Minimal walking on flat terrain
Breakfast is prepared fresh each day in our campus kitchen and served buffet style. Warm from the oven baked goods accompany the normal breakfast offerings of oatmeal, eggs, grits, fruit, toast, etc.
Members of the Festival join with Road Scholar students to review the history of Jazz through lecture and live performance.
Lunch time and an opportunity to enjoy wonderful soups, sandwich makings, or Asian inspired dishes . . . all prepared fresh in our kitchen by the staff that’s been with us for over 20 years.
A talented pianist, teaching from the keyboard, will introduce us to the music of Scott Joplin. You may even recognize some of his hit tunes from the turn into the 20th century that are still engrained in the music world. Before dinner, a local vinyardist will join us in the Dining Room for an introductory class during which we will learn about new wines, the process that goes into producing them, and ultimately experience them through a tasting. Carmel Valley is one of the seven appellations comprising Monterey County’s diverse wineries; of these, Carmel Valley is perhaps the most distinct. Nestled in the Santa Lucia foothills, our summers yield exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and other red varietals.
Hidden Valley buffet
A coastal biologist will join us in our Theater to introduce and explain some of the fascinating natural history of this extraordinary area. His presentation will be accompanied by a wealth of gorgeous slides.