Senior Center Calendar
April 10: 10 a.m. Bingo, 2 p.m. Basket Workshop; April 11: 9:30 a.m. Walking Club, 1 p.m. Woodcarving; April 12: 8:30 a.m. Hand & Foot, 1 p.m. Creative Crafters; April 15: 10 a.m.Edward Jones Finance Planning, 12:30 p.m. Dominoes; April 16: 9:45 a.m. Walking Club, 2 p.m. Open Artist”s Workshop; Faith Sellers Senior Center, 312 N. Laurel St. Summerville; 843-871-5053. www.dorchesterseniors.com.
Music Club recital Sunday
The Summerville Music Club is pleased to award three Summer Study Scholarships to local accomplished high school musicians.
The community is invited to attend this recital at 4 p.m. on April 14 in The Village of Summerville Chapel, 201 W. 9th North St.
Live With Hope
We are living in a world of turmoil. Free Bible prophecy seminars are going to be presented by Pastor Leslie Louis, 520 Gahagan Road, in the Family Life Center beginning at 7 p.m. Additional nights are Sundays, Tuesdays Wednesdays and Fridays, through April 27. Free Bibles, free comprehensive study guides and free children’s program – ages 5-11. All are invited.
“Grandparents@Prayer,” (G@P) is a non-denominational intercessory prayer group to call grandparents around the world to intentionally and regularly come together to pray and intercede for their grandchildren, children and communities. It’s an opportunity to provide resources for grandparents to be prayer warriors for their grandchildren. As grandparents, we can make a significant difference in the world by praying regularly and deliberately for our grandchildren and their parents. We have an opportunity to powerfully touch the lives of another generation for eternity. Come and join us the first Monday of each month at 10 a.m. In the church building of St. Paul’s Summerville, 316 W. Carolina Ave., Summerville, SC For more information call 843-437-0442.
Lifeguard Training Classes
From 6-9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, through April 20 and May 6-18, North Charleston Recreation, 1455 Monitor St., North Charleston is offering two sessions of Lifeguard Training Classes. The classes are for ages 15 and up and will be held at the Danny Jones Pool. Registration is $100 and must be done in person at Amory Park across the street from the pool. Participants must pass a swimming test to be eligible to take the course. The test will be the first day of class. For information contact contact Bora Yatagan at firstname.lastname@example.org< or call 843-745-1028.
Dorchester Museum Kids
From 1-3 p.m. on April 13 at St. Luke’s Church, 206 Central Ave. meet to learn about our local Edistor Natches Native American Tribe. Learn about their dress, customs, dance and join in the fun. Admission is $3 per person and all proceeds got to support the Summerville Dorchester Museum’s Kids Program. For information contact the museum at 843-875-9666.
Income Tax Assistance
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 13, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is preparing federal and state income taxes every Saturday at Bethany UMC, 118 W 3rd S St. Summerville. This is a free service using IRS certified staff. Contact Blair Stewart at 843-270-3001.
From 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 13 at Cane Bay Middle School,1175 Cane Bay Blvd, Summerville, the BCSO and Law Enforcement United Team Lowcountry will come together for a great cause. They will raise money for the 2019 Virginia Road to Hope. The Road to Hope is a physical challenge to honor the fallen and remember the survivors. They will ride their bikes from Chesapeake Virginia to Washington D.C.Their goal is to raise a minimum of $20,000 for Law Enforcement United. The Touch-a-Truck event is $5 a person and $20 for a family. LEU believes in giving donations to caused not salaries. They are 100% volunteer. For information visit www.memberplanet.com/campaign/leunited/va2019/TeamLowCountry.
At 1:30 p.m. on April 15 the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at the Faith Sellers Senior Center, 312 N. Laurel St. in Summerville. MUSC Pharnacists, Whitney Simerlein and Emily Ware will be the guest speakers. All active, retired federal employees, spouses and surviving spouses and their guests are welcome.For information contact Patricia Whitely at 843-408-3509, PWhitely@sc.rr.com or Joseph Kohut at 216-548-0481m email@example.com.
From April 26-27, the Summerville Evening Lions Club is sponsoring the annual Blind and Visually Impaired Persons Fishing Tournament in Santee. Participants will arrive by bus on Friday afternoon and will be treated to a fish fry dinner. They will stay overnight in a Santee area hotel. On Saturday, they will have breakfast and then meet with Lions Club members at Polly’s Landing and pair up for a day of fishing. When fishing is over, there will be lunch and awards. Participants will then be bussed back to their homes. For information call Doris Sullivan at 843-693-5522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tearoom, Silent Auction
From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on April 27, at Knightsville United Methodist Church, 1505 Central Ave. Summerville, the United Methodist Women are hosting a Tearoom and Silent Auction. All proceeds go to local missions. Reservations for parties of 8 or more call 843-771-3321.
Earth Day Echoes Festival
From 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on April 27 at Cuthbert Center in Azalea Park Summerville, the Summerville Beautification Committee will have eco friendly speakers, vendors and educational workshops, talks and panels. Earth Day goals are to increase community education and awareness of eco challenges. Support local businesses and individuals working towards sustainability and encourage community preservation of Summerville’s beauty.
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.
On May 11 at the Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd, Summerville, the Knights of Columbus St. John the Beloved is hosting the annual Golf Tournament. The cost is $70 per person with all proceeds to benefit the American Heart fund.
The cost includes breakfast, lunch following the tournament, refreshments on the course, and door prizes galore. The public is invited. For information call Dick Gotheridge, 843-568-2496.
Summerville Music Club
At 7 p.m. on May 14 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 206 Central Avenue, Summerville, Alison Harvey will conduct the Home School Orchestra which will play a variety of composer’s compositions.
Little Patriots Basketball Camp
From 8 a.m. –noon on June 24-26 at Fort Dorchester High School Gym the Patriot coaches will have a Basketball Camp geared for boys ages 7-14 years old. Participants will receive instruction from Coach Jacob Smith and other area coaches. The instruction drills will be run by the Patriot boy’s coaching staff, mentoring program and current varsity basketball players. There will be guest speakers daily. The cost is $40 per camper. Contact Coach Jacob Smith at 803-837-0605, Coach Mark Hilton at 843-437-6337, Coach Roger Gantt at 803-414-7295.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 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.
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 Hwy 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.