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  • Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Relay for Life May 3-4
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a 12-hour team event that brings people from local businesses, schools, churches and families together for a night under the stars while team members take turns walking or running around the track. Relay For Life of Lower Berkeley is having its event this year on May 3-4 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Cane Bay High School. 
As a cancer survivor, you have something to celebrate!  We invite you to show your courage and spirit.  Join cancer survivors of all ages, their caregivers, and friends for a lap around the track during the Relay For Life Survivors’ ceremony.   
You do not have to be a member of a Relay team or pay a fee to be involved in any of the survivors’ celebrations, but you do have to register.
Please register today at:   www.relayforlife.org/lowerberkeleysc.
Chamber announces upcoming events
The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce has announced the following events:
• Thursday, April 4:  Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer, 5:30-7 p.m. at First Citizens Bank (212 East Main Street, Moncks Corner). Cost: members free, non-members $10. 
• Thursday, April 11: Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Daniel Island Club (600 Island Park Drive, Daniel Island). Cost: members $75, non-members $100.
• Friday, April 12: Berkeley Chamber of Commerce  2013 Teacher of the Year Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. at Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Avenue, Bldg. 920 North Charleston. Join the chamber as it recognizes Berkeley County’s outstanding educators.
For all events, call 577-9549 or 761-8238 or register online at www.berkeleysc.org.
Reading Council meets April 11
The Berkeley Reading Council – the local chapter of the South Carolina International Reading Association – was recently honored by the national organization for the 22nd consecutive year for its work to promote reading in the community as well as schools. 
The council’s next meeting will be April 11 at Goose Creek City Hall at 6 p.m. when local youth will be honored for their writing prowess as part of the Young Writers’ Awards.
The meeting is open to the public.
Plant sale April 20, May 18
The Friends of Cypress Gardens non-profit plant, flower and tree sale will take place April 20 and May 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Cypress Gardens.
Master Gardeners will answer your gardening questions. Bring two cups of dry soil to be sent off for soil test ($6 fee).
For more information call (843) 553-0515 or visit www.cypressgardens.org.
First Steps meets April 11
The Berkeley County First Steps Partnership Board encourages the public to attend its meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 11in the Berkeley County School District board room 229, East Main Street in Moncks Corner. 
Berkeley County residents who attend the meeting can learn more about the results of the First Steps to School Readiness program in the county as well as future plans. 
For further information contact Stephanie Olazabal at berkeleyfirststeps@hotmail.com, or by calling (843) 416-8277.
Fleet Reserve meets monthly
The Fleet Reserve Association Lowcountry Branch 269 holds its monthly General Assembly meeting on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 99 Wisteria Road in Goose Creek. 
For more information, please contact the home at (843) 569-2692 or visit www.fra.org.
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.
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.
CBHS Relay events announced
Cane Bay High School is hosting several events leading up to the Lower Berkeley Relay for Life night, set for May 3-4 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the school.
• April 13: Bunco for Lower Berkeley Relay for Life, 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $10; call Brenda McDowell at (843) 696-3842 or Katherine Smith at the school, 899-8786.
• April 27: Golfing to Find a Cure Tournament at The Oaks Golf Club. To donate prize items, call 553-4141.
If you would like more information on the Lower Berkeley Relay of Life contact haley.chaplin@cancer.org.
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.
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.
Taste of Goose Creek April 20
The Taste of Goose Creek will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Immaculate Conception Church (510 St James Avenue).
Irish, American, Italian, Filipino and Spanish foods, as well as chicken, barbecue and desserts will be featured. There will also be games, a photo booth, used book sale, live music and more.
Everyone is welcome.
Filipino council Easter Egg Hunt March 31
The Tri-County Council of Filipino Presidents / Chairpersons of Charleston is sponsoring the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 31 at the FCC site in Moncks Corner (corner of Hwy. 52 and Oakley Road).  
The event is set for 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Everyone is welcome. Children ages 2 to 12 will enjoy the egg hunt, games and prizes, and there will be plenty of food for everyone.
We The People meets April 4
The Goose Creek We the People 9/12 Group will meet at 7 p.m. on April 4 at the Berkeley Electric Co-Op Building (2 Springhall Drive in Goose Creek). Greg Adams will be the guest speaker and two documentary videos are planned.
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.
Sessions are planned for April 11 and April 27.
County Republican Convention set for April 15
Berkeley County Republican Party Chairman Terry Hardesty issued a Call to Convention this week for the party’s April 15 county convention.
The event will be held at Stratford High School in Goose Creek.
The convention will include election of officers for the 2013-2014 term, and election of delegates and alternate delegates to the South Carolina Republican Party Convention, which is set to be held May 4 at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia.
The April 15 convention will include a registration period from 6-7 p.m. The convention will be held from 7-9 p.m. Registration fees are $10 for members and guests.
For more information, call (843) 312-1949.
Safe boating course announced
Charleston Sail and Power Squadron will offer a safe boating course to the public at 8:30 a.m. on April 20, 8:30 a.m. at its headquarters building at 1376 Orange Grove Road. 
The course covers such topics as rules of the road, required safety equipment, communications afloat, and personal watercraft safety. The course is $50 for adults, and $15 for a second person sharing the same materials.  The course is free for youth aged  12-18. 
For more information or to register contact Billy Lynes at (843) 312-2876 or email lynes@tds.net

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