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Tiburon: The Arts in Five Days

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Program #20310RJ
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.

Itinerary for Jan 19 — Jan 24, 2014

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Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Complimentary WiFi internet access is available everywhere in the hotel. Nestled at the tip of the scenic Tiburon Peninsula on the San Francisco Bay, The Lodge at Tiburon, a three-story, 103-room California Craftsman-style upscale hotel near Sausalito is set among three beautiful acres, just off Main Street in a quaint Marin County sailing village. The Lodge at Tiburon offers a local sensory experience from its proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area to its unique architectural immersion in stone and wood. Guests will discover the Tiburon Tavern. Featuring an outdoor patio, the Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or to relax with a drink and appetizer. From the radiant fireplace of the SkyDeck to the poolside fire pit, The Lodge at Tiburon is an inviting retreat that was designed to complement the invigorating climate of Northern California.

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: In the newly renovated guest rooms you will find complimentary wireless Internet access, DVD player, Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in, room service from Tiburon Tavern, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, air conditioning and complimentary newspaper. Retreat to the perfect home away from home at the Lodge at Tiburon, the ultimate bayside boutique hotel near San Francisco, California.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area), SkyDeck with fireplace, outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit, 24-hour complimentary business center, complimentary fitness center, complimentary DVD movie library, concierge services, pet friendly and the hotel restaurant, Tiburon Tavern.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $139 plus tax per night
The reduced Road Scholar rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates, based on availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, January 19 - Registration/Orientation/As American as Baseball
Afternoon: PROGRAM REGISTRATION takes place in the hallway outside of the meeting room. Check in to the hotel at the lobby desk; you will be directed to the meeting room where the Road Scholar program is being held.

ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. 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.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel

Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this hotel offers a vegetarian meal option. 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: CLASS: As American as Baseball

“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." (Bart Giamatti, Former President of Yale University and Commissioner of Major League Baseball)

A baseball game is a complex interaction between observers and observed, perception and physical reality, hoped-for result and uncontrollable outcome. The game rests on an uneasy combination of rigid mathematical laws and wild, random chance. No wonder that the sport has fascinated us, and driven us crazy, since the late 1800’s. In this course we will examine the six basic components of a major league baseball game, and chart the evolution of these building blocks over the one hundred and twenty five year history of our National Pastime. Each week we will discuss the contribution of one of the game’s required elements: the fans, players, managers/general managers, owners, ballparks, and the media’s role in establishing our access to the game.

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Complimentary WiFi internet access is available everywhere in the hotel. Nestled at the tip of the scenic Tiburon Peninsula on the San Francisco Bay, The Lodge at Tiburon, a three-story, 103-room California Craftsman-style upscale hotel near Sausalito is set among three beautiful acres, just off Main Street in a quaint Marin County sailing village. The Lodge at Tiburon offers a local sensory experience from its proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area to its unique architectural immersion in stone and wood. Guests will discover the Tiburon Tavern. Featuring an outdoor patio, the Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or to relax with a drink and appetizer. From the radiant fireplace of the SkyDeck to the poolside fire pit, The Lodge at Tiburon is an inviting retreat that was designed to complement the invigorating climate of Northern California.

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: In the newly renovated guest rooms you will find complimentary wireless Internet access, DVD player, Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in, room service from Tiburon Tavern, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, air conditioning and complimentary newspaper. Retreat to the perfect home away from home at the Lodge at Tiburon, the ultimate bayside boutique hotel near San Francisco, California.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area), SkyDeck with fireplace, outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit, 24-hour complimentary business center, complimentary fitness center, complimentary DVD movie library, concierge services, pet friendly and the hotel restaurant, Tiburon Tavern.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $139 plus tax per night
The reduced Road Scholar rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates, based on availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, January 20 - Architecture from the Pyramids to Wright/China Ca...
Architecture from the Pyramids to Wright/China Cabin/As American as Baseball

Note: Twenty minute flat paved walk from hotel to the China Cabin.

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel

Morning: CLASS: Architecture form the Pyramids to Wright

Architectural styles are determined by the philosophy and culture in which they were made. We will consider Egyptian pyramids, Classical structures, Romanesque and Gothic religious styles, Renaissance palaces and churches, Baroque and Rococo buildings, Neo-classical and Beaux Arts revival and finally modern with a focus on Frank Lloyd Wright.

