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Fairy Tales for Adults, Black Robes of Power, Folk Songs of the British Isles

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Program #16518RJ
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.
Elevation Note
Participants may wish to hike on their own in surrounding mountains, which peak elev. exceed 5,400.

Itinerary for Apr 6 — Apr 11, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Originally completed in 1929, the 101 room Assembly Inn is undergoing a major renovation. New windows have been installed throughout the building, as well as an upgraded heating and air-conditioning system. By May 2014, all guest rooms and public areas will be refurbished with new furniture, carpet, paint, art, lighting and bedding. This stately hotel is a beautiful stone building, overlooking a small lake. It has a beautiful, spacious lobby with a fireplace and comfortable furniture for fellowship, puzzles and games, or just relaxing. The building was made from native stone that sparkles with mica. The dining room is in the same building as our housing and meeting facilities, and an elevator serves all floors (except for 7 steps going into one main meeting area). Of Montreat's 4,000 acres, 2,500 acres are dedicated to wilderness and are entered in the NC Registry of National Heritage Areas, and we have more than a dozen maintained hiking trails. Tennis courts also available. We will have board and card games in the lobby for your enjoyment, but if you have a favorite, please feel free to bring it along. An outdoor pool is located on the grounds, but it not open during our Road Scholar programs (only open June 1 - first week in August). However, a lovely fitness center (Cheshire Fitness) is located just a few miles away, and they offer daily or weekly rates for visitors. There are no TVs or phones in the individual housing rooms, but there is a TV in the main lobby, and guests can be reached by leaving a message at the front desk (staffed 24 hours a day). If it is urgent, the front desk staff will contact the coordinator who will deliver the message in person, otherwise a note will be left on the guest's housing door. A quiet reading room is also available, located near the main lobby of the Assembly Inn.

Contact info:
401 Assembly Drive
Montreat, NC 28757 USA
phone: 828-669-2911 x316
web: http://www.montreat.org/plan/hotel

Room amenities: Rooms have a desk, a clock radio, kleenex, closets and bed lamps. Blankets, sheets, pillows, bath mat, and a towel set will be provided (clean towels available daily). No phones or televisions in the rooms.

Facility amenities: All housing accommodations will be in the Assembly Inn. All rooms have private baths. The bathrooms have a tub/shower unit. Walk-in/roll in showers are available by request. Double occupancy rooms have either two twin beds. a queen bed, or a king bed. Single occupancy rooms typically have either a queen or king size bed, although some may be assigned to a room with two twin beds, depending upon demand. The bedrooms also have a desk, a clock, radio, Kleenex, closets and lamps, as well as a sink and counter and a large mirror. It would be helpful to bring an umbrella, a flashlight, and individual make-up mirror, if desired. Blankets, sheets, pillows, (beds are made), bath mat and a towel set will be provided (rooms are served by our housekeeping staff and clean towels are available daily). Each housing and meeting area has an individual heating and air-conditioning unit. Snack and cold drink vending machines are located on the ground floor, and ice machines are on the second and third floors. Wireless Internet access (with personal laptop) in all areas of the Assembly Inn. Computer in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Courtesy phones are located on each floor.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Rooms are not typically available, due to retreats. Participants may call to check availability. If no rooms are available, the coordinator will assist them in finding a hotel nearby.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 06 - Check-in and Orientation
Afternoon: Arrival at the Assembly Inn, check in between 4 - 5:30 PM. Pull up to the Assembly Inn porch to unload, then park your vehicle in any designated spot close to the Inn or by the lake.

Dinner: Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Assembly Inn dining room. A relaxing break after your travel day! All our meals are served buffet style, so grab your plate and utensils and settle in for some comfort food. A choice of two entrees (or have both), good for you vegetables, a complete salad bar, bread, and of course, some yummy desserts. Tea (sweet and unsweet), coffee, milk and water available).

Evening: Our opening program/orientation will be at 7 p.m., usually in Convocation Hall on the first floor of Assembly Inn. We will spend some time learning a little about Montreat, meeting your instructors, going over the schedule for the week, and answering questions. We know you're tired from your travels, so we'll wrap up around 8 p.m. with some "getting to know each other" activities. Refreshment and fellowship follow in the lobby, or retire to your room for rest.

