Road Scholar : Home
Plants and Traditional Medicine, Folklore in Modern Society, After the War - Films about Coming Home

Program Number: 21343RJ
Start and End Dates:
3/16/2014 - 3/21/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
Price starting at: $646.00 - 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    


Date Specific Information

3-16-2014

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Coordinated by Intentional Growth Center.



Incredible Edibles and Traditional Medicinals

Join an experienced “wildcrafter” and 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.”



Folklore in Modern Society

Instructor Marilyn McMinn-McCredie will lead you through a program of song, dance and stories that compares and contrasts Appalachian folklore & history with contemporary American lifestyles.



After the War - Films About Coming Home

Join Elizabeth Heffelfinger, associate professor and coordinator of the Motion Picture Studies program at Western Carolina University, in examining and discussing films such as "The Last Flight" and "The Blue Dahlia," dealing with the reintegration of veterans at the conclusion of the World Wars.




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. 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:  Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Meals may be purchased on an individual basis. 1-800-222-4930
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after:  Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Meals may be purchased on an individual basis. 1-800-222-4930
  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 and Orientation
(Sunday, March 16)
   
 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, March 17)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Two courses: Folklore in Modern Society (stories and songs). Discussion about the Appalachian heritage of "Wild crafting", the collecting of native plants, barks, roots, and more 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: Cradle of Courage (Hart 1920). This silent film with William S. Hart, well-known as a hero of westerns, demonstrates that war can have a positive effect on a man’s future.
 Dinner: Dinner served in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Movie
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Morning and afternoon courses.
(Tuesday, March 18)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Course One: Uses of Folklore in a Modern Society. Course Two: 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 offering -- The Last Flight (Dieterle 1931) is a “disillusionment narrative” about World War I soldiers who cannot figure out their future. We will discuss how this kind of narrative is important to World War II films as well. Free time in the afternoon.
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Movie which will be discussed in class tomorrow.
   
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, March 19)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Course One -- Uses of Folklore in a Modern Society. Course two -- 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. (weather permitting)
 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: Class: The Blue Dahlia (Marshall 1946). A film noir that reminded postwar audiences of the transition problems of returning veterans.
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Three classes during the day. Evening banquet followed by local entertainment.
(Thursday, March 20)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Course One: Uses of Folklore in a Modern Society. Course Two: Plants have interesting stories to tell, and this class will feature "Wildflower Folklore" with some appropriate to the October season.
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: One course offering -- Best Years of Our Lives (Wyler 1946). The classic homecoming film follows three servicemen as they adapt to civilian life. The role of women in helping men recover from the effects of war is particularly important to the story. Free time from 3:30-5:30.
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style with special reserved seating set aside.
 Evening: Entertainment
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Two courses: Wrap-up and dismissal following lunch.
(Friday, March 21)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Two of the courses --Uses of Folklore in a Modern Society. 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; Junaluska 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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