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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Itinerary for Sep 6 — Sep 11, 2015

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Type: Other

Description: Newly renovated rooms with two queen sized beds; private bath; television with cable; telephone; set in a wooded area; all rooms non-smoking; patios with furniture; glider rockers in rooms.

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 800-264-3655
web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker with regular and decaf. coffee; small refrigerator; TV with cable.

Facility amenities: Unheated, outdoor pool within walking distance of rooms; large lodge rec room for cards or visiting; a walking path from the Lodge area to meals and classes, although there is a Park bus that will take you to all meals and classes to and from the Lodge room area.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $65.-$70. for one/two people
Please call 800-264-3655 to check on availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 06 - Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinn...
Note: Should be able to get on & off bus; please let us know beforehand if bus with lift is needed.

Arrive To: Check-in @ Cabins at Dry Creek from 2-4pm.

Afternoon: Light snacks & get aquainted during check-in time; can pick up name badges & folders

Dinner: Dinner @ Skillet Restaurant

Evening: One of two movies; either the Road Scholar Shorts or "Just that Much Hillbilly in Me." The latter has some of the people from this county giving interviews

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek @ Ozark Folk Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Newly renovated rooms with two queen sized beds; private bath; television with cable; telephone; set in a wooded area; all rooms non-smoking; patios with furniture; glider rockers in rooms.

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 800-264-3655
web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker with regular and decaf. coffee; small refrigerator; TV with cable.

Facility amenities: Unheated, outdoor pool within walking distance of rooms; large lodge rec room for cards or visiting; a walking path from the Lodge area to meals and classes, although there is a Park bus that will take you to all meals and classes to and from the Lodge room area.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $65.-$70. for one/two people
Please call 800-264-3655 to check on availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 07 - Ozark Social Traditions, Blanchard Cave, Blanchar...
Note: Should be able to get in and out of a rubber raft; sit on a seat with no back, for up to two hours; don't mind primitive facilities; stroll for 30 minutes on hard surface road

Breakfast: Early breakfast at the Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center

Morning: A scenic drive to Chessman Ferry on the White River; a guided float on this gently flowing river with a staff member in each raft; great opportunity to view flora and fauna

Lunch: A picnic lunch at the Calico Rock Recreation Area

Afternoon: A leisurely stroll through "old Calico" with Greasy Slim, so called because of his work with the railroad; a short stop at the Calico Rock museum to learn more about this community on the White River and more of the Rivers' history

Dinner: Dinner @ the Skillet Restaurant @ the Folk Center

Evening: Discover the culture of the people of the Ozarks through their food, clothing, beliefs and play. Former Crafts Director, Kay Thomas, is sure to keep you listening and learning and laughing

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek @ Ozark Folk Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Newly renovated rooms with two queen sized beds; private bath; television with cable; telephone; set in a wooded area; all rooms non-smoking; patios with furniture; glider rockers in rooms.

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 800-264-3655
web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker with regular and decaf. coffee; small refrigerator; TV with cable.

Facility amenities: Unheated, outdoor pool within walking distance of rooms; large lodge rec room for cards or visiting; a walking path from the Lodge area to meals and classes, although there is a Park bus that will take you to all meals and classes to and from the Lodge room area.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $65.-$70. for one/two people
Please call 800-264-3655 to check on availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 08 - Learn about the Folk Center; visit the artisans, ...
Note: Self-guided tour of the Village staying as little or as long as you like, visiting and watching the artisans; music each hour for 30 minutes

Breakfast: Breakfast @ the Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center State Park

Morning: After an in-depth talk about the Ozark Folk Center, its beginnings and operations, a first visit to the Crafts Village to visit with our experienced artisans as they ply their various skills. Music programs each hours and storytelling at noon.

Lunch: Lunch @ the Ozark Folk Centers' Skillet Restaurant, just after the noon program

Afternoon: A program on the fun of playparty games, a social event that replaced dancing when dancing was considered improper! More time to visit in the Crafts Village, too.

