What: As a five-year prostate cancer survivor, Ken Burger will tell his story with conviction and a little humor. Burger spent almost 40 years writing for S.C. newspapers, including The Post and Courier, before retiring last year. He is the author of two novels and has published a collection of columns titled “Baptized in Sweet Tea.”
When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 13
Where: Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce, 2817 Maybank Highway
More Info: 793-1234 or www.seaislandschamber.org/
What: U.S. Submarine Veterans, Charleston Base, meet at the Fleet Reserve Association Home, Goose Creek.
When: Social hour at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 13
Where: 99 Wisteria Drive, Goose Creek
More Info: 569-6012 or http://ussvicb.org
What: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Greater Charleston chapter will conduct a plant tour at Charleston Marine Containers at the Charleston Naval Shipyard. Preregistration is required: www.moderntechmech.com/Charleston-SME-2/?view=form.
When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 13
Where: CMCI, 2301 Noisette Blvd.
More Info: Contact Dick Tiano, SME President, at 509-6010 or https://sites.google.com/site/charleston430/
What: Jeff Jackson from the S.C. Native Plant Society will speak on “Native Plants and Historical Materials,” followed by lunch.
When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 13
Where: Berkeley Electric Co-op, 3351 Maybank Highway
What: Charleston Ballroom Dance Club holds dance lessons every Friday and Saturday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. followed by a dance party until 11 p.m. Private and group lessons available.
When: 7:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
Where: Charleston Ballroom Dance Club, 1632 Ashley Hall Road
Price: $5 members $10 nonmembers for the evening
More Info: 871-6575 or www.ballroomdancecharleston.org
WHAT: “Bodice to Bloomers,” a demonstration of 19th-century fashion and costume, will be presented by actress Kim Poovey at the monthly meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America (South Carolina Region). All are welcome.
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15
WHERE: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.
MORE INFO: 406-4735 or www.capaccess.org/jasna
What: Bring your favorite deck, oracle, runes or whatever you use for divination. All levels are welcome. The Charleston Area Tarot Society is a local group that meets once a month to discuss, practice and learn more about the art of Tarot. Discussions include reviews of Tarot decks and books. Group also takes time at the end of each meeting to do readings for each other. A $2 donation is requested.
When: 2-4 p.m. Sept. 16
Where: Unity Church of Charleston, 2535 Leeds Ave.
Price: Donations only
What: The Charleston Chapter of the S.C. Genealogical Society will present a speaker. From Sanborn fire insurance maps to plats to historic atlases, historian and South Carolina Room (Charleston County Library) staff member Christina Shedlock will offer an illustrated lecture covering various historic maps, and will discuss how they can provide context and enrich family research. The public is invited to attend.
When: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16
Where: Masonic Center, 1285 Orange Grove Road.
What: “Growing Up Italian In New York City.” Novelist Frank J. Pennisi traces three generations of his family. Sponsored by the Sons of Italy. Anyone interested in Italian culture is welcome. Bring a covered dish to share.
When: 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 16
Where: St. Joseph Church Family Life Center, 1695 Wallenberg Blvd.
What: The Charleston County Public Library’s Teen Underground Group has launched a drawing club for teens and up. Group will share ideas, drawings, tips, resources and more. Contact the Readers Information Desk at the Main Branch.
When: 3-5 p.m. every third Monday on the month through December
Where: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.
more info: 805-6930
What: The International Association of Administrative Professionals Charleston Chapter will meet. Dinner ($10; RSVP by Sept. 14 to LaZana at 958-4769) is at 6 p.m. Free program begins at 6:45 p.m. Cynthia Alston Bell will speak on “What Message Are You Sending.”
When: 6 p.m. Sept. 17
Where: Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive
More Info: 958-4769 or www.charleston-iaap.org
What: Local artist Amelia Rose Smith will give a live demonstration at the Community of I’On Artists.
When: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 18
Where: I’On Creek Club, 44 Saturday Road
What: The Fort Johnson Estates Civic Club and Community Foundation invites the community to hear author W. Thomas McQueeney speak. He is the author of a recent book, “The Rise of Charleston: Conversations With Visionaries, Luminaries & Emissaries of the Holy City,” on the 20th-century personalities that helped to rebuild Charleston in the second half of the last century. Annual Civic Club meeting will follow. Snacks/drinks provided.
When: 7 p.m. Sept. 18
Where: Fort Johnson Estates Civic Club & Pool, 400 Trapier Drive
More Info: 709-0476 or www.facebook.com/#!/Ft.JohnsonEstates
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 Drive
Price: $5 per session
More Info: 345-4930 or https://www.facebook.com/groups/141687102929/
What: Greenie (free) nights to see what square dancing is all about. Ten-week class starts Oct. 2.
When: 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 18, 25
Where: Felix Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle
Price: Free Greenie Nights
More Info: 552-3630
What: Local blues musicians rotate every Wednesday, showcasing a variety of styles and talent.
When: 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays in September
Where: Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ, 1205 Ashley River Road
More Info: 225-7427
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