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Frankly Franks: Sinatra, Shelley and Sausage

Program Number: 21202RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/20/2013 - 10/25/2013;
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

10-20-2013

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Coordinated by Covenant Harbor.



My Way: The Life and Music of Frank Sinatra

Get lost in the music of Ol’ Blue Eyes. Trace the life and music of Frank Sinatra, from his early days fronting big bands to his many Hollywood films to his spectacular solo concerts. Listen to “Come Fly with Me,” “My Way” and many others.



The Legacy of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

Dissect the many plot twists and turns of Mary Shelley’s gothic novel, “Frankenstein.” Explore the mental and moral struggle of Victor Frankenstein as he experiments with creation, control and freedom. Discuss how his ambition becomes his undoing.



Frankfurter: A History of Sausage

Sausage-making is almost as old as our habit of eating meat. There is scarcely a corner of the globe to which you can venture and not encounter an encased meat specialty! Embark on a globe-trotting tour in search of the best of the wurst.




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 20)
   
 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 served 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: My Way: The Life and Music of Frank Sinatra, The Legacy of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein", A Visit from Historical Character Mrs. Mary Sturges
(Monday, October 21)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet served at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room. Enjoy fresh fruit, yogurt, pastries and a selection of hot entrees. Most mornings you'll also find hot cereal such as oatmeal or cream of wheat.
 Morning: Gather at 9:00 am in the lower level meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on MY WAY: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF FRANK SINATRA with Linda Bachand. Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on December 12, 1915. 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 THE LEGACY OF MARY SHELLEY'S "FRANKENSTEIN" with Chris Brookes. Begin with a look at Mary Shelley's life in England.
 Lunch: Buffet served at 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room. Enjoy freshly prepared salads and a selection of hot entrees. There's always a cookie for dessert.
 Afternoon: Gather at 2:00 pm in the meeting for a ninety-minute lecture on THE LEGACY OF MARY SHELLEY'S "FRANKENSTEIN." Delve into the novel, look for universal themes, discuss your thoughts on this classic Gothic novel.
 Dinner: Buffet served at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room. Enjoy discussing today's lectures with your fellow participants.
 Evening: Gather at 7:15 pm in the meeting room to meet HISTORICAL CHARACTER MRS. MARY STURGES. The Sturges family once owned the property now called Covenant Harbor. Mrs. Sturges will share stories of her life in Chicago, summers at the lake in Lake Geneva, the Great Chicago Fire and the 1893 World's Fair.
   
Accommodations: Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Frankfurter: A History of Sausage, Narrated Boat Ride on Geneva Lake, Evening Entertainment
(Tuesday, October 22)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet served at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room. Perhaps you'd like to try a freshly baked ginger currant scone.
 Morning: Gather at 9:00 am in the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on FRANKFURTER: A HISTORY OF SAUSAGE with our Executive Chef Deb Lampert. It's time to explore the best of the wurst! Sausage making is a logical outcome of efficient butchery, nothing goes to waste. 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 FRANKFURTER: A HISTORY OF SAUSAGE. Enjoy a cooking demonstration using sausage. What's your favorite and how do you like it, grilled, boiled or roasted?
 Lunch: Buffet served at 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room. Be sure to try our featured sausage dish today.
 Afternoon: Enjoy a NARRATED BOAT RIDE ON GENEVA LAKE. Together with the Lake Geneva Cruise Line we'll get out on the water to enjoy fresh breezes, fall color and a bit of history of the area. You'll see several historic mansions built in the 1800s for Chicago's wealthy families. You'll recognize names like Wrigley, Crane, Swift and Maytag.
 Dinner: Buffet served at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room. Try a new dressing on your salad, the fuji apple is my new favorite.
 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 4: Frank Sinatra, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
(Wednesday, October 23)
   
 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 MY WAY: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF FRANK SINATRA. 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 THE LEGACY OF MARY SHELLEY'S "FRANKENSTEIN." Watch the classic 1931 movie version of "Frankenstein" starring Boris Karloff. Discuss the film, its similarities and differences with the novel.
 Lunch: Buffet at 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room.
 Afternoon: Gather at 2:00 pm in the meeting for a ninety-minute lecture on THE LEGACY OF MARY SHELLEY'S "FRANKENSTEIN." Discuss the legacy of the novel and how the classic story been adapted and changed for different generations.
 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 Frank Sinatra movie musical on our "big screen" and make some popcorn.
   
