A major supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs

Congressman Jim Clyburn talks to students from Fraser Elementary School after reading them a book Monday. Clyburn met with the students prior to a business luncheon hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Trident Area at the Doubletree Guest Suites Charle

To register for programs at the Lowcountry Senior Center, 865 Riverland Drive, next to James Island County Park, call 762-9555. Hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The center is managed by Roper St. Francis Healthcare.

Unless otherwise noted, events are free for members and $5 for nonmembers.

Great Decisions: Discuss the state of foreign policy today with Jack Porter, The Citadel, Political Science Department. April 26, 2-3:30 p.m., "Rebuilding Haiti."

Ancient Art History: Explore the world of Art History with Dr. Michael Haga, assistant dean, College of Charleston, School of the Arts. April 21, 2-3 p.m. "Drama and Propaganda in Hellenistic Sculpture."

Social Technology: Learn what Skype is. Find out how people use it for communication. April 29, 10-11 a.m.

Computer Classes

Very Basic Computer Workshop: This is a great class for beginners. Tuesdays and Thursdays: April 21, 26 and 28, 3:30-5 p.m. $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Register in advance.

Advance Internet and E-mail: Prerequisites: Basic Computer Workshop. Mondays and Wednesdays: April 25 and 27, 10:30 a.m.-noon $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.

Language Arts

The Writing Circle: Supports writing at all levels. April 27, 2-4 p.m. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers per class.

Clubs & Social

Wine Club: Join the wine club for a relaxed, social evening. The feature includes wines from Australia. April 28, 5:30-7 p.m. No charge for members or nonmembers, however participants take turns purchasing the wines to be tasted each month.

Veterans Social Group: This group is for veterans from all branches of the military to get together and socialize. April 29, 2-3:30 p.m. Nonmembers must accompany a member.

Health & Wellness

Living Well: Workshop is designed specifically for people with diabetes, arthritis, asthma, heart, back or other ongoing health conditions. This six-week workshop is free for members and nonmembers. A $15 donation is appreciated to cover the cost of the book you keep.

Lowcountry Senior Center: Tuesdays, April 26-May 31, 1-3:30 p.m.

Healthy Living with Diabetes: Learn how you can live a healthy life with Type 2 diabetes. Tuesdays, April 19-May 24, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers. Participants are required to have a copy of "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions," which may be purchased from the center for $15.

Matter of Balance: Feel stronger, improve your balance and decrease concerns about falling. Thursdays through May 26, 10 a.m.-noon Free for members and nonmembers. A $10 donation is requested, but not required.

Diabetes Groups: Guest speakers cover a variety of diabetic topics. Free

--Lowcountry Senior Center: Tuesday, April 26, 4-5 p.m.

--Roper Hospital: Conference Room 1, Tuesdays in April, 3-4 p.m.

--Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital: meets in the cafeteria, April 21, 4-5 p.m.

Lunch with Dr. Lutz: Bring a lunch and enjoy straightforward conversations on various health topics with Dr. Myron Lutz. This is a brown bag lunch series. April 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: "Headaches."


Chair Yoga: Enjoy the many benefits of yoga while staying seated in a chair. Thursdays in April, noon-1 p.m. $20 for members per month, $25 for nonmembers per month.

Relaxation Yoga: Bring your own mat. Saturdays in April, 11 a.m.-noon $20 for members per month, $25 for nonmembers per month. No class April 23.

T'ai Chi: This class focuses on a system of movements designed to improve health and flexibility. Thursdays in April, 9-9:45 a.m. $35 for members per month, $45 for nonmembers per month.