Community Tidbits

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2013

SCAIPC meeting June 19
The quarterly meeting of the South Carolina Aging In Place Coalition will be held on Wednesday, June 19at 147 Wappoo Creek Drive in Charleston.  Coffee and conversation will take place at 9 a.m., with the business meeting starting promptly at 9:30.
The SCAIPC is a non-profit organization advocating for seniors to prepare to remain in their residence independently, comfortable, and safely.  The members consist of representatives of companies, organizations and non-profits who support this mission.
For more information go to www.scaipc.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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Tea Ladies meet first Wednesday
 
The Tea Ladies of the St. James Goose Creek Parish meet on the first Wednesday of each month. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Electric Coop Building at 2 Springhall Drive in Goose Creek.
The group’s mission is to promote the history, culture and beautification of the St. James Goose Creek Parish. Contact Sharon at (843) 797-0301 for more information.
 
4H camp offered in 2013
 
This summer, SC 4-H offers residential summer camps especially for active club members ages 8 to 14. All camp sessions are held at the W.W. Long 4-H Leadership Center in Aiken, known as “Camp Long,” located at 82 Wire Road in Aiken. Camp dates for the Savannah Valley region (which includes Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties) are July 29-Aug. 2. Campers check in on Monday at 10 a.m. and check out Friday at 10 a.m. Cost is $260 for non-members and $250 for 4-H members (limited scholarships may be available). 
Membership is open to young people who wish to join local 4-H Clubs to participate in summer camp as well as great year-round programs. Transportation to and from camp will be provided.
Camp Long is situated on 418 scenic acres that include a recreational building, basketball court, baseball field, an 18-acre pond for swimming and canoeing, team challenge courses, a climbing wall, lake zip line and hiking trails. Additional camp activities include group games, archery and shooting sports, healthy lifestyles sessions, night activities, field and water Olympics, slip and slide water games, a dance and talent show.
Space for summer camp is limited. Call now for more information or to register. Contact County 4-H Agent, Gayle Williford at (843) 719-4140 x 116 or gwillif@clemson.edu.
 
City seeks fall festival vendors
 
The City of Goose Creek will present its “2013 Fall Festival” on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center. 
This free event will feature live entertainment, arts/craft vendors, kid’s play area, safety demonstrations, food vendors, pony rides and more. This event will raise awareness and donations for Helping Hands of Goose Creek.
In previous years, the Goose Creek Fall Festival has been successfully promoted by Drew Sineath and Associates Inc. The company is now passing the torch to the City of Goose Creek, to create the same family-friendly atmosphere as before. 
The City is seeking arts/craft vendors, food vendors and sponsors. An early registration rate is offered to all vendors and sponsors who register by Monday, July 1. 
Visit www.cityofgoosecreek.com for vendor/sponsor application.
For more information about the Fall Festival, call the Goose Creek Community Center at 569-4242.  Businesses or community organizations interested in sponsorship should email Cheryl Heiselman at cheiselman@cityofgoosecreek.com.  Arts/craft vendors can email Sylvia Reid at sreid@cityofgoosecreek.com for more information.
 
TTC expands summer camp offerings 
Entering its 16th year, Kids’ College at Trident Technical College is offering 104 summer camps for children ages 7-16. These camps provide opportunities for children to learn, develop leadership skills, make new friends, expand their interests and have fun.
The camps have traditionally been held at TTC’s Main Campus in North Charleston, and camp topics have included STEM subjects, culinary and baking, LEGO robots, creative arts, SAT prep, video game and mobile application programming, and 21st century life skills. For the first time, Kids’ College summer camps will be expanded to Palmer Campus in downtown Charleston, Berkeley Campus in Moncks Corner, Mount Pleasant Campus, Dorchester County QuickJobs Training Center in St. George and St. Paul’s Parish Site in Hollywood. Additional camps will be offered online.
“Trident Technical College already offers education and training opportunities to adults at campuses and sites across Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties,” said Kids’ College coordinator Michele Shinn. “We’re pleased to make similar opportunities for summer enrichment locally accessible to children in Moncks Corner and surrounding communities.”
The Kids’ College summer camps at Berkeley Campus will be offered during the weeks of June 17-21 and July 15-19. Camps offered at the campus include, but are not limited to: Spanish for Kids and Teens; Foundations in Minecraft; Gamestar Mechanic; Google Apps for Android; Cinema Camp; and LEGOs in Motion.
For more information on 2013 TTC Kids’ College summer camps, including descriptions, locations, dates and prices, visit www.tridenttech.edu/ce.htm. To register, call (843) 574-6152 or visit “TTC Express for Kids’ College” on the Kids’ College page. To learn more about TTC online courses for children, visit www.ed2go.com/trident.
 
TTC’s free computer classes continue 
 
The Public Computer Center at Trident Technical College’s Berkeley Campus is offering the following computer courses to the public, free of charge.
The course schedule for June includes:
• Thursday, June 13: Microsoft Excel, 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, June 25: Microsoft Publisher, 3 p.m.
• Thursday, June 27: Questions and Answers, 3 p.m.
All course participants will need to bring a USB flash drive to save their work.
Berkeley Campus is located at 1001 S. Live Oak Dr. (Hwy 17-A), Moncks Corner. The Public Computer Center is located in the Learning Resources Center (Library), Room 106C. Please call 899.8029 to register or for more information.    
The Public Computer Center was funded by a U.S. Department of Commerce grant to increase broadband education, awareness, and training and access.

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