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Senior Center Calendar

Feb. 6: 10 a.m. Mad Science, 2 p.m. Basket Workshop; Feb. 7: Walking Club, 1 p.m. Adult Coloring; Feb 8: 8:30 a.m. Hand & Foot, 10 a.m. Passport to Wellness; Feb. 11: 10 a.m. Fall Risk, 12:30 p.m. Dominoes; Feb 12: 10 a.m. Bingo, 3:45 p.m. Line Dance; Feb 13: 10 a.m. Valentine’s Day Craft, 12:30 p.m. Bunco; Faith Sellers Senior Center, 312 N. Laurel St. Summerville; 843-871-5053.www.dorchesterseniors.com

Quarterly Speakers Meeting

The Dorchester County Chapter of the South Carolina Coalition for Voter Participation will host its Quarterly Speakers Meeting at 10 a.m. on Feb. 2 at the Baum Temple AME Zion Church, 943 West 1{sup}st{/sup} North Street, Summerville.

Concert Band

At 7 p.m. on Feb. 7, in the Stratford High School Band Room, 951 Crowfield Blvd, Goose Creek, the St. James Wind Ensemble begins rehearsals. There are openings in all sections. Open to all high school graduates with high school or beyond band experience. The is no audition.This is a symphonic concert band serving the tri-county area. The first concert will be on Mar. 3. For information email stjameswindensemble@gmail.com of find on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9 to April 13, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is preparing federal and state income taxes every Saturday at Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 W 3rd S St. Summerville. This is a free service using IRS certified staff. Contact Blair Stewart at 843-270-3001 for information.

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 for this community event. The family will be present to see where the new home will be. For information go to www.operation finallyhome.org.

TOPS 51 turns 50

From 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Feb. 14 at Stallsville United Methodist Church, 255 Stallsville Road, Summerville, TOPS SC 0051 celebrates the 50th Anniversary. Join us for scrapbooks, photos and fellowship. A luncheon will follow the meeting at Logan’s Roadhouse, Azalea Square, Main Street Summerville.

For information or to RSVP call or text Judy Thomas, 843-729-3818 or Gloria Cyrek at 843-552-1585.

Volunteers needed

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide needs volunteers for next year to assist in preparing FREE income taxes for the elderly and others who need 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. There is a 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 Feb. 4 through April 12. For information, contact Grace Strobel at 843-821-6852.

Plantation Singers in concert

At 7 p.m. on Feb. 12, the Summerville Music Club will sponsor the Plantation Singers in concert at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 206 Central 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 gladly accepted to provide summer music study and scholarships to local students.

New mother fitness

From 6-7 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Summerville Medical Center cafeteria classroom, 295 Midland Parkway, Summerville, join therapist Irina Samson for a conversation about nonsurgical rehabilitation exercises and techniques to help get back to an active lifestyle after giving birth. Helpful tips and topics including back and hip pain, scar tissue and other topics will be discussed. Registration is required. Call 843-797-3463 or register online at TridentHealthsystem.com/Calendar.

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. All are welcome.  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 Street, Summerville, a Day of Wellness to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be held. There will be wellness professionals from the community as well as yoga classes and chair massages. The event is to raise awareness and funds for the AFSP.

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 www.dorchesterparkfriends.org.

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. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summerville-high-school-class-of-99-20-year-reunion-tickets-54754508208?fbclid=IwAR1mtCGd0nUzS_G_sdhslVHnO-4FSTZYYLu-yJDHRUVJ32EAKUtzPZutyb0.

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.

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 martyi04@homesc.com.

Toastmasters

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.

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 Hwy 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.