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EDITOR’S NOTE: Some of the following dates may have changed due to the current health concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Please contact the organizer to confirm.
Required Registration For All BCSD students: There is a required update and online registration process for all returning students. You will need to choose a learning pathway for the 2020-2021w school year. Two proofs of residency will be required for each student returning to the district. Families who do not have reliable access to the internet can make an appointment at their child’s school to use a device to complete the update/registration. Along with residency verification, parents and legal guardians will complete necessary registration forms and select the learning pathway for each child they are registering with the district. If a returning student’s learning pathway update is not completed by Wednesday, July 29, the student will automatically be enrolled in the blended distance learning pathway, which is an online learning pathway. For more information or to register visit www.bcsdschools.net.
Berkeley County Students Chromebook Repair/Replacements: BCSD is in the process of preparing Chromebooks for the new school year. Send an email to Elearning@bcsdschools.net if you have a Chromebook that requires repairs. Include the student’s name, school, and description of the problem the Chromebook is experiencing. Once they receive the email, they will respond with the location and times available to drop off the Chromebook for repair or replacement. In order to ensure they are prepared to repair or replace your Chromebook, make sure you receive an email response back from Elearning@bcsdschools.net prior to going to one of the designated locations. Please make sure you bring the broken Chromebook and charger with you to the location.
Berkeley County Board of Education: 5:30 p.m., July 28 and the second and fourth Tuesday of every month in the Boardroom located at 107 E. Main Street in Moncks Corner . 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.
Crowfield Golf Club: The golf course is open to the public for play and dining and includes access to the driving range and putting green. All golf carts will be sanitized and disinfected between rounds. Visit www.crowfieldgolf.com for more information. Please call the Golf Shop at 843-764-4618, option 1 to book a time.
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* 24/7 with a Berkeley County Library card and a valid email address. The number of checkouts per month and availability will vary depending on each individual app pecifications.*Magazines are only available on RB Digital.
Berkeley County: are open to the public. There will be special social distancing guidelines in place. The public is encouraged to use personal protective equipment. County departments remain closed and will continue to offer services to the public by telephone, email and drop boxes. For a list of current County operations, please visit berkelycountysc.gov/covid19 or call 843-719-4800.
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.
Summer Reading Program: For all ages. Please register an account at https://berkeleylibrarysc.org/summer-reading/ then click on the corresponding age group for the Summer Reading Log and log into your account to record your reading and explore additional ways to earn points for prizes! You can also play educational games and view educational videos. We also have a Give our Books New Looks Art Contest for 3rd-5th grade students.
Cypress Gardens is open to the public. Located at 3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner. Park restrictions will be in place to reflect federal and state guidelines. Gift Shop and drinking fountains are currently closed. Self-guided boat tours only. The Butterfly House and Swamparium are open as well as the bottle refill stations. For wedding and special events, please contact the park directly at 843-553-0515. Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets online at cypressgardens.info.
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
City of Goose Creek Recreation Department: Now through August 6. Registration for Fall Soccer, Baseball and Softball. Sports registrations are taken at the Goose Creek Community Center and at the Goose Creek Activity Center. Both buildings are located in the Michael J. Heitzler Recreation Complex, 519A North Goose Creek Boulevard, Goose Creek. You can also register online during the registration period if your child has played at Goose Creek Recreation before and they have his/her birth certificate scanned into the system. Register at www.cityofgoosecreek.com or for information call 843-569-4242.
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 6-12th grade students, free educational videos, and more.
South Carolina State Parks: All state parks are open. Park admission can be purchased online. Please purchase the same day you plan on visiting. Present receipt at the park gate for entry. All visitors are asked to practice social distancing guidelines. Group facilities are open for groups of 50 or less. Until further notice, parks will not conduct park programs or tours of historic homes or other historic structures. Reservations for camping and cabins are being accepted. For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-866-345-7275, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit www.southcarolinaparks.com.
South Carolina Aquarium is open to the public. In order to ensure the health of all guests and staff, a limited number of guests will be allowed at one time and using advanced reduced-contact online ticketing. All guests will need an advanced ticket with a confirmed date and time slot. Visit scaquarium.org to purchase your ticket or call the customer service center at 843-577-FISH (3474).
