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Wagner, Mysterious Beginnings, Broadway’s Happy Endings

Program Number: 21210RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/6/2013 - 10/11/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Price starting at: $798.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    


Date Specific Information

10-6-2013

Field trip to The Fireside Theater for lunch and a matinee performance of “Once Upon a Mattress.”
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Covenant Harbor.



Wagner: The Man Who Changed Everything

Commemorate the 200th birthday of the greatly flawed but revolutionary giant Richard Wagner. Explore his music and the remarkable 17-hour four-opera “Ring” Cycle. Discuss his political opinions, personal philosophy, and musical legacy.



Mysterious Beginnings: Myths and Legends

Explore creation myths from around the world – Mesopotamian, Asian, Greek, Norse, Native American – and their common themes. Look at myths and legends that derive from ancient truths, no longer provable, and then link them to our modern world.



Broadway’s Happy Endings

Everyone loves a happy ending, especially on Broadway. Compare and contrast three fairy tale based musicals. Take a closer look at Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.”




Lake Geneva

One hour southwest of Milwaukee, Lake Geneva is a resort city whose popularity arose from its accessibility from Chicago via the railroad. With its many large summer homes, the city has been called "The Newport of the West," and it remains a year round destination for those seeking a quaint, lakeside getaway.



Accommodations
Lodging: Conference center on 52 wooded acres with 1,150 feet of shoreline. Alcohol not permitted on site.
Meals and Lodgings
   Covenant Harbor
  Lake Geneva, WI 5 nights
 Covenant Harbor
Type: Conference Center
  Description: You'll be staying at the Geneva Bay Retreat Center at Covenant Harbor Bible Camp. Since 1947, this faith-based camp and retreat center has been committed to providing excellent facilities and programming to the youth, families and adults who come to this lakeside location. Situated one mile west of downtown Lake Geneva on 52 beautiful wooded acres, the camp and retreat center offer an ideal location to learn, relax and create lasting relationships. The historic property includes several buildings left from the Sturges Estate created around the time of the Great Chicago Fire when wealthy families built their summer "cottages" at the lake and stayed for the summer season. Today, the Lake Geneva area is still known as Chicago's Summer Backyard. Guests are encouraged to explore the grounds and walk along the public access lake shore path. The path goes all the way around the lake (23 miles total) but even walking a small portion you'll see historic and modern homes, all beautifully kept.
  Contact info: 1724 W Main Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147 USA
phone: 262-248-3600
web: www.covenantharbor.org
  Room amenities: Each guest room contains a radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, telephone with voice mail, soap, shampoo and lotion. This retreat center does not have televisions in their guest rooms; as a retreat center they do not want any distractions to get in the way of you getting the most from your program experience.
  Facility amenities: Geneva Bay Retreat Center is a self-contained facility with 32 guest rooms, meeting space and dining room all in one building. An elevator provides access to all three levels (meeting and dining room in the ground floor level with two floors of sleeping rooms above). Free internet (wi-fi) service throughout the building. Due to the topography of the area, mobile phone signals may not always be reliable. Relax with new friends in two lounges, one with a television with basic news channels. No alcohol permitted on site.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $80.00 Call 262-248-3600, ext. 333 for additional nights availability.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $80.00 Call 262-248-3600, ext. 333 for additional nights availability.
  Check out time: 10:30 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check-in begins at 4:00 pm in the Geneva Bay Retreat Center lobby. You will be staying at Covenant Harbor that night.
  End of Program:
Final lunch at 11:30 am. Check-out of rooms by 10:30 am. Departures by 1:00 pm. You will be staying at Covenant Harbor the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Covenant Harbor waiver.
  Parking availability:
Free surface parking adjacent to the conference center.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Lake Geneva, WI
  Nearest highway: Highway 50.
  Nearest airport:  Gen. Mitchell International Airport (MKE), Milwaukee, WI.
  From End of Program
  Location: Lake Geneva, WI
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Gen. Mitchell Int'l Airport (MKE), Milwaukee, WI to Lake Geneva

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Covenant Harbor Van Shuttle
phone: 262-248-3600 x309
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$75 per person, $100 for two people traveling together
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hour 15 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

55 miles

   

Van Shuttle provided by Covenant Harbor from/to the Milwaukee airport on the program start and end dates only. Contact Ms. Brooke Furmanek, the program coordinator, to make your reservation at 262-248-3600 x309. One-way cost $75 per person or $100 for two people traveling together.

