PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, go over 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.
Since the Film Festival schedule is not available when the program materials are mailed to participants, the detailed schedule will be in your registration packet on Day 1. The Road Scholar program includes 7 film screenings recommended by our instructor. If you wish to view additional films during the week, you may purchase extra tickets. Film showing locations will be noted on the schedule in your packet.
ORIENTATION: We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and 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.
CLASS: Film Analysis and DiscussionDinner: Dinner at local restaurant
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. There are two choices for meals: standard and vegetarian. The restaurants are not able 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.
Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Santa BarbaraMeals Included: Dinner
SCHEDULE: Once the films for the Road Scholar program have been selected, classroom discussions and critiques will be scheduled. The Road Scholar daily schedule is determined by the Film Festival schedule. It includes a combination of film screenings and classroom sessions. Seven required films are part of program tuition. Time is also scheduled to view films on your own.Lunch: Lunch on your own
While participants generally have all meals together, we feel this flexibility gives you the opportunity to view films of your choice and not be restricted by a scheduled meal. Dining on your own also allows you to sample a variety of restaurants in downtown Santa Barbara.Afternoon: CLASS: Film Analysis and Discussion with the instructor.Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Santa BarbaraMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
While participants generally have all meals together, we feel this flexibility gives you the opportunity to view films of your choice and not be restricted by a scheduled meal. Dining on your own also allows you to sample a variety of restaurants in downtown Santa Barbara.Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Santa BarbaraMeals Included: Breakfast
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Because Santa Barbara offers a wide range of activities, we suggest that you contact the Visitors Bureau for more complete tourism information.For additional information, visit: www.santabarbaraca.com
Founded in 1782, Presidio was the last Spanish military outpost built in North America. Call the Presidio or check the website for current hours, admission fees and tour information.For additional information, visit: www.sbthp.org/presidio.htm
The "Queen of the Missions" was founded by Spanish Franciscan friars in 1786. The 10th of California's 21 missions, this is the only one to be continuously occupied and used since founding. Explore eight restored rooms, cloister gardens, chapel, historic cemetary and beautiful Moorish fountains and courtyard. Call the Mission or check the website for current hours and admission fees.For additional information, visit: www.sbmission.org
The SB Art Museum is known for its American and Asian collections, and is also home to important works of photography, modern art, prints and drawings. Major touring exhibits are featured throughout the year. Call the Museum or check the website for current hours, admission fees, and exhibit information.For additional information, visit: www.sbma.net
The museum features exhibits on regions, geology, minerals, native wildlife and marine life. Call the Museum or check the web site for current hours, admissions fees and exhibit information.For additional information, visit: www.sbnature.org
A "living museum" spanning 65 acres, the Botanic Garden consists of more than 5 miles of trails that wind through the garden's 1000 plus examples of native California plant life from habitats including the deserts, the Sierra Nevadas and the Channel Islands. Call the Garden or check the website current hours and admission fees.For additional information, visit: www.sbbg.org
The Maritime Museum offers interactive exhibits dedicated to the area's rich maritime heritage with displays focused on marine history, the environment, fishing, naviagation, piloting and a children's area. Call the Museum or check the website for current hours, admission fees and exhibit information.For additional information, visit: www.sbmm.org
The Santa Barbara Zoo is home to 160 species of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects. More than 500 animals are exhibited in open, naturalistic habitats. Call the zoo or check the website for current hours and admission fees.For additional information, visit: www.santabarbarazoo.org
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
For Film Festival information, contact the Santa Barbara International Film Festival office or check their web site.
Many restaurants create special menus and have unique promotions throughout the film festival. For more information about restaurants participating in "FILM FEAST", please visit www.santabarbaraca.com/filmfeastFor additional information, visit: www.sbfilmfestival.org