• Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Barn jam

What: Awendaw Green barn jam

When: Every Wednesday from 6-10 p.m.

Where: Awenday Green at Sewee Outpost

Details: The Barn Jams continue to inspire and connect music loving folks to Awendaw Green and the Sewee Outpost in rural Awendaw. For more than four years, every Wednesday, many gather to experience diverse, original music under the grand oaks, Lowcountry style. Please come out and experience this unique musical showcase that has connected many to deserving artists from around the world. To see what else is going on visit www.awendawgreen.com.

Collaborative project

Details: Seeking artists from all disciplines. Actors, filmmakers, musicians, singers, visual artists, poets, writers, photographers, etc. are encouraged to reply for a new collaborative project to be presented in April. For info: charlestonplays@gmail.com.


WHAT: East Cooper Concert Series presents Mardi Gras Brass

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 7, 7–8:15 p.m.

WHERE: Christ Church, 2304 Highway 17 North, Mount Pleasant

DETAILS: A rousing concert of brass and percussion featuring the Crescent Brass Quintet. Led by virtuoso trumpeter Todd Jenkins, both sacred and secular music to celebrate Mardi Gras will be presented. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. Contact Dr. Lorna Barker at 884-9090. For more information visit www.eastcooperconcertseries.org.

Garden seminar

What: Learn to Grow the food You eat

When: Saturday, Feb 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Where: Daniel Island Village Clubhouse

Details: Using raised beds, existing beds or even window boxes, Nate Davis, with GROW, will show you that you can have a future farm.

Senior information

What: State of Seniors in the Lowcountry

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

WHERE: The Elks Lodge, 1113 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

DETAILS: This is a free public forum addressing key issues affecting Lowcountry seniors and their care givers. Participants will have direct contact with decision makers to ask questions important to us all as we age. Topics include, impact of Healthcare Reform; future of Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security and Veterans Benefits; caregiver support and resources in Tri-County area. Scheduled agencies and speakers include Tony Kester, director, The S.C. Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging; Dorchester County Office of Veterans Affairs; Stephanie Blunt, executive director, Trident Area Agency on Aging. The State of Seniors is jointly sponsored by

S.C. Aging in Place Coalition and Lowcountry Senior Network. For more information visit www.scaipc.org or www.lowcountrysn.com.

Shepherd’s Center

What: The Shepherd’s Center of East Cooper weekly meeting

When: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.

Where: The Fellowship Hall of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church

Details: The first program at 10 a.m. will be a talk by Dr. John Kleckly, gerontogist, on “Magnificant Aging.” The second program at 11 a.m. will be a talk by Dr. Luci Moreira on “Brazilian Food and Music.”

Newcomers Coffee

What: The women of the East Cooper Newcomers Club monthly Coffee

When: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to noon.

Details: Members, guests, new residents and recent retirees are invited to attend and learn about the many club activities and local events. Please call Ayn at 843-696-8020 or email at ayndeuskar@yahoo.com or Roseann at 843-856-8446 or grpoetz@comcast.net for location or more information.

Choral group

WHAT: The Franke Chorus

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb 12, 3:30 p.m. practice for spring concert begins

WHERE: The Rodenberg Chapel on The Franke at Seaside campus

DETAILS: The Franke Chorus, directed by Anita O’Donnell, is composed of a group of volunteers from the Charleston and Mount Pleasant areas. Some are residents of the Franke at Seaside while others are drawn to from the surrounding area. All ages, both men and women, are invited to join the group. Basses and tenors are especially welcome. Regular practices are held on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Anyone who enjoys singing and can carry a tune is welcome. For further information please contact Lucy at 843-884-4276 or bhigh922@aol.com.

Sunday with Strad and Guarneri

What: Rare violin concert

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, 90 Hasell St.

Details: Yuriy Bekker, concertmaster and acting artistic director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, will mesmerize listeners as he plays two rare violins, one from Stradivari’s Golden Period, and one crafted by Guarneri de Gesu. These 17/18th century craftsmen made the finest violins in the world, with only hundreds still in existence. Seating is limited. Call the synogogue for more information. Contact Brenda Braye at 843-723-1090 for more information and to purchase tickets.

Pet grief

What: Faithful Forever, pet loss grief support group

When: Tuesday, Feb. 19 (every third Tuesday of the month), 6–7:30 p.m.

