Community Calendar

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Alzheimer’s support groups continue

The local Alzheimer’s Association has three caregiver support groups in the area held at different locations on the second Monday of each month.
Locations are the Goose Creek library (5:30-6:30 p.m.) on Old Moncks Corner Road, Moncks Corner Medical Center (11 a.m – noon) on N. Live Oak Drive, and the Otranto Road library (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) in North Charleston.
For more information, please contact Cawana Wilson at (843) 571-2641.

Friends book sale set for Feb. 16
The Friends of the Berkeley County Library will hold a Book Lovers Book Sale on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Sangaree Library (595 Sangaree Parkway in Summerville) from 9 a.m. to Noon.  
Everyone is invited. For more information, please call 695-1208.

‘Vision of Elvis’ Saturday

The Forty and Eight of American Legion Post 166, located at 116 Howe Hall Road, has announced a “Vision of Elvis” performance with Danny Stirling and Michael Viljac (AKA Tom Jones) on Saturday, Feb. 9.   
Tickets for the show are $15 and are now on sale at the Post. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7.
For tickets or more information / directions please call 553-5454 or check out our web site at americanlegionpost166sc.com

Candidate forum Feb. 16

FreedomWorks has announced that it will be hosting a candidate forum for South Carolina’s First Congressional District from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Embassy Suites Hotel Airport/Convention Center in North Charleston.
For more information contact wneal@freedomworks.org.

Master Gardener booths announced

A Master Gardener booth will be at Lowe's in Goose Creek on Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and at Central True Value in Moncks Corner on Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring two cups of dry soil for a soil test ($6). Results will be sent back to you in two to four weeks.

Lions meet Feb. 11

The Goose Creek Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the First Baptist Church, 141 St. James Avenue in Goose Creek. Lions from other clubs are always welcome, and community members are as well.

Red Cross volunteers needed

The American Red Cross is actively recruiting volunteers. Sign up for the class by visiting www.lowcountryredcross.org or by calling (843) 764-2323.

Upcoming events at Sedgefield Middle School

Math Literacy Night - March 7 from 6-7:30 p.m.

SIC/Title 1 Planning meeting – Feb 21 from 4-5 p.m.
and  March 21 from 4-5 p.m.
VFW Steak Night continues

VFW Post 10256/Ladies Auxiliary at 104 Stephanie Drive in Goose Creek holds Steak Night on the fourth Saturday of each month from 6-8 p.m.
Dinner includes one rib-eye steak or chicken with baked potato, salad and a vegetable, and Texas toast. Cost is $10 eat-in, and $11 carryout. Guests are welcome.
Advance tickets may be purchased at the Post. For more information call (843) 824-6160.

Toastmaster meetings set

The Trident Tek Talkers Toastmasters next meeting is set for 12 Noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 at Trident Technical College, Building 920, Room 763.   
All-aboard Toastmasters is meeting at the First Baptist Church in Goose Creek on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
If you'd like to have confidence in speaking in public, learn listening skills and thinking on your feet, you are welcome to attend either session. For more information call Sharon at 797-0301.

Tax aid sessions announced

AARP Tax Aid sessions have been scheduled at the Berkeley County Library Goose Creek and Farmers and Merchant Bank in Moncks Corner (221 East Main Street), on Monday and Thursday from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment at Farmer’s and Merchant. Call (843) 761-0390 or (843) 270-7881 for an appointment.

‘We the People’ meets Thursday

The Goose Creek “We the People” 9/12 Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the Berkeley Electric Co-op Building, 2  Springhall Drive in Goose Creek.
The guest speaker is Tara Servatius, the new host of 1250 WTMA’s morning show.
All of the candidates for First Congressional District have been extended an invitation to attend the group’s Feb. 7 and March 7 meetings. There will be time for the candidates to speak and meet attendees.

Free wellness classes begin

Roper St. Francis Families for a Healthy Heart program teaches easy ways to be healthy and active. The program is offering a series of free wellness classes to be held at Howe Hall AIMS school in Goose Creek from January to April.
A health fair and kick-off event for the program was held Jan. 26 at the school.
“High Blood Pressure and Hyperextension: How to Shake the Salt Habit” will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. Other classes are set for Feb. 21, March 9, March 21, April 11 and April 27.

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