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The Chautauqua Experience in Fall and Spring

Program Number: 1713RJ
Start and End Dates:
5/19/2013 - 5/24/2013; 5/17/2015 - 5/22/2015; 9/13/2015 - 9/18/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Chautauqua, New York
Price starting at: $925.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Vegetarian; Low Fat; Low Salt    

Chautauqua is a unique institution thanks to the confluence of people and performers, viewpoints and cultures, art forms, theologies and theories. Road Scholar programs focus on a mix of timeless and contemporary topics throughout the week, such as Art, Music, Literature, Nature, History, Politics, Law, Religions. Come and see for yourself why the Chautauqua experience is so special.




Highlights

• Particular to our group, you’ll hear from five notable experts during morning classes (one each day).
• Afternoons feature options for guest speakers, themed walks such as gardens, history, and nature, as well as hands-on electives.
• Enjoy an array of artists and events each evening.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking through hotel and to meals. Shuttle service to classes and entertainment.




Date Specific Information

5-19-2013

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



5-17-2015

Program topics will be announced in January, 2015.



9-13-2015

Due to extensive renovations, the lodging for this date will be dormitory-style in Bellinger Hall Conference Center. Rooms have twin beds and private baths. The Hall is set in the picturesque northern grounds, and there is a shuttle service available to all venues. Program topics will be announced in January, 2015.



Coordinated by the Chautauqua Institution.




Chautauqua

Founded in 1874, the internationally acclaimed Chautauqua Institution offers interactive education in the fine and performing arts, religion, the humanities, and recreation to more than 100,000 annual visitors.



Accommodations
Historic Victorian hotel overlooking scenic lake, swimming pool, fitness center, tennis, golf on property.
Meals and Lodgings
   Athenaeum Hotel
  Chautauqua, NY 5 nights
 Athenaeum Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Description: Historic Victorian hotel circa 1881, overlooking scenic Chautauqua Lake. 156 guest rooms, gourmet buffets for all meals.
  Contact info: 4 South Lake Drive
PO Box 33
Chautauqua, NY 14722 USA
phone: 716-357-4444
web: ciweb.org
  Room amenities: All rooms have heat/AC, TVs, irons/boards, hair dryers, and clock radios.
  Facility amenities: Both main building and annex of hotel have elevators. Computer hook-up and wireless available. Swimming pool, tennis, golf, fitness center all available on property, however, a short distance from hotel.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: call hotel for rates Based on availability. Please call the Athenaeum Hotel directly for rates and availability at 800/821-1881.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: call hotel for rates Based on availability. Please call the Athenaeum Hotel directly for rates and availability at 800/821-1881.
  Check out time: 10:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Chautauqua Institution - begins with registration from 3-5 PM in hotel lobby. You will be staying at Athenaeum Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Ends after lunch in the hotel dining room. You will be staying at Athenaeum Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Health forms.
  Parking availability:
Free parking.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Chautauqua, NY
  Nearest city or town:  Jamestown, NY
  Nearest highway: I-86 and I-90
  Nearest airport:  Jamestown, NY; Buffalo, NY; Erie, PA
  From End of Program
  Location: Chautauqua, NY
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Buffalo/Erie/Jmstn

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Buffalo Airport Shuttle
phone: 716-685-2550
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Not affiliated with Chautauqua Inst. Private company. Call for rates.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1.5 hours 

 

Distance:

 

70 miles

   

all airports have service, at different rates as they are different distances./

 

 

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Advanced Reservations Required

 
Driving Directions
  Albany and North Take I 90 west toward Erie and exit 60 at Westfield NY. Turn left onto Rte 394 and proceed 11 miles to Chautauqua Institution Main Gate entrance. Follow directional signs to the Athenaeum Hotel.
  Buffalo and East Take I 90 west to exit 60-Westfield, NY. Turn left onto Rte 394 and proceed 11 miles to Cahutauqua Institution Main Gate Entrance. Follow directional signs to Athenaeum Hotel.
  Cleveland, Erie and West Take I 90 east toward Buffalo to exit I 86- exit 37. Proceed 20 miles on I 86 to exit 7 - Rte 33. Exit and turn left heading East-proceed 4 miles to Rte 394. Turn right onto 394 and proceed 1/4 mile to Chautauqua Institution Main Gate Entrance. Follow directional signs to Athenaeum Hotel.
  Pittsburgh and South Take I 79 North to I 90 East through Erie. Follow I 90 to Route I 86 -exit 37. Take I 86 to exit 7- 20 miles. Turn left onto Route 33 off of exit and proceed east to Rte 394. Turn right onto Rte 394 and go 1/4 mile to Chautauqua Institution Main Gate Entrance. Follow directional signs to Athenaeum 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: Hotel Check-in, Program Registration, Welcome and Dinner
(Sunday, May 19)
   
