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Community Calendar

NOTE: Some of these events may have been canceled or postponed. Please check with the organizers. Call 843-873-9424 to add your event to this free 

Letters to Santa: now through Dec. 15. Goose Creek Community Center, 519A N. Goose Creek Blvd., Goose Creek. Write your letter to Santa and deliver it to the special Santa mailbox at the Goose Creek Community Center and receive a personal note back from Santa himself! Letter must include a stamped and addressed return envelope. For more information, call 843-569-4242, ext. 5290.

Holiday Lights and Driving Tour: 6-9 p.m., now through Dec. 30 (closed December 24 and 25). Enter the driving tour at One Riverwood Dr., Moncks Corner. Admission is $5 per vehicle. Tickets are available to purchase in advance online at www.celebratetheseason.org/About/Index.aspx#Tickets. Hop in the car with your family and friends and follow the picturesque path through thousands of brilliant, twinkling lights. The lights are powered with 100 percent green power from Santee Cooper.

Moncks Corner Holiday Festival: 6-9 p.m., Dec. 9, 10, 16, and 17. Event Field at the Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex, 418 E. Main St. Free event. Come visit with Santa, cozy up to the fire pit and roast marshmallows with your family and friends. Fun rides for the kids and much more. Shop with local artisans. Local charities and nonprofits will be offering festive food and beverages for sale. Please leave your pets at home. For more information, call 843-719-7952.

Mayor and City Council Swearing-in Ceremony: 6-7 p.m., Dec. 8. Goose Creek City Hall, 519 N. Goose Creek Blvd., Goose Creek. The public is welcome to attend.

Crime Prevention Meeting: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Dec. 8. Goose Creek Police Department Training Room, 519 N. Goose Creek Blvd., Goose Creek. You’re invited to the GCPD’s quarterly city-wide crime prevention meeting. Crime statistics and patterns will be discussed and the best way to prevent crime will be presented. The meeting is an informative evening about what is going on in Goose Creek. For more information email gmartinez@CityofGooseCreek.com.

Santa in the Swamp: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 10. Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner. Come visit Santa and The Grinch. Enjoy performers and kids crafts and shop with local vendors. For more information contact the gift shop at 843-553-0515 or visit www.cypressgardens.info.

Christmas in the Creek Holiday Parade: 9:30-11:00 a.m., Dec. 10. The mile-long parade begins on St. James Ave. and continues to Marilyn St. Road closures will begin at 8 a.m. Rain date is Dec. 17. For more information, call 843-569-4242, ext. 5290.

Holiday Market at the Creek: 2-5 p.m., Dec. 11. Outdoors at the REV Federal Credit Union, 201 St. James Ave., Goose Creek. This free, family-friendly event is hosted in partnership with Lowcountry Local First, The City of Goose Creek and REV Federal Credit Union. Join us for a special pop-up Holiday Market in Goose Creek featuring graduates of Good Enterprises' Community Business Academy. Over 25 small business entrepreneurs will be selling a variety of goods including jewelry, clothing, gifts and delicious food and beverage offerings. Let's celebrate just how GOOD it feels to buy local for the holidays! For more information, call 843-801-3390.

Central Creek Park Grand Opening: Two day event, 5-9 p.m., Dec. 16 and 11-2 p.m., Dec. 17. Berkeley County’s first all-inclusive park is located at 147 Old Moncks Corner Road in Goose Creek. Friday’s festivities include train rides, marshmallow roasting, face painting, food trucks, hot cocoa, juggling elf, photos with Santa and 6:30 p.m. showing of the Polar Express. Saturday’s festivities include music with DJ, food trucks, face painting, balloon art, giant lawn games and photos with Santa.

Free Saturdays at Cypress Gardens: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 17. Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner. Admission is free for Berkeley County residents and their dependents with a photo ID. For more information visit cypressgardens.berkeleycountysc.gov.

