ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS: The International Association of Administrative Professionals' Charleston chapter holds an open house, 6 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, 3rd floor.


Tech training: The S.C. Tech Academy of the Coastal Community Foundation holds its two-part Computer Security 101. 10 a.m.-noon., 635 Rutledge Ave. Suite 201, Charleston. Next class is April 29. $25. To register, email or call 723-3635.


Administrative Professionals Conference: Trident Technical College's Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development holds its 20th annual conference for administrative professionals, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Building 920 on the main campus. Scheduled speakers include: Amy Brennan of the Center for Women; Kim Clifton of HALOS; and Karen Chandler, co-founder of Charleston Jazz Initiative and associate professor of arts management at the College of Charleston. $119-$149. Go to

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: Charleston County Councilwoman Anna B. Johnson holds a citizens round-table meeting about the county's environmental management programs as part of Earth Day. 12:30 p.m., John's Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway.

IVORY COAST TRADE FORUM: Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's World Trade Center Charleston holds a trade forum with Daouda Diabaté, ambassador for the Ivory Coast, Noon-2 p.m. 4500 Leeds Ave., Suite 100, North Charleston. $35 for members. Call Therese Gordon at 805-3007.


Small business banking basics: Charleston County holds a free seminar, "Business Banking 101 for Small Businesses." 6-7:30 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, Room B-339. Call 958-4750 to register.

April 28

PUBLIC SPEAKING: Dolphin Toastmasters club holds an open house. 5-7 p.m., Olde North Charleston Meeting Place, 1077 East Montague Ave., North Charleston.

May 5

ESTATE WORKSHOP: Charleston County holds an estate administration and probate process workshop/ 10 a.m.-noon. Charleston County Historic Courthouse, Grand Courtroom, 84 Broad St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Probate Judge Irvin G. Condon. Free. Register by calling 958-5030.

May 6

Salute to the Military: Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds its annual "Salute to the Military." 5:15- 8:30 p.m., Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Drive, Charleston. Scheduled keynote speaker is Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. $65 for civilians; $45 for military. For details, call 805-3097 or go to