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Cover Stories and Cover Ups, Greek Tragedies and Folk Art from Around the World

Program Number: 21033RJ
Start and End Dates:
5/19/2013 - 5/24/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: West Swanzey, New Hampshire
Price starting at: $595.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

Coordinated by Pilgrim Pines Conference Center.



Cover Stories and Cover-ups From History

Cover stories and cover-ups abound in history. They reveal values of the eras in which they occurred. Episodes from Rasputin and the Russian Revolution to Pope Joan will be revealing.



What the Greek Tragedies Teach Us

Using the Greek Tragedies of the Classical age with emphasis on Sophocle’s Antigone, we will explore many of the political problems from the causes of war and the uneasy alliance between church and state.



Folk Art Around the World

Drawing on Mariposa Museum’s extensive collection of world folk art, explore folk art's message about the cultures and people who create it. Hands on with the artifacts will help us find connections to our own experiences and cultures.




West Swanzey

Nestled in the valley of southwest New Hampshire, West Swanzey is one of several postcard-perfect towns in the Monadock region. Winding roads pass covered bridges, historic sites and the 3,000-foot Mount Monadnock, one of the most popular ascents in New England.



Accommodations
Conference facility with cabins and condos on the shore of beautiful Swanzey Lake; professional chefs serve all meals in traditional New England lodge. Alcohol-free site.
Meals and Lodgings
   Pilgrim Pines
  West Swanzey 5 nights
 Pilgrim Pines
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere
  Contact info: 220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
web: www.pilgrimpines.org
  Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles pushed together for make a "king size" bed.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Additional nights prior: N/A 
  Check in time: 3:30 PM
  Additional nights after: N/A 
  Check out time: 10:15 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:00 p.m. in the lodge office. You will be staying at Pilgrim Pines that night.
  End of Program:
12:15 p.m. in lodge dining room after lunch. You will be staying at Pilgrim Pines the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  West Swanzey
  Nearest city or town:  Keene, NH
  Nearest highway: Interstare Rte. 91, Highways #10, #32
  Nearest airport:  Manchester, NH
  From End of Program
  Location: West Swanzey
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Logan/Bradley/Manchester

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Thomas Transportation
phone: 800-526-8143
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Logan-$152.00/Bradley-$137.00/Manchester-$128.00/Addl passenger-$20.00 ea
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

 

Distance:

 

Logan 95 miles, Bradley 85 miles, Manchester, 75 miles.

   

No Bus service available from airports. Rental car is option. Enterprise and Avis have drop sites in Keene, NH (10 miles from Pilgrim Pines). Please call Chuck Anderson, coordinator 603-499-1994 to ask about possibility of coordinating schedules with other Participants.

 
Driving Directions
  Boston, MA Highway #2 West to 140 N. 140 N to 12 N. 12 N through Troy, NH to Flat Roof Mill Rd., (3.5 miles N of Troy) L on Flat Roof Mill Rd to #32. (about 4 miles - stop sign). R on 32 and an immediate L on Swanzey Lake Rd. 2.2 miles on Swanzey Lake Rd to West Shore Rd. Turn R and follow 1 mile to Pilgrim Pines sign.. continue 1/4 mile to Mayflower Lodge - Office.
  Hartford, CT/Springfield, MA #91 N to exit 28A...(N of Greenfield, MA exit) Follow #10 N from that exit through Winchester, NH. Four miles N of Winchester look for Pilgrim Pines sign. When you pass the Shamrock Reality building, turn R on Swanzey Lake Rd. Follow 4 miles, bearing R to West Shore Rd. Turn L on West Shore Rd and follow one mile to Pilgrim Pines sign... continue 1/4 mile to Mayflower Lodge - Office.
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: Afternoon arrival
(Sunday, May 19)

Note: Check into rooms - Evening Orientation



   
 Afternoon: Registration begins at 3:00-3:30 p.m.in Mayflower Lodge - Office. Coffee and snacks, 3:30-5:00 p.m
 Dinner: Dinner, 6:00 p.m in the lodge.
 Evening: Orientation, 7:15 pm
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Beginning of classes and first class session at Mariposa Museum in Peterborough, NH
(Monday, May 20)

Note: Field Trip to Mariposa Museum in Peterborough, NH



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast, 8:00 a.m in the lodge.
 Morning: Class one, 9:00 am - Greek Drama 10:30 am Break 10:45 am Free Time
 Lunch: Lunch, 11:45 am in the lodge
 Afternoon: 12:45 pm Leave for Mariposa Museum in Peterborough, NH 1:45 pm Afternoon class at Museum Late afternoon return to Pilgrim Pines
 Dinner: Dinner, 6:00 p.m in lodge
 Evening: 7:15 pm Cover Stories Evening snacks 8:45 p.m.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Classes and enjoyment of campus recreational opportunities
(Tuesday, May 21)

Note: Enjoyment of campus recreational opportunities including an optional hike



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the lodge
 Morning: Class one at 9:00 am - Greek Drama Break - 10:30 am 10:45 am - Cover Stories
 Lunch: Lunch at 12:30 pm in the lodge.
 Afternoon: Free Time: Opportunities for campus recreational opportunities. Optional Hike
 Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 pm in the lodge
 Evening: Entertainment - TBA
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Tour of Monadnock Region
(Wednesday, May 22)

Note: Tour will include Bridge of Flowers



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 am in the lodge.
 Morning: Class One, 9:00 am - Greek Drama Break 10:30 Class Two, 10:45 am Cover Stories
 Lunch: Lunch at 12:30 pm in Mayflower Dining Room
 Afternoon: Tour of the Monadnock Region Will include a van trip to Bridge of Flowers at Shelburne Falls, MA
 Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 pm in the lodge.
 Evening: 7:15 pm Cover Stories 8:45 pm Evening Snacks
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Mariposa Folk Art Museum
(Thursday, May 23)

Note: Opportunity to explore Peterborough, NH



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at 7:45 am in the lodge.
 Morning: 8:45 am - Leave for Mariposa Museum in Peterborough, NH 9:45 am Class for morning at Mariposa Museum
 Lunch: Lunch at 12:45 pm Lunch at the place of your choice in Peterborough, NH
 Afternoon: 1:30 pm Exploration of Peterborough 4:30 pm Greek Drama class at Pilgrim Pines
 Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 pm in the lodge.
 Evening: Participants are invited to participate in a Homespun event where they share their favorite story, poem, writing, creative writing, song, joke, etc.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Wrap up classes
(Friday, May 24)

Note: Check out of rooms



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at 7:45 am in the lodge.
 Morning: Class one, 8:45 a.m. Greek Drama 10:00 am Check out of Rooms, 10:30 am Class two, Cover Stories
 Lunch: Farewell luncheon, 12:00 noon in the lodge.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  West Swanzey New Hampshire Devision of Travel and Tourism
State of New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development 172 Pembroke Road P.O. Box 1856 Concord, New Hampshire 03302-1856 Fax: 603-271-6870 or travel@dred.state.nh.us To order your vacation kit please call: 800-FUN-IN-NH (386-4664) To speak with one of our Division office staff please call: 603-271-2665 For additional information, visit www.visitnh.gov/
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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