Dinner: Dinner @ the Skillet Restaurant @ the Ozark Folk Center

Evening: A great listening and learning experience on music and musical instruments. Presented by talented, multi-instrumentalist Joe Jewell, you'll be sorry when it ends. Joe usually brings one of the younger, but equally talented, musicians from the area.

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek @ Ozark Folk Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Newly renovated rooms with two queen sized beds; private bath; television with cable; telephone; set in a wooded area; all rooms non-smoking; patios with furniture; glider rockers in rooms.

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 800-264-3655
web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker with regular and decaf. coffee; small refrigerator; TV with cable.

Facility amenities: Unheated, outdoor pool within walking distance of rooms; large lodge rec room for cards or visiting; a walking path from the Lodge area to meals and classes, although there is a Park bus that will take you to all meals and classes to and from the Lodge room area.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $65.-$70. for one/two people
Please call 800-264-3655 to check on availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, September 09 - Program on the Folk Center & Ozarks, Crafts Villa...
Note: Walk in the forest is on hard surfaces, both grassy and hardtop road; Cave tour is .9 of a mile on non-slip, lighted pathways with handrails in steeper walkways

Breakfast: Breakfast @ the Folk Centers' full service restaurant

Morning: Tony Guinn, who leads the walk, will first talk about the history of the area before embarking on the walk to the the remains of an old mill and the beautiful Mirrow Lake

Lunch: A picnic lunch at the pavilion at the Blanchard Recreational Area

Afternoon: View the movie about Blanchard and then take time to visit the Exhibit Hall. A guided tour of the Cave will follow. After the Cave, there will be time to look through the Interpretive Center for items locally made and some store bought. Next will be a short trip to Blanchard Spring before returning the your rooms at the Ozark Folk Center State Park.

Dinner: Once again, we'll be @ the Skillet Restaurant

Evening: First of the Folk Centers' evening musicals in the large auditorium @ the Park

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek @ Ozark Folk Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Newly renovated rooms with two queen sized beds; private bath; television with cable; telephone; set in a wooded area; all rooms non-smoking; patios with furniture; glider rockers in rooms.

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 800-264-3655
web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker with regular and decaf. coffee; small refrigerator; TV with cable.

Facility amenities: Unheated, outdoor pool within walking distance of rooms; large lodge rec room for cards or visiting; a walking path from the Lodge area to meals and classes, although there is a Park bus that will take you to all meals and classes to and from the Lodge room area.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $65.-$70. for one/two people
Please call 800-264-3655 to check on availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, September 10 - Storytelling in the Crafts Village, Folk Center M...
Note: Folk Center bus will take you to the downtown area and pick you up; two different times to choose from, depending on your interest in the town.

Breakfast: Skillet restaurant @ the Ozark Folk Center

Morning: The group will be divided into two smaller groups; one will have a talk and a hands-on program about tomahawks & a chance to try your hand at throwing one; the other will take a guided walk & talk in the Heritage Herb Gardens; after a break for hot or cold drinks, the two groups will switch; the remainder of the morning can be spent in the Crafts Village, as this will be the final scheduled time for this visit

Lunch: Storytelling before the noon meal
At the full service restaurant, the Skillet

Afternoon: A self-guided visit(w/map provided) of the historic buildings of Mountain View

Dinner: Grilled or fried, Arkansas raised catfish dinner complete with all the trimmings

Evening: A private, special concert for the Road Scholar participants and then the Folk Center music concert in the large auditorium. This program will be different from the previous evenings line-up.

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek @ Ozark Folk Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 11 - Living history, final wrap-up before lunch; end o...
Note: We encourage you to stay until the end of the program, so you don't miss a single thing!

Breakfast: Breakfast provided by the Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center State Park

Morning: Living History presentation
After room check-out (10am) a wrap-up of the weeks events (11:15am)

Lunch: A light lunch @ the Skillet Restaurant (directly following the wrap-up)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Ozark Folk Center State Park
Ozark GetawaysPhone: 888-679-2859 OR you may go to www.yourplaceinthemountains.com; this is the Mountain View area Chamber of Commerce website or call them at 870-269-8068
For additional information, visit: www.ozarkgetaways.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
17 Performances

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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