Community Calendar

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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.
We The People meets Thursday
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.
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, Filippino 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.
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.
NCHS reunion set for October
North Charleston High School's Class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Hobcaw Yacht Club in Mt. Pleasant from 6 to 11 p.m.  The ost is $40 per person.  
Contact Nochas73Reunion@comcast.net to receive additional information and register to attend.
Relay for Life
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.
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.
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.
GOP Breakfast Saturday
The Berkeley County Republican Party Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 6 at American Legion Post 166 (116 Howe Hall Road in Goose Creek).
The guest speaker will be Rep. Brain White, Chairman of House Ways and Means Committee.
Breakfast ($6) will be served at 9 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:30. No membership is required and the public is invited to attend. For more information contact Nancy Corbin at (843) 688-4975.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Metro North Church (5:30-6:30 p.m.) at 109 Central Avenue in Goose Creek; 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 Tisdale at (843) 571-2641.
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.
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.
Goose Creek seeks food vendors
The City of Goose Creek will present its Second Annual Beach and Barbecue Festival on Saturday, April 27 from 4 - 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center. 
This free, family-friendly event will feature live music from Local Motion Party Band, a corn-hole tournament, and a kid's play area.
Barbecue vendors and other food vendors are needed. Interested vendors should complete an application and submit by Friday, April 5.  Applications are available on the City's website at www.cityofgoosecreek.com. 
For more information, call Barbara Nimocks at 569-4242.

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