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  • Thursday, May 23, 2013

Summerville Night at The Joe
The Charleston RiverDogs will host "Town of Summerville Night" at 6:05 p.m. May 25 when the Dogs take on Greenville at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. Summerville youth baseball teams will participate in special activities. The night’s festivities will also include Craft Beer Saturday and the Run Forest Run 5K.
AR Volleyball Camp
Ashley Ridge High School is hosting a volleyball camp for athletes in grades 4 through 12. Registration for the camp, to be held from 9 a.m. until noon July 22-25, is $65 per camper and includes a camp T-shirt. Players will learn a variety of skills such as serving, passing, bumping, spiking and setting and play actual games. Each day campers will be divided into two groups, a beginners group and an advanced group. For more information, call coach Chi-Chi Hurley at 810-5304 or 695-4900, extension 52173.
Dunlap Football Camp
Former Fort Dorchester High School standouts and current NFL stars Carlos Dunlap II and Robert Quinn will host the second annual Twin Towers Football Camp the morning of June 1 at FDHS. The camp, for kids age 6-13, will focus on the fundamentals of football as well as skills needed to succeed in life. Dunlap, Quinn and other NFL personalities will serve as instructors. Registration is scheduled for May 31. The registration fee for the camp is $20 and includes a T-shirt and lunch for campers. For more information, call 693-6538.
Baseball showcase
The Diamond Devils baseball program will hosts its annual Memorial Day Weekend Tournament May 25-27 in the greater Charleston area. Approximately 50 teams (13U through 18U) are expected to participate at multiple sites including Summerville’s Gahagan Park, Charleston Southern University, North Charleston’s Collins Park and Goose Creek High School.
Cane Bay baseball camp
The Cane Bay High School baseball camp will run from June 10-13. Cost is $75 and will be held daily from 9 a.m. to noon. The camp is for ages 6-13. There will a discount for additional family members attending the camp. For more information, contact CBHS baseball coach Shane Todd at 843-509-3826.
Chargers Football
The Carolina Chargers semi-pro football organization will have tryouts from 9 a.m. until noon and from 3-6 p.m. June 8 and June 15 at the Gahagan Park football field in Summerville. The organization is affiliated with the GDFL and will begin having games in May of 2014.
AR Soccer Camp
Ashley Ridge High School will host its annual soccer camp for athletes age 3-12 June 17-21 and July 8-12. Camp tuition is $60 per session. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. The purpose of the camp is to provide a place for all players to learn the basics of soccer. Players of all ability levels are welcome. ARHS Head Girl’s Soccer Coach Mark Weaver and SHS Head Boy’s Soccer Coach Jason Rasner will head a staff that is committed to helping each camper improve their skills and performance levels. For more information, call 695-4900 extension 52150 or email mweaver@dorchester2..k12.sc.us.
Elite Soccer Camp
For the second summer, Ashley Ridge High School is holding an Elite Soccer Camp. This addition to ARHS soccer camp is for those players who are ready to be challenged with a more difficult regiment of activities that will enhance their dribbling, passing and shooting skills. Participants must have at least three years of playing experience and be at least 10-years-old. For more information, call 695-4900 extension 52150 or email mweaver@dorchester2..k12.sc.us.
Summer arts camp offered for DD2 students
STARTS (Students Turning to the Arts) is an eight-day (half-day) summer arts program for current first and second grade students who live in the Dorchester District Two attendance area. 
The students will explore four areas of art:  music, drama, dance and visual arts.  Certified teachers and/or local artists will teach the classes.  This year’s program them will be “Everything Happened in the 19th Century.”
The camp is at Summerville Elementary School/Rollings Middle School of the Arts from June 17 – June 27. 
Program hours are 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday.  Cost per child is $95, which includes a specially designed program t-shirt.  Spaces are still available, but enrollment is limited to 80 applicants. 
To receive an application or more information on this program, please call The Gifted & Fine Arts Center at 832-5532.
Junior golf camp
The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation is having registration for its summer junior golf camps for ages 8-14. Led by Perry Green, PGA Director of Instruction and 2010 Carolinas PGA Junior Golf Leader, these camps will provide youth the opportunity to play and receive tips on Tee shots, Approach shots, Sand shots, Putting, rules and etiquette. Morning session will be offered June 17-20 and July 15-18. Registration fee is $195 per week with a discount available for a second session and families registering more than one camper. For more information or to register contact Perry Green at perrygreen@pga.com or call 817-5989.
Girls of Golf program
The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation is having registration for its LPGA/USGA Girls Golf of Charleston program. Led by Perry Green, PGA Director of Instruction and 2010 Carolinas PGA Junior Golf Leader, the program offers girls age 7-17 golf instruction, lunch, team golf events and prizes. Each participant receives an LPGA embroidered hat and polo shirt. Sessions are scheduled for June 3-7 and July 8-12. Times vary depending on age group. Cost is $100 for one week or $145 for two weeks. For more information or to register contact Perry Green at perrygreen@pga.com or call 817-5989.
Wave hoops camp
The All American Basketball Skills Camp for boys and girls in grades 3 through 9is scheduled for June 10-13. Camp will be held from 9 a.m. until noon each day. Registration cost is $70 per camper with a half-price discount available for families with more than one child. Contact Greg Elliott at jelliott@dorchester2.k12.sc.us or 816-4348 for more information.
