PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come 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 before dinner.
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.Dinner: Dinner at hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants.
Evening: CROSSING POINTS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning
Lodging: Hilton Woodland Hills HotelMeals Included: Dinner
DVD: "Here Comes the Band" ~ Take a look at how high school bands get into the Rose Parade. Follow the application and selection process and the fundraising activities necessary to support their desire to participate in the ultimate parade.Lunch: Lunch at hotelAfternoon: FIELD TRIP AND PERFORMANCE: Attend Bandfest which features the prizewinning bands of the 2013 Rose Parade performing the field shows that made them famous. See these talented musicians, dancers and auxiliary performers in action.Dinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: DVD: The Rose Parade: A Pageant for the Ages
Hear the history and experience the magic of Pasadena's annual New Year's Day celebrations while exploring the Royal Court, the colorful marching bands and the beautiful floats.Lodging: Hilton Woodland Hills HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Come and experience the magic of the Rose Parade floats before New Year's Day! Help prepare the materials used to make the floats and decorate some of these magnificent floral floats in their final stages of preparation for the Rose Parade.
We will be standing most of the time as we perform whatever tasks are assigned to us by the float decorating organizations.Lunch: Lunch at float decoration siteDinner: Dinner at hotel.Lodging: Hilton Woodland Hills HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Understand the process, criteria, scoring and significance of the awards.
FIELD TRIP TO THE GETTY VILLA
Oil magnate J. Paul Getty used some of his vast wealth to amass an incredible art and antiquities collection, first displayed in his ranch house on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. In the early 70s, he had a Romanesque villa constructed next to his house to be a permanent museum for his collection. The Malibu Villa, modeled after the partially excavated Villa dei Papiri in Italy, became the home of the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1974.
In 1997 the Getty Villa was closed and the collection was relocated to the new hill-top Getty Center in Brentwood (Los Angeles). After a nine-year, $275 million renovation and expansion, the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa re-opened as a home to the Museum's Antiquities Collection. The Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities are arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater and Stories of the Trojan War, housed within Roman-inspired architecture and surrounded by Roman-style gardens.
Explore the museum and grounds on your own or join public tours.
Lunch: To give you greater flexibility in viewing the Villa collection at your leisure, lunch will be on your own.
The Cafe at the Getty Villa serves casual Mediterranean fare and has indoor and outdoor seating. Menu choices include salads, soups, panini, pizzas, pastas, vegetables, and desserts.
The Coffee Kiosk near the Cafe entrance offers coffee, hot tea, espresso drinks, lemonade, and bottled beverages, as well as grab-and-go items including house-made soup, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and a selection of baked goods, desserts, and ice cream.Dinner: New Year's Eve Dinner at hotelLodging: Hilton Woodland Hills HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
The 124th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed "Oh, the Places You'll Go!", will take place Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at 8 a.m. (PST), featuring spirited marching bands from throughout the nation, majestic floral floats, and high-stepping equestrian units. Dr. Jane Goodall will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2013 Tournament of Roses festivities.
The 2013 Rose Parade theme encourages us to picture the journey of our lives once untethered from the perceived constraints of convention. One is encouraged to reflect on their passions and to conceive of a plan to make them realities.
Our motor coaches leave the hotel early the morning of the Parade. Our reserved bleacher seats are in front of Pasadena City College at 1570 E. Colorado Ave.Lunch: Lunch at hotelAfternoon: Free afternoon to explore the area on your own, take a nap, watch the Rose Bowl game on TV or watch reruns of the Tournament of Roses Parade on TV with commentary.
Public transportation available to downtown LA.
If you are interested in attending the Rose Bowl Game, you will be responsible for purchasing your own ticket(s) and arranging transportation to the Rose Bowl and back to the hotel after the game.
Dinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: Evening programLodging: Hilton Woodland Hills HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After every Rose Parade, the floral masterpieces are parked along Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards in Pasadena and exhibited for visitors to walk by and see in close detail the design and workmanship that goes into these floats. Visitors are able to walk almost within arm's reach of the floats and appreciate for themselves the creativity and the imagination of the floral displays. This has been a Pasadena tradition for over 100 years.
Don't forget your camera!Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK OUT: Our program concludes when we return to the hotel at approximately 11:00AM.
It is best that you have already checked out of your room and brought luggage down to the front desk. Arrange transportation to the airport in advance via Super Shuttle to both Burbank and LAX. Considering traffic and airport lines, we do not recommend booking your return flight before 2:00 pm.
We hope you have enjoyed our Tournament of Roses program and will join us for other rewarding adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!
Meals Included: Breakfast
Pasadena, CA 91101
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A dynamic city centered in beautiful Southern California, Pasadena is not only the home of the Tournament of Roses Parade, but also a city of discovery – from fine dining and shopping to theaters and art galleries. Pasadena offers the business and recreational traveler a surprising combination of sophisticated charm, culture, history, and fun.For additional information, visit: http://www.pasadenacal.com
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