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Responses to Evil, The Civil War Revisited, International Songs of Politics and Protest

Program Number: 19727RJ
Start and End Dates:
9/8/2013 - 9/13/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: West Swanzey, New Hampshire
Price starting at: $588.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; History & Culture
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

Slavery in America and the holocaust in Europe are examples of evil. Yet amidst the horrors of inhumanity there are glimpses of goodness. Examine the lives of extraordinary, caring people and seek inspiration from their responses.




Coordinated by Pilgrim Pines Conference Center.



Responses to Evil

Slavery in America and the holocaust in Europe are examples of evil. Yet amidst the horrors of inhumanity there are glimpses of goodness. Examine the lives of extraordinary, caring people and seek inspiration from their responses.



The Civil War Revisited—150 Years Later

Revisit the historical causes of the Civil War and the devastation of a young nation. Explore the role of President Lincoln, famous generals, decisive battles, weapons, music, even the railroad in determining the outcome of the war.



International Songs of Politics and Protest

Study the long connection between music and politics through the musical literature of political, social and civil rights movements from the days of the Abolitionists to the present. Analyze the effects of protest music using various academic tools.




West Swanzey

Nestled in the valley of southwest New Hampshire, West Swanzey is one of several postcard-perfect towns in the Monadock region. Winding roads pass covered bridges, historic sites and the 3,000-foot Mount Monadnock, one of the most popular ascents in New England.



Accommodations
Conference facility with cabins and condos on the shore of Swanzey Lake; professional chefs serve all meals in traditional New England lodge. Alcohol-free site.
Meals and Lodgings
   Pilgrim Pines
  West Swanzey 5 nights
 Pilgrim Pines
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere
  Contact info: 220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
  Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles pushed together for make a "king size" bed.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Additional nights prior: N/A 
  Check in time: 3:30 PM
  Additional nights after: N/A 
  Check out time: 10:15 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:00 p.m. in lodge office. You will be staying at Pilgrim Pines that night.
  End of Program:
12:15 p.m. in lodge dining room after lunch. You will be staying at Pilgrim Pines the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  West Swanzey
  Nearest city or town:  Keene, NH
  Nearest highway: Interstate Rte. 91, Highways #10, #32
  Nearest airport:  Manchester, NH
  From End of Program
  Location: West Swanzey
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Logan/Bradley/Manchester

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Thomas Transportation
phone: 800-526-8143
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Logan-Bradley, Shuttle 5 times a day - $59,00 Manchester-$114.00/Addl passenger
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

Logan, 95 miles, Bradley, 85 miles, Manchester, 75 miles.

   

No Bus service available from airports. Rental car is option. Enterprise and Avis have drop sites in Keene, NH (10 miles from Pilgrim Pines). Please call Chuck Anderson, coordinator 603-499-1994 to ask about possibility of coordinating schedules with other Participants.

 
Driving Directions
  Boston, MA Highway #2 West to 140 N. 140 N to 12 N. 12 N through Troy, NH to Flat Roof Mill Rd., (3.5 miles N of Troy) L on Flat Roof Mill Rd to #32. (about 4 miles - stop sign). R on 32 and an immediate L on Swanzey Lake Rd. 2.2 miles on Swanzey Lake Rd to West Shore Rd. Turn R and follow 1 mile to Pilgrim Pines sign.. continue 1/4 mile to Mayflower Lodge - Office.
  Hartford, CT/Springfield, MA #91 N to exit 28A...(N of Greenfield, MA exit) Follow #10 N from that exit through Winchester, NH. Four miles N of Winchester look for Pilgrim Pines sign. When you pass the Shamrock Reality building, turn R on Swanzey Lake Rd. Follow 4 miles, bearing R to West Shore Rd. Turn L on West Shore Rd and follow one mile to Pilgrim Pines sign... continue 1/4 mile to Mayflower Lodge - Office.
Equipment Requirements: No special equipment is needed
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: Check-in/Welcome/Dinner/Orientation
(Sunday, September 8)

