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Tiburon: Academic Adventures, Scenic Splendor

Program Number: 20307RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/1/2014 - 6/6/2014; 11/9/2014 - 11/14/2014; 1/25/2015 - 1/30/2015; 2/22/2015 - 2/27/2015; 3/22/2015 - 3/27/2015; 4/12/2015 - 4/17/2015; 11/1/2015 - 11/6/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Tiburon, California
Price starting at: $999.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; Art History/Criticism; History & Culture
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Spend five days immersed in courses covering a broad range of topics. From the serious to the sublime, you will leave this program enlightened and enriched.




Highlights

• Join acclaimed Road Scholar instructors for five days of captivating lectures and presentations.
• Take a docent-led visit of the China Cabin, once the social saloon on the PS China steamer, now a historic landmark on the Tiburon waterfront.
• Enjoy live entertainment on the closing night.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing.




Date Specific Information

6-1-2014

"20th Century Presidents." "Film Noir." "Post Impressionism." "The Evolution of the Constitution." "Flop Hits: Great Songs from Broadway Bombs."
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11-9-2014

"Great Speeches of the 20th Century." "The Bard on Broadway: Shakespeare Sings." "Art Tour: Paris/N. France." "True Victorian Crime Stories." "Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty."
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1-25-2015

"Rothmann: Middle East Conflict." "Piano Music of the Romantic Era." "U.S. Constitution." "French Impressionism." "Flop Hits: Great Songs from Broadway Bombs!"
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2-22-2015

"Rothmann: 20th Century Presidents." "Music of Mozart." "The Golden Door: Passing Through Ellis Island." "Post Impressionism." "American Master: George Gershwin."
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3-22-2015

"Rothmann: The American Vice Presidency." "The Bomb's Early Light." "Italian Art Tour." "American Short Story Masters: Malamud, Updike, O'Connor, and Carver." "American Master: Leonard Bernstein."
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4-12-2015

"Rothmann: The Ethnic Factor in American Politics." "Four of America’s Best: Crosby, Sinatra, Cole, Bennett." "Art Tour: Paris/Northern France." "It's About Time." "Flop Hits: Great Songs from Broadway Bombs!"
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11-1-2015

"Rothmann: Middle East Conflict." "The Supreme Court." "Ballets of Stravinsky." "Art of Eternal Rome." "Flop Hits: Great Songs from Broadway Bombs!"
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Tiburon

A charming town in Marin County, Tiburon affords stunning views of San Francisco, Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge along a picturesque waterfront promenade. This idyllic town features a rich railroad and maritime history, and is also home to an eclectic, historic Main Street affectionately known as Ark Row.



Accommodations
Charming hotel one block from the Tiburon waterfront with spectacular views of San Francisco.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Joe Corso

Joe Corso has been sharing his love for Shakespeare and musical theater on Road Scholar programs since 1998. Joined by his wife Barbara for these courses in New York and California, they share their insights into opera and Hollywood operetta, Verdi and Shakespeare, Broadway, the Gershwins and more. Joe wrote librettos for “A shadow of Her Own and Washington: A Man and His Country,” musical plays produced by the New Hyde Park Players in June 1982 and June, 1976, respectively. He was also a member of the “Writing for the Musical Theater" class and workshops for New School for Social Research in New York City from 1976 to 1981.
 
Michael Graham

A professor of political science at San Francisco State University, Dr. Michael Graham has taught at numerous educational institutions including Oklahoma State University, U.C. Santa Barbara, Northwestern University and Loyola University of Chicago. His major research and teaching interests are in the fields of public law and American political institutions. Dr. Graham holds a Ph.D. in political science from U.S. Santa Barbara.
 
Richard Aldag

Richard Aldag is an active composer whose works have been commissioned and performed by numerous symphonies, including the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony. He served as executive director of the Napa Valley Symphony from 2006-2012, and prior to this, served as executive director of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. As an educator, Richard has served on the faculties of several schools, including Fordham University and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
 
Jerry Frohmader

Jerry Frohmader is a composer, performer, teacher and arts administrator, whose compositions have been performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. As assistant dean in the School of Music at the California Institute of Arts, Jerry composed a musical score for the opera "Victory Over the Sun" by Malevich. As a musician, he has performed with the New Jersey Symphony and on the Jerry Lewis Telethon, and has been featured on the ABC News, CNN Travel and the PBS program SPARK.
 
