Pickleball is a great sport for people of all ages. It’s a fun way to exercise, get in shape and have fun. Best of all, it’s easy to learn. Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It is played with paddles (just a bit bigger than a ping pong paddle) and a wiffle ball. Much like tennis, the ball is served to the opponent and the opponent must return the ball after two bounces. You can only score points if you are the server. Points are scored if the opponent fails to hit the ball over the net or steps out of bounds or steps in the kitchen (which is the line before the net). The first person to get to 11 points wins.
Tri-City Leisure Center 803-939-9309 is one of the spots for indoor Pickleball in the West Columbia/Lexington area.
Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center 803-227-3030 and the Lexington County Tennis Complex
803-957-7676 both offer outdoor Pickleball.
Appreciating Music: A Brief Course – October 9-November 13
Take a musical journey across the centuries…from Middle Ages to the present. This course is for everyone desiring a greater understanding the components of music, composition, composers and the backdrop of their world. Enhance your appreciation of music. Broaden the style of recordings in your collection as well as the concerts you attend. 6:15-7:30pm. Midlands Tech, 7300 College St. 803-738-8324.
October 11-December 6 – Thursdays
Feel calm, peaceful and centered as you learn yoga techniques. You’ll practice yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and deep relaxation. Classes meet at Arsenal Hill Community Center, 1800 Lincoln Street.
Bring a yoga mat! From 5:30-7pm.
Richland One Launches Magnet School Programs
From kindergarten through 12th grade, Richland One is on the fast track to preparing its students for careers in well-paying, in-demand jobs in engineering, tourism, government and entrepreneurship. Thanks to a $15 million federal magnet schools grant, the district will offer career readiness programs at the elementary, middle and high school levels, beginning in August 2018. The grant also will fund the expansion of the district’s Language Immersion Program to include French, as well as the current languages of Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. The magnet programs, which will be based at Carver-Lyon Elementary, Bradley Elementary, W.G. Sanders Middle and W.J. Keenan High schools, are open to all Richland One students. Bus transportation also will be provided to all students enrolled in the programs. For more information, contact Project Director Dr. Teresa Turner at (803) 231-7566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.