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Program #21298RJ
6 Days | 5 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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jan 26 — Jan 31, 2014

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Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel is located directly on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico. Take in breathtaking sunsets, enchanting tropical views and see dolphin making their daily trek through the Gulf. Walking distance to the renowned St. Armands Circle featuring dazzling dining, unforgettable entertainment and some of the finest boutique shopping in the world. Hotel has a Shuttle to drive guests to the Circle if they choose not to walk.

Contact info:
700 Ben Franklin Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34236 USA
phone: 941-388-2161
web: www.LidoBeachResort.com

Room amenities: Category #2 Standard Room: Enjoy a room close to the beach in a four story building, a free daily newspaper, ample closet space, plush top bedding, a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, free Hi-speed Wireless Internet access, free self parking, voice mail, 25" TV, clock radio, electronic safe, and a hair dryer. Plus bottled water and microwave popcorn in your guest room. Category #1 Gulf View Jr. Suite: Must upgrade at time of registration with Road Scholar. This room features a private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, more upgrades and is located in the 13 story tower.

Facility amenities: Enjoy two beachfront free-form pools, three poolside Jacuzzis with a tropical landscaped sundeck. Private beach so you can splash around in the surf. A 900 sq ft exercise room is available to guests if you desire more exercise than long walks on the beach. Services include; a business center, two restaurants, lounge, beachside tiki bar and a garden area with waterfalls. When registering with Road Scholar there is an option to upgrade to a Gulf View Jr. Suite which is classified as Category #1.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $174-$224+$20 per night fee
A green form is mailed to participants in their first welcome letter mailed within two weeks of enrollment date. Please make reservations directly with the Senior Friendship Centers by mailing us the form or by calling 941.556.3269, for a discounted rate for additional nights stay. You will be charged by the hotel upon arrival for the additional nights, plus a $20 per night resort fee, plus taxes. These rates are for 5 nights before and 5 nights after this program date. No deposit required!

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, January 26 - Arrival & Check-in Registration & Orientation, Ge...
Note: Everything occurs in the hotel meeting room.

Arrive To: PROGRAM REGISTRATION: Please take the elevator to the 8th floor to visit the Road Scholar registration table between 3:30 - 4:55pm. <> HOTEL CHECK-In: 4:00pm, room may be ready earlier.

Afternoon: ORIENTATION: Begins at 5:00pm in our private meeting room. 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. 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: The dinner will be served at the hotel in the private meeting room at approx. 6:00pm. (There will be a vegetarian option available if you noted a vegetarian preference on your Health & Safety form.)

Evening: GETTING TO KNOW YOU: After dinner we'll spend some time becoming better acquainted with participants and program staff. Find out what you have in common beyond a love of learning! The rest of the evening is yours to continue making new friends or just to relax and prepare for the full day of activity ahead.

Lodging: Lido Beach Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel is located directly on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico. Take in breathtaking sunsets, enchanting tropical views and see dolphin making their daily trek through the Gulf. Walking distance to the renowned St. Armands Circle featuring dazzling dining, unforgettable entertainment and some of the finest boutique shopping in the world. Hotel has a Shuttle to drive guests to the Circle if they choose not to walk.

Contact info:
700 Ben Franklin Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34236 USA
phone: 941-388-2161
web: www.LidoBeachResort.com

Room amenities: Category #2 Standard Room: Enjoy a room close to the beach in a four story building, a free daily newspaper, ample closet space, plush top bedding, a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, free Hi-speed Wireless Internet access, free self parking, voice mail, 25" TV, clock radio, electronic safe, and a hair dryer. Plus bottled water and microwave popcorn in your guest room. Category #1 Gulf View Jr. Suite: Must upgrade at time of registration with Road Scholar. This room features a private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, more upgrades and is located in the 13 story tower.

Facility amenities: Enjoy two beachfront free-form pools, three poolside Jacuzzis with a tropical landscaped sundeck. Private beach so you can splash around in the surf. A 900 sq ft exercise room is available to guests if you desire more exercise than long walks on the beach. Services include; a business center, two restaurants, lounge, beachside tiki bar and a garden area with waterfalls. When registering with Road Scholar there is an option to upgrade to a Gulf View Jr. Suite which is classified as Category #1.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $174-$224+$20 per night fee
A green form is mailed to participants in their first welcome letter mailed within two weeks of enrollment date. Please make reservations directly with the Senior Friendship Centers by mailing us the form or by calling 941.556.3269, for a discounted rate for additional nights stay. You will be charged by the hotel upon arrival for the additional nights, plus a $20 per night resort fee, plus taxes. These rates are for 5 nights before and 5 nights after this program date. No deposit required!

