Reservation and payment must be made by the prior Tuesday.

Cancellation must be received by Monday noon for a refund if we can sell your ticket.

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.

Winter 2018 Luncheon Schedule

Programs arranged by Carol McGinnis Kay amd Rebecca Swamson

January 16          Welcome Back Table Talk: Catch up with friends
                             and meet new friends

Southern-style pot roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans

January 23          Tom Falvey, Education Director, SC State Museum:

                                New exhibit about SC’s first astronaut, Charles Duke 
Vegetable-beef soup, corn muffins, tossed salad 

January 30          Remembering your Favorite Television Shows
                                 Baked ham, candied yams, grilled mixed vegetables   

February 6          Popular Music from Lake Murray Minstrels 
                                Turkey and dressing with gravy, cranberry sauce, baby limas, cole slaw    

February 13        Happy Valentine’s Day! With prizes!

                                 Fried chicken breast, rice and gravy, green beans

February 20        Bert Ligon, Director of Jazz Studies, USC

                                 Baked meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, broccoli

February 27     
   Conversational Free-for-all
Fried pork chop, mashed potatoes with gravy, country skillet apples

March 6               
Sherrie Belton:  What’s New at the Columbia Museum of Art   
                                 Country fried steak, rice and gravy, collards

​March 13               Spring is coming—let’s talk about it!  
                                 Grilled chicken breast, potato salad, sliced tomatoes