Learn Something New this Fall!

The Lourie Center, in keeping with its mission to provide opportunities for older adults to stay physically and intellectually fit, offers continuing education for seniors. The Midlands Lifelong Learning Program is a community education program of academically stimulating courses for adults 50 years of age and older. Academics and professionals from the community teach on…

Day Trip to Lancaster

Start your day of exploration at the Landsford Canal State Park, just 25 minutes outside Lancaster and 65 miles from downtown Columbia. Stretched along the Catawba River on the South Carolina fall line, the park is home to the well-preserved remains of the canal system that made the river commercially navigable from 1820 to 1835.  A flat,…

Bestselling Author to Speak at Lourie Center’s Annual Meeting

The Lourie Center is hosting its Annual Member’s Meeting and Breakfast on Thursday June 27, 9-10:30 am.  They will announce new board members, enjoy a year-end report from their executive director Sandra Owensby and an exciting visit from keynote speaker Ronda Rich! Ronda Rich, best-selling author of the wildly successful What Southern Women Know (That…

Day Trips to the Upstate for Fresh Peaches and Berries

If you treasure the sensation of cool, sweet fruit with peach and strawberry or blueberry flavors in your mouth, consider taking a day trip to the Upstate within the next month. You’ll find a multitude of fruit farms and farm stands, offering beautiful and delicious fruits. If you’d like to download a brochure with the…

Murder Mystery Theatre!

Sans Comic   Join Plates & Plots to solve a murder at a comedy club. It’s Side Splitters Comedy Club’s opening night, but the back-stabbing headliner turns up with an actual knife in her back. Help the punster, the puppet act, and the anxious owner to solve the murder. Three course meal (BYOB) and a…

Harbour Watch :: Lake Living

Do you envision yourselves living in an active community where residents spend time together… playing bridge, bunco and tennis? Fishing, boating, fitness and gardening? Welcome to Harbour Watch! This neighborhood is built on the shores of sparkling Lake Murray in Lexington, South Carolina.  Moor your boat at the community marina or fish from the pier….

Help with Health Care Choices

Confused (again?) by the myriad of choices, or lack thereof, when enrollment time comes around each October? Stay with the same Medicare plan you’ve had, or turn to something new? Supplemental insurance? Drug plans? It can definitely add up to one fat headache. Insure SC can help. It’s an initiative of the Palmetto Project. It’s…

Daytrip to Newberry

Town Green and Newberry Opera House (photo courtesy of City of Newberry) Newberry South Carolina is a short drive up I-26, and is surprisingly a great way to spend a day.  Surprisingly because it doesn’t get a lot of publicity, and yet has a lot to offer a couple or a group of friends looking…

Wellness times Seven: A Formula for Success

Submitted by Cindy Johnson, Columbia Presbyterian Community Today’s quiz: How many kinds of “wellness” are there, and which  are the most important? Surprisingly, wellness can be divided into seven dimensions. All seven are important, all contribute to enjoyment and satisfaction in life. The biggest surprise: one actually outweighs all the others in importance, and it…

Shaggin’ Thursdays at The Woody

Thursdays at The Woody in the Vista Join in the fun at Shaggin’ Thursdays at The Woody in the Vista! They rotate some of the best Shag DJ’s in the state to play all your favorite Shag tunes every Thursday night. So if you love to Shag or have ever wanted to learn, Thursdays at…