Holiday Guided Canoe Trip: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Dec. 17. Old Santee Canal Park, Interpretive Center, 900 Stony Landing Drive, Moncks Corner. Fee is $5 per person plus park admission. For all ages, under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Even though winter is upon us, many creatures of the swamp love this time of year! Our educator on staff will inform you about the plants and animals you come across on this trip. You will explore the remnants of the first canal ever built in America and learn some park history. Canoes, lifejackets, and paddles will be provided and a short instructional period for beginners will be done in the classroom. Bring the whole family out for a morning filled with excitement and the perfect blend of history and nature. Class size is limited to 20 people. Registration is required by Dec. 16. For more information and to register contact Deandra Waring at deandra@oldsanteecanalpark.org or call 843-899-5200.

NARFE Luncheon: 12:30 p.m., Dec. 19. National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will meet at the Faith Sellers Senior Center, 312 N. Laurel Street in Summerville. There will be a holiday lunch provided and a short business meeting at 1:30 p.m. Members are encouraged to invite their friends to attend whether they are NARFE members or not. Bring a side dish to share. All active and retired federal employees, spouses, surviving spouses and their guests are welcome. Please bring non-perishable items to support Intrepid House food locker for the holidays.For more information contact Patricia Whitely at 843-408-3509, PWhitely@sc.rr.com or Joseph Kohut 216-548-0481, jrk2767@gmail.com.

Picking at the Post: 6 p.m., first Thursday of every month. American Legion Post 166, located at 116 Howe Hall Road, Goose Creek. Calling all musicians! Join us for an old fashioned Back Porch jam session. Beginners are welcome. Acoustic instruments only; no amplifiers.

Needlecraft Group at BCLS: 1-4 p.m., every Thursday. Cane Bay Library, 1655 Cane Bay Blvd., Summerville. All types of needlecraft are encouraged. Experienced participants, may bring a working project of knitting, stitching, crochet, embroidery or cross-stitch, and are available to assist beginner participants. To ensure availability of crafting supplies, beginner participants are encouraged to contact Cane Bay Library before the group meets. For more information on Needlecraft Group, or other events at Cane Bay Library, please contact Heather Bennett at 843-719-4796 or heather.bennett@berkeleycountysc.gov.

Chess Club: 4-6 p.m., every other Monday. Goose Creek Library, 325 Old Moncks Corner Rd., Goose Creek. Learn to play or improve your game. Families are welcome. Have a chess set? Bring it with you. For more information, call 843-572-1376.

Adult Pickleball: Open times. Berkeley Middle School Tennis Courts, 320 N. Live Oak Dr., Moncks Corner. Free for ages 40 and older. No registration required. Courts are open to anyone who wants to play. This is a free-play outdoor sport that combines the elements of pong-pong, badminton and tennis. For more information, visit www.monckscornersc.gov/recreation or call 843-719-7921.

Adult Tennis: 9 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Lacy Park Tennis Court, 115 West Main Street, Moncks Corner. Free for ages 50 and older. No registration required. For more information, visit www.monckscornersc.gov/recreation or call 843-719-7921.

Yarn Therapy: 2-4 p.m., every Wednesday. Goose Creek Library, 325 Old Moncks Corner Rd., Goose Creek. Join other needle workers for a time of relaxation, socialization and fun. All skill levels and families are welcome. For more information, call 843-572-1376.

Moncks Corners Farmers Market: 3-7 p.m., every Thursday through Nov. 17. Market Pavilion at the Regional Recreation Complex, 418 E. Main St., Moncks Corner. The town of Moncks Corner offers the community an opportunity to purchase locally grown produce directly from the farmers in addition to hand crafted and homemade products. For more information, call 843-719-7926.

Hanahan Young Adult Writers Circle: 4:30-5:30 p.m., the second Tuesday of each month. Hanahan Library, 1216 Old Murray Court, Hanahan. Free for ages 12-17. Meet with other tweens and teens and bounce creativity off one another! All types of writing are encouraged! For more information, call 843-553-0047 or email kirstin.steele@berkeleycountysc.gov.

Trident Head Injury Support Group: 6:30-8:30 p.m., on the first Tuesday of every month at 701 E. Bay Street, Suite 121 in Charleston. Monthly support group meetings are for survivors, caregivers and friends who have acquired the life-changing effects of traumatic brain injury. For more information, contact Robert Durland Sr. at 843-822-1967 or our website thisg.net.

