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SPRING SEMESTER 2017, WEDNESDAY MORNINGS
(9 weeks beginning April 5, 2017)

* Indicates new class


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

*WRITING: THE BASICS OF THE CRAFT - Debbie Whittemore and Francie Markham
This class will include a concentration on grammar usage, editing your writing, the modern publishing world and entering writing contests. Also, we will have guest authors and will allocate class writing/editing time. We welcome former and new writers.  Join us for this 2 hour block or either 1 hour block.
9:00 - 10:50....................... Room 1-312

*PLAYING CHESS - No Instructor
We'll provide the room and the tables if you provide the chess sets.
9:00 - 10:50.......................Room 1-318

CONTINUING TAI CHI - Robin Anderson
Continue to experience Tai Chi for relaxation and enhanced health, improving your mobility, flexibility, and balance. Wear flat shoes and comfortable clothing that allows movement. BEGINNER TAI CHI PARTICIPANTS ARE ALSO WELCOME TO ATTEND THE CLASS IF IT BETTER SUITS YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE.
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-114

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
This class is for those who have already taken the beginner class and need more practice with the basic chords. IT IS NOT OPEN TO NEW PARTICIPANTS AT THIS TIME.
9:00 - 9:50 .......................Room B-117

NOVICE DULCIMERS - Sharon Mackintosh
Sharon instructs both the CONTINUING BEGINNER and NOVICE classes. As a CONTINUING BEGINNER you will continue learning the basics started in the Fall and Winter semesters including an emphasis on strumming, fretting, and learning basic chords to play a variety of simple tunes. As a NOVICE, who has been playing the dulcimer for more than a year, you will continue honing your skills learning to play more advanced pieces on the only truly original musical instrument developed in America!
9:00 - 9:50(NOVICE) 10:00 - 10:50.......................Room 1-316

*FICTIONAL TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD - Carol McAlpin
During the Spring session we will travel to several continents and even to places within our own country through a collection of very diverse stories. A story is handed out each week and discussed the next. If you enjoy reading and sharing what you read, please join us.
9:00 - 9:50.......................Room 1-301

UKULELE 2: Good Vibrations - Deb McMurphy
This class is for "advanced beginners" and "early intermediates" who already know the 3 basic chords for keys C, D, G, and F. The participants in this extended class will have additional time to learn and practice more advanced techniques.
10:00 - 11:30.......................Room B-117

PLAYING MAH-JONG - No Instructor
We'll provide the room and the tables if you provide the game tiles.
10:00 - 11-50.......................Room B-108

BEGINNING 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. You will learn a short set of Tai Chi movements, along with exercises that improve mobility, flexibility, and balance. Wear flat shoes and comfortable clothing that allows movement. CONTINUING TAI CHI PARTICIPANTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CLASS IF IT BETTER SUITS YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE.
10:00 - 10:50.......................Gym

DIABETES PREVENTION - Linda Fiegel and Helen Rigby
Have you been told by your doctor that you are pre-diabetic? Or do you suspect you are? This grant funded research project by the National Diabetes Prevention Program started a second year-long program in January in conjunction with the TRUMC Shepherd's Center. Led by RNs Linda Fiegel and Helen Rigby, there are 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly sessions after that for a total of a year long program. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT FOR PEOPLE ALREADY DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETES. The goal is prevention and will include periodic incentives.
10:00 - 10:50.......................Room B-125

*SELECTED TOPICS IN BOTANY - John Logue
Plants provide the food we eat, the oxygen we breathe and contribute to many of the physical features and processes that constitute the environment. The course will consist of a series of presentations and directed discussions designed to illustrate these assertions. In the process, we will cover issues pertinent to gardening and plant care.
9:00 - 9:50.......................Room 1-317

*NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY AND CULTURE - Carolee Brandt
Who was Gluskap and what wisdom did he pass on to the Wabanaki Indians? What is the importance of the coyote to the western tribes of America? How was the world created according to the Navajo and the Cherokee? We will be introduced to a number of Native American myths and learn how they reflect the values and cultures of the tribes that developed them. There will also be visual materials to help in understanding the cultures.
10:00 - 10:50.......................Room 1-310

