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2020 Road Scholar Programs

Adventures in Lifelong Learning

March 15–December 18, 2020Adult
A Montreat Conference Center event

In western North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Mountains are defined by deep valleys and long, forested ridges. Montreat Conference Center rests within a narrow valley as an idyllic getaway to the quiet atmosphere and natural beauty of Appalachia. In thousands of acres of dedicated wilderness, discover an exciting and diverse array of topics from Road Scholar’s renowned experts in the classroom and out in the field.

Please see below for program dates and accommodations for the Road Scholar programs at Montreat, or download our 2020 Road Scholar offerings.

Program Weeks

2020 Program Dates at Montreat

Montreat Conference Center is offering programs the following weeks in 2020:

March 15-20
An Introduction to the Lap Dulcimer, #23126
The Interpretation of Dreams, #23449
Beginning and Intermediate Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living, #22381
Class Is In Session: Churchill, King Arthur, and the Victorian Era, #23034

March 22-27
Agatha Christie, Classic Film Mysteries, The Legacy of Sherlock Holmes, #22387
Ever-Changing America: Politics, Foreign Policy, and Music, #20979
The History of Trains and Customs of the Southern Appalachians, #16093
Portraits of Civilizations: Nation Painting, #23834
Beginning and Intermediate Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living (Beginner's program), #23834

March 29-April 3
The Beautiful and the Powerful of the Italian Renaissance, #22994
The Art of Working Clay by Hand, #21934
Five Pillars in Five Days: Islam, #17994
A Novel Adventure: Jane Austen's World and Writings, #23448
Advanced Yoga at Montreat, #23693

April 1-5
All About Orchids: The ABCs of Orchid Growing, #23127

April 12-17
Beginning and Intermediate Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living (Intermediate), #22381
Poetry in Motion: Hiking and Prose in Western North Carolina, #23803
Spirits of Appalachia: Craft Beer, Vineyards, and Moonshine Legends #21860
The History of Trains and Customs of the Southern Appalachians, #16093

May 10-15
Digital Photography in the Blue Ridge Mountains: Capture Your Masterpiece, #20140
A Gardener's Delight: The Private and Public Landscapes of Asheville, #21968
Poetry in Motion: Hiking and Prose in Western North Carolina, #23803
The Interpretation of Dreams, #23449
The Life and Works of C.S. Lewis: Inspiration, Belief, and the Power of Language, #21023

May 17-22
Pickleball at Montreat, #23769
Wildflowers, Waterfalls, and Wanderings, #8999
Ever-Changing America: Politics, Foreign Policy, and Music, #20979
The History of Trains and Customs of the Southern Appalachians, #16093
Beginning and Intermediate Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living (Beginner's Program), #22381
The Art of Working Clay by Hand, #21934

May 24-29
Piano Classics to Show Tunes, Dancers of the Silver Screen, Broadway Sing-Along, #20980
A Gardener's Delight: The Private and Public Landscapes of Asheville, #21968
The Blue Ridge Parkway: The Way More Beautiful, #21623
Beginning and Intermediate Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living (Intermediate), #22381

May 31-June 5
Biltmore and Beyond: The Wonders of Western North Carolina, #18073
Curtain Up! Broadway Musicals in the "Land of the Sky", #22396
A Gardener's Delight: The Private and Public Landscapes of Asheville, #21968
Wildflowers, Waterfalls, and Wanderings, #8999
Advanced Yoga at Montreat, #23693

August 9-14
The Art of Working Clay by Hand, #21934
Curtain Up! Broadway Musicals in the "Land of the Sky", #22396
Beginning and Intermediate Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living (Beginner's Program), #22381
Merlin's Lost Years: A Magical Adventure with your Grandchildren, #21828
The Life and Works of C.S. Lewis: Inspiration, Belief, and the Power of Language, #21023

August 16-21
Merlin's Lost Years: A Magical Adventure with your Grandchildren, #21828

August 23-28
Biltmore and Beyond: The Wonders of Western North Carolina, #18072
Spirits of Appalachia: Craft Beer, Vineyards, and Moonshine Legends, #21860
Poetry in Motion: Hiking and Prose in Western North Carolina, #23803

