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Senior Center Calendar

Feb 13: 10 a.m. Valentine’s Day Craft, 12:30 p.m. Bunco; Feb. 14: 9:45 Walking Club, 10 a.m. Morning Movie; Feb. 18: Closed for Presidents’ Day; Feb. 19: 10 a.m. Fire Alarm Safety, 2 p.m. Open Artist’s Workshop; Feb 20: 10:30 a.m. Bible Study, 2 p.m. Basket Workshop; Feb 21: 9:45 a.m. Walking Club, 1 p.m. Adult Coloring; Feb 22: 8:30 a.m. Hand & Foot, 10 a.m. Bowling & Birthdays; Faith Sellers Senior Center, 312 N. Laurel St. Summerville;

Income Tax Assistance

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 13, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is preparing federal and state income taxes every Saturday at Bethany UMC , 118 W 3rd S St. Summerville. This is a free service using IRS certified staff. Contact Blair Stewart at 843-270-3001.

Operation Finally Home

At 10 a.m. on Feb. 14 at Lindera Preserve, 117 Lindera Preserve Blvd. the ground breaking ceremony and building process will begin. Lennar Coastal Carolinas has partnered with Operation Finally Home to build a mortgage-free home for U.S. Army SFC Matthew Weise and his family at Cane Bay Plantation. The Cane Bay High School Choirs and JROTC have been asked to provide colors and the National Anthem. The family will be present.For information go to www.operation

TOPS 51 turns 50

From 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Feb. 14 at Stallsville UMC, 255 Stallsville Road, Summerville, TOPS SC 0051 celebrates the 50th Anniversary. Join us for scrapbooks, photos and fellowship. A luncheon will follow at Logan’s Roadhouse, Azalea Square, Main Street . For information or to RSVP call or text Judy Thomas, 843-729-3818 or Gloria Cyrek at 843-552-1585.

Plantation Singers concert

From 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 15, the Summerville Music Club will sponsor the Plantation Singers in concert at the Dorchester Museum, 100 E. Doty Avenue, Summerville. This is a world renowned group that has traveled the globe. Enjoy unique gospel and southern favorites and leave feeling energized. The concert is free. Donations accepted.

Big Wing Night

From 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Dorchester Shrine Club, 2150 Beech Hill Road, Summerville, Big Wing Night is back.$9 per dozen. All are welcome.

MS Support Group

From 11 a.m. -1 p.m. on Feb. 15 the Summerville MS Group will meet at the Friendship Circle Room at Bethany UMC, 118 W. 3rd South Street, Summerville. Counselor Lakeshia Allen will be the speaker and will discuss services provided by the SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department followed by a group discussion. For information call Elizabeth Peterson, 843-345-7129.

Day of Wellness

From 2-6 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Coastal Coffee Roasters, 108 E. 3rd North St. Summerville, Pink Lotus and Coastal Coffee Roaster will host an event to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This free event will feature yoga classes, massage and reiki sessions, workshops and local vendors. Donations will be accepted.

Singing at Cornerstone

At 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 888 Central Ave, Summerville, will have their Third Saturday singing. Dean Mandrell will MC.

AARP Meeting

At 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Faith Sellers Senior Center, 312 N. Laurel St. Summerville, AARP Summerville Chapter will meet. Doris Gleason from AARP SC State Office will be the speaker. Please bring large piece puzzles, card games and pens & pencils for the Veterans Victory House. Light refreshments will be appreciated. For information call Barbara at 843-873-4785.

Pinewood LAUNCH 2019

From 5:30 -7 p.m. on Feb. 21, Pinewood Preparatory School gym, 1114 Orangeburg Rd. Summerville, invites PreK3 - 5th grade students and families to LAUNCH 2019. Students will have the opportunity to complete 10 space themed activities. Meet special guests and lower faculty members. Representatives from NASA, Boeing, Lowcountry Stargazers and  501st Legion Carolina Garrison will lead several hands-on activities.  For more information or to pre-register visit LAUNCH 2019 on or email Stephanie Klixbull at or Amber Reed at

Duo Recital

At 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26, Dr. Myungsook Stoudenmire and Dr. Janet Elshazly will present a Duo Piano Recital at CSU Lightsey Auditorium ,9200 University Blvd, Charleston. This event will present music and pictures. Music will include a Mozart Piano concerto, 3 Argentine Dances, Carnival of Animals and 3 Disney Waltzes. The event is free and will appeal to all age groups.

Church-wide yard sale

From 7 a.m. -1 p.m. on March 2, Peace Presbyterian Church, 174 Londonderry Rd., Goose Creek is having its annual yard sale. For information call Fran Mahaffey 843-797-6541.

Ashley River Adventure Race

At 9:30 a.m. on March 2 at the future Ashley River Park there will be a 5K trail run followed by an 8.5 mile paddle down the Ashley River. Presented by Jay Byars and the Team at Equity Prime Mortgage. Party will be hosted by the Inn at Middleton Place. To register or for more information visit

Application for music study scholarships

Applications due by Mar. 23 for a summer music study scholarship with the Summerville Music Club, if you are a resident of the Dorchester 2 School District, a homeschool, public, or private student in grades 8 through 12.  Auditions will be held Mar. 23 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 206 Central Avenue, Summerville. .  General information and applications can be received from Mrs. Jacquie Jones, email:

High School Reunion

Summerville High School Class of 1999 will celebrate the 20th Reunion at 6 p.m. on March 30 at the Candlelight Pavilion of the Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd. Tickets are $50 per person and available through EventBrite. Includes keepsake, dinner, drinks and other entertainment.

Imani Milele Children’s Choir

At 5:30 p.m on May 1 the Imani Milele Children’s Choir will be performing at the Summerville Presbyterian Church Gym, 407 S Laurel St. This is their second performance and attendance is free. For more information call 843-871-0280.

Golf Tournament

On May 11 at the Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd, Summerville, the Knights of Columbus St. John the Beloved is hosting the annual Golf Tournament. The cost is $70 per person with all proceeds to benefit the American Heart fund. The cost includes breakfast, lunch following the tournament, refreshments on the course, and door prizes galore. The public is invited. For information call Dick Gotheridge, 843-568-2496.

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


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

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 843-460-5416.

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.

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.


Quilting Friends has changed its name to Quilters2. Meets every Wednesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stallsville Methodist Church. We welcome quilters new to the area, and new quilters. Contact Kathy at 843-771-9342 for information.

Free Lunch

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

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).

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

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 information go to or call 843-822-1967.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Model Builders

South Carolina Modelers Association / Charleston chapter meeting, third Tuesday, each month at 7 p.m. at the First Church of God meeting hall, 10383 Hwy 78, Summerville. Contact: Ron Minton at 843-637-9099

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.


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.