 
Driving Directions
  From Chicago to Lake Geneva Take the I-294 N towards Milwaukee (there will be tolls). Take I-94 W (You are actually going north) to Milwaukee (There will be tolls). Take the Hwy 50 W exit to Kenosha/Lake Geneva. Follow Hwy 50 W approximately 28 miles to Lake Geneva. Stay on Hwy 50 W one mile and turn left into the Covenant Harbor Bible Camp entrance. The entrance is just before Highway 50 widens from two lanes to a four lane highway.
  From Madison to Lake Geneva Take I-90 south to I-43 north. Follow I-43 north to Hwy 50 east (Lake Geneva). Follow Hwy 50 for about 10 miles. As you enter Lake Geneva you are coming down a big hill and the highway will narrow from four lanes to two lanes, at this point the Covenant Harbor/Geneva Bay Centre entrance is on the right. Continue down the drive and bear to the right at the fork, up the hill to Geneva Bay Centre (three story red brick building). Passenger drop off to the left, parking to the right. Travel time approx. 1 hour 30 minutes.
  From Milwaukee to Lake Geneva Take I-43 south to Exit 36, Hwy 120 East Troy/Lake Geneva. Take Hwy 120 south 13 miles to Lake Geneva (three stop signs). Continue straight into Lake Geneva, do not follow Hwy 120 around the city, instead continue straight onto Broad Street to the second stop light (intersection of Broad St and Hwy 50, the lake will be directly in front of you). Turn right on Hwy 50 and proceed west one mile (the lake is on your left) to the Covenant Harbor Bible Camp/Geneva Bay Centre entrance on your left (lakeside). Look for the red "Welcome Road Scholar" sign. The entrance is just before Hwy 50 widens from two lanes to a four lane highway. If you see Snake Road you've gone too far. Continue down the driveway and bear to the right at Heinzelman Way, continue up the road and park in front of the thee-story brick building (Geneva Bay Centre).
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: Arrival, Welcome and Orientation
(Sunday, October 6)
   
 Afternoon: Plan to arrive in Lake Geneva in the afternoon. Check-in at Geneva Bay Retreat Center at Covenant Harbor at 4:00 pm central daylight time. Due to weekend groups we cannot guarantee your room until 4:00 pm. However, if you do arrive early you are welcome to bring in your luggage, have a cup of coffee and wait in the lounge or take a walk down by the lake until your room is ready. Room key, name tag and program booklet distributed at check-in.
 Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room. Most meals will be buffet style for this program. At dinner you'll find a salad bar with fresh greens and an array of toppings. Grab a seat in the dining room and take your glass to the beverage center for your choice of soda, iced tea, coffee, tea or ice water. Meal times are a great opportunity to meet your fellow participants and talk about past programs you have attended.
 Evening: Gather at 7:15 pm in the lower level meeting room for ORIENTATION. Your Group Leader will give an overview of the program, provide additional information about your accommodations and amenities and answer any questions. Then you'll have a chance to introduce yourself to the group and tell a little about your hometown and hobbies.
   
Accommodations: Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Broadway's Happy Endings, Mysterious Beginnings, Free Afternoon, Evening Entertainment
(Monday, October 7)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.
 Morning: Gather at 9:00 am in the lower level meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on BROADWAY'S HAPPY ENDINGS with Linda Bachand. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on MYSTERIOUS BEGINNINGS with Chris Brookes.
 Lunch: Buffet at 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room.
 Afternoon: Free afternoon to enjoy the area. Take a walk along the lake, go to town or just relax.
 Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.
 Evening: Gather at 7:15 pm in the meeting room for a ninety-minute performance: TBA.
   
