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Rodin, Tiffany and Chihuly, Rodgers and Hart, Internet Health and Wellness

Program Number: 20835RJ
Start and End Dates:
1/27/2013 - 2/1/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Price starting at: $1,065.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Activity Particulars

Walking up to one half mile on museum field trip day.




Date Specific Information

1-27-2013

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology ó listening devices ó on this date.



Coordinated by the Friendship Centers.



Glass, Sculpture and Art: Rodin, Tiffany and Chihuly

Reflect on social values and hopes in the sculptures of Rodin, the Art Noveaux of Tiffany, and see the glass work collection of Chihuly. Discover the interrelationships of art forms and art movements through an artistís eye.



Rogers and Hart: See a Musical or a Play

For almost twenty years Richard Rodgers worked with superb lyricist Lorenz Hart. This legendary team worked to produce songs that are as alive today as when first created for Broadway and Hollywood. Explore their music, lives and relationship.



The Internet: Explore Your Health & Wellness

With an MD researcher, learn about taking care of yourself and how to mine the Internet for information. Focus on sources of personal health, lifestyle, diet, supplements, exercise, signs, symptoms, tests, procedures, treatment options, and plans.




Sarasota

Situated on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico on Florida's west coast, Sarasota is rich in cultural treasures and recreational attractions within a short driving distance, including the outstanding John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Ringling Museum of the Circus, art galleries, golf courses and beaches.



Accommodations
Hotel on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico .Two pools, three Jacuzzis, exercise room, private beach.
Meals and Lodgings
   Lido Beach Resort
  Sarasota, FL 5 nights
 Lido Beach Resort
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: Hotel is located directly on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico. Take in breathtaking sunsets, enchanting tropical views and see dolphin making their daily trek through the Gulf. Walking distance to the renowned St. Armands Circle featuring dazzling dining, unforgettable entertainment and some of the finest boutique shopping in the world. Hotel has a Shuttle to drive guests to the Circle if they choose not to walk. When registering with Road Scholar there is an option to upgrade to a Gulf View Jr. Suite room which is classified as Category #1
  Contact info: 700 Ben Franklin Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34236 USA
phone: 941-388-2161
web: www.LidoBeachResort.com
  Room amenities: Category #2 Standard Room: Enjoy a room close to the beach in a four story building, a free daily newspaper, ample closet space, plush top bedding, a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, free Hi-speed Wireless Internet access, free self parking, voice mail, 25" TV, clock radio, electronic safe, and a hair dryer. Plus bottled water and microwave popcorn in your guest room. Category #1 Gulf View Jr. Suite: Must upgrade at time of registration with Road Scholar. This room features a private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, more upgrades and is located in the 13 story tower. If you wish to upgrade to the Gulf View Jr. Suite, (Category #1) please do so with Road Scholar participant registration.
  Facility amenities: Enjoy two beachfront free-form pools, three poolside Jacuzzis with a tropical landscaped sundeck. Private beach so you can splash around in the surf. A 900 sq ft exercise room is available to guests, if you desire more exercise than long walks on the beach. Services include; a business center, two restaurants, lounge, beachside tiki bar and a garden area with waterfalls. When registering with Road Scholar there is an option to upgrade to a Gulf View Jr. Suite room which is classified as Category #1.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $174-$375 higher after Feb 9 A green form is mailed to participants in their first welcome letter mailed within two weeks of enrollment date. Please make reservations directly with the Senior Friendship Centers by mailing us the form or by calling 941.556.3269, for a discounted rate for additional nights stay. You will be charged by the hotel upon arrival for the additional nights, plus a $20 per night resort fee, plus taxes. These rates are for 5 nights before and 5 nights after this program date. No deposit required!
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $174-$375 higher after Feb 9 A green form is mailed to participants in their first welcome letter mailed within two weeks of enrollment date. Please make reservations directly with the Senior Friendship Centers by mailing us the form or by calling 941.556.3269, for a discounted rate for additional nights stay. You will be charged by the hotel upon arrival for the additional nights, plus a $20 per night resort fee, plus taxes. These rates are for 5 nights before and 5 nights after this program date. No deposit required!
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:30-4:45pm at the Road Scholar registration area at hotel. (read information board for location). You will be staying at Lido Beach Resort that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends at 10:30am followed by a box lunch. You will be staying at Lido Beach Resort the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Sarasota, FL
  Nearest city or town:  Sarasota and Longboat Key
  Nearest highway: I-75 and U.S. 41
  Nearest airport:  Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Sarasota, FL
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Diplomat Taxi
phone: 941-365-8294

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approx $30
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 min. 

 

Distance:

 

7.5 miles

   

Taxis are readily available 24hrs a day at the SRQ Airport.

 

Tampa International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Starlight Limousine
phone: 941-957-6761
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approx $85 to hotel
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hr 30 min 

 

Distance:

 

65 miles

   

They use executive town cars and SUVs, please ask for Rick.

 

Tampa International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Sarasota Tampa Express
phone: 800-326-2800 x9413558400
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$35 to SRQ Airport or office of Sarasota Tampa Express
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hr 30 min 

 

Distance:

 

65 miles

   

Please call in advance for reservations. You will then need to call a taxi to transport yourself to the hotel. They can tell you who to call.

