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Program #17111RJ
5 Days | 4 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 Dec 3 — Dec 7, 2012

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Type: Hotel

Description: Located in Palm Springs, Courtyard By Marriott Palm Springs is near the airport and close to the Convention Center, restaurants, shops and clubs in downtown Palm Springs. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. The property has an airport shuttle, which is complimentary. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a bar/lounge, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities.

Contact info:
1300 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
phone: 760-322-6100
web: www.marriott.com/pspch

Room amenities: Rooms have A/C and heating controls, alarm clock, Coffee/tea maker, mini-fridge, hair dryer, iron & ironing board,remote control TV and movie channels, daily housekeeping service. Some microwaves available upon request.

Facility amenities: When it comes time to relax take a dip in the pool or enjoy the soothing waters in the Jacuzzi or just relax on the comfortable lounge chairs while taking in some sun. This lovely hotel has a fitness center, a bistro/ lounge, and a 24-hour mini-market/gift shop with access to sandwiches, salads, snacks and drinks.

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

Bathroom: 2 with roll in shower - upon availability only

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rates
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense. Contact Kathleen Gusman at 760-322-6100 or Mikaela Bauer at 949-892-2215 to make these arrangements/

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, December 03 - Site registration and program orientation.
Afternoon: Check in with front desk no later than 4PM for room. CELS registration is at 4:00pm. Look for sign in the Lobby. Late afternoon - Wine Social & Introductions

Dinner: Dinner catered at hotel.

Evening: Orientation following dinner

Lodging: Courtyard Marriott

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in Palm Springs, Courtyard By Marriott Palm Springs is near the airport and close to the Convention Center, restaurants, shops and clubs in downtown Palm Springs. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. The property has an airport shuttle, which is complimentary. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a bar/lounge, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities.

Contact info:
1300 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
phone: 760-322-6100
web: www.marriott.com/pspch

Room amenities: Rooms have A/C and heating controls, alarm clock, Coffee/tea maker, mini-fridge, hair dryer, iron & ironing board,remote control TV and movie channels, daily housekeeping service. Some microwaves available upon request.

Facility amenities: When it comes time to relax take a dip in the pool or enjoy the soothing waters in the Jacuzzi or just relax on the comfortable lounge chairs while taking in some sun. This lovely hotel has a fitness center, a bistro/ lounge, and a 24-hour mini-market/gift shop with access to sandwiches, salads, snacks and drinks.

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

Bathroom: 2 with roll in shower - upon availability only

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rates
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense. Contact Kathleen Gusman at 760-322-6100 or Mikaela Bauer at 949-892-2215 to make these arrangements/

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, December 04 - Response to one no trump and opening weak two's'....
Response to one no trump and opening weak two's'. Practice hands and play in afternoon.

Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet

Morning: Bridge Class

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Bridge Class following lunch.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Lecture on History of the Area with Historian Ed Hartman

Lodging: Courtyard Marriott

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in Palm Springs, Courtyard By Marriott Palm Springs is near the airport and close to the Convention Center, restaurants, shops and clubs in downtown Palm Springs. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. The property has an airport shuttle, which is complimentary. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a bar/lounge, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities.

Contact info:
1300 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
phone: 760-322-6100
web: www.marriott.com/pspch

Room amenities: Rooms have A/C and heating controls, alarm clock, Coffee/tea maker, mini-fridge, hair dryer, iron & ironing board,remote control TV and movie channels, daily housekeeping service. Some microwaves available upon request.

Facility amenities: When it comes time to relax take a dip in the pool or enjoy the soothing waters in the Jacuzzi or just relax on the comfortable lounge chairs while taking in some sun. This lovely hotel has a fitness center, a bistro/ lounge, and a 24-hour mini-market/gift shop with access to sandwiches, salads, snacks and drinks.

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

Bathroom: 2 with roll in shower - upon availability only

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rates
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense. Contact Kathleen Gusman at 760-322-6100 or Mikaela Bauer at 949-892-2215 to make these arrangements/

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, December 05 - Take out doubles and leads. Introduce unusual no ...
Take out doubles and leads. Introduce unusual no trump and Michaels. Practice hands and play in afternoon.

Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet

Morning: Bridge Class

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Bridge Class following lunch.

Dinner: Dinner Catered.

Evening: Evening open to practice on your own or see the Palm Springs Follies at 7:30pm (at your own expense). Mention CELS/Road Scholar/Elderhostel for discount. The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies is a world-class music, dance and comedy extravaganza. The show celebrates the music, dance and comedy of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s with a cast old enough to have lived it! Celebrated guest stars and international vaudeville acts join the Follies’ world-renowned line of Long-Legged Lovelies and Dapper Dans, who range in age from 56 to 86. At The Plaza Theater which is located at 128 S. Palm Canyon Dr.

Lodging: Courtyard Marriott

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in Palm Springs, Courtyard By Marriott Palm Springs is near the airport and close to the Convention Center, restaurants, shops and clubs in downtown Palm Springs. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. The property has an airport shuttle, which is complimentary. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a bar/lounge, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities.

Contact info:
1300 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
phone: 760-322-6100
web: www.marriott.com/pspch

Room amenities: Rooms have A/C and heating controls, alarm clock, Coffee/tea maker, mini-fridge, hair dryer, iron & ironing board,remote control TV and movie channels, daily housekeeping service. Some microwaves available upon request.