Sue Lombardi

Susanna Lombardi is an art historian and educator whose career in college teaching spanned over 25 years. In addition to her role as a faculty member at Dominican College, she served as the associate director of the graduate humanities program. She completed her graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of the book, "Behold!"
 
James Dalessandro

James Dalessandro has written more than 20 feature film and television scripts, including the movie adaptation of his best selling novel, “1906,” for Warner Brothers, and the Hallmark movie, “Citizen Jane,” based on his true crime book. He is the writer and director of the award- winning documentary film, “The Damnedest Finest Ruins,” and the writer and executive producer of, “Petrosino,” an upcoming 10-hour mini series based on his Playboy article and upcoming book. He is the principal Road Scholar lecturer in his adopted home of San Francisco where he screens, “The Damnedest Finest Ruins,” and lectures on subjects ranging from the founding of San Francisco the Transcontinental Railroad, Old Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge to the history of its artists: Mark Twain, Jack London, Isadora Duncan and the Beat Generation.
 
David Bisno

David Bisno grew up in University City, earned his B.A. from Harvard College, and then returned to St. Louis for medical school and ophthalmology residency at Washington University. After two years in the Navy in Pensacola teaching ophthalmology to the flight surgeons, he headed for Viet Nam. Bisno enjoyed 20 years of private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. After raising two children in Dixie, he changed his focus and headed north. From 1992-94, Bisno earned a master's in the history of science between Harvard and Dartmouth Colleges. Bisno is now actively engaged in adult education around the world.
 
Leslie Friedman

A scholar of history and the arts, Dr. Leslie Friedman is as well known for her academic achievements as she is for being an internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer. After receiving her Ph.D. in history from Stanford and her A.B. from Vassar, she was named a Woodrow Wilson Scholar and was a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of London. Dr. Friedman has taught history at schools including Stanford and Vassar, and her writing has been published world wide. Dr. Friedman also received the first Selma Jeanne Cohen Award for International Dance Scholarship, and was a Fellow at The Alden Dow Creativity Center. She was selected by The State Department as the first American to perform with joint U.S./host country sponsorship in many nations, including the USSR and China. She is artistic director of San Francisco’s The Lively Foundation, and co-editor of The Hedgehog, the international arts review.
 
Alan Goldberg

Alan Goldberg has been an adjunct professor in the Dept. of Rhetoric at the University of San Francisco since 1985. Concurrently, he has offered courses in English Literature, in Jewish Studies and at the Fromm Institute. He did his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Chicago, the University of Hawaii, and San Francisco State University. He is a scholar in Jewish American literature with special interests in Saul Bellow, Phillip Roth, and Jews in baseball. Alan was a keynote speaker at the USF Saul Bellow Symposium featuring a reading by the Nobel Prize winning novelist.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   The Lodge at Tiburon
  Tiburon 5 nights
 The Lodge at Tiburon
Type: Boutique Hotel
  Description: Complimentary WiFi internet access is available everywhere in the hotel. Nestled at the tip of the scenic Tiburon Peninsula on the San Francisco Bay, The Lodge at Tiburon, a three-story, 103-room California Craftsman-style upscale hotel near Sausalito is set among three beautiful acres, just off Main Street in a quaint Marin County sailing village. The Lodge at Tiburon offers a local sensory experience from its proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area to its unique architectural immersion in stone and wood. Guests will discover the Tiburon Tavern. Featuring an outdoor patio, the Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or to relax with a drink and appetizer. From the radiant fireplace of the SkyDeck to the poolside fire pit, The Lodge at Tiburon is an inviting retreat that was designed to complement the invigorating climate of Northern California.
  Contact info: 1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon
  Room amenities: In the newly renovated guest rooms you will find complimentary wireless Internet access, DVD player, Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in, room service from Tiburon Tavern, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, air conditioning and complimentary newspaper. Retreat to the perfect home away from home at the Lodge at Tiburon, the ultimate bayside boutique hotel near San Francisco, California.
  Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area), SkyDeck with fireplace, outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit, 24-hour complimentary business center, complimentary fitness center, complimentary DVD movie library, concierge services, pet friendly and the hotel restaurant, Tiburon Tavern.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Based on availability Please contact Road Scholar at 650-355-5320 for information regarding the best rate on the additional nights you are interested in.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Based on availability Please contact Road Scholar at 650-355-5320 for information regarding the best rate on the additional nights you are interested in.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program registration is from 3:30-4:30PM. Orientation begins at 4:30PM followed by dinner at 5:30PM. Introductions are after dinner. You will be staying at The Lodge at Tiburon that night.
  End of Program:
The program ends at 1:00PM after lunch on the closing day. Please make your travel arrangements so you can join us for the final class on closing day. You will be staying at The Lodge at Tiburon the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. On the enclosed Personal Information Form (PIF), you are asked to list any food allergies or intolerances. In addition, please include any foods (i.e. fish, beef, poultry entrees) that you do not or are unable to consume. In lieu of the regular meal plan, you will receive a vegetarian entree. In order to accommodate your request, we must have this information three weeks in advance (no exceptions). There will be no changes to the menu once the program has started. Also indicate to us, on your PIF, the name of your roommate/ traveling companion and if you are traveling with other individuals and wish to be assigned a room near them. Photo ID
  Parking availability:
Complimentary. When you arrive at the hotel's parking lot, you will receive a ticket to get into the lot. When you intend on leaving again, have the ticket validated at the front desk.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Tiburon
  Nearest city or town:  San Francisco
  Nearest highway: Highway 101
  Nearest airport:  San Francisco International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Tiburon
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

