Classroom based program. Join us 7:30 - 7:45 for early morning stretches with Martha. Optional walk around Montreat (1 hour of walking on pavement/gravel paths)
Breakfast is served from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. Is breakfast your favorite meal of the day? Then you're in for a treat! Breakfast options change each day, but will incorporate lots of your favorites. Biscuits and gravy, French toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, hash browns, oatmeal (not the packaged kind either), and lots of others. Standard offerings include fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, granola, baked pastries, orange juice (and another juice option). Fresh coffee or hot tea will start your morning off right!
Our early morning course, with George Yates, begins our discussion on America's Foreign Policy. Given the chaotic demands of a rapidly changing world, only some of the pressures that shape a nation’s foreign policy can be proactively controlled. What are those? What cannot be controlled? We'll have a mid-morning break and then come back to class to continue discussing America's Foreign Policy. The ‘golden age’ of American foreign policy was between 1941 and 2000, when America was the world’s predominant leader and the success of its multilateral foreign policy was demonstrated by the failed challenge of the Soviet Union.
Lunch is served from 12:15 - 1:15 in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. Typically, Monday is "soup and sandwich day." Make your own sandwich with a variety of bread and deli meat options. Enjoy a full salad bar and don't forget a light dessert!
During our afternoon course, we will look at American history as depicted on Broadway, starting with the American Revolution (Hamilton, 1776), the Civil War (Shenandoah, The Civil War), the westward expansion (Paint Your Wagon, Oklahoma) World War 1 (Yip Yip Yaphank), the Great Depression (I’d Rather Be Right, Americana), World War II (South Pacific), and the Vietnam War (Hair, Miss Saigon). Around 3:30, there will be an optional Walk Around Montreat (guided tour of grounds) or free time
Dinner, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Assembly Inn Dining Room. Another two entrées to choose from, and lots more good veggies!
Our evening program in Convocation Hall will feature Joshua Messick. Joshua is a North Carolina-based professional hammered dulcimer player, who is inspired by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and diverse sounds from all over the world. The versatile nature of the hammered dulcimer allows Joshua to explore new sounds and different genres. This inspiration is weaved into his music. You will be amazed as Joshua plays World Fusion, New Acoustic, Classical, Folk, and Traditional Holiday Favorites during his performance. After the performance the rest of the evening is at leisure, with optional activities in the lobby of the Inn for fellowship.