| Breakfast: ||Breakfast will be served 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring choices of cold and hot cereals, bread, toast, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, fruit bar with yogurt and granola, plus coffee, tea, and juice.|
| Morning: ||PRESENTATION: This morning we will explore the history of Florentine Films. Since its founding in 1976, Florentine Films has produced some of the most honored documentaries ever made. We will also examine the life and creativity of its founder, Ken Burns, purpose and mission, research and subjects, future projects, marketing, etc. Ken was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1953. He graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1975 and went on to be one of the co-founders of Florentine Films.
The morning break will include coffee, tea, water, fruit and homemade Danish to renew your energy.
PRESENTATION continues: Using DVDs, we will review the types of films produced by Florentine Films through the years.|
| Lunch: ||Lunch is from 12:30-1:15pm, buffet style in the Mayflower Dining Room. Choose from a full salad bar, soup of the day, taco salad, and/or make your own sandwich, brownies or cookies and drinks of your choosing (gluten free or vegetarian available upon request).|
| Afternoon: ||FIELD TRIP: Boarding maxi-vans, we will ride to Walpole, NH, the home town of Ken Burns and Florentine Films. Founded in 1736, Walpole is a typical rural New England agricultural town with working farms, schools, a small business district and several restaurants, inns, shops, and a characteristic town green. As a special treat, we will stop at Burdick’s, nationally known for its handmade chocolates.
Returning to campus, there will be opportunities for a late afternoon swim in Swanzey Lake, canoeing, golf, tennis, or relaxing on the beach (weather permitting).|
| Dinner: ||Dinner is at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room. After announcements and a blessing for the day, a full buffet dinner awaits your palate featuring a salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert and drinks of your choice (gluten free or vegetarian is available upon request).|
| Evening: ||FILM: At 7:15pm, we will view a Ken Burns documentary film "The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God" presented on a large screen with excellent sound followed by analysis and discussion.|
| Evening: ||The evening will conclude with a light snack in the Dining Room along with opportunities to discuss the film or relax and join in various activities.|