San Francisco International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Super Shuttle
phone: 650-238-5888
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call shuttle for current rates.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes to an hour 

 

Distance:

 

30 miles

   

www.supershuttle.com

 

Oakland International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Super Shuttle
phone: 650-238-5888
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call shuttle for current rates.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

One hour, 15 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

37 miles

   

www.supershuttle.com

 
Driving Directions
  From the east Take the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. $5 toll. When bridge ends, merge onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd which will merge onto Highway 101 going south. Exit Tiburon Blvd. Make left on Tiburon Blvd. Four miles to hotel at 1651 Tiburon Blvd. Hotel will be on left next to Bank of America. Parking behind hotel.
  From the north Take Highway 101 South. Exit Tiburon Blvd. Make left on Tiburon Blvd. Four miles to hotel at 1651 Tiburon Blvd. Hotel will be on left next to Bank of America. Parking behind hotel.
  From the south Take Highway 101 North. Exit Tiburon Blvd. Make right on Tiburon Blvd. Four miles to hotel at 1651 Tiburon Blvd. Hotel will be on left next to Bank of America. Parking behind 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: Registration/ Orientation/ Introductions
(Sunday, June 1)
   
 Afternoon: Hotel Check-in: Available from 3:00 p.m.

Program Registration: 3:30-4:30 p.m. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table (located inside the Road Scholar meeting room) and pick up your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during Orientation, and to confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet at the front desk when you check in.

Orientation: 4:30 p.m. The Group Leader will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. We will review the up-to-date daily program schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have.

During free time, the Group Leader will be available to guide informal excursions, activities, or meals not included in the program. You are welcome to join if you wish, with any associated costs (if any) on your own, or explore independently.

Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

 Dinner: At the hotel

Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. This program offers two choices for meals: standard and vegetarian. We are unable to customize menus for individuals. However, we have found that by requesting sauces and dressing to be served on the side, we are able to accommodate various food intolerances and allergies. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance on your Participant Information Form. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.

This evening, enjoy a 3-course dinner buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea; other beverages available for purchase in the hotel bar.

 Evening: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.

Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.

   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Presidents of the 20th Century/ China Cabin/ The U.S. Constitution
(Monday, June 2)

Note: The China Cabin is a 20 minute walk from the hotel on a flat, paved surface. The docent-led visit lasts an hour. The rest of the afternoon is open for you to explore the lovely town of Tiburon. In your program packet, you will receive a brochure--Walking Guide to Historic Tiburon--which you can utilize as you wander historic streets filled with eclectic shops and a wine tasting room.



   
 Breakfast: At the hotel

The daily breakfast buffet includes eggs, oatmeal, fruit, bread, orange juice, grapefruit juice, coffee and hot tea.

 Morning: 20th Century Presidents Who Made A Difference

Look back at the American presidents of the 20th century and their effect on history. These include Woodrow Wilson, FDR, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.

 Lunch: At the hotel

Enjoy a 3-course lunch buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.

