Add your item to the calendar by calling 843-873-9424. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Locations are open to the public. To limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure a safe and healthy environment, each location will adhere to social distancing guidelines and enhance their sanitation efforts. Curbside service will continue to be offered. For hours of operations and to view the Mobile Library schedule, visit https://berkeleylibrarysc.org/bookmobile-stops/.
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. We also have 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.
Letters to Santa: Dec. 1-15. Goose Creek Community Center, 519A N. Goose Creek Boulevard. 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! Letters must include a stamped and addressed return envelope. For more information, contact Allison Carter at 843-569-4242 or email email@example.com.
Christmas on the Battery: 5:30-8:00 p.m., Dec. 3 and 4. Edmondston-Alston House, 21 East Battery, downtown Charleston. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. $25 for members and $30 for non members. Enjoy a special evening at this historic home. Tour the festively decorated house by candlelight and hear the Charleston Caroling Company. Warm up in the courtyard with a glass of wine or hot cider where local storyteller, Fouché Sheppard, will perform Gullah Christmas stories. This event will follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and masks will be required inside the house. Visit www.middletonplace.org to purchase tickets.
Christmas in the Creek Tree Lighting: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 4. Goose Creek Municipal Center, 519 N. Goose Creek Boulevard. Christmas in the Creek will feature holiday hayrides, carolers, holiday crafts, marshmallow roasting, photos with Santa, and lots more! The tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m.. The Lakeside Light Display will be up through the month of December. For more information, visit www.goosecreekrecreation.com.
Tree Lighting and Movie in the Park: 6-10 p.m., Dec. 04. Hanahan Amphitheater, 3000 Mabeline Road, Hanahan. Join us for our annual Tree Lighting and Classic Christmas movie “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”. Be sure to bring your letters for Santa. He will be on stage answering questions and reading your letters (from a safe distance). There will also be a ribbon cutting and dedication of our new boardwalk.
Moncks Corner 27th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting: 6 p.m., Dec. 4. Town of Moncks Corner, Market Pavilion, 418 East Main Street.
Moncks Corner Christmas Parade: 6 p.m., Dec 5. Main Street, downtown Moncks Corner. Get into the holiday spirit with friends and family as you watch the nighttime Christmas Parade go by. Nearly qoo entries will pass by with beautiful lights and festive decorations.
Moncks Corner Holiday Fairs: Dec. 4-6, 11-13, and 18-20, 6:00-9:30 p.m. 418 East Main Street, Moncks Corner. Free Admission. Come visit with Santa, cozy up to the fire pit and roast marshmallows, fun rides for kids and much more. Shop at the Craft Market with local artisans. Local charities and nonprofits will be offering festive food and beverages for sale. Please leave your pets at home.
Christmas in the Creek Holiday Parade: 9:30- 11:00 a.m., Dec. 12. Saint James Avenue, Goose Creek. The mile-long parade begins on St. James Avenue and continues to Marilyn Street. Road closures will begin at 8 a.m. For more information,contact Allison Carter at 843-569-4242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Yuletide In the Stabeyards: 5:30 — 8:00 p.m., Dec. 12. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston. Tickets are $25 adults; $10 ages 6-13; ages 5 and under free. Stableyard artisan shops will be lit by candlelight as craftspeople ply their trades and interact with visitors. The evening will include crafts for children, a living nativity, storytelling by Father Christmas, and carolers. Seasonal refreshments provided. Fresh greenery, berries and other items will be provided to make natural holiday decor. Tickets available at www.middletonplace.org.
Yuletide On The Ashley — Holiday Market and Craft Fair: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 12 & 13. Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston. You will find unique items and artisan crafts in abundance. Browse through dozens of local vendors who will have everything from wreaths and ornaments, to jewelry, photography and woodwork. Enjoy live carolers, hot beverages, and you might even find Santa wandering around. Free event with basic garden admission. Take part in our BOGO food drive. Everyone can receive a buy one get one admission with a canned food donation to the Lowcountry Food bank.
Reindeer Walk and Children’s Holiday Fest: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 19. Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston. Free with paid general admission. Start the Reindeer Walk in the Conservatory where you will find your first Reindeer and then head out into the gardens in search of the rest of Santa’s runaway Reindeer. Each Reindeer will have a fun holiday activity waiting for you. Finish the search in the Holiday Village with Santa and enjoy Holiday festivities galore. Candy cane stilt walkers, juggling elves, balloon twisting, live music, Elsa and Anna and more will all be there to bring the Holiday cheer to Magnolia! Visit www.magnoliaplantation.com to purchase tickets.
Sculpture in the South Fall Event: 4-9 p.m., Dec. 20, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 21. The event will include a virtual meeting via Zoom plus a live Mini Show and Sale Drop-In with sculptor, Jack Hill. He will display selected works 4-9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, at the Public Works Art Center on Richardson Avenue in Summerville. Attending the drop-in, which includes viewing PWAC”s gallery exhibits, is free; donations are appreciated. Hill asks for your comments as he selects which works to bring for display. He suggests you visit his website, jackhillsculpture.com, to view his current categories of works. Then, submit your requests to sculptureinthesouth.com.The number of visitors allowed at one time will be limited; masks are required. Complimentary snacks and libations will be provided by Sculpture in the South.
Holiday Lights Driving Tour: 6-9 p.m., Nov. 27 to Dec. 30. Santee Cooper headquarters, 1 Riverwood Dr., Moncks Corner. $5 per vehicle. Proceeds are donated to charities in Berkeley County. The tour takes visitors along a picturesque route of dazzling light displays with thousands of energy efficient LED lights powered by Santee Cooper Green Power. Viewers can make multiple loops through the tour on the day they purchase admission. For more information, call 843-899-5200 or visit www.celebratetheseason.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 email@example.com
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.
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 p.m. — 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Bird Walks at Caw Caw: 8:30-11:30 a.m., every Wednesday and Saturday through Dec. 30. Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Highway, Ravenel. Free for Gold Pass holders or $9 per person. A paid chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration is required. For more information visit email@example.com or call 843-795-4386.
Virtual Storytime: 10 a.m., everyday through Dec. 22. Presented by the Charleston County Public Library. The librarians have lined up plenty of fun stories, songs, dances, and crafts to keep your children entertained. Visit www.ccpl.org/events/virtual-storytime to join in on the fun.
Virtual Gardening Series: 3 p.m., every Tuesday through Dec. 29. Charleston County Public Library Facebook page. Join in for gardening tips and tricks from the Clemson Master Gardeners and CCPL staff members with green thumbs. Learn about native plants, building a thriving garden, and more. Virtual event URL: https://www.ccpl.org/events/virtual-gardening-series-0.
Facebook Live Storytime: 10:30-11 a.m., every Tuesday through Dec. 12. Join the Berkeley County Library live Tuesday mornings for online storytime. There will be three stories with a fun theme. BCLS staff will make it an interactive time of learning and laughter. If you miss it, view the video all week. Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/BerkeleyLibrarySC/.
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/charles-towne-landing/animal-encounters for more information.’
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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.