What: "Let's Discuss It." New members welcome. email@example.com.
When: 10 a.m. Third Friday of each month.
Where: Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road.
What: Real-life situations to handle today's world. Learn how to defend yourself standing up or on the ground. Classes are taught in a fun and safe environment under the supervision of Arts For Fitness Black Belt instructors.
When: 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.
Where: Arts For Fitness, 539 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant.
More Info: 556-4391.
'I Love a Piano' Gala
What: A black-tie gala fundraiser will feature the instrument in its many incarnations -- classical, four hand, jazz and more. Performers will include The Rudy Waltz, Wayne Helmly, Jessica Minahan and Laura Ball.
When: 7 p.m. Sept. 16.
Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.
More Info: 888-718-4253 or www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org.
Jane Austen Society
What: This monthly meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America (South Carolina Region) will feature the opportunity to view the Regency-era literature collection of the Charleston Library Society. All are welcome.
When: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 17.
Where: Charleston Library Society Building, 164 King St.
More Info: 406-4735 or www.capaccess.org/jasna.
What: An Airborne Association chapter has been formed at American Legion Post 166 in Goose Creek. This chapter is open to both active and ex-military personnel of all branches of service who qualified to wear the "Jump Wings." The chapter meets the third Saturday of the month. 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.
More Info: 553-5454 or http://americanlegionpost166sc.com.
What: Mark Geesey will present "Genetic Genealogy: Investigating Your Genes to Understand your Heritage" at a Charleston chapter of S.C. Genealogical Society meeting. Using examples from his own family research, he will illustrate aspects of genetic genealogical research and discuss the relationships he found between people and the history of the area in which their ancestors lived. He is a research scientist at the Medical University of South Carolina. His talk is geared to the non-scientist and will explain general aspects of genetic genealogy.
When: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 18.
Where: Masonic Center, 1285 Orange Grove Road.
More Info: 766-2133 or www.charleston.scgen.org.
East Cooper GOP
What: The East Cooper Republican Club meets.
When: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19.
Where: Holiday Inn Mount Pleasant, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
Price: $15 includes lunch buffet.
What: The International Association of Administrative Professionals Charleston chapter will meet. Dinner: 6 p.m. ($10; RSVP by Sept. 16). Program: Rosalie Dellenbach presents Communication Across Generations.
When: 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 19.
Where: Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive.
Price: Dinner $10; program free.
More Info: 218-5151.
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 the 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 www.revolveaerialdance.com.
When: 7:30-8:30 p.m. beginner class; 8:30-9:30 p.m. practice. Tuesdays.
Where: MUSC Wellness Center, 45 Courtenay Drive.
More Info: 345-4930.
What: The 88 Club of Mount Pleasant meets with a speaker presenting a program.
When: 7 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
Where: Page's Okra Grill, 794 Coleman Blvd.
Mount Pleasant MOPs
What: Mount Pleasant MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) is scheduled to begin Sept. 21. MOPS is a program for moms and their children ages 5 and under to get connected. Moms will have a chance to socialize with other moms, hear teaching, have a discussion time and participate in creative activities while their children are cared for. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or on Facebook (Mount Pleasant MOPs).
When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month through May 2012.
Where: The Church at Life Park, 1151 George Browder Blvd.
Price: $50 semester; $90 year.
More Info: 654-7600 or www.mops.org.
I'On Artists Guild
What: The Community of I'On Artists Guild meeting. All local artists are welcome to join/attend. You do not have to be an I'On resident to join.
When: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21.
Where: I'On Creek Club, 44 Saturday Road.
More Info: Joanne Walsh at 856-0639.
Charleston Ski Club
What: Monthly meeting of the Greater Charleston Ski Club. Club organizes many social functions and events and snow skiing trips.
When: 6 p.m. Sept. 21, third Wednesday of each month.
Where: Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriots Point Road.
Tuesday, Sept. 27
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.
When: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27.
Where: Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave.
More Info: 577-2510 or www.charlestonchamber.net/org.
Wed., Sept. 28
E. Cooper Coffee Club
What: Bring a mug and hear speakers. Refreshments will be provided.
When: 10 a.m. Sept. 28. Fourth Wednesday of each month.
Where: Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road.
More Info: 856-2166.
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