Luncheon Speakers for Spring 2023 Session

Richard McLeod playing piano during lunch

As you enter the Leisure Ministries Building, there is a table with a place to pay for your lunch which is served on Wednesdays in our dining room. A delicious hot lunch including dessert and iced tea will be available for $10.00, but you must pay for it the week prior since lunches are catered. The menu will be in the weekly Shep- herd’s Staff. Unfortunately, there will be no refunds since we must pay the caterer for all meals ordered, nor will the payment for an unclaimed meal roll over to a future one. You are welcome to bring your own lunch if you would like. Please help yourself to the tea or water on the front tables. It will be necessary for the first Wednesday, April 5 to mail in or drop off your $10.00 ahead of time. We must receive it by Wednesday, March 29. The menu for April 5 is chicken pot pie, salad, and banana pudding. Of course, you may choose to bring your lunch that day.

If you bring a new person on April 5 to check out our classes, he/she will be our guest for lunch, but you must let us know by March 29 so that a reservation can be made for them.


April 5
Tom Elmore, author of five books, presents his latest – Celtic Columbia.

April 19
Pat McNeely, USC professor and writer, introduces us to The Ghosts of Columbia.

April 26
Scott Vaughn from Cooperative Ministry enlightens us on this important community program.

May 3
Bill Strangler, the Congaree Riverkeeper, tells us the status and importance of our rivers.

May 10
Gene Atkinson, local author, entertains us with “A Bit of Nostalgia”.

May 17
Mark Rapp, of ColaJazz Foundation, will entertain as he leads a jazz appreciation concert.

May 24

Elaine Frick and Olga Yukhno presents a program on the international  Peace Pole Project.

May 31
Steve Goulet, Ed Wilkes, and Jean Ray Williams will present a Memorial Day remembrance with information and music used in part of the unclaimed veterans program, “Forgotten no More”. This will include a musical tribute on the bagpipes and a vocal piece. This project is sponsored by the American Legion Post 193 of Chapin.



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