Friday K of C Book Sale What: The Knights of Columbus, Council 9475, will hold a 99-cent book sale at the Shoppes at Seaside Farms, 1952 Long Grove Road (Rifle Range and IOP Connector). All books, both hardcover and paperback, will be 99 cents, and the proceeds will support the Knights’ philanthropic projects. Book donations at the site will be accepted.

When: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. May 18-26

Where: Shoppes at Seaside Farms, 1952 Long Grove Road

Price: 99 cents More Info: 971-8622

Memorial marker What: The Riverland Terrace Garden Club will dedicate a new Blue Star Memorial Byway Marker to honor the armed forces. The program will include a color guard presentation by the Washington Light Infantry and a military tribute by retired Adm. Robert Beasel. The marker is in front of the Plymouth Fire Department.

When: 10 a.m. May 18 Where: Plymouth Park, 78 Plymouth Ave., James Island.

Price: None More Info: Respond to Beth at 377-6465.

Women in Defense What: The Women in Defense Palmetto Chapter presents Cheryl Hoskins, firearms and physical techniques branch chief for the federal Law Enforcement Training Center, as speaker for the May meeting. The meeting is open to the public.

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18 Where: Carrabba’s, 2150 Northwoods Blvd.

Price: $20 member/$25 nonmember.

More Info: 329-4100, ext. 1100, or

Shag party What: Every first and third Fridays of each month, join the East Cooper Shag Club for a free shag party. Shag lessons in the evening and dancing all night long. Hosted by DJ Jim Bowers. Come in early for the Shag Early Bird Dinner Specials (show up before 6:30 and receive 20 percent off).

When: 7-11 p.m. May 18 Where: Zeus Grill & Seafood, 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.

Price: Free Ballroom Dance Club

What: Charleston Ballroom Dance Club holds dance lessons, followed by a dance party. Private and group lessons also are available.

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

Where: Charleston Ballroom Dance Club, 1632 Ashley Hall Drive

Price: $5 members $10 nonmembers

More Info: 871-6575 or www.ballroomdancecharleston

Saturday Palmetto Fiber Arts What: Make Decorative Braid: Bring scissors, two C-clamps, duct tape, strong yarn/string. Group meets third Saturdays of most months. Programs vary. Visitors/new members welcome.

When: 1-3 p.m. May 19 Where: Bees Landing Recreation Center, 1580 Ashley Garden Blvd.

Price: Free Jane Austen Society

What: Theater Professor Evan Parry from the College of Charleston will speak on “Adapting Jane Austen for the Stage” at the monthly meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America (South Carolina Region). All are welcome.

When: 1:30 p.m. May 19 Where: Berkeley Electric Cooperative, 3351 Maybank Highway

Price: Free More Info: 406-4735 or

La Leche benefit What: The Whole Family Breastfeeding Celebration and “Funraiser” is a fun family gathering with a potluck. This family celebration also is a fundraiser event and silent auction, which benefits La Leche League of Charleston, with the money staying with the local group and community.

When: 7 p.m. May 19 Where: St. Andrew’s Church, 440 Whilden St.

Price: Free More Info: 843-388-5895 or

Sunday S.C. Genealogy Society What: C. Michael Phillips, assistant head of reference/interlibrary loan and PASCAL coordinator at the Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, focuses on the tools, both traditional print and electronic, he has used to trace his family’s history. Examples of specific search techniques in WorldCat, and Google Scholar, among other electronic resources, and the content of these resources will be discussed.

When: 2:30-4 p.m. May 20 Where: Masonic Center, 1285 Orange Grove Road

Price: Free More Info: 767-3775 or

Monday Beginner bridge What: The American Contract Bridge League, with support from Lindsey Butler and the Greater Charleston Duplicate Bridge Club, is making a special offer available to a limited number of new players. Participants will receive eight lessons from certified ACBL instructors Polly and Richard Pekruhn, along with a one-year membership in the ACBL.

When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, through July 2

Where: Church of the Holy Cross-Sullivan’s Island, 2520 Middle St.

Price: $49 More Info: 800-264-2743 (CODE: CHARLES1)

East Cooper GOP What: The East Cooper Republican Club meets.

When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 21 Where: Holiday Inn Charleston- Mount Pleasant, 250 N. Highway 17

Price: Lunch buffet costs $15 NARFE

What: Dorchester County Sheriff L.C. Knight will speak at the Summerville National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meeting.

When: 1:30 p.m. May 21 Where: Dorchester Senior Center-Summerville Faith Sellers Center, 312 N. Laurel St.

More info: Contact Barbara Bryan at 873-5773 or Visit

Tuesday Argentine tango What: Beginner-intermediate lessons offered by local dancers.

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 Or email Nina Fair at ninafair@bellsouth. net.

Wednesday What: A new fundraising volunteer group working on behalf of Wounded Nature: Working Veterans Group meets the second and fourth Wednesday each month.

When: 10-11 a.m. May 23 Where: Bush Law Firm, 3 Broad St.

Price: Free More Info: 440-452-1042 or

Scholarship luncheon What: The Charleston County Retired Educators Association will hold its regular meeting in the Fellowship Hall at Cherokee Place Church. High school students who have been selected to receive the association’s scholarships will be recognized at the Red, White and Blue luncheon. The association invites all retired educators in the tri-county area to become members and attend its meetings.

When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 23 Where: Cherokee Place United Methodist Church, 2105 Cosgrove Ave.

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