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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays Where: MUSC Harper Student Center, 45 Courtenay Dr.
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.
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.