| Breakfast: ||Whether you like muffins, pancakes or waffles, bacon or sausage, grits or oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, or a bowl of cereal and some fruit.... breakfast in the Galax Dining Room, served from 7:30 - 8:30 is sure to please! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!|
| Morning: ||Our early morning class, with Dean Thompson, focuses on Dietrich Bonhoeffer: "Costly Grace Embodied." Today, Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s incredibly courageous life and work (1906-1945) continue to speak powerfully to theologians and students of liberation in global contexts as diverse as Japan, Korea, Australia, Latin America, North America, Europe, and South Africa. In the words of ethicist Donald Shriver, Bonhoeffer teaches us “a new way of living in the presence of God – solidly in the world, in the suffering of one’s neighbors.” Let us study together the significant and ongoing influence of this German pastor, theologian and martyr, whose prophetic vision led him into an underground and illegal church, led him to join a conspiracy to murder Adolf Hitler, and led to his execution on the Nazi gallows, at age 39, only three weeks before Hitler’s suicide in a Berlin bunker. We will examine Dietrich’s prophetic and memorable teaching that we must try “to see the great events of word history from below, from the perspective of the outcasts, the suspects, the maltreated, the powerless, the oppressed, the reviled – in short, from the perspective of those who suffer…We have to learn that personal suffering is a more effective key, a more rewarding principle for exploring the world in thought and action than personal good fortune.” Mid morning, we'll have a break and come back to the classroom for our presentation and discussion on "Legendary Celtic Women Leaders" with Bobbie Pell.
Today we focus on "Warrior Women: Transformation through Passion" Learn the eight classic Female Archetypes, and then discuss these Celtic Women Warriors: Maternal: Cerridwen (Irish Shapeshifting “Fith-Fath”) Independence: Arianrhod (Welsh Mabinogion); Maeve War Cycles: The Triune Morrigan (Phantom Queen, Frenzy, Macha) and Political: Queen Boadicea (Irish Iceni leader)|
| Lunch: ||Time to eat again! Lunch will be served in the Galax Dining room on the first floor of the Assembly Inn. Today's feature: Taco Tuesday! Enjoy Mexican dishes... build your own tacos or burritos, make a Mexican salad, All the trimmings make for a delicious and fun lunch... including tortilla chips and melted cheese... sour cream and peppers. Top it all off with some warm peach cobbler and ice cream. Yum Yum!|
| Afternoon: ||During our afternoon course, with Ann Karson, we will have a quick survey of early modern history of the country, that is, the BCE/AD era to the 19th Century. Following class, there is an opportunity for a hike in the mountains. Led by a Montreat volunteer, who helped to build the hiking trail, you can explore flora (and perhaps fauna) as you walk along a mountain ridge on a trail built specifically with our Road Scholar participants in mind.|
| Dinner: ||Galax Dining Room in the Assembly Inn welcomes us for dinner from 5:30 - 6:30.
This is typically what we call the "holiday meal." Turkey, dressing, ham, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie perhaps?
| Evening: ||More fun for the evening. Let's relax and enjoy a musical concert or a storyteller to tickle our funny bones!|