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Program #1713RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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Itinerary for May 19 — May 24, 2013

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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: ciweb.org

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: call hotel for rates
Based on availability. Please call the Athenaeum Hotel directly for rates and availability at 800/821-1881.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 19 - Hotel Check-in, Program Registration, Welcome and...
Afternoon: Program check-in and registration is from 3:00-5:00 pm. Pick up your packet including the updated schedule and other key information to help you navigate the program and premises comfortably. Then you're invited to a light hors d' oeuvres reception and wine bar to begin meeting your fellow participants and making new friends.

Dinner: Dinner begins at 6:00 pm. You'll be able to make selections from a varied buffet including hot and cold dishes, soup, salads and desserts.

Evening: Following dinner at about 7:00 pm, we'll have a brief session for the program staff to welcome you and begin introductions. The the large group will be divided into small groups for a thorough orientation of the day-to-day schedule. Your group leader will also meet with your group prior to class each morning.

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: ciweb.org

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: call hotel for rates
Based on availability. Please call the Athenaeum Hotel directly for rates and availability at 800/821-1881.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 20 - Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Aft...
Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Afternoon Electives, Evening Activities/Entertainment

Note: The following are confirmed lecturers for the week: Kaye Lindauer- "Solomon and Sheba" Greg Ferro-"The Vietnam War and the Counterculture ( or Hippie) Movement" Kathy Kilpatrick- "7-Day Memory Fitness Program" Bill Chamberlain- "They Don't Make Automobiles Like They Used To/ Fueling our Transportation Needs" Jerry Pops- "General George C Marshall & Post Was European Recovery"

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 7:30-8:30am.Selections will include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk ( plus a milk alternative).

Morning: Morning Classes: Morning class sessions 9:00 am -12:00 noon with a mid-morning break. The "great minds" in this program refers to both the presenters and participants. We're delighted to offer you some of the most stimulating and intriguing speakers we can find and hope you will enliven sessions with your questions following each presentation. Shuttles to and from classes available. Each group will rotate through all presentations throughout the week. General topics may include, literature, politics, religion, music, nature, health, ***See " day 2 activity notes" for list of confirmed lecturers

Lunch: Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. Choose from salads, soup, cold cuts for sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, and soft drinks and other beverages.

Afternoon: Afternoon Electives: Afternoon electives are offered from 2:00-3:30 daily. Take part in activites and presentations of your choosing. Typical EXAMPLES: Nature , garden and historic tours, wine tasting, a film screening, David Zinman- David Kozak , political analyst. You may also take this time as free time to play golf or tennis. Electives and personnel subject to change

Dinner: Buffet dinner is served in the hotel dining room at 6:00 pm. Typical selections include a choice of hot entrees as well as soup, salads, pasta or rice, and of course, desserts and a range of beverages.

Evening: Evening Activites/ Entertainment: There is evening entertainment beginning each night at 7:30 pm.Examples of evening entertainment are: Jazz Combo, Youth Choral Group, Blue Grass, Classical Duet, Activities/entertainment & personnel subject to change

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: ciweb.org

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: call hotel for rates
Based on availability. Please call the Athenaeum Hotel directly for rates and availability at 800/821-1881.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 21 - Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Aft...
Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Afternoon Electives, Evening Activities/Entertainment

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 7:30-8:30am.Selections will include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk ( plus a milk alternative).

Morning: Morning Classes: Morning class sessions 9:00 am -12:00 noon with a mid-morning break. The "great minds" in this program refres to both the presenters and participants. We're delighted to offer you some of the most stimulating and intriguing speakers we can find and hope you will enliven sessions with your questions following each presentation. Shuttles to and from classes available. ****See "Day 2 activitiy notes" for confirmed lecturers. Each group will rotate through all presentations throughout the week.

Lunch: Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. Choose from salads, soup, cold cuts for sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, and soft drinks and other beverages

Afternoon: Afternoon Electives: Afternoon electives are offered from 2:00-3:30 daily. Take part in activites and presnetations of your choosing. typical EXAMPLES : Nature , garden and historic tours, wine tasting, a film screening, David Zinman- The Day that Huey Long was Shot , David Kozak - A Political Analysis of the Obama Presidency So Far. You may also take this time as free time to play golf or tennis. Electives and personnel subject to change

Dinner: Buffet dinner is served in the hotel dining room at 6:00 pm. Typical selections include a choice of hot entrees as well as soup, salads, pasta or rice, and of course, desserts and a range of beverages

Evening: Evening Activites/ Entertainment: There is evening entertainment beginning each night at 7:30 pm. Tentative EXAMPLES: Hillman Opera- Students of SUNY Fredonia school of voice Participant Spelling Bee Junior Guilders of Lucille Ball Little Theater- A local group of talented young singers. Satin Doll Jazz Combo Additions will be made. Activities/entertainment & personnel subject to change

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: ciweb.org

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: call hotel for rates
Based on availability. Please call the Athenaeum Hotel directly for rates and availability at 800/821-1881.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 22 - Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Aft...
Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Afternoon Electives, Evening Activities/Entertainment

Note: David Kozak will lecture this afternoon on The Early Modern Presidents ( Roosevelt- Nixon)

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 7:30-8:30am.Selections will include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk ( plus a milk alternative).

