Fall 2014 Schedule Announced

The Fall CCR schedule has been announced.  It should be a very exciting semester!

Dates and titles are listed below.  Abstracts for all our presentations can be found on the Calendar page.

Three out of four field trips have also been scheduled.  Check out the Field Trips page for details.

Other CCR files, including our registration form, can be found on the Xtra File page.

Center for Creative Retirement

Program Schedule Fall 2014

September 16 Welcome Back

1:00: What’s New in Wine?

Brent Beam,

Bottles Beverage Store

2:30: Wine Tasting, CCR Overview and Social

September 23

1:00: Vote Smart: Voter Defense Project

Pete Silveston,

Engineering Professor, Retired

2:30: Don’t Believe Every Story

Jim Lundy,


September 30

1:00: Fun is Good

Mike Veeck, President,

Charleston River Dogs

2:30: What is Tai Chi, Anyway?

Kaye Finch, Ph.D., Private Practice and Al Finch, Ph.D., The


October 7: Board Meeting

1:00: Bucket List: The Tournament of Roses

Larry Lopez,

Nature Photographer

2:30: Historic Homes of Charleston

Kitty Robinson,

President and CEO, Historic Charleston Foundation

October 14

1:00: Growing Tall: An Overview of the Charleston Horticulture Society

Kyle Barnette,

Executive Director, Charleston Horticulture Society

2:30: The Ancient Greek Federal Republic

Jane Bishop,

Professor of History, The Citadel

October 21

1:00: Footlight Players

Melonea Marek,

Footlight Players Director of Development

2:30: An Adverse Reaction – A Food Allergy?

Thomas B. Harper III, MD

October 28

1:00: Virtual Tour of the College of Charleston Mace Brown Natural History Museum

Mace Brown, Sponsor/Curator

2:30: Issues and the Election

Gibbs Knotts, Dean, Political Science Department, College of Charleston

November 4: Board Meeting

1:00: The Future of Print Media

Bill Hawkins of the Post and Courier, Retired

2:30: Birds and Scenes of the Lowcountry

Bill Carter, MD, Photographer

November 11

1:00: The Merchant Marines

Mike Walsh, Fleet Manager

2:30: The Mighty Boeing 787

Kurt Kraft, Director of Engineering, 787 Program

November 18

1:00: A Mediterranean Diet for Today

Patricia Moore-Pastrides,

Cookbook Author

2:30: Can I Have a Mulligan: The Redevelopment of Charles Town Landing

Rob Powell, Park Manager

November 25

Thanksgiving Recess

December 2

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