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Program #20581RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Itinerary for Jun 29 — Jul 5, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Victorian hotel circa 1881, overlooking scenic Chautauqua Lake. 156 guest rooms, gourmet buffets for all meals.

Contact info:
4 South Lake Drive
PO Box 33
Chautauqua, NY 14722 USA
phone: 716-357-4444
web: Athenaeum-Hotel.com

Room amenities: All rooms have heat/AC, TVs, irons/boards, hair dryers, and clock radios.

Facility amenities: Both main building and annex of hotel have elevators. Computer hook-up and wireless available. Swimming pool, tennis, golf, fitness center all available on property, however, a short distance from hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please call the hotel.
Based upon availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 29 - Check in/registration/Program begins at 3 pm in ...
Check in/registration/Program begins at 3 pm in lobby of Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution with a 5 pm welcome and orientation followed by group dinner . Participants are free to attend Sacred Song Service in the amphitheater at 8 pm.

Arrive To: Program to check in followed by welcome reception, orientation with intros, and dinner. Evening entertainment is optional Sacred Song Service

Afternoon: Hotel check-in and program registration is from 3-5 pm followed by a welcome reception and brief orientation at 5 pm in the Athenaeum Hotel.

Dinner: Dinner begins at 6:00 pm.

Evening: (OPTIONAL) A raisin in the sun theater performance will be available at 8:00 pm for an additional ticket cost.

Evening: Group is free to attend Sacred Song service in the Ampitheater or do whatever they would like that is offered throughout the property

Lodging: Athenaeum Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Victorian hotel circa 1881, overlooking scenic Chautauqua Lake. 156 guest rooms, gourmet buffets for all meals.

Contact info:
4 South Lake Drive
PO Box 33
Chautauqua, NY 14722 USA
phone: 716-357-4444
web: Athenaeum-Hotel.com

Room amenities: All rooms have heat/AC, TVs, irons/boards, hair dryers, and clock radios.

Facility amenities: Both main building and annex of hotel have elevators. Computer hook-up and wireless available. Swimming pool, tennis, golf, fitness center all available on property, however, a short distance from hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please call the hotel.
Based upon availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 30 - 9:00 am morning class with Road Scholar Instructo...
9:00 am morning class with Road Scholar Instructor- Fred Hitzhusen followed by daily 10:45 am amphitheater lecture in Amphitheater on the theme of the week- Feeding a Hugngry Planet. Afternoon-guest speaker, Dennis Dimick, exec dir, National Geographic free time to attend Inst programs /lectures. Eve entertainment- Music School Festival Orchestra.

Note: There are many things to do on the property from student recitals to gallery exhibits throughout the week. One confirmed speaker for this week is Dennis Dimick, executive editor of National Geographic Magazine.

Breakfast: Grand Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 8:00-9:30 am.

Morning: Morning class session presented by Road Scholar instructor in residence-TBA from 9:00 -10:30 in the Hotel Parlor. 10:45-12:00 Morning Amphitheater Lecture Dennis Dimick National Geographic Editor and Jim Richardson National Geographic Photographer.

Lunch: Grand Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:00 noon-1:30 pm.

Afternoon: Group has free time to attend a variety of afternoon lectures or performances, shop or sightsee, tour or simply relax and read a book

Afternoon: Travis Smiley - Radio and PBS show host at 2:00 pm.

Afternoon: Guided nature or history walks

Afternoon: 4:00 pm Chamber Music

Dinner: Served dinner in the Chautauqua Room with seating from from 5:00-7:30 pm. Please plan on 2 hours for your meal.

Evening: 8:15 PM- MSFO Timothy Muffitt conductor

Lodging: Athenaeum Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Victorian hotel circa 1881, overlooking scenic Chautauqua Lake. 156 guest rooms, gourmet buffets for all meals.

Contact info:
4 South Lake Drive
PO Box 33
Chautauqua, NY 14722 USA
phone: 716-357-4444
web: Athenaeum-Hotel.com

Room amenities: All rooms have heat/AC, TVs, irons/boards, hair dryers, and clock radios.

