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Program #2506RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
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Itinerary for Apr 6 — Apr 12, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Accommodations are in Davis & Elkins College's on-campus Conference Center which is adjacent to historic Graceland Inn and convenient to dining facilities and class locations. Every room is air conditioned with queen-size beds and private bathrooms.

Contact info:
Davis & Elkins College.
100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 USA
phone: 304-637-1600
web: www.gracelandinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms have private bathrooms, TV, armoire, and phone.

Facility amenities: Shuttle van is available on campus during the day for those who have difficulty walking. There is a 24-hour concierge office in the Inn next-door. College facilities available to Participants include indoor pool, fitness center, fitness trail, convenience store, snack bar, and library. Campus is within easy walking distance of city park, stores, art galleries, and specialty shops. The Monongahela National Forest is 10 miles from campus; the area also has bike trails and excursion trains.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Under $80.
Check for availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 06 - Arrival and Orientation
Afternoon: Check-in will take place between 3:00 and 5:00 pm in the lobby of Hermanson Campus Center. You will be greeted by the Road Scholar Coordinator and receive a packet, badge, meal ticket, schedule, and information about the week.

Dinner: Dinner is in the Madden Center, next door to Graceland Inn. The Dining hall is accessible by elevator. Food is cafeteria-style, all you care to eat. There is a choice of several entrees and desserts at each meal, including fresh fruit. There is a soup and salad bar, deli section, self-serve ice cream bar, and self-serve beverages. Most special dietary needs can be accommodated including vegetarian, vegan, and low carb.

Evening: At 6:00 pm, in the Chapel, there is an Road Scholar Orientation conducted by the Road Scholar Coordinator. Following that, there is a general orientation where all the instructors, musicians, and artists on staff are introduced. After that, there is a 'potluck' reception and a beginner-friendly mixer square dance.

Lodging: Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Accommodations are in Davis & Elkins College's on-campus Conference Center which is adjacent to historic Graceland Inn and convenient to dining facilities and class locations. Every room is air conditioned with queen-size beds and private bathrooms.

Contact info:
Davis & Elkins College.
100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 USA
phone: 304-637-1600
web: www.gracelandinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms have private bathrooms, TV, armoire, and phone.

Facility amenities: Shuttle van is available on campus during the day for those who have difficulty walking. There is a 24-hour concierge office in the Inn next-door. College facilities available to Participants include indoor pool, fitness center, fitness trail, convenience store, snack bar, and library. Campus is within easy walking distance of city park, stores, art galleries, and specialty shops. The Monongahela National Forest is 10 miles from campus; the area also has bike trails and excursion trains.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Under $80.
Check for availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 07 - Dulcimer Class and Evening Entertainment
Breakfast: Davis & Elkins Dining Services (Madden Center).

Morning: Following breakfast, there is an all-morning class on playing either the traditional mountain dulcimer or hammered dulcimer, with a short coffee and tea break at mid-morning. No experience is necessary. Total beginners will be taught in one class; those who have had a little experience will be in another classroom nearby. Both classes get together during coffee breaks and for special demonstrations. Instruments will be supplied to all who need one.

Lunch: Davis & Elkins Dining Services (Madden Center).

Afternoon: After lunch, dulcimer classes resume. After a short break, there is a one hour session featuring guest speakers, discussions on dulcimer lore, and an informal concert by master musicians.

Dinner: Davis & Elkins Dining Services (Madden Center).

Evening: There is a choice of several evening events. These include a workshop on how to change strings and clean an instrument, a lecture/film on traditional folk culture, and old-time instrumental music jam sessions.

Lodging: Conference Center

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

Description: Accommodations are in Davis & Elkins College's on-campus Conference Center which is adjacent to historic Graceland Inn and convenient to dining facilities and class locations. Every room is air conditioned with queen-size beds and private bathrooms.

Contact info:
Davis & Elkins College.
100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 USA
phone: 304-637-1600
web: www.gracelandinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms have private bathrooms, TV, armoire, and phone.

Facility amenities: Shuttle van is available on campus during the day for those who have difficulty walking. There is a 24-hour concierge office in the Inn next-door. College facilities available to Participants include indoor pool, fitness center, fitness trail, convenience store, snack bar, and library. Campus is within easy walking distance of city park, stores, art galleries, and specialty shops. The Monongahela National Forest is 10 miles from campus; the area also has bike trails and excursion trains.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Under $80.
Check for availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 08 - Dulcimer Class and Mountain Square Dancing
Breakfast: Davis & Elkins Dining Services (Madden Center).

Morning: Following breakfast, there is an all-morning class on traditional mountain or hammered dulcimer, with a short coffe and tea break at mid-morning. See Day Two for details.

Lunch: Davis & Elkins Dining Services (Madden Center).

Afternoon: After lunch both dulcimer classes resume. After a short break, there is a one hour session featuring guest speakers, discussions on dulcimer lore, and an informal concert by master musicians.

Dinner: Davis & Elkins Dining Services (Madden Center).

