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Program #15828RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
Warm, waterproof hiking boots, warm outdoor wear for hiking in the snow in the winter.

Itinerary for Jan 27 — Feb 1, 2013

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Type: Inn

Description: Tudor style lodge located in Pokagon State Park. Most of the Road Scholar activities are held in the Lake James Conference Room. Meals are either in the Dining Room or the Conference Room.

Contact info:
6 Lane 100A Lake James
Angola, IN 46703 USA
phone: 260-833-1077
Room amenities: Queen size beds, private baths, full maid service.

Facility amenities: Pool, sauna, whirlpool, library, several gas and woodburning fireplaces, craft room, activity room, and exercise room. Free coffee in the lobby.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00 + tax.
Dec, Jan and Feb are toboggan weekends, so Friday night and Saturday night are usually booked up two years in advance. There are cancellations for those times, so the best procedure is to call in frequently to find out if any rooms are available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, January 27 - Arrival,Check in at 4:00 pm, registration in Lake...
Arrival,Check in at 4:00 pm, registration in Lake James room, Buffet Dinner in Main Dining Room at 5:30 pm, Park Orientation with Fred Wooley at 6:30 pm, Group photo at 7:15 pm, Meet your classmates at 7:30 pm, Building tour at 8:30 pm.

Note: Arrival,Check in at 4:00 pm, registration in Lake James room, Buffet Dinner in Main Dining Room at 5:30 pm, Park Orientation with Fred Wooley at 6:30 pm, Group photo at 7:15 pm, Meet your classmates at 7:30 pm, Building tour at 8:30 pm.

Afternoon: Check-in time is from 2:00-5:30 PM. Our meeting room will be available after 1:00 PM. You may store your luggage in the meeting room until your guest room is available (by 4:00 pm). Early bird activities will be available in the meeting room. Meet new participants, renew old friendships, play cards, help put together the jigsaw puzzle, play games or just visit.

Dinner: 5:30 pm - Dinner Buffet provided in the Historic Dining Room

Evening: 7:00 pm - Lake James Ballroom - "This is Pokagon State Park" with Fred Wooley, Pokagon State Park Interpretive Naturalist. We'll take a group picture. Meet your classmates. Tour the Inn. (Swim, sauna, whirlpool until 11:00 PM.)

Lodging: Potawatomi Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Tudor style lodge located in Pokagon State Park. Most of the Road Scholar activities are held in the Lake James Conference Room. Meals are either in the Dining Room or the Conference Room.

Contact info:
6 Lane 100A Lake James
Angola, IN 46703 USA
phone: 260-833-1077
Room amenities: Queen size beds, private baths, full maid service.

Facility amenities: Pool, sauna, whirlpool, library, several gas and woodburning fireplaces, craft room, activity room, and exercise room. Free coffee in the lobby.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00 + tax.
Dec, Jan and Feb are toboggan weekends, so Friday night and Saturday night are usually booked up two years in advance. There are cancellations for those times, so the best procedure is to call in frequently to find out if any rooms are available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, January 28 - 9:00 am History - Part I - "We Celebrate" - Tecum...
9:00 am History - Part I - "We Celebrate" - Tecumseh's Quest for Unity. 1:00 pm "So you have a Digital Camera - now what? How to take better pictures. 7 pm: Show and Tell - bring a favorite item you have saved and tell why it means so much to you.

Note: History Lecture with Dr. Randall Buchman, history professor emeritus of Defiance College in the Lake James Room. "We Celebrate - Tecumseh's Quest for Unity. 1:00pm "So you have a Digital Camera - now what? How to take better pictures and share them. Jerry Hug, Professional Educator. Get to know all of your interesting classmates by bringing a "Show and Tell" item - a favorite keepsake that is meaningful to you. Doesn't need to be valuable or have any monetary value.

Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet in the Historic Dining Room. Come to breakfast early, if you plan to exercise at 8:00 AM. 8:00 AM: Early Morning Exercises with Ginny (something for everyone)

Morning: 9-11 am - History - Session One:"We Celebrate" - Tecumseh's Quest for Unity, with Dr. Randall Buchman, author and professor emeritus at Defiance College.

Lunch: 11:30 - 1:00 - Lunch Buffet in Historic Dining Room.

Afternoon: 1:00 pm - Share a favorite book with your classmates. Each classmate may share a book and tell why they enjoyed it.

Dinner: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Dinner Buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Evening: 7:00 pm Show and Tell. Bring a favorite item that you have saved and tell why it means so much to you. It doesn't need to have monetary value. Free Time: Remainder of evening may be spent singing old favorites or putting together a jigsaw puzzle, playing cards or games enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and popcorn with your classmates.

Lodging: Potawatomi Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Tudor style lodge located in Pokagon State Park. Most of the Road Scholar activities are held in the Lake James Conference Room. Meals are either in the Dining Room or the Conference Room.

Contact info:
6 Lane 100A Lake James
Angola, IN 46703 USA
phone: 260-833-1077
Room amenities: Queen size beds, private baths, full maid service.

Facility amenities: Pool, sauna, whirlpool, library, several gas and woodburning fireplaces, craft room, activity room, and exercise room. Free coffee in the lobby.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00 + tax.
Dec, Jan and Feb are toboggan weekends, so Friday night and Saturday night are usually booked up two years in advance. There are cancellations for those times, so the best procedure is to call in frequently to find out if any rooms are available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, January 29 - Small group hands on experiences. Nature, electr...
Small group hands on experiences. Nature, electronics (eBook readers), Painting and Iris folding, and TaiChi Evening at 7:00 pm - History Part II - The Grande Dame of the White House - Dolley in all of her Glory.

