Today Referral Exchange

What: The club invites the public to its weekly meeting.

When: 8-9:15 a.m. every Thursday

Where: Marina Variety Store Restaurant, 17 Lockwood Drive @ The City Marina

More Info: 510-766-4083

Business Networking

What: Great Business Networking-West Ashley meets weekly. Some of the benefits include great leads, lower costs at seasonal business expos, reduced costs on Thompson Web Development services and more.

When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays

Where: King Street Grill West Ashley, Citadel Mall.

More Info: 628-2283 or

Tea Ladies

What: The Tea Ladies of the St. James Goose Creek Parish meet 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: Atlanta Bread Company, 8966 University Blvd.

More Info: 797-0301 or

Saturday Palmetto Fiber Arts

What: The guild will present a demo of various types of looms and their histories. Allan Oliver, from Charlestowne Landing, will be demonstrating the use of a tape loom.

When: 1-3 p.m. Jan. 19

Where: Bees Landing Recreation Center, 1580 Ashley Garden Blvd.

Price: Free

More Info: 852-9393 or

Sunday Fruit Growers Society

What: Learning about fruit, their horticultural needs and the ability to grow them here in the Lowcountry. Group is here to educate the public about growing fruit and the benefits associated with it.

When: 3 p.m. Jan. 20

Where: North Charleston Armory Complex, 5000 Lackawanna Blvd.

Price: $10 annual dues

More Info: 200-5818 or FruitGrowersSociety

Oyster Roast

What: An Oyster Roast and Silent Auction will be hosted by The Exchange Club of St. Paul’s Parish. Proceeds from this event are used to fund many youth-oriented programs and other projects.

When: 3-6 p.m. Jan. 20

Where: Bowen’s Island Restaurant, 1870 Bowen’s Island Road

Price: $20 per adult and $10 for children 10 and under.

More Info: 860-9861

Monday East Cooper GOP

What: Rep. Bobby Harrell will speak and take questions.

When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 21

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

Price: $15 for lunch buffet

More info: Make reservations at

Tuesday Business Networking

What: Great Business Networking-Summerville meets to pass referrals to each other, increasing the value behind our companies, and building lasting business relationships.

When: 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays

Where: Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, 1306 N. Main St., Summerville

More Info: 628-2283 or

Speed Networking

What: Looking to market yourself and your business? Secure your spot now for the Speed Networking Event sponsored by the Summerville Jaycees. All proceeds from the event will go towards funding future Summerville Jaycees community outreach projects in the community.

When: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22

Where: Sticky Fingers, 1200 N. Main St., Summerville

Price: $10

More info: Register in advance by emailing

Wednesday Business Networking

What: Great Business Networking-Mount Pleasant provides an educational moment, information on great local events, free advertising and more.

When: Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Where: Liberty Taproom, 1028 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant

More Info: 628-2283 or

Thursday, Jan. 24 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. Jan. 24

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

Price: Free

More Info: 797-0301 or http://

Friday, Jan. 25 Women in Defense

What: The Women In Defense Palmetto Chapter will present SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic’s Executive Director Christopher Miller as guest speaker for the January meeting. Miller is responsible for setting command-wide strategic goals and managing engineering and business operations for a workforce of more than 3,600 Federal civilian and military employees, and more than 13,000 industry partners.

When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 25

Where: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport, 7401 Northwoods Blvd.

Price: $20 member/$25 nonmember

More Info: 329-4100 or

Saturday, Jan. 26 Preservation Society

What: As part of the Preservation Society of Charleston’s membership oyster roast, stroll the grounds and tour beautiful Fenwick Hall (circa 1730), a rare Colonial brick plantation. This year’s event features local oysters, chili and hot dogs with all the fixings by Charleston Bay Gourmet, beer and wine by Daniel Island Grill, and live entertainment by the V-Tones.

When: 2-5 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Fenwick Hall, 1709 River Road, Johns Island

Price: $35 adults, $10 children 6-12, children 5 and under free

More Info: 722-4630 or

IOP Exchange

What: Isle of Palms Exchange Club will host an oyster roast to support student scholarship program. Enjoy oysters, chili, hot dogs, DJ, silent auction and door prizes.

When: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Isle of Palms Exchange Club, 201 Palm Blvd.

Price: $20 advance, $25 at the door; children 12 and under half price

More Info: 886-8489 or

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