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Texarkana College’s Sage Programs Offers Enrichment Programs for Citizens in “Third Stage” of Life- Age 46 and Up

Texarkana College’s Sage Programs Offers Enrichment Programs for Citizens in “Third Stage” of Life- Age 46 and Up

July 27, 2017- Texarkana, TXTexarkana College’s Sage Program will hold its annual Open House on Monday, August 14, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 13 of the Social Sciences Building on the TC campus, 2500 N. Robison Rd., Texarkana, TX.  TC’s Sage program engages citizens in the “third stage” of life in thoughtful discussion and stimulating activities to enrich their day-to-day living. Sage programming primarily benefits mature adults who are age 46 and up and who are seeking a like-minded community.

Dr. Beverly Rowe, professor of history at Texarkana College and notable author on Texarkana history, serves as a host for the Sage program. Along with a group of engaged community leaders, Rowe designed the program as a catalyst for seasoned adults to remain active in the community and network with others of similar interests.

“The mission of Sage is to provide opportunities to exercise collective wisdom with others who claim the same reference points throughout their lives and who are interested in traveling, discussing, getting together, and having a lot of fun,” Rowe said. “This fall, we have an extensive line up of programs for participants including classes on topics that spark curiosity as well as travel and dining outings that foster fellowship and new friendships.”

 Class offerings include the following:

  • Dr. Who
  • Exploring Genius
  • Encore: Writing Your Life
  • Texarkana Community Issues
  • Criminal Justice in the Community
  • Readiness in Action
  • Fitness to Live By
  • Exploring Art
  • Biblical Geography
  • Editing for All
  • Beginner Crochet
  • World War II in Japan
  • Bill of Rights
  • Ukulele I
  • Ukulele II

Travel opportunities include:

  • Grapefest in Grapevine, Texas
  • Hike White Oak Lake State Park
  • Tour the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Beaver’s Bend Folk Festival
  • Broadway at the Bass Performance Hall – “White Christmas” – Ft. Worth, Texas
  • Garvin Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Ride the Christmas Train at Jefferson, Texas

Social opportunities include the Sage Dinner Club 

There is an annual $75 membership fee to join Sage and to participate in the sponsored events. Additional fees may apply to participate in the various activities. Both new and charter members to the program will be able to pay their yearly membership dues at the open house event.

For more information on the Sage Program, or these educational and travel opportunities, please email Dr. Beverly Rowe at, or you can call 903-748-1235. More information about the Sage Program can be found on the Texarkana College website –


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