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  • Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Details: Do you have problems speaking as a result of a stroke? If so, you may qualify for a research study that is being conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina and is supported and approved by the National Institutes of Health. The treatment involves therapy that may improve speech ability. For qualified participants compensation is available for transportation costs. If interested, contact Sheri Davis, CCRC, Medical University of South Carolina Neurosciences Dept. at 843-792-2845 or email at davshe@musc.edu.

88 Club


What: 88 Club of Mount Pleasant meeting

When: First and third Wednesdays, 7 a.m.

Where: Page’s Okra Grill on Coleman Boulevard

Details: Each meeting has a speaker presenting interesting and timely programs. The group has about 40 active members and are always looking for more.

U.S. MARINES

WHAT: Low Country Leathernecks (LCL) Luncheon.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 17, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Harbor View Restaurant, Shrine Temple, Patriots Point, Mt Pleasant.

DETAILS: The Low Country Leathernecks consists of an informal group that meets each month to share the camaraderie of fellow Marines, Navy Corpsman, family members and others who may share an interest in the Marine Corps Family. Price is $20 for a full course meal. All after meal proceeds go to the LCL. RSVP is requested by 16 July via this email address lowcountrymarine@aol.com or, contact Bill Pierce at 884-5785 or John Flinn at 297-2585.

WID Happy Hour

What: Charleston Coalition (C3) Networking/Membership Drive Happy Hour

When: Wednesday, July 17, 5-7 p.m.

Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel in North Charleston

Details: Interested in joining WID, AFCEA or CDCA to build your network within the Charleston Defense Community? The Charleston Coalition (C3), comprised of CDCA, AFCEA and WID, would like to invite you to attend a pre-SBIOI Membership Drive/Networking Happy Hour. Already a member?. Then, grab a co-worker and come out to network and talk to potential members about the benefits of joining these three active organizations. Representatives from each organization will be present at the event to share information about membership in their respective organizations. For more information about the event, please contact WID’s Meetings/Events Chair at pr@WIDpalmettochapter.org or visit www.widpalmettochapter.org.

Business meeting

What: Mount Pleasant Business Association Meeting

When: Thursday, July 18, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Mount Pleasant Holiday Inn, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.

Details: Mount Pleasant Business Association is a non-profit organization established in 1992. Its membership is a mix of professions from various industries, including advertising and publishing, financial services, health care, retail, insurance, legal and service businesses of every description. Lunch costs $12 for members, $18 for non-members. For more information, visit www.mympba.com.

Women in Defense

What: The Women in Defense (WID) Palmetto Chapter meeting

When: Friday, July 19, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport, 7401 Northwooods Boulevard North Charleston

Details: WID is pleased to present Linda Blanton, Small Business Association, Kathy Edenborough, director of Business Operations & Small Business Specialist, 628th Contracting Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, and Robin Rourk, Deputy Director, Office of Small Business Programs OSBP, SPAWAR, as the speakers. WID would like to thank the corporate sponsor, Scientific Research Corporation, for sponsoring the July meeting.

To registration RSVP by Monday, July 15 to secretary@widpalmettochapter.org. There is a $20 per member or $25 per non-member fee. The meeting is open to the public.

Pork loin dinner

What: VFW Post 10624 and Ladies Auxiliary pork loin dinner with sides

When: Friday, July 19, 6-8 p.m.

Where: VFW Post 10624, 1411 Stuart Engal’s Blvd.

Details: The cost is $10 per person. For more information call 843-884-0062.

Outdoor movie

What: Fourth annual Movies in the Park

When: Friday, July 19, twilight

Where: Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

Details: The Town of Mount Pleasant and Cinebarre partner to present a movie on the lawn at sunset. The movie on July 19 is “Tangled.” Residents and visitors bring blankets and lounge chairs to sit back and enjoy an outdoor movie on Cinebarre’s giant movie screen with the Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop. There is free admission and parking. No coolers allowed; food and beverage are available for purchase.

Stage show


What: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

When: Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.

Where: First Baptist Church, 618 McCants Dr.

Details: This is aa amatwur production of Wando Voice Studio’s Summer Intensive. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted for WVS Scholarship Fund.

Breathe to feel good

What: Breathe to Feel Good - A Transformational Breath mini-breathshop

When: Saturday, July 20, 1-2 p.m.

Where: 216 Scott Street, off Coleman Boulevard near Moultrie Plaza

Details: Transformational Breathing is a practical, effective and easy-to-access technique for alleviating debilitating states. This unique presentation of conscious breathing can become a life-long tool. For info or registration, contact 971-1731 or Sara@LoveYourBreath.com.

Grand opening

What: Sola Salons grand opening

When: Monday, July 22, noon-4 p.m.

Where: Sola Salons, Belle Hall Shopping Center, 648 Long Point Road

Details: An open house will be held, accompanied by a blue ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Wylie Pearce at 843-410-5580 or wpearce@solasolons.com. You can find the salon on Facebook at Sola Salons Studios, Charleston SC.

Fall sports

What: Mount Pleasant Recreation Department Fall 2013 Youth Sports Registration Infomation

When: Through July 22

Where: Various Mount Pleasant Recreation Department sites

Details: Registration for ages 5 to 18 is available now online and and at the following facilities through July 22: R.L. Jones Center, 391 Egypt Road; G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt Street; Park West Recreation Center, 1251 Park West Blvd. For residents the cost is $50 for non residents it is $100. Late registration begins July 23 with an additional fee of $13. No discounts may be given online.

