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Road Scholar At San Pedro Center
adventures in lifelong learning

  Are you 55 or over and interested in a unique learning experience at an extremely affordable price? San Pedro Center in conjunction with Elderhostel, Inc., offers just such an opportunity.

Our all-inclusive programs offer five nights and six days of wonderful meals, comfortable rooms, entertaining and knowledgeable instructors, field trips to the surrounding area, and a staff eager and willing to make your week memorable.

Please take a look at the programs we’re offering for the 2011 winter/spring season listed below.

TO REGISTER:
Online at www.roadscholar.org, or by calling 877-426-8056 (Mon. - Fri. 9:00am-6:00pm Eastern Time)

 

JANUARY 11-16 # 21762 $639 dbl.
FIRST FAMILIES OF STAGE AND SCREEN Some actors’ private lives are more dramatic than any of their roles. English-born Fanny Kemble moves to Georgia and becomes an abolitionist. Edwin Booth, John’s big brother, saves Lincoln’s son. And then there are those Barrymores and Redgraves!

HISTORY BY HOLLYWOOD 1930s-40s films looked back at great historical figures and events celebrating the indomitability of the human spirit. A look at he Dreyfus affair, mutiny on the “Bounty” and icons such as Edison, Pasteur, George M. Cohan and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, as portrayed by stars such as Spencer Tracy, Paul Muni, James Cagney and Norma Shearer.

PARTNERS IN ART, PARTNERS OF THE HEART Learn about the intertwined lives and careers of famous art “couples” including Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe, and more.


JANUARY 18-23 #21761 $639 dbl.
THE MIDDLE EAST: IS PEACE POSSIBLE? Trace the volatile history of Israel from ancient times through the birth of the modern Jewish state to current circumstances and recent events as we consider the prospects for peace.

THE POETICS OF PLACE From capturing the glory of pristine nature to expressing personal emotion and visions in landscape painting, explore what makes ideas about “place” such an enduring theme in art.

OPERAS OF MOZART Coloratura soprano Elise Curran guides this delightful survey of Mozart operas with recordings and her own live performance. Enjoy great arias and ensembles from “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Abduction from the Seraglio,” and “La Clemenza di Tito.”

FEBRUARY 8-13 #21764 $710 dbl.

AMERICA’S REACH FOR THE STARS We’ll explore the Kennedy Space Center and have lunch with an astronaut. Recall the glory years of the space program with the launch of America’s first satellite, the shuttle, and landing on the moon. What lies ahead in our quest to “conquer” space?

AMERICAN MEDICIS The Medicis were Italy’s greatest dynasty and patrons of the arts. Learn about some of America’s distinguished philanthropists and their heritage in some of our most important museums and extraordinary collections.

GREAT AMERICAN TUNESMITHS Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Johnny Mercer: some of America’s greatest tunesmiths. Through discussion and film clips, we’ll examine their lives and pay tribute to the contributions of these songwriting geniuses.

FEBRUARY 15-20 #20867 $725 dbl.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - Stacey Bilodeau These amazing street performers from Canada have literally reinvented the circus, thrilling and amazing audiences all over the world. Travel with the circus through history focusing on music, theatre, costume design and extraordinary circus acts.

THE POETICS OF PLACE - Susan Rosoff From capturing the glory of pristine nature, to expressing personal emotion and visions in landscape painting, explore what makes ideas about “place” such an enduring theme in art. It’s poetic.

ALL THAT JAZZ: FROM MOVIES TO MADCAP - Jim Roberts Explore elements of jazz in the movies with ‘crooners’ such as Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. Enjoy some of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter’s songs from some of the great movies. Admire some of the great hoofers of the day: Bill Robinson, the Nicholas Brothers, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and Gregory Hines. Sit back, take in the performances of musicians like Victor Borge and Spike Jones, who many years later still have the ability to make us laugh.



FEBRUARY 22-27 #21765 $639 dbl
LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY: ARTIST AND MAN Best known for his amazing glass creations, Louis Comfort Tiffany was also a painter, designer, decorator, and jeweler. Learn about his multi-faceted life and visit Morse Museum which holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of his works.

THE PRESIDENTS BETWEEN Between the original Founding Fathers and the Civil War, ten men presided over events in American history, yet today most of us would be hard pressed to name them all. From their policies, conflicts, families, and scandals, we’ll fill in the blanks.

GREAT AMERICAN TUNESMITHS Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Johnny Mercer: some of America’s greatest tunesmiths. Through discussion and film clips, we’ll examine their lives and pay tribute to the contributions of these songwriting geniuses.


MARCH 1-6 #21766 $639 dbl
GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN This dynamic duo defined the music of a generation. Get glimpses into their lives and remember some of their most popular musical works including “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Porgy and Bess,” “Rhapsody in Blue” and more.

AMERICA’S FIRST “POWER COUPLES.” Would the careers of Washington, Adams and Madison have been as remarkable without Martha, Abigail and Dolley as they faced the challenges that defined them? Examine their public and private lives as Presidents and First Ladies, husbands and wives.

AMERICAN MEDICIS The Medicis were Italy’s greatest dynasty and patrons of the arts. Learn about some of America’s distinguished philanthropists [DO THEY WANT TO NAME A FEW?] and their heritage in some of our most important museums and extraordinary collections.



MARCH 08-13 #21763 $639 dbl
THE SONGS THAT MADE MUSICALS GREAT What makes a good tune? How do the lyrics and musical treatment work together? We’ll hear and discuss great songs from great musicals to see how it all comes to life. At the end of the program, enjoy a live performance of selected hits.

THE PRESIDENTS BETWEEN Between the original Founding Fathers and the Civil War, ten men presided over events in American history, yet today most of us would be hard pressed to name them all. From their policies, conflicts, families, and scandals, we’ll fill in the blanks.

PARTNERS IN ART, PARTNERS OF THE HEART Learn about the intertwined lives and careers of famous art “couples” including Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe, and more.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION
ABOUT SAN PEDRO CENTER’S PROGRAMS
CALL BETTY 407-671-6322




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