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Center for Lifelong Learning
121 South Marion Street
Athens, AL 35611
Phone: (256) 233-8260
Fax: (256) 233-8269
Email: cll@athens.edu

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Academic Traveler

Academic Traveler
Wine and Cheese Tour

Aug 5, 2014
Belle Chevre & Arrington Vineyards

Visitors to Belle Chevre’s creamery in the heart of Elkmont will take a guided tour and learn the ins and outs of how America’s best goat cheese is made. Lunch is provided at Belle Chevre’s.

Then, on to Arrington Vineyards. The Vineyard is located among the beautiful hills in Arrington, TN. Join us for a tour of the grapes and the wine process. Wine tastings are on your own.

Leaving at 9:30am.
Make your reservations now.
Full payment due July 3.

Instructor: TBA
Time: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Fee: $65


Academic Traveler
Elvis, the early years

Aug 18, 2014
Hearts will flutter and hips will shake when Elvis Presley returns to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival on Monday, August 18. Scot Bruce is Elvis.

Rates are per person, double occupancy and include round-trip transportation, lodging, tips, and tickets to the production. Meals are on your own.

Tentative Itinerary
8:00-8:30 Gather at the Center for Lifelong Learning
The bus will leave promptly at 8:30 am
Travel time is three hours.

On arrival in Montgomery, the group will eat lunch at a local restaurant and check into the hotel, followed by a tour of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. After a short rest, the group will dine at a local restaurant and see the evening production of Elvis, the early years.

Lodging at the Courtyard Marriott
Courtyard Cafe serves American cuisine, casual dress; breakfast prices range from 8.95 to 10.95

Make your reservations today. Must be paid in full by Jul 7.

Instructor: TBA
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Fee: $179


Academic Traveler
Upcoming Travels

Aug 31, 2014
The Academic Traveler program is funded by participant fees. In order to hold the event, we must have a certain number of travelers enrolled and all fees must be paid by the deadline. Please make your reservation early.

Center for Lifelong Learning is located at 121 South Marion Street on the east side of the Courthouse Square in Athens, Alabama. You can call 256-233-8260 or email us at CLL@athens.edu. Watch this webpage for more information as it becomes available.

October 9, 2014
Moundville Native American Festival, $69

November 7, 2014
Fun Time Shopping Excursion, Birmingham, $55

December 2, 2014
Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN, $55

March 23-27, 2015
Savannah, Jekyll Island, & Beaufort, SC, $465

April 5-15, 2015
Greece: Journeys of Paul

April 2015
Annual Blooming Festival, Cullman

May 2015
To Kill a Mockingbird, Monroeville

June 2015
Helen Keller Festival, Tuscumbia

July 2015
WC Handy Festival, Florence

Sept 2015
Graceland, Beale St, Sun Studios, Memphis, TN

Oct 2015
Mystery Tour

Nov 2015
Israel: A Biblical Journey

April 2016
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA

Instructor: TBA
Fee: $


Academic Traveler
Moundville Native American Festival

Oct 9, 2014
Repeatedly named one of Alabama’s Top 20 Tourism Events, the Moundville Native American Festival has performers, artists, craftspeople and tradition bearers entertain and educate visitors about the rich culture and heritage that makes Southeastern Indians unique. Native Americans and other experts demonstrate many arts, crafts and technologies during the entire festival.

Rates are per person and include round-trip transportation, entry fees, and tips. Meals are on your own.

Leaving at 9:00 am.
Reserve by Aug 20. Must be paid in full by Sept 2.

Instructor: TBA
Time: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Fee: $69


Academic Traveler
Shopping Excursion

Nov 7, 2014
Birmingham, Alabama
Get your Christmas shopping done early. Visit two consignment shops, then on to the Summit for lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and more shopping. We will stop by Whole Foods on the way home.

Rates are per person and include round-trip transportation, entry fees, and tips. Meals are on your own.

Leaving at 9:30 am.
Reserve by Sept 2.
Must be paid in full by Sept 30.

Instructor: TBA
Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Fee: $55


Academic Traveler
Celebrate the Season

Dec 2, 2014
Gaylord Opryland Resort
Nashville, Tennessee
There is no better way to celebrate the season than a trip to the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. Join CLL as we travel to Nashville for an afternoon of fun and shopping.

Rates are per person and include round-trip transportation, entry fees, and tips. Meals are on your own.

Leaving at 9:30 am.
Reserve by Oct 30.
Must be paid in full by Nov 6.

Instructor: TBA
Time: 9:30am - 9:30pm
Fee: $55


Academic Traveler
Greece - The Journeys of Paul

Apr 5, 2015
11 days, 20 meals provided
April 5, 2015

Visit two monasteries in Meteora and learn about the devote lifestyle of the monks. Explore ancient Corinth on a guided tour, featuring Agora and the Bema, where Paul was brought before the tribunal. Join local experts exploring the monument of ancient Athens, including the Acropolis.

Includes Athens, 3-night cruise of Mykonos, Ephesus, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Meteora, Delphi, Acropolis.

Rates are per person, double occupancy and include land, round-trip air, tax and fuel charges.
Passport required. Dr. Ron Fritze is ASU faculty leader.

Instructor: Ron Fritze
Fee: $


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