ORIENTATION begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.Dinner: Dinner in hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this hotel offers a vegetarian meal option. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.Evening: INTRODUCTIONS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.Lodging: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Dinner
Global art treasures have been taken from their original settings for centuries. This course focuses on noted stolen cultural artifacts such as the Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, the Mona Lisa, and examines in detail the systemic looting of European cultural artifacts during World War II and the efforts to return recovered items to their rightful owners.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: EXCURSION: Docent-led visit of the Tiburon Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum
In 1884, Peter Donahue completed the extension of the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad to Point Tiburon transforming it into a major railroad & ferry terminus and maintenance yard. After the last train ran in 1967, the shoreline and the depot building were deeded to the Town of Tiburon for use as open space and a museum. On the ground floor is a railroad & ferry museum featuring a working scale model of the Point Tiburon yard circa 1900-1910. Upstairs is the restored stationmaster’s residence, 1913-1940. The Depot is the only surviving dual use terminal west of the Hudson River and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Courtesy of the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society)
Docent-led visit of the China Cabin: The China Cabin is the Social Saloon from the S.S. China, a side-wheeled steamer built in 1866 by the William H. Webb shipyard in New York. Commissioned by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, the China carried mail and passengers from its home port of San Francisco to Asia. The elegant room was salvaged when the ship became obsolete in 1879 and was burned for scrap metal in Tiburon Cove. The Landmarks Society has restored the interior with 22k gold leaf, walnut woodwork, cut-glass floral window panes, and brass chandeliers. The China Cabin was designated a National Maritime Monument in 1978. (Courtesy of the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society)
Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: American Master: George Gershwin
Explore the life and music of one of America’s greatest composers: George Gershwin. Join us as we listen and learn about Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess and selected Broadway shows. It’s true Americana!Lodging: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Classic Cinema/TV Talk: Th...
Classic Cinema/TV Talk: The First Kings of Late NightBreakfast: Breakfast in hotelMorning: BONUS CLASS: With A Song In His Heart: Richard Rodgers
Rodgers & Hart and Rodgers & Hammerstein. Learn about his fascinating career and personal life. His tunes are some of the best of the 20th century, performed by Broadway and Hollywood’s song and dance stars.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: CLASS: Classic Cinema
From Birth of a Nation to The Artist, going to the movies has been a treasured and shared experience for over a hundred years. We'll sample clips from some of the most famous films from then and now, and re-live those golden moments of the silver screen.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: TV Talk: The First Kings of Late Night
Did you see Steve Allen laugh with Don Knotts, Jack Paar interview Fidel Castro or JFK before they became leaders of their countries, Johnny Carson as Tarzan with Betty White as Jane, or Dick Cavett spend 90 minutes with Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, and Groucho Marx? If you missed these great interviews and performances the first time around, we've got them, and much more, on film. Relive the early years of live late night in the 50s to classic broadcasts in the 70s and 80s.Lodging: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Soak in the Disney legacy, from spearheading the art of animation through the making of movies loved by millions. Disney was the first studio to have its own show on national TV, out of which came an amusement park known to millions as Disneyland.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: CLASS: Classic CinemaDinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: TV Talk: The First Kings of Late NightLodging: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The program is concluded after lunch; hotel checkout is by noon.Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch