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Program #21123RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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 Jul 15 — Jul 19, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Full service hotel, located walking distance to shopping.

Contact info:
476 Route 7 South
Rutland, VT 05701 USA
phone: 802-773-6130
web: www.hivermont.com

Room amenities: The Holiday Inn Rutland/Killington VT provides a contemporary retreat from the bustle of the city. Our 151 spacious guest rooms and suites boast a classic, beautiful dècor and thoughtful amenities. Whether you are here for pleasure or business you will appreciate the new amenities such as enhanced bedding, mini refrigerator and microwave, to name a few. Television, hair dryers, microwaves.

Facility amenities: Full service restaurant, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, lounge.

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

Additional nights before:
None

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Monday, July 15 - Arrival & Check-in, Registration, Welcome Recepti...
Arrival & Check-in, Registration, Welcome Reception & Opening Dinner, Orientation

Afternoon: ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN: Holiday Inn Rutland, VT. Check-in is available from 3:00pm. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk in the lobby to pick up your arrival packet containing your name tag, updated schedule, and other important information we'll review during orientation

Dinner: Dinner begins at 6:00pm. The lovely buffet typically includes soup, salad, a choice of two delicious entrée items (vegetarian option available with advance request), and dessert.

Evening: ORIENTATION: After dinner, we will have an informative overview of the program including a review of the updated daily schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. The evening will conclude with introductions of everyone in the group.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Rutland

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Full service hotel, located walking distance to shopping.

Contact info:
476 Route 7 South
Rutland, VT 05701 USA
phone: 802-773-6130
web: www.hivermont.com

Room amenities: The Holiday Inn Rutland/Killington VT provides a contemporary retreat from the bustle of the city. Our 151 spacious guest rooms and suites boast a classic, beautiful dècor and thoughtful amenities. Whether you are here for pleasure or business you will appreciate the new amenities such as enhanced bedding, mini refrigerator and microwave, to name a few. Television, hair dryers, microwaves.

Facility amenities: Full service restaurant, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, lounge.

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

Additional nights before:
None

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, July 16 - Matinee performance at the Adirondack Theatre Fes...
Matinee performance at the Adirondack Theatre Festival/visit the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY, a small town with a big feel.

Breakfast: Available from 7:00am. Enjoy a tasty buffet in our private dining room. Buffet may include eggs, pancakes and waffles, bacon or sausage, home fries. There may also be yogurt, fruits, or cereals. Coffee, tea, juices, and ice water is also included.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: This morning, travel to Glens Falls, a small town with a big feel and enjoy exploration of the Hyde Collection Art Museum. There will be a direct correlation between an exhibit at this museum and the play we will see at the Adirondak theatre Festival called Filming O'keeffe. The Hyde’s collection is a truly remarkable group of works and is a testament to the vision of our founder, Charlotte Pruyn Hyde, and her husband, Louis Fiske Hyde. Works from the collection – the Rembrandt, the Rubens, the Picasso, the Renoirs, and the Hassam, for instance – The Hyde Collection offers a world-class group of works that span almost six thousand years of art history from antiquity to the present. The Museum's founders, Louis and Charlotte Hyde, acquired the majority of objects during a fifty-year period of avid and highly informed collecting. Many of these works are displayed in Hyde House, the founders’ former home, as well as in the Museum’s modern exhibition galleries.

Lunch: A plated lunch will be served at the one of the lovely restaurants to be found in Glens Falls.

Afternoon: This afternoon we enjoy a pre or post performance lecture with the staff, actors or interns associated with the Adirondack Theater Festival. Discussions may includes talks on the performance and the entire festival.

Afternoon: PERFORMANCE: This afternoon, enjoy a matinee performance at the Adirondack Theatre Festival. We will update you with the play title as soon as it becomes available. Adirondack Theatre Festival (ATF) is a professional not-for-profit summer theatre located in Glens Falls, NY. ATF strives to challenge, entertain, and nourish its audience through the development and production of new and contemporary musicals and plays. This relationship engages the community as audience members and participants in workshops, discussions, and educational programming.

Dinner: Dinner begins at 6:00pm and typically this lovely buffet includes soup, salad, a choice of two delicious entrée items (vegetarian option available with advance request), and dessert.

Evening: FREE EVENING: We will do our best to make available a list of activities available for your to enjoy during your free time.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Rutland

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Full service hotel, located walking distance to shopping.

Contact info:
476 Route 7 South
Rutland, VT 05701 USA
phone: 802-773-6130
web: www.hivermont.com

Room amenities: The Holiday Inn Rutland/Killington VT provides a contemporary retreat from the bustle of the city. Our 151 spacious guest rooms and suites boast a classic, beautiful dècor and thoughtful amenities. Whether you are here for pleasure or business you will appreciate the new amenities such as enhanced bedding, mini refrigerator and microwave, to name a few. Television, hair dryers, microwaves.

Facility amenities: Full service restaurant, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, lounge.

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

Additional nights before:
None

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, July 17 - Visit lovley Weston Vermont/dinner and a show at ...
Breakfast: Available from 7:00am. Enjoy a tasty full buffet in our private dining room. Buffet may include eggs, pancakes and waffles, bacon or sausage, home fries, and home baked items. There may also be yogurt, fruits, or cereals. Coffee, tea, juices, and ice water is also included

Morning: PRESENTATION: This morning enjoy a lively discussion with a company member from the Weston Playhouse. Discussion topics may include information on the upcoming performance and the history of the Weston Playhouse.

Lunch: Enjoy a lovely lunch served at the hotel.

Afternoon: This afternoon we travel to beautiful Weston, VT. Here you may enjoy a leisurly stroll to the town green, historic museums or spend some time in the iconic Vermont Country Store.

