Good Karma Yoga
This summer, Lisa Rosof, M.A., PRYT (certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist) and guest yoga teachers offer Good Karma Yoga, an act that gives and gets, for teens and adults. Rosof will lead each Tuesday class, while Thursdays will be rotated among the talented stable of yoga instructors in the community, including Sandy Goodin (Pilates Stretch), Megan Dubois (Hatha Yoga), Kate Jacobson (PRYT Restorative Yoga), Ruth Jacobson (PRYT Meditation/Buddhist psychology with movement), Angela Jones (PRYT gentle interdisciplinary yogic blend), Perry Mauzy (Perrylates) and Brittany Todd (Power Yoga). Each class will be different – gentle, strenuous, inside out, upside down, heart-centered, physical fitness, stillness, meditation and relaxation. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat. Do what you can and rest when you want. Bring a friend and get your yoga on!
All proceeds will benefit the Pawleys Island Child Development Center, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that provides at-risk pre-schoolers financial support for everything from shoes to scholarships. Recent federal cutbacks have reduced enrollment to only 30 children, half the center’s capacity to prepare these 2-4 year olds for public school through skilled teaching of computer skills, phonics and reading, as well as the provision of hot meals. Joining other fundraising efforts, Good Karma Yoga seeks to provide scholarships for two children by this fall (the annual cost per child is approximately $4,000). One generous supporter has pledged to match the first $2,000 raised through Good Karma Yoga class fees.
Good Karma Yoga will be held at the Litchfield Exchange on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., June 7 through August 18, 11 weeks (22 classes) for $111, or $6 drop-in. For more information, call Lisa at 843-235-9960, ext. 3 or visit YogaAtThe Beach.com. To register, call CLASS at 843-235-9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com (payment by check, cash or credit card).
Summer School at OLLI
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University is offering clubs and courses for seasoned adults at its three locations this summer. To view the complete listing of courses, visit www.coastal. edu/olli or stop by one of the outreach centers.
At the Foundation Center in Conway, located on U.S. 501 and Winyah Road, several clubs will continue to meet during the summer, including the Academy of Gardening every Wednesday (10 a.m. to noon), the Gilles Bridge Society every Thursday (7 to 10 p.m.), and the Book Club on the second Monday each month (1 to 2 :30 p.m.). Beginning July 6, a six-week summer Yoga series will be offered on Wednesday evenings (5:30 to 7 p.m.) and Thursday mornings (8:30 to 10 a.m.).Call 843-349-4001 for more information or to register.
At the Myrtle Beach Education Center, located at 79th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass, the Myrtle Beach Book Club meets on the first Monday each month (10 a.m. to noon). On Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in June and July, a new “online learning” opportunity with Katie Canty will introduce basic computer technology and keyboarding, followed by a series on internet research, online resources, email, social networks, Word, desktop publishing and PowerPoint. Tai Chi for continuing students will also be offered this summer on Tuesday mornings.
On Thursdays, Yoga will be offered (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), as well as a new Line Dancing Club for OLLI members through Aug. 25 (4 to 5 p.m.). If your Electric Slide is rusty or you need to practice the dances you’ve already learned before adding to your repertoire, join Judy Donnalley and her line dancing students for once-a-week practice sessions. Great fun exercise. Free with OLLI membership, but you do need to register! Call 843-349-2767 for more information or to register for Myrtle Beach classes.
At the Waccamaw Higher Education Center, 160 Willbrook Boulevard, just off U.S. 17 in Litchfield, a variety of computer classes from basics to virus protection, googling to social networking will be offered, as well as special workshops on eBay (buying, selling and getting paid), using mobile devices including the new tablets, and easy web design for businesses, plus personal web design with photo galleries for artists, photographers and writers. Starting Thursday, June 2, JoEllen Langley’s Starshine Performance Training for aspiring stars from 14 to 84 will start a new 8-week series (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.), as will Jef Sturm’s 8-week oil painting class (6 to 9 p.m.). PC and Mac Computer, Gardening and Book Clubs will continue their regular scheduled meetings. Call 843-349-6584 for more information or to register for Waccamaw classes.
The Moveable Feast
This popular series of literary luncheons, each featuring an exciting author at different Waccamaw Neck restaurants, is held every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Paid reservations are requested by the Wednesday prior to the feast; each feast is $25. The 2011 schedule is available onsite at Art Works inside the Chocolate & Coffee House at the Litchfield Exchange, online at ClassAtPawleys.com or by phone, 843-235-9600.
June 10 – Brad Taylor (“One Rough Man”) at Bove. Retired Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel Brad Taylor has created a new hero in Pike Logan, the most successful operator on the “Taskforce,” a unit whose existence is as essential as it is illegal. Pike’s instincts and talents are unrivaled – until personal tragedy permanently altered his outlook on the world. He knows what the rest of the country might not want to admit: The real threat isn’t from any nation, any government, any terrorist group. The real threat is one or two men, controlled by ideology, operating independently, in possession of a powerful weapon. This debut action novel is garnering praise from all quarters, as should its author – he knows whereof he speaks. During Taylor’s 21 years of service, he held numerous Infantry and Special Forces positions, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta where he commanded multiple troops and a squadron. He has conducted operations in support of U.S. national interests in Iraq, Afghanistan and other classified locations. His final assignment was as the assistant professor of military science at The Citadel in Charleston. He holds a Masters of Science in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, with a concentration in Irregular Warfare. When not writing, he serves as a security consultant on asymmetric threats for various agencies.
Tuesday – Book Launch! June 14 – Dorothea Benton Frank (“Folly Beach”) at Pawleys Plantation. The incomparable Dottie is back with her latest Lowcountry novel. As she has with “Lowcountry Summer,” “Return to Sullivans Island,” “Land of Mango Sunsets,” and so many other delightful literal excursions to this magical Southern locale, the perennial New York Times bestselling author enchants readers with a heart-warming tale of loss, acceptance, family and love – as a woman returns to the past to find her future.