Laughing Matters — Oct. 6-8, 2017

Join us for an exciting weekend of events and activities, including keynote speakers Dr. Jessica Floyd (neurology specialist who will speak about the brain benefits of humor and laughter) and Scott Stantis (editorial cartoonist for The Chicago Tribune and USA TODAY and the creator of the comic strip “Prickly City”).

Here is the schedule for the weekend — watch for updates!

Download PDF final schedule with locations


7:30 p.m.         Welcome/Orientation

8 p.m.              Keynote & Conversation – Why Laughter Matters, Jessica Floyd, MD – Neurologist and Memory Expert

9:30 p.m.         Fellowship & Refreshments


7 a.m.              Daybreak Stretch; Yoga with Heather Patton; Tai Chi

8 a.m.              Breakfast

8:45 a.m.         Morning Devotions & Introduction of workshop leaders

9:45 a.m.         Workshop Time #1

11:15 a.m. Workshop Time #2

12:30 p.m.       Lunch

1:30 p.m.         Keynote & Conversation – Equal Opportunity Amusement, Scott Stantis, political cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune and creator of “The Prickly City”

2:30 p.m.         Free Time/Activities

6:30 p.m.         Dinner –  Featuring Food that Improves One’s Mood

7:30 p.m.         Evening Devotions: Story & Song

Entertainment  – “Reasonably Priced Babies” ~ Asheville Improv Troupe

Book Signing, Photo Booth, Campfire, Refreshments – including s’mores


7 a.m.              Daybreak Stretch – Yoga & Tai Chi

8 a.m.              Breakfast

9 a.m.              Wrap Up and Closing Worship

10:30 a.m.       Farewell

Participants may choose to extended their stay with Sunday night lodging and Monday breakfast at Lutheridge. See extended stay details.

Whisnant Chapel

Whisnant Chapel at Lutheridge

The one with a merry heart has a continual feast. ~Proverbs 15:15