Note: Check into your rooms/Explore the beauty of the campus/Welcome Dinner and Orientation



   
 Afternoon: CHECK IN * REGISTRATION: 3:00-3:30 p.m.in Mayflower Lodge on the Pilgrim Pines campus. When you get your room assignment, you will also receive your welcome packet containing your name tag, up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during orientation this evening. Please be aware that program activities and schedule times could change due to local circumstance: in the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible Thank you for your understanding. WELCOME: Join us for coffee and snacks, 3:30-5:00 p.m
 Dinner: Our Welcome Dinner is at 6:00 p.m in the Mayflower Lodge. Served buffet style with an eclectic flair, our welcome dinner will include a salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert and drinks of your choice. Gluten free or special diet needs are available upon request.
 Evening: ORIENTATION: 7:15 pm. We will begin with introductions of the staff, then review the schedule, cover responsibilities and safety guidelines, emergency procedures and then begin to find out who is at this Road Scholar event. .
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Introductory lectures today: Responses to evil, Civil War and International Songs
(Monday, September 9)

Note: Classes and an opportunity for a planned hike,waterfront activities: swimming, canoeing, and boat rides.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served 8:00-8:45 a.m in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring choices of cold and hot cereals, bread to toast, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, fruit bar with yogurt and granola, plus coffee, tea, and juice.
 Morning: Jim Perry will begin our day with his first lecture on responses to evil, stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. The morning break will include coffee, tea, water, fruit and homemade Danish to renew your energy. The second lecture of the morning by Chuck Wiberg will introduce our revisit of the Civil War, 150 years later.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served buffet style, , 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. in the Mayflower Dining Room inviting you to choices from a full salad bar, soup of the day, taco salad and or sandwich, dessert, and drinks of your choice. Alternative menus are available upon request.
 Afternoon: In the afternoon, opportunities on campus.will include swimming in the lake, (for the hearty souls) canoeing, boat rides, a planned hike, golf, tennis,gift shop,and resting,reading by the lake, ice.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m in the Mayflower Dining Room. After announcements and a blessing for t the day, a full buffet dinner awaits your palate featuring a salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert and choice of drinks. Gluten free and special dietary needs are available upon request.
 Evening: After dinner, Leona Schwab will present her first lecture on International Folk Songs of politics and protest. The evening will conclude with a light snack in the Dining Room along with opportunities to converse, build a puzzle, watch TV, read or join in a table game.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Three wonderful lectures/covered bridge tour and a film "Lincoln Paid"
(Tuesday, September 10)

Note: Classroom lectures/A tour of the 6 covered bridges of Cheshire County by maxi-van and a silent film "Lincoln Paid"



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring choices of cold and hot cereals, bread to toast, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, fruit bar with yogurt and granola, plus coffee, tea and juice.
 Morning: Our first lecture of the day will focus on the Civil War and President Lincoln The morning break will include coffee, tea, water, fruit and coffee cake to help renew your energy. The second lecture for today will focus on Songs of Politics and Protest
 Lunch: Lunch will be served buffet style from 12:30-1:15 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room with delicious choices from the salad bar, homemade soup, chicken sandwiches, dessert and choice of drinks. Our professional chefs are always available to prepare alternative menu requests.
 Afternoon: In the early afternoon we will offer at tour of the six covered bridges of Cheshire County by maxi-van. In the later afternnon we anticipate a surprise visit at a special coffee hour.
 Dinner: Dinner is served at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room. After announcements and a blessing a delicious buffet will be served including a salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert and drinks of your choice. Alternative special dietary needs are available upon request.
 Evening: Our evening will continue our lectures on stories of ordinary people responding to evil in extraordinary ways. Following the lecture a light snack will be available in the Dining Room along with opportunities to converse, watch TV, read, put together a puzzle before closure of the day.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Three excellent lectures with an opportunity to tour a special place in the Monadnock Region
(Wednesday, September 11)