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, January 27 - Jewish Artists presentation followed by Japanese ...
Jewish Artists presentation followed by Japanese presentation, French Revolutions/French Impressionists/Belle Epoque, evening Game Night!

Note: All activities are at the hotel today, except for free time on your own.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the private meeting room and includes; an assortment of fresh fruit, oatmeal, yogurt, bagels with cream cheese, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, herbal teas, orange and prune juice.

Morning: PRESENTATION: Discover Japanese culture's customs and traditions.

PRESENTATION: Learn how Jews figured prominently in the art movements of the 20th century and why for centuries Jewish Culture had been largely perceived as an "artless tradition" for many reasons.

Lunch: Lunch in our private meeting room at the hotel.

Afternoon: PRESENTATION: Become fascinated with the French Revolutions/French Impressionists/Belle Epoque

FREE TIME: Explore the sandy beach right outside your hotel room. Or enjoy using the Jacuzzi or one of the swimming pools.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner at the hotel in our private meeting room.

Evening: HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Game Night!

Lodging: Lido Beach Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel is located directly on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico. Take in breathtaking sunsets, enchanting tropical views and see dolphin making their daily trek through the Gulf. Walking distance to the renowned St. Armands Circle featuring dazzling dining, unforgettable entertainment and some of the finest boutique shopping in the world. Hotel has a Shuttle to drive guests to the Circle if they choose not to walk.

Contact info:
700 Ben Franklin Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34236 USA
phone: 941-388-2161
web: www.LidoBeachResort.com

Room amenities: Category #2 Standard Room: Enjoy a room close to the beach in a four story building, a free daily newspaper, ample closet space, plush top bedding, a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, free Hi-speed Wireless Internet access, free self parking, voice mail, 25" TV, clock radio, electronic safe, and a hair dryer. Plus bottled water and microwave popcorn in your guest room. Category #1 Gulf View Jr. Suite: Must upgrade at time of registration with Road Scholar. This room features a private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, more upgrades and is located in the 13 story tower.

Facility amenities: Enjoy two beachfront free-form pools, three poolside Jacuzzis with a tropical landscaped sundeck. Private beach so you can splash around in the surf. A 900 sq ft exercise room is available to guests if you desire more exercise than long walks on the beach. Services include; a business center, two restaurants, lounge, beachside tiki bar and a garden area with waterfalls. When registering with Road Scholar there is an option to upgrade to a Gulf View Jr. Suite which is classified as Category #1.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $174-$224+$20 per night fee
A green form is mailed to participants in their first welcome letter mailed within two weeks of enrollment date. Please make reservations directly with the Senior Friendship Centers by mailing us the form or by calling 941.556.3269, for a discounted rate for additional nights stay. You will be charged by the hotel upon arrival for the additional nights, plus a $20 per night resort fee, plus taxes. These rates are for 5 nights before and 5 nights after this program date. No deposit required!

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, January 28 - Focus on the Jewish masters of European and Ameri...
Focus on the Jewish masters of European and American art/Two presentations on Le Belle Epoque, DVD "Midnight in Paris," evening play "Other Desert Cities," at the Asolo Repertory Theatre.

Note: When attending the theatre the bus will drop participants off in front of theatre and will pick up in front of the theatre.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the private meeting room and is a continental breakfast on the 2nd and 4th breakfast.

Morning: PRESENTATION: Delve into Jewish masters of European and American art as you explore the works of Lieberman, Lifschitz, Rothko and others. Break

PRESENTATION: Delve into Paris International Avant-Grande: Picasso, Chagal, Soutine, et al.

Lunch: Lunch will be catered by the hotel restaurant in our private meeting room.

Afternoon: PRESENTATION: Continue your studies of La Belle Epoque; with a Tour of Paris and "The Lost Generation."

CLASS RELATED DVD: "Midnight in Paris." Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, and Carla Bruni star in Woody Allen's romantic comedy about a family on a business trip in the City of Light. As a young couple engaged to be married experiences a profound transformation during their visit to Paris, an idealistic man with a romanticized view of the city finds that there's plenty of truth to that old adage about the grass being greener on the other side. Michael Sheen, Mimi Kennedy, and Kurt Fuller co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Dinner: Dinner at hotel in our private meeting room.

