Today Air Force Association

What: The Air Force Association Charleston Chapter will hold its quarterly general membership meeting. Theme: AFA Community Partners. Topic: Project management applications for nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Guest speaker: Project Management Institute Charleston Chapter.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 9

Where: Hyatt Place Hotel-Airport/Convention Center, 3234 W. Montague Ave.

Price: Free

More Info: 963-4576. RSVP Katie Gieratz at kg1987@outlook.com or Linda Sturgeon at linda.sturgeon@us.af.mil.

Book Sale

What: The Knights of Columbus will hold a 99-cent book sale 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. May 8-18 at The Shoppes at Seaside Farms. All books, both hardcover and paperback, will be priced at 99 cents. This is a fundraiser to support the Knights of Columbus Council 9475 philanthropic projects. Book donations at the site will be appreciated.

When: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. May 8-18

Where: The Shoppes at Seaside Farms, Long Grove Drive, Mount Pleasant

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

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, weekly

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. May 9

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

Price: Free

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

ubmarine Veterans

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

When: Social hour begins at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. May 9

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

Price: Free

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

Saturday Grace UMM Garage Sale

What: Grace United Methodist Men will hold a garage sale. Items include hand tools, power tools, exercise equipment, lawn equipment, building materials, books, furniture, sports equipment, fishing tackle and camping equipment.

When: 7 a.m.-noon May 11

Where: Grace United Methodist Church, 1601 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

More Info: 766-1621 or www.mygraceumc.org

Scottish-American

What: Those who have served in the military and are of Scottish heritage are invited to this club’s monthly meeting.

When: 9 a.m. second Saturday of each month

Where: VFW Post 3433, 10154 Bellwright Road

Price: Free

Garden Tour

What: The Charleston Showa Koi Club will open 22 private gardens in the tri-county area for its 10th annual Charleston Pond and Water Garden Tour, showcasing pond design and Koi keeping. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Charleston Animal Society.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11

Where: Charleston area homes

Price: $10 general, free for ages 12 and under

More Info: 532-3883 or www.charlestonshowakoiclub.org

Vision of Elvis

What: Vision of Elvis will feature Danny Stirling.

When: Heavy hors d’oeuves start 6:30 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. May 11

Where: VFW Post 3142, 3555 Dorchester Road

Price: $15

More Info: 744-9260 after 3 p.m.

Sunday Embroiderers’ Guild

What: The Magnolia chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will host its monthly meeting.

When: 1 p.m. second Sundays

Where: The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave.

Price: Free

More Info: 852-0093

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

Running Club

What: Everyone is welcome to join the Charleston Running Club for a three mile run through Patriots Point.

WHEN: 6:15 p.m. May 13

Where: Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park, Harry M. Hallman Boulevard

Price: Free

More Info: 566-2742 or www.charlestonrunningclub.com/

Woodcarving Club

What: The Lowcountry Woodcarving Club is a social club to encourage, teach and share the joy of woodcarving for pleasure and charitable projects. Beginners welcome and encouraged.

When: 7-9 p.m. May 13

Where: Sherman House Recreation Room, 1635 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd.

More Info: 559-0111

Shag Lessons

What: The Summerville Shag Club offers free shag lessons every Monday night, except holidays, at the Summerville Country Club. 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 Mondays

Where: Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd.

Price: Free

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

Tuesday Master Naturalist

What: CCPRC and Clemson University are offering the Certified Master Naturalist program for people interested in understanding and protecting the state’s valuable natural resources. Candidates complete a 13-day field study course led by a variety of experts in some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas as they learn and practice skills naturalists use to “read” the natural world.

WHEN: 8 a.m. May 14

Where: Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Highway

Price: Fee: $625/$600 CCR Discount

More Info: 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com

Business Networking

What: GBN Summerville meets to pass great 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, 1700 Old Trolley Road

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

Needlepoint Guild

What: The Charleston Chapter of American Needlepoint Guild will host its weekly meeting.

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays

Where: St. Andrews Parish United Methodist Church, 3225 Ashley River Road

Price: Free

More Info: 875-5562

Civil War Round Table

What: The Civil War Round Table of Charleston will meet for dinner and a discussion.

When: 6 p.m. May 14

Where: Ryan’s Steakhouse, 829 St. Andrews Blvd.

Price: Free

More Info: 270-2417

Wednesday Newcomers Luncheon

What: The women of the East Cooper Newcomers Club invite members, guests, new residents and recent retirees to attend their monthly luncheon meeting. Noted tour guide Linda Wohlfeil-Jones will speak on the hstory of Charleston.

When: 10 a.m. May 15

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

Price: $20

More info: For reservations, call Elaine at 856-3467 or email at ecnc.reservations@gmail.com.

Business Networking

What: Join group 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.

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

Historical Society

What: The Charleston Historical Society will co-sponsor its next lecture at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum. The lecture, titled “Arsenal of History: The Oldest Public Building in South Carolina,” will be presented by R. Alan Stello Jr. This lecture is based on Stello’s research and writing about the history of the Powder Magazine on Cumberland Street in Charleston.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 15

Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St.

Price: Free

More Info: 723-3398 and 853-4651

Thursday, May 16 Engineers

What: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Charleston chapter will hold a presentation on Anark’s 3-D PDF and HTML-based solutions for the Model based Enterprise.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 16

Where: ModernTech, 146 Fairchild St.

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

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: St. James Place, 216 St. James Ave.

More Info: 797-0301 or http://goosecreektealadies.com

Friday, May 17 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.

When: 7:30-10:30 p.m. May 17

Where: 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston

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

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