Note: Lectures and a tour of the Monadnock Region using maxi vans. The place will be determined by the weather and the interest of the group.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room, featuring pancakes, sausage, bacon, hot and cold cereals, breads to toast, fruit, yogurt bar along with coffee, tea and juice.
 Morning: Our first lecture of the morning will focus on Songs of Politics and Protest featuring great singers and song writers through the years. During the morning break, coffee, tea, water, fruit and muffins to renew your energy. Jim Perry will conclude our morning with lecture on responses to evil.
 Lunch: A full buffet lunch will be served from 12:30-1:15 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room, with choices from the salad bar, homemade soup of the day, make your own wrap, dessert, and drinks. Gluten free and special dietary need menus are available upon request.
 Afternoon: This afternoon we will offer a Tour of the Monadnock region. The place will be determined by weather and the interest of the group.
 Dinner: A delicious buffet Dinner awaits your palate at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room. A full salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert and drinks of your choice complete our meal. Alternative ,menus are available upon request from our professional chefs.
 Evening: Our day will conclude with an excellent lecture on President Lincoln and the Civil War by Chuck Wiberg. Following the lecture a light snack will be available in the dining room along with opportunities for conversation. puzzle making, table games, TV, read to conclude the day.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: In addition to three outstanding lectures, enjoy the silent film: "Lincoln Paid" along with Homespun
(Thursday, September 12)

Note: Homespun will give Road Scholars an opportunity to share a special story, song, poem, etc.



   
 Breakfast: A fantastic buffet Breakfast will be served from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room.
 Morning: Jim Perry will begin our day with a lecture on stories of ordinary people with extraordinary responses to evil. The morning break will feature coffee, tea, water, fruit and homemade donuts to renew your energy. Leona Schwab will conclude our morning with a lecture on Songs of Politics and Protest.
 Lunch: Lunch featuring a full menu of salad bar, soup sandwiches, dessert and drink will be served buffet style in the Mayflower Dining Room from 12:30 - 1:15pm.
 Afternoon: In the early afternoon there choices for free time will given. In the middle of the afternoon, we will show the silent film "Lincoln Paid". This 1912 film was found in a barn in Nelson, NH and was recently restored. Following the film,Mr Wiberg will continue his lectures on Lincoln and Civil War.
 Dinner: Our Dinner this evening will be served buffet style at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room. Alternative menus are available upon request.
 Evening: Delight in an Art Show presented by the watercolor artists in another Road Scholar program on campus. Then, participants from both Road Scholar programs are invited to participate in a Homespun event where they share their favorite story, poem, writing, creative writing, song, joke, etc. Following the program, we will make our own sundaes and enjoy a time of sharing,
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Concluding lectures, check-out of rooms and farewell luncheon
(Friday, September 13)

Note: check-out of rooms and farewell luncheon



   
 Breakfast: Cour concluding buffet breakfast will feature baked oatmeal, a specialty of the house along with all the other special entrees you have come to enjoy throughout the week.. It will be served from 7:45-8:30 am in the Mayflower Dining Room.
 Morning: This morning, Jim Perry, Leona Schwab and Chuck Wiberg will give their concluding one hour lectures. We have learned much and express our thanks to each instructor for the excellence of presentation and content. During the morning we will take a break to check out of our rooms so the housekeeping staff will have time to prepare for the next group. The week will conclude with a Farewell Luncheon.
 Lunch: Our Farewell luncheon will be served at 12:15 p.m.and once again will feature our full buffet menu and box lunches will be available for any Road Scholars who need to leave early.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  West Swanzey New Hampshire Devision of Travel and Tourism
State of New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development 172 Pembroke Road P.O. Box 1856 Concord, New Hampshire 03302-1856 Fax: 603-271-6870 or travel@dred.state.nh.us To order your vacation kit please call: 800-FUN-IN-NH (386-4664) To speak with one of our Division office staff please call: 603-271-2665 For additional information, visit www.visitnh.gov
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