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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 19-24 # 20868 $639 dbl.
CUBA- THE AUDACIOUS REVOLUTION - George Gedda A look at Cuba from Fidel Castro’s takeover ‘til today. What were the promises made - and kept - or not kept, that have affected his people’s lives? What has been the US’s involvement - or noninvolvement over the years?

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF GILBERT & SULLIVAN -Elise Curran Explore this gifted duo whose timeless classics continue to delight. Enjoy a selection of the entire canon including such favorites as HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado

AGATHA CHRISTIE: MISTRESS OF MYSTERY - Dave Robinson A shy and retiring British housewife found fame and fortune plotting countless murders. A look forclues to her personal past through examining recurring themes in her books and plays.


JANUARY 26-31 #21354 $710 dbl.
OUR REACH FOR THE STARS Includes a day at Kennedy Space Center Revisit the glory years of the space program. Relive the launch of our first satellite, the shuttle, and landing on the moon. Where do we stand today in our quest to “conquer” space ? What lies ahead?

FAMOUS FRAUDS, IMPOSTERS, & HOAXES - Dave Robinson A look back at some of the most infamous frauds and imposters of history - the “Cardiff Giant”, the Salem Witch trials, the game show scandals of the 1950’s, Irving’s bogus autobiography of Howard Hughes...and the many reasons why we can sometimes be so easily deceived.

THE CONSEQUENCES OF STRESS AND ANXIETY: BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT - Dr. James Rini Integrate a personal plan for peace and good health using the healing power of body, mind and spirit. Identify your own stress points and then learn what methods work for you. Experiential exercises include yoga, meditation, and music relaxation.

FEBRUARY 9-14 #20866 $639 dbl.

LAUGHING ALL THE WAY: COPING DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION - Gerald Schiffhorst Laughter -the best antidote for gloom and doom! Will Rogers, W.C. Fields, Mae West, Burns and Allen, the Marx Brothers, Charlie Chaplin, the Three Stooges, Amos’n Andy, etc., were indeed America’s best medicine then, and their antics still make us laugh.

FROM GENERAL’S STARS TO THE WHITE HOUSE - Lynn Schiffhorst Sharing a unique place in history, Washington, Grant, and Eisenhower led the American military to critical victories, then were elected to the presidency. A look at their personal lives and their public roles in shaping three eras of U.S. history.

“ART”CHITECTURE - Jan Clanton From magnificent cathedrals, Mont St Michele and Sainte Chappelle, Florence Cathedral and St Peters to America’s Frank LLoyd Wright

FEBRUARY 16-21 #21353 $699 dbl.
1914 - HOW THE WORLD FELL INTO WAR - Dr. Tom Greenhaw How did royal family discord, lingering results of another war, unusual alliances, and a suicide-murder, help draw Europe into the first war of global proportions. Take a fieldtrip to Epcot to experience Europe today.

ROYAL MOTHERS AND SONS: A HISTORY LESSON YOU WEREN’T TAUGHT IN SCHOOL-Lynn Schiffhorst Occupying half the thrones in Europe, descendants and relatives of Queen Victoria lived lives that could best be described as real life soap operas.

ARTISTS OF AMERICA’S HEARTLAND - Susan Rosoff America’s isolationist attitude after WWI persisted for a number of decades giving rise to artists like Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry, who among others, turned their attention to America’s heartland. They celebrated small towns and family farms, the people who lived in rural America, and their community spirit. Come explore the art of the heartland with these American Scene painters.

FEBRUARY 23-28 #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.



MARCH 2-7 #21355 $639 dbl.
THE GOLDEN AGE OF PAINTING, 1600-1800 - Jan Clanton Hear of some of the greatest artists of the era, Rembrandt, Rubens, Ruisdale, van Dyck, and more, and see their masterpieces firsthand via a touring exhibition on view at Orlando Museum of Art.

HOW MARRIAGE MADE THE FOUNDING FATHERS: THE INDISPENSABLE INFLUENCE OF MARTHA WASHINGTON, ABIGAIL ADAMS, AND DOLLY MADISON - Lynn Schiffhorst During the darkest days of the Revolution and the War of 1812, Martha, Abigail and Dolly served as political allies to their husbands. Through their courage and endless adaptability, they also inspired all Americans to have faith that the outcome would be independence and prosperity.

FAMOUS FRAUDS, IMPOSTERS, & HOAXES - Dave Robinson A look back at some of the most infamous frauds and imposters of history - the “Cardiff Giant”, the Salem Witch trials, the game show scandals of the 1950’s, Irving’s bogus autobiography of Howard Hughes...and the many reasons why we can sometimes be so easily deceived.

 

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