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: INTRODUCTIONS: 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 SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Dinner
Some of the world's greatest art resides in Rome, from the time of the Caesars to the Renaissance. We look at the paintings -- Roman wall paintings, the catacombs, Rafael and Michelangelo in the Vatican -- and sculpture and architecture.Lunch: Enjoy a lunch buffet in the hotel which includes complimentary hot and iced tea.Afternoon: Independent afternoon
Explore downtown Burlingame. Take the complimentary shuttle to
downtown Burlingame to peruse the interesting shops, restaurants, historic train depot and library. Shuttle schedule available at lobby desk. Explore the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia/Classic Toy Museum/Banned Toy Museum—214 California Drive; 650-347-2301; guided visits daily take 45 minutes.
Explore the Aviation Museum located in the international terminal at SFO. The museum is an architectural adaptation of the airport's 1930s passenger lobby. The collection focuses on air transport with an emphasis on the West Coast and the Pacific region. Free admission. Take the airport shuttle which departs the hotel every 20 minutes.
Dinner: Enjoy a dinner buffet in the hotel which includes complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: CLASS: Our Founding Documents and Great American Thinkers
The U.S. has produced some of the greatest political thinkers the world has known. From Madison, Hamilton, and Jefferson to Lincoln, Dewey, and Rawls, American Political Thought is a rich tradition lying at the crossroads of History, Philosophy, Politics, Economics, Law, Sociology, and Literature. The first half of this course examines our major founding documents – the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and selected Federalist Papers. The second half examines excerpts from the writings of such 19th and 20th century figures as Henry Thoreau, Elizabeth Stanton, Frederick Douglass, Lincoln, William Sumner, Emma Goldman, W.E.B. Dubois, FDR, JFK, Betty Friedan, and Martin Luther King. Those who take this course will be able to explain how it is that American Political Thought is a synthesis of the Hamiltonian and Jeffersonian traditions, culminating in the work of John Rawls.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
As the western world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One, the focus of the class will be on four major themes of the war.First, World War One was a decisive turning point in world history. Second, the war changed the nature of warfare itself and in so doing caused unprecedented suffering and loss of life. Third, the war became a deadly stalemate which neither side not knowing how to end it. Fourth, in 1917, both The United States’ entry into the war and the Russian Revolution broke the stalemate and finally forced Germany to surrender in November, 1918. The instructor encourages the class to consider the immediate and long term consequences of the war.Lunch: Enjoy a plated 3-course lunch in the hotel which includes complimentary hot and iced tea.Afternoon: CLASS: Music of the Fabulous Fifties
From zoot suits and saddle shoes to sock hops, malt shops and big tail fins we discover how the swing era climaxed, kept swinging and with the help of television became a multi-layered pop culture with the Hit Parade, country music, rhythm and blues, and cool jazz. Enjoy the journey with songs such as I’m Beginning to See the Light, String of Pearls, Harbor Lights, The Tennesee Waltz, All Shook Up, Blueberry Hill, Take Five, Only You and Rock Around the Clock. Includes live and recorded music and video.Dinner: Enjoy a dinner buffet in the hotel which includes complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: CLASS: Music of the Fabulous 50s, Part 2Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Join us on a pictorial tour of iconic worlds fairs and expositions, from the groundbreaking 1851 Crystal Exhibition in Victorian London to the futuristic New York World’s Fair of 1939. Immerse yourself in the epic story of industrialization, empire building, nation branding; the exchange of culture, commerce, including the Belle Epoque expo of 1889 in Paris, through the U.S. historical celebrations in Philadelphia (1876), Chicago (1892-93) and St. Louis (1904), to the San Francisco’s international expositions of 1893, 1915 and 1939.Lunch: Enjoy a plated 3-course lunch in the hotel which includes complimentary hot and iced tea.Afternoon: CLASS: All the World’s Affair: International Expositions, 1851-1939, Part 2Dinner: Enjoy a dinner buffet in the hotel which includes complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: CLASS: The Anniversary of World War I: The War to End All WarsLodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Enjoy a plated 3-course dinner which includes complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: Live Musical EntertainmentLodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Enjoy a plated 3-course lunch which includes complimentary hot and iced tea. The program concludes with lunch.
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