Senior Center Calendar

July 24: 10 a.m. Bingo, 2 p.m. Open Craft Workshop; July 25: 9:45 a.m. Walking Club, 1 p.m. Woodcarving; July 26: 10 a.m. Potluck Music, 10 a.m. Crochet & Tatting; July 29: 10 a.m. Rock & Ceramic Painting, 12;30 p.m. Dominoes; July 30: 9:45 a.m. Walking Club, 2 p.m. Open Artist’s Workshop; July 31: 10:30 a.m. Bible Study; 2:30 p.m. Senior Self Defense Workshop -$5 pp; Faith Sellers Senior Center, 312 N. Laurel St. Summerville; 843-871-5053. www.dorchesterseniors.com.

Shag Lessons & Dance

At 7 p.m. on Mondays, under the Pavilion at the Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Drive, there will be Shag Lessons with an Open Dance after. For information call Lee Hoff, 843-460-5416.

Back to School Bash

From 9 a.m. – Noon on July 27, Molina Healthcare of South Carolina is hosting a Back to School Bash at Seaside Family Medicine, 1241 College Park Road, Summerville. 250 drawstring bags filled with school supplies will be distributed. Fun activities for children and information about the services and resources will be provided. This event is free and giveaways will be on a fist come first served basis while supplies last.

Big Wing Night

From 6-8 p.m. on July 26, Big Wing Night is back at the Shrine Club, 2150 Beech Hill Rd, Summerville. $9 per dozen. Guests welcome.

JW Aluminum update

At 9 a.m on July 30 at Wingate by Wyndham, 9280 University Blvd, at Charleston Southern University North Charleston, there will be a special presentation from Stan Brant, Chief Operating Officer at JW Aluminum. He will give an update on the progress of their expansion project, JW Aluminum’s vision for this project and how it will impact the City of Goose Creek, the county, state, and region.

Sounds on the Square

From 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 2 at Hutchinson Square, Main Street, Summerville. Outshyne’s smooth will perform. The Sounds on the Square a series in a partnership with the Town of Summerville bringing great bands to Nexton and Hutchinson Squares. The spots will alternate squares for the summer season.

Emergency Preparedness Fair

From 9 a.m. – noon on Aug. 3 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2100 Bacons Bridge Road, Summerville, there will be an Emergency Preparedness Fair. The fair is designed to provide resources to local residents as the region enters hurricane season. Exhibitors will include local, county and state emergency agencies, amateur radio personnel, and representatives from the American Red Cross and more.

BCSD Community Report

At 9 a.m on Aug. 8 at Courtyard Marriott Summerville, 1510 Rose Dr, Summerville, the Berkeley County School District (BCSD) will give the Report to the Community which will feature guest speaker Dr. Eddie Ingram, Superintendent for Berkeley County School District. This will be an opportunity to learn the latest developments with the district along with vision and goals for the continued growth of the district.

Movie and Family Fun Night

From 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Gahagan Park, 515 W. boundary Street, Summerville. There will be music, games and entertainment for the entire family. The move “Peter Rabbit” will begin at 8:30 p.m. This will be in celebration of the consolidation of Summerville and Trident Medical Center’s Womens and Newborn care to one campus at Summerville Medical Center.

Free Wills Clinic

From 10 a.m. -2:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 at the Church House of Ministries World Wide, 9659 Jamison Road, Ladson the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation will conduct a Wills Clinic free of charge. Everyone is welcome to get a free, simple will drafted, but you muct call in advance to make an appointment for the day’s Wills Clinic. Contact Sharon Piggs at the center, 843-745-7055 to reserve your time.

DCDP Blues & BBQ

From 12-3 p.m. on Aug. 10, at Blackwater on the Ashley 3302 Highway 17A S., the Dorchester County Democratic Party will host a BBQ with some candidates expected to attend. Cost is $25.

SCSU Cookout and Fish Fry

From 11 a.m. -2 p.m. on Aug. 10 at the Masonic Hall 1372 Hwy. 52, Moncks Corner, the Berkeley County Alumni Chapter of the South Carolina State University Alumni Association is hosting a Cookout and Fish Fry. All alumni and Bulldog supporters are invited to attend. Come out for an afternoon of Bulldog style fellowship, food and fun. For information call Linda Nelson, 843-209-2551.

DCDP Executive Committee Meeting

From 7-8 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the Rollins Edwards Community Center, 301 N. Hickory Street, Summerville the Dorchester County Democratic Party will their executive committee meeting.

Industry Appreciation Luncheon

From 11 a.m. -1 p.m. on Aug. 29 at the Pavilion at Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, the Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce will honor the industry professionals that serve Dorchester County and hear from a panel of industry experts presented by TD Bank.

Grandparents@Prayer

“Grandparents@Prayer,” (G@P) is a non-denominational intercessory prayer group to call grandparents to intentionally and regularly come together to pray and intercede for their grandchildren, children and communities.

Meetings are on first Monday of each month at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Summerville, 316 W. Carolina Ave., Summerville. For information, call 843-437-0442.

Former Alston students

The Alston Middle School National Junior Honor Society is seeking former students of Alston High and Elementary Schools who attended from 1969-1970 school year. Students are seeking pictures, yearbooks, and newspapers to digitize and preserve in the Alston archives as a part of their Alston History Project. They also wish to interview students and record their stories about Alston. If you are interested in sharing, please contact Alston at 843-873-3890, e-mail AJ Glover at aglover@dorchester2.k12.sc.us.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers leader training

From 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sept. 12 and 13, The ARK, 502 West 5th North Street, Summerville, will host a two-day Powerful Tools for Caregivers leader training. This class prepares and certifies individual to successfully lead the six-week Powerful Tools for Caregivers class series. The series is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend who has a chronic illness. The cost is $350 per person. For more information, visit www.powerfultoolsforcaregivers.org .

Nexton progress

At 9 a.m. on Sept. 24 at Courtyard Marriott Summerville, 1510 Rose Dr., Summerville a special presentation from Brent Gibadlo, Vice President, General Manager at Nexton. Learn the latest progress and projections for the Nexton development.

SHS Class of 1974 reunion

From 6-10 p.m. on Oct. 10 the Summerville High School Class of 1974 will be having their 45th Reunion at the Candlelight Pavilion at Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd. In addition to the Class of 1974, all classes and guests are welcome to attend. The cost is $50 per person. For questions contact Catherine Smith 843-8705984 or order your tickets at P.O. Box 2953, Summerville 29484. More event info will be provided in Sept.

Tax-Aide Volunteers needed

Here’s a chance for you to give back to your community — AARP Foundation Tax-Aide need volunteers for next year to assist in preparing free income taxes for the elderly and others who needs help with their income taxes in Goose Creek, Summerville and Moncks Corner. There are also leadership positions available such as Client Facilitators. Training is provided on a self-paced basis with individual assistance as needed along with on-line IRS training and testing. Use of your own laptop may be necessary. There is one week orientation in December and two weeks of training in January. We ask volunteers to be ready to provide one half day or more per week from February 2nd through April 15th, 2020. For more information, contact Pat Merriam at abenpat@comcast.net or 843-270-7881.

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.

Quilters2

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 camper1945@yahoo.com.

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 thisg.net 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 stank623@gmail.com.

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 thearkofsc.org 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 Joann1328@comcast.net or visit www.nami.org/sites/namicharlestonarea.

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 Highway 78, Summerville. Contact: Ron Minton at 843-637-9099 imcminton@gmail.com.

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 S-A-M-S.org.

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 kayeheins@yahoo.com.

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

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.