Community events

  • Tuesday, December 31, 2013

What: Charleston County Democratic Women meeting

When: Thursday, Jan. 2, 6 p.m.

Where: Riverview Holiday Inn

Details: The Charleston County Democratic Women meet the first Thursday of each month at the Round Holiday Inn. The social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner (a $15 buffet) starts at 6:30 p.m.; and then the program starts at 7 p.m. Reservations for dinner are required by emailing RSVP.CCDW@gmail.com.

Clothes giveaway


What: 12th annual coat and clothes giveaway for the homeless veterans and needy

When: Saturday, Jan. 4, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Where: Meeting and Jackson streets

Details: There will be blankets. Volunteers are also accepting and seeking donations of adult and children’s clothes of all sizes, cots, pants, shirts, sweatshirts, hats, socks, etc. Also needed are adult and child footwear in good/fair condition and non-perishable food items. Sponsors of the event are Robert Ford, community developer, 843-813-1777, Rep. Wendell Gilliard, District 111, 843-402-9710 and Pastor Gordon, 843-958-0703. Drop off supplies at Hope Assembly Church 633 King St. In the event of rain, tents will be available. Lunch will be available on the premises.

Creative retirement

WHAT: College of Charleston Center for Creative Retirement lectures

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1 p.m.

WHERE: St. Joseph Family Life Center, 1695 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd in West Ashley

DETAILS: The College of Charleston’s Center for Creative Retirement holds weekly lectures on many topics. Two lectures will be as follows: 1) “Stories Behind She-Crab Soup and Other Little Known Wonders of the Holy City” by Michael Coker, Charleston author and 2) “Medical University of South Carolina Study of Age Related Hearing Loss” by Lois Matthews, instructor of Audiology Research. First time guests are free and always welcome. For more information contact David Barnard at 843-216-6640.

Women at Work


What: Women at Work Charleston, The Women at Work Charleston Professional Networking Group, monthly luncheon

When: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Harbour Club, 35 Prioleau Street,

Details: Join the group to hear special guest, Amy Brennan, executive director of the Center for Women. For more information or to RSVP please email CharlestonWomenatWork@gmail.com. Please RSVP prior to January 3rd. Also please join the group for coffee the fourth Wednesday of each month at Page’s Okra Grill in Mount Pleasant from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Shabbat


What: Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Reform Jewish Congregation will host a Shabbat service east of the Cooper.

When: Friday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m.

Where: Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road

Details: The service will be led by Rabbi Stephanie Alexander, with music by Robin Shuler and followed by an Oneg. For more information, please call the Temple Office at 723-1090 or visit www.kkbe.org. (There will be no service downtown that night.)

Arts and crafts


What: Beadweaving classs

When: Saturday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. - noon

Where: Hobby Lobby

Details: Learn to beadweave a bracelet in this two-hour class for ages 12 and up. Register online www.uniqueandhandmade.com.

Creative retirement

WHAT: College of Charleston Center for Creative Retirement lectures

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1 p.m.

WHERE: St. Joseph Family Life Center, 1695 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd in West Ashley

DETAILS: The College of Charleston’s Center for Creative Retirement holds weekly lectures on many topics. Two lecture will be as follows: 1) “Medical University of South Carolina Center for Aging: Senior Mentors” by Gabrielle Reading, program coordinator and 2) “Corruption in South Carolina Government: Do You Care?” by Barbara Zia, League of Women Voters. First time guests are free and always welcome. For more information contact David Barnard at 843-216-6640.

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 is always looking for more.

Concert


What: Music in the time of The Powder Magazine

When: Thursday, Jan. 16, 5 p.m.

Where: Powder Museum, 79 Cumberland St.

Details: You are invited to an exclusive colonial-themed chamber concert by candlelight. Hosted inside South Carolina’s oldest public building, 18th-century selections will be performed by Charleston Symphony harpist Jacqueline Marshall, and flutist Jessica Hull-Dambaugh. Includes a wine and cheese welcoming reception at followed by a one-hour concert at 6 p.m. Musicians will appear in colonial attire. Limited seating - Reservations are required by calling 843-722-9350.

Tickets are $60 for a single ticket / $100 pair.

Creative retirement

WHAT: College of Charleston Center for Creative Retirement lectures

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1 p.m.

WHERE: St. Joseph Family Life Center, 1695 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd in West Ashley

DETAILS: The College of Charleston’s Center for Creative Retirement holds weekly lectures on many topics. Two lecture will be as follows: 1) “Middleton - Barbados Connection” by Tracey Todd, vice president of museums, Middleton Found and 2) “Global Warming” by Pete Silverton, South Carolina Solar Council. First time guests are free and always welcome. For more information contact David Barnard at 843-216-6640.

Creative retirement

WHAT: College of Charleston Center for Creative Retirement lectures

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1 p.m.

WHERE: St. Joseph Family Life Center, 1695 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd in West Ashley

DETAILS: The College of Charleston’s Center for Creative Retirement holds weekly lectures on many topics. Two lecture will be as follows: 1) “Therapy Dogs in the Community” by Caroline Hunt, trainer of therapy dogs and 2) “Future of Print Media” by William Hawkins, Post and Courier editor/publisher, retired. First time guests are free and always welcome. For more information contact David Barnard at 843-216-6640.

School gala


What: Emerald Ball Gala 2014

When: Friday, Feb. 7

Details: Donated item are needed for the silent or live auction. Some of the things collected so far include certificates for haircuts, restaurant gift cards, a trip to New York City, beach houses and jewelry. Sponsors are needed. Sponsorship opportunities start at $250, which includes two gala tickets and advertising. Get together with some friends, and host an event for an exciting addition to this year’s gala-Party with a Purpose. Purchase a wine cork for $20 to participate in a wine pull. The cork will have a number on it, which corresponds to a bottle of wine. You are guaranteed to “pull” a bottle worth at least $20, but there are already bottles worth much more. Money raised at the gala will be used for tuition assistance and important building needs. For more information, please email Mary Nemeth at mnemeth@behs.com.

Golf outing


What: Knights of Columbus Council 9475 fifth annual Golf Outing to support The Daughters of St. Paul and Operation HOPE

When: Tuesday, March 4, 10 a.m.

Where: Wild Dunes Harbor Course

Details: There will be lunch served before the golf and dinner with prizes after. Sign-in is at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $100 per player and sponsor opportunities are available. Contact Jim Welsch at 843-849-1979 (home) 843-442-9614 (cell) or email welsch@hotmail.com for more information.

Women at work


What: Women at Work Charleston monthly coffee

When: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Where: Page’s Okra Grill

Details: Women at Work Charleston is a professional networking group.

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.

Postportum support


What: Postpartum Support Charleston support group for women who are suffering or who have suffered from postpartum depression.

When: The first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m.

Where: East Cooper Medical Center, 2000 Hospital Drive, Mount Pleasant, second floor conference room, Room #2132

Details: For questions, email contact@ppdsupport.org or call 843-410-3585.

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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