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  • Thursday, June 13, 2013

Day lilies are a local favorite that keep on giving year after year to brighten hot summer days.

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.
IPPL hosts ape specialists lecture
The International Primate Protection League welcomes a trio of orangutan experts, who will draw on their decades of expertise to give an illustrated lecture on the conservation crisis facing the great red ape on Wednesday, June 19, at 7 p.m., at Gage Hall, 4 Archdale Street, Charleston.
The event is is free and open to the public. This event is also part of IPPL’s 40th anniversary year celebration. The speakers are Leif Cocks, who was head orangutan keeper and then curator at Perth Zoo for 25 years and is now president of The Orangutan Project, which supports orangutan conservation, rainforest protection, local community partnerships, and the rehabilitation and reintroduction of displaced orangutans back to the wild.
Dr. Gary Shapiro, who was the first person to teach sign language to free-ranging orangutans in the late 1970s and is now the president of the Orang Utan Republik Foundation, an organization that aims to save wild orangutans via public education.
Garry Sundin, of Orangutan Odysseys, who will show how eco-tourism can promote orangutan conservation and describe his upcoming Trans Borneo Challenge fundraising trek.
Faith Sellers Senior Center Events

• Monday, June 17: 10 a.m. – Guest Speaker. Tonya Bell of United Healthcare will be here to present information on "Extra Help for Medicare."
• Tuesday, June 18: 7 p.m. – Line Dancing. You do not have to be a member of H2U to join this class, but you must be 50 years or older and a member of the Senior Center.  Cost is $4 per class
• Wednesday, June 19: 1-2:30 p.m. Clogging. Put on your dancing shoes and join us as instructor Julia Tourtellotte, teaches beginner-level clogging.
• Thursday, June 20: 10 a.m. –  Speaker. Nutrition Series – Energy Drink Assessments with Dina Morgan of NHC.
• Friday, June 21: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – AARP Defensive Driving Class. To be eligible for this course you must be at least 50, but you don't have to be a member of AARP.  Companies offering auto insurance in SC must give a discount to drivers over 55 that do not use their cars to go to work ad have no male drivers under 25 in their household.  Discounts from 2-10 percent are given to drivers over 25 who take a defensive driving course such as this one.  This discount is good for three years and may be renewed by taking the course again.   $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members.
Amateur Radio Club
Monday, June 17 • 7:30 p.m.
The regular meeting of the Trident Amateur Radio Club is planned for Monday evening.
Information: www.tridenthams.org
Location: American Red Cross Office, Rivers Ave.
Sertoma cheer training scheduled
The Azalea Sertoma Club of Summerville, sponsor of the Azalea Sertoma Recreational Cheerleading program, is hosting its 2nd Annual Basic Cheer Training from 6 -7:30 p.m. on June 18 and 20, and July 16 and 18 at Doty Park (320 N. Laurel St.) in Summerville.  This event is free and open to children of all ages. They are also registering, now through July 27, for the 2013 Cheer Season, and offering fundraising options to offset the registration and uniform costs.
The Azalea Sertoma Recreational Cheerleading program serves as a major fundraiser for the Azalea Sertoma Club of Summerville to support their community service endeavors.  For more information; call 843-821-9708, email svillesertomaclub@hotmail.com, or visit them on the web at www.facebook.com/ASCSummerville.

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