Rain Barrel Workshop
If you've ever wanted to learn how to save water at your house by using a rain barrel, this is just what you've been looking for!

You'll learn how to use a rain barrel and you'll get one to take home!

DATE: October 24th
COST: Free

Fall Foliage Hike
Check out the beautiful leaves in Keowee-Toxaway State Park and get some great exercise at the same time!

We hope you can join us on this
4-mile moderately difficult hike!

DATE: November 4th
COST: $10
WHO: Ages 8 and up

Winter Adventure Camp
Calling all 10 - 15 year olds! We have a fun and exciting week lined up, including skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and a trip to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta!

DATES: January 2nd - January 5th
COST: $170
Registration for November and December trips begins October 27th at midnight online through Rec1 and at 9 a.m. in person at the following locations:

  • Cleveland Park
  • Woodruff Leisure Center
  • Timken Community Center
  • T.W. Edwards Community Center
  • Chesnee Community Center
SouthPark Mall Shopping
Get started on all your holiday shopping at the SouthPark Mall in Charlotte. We'll ride there and back together, but you can shop and eat lunch wherever you'd like!

DATE: November 8th at 9 a.m.
COST: $5 (lunch not included)
Southern Christmas Show
Another chance for holiday shopping! Over 400 merchants are all under one roof in Charlotte. Plus, there will be live music, delicious food, local wines and plenty of Christmas decor!

DATE: November 16th at 9 a.m.
COST: $15 (lunch not included)
Roper Mountain
Holiday Lights
This is the last year to check out what has been an Upstate tradition for more than two decades. Join us for some holiday magic!
Light refreshments will be provided.

DATE: November 28th at 5:30 p.m.
COST: $5 (dinner not included)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Ghosts of Christmas Eve
Lights! Dancing! Music! Don't let the name fool you - this is not classical music. Enjoy a fun Christmas tradition coming to Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.

DATE: December 8th at 2:30 p.m.
COST: $60 (dinner not included)
Christmas at The Cove
We'll make the short trip to Asheville and go to the Billy Graham Training Center, where we'll sing Christmas carols and listen to a religious devotion. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a delicious buffet in the scenic dining room. Space is very limited.

DATE: December 11th at 8 a.m.
COST: $45 (lunch is included)
Black Nativity
Complete with gospel music, lots of drums and high energy dancing, you can experience the birth of Jesus in a whole new way. We'll be going to see this holiday musical performance at the Barn Dinner Theatre in Greensboro, North Carolina.

DATE: December 18th at 8:30 a.m.
COST: $60 (lunch is included)
Candy Cane Market
This holiday season we're starting something new to teach children in the After Care Enrichment program about responsibility and the joy of giving.

The children will earn points for positive behavior, which they can "cash in" to buy gifts for family and friends.

We're looking for small toys and trinkets for all ages they can "buy" at the Candy Cane Market. Donations will be accepted at all community centers through December 5th. Thank you for you help!
Spartanburg Council on Aging

SCOA services include:

  • Weekday Meal Home Delivery
  • Senior Center Programs with a Meal
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Healthy Aging & Injury Prevention

For more information and/or to schedule an assessment, call the SCOA office at
(864) 804 - 5813

Seniors Take Charge
Educate yourself about current issues for seniors during these FREE events.

November 14th
Sleep Sense: Pajama Party

December 12th
Jingle, Jingle Holiday Mingle

Both of these will be from
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Lower Level of the Cleveland Park Event Center. Refreshments will be served.
The FFF Club
(Food, Fun and Friends!)
Meals are Dutch Treat unless otherwise noted.

October 25th
Select (880 S. Pine Street, Spartanburg)
11:30 a.m. - RSVP by October 24th

November 7th
The Hare and Hound (101 E. Rutherford Street, Landrum)
11:30 a.m. - RSVP by November 6th

December 5th
Holiday Potluck at Cleveland Park
11 a.m. - RSVP by December 4th

We're providing the drinks and meat.

Last Name A - H: Please bring a side dish to share
Last Name I - P: Please bring a salad to share
Last Name Q - Z: Please bring a dessert to share

Also, please bring a favorite recipe to exchange.

The 50+ bowling group meets every week.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Star Lanes in Spartanburg

All skill levels are welcome! The cost is the price of bowling.

Final Friday Hike
We will be hiking the Rail Trail this month.

October 27th at 11:30 a.m.

Meet in the parking lot behind First Steps and Select.

We'll be taking a hiking break November - February, but we'll pick back up again in March!

Game Club
If you enjoy playing games (card games and board games) then you'll want to stop by the Game Club get-together!

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mary Black Private Dining Room
(next to the hospital cafeteria)
1700 Skylyn Drive in Spartanburg
Cooking Up Wellness
"Just Beet It"

November 3rd at 10 a.m.
Chesnee Community Center

You'll learn all about beets and how they can help prevent heart disease, dementia and glaucoma.

From dance classes to karate to yoga, we have something for everyone... all ages and all skill levels!

Lake Cooley's Event Space is Officially Open!

Have you been out to Lake Cooley yet? If not, you're missing out! The views are incredible... and the leaves haven't even started to change yet, which means they'll only get better with time!

Now that our Lake Cooley event space is open, you can rent it for meetings and small gatherings like baby showers and birthday parties.

To rent the space contact Chris Spencer
(864) 398 - 6708