Meet the Candidates

What: Candidates seeking election to Isle of Palms City Council will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their goals. Meeting is informal. Public is invited.

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 22.

Where: IOP Exchange Club, 201 Palm Blvd.

Price: Free.


What: Allaboard Toastmasters aims to help you learn public speaking and listening skills.

When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 22.

Where: Goose Creek First Baptist Church, St. James Avenue

Price: Free.

More Info: 797-0301 or

Scottish dance lessons

What: No partner needed.

When: 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Where: Felix Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle.

Price: Free.

More Info: 810-7797.

Ballroom lessons

What: Learn ballroom dances in a group setting. Dances rotate each week. Stay for weekly practice party; you will rotate partners to practice the dances.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Where: Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 1706 Old Towne Road.

Price: $10 per person.


Turkey Shoot

What: American Legion Post 166's Turkey Shoot. The public is welcome. No outside food or beverages.

When: 7-11 p.m. Sept. 23.

Where: American Legion Post 166, 116 Howe Hall Road, Goose Creek.

More Info: 553-5454 or

Hot Jazz music, dancing

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


Arts & Crafts Show

What: The Island Crafters Guild hosts 22nd annual Arts and Crafts show. Crafters are being sought. The spaces are indoors and outdoors, 10'x10', $45.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24.

Where: School Hall at Nativity, 1061 Folly Road

Price: $45 booth fee.

More Info: Contact Nancy at 559-9975.

Decorative Painters

What: The Charleston Chapter of Decorative Painters meets. Anyone interested in decorative painting is welcome. The group paints in all media and styles of painting. Refreshments follow with a scheduled program of painting.

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month.

Where: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1150 E. Montague Ave.

More Info: Jean Littlejohn at 559-5176.

Fleet Reserve dinner

What: Dine in smoke-free ballroom to live performance of songs that were done by Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra as well as various other requested artists. There will be candlelight setting with dancing and full-service waitress and bartender. All music performed live by JB & Harmony.

When: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 24.

Where: Fleet Reserve Association, 99 Wisteria Road, Goose Creek.

Price: $5 cover charge a la carte menu.

More Info: 569-2692 Fleet Reserve Association, 297-6047 JB & Harmony.

Alice J. Cicenia Dinner

What: The Dorchester County Democratic Party has announced Linda Ketner as keynote speaker at the upcoming Alice J. Cicenia Dinner in Summerville. Silent auctions throughout the event will close with an open auction. Catered by The Eclectic Chef.

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 24

Where: Holiday Inn Express Charleston- Summerville, 120 Holiday Drive

Price: $25 advance/$30 door.

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Belly dance classes

What: Teen Belly Dance is 5-6 p.m. Mondays. Belly Dance 101 is 6-7 p.m. Mondays. Drop-in for Belly Dance Drills is 5:30-6: 30 p.m. Wednesdays.

When: 5-7 p.m. Mondays.

Where: Catalyst Creative Arts Studios, 13 Amy Elsey Drive.

Price: Varies based on class.

More Info: 724-9929 or

Shag lessons

WHAT: Free shag lessons, all ages.

When: Juniors 6 p.m.; beginners 7 p.m.; advanced 7:30 p.m.; open dance 8-10 p.m. Mondays.

Where: Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd.

Price: Free.

More Info: 214-0242 or

Blue Star Mothers

What: Tri-County Blue Star Mothers & Families Chapter 2 meets. If you have a family member that has been deployed, is deployed, is going to be deployed, or family that is retired from the military, you may join this group.

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26.

Where: Tri-County Blue Star Mothers & Families, 116 Howe Hall Road, Goose Creek.

More Info: Call Alice at 572-9477 or email

Aerial dance classes

What: Revolve Aerial Dance specializes in aerial fabric, trapeze and aerial hoop. Students range from young to adult, novice to experienced. Gain upper body and core strength without traditional gym.

When: 7-8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Dec. 14.

Where: Velocity Sports Performance, 411 Wando Park Blvd.

