Community Calendar

  • Thursday, January 31, 2013

Boone Hill UMC fundraiser Sat.

Boone Hill United Methodist Preschool will be hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser Saturday, February 2, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Applebee's located at 1310 North Main Street, Summerville, SC. All proceeds raised will go toward a communication system within the preschool. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling (803) 439-8171.

Lowcountry 9.12 meeting

Tuesday, February 5 • 7 pm
The fiscal cliff drama continues.  How do we make sense of what's happening?  Wayne T. Brough, the Chief Economist and Vice President of Research at FreedomWorks in Washington, D.C., will be the speaker at the LowCountry 9.12 Project's Feb. 5 meeting.  Brough received a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. He has worked at the Office of Management and Budget; the United States Agency for International Development; and in the research branch of an investment bank.
The LowCountry 9.12 Project is a group that believes in a Constitutionally limited government, less regulation and personal freedom. They meet at the Holiday Inn Express on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. There is a $3 room charge. For more information call 442-7774.

IHOP free pancakes Feb. 5

IHOP will be offering a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes next week, on Tuesday, February 5 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. In return, diners will be asked to leave a voluntary donation to support the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals programs at Children's Hospital of Alabama.

JSL Cook-off Feb. 9
Saturday, Feb. 9 • 1-5 pm
The Junior Service League of Summerville will host a Chili, Cornbread, and Pies… Oh, My!!! Cook-off and Vendor Fair. The group is looking for vendors to purchase booths to sell their goods, as well as to compete in the cook-off. This is a fundraiser for JSL and those attending will enjoy fabulous local food, entertainment for the kids, live music, raffles for great prizes, as well as shopping with local vendors. Admission to the event is free. Drinks and samples of the chili, cornbread, and pies will be $1 each. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 each. All money raised will go to charities in the Summerville area
Information: If you are interested in being a vendor or participating in the cook-off, email jslcookoff@gmail.com.
Location: The Ponds

Valentine's Day Gift Basket
The Summerville Restaurant Association is offering a Valentine's Day Gift Basket. Tickets for a chance to win the basket are $1 and can be purchased at participating restaurants:
This Whole House
Atlanta Bread Co.
Sticky Fingers
Single Smile Café
The Basket is filled with gift certificates and retail items valuing over $150. A winner will be announced the first week of February on the Summerville Restaurant Association Facebook page.
Proceeds generated from the basket giveaway will go to the Summerville Restaurant Association to fund growth and development.
For  more information contact Dustin Baker, President, Summerville Restaurant Association at 793-8122 or

SCO Presents 'Ah, Romance!'

Summerville Community Orchestra, Alexander Agrest, Music Director, announces the MWV Subscription Series second concert, AH, ROMANCE, sponsored by Jarrard, Nowell and Russell LLC.
Dates: 7:30 PM, Thursday, February 7 at Northwood Baptist Church, 2200 Greenridge Road, N. Charleston and
7:30 PM, Friday, February 8 at Summerville Baptist Church, 418 Central Ave., Summerville
The program includes Mamma Mia Medley, Cole Porter Medley, Massenet's Le Cid, Carmen Suites, Salut d'Amor, and Hue Fantasie for Flute with Jenny Glace Bekker, flute.
At 6:30 PM the nights of the performances, Pre-Concert Talks about the music will take place in the churches.  Free for ticket holders.
Tickets are $10 and free for those under 18 and are available at:
by phone: (843) 873-5339;
at the door beginning at 6 PM the night of the performances.
For more information, please call the SCO office at (843) 873-5339.

Governor's School accepting applications for class of 2015

The Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is now accepting applications from current high school sophomores through February 15, 2013. Online applications are available here: http://scgssm.org/apply

One of only 12 of its kind in the nation, GSSM is a public, residential high school specializing in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Beyond its distinctive curriculum, GSSM offers other smart opportunities including the Summer Program for Research Interns (SPRI), the Research Exchange Scholars Program (RESP) and January Interim. These innovative programs provide students with scientific, graduate-level internships, study abroad experiences and options to participate in non-traditional courses. The School also offers new components through its BlueCross BlueShield Economics and Finance Institute, including classes and experiences in business and entrepreneurship.
“Attending GSSM can potentially be a 'game changer' for a student's life,” GSSM EVP of Strategic Direction Kim Bowman said. “Whether they are in a school that is not challenging them enough, or if they are attending one of our state's best schools, attending GSSM will give them a huge advantage for their future.”

A GSSM prospective student:
is a high school sophomore,
is a South Carolina resident,
has a PSAT score of at least 110 (Math and Verbal only),
has at least a 3.5 GPA on the SC Uniform Grading Scale,
will have taken the HSAP by the end of sophomore year, and
will have completed Geometry, Algebra I and II, English II and one lab science by the
end of sophomore year.
GSSM is highly selective, taking into consideration courses taken, grades, class rank, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations and extracurricular activities. The school considers not only aptitude but also proven performance and demonstrated interest in science and mathematics.
For more information on the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, contact Director of Recruitment Brigitte Barnett at 803-201-9168 or brigitte@scgssm.org.