 Afternoon: Docent-led visit of the China Cabin

The China Cabin is the Social Saloon from the S.S. China, a side-wheeled steamer built in 1866 by the William H. Webb shipyard in New York. Commissioned by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, the China carried mail and passengers from its home port of San Francisco to Asia. The elegant room was salvaged when the ship became obsolete in 1879 and was burned for scrap metal in Tiburon Cove. The Landmarks Society has restored the interior with 22k gold leaf, walnut woodwork, cut-glass floral window panes, and brass chandeliers. The China Cabin was designated a National Maritime Monument in 1978. (Courtesy of the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society)

 Dinner: At the hotel

Enjoy a 3-course dinner buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.

 Evening: The American Constitution: Can It Meet Today's Challenges?

America has evolved dramatically since the Founding Fathers drafted the U.S. Constitution. Can this sacred document survive the challenges of the changes of the 21st century and beyond? We look at the evolution of the Constitution.

   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: 20th Century Presidents/ Film Noir
(Tuesday, June 3)
   
 Breakfast: At the hotel
 Morning: 20th Century Presidents Who Made a Difference, Part 2
 Lunch: At the hotel

Enjoy a 3-course lunch buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.

 Afternoon: Film Noir

From Hollywood's earliest day, movie fans have been obsessed with crime, bad men and fallen women. Journey through a cinema of dark stories, memorable images and unforgettable characters, from Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart and Barbara Stanwyck to Jack Nicholson, Russell Crowe, Faye Dunaway and Kim Basinger. Sadly, they really don't make them like that anymore, so we'll celebrate the ones they did make. See film clips from Hollywood's revered classics, including Little Caesar, Key West, Double Indemnity, The Killers, The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, Blood Simple, Miller's Crossing, Body Heat and Chinatown.

 Dinner: At the hotel

Enjoy a 3-course dinner buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.

 Evening: Time to socialize with fellow participants.
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Post Impressionism/ San Francisco/ U.S. Constitution
(Wednesday, June 4)

Note: Four hour bus ride with stops for bathroom breaks and picture taking



   
 Breakfast: At the hotel
 Morning: Post Impressionism

There is art after French Impressionism. See how painters like Van Gogh, Seurat, Cezanne reacted to the "crisis of Impressionism," applying new theories of color and space, and how Gauguin and the Symbolists built on old ideas.

 Lunch: At the hotel

Enjoy a 3-course lunch buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.

 Afternoon: Narrated bus trip to highlights of San Francisco
 Dinner: At the hotel

Enjoy a 3-course dinner buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.

 Evening: The American Constitution: Can It Meet Today's Challenges?, Part 2
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Film Noir /Flop Hits: Great Songs from Broadway Bombs/ Musical Entertainment
(Thursday, June 5)
   
 Breakfast: At the hotel
 Morning: Film Noir, Part 2
 Lunch: At the hotel

Enjoy a 3-course lunch buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.

 Afternoon: Flop Hits: Great Songs from Broadway Bombs

Blue Skies, I'll Be Seeing You, Begin the Beguine, God Bless America-- It's hard to believe that these hugely popular songs were almost lost when the shows they were composed for closed after only a few runs. In some cases, songs were pulled from the original shows by the composers. Come hear these almost lost numbers and how they were miraculously revived.

 Dinner: At the hotel

Enjoy a 3-course dinner buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea.

 Evening: Musical Entertainment: Mark Levy
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Post Impressionism
(Friday, June 6)
   
 Breakfast: At the hotel
 Morning: Post Impressionism, Part 2
 Lunch: At the hotel

Enjoy a 3-course lunch buffet plus complimentary coffee and hot tea. The program concludes with lunch.

We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!

