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Tiburon: Academic Adventures, Scenic Splendor

Program Number: 20307RJ
Start and End Dates:
3/17/2013 - 3/22/2013; 11/9/2014 - 11/14/2014; 1/25/2015 - 1/30/2015; 2/22/2015 - 2/27/2015; 3/22/2015 - 3/27/2015; 4/12/2015 - 4/17/2015; 11/1/2015 - 11/6/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Tiburon, California
Price starting at: $1,099.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; Art History/Criticism; History & Culture
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    

Spend five days immersed in courses covering a broad range of topics. From the serious to the sublime, you will leave this program enlightened and enriched.




Highlights

• Join acclaimed Road Scholar instructors for five days of captivating lectures and presentations.
• Take a docent-led visit of the China Cabin, once the social saloon on the PS China steamer, now a historic landmark on the Tiburon waterfront.
• Enjoy live entertainment on the closing night.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing.




Date Specific Information

3-17-2013

"Great Speeches of the 20th Century: Voices that Made History." "The American Constitution: Can It Meet Today’s Challenges?" "Disney & His Dynasty." "San Francisco History & Neighborhoods." "Healthy Aging."
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11-9-2014

"Great Speeches of the 20th Century." "The Bard on Broadway: Shakespeare Sings." "Art Tour: Paris/N. France." "True Victorian Crime Stories." "Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty."
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1-25-2015

"Rothmann: Middle East Conflict." "Piano Music of the Romantic Era." "U.S. Constitution." "French Impressionism." "Flop Hits: Great Songs from Broadway Bombs!"
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2-22-2015

"Rothmann: 20th Century Presidents." "Music of Mozart." "The Golden Door: Passing Through Ellis Island." "Post Impressionism." "American Master: George Gershwin."
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3-22-2015

"Rothmann: The American Vice Presidency." "The Bomb's Early Light." "Italian Art Tour." "American Short Story Masters: Malamud, Updike, O'Connor, and Carver." "American Master: Leonard Bernstein."
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4-12-2015

"Rothmann: The Ethnic Factor in American Politics." "Four of America’s Best: Crosby, Sinatra, Cole, Bennett." "Art Tour: Paris/Northern France." "It's About Time." "Flop Hits: Great Songs from Broadway Bombs!"
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11-1-2015

"Rothmann: Middle East Conflict." "The Supreme Court." "Ballets of Stravinsky." "Art of Eternal Rome." "Flop Hits: Great Songs from Broadway Bombs!"
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Tiburon

A charming town in Marin County, Tiburon affords stunning views of San Francisco, Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge along a picturesque waterfront promenade. This idyllic town features a rich railroad and maritime history, and is also home to an eclectic, historic Main Street affectionately known as Ark Row.



Accommodations
Charming hotel one block from the Tiburon waterfront with spectacular views of San Francisco.

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

Joe Corso has been sharing his love for Shakespeare and musical theater on Road Scholar programs since 1998. Joined by his wife Barbara for these courses in New York and California, they share their insights into opera and Hollywood operetta, Verdi and Shakespeare, Broadway, the Gershwins and more. Joe wrote librettos for “A shadow of Her Own and Washington: A Man and His Country,” musical plays produced by the New Hyde Park Players in June 1982 and June, 1976, respectively. He was also a member of the “Writing for the Musical Theater" class and workshops for New School for Social Research in New York City from 1976 to 1981.
 
Michael Graham

A professor of political science at San Francisco State University, Dr. Michael Graham has taught at numerous educational institutions including Oklahoma State University, U.C. Santa Barbara, Northwestern University and Loyola University of Chicago. His major research and teaching interests are in the fields of public law and American political institutions. Dr. Graham holds a Ph.D. in political science from U.S. Santa Barbara.
 
Richard Aldag

Richard Aldag is an active composer whose works have been commissioned and performed by numerous symphonies, including the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony. He served as executive director of the Napa Valley Symphony from 2006-2012, and prior to this, served as executive director of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. As an educator, Richard has served on the faculties of several schools, including Fordham University and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
 
Jerry Frohmader

Jerry Frohmader is a composer, performer, teacher and arts administrator, whose compositions have been performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. As assistant dean in the School of Music at the California Institute of Arts, Jerry composed a musical score for the opera "Victory Over the Sun" by Malevich. As a musician, he has performed with the New Jersey Symphony and on the Jerry Lewis Telethon, and has been featured on the ABC News, CNN Travel and the PBS program SPARK.
 
Sue Lombardi

Susanna Lombardi is an art historian and educator whose career in college teaching spanned over 25 years. In addition to her role as a faculty member at Dominican College, she served as the associate director of the graduate humanities program. She completed her graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of the book, "Behold!"
 
