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Special Events  

From time to time we will have special guest lecturers providing unique topics. These lectures or events may be one session or several sessions. Check back here often to see what is in the line up each term.

 

  • SPECIAL EVENT  A Day in A Garden
  • Price: $25.00
    Instructor: Daniel Shook
    Number of Sessions: 1
    Date: 5/19/2021 -- 5/19/2021
    Time: 11:30 AM -- 1:30 PM
    Location: Hatcher Gardens, Main Entrance to the Garden

    Join us as we have a guided tour of Hatcher Gardens.  This beautiful free garden located in the center of Spartanburg is truly a gem.  Learn the history of one man's dream to turn a drainage ditch into a lovely garden in the city, accessible to everyone. The garden has grown and changed over the last five years and we will meet the team responsible for the expansion.  The lead Horticulturist, Danny Shook and his able staff will lead us on our walk and explain about each plant. The registration fee includes lunch that will be provided to the group after the tour to enjoy in the gardens. 

     

 

  • SPECIAL EVENT  Exploring the North Carolina Foothills
  • Price: $75.00
    Instructor: Chumley Cope
    Number of Sessions: 1
    Date: 6/29/2021 -- 6/29/2021
    Time: 9:00 AM -- 3:30 PM
    Location: Central Methodist Church, Parking Lot

    Join Chumley Cope for a special backroads adventure into the North Carolina Foothills, as we explore local history and hidden gems of Polk County. Discover fascinating sites and stories, great natural beauty, and cap it off with a tasting at a unique local winery. Our driving distances will be short, and you’ll find plenty of inspiration for future exploration in the area. This guided day trip includes comfortable transportation, activities, lunch, and a wine tasting! Students must be fully vaccinated to participate on this trip. 

    This day trip will depart from outside Central United Methodist Church. Participants will be contacted by email two weeks prior to departure to confirm the details of the day trip and our departure plan.  Adventure awaits!

     

 

  • SPECIAL EVENT  Gravestone Restoration
  • Price: $15.00
    Instructor: Adair Watters
    Number of Sessions: 1
    Date: 6/10/2021 -- 6/10/2021
    Time: 10:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
    Location: Off Campus, Episcopal Church of the Advent

    June 10: Have a family graveyard that has fallen in disrepair? Or walk by a cemetery in your neighborhood and see it needs some attention but don't know how to get started? This event will take place in the graveyard at the Episcopal Church of the Advent on Advent Street in Spartanburg. Participants will get an overview about the different types of environment, stone, construction, typical damages and how to clean, repair and restore them. This event is being offered two different days: June 10 and June 24.  

     

 

  • SPECIAL EVENT  Gravestone Restoration
  • Price: $15.00
    Instructor: Adair Watters
    Number of Sessions: 1
    Date: 6/24/2021 -- 6/24/2021
    Time: 10:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
    Location: Off Campus, Episcopal Church of the Advent

    June 24 Event: Have a family graveyard that has fallen in disrepair? Or walk by a cemetery in your neighborhood and see it needs some attention but don't know how to get started? This event will take place in the graveyard at the Episcopal Church of the Advent on Advent Street in Spartanburg. Participants will get an overview about the different types of environment, stone, construction, typical damages and how to clean, repair and restore them. This event is being offered two different days: June 10 and June 24.  

     

 

  • SPECIAL EVENT  History of the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport
  • Price: $15.00
    Instructor: Adair Watters
    Number of Sessions: 1
    Date: 6/16/2021 -- 6/16/2021
    Time: 10:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
    Location: Off Campus, Spartanburg Downtown Airport

    Mr. Terry Connorton, Airport Director, will discuss the history behind the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport which is the City of Spartanburg's largest owned asset. He will also talk about the four types of aircraft served there and the economic impact of the airport to our city and region. Students will meet at the airport for the tour. More details about the meeting location will be provided after registration. LLL Member Adair Watters is the host of this class. 

     

 

  • Patchwork Tour #1: Southern Spartanburg

  • THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    • Fee: $45.00

    • Dates: 6/17/2021 - 6/17/2021

      Times: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    • Days: Th

    • Sessions: 1

    • Building: Central Methodist Church

      Room: Parking Lot

    • Instructor: Maxine Appleby, Charlie Gray

    • We'll be exploring some of the sites that played a major role in the development of this area's culture and history including Spartan MIll Village area, Anderson Mill, the Price House and the Williams Place, Blackstock Battlefield, Glen Springs,  Pacolet and Cowpens. We will stop and explore on foot along the way at various locations in these different communities and for bathroom breaks.  Lunch at The Mustard Seed (in Woodruff) and bottled water is included in this event. Participants must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to ride in the touring van. 

 

  • SPECIAL EVENT  Voice-overs...Now is Your Time!
  • Price: $25.00
    Instructor: Robin Brooke
    Number of Sessions: 1
    Date: 6/8/2021 -- 6/8/2021
    Time: 6:30 PM -- 8:00 PM
    Location: Online, ZOOM

    In what could be the most enlightening webinar you’ve ever taken, our instructor and professional voice coach will show you how you can actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos, and more. Most people go about it the wrong way. In this introductory class, you will learn about a unique, outside the box way to break into this creative, fulfilling, and potentially lucrative industry. Voice-overs can be managed on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time and  with minimal overhead!

     

 

  • SPECIAL EVENT  Walking in Wofford's Historical Footsteps
  • Price: $25.00
    Instructor: Phillip Stone
    Number of Sessions: 1
    Date: 6/15/2021 -- 6/15/2021
    Time: 10:00 AM -- 1:00 PM
    Location: Sandor Teszler Library, Main Lobby

    Join us for a walking tour of the Wofford campus given with a historical point of view. We'll talk about the layers of history on the campus and how it has changed over the past 170 years. After the tour, which should last 60-75 minutes, we'll go inside to talk about some of the important milestones in the college's history, followed by lunch. Whether you're a Wofford graduate, a friend of the college, or new to Lifelong Learning, this walking tour is a one of a kind experience led by our expert historian.