Alzheimer’s support groups continue
The local Alzheimer’s Association has three caregiver support groups in the area held at different locations on the second Monday of each month.
Locations are the Goose Creek library (5:30-6:30 p.m.) on Old Moncks Corner Road, Moncks Corner Medical Center (11 a.m – noon) on N. Live Oak Drive, and the Otranto Road library (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) in North Charleston.
For more information, please contact Cawana Wilson at (843) 571-2641.
Free computer class Jan. 31
The Public Computer Center at Trident Technical College’s Berkeley Campus is offering the following computer course to the public, free of charge:
• Thursday, Jan. 31: Questions and Answers, 3 p.m.
All course participants will need to bring a USB flash drive to save their work.
Berkeley Campus is located at 1001 S. Live Oak Dr. (Hwy 17-A), Moncks Corner. The Public Computer Center is located in the Learning Resources Center (Library), Room 106C. Please call 899.8029 to register or for more information.
Free concert Feb. 9
A free concert by the Woodwind Quintet of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 in the Berkeley High School Auditorium.
This event is a gift to the public from the Town of Moncks Corner and the Recreation Department. Please come and enjoy a quiet evening with good music, just in time for Valentine's Day.
Call 899-4708 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for more information.
Sweetheart dinner, dance Feb. 9
A Sweetheart Dinner and Dance sponsored by the Berkeley Ladies Club is set for Feb. 9 at the Berkeley Shrine Club. Music by The Oasis Band will be featured.
Only tickets sold in advance are available; call Linda Crank at 761-3419 or Frankie Herndon at 729-5416.
Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner begins at 6:30 and the band plays from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be a cash bar and door prizes.
Master Gardener booth to appear in county
A Master Gardener booth will be at Central True Value in Moncks Corner on Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The booth will be at Lowe's in Goose Creek on Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bring two cups of dry soil for a soil test ($6). Results will be sent back to you in two to four weeks.
GOP breakfast Feb. 2
The Berkeley County Republican Party Breakfast will meet on Saturday, Feb. 2, at American Legion Post 166 (116 Howe Hall Road in Goose Creek). The guest speakers will be Trident Health CEO Todd Gallati, and Trident Health Assistant VP for Business Development Deborah Campeau.
Breakfast ($6) will be served at 9 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:30. No membership is required and the public is invited to attend.
For more information contact Nancy Corbin at (843) 688-4975.
Red Cross volunteers needed
The American Red Cross is actively recruiting volunteers. Sign up for the class by visiting www.lowcountryredcross.org or by calling (843) 764-2323.
‘Shuckin’ for Shelter’ Feb. 2
Shuckin’ for Shelter, an annual fundraiser benefitting Callen-Lacey Center for Children, will be held 3 - 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Crowfield Golf and Country Club in Goose Creek.
There will be all-you-can-eat oysters and barbecue and more, including music and fun for the whole family.
Advance tickets are $20 for adults; $5 for children ages 6 to 12; and free for children under 6. Purchase your tickets in advance by visiting www.bit.ly/ShuckinforShelter.
Tickets will also be available at the door.
Callen-Lacey Center for Children is the only emergency shelter in Berkeley County for abused, neglected and abandoned children and youth.
Tax aid sessions announced
AARP Tax Aid sessions have been scheduled at the Berkeley County Library Goose Creek and Farmers and Merchant Bank in Moncks Corner (221 East Main Street), on Monday and Thursday from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment at Farmer’s and Merchant. Call (843) 761-0390 or (843) 270-7881 for an appointment.
Cypress Gardens fossil show Feb. 16
An upcoming Winter Fossil Show will usher in a new year of exciting, family-friendly events at Cypress Gardens.
Cypress Gardens showcases a vast array of local fossils at this popular annual event, set for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. Coastal South Carolina’s lively prehistoric past attracts both amateur collectors and paleontologist alike.
“A number of quite impressive marine and terrestrial fossils have been discovered in the Lowcountry,” Cypress Gardens Director Dwight Williams said. “Shark teeth, whale, mammoth, primitive horse fossils, and shellfish are some of the most common finds.
“In recent years, there have even been some dinosaur fossils found in the state.”
Local fossils and even some exotic fossil material will be on display to view and explore. Guests are encouraged to bring their finds and have them analyzed by experts, who will be available to help with identification.
Children can participate in a fossil dig, and door prizes will be awarded every hour.
Lunch will be available for purchase.
The show is free with regular paid admission to Cypress Gardens ($10 adult, $9 senior, $5 child 6 to 12 years of age). Berkeley County residents will be admitted free from 9 a.m. until 12 Noon with a photo ID.
Local Edge is the event’s sponsor.
Call (843) 553-0515 or visit www.cypressgardens.info for more information.