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Songs and Laughter: For the Fun of It

Program Number: 15220RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/16/2013 - 4/19/2013; 4/14/2015 - 4/17/2015; 11/2/2015 - 11/5/2015;
Duration: 3 nights
Location: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Price starting at: $599.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic
Meals: 7; 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Kosher; Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program.



Coordinated by Delaware Technical Community College.



Laughter is the Best Medicine

Benefit and enjoy numerous styles of humor, which help relieve tension, pressure and stress while having a good time. Discover theories of comedy and learn how to retell great stories and irresistible jokes. Humor lifts the human spirit!



American Popular Songbook

Musical history is alive! Enjoy music from the Roaring 20s, the Swing Era, WWII and more! Savor memories, upbeat tunes and behind-the-scenes stories and trivia. Honor great personalities with discussion, live music, videos and lively interaction.



Sounds of the 1930s and 1940s

Examine the evolution of sounds of this era with an overview of ballrooms, theaters and clubs made famous by the Big Bands. Discuss leaders, arrangers, vocalists and soloists who found fame and fortune through this period of musical ingenuity.




Rehoboth Beach

Long ago, Native Americans came here during the summer for cool breezes and abundant seafood. Today, visitors from the D.C. area and beyond flock to Rehoboth Beach -- established as a seaside resort in 1891 -- to enjoy those same features, and to relax on sandy beaches and in beachfront cafes.



Accommodations
Recently renovated hotel steps away from the beach and boardwalk.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Richard Smolens

Since retiring from Hunter College in 1991, Dr. Richard Smolens has combined his two great loves teaching and singing by lecturing and performing nationwide, and by introducing jazz to schoolchildren in Venice, Fla. He interprets songs that were created during the first half of the American 20th century, most notably the works of the Gershwin brothers, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and more. Based in West Grove, Pa., Richard spends the winter months singing and teaching in Georgia and Florida.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Brighton Suites Hotel
  Rehoboth Beach, DE 3 nights
 Brighton Suites Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Description: All suites Hotel
  Contact info: 34 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 USA
phone: 800-227-5788
web: www.brightonsuites.com
  Room amenities: Separate living room with full size sleep sofa; wet bar with refrigerator/freezer, microwave and coffee maker; two televisions with DVD players, complimentary wireless internet service, data port phone
  Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool; exercise and changing rooms
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Varies. Contact hotel for rates/availability.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Varies. Contact hotel for rates/availability.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:30 PM in hotel lobby for check in on Tuesday afternoon You will be staying at Brighton Suites Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
11:00 AM check out on Friday You will be staying at Brighton Suites Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free at the hotel
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Rehoboth Beach, DE
  Nearest city or town:  Bethany Beach, DE, Ocean City, MD
  Nearest highway: Route 1
  Nearest airport:  Wicomico Airport - Salisbury, MD
  From End of Program
  Location: Rehoboth Beach, DE
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Amtrak/Rehoboth-Lewes

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Greyhound Bus Service
phone: 800-231-2222
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

~ Approx. $44.00 refundable fare; 7-day advance purchase - $31.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3 hours 

 

Distance:

 

137 miles

   

There is Greyhound Bus Service from Amtrak Wilmington to Ocean City, MD - then taxi to hotel in Rehoboth/Lewes, DE - Taxi Service: Aaron's Taxi (410) 430-7728 approx. $65; Dave's Taxi (410) 250-2400 approx. $50 - Call ahead for current pricing and reservations.

 

BWI Marshall

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
BayRunner Shuttle
phone: 410-334-6440
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately First Person $104.00; Party of (2) $158.00; Party of (3) $206.00; Party of (4) $246.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

~ 3 hours 

 

Distance:

 

110 miles

   

The above information is to Ocean City, MD; but then need to take taxi (Dave's Taxi (410) 250-2400 ~ approx. $50 & Aaron Taxi ~ approx. $65.00 (410) 430-7728 to Rehoboth Beach/Lewes, DE )

 

Cape May/Lewes Ferry

 

From Ferry Landing

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Dart Shuttle Bus
phone: 800-652-DART
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Free shuttle service from ferry terminal to downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

8 miles

   

Shuttle service operates seven days a week June 15 to September 30. In May, early June and in October, the shuttle service runs on weekends only. For taxi service call City Cab 302-227-8294 or Eastside Cab 302-645-6800 approximately $25-$27.

