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Road Scholar program set

CURRIE -- Shetek Lutheran Ministries, along with Augustana College, will host Road Scholar once again on the shores of Lake Shetek on May 1-6.

Road Scholar, formerly known as Elderhostel, is America's first and the world's largest educational travel organization for adults 55 and older. A non-profit organization, it provides learning adventures to nearly 200,000 older adults each year. Road Scholar offers over 10,000 programs a year in more than 20 countries.

Participants will hear authentic stories of the Buffalo Ridge (coteau) and the surrounding region. There will be field trips to the sacred red quarries at Pipestone National Monument, the End-O-Line Railroad Park and visits to the actual sites associated with the 1862 Dakota Conflict at Lake Shetek.

The group will investigate the Buffalo Ridge wind generators, regional entomology and birds of southwest Minnesota and recount the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. There will be a Comparative Religion session each day and discussion.

Meals and lodging are provided at the Lakota Retreat Center, located on the Shetek Lutheran Ministries campground. Commuter rates are available. Call Shetek Lutheran Ministries for more information at (507) 763-3567 or visit