20581
Chautauqua
The Chautauqua Experience in Summer
Founded in 1874, the Chautauqua Institution is a celebration of art, history and culture. Join us for classes, lectures and expert-led excursions on a summer learning adventure.
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Program No. 20581RJ
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7 days
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7 days
6 nights
15 meals
6 B 3 L 6 D
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DAY
1
Registration, Reception, 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 your arrival is delayed, please ask for your packet when you check in. Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone with a warm welcome and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures including contact numbers for key staff, and answer any questions you may have. What follows is a representative schedule. We will have morning classes exclusively for our Road Scholar group. Road Scholars are also invited to attend public lectures in the amphitheater as well as smaller scale talks, presentations, and recitals as time allows. 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. We’ll then gather for an informal welcome reception and continue getting to know our fellow Road Scholars.

Dinner: At 6:00 p.m. in the Hotel Parlor, enjoy a buffet meal with beverage options including lemonade, tea (iced and hot), and coffee; beer and wine available for purchase. We will dine as a group at tables reserved for Road Scholar.

Evening: Music Service: 8:00 p.m. Round out the evening by attending the Sacred Song Service in the Amphitheater, a beloved aspect of each Sunday during the Chautauqua season. The service features the 125-voice Chautauqua Choir accompanied on the Massey Memorial Organ with its 5,640 pipes performing a broad range of sacred music. The congregation is invited to join in singing the hymns, and the service lasts about an hour.

DAY
2
Road Scholar Class, Public Lecture, Electives, Performance
Chautauqua, NY
B,L,D
Athenaeum Hotel

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room, the breakfast buffet offers choices such as pancakes, waffles, eggs and omelettes, breakfast meats, fruits, yogurts, cereals, breads, pastries.

Morning: Road Scholar Class: 9:00-10:30 a.m. We’ll meet in the hotel parlor with our Road Scholar instructor in residence. Public Lecture: 10:45-12:00 Noon in the Amphitheater- Jacques Pepin, master chef, author. The theme this week is "At the Table: Our Changing Relationship with Food". As we kick off this week on food, we will feature notable lecturers as well as celebrate with a variety of events throughout the week to include a taste of the region, food trucks, a public market, wine and cheese night, BBQ night, regional breweries and a community picnic.One of the most important elements of Chautauqua’s ongoing educational program is the lecture series presented in the Amphitheater. Each week’s presentations by leading experts focus on one major subject. All are welcome to attend.

Lunch: In the hotel dining room, choose what you like from the luncheon buffet.

Afternoon: Free Time. Choose from a variety of lectures, activities, and performances including the 4:00 p.m. chamber music series the Founders and 2:00 p.m. Interfaith lecture at the Hall of Philosophy (Norman Wirzba, Professor of Theology and Ecology at Duke University). You might also like to explore the Chautauqua campus, see what’s on at a gallery, curl up with a book, or simply relax.

Dinner: Dinner throughout the week will be a variety of buffet and served meals at the Athenaeum Hotel .

Evening: Performance. At the Amphitheater, enjoy the entertainment scheduled for this evening.

DAY
3
Road Scholar Class, Public Lecture, Electives, Performance
Chautauqua, NY
B,D
Athenaeum Hotel

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: Road Scholar Class: 9:00-10:30 a.m. We’ll meet in the hotel parlor with our Road Scholar instructor in residence. Public Lecture 10:45-12:00 Noon -in the Amphitheater. Michael Ruhlman, author, Grocery:The Buying and Selling of Food in America. Interviewed by Ann Patchett. on the theme of the week.

Lunch: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Afternoon: Free Time. Choose from a variety of lectures- 2 PM- Rabbi Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus; activities, and performances.

Dinner: Hotel buffet.

Evening: Performance. At the Amphitheater, enjoy the entertainment scheduled for this evening-Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Rozzen Milanov, conductor, Augustin Hadelich, violin.

DAY
4
Road Scholar Class, Public Lecture, Electives, Performance
Chautauqua, NY
B,L,D
Athenaeum Hotel

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: Road Scholar Class: 9:00-10:30 a.m. We’ll meet in the hotel parlor with our Road Scholar instructor in residence. Public Lecture: 10:45-12:00 Noon in the Amphitheater. Anna Blythe Lappe, Founding principal, Small Planet Institute.

Lunch: Hotel buffet.

Afternoon: Free Time. Choose from a variety of lectures, activities, and performances including the 2:00 p.m. Interfaith Lecture at the Hall of Philosophy (Dr. Zahro Jamal, Associate Director at Rice University's Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance)

Dinner: Hotel buffet.

Evening: Performance. At the Amphitheater, enjoy the entertainment scheduled for this evening- Irene Rodriguez Compania.

DAY
5
Road Scholar Class, Public Lecture, Electives, Performance
Chautauqua, NY
B,D
Athenaeum Hotel

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: Road Scholar Class: 9:00-10:30 a.m. We’ll meet in the hotel parlor with our Road Scholar instructor in residence. Public Lecture: 10:45-12:00 Noon- on topic of the week, in the Amphitheater- Marion Nestle, professor, Dept. of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, NYU.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Afternoon: Free Time. Choose from a variety of lectures ( 2 PM- Vasudha Narayanan, 3:30 PM- Ann Patchett and Jane Hamilton, authors), and performances.

Dinner: Hotel buffet.

Evening: Performance. At the Amphitheater, enjoy the entertainment scheduled for this evening- The Joey Alexander Trio.

DAY
6
Road Scholar Class, Public Lecture, Electives, Performance
Chautauqua, NY
B,L,D
Athenaeum Hotel

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: Road Scholar Class: 9:00-10:30 a.m. We’ll meet in the hotel parlor with our Road Scholar instructor in residence. Public Lecture: 10:45-12:00 Noon in the Amphitheater.

Lunch: Hotel buffet.

Afternoon: Free Time. Choose from a variety of lectures- 2 PM- Father Greg Boyle, founder & exec. dir., Home Boy Industries; activities, and performances.

Dinner: Hotel buffet.

Evening: Performance. At the Amphitheater, enjoy the entertainment scheduled for this evening.

DAY
7
Program Concludes
Chautauqua, NY
B

Activity note: Hotel check out is by 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!