Evening: Evening activity is an introduction to mountain square dance, for the dulcimer students and college students and faculty. This offers live music and instruction for complete beginners. Following the dance there will be light refreshments and jam sessions led by the instructors.

Lodging: Conference Center

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

Description: Accommodations are in Davis & Elkins College's on-campus Conference Center which is adjacent to historic Graceland Inn and convenient to dining facilities and class locations. Every room is air conditioned with queen-size beds and private bathrooms.

Contact info:
Davis & Elkins College.
100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 USA
phone: 304-637-1600
web: www.gracelandinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms have private bathrooms, TV, armoire, and phone.

Facility amenities: Shuttle van is available on campus during the day for those who have difficulty walking. There is a 24-hour concierge office in the Inn next-door. College facilities available to Participants include indoor pool, fitness center, fitness trail, convenience store, snack bar, and library. Campus is within easy walking distance of city park, stores, art galleries, and specialty shops. The Monongahela National Forest is 10 miles from campus; the area also has bike trails and excursion trains.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Under $80.
Check for availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 09 - Dulcimer Class, Choice of Workshops, Local Music ...
Breakfast: Davis & Elkins Dining Services (Madden Center).

Morning: Following breakfast, there is an all-morning class on traditional mountain or hammered dulcimer, with a short coffee and tea break at mid-morning. See Day Two for details.

Lunch: Davis & Elkins Dining Services (Madden Center).

Afternoon: After lunch, there is a choice of several special "one-time" workshops offered on a variety of topics. These include lectures and demonstrations on various aspects of traditional music, films on Appalachian folk arts, and a hands-on introduction to playing other instruments, such as autoharp. Following this, there is an informal concert featuring guest artists.

Dinner: Davis & Elkins Dining Services (Madden Center).

Evening: Evening activity is a gathering with local old-time musicians. Road Scholars can listen to, and sing along with, bluegrass, old-time, and country music jam sessions.

Lodging: Conference Center

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

Description: Accommodations are in Davis & Elkins College's on-campus Conference Center which is adjacent to historic Graceland Inn and convenient to dining facilities and class locations. Every room is air conditioned with queen-size beds and private bathrooms.

Contact info:
Davis & Elkins College.
100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 USA
phone: 304-637-1600
web: www.gracelandinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms have private bathrooms, TV, armoire, and phone.

Facility amenities: Shuttle van is available on campus during the day for those who have difficulty walking. There is a 24-hour concierge office in the Inn next-door. College facilities available to Participants include indoor pool, fitness center, fitness trail, convenience store, snack bar, and library. Campus is within easy walking distance of city park, stores, art galleries, and specialty shops. The Monongahela National Forest is 10 miles from campus; the area also has bike trails and excursion trains.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Under $80.
Check for availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 10 - Dulcimer Class, Choice of Workshops, Evening Inst...
Breakfast: Davis & Elkins Dining Services (Madden Center).

Morning: Following breakfast, there is an all-morning class on traditional mountain or hammered dulcimer, with a short coffee and tea break at mid-morning. See Day Two for details.

Lunch: Davis & Elkins Dining Services (Madden Center).

Afternoon: After lunch there is a one hour group session with a guest artist. Following this, participants have a choice of attending special workshops or presentations (such as a film with discussion, lecture, storytelling, or slide show).

Dinner: Davis & Elkins Dining Services (Madden Center).

Evening: Evening activity is a concert featuring the week's instructors.

Lodging: Conference Center

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

Description: Accommodations are in Davis & Elkins College's on-campus Conference Center which is adjacent to historic Graceland Inn and convenient to dining facilities and class locations. Every room is air conditioned with queen-size beds and private bathrooms.

Contact info:
Davis & Elkins College.
100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 USA
phone: 304-637-1600
web: www.gracelandinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms have private bathrooms, TV, armoire, and phone.

Facility amenities: Shuttle van is available on campus during the day for those who have difficulty walking. There is a 24-hour concierge office in the Inn next-door. College facilities available to Participants include indoor pool, fitness center, fitness trail, convenience store, snack bar, and library. Campus is within easy walking distance of city park, stores, art galleries, and specialty shops. The Monongahela National Forest is 10 miles from campus; the area also has bike trails and excursion trains.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Under $80.
Check for availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, April 11 - Dulcimer Class and Student Showcase
Breakfast: Davis & Elkins Dining Services (Madden Center).

Morning: Following breakfast, there is an all-morning class on traditional mountain or hammered dulcimer, with a short coffee and tea break at mid-morning. See Day Two for details.

Lunch: Davis & Elkins Dining Services (Madden Center).

Afternoon: In the afternoon, everyone gathers to participate in the student showcase.

Dinner: Davis & Elkins Dining Services (Madden Center).

Evening: Evening activities include jam sessions, impromptu dancing and refreshments.

Lodging: Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, April 12 - Departures
Morning: Depart Davis & Elkins College for home

Brunch: Davis & Elkins Dining Services (Madden Center).

Meals Included: Brunch

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.
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