SALT Newsletter, March 8

It is almost spring, and SALT is making plans for the summer!

Yes, classes will be offered online from May 17 to August 6, and we will also be adding travel opportunities if all goes as planned. We are accepting course and club proposals until March 26, so if you want to start a club or teach a class (or you know someone who would be a fantastic addition to our wonderful instructors), the proposal form can be found at this URL:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScC6toAY_w61EybvhJQs67JEJfVcPcqeLeqFZK9oKxbcdr4YA/viewform?usp=sf_link

There is also a link on our website, wnsalt.com, under “Instructors.”

Meanwhile, the spring semester is still full of fun learning opportunities you should not miss.

Our Dirty, Dangerous, and Demanding Jobs series has been a hit, with Valerie Emblen, Keith Olson, and Dan Faulk setting the bar high with their interviews. Valerie talked about teaching in Laos; Keith gave us a glimpse of life as a New York City policeman; and Dan shared his experiences as a firefighter and a rigger. There are plenty more speakers lined up, and it is not too late for you to enroll in the series.

We also have four free events you should not miss:

  • March 15–a free class on Nutrition that we just added, thanks to Health Finders. (Email wnsalt22@gmail.com if you want to attend)
  • St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, March 17, 4 p.m.
  • Pet Show & Tell, March 23, 2 p.m.
  • Mystery Class, April 1, 10 a.m.

Upcoming classes include Offering Your Grandchildren What No One Else Can, Irish in America, Staying Safe on the Internet, Ladies of the Light, and the third session of many exercise classes. You will also have another opportunity to take Jewelry Making, Watercolor, and Pop Fiction. The remaining virtual travel opportunities begin with this week’s tour with Richard Camlin at Hobcaw Barony and continue with Montserrat, Australia, and Chicago. Finally, don’t miss our entertainment special on March 19, Doug and the Doc.

Plan to travel with SALT

We just met with our representative from Premier World Discovery, Laura Driggers, and made preliminary plans to offer the following tours. We plan to contact Collette and add Spain and Portugal and the Danube to the line up for the spring of 2022 as well. Once details are finalized, we will let you know how to register for our tours with these two companies.

  • July 16, 2021: Waterways and National Parks of the Pacific Northwest
  • Sept. 23, 2021: Fall Colors & Lighthouses of the Great Lakes
  • Oct. 17, 2021: Utah’s Mighty National Parks
  • Nov. 7, 2021: National Parks & Canyons of the Southwest
  • Dec. 3, 2021: Music Cities Christmas
  • February, 2022: Iceland Explorer
  • April, 2022: Highlights of Italy’s Amalfi Coast
  • August, 2022: Alpine Adventures

Plans for local and regional excursions

All of us are ready to get out of the house and enjoy the scenery, right? Well, we hope that we can begin offering local excursions by May if not before. The first item of business is purchasing a van, so we will keep you updated on new developments along those lines.

We have decided on a few rules for local travel, once the van is ours. First, you must be vaccinated for Covid-19 in order to travel with us, and you must wear a mask while on the van and in any indoor setting. Students will also have the option of providing their own transportation for a reduced rate on many of the trips. Our first destinations will probably be outdoors: old favorites like Bull Island, Capers Island, Walking Tour of Georgetown, Taste of Wilmington, and the Charleston Tea Plantation. Perhaps we can add some new destinations like a Cape Romain Lighthouse Tour, Kiawah River Safari Cruise, Morris Island Shark Tooth Beach drop, and a Santee Delta River Cruise. If you have any ideas for our local trips (within a 2 hour drive), please let us know by emailing customerservice@wnsalt.com. If you would also be interested in overnight trips in the fall, let us know your preferred destinations.

SALT students and instructors cover a lot of territory

In addition to many students and instructors living in our local area, SALT also includes those who live in the following states/countries:
North Carolina
Florida
Illinois
New York
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
West Virginia
Wisconsin
New Jersey
Turkey
Canada 
England
Feel free to invite even more of your friends and family to join us! As always, thanks for your support, and we look forward to the many exciting adventures that lie ahead for all of us.

Carol and Kelli

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