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Southern Mountain Musical Traditions, Cherokee of Yesterday and Today, Edibles & Medicinals

Program Number: 20786RJ
Start and End Dates:
3/17/2013 - 3/22/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
Price starting at: $599.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program.




Date Specific Information

3-17-2013

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Intentional Growth Center.



Southern Mountain Musical Traditions

A survey of the rich tapestry of Southern Appalachian music and its cultural significance will be taught by Anne Lough. A delightful and participatory exploration of balladry, folk songs, dulcimer, play parties and shaped note singing.



Cherokee of Yesterday and Today

Instructor Lee Knight will walk you through hundreds of years of Cherokee culture and history – including one of America’s darkest tragedies, the Removal of tribes to the West – and will bring you into the present. Don’t come empty handed – bring questions you have longed to have answered about the Principal People, the Ani Yvnwiya.



Incredible Edibles & Traditional Medicinals of Appalachia

Join Ila Hatter in discovering the diversity of plant species, greater in this region than anywhere in North America. Learn why that is, and why many of these species are sought after by foreign markets. Discover plants and trees Native Americans and early settlers used for dye, food, medicine, crafts and other items of daily life. Hear herb-lore of “Medicine Men” and “Granny Women” of Appalachia.




Lake Junaluska

The Blue Ridge Parkway runs along the ridgelines of Haywood County, offering visitors to Lake Junaluska a beautiful view of the Southern Appalachians Mountains. Asheville and the famous Biltmore Estate are a short drive away.



Accommodations
Modern hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska. Gorgeous views from the dining room, where meals are served buffet style. Alcohol- and smoke-free facilities.
Meals and Lodgings
   Lambuth Inn
  Lake Junaluska, NC 5 nights
 Lambuth Inn
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Historic Inn elegantly decorated in the turn of the century style, overlooking Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  Contact info: 55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com
  Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board; hair dryer upon request
  Facility amenities: Coffee and tea in lobby. Drink and snack machine, classroom and dining room on first floor.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $41 double $67 single Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Double $71 per person with meals and Single $97 with meals
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $41 double $67 single Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Double $71 per person with meals and Single $97 with meals
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program begins with registration at 3:00 PM, meet in Lambuth Inn lobby. You will be staying at Lambuth Inn that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after lunch at 1:00 PM, check out by 11:00 AM You will be staying at Lambuth Inn the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Lake Junaluska, NC
  Nearest city or town:  Waynesville, NC
  Nearest highway: Routes 23/74 and Interstate 40
  Nearest airport:  Asheville, NC
  From End of Program
  Location: Lake Junaluska, NC
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Asheville

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Silver Lining Services
phone: 828-691-1121
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Starts at $55.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 min 

 

Distance:

 

35 miles

   

Cost of service may be shared with other passengers. Visit www.silverliningservices.net. Proprietor: Graham Ramsey.

 
Driving Directions
  From the East (Asheville) I-40 West to Exit 27 (Hwy. 19, 23, 74) 25 miles; follow Hwy 19 South 4.1 miles to Exit 103; continue on Hwy 19 South 1 mile to stone gate entrance to Lake Junaluska Assembly. Turn right on Lakeshore Drive; at next intersection, turn right and continue on Lakeshore Drive to: Terrace Hotel (on the left) .5 mile. To Lambuth Inn, continue on Lakeshore Drive up the hill to the Cross and take a sharp left. GPS devices are not necessarily correct in the area. Please use written instructions after you leave I-40.
  From the South (Atlanta) I-85 North to I-985 to Hwy 23 North to Waynesville, NC (187 miles). At Exit 102B take Hwy. 276 North 1.3 miles to junction of Hwy. 19 South. Turn right on Hwy. 19. Drive a short distance to Lake Junaluska Assembly entrance which will be on your left. Turn left on Lakeshore Drive and at the next intersection, turn right and continue on Lakeshore Drive to Terrace Hotel (on the left) .5 miles. To Lambuth Inn, continue on Lakeshore Drive up the hill to the Cross and take a sharp left. GPS devices are not necessarily correct in the area. Please use written directions after you exit 23/74.
  From the West (Knoxville) I-40 East to Exit 20 (90 miles; Take Hwy. 276 to Hwy 19 North (5.8 miles). Turn left on Hwy. 19 North and continue 3 miles to Lake Junaluska Assembly entrance. Turn left on Lakeshore Drive; at next intersection turn right and continue on Lakeshore Drive to Terrace Hotel (on the left) .5 mile. To Lambuth Inn, continue on Lakeshore Drive up the hill to the Cross and take a sharp left.
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: Welcome! Be warmly greeted by our energetic Junaluggers who will assist with your luggage and help you find your rooms.
(Sunday, March 17)
   