   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Tiburon Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes which saved the tribes. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock—gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare. To get to Alcatraz, you will need to take the ferry to San Francisco and then take a streetcar or bu along the Embarcadero to get to Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz. For additional information, visit http://www.nps.gov/alca/index.htm
  Angel Island
Take the ferry to Angel Island and explore the "Ellis Island of the West." For additional information, visit http://www.angelisland.com/
  Mill Valley
Mill Valley is a charming little town just across the freeway from the Tiburon peninsula. For additional information, visit http://www.millvalley.com/
  Mt. Tamalpais
Just north of San Francisco's Golden Gate is Mount Tamalpais. It has redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view from the 2,571-foot peak. On a clear day, visitors can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, the Marin County hills, San Francisco and the bay, hills and cities of the East Bay, and Mount Diablo. On rare occasions, the Sierra Nevada's snow-covered mountains can be seen 150 miles away. For additional information, visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=471
  Muir Woods
When John Muir learned that William and Elizabeth Kent were naming a redwood forest near San Francisco in his honor, he declared, "This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world." The couple had purchased the land to preserve its beauty and restful wilderness; and in 1908, they donated it to the federal governent to protect it from destruction. For additional information, visit http://www.nps.gov/muwo/index.htm
  Napa Valley
Napa Valley is one of the premier travel destinations in the world. Breathtaking views abound at every turn – mustard in the late winter, picturesque rolling hills planted with vineyards year-round and wineries of every stature dot the landscape. Whether you are wine tasting, dining at renowned restaurants like the French Laundry, pampering yourself with a mud bath in Calistoga, or just enjoying your stay at quaint bed & breakfasts, hotels or resorts ... Napa Valley is your spot of heaven on earth. For additional information, visit http://napavalley.com/
  Pt. Reyes National Seashore
From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors over 1500 species of plants and animals to discover. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. Point Reyes awaits your exploration. For additional information, visit http://www.nps.gov/pore/index.htm
  San Francisco
Every American has two hometowns: his own and San Francisco. Hop on a ferry and explore The City by the Bay. For additional information, visit http://www.sanfrancisco.com/
  Sausalito
Ranked as one of the top 20 destinations in the country, visitors and residents alike agree that Sausalito’s scenic waterfront and panoramic views, small town charm and Mediterranean character make it a truly enchanting place to visit. For additional information, visit http://www.sausalito.org/
  Sonoma County
Sonoma County is a traveler’s paradise in California. The world-class Sonoma wine region offers over 375 wineries — from wine castles and the winery resort of Francis Ford Coppola, one of Hollywood’s most famed directors, to simple and rustic tasting rooms. Sonoma County was named the top wine destination in the U.S. by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards 2012. For additional information, visit http://www.sonomacounty.com/
  Tiburon
Tiburon is a small, walkable town with views everywhere you look. Go to the Town of Tiburon website for ideas of what to do and see. For additional information, visit http://www.townoftiburon.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


The U.S. Constitution And Fascinating Facts About It


Author: Terry L. Jordan


Description: In The U.S. Constitution & Fascinating Facts About It you'll see the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence–and much more! You'll find interesting insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution in the two centuries since its creation.



Film Noir


Author: Alain Silver


Description: Beginning with a general overview of film noir and covering its most important themes (lovers plan murder, corrupt police, doomed love, psychological noir, etc.), this handbook provides in-depth access to the film noir genre for amateurs and aficionados alike.



Post Impressionism (Eyewitness Art)


Author: Colin Higgins


Description: This volume is part of the "Eyewitness Art" series and explores the techniques, masters and masterpieces of post-Impressionism. The way in which the technique developed over a period of time is revealed visually through colour artworks, annotated photographs of paintings, people, ephemera and materials, all integrated with the text. Together, the pictures and words provide insights into artists' lives and times, and the people, movements and events that influenced their work.



The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents: Fascinating Facts about Each and Every President, Including an American History Timeline


Author: Todd Davis


Description: Updated for 2013, readers can easily relive the course of American history through a detailed timeline, more than 50 vivid photographs and illustrations, information about each president's term in office, and the major political issues of each era.



The Tiburon Peninsula (CA) (Images of America)


Author: Branwell Fanning


Description: The Tiburon Peninsula was once a part of the vast El Rancho Corte Madera Del Presidio, owned by generations of the pioneering Reed family, whose dairies colonized the rolling grasslands and willow groves of Tiburon, Belvedere, and Strawberry. Nearby Angel Island was militarized during the Civil War, later supporting an immigration station, and finally, a state historic park. Tiburon became the terminus of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, with ferries and trains dominating its industry for over 80 years until the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge signaled the end of the rail era. Slowly regaining its original serenity, the peninsula attracted urban refugees seeking a quiet haven by the bay, and new upscale residential neighborhoods and tourist magnets gradually filled in the landscape.



Tiburon and Belvedere (Then & Now (Arcadia))


Author: Branwell Fanning


Description: Tiburon and Belvedere share the same peninsula jutting into San Francisco Bay from Marin County, California. With water on three sides, fabulous views everywhere, and San Francisco a 30-minute ferry ride away, these two communities are highly desirable places to live.





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