Today Women in Defense

What: Women In Defense will present Tom Leonard with Leonard Strategic Advantage as guest speaker for the upcoming luncheon. Leonard has been president of companies such as Samsonite USA, Pro Golf Discount and Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream. He will speak on Strategic Planning and Growth.

When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 31

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

Price: $20 members/$25 nonmembers

Saturday Berkeley GOP Breakfast

What: The Berkeley County Republican Party Breakfast presents a speaker to discuss local, state and national issues.

When: 9 a.m. June 1

Where: American Legion Post 166, 116 Howe Hall Road

Price: $6 for breakfast

More Info: 688-4975

MondayRunning Club Group

What: The public is welcome to join the Charleston Running Club 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

Free 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 on Mondays

Where: Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd.

Price: Free

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

Tuesday American Needlepoint

What: The Charleston Chapter of ANG will host its weekly meeting.

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays

Where: St. Andrews Parish UMC, 3225 Ashley River Road

Price: Free

More Info: 875-5562

Business Networking

What: Group is dedicated to helping business succeed and provides an educational moment, information on local events, free advertising and more.

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

Where: Big Horns, 7832 Rivers Ave.

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

Summerville Mothers

What: Monthly meeting with new topics and food each month. Mothers & More have play groups for the children as well as themselves.

When: 8 p.m. first Tuesday of each month

Where: Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 W. 3rd S St., Summerville

More info: summervillemothersandmore@yahoo.com

Wednesday Bastiat Society

What: The Bastiat Society’s next meeting will focus on Microfinance Meets the Market. Many see microfinance as a panacea for reducing poverty, but can it survive the turmoil that market forces are likely to bring? Over the years, millions in the developing world have benefited from these microloans and risen from grinding poverty.

When: 6-7 p.m. June 5

Where: College of Charleston’s Tate Center for Entrepreneurship, 5 Liberty St. Room 202.

Price: Free

Hollywood Beautification

What: Keep the Town of Hollywood free of trash and assist with the clean-up of old buildings. The town plans to have “clean sweeps,” plant flowers, sponsor landscaping classes and more.

When: 6 p.m. first Wednesday of the month

Where: Town of Hollywood, 6322 Highway 162

More Info: 889-3222

Thursday, June 6 ‘Green Fire’ Screening

What: “Green Fire” was produced in partnership between the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Center for Humans and Nature, and the U.S. Forest Service. The film provocatively examines Leopold’s thinking, renewing his idea of a land ethic for a population facing 21st-century ecological challenges.

When: 7 p.m. June 6

Where: MUSC Baruch Auditorium, 284 Calhoun St.

Price: Free

Saturday, June 8 Scottish-American

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

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

Where: VFW Post 3433, 10154 Bellwright Road

Price: Free

Sunday, June 9 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

Orchid Society

What: A hands-on potting workshop will be held. Plants and potting materials will be provided so that each person can pot and take home an orchid. Discussions will cover the ancestry of the hybrid and cultural needs. There will be a prize for the first member who has a plant to bloom. A plant raffle will be held after the program.

When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. June 9

Where: Charleston Southern University-Science Building, 9200 University Blvd.

More Info: 889-8897 or www.coastalcarolinaos.org

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