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Appalachian Folkways

Program Number: 8252RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/4/2013 - 8/9/2013; 4/26/2015 - 5/1/2015; 8/2/2015 - 8/7/2015; 10/18/2015 - 10/23/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Nancy, Kentucky
Price starting at: $599.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Appreciation; History & Culture
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

This exceptional cultural adventure in the Blue Grass State gives you a bucketful of south-central Kentucky insight — and then some! Hear from folklorists, naturalists and musicians about the customs and way of life folks in these parts hold dear to their hearts. Meet and interact with local musicians, hike with a naturalist to learn about the region’s geology, delve into decades-old home Rx recipes, and warm up your dancing muscles for some traditional dancing, from square dancing to line dancing.




Highlights

• The folk-culture class “Grandma Kept a Buckeye in Her Purse” delves into old-time remedies and cures.
• Insight into the history of foods grown and prepared in settlement days is the subject of a folk-culture class, “Pioneer Vittles.”
• Anticipation builds for a final-night campfire highlighted by music-accompanied sing-a-longs and entertaining storytelling of Kentucky folklore.



Activity Particulars

Some walking at a slow pace over gravel or natural woodland surfaces. Less than a mile per day.



Coordinated by University of Kentucky at Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center.




Nancy

Atop the rolling hills of south central Kentucky, Lake Cumberland was created by the construction of the Wolf Creek Dam and today, the lake’s 1,000-mile shoreline invites those seeking a refreshing dip or leisurely boat ride. This small, lakeside community surrounded by meadows and forest, offers breath-taking views.



Accommodations
Rustic wood-and-stone lodge located in a peaceful wooded setting high above majestic Lake Cumberland.

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

A retired teacher, Lelana Tierney has taught mostly at the college level in such diverse courses as home nursing, clothing and design, gourmet foods, and home furnishing designs. Lelana has also been a consultant in the field of early childhood. She has an avid interest in Appalachian Culture and has researched the foods, crafts, quilting, weaving and dying of wool used in the Appalachian area. She, along with her husband John, present workshops on Appalachian Culture to varied groups.
 
John Tierney

John Tierney is a retired naturalist with the Kentucky State Parks System. During his 32 years of service, he lead trail walks, cave explorations, and planned many special events programs dealing such diverse nature topics as eagle watches, cave crawling events, bat seminars, wildflower pilgrimages, and environmental awareness programs. He presently conducts programs in state and national parks, as well as presenting programs for community and private organizations.
 
Anne MacFie

Anne MacFie began her singing career in 1966 at a steakhouse in her hometown of Portales, N.M. Three years later, she and her husband moved to Kentucky and entered the world of folk festivals and dulcimers. She has performed across the country and in Europe. In 2007, Anne turned 60 and remains every bit as vibrant, especially with a dulcimer cradled on her thigh. She has studied Appalachian folklore extensively and teaches the dulcimer at many cultural events.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center
  Nancy, KY 5 nights
 Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Beautiful wooded location on 1500 acres that border Cumberland Lake. Stone woodburning fireplace in lobby, widescreen TV in lobby area Wireless access in lobby and meeting rooms
  Contact info: 17500 HWY 196
Nancy, KY 42544 USA
phone: 270-866-4215
web: www.ca.uky.edu/agcollege/4h/klc
  Room amenities: New decorated rooms with private baths. Daily service room provided.
  Facility amenities: Private baths in all sleeping rooms. Sleeping rooms have recently been redecorated, each having a unique theme.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: Single $58 and Double $68  Space is usually available...call to reserve space.
  Check in time: 2:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Single $58 and Double $68  Space is usually available...call to reserve space.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
2:00 PM in Nancy, KY. You will be staying at Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center that night.
  End of Program:
2:00 PM in Nancy, KY. You will be staying at Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Valid photo ID such as driver's license. Completed health form returned to coordinator prior to arrival.
  Parking availability:
Free on-site parking.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Nancy, KY
  Nearest city or town:  Somerset KY
  Nearest highway: Cumberland Parkway near I-75.
  Nearest airport:  Blue Grass Airport (LEX), Lexington, KY.
  From End of Program
  Location: Nancy, KY
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

