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America Sings; Soldiers of the Civil War; Boogeymen, Witches and Mountain Haints

Program Number: 21342RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/12/2014 - 10/17/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
Price starting at: $665.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt    

Coordinated by Intentional Growth Center.



America Sings

Take a delightful journey through our American popular music. Beginning with the Psalm singing of the Pilgrims, we’ll explore the folk music tradition, the Black musical experience, minstrels, Stephen Foster, Vaudeville, and early musical theater.



The Civil War: Life of the Common Soldier

Examine local reaction to the War as we discuss equipment, camp life, the Cherokee Legion, Stoneman's raid, the surrender of Waynesville, Kirk's raid and other local events.



Boogeymen, 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.




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
Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.
Meals and Lodgings
   Lambuth Inn
  Lake Junaluska, NC 5 nights
 Lambuth Inn
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: 55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
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). Computer in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Individual 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 and tea. Drink and snack machines, classroom and dining room on first floor. Ice and drink machines located near elevator on each guest floor.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: call for rates Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: call for rates 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 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 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: 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 - Welcome!
(Sunday, October 12)
   
 Afternoon: Registration/Check-In Hotel Lobby
 Dinner: Dinner in the dining room buffet style.
 Evening: Orientation
   
Accommodations: Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Three courses during morning and afternoon. Enjoy learning the history of Lake Junaluska in the evening.
(Monday, October 13)

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



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Course one: The Civil War: Life of the Common Soldier. Course two: The focus of our week will be the development of distinctly American popular song, as distinguished from the European cultured tradition. The roots of this development came from two sources, English folk song and sacred hymnody, both of which flourished throughout Colonial America for the first 150 years of our history. Our first day’s survey will explore popular folk songs of this era, the development of the shaped note tradition, William Billings, the “Father of American Choral Music” and the importance of popular song through the Revolutionary period.
 Lunch: Lunch in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: The boogeyman. A need to be afraid?
 Dinner: Dinner in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Enjoy a trolley ride tour learning about the history of Lake Junaluska.
   
Accommodations: Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Three classes//Entertainment
(Tuesday, October 14)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Course 1: Militarily examine Cherokee Legion and Stoneman's raid. Course 2: We begin to see the beginnings of commercial popular song with the development of the Minstrel Show and some of its star performers and composers. A look into the life and times of Stephen Foster brings to light the importance of his contribution to our body of American song.
 Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: One Course: Experience Witches and Wise Women through stories of this “Mountain Woman” - consider truth and misconceptions about witches.
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Evening movie
   
Accommodations: Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Two classes/Free Time/class
(Wednesday, October 15)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Course 1: Analyze the surrender of Waynesville and Kirk's raid along with other local events. Course 2: Folk Song continues in voice and heart through much of our expanding country during the Gold Rush, and as a powerful, emotional expression throughout the Civil War. The voices and musical gifts of African Americans are heard through the discovery, collection and performances of the Negro Spirituals. Commercial music publishing companies and commercial song writers begin to thrive and take the spotlight.
 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: Travel through time with Marilyn’s stories of growing up in the mountains of Southern Appalachia and walk with the ghosts and haints.
   
Accommodations: Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Three classes//Entertainment
(Thursday, October 16)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style.
 Morning: Course 1: Civil War soldier equipment and camp life discussed and demonstrated. Course 2: As the Minstrel Show declines in popularity, Variety Shows, Circuses and Vaudeville come into their own to fill the demand for popular entertainment and song. The music publishing industry continues to flourish and begins to center in New York City, contributing to the success of headliners and stars of Vaudeville and early musical theater. The popularity of Barbershop singing helps disperse popular song throughout homes and communities during the Gay 90’s and into the new century.
 Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: One class offering - Enjoy the artful storytelling of ghost stories steeped in the local culture. Our instructor will entice you into her mountain ways with her earthy humor and have you begging for more.
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Evening Entertainment
   
Accommodations: Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Two classes/ Check Out
(Friday, October 17)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Course 1: Conclude our session on the Life of the Common Soldier. Course 2: “That piano sounds like a tin pan,” an observation that gave the New York music publishing business its name “Tin Pan Alley,” aptly describes the sounds and activity in uptown 28th street in the early 1900’s. Many of the ballads, minority songs and love songs of this era are still in our hearts and voices. The pivotal figure of Irving Berlin will take us up through the popular music of World War I.
 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 (minimal fee) 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; 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.


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