Lodging: Assembly Inn, Montreat Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Originally completed in 1929, the 101 room Assembly Inn is undergoing a major renovation. New windows have been installed throughout the building, as well as an upgraded heating and air-conditioning system. By May 2014, all guest rooms and public areas will be refurbished with new furniture, carpet, paint, art, lighting and bedding. This stately hotel is a beautiful stone building, overlooking a small lake. It has a beautiful, spacious lobby with a fireplace and comfortable furniture for fellowship, puzzles and games, or just relaxing. The building was made from native stone that sparkles with mica. The dining room is in the same building as our housing and meeting facilities, and an elevator serves all floors (except for 7 steps going into one main meeting area). Of Montreat's 4,000 acres, 2,500 acres are dedicated to wilderness and are entered in the NC Registry of National Heritage Areas, and we have more than a dozen maintained hiking trails. Tennis courts also available. We will have board and card games in the lobby for your enjoyment, but if you have a favorite, please feel free to bring it along. An outdoor pool is located on the grounds, but it not open during our Road Scholar programs (only open June 1 - first week in August). However, a lovely fitness center (Cheshire Fitness) is located just a few miles away, and they offer daily or weekly rates for visitors. There are no TVs or phones in the individual housing rooms, but there is a TV in the main lobby, and guests can be reached by leaving a message at the front desk (staffed 24 hours a day). If it is urgent, the front desk staff will contact the coordinator who will deliver the message in person, otherwise a note will be left on the guest's housing door. A quiet reading room is also available, located near the main lobby of the Assembly Inn.

Contact info:
401 Assembly Drive
Montreat, NC 28757 USA
phone: 828-669-2911 x316
web: http://www.montreat.org/plan/hotel

Room amenities: Rooms have a desk, a clock radio, kleenex, closets and bed lamps. Blankets, sheets, pillows, bath mat, and a towel set will be provided (clean towels available daily). No phones or televisions in the rooms.

Facility amenities: All housing accommodations will be in the Assembly Inn. All rooms have private baths. The bathrooms have a tub/shower unit. Walk-in/roll in showers are available by request. Double occupancy rooms have either two twin beds. a queen bed, or a king bed. Single occupancy rooms typically have either a queen or king size bed, although some may be assigned to a room with two twin beds, depending upon demand. The bedrooms also have a desk, a clock, radio, Kleenex, closets and lamps, as well as a sink and counter and a large mirror. It would be helpful to bring an umbrella, a flashlight, and individual make-up mirror, if desired. Blankets, sheets, pillows, (beds are made), bath mat and a towel set will be provided (rooms are served by our housekeeping staff and clean towels are available daily). Each housing and meeting area has an individual heating and air-conditioning unit. Snack and cold drink vending machines are located on the ground floor, and ice machines are on the second and third floors. Wireless Internet access (with personal laptop) in all areas of the Assembly Inn. Computer in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Courtesy phones are located on each floor.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Rooms are not typically available, due to retreats. Participants may call to check availability. If no rooms are available, the coordinator will assist them in finding a hotel nearby.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 07 - Fairy Tales for Adults Class, Supreme Court Class...
Fairy Tales for Adults Class, Supreme Court Class, Afternoon Class on British Folk Songs, optional walk around Montreat

Breakfast: Early riser looking for that first cup of coffee? Come on down to the lobby... coffee is available around 6:30 a.m. Breakfast is served 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.in the dining room. Is breakfast your favorite meal of the day? Then you're in for a treat! Breakfast options change each day, but will incorporate lots of your favorites. Biscuits and gravy, french toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, hash browns, oatmeal (not the package kind either), and lots of others. Standard offerings include fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, granola, baked pasteries, orange juice (and another kind of juice). Fresh coffee or hot tea will start your morning off right!

Morning: During our early morning class with Phoebe Smith, "Fairy Tales for Adults: Wisdom for the Young at Heart," we'll start out with an introduction to the course and have a review of the history of fairy tales. Then we'll take a close look at "The Frog King" and "Into the Woods." You'll be given an assignment for "Little Red Riding Hood." Following a refreshment break mid-morning, we'll return to the classroom for our course on "Black Robes of Power" with Bob Smith. A Shaky Start on the Road to Power (a) Early beginnings of the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice who moved it to power. (b) Inside the Supreme Court: how the highest court in our nation works.

Lunch: Lunch is served from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Deli sandwiches (you choose your favorites) is typically the menu for Monday.

