Community Calendar

Senior Center Calendar

June 10: 10 a.m. Bingo, 2 p.m. Open Craft Workshop; July 11: 9:30 a.m. Walking Club, 1 p.m. Adult Coloring; July 12: 9:30 a.m. Morning Movie, 11:45 a.m. Birthdays; July 15: 10 a.m.Coffee Hour with Deputy Dir., 12:30 p.m. Dominoes; July 16: 9:30 a.m. Walking Club, 2 p.m. Open Artist’s Workshop; July 17: 10:30 a.m. Bible Study, 2 p.m. Open Craft Workshop; Faith Sellers Senior Center, 312 N. Laurel St. Summerville; 843-871-5053.


At 2 p.m. on Tuesdays through July 16 at St. Paul’s Summerville in the Skardon Library, 111 Waring Street, Summerville, rebuild your life after a loss with the help of GriefShare.

This is a support group with seminars led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help.

You will have access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss. Register at John Chaconas at 843-873-1991 ext, 11.

DCDP Candidate Recruitment Workshop

From 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on July 13, the Dorchester County Democratic Party will have Recruitment Workshop at Doty Park Depot Building, 120 Laurel Street. The event is to encourage and inform those interested in running for office that live in Dorchester County. Please register at so there are enough refreshments.

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.

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.

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,” (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

Powerful Tools for Caregiv ers 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 .

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.

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 Highway 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.