Facility amenities: When it comes time to relax take a dip in the pool or enjoy the soothing waters in the Jacuzzi or just relax on the comfortable lounge chairs while taking in some sun. This lovely hotel has a fitness center, a bistro/ lounge, and a 24-hour mini-market/gift shop with access to sandwiches, salads, snacks and drinks.

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

Bathroom: 2 with roll in shower - upon availability only

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rates
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense. Contact Kathleen Gusman at 760-322-6100 or Mikaela Bauer at 949-892-2215 to make these arrangements/

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, December 06 - Signals and discards. Defensive play. Introductio...
Signals and discards. Defensive play. Introduction to negative doubles. Practice hands and tournament in the afternoon.

Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet

Morning: Bridge

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Bridge

Dinner: Dinner on your own to try one of 400 area restaurants.

Evening: Open evening. The Palm Springs Art Museum, it is free from 4-8PM. Established in 1938, the Palm Springs Art Museum has become the center of the desert’s art community. What began as a museum about the desert has evolved into an oasis for the arts, focusing on international Modern and Contemporary painting and sculpture. The museum also includes works by historically significant west coast artists as well as contemporary Native American artists. Use the remainder of your evening to stroll the Palm Springs Village Fest from 6-10PM; over 100 vendors, art, produce, 1-of-a-kind gift items, food booths. The Village fest runs along Palm Canyon Drive; three blocks on in either direction from the Tahquitz intersection in the heart of downtown Palm Springs.

Lodging: Courtyard Marriott

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Five: Friday, December 07 - Bridge Wrap Up and Q&A Session with instructor. P...
Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet

Morning: Bridge Wrap Up and Q&A Session with instructor. Program ends.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Palm Springs, CA
CasinosThe Spa Casino Right in the heart of downtown Palm Springs is a player’s paradise called Spa Resort Casino. It is famous for its natural healing waters, fine restaurants and spacious hotel rooms. Experience a unique combination of quiet elegance and non-stop gaming excitement. Directions: The casino is situated on nine acres in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. 401 E. Amado Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (888) 999-1995
For additional information, visit: www.sparesortcasino.com
College of the Desert Street FairThe Street Fair is located on the beautiful College of the Desert campus, surrounded by date palms and mountain vistas. College of the Desert's Street Fair is a great place to find holiday presents, birthday and anniversary gifts,one-of-a-kind items, produce & art. A must do for stay-overs. -Open every Saturday & Sunday -October through May – 7am – 2pm -June – September – 7am – Noon -Free Parking -Free Admission -Free Entertainment 43-500 Monterey Ave. Palm Desert , CA 92260
Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon Desert Hills Premium Outlets is more than just a great collection of the finest brands. It offers one of the largest collections of designer outlets in the country. Situated near the popular Palm Springs resorts and surrounded by majestic mountains, it's not a mirage; it is a true bargain hunter's haven. 48400 Seminole Drive Cabazon, CA 92230 (951) 849-6641 Directions: Desert Hills Premium Outlets is located just over an hour's drive from Los Angeles and Orange Counties and 20 minutes west of Palm Springs on Interstate 10; exit Fields Road.
For additional information, visit: www.premiumoutlets.com/deserthills
Palm Springs Aerial TramAscend two and a half miles to a pristine wilderness aboard the World’s Largest Rotating Tramcars. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway constructed in rugged Chino Canyon on the north edge of Palm Springs - about two hours by car from Los Angeles and San Diego - did not just happen. It required foresight, planning, financing and, most of all a vision. For years, it was the dream of a young electrical engineer named Francis F. Crocker to "go up there where it's nice and cool". Be sure to see the film they show. Hours of Operation Tram cars depart at least every half hour from 10 a.m., Monday – Friday; 8 a.m. weekends and holiday periods. Last car up is 8 p.m. with the last car down at 9:45 p.m. The Tramway will be closed for Annual Maintenance in September. 888-515-TRAM (8726) (760) 325-1391
For additional information, visit: www.pstramway.com
The Fabulous Palm Springs FolliesThe Fabulous Palm Springs Follies is a world-famous, Broadway-caliber celebration of the music, dance, and comedy of the 30's and 40's, with a cast old enough to have lived it. Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Be sure to mention CELS/Roadscholar for a discount. 128 South Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, California 92262 (760) 327-0225
For additional information, visit: www.psfollies.com
The Living Desert, Wildlife & Botanical ParkThe Living Desert was established in March, 1970, as a 360 acre wilderness preserve. Today it is one of the most unique institutions in the country and stands out as the only American zoo and garden dedicated solely to interpreting and conserving the deserts of the world. It is the only zoological and botanical park specializing in just one entire ecosystem. 47-900 Portola Avenue Palm Desert, CA 92260 Phone: 760-346-5694 Season Hours: Open every day September 1 – June 15 from 9:00 am to 5:00pm Last admission at 4:00pm. Closed December 25th Directions: From Hwy 111 in Palm Desert, turn south on Portola Ave., go 1 ½ miles, follow signs to main entrance. Plenty of free parking. From Interstate 10 take the Monterey exit and turn south. Go south approximately 6 miles and turn east (left) on Hwy 111. Follow direction above when you reach Portola.
For additional information, visit: www.livingdesert.org
Westfield Shopping Center180 stores – restaurants – movie theater 72-840 Highway 111 Palm Desert, CA 92260 Telephone: (760) 568 0248
For additional information, visit: www.westfield.com/palmdesert

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