Community Tidbits

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Walk for HOPE May 18
The Father John J. McCarthy Council (No. 12472) of the Knights of Columbus, in association with Charleston's Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, will host the Third Annual Walk for HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday) on Saturday,
May 18 from 9 a.m. to noon, on the Charleston/West Ashley Greenway, the section between Coburg Road and Folly Road Boulevard. 
Registration is $10 with the proceeds benefiting the Carolina Children's Charity.
For more information, please call (843) 556-3578 or e-mail hurley.jshannon1@gmail.com.
Berkeley County First Steps meets May 9
The Berkeley County First Steps Partnership Board encourages the public to attend its meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plant sale May 18
The Friends of Cypress Gardens non-profit plant, flower and tree sale will take place 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.
County mosquito abatement continues
Berkeley County Mosquito Abatement has begun spraying in response to the large mosquito hatch-offs generated by above average rainfall this year. 
The county announced the spraying earlier this week.
County officials encourage all horse owners to contact their veterinarian and have their horses vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Likewise, pet owners should take the simple steps to protect their dogs and cats from heartworms. 
Beekeepers, cricket farmers, and all others with questions or concerns regarding mosquito pesticide applications should contact our office.
For Information concerning the Berkeley County Mosquito Abatement Program or to report a mosquito problem in your area, please call (843) 719-4646.
Goose Creek seeks vendors for concert series
The City of Goose Creek will host “Sounds of Summer,” a six-week outdoor concert series, 6-8 p.m. every Friday from May 24 – June 28.
This free event will be held at Crowfield Golf Club.
All types of food vendors are needed for this event. Interested vendors should complete an application. 
Applications are available at www.cityofgoosecreek.com. For more information, call Barbara Nimocks at 569-4242.
Dave Copeland Foundation launch celebration May 4
After 35 years of community service, Coach Dave Copeland along with family and friends of the community are inviting the public to attend the Dave Copeland Foundation launch and celebration.
The event will take place Saturday May 4 at the Berkeley High School Auditorium. A meet-and-greet luncheon will be held from 12 Noon to 1 p.m., and the celebration will begin at 1:15.
Admission is free; donations are needed to provide summer tutoring by certified teachers, summer camps, and summer activities for area youth.
Email the foundation at davecopelandfoundation@gmail.com; send donations or other correspondence to Dave Copeland Foundation, PO Box 1478, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.

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