Community happenings

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What: Any child or grandchild of an alumni of General William Moultrie High School is invited to apply for the annual scholarship which has been supported by the attendees of the Moultrie Grand Reunions (all classes of the former high school).

Details: Please request an application in Wando's Guidance Department. All completed forms are to be mailed to the indicated address by April 14.

East Cooper Republican Club

What: The ECRC will hold its monthly meeting Monday, March 17.

Where: Holiday Inn, Mount Pleasant.

Details: Buffet lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. with meeting starting at noon and ending at 1 p.m. Buffet lunch is $15 for members and $20 for others. Please email reservation to RSVP@eastcoopergop.com. The speaker is Jeff McWhorter, CEO of Palmetto Railroad.

Stamp collectors

WHAT: Anyone, male or female, youth or elder, who are interested in stamp collecting and/or willing to exploring the hobby is invited.

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 a small and easy-going and engages in discussing the hobby, exchanges duplicate stamps or helping new club members to get started in the hobby. There is no charge to join or to 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 details, please contact Richard Foremen at 843-884-4398 or at eflat3@gmail.com

Mental health

What: A free 12-week course for family and friends of those with serious mental illness. The course is taught by trained NAMI family members.

When: Through May 15 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Where: Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union, 1129 Park West Blvd.

Details: Contact Mary or Charles Olimpio at 843-856-0955 or colimpio@comcast.net. There is no registration fee and materials are provided.

Native Plant Society

What: Native Plant Society, in partnership with Charles Towne Landing, will hold a Native Plant Sale

When: Saturday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Where: In the parking lot of Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston, S.C.

Details: Admission to the plant sale is free. If exploring Charles Towne Landing on your own, please pay entrance fee at the visitor center. Come get those hard-to-find plants native to our Lowcountry landscapes. Sale to include: perennials, shrubs, trees, ferns and native grasses. Native plant list and prices available on our website a few weeks before the sale. Contact Colette DeGarady for more information by emailing cdegarady@tnc.org or calling 843-937-8807 ext.15 or visit our website at www.scnps.org.

All proceeds from the plant sale benefit the Lowcountry chapter of the S.C. Native Plant Society, a nonprofit organization committed to the preservation and protection of native plant communities in South Carolina.

Drawing near to God

What: Bible Study – His Great Name: Understanding the Character of God through His Names

When: Now through April 3, Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Where: St. Andrew's Church, 440 Whilden St., Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Details: For registration and more information, call 843-284-4333 or visit www.joanneellison.com.

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.

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 format in that each member discusses a different book. Call Bob Guerin at 843-971-1754 for more information.

Postpartum 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.

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 rhythms, 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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