Road Scholar : Home
Foods of Italy & Songs of America: Best of Both Worlds

Program Number: 19254RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/7/2013 - 10/10/2013; 5/26/2015 - 5/29/2015; 9/22/2015 - 9/25/2015;
Duration: 3 nights
Location: Ocean City, Maryland
Price starting at: $599.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 8; 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Kosher; Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

The mouthwatering cuisine of Italy and the captivating works of the American musical theatre are universally embraced for their power to engage and satisfy the senses. Feed your spirit and your body with this fast-paced romp along the famed Eastern Shore. Get a taste of Italy’s gastronomic culture through expert lectures and cooking demonstrations at exceptional local restaurants. Learn about viniculture at a local winery and matching foods with approachable wines from a local expert. Interwoven through the program are exciting lectures and concerts on memorable musicals created by the 20th-century giants of Broadway and Hollywood. All this against the backdrop of the beautiful Delmarva seashore!




Highlights

• Through film clips, recordings, concerts, and lively lectures, hear fascinating, behind-the-scenes stories and get an inside look at one of America's greatest contributions to entertainment and world culture.
• Learn about the gastronomy of Italy and the influence of Italian cuisine in America through lectures and interactive cooking demonstrations that become memorable meals!
• Savor and learn about the art, history, and business of wine-making and wine-matching at a local vineyard and an inventive local wine merchant.



Activity Particulars

Participants must be able to climb a few stairs, stand for up to an hour, get on and off a motor coach easily and walk a few blocks indoors or out.




Date Specific Information

5-26-2015

This date takes place in Ocean City, MD.



9-22-2015

This date takes place in Ocean City, MD. The event will conclude the day prior to the Ocean City Wine Festival. Feel free to extend your stay to enjoy this event.



Coordinated by Delaware Technical Community College.



Foods and Wines of Italy


Glorious American Musical



Ocean City

This 2001 “All-American City” best known for its vibrant, turn-of-the-century boardwalk and white-sand beaches is also home to nearby Assateague Island National Seashore, a barrier island rich in wildlife and famous for its wild pony herd.



Accommodations
Ocean-front hotel and conference center.

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 3 nights
 Brighton Suites Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Description: All suites hotel
  Contact info: 34 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DC 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, hairdryer and coffee maker; two televisions with premium cable; data port phones; indoor pool; exercise ad changing rooms. Free Wireless Internet Access throughout hotel.
  Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool; exercise room, Free Wireless Internet Access Throughout Hotel
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Varies. Contact hotel for rates/availability.
  Check in time: 3:30 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 You will be staying at Brighton Suites Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
11 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
  Nearest city or town:  Ocean City, MD
  Nearest highway: Route 1
  Nearest airport:  Salisbury/Wicomico
  From End of Program
  Location: Rehoboth Beach
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Salisbury Wicomico Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

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

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

~ Approximate $50
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1-1/2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

45 miles

   

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

 

BWI Marshall

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

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

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

First Person $104; Party of (2) $158; Party of (3) $206; Party of (4) $246
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; Aaron Taxi (410) 430-7728 ~ approx. $65 or Dave's Taxi (410) 250-2400 ~ approx. $50 to Rehoboth Beach/Lewes, DE Call for current pricing and reservations

 

Amtrak/Ocean City, MD

 

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:

 

2 1/2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

108 miles

   

There is Greyhouond Bus Service from Amtrak Wilmington, DE to Ocean City, MD. Call ahead for current prices and reservations.

 

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.

