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 calendar.
NARFE Meeting: 1:30 p.m., Nov. 21. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will meet at the Faith Sellers Senior Center, 312 N. Laurel St. in Summerville. It’s open season! The topic will be “Health Insurance”. Our guest speaker will be Amanda & Gavin Barney, Low Country Health Brokers, Goose Creek, SC. All active and retired federal employees, spouses, surviving spouses and their guests are welcome. Come learn how to protect your earned benefits. For more information contact Patricia Whitely (843)408-3509, PWhitely@sc.rr.com or Joseph Kohut (216)548-0481, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authentic Colonial Thanksgiving Day Worship Service: 10 a.m., Nov. 24. St. Paul's Anglican Church, 316 West Carolina Ave., Summerville. St. Paul's invites you to join them for an authentic colonial period Thanksgiving Day Worship Service from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, used in the colonies until the American Revolution and the emergence of the American Anglican church in 1789. The one hour service will be held in the historic church building. For more information, call 843-873-1991.
Christmas Tree Lighting: 6-8 p.m., Nov. 29. Hutchinson Square, historic downtown Summerville. Join the Town of Summerville for the annual tree lighting ceremony in downtown Summerville. This celebration includes pictures with Santa, the countdown and lighting ceremony, letters to Santa, live window displays, and more holiday fun!
Free Museum Tours: entire month of Dec., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,Thurs.-Sat., last tour at 3:15 p.m. Summerville Museum, 100 East Doty St., Summerville. In celebration of 175 years of Summerville and 30 years of Summerville Museum and Research Center, the Museum will be giving free tours. Join us for a step back into History. For more information, call 843-875-9666.
Christmas Made in the South: Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 2-4. The Exchange Park/Fairgrounds, Hwy. 78, Ladson. One admission is good for all 3 days with a hand stamp! Adults $9.00 and Children 12 & under, Free. Free parking. This nationally acclaimed event is a fantastic way to ease into your holiday shopping and find that special holiday gift for that "hard to shop for" friend. This is an event like no other. Amazing makers, outstanding art, unique gourmet food, and diverse entertainment.
The ARK Ugly Sweater 5K Dash: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Dec. 3 at 206 Central Ave., Summerville. The ARK of SC provides comprehensive support services to families living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Grab your ugly sweater and join the holiday fun! The race includes a 5K run/walk and one-mile stroll. Both races begin and end at 206 Central Ave., Summerville. The 5K begins at 8:45 a.m. and the one-mile stroll kicks off at 9:45 a.m. Register online by Dec. 1 at 5:59 p.m. and pay $35 for the 5K run/walk and receive an embroidered beanie. The one-mile stroll is $10 or $30 for a group of four. Drive through registration and packet pickup will be on Dec. 2 from noon to 6 p.m. at 502 West 5th North Street, Summerville (corner of Hwy 78 and Hickory Street). To register visit raceroster.com/events/2022/64122/the-arks-ugly-sweater-dash.
FOXMAS Event: 2:30-5:30 p.m., Dec. 3. Fox Ridge Farm, 9800 Delemar Hwy., Summerville. Join the students of Ashley Ridge Agriculture as they present this year's FOXMAS event. This is going to be a great event for the whole family! Local artisan vendors, student vendors, crafts, food trucks, animals, more animals, and farm products!
For more details, call 843-695-4900 or www.facebook.com/ARFoxRidgeFarm/.
A Ceremony of Carols: 7:00 p.m., Dec. 5. Summerville Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 407 S. Laurel Street, Summerville, SC. The Cane Bay High School Vox Bellator, the top performing treble ensemble at Cane Bay, is teaming up with the Jewel Tones from Summerville Presbyterian. This performance will feature a performance of “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten and advent pieces for the holiday season. Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation to support both ensembles. Doors open at 6:30pm and seating is limited. For more information visit www.canebaychoirs.com.
Local Author Book Signing: 9 a.m.-noon, Dec. 10. Coastal Coffee Roasters, 108 E. 3rd N. St., Summerville. Debbie Costa, local author book signing, "When Heartache Goes Viral, Transform Your Mind". A Christian daily devotional reading, reflection & journaling booklet. This author often donates books to "Amy's House", a shelter for abuse victims in her hometown of Lincolnton, NC.
Summerville Christmas Parade: 2-4 p.m., Dec. 11. Historic Downtown Summerville. The theme of this year’s parade is “Happy 175th Birthday Summerville”. The Town of Summerville Christmas Parade is produced by Summerville DREAM, Summerville Fire and Police Departments. The parade is a family friendly, non-political event that aims to bring the community together to celebrate the season while representing the local traditions and Summerville hospitality. It’s a great opportunity to do holiday shopping! Downtown Summerville has outstanding shops, boutiques and restaurants. We encourage attendees to arrive early as this is a very heavily attended event. Traffic flow around Summerville during and after the parade may be challenging. Please be understanding with police as they provide you with the best possible route.
Public Works Art Center Stroll #2: 6:30-8:00 p.m., Dec. 17. PWAC, 135 West Richardson Ave., Summerville. The Summerville Orchestra second free “arts-mersive” experience in partnership with the Public Works Arts Center is titled “Strings for the Season.” A selection of holiday works by American composers will be paired with the work of artist Kent Ambler, the featured PWAC artist on exhibition. Registration for the event is required and is open on a first-come, first-served basis. S.O.’s PWAC Stroll events will also be held in February and May. To register visit https://summervilleorchestra.org/events/pwac_2/.
