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.
Men’s Breakfast Club: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Today. Randy Burbage, former chairman of the Hunley Funeral Committee, speaks about recent scientific discoveries with the Hunley. Sponsored by Chick-fil-A of James Island.
Home & Garden: Homer Mitchell Jr., Clemson Master Gardner and landscape gardener, “Noisette Roses & Native Camellias” 12:30-1:30 p.m. Today.
John James Audubon: Dr. Roswell Eldridge, retired captain with the U.S. Public Health Service, and Janet Haseley, archivist with the Rensselaerville Historical Society in New York, present “John James Audubon and His Fateful 1811 Visit to Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.” 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday. Learn about the connection between John James Audubon and the Lowcountry Senior Center.
AARP Drivers Safety: This defensive-driving classroom course is designed specifically for older adults. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 17. $12 AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. Cash or check only. Please make checks payable to AARP. Please bring a lunch.
Lowcountry Scholars: 2:30-3:30 p.m. April 18. Valerie Perry, Associate Director of Museums of Historic Charleston Foundation, presents “Seeking Enlightenment: Charlestonians and the Grand Tour of Europe.”
Great Decisions: Discuss the state of foreign policy today with Jack Porter, The Citadel, Political Science Department. 2-3:30 p.m. April 24, topic to be announced. Suggested reading material is available at the center’s front desk to take home.
Know Your Medicine: Know Your Pharmacist: Managing medication can be complicated, particularly if you are taking several for different conditions. Pharmacists Join Kristin Nettles and Kelly Martin of Roper St. Francis Healthcare, 10-11 a.m. April 24. Please register in advance.
I-CARE Counseling: I-CARE volunteer counselors have been trained to help with Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug plans and Medicare and insurance fraud issues. Appointments are available 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays in April. Free for members and nonmembers.
AARP Tax Aid: AARP Tax Aides are available by appointment to assist with free tax preparation and counseling. Please bring all forms and relevant documents. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 17. Free for members and nonmembers.
Please register in advance for these courses. Each course is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. If you have already taken any of these courses and would like to repeat it, check with front desk for availability.
File Management: Prerequisites: Very comfortable using the mouse. This course consists of two classes and a workbook for you to keep. 12:30-2:30 p.m. April 16 and 18.
Basic Microsoft Word: Prerequisites: Comfortable using the mouse. This course consists of four classes and a workbook for you to keep. 10:30 a.m.-noon Mondays and Wednesdays April 16-25.
Introduction to Internet and Email: Prerequisites: Very comfortable using the mouse. This course consists of four classes and a workbook for you to keep. 3-4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays April 23-May 2.
Women’s Writing Group: Share your stories in a respectful and supportive environment, for all levels of expertise. No previous experience is required. Led by women writers Joyce A. Newberry and Linda Cantey Slonim. 1-1:30 p.m. today and April 19.
The Writing Circle: A fun group that supports writing at all levels. No experience necessary. Led by author Kathleen Fox on the second Wednesday of each month. The fourth Wednesday is led by group members. 2-4 p.m. April 25.
Afternoon Tea and Desserts: Hot tea is provided and participants bring a dessert to share. 3-4 p.m. April 17. Free for members. Nonmembers must accompany a member.
Lowcountry Investment Club: The Investment Club studies and invests $30 per month in stocks that are voted on by the club. Nonclub members may attend as observers. 4:30-5:30 p.m. April 18. An initial investment of $50 is required for all new participants.
Wine Club: Join the wine club for a relaxed, social evening. The feature includes Spring Wines from Trader Joes. 5:30-7 p.m. April 26. No charge for members or nonmembers; however, participants take turns purchasing the wines to be tasted each month, as well as snacks. Please register in advance.
Veterans Social Group: This group is for veterans from all branches of the military to get together and socialize. 2:30-3:30 p.m. April 27. Free for members. Nonmembers must accompany a member.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Learn tools to manage your role in caring for family members, locate resources and meet others facing these same challenges. Improve the care you give with this powerful six-week workshop. Free for members and nonmembers. A $10 donation is appreciated to cover the cost of the book you keep. 4-5:30 p.m. Mondays, April 16-May 21.
