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LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN

Life and Music of Irving Berlin, Art of the Everyday, Homespun Humor

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Program #20982RJ
5 Days | 4 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 Apr 28 — May 2, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Located on beautiful Geneva Lake in a 52-acre wooded site. Public access walking path around the lake gets you up close to many of the historic mansions. Be sure to stay on the path.

Contact info:
1724 Main Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147 USA
phone: 262-248-3600
web: www.covenantharbor.org

Room amenities: Local or 800 phone service, radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, soap, shampoo, lotion. There are no televisions in the rooms. No alcohol permitted on site.

Facility amenities: Self contained conference and retreat center, meeting, sleeping and dining all in the same building. Elevator service to all three levels. Local phone service only. Mobile phone service may not be reliable. Two lounges with fireplaces. One television with basic channels in second floor lounge. No alcohol permitted on site.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for price information.
Call 262-248-3600, ext. 333 for additional nights availability and price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 28 - Arrival and Orientation
Arrive To: Travel to Lake Geneva on your own -- OR -- join the Covenant Harbor van shuttle departing from the Milwaukee airport at 4:00 pm. Advance Reservation Required. Claim your luggage and meet at the GoRiteway kiosk by 3:45 pm. You will arrive in Lake Geneva at 5:30 pm in time for check-in, dinner and orientation.

Afternoon: Plan to arrive in Lake Geneva in the afternoon. Check-in begins at 4:00 pm in the lobby of the Geneva Bay Centre at Covenant Harbor Bible Camp and Retreat Center. Please, no early check-ins; however, if you do arrive early, you are welcome to bring in your luggage and wait in the lounge until your room is ready. Pick up your program booklet, name tag and room key from your Group Leader who will be in the lobby. The booklet will contain the final day-by-day schedule and other program information that we will review during orientation.

Dinner: At 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room. Meals served at the retreat center are buffet style. At dinner you'll find a salad bar with fresh greens and an array of toppings along with hot entrees and a dessert. Be sure to pace yourself, there are a lot of choices. Find a seat in the dining room and take your glass to the beverage center for your choice of milk, soda, iced tea, coffee or ice water. Meal times are a great opportunity to meet your fellow participants and talk about past programs you have attended.

Evening: Gather in the meeting room at 7:15 pm for ORIENTATION. Your Group Leader will give an overview of the program, provide additional information about your accommodations and answer any questions. Then you'll have a chance to introduce yourself and tell a little about your hometown and hobbies.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located on beautiful Geneva Lake in a 52-acre wooded site. Public access walking path around the lake gets you up close to many of the historic mansions. Be sure to stay on the path.

Contact info:
1724 Main Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147 USA
phone: 262-248-3600
web: www.covenantharbor.org

Room amenities: Local or 800 phone service, radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, soap, shampoo, lotion. There are no televisions in the rooms. No alcohol permitted on site.

Facility amenities: Self contained conference and retreat center, meeting, sleeping and dining all in the same building. Elevator service to all three levels. Local phone service only. Mobile phone service may not be reliable. Two lounges with fireplaces. One television with basic channels in second floor lounge. No alcohol permitted on site.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for price information.
Call 262-248-3600, ext. 333 for additional nights availability and price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 29 - Life and Music of Irving Berlin, Art of the Every...
Breakfast: At 8:00 am in the lower level dining room. You'll find a variety of hot and cold dishes along with fresh fruit and juice.

Morning: Gather in the meeting room at 9:00 am for a ninety-minute session on THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF IRVING BERLIN with Linda Bachand. Linda is a favorite instructor of many Road Scholar participants. Discuss Irving Berlin's early years in New York as a Russian immigrant. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am to stretch and get another cp of coffee. Come back at 11:00 am for a ninety-minute session on THE ART OF THE EVERYDAY with fine arts instructor Greg Athnos.

Lunch: At 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room.

Afternoon: Gather in the meeting room at 2:00 pm for a second ninety-minute session on THE ART OF THE EVERYDAY.

Dinner: At 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.

Evening: Gather in the meeting room at 7:15 pm for a ninety-minute session on HOME SPUN HUMOR with local instructor Chris Brookes. Tonight we'll look at the wit of Mark Twain.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located on beautiful Geneva Lake in a 52-acre wooded site. Public access walking path around the lake gets you up close to many of the historic mansions. Be sure to stay on the path.

Contact info:
1724 Main Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147 USA
phone: 262-248-3600
web: www.covenantharbor.org

Room amenities: Local or 800 phone service, radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, soap, shampoo, lotion. There are no televisions in the rooms. No alcohol permitted on site.

