What: As a five-year prostate cancer survivor, Ken Burger will tell his story with a little humor. Burger spent almost 40 years writing for S.C. newspapers, including The Post and Courier, before retiring last year. He is the author of two novels and has published a collection of columns titled “Baptized in Sweet Tea.”

When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 13

Where: Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce, 2817 Maybank Highway

Price: Free

More Info: 793-1234 or www.seaislandschamber.org/

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: Allaboard Toastmasters meets at First Baptist Church on the second and fourth Thursdays each month. If you’d like to have confidence in speaking in public, learn listening skills and thinking on your feet, you are welcome to attend.

When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, 27

Where: First Baptist Church, 141 St. James Ave.

Price: Free

More Info: 797-0301 or http:// allaboard.toastmastersclubs.org.

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: Bring your favorite deck, oracle, runes or whatever you use for divination. All levels welcome. The Charleston Area Tarot Society meets once a month to discuss, practice and learn about the art of Tarot. Group also does readings for each other. A $2 donation is requested.

When: 2-4 p.m. Sept. 16

Where: Unity Church of Charleston, 2535 Leeds Ave.

Price: Donations only

More info: http://charleston areatarotsociety.com

What: Charleston Chapter of the S.C. Genealogical Society will present a speaker. Historian and S.C. Room (Charleston County Library) staff member Christina Shedlock will offer an illustrated lecture covering historic maps, and discuss how they can provide context and enrich family research. The public is invited.

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

Where: Masonic Center, 1285 Orange Grove Road.

Price: Free

What: “Growing Up Italian In New York City.” Novelist Frank J. Pennisi traces three generations of his family. Sponsored by the Sons of Italy. Anyone interested in Italian culture is welcome. Bring a covered dish.

When: 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 16

Where: St. Joseph Church Family Life Center, 1695 Wallenberg Blvd.

What: Margaret Baptiste, past president of NARFE, will speak to the Summerville National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. 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: International Association of Administrative Professionals Charleston Chapter. Dinner ($10; RSVP by Sept. 14 to LaZana at 958-4769) is at 6 p.m. Free program at 6:45 p.m. Cynthia Alston Bell talk on “What Message Are You Sending.”

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 17

Where: Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive

Price: $10/free

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

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: Meetings are held at Park Circle Community Center in North Charleston. Club-sponsored coin shows are held the first weekends of February and August at 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, showcasing 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: The Tea Ladies of the St. James Goose Creek Parish meet. The group meets at 6 p.m. at Perkins. Its mission is to promote the history, culture and beautification of the St. James Goose Creek Parish.

When: 6-7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month

Where: Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, 7381 Rivers Ave.

More Info: Call Sharon at 797-0301 or http://goosecreektea ladies.com

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

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