The Shepherd’s Center of St. Andrews will begin Fall Session of Adventures in Learning September 18 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. The interfaith learning program for people aged 50 and above offers classes every Tuesday for nine weeks. The Center is located at Ashland United Methodist Church, 2600 Ashland Road.
A variety of classes and activities are available: The Real History of Fake News, Pete Pillow, retired reporter and editor of the Charleston Post & Courier and producer of the nightly news for ETV; Protect, Detect, and Repair, wisdom from Mike Ward for handling misbehaving tech devices; War on a Shoestring: The Pacific Theater in the ’40s, Bob Gants, retired aircraft maintenance technician, USAF; 100 Years of Broadway Musicals, retired impresario and author of Laughter in the Wings Arnold Breman; Line Dancing, Lynda Mixon; What the Dickens and Moore?: How Charles Dickens and Clement Moore Changed Christmas Forever, Deb Gants, retired high school teacher of English, technology, and drama; Ukulele, three classes taught by accomplished uke player Deb McMurphy; Creative Quilting, award-winning quilter Judie Travis; Chair Yoga, certified Yogafit instructor Cindy Smith; and Continuing Spanish, Dr. David P. Hill, Professor of Spanish Emeritus, USC.
Understanding the Apocrypha, Dr. Benjamin W. Farley, Professor of Philosophy and Religion Emeritus, Erskine College; Cuba Redux, Dr. David P. Hill, former Director of the Spanish and the Latin American Studies Programs, USC; Archaeology in South Carolina, Part 2, David Jones, Chief Archaeologist with the SC State Park Service; Bridge, experienced Bridge player Dennis Haga; Art: Perfecting Your Skills in Watercolor, artist Dee Hansen; Bell Ensemble, experienced music teacher Joan Marco; Controlling Your Life through Mindful Intentions, Dr. K. C. Kirasic, Professor of Psychology Emerita, USC; Hooked on Crocheting, life-long crocheter Kitsie Miller; and Creative Writing Workshop, Dr. Lisle Mitchell, Professor of Geography Emeritus, USC.
Registration is $35 and covers three classes each week during the session. Optional catered lunch with entertainment is available for $8, with special gala meal (for an extra cost) honoring retiring director, Dr. Rebecca Swanson, November 13. Because enrollment is limited to 285 members and demand is high, pre-registration is strongly encouraged before the September 18 opening day. For brochures and registration forms, call the Center office: 803-731-9394. Registration forms are also available at www.shepherdscenterofstandrews.org.