Today Business Networking

What: Group meets weekly to offer 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 www.greatbusinessnetworking.com

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. March 14

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

Price: Free

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

Ansonborough

What: A panel of preservationists will discuss the history of the Ansonborough neighborhood, a 2012 Seven to Save site. Threats to this neighborhood also have sparked conversations about appropriate design, tourism management and the BAR process.

When: 7 p.m. March 14

Where: Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 43 Wentworth St.

Price: Free and open to the public

More Info: 722-4630 or www.preservationsociety.org

Submarine Veterans

What: The Submarine Veterans, Inc. Charleston Base will meet. All qualified in submarine sailors are invited to attend.

When: Social hour at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. March 14

Where: United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. Charleston Base, 99 Wisteria Road, Goose Creek

Price: Free

More Info: 569-6012 or http://ussvicb.org

Magnolia Garden Club

What: After brief business meeting and “Landscape for Life” workshop, Jean Everett, Department of Biology at College of Charleston, will discuss American Beech ecosystem and wild flowers.

When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 14

Where: Berkeley Electric Co-op, 3351 Maybank Highway, Johns Island

Friday Spaghetti Benefit

What: East Cooper Outboard Motor Club Ladies’ Auxiliary will sponsor the 12th annual Spaghetti Benefit. Homemade desserts will be available for sale. A silent auction also is scheduled.

When: 5-8 p.m. March 15

Where: Goldbug Island

Price: $8 per plate

More Info: Tickets: 343-0855 or www.goldbugisland.com

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. People of all ages and lifestyles, including children, are welcome.

When: 7:30-10:30 p.m. March 15

Where: 4800 Park Circle

Price: $8 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, and children 5 and under are free with an accompanying adult

Saturday Spring Plant Sale

What: The Lowcountry Chapter of the S.C. Native Plant Society will hold a native plant sale that will include perennials, shrubs, trees, ferns and native grasses. Cash or check only for all purchases.

When: 9 a.m.-noon March 16

Where: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, 1500 Old Towne Road

Price: Free admission

Sunday Genealogical Society

What: At the Charleston Chapter of the S.C. Genealogical Society meeting, Harry Mills and Carl Hoge, past presidents of the local genealogy chapter, will show how to use the computer program Family Tree Maker to research and record family history. The demonstration will include information on how to create a tree, add information and sources, research online, create charts and share the tree with others.

When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. March 17

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: Learn about fruit, their horticultural needs and the ability to grow them here in the Lowcountry.

When: 3 p.m. March 17

Where: North Charleston Armory Complex, 5000 Lackawanna Blvd.

Price: $10 annual dues

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

Monday East Cooper GOP Party

What: Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting with question period. Primary candidates may be present.

When: 11:30 a.m. March 18

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

MORE INFO: Make reservations at RSVP@eastcoopergop.com.

Shag Lessons

What: The Summerville Shag Club offers shag lessons every Monday night, except holidays. You do not need a partner for lessons. Juniors at 6 p.m., basic adult at 7 p.m., open dance until 10 p.m. Cash bar, food available for purchase.

When: 6 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 meets weekly to pass referrals to members, 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

Wednesday E. Cooper Newcomers

What: The women of the East Cooper Newcomers Club invite members, guests, new residents and recent retirees to attend their monthly luncheon meeting. Doug Henderson, director of the Charleston County Public Library system, will be the speaker.

When: 10 a.m. March 20

Where: Holiday Inn Mount Pleasant, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.

Price: $20

More Info: For reservations, call Elaine by March 14 at 856-3467 or email at ecnc.reservations@gmail.com.

Business Networking

What: Join group weekly for networking. 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., Mount Pleasant

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

Thursday, March 21 Manufacturing

What: The Greater Charleston Chapter 430 of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) will offer a presentation on SolidWorks software, a 3-D CAD application, presented by ModernTech. The presentation will illustrate some problems that SolidWorks solved for its customers.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 21

Where: ModernTech, 146 Fairchild St., Daniel Island

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

Tea Ladies

What: The Tea Ladies of the St. James Goose Creek Parish meets 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 http://goosecreektealadies.com

Saturday, March 23 Junior Woman’s Club

What: Charleston Junior Woman’s Club presents its Spring Soiree Casino Night. All proceeds benefit March of Dimes Charleston. Live entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. CJWC’s Spring Soiree Casino Night is a fundraiser.

When: 7-11 p.m. March 23

Where: Goldbug Island Hall, 1560 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Price: $30 advance online; $35 at the door.

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