Are the common core standards a federal takeover of education, and will our local teachers lose  control over what our children learn and how they learn it, as some fear? 
Join State Sen. Larry Grooms at the Lowcountry Conservatives in Action meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, for an in-depth discussion of common core standards as well as school choice.  Sen. Grooms will give an update on legislation he has co-sponsored on these vital education issues.
 
The standards were passed by the state school board in 2010 without a cost analysis, and based on a draft version.  Criticism of the standards say they are experimental and untested…will our children  be part of a giant national test?
 
 The meeting starts at7 p.m. at the Country Inn & Suites (behind the Cracker Barrel).
 
Red Cross
 
The Red Cross is always in need of disaster-trained volunteers who respond to the needs of those individuals devastated by disasters, such as home fires and floods. The Red Cross is also in need of volunteers trained to help in our community in the event of a large scale disaster such as a hurricane. All classes are free and open to the public.
Anyone interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer should visit www.redcross.org/carolinalowcountry and click on volunteer to register for one of our upcoming classes.
 
• Tuesday, Septmember 10, 6pm-9pm
• Saturday, September 21, 9am-noon
• Tuesday, October 8, 6pm-9pm
• Thursday, October 19, 9am-noon
 
All classes will be held at the American Red Cross Carolina Lowcountry Chapter at 8085 Rivers Ave., Ste. F, North Charleston, SC.
 
Senior Center calendar
 
Monday, September 2: Closed for Labor Day.
Tuesday, September 3, 10 a.m. – Speaker: Kerry Boykins of Lutheran Hospice will return this month with "Movement for Health: Apple Month"
Wednesday, September 4, 9:30 a.m. –  Canasta: Both Traditional Canasta and “Hand & Foot” versions are played.  New/experienced players welcome. Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, September 5, 9:30 a.m. –  Walking Club: Led by volunteer John Herlihy. Group meets in the lobby & walks at Doty Park. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m.
Friday, September 6, 1 p.m.Creative Crafters: The Creative Crafters are busy getting ready for the Gift Show. They will be making jewelry items made from beads and buttons to sell in the Gift Shop which supports the programs of DSI.  All supplies will be provided.  Please join us on Friday, September 6  and Friday, September 20, 1– 3 p.m.
 
Softball Team fundraiser
The Palmetto Outlaws Softball Team will be hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Applebee's located at 1310 North Main Street, Summerville, SC. All proceeds raised will help purchase new jerseys and equipment for the team. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling (843) 670-6226.
 
Free Spa Day
Friday September 6 • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
Ladies, come and be pampered at the Free Spa Day on. We are offering: Free manicures, free facials, free neck/shoulder massages and free haircuts. Luncheon served 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the God in Shoes Ministry (a ministry by women for women and their families) and the Summerville Community Seventh-Day Adventist Church.)
Childcare provided for ages 1-10. Free gift bags for the first 100 women.
 Location: Summerville Community Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 520 Gahagan Road, Summerville.
Contact:  Ellen; 821-4787.
 
Pinewood to host annual Golf Classic;
Proceeds to fund technology, athletics and science equipment
 
Pinewood Preparatory School has opened registration for the 15th annual Pinewood Prep Golf Classic.
The tournament will be held Sept. 27 at Legend Oaks Golf Club in Summerville. The annual event draws hundreds of participants looking to enjoy a day on the course in support of the Summerville independent school. Proceeds raised from this year’s tournament will fund technology, athletic equipment, science hardware and the school’s library.
BB&T is the title sponsor for this year’s event.
“We are thrilled to present the Pinewood Golf Classic,” Frank Bullard, BB&T Market President, said. “Hosting this event in support of one of the top independent schools in the Lowcountry is a privilege. We are looking forward to a great day on the course on Sept. 27.”
The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast, followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.  Teams will be treated to 18 holes of golf, snacks, beverages and games on the field, and a luncheon hosted by Epicure Catering.
The event committee will award prize packages to the top five teams. The packages include golf for four at the Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton; the Wild Dunes’ Harbor Course; Mystical Golf in Myrtle Beach; and Coosaw Creek Country Club.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Interested businesses can call 376-0142, extension 2074 for details.
Registration is $300 for a foursome and $75 for an individual. Register online at www.pinewoodprep.com or call 376-0142, extension 2003 for details.
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  • Friday, August 30, 2013

Common core standards to be discussed…
 
Are the common core standards a federal takeover of education, and will our local teachers lose  control over what our children learn and how they learn it, as some fear? 
Join State Sen. Larry Grooms at the Lowcountry Conservatives in Action meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, for an in-depth discussion of common core standards as well as school choice.  Sen. Grooms will give an update on legislation he has co-sponsored on these vital education issues.
 
