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Life and Writings of Mark Twain, Creativity at Twilight, The Majesty of Mind

Program Number: 20273RJ
Start and End Dates:
2/3/2013 - 2/8/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Winter Park, Florida
Price starting at: $695.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; History & Culture
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program.



Coordinated by San Pedro Retreat and Conference Center.



Life and Works of Mark Twain

Look at all sides of Mark Twain, best-loved funny man and author of unforgettable novels about Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn who also wrote some biting criticism of human nature and risked his fame by publicly advocating for the rights of minorities.



Creativity at Twilight

Does creative genius end at a certain age? Explore the early and late careers of Titian, Monet, Hokusai, Goya and four women in art: Cassatt, O'Keeffe, Neel and Nevelson; who were productive long after many considered their best work to be finished.



Majesty of the Mind

What is the nature and role of our memories? How do they help us in daily life? Discover nature's evolutionary and primary purpose for the development of the mind as it takes information from one state to another. Learn ways to increase your memory.




Winter Park (Florida)

A nature lover’s dream, Winter Park is a city of 25,000 residents on the northeastern city limits of Orlando. Famed for bricked streets, beautiful parks and lakes, and respected educational institutions, the city retains a small-town ambience.



Accommodations
Catholic Retreat & Conference Center on 480 acres of lush Florida forests and protected wetlands. Motel-like rooms with two double beds (no television or phone in room). Television in communal area. Meals in conference dining room.
Meals and Lodgings
   San Pedro Center
  Winter Park, Florida 5 nights
 San Pedro Center
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Walk the Labyrinth, an ancient meditative prayer form. Enjoy the boardwalk that meanders through lush green woods and ends at a dock by the lake. Watch the many birds that nest around the water, eagles, osprey, great blue heron, wild turkey and more. Or, walk under a hammock of oaks and cypress trees to reach a second dock where you can enjoy the lake, sun and scenery. Join the Franciscan Friars for Morning Prayer and/or Mass each morning – participate or come to observe. San Pedro’s staff welcomes you and invites you to make this your home away from home during your Road Scholar stay.
  Contact info: 2400 Dike Road
Winter Park, FL 32792-8104 USA
phone: 407-671-6322 xt228
web: www.sanpedrocenter.org
  Room amenities: Modern, motel-like rooms with private baths. Dresser/desk area, night stand, comfortable reading chair and lamp, radio/alarm. NO PHONES OR TV's IN BEDROOM, but available in common rooms. Fresh linens for the week (more if needed); air conditioning/heat.
  Facility amenities: Wonderful walking paths, set on large Lake Howell in beautiful Winter Park. A country setting (with cows that come to pasture), yet close to the heart of the city of Winter Park, four miles northeast of Orlando. Close to Disney and other theme parks, sunny beaches, Port Canaveral and the Space Coast.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: $70 double Make your reservations early as we have limited space for stayovers. Meals are normally available on Saturday and Sunday morning (lunch occasionally) at additional price.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $70 double Make your reservations early as we have limited space for stayovers. Meals are normally available on Saturday and Sunday morning (lunch occasionally) at additional price.
  Check out time: 1:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
San Pedro Retreat Center - Sunday - 4:00 PM. You will be staying at San Pedro Center that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends with lunch Friday at 1:00 PM. You will be staying at San Pedro Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
No charge for parking. RV's please call ahead of time for special parking instructions for the week - no charge.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Winter Park, Florida
  Nearest city or town:  Orlando
  Nearest highway: I-4 and the 417 Greenway
  Nearest airport:  Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  From End of Program
  Location: Winter Park, Florida
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Orlando

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Premier Royale Shuttle
phone: 407-208-1101
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

No charge.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

15 miles

   

San Pedro offers free transfers from airport on Sunday only, and return on Friday.

