Is your medication safe?
FREE LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). As people age and change, so do their nutritional needs. Nutritional deficiencies can result when medicines react with certain foods or suppress appetite. Some medications can bind to nutrients, preventing the nutrients from being properly absorbed and used by the body. Nutrition drinks, alcohol, nutritional supplements or herbal products can all interact with medications. Nivia Green, LPN from Senior Health Associates will discuss medication safety and nutrition. Refreshments will be provided to those who RSVP, call (803) 779-1971; http://louriecentersc.com
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E-WASTE RECYCLING: Lexington County residents only; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Springdale Baptist Church, 357 Wattling Road, West Columbia. Electronics accepted for recycling include computers (laptops, monitors, CPUs, keyboards, printers, scanners), TVs, copiers, VCR and DVD players, fax machines, telephone systems, cell phones, household electronics (stereos, radios, PDAs and electronic game systems. Call (803) 785-3340 or go to http://www.lex-co.sc.gov/recycling.
Spreading a little joy
HOLIDAY JOY MARKET AND RUMMAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Providence Presbyterian Church, 1112 Hummingbird Drive, West Columbia. Handmade items in all price ranges including wooden signs, knitted scarves, jewelry, wreaths, candles, original art, ornaments, spice mixes, holiday pillows, aprons, totes (on-site monogramming available); breakfast, lunch, bake sale and food gifts. Proceeds will support the church’s community outreach efforts. (803) 794-6766