Cultural Arts Calendar

  • Monday, January 14, 2013

Sponsored By The Cultural Arts Alliance Of Greater Summerville
Events are posted in date order.

Summerville Walking Tours
The Summerville Dorchester Museum is offering two guided walking tours of Summerville (one of old planter Summerville and the other of West End and its railroad history).  Walks cover about a mile and take about an hour.  They are available daily by appointment.  For further information call 875-9666 or visit

The First Thursday Readers
Thursday, January 3 • 7 - 9 p.m.
The First Thursday Readers meet from 7 - 9 p.m. on January 3 at Perkins on Trolley Road to discuss “The Rules of Civility” by Amor Trowel. We will also discuss new books being published. The public is welcome to attend.  
Contact information:  875-2059,
Location: Perkins Restaurant, 1700 Old Trolley Road, Summerville

Romance Readers
Thursday, January 3 • 7 - 8 p.m.
The Romance Readers Book Club meets on Thursday, January 3 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Summerville Library to discuss “The Rake” by Mary Jo Putney.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Summerville Library.  You may ask for the book at the front desk of the library.  Books are provided by the Friends.
Contact information: Anne Martell at or Sylvia Vandertulip at
Location: Summerville Library, 76 Old Trolley Road, Summerville

An Evening with Larry Wiles
Thursday, January 10 • 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Local author, Larry Wiles will meet with local reading groups on Thursday, January 10 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss his new book “A Caper in Shanghai.”  The discussion will be held at Art and Soul.  Reading the book in advance is optional.  A nominal $2 fee will cover light refreshments.     
Contact information:  RSVP to
Location: Art and Soul, 115 West Second Street South, Summerville

It’s a Mystery to Me Book Club
Thursday, January 17 • 7 - 9 p.m.
It’s a Mystery to Me Book Club meets at the Summerville Library on Thursday, January 17, from 7 - 9 p.m. to discuss “One Shot” by Lee Child. Upcoming publishing events will also be reviewed. Sponsored by the Friends of the Summerville Library.  Books can be picked up at the front desk of the library at no charge to the reader. If the books are all checked out, please notify the point of contact below. New members are always welcome. The group also intends to see the movie “Jack Reacher” (based on “One Shot”) on January 6th.
Contact information:  875-2059,
Location: Summerville Library, 76 Old Trolley Road, Summerville

Summerville DREAM Third Thursday
Thursday, January 17 • 5 - 8 p.m.
Summerville DREAM Third Thursday offers a variety of cultural events and an art walk for every interest
at Hutchinson Square, Main Street and Short Central from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on January 17.  Stores and restaurants remain open late to support Third Thursday.  
Contact information: (843) 821-7260 or
Location: Downtown Summerville (Short Central and Hutchinson Square)

The Think Tank: Sharing Key Knowledge and Thoughts
Saturday, January 19, 2013 • 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
The Think Tank meets from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at Atlantic Bread Company to discuss (in alternate months) news articles/opinion pieces or non-fiction books on ethical issues, history, current events or technology.  At the January 19th meeting, the group will discuss magazine articles about “Electronic Chains, What Are They Doing to Us and Our Future?”  The subject is the impact of electronic media on modern society, mental health, and social skills. The public is welcome to attend all meetings.  Please contact well in advance of the meeting dates so you can read the articles or the book before the meetings.
Contact information:  875-2059,
Location: Atlanta Bread Company, Main Street, Summerville

Gigantic Book Sale Presented by the Friends of the Summerville Library
Friday, January 25 ź 3:30 - 5 p.m. (Members Only Preview)
Saturday, January 26 • 10 - 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 27 • 1 -5 p.m.
The Friends of the Summerville Library will hold a Gigantic Book Sale January 25 - 27 at the Summerville Library.  Hours vary by day as shown above.   Gently used books, CDs, DVDs and audio books will be for sale at very reasonable prices.  Looking also for volunteers to support the effort January 24 -28.
Contact information: 871-6440,
Location: The Summerville Library, 76 Old Trolley Road, Summerville

Summerville Writers Guild
Monday, January 28 • 6:30 p.m.
The Summerville Writers Guild meets at Perkins on Old Trolley Road at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 28 to share news and review writing in progress. Members donate $1 per meeting to support guild costs.  
Contact information:  Barbara Hill - (843) 871-7824 -
Location: Perkins Restaurant, 1700 Old Trolley Road, Summerville

Flowertown Players Present “Forever Plaid”
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 31, February 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 • 8 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, February 2, 3, 9 and 10 • 2:00 p.m.
The Flowertown Players present “Forever Plaid” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 31, February 1 - 2 and February 8 - 9 at 8.p.m.; and Saturday - Sunday, February 2 - 3 and 9 - 10 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $25.
Contact information: 875-9251 for box office;
Location: James Dean Theatre, 133 S. Main Street, Summerville

The monthly Cultural Arts Calendar appears in the Summerville Journal Scene monthly. Please submit cultural arts events to by the 20th of the prior month for insertion in the Cultural Arts Calendar. You will need to separately enter your event into the Summerville Journal Scene web calendar if you want it to appear on the website or in the newspaper during the actual week of the event.


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