Vision Of Elvis Spectacular
The Forty & Eight of American Legion Post 166, located at 116 Howe Hall Road, Goose Creek presents “VISION OF ELVIS” with Danny Stirling along with Michael Viljac aka Tom Jones on Saturday Feb.9.
Tickets for the show are just $15 and are now on sale at the Post. Doors open at 6 p.m, show starts at 7 p.m. Free Hors d' oeuvres be available from 6:30 p.m. until gone and for your refreshment needs there will be a cash bar.
This night of song and fun is open to the public with all proceeds going to the Forty & Eight, and it's many community programs. Only 150 tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve bases and this show will sell out.
For tickets or more information or directions please call 553-5454 or check out our web site at americanlegionpost166sc.com

The Alpha Course

An opportunity to explore the teachings of Jesus in a relaxed setting featuring good food and easy conversation in 12 thought provoking weekly sessions with a night away at a beachfront retreat center. Sound like fun? Sign up today and invite a friend. We hope to see you on Tuesday nights at 6:15 pm beginning February 12th. Childcare provided. Visit www.SummervilleAlpha.com for more information and to sign up.

Alzheimer's support groups continue

The local Alzheimer's Association has three caregiver support groups in the area held at different locations on the second Monday of each month.
Locations are the Goose Creek library (5:30-6:30 p.m.) on Old Moncks Corner Road, Moncks Corner Medical Center (11 a.m – noon) on N. Live Oak Drive, and the Otranto Road library (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) in North Charleston.
For more information, please contact Cawana Wilson at (843) 571-2641.

Free computer class Jan. 31

The Public Computer Center at Trident Technical College's Berkeley Campus is offering the following computer course to the public, free of charge:
• Thursday, Jan. 31: Questions and Answers, 3 p.m.
All course participants will need to bring a USB flash drive to save their work.
Berkeley Campus is located at 1001 S. Live Oak Dr. (Hwy 17-A), Moncks Corner. The Public Computer Center is located in the Learning Resources Center (Library), Room 106C. Please call 899.8029 to register or for more information.

Free concert Feb. 9

A free concert by the Woodwind Quintet of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 in the Berkeley High School Auditorium.
This event is a gift to the public from the Town of Moncks Corner and the Recreation Department. Please come and enjoy a quiet evening with good music, just in time for Valentine's Day.
Call 899-4708 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for more information.

Sweetheart dinner, dance Feb. 9

A Sweetheart Dinner and Dance sponsored by the Berkeley Ladies Club is set for Feb. 9 at the Berkeley Shrine Club. Music by The Oasis Band will be featured.
Only tickets sold in advance are available; call Linda Crank at 761-3419 or Frankie Herndon at 729-5416.
Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner begins at 6:30 and the band plays from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be a cash bar and door prizes.

Master Gardener booth to appear in county

A Master Gardener booth will be at Central True Value in Moncks Corner on Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The booth will be at Lowe's in Goose Creek on Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bring two cups of dry soil for a soil test ($6). Results will be sent back to you in two to four weeks.

GOP breakfast Feb. 2

The Berkeley County Republican Party Breakfast will meet on Saturday, Feb. 2, at American Legion Post 166 (116 Howe Hall Road in Goose Creek). The guest speakers will be Trident Health CEO Todd Gallati, and Trident Health Assistant VP for Business Development Deborah Campeau.
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.
For more information contact Nancy Corbin at (843) 688-4975.

Red Cross volunteers needed

The American Red Cross is actively recruiting volunteers. Sign up for the class by visiting www.lowcountryredcross.org or by calling (843) 764-2323.

'Shuckin' for Shelter' Feb. 2

Shuckin' for Shelter, an annual fundraiser benefitting Callen-Lacey Center for Children, will be held 3 - 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Crowfield Golf and Country Club in Goose Creek.
There will be all-you-can-eat oysters and barbecue and more, including music and fun for the whole family.
Advance tickets are $20 for adults; $5 for children ages 6 to 12; and free for children under 6. Purchase your tickets in advance by visiting www.bit.ly/ShuckinforShelter.
Tickets will also be available at the door.
Callen-Lacey Center for Children is the only emergency shelter in Berkeley County for abused, neglected and abandoned children and youth.

Tax aid sessions announced

AARP Tax Aid sessions have been scheduled at the Berkeley County Library Goose Creek and Farmers and Merchant Bank in Moncks Corner (221 East Main Street), on Monday and Thursday from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment at Farmer's and Merchant. Call (843) 761-0390 or (843) 270-7881 for an appointment.

Cypress Gardens fossil show Feb. 16
An upcoming Winter Fossil Show will usher in a new year of exciting, family-friendly events at Cypress Gardens. 
Cypress Gardens showcases a vast array of local fossils at this popular annual event, set for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. Coastal South Carolina's lively prehistoric past attracts both amateur collectors and paleontologist alike.   
“A number of quite impressive marine and terrestrial fossils have been discovered in the Lowcountry,” Cypress Gardens Director Dwight Williams said. “Shark teeth, whale, mammoth, primitive horse fossils, and shellfish are some of the most common finds.
“In recent years, there have even been some dinosaur fossils found in the state.”
Local fossils and even some exotic fossil material will be on display to view and explore. Guests are encouraged to bring their finds and have them analyzed by experts, who will be available to help with identification.
Children can participate in a fossil dig, and door prizes will be awarded every hour.
Lunch will be available for purchase.
The show is free with regular paid admission to Cypress Gardens ($10 adult, $9 senior, $5 child 6 to 12 years of age).  Berkeley County residents will be admitted free from 9 a.m. until 12 Noon with a photo ID.
Local Edge is the event's sponsor.
Call (843) 553-0515 or visit www.cypressgardens.info for more information.

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