 
Driving Directions
  From I-75 Georgia/Gainesville/Ocala If you are coming from Georgia and points north on I-75, use the Florida Turnpike to Orlando. Exit onto the East-West Expressway, Hwy. 408 (toll road). Go east through downtown Orlando to the Greenway, Hwy 417. Exit left (north) onto Hwy. 417 toward Sanford. Exit at Aloma Avenue, SR 426. Make a left onto Aloma Avenue. Travel for about ˝ mile. Make a right turn onto Tuskawilla Road. Turn left at the light, Dike Road, immediately after passing the Middle School. San Pedro Retreat Center is two miles on your right. Come in the second entrance and check into Building 300 (directly in front of the entrance). If you get lost or need information the day of check-in, call 407-671-6322 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 407-678-4277 after 2:00 p.m.
  Tampa; I-95 Dayton Beach area; Cocoa/Melbourne I-4 is the most direct route from Tampa and points south or from I-95 Daytona Beach area. Heading eastbound from Tampa, exit at Lee Road, go east to Orlando Avenue (Hwy 17-92). Make a left, north bound, to Horatio Avenue in Maitland.Turn right onto Horatio. In approximately four miles make a left onto Dike Road. We are one mile on the left. If you are coming from the north on I-95, the most direct route, and to avoid city traffic, is to exit I-4 onto the Greenway, Hwy. 417, (toll road) at signs that say “Airport.” This exit is just past the St John’s River Bridge, and is a right exit. Head south on the Greenway for approximately six miles. Exit at Aloma Avenue. Turn right on Aloma Avenue (SR 426). Travel for about ˝ mile. Make a right turn onto Tuskawilla Road. Turn left at the light, Dike Road, immediately after passing the Middle School. San Pedro Retreat Center is two miles on your right. Coming south on I-95 or from the Cocoa Beach or Melbourne area, use the Beach Line Expressway heading west toward Orlando. Just past the toll booths, turn north onto the Greenway toward Sanford. Exit at Aloma Avenue, SR 426. Make a left onto Aloma Avenue. Travel for about ˝ mile. Make a right turn onto Tuskawilla Road. Turn left at the light, Dike Road, immediately after passing the Middle School. San Pedro Retreat Center is two miles on your right. Come in the second entrance and check into Building 300 (directly in front of the entrance). If you get lost or need information the day of check-in, call 407-671-6322 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 407-678-4277 after 2:00 p.m.
Elevation Note: Flat Terrain

Equipment Requirements: No equipment required.
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 3)
   
 Afternoon: Arrival and check in at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Sunday
 Dinner: Buffet dinner located in Building 300. Dinner begins at 5:30 PM
 Evening: Orientation is located in the conference room in Buiding 300 immediately following dinner.
   
Accommodations: San Pedro Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Monday, February 4)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast begins at 8:00 A.M.
 Morning: I Journey of the Mind II Creativity at Twilight
 Lunch: Soup & Salad Bar; Rotating Menu: Hot Entree or Sandwiches
 Afternoon: III Life and Writings of Mark Twain, followed by an opportunity to "work the kinks out" with gentle movement and stretching presented by our qualified instructor.
 Dinner: Salad, Hot Entree and Dessert
 Evening: Local Speaker Socializing; Fun; Games; Puzzles.
   
Accommodations: San Pedro Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, February 5)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet
 Morning: I Creativity at Twilight II Majesty of Mind
 Lunch: Soup & Salad Bar; Rotating Menu: Hot Entree or Sandwiches
 Afternoon: III Mark Twain
 Dinner: Salad, Hot Entree and Dessert
 Evening: Movie Night Socializing; Fun; Games; Puzzles
   
Accommodations: San Pedro Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Wednesday, February 6)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet
 Morning: Board bus for full-day touring our local museums, and taking in the sights.
 Lunch: Enjoy a boxed lunch while visiting the Orlando Museum of Art.
 Afternoon: We will return to San Pedro after our day in Orlando and Winter Park.
 Dinner: Relax over dinner after a busy day in town.
 Evening: Class on Mark Twain, followed by socializing; fun; games; puzzles
   
Accommodations: San Pedro Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Thursday, February 7)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet
 Morning: I Majesty of the Mind II Creativity at Twilight
 Lunch: Soup & Salad Bar; Rotating Menu: Hot Entree or Sandwiches
 Afternoon: III Mark Twain
 Dinner: Celebrate the week's experiences with a champagne, candle lit dinner.
 Evening: Let us entertain you!
   
Accommodations: San Pedro Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, February 8)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet
 Morning: Our final lectures for the week.
 Lunch: Enjoy a leisurely lunch before departing for your next destination.
 Afternoon: Program ends after lunch.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Winter Park, Florida Morse Museum
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany found anywhere, a major collection of American art pottery and representative collections of late-19th and early-20th century American paintings, graphics and the decorative arts. For additional information, visit www.morsemuseum.org
  San Pedro Center
A beautiful, natural setting, San Pedro Retreat Center is a 500 acre modern retreat facility. Enjoy beautiful walking paths through the woods to the Lake, or walk amid the canopy of mature oaks down to Lake Howell. Use the docks to watch Eagles, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Sand Hill Cranes and the many more birds that nest around the lake. Comfortable classrooms, great healthy food (you'll want to take the recipes home), fresh baked cookies. Coffee, tea, beverages always available. Wonderful field trips to various places around Winter Park / Orlando area. Winter Park boasts the largest Tiffany collection at the Morse Museum in downtown Winter Park. Close to many resorts / theme parks, sunny beaches, Merritt Island Wildlife Reserve, Cape Kennedy. Morning services for those who wish to join the Franciscan Friars for morning prayer and Mass. Walk our meditative prayer Labyrinth. For additional information, visit www.sanpedrocenter.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


Inventing Mark Twain


Author: A. Hoffman


Mark Twain


Author: G. Ward & D. Duncan


Mark Twain: A Life


Author: R. Powers




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