Pickleball: Enjoy Pickleball 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Goose Creek Community Center, 519A N Goose Creek Boulevard, Goose Creek. Open play. Free for members, $2.00 a day for non-members. Fun new sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. For more information contact the Community Center at 843-569-4242 or visit the website at www.goosecreekrecreation.com.
Lowcountry Listens: 6 p.m., July 22 and every Wednesday through August 19. The Charleston Gaillard Center presents a free virtual music series showcasing local artists. Each performance will feature four to five songs and a short interview; the 15-25 minute videos will remain online for viewers to enjoy at their leisure. Viewers can tune into each performance on gaillardcenter.org, on Facebook Live, and on YouTube Live. The 25-30 minute videos will remain online for viewers to enjoy at their leisure.
Virtual Summer Sweat Series: 6 p.m., July 22 to August 26, every Wednesday. All classe are free on Zoom and will be hosted by the area’s best instructors and include Vinyasa Yoga, Booty + Abs, Barre, HIIT and more. Come Sweat it out virtually with Athleta and Mount Pleasant Town Centre. Visit mtpleasanttownecentre.com/events for class details and to register.
Thursday Night Virtual Trivia: 8 p.m., July 23 and every Thursday. Do you love trivia night and miss that trip to your favorite bar for an evening of questions, answers, and music? Join Charleston County Library’s Facebook group and Project Manager and Trivia Master Toni for an evening of fun. Join this virtual event www.ccpl.org/events/thursday-night-virtual-trivia.
Pirate Sails & Dragon Tales: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., July 24 — August 31. Berkeley County Library System Virtual Event. For ages 7-13. It’s a free online program on Facebook. Tim Sonefelt’s programs have enlightened, inspired and entertained children and adults for many years. This is a new program filled with amazing magic, silly puppets and lots of fun that encourages the importance of reading. Join Tim Sonefelt on the Berkeley County Library System Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BerkeleyLibrarySC/. For more information, please contact Sharon Fashion at 843-719-4223 or Sharon.email@example.com.
Swamp Safari Summer Camp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 27-31. Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner. For ages 6-12. Cost is $125 per camper and includes a T-shirt and backpack. Campers must bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks. Activities include crafts, nature lessons, and boat and trail explorations. Limited availability due to COVID-19. To reserve a spot, call Elizabeth Vaughn, Education Coordinator at 843-553-0515.
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.
Virtual Storytime: 10 a.m., everyday. 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 Yoga Class: 5 p.m., July 27 and every Monday. Feel like you need to relax and loosen your muscles and relieve some stress? Then Wednesday evenings are for you! Join Kate each week on Charleston County Library’s facebook page at www.ccpl.org/events/virtual-yoga-class-kate.
Goose Creek Recreation Commission: 6 p.m.-7 p.m., August 3 and 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 Planning Commission: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., August 4 and 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.
Ask A Naturalist: 10 a.m., August 10, Old Santee Canal Park. Join Park Educators LIVE on Facebook. They will answer all of your burning nature questions. You can also submit questions by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. They will try to answer as many questions as possible on the live feed and give park updates. For more information, contact Adam Bedard at 843-899-5200.
Goose Creek Cultural Arts Commission: 7 p.m.-8 p.m., August 10 and 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 City Council Meeting: 7 p.m.-8 p.m., August 11 and 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.
Jazz Virtual Series: 7-8 p.m., August 20. The Gibbes Museum, Downtown Charleston presents from the Archives: The Absolutes, Art of Jazz Virtual Series. See this virtual Event at www.gibbesmuseum.org/programs-events/-from-the-archives-the-absolutes-art-of-jazz-virtual-series/523.
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 email@example.com.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 Action
Goose 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.
USMC detachment meets
The Lowcountry Detachment of the Marine Corps is seeking Marines that have served honorably for not less than 90 days and earned the Eagle, Globe and Anchor, FMF Corpsmen and FMF Navy Chaplains. The Detachment meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Fleet Reserve Association, 99 Wisteria Road in Goose Creek.