Price: $25 drop-in.

More Info: 803-974-9423 or


Council of Garden Clubs

What: The group's first meeting of the year will include a special video presentation by entomologist Doug Tallamy. His theme is "Bringing Nature Home" and discusses the vital need to get back native plants. Also featured will be two educational workshops, a special native plant vendor, details on the fall flower shows, wreath and tree celebrations, Arbor Day program and new President's Project.

When: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 27.

Where: Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle.

Price: Free.

More Info: 762-1243 or

WTC Charleston

What: World Trade Center Charleston is holding its Membership Kickoff. Learn more about the WTCC and the opportunities available through membership. A World Trade Center brings together businesses and government agencies involved in foreign trade. It is a one-stop trade information hub where an international business person is offered the full range of services such as market research, WTCA Online, business services, trade education and group trade missions.

When: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27.

Where: Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave.

Price: Free.

More Info: 577-2510 or

Tango lessons

When: 7:30-8:30 p.m. beginner class; 8:30-9:30 p.m. practice. Tuesdays.

Where: MUSC Wellness Center, 45 Courtenay Drive.

Price: Free.

More Info: 345-4930.


East Cooper Coffee Club

What: Bring a mug and see presentations by speakers. Refreshments will be provided.

When: 10 a.m. fourth Wednesday of each month. Sept. 28

Where: Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road.

More Info: 856-2166.

Basic shag lessons

What: Students will learn basic shag techniques while having fun. Last half-hour of class hang out and practice. No partner necessary. Instructors are from the Charleston Shag Club.

When: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 28-Nov. 2.

Where: Catalyst Creative Arts Studios, 13 Amy Elsey Drive.

Price: $45.

More Info: 724-9929 or

Tin Can Sailors

What: Tin Can Sailors of Goose Creek meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The association is open to all qualified Tin Can Sailors, which includes FFs, FFGs and destroyer tenders. You do not have to be a member of the American Legion to take part in the chapter's activities.

When: Fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.

Where: American Legion Post 166, 116 Howe Hall Road, Goose Creek.

More Info: 553-5454 or

Friday, Sept. 30

Carolina Dancesport

What: The party will kick off with a professional ballroom exhibition, featuring the choreography of Josh Ortiz, a nationally recognized dancer and trainer who took first place at the 2006 Chicago Nationals and a top 5 title at the 2008 U.S. Professional Mambo Championships. After the show, the floor will open up for all attendees to participate in dance contests (including the opportunity to win free ballroom lessons) and to groove the night away.

When: 8-9:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

Where: Carolina Dancesport Ballroom, 1850 Wallace School Road.

Price: $10 for nonmembers.

More Info: 641-0294 or

Saturday, Oct. 1

Rummage Sale

What: The United Methodist Women will hold their annual missions fundraising event. The group gathers items all year long for this annual event

When: 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 1.

Where: Cherokee Place United Methodist Church, 2105 Cosgrove Ave.

More Info: 696-3201.

Street dance workshop

What: Hipnotik BodyRock will host weekly workshops teaching the fundamentals of hip-hop "street dancing," including Bboying/Bgirling (breakdancing), popping, waving, uprocking, locking, etc.). Workshops will be open to all ages and skill levels from beginner to advanced.

When: Noon-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 1-Dec. 17.

Where: Catalyst Creative Arts Studios, 13 Amy Elsey Drive.

Price: $15.

More Info: 724-9929 or

Beit Midrash

What: Beit Midrash will meet at Citadel Square Baptist Church. The Feast of Tabernacles celebration will be Oct. 1.

When: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1.

Where: Citadel Square Baptist Church, 328 Meeting St.

More Info: 881-2860 or email

Monday, Oct. 3

Vietnam Vets

What: Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 780, meets. Membership is open to both Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans. Those interested in joining must bring a copy of their DD214.

When: 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month

Where: Fleet Reserve Association, 99 Wisteria Road, Goose Creek.

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