Community Calendar and Bulletin Board
Journal Scene asking for nominations
The Summerville Journal Scene is taking nominations for men who make a difference in the Greater Summerville area.
“We are looking for men who excel at work, support local civic or charitable organizations and make Summerville a better place to live,” said Journal Scene Executive Editor Judy S. Watts.
Nominations must include:
Charitable or community involvement
Nominations which do not include this information will not be considered.
“The success of our first “Men to Watch” section in February showed us this publication was long overdue. It was prompted by the popularity of our Women to Watch section which is in its sixth year,” Watts said.
Nominations may be e-mailed to:
or send by US Postal Service mail to:
The Summerville Journal Scene
104 E. Doty Ave.,
Summerville, SC 29483
The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18.
Health Fair set for Lowcountry
Charleston’s premier healthcare providers and wellness-based businesses have joined forces to create the Fifth Annual Total Health Fair on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 20 from Noon to 4 p.m.
The event will take place at the Omar Shrine Convention Center on Patriots Point Road in Mt. Pleasant.
The health and wellness expo for the Charleston area is a free event that will increase awareness of all forms of healthcare and healthy living opportunities that are available to all residents of the Lowcountry.
Over 80 healthy living businesses and several area non-profit organizations whose common goal is to make the Lowcountry healthier, according to a release from the event. Educational lectures, demonstrations, and activities for all ages will be ongoing throughout the weekend.
Biggest Loser contestant Antoine Dove is scheduled to make an appearance.
The first 200 attendees on Saturday and the first 200 attendees on Sunday will receive free goodie bags at the door.
For more information, please visit www.CharlestonHealthFair.com or call (843) 402-0310.
Dorchester County Democratic Party Monthly Breakfast
This Saturday is the Dorchester County Democratic Party Monthly Breakfast Meeting. Starting at 9 a.m. at Ryan's (1314 N. Main St. in Summerville). Tell the cashier you're there for the meeting, and join the meeting in the reserved room in the very front of the restaurant. You can pay the $8 for breakfast buffet in that room.
The guest speaker is Fran Townsend of the school board for Dorchester's District 2, whose schools recently received a rating of “excellent” from the S.C. Dept. of Education. She can offer us some insight on the recently-passed bond referendum (and she does a great impersonation of Li'l Annie Oakley, too! Kapow! Kapow!).
Saturday is also the National Day of Service; if anyone would like to participate, the new Summerville chapter of the NAACP will be doing some service work for seniors in the area, and they could use your help, too. After the breakfast meeting, we can join up with them and lend a hand.
The Citadel will serve as host for the 2013 Black History Intercollegiate Consortium’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The consortium is a non-profit collaborative representing students and staff who are committed to improving cultural and ethnic diversity at the Lowcountry’s higher education institutions—The Citadel, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston Southern University, College of Charleston and Trident Technical College. Each year, a member institution serves as host to the annual observance.
The MLK observance event is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus.
Ashley Ridge High School students to perform for Music Club
The Summerville Music Club will host singers from Ashley Ridge as well as drama students in excerpts from their upcoming musical “Sound of Music” on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 206 Central Ave. The community is invited to attend. The program is free.
Donations for the summer scholarships will be accepted.
For information contact Nancy Shows 843-873-0827.
Lions Club pancake supper planned for Feb. 5
The St. George Lions Club invites you to join us for the much-anticipated social event of the season – the annual Lions Club Pancake Supper, according to St. George Lions Club President Mike Norris.
The Pancake Supper will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5 at St. George Middle School on Minus Street. “For a $5 contribution, the meal will include a generous stack of the most delicious pancakes and sausage you have ever tasted. Just ask anyone who has eaten our pancakes and sausage before and they’ll attest to our quality fare,” Norris said.
He stressed, “Economic times being what they are, this pancake supper is a great value for families. And, all of the proceeds go to the many sight and hearing preservation projects the Lions Club sponsors.”
Pancake Supper Project Chairman Dexter Rickenbaker noted that milk, coffee, water, and fantastic fellowship shall be available at no extra charge for the many people who choose to dine in. Take-out plates will be available, too. See your friendly Lions Club member or tickets, call President Mike Norris at 843-560-1725 or Treasurer Herbie Patrick at 843-563-4434. Tickets will also be available at the door and at the Tri-County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s office at 225 Parler Avenue, St. George.
“Because of our businesses’ and residents’ support of our Candy Day fundraiser and our annual Pancake Supper, and because of SCB&T’s ongoing support, the Lions Club is able to help numerous of sight-impaired and hearing-impaired people of all ages every year. We are thankful to you all and invite you to join the Lions Club if you would like to be a part of a civic organization that reaches out to help people all year long,” Norris said.
Helping Our Seniors
The Summerville Branch N.A.A.C.P. will hold their National Day of Service Event, Saturday, January 19 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The organization will assist senior members of the community by running errands, doing yard work, light housework and some minor repairs. Additional volunteers are needed.
Any Summerville area senior that would like to be helped and/or any volunteers that would like to join in this exciting event should contact the Summerville Branch N.A.A.C.P. by calling 843.297.9779 or
Branch members and volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Dorchester County Chamber building, 500 North Main Street, Summerville (Cedar Street side). Volunteers will enjoy a light lunch and fellowship after projects are completed.
Faith Sellers Senior Center events
CLOSED Monday, Jan. 21.
Oil Painting- Old master method – Instructor Susannah Roth. You can learn to draw as you paint and you will be taught how to see shapes and depth of shadows to form your picture into a painting. $12 per class is to be paid at the front desk before each class. Tuesdays 2-4 p.m.
Mahjong- New or experienced players are welcome. Group meets Tuesdays 12–3 pm. Lessons 12-1 p.m. & Mahjong is played from 1-3 p.m.
Ceramics- Victoria Singleton leads a ceramics painting class on Thursday, Jan. 24from 10-11:30 .m. Class Fee $2 per person to be paid at Front Desk and includes one ceramic piece to take home.
Game Group- Meets Fridays at 2 p.m. Bring your board games & come join us for some fun & socialization. New members welcome! Friday, Jan. 25.