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.
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
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
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
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