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Community Calendar

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Community Calendar

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

  • Unemployment Benefits During COVID Workshop:
  • Jan. 28. This workshop will focus on the new extension of unemployment benefits that was recently approved by Congress as well as provide a brief overview of the unemployment system. Registration is required at berkeleylibrarysc.libcal.com with Zoom links provided on the registration form. For more information, contact Laurie O’Tool at laurie.otool@berkeleycountysc.gov or 843-719-4358.
  • SilverSneakers Exercise Class:
  • 9:30 — 10:30 a.m., Jan. 29. This is a free virtual event. Lace up your sneakers and join Partners in Primary Care for a virtual exercise class to increase muscle strength and range of movement. These exercise classes for older adults are taught by SilverSneakers instructors who will help make sure you’re supported every step of the way. All you need is a chair for seated exercises and standing support. You do not have to be a patient or member to join. Virtual Event URL: https://zoom.us/j/2781924153?pwd=Umg4azJlUjBHcXZWUExaMlV0bkJDUT09. For more information call 843-973-5415 or email msubero@vsbrooks.com.
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive:
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jan. 29. Goose Creek Activity Center, Aerobics Room. Make your appointment today to give blood at a City of Goose Creek Emergency American Red Cross Blood Drive. The blood drive will include COVID-19 antibody testing. All staff, volunteers and donors must wear masks. The Red Cross will provide masks, or you can bring your own. Donors may wait outside after check-in, and staff will call/text when it is your turn. To make an appointment to donate, or for more information, call City Clerk Kelly Lovette at (843) 797-6220 ext. 1113, email City Clerk Kelly Lovette, or visit www.RedCrossBlood.org online and entering sponsor code CityofGooseCreek. Save time by visiting www.RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete a pre-donation reading and answer health history questions.
  • Charleston Boat Show:
  • noon to 6 p.m., Jan. 29; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jan. 30; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 31. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. Tickets available on-line only at thecharlestonboatshow.com. Parking is free. This event now in its 41st year has evolved into an event that kicks-off the Lowcountry’s boating season. This annual happening includes everything from powerboats to small jon boats, skiffs, cruisers, pontoons, yachts and ski boats. There is something for everyone’s taste and budget. It’s a fact that here you will find unbeatable show-only deals. Mask and social distancing are required and all attendees will be scanned into the show to monitor traffic flow.
  • Daddy Daughter Dance:
  • 6-8 p.m., Feb. 5. Goose Creek Community Center, Gym. 519A North Goose Creek Boulevard. Girls ages 3 to 12 and their Dads are invited to join for a magical evening of music, dancing, crafts, photos and lite refreshments. Daddies, Grandpas, Uncles, Big Brothers, Stepdads and all amazing “Dads” are welcome. Semi-formal attire requested. Masks are required and socially distancing will be enforced. Safety protocols will be in place in order for us to provide a safe and fun evening for the couples. Registration opens January 11. Pre-registration is required. Register at either Community Center or over the phone with the Event Coordinator at 843-569-4242. Residents: $20/couple; Non-residents: $25/couple. Additional daughters $5/each. Space is limited.
  • Pets welcome:
  • Now through February 28, 2021. Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner. Pets are now welcome in the park! All pets must be on a leash. Please clean up after your pet and no pets are allowed in buildings or boats.
  • 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 Boulevard, 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 Boulevard, 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 and all new commercial developments 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 Planning Commission:
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m., meets the first Tuesday of each month, at Goose Creek City Hall, 519A N. Goose Creek Boulevard, Goose Creek. All meetings are open to the public.
  • Moncks Corner Board of Zoning Appeals:
  • 6-7 p.m., meets the first Tuesday of each month. Moncks Corner Town Hall, 118 Carolina Avenue. The board votes on special exceptions and variances, and only meets when applications have been submitted. The public is welcome to attend.
  • Goose Creek City Council Meeting:
