What: The women of the East Cooper Newcomers Club monthly lunch
When: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn, Mount Pleasant, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
Details: The women of the East Cooper Newcomers Club invite members, guests, new residents and recent retirees to attend their monthly luncheon meeting. Michael Coker will present a program on “Charleston Curiosities: Stories of the Tragic, Heroic and Bizarre.” For reservations, please call Elaine no later than Jan. 10 at 843-856-3467 or email at email@example.com.
What: Drawing Near to God Bible Study, “Following the Call: Leading Courageously (Book of Samuel)”
When: Thursdays, Jan. 17-April 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Details: Cost is $35, which includes study guide. For more information, contact Sharon McGuirk at 843-284-4333 or JoanneEllison.com
String Extravaganza concert
What: The Music Matters! Concert Series will present its free concert “StringExtravaganza”
When: Thursday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m.
Where: Franke at Seaside, Rodenberg Chapel, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant
Details: This free concert is open to the public, and will highlight the violin playing of local music prodigy, Nicholas Bentz. He will play selections from Bach’s Partita #2, Paganini’s 24 Caprices, and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto #1. This recital is part of the music advocacy project run by Abigail Kent to raise community awareness to support live music and the local programs that make this possible.
Future concerts will be on Feb. 21 and March 21. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
What: The Isle of Palms Garden Club meeting
When: Thursday, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Where: IOP Exchange Club, 2011 Palm Blvd.
Details: The speaker is Michelle Wrenn of the Seewee Visitors Environmental Center. She will speak on “Invasive Plants.” Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m. Call Janice Ashley at 843-883-9016 for more information.
What: VFW Post 10624 and Ladies Auxiliary Spaghetti dinner
When: Friday, Jan. 18, 6-8 p.m.
Where: VFW Post 10624, 1411 Stuart Engal’s Blvd.
Details: Dinner includes spaghetti with salad, desert and bread. The cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 843-884-0062.
Myasthenia Gravis Support Group
WHAT: “Effects of Myasthenia Gravis on Swallowing, Speech and Voice” presented by Ashli O’Rourke, M.D., M.Sc, Otolaryngologist and Kendrea L. Focht, C.Sc.D. Speech-Language Pathologist at the Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing, Medical University of South Carolina.
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m. until noon.
WHERE: East Cooper Medical Center, 2000 Hospital Drive, Mount Pleasant
Details: This is a free support group. It is open to Myasthenia Gravis (MG) patients, their families and caregivers as well as other interested parties. Meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month. For more information go to email@example.com or call 843-388-1683.
What: Knights of Columbus annual Oyster Roast
When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Gold Bug Island (foot of the Ben Sawyer Bridge)
Details: Ticket price includes oysters, fish stew, hot dogs, beer and wine. (No coolers please.) Tickets for 12 years and older is $25. Children’s tickets are $8. For tickets call Tom Franzone at 843-884-5670.
MLK, Jr. tribute
What: “This Little Light of Mine, I’m Gonna Let It Shine,” Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Performance with the CSO Gospel Choir/CSO Spiritual Ensemble
When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m.
Where: Royal Missionary Baptist Church, 4761 Luella Ave., North Charleston.
Details: This performance is free and open to the public. An entry ticket is required; freewill donations accepted.
What: The Shepherd’s Center of East Cooper weekly meeting
When: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m.
Where: The Fellowship Hall of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church
Details: The public is invited to attend. The first program at 10 a.m. will be talk by Gabrielle Schultz on “MUSC Senior Mentor Program: The second program at 11 a.m. will be a talk by Grahame Long, author, on “Dueling in Charleston.”
East Cooper Republicans
What: East Cooper Republican Club 2013 kickoff lunch
When: Monday, Jan. 21, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Mount Pleasant Holiday Inn
Details: The guest speaker will be South Carolina Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell. Speaker Harrell will discuss the upcoming S.C. House GOP agenda and will take questions from the audience. Meeting concludes at 1 p.m. membership dues are $15. Member price for lunch is $15. Non-member price for lunch is $20.
WHAT: Isle of Palms Exchange Club Oyster Roast
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26, 4:30-7:30 PM
WHERE: Isle of Palms Exchange Club House, 201 Palm Blvd.
DETAILS: There will be oysters, chili, hot dogs, DJ and more, plus a silent auction and plenty of door prizes donated by local businesses. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the door. Children under 12 are half price. Proceeds support student scholarship program. For tickets, contact 886-8489 or www.iopexchange.org.
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