Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.


Call (800) 454-5768

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET


Create an account                             Forgot your password?

or Log In via Facebook

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

From Mark Twain to Jon Stewart, Everyman of Film, 1950s Musicals

Select a Date

 

SIGN UP

and receive your

FREE E-NEWSLETTER

&

E-Photo Book:



Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:

Location

FL

Interest

Multi-Topic

Price Range

$500 - $700

Start Date

End Date

More Options


Road Scholar
Program #16981RJ
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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Sea Level.

Itinerary for Jan 19 — Jan 24, 2014

Expand all
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre tropical resort is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: http://www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffee maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shuffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, January 19 - Welcome and Orientation/Magnuson Hotel
Arrive To: CHECK IN: From 3:00 pm at the Magnuson Hotel front desk. REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, you will be directed to the meeting room to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet containing the up-to-date schedule that we will review during orientation in the evening. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PROGRAM ACTIVITIES AND SCHEDULED TIMES COULD CHANGE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding! ORIENTATION: 5:00 pm. Meet and greet everyone in an introductory get-acquainted session. We'll then review the updated schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and answer any questions you may have. The rest of the evening is yours to continue making new friends, unpack, or relax by the pool.

Dinner: Hotel Dining Room

Evening: The evening is yours to begin to know your fellow participants, walk around the hotel, unpack or relax.

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre tropical resort is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: http://www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffee maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shuffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, January 20 - Political Satire / Everyman of Film / Special Gue...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: Political satire specializes in entertainment focused on the foibles of politicians. Wherever organized government exists, so does political satire. With our seasoned instructor, Joy Katzen-Guthrie, examine some of the best American political satirists and understand why their humor is timeless. There will be a short refreshment break between classes.

Lunch: Hotel Dining Room

Afternoon: Everyman of Film: Lemmon, Hanks and Eastwood. Begin the afternoon with our film historian and professional actor Rick Kistner as he discusses how these three actors became symbols of the American man at his best. Learn about their lives and see these images in their films. After class, you'll have time on your own to enjoy the amenities of the hotel. PLACEMENT OF CLASSES ON THE SCHEDULE (MORNING, AFTERNOON OR EVENING) ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

Dinner: Dinner at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entries to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Evening: Take a break from your classes and enjoy a lesson in T'ai Chi with Eckerd College Professor Hong Gu.

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre tropical resort is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: http://www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffee maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shuffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, January 21 - From Mark Twain to Jon Stewart, Everyman of Film ...
From Mark Twain to Jon Stewart, Everyman of Film / Field Trip / Movie Night

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: Joy will continue her classes. There will be a short refreshment break between classes.

Lunch: Hotel Dining Room

Afternoon: Begin the afternoon with another class on Everyman of Film. Then, board our motor coach for a tour of a local museum. ALL EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

Dinner: Dinner at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entries to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Evening: Movie Night - film related to one of the courses

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre tropical resort is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: http://www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffee maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shuffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, January 22 - From Mark Twain to Jon Stewart, 1950s Musicals / ...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: Two lectures in the morning: Continuation of Twain to Stewart. Take a short refreshment break between classes. The 1950’s brought new sophistication to musical theatre. Spend the second part of the morning with our musician/performer/instructor Jason Fortner as you explore the works of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Loesser and more. Live performance of selected pieces will be featured this week.

Lunch: Hotel Dining Room

Afternoon: Continuation of Everyman of Film. After class, you'll have time on your own to enjoy the amenities of the hotel. Enjoy the walking trails, the tennis courts or just relax by the pool.

Dinner: Dinner at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entrées to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Evening: Final class for Everyman of Film

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre tropical resort is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: http://www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffee maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shuffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, January 23 - 1950's Musicals / Field trip to downtown St. Pete...
1950's Musicals / Field trip to downtown St. Petersburg / Live Musical Entertainment

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: Continuation of classes on 1950's Musicals. There will be a short refreshment break between classes.

Lunch: Hotel Dining Room

Afternoon: Spend the afternoon on your own. Transportation provided to the waterfront area of downtown St. Petersburg. Lots of things to do within walking distance or local trolley ride: museums, shops, galleries, etc.

Dinner: Dinner at the Continuing Education Center dining hall. A selection of various entrées to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Evening: Jason will step away from the classroom to provide you with an evening of musical entertainment.

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, January 24 - 1950s Musicals
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: Final two classes for 1950's Musicals Take a short refreshment break between classes.

Lunch: Hotel Dining Room. Program concludes with lunch today. Thank you for choosing Eckerd College and the Magnuson Hotel for your Road Scholar experience.

Afternoon: Have a safe journey home.

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.
Currently selected:Prices Starting At:

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Back to Back Adventures

Choose a nearby learning adventure to add before or after this program:

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2014
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768