ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. 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 in hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this hotel offers a vegetarian meal option. 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.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: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Dinner
Look back at the American presidents of the 20th century and their effect on history. These include Woodrow Wilson, FDR, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: EXCURSION: Docent-led visit of the China Cabin
The China Cabin is the Social Saloon from the S.S. China, a side-wheeled steamer built in 1866 by the William H. Webb shipyard in New York. Commissioned by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, the China carried mail and passengers from its home port of San Francisco to Asia. The elegant room was salvaged when the ship became obsolete in 1879 and was burned for scrap metal in Tiburon Cove. The Landmarks Society has restored the interior with 22k gold leaf, walnut woodwork, cut-glass floral window panes, and brass chandeliers. The China Cabin was designated a National Maritime Monument in 1978. (Courtesy of the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society)Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: The American Constitution: Can It Meet Today's Challenges?
America has evolved dramatically since the Founding Fathers drafted the U.S. Constitution. Can this sacred document survive the challenges of the changes of the 21st century and beyond? We look at the evolution of the Constitution.
Lodging: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
From Hollywood's earliest day, movie fans have been obsessed with crime, bad men and fallen women. Journey through a cinema of dark stories, memorable images and unforgettable characters, from Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart and Barbara Stanwyck to Jack Nicholson, Russell Crowe, Faye Dunaway and Kim Basinger. Sadly, they really don't make them like that anymore, so we'll celebrate the ones they did make. See film clips from Hollywood's revered classics, including Little Caesar, Key West, Double Indemnity, The Killers, The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, Blood Simple, Miller's Crossing, Body Heat and Chinatown.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: Free time to socialize with fellow participantsLodging: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
There is art after French Impressionism. See how painters like Van Gogh, Seurat, Cezanne reacted to the "crisis of Impressionism," applying new theories of color and space, and how Gauguin and the Symbolists built on old ideas.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: EXCURSION: Narrated bus trip to highlights of San FranciscoDinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: The American Constitution: Can It Meet Today's Challenges?Lodging: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Blue Skies, I'll Be Seeing You, Begin the Beguine, God Bless America-- It's hard to believe that these hugely popular songs were almost lost when the shows they were composed for closed after only a few runs. In some cases, songs were pulled from the original shows by the composers. Come hear these almost lost numbers and how they were miraculously revived.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: Live Musical EntertainmentLodging: The Lodge at TiburonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner