What: Every first and third Fridays of each month, join the East Cooper Shag Club for a free shag party. Lessons in the evening and dancing all night long. Hosted by DJ Jim Bowers. Come in early for the Shag Early Bird Dinner Specials.
When: 7-11 p.m. April 20 Where: Zeus Grill & Seafood, 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
What: Best-selling author of Regency historical romances and double Rita finalist Kieran Kramer will give a presentation on “The Perils and Pleasures of Publishing a Regency-set Historical Novel” at the monthly meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America (S.C. Region). All are welcome.
When: 1:30 p.m. April 21 Where: Berkeley Electric Cooperative, 3351 Maybank Highway
Price: Free More Info: 406-4735 or www.capaccess.org/jasna
What: The 54th Massachusetts Reenactment men of color is seeking new members. Women interested in joining also are welcome.
When: 2-6 p.m. April 21 Where: Seashore Farmers Lodge, 1840 Sol Legare Road
Price: Free More Info: 408-7727 or joseph_mcGill@nthp.org
What: The Charleston Music Club presents its free annual student awards recital in the chapel at Franke at Seaside.
When: 4 p.m. April 22 Where: Franke at Seaside Rodenberg Hall, 1885 Rifle Range Road
Price: Free More Info: 886-0245 or http://charlestonmusicclub.org
What: Sea Island Republican Women’s Club’s speaker this month will be Joseph Kurt, radio talk show host on 94.3. Enjoy dinner and keep informed on local, state and federal issues.
When: 6-7:30 p.m. April 23 Where: Holiday Inn Charleston-Riverview, 301 Savannah Highway
Price: Annual membership $30; dinner is $20
More Info: 607-0397
What: Sidney Frazier, VP of horticulture at Middleton Gardens, will discuss general care of azaleas at the Rev. John Drayton Chapter of the Azalea Society of America.
When: 6:30 p.m. April 23 Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road
What: Guest speaker will be Dr. Ronald L. Fowler, former chair, DNC and S.C. Democratic Party, and veteran of more than 500 state and national campaigns. Topic: Will We Ever Be Blue Again? ... The State of the State in 2012.
When: 7 p.m. April 25 Where: Olive Branch Church Annex, 1734 Highway 17 North
How much: Light dinner at 6:30 p.m. for $4. Dinner reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: The Pimlico Ladies Club holds 16th annual Community Yard Sale. More than 65 families have registered for the fundraiser to support the club’s mission work.
When: 8 a.m.-noon April 28 Where: Off Cypress Gardens Rd.
When: 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 1 Where: Mount Pleasant Senior Center, 840 Von Kolnitz Road
More info: Debra Whitfield, president, at 849-9548.