Lunch: Lunch in hotel

Afternoon: EXCURSION: Docent-led visit of the China Cabin

The China Cabin is the Social Saloon from the S.S. China, a side-wheeled steamer built in 1866 by the William H. Webb shipyard in New York. Commissioned by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, the China carried mail and passengers from its home port of San Francisco to Asia. The elegant room was salvaged when the ship became obsolete in 1879 and was burned for scrap metal in Tiburon Cove. The Landmarks Society has restored the interior with 22k gold leaf, walnut woodwork, cut-glass floral window panes, and brass chandeliers. The China Cabin was designated a National Maritime Monument in 1978. (Courtesy of the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society)

Dinner: Dinner in hotel

Evening: CLASS: As American as Baseball

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Complimentary WiFi internet access is available everywhere in the hotel. Nestled at the tip of the scenic Tiburon Peninsula on the San Francisco Bay, The Lodge at Tiburon, a three-story, 103-room California Craftsman-style upscale hotel near Sausalito is set among three beautiful acres, just off Main Street in a quaint Marin County sailing village. The Lodge at Tiburon offers a local sensory experience from its proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area to its unique architectural immersion in stone and wood. Guests will discover the Tiburon Tavern. Featuring an outdoor patio, the Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or to relax with a drink and appetizer. From the radiant fireplace of the SkyDeck to the poolside fire pit, The Lodge at Tiburon is an inviting retreat that was designed to complement the invigorating climate of Northern California.

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: In the newly renovated guest rooms you will find complimentary wireless Internet access, DVD player, Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in, room service from Tiburon Tavern, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, air conditioning and complimentary newspaper. Retreat to the perfect home away from home at the Lodge at Tiburon, the ultimate bayside boutique hotel near San Francisco, California.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area), SkyDeck with fireplace, outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit, 24-hour complimentary business center, complimentary fitness center, complimentary DVD movie library, concierge services, pet friendly and the hotel restaurant, Tiburon Tavern.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $139 plus tax per night
The reduced Road Scholar rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates, based on availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, January 21 - Architecture from the Pyramids to Wright/Swing/Bi...
Architecture from the Pyramids to Wright/Swing/Big Band Jazz/Magic and Monsters: The History of Sicily

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel

Morning: CLASS: Architecture from the Pyramids to Wright

Lunch: Lunch in hotel

Afternoon: CLASS: Swing/Big Band Jazz

Swing/Big Band Jazz: Ellington, Basie, Goodman, Miller and Dorsey, all part of The Big Band Era (1935-1946) brought about the jitterbug craze and made swing big business.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel

Evening: CLASS: Magic and Monsters: The History of Sicily

Sicily was the most magical, mistreated, and misery-plagued place in the Mediterranean. Here lived, and continue to live, some of the greatest glories of ancient Greek myth and history. In following a chronology of her three thousand years, we’ll look at how Sicily created heroes from Ulysses and Æneas to Giovanni Falcone, and spawned monsters, from Cyclops to Mafiosi like Totò Riina. We will see why the great current of Western Civilization passed through Sicily. We’ll examine how Sicily was trampled by Romans and Byzantines, made the glory of Europe a second time by Muslims, Normans, Germans; then left to rot by the French and Spanish. We’ll conclude with the arrival of Garibaldi, Patton, and Francis Ford Coppola (not all at the same time). Sicily is an unexpectedly subtle, fascinating, and wounded place that is central to Western history.

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Complimentary WiFi internet access is available everywhere in the hotel. Nestled at the tip of the scenic Tiburon Peninsula on the San Francisco Bay, The Lodge at Tiburon, a three-story, 103-room California Craftsman-style upscale hotel near Sausalito is set among three beautiful acres, just off Main Street in a quaint Marin County sailing village. The Lodge at Tiburon offers a local sensory experience from its proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area to its unique architectural immersion in stone and wood. Guests will discover the Tiburon Tavern. Featuring an outdoor patio, the Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or to relax with a drink and appetizer. From the radiant fireplace of the SkyDeck to the poolside fire pit, The Lodge at Tiburon is an inviting retreat that was designed to complement the invigorating climate of Northern California.

