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ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

Contemporary Musicals, James Michener, Great Comedy Teams

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Program #17072RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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 Mar 30 — Apr 4, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel 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: 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, March 30 - Check-in/CEC Dining Hall/Orientation / Introducti...
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.

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 waterfront hotel 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: 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, March 31 - Great Comedy Teams / Special Guest Speaker /T'ai ...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: Great Comedy Teams: The ability to make people laugh is a gift. With the straight man and the comic, each team created a unique relationship that involved both humor and pathos. With our resident actor/Instructor Rick Kistner, explore their relationships and their unique comic styles. Lectures and selected film clips will complete your learning. Take a short refreshment break between classes. PLACEMENT OF CLASSES ON THE SCHEDULE (MORNING, AFTERNOON OR EVENING) ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

Lunch: Enjoy a plated lunch in our hotel dining room.

Afternoon: Special Guest Speaker. Here we will give you a taste of other classes that Eckerd College has to offer. As a part of the Foreign Service program, WAYNE GRIFFITH, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, recounts anecdotes from his 30-year career with the Department of State. After class, you'll have time on your own to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

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

Evening: Take a break from classes with a T'ai Chi demonstration from 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 waterfront hotel 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: 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, April 01 - James Michener / Great Comedy Teams / Field Trip ...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: James Michener was widely regarded as a storytelling phenomenon. He created works that have translated successfully to both stage and screen. This week come along with instructor Dedee Aleccia as she explores some of his most well known novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning story that became South Pacific. Take a short refreshment break between classes.

Lunch: Enjoy a plated lunch in our hotel dining room.

Afternoon: Begin the afternoon with another class on Great Comedy Teams. Then, board our motor coach for a tour of an historic local hotel. ALL EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

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

Evening: Film related to one of the courses. To be announced.

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel 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: 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, April 02 - James Michener, Contemporary Musicals, Great Come...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: An introduction to Contemporary Musical Theater with Instructor/Director/ Actor Jason Fortner will start your morning. Then Dedee will continue to explore Michener. Take a short refreshment break between classes

Lunch: Enjoy a plated lunch in our hotel dining room.

Afternoon: Final classes on James Michener. After class, you'll have time on your own to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

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

Evening: Final class on Great Comedy Teams.

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel 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: 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, April 03 - Contemporary Musical Theatre /Time on your own / ...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: Continuation of class on Contemporary Musical Theater There will be a short refreshment break between classes.

Lunch: Enjoy a plated lunch in our 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 entrees to choose from in a self-service format with trays.

Evening: Live musical program from local artist Joy Katzen-Guthrie

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 04 - Great Comedy Teams / End of Program.
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: Continuation and final class on Contemporary Musical Theater.

Lunch: Enjoy a plated lunch in our hotel dining room. Program Concludes after Lunch today. Have a safe trip home and please come to see us again.

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.
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
16 Expert-led lectures
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