Program Registration: 3:30-4:30 p.m. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table (located either in the hallway in front of the Road Scholar meeting room or just inside the meeting room) and pick up your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during Orientation, and to confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet at the front desk when you check in.
Orientation: 4:30 p.m. The Group Leader will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. We will review the up-to-date daily program schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have.
During free time, the Group Leader will be available to guide informal excursions, activities, or meals not included in the program. You are welcome to join if you wish, with any associated costs (if any) on your own, or explore independently.
Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.Dinner: Dinner in hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. This program offers two choices for meals: standard and vegetarian. We are unable 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.
This evening, enjoy a plated, 3-course dinner plus complimentary coffee and hot tea; other beverages available for purchase in the hotel bar.Evening: Take the rest of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning. Get a good night's sleep for the full day tomorrow.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Dinner
From Titian to Michelangelo, from the Renaissance to Baroque, we take a tour of the stunning art of Northern Italy. The masterpieces, monuments and churches will be placed in cultural and historical perspective.Lunch: Enjoy a lunch buffet in the hotel which includes complimentary hot and iced tea.Afternoon: Narrated bus trip to highlights of San Francisco, everyone's second hometown.Dinner: Enjoy a dinner buffet in the hotel which includes complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: World's Great Religions
This program offers the participant an opportunity to learn about some of the important aspects of any one of the great religions of today’s world. Each program will include a discussion of the nature of religious thought, practice and tradition and then an overview/history of that particular tradition’s worldview, practices and engagement with the larger world community. Possible traditions include Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Discussion of some of the major sects of each tradition will be included.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
From Hollywood's earliest day, movie fans have been obsessed with crime, bad men and fallen women. Journey through a cinema of dark stories, memorable images and unforgettable characters, from Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart and Barbara Stanwyck to Jack Nicholson, Russell Crowe, Faye Dunaway and Kim Basinger. Sadly, they really don't make them like that anymore, so we'll celebrate the ones they did make. See film clips from Hollywood's revered classics, including Little Caesar, Key West, Double Indemnity, The Killers, The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, Blood Simple, Miller's Crossing, Body Heat and Chinatown.Dinner: Enjoy a dinner buffet in the hotel which includes complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: Film Noir, Part 2Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tensions in the Middle East range from simmering on a good day to boiling over on a bad one. Iraq, Syria, and Egypt are currently at the latter juncture and surrounding countries are bracing themselves. Explore the broader Middle East picture starting with the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, the creation of the State of Israel and subsequent ongoing conflict with the Palestinians, the Arab Spring, the U.S. invasion and withdrawal from Iraq, and now the latest plight between warring factions in Iraq. What role will the U.S. play?Lunch: Enjoy a plated 3-course lunch in the hotel which includes complimentary hot and iced tea.Afternoon: Time to explore charming downtown Burlingame. Take the complimentary shuttle to the heart of Burlingame for a relaxing stroll and check out the historic train station, beautiful library and interesting shops and restaurants. You can also take public transportation into San Francisco and spend the afternoon exploring the City by the Bay.Dinner: Enjoy a dinner buffet in the hotel which includes complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: World's Great Religions, Part 2Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Join us as we listen and learn about Copland’s Billy The Kid, El Salon Mexico, Appalachian Spring and Rodeo; & Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess and selected Broadway shows. It’s all true Americana!Copland’s Billy The Kid, El Salon Mexico, Appalachian Spring and Rodeo. It’s all true Americana!Lunch: Enjoy a lunch buffet in the hotel with complimentary hot and iced tea.Afternoon: American Master: Leonard Bernstein
Join us as we listen and learn about Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, On The Town, Candide and West Side Story. It’s all true Americana!Dinner: Enjoy a plated 3-course dinner in the hotel which includes complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: Live Musical Entertainment: Music of George GershwinLodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch