Community Tidbits

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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.
Chamber mixer Aug. 1
The next Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer is set for 5:30 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1. The mixer will be held at Café Rotonda featuring The Magnolia Room at 2839 South Live Oak Drive in Moncks Corner. There is no cost for Chamber members; non-members cost is $10. 
Call 577-9549 or 761-8238 for more information or register online at www.berkeleysc.org.
Festival vendors sought
Goose Creek is seeking arts/craft vendors, food vendors and sponsors for its “2013 Fall Festival” on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center. 
For more information about the 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.
First Steps meets Thursday
The Berkeley County First Steps Partnership Board encourages the public to attend its meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 in the Berkeley County School District board room (229 East Main Street, Moncks Corner). 
Berkeley County residents who attend the meeting can learn more about the results of the First Steps to School Readiness program as well as future plans. For further information contact Stephanie Olazabal at berkeleyfirststeps@hotmail.com, or by calling (843) 863-3030.
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.
GCUMC Bible School begins July 15
Vacation Bible School at Goose Creek United Methodist Church (142 Redbank Road) will be held Monday July 15 - Friday July 19, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The theme is “Everywhere Fun Fair Where God's World Comes Together.”
VBS will include light meals, storytelling, recreation, music, crafts, classes for ages 5 - 12, and Discovery.
Register at 2013.cokesburyvbs.com/goosecreekumc, or call the church office at 553-6842.
Mental illness support group meets weekly
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Berkeley is a weekly support group for those who suffer from a mental illness and for those whose friend or loved one does. 
The support group meets every Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church (510 St. James Avenue) in the All Ministers Center (behind the church) in Room 5 from 7-8 p.m. 
Everyone is welcome to visit and support those with mental illnesses such as depression and bipolar disorder. 
If you have any questions, you may contact Pat Merriam at dbsaberkeley@comcast.net or (843) 569-7563.

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.
Campbell to address GOP Women
Sen. Paul Campbell, who represents South Carolina District 41, will be the speaker at the August meeting of the Berkeley County Republican Women on Monday, Aug. 5.
The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Electric Cooperative on 2 Springhall Drive in Goose Creek.

NCHS reunion Oct. 19
The North Charleston High School Class of 1973 will hold its 40-year reunion from 6 to 11 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Hobcaw Yacht Club in Mount Pleasant.  The cost is $40 per person.
Contact Rick Jarrell at (843) 572-2090 or Angie Jackson Beach at (843) 708-9665, or email nochas73reunion@comcast.net for information.

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 Co-op 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.

Toastmasters meet Thursday
Allaboard Toastmasters is meeting at the First Baptist Church in Goose Creek on Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m.  
If you'd like to have confidence in speaking in public, learn listening skills and thinking on your feet, you are welcome to attend. For more information about Toastmasters or directions, please call Sharon at 797-0301.
BCSO summer camp July 15-19
The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office will host its annual BCSO Summer Deputy Camp for students 8 to 12 years old this summer.
Camp dates are July 15 through July 19. Participation is limited to the first 50 students who return a completed parental consent and registration form along with a check or money order for $75 made payable to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, Crime Prevention Unit.
For registration or more information contact Sgt. Jimmie Ross, Jr. at 719-4713 or 723-3800 ext. 4713.

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