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Center for Creative Retirement

Fall 2014 Program

The Center for Creative Retirement (CCR) is made up of a diverse group of seniors – some retired, some about to retire – for whom education is a life long adventure to be shared with enthusiastic and often new friends. It's a self-governing group which depends upon active involvement of its members for progra ideas and modest financial support.

Members, who are considered non-credit students at the College of Charleston, are eligible for:
  • Weekly meetings from September through May
  • Smaller in-depth study groups
  • Some off-site meetings
  • Access to the College of Charleston Library
  • College of Charleston CCR ID
  • CCR newsletters
  • Field trips to historical and cultural sites

For further information on the program:

Sandy Lopez (President)

For information on registration

Bronwyn Barron
Phone: 843.953.3495

Checks may be mailed to:

Center for Creative Retirement
College of Charleston North Campus
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405

*Please make checks payable to College of Charleston or you can sign up at the first meeting that you attend.

Membership dues

January 2015 - May 2015 : $30.00

CCR Tuesdays Meeting Location

College of Charleston North Campus
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, South Carolina 29405
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Meet at various venues
Members - $10.00
Non-CCR Members - $20.00

CCR Program Winter/Spring 2015

January 6: Board Meeting

  • 1:00pm: Evolving Missions of the CofC and UofC
    Glenn McConnell, CofC President
  • 2:30pm: Hope Through the Humanities: The Charleston Clemente Course (CCC)Maryann Kohli, CCC Director, Trident

January 13

  • 1:00pm: Role & Responsibilities of an Executor/Executrix of an Estate
    Susan M. Dixson, CFP, Merrill Lynch
  • 2:30pm: Jewish Theology of Christianity Michael Kogan, Prof. of Religious Studies, Montclair State University, NJ

January 20

  • 1:00pm: Charleston’s Evolving Waterfront
    Christina Butler, Prof. of Hist., CofC
  • 2:30pm: Windmills in Early SCNic Butler, Historian, CCPL

January 27

  • 1:00pm: Beekeeping in the Lowcountry
    Woody and Gail Weatherford, Owners, Bees R Us Bee Farm
  • 2:30pm: Political Realities in SC TodayAndy Brack, Statehouse Reporter, Publisher

February 3: Board Meeting

  • 1:00pm: International Terrorism Revisited
    Mary Desjeans, Prof. of Pol. Sci., CofC
  • 2:30pm: When the Dixie Highway RuledTammy Ingram, Prof. of Hist., CofC

February 10

  • 1:00pm: Electricity Pricing and Why it Matters
    John Preston, Prof. Emeritus, Eastern Michigan College of Technology
  • 2:30pm: Know Your SnakesAnn Clamp, Demonstrator of Live Snakes, Edisto Island Serpentarium

February 17

  • 1:00pm: Hinduism As I Understand It
    Shashi Pai, Pres., CHS Sanatan Hindu Temple
  • 2:30pm: Price of Waging Losing Wars in the Early Roman Principate: Why Dacia Matters Alvarro Ibarro, Prof. of Art Hist., CofC

February 24

  • 1:00pm: To Hear Them Tell It: Memories of Growing Up in Charleston
    Mary Coy, Author
  • 2:30pm: Ukraine and RussiaMax Kovalov, Visiting Prof. of Pol. Sci., CofC

March 3: Board Meeting

  • 1:00pm: Two Fascinating Cities: Suzhou and Lhasa,
    Maxwell Mowry, CCR Member
  • 2:30pm: Aging in Place (AIP)Barbara Franklin, Chair, SCAIP Coalition

March 10

  • 1:00pm: Changing Faces of Tourism at Plantations
    Lisa Randle, Dir. of Research and Education Magnolia Plantation
  • 2:30pm: Drayton HallGeorge McDaniel, Exec. Dir., Drayton Hall

March 17

  • 1:00pm: Duel of the Heart (Theodosia Burr Alston)
    Rose Tomlin, Author
  • 2:30pm: Growing Native Plants in Your GardenLynn Meffert and Jane Jabbour, Owners, Roots and Shoots Nursery

March 24

  • 1:00pm: Our Economic Outlook - 2015
    Steve Slifer, Owner of NumberNomics
  • 2:30pm: Brass and Silver RestorationAl Crabtree, Restoration Specialist, Charleston Brass and Silver

March 31 Spring Break

April 7: Board Meeting

  • 1:00pm: High Tech Cotton Today
    Hugh McLaurin, Cotton Farmer
  • 2:30pm: Gerontology: A Brief ReviewBrenda Sanders, Sr. Inst. Soc./Anth., CofC

April 14

  • 1:00pm: Feng Shui Tips for the Over 50 Crowd
    Eileen Conti Weklar, Master Feng Shui Practitioner
  • 2:30pm: National Borders and the Middle East Chris Wright, Prof. of Hist., The Citadel

April 21

  • 1:00pm: Textiles and History
    Jan Hiester, Curator of Textiles, CHS Museum
  • 2:30pm: Stolen CharlestonGrahame Long, Author, Curator, CHS Museum

September 16 Welcome Back

  • 1:00pm: Secret Societies: Myth and Reality
    Frank Karpiel, Prof. of Hist., The Citadel
  • 2:30pm: The Ceramic ArtistBeradozzi, Ceramic Artist

May 5 Business Meeting, Lunch and Levity