Community Tidbits

  • Thursday, May 9, 2013

Scottish-American Military Society
Saturday, May 11 • 9 a.m.
The Scottish American Military Society has formed a new Post that meets at the VFW on Bellwright Road the second Saturday of each month.
The next meeting is Saturday. If you have been in the military and are retired or active duty military of Scottish descent, then join us Saturday morning.
For more information on the Scottish Military Society, go to S-A-M-S.org.
Citadel Women’s Club Annual Garage Sale May 18
It’s bargain-shopping time at The Citadel, where The Citadel Women’s Club Annual Garage Sale returns this month. The garage sale is open to the public and will run from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 18 at Deas Hall, adjacent to McAlister Field House. A $1 donation is being suggested for admission.
Proceeds from the sale go to the John S. Carter Scholarship Fund, providing financial aid to cadets. In the last 10 years more than $200,000 has been raised and awarded by the Women’s Club, including $22,000 in scholarship assistance awarded last year to six cadets.
The Women’s Club is an organization that works to improve campus life for cadets, faculty, staff and families at The Citadel and adopts projects to better the community. As one of the largest garage sales in the Lowcountry, bargain shoppers can find deals on household items, small appliances, cadet linens and towels, footlockers, clothing, books, office supplies, school supplies and bicycles.
“As cadets graduate, many of them enter military service and discard items they no longer need. The Women’s Club recycles these items by selling them at the annual garage sale. In this way, graduating cadets contribute to the Women’s Club scholarship fundraising effort,” said Monedia Elzey, president of the club.
Please join us May 18th and take home great items at great prices. Credit cards will be accepted for sales totaling more than $10.
For questions or additional information, email the Citadel Women’s Club at cwc@citadel.edu.
Worldwide Knitting Day
The Flowertown Knitting Guild will be hosting two events for knitters in the Lowcountry for World Wide Knit in Public Day.  On Saturday, June 8, they will meet on the sidewalk in front of The Village Knittery, 102 Central Ave., Summerville, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Fiber enthusiasts from the area are welcome to join in for a day of knitting and fun.  There is no cost for this event, but bringing your own chair is encouraged.  Also, on Sunday, June 9, bring your knitting and come watch the Charleston RiverDogs play the Asheville Tourists at 5:05 p.m.  Follow the link on the website: flowertownknittingguild.blogspot.com to purchase discounted group tickets in advance.
Begun in January, the Flowertown Knitting Guild holds meetings on the 4th Tuesday of the month at The Village Knittery from 6:30-8 p.m.  As a group they participate in community events like the recent Westview Primary School Spring Carnival, where they demonstrated “From Sheep to Sweater” to kids and parents.  Most monthly meetings feature a short program, including classes and “show and tell” times.  They are also active in knitting for charity.
 The Flowertown Knitting Guild is a member of the The Knitting Guild of America.
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
Mother’s Day Plant Sale
The Women’s Missionary Society of the First Southern Methodist Church of Summerville at 9715 Miles Jamison Rd will hold a plant sale just in time for Mother’s Day Saturday May 11th  from 8am-12pm.  We will also be selling boiled peanuts.  Thank you for your support.  Contact number: 412-3999.

Senior Center Events
Happenings at Faith Sellers Senior Center
Monday, May 13      
9:15 a.m. Beginner Spanish: Member Marcos Villacreses teaches beginner conversational Spanish. Marcos is from Ecuador. New students welcome.  9:15-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 14
1 p.m. Gardening: Ron Coffey of the Clemson Master Gardening Program discusses gardening concerns, and provides beneficial tips to keep your garden and plants healthy. 
Wednesday, May 15
10:15 a.m. Bible Study: Ms.Trophelia Ajala leads a non-denominational Bible Study. All faiths are welcome.  
Thursday, May 16
1:30 p.m. Volunteer Orientation: If you are interested in volunteering at our center, please join us for an information session.  Please call Susan at 871-5053 to register.
Friday, May 17
1 p.m. Creative Crafters: If you enjoy crafting, sewing, etc. and are interested in learning more about the creative projects, please join us  from 1 – 3 p.m. for more details. The group designs and creates items from donated material. These Items are sold in the gift shop and all proceeds are used to support the services and programs at Dorchester Seniors. New members welcome.

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