 
Driving Directions
  I-75 From I-75 exit #210 (Fruitville Rd) go west six miles until the road ends at Tamiami Trail, also known as U.S. 41. Turn left and continue south three blocks to Gulfstream Avenue. Make a right onto the Causeway, John Ringling Bridge and continue to St. Armands Circle. Continue halfway around the circle and follow the signs to Lido Beach and make a left at the beach onto Ben Franklin Drive. The Lido Beach Resort will be on your right just past the public beach and is approx. 7.5 miles from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
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 & Check-in Registration & Orientation, Getting to know you
(Sunday, January 27)
   
 Arrive To: PROGRAM REGISTRATION: Please take the elevator to the 8th floor to visit the Road Scholar registration table between 3:30 - 4:55pm.

HOTEL CHECK-In: 4:00pm, room may be ready earlier.

 Afternoon: ORIENTATION: Begins at 5:00pm in our private meeting room. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety, guidelines, emergency procedures, and any other administrative issues. 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: The dinner will be served at the hotel in the private meeting room at approx. 6:00pm. (There will be a vegetarian option available if you noted a vegetarian preference on your Health & Safety form.)
 Evening: GETTING TO KNOW YOU: After dinner we'll spend some time becoming better acquainted with participants and program staff. Find out what you have in common beyond a love of learning! The rest of the evening is yours to continue making new friends or just to relax and prepare for the full day of activity ahead.
   
Accommodations: Lido Beach Resort
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Thrill to the music of Rogers & Hart, Rodin & sculpture, afternoon class on Tiffany evening musical entertainment
(Monday, January 28)

Note: All classes at hotel, option afternoon walk on the beach.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the private meeting room and includes; a large assortment of fresh fruit, oatmeal, yogurt, bagels with cream cheese, pancakes or French Toast with warm maple syrup, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, herbal teas, orange and prune juice.
 Morning: PRESENTATION: Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart were introduced in 1919, when both attended Columbia University and were asked to write an amateur club show. After writing together for several years, they produced their first successful Broadway musical, The Garrick Gaieties, in 1925, which introduced their hit song, "Manhattan." Listen and discuss their musicals and films. Break

PRESENTATION: Discuss the interrelationships of Art Forms and Art Movements. Reflect on the social values and hopes in the sculpture of Auguste Rodin. Learn why he was never accepted into Paris's foremost school of art.

 Lunch: Lunch will be in our private meeting room.
 Afternoon: PRESENTATION: Louis Comfort Tiffany is best known for his work in stained glass. Discuss how he was the American artist most associated with the Art Noveaux and Aesthetic Movements. Brush up on your knowledge of how he designed stained glass windows and lamps, glass mosaics, blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, enamels and metalwork.

OPTIONAL: Afternoon walk on the beach right outside your hotel room.

 Dinner: Enjoy dinner at the hotel in our private meeting room.
 Evening: PERFORMANCE: Musical Entertainment
   
Accommodations: Lido Beach Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Rogers & Hart their music, lives and relationship, Dale Chulily, Internet Health, evening dinner on your own at historic St. Armands Circle.
(Tuesday, January 29)

Note: Walk to St. Armands Circle or take the hotel shuttle for dinner on your own, some restaurants are close to the drop off point and some are up to a 3/4 of a mile away round trip walking.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the private meeting room and will be a continental breakfast on the third and fifth mornings.
 Morning: PRESENTATION: & Hart their music, lives and relationship. Break

PRESENTATION: Increase your knowledge of Dale Chihuly's beginnings from the Universities of Washington, Wisconsin, and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). In 1968, after receiving a Fulbright Fellowship, he went to work at the Venini glass factory in Venice. Discuss how he observed the team approach to blowing glass, which is critical to the way he works today.

 Lunch: Lunch will be catered by the hotel restaurant in our private meeting room.
 Afternoon: PRESENTATION: The Internet: Explore Your Health & Wellness. Learn something about taking care of yourself, while learning how to mine for facts to help you achieve this goal.
 Dinner: Walk or hotel shuttle will take you to St. Armands Circle, renowned as a continental marketplace. The Circle is a charming and graceful synthesis of past and present. Relax and enjoy a meal from a plethora of award winning restaurants, from gourmet snacks to candlelit feasts, you'll find it all on St. Armands Circle.
 Evening: EXCURSION: Continue to explore the Circle and the unique Ringling statuary throughout the area.
   