Hanahan Adult Writers Circle: 3:30-4:30 p.m., the second Wednesday of each month through Dec. 14. Hanahan Library, 1216 Old Murray Court, Hanahan. Free for ages 18 and up. Want to write but need some encouragement? Join other aspiring writers to create and share ideas. For more information, call 843-553-0047 or email kirstin.steele@berkeleycountysc.gov.

BCLS Tutor.com for Libraries: We hope you and your learning community will join us on the fourth Friday of each month for a free online Tutor.com orientation session! Review how you can access your program and share the features available — plus, answering questions live! This session is geared toward library customers of all ages, educators and library team staff. Regardless of whether your dream is getting an A, graduating high school, attending college or finding a job, Tutor.com is here to help you first realize and then reach your full potential. Services for K-12th grade, intro-level college, adult learners and job seekers. K-12 Student Center with Live Homework Help, Write Tutor Center, Test Prep Center, Skills Center Resource Library. Real-Time Tutoring: 8 a.m. to midnight, Sunday through Saturday. A free resource with your Berkeley County Library card! Already have a library card, get started with Tutor.com today! https://berkeleylibrarysc.org/online-classes/.

Goose Creek Recreation Commission: 6-7 p.m., meets the first Monday of each month, at the Goose Creek Community Center, 519A N. Goose Creek Blvd., Goose Creek. All meetings are open to the public.

Goose Creek Cultural Arts Commission: 7-8 p.m., meets the second Monday of each month, at the Goose Creek Community Center, 519A N. Goose Creek Blvd., Goose Creek. All meetings are open to the public.

Goose Creek Architectural Review Board: 6:30-7:30 p.m., meets third Monday of every month. The city of Goose Creek Architectural Review Board requirements are that all changes to commercial properties be reviewed and approved by the board. The application deadline is 5 p.m., 14 days prior to a board meeting. For major applications, the project will need to be reviewed by staff, comments/corrections issued to the applicant/architect/engineer and comments addressed/corrections made by the applicant/architect/engineer prior to submission of the application on the deadline. For more information call City Planning and Zoning at 843-797-6220, ext. 1116.

Goose Creek Recreation Commission: 6-7 p.m., meets the first Monday of each month, at the Goose Creek Community Center, 519A N. Goose Creek Blvd., Goose Creek. All meetings are open to the public.

Goose Creek Planning Commission: 6:00-7:30 p.m., meets the first Tuesday of each month, at Goose Creek City Hall, 519A N. Goose Creek Blvd., Goose Creek. All meetings are open to the public.

Goose Creek City Council Meeting: 6-7 p.m., meets the second Tuesday of each month, at City Hall, 519 Goose Creek Blvd. All city council meetings are open to the public and include the opportunity for attendees to address council with questions and concerns. All regular city council meetings are livestreamed on the city website. To watch, visit the Watch City Council Meetings Live page.

Moncks Corner Board of Zoning Appeals: 6-7 p.m., meets the first Tuesday of each month. Moncks Corner Town Hall, 118 Carolina Ave. The board votes on special exceptions and variances, and only meets when applications have been submitted. The public is welcome to attend.

Moncks Corner Town Council Meeting: 6-7 p.m., third Tuesday of each month. In the courtroom at Town Hall, 118 Carolina Ave. Any changes in the meeting schedules are advertised in advance. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Berkeley County Board of Education: 5:30 p.m., meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month in the boardroom located at 107 E. Main St. in Moncks Corner (except as noted on Oct. 27 and March 9). Board meetings are open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. There is an opportunity for “Citizen Comments” at the start of each meeting. Meetings are streamed live on the BCSD YouTube channel.

Berkeley Soil and Water Conservation Meeting: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.., fourth Tuesday of each month. Old Santee Canal Park, 900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For further information, call 843-719-4146 or emailinfo@berkeleysoilandwater.com.

Virtual SC: Virtual SC, South Carolina’s free, state-sponsored online program offers free educational resources to students, parents and teachers. Visit virtualsc.org/resources to find a variety of resources, including: test prep for national exams like SAT, ACT, PSAT, Advanced Placement exams, personalized math programs for 6-12th grade students, free educational videos and more.

 

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