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Tiburon: Five Courses in Five Days

Program Number: 20307RJ
Start and End Dates:
2/10/2013 - 2/15/2013; 6/1/2014 - 6/6/2014; 11/9/2014 - 11/14/2014;
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 five 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 an excursion by bus to learn about notable landmarks and locations around the Bay Area.
• Enjoy live entertainment on the closing night.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing.




Date Specific Information

2-10-2013

"Middle East at the Crossroads." "Intriguing Politics of the Supreme Court." "The Ballets of Stravinsky." "Nature and Nation: The Rise of American Landscape Painting." "San Francisco History & Neighborhoods."
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6-1-2014

"20th Century Presidents." "Film Noir." "Post Impressionism." "The Evolution of the Constitution." "Flop Hits: Great Songs from Broadway Bombs."
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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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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.
 
Maureen O'Brien

Maureen O'Brien earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees at Dominican University in San Rafael, California. She has taught art history courses at Sonoma State University, Dominican University and the College of Marin. Currently, she guest lectures at Dominican University and the College of Marin.
 
Mark Levy

Mark Levy has performed and taught around the country for 30 years at synagogues, Jewish community centers, Lehrhaus Judaica, Workmen's Circle and other Jewish groups. He has appeared throughout the country and abroad as a singer and lecturer who specializes in traditional Judaic folk music, Jewish humor, and Klezmer history and theory. “Nu, You Think That's Funny?” was developed in a Catskill hotel one summer and includes jokes, film and audio clips that chronicle 100 years of Jewish jokesters.
 
John Rothmann

Regarded as a scholar or modern Republicanism, John Rothmann is a political and foreign policy consultant who specializes in issues of the U.S., Middle East and former Soviet Union. Among his many roles, he has served as director of the Nixon Collection at Whittier College, as chief of staff to Senator Milton Marks and as field representative to Senator Quentin Kopp. John has spoken at numerous campuses in the U.S., Canada and Israel, and taught at the University of San Francisco. He is the co-author of the books “Harold E. Stassen: The Life and Perennial Candidacy of the Progressive Republican” and “Icon Of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam.”
 
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.
 
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.
 
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, February 10)
   
 Afternoon: 3-4:30pm: Registration; 4:30pm: Orientation
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: 7pm: Introductions and social time
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Docent-led visits of Tiburon Railroad/Ferry Depot Museum.
(Monday, February 11)

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



   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am
 Morning: 8:30-11:30am: Middle East at the Crossroads: Israel, the Palestinians and the U.S.are the key players in the Middle East peace process. This course looks at the changing relations between the three parties, and how it all fits in with the rising call for democracy in the Arab world.
 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) 3pm: 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: 7-9pm: Intriguing Politics of the Supreme Court: The U.S. Supreme Court is not just nine justices in a lofty tower making monumental decisions. We look at the role of the high court in our political process, discuss the power of the court and how it goes about making its key decisions.
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, February 12)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am
 Morning: 8:30-11:30am: Middle East at the Crossroads
 Lunch: Noon-1pm
 Afternoon: 3-5pm: Nature and Nation: The Rise of American Landscape Painting: The history and culture of 19th century America can be viewed through its landscape. America's artists exalted the national landscape in the midst of its very transformation from an agrarian to an industrialized nation. You’ll explore natural wonders such as Niagara Falls or wilderness areas such as the Hudson River Valley popularized by the Hudson River School artists as these sites became accessible to travelers and tourists. You’ll examine images of Americans moving west, first by wagon train and then by railroad after the Civil War, across the Plains to the Pacific Coast where painters and photographers depicted the wonders of Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: 7-9pm: Intriguing Politics of the Supreme Court.
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Docent-led visit to Tiburon landmark, China Cabin.
(Wednesday, February 13)

Note: Half mile flat walk from Railroad Museum to China Cabin.



   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am
 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: Free Time
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: 7-9pm: Ballets of Stravinsky: In the early part of the 20th century, Stravinsky elevated ballet music to an unprecedented level in a manner similar to that in which Beethoven had elevated the symphony a century earlier. While Stravinsky’s ballets produced strong reactions (at times violent) among Parisian audiences at their premieres, they have grown to be regarded as masterpieces of both the ballet stage and the concert hall. Stravinsky’s contributions to the genre will be examined from his first ballet (The Firebird – 1910) to his final ballet (Agon – 1957).
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Thursday, February 14)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am
 Morning: 9:30-11:30am: The Ballets of Stravinsky
 Lunch: Noon-1pm
 Afternoon: 1-5pm: Bus trip to highlights of San Francisco
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: 7-7:45pm: Live entertainment
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, February 15)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am
 Morning: 9:30-11:30am: Nature and Nation: The Rise of American Landscape Painting
 Lunch: Noon-1pm
   
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.

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The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court


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Historic San Francisco: A Concise History and Guide


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Stravinsky's Ballets (Yale Music Masterworks)


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Art Journey America Landscapes: 89 Painters' Perspectives


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