Deputy expected to testify today

Brandon Simmons is charged with two counts of assault and battery with intent to kill.

Today

Holiday Decorations

What: Each year, the Garden Club of Charleston uses the Joseph Manigault House as a backdrop for creative arrangements with live plant materials that would have been available in the Lowcountry during the first quarter of the 19th century. This year's theme is "Charleston's Antebellum Charms."

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Dec. 3-31; 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 11, 18.

Where: 350 Meeting St. downtown.

Price: Free for museum members and free with admission ($10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free).

More Info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org/event.asp?ID=438

S'ville 9-12 Group

What: The Summerville 9-12 Project holds monthly meetings.

When: 7 p.m. every third Thursday of the month.

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

Scottish dance

What: No partner needed.

When: 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Where: Felix Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle.

Price: Free.

More Info: 810-7797.

Karaoke at Post 3142

What: Masters Karaoke. Non-VFW members are welcome.

When: 7-10 p.m. Dec. 15.

Where: VFW Post 3142, 3555 Dorchester Road.

Price: Free.

More Info: 607-5334.

Ballroom Dance

What: Classes offer a variety of 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.

Friday

'Let's Discuss It'

What: New members welcome.

When: 10 a.m. third Friday of each month.

Where: Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road.

More info: shgalos@juno.com.

La Leche League

What: La Leche League meetings are open to all mothers and expectant mothers who are interested in learning more about breast-feeding or have questions they need answered. Meetings provide an open, friendly, accepting atmosphere where they can find support from other mothers.

When: 10:15 a.m. Dec. 16.

Where: John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Highway.

Price: Free.

Saturday

Fiber Arts Guild

What: Connect with other fiber artists at the monthly meeting. New Members are welcome.

When: 1-3 p.m. Dec. 17.

Where: Bees Landing Recreation Center, 1580 Ashley Garden Blvd., West Ashley

Price: Free.

Airborne Association

What: An Airborne Association chapter has been formed at American Legion Post 166 in Goose Creek. This chapter is open to active and ex-military personnel who qualified to wear the "Jump Wings." You do not have to be a member of the American Legion to participate in chapter activities.

When: 1 p.m. the third Saturday of the month.

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

More Info: 553-5454 or http://americanlegionpost166sc.com.

Monday

Federal Workers

What: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will host a Holiday Party followed by a regular meeting. All current and retired federal civilian employees, spouses and surviving spouses are welcome.

When: 12:30 p.m. Dec. 19.

Where: Dorchester Senior Center, Summerville Faith Sellers Center, 312 N. Laurel St.

More info: Contact Barbara Bryan at 873-5773 or babryan @sc.rr.com. Visit www.NARFE.org.

Shag Lessons

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 www.summervilleshaggers.com.

Wednesday

TRC Toastmaster's

What: Toastmasters can help improve leadership and communication skills as well as network with others in your area. All visitors are welcome.

When: Noon-1 p.m. Dec. 21.

Where: Webster University, 5300 International Blvd.

Price: Free.

More Info: 760-0323.

Wed., Dec. 28

Tin Can Sailors

What: The association is open to all qualified Tin Can Sailors, which includes FFs, FFGs and destroyer tenders, and you do not have to be a member of the American Legion to take part in the chapter's activities.

When: 7:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month.

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

More Info: 553-5454 or http://TinCansailorsofGooseCreek.com.

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