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Program #4555RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Itinerary for Sep 7 — Sep 12, 2014

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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 07 - After dinner there will be an overview of schedu...
After dinner there will be an overview of schedule and get acquainted. Park bus will take participants to an informal, local music program.

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: Transportation to one of the local, informal music programs known as Jimmy Driftwoods

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 08 - Morning program of Ozark social traditions; head ...
Morning program of Ozark social traditions; head to Blanchard Cave for movie & guided cave tour; walk to Blanchard Springs before heading back to the Folk Center for lunch; afternoon living history program and free time.

Note: Cave tour is .4 mile on well lit, non skid surfaces w/hand rails on inclines; Spring is 25 yards on wooden/concrete walkway.

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

Morning: A guided walk to learn more about Blanchard Spring and the Ozark people who first settled that area

Lunch: A picnic lunch in the Ozark National Forest @ Blanchard

Afternoon: A guided tour of Blanchard Springs Caverns and a self guided tour of Blanchard Springs

Dinner: Dinner @ the Skillet Restaurant @ the Folk Center

Evening: One of two programs, either music & musical instruments or a living history program about the White River

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 09 - Float the gently flowing White River in a rubber ...
Float the gently flowing White River in a rubber raft with Park staff as guide & paddler; evening program

Note: Should be able to get in and out of a rubber raft; should be able to sit in raft for approximately 2 1/2 hours w/no back on seat

Breakfast: Early morning breakfast @ the Skillet Restaurant

Morning: A staff guided float on the gently flowing White River; snack & water provided

Lunch: Lunch @ the Folk Center upon return; generally between noon and 12:30pm

Afternoon: Class varies; could be playparty games or old time square dance; however, if the river is low and the float has taken some time, then we may offer a free afternoon

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

Evening: Evening program on some aspect of the Ozarks; may be living history or may be about music & musical instruments

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 10 - Program on the Folk Center and the Ozarks; first ...
Program on the Folk Center and the Ozarks; first visit to Crafts Village; storytelling program @ noon; musicians give 30 minute concerts, hourly; attend the evening musical in Centers' large auditorium

Note: Craft area is fully accessible and has areas for sitting; shops are air conditioned

Breakfast: Breakfast @ the Folk Centers' full service restaurant

Morning: An orientation program about the Folk Center, its inception and other interesting aspects of this unique Arkansas State Park

Lunch: Lunch @ the Skillet Restaurant

Afternoon: One of a variety of programs highlighting some aspect of the Ozark way of life

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

Evening: First of the Folk Centers' evening musicals in the large auditorium @ the Park
A variety of songs, dances and instrumentals in the acoustic traditions of the Ozark Mountain regions. Old songs and newer ones to help capture life as it was and life as it is now-a-days.

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 11 - Morning program; noon storytelling in the Crafts ...
Morning program; noon storytelling in the Crafts Village; self guided tour of historic buildings in downtown Mountain View; final visit to Crafts Village; special, evening musical performance; Folk Center Musical in large auditorium.

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 program on old time square dancing (complete with going through a square yourself) and 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 a visit

Lunch: A program on the Dr. Bessie Moore deck in the Craft Village before the lunch. Programs differ from day to day, depending on the presenter. From garden tours to snake oil salesmen, it's an afternoon treat just before going to the Skillet Restaurant for a meal.

Afternoon: A self-guided view (w/map provided) of the historic buildings of Mountain View, many which house unique shops featuring everything from hand-made one of a kind items, to antiques and gifts. Sometimes there are impromptu music being played, too. For your convenience, our Park bus will take you downtown and bring you back

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, different from the previous evenings line-up, in the large auditorium at the Park

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek @ Ozark Folk Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 12 - Program beginning at the Blanchard Shelter Cave a...
Program beginning at the Blanchard Shelter Cave and ending at the site of the original grist mill. Guide let program on the rich history of this part of Stone County of which Mtn. View is the county seat; back to Park for closing talk and lunch;

Breakfast: Breakfast provided by the Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center State Park, choosing either a full spread of meats, eggs, biscuits & gravy or toast, oatmeal and fruit both served with juices of your choice.

Morning: A moving and well executed, Living History presentation. Afterwards there will be a question/answer session before going back to the Cabins' rooms for check-out by 11am. At 11:15am there will be a follow-up of the weeks activities and then a light lunch will be served before heading home; not to be missed!

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

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

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4.9
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