What: Charleston County Democratic Women will host guest speaker, Victoria Middleton, executive director of the ACLU, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. Men are welcome and have full membership in CCDW.
When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6
Where: Holiday Inn Charleston-Riverview, 301 Savannah Highway
Price: $15, buffet dinner gratuity included.
More Info: RSVP to Dolly De Falco firstname.lastname@example.org or 881- 4718.
What: Join ETV host Patrick McMillan as he explores the intricate global connections that can be traced to changes we see here in South Carolina.
When: 7 p.m. Sept. 6
Where: MUSC Baruch Auditorium, 284 Calhoun St.
More Info: 881-8902 or www.southcarolina.sierraclub.org/lunz/events.html
What: Masters Studios Karate offers group classes and private lessons for students of all ages. There are programs and classes for every experience level with separate classes allowing students to progress at their own pace.
When: Noon-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Where: Masters Studios of Self-Defense, 1888 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd.
Price: Call for program details
More Info: 766-4376 or http://mastersstudios.com
What: Charleston Drove, associates of the Charleston Elks, are having a food-tasting fundraiser for charities at the Elks Lodge. Get 10 food tickets to start off on your tasting adventure. The judging will be by Nico Romo, French master chef and culinary executive director with Fish Restaurant. Tickets will be sold at the door.
When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8
Where: Charleston Elks Lodge No. 242, 1113 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
More Info: 224-7914 or contact co-chair Jean Bottone at 971-0739 or Elena Williams at email@example.com.
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. No. 103
More Info: 557-7690 or http://roaringtwentieshotjazzdanceclub.com
What: Trident Tek Talkers Toastmasters Club offers the chance to learn confidence in speaking in public, listening skills and thinking on your feet.
When: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month.
Where: Trident Technical College, The College Center in Building 920
More Info: 797-0301
What: Toastmasters is an organization that will help one develop or improve one’s communication, listening and leadership skills in a fun and supporting environment.
When: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 11
Where: PDI Toastmasters (Pearlstine Distributors, Inc), 1600 Charleston Regional Parkway
More Info: 388-6816
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
What: Three Greenie (free) nights to see what square dancing is all about. Ten-week class starts Oct. 2.
When: 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 11, 18, 25
Where: Felix Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle
Price: 3 Free Greenie Nights
More Info: 552-3630
What: Local blues musicians rotate every Wednesday, showcasing a wide 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: Allaboard Toastmasters is an organization that will help one develop or improve one’s communication, listening and leadership skills in a fun and supporting environment.
When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 13
Where: First Baptist Church, 141 St. James Ave., Goose Creek
More Info: 797-0301 or http:// allaboard.toastmastersclubs.org/
What: SCCCW Coastal Deanery Fall Meeting & Luncheon will be hosted by St. John the Beloved Women’s Club.
When: Noon-3 p.m. Sept. 16
Where: Madden Hall, 28 Sumter Ave., Summerville
More Info: 695-1268 or http://zvents.com
What: Bring your favorite deck, oracle, runes or whatever you use for divination. All levels are welcome. The Charleston Area Tarot Society is a local group that meets once a month to discuss, practice and learn more about the art of Tarot. Discussions include reviews of Tarot decks and books. Group also takes time at the end of each meeting to do readings for each other.
When: 2-4 p.m. Sept. 16
Where: Unity Church of Charleston, 2535 Leeds Ave.
Price: $2 donation requested
More info: http://charlestonareatarotsociety.com
What: The Charleston Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society will present another informative topic/speaker at this month’s meeting. Historian and South Carolina Room 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.
When: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16
Where: Masonic Center, 1285 Orange Grove Road
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