 
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
  To Brighton Suites From New England Area From the New England States, Take I-95 South, to the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Delaware Memorial Bridge. I-95 south to Exit 4-A to Route 1 (Christiana) South to Dover, DE. Continue south. Approaching Milford, DE follow Route 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 left.
  To Brighton Suites From New York State/Canada Take I-81 South, through New York, to Harrisburg, take I-83 South to the Route 695 "Beltway" around Baltimore, MD. Take Route 695 to Route 97 South to Annapolis, MD. Follow signs for Bay Bridge to Route 50 East. Route 50 east to Route 404 to Georgetown, DE. At Georgetown Circle, take Route 9 east to Route 1. South on Route 1 to Rehoboth Beach. Follow Exit 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Ave.). Turn right on First Street. Turn right on Wilmington Avenue. Brighton Suites Hotel is on the left.
  To Brighton Suites From Points North (Phila., 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 left.
  To Brighton Suites From West (DC/Balt., MD) Rt. 50 east to Rt. 404 to Georgetown, DE. At Georgetown Circle, take Rt. 9 east to Rt. 1. South on Route 1 to Rehoboth Beach. Follow Exit 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Ave.,). Turn right on First Street. Turn right on Wilmington Avenue. Brighton Suites Hotel is on the left.
  To Brighton Suites From the 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.
  To Brighton Suites Hotel via Cape May/Lewes Ferry From NY/NJ Please call ahead for reservation on Cape May/Lewes Ferry 800-643-3779. Travel on New Jersey Turnpike to Garden State Parkway to Route 109 at 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.
  To Brighton Suites from Great Lakes Region Take I-70 East to the Baltimore, MD area. From I-70, take the Rt. 695 "Beltway" southeast to the Glen Burnie area, and Route 97 South. Take Route 97 South to Route 50 East (Annapolis/Bay Bridge). Take Route 50 East to Route 404 to Georgetown, DE. At Georgetown Circle, take Route 9 east to Route 1. South on Route 1 to Rehoboth Beach. Follow Exit 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Ave.,). Turn right on First Street. Turn right on Wilmington Avenue. Brighton Suites Hotel is on the left.
  To Brighton Suites from Philadelphia/Charlotte Airports Fly into the Philadelphia or Charlotte International Airports and transfer to a commuter flight to Salisbury Wicomico-Ocean City Regional Airport in Salisbury, MD. Call US Airways Charter Services at 800-428-4322 to make reservations and for current schedule, or call Salisbury-Ocean City Regional Airport directly at 410-548-4827. The Baltimore Washington International Airport does not provide commuter flights to the Wicomico-Ocean City Regional Airport. If you have chosen to fly into this airport, you must rent a car and follow driving directions from DC/Baltimore Area or make reservations with the BayRunner Shuttle Service.
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: Arrival/Welcome to our Italian Neighborhood!
(Monday, October 7)
   
 Afternoon: Warm Welcome, Orientation and Social Hour
 Dinner: Hotel Dining
 Evening: Learn about the Foods and Wines in the different regions of Italy. Lecture given by a professor at the local college.
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Specialties of the Regions of Italy/Glorious American Musical/Entertainment
(Tuesday, October 8)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining
 Morning: Local Chef will demo Italian starts to a meal. Taste antipasto and crostini.
 Lunch: Local Restaurant
 Afternoon: Wines of Italy! Wine tasting and discussion of the italian influence. Trip to a local winery.
 Dinner: Local Italian Restaurant
 Evening: Lively interaction, discussion and dvd's of the best of the 20th Century's favorite musicals - and their history.
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Delicious Learning!/Independent lunch/Broadway's Finest!
(Wednesday, October 9)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining
 Morning: Taste the regions' typical recipes - Frittata, fettuccini, etc. Trip to local restaurant for an interactive food preparation demo. Includes Lunch.
 Lunch: Included in food preperation demo.
 Afternoon: What's in a Song? Have fun with your favorites - the best of the 20th Century!
 Dinner: Local Restaurant
 Evening: Free Time to enjoy our coastal village.
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Thursday, October 10)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining
 Morning: All Aboard - SHOWBOAT! and much more - delve into stories, behind the scenes and relive great Era with unforgettable music and memories! Program ends 11:00 a.m.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Rehoboth Beach General Overview
Delaware Coast Vacationland - Information and Calendar of Events for Rehoboth Beach, DE 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


Italian wine for Dummies


Author: Mary Ewing & mulligan




You can't find a better value than Road Scholar.


As a not-for-profit organization, we are dedicated to providing all-inclusive educational programs at great value. From lectures to gratuities to field trips to accommodations - the tuition you pay up front is all that you pay.



Specifically, this program includes:

Plus these special experiences...

View the Daily Schedule to see more

And included with all Road Scholar programs:


© Road Scholar 2014 | Call toll-free: 1-800-454-5768