Note: Daytime - Break into small groups for rotation of the following courses: Tai Chi, eBooks and eBook readers, Share your favorite book, Nature - Resident birds of NE IN and their Nesting Needs, Paint an American Flag Plaque and make an Iris fold bird house card, Evening at 7:00 pm - History Part II - The Grande Dame of the White House - Dolley in all of her Glory with Dr Randall Buchman.

Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 AM: Breakfast Buffet in the Dining Room. Come early if you plan to exercise. 8:00-8:30 AM: Early morning exercise with Ginny. (something for everyone.)

Morning: 9:00 am - First of a session of break out groups. Red: eBooks and eBook readers Yellow: Tai Chi Blue: Paint a Flag Plaque Green Resident Birds of NE IN and their Nesting Needs with the Pokagon State Park Interpreters

Lunch: 11:30 am - Lunch Buffet in the Historic Dining Room

Afternoon: 1:00 pm Second Session of break out groups Yellow Group: eBooks and eBook readers Blue: Tai Chi Green: Paint a Flag Plaque Red: Resident Birds of NE IN and their Nesting Needs

Dinner: 5:30 pm Dinner Buffet in the Inn Historic Dining Room.

Evening: 7:00 pm History, Part II "The Grande Dame of the White House - Dolley in all her Glory".with Dr. Randall Buchman Free Time: Remainder of evening may be spent singing old favorites or putting together a jigsaw puzzle, playing cards or games enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and popcorn with your classmates.

Lodging: Potawatomi Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Tudor style lodge located in Pokagon State Park. Most of the Road Scholar activities are held in the Lake James Conference Room. Meals are either in the Dining Room or the Conference Room.

Contact info:
6 Lane 100A Lake James
Angola, IN 46703 USA
phone: 260-833-1077
Room amenities: Queen size beds, private baths, full maid service.

Facility amenities: Pool, sauna, whirlpool, library, several gas and woodburning fireplaces, craft room, activity room, and exercise room. Free coffee in the lobby.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00 + tax.
Dec, Jan and Feb are toboggan weekends, so Friday night and Saturday night are usually booked up two years in advance. There are cancellations for those times, so the best procedure is to call in frequently to find out if any rooms are available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, January 30 - Continue rotation of break out groups: Tai Chi, P...
Continue rotation of break out groups: Tai Chi, Painting, Nature - Resident Birds of NE IN and their Nesting Needs, eBooks and eBook readers Evening 7pm - Antique evaluations

Note: Continue rotation of class sessions Evening: Antique evaluations in Lake James Room with Roger Lash. Bring your favorite antique and find out if it is a trinket or a treasure.

Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet in the Historic Dining Room. Come early if you plan to exercise. 8:00-8:30 AM Early Morning Exercises with Ginny (something for everyone)

Morning: 9:00 am (Continue rotation of break-out sessions) Blue: eBooks and eBook readers Green, Tai Chi Red: Paint a Flag Plaque Yellow: Resident Birds of NE IN and their Nesting Needs with the Pokagon State Park Interpreters.

Lunch: 11:30 - Lunch Buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Afternoon: 1:00 pm (Continue rotation of break-out sessions) Green: eBooks and eBook Readers Red: Tai Chi Yellow: Paint a Flag Plaque Blue: Resident Birds of NE IN and their Nesting Needs with the Pokagon State Park Interpreters

Dinner: 5:30 pm - Dinner Buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Evening: 7:00 pm - Trinkets or Treasures? Antique Evaluations with Roger Lash in the Lake James Room. Don't forget to bring an item for evaluation. Afterwards, have a cup of tea or hot chocolate and sing-along with the gang or play cards or games, help put together a jigsaw puzzle.

Lodging: Potawatomi Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, January 31 - History - Morning: Part III - "We Celebrate - Oh ...
History - Morning: Part III - "We Celebrate - Oh Say can you see" Finally a National Anthem. Dr. Randall Buchman, Historian. 1:00 pm Phoneology. 7:00 We Celebrate with our Patriotic and Inspirational Songs. Sing-along with Morris Barker.

Note: History Lecture "We Celebrate" "O Say Can you See" Finally a National Anthem with Dr. Randall Buchman, Historian. 1:00 pm Phoneology - Taking pictures with a cellphone. Learn about cellphones, Iphones, and smartphones with Jerry Hug, professional educator. Evening: Enjoy a Patriotic and Inspirational Sing-along with Morris Barker

Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet in the Historic Dining Room. Come early if you plan to exercise. 8:00-8:30 AM Early Morning Exercise with Ginny (something for everyone)

Morning: 9:00 am - History Part III - We Celebrate "Oh Say can you See" Finally a National Anthem with Dr. Randall Buchman.

Lunch: 11:30 am - Lunch Buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Afternoon: 1:00 pm - Part II - Share a Favorite Book with your classmates.

Dinner: 5:30 pm - Dinner Buffet in the Historic Dining Room 6:30 pm - Graduation Ceremony and Special Program in Lake James Ballroom

Evening: 7:00 pm "We Celebrate" with our Patriotic Songs. Sing-along with Morris Barker

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 01 - History Part IV -"The War we cannot remember" - "...
History Part IV -"The War we cannot remember" - "It was in 1812" Checkout/Lunch

Note: Enjoy the final History presentation of the week with Dr. Randall Buchman. Lunch and Farewells.

Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet in the Historic Dining Room. 8:00-8:30 AM Exercise with Ginny

Morning: 9:00 - History Part IV - The War We Cannot Remember," "It was in 1812" with Dr. Randall Buchman.

Lunch: Checkout anytime before noon. 11:00 AM Lunch in the Historic Dining Room, Goodbyes and Farewells.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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