Facility amenities: Both main building and annex of hotel have elevators. Computer hook-up and wireless available. Swimming pool, tennis, golf, fitness center all available on property, however, a short distance from hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please call the hotel.
Based upon availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 01 - AM class session with Road Scholar instructor, 9-...
AM class session with Road Scholar instructor, 9-10:30/10:45 Amphitheater lecture- author, Tracy McxMillan, on weekly theme- Feeding a Hungry Planet. Aft- free time to attend Inst-wide programming/Eve entertainment- Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

Breakfast: Grand Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room 8:00-9:30 am.

Morning: Classes with Road Scholar instructor in residence- TBA, 9:00-10:30 in the Hotel Parlor . 10:45-12:00 Tracie McMillan author of The American Way of Eating and Amy Toensing photographer for National Geographic

Lunch: Buffet lunch in the hotel dining room from 12-1:30 pm.

Afternoon: afternoon lecture

Afternoon: Group has free time to attend a variety of afternoon lectures or performances, shop or sightsee, tour or simply relax and read a book.

Dinner: Served dinner in the Chautauqua Room with seating from 5:00-7:30 pm. Please allow 2 hours for your meal.

Evening: 8:15 pm Amphitheater Eve Entertainment- Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Marcelo Lehninger.

Evening: (OPTIONAL) For an additional ticket cost a performance of Raisin in the Sun is available at 8:00 pm.

Lodging: Athenaeum Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Victorian hotel circa 1881, overlooking scenic Chautauqua Lake. 156 guest rooms, gourmet buffets for all meals.

Contact info:
4 South Lake Drive
PO Box 33
Chautauqua, NY 14722 USA
phone: 716-357-4444
web: Athenaeum-Hotel.com

Room amenities: All rooms have heat/AC, TVs, irons/boards, hair dryers, and clock radios.

Facility amenities: Both main building and annex of hotel have elevators. Computer hook-up and wireless available. Swimming pool, tennis, golf, fitness center all available on property, however, a short distance from hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please call the hotel.
Based upon availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 02 - Morning class session with Road Scholar Presenter...
Morning class session with Road Scholar Presenter- 9-10:30 am -/10:45 Amphiteater Lecture -Pamela C. Ronald, author, on theme of Feeding a Hungry Planet- TBA. /Afternoon- Free time to attend Institution wide programming/Evening entertainment- TBA

Breakfast: Grand Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 8:00-9:30 am.

Morning: Morning class with Road Scholar instructor- TBA at 9:00 am in the Hotel Parlor. 10:45-12:00 Pamela G. Ronald author Tomorrow Table

Lunch: Grand Buffet lunch in the hotel dining room from 12-1:30 pm

Afternoon: Group has free time to attend a variety of afternoon lectures or performances, shop or sightsee, tour or simply relax and read a book

Afternoon: (Optional) For an additional ticket price 2:00 pm and 8:15 pm performances of A Raisin in the Sun are available.

Afternoon: Afternoon Lecture at 3:30pm with Harlan Beckley on the theme “With Economic Justice for All.” Harlan Beckley was the founding director and serves as the Executive Director of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP), a twenty-two member non-profit organization devoted to promoting a sustained interdisciplinary education for undergraduates in all majors and professional students in order to prepare them to address poverty as part of their professional, civic, and political lives. SHECP offers a collaborative eight-week summer internship for students from its member schools. SHECP and its predecessor, the Shepherd Alliance, have sponsored approximately 750 law and undergraduate summer interns beginning in the summer of 1998. Harlan will become the Fletcher Otey Thomas Professor or Religion emeritus at Washington and Lee University on July 1st. He founded the Shepherd Program on Poverty and Human Capability at Washington and Lee, which became the foundation for which he and others launched the Shepherd Consortium. The Program and Consortium are named for donors and supporters, Tom and Nancy Shepherd from Stowe, Massachusetts. Harlan has written on theological advocates for economic justice—Walter Rauschenbusch, John Augustine Ryan, and Reinhold Niebuhr—in Passion for Justice and on justice and poverty in numerous articles, including “Capability as Opportunity: How Amartya Sen Revises Equal Opportunity.” He served as President of the Society of Christian Ethics in 2001, Acting President of Washington and Lee University in 2005-06, and received Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award in 2002, principally for his work in founding the Shepherd Program in 1997. Professor Beckley grew up on a farm in central Illinois, received his undergraduate education in economics at the University of Illinois, a Master of Divinity and Ph.D. in religion at Vanderbilt University, and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago.

