The Lourie Center launches rebranded continuing education program

February 12, 2021

The Lourie Center, in cooperation with Riggs Partners, has rebranded and re-launched its continuing education program. The Lourie Center was selected as one of the recipients of the October 2020 Riggs Partners CreateAthon®, a 24-hour marketing marathon designed to deliver professional marketing services to nonprofit organizations. From this event emerged a new name and image for the educational program for older adults; The Lourie Lectures replaces what was formerly the Midlands Lifelong Learning Program and will offer a series of courses (currently online) in March and April 2021.

The Lourie Lectures provide engaging discourse for adults over 50. Taught by academics and content experts, topics explore the arts and humanities, science, culture and more. Satisfy your thirst for learning through these weekly talks, presented by the Lourie Center, a 501(c)(3) organization.

The Lourie Lectures Spring 2021 Schedule

Take Your Brain to the Gym
Mondays 11 am-12 pm
March 1, 8, 15, 22
Instructor Dr. Linda Salane, WNN Consulting and Executive Coaching, Columbia College

Holocaust Remembered
Tuesdays, 11 am- 12 pm
March 2, 9, 16, 23
Instructor Dr. Lilly Filler, Columbia Holocaust Education Commission and Guests

Give My Regards to Broadway: Listening to Broadway Musicals
Tuesdays 1–2 pm
March 2, 9, 16, 23
Instructor J. Daniel Jenkins, School of Music at University of South Carolina

Building Columbia: Architecture from 1786 to Today
Tuesdays 11 am- 12 pm
April 6, 13, 20, 27
Instructor John Sherrer, Historic Columbia

“Stories of Struggle”: The Redemptive Qualities of Stories
Wednesdays at 11 am – 12 pm
April 7, 14, 21, 28

Cancer Literacy: Evidence-Based Choices
Wednesdays 12:30-1:30 pm
April 7, 14, 21, 28
Instructor Dr. Sondra Berger, College of Pharmacy at the University of South Carolina.

Fees, Per Four-Week Course

  • Full Members of Lourie Center $10
  • Associate Members of Lourie Center $20
  • Historic Columbia Members $20
  • Non-Members $30

Registration and payment can be made at the center, by phone, or online.

Bring a friend for FREE!
As a special promotion for the re-launch of this program, The Lourie Lectures is offering a Guest Pass for each course registered and paid for online during the months of January-March. Simply enter the name and email address of the friend at registration and they will be invited to attend the course as your guest.

Register Online at

Or Call 803-779-1971 x 103