Pencil it in: Events in the coming weeks that piqued our interest
Women Build Ceremony
What: Summerville Mayor Bill Collins and his wife, Margaret, state Rep. Jenny Horne and the Chamber of Commerce help Dorchester Habitat for Humanity recognize National Women Build Week at the site of its 2012 Women Build home.
When: 8 a.m. May 11
Where: 206 Miken Lane
More Info: 851-1414 or www.dorchesterhabitat.org
Women Build 2012
What: Join Sea Island Habitat as it builds a new home on James Island for a Lowcountry family.
When: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11-12
Where: Green Valley Lane, 11529 Grimball Road Ext.
Price: $25 registration fee
More Info: 768-0998 or www.seaislandhabitat.org
Mary Alice Monroe
What: Best-selling novelist Mary Alice Monroe will discuss and sign copies of her new book, “Beach House Memories.”
When: 6:30 p.m. May 11
Where: Books-A-Million, 832 Orleans Road, West Ashley
Memorial 5K Run/Walk
What: The Leslie McCravy Memorial 5K Run/Walk to benefit Pet Helpers was founded in 2009 to honor the memory of Leslie McCravy, whose life was cut short in 2007 as a result of domestic violence.
When: 8 a.m. May 12
Where: Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave., Folly Beach
Price: $30 adults/$15 children
More Info: 795-1110 or www. lesliemccravyrun.com
What: Featured speaker is Doretha Walker, Ph.D. Registration required.
When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 12
Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St. downtown
Price: $25 C4W members; $35 nonmembers
More Info: 763-7333 or www.c4women.org
What: The St. James Foundation’s Lifelong Learning Series presents its Authors’ Series with Nigerian-born author Jacqueline Maduneme in a luncheon, talk and signing of her first book, “Ada’s Daughter.”
When: Noon May 12
Where: St. James Presbyterian Church (USA) Fellowship Hall, 1314 Secessionville Road, James Island
More info: 795-3959 or www.thestjamesfoundation.org
Kick for a Cure Night
What: The Charleston Battery will wear special pink jerseys at the Kick for a Cure match versus the Rochester Rhinos. The jerseys will be auctioned after the match with proceeds split between Dragon Boat Charleston and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Battery pink ticket packs for the match include one ticket and a Kick for the Cure koozie for $11; $3 from each pink ticket will be donated.
When: May 12. Gates open at 6 p.m.; kickoff 7:30 p.m.
Where: Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Drive
More Info: 971-4625 or www.charlestonbattery.com
Mother’s Day Concert
What: Concert features LYRA, a five-voice a cappella choir from St Petersburg, Russia. LYRA will sing sacred and folk music from Russia and the Orthodox Christian tradition.
When: 7 p.m. May 13
Where: Holy Ascension Orthdox Church, 265 N. Shelmore Blvd., Mount Pleasant
Price: Freewill offering
More Info: 881-5010 or www.ocacharleston.org
Lupus Support Group
What: Dr. Natasha Ruth of MUSC will address lupus and the reproductive system.
When: 5:45-7:30 p.m. May 14
Where: Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, 302 Hibben St.
More Info: 884-3949
La Leche League
What: The mission of the Tuesday Morning La Leche League Breast-feeding Gathering is to help through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education. Mothers-to-be, breast-feeding mothers and babies are welcome.
When: 9:30-11 a.m. May 15, June 19, July 17
Where: Mount Pleasant Hospital, 3500 U.S. Highway 17
More Info: 388-5895 or www. lllusa.org/web/CharlestonMt PleasantNSC.html
PPD Support Group
What: The Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation hosts a support group for women who have or have had postpartum depression or anxiety and their families. Park in the lot behind the church and enter the educational building, not the chapel.
When: 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month
Where: Church of the Holy Cross, Daniel Island Drive and Seven Farms Drive
More Info: 769-0444 or www.ppdsupport.org
Job Search Assistance
What: Learn tips for networking. Registration required.
When: 6-7:30 p.m. May 16
Where: Southern Wesleyan University, 4055 Faber Place Park, Suite 301
More Info: 763-7333 or www.c4women.org
Girls Rock Benefit
What: Join Girls Rock Charleston for an evening of live music, dinner, drinks and auction to raise funds for the summer rock camp for girls.
When: 5-8 p.m. May 17
Where: Saffron Cafe and Bakery, 333 East Bay St.
Price: Suggested $15-$25 donation, $10 under 16
More Info: 637-1707 or www.girls rockcharleston.org
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