What: Incumbent state representatives and County Council members will discuss issues of primary importance. Buffet dinner, gratuity included $15. Meetings are open to men and women.

When: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4

Where: Harbor View Restaurant at Holiday Inn, 301 Savannah Highway

More info: RSVP at 881-4718

What: Charleston Ballroom Dance Club holds dance lessons. Private and group lessons also are available.

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

Where: 1632 Ashley Hall Road

Price: $5 members $10 nonmembers for the evening

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

What: Elite Dance International is hosting Friday Fun Night Social Dancing with free group class. Food, drinks, sangria, music and lots of fun dances are provided.

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

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

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

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

What: Strides for Autism is the awareness and fundraising event for the South Carolina Autism Society.

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 6.

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

Price: Free (donations welcome)

More Info: 864-241-8669 or https://scautism.org/strides

What: The Berkeley County Republican Party Breakfast is scheduled. Each month a speaker is invited to discuss local, state and national issues. Breakfast ($6) will be served at 9 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:30. No membership is required and the public is invited to attend.

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 6

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

More Info: 688-4975

What: Trident Tek Talkers Toastmasters Club offers the chance to learn how to have 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. Oct. 9

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

More Info: 345-4930 or https://www.facebook.com/groups/141687102929/

What: The 2012 Rotary Wheels Gala will benefit the Endowment for the Rotary Club of Charleston-Breakfast and MUSC’s Children Hospital. Featured will be gourmet cuisine and cocktails, silent and live auctions, and entertainment. Black tie optional.

When: 6-10:30 p.m. Oct. 11

Where: Marriott Charleston, 170 Lockwood Drive.

Price: $100

More Info: 608-1741 or www.rotarywheels.org

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. Oct. 11

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

Price: Free

More INfo: Call Sharon at 797-0301 or http://allaboard.toastmastersclubs.org/

What: The United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. Charleston Base will meet. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m., and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. All qualified as submarine sailors are invited to attend.

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 11

Where: United States Submarine Veterans, Inc Charleston Base, 99 Wisteria Drive, Goose Creek

Price: Free

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

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

When: 8-11 p.m. Oct. 13

Where: VFW Post 3142, 3555 Dorchester Road

Price: $5

What: “From Heavenly Blooms to Roadkill Perfumes: Fragrant Orchids, and What the Experts Didn’t Tell You.” Find out the good and the bad about fragrance in orchids from speaker Tom Wise. Wise is an American Orchid Society judge and owner of Johns Island Orchids. Plants will be available for sale and a plant raffle will be held after the talk. Guests are welcome.

When: 2:30-5 p.m. Oct. 14

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

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