What: Meet and mingle at a reception for incumbents and candidates hosted by the Charleston County Democratic Women.

When: Registration at 6 p.m. Reception at 6:30 p.m. May 3

Where: Harbor View Restaurant at Holiday Inn, 301 Savannah Hwy.

Price: $16; hors d’oeuvres with complimentary wine

More info: RSVP to Pam Stogner at pamstogner@yahoo.com.

What: Masters Studios Karate offers group classes and private lessons for students of all ages.

When: Noon-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Where: Masters Studios, 1888 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd.

Price: Call for program pricing

More Info: 766-4376 or http://mastersstudios.com

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.

Where: Spirit Moves Studio, 445 Savannah Hwy.

Price: $10 More Info: 557-7690 or http://roaringtwentieshotjazzdanceclub.com

What: The Junior League of Charleston, Inc., presents Charleston’s own Kentucky Derby Party, Night at the Races. There will be music, Firefly Sweet tea bourbon mint juleps, American Spirit Whiskey brown mules, heavy hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Junior League efforts against hunger and homelessness in the community.

When: 4-8 p.m. May 5 Where: Johnson Hagood Stadium, Club Level, 4th Floor, 69 Hagood Ave.

Price: $75 per person; $125 per couple

More Info: 763-5284 or www.jlcharleston.org/?nd=aderbyparty_natr2012

What: Monthly meeting will feature Tom Knopp presenting propagation methods for bonsai. The normal second Sunday meeting has been moved due to Mother’s Day.

When: 2-4 p.m. May 6 Where: Azalea Park, 118 W. 5th S. St., Summerville

Price: Yearly dues $25 (pro-rated); no charge to visit a meeting

More Info: 367-5900 Email at lowcountrybonsai@aol.com.

What: West Ashley American Legion Post 208 meets. The group helps area veterans and students.

When: 7 p.m. May 8 Where: Calvary Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 1400 Manor Blvd.

Price: $45 a year More Info: 766-0889 or www.post208.bbnow.org

What: Beginner-intermediate lessons offered by local dancers. Contact Nina Fair at ninafair@bellsouth.net.

When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays Where: MUSC Harper Student Center, 45 Courtenay Dr.

Price: $5 per session More Info: 345-4930, email Nina Fair at ninafair@bellsouth.net or https://www.facebook.com/groups/141687102929/

What: A new fundraising volunteer group working on behalf of Wounded Nature: Working Veterans. Great opportunity to network and make new friends.

When: 10-11 a.m. May 9 Where: Wounded Nature-Working Veterans, 3 Broad St.

Price: Free More Info: 440-452-1042 or www.woundednature.org. Email rudy@woundednature.org to confirm attendance and ask any questions.

What: Introduction to the Johns Island Conservancy: “The Dolphin Files” and “Conservation Action Programs.”

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 10 Where: St. John’s Yacht Harbor, 2408 Maybank Highway

Price: $10 More Info: 801-1501 or http://jicsc.org

What: The society will host its quarterly Membership Meeting. Stephanie Meeks, the president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will speak. The Society also will announce its 2012 Seven to Save list and review progress on its 2011 list.

When: 7 p.m. May 10 Where: Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St.

Price: Free and open to the public

More Info: 722-4630 or www.thepreservationsociety.org

What: Trident Tek Talkers Toastmasters Club teaches participants to have confidence in speaking in public as well as listening and thinking skills.

When: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month

Where: Trident Technical College, The College Center in Building 920.

More Info: Call Sharon at 797-0301.