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Chat with the Mayor

Come for an informal session with Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson, 10 a.m. June 13 in the second floor training room of the town hall annex, 200 S. Main St. Also available via Facebook Live on the town's Facebook page.

Saltwater Anglers

The Summerville Saltwater Anglers' monthly meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on June 13 at Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Boulevard. Members will cover club business and welcome our guest speaker, Mike Hemphill from the US Coast Guard, who will talk about boating and water safety. Please check in at the membership table. Guests are welcome. For more information go to

Healthy Men's Day

The Summerville Family YMCA at The Ponds has scheduled a free Healthy Men's Day at The Ponds 5-7 p.m. June 13 at YMCA at The Ponds, 101 Pottery Circle, Summerville. Call 871-YMCA for more information.

Town Council

Summerville Town Council meets at 6 p.m. June 14 in council chambers in the town hall annex, 200 S. Main St.

Food Truck Friday

Five local food trucks are participating in The Ponds’ Food Truck Friday, 5-8 p.m. June 15 under the live oaks surrounding the historic Schulz-Lotz Farmhouse, 326 Hundred Oaks Pkwy. You do not have to live at The Ponds to attend. The lineup includes: Holy City Cupcakes; The Immortal Lobster; Squeals on Wheels; Rolled Quesadillas; Lunch Box and Wardrobe on Wheels, a vendor of apparel. Entertainment will be provided by Michael Duff and Buzzrun. Attendees may wish to bring chairs and blankets. Coolers and BYOB are allowed.

Police dogs at the museum

Did you know that our Summerville Dorchester Museum was once the police station? That the police use dogs called K-9's to help them solve crimes? The Summerville Dorchester Museum invites you to join us and welcome Officer Burke from the Summerville Police Department and her K-9 partner APART. Officer Burke will be talking about individual safety and a demonstration of APART's many talents as explaining the importance of their work. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and take pictures as well as the opportunity to interact with APART. A $3 donation is suggested and appreciated with all proceeds going to support the children's program: 1-3 p.m. June 16 at the museum, 100 E. Doty Ave. Ages 5 and up. Registration requested: 843-875-9666.

Ham radio

The Trident Amateur Radio Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. on June 18 at the American Red Cross Building, 2424 City Hall Lane, North Charleston. Anyone interested in learning about amateur (ham) radio is invited to attend this free event.  For more information, call 843-608-4780 at

Stone Soup Coalition 

The Summerville Stone Soup Coalition will take place at 6 p.m. Monday at Saint Paul's Church, 316 W. Carolina Ave. in the children’s building. The Summerville Stone soup coalition was formed in January to provide a clearinghouse of information for services such as food, clothing and housing assistance available to the underserved in Summerville. The featured speaker will be Kris Barnett from the American Red Cross.

It's a Mystery to Me

It's a Mystery To Me Book Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at the Summerville Library to discuss "The End Game" by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison. The group is sponsored by the Friends of the Summerville Library so the books are available at the front desk of the library for reading in advance of the meeting. If all copies are out then you can usually find copies in SCLENDS. The group is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 843-224-4250.

Alston Heritage Foundation

The Alston Heritage Foundation will meet at 7 p.m. June 21 at Central Baptist Church. Plans are being made for all Alston High classes for Homecoming 2018. Call Louis Fowler at 843-871-6448.

Talking about Books

Love to read? Come to the Timrod Library to hear about books others are reading and to share your own readings. Everyone is welcome and there is no assigned book to discuss. Speak for a few minutes to other book lovers about whatever you’re currently reading. It’s OK to choose to pass. This gathering provides an opportunity to share and hear about readings be they fiction, non-fiction, poetry or short stories. A great chance to meet other lovers of the written word in a relaxed and casual setting. Light refreshments are provided. 3-5 p.m. July 15 at the Timrod, 217 Central Ave.


Quilting Friends has changed its name to Quilters2. Meets every Wednesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stallsville Methodist Church but no longer on Mondays. We welcome quilters new to the area, and new quilters. Contact Kathy at 843-771-9342 for more information.