  • 7-8 p.m., meets the second Tuesday of each month, at City Hall, 519 Goose Creek Boulevard. 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 live-streamed on the City website. To watch, visit the Watch City Council Meetings Live page.
  • 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 Street in Moncks Corner (except as noted on October 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 & Water Conservation District Meeting:
  • 11a.m. to noon, every fourth Tuesday of every month. Berkeley County Administrative Building, Assembly Room, 1003 N. Hwy. 52, Moncks Corner. All meetings are open to the public.
  • Berkeley County Digital Library:
  • RB Digital, Libby and Hoopla are downloadable apps that can also be streamed through a desktop browser, tablet and mobile phone at https://berkeleylibrarysc org/e-books-e-magazines/. Customers may borrow free digital movies, music, e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines anytime with a Berkeley County Library card and a valid email address. Magazines are available only on RB Digital.
  • Berkeley County Library System
  • : Berkeley County Library System has seven library branches and one Mobile Library. Each library offers programs and services including digital access through Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For the latest updates and notifications, customers may also sign up for Remind text notification. For more information, contact Laurie O’Tool at laurie.otool@berkeleycountysc.gov or 843-719-4358.
  • Mobile Library:
  • Berkeley County Library System has a full-service mobile library to meet your needs. The BCLS collection contains thousands of the latest Adult, Young Adult and Children items. The library also as digital resources including e-books, audiobooks, kid’s learning tablets, Playaway audiobooks, CD’s and DVD’s. The M.O.R.E. staff will be happy to assist you in locating a particular item or how to place a hold. Visit https://berkeleylibrarysc.org/bookmobile-stops/ for schedule or call 843-934-9976 for locations and times.
  • Free South Carolina Legal Services:
  • South Carolina Legal Services provides free legal assistance in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of South Carolina. Please visit https://sclegal.org to learn more about their services. For more information, contact Attorney Stephanie van der Horst with South Carolina Legal Services at 843-266-2163 or 843-266-2161 or at stephanievanderhorst@sclegal.org
  • Rotary Club of Goose Creek:
  • The Rotary Club of Goose Creek meets via zoom every Tuesday at 1 p.m. For more details, please email aprlott72@gmail.com.
  • Moncks Corner Town Council Meeting:
  • 6-7 p.m., meets the third Tuesday of each month. Moncks Corner Town Hall, 118 Carolina Ave. The Town Council meets on the third Tuesday of every month in the courtroom at Town Hall. Any changes in the meeting schedules are advertised in advance. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
  • Moncks Corner Crime Watch Meeting:
  • 6-7:30 p.m., meets the fourth Thursday of every month. Moncks Corner Town Hall, 118 Carolina Avenue. The Moncks Corner Police Department hosts its monthly crime watch meeting the fourth Thursday of each month. Join in and voice your concerns and find out what is going on in the community.
  • Moncks Corner Board of
  • Zoning Appeals:
  • 6-7 p.m., meets the first Tuesday of every month at the 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 Planning Commision:
  • 6-7 p.m., meets the fourth Tuesday of every month. Moncks Corner Town Hall, 118 Carolina Avenue.
  • The Fleet Reserve Association Meeting:
  • 7 p.m., 99 Wisteria Road, Goose Creek. The U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard conducts the Branch 269 monthly meeting on the third Thursday of each month. Any member of the sea going services are welcome to attend. Contact John Tharp at 843-709-8520.
  • Instructors Wanted:
  • Goose Creek Recreation Department needs instructors for guitar, violin, robotics and other classes. Contact Patty Newman at pnewman@cityofgoosecreek.com if you are interested in teaching a class.
  • Virtual SC:
  • VirtualSC, South Carolina’s free, state-sponsored online program offers free educational resources to students, parents, and teachers while schools are closed. 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 6th to 12th-grade students, free educational videos, and more.
  • Virtual Pig-casso Painting Program:
  • A Zoom program presented by Charles Towne Landing State Park. A virtual program where you can watch their resident Guinea Hog reveal her artistic side from the comfort of your own home. You’ll learn how zookeepers train animals, and why it’s an important practice in zoos. Depending on which package you choose, you will either receive a digital copy of Madame’s masterpiece or the original, straight from the artist’s snout. Call 843-573-8517 to book your Zoom session today. Visit southcarolinaparks.com.