Facility amenities: Self contained conference and retreat center, meeting, sleeping and dining all in the same building. Elevator service to all three levels. Local phone service only. Mobile phone service may not be reliable. Two lounges with fireplaces. One television with basic channels in second floor lounge. No alcohol permitted on site.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for price information.
Call 262-248-3600, ext. 333 for additional nights availability and price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 30 - Life and Music of Irving Berlin, Art of the Every...
Breakfast: At 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.

Morning: Gather in the meeting room at 9:00 am for a ninety-minute session on THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF IRVING BERLIN. From Tin Pan Alley to Broadway to Hollywood, Irving Berlin did it all. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am for a quick walk outside. Come back at 11:00 am for a ninety-minute session on ART OF THE EVERYDAY. Consider works by Vermeer and discuss his subtle use of light and shadow.

Lunch: At 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room.

Afternoon: Gather in the meeting room at 2:00 pm for the final ninety-minute session on ART OF THE EVERYDAY.

Dinner: At 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.

Evening: Gather in the meeting room at 7:15 pm for a ninety-minute session on HOME SPUN HUMOR. Tonight we'll look at the commentary of Will Rogers.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located on beautiful Geneva Lake in a 52-acre wooded site. Public access walking path around the lake gets you up close to many of the historic mansions. Be sure to stay on the path.

Contact info:
1724 Main Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147 USA
phone: 262-248-3600
web: www.covenantharbor.org

Room amenities: Local or 800 phone service, radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, soap, shampoo, lotion. There are no televisions in the rooms. No alcohol permitted on site.

Facility amenities: Self contained conference and retreat center, meeting, sleeping and dining all in the same building. Elevator service to all three levels. Local phone service only. Mobile phone service may not be reliable. Two lounges with fireplaces. One television with basic channels in second floor lounge. No alcohol permitted on site.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for price information.
Call 262-248-3600, ext. 333 for additional nights availability and price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 01 - Life and Music of Irving Berlin, Musical Theater ...
Life and Music of Irving Berlin, Musical Theater Performance, Home Spun Humor

Note: Theater complex is ramped, no stairs.

Breakfast: At 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.

Morning: Gather in the meeting room at 9:00 am for a fifty-minute session on THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF IRVING BERLIN. Board our motor coach at 10:00 am for the one hour ride to nearby Fort Atkinson and The Fireside Theater, a regional, equity dinner theater. The owners of the Fireside believe that people will come to a place they have been invited, and will return if they were made to feel welcome.

Lunch: Plated lunch served at 11:15 am in the theater restaurant. Menu to be announced. After lunch you'll have some time to look in the shops at the theater complex before the show.

Afternoon: Enjoy a 1:30 pm PERFORMANCE of the hit musical ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. Three of the greatest names in American Musical Theater - Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein and Irving Berlin - came together to create one of the most original and beloved musical comedies of all time, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. Many shows claim to be classics but this one truly is. It tells the tale of Annie Oakley - the world's greatest sharpshooter - and her topsy turvy, hilarious journey to find fortune, fame, and true love. Along the way she meets Buffalo Bill, Chief Sitting Bull, and an array of colorful characters who help her in her quest. Yet they still find time to sing some of the greatest songs ever to be sung on Broadway. Every song is a hit including "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better," "The Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night," and that great anthem of the American stage "There's No Business Like Show Business." Return to Lake Geneva after the performance.

Dinner: At 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.

Evening: Gather in the meeting room at 7:15 pm for a ninety-minute session on HOME SPUN HUMOR. Tonight we'll wrap up with the wisdom of Andy Griffith.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, May 02 - Life and Music of Irving Berlin, Departure
Note: Late check-out has been arranged for all Road Scholar participants. We ask that you clean off the beds so the Housekeeping Staff can remake the beds and begin cleaning for weekend guests.

Depart From: For those returning to the Milwaukee airport with the Covenant Harbor van shuttle, bring your luggage to the lobby for a 12:30 pm departure. You will arrive at the airport at approximately 2:00 pm. IMPORTANT: Do not make any flight plans earlier than 4:00 pm.

Breakfast: At 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.

Morning: Gather in the meeting room at 9:00 am for a sixty-minute session on THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF IRVING BERLIN. Talk about the show you saw yesterday. What did you like or dislike? Take a thirty-minute break at 10:00 am. This is a good time to take some things to your vehicle. Come back at 10:30 am for our final sixty-minute session on THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF IRVING BERLIN. Discuss Berlin's lasting legacy to Broadway and the American identity.

Lunch: At 11:30 am in the lower level dining room. Program ends with lunch. Thank you for joining us for this Road Scholar program. Safe travels.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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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