Evening: PERFORMANCE: See "Other Desert Cities," by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Greg Leaming.

This riveting new play by the creator of TV’s hit drama “Brothers & Sisters” brings dysfunctional family drama to new heights. In their Palm Springs home, ex-Senator Lyman Wyeth and his wife Polly welcome their family home for Christmas for the first time in six years. The reunion seems hopeful, until their daughter announces she’s written a memoir about their family and the incident that changed their lives. With biting wit and razor-sharp insight, Other Desert Cities is “the most richly enjoyable new play for grownups in many a season” (The New York Times).

Lodging: Lido Beach Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel is located directly on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico. Take in breathtaking sunsets, enchanting tropical views and see dolphin making their daily trek through the Gulf. Walking distance to the renowned St. Armands Circle featuring dazzling dining, unforgettable entertainment and some of the finest boutique shopping in the world. Hotel has a Shuttle to drive guests to the Circle if they choose not to walk.

Contact info:
700 Ben Franklin Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34236 USA
phone: 941-388-2161
web: www.LidoBeachResort.com

Room amenities: Category #2 Standard Room: Enjoy a room close to the beach in a four story building, a free daily newspaper, ample closet space, plush top bedding, a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, free Hi-speed Wireless Internet access, free self parking, voice mail, 25" TV, clock radio, electronic safe, and a hair dryer. Plus bottled water and microwave popcorn in your guest room. Category #1 Gulf View Jr. Suite: Must upgrade at time of registration with Road Scholar. This room features a private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, more upgrades and is located in the 13 story tower.

Facility amenities: Enjoy two beachfront free-form pools, three poolside Jacuzzis with a tropical landscaped sundeck. Private beach so you can splash around in the surf. A 900 sq ft exercise room is available to guests if you desire more exercise than long walks on the beach. Services include; a business center, two restaurants, lounge, beachside tiki bar and a garden area with waterfalls. When registering with Road Scholar there is an option to upgrade to a Gulf View Jr. Suite which is classified as Category #1.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $174-$224+$20 per night fee
A green form is mailed to participants in their first welcome letter mailed within two weeks of enrollment date. Please make reservations directly with the Senior Friendship Centers by mailing us the form or by calling 941.556.3269, for a discounted rate for additional nights stay. You will be charged by the hotel upon arrival for the additional nights, plus a $20 per night resort fee, plus taxes. These rates are for 5 nights before and 5 nights after this program date. No deposit required!

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, January 29 - Ringling Museum Complex Day, luncheon at Treviso,...
Ringling Museum Complex Day, luncheon at Treviso, free night with Dinner on your own at Historic St. Armands Circle.

Note: Walking up to 1 1/2 miles at The Ringling Complex, To see everything there is a lot of walking, however, there are plenty of benches to rest on and you can explore at your own pace or with the group. Hotel shuttle will shuttle you back and forth for dinner at St. Armands Circle. Drop off point on the Circle can be up to 1/2 mile from the restaurant you have reservations for your dinner.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the private meeting room and includes; a large assortment of fresh fruit, oatmeal, yogurt, bagels with cream cheese, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, herbal teas, orange and prune juice.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: to the Ringling Museum Complex. A local expert takes you through Ca' d'Zan, (house of John) the Ringlings' magnificent, 32-room Venetian-Gothic mansion. See "Tibbals Learning Center," featuring Howard Brothers Miniature Circus. Next see the Circus Museum displays of memorabilia and artifacts from the long and eventful history of the Ringling Bros.

Lunch: Luncheon will be at the Ringling Museum's "Treviso," an Italian restaurant.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Enjoy the architectural elements of the Art Museum, focus of the collection; Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces and the collecting style of John Ringling. At your leisure explore the gardens and grounds given to the people of Florida, thus preserving for generations to come the exuberant lifestyle of America's spectacular Roaring Twenties. The beautiful landscaped grounds contain over 400 species of exotic Florida trees, plants, flowers, sculpture garden figures and Mable's historic rose garden.

Dinner: FREE EVENING TO EXPLORE ON YOUR OWN: Walk or hotel shuttle will take you to St. Armands Circle, renowned as a continental marketplace. The Circle is a charming and graceful synthesis of past and present. Relax and enjoy a meal from a plethora of award winning restaurants, from gourmet snacks to candlelit feasts, you'll find it all on St. Armands Circle.

