Upcoming Events April 7

  • Monday, April 7, 2014

When: Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Habitat ReStore at 469C Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Details: Free parking. Free Admission. For more information, visit www.thehabitatrestore.com.

The Preaching Horse

What: Lunch at High Noon

When: Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Six Mile Christian Center, 1219 Six Mile Road, Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Details: The Preaching Horse, who is a real live equine, came into the sanctuary to deliver his message last year.

He and his trainer deliver and act out the Easter story, complete with crown of thorns, taking on sin, dying, buried with shroud, and resurrection.

There is no cost or tickets to buy.

Donations are welcomed for those who are so moved.

Centura College Hosts Career Fair

When: Wednesday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 8084 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston

Details: The local employers attending lend guidance about employer expectations and potential employment opportunities for students, graduates and the public. The list of employers currently scheduled includes Kangaroo Express, TD Bank, TGI Friday's, Rent-a-Center, Wells Fargo and Corporate Cycle Consulting, LLC. Additional employers are still making arrangements to attend.

Guests are expected to attend the career fair dressed professionally with copies of their resumes and be prepared to network. Resume assistance will also be available. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Centura College at 843-569-0889.

Speaking on Liberty

When: Saturday, April 12, 1-3 p.m.

Where: U.S. Custom House, 200 East Bay St., Charleston, S.C.

Details: For further information, contact Liberty Rally Chairman Ed Evans at 843-860-5194.

Bring water and wear a hat! Limited seating and public restrooms available.


Who: East Cooper Republican Club

What: GOP candidates for Lt. Governor will discuss their positions

When: April 21, buffet lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., meeting at noon.

Where: Mount Pleasant Holiday Inn

Details: Lunch is $15 for members and $20 for others. Make reservations at rsvp@eastcoopergop.com.


What: April is Autism Awareness month. Mark your calendars for an upcoming fundraiser. Erin Scanlon Pruitt and Allyson Brown will be hosting a Stella and Dot trunk show in April to raise money for The Walk for Autism.

Details: You can shop online from now until April 20. To reserve a space or donate, visit www.stelladot.com/ts/2ufx5.

East Cooper Democrats

When: Wednesday, April 23, 7 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Olive Branch AME Church Annex, 1734 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Details: Speakers Patrick Bell, Democratic candidate for Charleston County RMC; William Mitchell, Lowcountry Field Director for Believe in S.C.; Brady Quirk-Garvan, the newly installed Charleston County Democratic Party chairman. For additional information/questions, contact John Brisini at 843-302-2153 or johnbrisini@gmail.com.

Hidden Ponds

What: Meals on Wheels Benefit

When: Friday, April 11 and Sunday, April 13.

Where: Hidden Ponds Nursery

Details: On Saturday, April 12, the event will have food, music and prizes. Ten percent of all sales generated that weekend will be donated to ECMOW.


What: Community invited to free recital

When: 7:30 p.m., April 28

Where: Chapel at Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road.

Details: The Charleston Music Club will present the College of Charleston Musical Theater in a free performance followed by refreshments. Call 843-442-4835 for additional information.

Christian Men’s Depression Anonymous

What: Members share their struggles, experience, strength and hope, and work the 12 steps to help overcome the illness.

Details: For more information, email cmda01@aol.com or call 843-457-2473.

No Stress Art Workshop

When: Thursdays beginning April, 24, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Where: James Island Charter High School

Cost: $75 only. Plus supplies.


WHAT: Anyone. male or female, youth or elders who are interested in stamp collecting and/or willing to explore 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, exchanging 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: Thursdays, Feb. 27 - May 15 from 6 to 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.

Moms Club

Who: Moms Clubs of Mount Pleasant

What: Mom to Mom Children's Consignment Sale

WHERE: Hibben United Methodist Church, 690 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant, S.C.

When: Saturday, March 8. Doors open from 7-11 a.m. and then doors reopen from 12-1:30 p.m. for the 50 percent off sale

Why: All proceeds go to YES Carolina.

Cost: $1 entry fee to sale, cash and credit cards accepted

Details: Visit the website at www.mountpleasantmomsale.com

Open House

What: Sullivan's Island Elementary School Kindergarten Primary Intervention/Child Development

Open House

Where: Sullivan's Island Elementary

When: Thursday, March 6

Time: 8 a.m. at 1120 Rifle Range Rd., Mount Pleasant, S.C. Call 843-883-3118 for more information.


What: LifePark MOPS and MOMSnext meeting?When: Wednesday, March 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Where: The Church at LifePark, 1151 George Browder Blvd., Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Details: Mothers of preschoolers and school-age children are invited to join us for our March 5 meeting where we will be throwing a baby shower for the Lowcountry Crisis Pregnancy Center. MOPS and MOMSnext offer the women of our community the opportunity for mothering support, personal growth and spiritual hope. Breakfast and childcare for children 5 and under provided. Contact us at mops_mtplp@comcast.net with any questions.

BBQ Fundraiser

What: The Mount Pleasant Elks Lodge #2867 will hold a BBQ fundraiser

When: Saturday Feb. 22 12 to 2 p.m.

Where: VFW Post 1411 Stuart Engals Blvd., Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Details: Tickets $8. BBQ Basket will consist of pulled pork BBQ sandwich, cole slaw, baked beans, pickle and a cookie

Jim Sonefeld

What: Hootie and the Blowfish bandmember, Jim Sonefeld will be sharing his testimony of deliverance from drug and alcohol abuse by the power of Christ and playing with the Celebrate Recovery band. He will also be performing several originals from his new album “Found.”

When: Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

Where: Seacoast Church, 750 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant, S.C. in Warehouse (located in back of building).

Details: For more information, contact Craig Snook at craigsnook@seacoast.org or call 881-2100 ext. 1136.

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 12 p.m.

Where: In the parking lot of Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Rd., 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 SC Native Plant Society a nonprofit organization committed to the preservation and protection of native plant communities in South Carolina.

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.

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 Thursday 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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