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: 216 St. James Ave.
More Info: 797-0301 or http://goosecreektealadies.com
What: Group meets weekly. Some of the benefits of the 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
Sea Islands Chamber
What: The Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch and Learn series will welcome Carolee Williams, project manager with the city of Charleston’s Green Business Challenge. The program helps businesses buy local and save energy, water and waste.
When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 18
Where: Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce, 2817 Maybank Highway
More Info: 793-1234 or www.seaislandschamber.org
What: The Charleston Historical Society will co-sponsor its next lecture, titled “The Revolutionary War in Charleston (as told through its buildings),” will be presented by Mary Clark Coy. This lecture is based on Coy’s continued research in Charleston from its founding in 1670 to the present.
When: 7:30-8:30 p.m. April 18
Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St.
More Info: 723-3398 or www.karpeles.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. April 19
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 Garden Club Yard Sale
What: The Town and Village Garden Club of Moncks Corner and Pinopolis annual spring yard sale will offer household items, plants and a Christmas table. Proceeds will benefit community beautification and ongoing projects such as Stony Landing House decorations for Christmas tours, school gardens and a Blue Star Highway Marker in Moncks Corner. Gently used items can be donated 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 at the church.
When: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. April 20
Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 1915 Pinopolis Road
More Info: 761-1359
Magnolia Garden Club
What: Plants and garden items for sale. Come to shop or bring plants to swap.
When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 20
Where: Berkeley Electric Co-op, 3351 Maybank Highway
Sunday Genealogical Society
What: At the Charleston Chapter of the S.C. Genealogical Society meeting, Patricia Sayko will present “Introduction to the DAR Genealogy Website for Nonmembers.” The website is a free resource provided by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution to aid general genealogical research and to assist with the DAR membership process. Among the many materials available at this website are biographies, histories, manuscripts and Bible records.
When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. April 21
Where: Charleston County Masonic Center, 1285 Orange Grove Road, West Ashley
More Info: 767-3775 or www.charleston.scgen.org/index.htm
Fruit Growers Society
What: Learning about fruit, their horticultural needs and the ability to grow them in the Lowcountry. Group seeks to educate the public about growing their own fruit and the benefits associated with it.
When: 3 p.m. April 21
Where: North Charleston Armory Complex, 5000 Lackawanna Blvd.
Price: $10 annual dues
More Info: 200-5818 or www.facebook.com/LowcountryFruitGrowersSociety
Charleston Music Club
What: The Charleston Music Club will present its free annual student awards recital. Refreshments will follow.
When: 4 p.m. April 21
Where: Franke at Seaside Rodenberg Hall, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant
More Info: 442-4835 or www.charlestonmusicclub.org
Monday Trident Tek Talkers
What: Trident Tek Talkers 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: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month
Where: Trident Technical College, The College Center in Building 920,
More Info: 797-0301
Free Shag Lessons
What: The Summerville Shag Club offers free shag lessons weekly, except holidays. You do not need a partner for lessons. Cash bar, food available for purchase.
When: 6 p.m. junior shag lesson; 7 p.m. adult basic lesson; 8-10 p.m. open dance on Mondays.
Where: Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd.
More Info: Call Lee Hoff at 214-0242 or www.summervilleshaggers.com
Tuesday Contracts Management
What: The Charleston Chapter of the National Contracts Management Association presents Mark Lumar, former principal assistant of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, at a special dinner. Lumar will be speaking on “Acquisition 2013 & So You Think You Know the FAR.”
When: 6-8 p.m. April 23
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd., North Charleston
Price: $35 NCMA members, $40 guests. To reserve a seat, contact Shirvetta Davis, NCMA Charleston Chapter Membership Chair, at 614-5290 (desk) or shirvetta.davis@bae systemscom.
More Info: 737-1585 or http://resources.ncmahq.org/chapters/charleston_sc/default.aspx
Wednesday Business Networking
What: Join group for 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
Daniel Island Speakers
What: Mike Veeck, president of the Charleston RiverDogs, will be the next speaker in the Daniel Island Speakers Series. Veeck also is the son of the legendary Major League Baseball team owner Bill Veeck.
When: 6:30-8 p.m. April 24.
Where: The Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Drive
Price: Free. To attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, number of people and phone number.
More Info: 856-7170
Thursday, April 25 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. April 25
Where: First Baptist Church, 141 St. James Ave., Goose Creek
More Info: 797-0301 or http:// allaboard.toastmastersclubs.org
Friday, April 26 Women in Defense
What: Women In Defense will present Joanne Fogg, assistant area port director with the U.S. Customs & Border Patrol, as the guest speaker for the April luncheon. The meeting is open to the public.
When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 26
Where: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport, 7401 Northwoods Blvd.
Price: $20 members/$25 nonmembers. RSVP by April 22 to email@example.com.
Monday, April 29 Harleston Village
What: The Harleston Village Neighborhood Association will hold its quarterly meeting. Laura Cabiness, chief engineer for the city of Charleston, will address the issues of flooding and drainage in Harleston Village and the city.
When: 6 p.m. April 29
Where: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.
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