4
Breakfast: #1 Courtyard - Buffet Breakfast on site #4 Saguaro - Breakfast on site #6 Ingleside Inn - Buffet Breakfast on site #5 Spa Resort- Buffet Breakfast on site. #2 Palm Mountain - Full Continental breakfast on site #3 Renaissance- Buffet Breakfast on site

Morning: 8:25 AM - Begin Daily Announcements in the auditorium. Introduction and viewing of film #3.

Lunch: Catered Sack lunch at the auditorium from award winning bakery. Musical entertainment provided during lunch.

Afternoon: 12:00PM Introduction and viewing of film #4. Afternoon open to view more films on your own.

Dinner: Optional Dinner-Dance from 6-8:30PM at the Spa Resort Hotel; Open to all participants; Dance is free and the cost of dinner is at your own expense. Bring your dancing shoes! (details to follow in program Welcome Letter) Or if you prefer, enjoy any of 400 area restaurants (at your own expense). Accom#5 Spa and Accom#2 Palm Mountain participants do have dinner included this night. All other accommodations have option to buy dinner at Spa at their own expense for the dinner portion of the dinner-dance.

Evening: Critique session before or after dinner. Various evening activities that include musical entertainment, Lecture on History of the Desert, Lecture on Desert Plants and Animals, play Bridge or view a film classic. These activities are available to all of our participants at various hotels - you are free to attend whichever activity interests you, regardless of which hotel you are registered.

Lodging: Category #1 - Courtyard Marriott (Film Festival) or Category #2 - Palm Mountain Resort (Film Festival) or Category #3 - Renaissance Palm Springs (Film Festival host hotel) or Category #4 - The Saguaro or Category #5 - Spa Resort Hotel (Film Festival) or Category #6 - Ingleside Inn (Film Festival)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Four: Sunday, January 06 - Films # 5 & 6
Breakfast: #1 Courtyard - Buffet Breakfast on site #4 Saguaro - Breakfast on site #6 Ingleside Inn - Buffet Breakfast on site #5 Spa Resort- Buffet Breakfast on site. #2 Palm Mountain - Full Continental breakfast on site #3 Renaissance- Buffet Breakfast on site

Morning: 8:25 AM - Begin Daily Announcements in the auditorium. Introduction and viewing of film #5.

Lunch: Catered Sack lunch at the auditorium from award winning bakery. Musical entertainment provided during lunch.

Afternoon: 12:00PM - Introduction and viewing of film #6. Program ends at Approximately 2PM.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Palm Springs, CA
CasinosThe Spa Casino Right in the heart of downtown Palm Springs is a player’s paradise called Spa Resort Casino. It is famous for its natural healing waters, fine restaurants and spacious hotel rooms. Experience a unique combination of quiet elegance and non-stop gaming excitement. Directions: The casino is situated on nine acres in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. 401 E. Amado Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (888) 999-1995
For additional information, visit: www.sparesortcasino.com
College of the Desert Street FairThe Street Fair is located on the beautiful College of the Desert campus, surrounded by date palms and mountain vistas. College of the Desert's Street Fair is a great place to find holiday presents, birthday and anniversary gifts,one-of-a-kind items, produce & art. A must do for stay-overs. -Open every Saturday & Sunday -October through May – 7am – 2pm -June – September – 7am – Noon -Free Parking -Free Admission -Free Entertainment 43-500 Monterey Ave. Palm Desert , CA 92260
Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon Desert Hills Premium Outlets is more than just a great collection of the finest brands. It offers one of the largest collections of designer outlets in the country. Situated near the popular Palm Springs resorts and surrounded by majestic mountains, it's not a mirage; it is a true bargain hunter's haven. 48400 Seminole Drive Cabazon, CA 92230 (951) 849-6641 Directions: Desert Hills Premium Outlets is located just over an hour's drive from Los Angeles and Orange Counties and 20 minutes west of Palm Springs on Interstate 10; exit Fields Road.
For additional information, visit: www.premiumoutlets.com/deserthills
Palm Springs Aerial TramAscend two and a half miles to a pristine wilderness aboard the World’s Largest Rotating Tramcars. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway constructed in rugged Chino Canyon on the north edge of Palm Springs - about two hours by car from Los Angeles and San Diego - did not just happen. It required foresight, planning, financing and, most of all a vision. For years, it was the dream of a young electrical engineer named Francis F. Crocker to "go up there where it's nice and cool". Be sure to see the film they show. Hours of Operation Tram cars depart at least every half hour from 10 a.m., Monday – Friday; 8 a.m. weekends and holiday periods. Last car up is 8 p.m. with the last car down at 9:45 p.m. The Tramway will be closed for Annual Maintenance in September. 888-515-TRAM (8726) (760) 325-1391
For additional information, visit: www.pstramway.com
The Fabulous Palm Springs FolliesThe Fabulous Palm Springs Follies is a world-famous, Broadway-caliber celebration of the music, dance, and comedy of the 30's and 40's, with a cast old enough to have lived it. Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Be sure to mention CELS/Roadscholar for a discount. 128 South Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, California 92262 (760) 327-0225
For additional information, visit: www.psfollies.com
The Living Desert, Wildlife & Botanical ParkThe Living Desert was established in March, 1970, as a 360 acre wilderness preserve. Today it is one of the most unique institutions in the country and stands out as the only American zoo and garden dedicated solely to interpreting and conserving the deserts of the world. It is the only zoological and botanical park specializing in just one entire ecosystem. 47-900 Portola Avenue Palm Desert, CA 92260 Phone: 760-346-5694 Season Hours: Open every day September 1 – June 15 from 9:00 am to 5:00pm Last admission at 4:00pm. Closed December 25th Directions: From Hwy 111 in Palm Desert, turn south on Portola Ave., go 1 ½ miles, follow signs to main entrance. Plenty of free parking. From Interstate 10 take the Monterey exit and turn south. Go south approximately 6 miles and turn east (left) on Hwy 111. Follow direction above when you reach Portola.
For additional information, visit: www.livingdesert.org
Westfield Shopping Center180 stores – restaurants – movie theater 72-840 Highway 111 Palm Desert, CA 92260 Telephone: (760) 568 0248
For additional information, visit: www.westfield.com/palmdesert

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