1713
Chautauqua
The Chautauqua Experience in Fall and Spring
Founded in 1874, the Chautauqua Institution is an enduring celebration of art, history and culture. Join us for an enriching adventure of classes, lectures and expert-led excursions.
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Program No. 1713RJ
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6 days
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Welcome Dinner, Orientation
Chautauqua, NY
D
Athenaeum Hotel

Activity note: Hotel check-in from 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon: Program Registration: 3:00-5:00 p.m. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. Before dinner, have some light hors d' oeuvres and begin getting to know your fellow participants; cash bar available.

Dinner: In the Athenaeum Hotel dining room, the extensive buffet offers choices such as soup, salad, several entrées, desserts, and beverages including coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: Orientation: Following a welcome to the entire group and staff is introduced, we will divide into several small groups, then each Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have. What follows is a representative schedule. We will have morning classes exclusively for our Road Scholar group. Evening entertainment may vary depending on performers’ schedules. Free time is reserved for your personal independent exploration. Please be aware that program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Continue getting to know your fellow participants, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.

DAY
2
Sessions: Meetings Great Minds, Electives, Entertainment
Chautauqua, NY
B,L,D
Athenaeum Hotel

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room, the buffet offers choices such as a hot entrée, eggs, pancakes or waffles, breakfast meats, hot and cold cereals with milk plus a milk alternative, as well as juices, coffee, tea, water.

Morning: Morning class sessions run from 9:00 a.m. until Noon with a mid-morning break. These stimulating classes with intriguing speakers are enlivened by post-session Q&A. Participants will have one instructor each morning on a variety of topics that may range from aspects of history and society, culture, civics, and comparative religion. Each group will rotate through all presentations during the program. Speakers and topics currently scheduled (subject to change) include Dr. Greg Ferro-WW I –The Forgotten War 1914-1918 ; Kaye Lindauer- tbd Mimi Gallo- The Eight Shows of Impressionism

Lunch: In the dining room, the buffet offers choices such as soup, salad, cold cuts for sandwiches, a hot entrée, desserts, and soft drinks, coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.

Afternoon: Afternoon Electives: You may choose from several elective activities such as a meditative labyrinth walk, chair yoga, a history walk, or a nature walk.

Dinner: In the hotel dining room.

Evening: A delightful feature of Chautauqua is entertainment each evening of the program, sometimes in the hotel parlor, sometimes at other venues on campus. Possibilities range from classical to jazz, recitals by young musicians building their careers, even play readings. This evening enjoy Serendipity Women's A'Capella Choir.

DAY
3
Sessions: Meetings Great Minds, Electives, Entertainment
Chautauqua, NY
B,L,D
Athenaeum Hotel

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room.

Morning: Our morning classes continue as small groups rotate from one topic to another. One of the original goals of the 19th century Chautauqua movement was self-improvement through lifelong learning. Our lecture series continues that tradition with the examination and exchange of ideas in an atmosphere that encourages civil discourse.

Lunch: In the hotel dining room.

Afternoon: Electives: Choose the activity(s) of your choice.

Dinner: In the hotel dining room.

Evening: Evening Entertainment. Like the movement for which it is named, Chautauqua has always valued the arts and entertainment. This evening enjoy the classical music of Jason and Nancy Weintraub.

DAY
4
Sessions: Meetings Great Minds, Electives, Entertainment
Chautauqua, NY
B,L,D
Athenaeum Hotel

Activity note: During the break between morning classes, you may order a box lunch for the end of the program.

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room.

Morning: Classes continue as small groups rotate from one topic to another. You are always welcome to continue delving into ideas discussed in lectures at the Smith Memorial Library on the Chautauqua campus.

Lunch: In the hotel dining room.

Afternoon: David Kozak, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at Gannon University, will give an assessment on the state of American politics. Before teaching at the college level, he was a career Air Force officer, retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He has taught political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy, the National War College, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as well as the University of Colorado and the University of Pittsburgh. He served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow and as a policy analyst with the Secretary of the Air Force. Dr. Kozak is the author, editor, and contributor to more than ten books on U.S. government and politics.

Dinner: In the hotel dining room.

Evening: Entertainment. The amazing range of entertainers and artists who have performed at Chautauqua over the years are in keeping with its founding principles of teaching and elevating the whole person.This evening enjoy an evening with Satin Doll, our favorite jazz trio with vocalist, Barbara Jean.

DAY
5
Sessions: Meetings Great Minds, Electives, Entertainment
Chautauqua, NY
B,L,D
Athenaeum Hotel

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room.

Morning: Classes continue as small groups rotate from one topic to another. Each lecturer reserves time at the end of her/his presentation for questions and answers with members of the group, making for a lively interchange.

Lunch: In the hotel dining room.

Afternoon: Electives: Choose the activity(s) of your choice.

Dinner: In the hotel dining room. Share your favorite experiences with new Road Scholar friends.

Evening: Enjoy a final evening of entertainment — until your next Chautauqua program!

DAY
6
Wrap-up Sessions, Program Concludes
Chautauqua, NY
B,L

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room.

Morning: We’ll complete our rotation of classes and topics, with a mid-morning break between sessions.

Lunch: You may have your pre-ordered box lunch at the hotel or take away with you. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy all your Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. We encourage you to join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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