21340
Lake Junaluska
Celtic Culture and Mountain Folklore in Southern Appalachia
Through music, art, storytelling and more, discover the rich, lively culture of the Celtic people. Learn about their journey to Southern Appalachia and their influence on the region.
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Program No. 21340RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Lake Junaluska, NC
D
Lambuth Inn

Activity note: Hotel check-in from 3:00pm

Afternoon: Program Registration: after you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table in the hotel lobby to register with the program staff & get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last minute changes, & to learn when & where the Orientation session will take place. If your arrival is delayed, please ask for your packet when you check in

Dinner: In the hotel dining room, we will have a dinner buffet, plus coffee, tea (unsweetened/sweetened), lemonade, milk, water.

Evening: Orientation; Te Group leader will greet everyone with a warm welcome & lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule & any changes, discuss roles & responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, & answer any questions you may have. All lectures will by lead by local experts in our meeting room in the Lambuth Inn. Transportation will by provided by 15 person vans. Free time is reserved for your personal independent exploration. Evenings at leisure offer opportunities to make the program more meaningful and memorable through personal independent exploration, engaging in available activities on your own, or simply relaxing and making new friends among participants. The Group leader will always be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, & indicated distances or times may be changed due to local conditions/circumstances. In the event of changes we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

DAY
2
Morning and afternoon courses with evening entertainment.
Lake Junaluska, NC
B,L,D
Lambuth Inn

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room we will have a variety of items from scrambled eggs to seasonal fruit, plus coffee, tea, juice & water.

Morning: Course one: local expert will introduce our course on Celts, tracing their history as a distinct people through their migrations to western Europe, the near East, into Ireland & the British isles. Although the northern United States has a healthy population of Scottish-Americans, the majority of those claiming Scottish descent reside in Southern states such as North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Kentucky & Tennessee. Learn how these pioneers came to this region & influenced its culture & economy. after a short break we will be introduced to Scottish immigrants who came to America & settlers of the British Isles.

Lunch: In the hotel dining room enjoy a buffet featuring chef's choice of 2 entrées, vegetables, salad bar, your choice of lemonade, coffee, tea, hot or iced, sweet or unsweetened, & water.

Afternoon: Final class of the day, experience the rich tapestry of Southern Appalachian music, & stories, & their cultural significance.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dining Room

Evening: Enjoy a boat ride or trolley tour learning the history of Lake Junaluska

DAY
3
Celtic beliefs & values in arts
Lake Junaluska, NC
B,L,D
Lambuth Inn

Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room

Morning: Course one: Our courses continue as we learn more about Celtic culture, history & literature, as well as the rich oral storytelling tradition of these people & the fascinating insight their stories reveal. We'll hear stories form the ancient Ulster Cycle & some of the adventures of Finn McCool. After a short break we will continue with our Second Course: The Scots-Irish, - their language, culture & religion, & early Scottish history.

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room

Afternoon: Our third Course of the day examines the comparison & contrast of Appalachian folklore with contemporary lifestyles.

Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room

Evening: Enjoy an evening of entertainment by a local artist

DAY
4
Celtic culture & traditions & a free afternoon
Lake Junaluska, NC
B,L,D
Lambuth Inn

Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room

Morning: Course One: We will consider the Celtic belief & value system that is so visibly portrayed in the unique early decorative Celtic art seen on pottery, jewelry, & weaponry, & in the beautiful & intricate illuminated manuscripts & magnificent Celtic crosses or the Christian era. Our Second Course concerns basic Scottish history to the Plantation.

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room

Afternoon: Free Afternoon to explore the area.

Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room

Evening: Third Course: Be mesmerized by a veteran story teller as she describes uses of Folklore in modern society.

DAY
5
Morning and afternoon courses with evening entertainement.
Lake Junaluska, NC
B,L,D
Lambuth Inn

Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room

Morning: Our first lecture describes how the heart & soul of the Celtic people are so deeply reflected in the lovely, plaintive airs, lively jigs & reels, & the heart wrenching cries of despair& anguish in their music. as we listen to & sing selected Celtic songs, we'll see how the so powerfully reflect the life, culture, & history of the Celtic people. Our Second Course deals with emigration to Ulster & to America.

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room

Afternoon: Our Third Class is a conclusion of uses of folklore in modern society.

Dinner: At the hotel we will have a farewell buffet banquet, sharing experiences form this week's program as well as others you may have previously enjoyed.

Evening: Enjoy an evening performance with a local entertainer.

DAY
6
Program concludes
Lake Junaluska, NC
B,L

Activity note: Hotel check-out by 11:00am

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room

Morning: Our closing look at Celtic culture focuses on Celtic Christianity, & the powerful role it played in the development of monasticism & evangelism in the 4th, 5th & 6th centuries B.C.E. learn about the life of St. Patrick, St. Columba, & others along with insights into development of the Celtic church & its belief system. Our Final Class covers indenture, settlement in the colonies through the American Revolution.

Lunch: In the Dining Room. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy all your Road Scholar learning adventures & look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. We encourage you to join our Facebook page & share photos of your program. visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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