Where: McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 2501 Bees Ferry Road

Details: Pet Parents who have recently lost a beloved pet can come together in a supportive environment to discuss the issues of grief, mourning and pet loss. The support group will be facilitated by a licensed professional counselor. Faithful Forever is the pet cremation division of McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, a local family-owned funeral home since 1886. Faithful Forever has been offering pet services since 2008. The group will be facilitated by Johnsie Currin, MEd, LPC, CIRS-A. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact: San LeBoeuf, director of Pet Services, san@Faithful-Forever.com or 843-722-8371.

Fashion show

What: East Cooper Newcomers Club‘s Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon

When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Drive, Charleston, SC 29492

Details: Program: The women of the East Cooper Newcomers Club invite members, guests, new residents and recent retirees to attend their monthly luncheon meeting and Spring Fashion Show. Spring Fashion show with fashions provided by Belk and modeled by ECNC members. Door prizes include Belk shopping sprees and fragrance baskets. For reservations, please call Elaine no later than February 14th at 843-856-3467 or email at ecnc.reservations@gmail.com.

Spaghetti dinner

What: Men’s Fellowship Spaghetti Dinner.

When: Saturday Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m.

Where: Sunrise Presbyterian Church, 3222 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island

Details: Plates are $8 and children under 10 are free. There will be music, many local folks and containers of meet sauce for sale on the way out. Some, who are on the run, just order take-out dinners to bring home. Proceeds go to projects around the church and to keep the church;’s community ministries going.

Charity golf

What: Knights of Columbus 9475 fourth annual Charity Golf Outing for Operation Hope

When: Monday, March 4

Where: Wild Dunes Harbor Course for Operation Hope

Details: Entry fee is $100 per golfer. Hole sponsors and event sponsors needed. To sign up or to get more information, call Jack Urbanic at 843-886-2591 or email john.urbanic@att.net. Operation Hope supports the people of South Carolina who suffer intellectual disabilities. K of C 9475 supports the Mount Pleasant area.

Class reunion

What: St. Andrew’s Parish High School Classes of 1972, 1973 and 1974 joint reunion

When: Saturday, April 20

Details: For more details and to sign up, please visit http://standrewsreunion72-73-74.webs.com.

Mental health

What: NAMI’s

When: Wednesday, starting March 13 at 6 p.m.

Where: The Medical University of South Carolina

Details: Do you have a loved one with a mental illness? NAMI’s free 11-week educational program begins on Wednesday, March 13. For more information contact Mark Stimpson at markstimpson@hotmail.com

88 Club

What: 88 Club of Mount Pleasant meeting

When: First and third Wednesdays

Where: Okra Grill (formerly Alex’s)

Details: The 88 Club of Mount Pleasant meets at the Okra Grill (formerly Alex’s) on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Each meeting has a speaker presenting interesting and timely programs. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Phil Siegrist at 881-8768.

La Leche League

What La Leche League of Charleston

When: First Friday of the month at 10 :15 a.m. and third Tuesday of the month

Where: First Friday at St. Andrew’s Church, 440 Whilden St. and third Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Mount Pleasant Hospital, 3500 North Highway 17

Details: La Leche League of Charleston is a Free support group for moms and moms-to-be in the Charleston area. Its mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. For more information, go to http://www.llli.org/ or http://lllcharlestonsc.blogspot.com/


What: Daniel Island Toastmasters meeting

When: The first and third Friday of the month at Summit Place from noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Summit Place, 320 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island..

Details: Does your heart pound like a jackhammer when you are asked to stand up in a group and speak? This is your chance to shine as a speaker and leader. For additional information call Brian at 843-884-5987 or come as a guest to experience a Toastmaster meeting.

National Marine Corps

What: National Marine Corps Business Network, Charleston Chapter

When: The second Tuesday of each month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Sticky Fingers, 341 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant.

Details: As a member, not only will you expand your opportunities both personal and professional, you will interact with fellow Marines who have the same level of integrity and commitment to excellence you demand of yourself.

Contact: Justin M. Follmer 843.259.1236 or jfollmer@legacywm.com.

Embroiderer’s Guild of America

What: The Magnolia Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America meets the second Sunday of each month.

When: The second Sunday of the month, 1-4 p.m.

Where: The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Street, Charleston, SC.

Details: Beginners and all levels are welcome.

Contact: Call 553-3724 or 884-8038.

Shag night

What: Shag night at Zeus with the East Cooper Shag Club.

When: The first and third Fridays of the month.

Where: Zeus Restaurant.

Details: Visit Zeusgrill.com or eastcoopershagclub.com.

Business gathering

What: B2B Power Hour

When: Third Thursday of every month, 6 to 7 p.m.

Where: O’Brion’s in I’On, 361 N. Shelmore

Details: Exclusively for business owners. Fifty percent off appetizers and happy hour prices.

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