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Tiburon: Academic Adventures, Scenic Splendor

Program Number: 20307RJ
Start and End Dates:
11/1/2015 - 11/6/2015; 11/25/2012 - 11/30/2012;
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

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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11-25-2012

Courses are 20th Century Presidents Who Made A Difference, The Intriguing Politics of the Supreme Court, The Glorious Music of Mozart, French Impressionism and Healthy Aging.
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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.
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.
 
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!"
 
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: Hotel's signature FeatherBorne Bed, complimentary wireless Internet access, bath and body products, DVD player, radio with iPod plug-in, work desk, room service from Tiburon Grill, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, complimentary newspaper
  Facility amenities: At The Lodge at Tiburon, the following services and amenities are at your disposal: Tiburon Grill, 24 hour complimentary business center, complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area), complimentary fitness center, outdoor heated pool and whirlpool spa, poolside cabanas, complimentary usage of beach cruisers, concierge services, complimentary DVD movie library, laundry/dry cleaning services (same day), complimentary self parking, outdoor fire pit and SkyDeck, pet friendly ($75 non-refundable fee, hotel must know in advance).
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Call for current rate. Please call Bay Area Classic Learning at 650-557-9000 for current rate.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call for current rate. Please call Bay Area Classic Learning at 650-557-9000 for current rate.
  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 Participant Information 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, November 25)
   
 Afternoon: 3-4:30: Registration 4:30: Orientation
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm; 7:00: Opening night introductions.
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Monday, November 26)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30
 Morning: 8:30-11:30: 20th Century Presidents Who Made A Difference: We look back at the American presidents of the 20th century and their effect on history. These include Woodrow Wilson, FDR, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.
 Lunch: Noon-1pm
 Afternoon: 1:30: 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)
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: 7-9: The Glorious Music of Mozart— Since he first charmed audiences at the age of six with performances in his home town of Salzburg, Mozart has captured the minds and hearts of every generation of concertgoers. Known early on as one of the greatest child prodigies the world has ever experienced, he matured into the finest pianist of his day and a master composer in every genre of music. By uncovering the truth behind the mysteries and complications that surround his life (and death), Mozart and his music will bring greater joy than ever.
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, November 27)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30
 Morning: 8:30-11:30: 20th Century Presidents Who Made A Difference
 Lunch: Noon-1pm
 Afternoon: 3-5: The Glorious Music of Mozart
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: 7-9pm: The 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 4:
(Wednesday, November 28)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30am: Healthy Body, Healthy Brain: 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
 Afternoon: 1:30: 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: The Intriguing Politics of the Supreme Court
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Thursday, November 29)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30am: French Impressionism: A richly illustrated lecture tour of French Impressionism in its artistic, social and political contexts: from Monet's and Morisot's landscapes of light and atmosphere to Renoir's sparkling scenes of modernity. French Impressionism aimed to capture the atmosphere of an instantaneous moment in time.
 Lunch: Noon-1pm
 Afternoon: 1-5: Bus trip to Bay Area points of interest TBA
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: 7:15-8:30: Live entertainment
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, November 30)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30am: French Impressionism
 Lunch: Noon-1pm
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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