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Appalachian Culture, Stories and Songs

Program Number: 19149RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/6/2014 - 4/11/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
Price starting at: $659.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; History & Culture
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt    

Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program.



Coordinated by Intentional Growth Center.



Mountain Stories and Ballads

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.



Origins and Future of Appalachian Culture

A program of song, dance and stories that examine the comparison and contrast of Appalachian folklore & history with contemporary American lifestyles.



Culture of the Southern Appalachians

Explore the Native American and European people’s lives in the Southern Appalachians, including folk songs, stories, culture and history. Topics include Cherokee mythology, mountain religion, education, health and social concerns.




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
Comfortable hotel overlooking Lake Junaluska. Beautiful views from dining room, meals served buffet-style.
Meals and Lodgings
   Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska
  Lake Junaluska, NC 5 nights
 Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Indoor fitness center and outdoor tennis courts on campus. Golf course located across from the Assembly grounds. Boating and swimming available in season. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.
  Contact info: 689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com
  Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Individual room climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.
  Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby offers coffee 24 hours/day; Internet access; Computers in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Private baths, air-conditioning, buffet meals served in the dining room over-looking the lake, fitness center on campus. Snack and drink machines located on 2nd floor on the left between front desk and elevator. Drink and ice machines located near elevator on each guest room floor.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Contact 800-222-4930 Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Contact 800-222-4930 Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program registration 3:00-4:30PM, in hotel lobby. You will be staying at Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska 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, Lake Junaluska the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free parking is available.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Lake Junaluska, NC
  Nearest city or town:  Waynesville, NC
  Nearest highway: Highway 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
Several
phone: 800-482-1442 x384
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

35 miles

   

The Conference Center has a contract with a limousine service in Asheville. Call 828 452 2881 ext 384 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 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.
  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-40 W. Follow I-240 to Exit 1A, take ramp onto I-40 W towards Canton/Knoxville.26, then follow directions from Asheville (above).
  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 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 devices are not always accurate in the area. Please use the written directions as you near 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 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 not always accurate in the area. Please use the written directions as you near 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/Check-in - Hotel lobby/Orientation
(Sunday, April 6)
   
 Afternoon: Registration/Check-In Hotel Lobby
 Dinner: Dinner in the dining room buffet style.
 Evening: Orientation
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Three classes--two in the morning and one in the afternoon--with stories and music from the Southern Appalachian region. Entertainment in evening.
(Monday, April 7)

Note: Classes in hotel. Walk around the Lake an option after classes.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Experience the rich tapestry of Southern Appalachian music and stories and their cultural significance. "Authentic voices" in fiction, dram, and poetry. Focus will be on literary and social characteristics of Appalachia with Gary Carden.
 Lunch: Lunch in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: One class with Marilyn McMinn McCredie, whose humor shines through her stories of Appalachian past. You will examine the comparison and contrast of Appalachian folklore and history with contemporary lifestyles. There will be time for a walk around the Lake or trip to nearby Waynesville after class
 Dinner: Dinner in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Evening entertainment
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Three classes//Entertainment
(Tuesday, April 8)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Course 1: Experience the rich tapestry of Southern Appalachian music and stories and their cultural significance. Course 2: Enjoy humor and insight into the mountain culture as well as gain knowledge and wisdom to better understand Appalachia.
 Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: One Course: Continue to examine the comparison and contrast of Appalachian folklore and history with contemporary lifestyles. offering with free time
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Evening Entertainment - Enjoy a delightful evening of entertainment "Traditional Scottish Music"provided by Flora McDonald-Gammon.
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Two classes/Free Time/class
(Wednesday, April 9)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Course 1: Gain a new appreciation and understanding of the Scots-Irish heritage and traditions through the history and literature of the ballads, folk songs and Jack Tales. Course 2: Be entertained by a delightful storyteller.
 Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: Free time from after lunch to explore the area. Asheville, Cherokee, Blue Ridge Parkway and parts of Great Smoky Mountain National Park within easy driving distance.
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Class Origins and Future of Appalachian Culture with Marilyn McMinn McCredie
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Three classes//Entertainment
(Thursday, April 10)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style.
 Morning: Course 1: Gain a new appreciation and understanding of the Scots-Irish heritage and traditions through the history and literature of the ballads, folk songs and Jack Tales. Course 2: Take a look at historical characteristics of the mountain people from the personal experience of the lecturer to better understand Appalachia.
 Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: One class offering - Uses of Folklore in a Modern Society
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Evening Entertainment -- First American Freeman Owle of the Cherokee Nation
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Two classes/ Check Out
(Friday, April 11)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Course 1: Wrap up of our look at the rich tapestry of Southern Appalachian music, stories, and their cultural significance. Course 2: Conclude course by 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. Check out of room by 11:00 a.m. before class or during break.
 Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room, buffet style.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Lake Junaluska, NC Lake Junaluska and surrounding areas
On the grounds: Fitness Center located on the Lake grounds a short walk from the hotel; 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; Junaluska Library; World Methodist Museum; Susanna Wesley Gardens. Nearby places of interest: Downtown Waynesville with many unique shops; Asheville; Biltmore House in Asheville; Blue Ridge Parkway; Cherokee Indian Reservation; Dillsboro, Maggie Valley, Smoky Mountain National Park. For additional information, visit www.lakejunaluska.com
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.

Suggested Reading List


Folklore Matters


Author: Alan Dundes


Mason Jars in the Flood


Author: Gary Carden


Description: Mason Jars in the Flood. This book was awarded the Appalachian Writers Association award for the Best Book of the Year. Request a copy from Gary Carden 236 Cherry Street Sylva, N. C. 28779 Email for Gary Carden is gcarden498@aol.com



Outlander


Author: Gary Carden


Description: Outlander - This is a play about the creation of the Great Smokies Park and Horace Kephart. Request a copy from Gary Carden 236 Cherry Street Sylva, N. C. 28779 Email for Gary Carden is gcarden498@aol.com





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