What: The Charleston Preservation Society will host its quarterly membership meeting at 7 p.m. May 10 in the Colonial Room of the Francis Marion Hotel. Stephanie Meeks, the president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will speak. The Society also will announce its new 2012 Seven to Save list and review progress on its 2011 Seven to Save list, including the selection of Civil Rights-era sites that will receive historic markers.

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: 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 Highway

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

What: The May 13 meeting of the Eliza Lucas Pinckney Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will be held at the Old Exchange Building, Broad and East Bay streets. Social time begins at 2 p.m., and business/program time begins at 2:30 p.m. The speaker will be author Valerie Perry, who works with the Historic Charleston Foundation and wrote the novel “Upper King Street.”

When: 2 p.m. May 13 Where: Old Exchange Building, 122 East Bay St.

What: Meet fellow Mustang enthusiasts from the Mustang Club of Italy. The “Mustang Boat” is part of the Global Ocean Race and will be in Charleston.

When: 4 p.m. May 13 Where: Charleston Harbor Resort Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road

Price: Free

What: The American Contract Bridge League, with support from Lindsey Butler and the Greater Charleston Duplicate Bridge Club, is making a special offer available to a limited number of new players. Participants will receive eight lessons from certified ACBL instructors Polly and Richard Pekruhn, along with a one-year membership in the ACBL.

When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, May 14-July 2

Where: Church of the Holy Cross-Sullivan’s Island, 2520 Middle St.

Price: $49 More Info: 800-264-2743 (CODE: CHARLES1)

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. May 14

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

More Info: Call Sharon at 797-0301.

What: Beginner-intermediate lessons offered by local dancers.

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 Nina Fair at ninafair@bellsouth.net or www.facebook.com/groups/141687102929

What: Toastmasters is the best way to improve your leadership and communication skills as well as network with others in your area. Area members are made up of professionals, students, retirees and those looking for their next career. Learn skills that will help you be more successful in your chosen endeavor and comfortably give and receive constructive feedback in a safe environment. All visitors are welcome.

When: Noon-1 p.m. May 16 Where: Webster University, 5300 International Blvd.

Price: Free More Info: 760-0323

What: The Tea Ladies of the St. James Goose Creek Parish meet each month. Its mission is to promote the history, culture and beautification of the St. James Goose Creek Parish.

When: 6-7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month

Where: Smokey Bones, 7250 Rivers Ave.

More Info: 797-0301 or http://goosecreektealadies.com

What: The Riverland Terrace Garden Club will be dedicating a new Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker to honor armed forces. The program will include a color guard presentation by the Washington Light Infantry and a Military tribute by retired Adm. Robert Beasel. The marker is in front of the Plymouth Fire Department, and the dedication will be held there. All past and present military persons and those wishing to honor them are welcome.

When: 10 a.m. May 18 Where: Plymouth Park, 78 Plymouth Ave.

Price: None More Info: 377-6465

What: The Women In Defense (WID) Palmetto Chapter presents Cheryl Hoskins, firearms and physical techniques branch chief for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, as guest speaker for the May meeting. The meeting is open to the public.

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18 Where: Carraba’s, 2150 Northwoods Blvd.

Price: $20 member/$25 nonmember

More Info: 329-4100, ext. 1100, or www.widpalmettochapter.org

What: 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 (show up before 6:30 and receive 20 percent off).

When: 7-11 p.m. May 18 Where: Zeus Grill & Seafood, 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Price: Free

What: Make decorative braid: Bring scissors, two C-clamps, duct tape, strong yarn/string. Programs vary, and you’ll always be able to connect with other fiber artists. Visitors/new members from entire Charleston area are welcome.

When: 1-3 p.m. May 19 Where: Bees Landing Recreation Center, 1580 Ashley Garden Blvd.

Price: Free

What: Theatre professor Evan Parry from the College of Charleston will speak about “Adapting Jane Austen for the Stage” at the monthly meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America (South Carolina Region). All are welcome.

When: 1:30 p.m. May 19 Where: Berkeley Electric Cooperative, 3351 Maybank Highway

Price: Free More Info: 406-4735 or www.capaccess.org/jasna

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