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: In the newly renovated guest rooms you will find complimentary wireless Internet access, DVD player, Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in, room service from Tiburon Tavern, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, air conditioning and complimentary newspaper. Retreat to the perfect home away from home at the Lodge at Tiburon, the ultimate bayside boutique hotel near San Francisco, California.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area), SkyDeck with fireplace, outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit, 24-hour complimentary business center, complimentary fitness center, complimentary DVD movie library, concierge services, pet friendly and the hotel restaurant, Tiburon Tavern.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $139 plus tax per night
The reduced Road Scholar rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates, based on availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, January 22 - Classic Cinema/Magic and Monsters: The History of...
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel

Morning: CLASS: Classic Cinema

From Birth of a Nation to The Artist, going to the movies has been a treasured and shared experience for over a hundred years. We'll sample clips from some of the most famous films from then and now, and re-live those golden moments of the silver screen.

Lunch: Lunch in hotel

Afternoon: CLASS: Classic Cinema

Dinner: Dinner in hotel

Evening: CLASS: Great Caesar’s Ghost! The History of Italy

Italy’s story is the most important chapter in Western Civilization’s story, one as ironic and convoluted as a Fellini movie. This class seeks to present an overview of the history of Italy, making sense of the Romans and Renaissance, the Bronze Age and the Age of Enlightenment. images of Italy’s great art tells much of the story.

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Complimentary WiFi internet access is available everywhere in the hotel. Nestled at the tip of the scenic Tiburon Peninsula on the San Francisco Bay, The Lodge at Tiburon, a three-story, 103-room California Craftsman-style upscale hotel near Sausalito is set among three beautiful acres, just off Main Street in a quaint Marin County sailing village. The Lodge at Tiburon offers a local sensory experience from its proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area to its unique architectural immersion in stone and wood. Guests will discover the Tiburon Tavern. Featuring an outdoor patio, the Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or to relax with a drink and appetizer. From the radiant fireplace of the SkyDeck to the poolside fire pit, The Lodge at Tiburon is an inviting retreat that was designed to complement the invigorating climate of Northern California.

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: In the newly renovated guest rooms you will find complimentary wireless Internet access, DVD player, Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in, room service from Tiburon Tavern, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, air conditioning and complimentary newspaper. Retreat to the perfect home away from home at the Lodge at Tiburon, the ultimate bayside boutique hotel near San Francisco, California.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area), SkyDeck with fireplace, outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit, 24-hour complimentary business center, complimentary fitness center, complimentary DVD movie library, concierge services, pet friendly and the hotel restaurant, Tiburon Tavern.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $139 plus tax per night
The reduced Road Scholar rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates, based on availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, January 23 - Marin Civic Center/Buck Institute/Live Musical En...
Note: Field trip for the Marin Civic Center and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging for one-hour docent visits at each location.

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel

Morning: FIELD TRIP to two Marin County buildings designed by two architectural giants.

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin County Civic Center is a national and state designated historic landmark. Wright's 770th commission, the Civic Center was also his last. The Marin County Civic Center dramatically illustrates the kinship of Wright's architecture to the surrounding landscape. The long horizontal buildings gracefully link the crowns of three separate hills. The circular theme is evident throughout the complex. (Courtesy Count of Marin)

World-renowned architect I.M. Pei was so interested in the mission of the Buck Institute that he unexpectedy responded to a request to submit a proposal to design the research facility. Following the founder's guidelines he designed an inspirational, meditative space that fosters creative interaction among scientists and harmonizes with the serene landscape. Visitors have an opportunity to appreciate Pei's trademark use of varied geometric elements and floating staircases, which are featured throughout both the administrative and research buildings. The Institute atrium is accentuated by a 75 foot-high skylight, similar to the Louvre Museum pyramid in Paris, which is another design of I.M. Pei's. Indoor non-fruiting olive trees, another Pei favorite, are also featured in the atrium. The structure of the building is concrete and steel-framed. About 50,000 blocks of imported travertine limestone were used to clad the exterior walls of the Institute, and line the atrium space. The travertine marble and terrazzo stone floors were chosen for their beauty, ease of maintenance and durability. Floor to ceiling windows in the atria of the two buildings offer sweeping vistas of the surrounding countryside. The landscaping complements existing oaks, bay trees and grassland chaparral. The majority of the property is maintained as open space. The Institute shares its property with wild turkeys, deer and mountain lions. (Courtesy Buck Institute)

Lunch: Lunch in hotel

Afternoon: Time to explore historic Tiburon. Your program folder includes a brochure containing information about a self-guided walking exploration of Tiburon.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel

Evening: Live Musical Entertainment

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Six: Friday, January 24 - Swing/Big Band Jazz
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel

Morning: CLASS: Swing/Big Band Jazz

Lunch: Lunch in hotel

The program is concluded after lunch; hotel checkout is by noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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