September 13-18
Beer City USA, #23868
A Gardener's Delight: The Private and Public Landscapes of Asheville, #21968
The History of Trains and Customs of the Southern Appalachians, #16093
Wildflowers, Waterfalls, Wanderings, #8999

September 27-October 2
Biltmore and Beyond: The Wonders of Western North Carolina, #18073
A Gardener's Delight: The Private and Public Landscapes of Asheville, #21968
Pickleball at Montreat, #23769
Whatever the Weather: Meteorology in the Blue Ridge, #22097
Advanced Yoga at Montreat, #23693
Portraits of Civilizations: Nation Painting

October 4-9
Agatha Christie, Classic Film Mysteries, The Legacy of Sherlock Holmes, #22387
Five Pillars in Five Days: An Introduction to Islam, #17994
The Beautiful and the Powerful of the Italian Renaissance, #22994
Pickleball (Advanced), #23769
The Blue Ridge Parkway: The Way More Beautiful, #21623
Beginning and Intermediate Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living (Beginner's Program), #22381

October 25-30
Digital Photography in the Blue Ridge Mountains: Capture Your Masterpiece, #20140
A Novel Adventure: Jane Austen's World and Writings, #23448
The Interpretation of Dreams, #23449
Whatever the Weather: Meteorology in the Blue Ridge, #22097
Beer City USA, #23868

November 1-6
Agatha Christie, Classic Film Mysteries, The Legacy of Sherlock Holmes, #22387
Advanced Yoga at Montreat, #23693
Legacy of Scots-Irish: Historical Migration to Cultural Inspiration, #20141
The Interpretation of Dreams, #23449

November 8-13
An Introduction to the Lap Dulcimer, #23126
Beginning and Intermediate Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living (Beginner's Program), #22381
Class Is In Session: Churchill, King Arthur, and the Victorian Era, #23034

November 29-December 4
Biltmore Estate's Victorian Splendor and an Appalachian Mountain Christmas, #10345
'Tis the Season: A Mountain Christmas Discovery in Western NC, #23801
Learning to Play the Lap Dulcimer, #23126

December 6-11
Biltmore Estate's Victorian Splendor and an Appalachian Christmas, #10345
'Tis the Season: A Mountain Christmas Discovery in Western NC , #23801

December 13-18
Biltmore Estate's Victorian Splendor and an Appalachian Mountain Christmas, #10345
'Tis the Season: A Mountain Christmas Discovery in Western NC, #23801
Piano Classics to Show Tunes, Dancers of the Silver Screen, Broadway Sing-Along, #20980

Accommodations

Accommodations at Montreat Conference Center in the beautiful Assembly Inn, overlooking Lake Susan, are double occupancy (limited singles with an extra charge) with private baths. The Inn includes spacious lounges, classrooms, and dining facilities. Comprehensive fees include program, housing (double occupancy), meals in the Galax Dining Room in the Assembly Inn, and all field trips.

Commuter options are no longer available for Road Scholar programs.

Service animals are welcome. A service animal is a dog or miniature horse that is trained to do work or perform tasks for, and to assist, an individual with a disability. The ADA requires that service animals be under the control of the handler at all times. The service animal must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered while in public places unless these devices interfere with the service animal's work or the person's disability prevents use of these devices. In that case, the person must still maintain control of the animal. Under control also means that a service animal should not be allowed to bark repeatedly in a quiet place. The handler of the service animal may be asked to remove their service animal from the premises if the animal is out of control and the animal's owner does not take effective action to control it or the animal poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others.

More Information

Visit www.roadscholar.org or call 800.454.5768 toll free for more details on all of the programs offered at Montreat and to register online. Sponsored by Montreat Conference Center, in cooperation with Elderhostel, Inc.

For questions or concerns about accommodations at Montreat, please contact Susan Akduman at susana@montreat.org or call 828.419.9829.

For questions or concerns about the Road Scholar program at Montreat, please contact Tracy Bailey at tracyb@montreat.org or call 828.419.9810.

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