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Adventures in Lifelong Learning


Road Scholar at San Pedro Center
Are you 55 or over and interested in a unique learning experience at an extremely affordable price? San Pedro Center in conjunction with Road Scholar, 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 2016 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 17-22 # 22242 $659 dbl.

THE YEARS THAT “ROARED”: THE 1920’s- From boom to bust and “anything goes” to selling apples on a street corner, the 1920’s were an age of dramatic social and political change. As the nation’s total wealth doubled and for the first time more Americans began living in cities than on farms, it was a decade that was anything but tame. Going by names such as the Jazz Age, the Age of Intolerance, and the Age of Wonderful Nonsense, the 1920’s embodied the beginning of modern America.

  • Revisit the larger-than-life personalities like Charlie Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino, Greta Garbo, Charles Lindbergh, Al Capone and Babe Ruth who became synonymous with the decade.
  • Explore the political climate and the impact that the inhabitants and policies of the White House had on the country.
  • Delve into the dawn of a homegrown American modern art movement with Art Deco, artists such as Georgia O’Keefe, Arthur Dove and Charles Sheeler and the Harlem Renaissance with important artworks by Aaron Douglas, Archibald Motley, Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence.

JANUARY 24-29 #22243 $659 dbl.

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF GILBERT & SULLIVAN- 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.

“LIVING” DEAD SEA SCROLLS- Travel to that fateful day when an Arab lad stumbled upon the most important archaeological find of the 20th century. What mysteries lie within the Scrolls; what wisdom do they hold for us today?

SUCCESSFUL “MISFITS”- What do Beatrix Potter, Milton Hershey, George Washington Carver, and Robert Ripley all have in common? Each transcended a lonely childhood as “oddballs” attaining personal self-fulfillment- and contributing a lasting legacy to the world.

FEBRUARY 7-13 #22244 $748 dbl.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL- 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.

TRAILBLAZING AUTHORS- Explore the lives and works of four extraordinary women. Overcoming the restrictions of Victorian England, poverty and the male-dominated world of journalism, “George Eliot” and “Nellie Bly” achieved fame. Western readers were introduced to China by Pearl Buck and Julia Child’s cookbooks and TV shows revolutionized American gastronomy.

THE AMERICAN MASTERS- The spotlight is on remarkable examples of paintings and photographs by American Artists. From portraits of early Americans, to great American landscapes, artists early in our history were both witty and skillful. Enjoy how each of artists like Grant Wood, Winslow Homer and Georgia O’Keefe demonstrated their enormous talent, creating masterworks that still resonate with us today.

FEBRUARY 14-19 #22245 $659 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.

HUMOR IN A HURRIED AND HARRIED WORLD- Laugh along and experience how important humor is your well-being. Discover the humorous history of humor. What are the types and techniques for writing a funny story? Try your hand at creating a little humor. 

THOSE WILD ROMANTICS - The lives of Lord Byron, Shelley and Keats were as romantic as their poetry. Explore the scandals, tragedies and heroics that cut short their lives. take a closer look at their best known works, including the novel Frankenstein, written by Shelly’s wife, Mary.

FEBRUARY 21-26 #22246 $748 dbl

THE BIG BAND SOUND-FROM WHITEMAN TO WELK- From Benny Goodman’s 1935 gig at LA’s Palomar Ballroom to the emergence of vocalists as stars in the 1940’s, Big Bands were “in”. Hear original recordings by over 50 bands, from those who preceded Goodman in the late 1920’s to those of the late 1940’s. Cover origins and history of this phenomenon and the biographical sketches of key band leaders, instrumentalists and singers.

A CONCISE HISTORY OF FLORIDA- From the first European settlement in America to America’s Space Port and the arrival of Disney, Florida has had a unique history. Discover what sets it apart from the rest of the country, and what continues to draw industry, entertainment, and people to the “Orange State”.

“THIS IS YOUR LIFE”: WRITING YOUR MEMOIR- Do you want to write about your life, or share family tales, but can’t remember all the details? are you procrastinating because you don’t know how to get started? With help and the use of prompts such as photographs and letters, you’ll learn how to bring out the details, actions, and memories to make your story exciting.

February 28 – March 4 #22242 $659 dbl

THE YEARS THAT “ROARED”: THE 1920’s- From boom to bust and “anything goes” to selling apples on a street corner, the 1920’s were an age of dramatic social and political change. As the nation’s total wealth doubled and for the first time more Americans began living in cities than on farms, it was a decade that was anything but tame. Going by names such as the Jazz Age, the Age of Intolerance, and the Age of Wonderful Nonsense, the 1920’s embodied the beginning of modern America.

  • Revisit the larger-than-life personalities like Charlie Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino, Greta Garbo, Charles Lindbergh, Al Capone and Babe Ruth who became synonymous with the decade.
  • Explore the political climate and the impact that the inhabitants and policies of the White House had on the country.
  • Delve into the dawn of a homegrown American modern art movement with Art Deco, artists such as Georgia O’Keefe, Arthur Dove and Charles Sheeler and the Harlem Renaissance with important artworks by Aaron Douglas, Archibald Motley, Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence.

MARCH 6-11 #21764 $749 dbl

AMERICA’S REACH FOR THE STARS- Explore the Kennedy Space Center and have dinner at Dixie Crossroads. 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 TUNE SMITHS -Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Johnny Mercer: some of America’s greatest tune smiths. Through discussion and film clips, we’ll examine their lives and pay tribute to the contributions of these songwriting geniuses.

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