Accommodations: Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Field Trip to Local Meat Market, Mushroom Farm and Orchard, Evening Movie
(Thursday, October 24)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.
 Morning: Board our motor coach at 9:00 am for our FIELD TRIP to several local "foodie" locations. We'll visit a local meat market where they make dozens of different types of brats. We'll stop at an organic mushroom farm and learn how mushrooms are grown.
 Lunch: Plated meal at 12:30 pm at a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: Our FIELD TRIP continues to a couple more "foodie" locales. It's fall and that means it's apple harvest season. Sample several varieties of apples. Do you like sweet or tart?
 Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.
 Evening: Gather at 7:15 pm in the meeting room for a some light entertainment to close out our evening programs.
   
Accommodations: Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: My Way: The Life and Music of Frank Sinatra, Program Wrap Up and Departure
(Friday, October 25)
   
 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 MY WAY: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF FRANK SINATRA. 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 MY WAY: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF FRANK SINATRA.
 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
 
  Lake Geneva, WI Lake Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce
Your guide to Lake Geneva. For additional information, visit www.lakegenevawi.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.

Suggested Reading List


Frank: The Voice


Author: James Kaplan


Description: Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of the twentieth centuryinfinitely charismatic, lionized and notorious in equal measure. But despite his mammoth fame, Sinatra the man has remained an enigma. Now James Kaplan brings deeper insight than ever before to the complex psyche and turbulent life behind that incomparable voice, from Sinatras humble beginning in Hoboken to his fall from grace and Oscar-winning return in From Here to Eternity. Here at last is the biographer who makes the reader feel what it was really like to be Frank Sinatraas man, as musician, as tortured genius.



Frank Sinatra: An American Legend


Author: Nancy Sinatra


Description: Singer Nancy Sinatra calls her father "a maverick who lives by rigid codes. A winner who feels connected to losers," and this unabashedly affectionate tribute is a moving portrait of an individualist both as man and as artist. Frank Sinatra's recording, performing, acting and personal activities unfold here month by month, year by year, in diary-like, dated entries decked out with some 400 color and b&w photographs, including many from the family's private archives. Interviews with or quotes from the 79-year-old himself, memorabilia, letters, insets and recollections by friends, lovers, co-stars (Sammy Davis Jr., Burt Lancaster, Mitch Miller, Sammy Cahn, ex-wives Mia Farrow and Ava Gardner, etc.) round out this album. Included is an illustrated, heavily annotated filmography of his 50-year screen career.



Mary Shelley


Author: Miranda Seymour


Description: She was the daughter of pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and radical philosopher William Godwin, both reviled for their unconventional views. She ran away with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley when she was 16 and wrote Frankenstein when she was 19. Three of her four children died in infancy; her husband drowned before she turned 25. Yet Mary Shelley (1797-1851) persevered to write other novels (none so famous as her first), to nurture her husband's literary status (decidedly shaky at the time of his death), and to support her son and acquire a devoted daughter-in-law who was partly responsible for her rather dull posthumous reputation as the quintessential devoted widow. British novelist and biographer Miranda Seymour paints a more nuanced portrait of Mary as a sharply intelligent, sometimes cantankerous woman who did not always graciously suffer Percy's blithe impetuousness and principled infidelities (possibly including one with her stepsister). Guilt at being the innocent cause of her mother's death may have played a part in the genesis of Frankenstein, Seymour acknowledges, but so did Mary's views on slavery, the landscape of Scotland, and the tales she heard there as a teenager of disastrous Arctic expeditions. The story of how Frankenstein came to be written while the Shelleys were vacationing in Switzerland with Byron is well known, but Seymour retells it well. Her strong account of how Mary's character was formed in conflict, first with an unloved stepmother and then with a difficult husband, makes the subsequent 30 years of her life more understandable and almost as interesting as the first quarter century. Drawing on feminist scholarship of the last 30 years but written for the general public, Seymour's lucid biography captures the whole woman, not just the author of Frankenstein or the grieving widow of Percy Shelley.



Frankenstein


Author: Mary Shelley


Description: Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Shelley's Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein's monstrous creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense.



Sausage


Author: DK Publishing


Description: Sausage guides the reader on a country-by-country tour of sausage, describing and explaining the different types of sausage found in each region, how they're made, how they're used, and if they're fresh, dried, semi-dried, part-cooked, or cooked. Famous sausages from each region are celebrated, and classic recipes such as fabada and cassoulet are included so home cooks can expand their repertoire. Sausage tells you everything you need to know about the different types and flavors of sausage, and how to buy, store, and serve them. For real aficionados, there is even direction on how to make your own salamis and sausages, and how to salt your own bacon. This is a perfect book for foodies, cooks, eaters, kitchen experimenters, backyard BBQ masters, and anyone who'd like to elevate their knowledge and appreciation of tube steaks the world over.





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