Today Engineers

What: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Charleston chapter will hold a presentation on Anark’s 3-D PDF and HTML-based solutions for the model-based enterprise. Anark Corporation provides powerful enterprise software and solutions to manufacturing organizations that need to cost effectively utilize their 3-D CAD data and manufacturing information for numerous down-stream applications. Topics include 3-D model based definition; technical data packages; and visual work instructions.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 16

Where: ModernTech, 146 Fairchild St.

More Info: 509-6010 or http://i.sme.org/c430

Tea Ladies

What: The Tea Ladies of the St. James Goose Creek Parish work to promote the history, culture and beautification of the St. James Goose Creek Parish.

When: 6-7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month

Where: 216 St. James Ave., Goose Creek

More Info: 797-0301 or http://goosecreektealadies.com

Friday Contra Dance

What: Contra dancing is social interaction, meeting people and making new friends, set to music. A caller, usually working with a group of live musicians, guides new and experienced dancers alike through a variety of dances. A dancer and his or her partner dance a series of figures, or moves, with each other and with another couple for a short time.

When: 7:30-10:30 p.m. May 17

Where: 4800 Park Circle

Price: $8 for adults; $4 for children 6-12; and children 5 and under are free with a supervising adult

SundayGenealogical Society

What: The Charleston Chapter of the SC Genealogical Society will feature Charlie Black’s presentation on “Internet Researching.” He will highlight some of his favorite websites for finding genealogy information, plus a few of his “tricks” for uncovering those difficult-to-find Internet records. He also will provide a quick overview of some of the new features of the FamilySearch website.

When: 2:30-4 p.m. May 19

Where: Charleston County Masonic Center, 1285 Orange Grove Road

Price: Free

More Info: 767-3775 or www.charleston.scgen.org/index.htm

Fruit Growers Society

What: Learning about fruit, the horticultural needs and the ability to grow them here in the Lowcountry. Fruit growing experience is not required to join. Group is here to educate the public about growing their own fruit and the benefits associated with it.

When: 3 p.m. May 19

Where: North Charleston Armory Complex, 5000 Lackawanna Blvd.

Price: $10 annual dues

More Info: 200-5818 or www.facebook.com/lowcountryfruitgrowerssociety

MondayE. Cooper Republicans

What: The East Cooper Republican Club will have S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley as guest speaker.

When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 20

Where: Holiday Inn Charleston-Mount Pleasant, 250 U.S. Highway 17

More info: Reservations at RSVP@eastcoopergop.com with buffet lunch starting at 11:30 a.m.

Rebecca Motte Chapter DAR

What: The Rebecca Motte Chapter DAR will meet May 20. Officers will be installed and a reception will follow the meeting.

When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 20

Where: Old Exchange Building, 122 East Bay St.

more info: 884-9062

Federal Workers

What: Members/prospective members are asked to join the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association for a Spring Luncheon followed by a NARFE meeting.

When: 12:30-2:30 p.m. May 20

Where: Dorchester Senior Center-Summerville Faith Sellers Center, 312 N. Laurel St.

more info: Contact Barbara Bryan at 873-5773 or babryan@sc.rr.com or www.narfe.org.

Running Club Group

What: Everyone is welcome to join the Charleston Running Club for a 3-mile run through Patriots Point.

WHEN: 6:15 p.m. Mondays

Where: Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park, Harry M. Hallman Boulevard

Price: Free

More Info: 566-2742 or www.charlestonrunningclub.com

Free Shag Lessons

What: The Summerville Shag Club offers free shag lessons. Cash bar, food available for purchase.

When: Mondays: 6 p.m. Junior Shag Lesson; 7 p.m. Adult Basic Lesson; 8-10 p.m. Open Dance

Where: Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd.

Price: Free

More Info: 214-0242 or www.summervilleshaggers.com

Tuesday Needlepoint Guild

What: The Charleston Chapter of ANG will host its weekly meeting.

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays

Where: St. Andrews Parish UMC, 3225 Ashley River Road

Price: Free

More Info: 875-5562

Thursday, May 23 Retired Educators

What: The luncheon will honor the high school students who are scholarship recipients.

When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 23

Where: Cherokee Place United Methodist Church, 2105 Cosgrove Ave.

Allaboard Toastmasters

What: Allaboard Toastmasters is an organization that will help one develop or improve one’s communication, listening and leadership skills in a fun and supporting environment.

When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 23

Where: First Baptist Church, 141 St. James Ave., Goose Creek

Price: Free

More Info: 797-0301 or http:// allaboard.toastmastersclubs.org/

Friday, May 24 Blue Star Service

What: The Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker dedication service is sponsored by the Town & Village Garden Club, with support of local veterans’ groups, American Legion Post 126 and VFW Post 9509, and the town of Moncks Corner. Local and state officials, veterans and Garden Club representatives will attend. The National Garden Clubs, the parent organization for Blue Star Memorial Highways, pays tribute to U.S. Armed Forces and was started after World War II.

When: 10 a.m. May 24

Where: Berkeley County Government office complex, 1003 Highway 52

Price: None

More Info: 761-1359

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