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HILLSDALE, MICHIGAN

The Sounds, Literature & Movies of the 1930s through the ‘60s: C.S. Lewis, Broadway, and More

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Program #5739RJ
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.
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Itinerary for May 10 — May 15, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Michindoh Conference Center is a full service provider located on 250 acres of rolling hills and natural beauty. Whether you would like a chance to fish early morning, take an afternoon canoe ride, or an early evening stroll around Michindoh's private Weatherwood Lake, Michindoh is the right location for you. Offering professional service and accommodations, Michindoh is the right balance between the modern facilities you require and the natural beauty creation offers!

Contact info:
4545 E. Bacon Rd
Hillsdale, MI 49250 USA
phone: 517-523-3616
web: www.michindoh.com

Room amenities: No television available in hotel rooms. Full linen service, private washrooms in each hotel room.

Facility amenities: Our hotel/lodge rooms offer private washroom facilities, queen and twin beds and daily room refreshing upon request. Conference sessions, meals and overnight accommodations are all offered in the main Weatherwood Lodge. An elevator is available for your convenience.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for information
Additional nights are often available. Please call to ensure availability and for pricing.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Saturday, May 10 - Check in begins at 4:00 pm Sunday afternoon.
Note: Dinner begins at 6:00 pm with an introduction session and performance at 7:00 that evening.

Arrive To: Michindoh Conference Center 4545 E. Bacon Rd Hillsdale, MI 49242

Dinner: After arriving on the beautiful campus of Michindoh Conference Center, you will enjoy your first meal with our other guests in the scenic Atrium Dining Room. Several buffet entre's availalbe including salad bar, juice bar, and dessert.

Evening: Our week will open with a musical vocal performance from the sounds of the 30s and 40s. You will thoroughly enjoy Matt Walch. You can look him up on the web for more information.

Lodging: Michindoh Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Michindoh Conference Center is a full service provider located on 250 acres of rolling hills and natural beauty. Whether you would like a chance to fish early morning, take an afternoon canoe ride, or an early evening stroll around Michindoh's private Weatherwood Lake, Michindoh is the right location for you. Offering professional service and accommodations, Michindoh is the right balance between the modern facilities you require and the natural beauty creation offers!

Contact info:
4545 E. Bacon Rd
Hillsdale, MI 49250 USA
phone: 517-523-3616
web: www.michindoh.com

Room amenities: No television available in hotel rooms. Full linen service, private washrooms in each hotel room.

Facility amenities: Our hotel/lodge rooms offer private washroom facilities, queen and twin beds and daily room refreshing upon request. Conference sessions, meals and overnight accommodations are all offered in the main Weatherwood Lodge. An elevator is available for your convenience.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for information
Additional nights are often available. Please call to ensure availability and for pricing.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Sunday, May 11 - C.S. Lewis: Mere Christianity lectures
Note: Campus Tour

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the Atrium Dining room. Please make sure we are aware of any dietary restrictions or needs you may have. Our desire is that you are comfortable during every aspect of your stay with us.

Morning: Morning Session: Mere Christianity: A presentation/lecture on the history and cultural setting in which the radio broadcasts were first delivered. What lead Lewis to present this series??

Lunch: Lunch will be served in the beautiful Atrium dining room. Please let us know if you need any assistance. All lunch meals include a fresh salad bar, juice bar, main entrées and a sweet.

Afternoon: Afternoon Session: Mere Christianity: A presentation/discussion/lecture on the content of the book. It will be helpful for you to have some familiarity with the text.

Dinner: Dinner will again be served in the Atrium dining room. Fresh salad bar, main entrées, juice bar and desserts will be available. Please communicate to us any dietary needs you may have so that we can ensure your needs are well met.

Evening: If the weather permits, a Campus Tour on our Michindoh Trolley. In addition, we will enjoy a presentation in Michindoh's Nature Center, where you have the OPTION of holding both exotic as well as local reptiles and amphibians. This is completely optional. If you are not interested in touching or holding one of these beautiful creatures, you are welcome to simply enjoy the presentation; you may even learn a thing or two.

Lodging: Michindoh Conference Center

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

Description: Michindoh Conference Center is a full service provider located on 250 acres of rolling hills and natural beauty. Whether you would like a chance to fish early morning, take an afternoon canoe ride, or an early evening stroll around Michindoh's private Weatherwood Lake, Michindoh is the right location for you. Offering professional service and accommodations, Michindoh is the right balance between the modern facilities you require and the natural beauty creation offers!

Contact info:
4545 E. Bacon Rd
Hillsdale, MI 49250 USA
phone: 517-523-3616
web: www.michindoh.com

Room amenities: No television available in hotel rooms. Full linen service, private washrooms in each hotel room.

Facility amenities: Our hotel/lodge rooms offer private washroom facilities, queen and twin beds and daily room refreshing upon request. Conference sessions, meals and overnight accommodations are all offered in the main Weatherwood Lodge. An elevator is available for your convenience.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for information
Additional nights are often available. Please call to ensure availability and for pricing.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Monday, May 12 - Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance Music of ...
Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance Music of the Harlem Renaissance

Note: Local field trip in the evening.

Breakfast: Enjoy light or heavier breakfast meal options in our beautiful Atrium dining area. You will enjoy the fresh fruit each morning along with the many other entrées offered.

