Lunch 'n Learn Summer 2018

Coordinated by members of Adventures in Learning:
Larry Brown, Deb Gants, Carol McGinnis Kay,

Barbara Kelly, and Executive Director

Rebecca Swanson.



Reservations must be made a week ahead.

Cost for meals at the Center will be set and pre-paid; cost of lunch at a restaurant will vary according to your choices.

During the academic year, at 12:30 we enjoy lunch, congenial conversation, and every other week a speaker or entertainer. Some members bring their own lunch; most order a lunch catered by Lizard's Thicket for $8.00. 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.

June 5              Sandwich and salad lunch at the Center catered by Carrabba's
                             Author Patricia Moore-Pastides, First Lady of the University of South

                             Carolina, will share personal insights about life, past and present, on

                             USC's Historic Horseshoe. She will show photos and tell inside stories

                             from her new book, "At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe."

                             (Note: to make a reservation for this first lunch, add $10 to your

                             registration and submit in time for us to receive it by June 1.)

June 12           
Drive to Laura's Tea Room in Ridgeway

Dine on freshly prepared sandwiches, soups, salads, and scrumptious

                            deserts. Enjoy a variety of specialty teas, all in the elegance of a

                            beautifully restored, turn-of-the-century mercantile building. Check

                            out nearby antique and consignment shops.                      

June 19           
Center is closed for Ashland's Vacation Bible School

June 26           
Lunch at Pitas on Taylor Street 
                            Lunch at Pitas, followed by a tour of Parker Annex Archaeology

                            Center, a state-of-the-art archaeology lab maintained by the 

                            SC Dept. of Natural Resources' Cultural Heritage Trust.

July 3               
Happy July Fourth!

                            Enjoy a picnic at the Center from Senor Taco Truck. Dr. Carol 

                            McGinnis Kay, co-author of Edgar-award-winning "G is for Grafton,"

                            will share stories of her work with author Sue Grafton and the 

                            recent memorial service for Grafton.

July 10             
Lunch at Michael's Cafe

                            Lunch at Michael's Cafe, followed by a docent-led tour of the

                            Columbia Museum of the art in downtown Columbia. Admission

                            for non-members: $5