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.

Care givers 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

St. Jude Walk/Run

From 7-11 a.m. on Sept. 14 at The Green Barn, 207 1{sup}st{/sup} Avenue, Summerville, Carnes Crossroads will be the host site for the 4th Annual St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. Register: individual, team or join existing team. Cost: $10.

NARFE meeting

At 1:30 p.m. on Sept 16 at Faith Sellers Senior Center, 312 Laurel St., Summerville the Trident Area on Aging coordinator will speak at the NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) meeting. All active and retired federal employees, spouses, surviving spouses and their guests are welcome. For information contact Patricia Whitely 843-408-3509, or Joseph Kohut 216-548-0481,

Constitution today

At 7 p.m. on Sept. 17 in Byrd Hall, Room 108 at the Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, professor Stan Barnette will hold a talk about continuing relevance of the U.S. Contitution today.

Free Financial Workshop 

From 6-7:30 p.m.,  Sept. 17 - Oct. 8 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Dorchester Adult/Community Education Center, 1325-A Boonehill Road, Summerville, Edward Jones Investments will have a series of financial workshops.  Contact Laura Wooldridge at 843-875-1324 for information or to register.

Summerville AARP meeting

At 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 at Faith Sellers Senior Center, 312 N. Laurel Street the Summerville AARP Chapter 2679 will meet. Guest speaker will be Cawana Tisdale from the Alzheimer Association. Remember to bring school supplies which will be given to a Summerville School. For information call Barbara at 843-873-4785.

Constitution and Bill of Rights

At 7 p.m. on Sept. 19 in Jenkins Hall, room 101 at the Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, Cadets students and faculty volunteers will read the entire Constitution and Bill of Rights to celebrate Constitution Day. The reading will be followed by an audience discussion.

Big Obstacle Challenge

At 8 a.m. on Sept. 21 At Summers Corner, 4609 Beach Hill Road, Summerville the Big Obstacle Challenge will begin. Start times for the Ultimate Course will run every 10 minutes from 8-9 a.m. and the Challenge Coure will run from 9:10 – 11 a.m. Participants typically complete the course in 15-31 minutes. Both team and individual participation are welcome. The event will raise funds for the Acuity Dental Foundation’s Innovation Awards. Registration by Sept. 13, $5 discount. Race packets can be picked up 5-7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Corner House Café at Summers Corner.

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 843-870-5984 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 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 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.