Community Calendar

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Church hosting Gleiser
Evangelist Dr. Morris Gleiser is coming to Ferndale Baptist Church located at 4870 Piedmont Avenue in North Charleston from Sunday, March 17 to Friday, March 21.
Sunday services will begin at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; weeknight services begin at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend these inspiring and spirited meetings. During each weeknight of the special services, children’s meetings will be conducted for ages 3 through third grade. A nursery is also available during each service.
Call 744-3307 or visit www.ferndalebaptist.org for more information.
Easter Egg hunt March 23
Life Care Center of Charleston is having a community Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. Every child will receive goodies, and popcorn and snacks will be available for purchase.
Life Care is located at 2600 Elms Plantation Blvd. in North Charleston. Call (843) 574-7842 for more information.
Free lunch served twice weekly
Free lunch is served every Wednesday and Friday to all comers from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Goose Creek United Methodist Church fellowship hall.  
The menu of the Lord's Ladle Cafe includes homemade soups, sandwiches, and desserts. On Wednesdays, free clothing is also available.  
The Café is located at 142 Redbank Road. For more information, call the church office at 553-6842, or visit goosecreekumc@comcast.net.
NARFE meets March 18
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 1:30 p.m. on March 18 at the Faith Sellers Senior Center (312 North Laurel Street in Summerville). All active and retired federal employees, spouses and surviving spouses are welcome. 
Contact Barbara Bryan at (843) 873-5773 or babryan@sc.rr.com for more information, or visit www.NARFE.org.
Corn Beef and Cabbage March 15
The La Femmes of Cabane 1067 are having their annual Corn Beef and Cabbage dinner on Friday, March 15.    
Dinner will be served starting at 6 p.m. and goes until 8. This truly wonderful cuisine for $8 per person.
Take out will be available and all proceeds raised during this event will go toward the La Femmes and the many community programs that they support.
For more information or directions call 553-5454 or visit americanlegionpost166sc.com.
OA meets Mondays
Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. on Mondays at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (510 St. James Avenue in Goose Creek), in room 4 of the All Ministries Building. Call (843) 577-9499 or visit www.oa.org for more information.
St. Timothy announces Easter services
St. Timothy Lutheran Church has announced the following Easter services:
• Maundy Thursday Worship, March 28 at 7 p.m.
• Good Friday Worship, March 29 at 7 p.m.
• Palm Sunday and Easter Morning Worship, 8:30 & 11 a.m.  
St. Timothy is located on South Highway 52 at Evatt Drive in Goose Creek. Visit www.sainttimothylutheran.org.
Free wellness classes continue
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 through April.
A session focused on food labeling and recipe modification will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21. Other classes are April 11 and April 27.
Health Fair Saturday
A Community Health Fair at Cane Bay High School is set for Saturday (March 16) from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. The event will feature eye health screening, blood pressure checks, spinal health screening, breast cancer awareness, fitness information, dental screenings, weight loss information, and much more.
Call 899-8786 for more information.
Flag disposal ceremony March 16
American Legion Post 166 in Goose Creek will host a flag disposal ceremony on Saturday, March 16 at 5 p.m. The public is invited.
The ceremony is a dignified program that disposes of torn, soiled and worn out American flags.  
If you have a flag at home or work in this condition, please bring them to the American Legion Post 166 located at 116 Howe Hall Road, Goose Creek for proper disposal. All Boys Scouts, Girls Scouts, Cub Scouts Brownie Troops and active duty military personnel are invited to attend.
For more information call 553-5454 or visit www.americanlegionpost166sc.com.
Tech’s free computer classes continue
The Public Computer Center at Trident Technical College’s Berkeley Campus is offering the following computer courses to the public, free of charge:
• Tuesday, March 19: Creating a Budget Part 1, 3 p.m.
• Thursday, March 21: Creating a Budget Part 2, 3 p.m.
• Saturday, March 23: Using Smart Gadgets, 11 a.m.           
• Tuesday, March 26: Using Mail Merge Wizard, 3 p.m.
• Thursday, March 28: Questions and Answers, 3 p.m.
All course participants will need to bring a USB flash drive to save their work.
Berkeley Campus is located at 1001 S. Live Oak Dr. (Hwy 17-A), Moncks Corner. The Public Computer Center is located in the Learning Resources Center (Library), Room 106C. Please call 899-8029 to register or for more information.    
The Public Computer Center was funded by a U.S. Department of Commerce grant to increase broadband education, awareness, and training and access.
City announces unique Easter event
A different kind of Easter egg hunt is coming to Goose Creek.
Children 8 and under can hunt for traditional hidden Easter eggs, plus a few special gold rocks at a fun event sponsored by the City of Goose Creek Recreation Department set for Saturday, March 23, beginning at 11 a.m. at Eubanks Park next to the Casey Community Center. 
There will be over 900 eggs to find and children will be separated into different age groups to participate. Attendees can also enjoy a free jump castle, and the Easter Bunny will be there for hugs and pictures.
All activities for the children are included with the $1 ticket fee. Tickets for the Rock Hunt must be purchased in advance at either the Community Center or the Casey Center. 
Following the Rock Hunt, there will be free hot dogs as well as musical entertainment provided by Freedom Life Church.
For more information call the Community Center at 569-4242 or visit www.goosecreekrecreation.com.
Jazz festival set for April
A local non-profit organization, Jenkins Orphanage, along with Palmetto Primary Care Physicians and Carolina Studios, have announced the First Annual Roots of Jazz Music Festival to benefit the orphanage.
The festival will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 3923 Azalea Drive in North Charleston.
The Jenkins Orphanage was founded in 1891 by a former slave, the Rev. Daniel Jenkins, who made it his life’s mission to help and provide for children in need.
The festival will feature the sounds of local jazz artists.
General admission tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 at Cats Music in Summerville, Monster Music in West Ashley (cash only), or at the gate for $10. For more information, call (843) 735-5344 or visit www.facebook.com/therootsofjazzmusicfestival.
Youth gardening contest accepting applications
SC 4-H Youth Development Programs have announced a new project for youth who are interested in gardening.
The Small Garden Project will allow youth ages 5 to 19 to learn how to prepare, plant, maintain and harvest a small garden. A contest record book will also be submitted for judging.  
Seeds will be provided for one vegetable. Participants will choose at least two other vegetable crops to grow. An area of at least 100 square feet will be needed for the garden. Raised beds can be used if desired.
The registration fee of $15 for current 4-H members and $25 for non-members covers the cost of a soil sample, record book, score criterion and seed packet.  Registrations will be accepted until March 8.
Soil samples must be submitted to the local County Extension office by March 15 in order to meet the April 5 planting deadline. The contest record book will be due on June 21. 
Contact County Extension Agent Gayle Williford at (843) 719-4140 ext. 116 or gwillif@clemson.edu to register or for more information.

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