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The Hobbit, part 3

Since ALEP 2.5 and 2.75, The Hobbit part 1 & 2, was so well received by all, with Shaker Village who went out of their way for us, the theater at Brannon’s Crossing treating us like royals and the wee lads and lasses who came to Joseph-Beth Booksellers for the readings on Saturday…. Well, dare I say, “play it again, Sam” yet again?  Let’s have ALEP 3.1, as it were, and do it all again this December 19-21.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Arrival at Shaker Village

Group dinning at the group’s choosing (not a planned dinner at the Village)

If dining at the Village, you will need to call and make your own reservations.

Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

 Shaker Buffet Breakfast, 8:00am

Hitting up Denny’s one more time?

Going to Brannon’s Crossing for an afternoon showing of the movie

Pot Luck Style: Snacks & Finger Foods (nothing needing utensils)

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Shaker Buffet Breakfast, 8:00

Departures (pry-bar may be required)


Attendees are required to make their reservations through Ann Voris of The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill directly at 1-800-734-5611 extension 1548 or at 1-859-734-1548 and mention you are with the ALEP group. You will not be able to reserve through the Inn at Shaker Village as the East Family Dwelling has been reserved for us.  For this event, we do ask that you book your room in this building as long as there are beds available.  Rooms will be assigned on a first come-first served basis. Attendees age 16 and under room for free if staying in the same room as their parents.
Should you wish to extend your stay beyond the Friday night to Sunday morning you will be able to do so with no problem, I’m sure. We strongly suggest to reserve early in that case as the rooms are blocked off for us only during the Friday night through Sunday morning period, so room space may fill up with other guests not related to the ALEP family.



Oh yeah, what’s a gathering without food!?  Most thus far have opted to dine off site, so there will not be a planed group dinner at the Village on Friday night.
And since several of us will partake of the Shaker Breakfast Buffet, you can go ahead and chime in for either or both.  It is easier for us to get in and out as a group with this all taken care of ahead of time. Of course, you are free to dine when/where you desire if you choose not to dine with the group.

Since we will be in Lexington for the movie, we were thinking of possibly hitting Denny’s one last time for either lunch before the movie or dinner after.  If you are not interested in going to Lexington/Denny’s, then you can just join the group at Brannon’s Crossing for the movie.

After the movie, everyone is free to dine out or if you think you could be back in time for dinner at the Village (which you would be on your own for that meal).  We can still have our late night pot luck/snacks Saturday evening as we relax, chat and fellowship.  There will be a space you can state whether you will bring something or be willing to throw into the kitty for other foods/drinks.

Any other meals you are on your own, take this time to explore Harrodsburg.


Notifications and Cancellations

Our refund policy is as follows:
If you should cancel for any reason you will be refunded the full amount you have paid to date less any processing fees up until December 10, 2014, after which a refund will not be possible as most expenses are prepaid.

If the event is cancelled for any reason you will be given a full refund up toDecember 10, 2014. Should the event be cancelled after this date only a partial refund will be possible subject to the costs that will have been assumed at that time.


Mini Registration

Time left to register for the Hobbit Movie Weekend:

December 5, 2014

Payment MUST be in hand before 12/10/2014 at which time tickets will be purchased for those paid.


K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Sam)  Yes, and why not?  For this smaller event, just one from your household needs but to register and just select how many are coming with you.  By registering ahead of time will help me plan group events, then a little later when I can lock down prices I’ll email each of you a simple invoice.

First Name
Last Name
Street Address
State or Province
Zip or Postal Code
Primary Phone
Movie Ticket
Sat. Breakfast Buffet
Sun. Breakfast Buffet
Pot Luck Party
Donating to the pot:



If using PayPal/Credit Cards there will be a 3% processing fee.

If paying by Check or Money Order (suggested method), make it out to ALEP and mail to:

1642 Perryville Rd.
Harrodsburg, KY 40330-9609

Please indicate preferred method of payment and payment options:


20 Responses

  1. admin

    Oh Crap!! So close to ALEP 3, will anyone want to come back to the shire soooo soon??

    January 23, 2014 at 3:21 pm

  2. Bernadette Barnes

    You know that I will find a way, dearest Mr. Baggins!

    February 10, 2014 at 5:35 pm

  3. Amy Johnson

    I am so going! Just let me know when the official registration comes up here, and I will fill out whatever is necessary.

    June 18, 2014 at 8:37 am

  4. Sharon Mitchell

    Yall have brought me over to the Dark Side. I wouldn’t want to see the premiere with any other group!

    August 7, 2014 at 11:16 am

  5. Kathy Johnson


    I would love to meet you all!

    Do you include include stray Tolkien folk?

    August 8, 2014 at 3:05 pm

  6. Sharon Ashe

    And when, Master Baggins, sir, will this be out of the planning stages and where we can start making reservations, etc?!?

    Excited Hobbits want to know!!!

    August 21, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    • admin

      when ALEP 3 has been wrapped.

      August 25, 2014 at 8:51 pm

  7. Tom Wuellette

    I talked with Ann last week and have my usual room reserved for Thursday thru Sunday.
    Mr Baggins, what about a group dinner again Saturday evening like last time?

    September 10, 2014 at 11:06 am

    • admin

      I’m working on that. Most of what we did last time.

      September 10, 2014 at 11:18 am

      • Tom Wuellette

        Excellant! You’ve earned another term in office!!

        September 10, 2014 at 10:50 pm

  8. Jean M. Dewey

    Well, that will make my Xmas wish list easier again. Mommy – can I have an airline ticket for Christmas… again??? LOL! Count me in!

    September 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm

  9. Julie A. Siefke

    Wouldn’t miss it, Mr. Baggins. (Oh, crap! Now I have to find something to wear. Oh well, off to the ragbag…)

    September 29, 2014 at 9:08 pm

  10. Lee Shamblin

    BRING IT ON!!!

    SWMBO and I will both be coming to the film and the Village

    October 1, 2014 at 12:13 pm

  11. Y M Rivadeneira

    I will do my utmost to be there. I think Bonnie will be reserving our room. I gotta come back for this.

    Please keep me posted on the next step, and I will work on making sure that I will, in fact, achieve the utmost.

    October 1, 2014 at 12:44 pm

  12. Christine Krebs

    I am definitely coming! Seeing the film with a party of Hobbits, Dwarves, Elves & Men will make a great graduation party!

    October 1, 2014 at 5:44 pm

  13. Judy Mitchell

    I’m going to really try to make it this time! got a room all set.

    October 2, 2014 at 2:12 pm

  14. Kristen North

    I’m coming! This sounds JUST so awesome… a perfect end to the school year for me.

    October 4, 2014 at 10:07 am

  15. So commenting here equals “mini registration?”

    Yvette and I have a room reserved. :)

    October 7, 2014 at 6:31 am

  16. Judy Mitchell

    I registered earlier, I’ll send you a check.

    November 3, 2014 at 4:22 pm

  17. Deb McIntyre

    I just ordered 3 tickets for the movie. Can’t join in the rest of the fun, but we MCINTYRES! will be there!

    Tim, the check will be in the mail tomorrow. :)

    December 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm

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