 

Salisbury Wicomico Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Dave's Taxi
phone: 410-250-2400
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

~ Approximately $50 Call for reservations & current pricing
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1-1/2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

45 miles

   

Dave's Taxi (410) 250-2400 ~ approx. $50 to Ocean City, MD &/or Rehoboth/Lewes, DE; Aaron's Taxi (410) 430-7728 ~ approx. $65 to Rehoboth/Lewes, DE &/or Ocean City, MD. Call for current pricing and reservations.

 
Driving Directions
  AIRPORTS Baltimore/Washington International (800) 435-9294 Philadelphia International Airport (800) 745-4283 Washington Dulles Airport (703) 572-2700 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - (703) 417-8000 Salisbury-Ocean City, MD Wicomico Airport - (410) 742-4190
  FROM NORTH (Philadelphia, PA/Wilmington, DE I-95 south to Exit 4-A to Rt. 1 (Christiana) South to Dover, DE. Continue south. Approaching Milford, DE, follow Rt. 1 south/shore points approx. 25 miles to Rehoboth. At Rehoboth Beach, follow Exit 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Avenue). Turn right at First Street - turn right on Wilmington Avenue. Brighton Suites Hotel is on the left.
  FROM SOUTH (Norfolk, VA) From Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, follow Rt. 13 North. At Pocomoke, MD bear right onto Route 113 North to Millsboro, DE. At Millsboro take Route 24 east (towards Rehoboth Beach) to Route 1, turn south on Route 1. Approaching Rehoboth, exit on 1A (Rehoboth Avenue). Turn right on First Street - turn right on Wilmington Avenue - Brighton Suites Hotel is on the left.
  FROM WEST (DC/Baltimore, MD) Rt. 50 east to Rt. 404 to Georgetown, DE. At Georgetown Circle, take Rt. 9 east to Rt. 1. South on Rt. 1 to Rehoboth Beach. Follow Exit 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Avenue). Turn right on First Street. Turn right on Wilmington Avenue - Brighton Suites Hotel is on the left.
  From NY/NJ via Cape May/Lewes Ferry (Call ahead for reservations) (800) 643-3779 Thruway to Garden State Parkway to Cape May/Lewes Ferry in Cape May, NJ. From Lewes, DE take Route 1 south to Rehoboth Beach. Follow 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Avenue). Turn right on First Street. Turn right on Wilmington Avenue. Brighton Suites Hotel is on the left.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Warm Welcome!/Stand Up-Comedy Tips!
(Tuesday, April 16)
   
 Afternoon: 4:00pm orientation where you will receive and informative overview and have a chance to get acquainted with others in your group. We will review the schedule and answer any questions you may have.
 Dinner: Hotel Dining room
 Evening: Introduction to Humor with Mr Stan Raskin--comedic instructor for over 21 years.
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Love that Music!/Swing That Tune!/Entertainment
(Wednesday, April 17)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel cafe.
 Morning: Enjoy vintage recordings, film clips with live vocal demos!
 Lunch: Hotel Dining room
 Afternoon: Humor with Stan - Comedy stand up routine.
 Dinner: At Local Restaurant
 Evening: Relax and enjoy great tunes, a salute to the American Popular Song. Great music, trivia, and nostalgia.
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: From Hollywood to Harlem/Humor with Stan/Welcome to the Neighborhood!
(Thursday, April 18)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining.
 Morning: Presentation at Local Theatre. How to build a Broadway Production.
 Dinner: Local Restaurant
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Musical of the 30's & 40's
(Friday, April 19)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining.
 Morning: Lecture on the Musicals of the 30's & 40's with Lee Mussoff
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Rehoboth Beach, DE Rehoboth Beach, DE
Rehoboth Beach Chamber of Commerce - Calendar of Events and local area For additional information, visit www.beach-fun.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Easy to Remember


Author: William Zinsser


The Poets of Tin Pan Alley


Author: Phillip Furia


America's Songs


Author: M Lasser & P Furia


Stardust Melodies


Author: Will Friedwald




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