Appreciation service


What: Friendship A.M.E. Church three-night appreciation service for the Rev. Francis McPherson

When: Wednesday, July 24-Friday, July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Friendship A.M.E. Church

Details: The speaker for Wednesday, July 24 will be the Rev. Rose Goodwater of Holy Trinity A.M.E. Church. Thursday, July 25’s speaker will be the Rev. Richard Crummy of Greater Goodwill Church. The speaker Friday, July 26 will be the Rev. Rose Marie Williams of Calvary A.M.E. Church. Devotional service will begin at 7:30 p.m. and worship service will begin at 8 p.m. each night. The services are sponsored by the Pastor’s Aid Board and the Pulpit Aid Board.

Kids’ fair


What: Blissful Dreams Kids’ Fair

When: Thursday, July 25, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Life Park Church.

Details: Kids’ Fair is a fundraiser for Blissful Dreams enabling the program to bring joy to autistic and special needs children in the Charleston area with horse therapy at Stardust Farms. There will be plenty of fun and games with food provided by Mama Brown’s BBQ. Tickets are $10 and include meal and five game tickets. Life Park Church is located at 1151 George Browder Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. Please visit the group on Facebook and at www.Blissfuldreams.org.

Book club

What: The Mount Pleasant Men’s Reading Group

When: Last Friday morning of each month, 9:30 a.m.

Where: The Atlanta Bread Company in Towne Centre.

Details: The group is looking for new members and also welcome guests. If you enjoy reading, please join. The group differs from the standard reading foremat in that each member discusses a different book. Call Bob Guerin at 843-971-1754 for more information.

Football 101

What: Fourth annual Citadel Lady Bulldogs Football 101

When: Friday, July 26, 4:30-9 p.m.

Where: Johnson Hagood Stadium

Details: Event includes wine and cheese reception, tours of the training and equipment room, weight training demonstration by football players, on-field practice and victory dance celebration. A catered dinner in the Pearson Club Level Lounge will be hosted by Kay Higgins, wife of Head Coach Kevin Higgins, followed by after dinner tours of stadium suites and the press box. Participants will go home with goody bags, T-shirts and door prizes. Admission price includes two free tickets to the opening game. Proceeds from the event go to the Athletic Scholarship of The Citadel Football Association (a 501c-3 non-profit corporation). Tickets for the event are $50 each or two for $85. Please register online at www.cfabulldogs.org.

Pancake breakfast


WHAT: Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support Mount Pleasant Elks Lodge #2867 WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 8-10 a.m.

WHERE: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 1486 Stuart Engals Blvd.

DETAILS: The cost is $7 per person

Summer classes

What: Introduction to Unity class A class based on the book, “The Five Principles: A Guide To Practical Spirituality” by Ellen Depenport.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 7 - Sept. 11, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Where: Mount Pleasant Brance Library

Details: The class is based on the book, “The Five Principles: A Guide To Practical Spirituality” by Ellen Depenport.

What: Mount Pleasant Business Social

When: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Charleston Harbor Fish House

Details: Come out and talk business with Mount Pleasant Mayor Billy Swails and members of town council. Networking events provide an opportunity to talk business while also creating it. Enjoy happy hour prices, appetizers, and great conversation.

East Cooper Democrats


What: East Cooper Democrats August meeting

When: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Olive Branch AME Church Annex, 1734 Highway 17 North

Details: Social time and light dinner ($4/person) begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. The August meeting will be a discussion of Sen. Vincent Sheheen’s new book “The Right Way, Getting the Palmetto State Back on Track.” Please RSVP to Carole Bensoncarolebenson16@gmail.com or 843-216-3797 if attending and indicate if you want dinner.

New church

What: Unity Church of Mount Pleasant

When: Sept. 15, 10 a.m.

Where: Somerby 3100 Tradition Circle in Park West off Greymarsh Rd.

Details: Unity Church of Mount Pleasant is affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries and Unity School of Christianity, publisher of Daily Word. It is one of about 1,000 Unity churches, centers, and study groups around the world. The first Sunday Service will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 15. For more information, visit www.untiymtpleasantsc.org. Unity of Charleston will be celebrating their 30th anniversary on Sept. 8.

Embroiderers’ Guild

What: Magnolia Chapter EGA Embroiderers’ Guild of America

When: Second Sundays, 1 p.m.

Where: The Meeting Place, 1077 Montague St., North Charleston

Details: For more information, call Evelyn W. at 843-852-0093.

Stamp collectors

WHAT: Any one, male or female youth or elders interested in Philately or willing to explore the hobby

WHEN: The third Thursday of each month from 7:30-9 p.m.

DETAILS: You do not need to be a professional - just have an interest in stamp collecting either U.S. or foreign postage stamps. The group is small and easy-going group that engages in talking about stamps, exchanges duplicate stamps or helping new club members to get started in the Hobby. There is no charge to join or belong. Come as you are able and get to recognize the excitement and the educational value of the hobby which is shared by thousands. For more retails, please contact Richard Foreman @ 843-884-4398 or gofigure-1@comcast.net.

Needlepoint Guild

What: Charleston Chapter ANG (American Needlepoint Guild)

When: Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.

Where: St. Andrews Parish, 2604 Ashley River Road (Highway 61 North)

Details: For more information, call Ann W. at 843-875-5562.

Round dancing


What: Round dance lessons

When: Mondays, 7-9 p.m.

Where: Park Circle, North Charleston

Details: No experience needed. Lessons on waltz and two step and move into advanced rythms, like rumba, cha-cha and jive. Cost is $5 per person. To pre-register or for more information, call Jack and Genie Whetsell at 843-747-5431 or email jackgenie@msn.com or call Doris and George White at 843-553-7965 or email whiteharbor@att.net.

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