Accommodations: Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Broadway's Happy Endings, Wagner: The Man Who Changed Everything, Mysterious Beginnings
(Tuesday, October 8)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.
 Morning: Gather at 9:00 am in the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on BROADWAY'S HAPPY ENDINGS. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on WAGNER: THE MAN WHO CHANGED EVERYTHING with Greg Athnos.
 Lunch: Buffet at 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room.
 Afternoon: Gather at 2:00 pm in the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on WAGNER: THE MAN WHO CHANGED EVERYTHING.
 Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.
 Evening: Gather at 7:15 pm in the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on MYSTERIOUS BEGINNINGS.
   
Accommodations: Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Broadway's Happy Endings, Field Trip to The Fireside Theater, Free Evening
(Wednesday, October 9)

Note: The theater/restaurant complex is ramped.



   
 Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.
 Morning: Gather at 9:00 am in the meeting room for a forty-five minute lecture on BROADWAY'S HAPPY ENDINGS. Take a break to get your coat, purse, etc. and then board our motor coach at 10:00 am for our FIELD TRIP to The Fireside Theater in nearby Fort Atkinson. Travel time is approximately one hour. Started in 1964 by Dick and Betty Klopcic as just a pyramid-shaped restaurant, this family-run business has grown to include a 1000 seat restaurant, a 600 seat theater and unique shops. Now run by Dick and Betty's son Rick and his wife Jane, the Fireside tradition of excellence continues with 5-6 professional productions each year, fine dining and offers its guests a place to create cherished memories. The Fireside's motto: People will come to a place they have been invited and will return to a place where they have been made to feel welcome.
 Lunch: Plated meal at 11:15 am in the dinner theater restaurant. Your meal includes a non-alcoholic beverage, fresh baked bread, a green salad with fruit and papaya chutney dressing, half a rock Cornish game hen served with sweet potato souffle and asparagus, and lemon mousse cheesecake for dessert.
 Afternoon: Enjoy a 1:30 pm performance of the hit musical ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. Many moons ago in a far off place, lived a handsome prince with a gloomy face... For he could not find a bride. The Princess and the Pea is one of the best known fairy tales of all. You may think you know this time honored tale but let us tell you the real story in one of Broadway’s happiest shows. ONCE UPON A MATTRESS turns that well known fairy tale on its ear with the story of Princess Winifred of the swamps and Prince Dauntless the Drab and their up and down, inside-out love story. Naturally the course of true love never runs smoothly when you have a domineering mother, a conniving wizard, a mute king, and a court full of knights and ladies desperate to get married. Delightful music, beautiful period costumes, and knee-slapping, rib-tickling comedy will fill the theater with happiness and joy! This is the show that made Carol Burnett a star.
 Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.
 Evening: Gather at 7:00 pm in the meeting room for some light entertainment. We'll show a movie on our "big screen" and make some popcorn.
   
Accommodations: Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Broadway's Happy Endings, Wagner: The Man Who Changed Everything, Mysterious Beginnings, Evening Entertainment
(Thursday, October 10)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.
 Morning: Gather at 9:00 am in the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on BROADWAY'S HAPPY ENDINGS. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on WAGNER: THE MAN WHO CHANGED EVERYTHING.
 Lunch: Buffet at 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room.
 Afternoon: Gather at 2:00 pm in the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on WAGNER: THE MAN WHO CHANGED EVERYTHING. Take a thirty-minute break at 3:30 pm. Come back to the meeting room at 4:00 pm for a ninety-minute lecture on MYSTERIOUS BEGINNINGS.
 Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.
 Evening: Gather at 7:15 pm in the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture/performance of CLASSICAL MUSIC with Dr. Trevor Stephenson from Madison. Dr. Stephenson is the Artistic Director of the Madison Bach Musicians. He plays works by the great composers on historically accurate instruments. CDs will be available for purchase.
   
Accommodations: Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Broadway's Happy Endings, Program Ends, Departure
(Friday, October 11)

Note: Check-out of rooms by 10:30 am.



   
 Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.
 Morning: Gather at 9:00 am in the meeting room for a sixty-minute lecture on BROADWAY'S HAPPY ENDINGS. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:00 am. Check out of rooms by 10:30 am. Come back to the meeting room at 10:30 am for a sixty-minute lecture on BROADWAY'S HAPPY ENDINGS.
 Lunch: Buffet at 11:30 am in the lower level dining room. Program ends after lunch. Departures by 1:00 pm.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
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