Afternoon: Sister Simone Campbell Lecture

Dinner: Served dinner in the Chautauqua Room with seating from 5:00-7:30 pm. Please plan on 2 hours for your meal.

Evening: 8:15 pm- An evening Loretta LaRoche

Lodging: Athenaeum Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Victorian hotel circa 1881, overlooking scenic Chautauqua Lake. 156 guest rooms, gourmet buffets for all meals.

Contact info:
4 South Lake Drive
PO Box 33
Chautauqua, NY 14722 USA
phone: 716-357-4444
web: Athenaeum-Hotel.com

Room amenities: All rooms have heat/AC, TVs, irons/boards, hair dryers, and clock radios.

Facility amenities: Both main building and annex of hotel have elevators. Computer hook-up and wireless available. Swimming pool, tennis, golf, fitness center all available on property, however, a short distance from hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please call the hotel.
Based upon availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 03 - Morning class session with RS presenter- 9-10:3...
Morning class session with RS presenter- 9-10:30/10:45 Amphitheater Lecture-on theme of Feeding a hungry Planet-Barton Seaver, author. Afternoon-free to attend Inst. wide programming/Eve. entertainment- Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

Breakfast: Grand Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 8:00-9:30 am

Morning: Morning class session presented by Road Scholar instructor in residence, 9:00 -10:30 in the Hotel Parlor. 10:45-12:00 Barton Seaver author For Cod and Country

Lunch: Grand Buffet lunch in the hotel dining room from 12-1:30 pm

Afternoon: (OPTIONAL) For an additional ticket cost a performance of Raisin in the Sun is available at 4:00 pm.

Afternoon: Group has free time to attend a variety of afternoon lectures or performances, shop or sightsee, tour or simply relax and read a book.

Afternoon: 2:00 pm John Hope Bryant CEO of operation hope

Dinner: Served dinner in the Chautauqua Room with seating from 5:00-7:30 pm. Please plan on 2 hours for your meal.

Evening: 8:15 pm- Amphitheater Entertainment- Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Stuart Chafetz guest director.

Lodging: Athenaeum Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Victorian hotel circa 1881, overlooking scenic Chautauqua Lake. 156 guest rooms, gourmet buffets for all meals.

Contact info:
4 South Lake Drive
PO Box 33
Chautauqua, NY 14722 USA
phone: 716-357-4444
web: Athenaeum-Hotel.com

Room amenities: All rooms have heat/AC, TVs, irons/boards, hair dryers, and clock radios.

Facility amenities: Both main building and annex of hotel have elevators. Computer hook-up and wireless available. Swimming pool, tennis, golf, fitness center all available on property, however, a short distance from hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please call the hotel.
Based upon availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, July 04 - Morning class session with RS instructor. Amphi...
Morning class session with RS instructor. Amphitheater Lecture 10:45- on theme of Feeding a Hungry Planet, John Foley, dir. Institute on the Environment. Afternoon -free time to attend Institution- wide progamming/Evening entertainment-TBA

Breakfast: Grand Buffet breakfast in hotel dining room from 8:00-9:30 am

Morning: Morning class sessions with Road Scholar instructor in residence- TBA from 9:00-10:30 in the Hotel Parlor. 10:45-12:00- Johnathan Foley director of Institute on the Enviroment

Lunch: Grand Buffet lunch in the hotel dining room from 12:00-1:30 pm

Afternoon: Group has free time to attend a variety of afternoon lectures or performances, shop or sightsee, tour or simply relax and read a book

Afternoon: afternoon lecture

Dinner: Served dinner in the Chautauqua Room with seating from 5:00-7:30 pm. Please plan on 2 hours for your meal.

Evening: 8:15 pm- Amphitheater Ball with the Ladies First Big Band

Lodging: Athenaeum Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, July 05 - Program ends following breakfast. Can take compli...
Program ends following breakfast. Can take complimentary boxed lunch to go. Check out time is at 10 AM.

Depart From: Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution

Breakfast: Grand Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 8:00-9:30 am.

Morning: Program ends from Athenaeum Hotel after check-out by 10:00 am.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua County Visitors BureauPhone: 800-242-4569 Golf, tennis, nature walks, swimming, shopping all available.
For additional information, visit: www.tourchautauqua.com

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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Included
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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
15 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
6 Performances

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