Knitting Guild

The Flowertown Knitting Guild meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 206 Central Ave. All knitters, new and experienced, are invited to join us. Find out about the knitting opportunities in the area, charity knitting, and programs. Come see old friends, make new friends and enjoy the fellowship. Contact Kaye Heins at 843-793-9204 or

Intro to Homeownership Workshop

In this Origin SC workshop you will gain an understanding of the homeownership process. Topics covered include selecting a real estate agent, obtaining homeowner’s insurance, mortgage products and the mortgage application process, and more. Plus, it’s free. Meets the first Saturday and third Thursday of every month (excluding holidays) at 10 a.m. (Saturday) and 6 p.m. (Thursday) at 4925 Lacross Rd. Suite 215, North Charleston. Register and secure your spot today! Call 843-735-7802.

First-Time Homebuyer Workshop

Take advantage of this comprehensive HUD-certified workshop! Learn the latest from Origin SC's licensed homebuyer coaches and meet trusted professionals in the industry. Topics covered include which mortgage products are right for you, current market conditions, lending options, how much home you can qualify for and afford, and more. Plus, it’s only $49 per person or household to register! Meets the third Saturday of every month (excluding holidays) at 9 a.m. at 4925 Lacross Rd. Suite 215, North Charleston. Register and secure your spot by calling 843-735-7802.


Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share experience, strength and hope to solve problems. Local meetings:

Mondays: 9:30 a.m. Madden Hall. St. John the Beloved Church. 28 Sumter Ave. Summerville.

Mondays: 9:30 a.m. Step Up Club. 171 Old Parsonage Rd. Knightsville.

Mondays: 7 p.m. Seventh Day Adventist Church 520 Gahagan Rd. Summerville.

Mondays: 7 p.m. Al Ateen meeting. Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Wednesdays: 8 p.m. Step Up Club.

Thursdays. 11:30 a.m. Skardon Hall. St. Paul's Church. 111 Waring St. Summerville.

Fridays: 7 p.m. Step Up Club.

Saturdays: 11 a.m. Honey Ridge villas. Oakmont Road. Oakbrook.

Sundays: 8 p.m. Step Up Club.

A few good Marines

Lowcountry Detachment of the Marine Corps League seeks Marines who have served honorably in Corps for not less than 90 days and earned Eagle, Globe and Anchor, FMF Corpsmen and FMF Navy Chaplains. Lowcountry Detachment meets on fourth Thursday of the month at Fleet Reserve Association, 99 Wisteria Road, Goose Creek. Call John Tharp at 843-709-8520.

Project Linus

Project Linus makes blankets for children who are seriously ill or traumatized. Last year the chapter donated 960 blankets to MUSC Children's Hospital. To join, contact chapter coordinator Marty Ireland at  843-749-9328 or

Compassionate Friends

Compassionate Friends of Summerville offers comfort and hope for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings after the death of a child from any cause, at any age. Our meeting schedule has changed to the third Monday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 119B West Luke Ave. Call Becky: 770-568-9718 or Melissa: 843-934-4804.

Mental Illness support

National Alliance on Mental Illness Charleston Area support meetings for individuals recovering from brain disorder/mental illness and families on third Monday of each month at Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 W. 3rd St. South. Call Joann at 843-871-1009, email or visit

Scottish American Military

Scottish American Military Society meets third Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. at VFW Post 3433, Bellwright Road, Ladson. Prior active duty and Reserve including Coast Guard are invited if they are of Scottish, Welsh or Irish heritage. Go to

Submarine Veterans

U.S. Submarine Veterans Charleston Base meets on second Thursday of every month at the Fleet Reserve Association home at 99 Wisteria Dr., Goose Creek. Social hour starts at 6 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m. Call Ed Stank, membership chair, at 568-2148 or email

Citizens for Life

Trident Area Citizens for Life meets 7-8 p.m. on first Monday of each month at the meeting center at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Open to pro-life individuals. Contact Barbara Weigand at

Pine Hill Acres Crimewatch

Join neighbors for the monthly Pine Hill Acres Crimewatch meeting, on the third Wednesday of every month at the ballfield at the end of Lake Drive. Block captains meet at 7 p.m., regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Call Tom Hall Jr. at 843-714-0984.

