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Incredible Edibles & Traditional Medicinals, Things That Go Bump In The Night, Humor & Stress

Program Number: 21126RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/27/2013 - 11/1/2013;
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; Health & Fitness
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt    

Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program.



Weather permitting there will be a walking excursion through a mountain garden over uneven terrain, one hill on paved road, entire walk less than a mile.




Date Specific Information

10-27-2013

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



Coordinated by Intentional Growth Center.



Incredible Edibles and Traditional Medicinals

Join an experienced “wildcrafter” to encounter the greatest diversity of plant species in North America. Learn what Indians and settlers used for food, medicine, dye, crafts, and more plus herb-lore of Appalachia’s “Medicine Men” and “Granny Women.”



Things That Go Bump In The Night

The Boogeyman, Witches, and Mountain Haints! Get a tingle up your spine with famous, infamous, traditional, and even personal superstitions, ghost stories, and ballads with a noted folklorist and musician steeped in local culture.



Humor and Stress

Energize yourself with the laughter and humor found in everyday living. Learn strategies to utilize the effects of laughter to de-stress, brighten your attitudes, and enrich your relationships by increasing your HQ (Humor Quotient).




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
   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.

 
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 27)
   
 Afternoon: Registration
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Orientation
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Morning and afternoon courses. Brief free time before dinner.
(Monday, October 28)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Two courses: Improve your ability to use comical life situations to enhance your creativity and relieve stress in your life. (lecture) Discussion about the Appalachian heritage of "Wildcrafting", the collecting of native plants, barks, roots, etc. for cash money in a "bartering economy". Hands on look at some of the important products from a wild harvest. Short film about foraging and preparation of plant material for food and medicine.
 Lunch: Lunch served in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: One Course: The boogeyman. A need to be afraid?
 Dinner: Dinner served in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Experience a trolley ride while learning about the "History of Lake Junaluska".
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Morning and afternoon courses.
(Tuesday, October 29)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Two Courses: Discover how humor can improve physiological and psychological health (lecture) Continued discussion about the diversity of plants/trees in Appalachia. Explanation of the unique habit for such plants. (lecture and short film)
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: One Course: Witches. 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 30)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Two Courses: Recognize how amusing circumstances can promote team building and/or spruce up your marriage (Lecture). 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, buffet style
 Afternoon: Free time to explore the area
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: One Course: Continue discussing Mountain Haints. (lecture)
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Three classes during the day. Evening banquet followed by local entertainment.
(Thursday, October 31)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Two of the courses -- Learn how laughter provides prospective. (lecture) Plants have interesting stories to tell, and this class will feature "Wildflower Folklore" with some appropriate to the October season. (lecture)
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: One Course: Enjoy the artful storytelling of ghost stories steeped in the local culture. Free time from 3:30-5:30.
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style with special reserved seating set aside.
 Evening: Local Entertainment
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Two courses. Wrap-up and dismissal following lunch.
(Friday, November 1)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Two Courses: Employ wittiness to polish up your communication and construct confidence. (lecture) Movie on Appalachian Folk Medicine. Samples of "Wild Flavors from the Forest" will be served.
 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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