Today

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS: The International Association of Administrative Professionals' Charleston chapter meets. 6 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Thelma Cohen. Topic: "Windows 8 Tips: PC Settings, Search, Storage, Shortcuts." Call 329-8004.

Tuesday

SAVANNAH RIVER SITE UPDATE: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce's energy and environment division meets for an update on the Savannah River National Laboratory. 8-9 a.m. 402 N. Main St., Summerville. Scheduled speaker is Dave Eyler, senior vice president and deputy director of the laboratory. Free. Go to greatersummerville.org for details.

Wednesday

Mortgage default clinic: Dorchester Prosperity Center holds free clinic for homeowners in danger of losing their properties. 3-7 p.m. 222 Trolley Road, Summerville. Registration required. For details on what documents to bring and for appointments, call 282-6294 or 761-6033.

STARTING A BUSINESS: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a free workshop on starting a business. 6-8 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Ben Helms. Register at www.score285.org.

RETIREMENT ADVICE: Charleston County Public Library holds an installment in its financial education series: "Retirement: Making Your Money Last." 6:30-7:30 p.m. Otranto Road Regional Library, 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Jerol Graves of Edward Jones.

Thursday

HEALTH CARE REFORM: The Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce holds a "Lunch & Learn." 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 2817 Maybank Highway, Johns Island. Scheduled speaker is Marshall Beckham of Maybank & Beckham. Topic: "Updates on the Current Health Care Reforms" RSVP to karen@seaislandschamber.org or call 793-1234.

July 30

Inventors Forum: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a forum on protecting or commercializing unique ideas or products. 9-10 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Free. Register at www.score285.org.

FRANCHISE FORUM: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds a seminar: "The Facts of Franchise Ownership." 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 402 N. Main St., Summerville. Scheduled speakers are Cathey Petkash, a FranNet franchise specialist, and Brandon Renaud, certified public accountant and senior manager at Elliott Davis LLC. Free. Seating is limited. Register at factsoffranchiseownership.eventbrite.com.

REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS: The Charleston County Bar Association holds a free community seminar: "What Everyone Should Know About Real Estate Closings." 5:30 p.m. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Ryan Bluestein.

Aug. 1

CENTER FOR WOMEN: The Center for Women marks Women's Equality Month. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, Cooper River Room. $35 for members; $60 for others. Go to bit.ly/BeBraveBrunch for details.

Aug. 4-5

MINORITY SUPPLIER SUMMIT: The Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council holds its 2014 Business Opportunity Conference. Hilton Columbia Center, 924 Senate St., Columbia. Theme is "Innovation: The Key to Our Future." Speakers include D. Keith Pigues, business professor at North Carolina Central University and author of "Winning With Customers." $350-$500. Go to www.cvmsdc.org for details.

Aug. 5

EMINENT DOMAIN: The Charleston County Bar Association holds a free community seminar, "Eminent Domain: Yes, the Government Can Take Your Property." 5:30 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy, 1684 Brownswood Road, Johns Island. Scheduled speakers are John Linton and Tom Gressette. Go to charlestoncountybar.org for details.

Aug. 6

Business Roundtable: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a roundtable to discuss the criteria for an employee and a contractor, 9-10 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Free. Register at www.score285.org.

Aug. 11

ESTATE ADMINISTRATION: Charleston County Probate Court holds an estate administration workshop. 10 a.m.-noon. 84 Broad St., Charleston, second floor. Speaker is Irvin Condon, probate judge. Free. Register by calling 958-5030.