Evening: Continue to explore St. Armands Circle and it's beautiful statuary.

Lodging: Lido Beach Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel is located directly on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico. Take in breathtaking sunsets, enchanting tropical views and see dolphin making their daily trek through the Gulf. Walking distance to the renowned St. Armands Circle featuring dazzling dining, unforgettable entertainment and some of the finest boutique shopping in the world. Hotel has a Shuttle to drive guests to the Circle if they choose not to walk.

Contact info:
700 Ben Franklin Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34236 USA
phone: 941-388-2161
web: www.LidoBeachResort.com

Room amenities: Category #2 Standard Room: Enjoy a room close to the beach in a four story building, a free daily newspaper, ample closet space, plush top bedding, a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, free Hi-speed Wireless Internet access, free self parking, voice mail, 25" TV, clock radio, electronic safe, and a hair dryer. Plus bottled water and microwave popcorn in your guest room. Category #1 Gulf View Jr. Suite: Must upgrade at time of registration with Road Scholar. This room features a private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, more upgrades and is located in the 13 story tower.

Facility amenities: Enjoy two beachfront free-form pools, three poolside Jacuzzis with a tropical landscaped sundeck. Private beach so you can splash around in the surf. A 900 sq ft exercise room is available to guests if you desire more exercise than long walks on the beach. Services include; a business center, two restaurants, lounge, beachside tiki bar and a garden area with waterfalls. When registering with Road Scholar there is an option to upgrade to a Gulf View Jr. Suite which is classified as Category #1.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $174-$224+$20 per night fee
A green form is mailed to participants in their first welcome letter mailed within two weeks of enrollment date. Please make reservations directly with the Senior Friendship Centers by mailing us the form or by calling 941.556.3269, for a discounted rate for additional nights stay. You will be charged by the hotel upon arrival for the additional nights, plus a $20 per night resort fee, plus taxes. These rates are for 5 nights before and 5 nights after this program date. No deposit required!

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, January 30 - Basic Japanese language presentation, Learn about...
Basic Japanese language presentation, Learn about Japanese Culture, Gertrude Steins Legacy, afternoon enjoy a Japanese Tea presentation and sampling, an evening cooking class, then dine on your scrumptious creation.

Note: When visiting the Friendship Center for the cooking and dining class the bus will drop off directly in front of the Center and will pick up at the same time. (Please note the Center is closed to the general public at 5:00pm.)

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the private meeting room and is a continental breakfast on the 2nd and 4th breakfast.

Morning: PRESENTATION: Learn a few basic and interesting words in Japanese. Japanese is an East Asian language spoken by about 125 million speakers, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language. Enrich your appreciation of Japanese Culture from Japanese native.

Break

PRESENTATION: Gertrude Steins Legacy

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel in our private meeting room.

Afternoon: PRESENTATION: Partake in a Japanese Tea presentation and sampling with Japanese native.

Dinner: Board bus for the Friendship Center's Cafe for a Japanese dining experience where you are the chef. (The Friendship Centers is the coordinating agency for this Road Scholar program.)

Evening: HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Partake in a Japanese culinary experience with Japanese native chef. Participant a lot or just a little whatever you feel comfortable with? (No raw fish will be served.)

Lodging: Lido Beach Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Six: Friday, January 31 - One more class on Jewish Artists. Box lunch to go...
One more class on Jewish Artists. Box lunch to go or stay and enjoy with other participants.

Note: Morning class and meals in private meeting room.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the private meeting room and includes; a large assortment of fresh fruit, oatmeal, yogurt, bagels with cream cheese, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, herbal teas, orange and prune juice.

Morning: PRESENTATION: Explore the impact of Jewish Masters of Modern Art.

Pick up souvenir photos.

Lunch: A box lunch is offered on Fridays to allow students who need to catch an early flight to take their lunch with them. Students who do not need to leave can enjoy their lunch in the meeting room or on the patio by the pool. Programs ends after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch



Free Time Opportunities


Sarasota, FL
Sarasota attractionsSarasota is known as the cultural arts center of Florida. The area has a plethora of activities: Selby Botanical Gardens, Ringling Museum of Art, Mote Marine Aquarium, Historic Spanish Point, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Florida WestCoast Symphony, Sarasota Opera House, Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Sarasota Ballet Co., Asolo Theatre Co. The area also offers several high quality beaches, boat rentals, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking. Hiking in two local state parks.
For additional information, visit: www.sarasotafl.org/

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
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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