What: The U.S. Submarine Veterans, Charleston Base, will meet at the Fleet Reserve Association Home, Goose Creek. All qualified in submarine sailors are invited to attend.

When: Social hour at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 13

Where: 99 Wisteria Drive, Goose Creek

Price: Free

More Info: 569-6012 or http://ussvicb.org

What: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Greater Charleston chapter will conduct a plant tour at Charleston Marine Containers at the Charleston Naval Shipyard. Pre-registration is required. Registration link: www.moderntechmech.com/Charleston-SME-2/?view=form.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 13

Where: CMCI, 2301 Noisette Blvd.

More Info: Contact Dick Tiano, SME President, at 509-6010 or https://sites.google.com/site/charleston430/

What: Charleston Ballroom Dance Club holds dance lessons every Friday and Saturday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. followed by a dance party until 11 p.m. Private and group lessons available.

When: 7:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

Where: Charleston Ballroom Dance Club, 1632 Ashley Hall Road

Price: $5 members $10 nonmembers for the evening

More Info: 871-6575 or www.ballroomdancecharleston.org

What: Elite Dance International holds Friday Fun Night Social Dancing with free group class from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Food, drinks, sangria, music and lots of fun dances are provided. No partner needed.

When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, through Dec. 21

Where: Elite Dance International Studio & Apparel, 709 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.

Price: $10 adults/$5 youths, college or military

More Info: 654-1011 or www.elitedancecharleston.com

WHAT: “Bodice to Bloomers,” a demonstration of 19th-century fashion and costume, will be presented by actress Kim Poovey at the monthly meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America (South Carolina Region). All are welcome.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15

WHERE: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.


MORE INFO: 406-4735 or www.capaccess.org/jasna

What: Instructor Stephen Duane teaches an intermediate and beginner swing dance lesson, followed by a dance party.

When: Intermediate lesson, 7 p.m.; Beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; Dance party, 9 p.m. Saturdays.

Where: Dancefx Charleston, 635 Rutledge Ave. #103

Price: $10

More Info: 557-7690 or http://roaringtwentieshotjazzdanceclub.com

What: The Charleston Chapter of the S.C. Genealogical Society will present a speaker. From Sanborn fire insurance maps to plats to historic atlases, historian and South Carolina Room (Charleston County Library) staff member Christina Shedlock will offer an illustrated lecture covering various historic maps, and will discuss how they can provide context and enrich family research. The public is invited to attend.

When: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16

Where: Masonic Center, 1285 Orange Grove Road.

Price: Free

What: The East Cooper Republican Club will feature congressman Tim Scott as its guest. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. will be followed by program.

When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 17

Where: Holiday Inn, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.

Price: $15 for lunch

More Info: 608-0487 or make reservations at RSVP@eastcoopergop.com.

What: Margaret Baptiste, past president of NARFE, will speak at the Summerville National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meeting. All active civilian federal employees, retirees, spouses and surviving spouses are invited to attend.

When: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17

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

More info: Call Barbara Bryan at 873-5773. Visit www.NARFE.org.

What: The Charleston County Public Library’s Teen Underground Group has launched a drawing club for teens and up. Group will share ideas, drawings, tips, resources and more. Contact the Readers Information Desk at the Main Branch.

When: 3-5 p.m. every third Monday on the month through December

Where: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.

Price: Free

more info: 805-6930

What: The International Association of Administrative Professionals Charleston Chapter will meet. Dinner ($10; RSVP by Sept. 14 to LaZana at 958-4769) is at 6 p.m. Free program begins at 6:45 p.m. Cynthia Alston Bell will speak on “What Message Are You Sending.”

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 17

Where: Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive

Price: $10/free

More Info: 958-4769 or www.charleston-iaap.org

What: Local artist Amelia Rose Smith will give a live demonstration at the Community of I’On Artists.

When: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 18

Where: I’On Creek Club, 44 Saturday Road

What: Beginner-intermediate lessons offered by local dancers. Contact Nina Fair at ninafair@bellsouth.net.

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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/141687102929/

What: Greenie (free) nights to see what square dancing is all about. Ten-week class starts Oct. 2.

When: 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 18, 25

Where: Felix Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle

Price: Free Greenie Nights

More Info: 552-3630

What: The women of East Cooper Newcomers Club invite members, guests, new residents and recent retirees to attend their monthly luncheon meeting. Tom Johnson, Director of Gardens at Magnolia Plantation, will give an historical background on plants and designs of the gardens at Magnolia Plantation.

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 19

Where: Carrabba’s, 2668 N. Highway 17

More info: For reservations, call Elaine by Sept. 14 at 856-3467 or email ecnc.reservations@gmail.com.

What: Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Park Circle Community Center in North Charleston. Club-sponsored coin shows are held the first weekends of February and August each year at the Exchange Club in the Ladson fairgrounds.

When: First and third Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m

Where: Felix Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle

What: Local blues musicians rotate every Wednesday, show- casing a variety of styles and talent.

When: 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays in September

Where: Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ, 1205 Ashley River Road

More Info: 225-7427

What: FRA Branch 269’s monthly General Assembly meeting will be held on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 99 Wisteria Road in Goose Creek. New members are welcome.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 20

Where: Fleet Reserve Association, 99 Wisteria Road

What: Michael Viljac and special guest will perform country, oldies/goodies, etc. New members are welcome.

When: 8-11 p.m. Sept. 22

Where: VFW Post 3142, 3555 Dorchester Road

Price: $ 5

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