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The Chautauqua Experience in Summer

Program Number: 20581RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/21/2013 - 7/27/2013;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: Chautauqua, New York
Price starting at: $1,859.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; History & Culture; Political Science; Philosophy & Religion Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 17; 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Salt; Low Fat; Vegetarian    

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




Highlights

Hear from notable experts during morning classes exclusively for our Road Scholar group.
Your tuition includes a Chautauqua gate ticket admitting you to Amphitheater lectures featuring world-class speakers plus numerous options each day for recitals, talks, nature walks, and much more.
Each evening offers a dazzling array of entertainment events..



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile on uneven terrain.




Date Specific Information

7-21-2013

Lecture Topic: The Pursuit of Happiness
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology listening devices on this date.



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 6 nights
 Athenaeum Hotel
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: Historic Victorian Hotel circa 1881 overlooking scenic Chautauqua Lake.155 guest rooms, with all the modern conveniences needed for a comfortable stay. The perfect setting for an intimate event such as this Jazz workshop and Festival with a vintage hotel ballroom setting reminiscent of by gone days.
  Contact info: 3 South Lake Dr
PO Box 66
Chautauqua, NY 14722 USA
phone: 716-357-4444
web: www.athenaeum-hotel.com www. jazzatchq.com
  Room amenities: Rooms equipped with hair dryers, irons/boards, clock radios, tv's .
  Facility amenities: . Coffee in lobby. Wifi in common areas of building, many rooms with wifi.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Bathroom: 2 roll in showers, many walk in showers, mostly tub/ shower combos. Grab bars & benches available.
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: please call for rates Please all Athenaeum Hotel at 800-821-1881 or 716-357-4444 for availability and rates.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: please call for rates Please all Athenaeum Hotel at 800-821-1881 or 716-357-4444 for availability and rates.
  Check out time: 10:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
July 21 3 PM You will be staying at Athenaeum Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
July 27 10 AM You will be staying at Athenaeum Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Health and Safety Form
  Parking availability:
Self parking fee included in RS rate. Optional valet upcharge 5.00 in, 5.00 out.
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)
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, July 21)
   
 Afternoon: Enjoy a Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception as you meet fellow RS participants. A program overview will also be offered.
 Dinner: Following your reception and welcome, we will gather for a group buffet dinner.
 Evening: There is Sacred Song Service each Sunday evening with the Chautauqua Choir and the Massey Memorial Organ.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Monday, July 22)
   
 Breakfast: 8 AM Grand buffet and a la carte menu served at group delegated tables.
 Morning: 9 AM- RS Study leader, Susan Larson, led lecture on topic of the theme week"The Pursuit of Happiness" 10:45 AM- Amphitheater Lecture on topic of the week-Hunter Rawlings, pres. AAUW and Bill Baker,portraying young Thomas Jefferson
 Lunch: Hotel Grand Buffet lunch served from 12-1:30 PM daily.
 Afternoon: Choose from a variety of lectures( Hunter Rawlings & Bill Baker), student recitals, book reviews, or discussions held at various venues around property.
 Dinner: Tonight enjoy a served dinner with the group in our main dining room or on the beautiful veranda overlooking Chautauqua Lake.
 Evening: Evening Entertainment- Music School Festival Orchestra with Chautauqua Festival Dancers
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, July 23)
   
 Breakfast: 8 AM Grand buffet and a la carte menu served at group delegated tables.
 Morning: 9 AM- RS Study leader, Susan Larson led lecture on topic of the theme week"The Pursuit of Happiness" 10:45 AM- Amphitheater Lecture on topic of the week- Robert Putnam, author of Better Together: Restoring the American Community and Harvard prof. of Public Policy
 Lunch: Hotel Grand Buffet lunch served from 12-1:30 PM daily.
 Afternoon: Choose from a variety of programs- lectures- Rabbi Rami Shapiro, recitals, book reviews, or discussions held at various venues around property.
 Dinner: Tonight enjoy a served dinner with the group in our main dining room or on the beautiful veranda overlooking Chautauqua Lake.
 Evening: Evening Entertainment- Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Wednesday, July 24)
   
 Breakfast: 8 AM Grand buffet and a la carte menu served at group delegated tables
 Morning: 9 AM- RS Study leader, Susan Larson led lecture on topic of the theme week"The Pursuit of Happiness" 10:45 AM- Amphitheater Lecture on topic of the week-Charles Murray, author, political scientist and libertarian
 Lunch: Hotel Grand Buffet lunch served from 12-1:30 PM daily.
 Afternoon: Choose from a variety of programs including lecture- Vasudha Narayanan, recitals, book reviews, or discussions held at various venues around property.
 Dinner: Tonight enjoy a served dinner with the group in our main dining room or on the beautiful veranda overlooking Chautauqua Lake.
 Evening: Evening entertainment- An Evening of Pas de Deux- NC Dance Theatre in Residence
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Thursday, July 25)
   
 Breakfast: AM Grand buffet and a la carte menu served at group delegated tables
 Morning: 9 AM- RS Study leader, Susan Larson led lecture on topic of the theme week "The Pursuit of Happiness" 10:45 AM- Amphitheater Lecture on topic of the week-Marina R. Picciotto, Yale University.
 Lunch: Hotel Grand Buffet lunch served from 12-1:30 PM daily.
 Afternoon: Choose from a variety of programs including a lecutre by Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, student recitals, book reviews, or discussions held at various venues around property
 Dinner: Tonight enjoy a served dinner with the group in our main dining room or on the beautiful veranda overlooking Chautauqua Lake.
 Evening: Evening entertainment- Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, July 26)
   
 Breakfast: AM Grand buffet and a la carte menu served at group delegated tables
 Morning: 9 AM- RS Study leader, Susan Larson led lecture on topic of the theme week"The Pursuit of Happiness" 10:45 AM- Amphitheater Lecture on topic of the week-Paula Karger, President and CEO, PBS
 Lunch: Hotel Grand Buffet lunch served from 12-1:30 PM daily.
 Afternoon: Choose from a variety of programs includung a lecture by Karen Armstrong, author on World's Religions, recitals, book reviews, or discussions held at various venues around property
 Dinner: For our final evening together, we will start with a farewell wine reception followed by a special closing dinner.
 Evening: There is entertainment each evening in our open air Amphitheater, conveniently located right next door to the hotel. Tonights entertainment is "Golden Boys", starring, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, and Bobby Rydell
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7:
(Saturday, July 27)
   
 Depart From: Athenaeum Hotel departures by 10 am. A complimentary boxed lunch ( please order in advance) can be taken with.
 Breakfast: AM Grand buffet and a la carte menu served at group delegated tables
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

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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