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2019 Road Scholar Program

Adventures in Lifelong Learning

March 24–December 13, 2019Adult
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.

 

2019 Programs Weeks

Montreat Conference Center is offering programs the following weeks in 2019:

March 24-29

  • Agatha Christie, Classic Film Mysteries, The Legacy of Sherlock Holmes, #22387
  • Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living, #22381
  • The Legacy of the Scots-Irish: Historical Migration to Cultural Inspiration, #20141
  • The Interpretation of Dreams, #23449

March 31-April 5

  • Five Pillars in Five Days: An Introduction to Islam, #17994
  • The Beautiful and the Powerful of the Italian Renaissance, #22994
  • Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living, #22381
  • Class is in Session: Churchill, King Arthur and the Victorian Era, #23034

April 4-April 7

  • All About Orchids: the ABC’s of Orchid Growing, #23127

April 28-May 3

  • Biltmore and Beyond: The Wonders of Western North Carolina, #18073
  • Digital Photography in the Blue Ridge Mountains: Capture Your Masterpiece, #20140
  • The Art of Working Clay by Hand, #21934
  • A Novel Adventure: Jane Austen’s World and Writings, #23448

May 12-17

  • Mountain Wildflowers and Forest Ecology in Appalachia, #8999

May 19-24

  • The History of Trains and Customs of the Southern Appalachia, #16093
  • A Gardener’s Delight: The Private and Public Landscapes of Asheville, #21968
  • Piano Classics to Show Tunes, Dancers of the Silver Screen, Broadway Sing Along, #20980
  • The Life and Works of C.S. Lewis: Inspiration, Belief and the Power of Language, #21023
  • Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living, #22381

May 26-31

  • A Gardener’s Delight: The Private and Public Landscapes of Asheville, #21968
  • Spirits of Appalachia: Craft Beer, Vineyards & Moonshine Legends, #21860
  • Curtain Up! Broadway Musicals in the ‘Land of the Sky’, #22396

August 4-9

  • A Gardener’s Delight: The Private and Public Landscapes of Asheville, #21968
  • The Art of Working Clay by Hand, #21934
  • Curtain Up! Broadway Musicals in the ‘Land of the Sky’, #22396
  • An Introduction to the Lap Dulcimer, #23126
  • The Interpretation of Dreams,#23449
  • Merlin’s Lost Years: A Magical Adventure with Your Grandchild, #21828

August 11-16

  • America’s Economic Restraints, Foreign Policy and Folk Music, #20979
  • Mountain Wildflowers and Forest Ecology in Appalachia, #8999
  • Biltmore and Beyond: The Wonders of Western North Carolina, #18073
  • Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living, #22381
  • The Life and Works of C.S. Lewis: Inspiration, Belief and the Power of Language, #21023
  • Piano Classics to Show Tunes, Dancers of the Silver Screen, Broadway Sing Along, #20980

August 18-23

  • The Art of Working Clay by Hand, #21934

September 8-13

  • The History of Trains and Customs of the Southern Appalachia, #16093
  • A Gardener’s Delight: The Private and Public Landscapes of Asheville, #21968
  • A Novel Adventure: Jane Austen’s World and Writings, #23448
  • Spirits of Appalachia: Craft Beer, Vineyards & Moonshine Legends, #21860

September 29-October 4

  • America’s Economic Restraints, Foreign Policy and Folk Music, #20979
  • Whatever the Weather, Meteorology in the Blue Ridge, #22097
  • Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living, #22381
  • Biltmore and Beyond: The Wonders of Western North Carolina, #18073
  • A Gardener’s Delight: The Private and Public Landscapes of Asheville, #21968

October 13-18

  • Biltmore and Beyond: The Wonders of Western North Carolina, #18073
  • Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living, #22381
  • The Interpretation of Dreams, #23449
  • Agatha Christie, Classic Film Mysteries, The Legacy of Sherlock Holmes, #22387

October 20-25

  • Digital Photography in the Blue Ridge Mountains: Capture Your Masterpiece, #20140

October 27-November 1

  • Whatever the Weather, Meteorology in the Blue Ridge, #22097
  • The Beautiful and the Powerful of the Italian Renaissance, #22994
  • Agatha Christie, Classic Film Mysteries, The Legacy of Sherlock Holmes, #22387
  • Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living, #22381

November 10-15

  • Five Pillars in Five Days: An Introduction to Islam, #17994
  • The Legacy of the Scots-Irish: Historical Migration to Cultural Inspiration, #20141
  • Class is in Session: Churchill, King Arthur and the Victorian Era, #23034

December 1-6

  • Biltmore Estate’s Victorian Splendor and an Appalachian Mountain Christmas, #10345
  • Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living, #22381
  • An Introduction to the Lap Dulcimer, #23126

December 8-13

  • Biltmore Estate’s Victorian Splendor and an Appalachian Mountain Christmas, #10345
  • Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living, #22381

December 15-20

  • Biltmore Estate’s Victorian Splendor and an Appalachian Mountain Christmas, #10345

Connect to Road Scholar’s website to view the entire Montreat collection and to register for a program.

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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NOTICE: In accordance with North Carolina Governor Cooper's executive order, all Montreat Conference Center recreation facilities will be closed to the public until Wednesday, April 29, 2020. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • all Montreat Trails
  • Robert Lake Park and park pavilion
  • Welch Field
  • Moore Center Field
  • Dowd Green
  • Patricia Cornwell Tennis Center
Please note that there are NO public restrooms open in Montreat at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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