None - Car Required

 

Lexington Ky

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

None - Car Required

 
Driving Directions
  Cumberland Parkway Take Nancy exit of Cumberland Parkway, exit 78. Follow signs to the Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center. Approx 16 miles from the Nancy exit.
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/Orientation
(Sunday, August 4)
   
 Afternoon: Registration starts at 4:00 PM.
 Dinner: Dinner at 6 PM at the conference center.
 Evening: Welcome program at 7:15 PM. Introduction and overview of the schedule. Social activities.
   
Accommodations: Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Kentucky Music and Dance/Kentucky Culture/Evening Entertainment
(Monday, August 5)

Note: Learn to dance traditional folk and western dances each evening.



   
 Breakfast: 7:30 AM breakfast at the conference center.
 Morning: 10:30am-11:45am - Square and Folk Dance instruction. In the Cafeteria
 Morning: 9:00-10:15 AM Traditional Kentucky Music class.
 Afternoon: 1:30pm-3:00pm - Natural History lectures
 Dinner: 6:00pm In the dining hall
 Evening: Evening music performance
   
Accommodations: Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Kentucky Music and Dance/Kentucky Culture/Evening Entertainment
(Tuesday, August 6)

Note: Take a day trip to "lookout point" to see goreous view of one of Kentucky's largest lakes, Lake Cumberland.



   
 Breakfast: 7:30 AM breakfast at the conference center.
 Morning: 9:00-10:30 AM Traditional Kentucky Music class. 10:30 AM-12:00 NOON Traditional Kentucky Folk and Western Dance class.
 Lunch: 12:00 NOON lunch at the conference center.
 Afternoon: 1:00-2:30 PM Traditional Kentucky Folk Culture class. This class includes a small amount of walking.
 Dinner: 6:00 PM dinner at the conference center.
 Evening: 7:00-8:30 PM Local Kentucky artists perform.
   
Accommodations: Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Kentucky Music and Dance/Kentucky Culture/Evening Entertainment
(Wednesday, August 7)

Note: Take a short trip to our local general store, eating an ice cream cone and sharing stories with some of the locals.



   
 Breakfast: 7:30 AM breakfast at the conference center.
 Morning: 9:00-10:30 AM Traditional Kentucky Music class. 10:30 AM-12:00 NOON Traditional Kentucky Folk and Western Dance class.
 Lunch: 12:00 NOON lunch at the conference center.
 Afternoon: 1:00-2:30 PM Traditional Kentucky Folk Culture class. This class includes a small amount of walking.
 Dinner: 6:00 PM dinner at the conference center.
 Evening: 7:00-8:30 PM Local Kentucky artists perform.
   
Accommodations: Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Kentucky Music and Dance/Kentucky Culture/Evening Entertainment
(Thursday, August 8)

Note: Sample some authentic Kentucky Appalachian food, prepared in your classroom.



   
 Breakfast: 7:30 AM breakfast at the conference center.
 Morning: 9:00-10:30 AM Traditional Kentucky Music class. 10:30 AM-12:00 NOON Traditional Kentucky Folk and Western Dance class.
 Lunch: 12:00 NOON lunch at the conference center.
 Afternoon: 1:00-2:30 PM Traditional Kentucky Folk Culture class. This class includes a small amount of walking.
 Dinner: 6:00 PM dinner at the conference center.
 Evening: 7:00-8:30 PM Local Kentucky artists perform.
   
Accommodations: Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Kentucky Music and Dance/Kentucky Culture/Departure
(Friday, August 9)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30 AM breakfast at the conference center.
 Morning: 9:00-10:30 AM Traditional Kentucky Music class. 10:30 AM-12:00 NOON Traditional Kentucky Folk and Western Dancing class.
 Lunch: 11:30am- lunch at the conference center.
 Afternoon: 12;00pm - Checkout
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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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