HANDBELLS - Betty Myers
The handbell class welcomes new members if they can read music. We will continue our 1960's music and present a lunchtime program during the Spring season.
11:00 - 11:50.......................Room 1-306

CLASSIC MOVIES AND GREAT STARS - Marcia Hendrix
Revisit the great films of Hollywood's Golden Age. Marcia Hendrix, long-time film buff and former teacher, will lead the discussion.
11:00 - 11:50.......................Room 1-310

*HISTORY'S GREATEST VOYAGES OF EXPLORATION - Frances Broom
Throughout history man's curiosity has caused him to wonder what lies beyond his scope of vision. In this class we will follow Ugolino and Guido Vivaldi, Pytheas, Marco Polo, Magellan, and many others on voyages to discover what lies beyond; i.e., the UNKNOWN.
10:00 - 10:50.......................Room 1-317

*RELIGION AND SCIENCE - Tom Campbell
Religion and science have had an uneasy relationship since science developed independently during and after the Renaissance. It can be seen as an all-out war or merely a difference in perspective. This course will look at how various scientific disciplines have interacted with religion. It will concentrate on those areas of popular culture where the relationship between these two is brought into sharp focus and how both are presented to the minds of laymen and professionals alike.
10:00 - 10:50.......................Room 1-301

*WORD ORIGINS, VOCABULARY AND THE LIKE - Dr. Don Siebert
Where do words or expressions as different as "ergonomic" and "he got my goat" come from? Portmanteau words like "brexit" or "infotainment"? Where do place names come from-in South Carolina- "Lancaster", "Dutch Square", "Monck's Corner", "Swansea", etc? Or politically influenced names like "Leningrad" (now once again the original "St. Petersburg") or "Nashville, Tn" (originally "Nashborough"? We'll explore words with useful Greek and Latin roots (see "ergonomic" above, for example). Plus the class is always open to general questions about words and language-including that perennial trouble-maker: "correct English".
11:00 - 11:50.......................Room 1-312

*MAKEM' LAUGH - Arnold Breman
Mr. Breman served as Executive Director of the Joffrey Ballet, President of the International Society of the Performing Arts, and Director of four major performing arts centers. His hilarious presentations will be filled with stories, photos, and videos and cover comedians that he knew personally, including Charlie Chaplin, Jack Benny, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Lewis, Lucille Ball, Bill Cosby and Carol Burnett. NOTICE: THIS CLASS WILL BE REPEATED AFTER LUNCH AT 1:15.
11:00 - 11:50 1:15 - 2:15 (Repeat Class)............Room 1-317

*FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT - Various Speakers
Speakers from the FBI and US Marshalls Service will share fascinating details about their histories and functions and discuss how they protect American citizens and perform essential services.
11:00 - 11:50.......................Room 1-301

*EXPLORING NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA - Dr. Warner Montgomery
Join Warner as he takes us on amazing adventures down the rivers and over the mountains, stopping at historic places along the way.
11:00 - 11:50.......................Room B-109

PLAYING MAH-JONGG - no instructor
We'll provide the room and tables if you provide the game tiles.
1:15 - 3:15.......................Room B-108

*EXPLORING AFRICA AND ASIA - Dr. Warner Montgomery
Never been to Africa or Asia? No problem! Warner will be your guide. No passport required!.
1:15 - 2:15.......................Room B-109

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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.......................Room B-114 ***********************JUST FOR GUYS**********************************
Are you looking for something fun to do on Thursday mornings? Would you enjoy having breakfast or just coffee with some other nice guys? Then you need to come to "BORED MEETING". Come swap stories every Thursday morning from 8:00 till 9:30 in the back room at "LIZARD'S THICKET, 3147 Forest Dr. You'll be glad you did! It is not necessary to be a current member of Shepherd's Center. Questions? Call our office at 803 779-4449. ____________________________________________________________________
***********************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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