PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.
ORIENTATION: We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and any other administrative issues as well as 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 at hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. This hotel has only two choices for meals: standard and vegetarian. Due to the large number of participants, they are unable to customize menus for individuals. However, we have found that by requesting sauces and dressing to be served on the side, we are able to accommodate various food intolerances and allergies. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance on your Participant Information Form. 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: CROSSING POINTS: 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: Hilton Woodland Hills HotelMeals Included: Dinner
DVD: "Here Comes the Band" ~ Take a look at how high school bands get into the Rose Parade. Follow the application and selection process and the fundraising activities necessary to support their desire to participate in the ultimate parade.Lunch: Lunch at hotelAfternoon: FIELD TRIP AND PERFORMANCE: Attend Bandfest which features the prizewinning bands of the 2014 Rose Parade performing the field shows that made them famous. See these talented musicians, dancers and auxiliary performers in action.Dinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: CLASS: Presentation by Community Relations Committee member of Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, on the Tournament of Roses Parade and the ‘White Suiters’, the 935 volunteers who work to ensure the success of the parade and football game.Lodging: Hilton Woodland Hills HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Come and experience the magic of the Rose Parade floats before New Year's Day! Help prepare the materials used to make the floats and decorate some of these magnificent floral floats in their final stages of preparation for the Rose Parade.
We will be standing most of the time as we perform whatever tasks are assigned to us by the float decorating organizations.Lunch: Lunch at float decoration siteDinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: CLASS: Presentation by Fritz Bronner, Director, War Horse and Militaria Heritage Foundation. An equestrian unit appearing in the 2014 Tournament of Roses parade, WHAM is dedicated to promoting “equine spirit from the past”.Lodging: Hilton Woodland Hills HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Understand the process, criteria, scoring and significance of the awards.
FIELD TRIP TO THE GETTY CENTER
The Getty Center presents J. Paul Getty's collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breathtaking views.
Explore the museum and grounds on your own or join one of the public tours.Lunch: To give you greater flexibility in viewing the Getty Center collection at your leisure, lunch will be on your own.
Located in the Restaurant/Cafe building, the Restaurant offers full service in an elegant setting with views of the Santa Monica Mountains. Menus change seasonally. Reservations are recommended. Call (310) 440-6810.
The self-service Cafe at the Getty Center is located on the lower level of the Restaurant/Cafe building and has indoor and outdoor dining areas. The extensive menu includes sandwiches, soups, salad, pizza, tacos, burritos, and grilled items. Wine and beer are also available.
The smaller Garden Terrace Cafe offers coffee, lunch, and snacks in an outdoor setting overlooking the Central Garden.Dinner: New Year's Eve Dinner at hotel.
Due to our early morning departure on January 1st for the Tournament of Roses Parade, we will celebrate New Year's Eve early according to the Eastern Time zone.Lodging: Hilton Woodland Hills HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
The 125th Rose Parade, presented by Honda and themed "Dreams Come True", will take place Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, starting at 8AM (PST). The parade features spirited marching bands from throughout the nation, majestic floral floats, and high-stepping equestrian units. The Grand Marshal of the 2014 Tournament of Roses festivities is Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, an icon in American sports history and “the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers” for 64 years.
Our motor coaches leave the hotel at 6:15AM, the morning of the Parade. Our reserved bleacher seats are in front of Pasadena City College at 1570 E. Colorado Ave.Lunch: Lunch at hotelAfternoon: Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the area on your own, take a nap, watch the Rose Bowl game on TV, or watch reruns of the Tournament of Roses Parade on TV with commentary.
Public transportation is available to downtown LA.
If you are interested in attending the Rose Bowl Game, you will be responsible for purchasing your own ticket(s) and arranging transportation to the Rose Bowl and back to the hotel after the game.Dinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: Musical entertainment by John Rodby TrioLodging: Hilton Woodland Hills HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After every Rose Parade, the floral masterpieces are parked along Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards in Pasadena and exhibited for visitors to walk by and examine in close detail the design and workmanship that goes into these floats. Visitors are able to walk almost within arm's reach of the floats and appreciate for themselves the creativity and imagination of the floral displays. This has been a Pasadena tradition for over 100 years. Don't forget your camera!Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK OUT: Our program concludes when we return to the hotel at approximately 11:00AM.
It is best that you check out of your room and bring your luggage down to the front desk before the Post Parade trip.
Arrange your transportation from the hotel to the airport in advance via SuperShuttle to both Burbank and LAX. Considering traffic and airport lines, we do not recommend booking your return flight before 2:00PM.
We hope you have enjoyed our Tournament of Roses program and will join us for other rewarding adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!Meals Included: Breakfast
Pasadena, CA 91101
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