Summerville Shag Club

Shag Club meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd. off 17A, for free basic lessons and open dancing. No partner necessary. Cash bar, free snacks, food available for purchase. Call Lee Hoff at 843-214-0242.

Home Rehabilitation Help

Ridgeville Community Resource Center is participating with S.C. Housing Trust Fund to aid low-income homeowners with repairs. Counties served include Dorchester, Berkeley, Colleton and Orangeburg. Location: 108 Dorchester St., Ridgeville, or call between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Call Angie Crum at 873-5384 or Christopher Smith at 693-8025.

Dementia support groups

The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services, offers area support groups that meet monthly in a therapeutic environment facilitated by a trained leader. See or 843-832-2357.Second Thursday of month at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 1600 Old Trolley Road.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Wives Group: Third Tuesday of month at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 206 Central Ave.

Military PTSD Support

Fellowship of veterans from all wars and conflicts, who want to provide free anonymous help to veterans, families, friends. We offer understanding, support, guidance and coping skills for those affected by PTSD resulting from combat or traumatic military experiences. Not a therapy group, but self-help/support group. 7 p.m. Mondays at Fellowship of Oakbrook, 1400 Trolley Road. 843-637-6463 or 843-509-0535.

Addiction recovery ministry

Are your habits hurting you? Are they destroying those you love? Addiction Recovery Ministry, 7 p.m. Fridays at Ladson Baptist Church, 3231 Ladson Road. Call 843-801-1618 (Ted Caudill, director) or 843-797-1014 (church).

Embroiderers group

Magnolia Chapter of The Embroiderers Guild of America meets 1 p.m. second Sunday each month at Miner Crosby Community Center, 3901 Paramount Dr., North Charleston.

Free Lunch

Free soup, sandwiches, every Tuesday, noon-1 p.m. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 520 Gahagan Road. 843-821-4787.

Painters group meeting

The Charleston Chapter of Decorative Painters, invites those interested in exploring this art form. Meetings are on the fourth Saturday of each month 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1150 E. Montague Ave, North Charleston. Contact Catherine Jones 843- 327-1299.

NAACP meets

NAACP Summerville Branch meets at 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month in County Council Chambers, 500 N. Main St. Enter by Cedar Street entrance.

Fleet Reserve Association

Fleet Reserve Association (Navy, Marines and Coast Guard) conducts the Branch 269 monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Any member of the seagoing services are welcome to attend. Contact John Tharp at 843-709-8520.


Greenwave Gabbers Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. each Monday at Bethany United Methodist Church. Call 843-873-7817.

Making Ends Meet

In this workshop by Origin SC you’ll learn basic budgeting techniques and day-to-day money management strategies. Topics include creating a budget, managing credit, avoiding identity theft, and more. Plus, it’s free. Meets the second Thursday of every month (excluding holidays) at 6 p.m. at 4925 Lacross Rd. Suite 215, North Charleston. Register and secure your spot today! Call 843-735-7802.

Credit Improvement Workshop

Learn to manage and understand a credit report and discover the positive steps you can take to improve your credit score. In this workshop by Origin SC you will learn strategies to control your day-to-day finances, find out what creditors are looking for when you apply for credit, how to dispute inaccurate items on your credit report, and more. Plus, it’s free. Meets the first Tuesday of every month (excluding holidays) at 6 p.m. at 4925 Lacross Rd. Suite 215, North Charleston. Register and secure your spot today! Call 843-735-7802.

Head Injury Support

The Trident Head Injury Support Group supports survivors and caregivers dealing with brain injury. Consists of families, professionals, and resource information. Meets for dinner at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. New location: Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in West Ashley, 2095 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, in mall classroom 1. For more information go to or call 843-822-1967.