Morning: Morning Classes: Morning class sessions 9:00 am -12:00 noon with a mid-morning break. The "great minds" in this program refres to both the presenters and participants. We're delighted to offer you some of the most stimulating and intriguing speakers we can find and hope you will enliven sessions with your questions following each presnetation. Shuttles to and from classes available. ****See "Day 2 activity notes" for confirmed lecturers. Each group will rotate through all presentations throughout the week.

Lunch: Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. Choose from salads, soup, cold cuts for sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, and soft drinks and other beverages.

Afternoon: Afternoon Electives: Afternoon electives are offered from 2:00-3:30 daily. Take part in activites and presnetations of your choosing. typical EXAMPLES: Nature , garden and historic tours, wine tasting, a film screening, David Zinman- The Day that Huey Long was Shot , David Kozak - A Political Analysis of the Obama Presidency So Far. You may also take this time as free time to play golf or tennis. Electives and personnel subject to change

Dinner: Buffet dinner is served in the hotel dining room at 6:00 pm. Typical selections include a choice of hot entrees as well as soup, salads, pasta or rice, and of course, desserts and a range of beverages.

Evening: Evening Activites/ Entertainment: There is evening entertainment beginning each night at 7:30 pm. Tentative to date, but will have confirmed by Feb 1: Jazz Combo-Satin Doll. Activities/entertainment & personnel subject to change

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: ciweb.org

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: call hotel for rates
Based on availability. Please call the Athenaeum Hotel directly for rates and availability at 800/821-1881.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 23 - Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Aft...
Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Afternoon Electives, Evening Activities/Entertainment

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 7:30-8:30am.Selections will include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk ( plus a milk alternative).

Morning: Morning Classes: Morning class sessions 9:00 am -12:00 noon with a mid-morning break. The "great minds" in this program refres to both the presenters and participants. We're delighted to offer you some of the most stimulating and intriguing speakers we can find and hope you will enliven sessions with your questions following each presnetation. Shuttles to and from classes available. **** See "Day 2 activity notes" for confirmed lecturers. Each group will rotate through all presentations throughout the week.

Lunch: Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. Choose from salads, soup, cold cuts for sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, and soft drinks and other beverages.

Afternoon: Afternoon Electives: Afternoon electives are offered from 2:00-3:30 daily. Take part in activites and presentations of your choosing. typical EXAMPLES: Nature , garden and historic tours, wine tasting, a film screening, David Zinman- The Day that Huey Long was Shot , David Kozak - A Political Analysis of the Obama Presidency So Far. You may also take this time as free time to play golf or tennis. Electives and personnel subject to change

Dinner: Buffet dinner is served in the hotel dining room at 6:00 pm. Typical selections include a choice of hot entrees as well as soup, salads, pasta or rice, and of course, desserts and a range of beverages.

Evening: Evening Activites/ Entertainment: There is evening entertainment beginning each night at 7:30 pm. EXAMPLES: Hillman Opera- Students of SUNY Fredonia school of voice Participant Spelling Bee Junior Guilders of Lucille Ball Little Theater- A local group of talented young singers. Satin Doll Jazz Combo Additions will be made. Activities/entertainment & personnel subject to change

Lodging: Athenaeum Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 24 - Wrap-up, Program Concludes
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 7:30-8:30am.Selections will include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk ( plus a milk alternative).

Morning: Morning Classes: Morning class sessions 9:00 am -12:00 noon with a mid-morning break. The "great minds" in this program refres to both the presenters and participants. We're delighted to offer you some of the most stimulating and intriguing speakers we can find and hope you will enloven sessions with your questions following each presnetation. Shuttles to and from classes available. ****See "Day 2 activity notes" for confirmed lecturers. Each group will rotate through all presentations throughout the week. Info subject to change

Lunch: Light buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. (or box lunches available if needed to depart early)

Afternoon: The program concludes following lunch with departures. Room check outs may possibly need to be earlier in morning prior to class but you will be informed after arrival if this is the case. We hope you have enjoyed this taste of The Chautauqua Experience and will join us again for other fascinating programs in the future. Best wishes for all of your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
4 Performances

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