Shag lessons and 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.
Annual Turkey Shoot
From 7-11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday now until Dec. 2, the American Legion Post 166, Howe Hall Road, Goose Creek runs their Turkey Shoot. The public is invited. This is a family atmosphere in a secure location. Bon fire to enjoy, with food and beverages from the canteen. No outside beverages allowed. Junior Turkey Shoot for youngsters 12 and under begins Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. All monies raised go to service programs. For information call 843-553-5454 or visit www.alp166sc.com.
Summerville Farmers Market
From 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday at Summerville Town Hall, 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, browse fresh local produce, meats, seafood and baked goods at the Summerville Farmers Market located in the First Citizens Bank parking lot behind Town Hall. This event is every Saturday until Nov. 23.
From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Green Barn, Carnes Crossroads, 207 1st Avenue, Summerville, there will be products and resources available at the 2nd annual Health and Wellness Fair. More than 30 exhibitors demonstrating along with fitness classes, obstacle course for kids, puppy yoga and pet adoptions. Blood donations will be available. Admission and parking are free.
Revival at Pinopolis UMC
At 7 p.m. on Oct. 20, 21 and 22, Pinopolis United Methodist Church, 1833 Pinopolis Rd., Pinopolis United Methodist Church will host a revival in the fellowship hall each night. Each night will bring a new message from a new pastor. They are Pastor Tory Liferidge of Grace Reformed Episcopal Church, Pastor Doug Benton, Pinopolis UMC and Pastor Tim Dorn from Pointe North Church. All are invited.
Fall Concert at Cane Bay High School
At 7 p.m. on Oct. 21 at Cane Bay High School, 1624 State Road, Summerville, The Cobra Chorale and Ladies Honor Choir, Cane Bay Middle School and Sangaree Middle School will have their fall concert. Tickets are $5 and parking is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Art Talk with artist Belle Anderson
At 6 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Goose Creek Library, 325 Old Moncks Corner Rd, Goose Creek, the Berkeley County Library invites families and adult citizens to participate in a presentation with The Goose Creek Cultural Arts Commission with artist Belle Anderson. Anderson is a self-taught, award winning artist that specializes in painting Lowcountry scenery
Chuck Wagon Gang in concert
At 10 a.m. on Oct. 24 at the First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 10665 Dorchester Road, the Chuck Wagon Gang will perform. This famous gospel quartet known for acoustic accompaniment and close harmonies was founded in 1935 by Dad Carter. This free concert will help celebrate the church’s homecoming of the 82 years in Summerville area.
Halloween in the Swamp
From 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 and 26 at Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner the first Halloween Swamp Festival since 2014 will occur. For children and adults of all ages, this event will include music, food vendors, campfire, marshmallow roasts, storytelling jump castle and a lighted pumpkin trail. The Haunted Swamp Experience (age 12 and up) boat ride through the swamp is $15 which includes general admission. General admission is $5 per person (5 and up). For information call 843-553-0515.
I Heart Hungry Kids
From 1-3 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Lowcountry Food Bank, 2864 Azalea Drive, N. Charleston, there will be an I Heart Hungry Kids packing party. For ages 5-18 and awesome adults. Come dressed for Halloween to help kids in need. This packing party is created for youth volunteers to teach kids the power of hands-on service and its benefit to others. There will be music, healthy snacks and lots of action and fun for the entire family. Registration is free.
Best Friends Festival
From 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Doty Park, 320 Laurel Street, Summerville, the Best Friends Festival will celebrate things which bring us together and move us forward. Community, ecology, equality, diversity and mobility. The is to mark the first phase to bring the lowcountry together and build a sustainable, inclusive and creative mobile future. Music, entertainment, ideas, food and a special circle to meet the candidates for elective office. For information call Linda 843-873-2436.
Marine Corps celebration
On Nov. 8 on board the USS Yorktown moored at the Maritime and Naval Museum atPatriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mt. Pleasant, the LowCountry Leathernecks invites you to attend the 244th birthday celebration of the United States Marine Corps. Contact Dave Sowers, 843-697-9935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit LowCountry Leathernecks’ Facebook page for more details.
Art Talk with author Michael T. Owens
At 6 p.m. on Nov. 18 at at the Goose Creek Library, 325 Old Moncks Corner Rd, Goose Creek, the Berkeley County Library invites families and adult citizens to participate in a presentation with The Goose Creek Cultural Arts Commission with local author Michael T. Owens. Owens is the author of “Burned: Conversations with a Black WWII Veteran,” the story of an Aftrican-american WWII Veteran who was subjected to mustard gas testing. Owens also created an oral history course at the College of Charleston and a non-profit entitled Voices Speak that is dedicated to ‘giving voices to the voiceless’ using novels or other media platforms.
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 email@example.com 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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 free 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. 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.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 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.