Matter of Balance: This program features exercises for strength and balance, tools to screen your environment for fall hazards, safety tips on how to manage yourself if you fall. 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, through June 7. A $10 donation is appreciated but not required.
Core Workout: Designed to strengthen core and improve functional fitness. Not recommended for people with chronic low back pain, carpal tunnel or shoulder injuries. Exercises are executed on the floor with an exercise tube for resistance. 10:15-10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, April 11-25. $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers.
Low Impact Exercise: The Arthritis Foundation’s Exercise Program covers gentle exercises, strengthening, endurance and relaxation techniques. 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 17.
Chair Yoga: Enjoy the many benefits of Yoga while staying seated in a chair. Improve your mind, body, and soul with gentle stretching and breathing techniques. Noon-1 p.m. Thursdays in April. $20 per month for members, $25 for nonmembers.
Relaxation Yoga: Improve your mind, body and soul combining gentle movements, relaxing positions and breathing techniques. Please bring your own mat. 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays in April. $15 per month for members, $20 for nonmembers.
Yoga: Focuses on flexibility, balance and core strength. Please bring your own mat. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fridays in April. $15 per month for members, $20 for nonmembers.
Tai Chi: This class focuses on a system of movements designed to improve your health and increase flexibility through gentle movements. 9-9:45 a.m. Thursdays in April. $35 per month for members, $45 for nonmembers.
Zumba: Latin-inspired exercise class combines simple dance steps and zesty music. 9-10 a.m. Saturdays in April or 5:45-6:45 p.m. Thursdays. Members $10 per month for Thursdays or Saturdays or $15 per month for both days. Nonmembers $25 a month for either day.
Zumba Gold: Zumba Gold takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of active older adults, as well as beginners. In April, 10:10-10:50 a.m. Saturdays, 12:10-12:50 Tuesdays. April 7. $10 a month for members, $25 for nonmembers. Please register in advance. Space is limited.
Early Bird Hooping: Hula-hooping for exercise. 8:15-9 a.m. Thursdays. Free for members, $2 for nonmembers per class. Hula-hoops are provided.
Sit & Fit/ Enhance Fitness Level I: 11 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday. This seated class includes warm up, aerobics, cool-down, strength training and flexibility exercises. Free for members and adults age 60+. Donations are appreciated. A $2 fee per class applies for nonmembers under 60.
Enhance Fitness Level II: 2-3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This is a very low-intensity, non-impact class that includes 30 minutes of very basic aerobic movements with balance and coordination movements and 20 minutes of toning exercises using ankle and wrist weights. The class ends with abdominal exercises and stretching. Good for people with low endurance and balance limitations. Classes are free for members and adults age 60+. Donations are appreciated. A $2 fee per class applies for nonmembers under 60 years of age.
Fit & Firm/Level III Enhance Fitness: 3:15-4:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. This class includes 30 minutes of high- to moderate-intensity low-impact aerobics and 20 minutes of toning exercises using ankle and wrist weights. The class ends with abdominal exercises and stretching. This is the most vigorous of the fitness classes. Classes are free for members and adults age 60+. Donations are appreciated. A $2 fee per class applies for nonmembers under 60.
Beginner Shag: Learn the history of the dance and numerous steps. Partners not required. This class is for beginners and all levels who want to brush up on the basic steps. Instructor Normandie Updyke. 2-3 p.m. Fridays in April. $15 per month for members, $20 for nonmembers. No Class April 6.
Shag: Learn more advanced and progressive steps. This class is for more experienced levels. Partners not required. Instructor Normandie Updyke. 4:30 -5:30 p.m. Thursdays in April. $20 per session for members, $25 for non members.
Ballroom Dancing: Partners are not required. In April, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:45-6:45 p.m. Wednesdays. For either class, $36 per month for members, $41 for nonmembers.
Clogging: Learn more advanced and progressive clogging. Flat leather-soled or tennis shoes suggested. Instructor Carol Wiggins. 5:15-6 p.m. Mondays in April. $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.
Intro to Movement: Learn introductory clogging, simple line dances and gentle hula hooping. Instructor Carol Wiggins. Flat leather-sole or tennis shoes suggested. 4:30 5:15 p.m. Mondays in April. $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.