Summer 2017 Lunch ’n Learn

Coordinated by Members of Adventures in Learning: Resel Bourne, David Chapin, Carol McGinnis Kay,

and Executive Director, Rebecca Swanson

June 6    Salad lunch at the Center catered by Carrabba’s ($8), followed by Dr. Rodger Stroup, historian and former Director of SC Archives and History, giving us a brief history of the South Carolina State Fair.(Note: to make a reservation for this first lunch, please add $8  to your registration check and submit in time for us to receive it by June 1.)

June 13   Lunch at Lizard’s Thicket on Elmwood, followed by a free guided tour of Spirit Communications Park, home to the Fireflies.

June 20   Lunch at McCutchen House on USC Horseshoe, followed by a free guided tour of current exhibits at McKissick Museum.

June 27 
Lunch at Rockaway Athletic Club on Rosewood, followed by a tour of City Roots Farm on Airport Blvd.  Cost of tour: $6.


July 4      Holiday: Center Closed.

July 11  
Fourth of July belatedly observed with a picnic at the Center, catered by Lizard’s Thicket, with holiday music and fun. Enjoy cheeseburgers and homemade peach ice cream!


During the academic year, at 12:30 we enjoy lunch and a speaker or entertainer. Some members bring their own lunch; most order a lunch catered by Lizard's Thicket for $7.00, with desserts furnished by our members. The fellowship and food are great fun, as is the entertainment.

Recent popular speakers/entertainers have included local musicians performing Broadway show tunes, a visit from Abraham Lincoln on the afternoon of his assassination, and a trainer of therapy dogs – with her dog!​​ 


Summer lunches are more informal and include picnic-style lunches at the Center with entertainment, or lunch at a nearby restaurant followed by a tour.

Details about upcoming lunch and tour
will be posted each week in the Shepherd’s Horn. 


Please note that reservations must be made a week ahead. 


Cost for meals at the Center will be set and pre-paid;
cost for lunch at a restaurant is up to you