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FALL SEMESTER 2017, WEDNESDAY MORNINGS
(8 weeks beginning September 27, 2017)

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YOGA for OLDER ADULTS - Debbie Fulmer
Our senior adult yoga is designed for students who cannot or prefer not to lie on the floor. After warm-up activities, we will slowly move from one pose to another paying particular attention not to overstretch our bodies or make ourselves uncomfortable.
9:00 - 9:50...................... Basement Meeting Area

Unraveling the Mysteries of Writing - Debbie Whittemore and Francie Markham
Debbie and Francie will lead this class on the process of writing. It will include instruction on writing techniques, the pre-writing process, analysis of grammar and usage, and employing literary devices in both poetry and prose. There will be an in-class writing each week.
9:00 - 10:50....................... Room B-109

TAI CHI - Robin Anderson
Learn about and experience Tai Chi for relaxation and enhanced health. Tai Chi consists of slow, gentle, turning and stretching movements designed to improve and maintain good balance and circulation. Wear flat shoes and comfortable clothing that allows movement. This class is for both beginning and continuing participants.
9:00 - 9:50.......................Gym

THE ART STUDIO - No Instructor
We will provide the room; you provide the talent! If you are looking for somewhere to paint/draw, share ideas and techniques with fellow artists, then this is the place for you! It is a great way to practice your skills and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Please bring your own supplies-no oils-acrylics and wartercolors, only.
9:00 - 11:50.......................Room B-117

COFFEE and CONVERSATION
Come have a cup of coffee and visit with other members. It's a great way to relax before your next class.
8:30 - 11:00 DINING RM.***

UKULELE 1: Good Foundations - Deb McMurphy
Designed for anyone who has never played the ukulele before or still classifies himself as a beginner.
9:00 - 9:50 .......................Room B-119

UKULELE 2: Good Vibrations - Deb McMurphy
For those students who have already been using Daily Ukulele 365.
10:00 - 11:30.......................Room B-119

*Another Opening, Another Show - Arnold Breman
Retired impresario and author Arnold Breman will take his class on an entertaining and historical tour of American Musical Theater. Through narrative, pictures, and videos of some of the great musicals of the 20th century, such as "Showboat" and "Guys and Dolls," the class is certain to appreciate "There's No Business Like Show Business!"
10:00 - 10:50.......................Room B-114

*Civil War Potpourri - Pat McNeely
Pat will present a collection of fascinating S.C. topics such as Lincoln's S.C. relatives, the burning of the Ursuline Convent in Columbia by Sherman's troops, the assassination of President Lincoln, and the reluctant war correspondent and Poet Laureate Henry Timrod.
10:00-10:50 ........................Room B-116

*The Great North Pole Controversy - Al McNeely
In 1909, Frederick Cook and Robert Peary stepped out of the arctic one week apart, each claiming that he had reached the North Pole. Join Al McNeely for a look at one of history's fascinating controversies that's still being debated today.
10:00-10:50 (Nov. 1, 8, and 15)...Room B-116

TED and Guest Talks - Ann Cox
TED Talks introduce us to powerful ideas from engaging world experts who enlighten us about society and our place in it. We'll become part of the broad international audience riveted by the speakers and discuss a different 18-minute video each week. Mixed in will be compelling talks by guest speakers, TED-style.
10:00-10:50 .........................Room B-120

*Mini Med School - Various Health Professionals
Various health professionals and physicians will inform us about the latest medical techniques in their particular specialties, including ophthalmology, pharmacology, acupuncture, audiology, and memory issues. This class could make a positive difference in your well-being and/or that of a family member.
10:00-10:50........................Room B-118

SharpFit Brain - Marsha Clayman
SharpFit Brain is returning with updated information on how to uncover the secrets of neuroplasticity. Let's learn to enhance the potential of our minds through brain exercises and challenges to improve brain functions. Updated information and key reference materials are from "Optimzing Brain Fitness" lectures of Professor Richard Restak, M.D.
11:00-11:50...........................Room B-116

HANDBELLS - Betty Myers
The handbell class welcomes new members if they can read music. We will present the musical South Pacific at lunchtime the last day of class.
11:00 - 11:50. ......................Room B-125

CLASSIC MOVIES AND GREAT STARS - Marcia Hendrix
Revisit the great films of Hollywood's Golden Age, as well as some current ones. Marcia Hendrix, long-time film buff and former teacher, will lead the discussion.
11:00 - 11:50.......................Room B-120

*Religion in Colonial America - Dr. Jessica Kross
Part of America's story about itself is the religous motivation of its original settlers. Like all creation myths, there is some truth but more complexity in this narrative. This course will explore religion before the American Revolution.
11:00 - 11:50.......................Room B-114

A History of South Carolina - Dr. Warner Montgomery
Join Warner for an entertaining look at several significant historical events, fascinating residents, and the unique culture of our great state.
11:00 - 11:50.......................Room B-118

*Truth of Fiction - Carol McAlpin
Often, our most renowned authors write both fiction and non-fiction: stories that spring from their imaginations and memoirs and personal essays that reflect their actual lives. During the fall session we will read and discuss both genres to note the nuanced similarities between them.
11:00 - 11:50.......................Room B-109

Imagination Station - Joan Knox
Explore creative ways you can use your imagination to make unique works of art in this fun-filled social art class. Absolutely NO art skills needed. Basic art supplies will be provided. All you need to bring is a positive attitude and an open mind. Joan is looking forward to seeing you!
1:15 - 2:15.......................Room B-109

Adventure Travel - Dr. Warner Montgomery
Join Warner as he shares stories, anecdotes, and audiovisuals of some of his many travels.
1:15 - 2:15.......................Room B-118

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THURSDAY ART STUDIO (THURSDAYS)
You will work on your own, sharing tips, tricks and techniques to improve your painting skills. There's plenty of time to paint, get critiques, and have fun. Please bring your own painting supplies.
9:00-Noon .......................B-117

Questions? Call our office at 803 779-4449.
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***********************INVITE A FRIEND!*****************************
Almost every new participant at the Shepherd's Center comes through the recommendation of the program by a friend or neighbor. If you know someone who would enjoy our program, please let the office staff know the person's name and address and we will gladly mail him/her a copy of our brochure.
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