Accommodations: Lido Beach Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Rodgers & Hart musical theatre, Explore the Chihuly Collection's stunning pieces of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly's artwork, see a glass studio and hot shop. Evening play at Asolo.
(Wednesday, January 30)

Note: Walk up to 3/4 of a mile exploring collections. Participants will be dropped off directly in front of the theatre and picked up after the play in the front when it is finished.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the private meeting room and includes; a large assortment of fresh fruit, oatmeal, yogurt, bagels with cream cheese, pancakes or French Toast with warm maple syrup, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, herbal teas, orange and prune juice.
 Morning: PRESENTATION: Learn how Hart's lyrics, facile, vernacular, dazzling, sometimes playful, sometimes melancholic, raised the standard for Broadway songwriting. His ability to write cleverly and to come up with unexpected, polysyllabic rhymes was something of a trademark and learn how he also had the even rarer ability to write with utmost simplicity and deep emotion. Break

FIELD TRIP: Explore the Chihuly Collection to enhance your classroom lecture with a stunning collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly's artwork. Chihuly's spectacular large-scale installations such as Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier created specifically for the Collection along with several popular series works including Macchia, Ikebana, Niijima Floats, Persians and Tumbleweeds which have thrilled audiences around the globe. Each space has been designed individually to complement each installation producing unique visual experiences. Opportunity to watch an educational video presentation in an intimate theater.

 Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: After lunch explore a glass studio and hot shop for a unique opportunity to get behind the scenes and observe resident glass artists creating unique works of art. See one of the glass demonstrations as the artist takes the audience through the process of creating a one of a kind piece of art glass. From gathering the molten glass from the furnace, to working it on the pontil pipe and glory hole, to its final cool down process in the annealing kiln, students will have a new appreciation for this art form that is centuries old. View the gaffer blowing glass, while the assistant narrates in detail the science behind glass, the artistic vision guiding the process and all of the steps involved as the work is being produced.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel in our private meeting room.
 Evening: PERFORMANCE: See "You Can't Take It With You," by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart and directed by Peter Amster at the Asolo Theatre.

When this 1937 Pulitzer Prize-winner debuted to instant acclaim during the Great Depression, it was clear that Kaufman and Hart had come up with the perfect remedy for the nationís troubles: laughter and optimism. So itís no surprise that in the 21st century, itís still one of the funniest and most endearing plays around. The action centers on the zany inhabitants of the Vanderhof householdĖa joyous madhouse populated by lovable eccentrics, artists and anarchists. But when granddaughter Alice falls in love with the son of a Wall Street banker, mayhem ensues as values and philosophies collide.

   
Accommodations: Lido Beach Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Morning excursion to explore art galleries, Lunch Downtown Sarasota, Internet Health: two sessions, evening DVD.
(Thursday, January 31)

Note: Explore Downtown Sarasota at your own pace.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the private meeting room and will be a continental breakfast on the third and fifth mornings.
 Morning: EXCURSION: Board our bus to explore the eclectic galleries in Downtown Sarasota at your own pace.
 Lunch: Enjoy lunch in Downtown Sarasota.
 Afternoon: Board bus to return to the hotel.

PRESENTATION: Focusing on sources of personal health while learning how to mine for facts. These sessions are taught by an MD who is a researcher.

Break

PRESENTATION: Explore the Internet with medical expert for personal health, lifestyle, diet, supplements, exercise, signs, symptoms, tests and procedures, treatment options and plans.

 Dinner: Dinner is at the hotel in our private meeting room or at an area theatre.
 Evening: EXTRACURICULAR ACTIVITY: View DVD
   
Accommodations: Lido Beach Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Wrap up your week with music!, Pick up souvenir photos, program ends with box lunch to go or stay.
(Friday, February 1)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the private meeting room and includes; a large assortment of fresh fruit, oatmeal, yogurt, bagels with cream cheese, pancakes or French Toast with warm maple syrup, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, herbal teas, orange and prune juice.
 Morning: PRESENTATION: Wrap up with the magical music of Rodgers & Hart Break

Wrap up of week and pick up souvenir photos.

 Lunch: A box lunch is offered on Fridays to allow students who need to catch an early flight to take their lunch with them. Students who do not need to leave can enjoy their lunch in the meeting room or on the patio by the pool. Programs ends after lunch.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Sarasota, FL Sarasota attractions
Sarasota is known as the cultural arts center of Florida. The area has a plethora of activities: Selby Botanical Gardens, Ringling Museum of Art, Mote Marine Aquarium, Historic Spanish Point, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Florida WestCoast Symphony, Sarasota Opera House, Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Sarasota Ballet Co., Asolo Theatre Co., Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. The area also offers several high quality beaches, boat rentals, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking. Hiking in two local state parks. For additional information, visit www.visitsarasota.org/
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


Chihuly: 365 Days


Author: Chihuly, Dale


Rodin:Sculpture and Drawings


Author: Catherine Lampert


Tiffany (Special Series)


Author: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Jacob Baal Teshuva


Complete Idiot's Guide to Jazz


Author: Alan Axelrod


Evaluating Clinical Research: All That Glitters is Not Gold


Author: Bengt Furberg


Internet Research Guide for Nurses and Health Care Professionals


Author: T.L. Hebda et al.


Lorenz Hart


Author: Frederick Nolan


Notes on Broadway: Conversations with Broadway's Greatest Songwriters


Author: Al Kasha and Joel Hirshhorn


Rodgers and Hart: A Duel Biography


Author: Marx and Clayton


Searching the Web for Health


Author: Gary Bryant


Somewhere for Me: A Biography of Richard Rodgers


Author: Meryle Secrest




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