James Dalessandro

James Dalessandro has written more than 20 feature film and television scripts, including the movie adaptation of his best selling novel, “1906,” for Warner Brothers, and the Hallmark movie, “Citizen Jane,” based on his true crime book. He is the writer and director of the award- winning documentary film, “The Damnedest Finest Ruins,” and the writer and executive producer of, “Petrosino,” an upcoming 10-hour mini series based on his Playboy article and upcoming book. He is the principal Road Scholar lecturer in his adopted home of San Francisco where he screens, “The Damnedest Finest Ruins,” and lectures on subjects ranging from the founding of San Francisco the Transcontinental Railroad, Old Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge to the history of its artists: Mark Twain, Jack London, Isadora Duncan and the Beat Generation.
 
David Bisno

David Bisno grew up in University City, earned his B.A. from Harvard College, and then returned to St. Louis for medical school and ophthalmology residency at Washington University. After two years in the Navy in Pensacola teaching ophthalmology to the flight surgeons, he headed for Viet Nam. Bisno enjoyed 20 years of private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. After raising two children in Dixie, he changed his focus and headed north. From 1992-94, Bisno earned a master's in the history of science between Harvard and Dartmouth Colleges. Bisno is now actively engaged in adult education around the world.
 
Leslie Friedman

A scholar of history and the arts, Dr. Leslie Friedman is as well known for her academic achievements as she is for being an internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer. After receiving her Ph.D. in history from Stanford and her A.B. from Vassar, she was named a Woodrow Wilson Scholar and was a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of London. Dr. Friedman has taught history at schools including Stanford and Vassar, and her writing has been published world wide. Dr. Friedman also received the first Selma Jeanne Cohen Award for International Dance Scholarship, and was a Fellow at The Alden Dow Creativity Center. She was selected by The State Department as the first American to perform with joint U.S./host country sponsorship in many nations, including the USSR and China. She is artistic director of San Francisco’s The Lively Foundation, and co-editor of The Hedgehog, the international arts review.
 
Alan Goldberg

Alan Goldberg has been an adjunct professor in the Dept. of Rhetoric at the University of San Francisco since 1985. Concurrently, he has offered courses in English Literature, in Jewish Studies and at the Fromm Institute. He did his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Chicago, the University of Hawaii, and San Francisco State University. He is a scholar in Jewish American literature with special interests in Saul Bellow, Phillip Roth, and Jews in baseball. Alan was a keynote speaker at the USF Saul Bellow Symposium featuring a reading by the Nobel Prize winning novelist.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   The Lodge at Tiburon
  Tiburon 5 nights
 The Lodge at Tiburon
Type: Boutique Hotel
  Contact info: 1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon
  Room amenities: Complimentary wireless Internet access DVD player Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in Work desk Room service from Tiburon Tavern Coffee maker Iron/ironing board Hair dryer Bathrobes Air conditioning Complimentary newspaper Shared patio
  Facility amenities: Hotel restaurant: Tiburon Tavern 24-hour complimentary business center Complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area) Complimentary fitness center Concierge services Complimentary DVD movie library Complimentary self-parking SkyDeck with fireplace Outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit: open 7am to 9pm Pet friendly: call for details
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $139 plus tax per night The reduced Road Scholar rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates, based on availability.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $139 plus tax per night The reduced Road Scholar rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates, based on availability.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program registration starts at 3pm. You will be staying at The Lodge at Tiburon that night.
  End of Program:
After lunch at 1pm. You will be staying at The Lodge at Tiburon the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Complimentary
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Tiburon
  Nearest city or town:  Tiburon
  Nearest highway: Highway 101
  Nearest airport:  San Francisco International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Tiburon
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

San Francisco International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Super Shuttle
phone: 650-238-5888
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call shuttle for current rates.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes to an hour 

 

Distance:

 

30 miles

   

www.supershuttle.com

 

Oakland International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Super Shuttle
phone: 650-238-5888
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call shuttle for current rates.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

One hour, 15 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

37 miles

   

www.supershuttle.com

 
Driving Directions
  From the east Take the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. $5 toll. When bridge ends, merge onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd which will merge onto Highway 101 going south. Exit Tiburon Blvd. Make left on Tiburon Blvd. Four miles to hotel at 1651 Tiburon Blvd. Hotel will be on left next to Bank of America. Parking behind hotel.
  From the north Take Highway 101 South. Exit Tiburon Blvd. Make left on Tiburon Blvd. Four miles to hotel at 1651 Tiburon Blvd. Hotel will be on left next to Bank of America. Parking behind hotel.
  From the south Take Highway 101 North. Exit Tiburon Blvd. Make right on Tiburon Blvd. Four miles to hotel at 1651 Tiburon Blvd. Hotel will be on left next to Bank of America. Parking behind hotel.
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:
(Sunday, March 17)
   
