SALT Newsletter 1/30/24

Rested and Rejuvenated

Pictured above are your fearless SALT leaders celebrating the end of 2023 in St. Maarten. Yes, at the end of the SALT “season,” we do seem a bit crazed, but we’re back to “normal” now and ready for a fantastic spring of clubs, classes, and excursions. Thanks to all who have joined SALT and registered for courses and trips already. To the rest, what are you waiting for??? Come join the fun.

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Join SALT’s new Travel Club! Our first meeting at noon on 2/19 will be at Mimosa’s, where Laura Driggers will join us to talk about the 2024 tours with Premier World Discovery. We will also be polling those who attend for suggestions of trips for us to offer in 2025.


If you want to join a club, take classes, or go on local and regional excursions with SALT, you must purchase a membership each semester for $20. The “Get Started” button in the upper right hand corner of the website will take you to the membership and all you have to do is put it in your cart with your other items.

When you register for courses and excursions on the website, you should get a receipt that lists these. You will receive an email 7-10 days before excursions giving you details about the trip. You will receive a link to online classes a day before the class. You are responsible for remembering in-person classes, but many of our instructors will send you reminders for those as well.

If you want to receive the newsletter, you can sign up for it at the bottom of the homepage on our website. If you no longer wish to receive it, please let us know so that we can delete you from the list. Now that we have over 500 subscriptions, we are paying close to $30 a month to use MailChimp, and as always, we are trying to minimize our costs so that we can pass those savings on to those who participate in our program.

WPDE features SALT again!!

Kelli wishes to thank Sheila Rudesill, Linda Doolittle, and Sue Keller for assisting her in the interview and for posing for pictures. You can access the article about our taking folks to Trader Joe’s with this link ( . As a thank you, these three ladies will get a free ride when we schedule our next pop-up trip to their favorite shopping destination. Stay tuned for the date and time if you are also a Trader Joe’s fan.

Don’t miss these classes/trips beginning next week!

* Chew the Fat, a thought-provoking discussion group with Ellen Jampole

* Breakfast Club, with Kelli Barker

* Humor, four books with Carol Osborne leading the discussion

* Inspiring People, four fascinating guests interviewed by Carol and Kelli

* Sign Language, with Jason Milliren

* Behind the Scenes of Broadway, with Jason Milliren, who has been there!!

* Gentle Exercises, with Ellen Jampole

* Lunch Bunch, this time with Kris Szepanski

* Games Club, this time with Frankie Harris (yes, they traded places!)

* Tangling, with Ellen Jampole

* Tea & Art in Calabash. Let’s fill the van for our first excursion of 2024!

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Spring Excursions you need to book NOW.

We have raised the cap on some and added others, so look carefully at these options!

* Feb. 17, 2024, Cabaret, Coastal Carolina University, $32 + CCU Theatre Department is performing this “daring, provocative and exuberantly entertaining musical.” We will attend the matinee and then go to dinner (not included in excursion fee) to discuss the performance. + The van is full, but if you want to drive yourself, send us $27 and we’ll secure you a ticket. +

* Feb. 26, 2024, No Rest for the Wicked, Riga-Tony’s Murder Mystery, $65 + Join us for a fun time at this new venue in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy a 1930’s mobster themed murder mystery, a wonderful Italian dinner, and a show to “die” for! + The van is full, but if you want to drive yourself, send us $60 and we’ll secure you a ticket. +

* March 7-8, 2024, Hamilton, Columbia, SC, $299 + We will travel to the Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia to see this Broadway sensation. This play has won Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors. We will stay overnight after the performance and explore some sights in Columbia the next morning before coming home. Meals not included. Prices based on double occupancy. + We are adding a second van, so more spaces are available. Act fast! +

* March 12-13, 2024, Six, the Musical, Charleston, SC, $299 + From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over! SIX has won 23 awards in the 2021/2022 Broadway season, including the Tony Award® for Best Original Score (Music and Lyrics) and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. The SIX: LIVE ON OPENING NIGHT Broadway album debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard cast album charts and surpassed 6 Million streams in its first month. We will stay in Charleston overnight and explore a bit the next morning before coming back to the Grand Strand. Meals not included. Prices based on double occupancy. +

* March 21, 2024, Art Blossoms, Columbia, SC, $65 + If you’ve never seen art recreated in flowers, you don’t want to miss this special exhibition of botanical beauty. The annual fundraising event features floral interpretations of famous works of art. Meals not included. +

* New! April 23-24, 2024, The Price is Right, N. Charleston, SC, $275 + Come on down! You could be next! Yes, let’s join the fun at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center as they host the interactive stage version of this famous daytime game show. Playing to nearly sold-out audiences for the last twenty years, The Price is Right Live ^tm has given away more than 15 million in cash and prizes. Will you be the lucky winner in April?

If you are interested in going on any of the trips above, you will need to send your check for the full amount to 1412 Spruce Drive, Surfside Beach, SC 29575 before February 10 so that we can purchase the tickets while they are still available. ============================================================ ** Facebook ( ** Website (

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