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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

September 2014 - May 2015 : $50.00
September 2014 - December 2014 : $30.00

CCR Tuesdays Meeting Location

St. Joseph's Family Center
1695 Raoul Wallenberg Boulevard
Charleston, South Carolina 29407
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Meet at various venues
Members - $10.00
Non-CCR Members - $20.00

CCR Program Fall 2014

September 16 Welcome Back

  • 1:00pm: What’s New in Wine?
    Brent Beam, Bottles Beverage Store
  • 2:30pm: Wine Tasting, CCR Overview and Social

September 23

  • 1:00pm: Vote Smart: Voter Defense Project
    Pete Silveston, Engineering Professor, Retired
  • 2:30pm: Don’t Believe Every Story
    Jim Lundy, Songwriter/Poet/Musician

September 30

  • 1:00pm:Fun is Good
    Mike Veeck, President, Charleston River Dogs
  • 2:30pm: What is Tai Chi, Anyway?
    Kaye Finch, Ph.D., Private Practice and Al Finch, Ph.D., The Citadel

October 7

  • 1:00pm: Bucket List: The Tournament of Roses
    Larry Lopez, Nature Photographer
  • 2:30pm: Historic Homes of Charleston
    Kitty Robinson, President and CEO, Historic Charleston Foundation

October 14

  • 1:00pm: Growing Tall: An Overview of the Charleston Horticulture Society
    Kyle Barnette, Executive Director, Charleston Horticulture Society
  • 2:30pm: The Ancient Greek Federal Republic
    Jane Bishop, Professor of History, The Citadel

October 21

  • 1:00pm: Footlight Players
    Bob Ingram, CEO, Footlight Players
  • 2:30pm: An Adverse Reaction – A Food Allergy?
    Thomas B. Harper III, MD

October 28

  • 1:00pm: Virtual Tour of the College of Charleston Mace Brown Natural History Museum
    Mace Brown, Sponsor/Curator
  • 2:30pm: Issues and the Election
    Gibbs Knotts, Dean, Political Science Department, College of Charleston

November 4: Board Meeting

  • 1:00pm: The Future of Print Media
    Bill Hawkins of the Post and Courier, Retired
  • 2:30pm: Birds and Scenes of the Lowcountry
    Bill Carter, MD, Photographer

November 11

  • 1:00pm: The Merchant Marines
    Mike Walsh, Fleet Manager
  • 2:30pm: The Mighty Boeing 787
    Kurt Kraft, Director of Engineering, 787 Program

November 18

  • 1:00pm: A Mediterranean Diet for Today
    Patricia Moore-Pastrides, Cookbook Author
  • 2:30pm: Can I Have a Mulligan: The Redevelopment of Charles Town Landing
    Rob Powell, Park Manager

November 25

  • Thanksgiving Recess

December 2

  • 12:30pm: Luncheon/Holiday Gathering
    Music by Wayne Spattes Sr. playing classical guitar