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Winter At Pokagon

Program Number: 15828RJ
Start and End Dates:
1/27/2013 - 2/1/2013; 1/25/2015 - 1/30/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Pokagon State Park, Indiana
Price starting at: $648.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt    

Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program.




Date Specific Information

1-27-2013

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Coordinated by Pokagon State Park.



American Presidents: The Mediocrities?

Led by Dr. Randall Buchman, distinguished professor emeritus of history at Defiance College, we will examine some Presidents whom history has dubbed “not so great” and why, including Andrew Johnson, Warren G. Harding, and your nominations.



A Buffet of Favorites

Engage in some of our favorite subjects and activities including show-and-tell about music boxes, a Ragtime sing-a-long, memory enhancement and strength-and-stretch exercises, a session on your favorite books, antique evaluations, plus a Barbershop Quartet show!



Native Birds: Raptors, Migration and Rehabilitation

With park naturalists and guest speakers, learn about raptors and other native birds of Pokagon including their migration habits, and the rehabilitation of injured birds. Take short hikes (weather permitting) and view and discuss live birds.




Pokagon State Park

Located near Angola, Ind., Pokagon State Park and the surrounding area are resplendent with natural lakes, including scenic Lake James and Snow Lake. The park's tranquil setting offers respite to outdoors-lovers who enjoy boating, swimming and fishing in the park's cool, wooded setting.



Accommodations
Participants will reside, dine and meet in beautiful Potawatomi Inn. The original part of the inn was built in 1926. The new addition was completed in the fall of 1995. Rooms have two queen beds and private bath.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Randall Buchman

Dr. Randall L. Buchman is the Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, Defiance College. Dr. Buchman has been a visiting professor at Heidelberg college, Bowling Green State University and Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where he has taught Native American History. He is the author of four books: “The Confluence,” “A Sorrowful Journey,” “Woods Journal” and “A Pictorial History of Defiance College.”
 
Marjorie Hershman

Marjorie Hershman is an interpretive naturalist and assistant park manager at Pokagon State Park in Indiana. She can normally be found in the nature center working with the animals, giving presentations and sharing the park's beauty with visitors of all ages.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Potawatomi Inn
  Angola, IN 4 nights
 Potawatomi Inn
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 allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $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
  Additional nights after: $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 out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
5:30 PM Dinner in Lake James Conference Room You will be staying at Potawatomi Inn that night.
  End of Program:
12:30 PM after lunch in the Historic Dining Room. You will be staying at Potawatomi Inn the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Completed health form returned to Program Coordinator prior to arrival. Valid photo ID such as driver's license.
  Parking availability:
Free parking available at the Inn for the duration of the program.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Angola, IN
  Nearest highway: I-69.
  Nearest airport:  Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA), Fort Wayne, IN.
  From End of Program
  Location: Angola, IN
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

 

 
 

Service:

 

None - Car Required

 
Driving Directions
  From the East or West Follow the Indiana Toll Road (I-80/90) to Exit #144. Follow Interstate 69 South to Exit #154. Turn right onto State Road 727. SR 727 will lead you to the entrance of the Park. Follow signs in the park to Potawatomi Inn.
  From the North (Michigan) Follow Interstate 69 South to Exit #154. Turn Right onto State Road 727. State Road 727 will lead you to the entrance of the Park. Follow signs to Potawatomi Inn.
  From the South Follow Interstate 69 North to Exit #154. Turn left onto State Road 127. Follow SR 127 for Approx 1/4 mile to the stoplight at SR 727. Turn Left onto SR 727. SR 727 will lead you to the entrance of the Park. Follow signs in the park to Potawatomi Inn.
Equipment Requirements: Warm, waterproof hiking boots, warm outdoor wear for hiking in the snow in the winter.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: 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.
(Sunday, January 27)

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.)
   
Accommodations: Potawatomi Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: 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.
(Monday, January 28)

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.
   
Accommodations: Potawatomi Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: 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.
(Tuesday, January 29)

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.
   
Accommodations: Potawatomi Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: 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
(Wednesday, January 30)

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.
   
Accommodations: Potawatomi Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: 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.
(Thursday, January 31)

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 6: History Part IV -"The War we cannot remember" - "It was in 1812" Checkout/Lunch
(Friday, February 1)

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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