The S C State Fair
Our last Summer Session was filled with interesting and fun excursions. We visited the Columbia Museum of Art. Docent Jane Schwantes gave us an engaging and informative visit with the works of American impressionist Jane Peterson. We loved the variety of her paintings “At Home and Abroad.” While we have discontinued Summer Sessions, we plan to continue having short and fun excursions around the Columbia area anytime during the day.
We also visited the new state-of-the-art archaeology lab for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The Parker Annex Archaeology Center is built on a site on the SC State Hospital grounds that was a POW camp for Union officers during the Civil War.
Laura’s Tea Room in Ridgeway was a Summer Lunch date and we had great fun. It is a delightful restaurant in an renovated general store from the turn of the 19th century. Love Lula Camp’s vintage hat, selected from the many offered to tea drinkers!
2015 Fourth of July Bash
You never know what you’ll see at the Shepherd’s Center of St. Andrews. FDR may show up to teach a class about his presidency. Or you may find the halls patrolled by the entire K-9 Corps of the Columbia Police Department on their way to give a class demonstration. Or everyone may be wearing hats because it is “Hats off to Maggie Day” (a salute to the outgoing chair of our ‘Adventures in Learning’ committee). Or the halls may be full of balloons in celebration of all the birthdays that session. Or YOUR photograph from a recent trip may be the one highlighted on the bulletin board. You just never know what you’ll find that is new and fun!