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SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

Central California Coast Sampler: Theatre, Wine and Music

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Program #16348RJ
6 Days | 5 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 Jul 14 — Jul 19, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located adjacent to the Santa Maria Airport (approximately 150 yards) and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and 70 miles north of Santa Barbara in the beautiful wine country of the Santa Maria Valley.

Contact info:
3455 Skyway Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93455 USA
phone: 805-928-8000 x8662924676
web: www.radisson.com/santamariaca

Room amenities: Coffee and coffeemaker, cable TV, two-line phone with voice mail and data port, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and business computer in lobby.

Facility amenities: Pool and sanua, fitness center, and the award-winning Vintner's Grill, known for its wine list highlighting Santa Barbara County's finest wines.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $135.
Call for discount with AARP or AAA

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 14 - Check in after 4:30 pm. Registration 5:00 pm, Din...
Check in after 4:30 pm. Registration 5:00 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm and Orientation 7:00 pm

Afternoon: Please arrive at the hotel to register at 5:00pm. Check into your room at the front desk and then register with Road Scholar staff in the Main lobby. You will have until 6:00 PM to settle into your room. Please note, this itinerary is subject to change. More specific itinerary information will be on site.

Dinner: Please arrive at the time indicated on your itinerary approximately 6:00 pm.

Evening: After dinner we will have Orientation. This will provide you with information about the hotel, program itinerary, instructors, venues and on site staff. This is also a good opportunity to ask questions!

Lodging: Radisson Santa Maria

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located adjacent to the Santa Maria Airport (approximately 150 yards) and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and 70 miles north of Santa Barbara in the beautiful wine country of the Santa Maria Valley.

Contact info:
3455 Skyway Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93455 USA
phone: 805-928-8000 x8662924676
web: www.radisson.com/santamariaca

Room amenities: Coffee and coffeemaker, cable TV, two-line phone with voice mail and data port, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and business computer in lobby.

Facility amenities: Pool and sanua, fitness center, and the award-winning Vintner's Grill, known for its wine list highlighting Santa Barbara County's finest wines.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $135.
Call for discount with AARP or AAA

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 15 - PCPA Class, and wine classes
Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental buffet style with a different hot option daily. Come between the hours of 6:00 - 9:00 AM, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activities!

Morning: Welcome by the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts Staff at the Radisson Hotel or on Hancock College (TBA). The Marian Theater is under construction. We will not be able to do a back stage tour . Classes on theater to be presented at Allan Hancock College.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon: Wine Classes from Allan Hancock College Instructor and Presidio vinyard owner.

Dinner: Enjoy a famous Santa Maria style barbeque. Santa Maria Style Barbecue is truly the authentic taste experience of Santa Maria. This sumptuous feast of barbecued sirloin, salsa, Pinquito beans, toasted French bread, and green salad has been called by Sunset Magazine, the "best barbecue in the world" and the California’s Visitor’s Guide raves this the "number one food not to miss while visiting California."

Evening: Wine Class

Lodging: Radisson Santa Maria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located adjacent to the Santa Maria Airport (approximately 150 yards) and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and 70 miles north of Santa Barbara in the beautiful wine country of the Santa Maria Valley.

Contact info:
3455 Skyway Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93455 USA
phone: 805-928-8000 x8662924676
web: www.radisson.com/santamariaca

Room amenities: Coffee and coffeemaker, cable TV, two-line phone with voice mail and data port, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and business computer in lobby.

Facility amenities: Pool and sanua, fitness center, and the award-winning Vintner's Grill, known for its wine list highlighting Santa Barbara County's finest wines.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $135.
Call for discount with AARP or AAA

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 16 - Theater Classes, Presidio Wine tasting PCPA Perfo...
Theater Classes, Presidio Wine tasting PCPA Performance of "Spamalot" at the Solvang Theater

Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental buffet style with a different hot option daily. Come between the hours of 6:00 - 9:00 AM, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activities!

