Community Tidbits

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Walk for HOPE Saturday
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.
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.
Plant sale Saturday
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.

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.
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.
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.
Clemson Extension offers canning classes
Canning season has arrived, and Clemson Extension Service is offering food preservation classes again in 2013.
Classes will teach participants how to use current, USDA-tested canning methods to preserve foods. The first class will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 at Cypress Gardens. The cost is $30.
Call (843) 719-4140 ext. 116 or e-mail Gayle Williford at gwillif@clemson.edu for more information.
Foster parents appreciation banquet Saturday
May is National Foster Parent Appreciation Month, and Berkeley County DSS is holding a Foster Parents and Caregivers Appreciation Banquet on Saturday, May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at New Life Christian Fellowship Church (402 Liberty Hall Road in Goose Creek). 
The Foster Parent of the Year will be announced by DSS, along with the recognition of caregivers and volunteers. 
Dr. Dexter Easley and the New Life Church is hosting the free event, which is open to all.
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.

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