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.
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.
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.