 Afternoon: Program check-in and registration is from 3:00-5:00 pm. Pick up your packet including the updated schedule and other key information to help you navigate the program and premises comfortably. Then you're invited to a light hors d' oeuvres reception and wine bar to begin meeting your fellow participants and making new friends.
 Dinner: Dinner begins at 6:00 pm. You'll be able to make selections from a varied buffet including hot and cold dishes, soup, salads and desserts.
 Evening: Following dinner at about 7:00 pm, we'll have a brief session for the program staff to welcome you and begin introductions. The the large group will be divided into small groups for a thorough orientation of the day-to-day schedule. Your group leader will also meet with your group prior to class each morning.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Afternoon Electives, Evening Activities/Entertainment
(Monday, May 20)

Note: The following are confirmed lecturers for the week: Kaye Lindauer- "Solomon and Sheba" Greg Ferro-"The Vietnam War and the Counterculture ( or Hippie) Movement" Kathy Kilpatrick- "7-Day Memory Fitness Program" Bill Chamberlain- "They Don't Make Automobiles Like They Used To/ Fueling our Transportation Needs" Jerry Pops- "General George C Marshall & Post Was European Recovery"



   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 7:30-8:30am.Selections will include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk ( plus a milk alternative).
 Morning: Morning Classes: Morning class sessions 9:00 am -12:00 noon with a mid-morning break. The "great minds" in this program refers to both the presenters and participants. We're delighted to offer you some of the most stimulating and intriguing speakers we can find and hope you will enliven sessions with your questions following each presentation. Shuttles to and from classes available. Each group will rotate through all presentations throughout the week. General topics may include, literature, politics, religion, music, nature, health, ***See " day 2 activity notes" for list of confirmed lecturers
 Lunch: Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. Choose from salads, soup, cold cuts for sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, and soft drinks and other beverages.
 Afternoon: Afternoon Electives: Afternoon electives are offered from 2:00-3:30 daily. Take part in activites and presentations of your choosing. Typical EXAMPLES: Nature , garden and historic tours, wine tasting, a film screening, David Zinman- David Kozak , political analyst. You may also take this time as free time to play golf or tennis. Electives and personnel subject to change
 Dinner: Buffet dinner is served in the hotel dining room at 6:00 pm. Typical selections include a choice of hot entrees as well as soup, salads, pasta or rice, and of course, desserts and a range of beverages.
 Evening: Evening Activites/ Entertainment: There is evening entertainment beginning each night at 7:30 pm.Examples of evening entertainment are: Jazz Combo, Youth Choral Group, Blue Grass, Classical Duet, Activities/entertainment & personnel subject to change
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Afternoon Electives, Evening Activities/Entertainment
(Tuesday, May 21)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 7:30-8:30am.Selections will include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk ( plus a milk alternative).
 Morning: Morning Classes: Morning class sessions 9:00 am -12:00 noon with a mid-morning break. The "great minds" in this program refres to both the presenters and participants. We're delighted to offer you some of the most stimulating and intriguing speakers we can find and hope you will enliven sessions with your questions following each presentation. Shuttles to and from classes available. ****See "Day 2 activitiy notes" for confirmed lecturers. Each group will rotate through all presentations throughout the week.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. Choose from salads, soup, cold cuts for sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, and soft drinks and other beverages
 Afternoon: Afternoon Electives: Afternoon electives are offered from 2:00-3:30 daily. Take part in activites and presnetations of your choosing. typical EXAMPLES : Nature , garden and historic tours, wine tasting, a film screening, David Zinman- The Day that Huey Long was Shot , David Kozak - A Political Analysis of the Obama Presidency So Far. You may also take this time as free time to play golf or tennis. Electives and personnel subject to change
 Dinner: Buffet dinner is served in the hotel dining room at 6:00 pm. Typical selections include a choice of hot entrees as well as soup, salads, pasta or rice, and of course, desserts and a range of beverages
 Evening: Evening Activites/ Entertainment: There is evening entertainment beginning each night at 7:30 pm. Tentative EXAMPLES: Hillman Opera- Students of SUNY Fredonia school of voice Participant Spelling Bee Junior Guilders of Lucille Ball Little Theater- A local group of talented young singers. Satin Doll Jazz Combo Additions will be made. Activities/entertainment & personnel subject to change
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Afternoon Electives, Evening Activities/Entertainment
(Wednesday, May 22)

