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 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. The center is managed by Roper St. Francis Healthcare.

Educational programs

Brain Fitness and InSight: Lowcountry Senior Center offers an opportunity to improve memory functioning with two scientifically based computer programs, Brain Fitness and Insight. Participants may begin the program at any time. Participants must be comfortable using a computer mouse. $40 per series for members, $60 for nonmembers. Call 732-9555 to register.

Lunch with Dr. Lutz: Bring a lunch and enjoy straightforward conversations on various health topics with Myron Lutz, MD. Aug. 27 at 12:30 p.m. This talk will focus on diseases associated with abnormal bleeding. Free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Lutz with be discussing "The aging brain: What are the effects?" Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Men's Breakfast Club: This program features local speakers on current events and breakfast. Free for members and $7 for nonmembers. Aug. 11 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Maritime historian Bill Thomas-Moore presents "Maritime History in Miniature." Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Make-Up Magic: Instructor Archie Burkel gives practical, inexpensive tips to help you look your best at any age. Aug. 3, 10-11:30 a.m. $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

AARP Driving Course: This two-day defensive driving course is designed specifically for older adults. Brush up on your driving skills, gain a better understanding of the effects aging has on driving and get a discount on your insurance. Aug. 10 and 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 732-9555 to register.

Healthy Living with Diabetes: This six-week workshop is for people with type 2 diabetes. Learn how to live a healthy life with diabetes. Benefits from participating include learning to better manage your symptoms and blood glucose (sugar), learning ways to balance food, exercise, medication and stress, gaining tips to manage day-to-day activities and gaining support from others. Tuesdays, Aug. 4- Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

I-CARE Counseling: Have questions about Medicare? Speak to one of our trained I-CARE counselors. I-CARE volunteer counselors have been trained to help with Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug plans, and Medicare and insurance fraud issues. Appointments are available on Tuesdays in August, 10 a.m.-noon. Free for members and nonmembers. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

My Medicare Matters: Learn to navigate the Medicare maze with a course designed by the National Council on Aging and the Benefits to Access Coalition. This two-session computer course enables you to learn more about Medicare by surfing specific credible Web sites. Class is guided by trained instructors. Aug. 5 and 6, 10-11 a.m. Free. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Computer Classes

Very Basic Computer Workshop: This is a great class for beginners. No experience necessary. Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 3, 5, 10 and 12, or Saturdays, Aug. 8-29, 9-10 a.m. $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers for entire class. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Writing

The Writing Circle: A fun monthly group that supports writing for all levels. Led by author Kathleen Fox. Aug. 12, 2-4 p.m. Free for members, $5 per session for nonmembers. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

The Poetry Hour: Explore the world of poetry with the Poetry Society of South Carolina. Aug. 5 from 1-2 p.m. Free for members, $2 per session for nonmembers. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Acting

The Act Out Club: Actor Nick Smith, member of the Actors' Theatre of S.C., leads the troupe. Mondays, Aug. 10 and 24, 12:30-2 p.m. Fee is $10 per month for members, $15 for nonmembers. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Art

Watercolors: Learn new techniques or brush up skills you already have. New or ex-perienced artists welcome. Tuesdays, Aug. 4-25, 1-2:30 p.m. $19 for members, $23 for nonmembers. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Beginning Drawing III: This is a continuation of the Beginning Drawing Courses, but is open to newcomers with an understanding of the fundamentals of drawing. Mondays, Aug. 3-24, 10-11:30 a.m. $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Acrylic Drip Painting: Learn techniques famously used by artist Jackson Pollok. Saturdays, Aug. 8, 15 and 22, 10 a.m.-noon. $28 members/ $32 nonmembers. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Crafts

Basketry: Learn coiling techniques to begin your basket in the first session, create sides in the second, wrap up and ask questions in the third session. A supply list is available. Thursdays Aug. 6-20, 1:30-3 p.m. $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Music

Level II Recorder: Level II recorder class is for those who have some knowledge in recorder playing. Mondays, noon-1 p.m. Free for members and $2 per class for nonmembers. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Clubs & Social

Crafters Corner: Get together with friends, or meet new ones and craft together at the center! Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m. Free for members, $2 for nonmembers. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Book Club: Offered in partnership with the James Island Branch Library. The club is reading "Leisure Seeker" by Michael Zadoorian on Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. Free for members, $2 for nonmembers.

Parlez-Vous Francais?: Test your French or simply enjoy discussing a topic in a foreign language. Aug. 12, 1-2 p.m. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Wellness

Diabetes Support: Roper Saint Francis Healthcare and the Senior Center facilitate two diabetes support groups open to members of the community. Group Meets at Roper Hospital, Conference Room 1, on Tuesdays in August, 3-4 p.m. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Exercise

Gentle Yoga: This class is a restorative relaxing yoga class. Designed for the senior adult who needs to improve flexibility, balance and core strength. Yoga is a good form of exercise to manage the effects of fibromyalgia, stress and Parkinson's. It also improves core strength and balance. Bring your own mat. $20 per month for members and $25 for nonmembers per month. Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., or Fridays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

T'ai Chi: This class focuses on a system of movements designed to improve your health, increase flexibility and decrease your risk for falls through these gentle movements. Exercises are arthritis friendly. Thursdays, 9-9:45 a.m. $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers per month. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Sit & Fit/ Enhance Fitness Level I: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-noon. This seated class includes warm-up, aerobics, cool-down, strength training, and flexibility exercises. Classes are free for members and adults age 60+. Donations are appreciated. A $2 fee applies for nonmembers under 60. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Enhance Fitness Level II: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. A very low-intensity, non-impact class. Thirty minutes of very basic aerobic movements with balance and coordination movements incorporated. 20 minutes of toning exercises using ankle and wrist weights. The class ends with abdominal exercises and stretching. This is the easiest of the Lifetime classes. Classes are free for members and adults age 60+. Donations are appreciated. A $2 fee applies for nonmembers under 60. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Fit & Firm/Level III Enhance Fitness: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m. and 3:15-4:15 p.m. Thirty 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 Lifetime classes. Good for participants who are accustom to exercise. Classes are free for members and adults age 60+. Donations are appreciated. A $2 fee applies for nonmembers under 60. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Dance

Beginner Line Dancing: Learn the basics in this beginner class. Tuesdays, Aug. 4-Sept. 8, 5-5:30 p.m. $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Line Dancing: This class has people moving and forming lines. Tuesdays, Aug. 4-Sept. 8, 5:45- 6:45 p.m. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Shag: Learn how to dance the shag. Thursdays in August, 5:45-6:45 p.m. $29 for members, $ 34 for nonmembers. Partners not required. Lowcountry Senior Center. Call 762-9555 to register.

Ballroom Dancing: Learn the great ballroom dances. Partners are not required. Call 762-9555 to register. Tuesdays in August, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $29 for members and $34 for nonmembers per month. Wednesdays in August, 5:45-6:45 p.m. $29 for members and $34 for nonmembers per month.