Community Calendar and Tidbits

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Free Computer Classes Offered
The Public Computer Center at Trident Technical College’s Berkeley Campus is offering the following computer courses to the public, free of charge.
• Thursday, Sept. 12: Microsoft Word, 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 17: Microsoft Excel Logical Testing, 3 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 19: Microsoft PowerPoint Part 1, 3 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 21: Working with Digital Cameras, 11 a.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 24: Microsoft PowerPoint Part 2, 3 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 26: Questions and Answers, 3 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 28: Working with Hyperlinks, 11 a.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.
Warren to autograph new book
The Rev. Dale Warren, a former resident of Goose Creek and member of First Baptist Church in Goose Creek where he was ordained into the ministry, will be a guest of the American Military Museum in Charleston on Sept. 14. 
Warren will be there to autograph copies of his book "I Won a Life in the Lottery - The Vietnam War Draft Lottery." 
For more information, please call (843) 902-2793 or visit www.pastordalewarren.com/
SHS, Westview orchestra breakfast fundraiser Sept. 21
Stratford High School and Westview Middle School’s Orchestra Team yearly pancake breakfast fundraiser is set for Sept. 21 from 8 – 10 a.m. at Applebees (88 Old Trolley Road in Summerville).
The fundraiser supports both school orchestras. Students will serve a pancake breakfast and play their instruments.  Everyone is invited to come support local school children.
Feast of Our Lady set for Sept. 21
The Bicol Association of Charleston will celebrate its annual Feast of Our Lady of Penafrancia on Sept. 21 with a banquet and Catholic Mass at the Navy's Short Stay Outdoors Recreational Facilities in Moncks Corner.
This annual celebration in honor of the Virgin Mary, the miraculous patroness of the Bicol Region in the Philippines, is the 32nd year for the Filipino Commmunity in the Lowcountry. 
Activities will start with an 8:30 a.m. Catholic  Mass at Immaculate Conception Church  in Goose Creek in honor of "Our Lady of Penafrancia.” After the mass services, participants will convoy to Short Stay for luncheon and a day of activities.  A luncheon will be at the Short Stay convention Center at 11 a.m.  
A traditional fluvial procession on Lake Moultrie will follow. After the procession, a traditional mass in Filipino, incorporating Filipino songs, will follow at the Short Stay Ashley Pavilion.  
For more information, call Bicol Association President Nancy Samson at (843) 572 0699; Vice President Nilda Chapman at 552- 0330; or Secretary Jerome Bien at 553-0334.
Post’s Turkey Shoot starts Sept. 20
The American Legion Post 166’s Great American Turkey Shoot will start on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. and will continue Wednesday through Saturday all the way to Nov. 27.
The public is invited to attend.
For the youngsters 12 and under, a junior shoot will be held every Saturday at 5 p.m. beginning Oct. 5, under the watch full eyes of skilled range masters.
The Post provides all equipment you need but you may bring your own shotgun if you so desire.
American Legion Post 166 is located at 116 Howe Hall Road, off Redbank Road Goose Creek.
For more information or directions please call 553-5454 or visit AmericanLegionPost166sc.com.
BCRW to hear from candidates Oct. 7
The Berkeley County Republican Women will be meeting on Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. The guest speakers will be candidates running in the Republican primary for Berkeley County Supervisor.  Please invite your friends and neighbors, and come learn a little about the individuals who wish to lead the county government.
Book donations needed
The Friends of the Berkeley County Library will hold the annual Fall Book Sale on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Goose Creek Library (325 Old Moncks Corner Road) from 9 a.m. - Noon. 
The group needs donations of books, DVD’s, music or books on CD, etc.
Donations may be dropped off at any of the six branch libraries and a receipt is available upon request. Please bring only books in good condition. Outdated medical or textbooks, or encyclopedias published before 2000 cannot be used.  Also, no Reader’s Digest Condensed books will be accepted.
For more information, call 572-1376.
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.
Pancake Breakfast to Benefit The ARK
The public is invited to a Flapjack Fundraiser on Sept. 21 to benefit The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services.
The event is hosted by the Charleston Southern University Psych Club. It will be held 8 -10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 1310 North Main Street in Summerville. The $5 ticket includes pancakes, sausage and a drink.
Tickets may be purchased from any member of the CSU Psych Club, or by calling Prof. Christine Sinisi at 843-863-7150 or The ARK at 843-832-2357. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://TheARKofSC.org.
For more information on The ARK’s programs, call 843-832-2357 or email info@TheARKofSC.org, or visit, http://TheARKofSC.org.
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.
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 weekly
Come for free lunch and fellowship every Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m to 1 p.m at the Goose Creek United Methodist Church.  
The Lord's Ladle Cafe is located in the church fellowship hall at 142 Redbank Road.  The menu includes homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverage. Free bakery items often available when donated.  
For more information call the church office at 553-6842, or visit goosecreekumc@comcast.net.
Farmer’s Market open Wednesdays
The Goose Creek Farmer’s Market is open on Wednesdays from 2-7 p.m. at the ReStore (1 Belknap Road in Goose Creek).  The market will remain open until Oct. 30.
First Steps meeting Sept. 17
The Berkeley County First Steps Partnership Board encourages the public to attend its meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17 in the media room of the Fishburne Educational Center at 6215 Murray Drive in Hanahan. 
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 executive director Adrienne Troy Hamilton, or program coordinator Stephanie Olazabal at berkeleyfirststeps@hotmail.com, or by calling (843) 863-3030.
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.
Toastmaster meeting Thursday
Allaboard Toastmasters is meeting at the First Baptist Church in Goose Creek on Thursday, Sept. 12 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.
Lions seek volunteers
The Goose Creek Lions Club is looking for volunteers. The club meets the second and last Monday of each month, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 141 St. James Avenue in Goose Creek. All are welcome.
The club’s goal is to serve the local community for needs in the areas of diabetic services, vision and hearing loss.
For more information, visit www.goosecreeklionsclub.org/ and look for the Goose Creek Lions on Facebook.
Call Goose Creek Lion President John Enright at (843) 824-5642.
Immaculate Conception yard sale Oct. 5
Immaculate Conception Church’s annual “Giant Yard Sale” will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. The church is located at 510 St. James Avenue in Goose Creek.

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