Afternoon: Our afternoon course on Folk Songs of the British Isles with Anne Lough starts out with an Introduction: what are the characteristics of a folk song? 3:30 Walk Around Montreat (guided tour of grounds) or free time

Dinner: Dinner at the Assembly Inn

Evening: Evening program, from 7:00 to 8:00 games/cards and tv available in the lobby for fellowship. Perhaps a movie on a big screen, if the group is interested

Lodging: Assembly Inn, Montreat Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Originally completed in 1929, the 101 room Assembly Inn is undergoing a major renovation. New windows have been installed throughout the building, as well as an upgraded heating and air-conditioning system. By May 2014, all guest rooms and public areas will be refurbished with new furniture, carpet, paint, art, lighting and bedding. This stately hotel is a beautiful stone building, overlooking a small lake. It has a beautiful, spacious lobby with a fireplace and comfortable furniture for fellowship, puzzles and games, or just relaxing. The building was made from native stone that sparkles with mica. The dining room is in the same building as our housing and meeting facilities, and an elevator serves all floors (except for 7 steps going into one main meeting area). Of Montreat's 4,000 acres, 2,500 acres are dedicated to wilderness and are entered in the NC Registry of National Heritage Areas, and we have more than a dozen maintained hiking trails. Tennis courts also available. We will have board and card games in the lobby for your enjoyment, but if you have a favorite, please feel free to bring it along. An outdoor pool is located on the grounds, but it not open during our Road Scholar programs (only open June 1 - first week in August). However, a lovely fitness center (Cheshire Fitness) is located just a few miles away, and they offer daily or weekly rates for visitors. There are no TVs or phones in the individual housing rooms, but there is a TV in the main lobby, and guests can be reached by leaving a message at the front desk (staffed 24 hours a day). If it is urgent, the front desk staff will contact the coordinator who will deliver the message in person, otherwise a note will be left on the guest's housing door. A quiet reading room is also available, located near the main lobby of the Assembly Inn.

Contact info:
401 Assembly Drive
Montreat, NC 28757 USA
phone: 828-669-2911 x316
web: http://www.montreat.org/plan/hotel

Room amenities: Rooms have a desk, a clock radio, kleenex, closets and bed lamps. Blankets, sheets, pillows, bath mat, and a towel set will be provided (clean towels available daily). No phones or televisions in the rooms.

Facility amenities: All housing accommodations will be in the Assembly Inn. All rooms have private baths. The bathrooms have a tub/shower unit. Walk-in/roll in showers are available by request. Double occupancy rooms have either two twin beds. a queen bed, or a king bed. Single occupancy rooms typically have either a queen or king size bed, although some may be assigned to a room with two twin beds, depending upon demand. The bedrooms also have a desk, a clock, radio, Kleenex, closets and lamps, as well as a sink and counter and a large mirror. It would be helpful to bring an umbrella, a flashlight, and individual make-up mirror, if desired. Blankets, sheets, pillows, (beds are made), bath mat and a towel set will be provided (rooms are served by our housekeeping staff and clean towels are available daily). Each housing and meeting area has an individual heating and air-conditioning unit. Snack and cold drink vending machines are located on the ground floor, and ice machines are on the second and third floors. Wireless Internet access (with personal laptop) in all areas of the Assembly Inn. Computer in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Courtesy phones are located on each floor.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Rooms are not typically available, due to retreats. Participants may call to check availability. If no rooms are available, the coordinator will assist them in finding a hotel nearby.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 08 - Fairy Tales for Adults: Wisdom for the Young at ...
Fairy Tales for Adults: Wisdom for the Young at Heart Class, Supreme Court Class, Afternoon Class on British Folk Songs and Optional Afternoon Hike

Breakfast: Another yummy breakfast, served from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. Get your morning off to a good start! It's the most important meal of the day!

Morning: During our early morning course, "Fairy Tales for Adults" with Phoebe Smith, we will delve into the history of the different versions of "Little Red Riding Hood." Perrault and Grimm versions, 19th century illustrations, and 20th century stories and poems. We'll review "Into the Woods" and also discuss a Freudian interpretation. Following a mid-morning refreshment break in the Assembly Inn lobby, we'll return to the classroom to continue our exploration of "Black Robes of Power" Continuity and Change: The Continuing Tension Between Strict Construction and Judicial Activism (a) the Supreme Court and minority rights (b) shifting tides

Lunch: Lunch is served from 12:15 - 1:15 in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. Ready for something out of the ordinary? Today's menu is "Taco Tuesday." Build your own taco, taco salad, or whatever creative combination of Mexican fare you choose. Chips, melted cheese, and salsa (along with jalapeños if you so desire) top it all off. A complete salad bar is available as well. And don't forget to leave room for some cobbler and ice cream!