 Afternoon: 3-4:30: Registration 4:30: Orientation and Introductions
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: Free Time
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Great Speeches of the 20th Century, Disney and His Dynasty, The U.S. Constitution
(Monday, March 18)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am
 Morning: 9am-Noon: Great Speeches of the 20th Century: Voices that Made History: Great moments in history are often marked by the crystallization of words, evocatively enunciated. In those great speeches you’ll find that powerful combination of content, tone and emotion but, most importantly, you’ll hear the speaker’s sincere belief in the value of what she/he is saying. Using actual sound recordings of the 20th century, this course will explore the history of one hundred years that changed the world like none before them — illustrated by the great speeches of those notable times.
 Lunch: 12:30-1:30pm
 Afternoon: 3-5pm: Disney & His Dynasty: Soak in the Disney legacy, from spearheading the art of animation through the making of movies loved by millions. Disney was the first studio to have its own show on national TV, out of which came an amusement park known to millions as Disneyland.
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: 7-9pm: 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.
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Great Speeches of the 20th Century, Disney and His Dynasty
(Tuesday, March 19)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am
 Morning: 9am-Noon: Great Speeches of the 20th Century
 Lunch: 12:30-1:30pm
 Afternoon: 3-5pm: Disney & His Dynasty
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: 7-9pm: The American Constitution: Can It Meet Today's Challenges?
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: San Francisco History and Neighborhoods, The U.S. Constitution and docent-led visits of the Tiburon Railroad/Ferry Depot Museum and China Cabin
(Wednesday, March 20)

Note: .75 mile flat walk from hotel to Railroad Museum; .75 mile flat walk from Railroad Museum to China Cabin.



   
 Breakfast: 7:30-9am
 Morning: 9:30-11:30am: San Francisco History & Neighborhoods: Americans have two hometowns: their own & San Francisco. Enjoy an engaging look at the City by the Bay starting with its founding in 1776 through the Gold Rush, 1906 earthquake and 1967 Summer of Love as well as discover its charming neighborhoods.
 Lunch: Noon-1pm
 Afternoon: 1:30pm: Docent-led visit of the Tiburon Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum: In 1884, Peter Donahue completed the extension of the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad to Point Tiburon transforming it into a major railroad & ferry terminus and maintenance yard. After the last train ran in 1967, the shoreline and the depot building were deeded to the Town of Tiburon for use as open space and a museum. On the ground floor is a railroad & ferry museum featuring a working scale model of the Point Tiburon yard circa 1900-1910. Upstairs is the restored stationmaster’s residence, 1913-1940. The Depot is the only surviving dual use terminal west of the Hudson River and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Courtesy of the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society) 3:00: 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: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: Free Time
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Disney and His Dynasty, field trip to Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco followed by optional narrated bus trip through Presidio and live closing night entertainment
(Thursday, March 21)

Note: Two to three hours at Disney Museum, participant choice. Participants can go at own pace through museum.



   
 Breakfast: 7:30-9am
 Morning: 9:30-11:30am: Disney & His Dynasty
 Lunch: Noon-1pm
 Afternoon: 12:45-5:15pm: Field trip to San Francisco's Walt Disney Family Museum followed by bus trip through the Presidio, narrated by park ranger. We will arrive at the museum around 1:30. Participants will have two hours to stroll through the museum. At 3:30, participants who wish to take the hour long, ranger-narrated drive through the Presidio will board the bus. Those who wish to spend one more hour at the museum may do so. At 4:30, the bus will come back to the museum to drop off the ranger and pick up any participants who are still inside. Then bus will leave for hotel.
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: 7:15-8:30pm: Live entertainment
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Healthy Aging
(Friday, March 22)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-9am
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Healthy Aging: The health of the brain plays a critical role in almost everything you do: thinking, feeling, remembering, working and playing - even sleeping. The good news is that we now know there's a lot you can do to help keep your brain healthier as you age and may reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. This program will offer tips for what you can do to keep you brain healthy and active.
 Lunch: Noon-1pm. Program is over after lunch.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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


Historic San Francisco: A Concise History and Guide


Author: Rand Richards


Historic Walks in San Francisco: 18 Trails Through the City's Past


Author: Rand Richards


Haunted San Francisco: Ghost Stories from the City's Past [Kindle Edition]


Author: Rand Richards


Mud, Blood, and Gold: San Francisco in 1849


Author: Rand Richards


WALT DISNEY : Saving America's Lost Generation


Author: R.H. Farber


The U.S. Constitution: A Reader


Author: Hillsdale College Politics Faculty


Great Speeches of the 20th Century (Dover Thrift Editions)


Author: Bob Blaisdell


Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being


Author: Andrew Weil, M.D.




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