 Afternoon: Following Registration, experience a presentation of the "History of Lake Junaluska"
 Afternoon: Registration from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM in the lobby of the Lambuth Inn hotel.
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style.
 Evening: Orientation and Reception
   
Accommodations: Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Morning and afternoon courses with evening entertainment.
(Monday, March 18)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in Hotel dining room
 Morning: Examine the origins and pre-contact of the Cherokee Indians with Lee Knight. Discussion about the Appalachian heritage of "Wildcrafting", the collecting of native plants, barks, roots, and more for cash money in a "bartering economy" with Ila Hatter. Hands on look at some of the important products from a wild harvest. Enjoy a short film about foraging and preparation of plant material for food and medicine.
 Lunch: Lunch served in Hotel dining room
 Afternoon: Southern Mountain Musical Traditions with Anne Lough, who uses her voice and dulcimer to introduce you to life and music in the Appalachians. Free time until dinner to explore Lake Junaluska or Waynesville.
 Dinner: Dinner served in Hotel dining room
 Evening: Evening entertainment
   
Accommodations: Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Courses and Field Trip to Cherokee
(Tuesday, March 19)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room
 Morning: Continued discussion about the diversity of plants/trees in the Appalachia. Explanation of the unique habit for such plants with Ila. (lecture and short film). Southern Mountain Musical Traditions with Anne.
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room
 Afternoon: Field trip to the Cherokee Museum
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room
 Evening: Discuss your exploring of the Cherokee Village and clans. Lee will answer your questions about the trip to the Cherokee Museum.
   
Accommodations: Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Morning and evening courses with the afternoon free for your own pleasure.
(Wednesday, March 20)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room
 Morning: Probe the coming of the Europeans, Spanish, French, English, and Scotch-Irish and their impact on Cherokee life. Field trip walk through the Cornielle Bryan Native Center at Lake Junaluska. Focus on identifying plants and their uses from historical and present day perspective.
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room
 Afternoon: Free Afternoon to explore the area.
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room
 Evening: Southern Mountain Musical Traditions.
   
Accommodations: Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Morning and afternoon courses with evening entertainement.
(Thursday, March 21)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room
 Morning: Investigate the events leading up to the Cherokee removal 1700-1838. Plants have interesting stories to tell, and this class will feature "Wildflower Folklore".
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room
 Afternoon: Southern Mountain Music Traditions
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room
 Evening: Entertainment
   
Accommodations: Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Wrap Up
(Friday, March 22)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room
 Morning: Further examine the Cherokee removal and the Cherokee of today. Movie on Appalachia Folk Medicine. Samples of "Wild Flavors from the Forest" will be served.
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Lake Junaluska, NC General Overview
On the grounds: Golf (adjacent to Lake Junaluska); Tennis, Shuffleboard, walk around the lake (featuring the Rose Walk, Foot Bridge, Asbury Trail); swimming, paddle boats and canoeing (in season); Corneille Bryan Native Garden; The United Methodist Heritage Center; Cokesbury Bookstore and Gift Shop; Junaluska Library; Sunset Cafe; World Methodist Museum; Suzanna Wesley Gardens. Nearby places of interest: Downtown Waynesville with many unique shops; Asheville; Biltmore House in Asheville; Blue Ridge Parkway; Cherokee Indian Reservation; Dillsboro, Maggie Valley, Smoky Mountain National Park.
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. 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.


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