Afternoon: Our afternoon class, "Folk Songs of the British Isles," takes a fun look at songs from England.... "Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes," "Greensleeves," Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn," "I Gave My Love an Apple," and other songs representing relationships between men and women, courtship, marriage, unrequited love, and unfaithfulness. Then, we'll look at songs about soldiers, sailors and workers.... "One Morning in May," "Blow the Man Down," Factory Girl," etc. 3:30 Optional hike in the mountains Free Time

Dinner: 5:30 - 6:30 dinner

Evening: 7:00 - 8:00 evening program: Evening programs are typically a fun event -- a dance, a concert, or a storyteller games/cards/tv available in lobby for fellowship and optional movie on big screen.

Lodging: Assembly Inn, Montreat Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Originally completed in 1929, the 101 room Assembly Inn is undergoing a major renovation. New windows have been installed throughout the building, as well as an upgraded heating and air-conditioning system. By May 2014, all guest rooms and public areas will be refurbished with new furniture, carpet, paint, art, lighting and bedding. This stately hotel is a beautiful stone building, overlooking a small lake. It has a beautiful, spacious lobby with a fireplace and comfortable furniture for fellowship, puzzles and games, or just relaxing. The building was made from native stone that sparkles with mica. The dining room is in the same building as our housing and meeting facilities, and an elevator serves all floors (except for 7 steps going into one main meeting area). Of Montreat's 4,000 acres, 2,500 acres are dedicated to wilderness and are entered in the NC Registry of National Heritage Areas, and we have more than a dozen maintained hiking trails. Tennis courts also available. We will have board and card games in the lobby for your enjoyment, but if you have a favorite, please feel free to bring it along. An outdoor pool is located on the grounds, but it not open during our Road Scholar programs (only open June 1 - first week in August). However, a lovely fitness center (Cheshire Fitness) is located just a few miles away, and they offer daily or weekly rates for visitors. There are no TVs or phones in the individual housing rooms, but there is a TV in the main lobby, and guests can be reached by leaving a message at the front desk (staffed 24 hours a day). If it is urgent, the front desk staff will contact the coordinator who will deliver the message in person, otherwise a note will be left on the guest's housing door. A quiet reading room is also available, located near the main lobby of the Assembly Inn.

Contact info:
401 Assembly Drive
Montreat, NC 28757 USA
phone: 828-669-2911 x316
web: http://www.montreat.org/plan/hotel

Room amenities: Rooms have a desk, a clock radio, kleenex, closets and bed lamps. Blankets, sheets, pillows, bath mat, and a towel set will be provided (clean towels available daily). No phones or televisions in the rooms.

Facility amenities: All housing accommodations will be in the Assembly Inn. All rooms have private baths. The bathrooms have a tub/shower unit. Walk-in/roll in showers are available by request. Double occupancy rooms have either two twin beds. a queen bed, or a king bed. Single occupancy rooms typically have either a queen or king size bed, although some may be assigned to a room with two twin beds, depending upon demand. The bedrooms also have a desk, a clock, radio, Kleenex, closets and lamps, as well as a sink and counter and a large mirror. It would be helpful to bring an umbrella, a flashlight, and individual make-up mirror, if desired. Blankets, sheets, pillows, (beds are made), bath mat and a towel set will be provided (rooms are served by our housekeeping staff and clean towels are available daily). Each housing and meeting area has an individual heating and air-conditioning unit. Snack and cold drink vending machines are located on the ground floor, and ice machines are on the second and third floors. Wireless Internet access (with personal laptop) in all areas of the Assembly Inn. Computer in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Courtesy phones are located on each floor.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Rooms are not typically available, due to retreats. Participants may call to check availability. If no rooms are available, the coordinator will assist them in finding a hotel nearby.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 09 - Fairy Tales for Adults: Wisdom for the Young at ...
Fairy Tales for Adults: Wisdom for the Young at Heart Class, Supreme Court Class, Afternoon Class on British Folk Songs

Breakfast: Breakfast, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. Do you like sausage links or patties the best?

