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  • Friday, July 26, 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 792-2845 or email at davshe@musc.edu.

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. Register online at www.cfabulldogs.org.

Steak dinner

What: VFW Post 10624 and Ladies Auxiliary rib-eye steak dinner

When: Friday, July 26, 6-8 p.m.

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

Details: Dinner includes baked potato, salad, roll and dessert. The cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 843-884-0062.

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.


What: An easy, brief police escorted bike ride downtown.

When: Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m.

Where: Starts and ends at Cannon Park, corner of Rutledge and Calhoun Avenues

Details: Supporters gather to renew their commitment to working toward a more bike-friendly region by celebrating the sense of community and connection that Edwin Gardner always loved. Learn more at facebook.com/charlestonmoves.

Fish Fry

What: VFW Post 3137 The Post on the Coast Fish Fry

When: Saturday, July 27

Where: VFW Post 3137, 1004 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms

Details: Cost is $8 per plate, $12 all you can eat. For more information, call 886-6840.

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.

Summer classes

What: Introduction to Unity 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.

Biz Social

What: Mount Pleasant Business Social

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

Where: Charleston Harbor Fish House

Details: Come 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.

East Cooper Democrats

What: East Cooper Democrats August meeting

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

Where: Olive Branch AME Church Annex, 1734 Hwy 17 N

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 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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