The standards were passed by the state school board in 2010 without a cost analysis, and based on a draft version.  Criticism of the standards say they are experimental and untested…will our children  be part of a giant national test?
 
 The meeting starts at7 p.m. at the Country Inn & Suites (behind the Cracker Barrel).
 
Red Cross
 
The Red Cross is always in need of disaster-trained volunteers who respond to the needs of those individuals devastated by disasters, such as home fires and floods. The Red Cross is also in need of volunteers trained to help in our community in the event of a large scale disaster such as a hurricane. All classes are free and open to the public.
Anyone interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer should visit www.redcross.org/carolinalowcountry and click on volunteer to register for one of our upcoming classes.
 
• Tuesday, Septmember 10, 6pm-9pm
• Saturday, September 21, 9am-noon
• Tuesday, October 8, 6pm-9pm
• Thursday, October 19, 9am-noon
 
All classes will be held at the American Red Cross Carolina Lowcountry Chapter at 8085 Rivers Ave., Ste. F, North Charleston, SC.
 
Senior Center calendar
 
Monday, September 2: Closed for Labor Day.
Tuesday, September 3, 10 a.m. – Speaker: Kerry Boykins of Lutheran Hospice will return this month with "Movement for Health: Apple Month"
Wednesday, September 4, 9:30 a.m. –  Canasta: Both Traditional Canasta and “Hand & Foot” versions are played.  New/experienced players welcome. Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, September 5, 9:30 a.m. –  Walking Club: Led by volunteer John Herlihy. Group meets in the lobby & walks at Doty Park. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m.
Friday, September 6, 1 p.m.Creative Crafters: The Creative Crafters are busy getting ready for the Gift Show. They will be making jewelry items made from beads and buttons to sell in the Gift Shop which supports the programs of DSI.  All supplies will be provided.  Please join us on Friday, September 6  and Friday, September 20, 1– 3 p.m.
 
Softball Team fundraiser
The Palmetto Outlaws Softball Team will be hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Applebee's located at 1310 North Main Street, Summerville, SC. All proceeds raised will help purchase new jerseys and equipment for the team. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling (843) 670-6226.
 
Free Spa Day
Friday September 6 • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
Ladies, come and be pampered at the Free Spa Day on. We are offering: Free manicures, free facials, free neck/shoulder massages and free haircuts. Luncheon served 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the God in Shoes Ministry (a ministry by women for women and their families) and the Summerville Community Seventh-Day Adventist Church.)
Childcare provided for ages 1-10. Free gift bags for the first 100 women.
 Location: Summerville Community Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 520 Gahagan Road, Summerville.
Contact:  Ellen; 821-4787.
 
Pinewood to host annual Golf Classic;
Proceeds to fund technology, athletics and science equipment
 
Pinewood Preparatory School has opened registration for the 15th annual Pinewood Prep Golf Classic.
The tournament will be held Sept. 27 at Legend Oaks Golf Club in Summerville. The annual event draws hundreds of participants looking to enjoy a day on the course in support of the Summerville independent school. Proceeds raised from this year’s tournament will fund technology, athletic equipment, science hardware and the school’s library.
BB&T is the title sponsor for this year’s event.
“We are thrilled to present the Pinewood Golf Classic,” Frank Bullard, BB&T Market President, said. “Hosting this event in support of one of the top independent schools in the Lowcountry is a privilege. We are looking forward to a great day on the course on Sept. 27.”
The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast, followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.  Teams will be treated to 18 holes of golf, snacks, beverages and games on the field, and a luncheon hosted by Epicure Catering.
The event committee will award prize packages to the top five teams. The packages include golf for four at the Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton; the Wild Dunes’ Harbor Course; Mystical Golf in Myrtle Beach; and Coosaw Creek Country Club.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Interested businesses can call 376-0142, extension 2074 for details.
Registration is $300 for a foursome and $75 for an individual. Register online at www.pinewoodprep.com or call 376-0142, extension 2003 for details.

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