Grandparents at Prayer: Meetings will be the second Monday of each month beginning at 10 a.m. on Nov. 14 at the Old St. Paul’s church building on West Carolina Ave. If you are a grandparent consider joining other grandparents as they come together for guided prayer and fellowship. For more information, call Cathy Jacobs, 843-437-0442.
Summerville Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., every Saturday through November. Historic downtown Summerville, First Citizens Bank, 218 S. Main St., Summerville (behind Summerville Town Hall). Come out and support local farmers, growers, artisans and specialty food vendors. Rain or shine.
Third Thursday: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Hutchinson Square, 102 S. Main St., Summerville. On the third Thursday of each month, Historic Downtown Summerville transforms into a special marketplace featuring local entertainment, craft vendors and artisans. Local shops and restaurants have extended hours. Due to COVID-19, events have been updated to support social distancing and to provide a more mindful experience. Events are subject to change or cancel without notice.
Jedburg Junction Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. 850 E. Butternut Road, Summerville. The farmers market features local farms and artisan vendors. Come out and support your local community. For more information email email@example.com or call 843-302-5676.
Magdalene House Sewing Project: 6:30-9:30 p.m., the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. People, Places and Quilts, 129 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville. Join in the fun by making handbags and fabric items that make a difference! All fabrics supplied, just bring your sewing machine and talent! This project benefits Magdalene House of Charleston, a recovery home for women in Summerville. For the sewing team, contact Susan Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-300-5921. For questions about Magdalene House, call Liz Milligan, 843-864-5008.
Sewing Machine Maintenance: 10 a.m.-2 p.m, every Monday. People, Places & Quilts, 129 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville. By appointment only. Please call PPQ at 843-871-8872 to reserve your spot. Melanie, sewing machine repair technician, will be available to answer maintenance and quick repair questions. Please bring your sewing machine, cord and foot control. If you have an issue that can be addressed in 15 minutes, her goal is to have you sewing again without having to wait so long for service or repair. There is no charge for this service. If your issue requires further service or repair, then you can be placed on her service waiting list.
Open Sewing: 1:15-4:15 p.m., every Thursday. People, Places & Quilts, 129 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville. $5 per person. If you are a machine or hand sewist, come and enjoy a community sewing day on available Thursdays! Must call PPQ at 843-871-8872 to register and pay. Class size is limited to eight machines and four hand sewists.
PSF Sewing Sessions: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., every Friday. People, Places & Quilts, 129 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville. $25 per person for four hours of help, instruction and encouragement. Class size is limited to six people. “Problems Solved Friday” sewing sessions to suit your needs. Need help with a project or kit? Instructor/Problem Solver, Sue Runnerstrom will offer instruction and encouragement. Call PPQ at 843-871-8872 to register.
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.
Quilt ‘n’ Friends: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., every Wednesday. Stallsville United Methodist Church, 255 Stallsville Loop, Summerville. Meetings have resumed. All former members, new to the area quilters and beginning quilters are welcome. You MUST show proof of vaccination to attend. For more information, call Kathie at 603-398-3633.
Stories on the Square: 9:30-10 a.m., every Wednesday. Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St., Summerville. Free event for kids of all ages. Join Ashley Bohinc for outdoor story time adventures. The event is held outside to ensure proper social distancing. Lots of chairs available for younger listeners, hoola-hoops for distancing and plenty of juice boxes and snacks to munch on while they listen. Student discounts to all attendees. In case of inclement weather, story time moves inside with social distancing. For more information, call 843-875-5171.
Main Street Writes: 6:30-8 p.m., every Monday. Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St., Summerville. Virtual meetings only until April with hopes to resume live meetings soon. For the inner writer in all of us, the regular Monday evening writers group that’s growing every week. Join in any/every Monday and share a few pages with fellow scribes, or just listen in and learn. Anyone wanting to join in via Zoom instead, use the following credentials: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83115591753 pwd=bGwyNlJITDZvNUcxdU9kckNDSE1Zdz09. Meeting ID: 831 1559 1753. Passcode: 29483. If you’d prefer to send your pages in advance (no more than two single-spaced or four double spaced) you can email them to email@example.com — and they will be shared with the group.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Architectural Review Meeting: 6 p.m. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Town of Summerville, Training Room. Located on the second floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville.
Tree Protection Board Meeting: 9 a.m. Meets the second Monday of every month. Town of Summerville. Training Room, 200 S. Main St., Summerville.
Standing Committee Meetings: 5:30 p.m. Meets the second Monday of every month. Town of Summerville, Council Chambers. Located on the third floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville.
Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting: 5 p.m. Meets the second Tuesday of every month. Town of Summerville, Training Room. Located on the second floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville.
Design Review Board Meeting: 4 p.m., meets the third Thursday of every month. Town of Summerville, Training Room. Located on the second floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville. 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 is welcome to attend. Contact John Tharp at 843-709-8520.
Summerville Town Council Meeting: 6 p.m. Meets the second Thursday of each month. Town of Summerville Council Chambers. Located on the third floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville. Due to the pandemic, Council reserves the right to hold the meetings electronically. The public and press will be notified of this change if it is necessary.
Food Truck Friday: 5-8 p.m., every Friday. Green Barn, Carnes Crossroads, 207 First Ave., Summerville. Hosted by the Carnes Crossroads Property Owners Association. There will be different food trucks each week.
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.