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CARMEL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

Scott Joplin, Steinbeck: His Home and His Work, and Natural History of the Monterey Peninsula

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Program #1200RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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 Sep 29 — Oct 4, 2013

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Day One: Sunday, September 29 - Check-in and Orientation
Afternoon: 2:00 – 5:00 pm Check-in at Hidden Valley office

Dinner: 6:00 pm Dinner & Orientation

Lodging: Hidden Valley Inn or Wright Hall

Meals Included: Dinner
Day Two: Monday, September 30 - John Steinbeck Discussion and Scott Joplin Class
Breakfast: 7:30 am Long, slow stretching and breathing exercises prepare particpants for the day's activities followed by 8:30 am Breakfast

Morning: Amazing as it may seem, John Steinbeck appears to talk about his work and his life in the Carmel/Monterey area.

Lunch: 12:00 pm Lunch

Afternoon: 1:30 pm A talented pianist performs and discusses the work and life of Scott Joplin.

Dinner: 6:00 pm Dinner

Evening: Learn about the Natural History of the Monterey area, led by a coastal biologist.

Lodging: Hidden Valley Inn or Wright Hall

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Three: Tuesday, October 01 - Scott Joplin Class and Free Time
Breakfast: 7:30 am Long, slow stretching and breathing exercises prepare particpants for the day's activities followed by 8:30 am Breakfast

Morning: 9:30 am Continue to learn about Scott Joplin through lecture and live performance.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore the area. Sack lunches available after class

Dinner: 6:00 pm Dinner

Evening: 7:00 pm Film: Scott Joplin's Treemonisha.

Lodging: Hidden Valley Inn or Wright Hall

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Four: Wednesday, October 02 - Monterey Area Presentation and Coastal Field Trip
Breakfast: 7:30 am Long, slow stretching and breathing exercises prepare particpants for the day's activities followed by 8:30 am Breakfast

Morning: Coastal biologist continues presentation on the Monterey area.

Lunch: 12:00 pm Lunch

Afternoon: 1:00 pm Bus departs for Natural History field trip accompanied by coastal biologist.

Dinner: 6:00 pm Dinner

Evening: 7:00 pm Pianist continues presentation on Scott Joplin.

Lodging: Hidden Valley Inn or Wright Hall

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, October 03 - John Steinbeck Class and Field Trip to National S...
Breakfast: 7:30 am Long, slow stretching and breathing exercises prepare particpants for the day's activities followed by 8:30 am Breakfast t

Morning: 9:30 am Learn about John Steinbeck's life & works.

Lunch: 12:00 pm Lunch

Afternoon: Bus departs for field trip to the National Steinbeck Museum.

Dinner: 6:00 pm Dinner

Evening: 7:00 pm Wine, Wonderful Wine: Becoming a world wine center, Carmel Valley wines are discussed and sampled with the guidance of a local winemaker.

Lodging: Hidden Valley Inn or Wright Hall

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 04 - Jack London Presentation and Departure
Breakfast: 7:00 am Continental Breakfast

Morning: 7:30 am Long, slow stretching and breathing exercises prepare particpants for the day's activities.

Morning: 9:00 am Jack London drops in to tell participants about his time on the Monterey Peninsula.

Brunch: 10:30 am Farewell Brunch and Graduation.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch


Free Time Opportunities


Carmel Valley, CA
Allen Knight Maritime MuseumNear Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf
Art GalleriesOver 35 art galleries in Carmel.
Cannery RowThis street, once the home of the sardine canneries from JohnSteinbeck's "Cannery Row," now houses restaurants, galleries, unique shops, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Carmel MissionVisit the historic Carmel Missionestablished by Father Junipero Serra.
Colton HallA Museum of History about the days when Monterey was theCalifornia capitol.
Fisherman's WharfStroll along Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf to watch the seals, pelicans, & people.
Garland ParkHiking trails for every level of experience -- from easy, flat trails to ery challenging steep hikes.
Monterey Bay AquariumThe Monterey Bay Aquarium, on historic Cannery Row.
Monterey's Path of HistoryTake a self0guided walking tour and see the historic adobes along Monterey's Path of History.
ShoppingCarmel Rancho Carmel Barnyard Carmel Crossroads Ocean Avenue, Carmel Del Monte Center, Monterey
Walk on the beachStroll along beautiful Scenic Drive in Carmel. Sit on one of the benches overlooking the beaches of Carmel Bay from Pebble Beach to Point Lobos.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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