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Scottish and Appalachian Christmas Customs and Christmas Movies

Program Number: 20308RJ
Start and End Dates:
12/1/2013 - 12/6/2013; 11/30/2014 - 12/5/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
Price starting at: $597.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Holidays; Multi-Topic; History & Culture
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt; None    

Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program.




Date Specific Information

12-1-2013

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



Coordinated by Intentional Growth Center.



The Mystique of the Pipe Organ

Untie the bow and open a fantastic present! From Celtic festivals to the coming of Christianity and the Reformation, to the modern day, we’ll take a look at Celtic and Scottish Christmas and New Year’s traditions and even enjoy a Scottish tea. So wear your tartan and be prepared for homemade culinary delights!



Appalachian Christmas

Explore the Christmas customs of the Southern Appalachian peoples including the Cherokee. Enjoy stories, songs; learn about foods, traditions and ways of coping with the winter darkness.



Christmas Movies

With literally hundreds of movies available for analysis, discuss and view portions of not only the best-known Christmas films but also some of the more obscure works.




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
Beautiful Inn decorated for Christmas, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Buffet style meals in the dining room. Alcohol- and smoke-free facilities.

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

Raised in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, Lee is a folk singer, story teller and outdoor leader, performing at concerts, workshops, festivals and schools. He shares his knowledge of the natural world leading hikes, canoe trips and guiding whitewater rafts. Lee has collected and shares Cherokee legends and plays the Cherokee flute and rattle, as well as the Native American drum. He also plays the five-string banjo, guitars and the Appalachian dulcimer.
 
Flora Gammon

Teacher,singer and instrumentalist, Flora is an interpreter of Scottish and Appalachian traditional folk music. She serves as Music Director for the Grandfather Highland Games and is a Director on the Folkmoot USA Board. Flora, who graduated from East Carolina University, was named Celtic Woman of the Year in 2008 for her efforts to share her Scottish heritage. She enlivens history with song as a visiting artist in schools and as an Road Scholar instructor.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   The Lambuth Inn
  Lake Junaluska, NC 5 nights
 The Lambuth Inn
Type: Conference Center
  Description: First floor decorated for Christmas with cider served in pm in lobby.
  Contact info: 55 Lambuth Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.intentionalgrowthcenter.org
  Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and ironing board; hair dryer upon request
  Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby has coffee 24 hours/day; fitness center nearby with a fee; Internet access available
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Contact 800-222-4930 for rates Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Meals available.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Contact 800-222-4930 for rates Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Meals available.
  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 The 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 The 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 19/23/74 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

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Subject to change
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45minutes 

 

Distance:

 

35 miles

   

The Assembly has a contract with a commercial service from Asheville. Call for details.

 
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 N 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 not necessarily accurate after leaving 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 N Lakeshore Drive and at the next intersection, turn right and continue on N 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 after leaving 74/23 are not necessarily accurate.
  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. After exiting I-40 GPS directions are not necessarily accurate.
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 and Orientation
(Sunday, December 1)
   
 Afternoon: Registration and presentation of "History Of Lake Junaluska"
 Dinner: Buffet dinner served in dining room
 Evening: Orientation and Reception. The Hospitality Room is open throughout the week with snacks, puzzles, games and fellowship.
   
Accommodations: The Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Three courses and a film. Enjoy the historic hotel decorated lavishly for the season!
(Monday, December 2)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in Hotel dining room
 Morning: Two courses -- Settlers of the British Isles; overview of Celts and festivals: Samhuinn. Appalachian Christmas with Lee Knight - History of Christmas customs - digging into the Appalachian culture. Begin making a wreath using Kudzu.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch in Hotel dining room
 Afternoon: One course offering -- Christmas Movies with Ben Pickard. A bit of free time after the class and before dinner to relax or enjoy the surrounding campus.
 Dinner: Buffet dinner in hotel dining room
 Evening: Enjoy a Christmas film that will be discussed in class the following day.
   
Accommodations: The Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Three courses and a field trip to hear a 50 rank pipe organ at a local church.
(Tuesday, December 3)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in hotel dining room
 Morning: Two course offerings: Christmas traditions from ancient times to medieval and post-Reformation. Appalachian Christmas
 Lunch: Buffet lunch in hotel dining room
 Afternoon: One course: Christmas Movies. A little free time before dinner to relax or stroll around the Lake.
 Dinner: Dinner served buffet style in the hotel dining room.
 Evening: Local Entertainment
   
Accommodations: The Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Three courses, a free afternoon to enjoy the surrounding area.
(Wednesday, December 4)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in hotel dining room
 Morning: Two course offerings - Christmas traditions from early 1900's to present day. Appalachian Christmas.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch in hotel dining room
 Afternoon: Free time to spend on your own enjoying the area.
 Dinner: Buffet dinner in hotel dining room.
 Evening: Course on Christmas Movies.
   
Accommodations: The Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Three courses and evening entertainment.
(Thursday, December 5)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in hotel dining room
 Morning: Two courses - Scottish Christmas Tea and Appalachian Christmas.
 Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining room, served buffet style.
 Afternoon: One course on Christmas Movies.
 Dinner: Buffet dinner in hotel dining room.
 Evening: Enjoy an evening of local entertainment.
   
Accommodations: The Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Two morning courses, a brief wrap-up session before lunch. The program concludes with the lunch meal.
(Friday, December 6)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in hotel dining room
 Morning: Two courses: Hogmanay and Appalachian Christmas delights. A brief wrap-up session.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch 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); ); Corneille Bryan Native Garden; The United Methodist Heritage Center; Junaluska Bookstore and Gift Shop; World Methodist Museum; Suzanna Wesley Gardens. Nearby places of interest: Downtown Waynesville with many unique shops; Asheville; Biltmore Estate 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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