Lady Wave hoops camp
The annual Lady Wave Basketball Camp sponsored by Greenwave Self Storage will be held June 3-5 at the Summerville High School gym. All rising fifth-graders through ninth-graders are welcome to attend the camp, which will run from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The goals of the camp are to build basketball skills and fundamentals, promote competitive play and sportsmanship, and provide fun for campers.  Registration is $40. Anyone who pre-registers by May 22 will receive a camp tee shirt.  For more information, contact Matt Legare at 870-7052 or visit the SHS website.
Swishing at The Swamp
Ashley Ridge High School will host the Swishing at The Swamp Basketball Camp June 17-20. Camp will run from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The purpose of the camp for boys age 6-16 is to provide the foundation for young players to develop and improve. The camp is designed for players of all ability levels and will be held in the ARHS gym. Cost is $70 per camper and includes a camp T-shirt. Head Swamp Fox Basketball Coach Brian Welch will head a staff of coaches who will supervise activities. For more information, contact Welch at 695-4900 Ext: 52188; 770-367-0457; bwelch@dorchester2.k12.sc.us or visit http://mens-basketball.ashleyridge.schoolfusion.us for a copy of a brochure.
Pinewood tennis camps
Pinewood Tennis Director Bryant McKee and his staff will host four summer tennis camps for ages 6-13 that will run from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday each week in June.  Camp activities will include games and drills that will work on specific skills. Match play, team tournaments and video analysis will also be offered. Only 15 players will be accepted in each camp session to keep the player to coach ratio low. Players will be grouped according to age and skill level.  Quick start format and balls will be used for younger players. Cost is $125 per camp session and will include refreshments, prizes and a camp shirt. A $10 discount is available for campers enrolling in more than one session and for families with multiple campers. Tennis racquets will be made available if needed. For more information, contact McKee at bmckee@pinewoodprep.com or 291-3898.
13U ShockWave tryouts
The Summerville based S.C. ShockWave has roster openings in the 13U age group. For complete details go to www.shockwavebaseball.net and/or shockwave@shockwavebaseball.net. To schedule an evaluation, email shockwave@shockwavebaseball.net.  
Cobra wrestling clinic
The Cane Bay High School wrestling clinic will be held daily June 11-13 in the school’s gymnasium from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is $25 and open to all wrestlers from elementary school to high school. Camp instructors will be Cane Bay wrestling coach Tim Wash, a former state coach of the year and 14-time region coach of the year, and Cane Bay assistant coach Andrew Young, a three-time state champion for Summerville High School and All-American for Newberry College. For more information, call Wash at 261-4185.
LowCountry DayLily Club
The LowCountry DayLily Club will hold its annual day lily sale on June 15, 2013, from 8 am - noon, at the Moncks Corner Piggly Wiggly.  Many plants will be in bloom, so buyers can see what they are purchasing.  There will be photos of all the day lilies for these named beauties.  Many will be in pots and priced at $5 each.  Members of the club are providing the plants. 
Day lilies are an excellent choice of plants for all gardeners, even the inexperienced.  These plants are easy to care for and provide years of enjoyment.
Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 27 • 10 a.m.
The Summerville Elks Lodge will host a Memorial Day Ceremony with this year’s guest speaker Summerville Mayor Bill Collins. The ceremony will start sharply at 10:30 a.m., so please try and be there around 10 a.m.
Information: Veterans coordinator, Bob Block at 843-688-4577, or co-coordinator Linda Boomhower at 843-771-0917.
Location: Summerville Cemetery (also known as Parks Cemetery) located on Highway 17A
Senior Calendar
Monday, May 27 – Closed for Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 28
7 p.m. Line Dancing – Instructor: Evelyn Ward. You do not have to be an H2U member to join this class, but you must be 50 years or older and a member of the Senior Center to participate in this class. Cost is $4 per class.
Wednesday, May 29
1 p.m. Clogging – Put on your dancing shoes and join us as iunstructor Julia Tourtellotte teaches beginner level clogging. Wednesdays 1 to 2:30 p.m. New members welcome!
Thursday, May 30
10 a.m. Gardening – Ron Coffey of the Clemson Master Gardening Program discusses gardening concerns, and provides beneficial tips to keep your garden and plants healthy.  
Friday, May 31
2 p.m. Game Group – Meets Fridays at 2 p.m.  Bring your favorite board game and come join us for some fun and socialization. New members welcome!
Shrine Club Dinner Friday
*Public Welcome* - Friday, May 24th is STEAK NIGHT at Dorchester Shrine Club (2150 Beech Hill Road). Dinner includes a thick, juicy rib eye steak grilled to order, baked potato, vegetable, dinner salad and roll – all for only $12.50! The Oasis bar opens at 6pm featuring great drink specials and $2.00 beer (domestic AND imported). Dinner is served from 6:30-8:00 pm. After dinner, enjoy a FREE DANCE until 11:00 pm featuring classic beach, shag, rock, country and line dance tunes from our DJ. For more information call 843-871-6755.
Library kicks off summer
Dorchester County Library will kick off its summer reading program June 1.
“Dig in and Read!” and be part of the magical Adventures of Carolina Zelnik, adventurer and magician extraordinaire, and his magical mission to keep the planet green.  
Zelnik will be performing at both libraries on Wednesday, June 5.
At 10:30 a.m. he will perform at the Jennie Johnston McMahan Library in St. George and at 2 p.m. he will be perform at the George H. Seago Jr. Library in Summerville.
This program is open to children of all ages.  Please call Children's Services in Summerville at 843-871-5075 or in St. George at 843-563-9189 for information.

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