Morning: Spring Arbor University's Provost will be with us to present the lecture/discussion on Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Dr. Betty recently offered this lecture in China as she shared some of America's early 20th century culture with University students and professors there. This day's lectures may introduce new information or remind you of a culture you are well familiar with.

Lunch: Your lunch will again be enjoyed in the Atrium dining room. By this time, you will be aware of the need to pace yourself with the plentiful menu options available to you while with us!

Afternoon: This afternoon's session will have a musical flair as we look at the Harlem Renaissance and African American's musical expression during that season. This session will have a lighter feel. Dr. Betty Overton-Adkins will be with us again, facilitating this afternoon's session.

Dinner: Dinner in the Atrium dining room. Please don't hesitate to communicate any dietary needs that may have arisen during the week.

Evening: A local field-trip and visit to Hillsdale's Poor House. Though not directly related to the 20s, 30s, and 40s, you may enjoy taking a look into some of Hillsdale County's earlier history.

Lodging: Michindoh Conference Center

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

Description: Michindoh Conference Center is a full service provider located on 250 acres of rolling hills and natural beauty. Whether you would like a chance to fish early morning, take an afternoon canoe ride, or an early evening stroll around Michindoh's private Weatherwood Lake, Michindoh is the right location for you. Offering professional service and accommodations, Michindoh is the right balance between the modern facilities you require and the natural beauty creation offers!

Contact info:
4545 E. Bacon Rd
Hillsdale, MI 49250 USA
phone: 517-523-3616
web: www.michindoh.com

Room amenities: No television available in hotel rooms. Full linen service, private washrooms in each hotel room.

Facility amenities: Our hotel/lodge rooms offer private washroom facilities, queen and twin beds and daily room refreshing upon request. Conference sessions, meals and overnight accommodations are all offered in the main Weatherwood Lodge. An elevator is available for your convenience.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for information
Additional nights are often available. Please call to ensure availability and for pricing.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Tuesday, May 13 - A look at Broadway Presentations and Movies of th...
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Atrium dining room. Coffee will be available each morning by 6:30 am. In addition, you are always welcome to get a fresh cup of coffee from the Atrium whether mid day or middle of the night.

Morning: This morning's session will take a look at Broadway during the 30s and 40s. While lecture format, music, video and overhead will accompany this session! You will enjoy seeing and hearing some of your favorites from this time period!

Lunch: Lunch will again be served in the Atrium dining room.

Afternoon: Musical Movies from the 30s and 40s. This session will again offer many visuals and audio inclusions as you relive some of your favorite musical movies from this era.

Dinner: If you haven't had an opportunity to walk around our beautiful Weatherwood Lake, try and get out to do so before dinner this afternoon. Dinner will be served in the Atrium dining room.

Evening: Session Content to be announced.

Lodging: Michindoh Conference Center

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

Description: Michindoh Conference Center is a full service provider located on 250 acres of rolling hills and natural beauty. Whether you would like a chance to fish early morning, take an afternoon canoe ride, or an early evening stroll around Michindoh's private Weatherwood Lake, Michindoh is the right location for you. Offering professional service and accommodations, Michindoh is the right balance between the modern facilities you require and the natural beauty creation offers!

Contact info:
4545 E. Bacon Rd
Hillsdale, MI 49250 USA
phone: 517-523-3616
web: www.michindoh.com

Room amenities: No television available in hotel rooms. Full linen service, private washrooms in each hotel room.

Facility amenities: Our hotel/lodge rooms offer private washroom facilities, queen and twin beds and daily room refreshing upon request. Conference sessions, meals and overnight accommodations are all offered in the main Weatherwood Lodge. An elevator is available for your convenience.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for information
Additional nights are often available. Please call to ensure availability and for pricing.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Wednesday, May 14 - Musical Production and Dinner Theater at Cornwell...
Musical Production and Dinner Theater at Cornwell's Turkeyville, U.S.A.

Note: Field Trip and Evening Piano Concert

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Atrium dining room. Coffee will be available each morning by 6:30 am. In addition, you are always welcome to get a fresh cup of coffee from the Atrium whether mid day or middle of the night.

Morning: We will depart for a day of dining and musical theatre. Cornwell's Turkeyville U.S.A presents "The marvelous Wonderettes" a pop musical presentation from the 50s and 60s. While slightly out of the 30s and 40s, you are sure to enjoy this exciting and uplifting musical presentation!

Lunch: Our lunch dining will take place at Turkeyville, U.S.A. and will offer a full meal: turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies, salad, and pie! You are sure to enjoy this wonderful meal and experience!

Afternoon: "The Marvelous Wonderettes" A cotton-candy colored, non-stop pop musical blast from the past! Featuring your favorite songs form the 50's and 60's, it's a must-take musical trip down memory lane!

Dinner: After a brief rest from our exciting field trip, dinner will be served in the Atrium dining room. Leave room for our desert and music social following!

Evening: The ambiance of a musical dinner cafe', you will enjoy an evening filled with candlelit desert dining, sing-a-long to old favorites, and a piano concert. A wonderful evening to end our week together!

Lodging: Michindoh Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Thursday, May 15 - Overview and Concluding Session from the week's t...
Note: Check out at 1:00 pm, following lunch.

Breakfast: Our final breakfast together will be served in the Atrium dining room.

Morning: Morning session to be announced. Will potentially be looking at J.R. Tolkien's writings during that time period.

Lunch: The last meal to be served will be lunch. Please check out of your rooms immediately after lunch!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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