Note: David Kozak will lecture this afternoon on The Early Modern Presidents ( Roosevelt- Nixon)



   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 7:30-8:30am.Selections will include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk ( plus a milk alternative).
 Morning: Morning Classes: Morning class sessions 9:00 am -12:00 noon with a mid-morning break. The "great minds" in this program refres to both the presenters and participants. We're delighted to offer you some of the most stimulating and intriguing speakers we can find and hope you will enliven sessions with your questions following each presnetation. Shuttles to and from classes available. ****See "Day 2 activity notes" for confirmed lecturers. Each group will rotate through all presentations throughout the week.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. Choose from salads, soup, cold cuts for sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, and soft drinks and other beverages.
 Afternoon: Afternoon Electives: Afternoon electives are offered from 2:00-3:30 daily. Take part in activites and presnetations of your choosing. typical EXAMPLES: Nature , garden and historic tours, wine tasting, a film screening, David Zinman- The Day that Huey Long was Shot , David Kozak - A Political Analysis of the Obama Presidency So Far. You may also take this time as free time to play golf or tennis. Electives and personnel subject to change
 Dinner: Buffet dinner is served in the hotel dining room at 6:00 pm. Typical selections include a choice of hot entrees as well as soup, salads, pasta or rice, and of course, desserts and a range of beverages.
 Evening: Evening Activites/ Entertainment: There is evening entertainment beginning each night at 7:30 pm. Tentative to date, but will have confirmed by Feb 1: Jazz Combo-Satin Doll. Activities/entertainment & personnel subject to change
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Afternoon Electives, Evening Activities/Entertainment
(Thursday, May 23)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 7:30-8:30am.Selections will include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk ( plus a milk alternative).
 Morning: Morning Classes: Morning class sessions 9:00 am -12:00 noon with a mid-morning break. The "great minds" in this program refres to both the presenters and participants. We're delighted to offer you some of the most stimulating and intriguing speakers we can find and hope you will enliven sessions with your questions following each presnetation. Shuttles to and from classes available. **** See "Day 2 activity notes" for confirmed lecturers. Each group will rotate through all presentations throughout the week.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. Choose from salads, soup, cold cuts for sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, and soft drinks and other beverages.
 Afternoon: Afternoon Electives: Afternoon electives are offered from 2:00-3:30 daily. Take part in activites and presentations of your choosing. typical EXAMPLES: Nature , garden and historic tours, wine tasting, a film screening, David Zinman- The Day that Huey Long was Shot , David Kozak - A Political Analysis of the Obama Presidency So Far. You may also take this time as free time to play golf or tennis. Electives and personnel subject to change
 Dinner: Buffet dinner is served in the hotel dining room at 6:00 pm. Typical selections include a choice of hot entrees as well as soup, salads, pasta or rice, and of course, desserts and a range of beverages.
 Evening: Evening Activites/ Entertainment: There is evening entertainment beginning each night at 7:30 pm. EXAMPLES: Hillman Opera- Students of SUNY Fredonia school of voice Participant Spelling Bee Junior Guilders of Lucille Ball Little Theater- A local group of talented young singers. Satin Doll Jazz Combo Additions will be made. Activities/entertainment & personnel subject to change
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Wrap-up, Program Concludes
(Friday, May 24)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room from 7:30-8:30am.Selections will include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk ( plus a milk alternative).
 Morning: Morning Classes: Morning class sessions 9:00 am -12:00 noon with a mid-morning break. The "great minds" in this program refres to both the presenters and participants. We're delighted to offer you some of the most stimulating and intriguing speakers we can find and hope you will enloven sessions with your questions following each presnetation. Shuttles to and from classes available. ****See "Day 2 activity notes" for confirmed lecturers. Each group will rotate through all presentations throughout the week. Info subject to change
 Lunch: Light buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. (or box lunches available if needed to depart early)
 Afternoon: The program concludes following lunch with departures. Room check outs may possibly need to be earlier in morning prior to class but you will be informed after arrival if this is the case. We hope you have enjoyed this taste of The Chautauqua Experience and will join us again for other fascinating programs in the future. Best wishes for all of your journeys!
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Chautauqua, NY Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau
Phone: 800-242-4569 Golf, tennis, nature walks, swimming, shopping all available. For additional information, visit www.tourchautauqua.com
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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