Dinner: Dinner wil be served at the Historic Bryant House Restaurant. Here, you will have a choice of two or three entrees. Enjoy a sit-down meal in the charming 1827 eating rooms of this remodeled Bryant House Restaurant in Weston. They serve a wide variety of hearty comfort-food dishes. Enjoy a libation from in their beautiful 1885 barroom, and one of their scrumptious desserts made from scratch.

Evening: PERFORMANCE:Enjoy an evening performance at the Weston Playhouse. We will update you with the play title as soon as it becomes available. In 1935, while Franklin D. Roosevelt was coping with the Great Depression, Weston-born architect Raymond Austin was putting the finishing touches on a playhouse that one New York critic would later call "the most beautiful theatre in New England." Weston Playhouse Theatre Company is a not-for-profit organization. Under Ewen, Fort, and Stettler, the Playhouse has redefined its role as a professional regional theatre, expanding its offerings beyond the traditional summer months and creating outreach programs which can serve Southern Vermont audiences on a year-round basis. Thanks to the dedication and generosity of its Board of Directors, Theatre Associates, community volunteers, patrons, company members and alumni, the theatre completed a $2 million capital campaign in 2002. The campaign secures the future of the Weston Playhouse with the establishment of a major endowment, the purchase and renovation of property for artist housing and rehearsal space, and capital improvements to the Playhouse facility including air conditioning and an infrared listening system. With an eye to the future and unparalleled support from its extended family of theatregoers and artists, the Weston Playhouse continues to build on the tradition of quality entertainment and community involvement which has characterized Vermont's Oldest Professional Theatre from its inception. Every effort will be made to attend a pre or post show talk with members of the artistic staff and performers. N Expert-led lectures: 1 Performances: 1

Lodging: Holiday Inn Rutland

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Full service hotel, located walking distance to shopping.

Contact info:
476 Route 7 South
Rutland, VT 05701 USA
phone: 802-773-6130
web: www.hivermont.com

Room amenities: The Holiday Inn Rutland/Killington VT provides a contemporary retreat from the bustle of the city. Our 151 spacious guest rooms and suites boast a classic, beautiful dècor and thoughtful amenities. Whether you are here for pleasure or business you will appreciate the new amenities such as enhanced bedding, mini refrigerator and microwave, to name a few. Television, hair dryers, microwaves.

Facility amenities: Full service restaurant, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, lounge.

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

Additional nights before:
None

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, July 18 - Visit the Paramount Theatre/Evening performance a...
Visit the Paramount Theatre/Evening performance at the Dorset Playhouse.

Breakfast: Available from 7:00am. Enjoy a tasty full buffet in our private dining room. Buffet may include eggs, pancakes and waffles, bacon or sausage, home fries, and home baked items. There may also be yogurt, fruits, or cereals. Coffee, tea, juices, and ice water is also included

Morning: PRESENTATION: This morning, we visit the Paramount Theatre to learn about the elegance and history of this century old theater. In the early part of the 20th century, many called The Playhouse Theatre of Rutland, Vermont one of the finest theatres in America and very few, reportedly, were more artistically designed or appointed. Built in 1912 & 1913 by George T. Chaffee. The Theatre opened on January 16, 1914. The successful restoration of the Paramount Theatre was completed in February 2000 and an Opening Night Gala in March 2000 honored the artisans and contributors who made the historic project possible. Once again, the Paramount Theatre has assumed its role as an arts, cultural, and educational leader, and as a significant and valuable community resource.

Lunch: Enjoy a lovely lunch served at the hotel.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Today we travel to Manchester, VT and go to the Dorset Playhouse for a behind the scenes exploration of this wonderful theatre.

Dinner: A wonderful three course dinner will be served at one of the many restaurants that can be found in Manchester.

Evening: PERFORMANCE: Tonight we take in a show at the Dorset Theatre Festival. We will update you with the play title as soon as it becomes available. On July 2, 1929, The Dorset Playhouse officially opened. In typical Vermont style, the building of this lovely theatre was a true community effort and included the use of three local barns in its construction! Since the 1930's, Under the passionate and energetic artistic leadership of Jill and John, DTF flourished for many decades and served as a launching ground for new playwrights, a training ground for new talent, and home for a truly beloved group of theatre professionals who helped make DTF the fixture it has become for these past 35 years. There are many who stand out in this history, but we would be remiss if we did not mention in particular the late John Morrison whose contribution was invaluable. Since 2001, and a $3 million restoration to the building, DTF has continued to thrive and prosper. John Nassivera took over the reigns after the death of the irreplaceable Jill Charles, and in 2007 he passed the baton to acclaimed Keen Company director Carl Forsman who continued the stellar tradition of producing top quality professional theatre in Southern Vermont for three seasons. Summer 2010 the Dorset Theatre Festival marked its 35th year anniversary with an exciting new Artistic Director, Dina Janis. Dina would like to begin this new decade by giving a genuine thanks to all who have supported DTF through the years: the actors, directors, playwrights, designers, apprentices and interns, our dedicated and hardworking Board of Trustees, our incredibly generous donors, local businesses that have always supported us, and of course our loyal audience; for without you, DTF would not exist. Every effort will be made to attend a pre or post show talk with members of the artistic staff and performers.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Rutland

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Friday, July 19 - Program concludes with morning classroom talk.
Breakfast: Available from 7:00am. Enjoy a tasty full buffet in our private dining room. Buffet may include eggs, pancakes and waffles, bacon or sausage, home fries, and home baked items. There may also be yogurt, fruits, or cereals. Coffee, tea, juices, and ice water is also included

Morning: Our program concludes this morning after we meet with a company member from one of the theatres we visited this week. We hope you have enjoyed this exciting new program and will return for other rewarding Road Scholar learning adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast

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11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
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