What: Women in Defense will present Tom Leonard with Leonard Strategic Advantage as guest speaker for the upcoming luncheon. Leonard has been president of companies such as Samsonite USA, Pro Golf Discount and Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream. He will speak on Strategic Planning and Growth.

When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 31

Where: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport, 7401 Northwoods Blvd.

Price: $20 members/$25 nonmembers

What: The Berkeley County Republican Party Breakfast presents a speaker to discuss local, state and national issues.

When: 9 a.m. June 1

Where: American Legion Post 166, 116 Howe Hall Road, Goose Creek

Price: $6 for breakfast

More Info: 688-4975

What: The public is welcome to join the Charleston Running Club for a 3-mile run through Patriots Point.

WHEN: 6:15 p.m. Mondays

Where: Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park, Harry M. Hallman Boulevard

Price: Free

More Info: 566-2742 or www.charlestonrunningclub.com

What: The Summerville Shag Club offers free shag lessons every Monday night, except holidays, at the Summerville Country Club. You do not need a partner for lessons. Cash bar, food available for purchase.

When: 6 p.m. junior shag lesson, 7 p.m. adult basic lesson, 8-10 p.m. open dance on Mondays

Where: Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd.

Price: Free

More Info: 214-0242 or www.summervilleshaggers.com

What: Group is dedicated to helping business succeed and provides an educational moment, information on local events, free advertising and more.

When: Noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Where: Big Horn’s, 7832 Rivers Ave.

More Info: 628-2283 or www.greatbusinessnetworking.com

What: Monthly meeting with new topics and food each month. Mothers & More have play groups for the children as well as themselves.

When: 8 p.m. first Tuesday of each month

Where: Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 W. 3rd S St., Summerville

More info: summervillemothersandmore@yahoo.com

What: “Green Fire” was produced in partnership between the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Center for Humans and Nature, and the U.S. Forest Service. The film provocatively examines Leopold’s thinking, renewing his idea of a land ethic for a population facing 21st-century ecological challenges.

When: 7 p.m. June 6

Where: MUSC Baruch Auditorium, 284 Calhoun St.

Price: Free

What: Those who have served in the military and are of Scottish heritage are invited to this club’s monthly meeting. Doughnuts and coffee will be served.

When: 9 a.m. second Saturday of each month

Where: VFW Post 3433, 10154 Bellwright Road, Summerville

Price: Free

What: The Magnolia chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will host its monthly meeting.

When: 1 p.m. second Sundays

Where: The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave.

Price: Free

More Info: 852-0093

What: A hands-on potting workshop will be held. Plants and potting materials will be provided so that each person can pot and take home an orchid. Discussions will cover the ancestry of the hybrid and cultural needs. There will be a prize for the first member who has a plant to bloom. A plant raffle will be held after the program.

When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. June 9

Where: Charleston Southern University-Science Building, 9200 University Blvd.

More Info: 889-8897 or www.coastalcarolinaos.org

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