Morning: Our early morning course, "Fairy Tales for Adults: Wisdom for the Young at Heart" with Phoebe Smith, explores "Cinderella" (female and male roles), another look at "Into the Woods," and a discussion of "Cinder Elephant." A reading assignment for Elder Tales will be given. Mid morning, we'll have a refreshment break in the lobby and then return to the classroom for more on the "Black Robes of Power" with Bob Smith. Politics and the Court: How Public Opinion and Political Philosophy of Individual Justices Shape Supreme Court Decisions. (a) the intent and effect of Presidential appointments (b) Do the cop shows get it right? (The Supreme Court and the criminal justice system)

Lunch: 12:15 - 1:15 lunch time!

Afternoon: Free time to explore the area!

Dinner: 5:30 - 6:30 dinner

Evening: In the evening, we'll have the course, "Folk Songs of the British Isles" We'll be looking at Scotland and a whole range of music from ancient ballads, songs of work, love, warfare, and the struggle for autonomy to sentimental songs of heather and misty islands.

Lodging: Assembly Inn, Montreat Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Originally completed in 1929, the 101 room Assembly Inn is undergoing a major renovation. New windows have been installed throughout the building, as well as an upgraded heating and air-conditioning system. By May 2014, all guest rooms and public areas will be refurbished with new furniture, carpet, paint, art, lighting and bedding. This stately hotel is a beautiful stone building, overlooking a small lake. It has a beautiful, spacious lobby with a fireplace and comfortable furniture for fellowship, puzzles and games, or just relaxing. The building was made from native stone that sparkles with mica. The dining room is in the same building as our housing and meeting facilities, and an elevator serves all floors (except for 7 steps going into one main meeting area). Of Montreat's 4,000 acres, 2,500 acres are dedicated to wilderness and are entered in the NC Registry of National Heritage Areas, and we have more than a dozen maintained hiking trails. Tennis courts also available. We will have board and card games in the lobby for your enjoyment, but if you have a favorite, please feel free to bring it along. An outdoor pool is located on the grounds, but it not open during our Road Scholar programs (only open June 1 - first week in August). However, a lovely fitness center (Cheshire Fitness) is located just a few miles away, and they offer daily or weekly rates for visitors. There are no TVs or phones in the individual housing rooms, but there is a TV in the main lobby, and guests can be reached by leaving a message at the front desk (staffed 24 hours a day). If it is urgent, the front desk staff will contact the coordinator who will deliver the message in person, otherwise a note will be left on the guest's housing door. A quiet reading room is also available, located near the main lobby of the Assembly Inn.

Contact info:
401 Assembly Drive
Montreat, NC 28757 USA
phone: 828-669-2911 x316
web: http://www.montreat.org/plan/hotel

Room amenities: Rooms have a desk, a clock radio, kleenex, closets and bed lamps. Blankets, sheets, pillows, bath mat, and a towel set will be provided (clean towels available daily). No phones or televisions in the rooms.

Facility amenities: All housing accommodations will be in the Assembly Inn. All rooms have private baths. The bathrooms have a tub/shower unit. Walk-in/roll in showers are available by request. Double occupancy rooms have either two twin beds. a queen bed, or a king bed. Single occupancy rooms typically have either a queen or king size bed, although some may be assigned to a room with two twin beds, depending upon demand. The bedrooms also have a desk, a clock, radio, Kleenex, closets and lamps, as well as a sink and counter and a large mirror. It would be helpful to bring an umbrella, a flashlight, and individual make-up mirror, if desired. Blankets, sheets, pillows, (beds are made), bath mat and a towel set will be provided (rooms are served by our housekeeping staff and clean towels are available daily). Each housing and meeting area has an individual heating and air-conditioning unit. Snack and cold drink vending machines are located on the ground floor, and ice machines are on the second and third floors. Wireless Internet access (with personal laptop) in all areas of the Assembly Inn. Computer in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Courtesy phones are located on each floor.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Rooms are not typically available, due to retreats. Participants may call to check availability. If no rooms are available, the coordinator will assist them in finding a hotel nearby.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 10 - Fairy Tales for Adults Class, Supreme Court Class...
Fairy Tales for Adults Class, Supreme Court Class, Afternoon Class on British Folk Songs

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. breakfast

Morning: Our early morning course, "Fairy Tales for Adults: Wisdom for the Young at Heart" with Phoebe Smith discusses Fairy Tales for the Second Half of Life. We'll explore (a) the psychology of maturity, (b) loss and return of magic: "Fortune and the Woodcutter," (c) self confrontation and change, "The Wise Merchant," (d) wisdom: "The Magic Forest," and (e) generativity and self-transcendence. Following our mid-morning refreshment break in the lobby, we'll return to the classroom for the course on the supreme court. "Black Robes of Power" with Bob Smith. Whom Would You Vote Into the Supreme Court Hall of Fame?

Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30 lunch

Afternoon: Our afternoon course, "Folk Songs of the British Isles" takes a fun look at songs from Ireland (a) love and heartbreak (b) war and famine (c) whimsy, lullabies and strong drink We'll also talk about Carols and the Value of Folk Music. 3:30 - 5:30 free time

Dinner: 5:30 - 6:30 dinner

Evening: 7:00 - 8:00 evening program: games/cards/tv in lobby for fellowship (no movie tonight).

Lodging: Assembly Inn, Montreat Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 11 - Fairy Tales for Adults Class, Supreme Court Class...
Fairy Tales for Adults Class, Supreme Court Class, and Departures after Lunch

Breakfast: Breakfast, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. It's your last chance to try Ronny's gravy and biscuits! Don't miss out!

Morning: During our last early morning course with Phoebe, "Fairy Tales for Adults," we'll discuss "Sleeping Beauty." Let's take a look at 20th century versions and also have a discussion of "summer wind." Following a refreshment break in the lobby and an opportunity to check out of your room (checkout required by 11 a.m.), we'll return to the classroom for our last discussion on the "Black Robes of Power" with Bob. Consensus and Conflict: When One Vote Decides Crucial Cases (a) tracing one issue through Supreme Court history (the right to privacy and Roe v. Wade) (b) prospects for the future 12:15 - 12:30 closing program

Lunch: Lunch is served from 12:30 - 1:30 in the Assembly Inn Dining Room (Box lunches will be available for those who cannot stay through lunch).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Montreat, NC
Asheville Area Chamber of CommerceThe Asheville Chamber has specific information on Asheville and the surrounding area. Plenty of shops and places to visit! Enjoy a trolley tour of the city...
For additional information, visit: www.ashevillechamber.org
Biltmore EstateGeorge Vanderbilt's 255-room mansion built at the end of the 19th Century, with a magnificent art collection and gardens covering 35 acres.
For additional information, visit: www.biltmore.com
Black Mountain / Swannanoa Chamber of CommerceChamber of Commerce located in downtown Black Mountain. Phone number 828 669-2300 Quaint small town with lots of unique shops to explore. Several of these shops are "art" based -- with items the owners make. Information on all area attractions!
For additional information, visit: www.exploreblackmountain.com
Black Mountain Golf CourseBoasts the world's longest fairway. Beautiful course with views of the mountains on all sides.
For additional information, visit: www.townofblackmountain.org/golf.htm
Blue Ridge MountainsThe Blue Ridge Mountains are part of the Appalachians -- and offer some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere. Hiking trails abound, both in Montreat and in the surrounding area with seasonal flora and fauna.
Carl Sandburg HomeA simple farmhouse and goat farm donated to the Park Service by Mrs. Sandburg after the famous author and poet's death. Video about the Sandburgs--his literary work--and hers in breeding goats. House kept as though they could come home any minute!
For additional information, visit: nps.gov/carl
Cherokee Indian VillageThe Oconaluftee Indian Village, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and Unto These Hills outdoor play (seasonal).
Chimney Rock ParkLocated in the Hickory Nut Gorge. Enjoy an elevator ride up 26 stores in a granite shaft to the chimney level. Gorgeous views from the top of the "chimney," and lots of hiking trails. Admission fee required.
For additional information, visit: chimneyrockpark.com
Folk Art CenterHome of the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild (located on the Blue Ridge Parkway) in east Asheville
For additional information, visit: southernhighlandguild.org/folkart.html
Grandfather MountainLocated in Linville, NC; attractions include a mile-high swinging bridge, natural habitat area, and hiking trails
For additional information, visit: grandfather.com
Harrah's CasinoHarrah's Casino on the Cherokee Indian Reservation
For additional information, visit: www.harrahs.com/our_casinos/che/index.html
Linville CavernsA 35-minute walking tour through caverns deep under the Humpback Mountain.
For additional information, visit: linvillecaverns.com
Thomas Wolfe HomeThe childhood home of the famous author -- includes a video about him. House has been made into a museum.
For additional information, visit: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/wolfe/wolfe.htm

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