What: This SpeedNet will focus on introducing small and large businesses to one another to discuss potential teaming opportunities. Representatives from SPAWAR Atlantic’s Small Business Office will also be on hand to participate. It will be held following the CDCA Small Business & Industry Outreach Initiative.
When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. April 19 Where: Trident Technical College, Complex for Economic Development, 7000 Rivers Ave.
What: Instructor Stephen Duane teaches an intermediate and beginner swing dance lesson, followed by a dance party.
When: Intermediate lesson, 7:15 p.m.; beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; dance party, 8:45 p.m. Fridays
Where: Spirit Moves Studio, 445 Savannah Highway
What: Every first and third Fridays of each month, join the East Cooper Shag Club for a free shag party. Shag lessons in the evening and dancing all night long. Hosted by DJ Jim Bowers. Come in early for the Shag Early Bird Dinner Specials.
When: 7-11 p.m. April 20 Where: Zeus Grill & Seafood, 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
What: Lots of fun, exercise and music. No partner needed. Wear something comfortable that you can run and jump in. The band is Shady Groove and the caller is Kenny Greer. Sponsored by Charleston Folk.
When: 7:30-10:30 p.m. April 20 Where: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St.
Price: $8 More Info: 364-1976 or http://charlestonfolk.weebly.com
What: The Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild, an affiliate of the Handweavers Guild of America, meets on the third Saturday of most months. Programs vary, and you will always be able to connect with other fiber artists. Visitors/new members from Charleston area are welcome.
When: 1-3 p.m. April 21 Where: Bees Landing Recreation Center, 1580 Ashley Garden Blvd.
What: Best-selling author of Regency historical romances and double Rita finalist Kieran Kramer will give a presentation on “The Perils and Pleasures of Publishing a Regency-set Historical Novel” at the monthly meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America (South Carolina Region). All are welcome.
When: 1:30 p.m. April 21 Where: Berkeley Electric Cooperative, 3351 Maybank Highway
Price: Free More Info: 406-4735 or www.capaccess.org/jasna
What: The 54th Massachusetts Reenactment men of color is seeking new members. Women interested in joining also are welcome.
When: 2-6 p.m. April 21 Where: Seashore Farmers Lodge, 1840 Sol Legare Road
Price: Free More Info: 408-7727 or joseph_mcGill@nthp.org
What: The Charleston Music Club is presenting its free annual student awards recital in the chapel at Franke at Seaside, followed by refreshments.
When: 4 p.m. April 22 Where: Franke at Seaside Rodenberg Hall, 1885 Rifle Range Road
Price: Free More Info: 886-0245 or http://charlestonmusicclub.org
What: Trident Tek Talkers Toastmasters Club offers lessons in speaking in public, listening skills and thinking on your feet.
When: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month.
Where: Building 920, Room 763, at Trident Technical College, The College Center in Building 920
More Info: 797-0301
What: Sea Island Republican Women’s Club’s speaker this month will be Joseph Kurt, radio talk show host on 94.3. Enjoy dinner and keep informed on local, state and federal issues.
When: 6-7:30 p.m. April 23 Where: Holiday Inn Charleston-Riverview, 301 Savannah Highway
Price: Annual membership $30; dinner is $20
More Info: 607-0397
What: Sidney Frazier, VP of horticulture at Middleton Gardens, will discuss general care of azaleas at the monthly meeting of The Rev. John Drayton Chapter of the Azalea Society of America at the Carriage House of Magnolia Gardens.
When: 6:30 p.m. April 23 Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road
What: Buddhist teachings on meditation and daily life help improve relationships, reverse bad habits and develop a peaceful mind. Discussion on free e-book: Modern Buddhism.
When: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Where: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St.
Price: $10/$5 students and seniors
More Info: 814-4766 or http://meditationinsouthcarolina.org
What: The Pimlico Ladies Club is sponsoring its 16th annual Community Yard Sale. More than 65 families have registered with the club. The event is a fundraiser to support the club’s mission work. The largest project, now in its fifth year, involves sewing and filling 100 “comfort bags” per month for the parents of critically ill children at MUSC Children’s Hospital. The Ladies Club also provides help to local needy families.
When: 8 a.m.-noon April 28 Where: Off Cypress Gardens Road
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