A presentation on identity theft and scams will take place at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Goose Creek Library. Join Cedric Wright with the SC Department of Consumer Affairs to learn how to recognize scams and protect yourself. Question and answer opportunity after the presentation. Call 843-572-1376 to register.An American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan 31 at the Goose Creek Community Center. Contact Kelly Lovette at 843-797-6220 ext. 1113 for more informaton.Even though winter is upon us, many creatures of the swamp love this time of year. An educator on staff at Old Santee Canal Park will inform you all about the plants and animals you come across. You will explore the remnants of the first canal ever built in America and learn some park history. Canoes, life jackets, and paddles will be provided and a short instructional period for beginners will be done in the classroom. So bring the whole family out for a morning filled with excitement and the perfect blend of history and nature. The paddle is planned for 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 30. The cost is $10 per person. Call Adam Bedard at 843-899-5200 for more information.LEGO Mania is a program that allows families to imagine, create and build with LEGO blocks provided by the library. This family friendly program is designed for children ages 7-11. Visit the Moncks Courner Library 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 1. Call 843-719-4223 for more information.A steel pan instrument presentation will take place at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Goose Creek Library. The demonstration from Steel Empire will include a performance, a history, an interactive lesson, and a question-and-answer session. All are welcome to this free event. Call 843-572-1376 for more information.The Berkeley County School District’s Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the Boardroom of the Berkeley County Board of Education Building. All meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. (executive session) with the regular session open to the public scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.The Moncks Corner Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at Town Hall. The Town Council meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Courtroom at Town Hall, 118 Carolina Ave. Any changes in meeting schedules are advertised in advance. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.Berkeley County Library System invites children to visit and to listen and dance to their favorite stories with multi-sensory activities at Storytime@Your Library. Moncks Corner Library: 10:30-11 a.m. on Thursdays.The Lord’s Ladle Café in the Goose Creek United Methodist Church fellowship building located at 142 Redbank Road is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. On Mondays, a hot breakfast is served from 7-9 a.m. For more information, call 843-553-6842, or go to goosecreekumc@comcast.net.Project Linus provides handmade blankets to children who are seriously ill or going through a physical or emotional challenge. Call Marty Ireland at 843-749-9328 or martyi04@homesc.com. See www.projectlinus. org.United States Submarine Veterans-Charleston Base meets on the second Thursday of each month except December at the FRA Branch 269, 99 Wisteria Road in Goose Creek. Social Hour starts at 6 p.m. and meeting starts at 7 p.m. This is the second largest USSVI Base. All Brothers of the Dolphin are welcome. Contact Rick Wise at 843-276-0899 or newsletter@ussvib.org for information.Reluctant readers are invited to read to Clayton the Therapy dog 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Goose Creek Library, 325 Old Moncks Corner Road in Goose Creek. Call 843-572-1376 for more information.TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter SC0104 meets at 9 a.m. every Thursday for weigh-in with the meeting beginning at 9:45 a.m. at the Goose Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 907 Redbank Road, Goose Creek. Call Theresa at 843-737-3289. In Moncks Corner, the group meets Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Trident Emergency Physicians conference room.The Berkeley Soil and Water Conservation District board meets 11 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Old Santee Canal Park. Meetings are open to any interested persons. To confirm meeting place, call 843-719-4146.Small Town Restoration Inc. will meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at St. Stephen Library, 113 Ravenell Drive in St. Stephen. For more information, contact Wes Pratt, president at 843-327-3354.Berkeleybees, a group for anyone interested in beekeeping, meets 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month — at the First Presbyterian Church. All ages and experience levels welcome. Call the Berkeley Soil and Water Conservation District for more information at 843-719-4146.Meetings are 6-8 p.m on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Trident Hospital in Cafe B.This meeting is for anyone who is a caregiver, has Alzheimer’s or dementia or wants information. The sponsor of this event is Agape Senior. For information, call 843-553-7122.A free exercise class for seniors takes place 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays in the gym of First Baptist Church, 112 E. Main St. in Moncks Corner. Join the fun and reap the benefits of exercising to the oldies. Call 843-499-2503.The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Advisory Board meets every six weeks at the sheriff’s office, 223 N. Live Oak Drive, Moncks Corner.Relax with an adult coloring class at the Sangaree Library, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays. Free; supplies furnished. For more information, contact Dan Beaumont at 843-636-2106.The BSB Safe Haven support group meets 6-8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at the Berkeley Electric Cooperative community room, 551 Rembert C. Dennis Blvd., Moncks Corner.The Moncks Corner Fire Department offers CPR classes every Saturday at the Fire Department on Carolina Avenue. The classes are FREE, but the certification card is $6. Contact the Fire Department for more information at 843-719-7990.Berkeley County Council has its regular and committee meetings 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays of the month at the administration building, Moncks Corner.The PTSD support group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Fellowship of Oakbrook, 1400 Trolley Road, Summerville. The military PTSD support group for veterans, families and friends will provide free anonymous assistance that includes understanding, support, guidance and coping skills for those affected by PTSD resulting from combat or traumatic military experiences. This is not a therapy group, it is a self-help support group. Call 843-637-6463 or 843-509-0535.Regular monthly meeting of Moncks Corner Town Council will be on the third Tuesday of the month after the Finance Committee meeting at 6 p.m.Moncks Corner Crime Watch meetings begin at 6:30 p.m., 118 Carolina Ave. (Town Hall) on the fourth Thursday of each month.The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers free support groups for individuals in recovery and family members of people with mental illness. Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month 6-7:30 p.m. at Moncks Corner Baptist Church at 500 E. Main St.; and the third Monday of every month 6-7:30 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church at 118 W. Third South St., Summerville. Call John Tharp at 843-709-8520.Quilt ‘N’ Friends is a group that meets on the fourth Thursday of each month to discuss quilting, show recent projects, and work on projects for Newborns in Need and other local charities. The group meets at the Stallsville Methodist Church Fellowship building on Stallsville Road between Trolley and Bacons Bridge behind the church. Contact Marina at 843-871-9890.Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. each Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 510 St. James Ave., Goose Creek, in Room 6 of the All Ministries Building. For more information, call 843-577-9499 or visit www.oa.org.The Goose Creek Rotary Club meets at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesdays at Gilligans in Goose Creek. Community minded individuals are invited to come and listen to weekly speakers and join the club. The local club is relatively small but very active with its 15-18 members. For more information, go to www.goosecreekrotary.com.

FiA-Females in ActionGoose Creek women are meeting to workout at 5 a.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 6 a.m. on Tuesdays; and 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. This free peer-led, non-profit group welcomes women of any age or fitness level. For more information, send email to FiAGooseCreek@gmail.com.