Morning: Theater Class with Joseph Cannon: The actors musical process. Learn about the musical style and process of page to stage with PCPA professionals.

Lunch: Lunch at the Radisson Hotel.

Afternoon: Directing Class: taught by a PCPA director. Wine tasting at Presidio Winery

Dinner: Dinner in Solvang

Evening: "Spamalot" This fresh Broadway hit, lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, retells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. This hysterical, irreverent parody of Arthurian Legend will be special fun in the open air at the Solvang Festival Theater outdoor evening performance. Join the quest… Grab your coconut shells, gallop out and find your grail.

Lodging: Radisson Santa Maria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located adjacent to the Santa Maria Airport (approximately 150 yards) and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and 70 miles north of Santa Barbara in the beautiful wine country of the Santa Maria Valley.

Contact info:
3455 Skyway Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93455 USA
phone: 805-928-8000 x8662924676
web: www.radisson.com/santamariaca

Room amenities: Coffee and coffeemaker, cable TV, two-line phone with voice mail and data port, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and business computer in lobby.

Facility amenities: Pool and sanua, fitness center, and the award-winning Vintner's Grill, known for its wine list highlighting Santa Barbara County's finest wines.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $135.
Call for discount with AARP or AAA

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 17 - Foundation of Theater / The Great American Melodr...
Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental buffet style with a different hot option daily. Come between the hours of 6:00 - 9:00 AM, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activities!

Morning: Talk-back on the "Spamalot" production from 10:30-11:30AM.

Morning: Presentation by the producer/director of the Great American Melodrama.

Lunch: Lunch at the Radisson.

Afternoon: Free afternoon. Board bus at 4:30 to Pismo Beach for dinner on your own and then on to the melodrama production- How the West was really Won.

Dinner: Dinner at a restaurant in Pismo Beach on your own

Evening: "How the West was Really Won" Wednesday, July 17, 7:00pm: There are many stories of how the West was won with legendary characters, brave battles and forgotten heroes. Come along with us as we take a look at how the West might have... uh, could have... well, maybe even should have been won...but probably wasn’t. Guns will be blazin’ and laughs will be snortin’ as you come hear our tales...maybe slightly tall tales... of the West

Lodging: Radisson Santa Maria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located adjacent to the Santa Maria Airport (approximately 150 yards) and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and 70 miles north of Santa Barbara in the beautiful wine country of the Santa Maria Valley.

Contact info:
3455 Skyway Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93455 USA
phone: 805-928-8000 x8662924676
web: www.radisson.com/santamariaca

Room amenities: Coffee and coffeemaker, cable TV, two-line phone with voice mail and data port, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and business computer in lobby.

Facility amenities: Pool and sanua, fitness center, and the award-winning Vintner's Grill, known for its wine list highlighting Santa Barbara County's finest wines.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $135.
Call for discount with AARP or AAA

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 18 - Mozaic festival - Baroque in the Mission Viola Co...
Mozaic festival - Baroque in the Mission Viola Concerto G major at 8:00 p.m.

Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental buffet style with a different hot option daily. Come between the hours of 6:00 - 9:00 AM, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activities!

Morning: Inside the Orchestra Classes with Scott Dirkse, he is a PhD student in musicology at UC Santa Barbara, and he will be discussing the evening performance. Second class; The second class will be with Michael Joiner who received his BA in music at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a MA in Musicology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Board bus for San Luis Obispo,CA.

Dinner: Dinner in San Luis Obispo

Evening: Participate in a Pre- Concert discussion with Dr. Alyson McLamore at 7:00. Then enjoy a celebration of Baroque music as Scott Yoo leads the Festival Orchestra. Performance will be held at the Old Mission San Luis Obispo beginning at 8:00.

Lodging: Radisson Santa Maria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, July 19 -
Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental buffet style with a different hot option daily. Come between the hours of 6:00 - 9:00 AM, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activities!

Afternoon: Say your goodbyes and tell us about your Road Scholar experience. Check out of hotel by 11:00am.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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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12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
3 Performances

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