Today Charleston Historical

What: The Charleston Historical Society will sponsor a lecture and book signing. Thomas Patrick Chorlton, who teaches political science at the College of Charleston, will speak on his book, “The First American Republic, 1774-1789.” This subject coincides with the museum’s current exhibit “The 14 Presidents before George Washington.”

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 31

Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St.

Price: Free

More Info: 723-3398

Referral Exchange

What: The club invites the public to their 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: Group meets weekly. Some of the benefits of our group are great leads, lower costs at our 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 www.greatbusinessnetworking.com

Adult Karate

What: Masters Studios Karate offers group classes and private lessons for students of all ages and build self-esteem and confidence while improving physical fitness, flexibility, self-control and general well-being. There are programs and classes for every experience level, from beginner to advanced, with separate classes allowing students to progress at their own pace.

When: Noon-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Where: Masters Studios of Self-Defense, 1888 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd.

Price: Call for program pricing

More Info: 766-4376 or http://mastersstudios.com

Saturday Berkeley GOP Breakfast

What: The Berkeley County Republican Party Breakfast is held monthly. Each month a speaker is invited to discuss local, state and national issues. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:30. No membership is required and the public is invited to attend.

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 2

Where: American Legion Post 166, 116 Howe Hall Road

Cost: $6 for breakfast

More Info: 688-4975

Democratic Women

What: Berkeley County Democratic Women will hold an organizational lunch. Susan Smith, state president of the Democratic Women’s Council will speak. Reservations are required. Deadline Jan. 31.

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Gilligan’s Steamer & Raw Bar, 219 St. James Ave., Goose Creek

Price: $12

More Info: 209-3505 or Lrapulling@homesc.com.

MondayRunning Club

What: Join the Charleston Running Club every 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

Mt. Pleasant Artists

What: Mount Pleasant Artists Guild presents guest speaker Amelia Whaley, an accomplished artist who has been the recipient of state and local awards. Her favorite medium is watercolor, although she also works in other media.

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4

Where: Municipal Complex, 100 Ann Edwards Lane

Price: Free

More Info: 388-5425

Free Shag Lessons

What: The Summerville Shag Club offers free shag lessons. You do not need a partner for lessons. Cash bar, food available for purchase.

When: Juniors at 6 p.m., basic adult at 7 p.m., open dance with DJ Sharon Johnson until 10 p.m. Mondays

Where: Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd.

Price: Free

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

Tuesday Business Networking

What: GBN Summerville meetings offer a chance for business people to share referrals, 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 www.greatbusinessnetworking.com

AARP East Cooper

What: AARP East Cooper chapter will meet.

When: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 5

Where: Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union, 847 Coleman Blvd.

Wednesday Business Networking

What: Group 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.

More Info: 628-2283 or www.greatbusinessnetworking.com

Thursday, Feb. 7 DAR

What: The Fort Sullivan Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will have a program on “Archiving the Fort Sullivan Chapter Materials.” Following the meeting members and guests will lunch at Poogan’s Porch.

When: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7

Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.

Democratic Women

What: Charleston County Democratic Women, an organization for women and men, will have guest speaker Sloane Whelan, S.C. Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood Health Systems. Topic: South Carolina and National Legislation Threatening Women’s Health Issues.

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 7

Where: Holiday Inn Charleston-Riverview, 301 Savannah Highway

More Info: RSVP to 881-4718.

cost: Buffet dinner gratuity included: $15.

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