Community events

  • Monday, May 13, 2013


What: National Transportation Week Charleston Banquet

When: Thursday, May 9, 6 p.m. reception

Where: Charleston Rifle Club

Details: Dinner and program will start at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Coach Willie Jeffries, South Carolina State University; and board member, South Carolina State Ports Authority. The NTW Banquet Committee has awarded $251,550 in college scholarships to deserving students since it began in 1983. This year, NTW will award $19,200 to students who are either studying transportation, logistics or international business or who are dependents of individuals in the maritime or transportation industries. Tickets are $35 each. Contact Liz Brabham of Wando Trucking at 881-0144.

Film event


What: Screening of documentary “I Voted...what are the assurances of accuracy and security in American elections?”

When: Thursday, May 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St., Charleston

Details: Join filmmaker, Jason Grant Smith for a documentary film. It is non-partisan. It’s a free screening with select clips and a question and answer session. A note from the producer:Let’s create greater transparency within South Carolina’s voting system. My non-partisan documentary stresses the need for “we the people” to own our elections throughout the country. Together, I hope we can stir the passion and commitment of the proud folks of the Palmetto State. For more information, please contact Susan Smith at ssmith8562@aol.com.

Wando Band concert


What: Wando Band concers

When: Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m. - Spring Concert

Where: Wando High School Performing Arts Center.

Wando Band golf tourney

What: Third annual charity golf tourney for Wando Band

When: Friday, May 10, 12:30 p.m.

Where: Wild Dunes Resort / Harbor Course

Details: The tournament play format: Captains Choice / 4-Person Teams. Registration/ Warm-ups at 10:30 a.m.; Pre-Event Putting Contest (Win $500 Cash) at 11 a.m.; Box Lunch provided by East Bay Deli at 11:30 a.m.; Shotgun Start (Beverages Provided on Course) at 12:30 p.m.; Dinner / Awards: (BBQ Dinner by Sticky Fingers) at 5:30 p.m. Team placement prizes are for first, second, third, 13th and last place. Individual prizes are awarded for Hole-in-One, Longest Drive, Longest Putt and more. Raffle prizes are valued at more than $3,500. More information at can be found at www.wandobands.org/content/golf.

Chorus concert


What: Two performances by The Franke Chorus

When: Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m.

Where: Rodenberg Hall, Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road

Details: The all-volunteer Franke Chorus, directed by Anita O’Donnell, will present its Spring Musical Program. Composed of both Franke at Seaside residents and volunteers from the surrounding community, the chorus will present a program that includes favorites such as “Moon River” and “Oh, Shenando.” There is no charge for admission, but a free will offering will be accepted.

YOLOW benefit


What: House Concert at Kiawah, a YOLOW benefit

When: Saturday, May 11, 3-5 p.m.

Where: The home of John and Aileen Sanders, 50 Kiawah Island Club Dr., Kiawah Island

Details: The Youth Orchestra of the Lowcountry will present its annual Benefit House Concert. This is an hour-long classical music concert in a private Kiawah home performing works by Bach, Saint-Saens, Faure, Villa-Lobos, Massenet, among others on violins, cellos, clarinet and harp. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine reception is included in the ticket price of $60. This non-profit honor orchestra was founded 40 years ago and educates youth musicians in the Lowcountry with high level orchestral repertoire. Many alums have gone on to professional music careers, having studied at Curtis Institute of Music, Boston Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory and the Royal Academy of Music in London. For tickets, go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/378611 or 442-4431.

Embroiderers’ Guild


What: Magnolia Chapter EGA (Embroiderers’ Guild of America)

When: Second Sundays, 1 p.m.

Where: The Meeting Place, 1077 Montague St., North Charleston

Details: For more information, call Evelyn W. at 852-0093.

Newcomers luncheon


What: East Cooper Newcomers Club monthly luncheon

When: Wednesday, May 15, 10 a.m.

Where: Holiday Inn, Mount Pleasant; 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.

Details: The women of the East Cooper Newcomers Club invite members, guests, new residents and recent retirees to attend their monthly luncheon meeting. The program will be from noted tour guide Linda Wohlfeil-Jones who will speak on the history of Charleston. For reservations, please call Elaine no later than May 9 at 856-3467 or email at ecnc.reservations@gmail.com.

Low Country Leathernecks


WHAT: Low Country Leathernecks (LCL) Luncheon

WHEN: Wednesday, May 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Harbor View Restaurant, Shrine Temple, Patriots Point

DETAILS: The Low Country Leathernecks consists of an informal group that meets each month to share the camaraderie of fellow Marines, Navy Corpsman, family members and others who may share an interest in the Marine Corps Family. Price is $20 for a full-course meal. After meal proceeds go to the LCL. The group’s motto is: All ages, all ranks, all Marines. Welcome aboard. RSVP is requested by May 13 via email to lowcountrymarine@aol.com. For further information, contact: Bill Pierce at 884-5785 or John Flinn at 297-2585.

Stamp collectors


WHAT: Any one, male or female youth or elders interested in Philately or willing to explore the hobby

WHEN: The third Thursday of each month from 7:30-9 p.m.

DETAILS: You do not need to be a professional - just have an interest in stamp collecting either U.S. or foreign postage stamps. The group is a small and easy-going group that engages in talking about stamps, exchanges duplicate stamps or helping new club members to get started in the hobby. There is no charge to join or belong. For more details, please contact Richard Foreman at 884-4398 or gofigure-1@comcast.net.

House party


What: East Cooper Habitat for Humanity House Party

When: Friday, May 17, 7 p.m.

Where: The Cooper River Room at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, 71 Harry Hallman Boulevard

Details: Included in the ticket price are cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres, silent and live Auctions. Guests will be welcomed to the house party by the internationally renowned Plantation Singers and will dance the night away to the vocal stylings of Fantastic Voyage. The cost is $75 per person or $125 per couple. Cocktail attire is required. Purchase tickets at East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, 1558 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Suite A, Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464.

VBS training


What: Charleston Baptist Association vacation Bible school training

When: Friday, May 17, 6 p.m.

Where: East Cooper Baptist Church

Details: Summer is almost here and so is Vacation Bible School. The Charleston Baptist Association is hosting two training opportunities for all volunteers in any church using Lifeway’s- Colossal Coaster World curriculum. Everything begins with dinner and a fun worship rally followed by two periods of workshops all designed to fully equip you for maximum impact in the lives of kids. For more information and to register to attend please visit www.eastcooperbaptist.com.

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