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Books That Changed Our World, Appalachian Storytelling, Men of the 20th Century

Program Number: 21094RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/13/2013 - 10/18/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
Price starting at: $597.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; History & Culture; Literature
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    


Date Specific Information

10-13-2013

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Coordinated by Intentional Growth Center.



Books That Changed Our World

From Shakespeare to Hemingway, “Common Sense” to “Gone With The Wind,” the Hardy Boys to “Alice in Wonderland,” see how books have influenced our values, delighted our senses, piqued our curiosity, and captured the essence of their eras.



Appalachian Storytelling

Learn from an Appalachian author-playwright-storyteller about “authentic voices” in fiction, drama, and poetry as well as other literary, social, and historical characteristics of Appalachia and aspects of mountain culture and values in transition.



Men of the 20th Century

Through presentations and discussions, examine the impact of people such as Buffet, Churchill, Deng, Eisenhower, Gandhi, Gates, Gorbachev, Hitler, Lenin, Mao, the Roosevelts (Teddy and FDR), Stalin, Truman, and the Facebook phenomenon.




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 Lake Junaluska. Gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the dining room, where meals are served buffet style. Alcohol and smoke free facilities.
Meals and Lodgings
   Terrace Hotel
  Lake Junaluska, NC 5 nights
 Terrace Hotel
Type: Conference Center
  Contact info: 689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com
  Room amenities: In room coffeemaker, iron and ironing board; hair dryer upon request
  Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby has coffee 24 hours/day; outdoor pool in season; fitness center nearby; free internet access
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: per person sgl $86 dbl $52 Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Meals may be purchased on an individual basis.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: per person sgl $86 dbl $52 Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Meals may be purchased on an individual basis.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program begins with registration at 3:00 P.M. at the Terrace Hotel You will be staying at Terrace Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after lunch at 1:00 PM, check out by 11:00 AM You will be staying at Terrace Hotel 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
various
phone: 828-452-2881 x384
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Travel Time:

 

45 min 

 

Distance:

 

35 miles

   

The Conference Center has a contract with a commercial service in Asheville. Call for information.

 

Waynesville

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Conference Center
phone: 828-452-2881 x384
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$5
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

10 min 

 

Distance:

 

3 miles

 
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 N 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 frequently incorrect in this area. Please use written directions as you approach Wayesville.
  From the North on I-81 After entering the state of Tennessee, continue to Exit 57, exit onto US-23 and/or I-26 south to Johnson City. Follow US-23/I-26 into North Carolina, into Asheville. Take right ramp onto I-240 towards US-74A/I-26/I-40W. Take right ramp onto I-240 towards I-26. At exit 1A, take ramp onto I-40 W towards Canton/Knoxville. then follow directions from Asheville (above). GPS directions are frequently incorrect in this area. Please use written directions as you approach Waynesville.
  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 N 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 directions are frequently incorrect in this area. Please use written directions as you approach Waynesville.
  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 N 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 directions are frequently incorrect in this area. Please use written directions as you approach Waynesville.
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: Registration, dinner, and orientation.
(Sunday, October 13)
   
 Afternoon: Registration
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Orientation and Reception
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Two Morning Courses and One afternoon course. Brief free time before dinner.
(Monday, October 14)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Two courses: Movers, Shakers, Dreamers, and Achievers - an explanation of the differences between these designations will be given as 20th Century men are discussed. Presentation and discussions include Teddy Roosevelt, Wright Brothers, Ford and FDR (domestic). There will be talk about why there are no women on the list. (lecture) Enjoy lecturer's vast knowledge of various literary works. (lecture)
 Lunch: Lunch served in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: One Course: Learn about “authentic voices” in fiction, drama, and poetry. Focus will be on literary and social characteristics of Appalachia. (lecture) Free time from 3:30-5:30
 Dinner: Dinner served in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Evening Entertainment
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Two Morning Courses and One afternoon course.
(Tuesday, October 15)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Two Courses: Presentation and discussions about Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, FDR, Ike and Truman. Through class discussion and participation these 20th C men will be placed into the best category to appreciate their influence on the Century. (lecture)Discuss many selections which elicit participants memories. (lecture)
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: One Course: Enjoy humor and insight into the mountain culture as well as gain knowledge and wisdom to better understand Appalachia. (lecture) Free time from 3:30-5:30
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Local Entertainment
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Two Classes in the morning. Free time in the afternoon to explore. Evening class.
(Wednesday, October 16)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Two Courses: Presentation and discussions about Lenin, Mao Tse Tung, Gandhi, MLK, Deng, Gorbachev. Through class discussion and participation these 20th C men will be placed into the best category to appreciate their influence on the Century. (lecture) Reflect and compare how books have impacted you life. (lecture)
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: Free time to explore the area
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: One Course: Be entertained by a delightful storyteller. (lecture)
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Three classes during the day. Evening banquet followed by local entertainment.
(Thursday, October 17)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Two of the courses -- Presentation and discussions about Gates, Buffet, and Facebook will lead to class discussion and placing of these 20th C men into the best category to appreciate their influence on the Century. (lecture) Discuss poetry, prose and short stories. (lecture)
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: One Course: Take a look at historical characteristics of the mountain people from the personal experience of the lecturer to better understand Appalachia.(lecture) Free time from 3:30-5:30.
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style with special reserved seating set aside.
 Evening: Entertainment
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Two courses.
(Friday, October 18)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Two Courses: Class will discuss other 20th C greats as suggested by class members. Will reanalyze our previous placements and seek to discover the significance of people rather than their fame. (lecture) Participants will be encouraged to discover how to tell their own stories. (lecture)
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room, buffet style
   
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); Corneille Bryan Native Garden; The United Methodist Heritage Center; Cokesbury Bookstore and Gift Shop; Junaluska Library; World Methodist Museum; Suzanna Wesley Gardens. Nearby places of interest: Downtown Waynesville with many unique shops; Asheville: Biltmore House in Asheville; Thomas Wolfe Home; Flat Rock: Carl Sandburg Home; 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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