The Center for Women, 129 Cannon St., sponsors programs. To register, go to or call 763-7333.

Brown Bag Lunch

10 Things You Should Know Before You Buy or Sell a Home: What you need to know before you make those buying/selling decisions, mistakes to avoid, is it enough to just know your credit scores? Donna Urban, Agent Owned Realty, and Lorcan Lucey, Lucey Mortgage. Noon Aug. 6. Free.

Investing in Unsure Times: Now more than ever you should carefully examine how your money is being managed and who is managing it. Cokie Berenyi, Red Triangle and Tally Gerard. Free noon Aug. 27.

Women Writers Forum

Ins and Outs of Publishing: Learn about what publishers are looking for. Find out the process of self-publishing. Kelly Hamilton, Arcadia Publishing and Susan Kammeraad-Campbell, Joggling Board Press. 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 8.

East Cooper Series

10 Ways to Grow Your Business: Join Pam Hartley, founder of Momentum Marketing, for an interactive workshop designed to get you moving with 10 simple steps to grow your business from the inside. 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 10. Family Circle Tennis Center, Daniel Island.