Community events

  • Friday, February 15, 2013

What: Quick Fit Bootcamp

When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Sullivan’s Island Elementary School, Rifle Range Road

Details: Wando Community School is offering Quick Fir Bootcamp with Vicki Walker at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School on Rifle Range Road. Steps, weights, stability balls, kettlebells and jump ropes are used for this all over fitness blast. Register before any class. Equipment provided.

Collaborative project


Details: Seeking artists from all disciplines. Actors, filmmakers, musicians, singers, visual artists, poets, writers, photographers, etc. are encouraged to reply for a new collaborative project to be presented in April. Email charlestonplays@gmail.com.

Sunday with Strad and Guarneri


What: Rare violin concert

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, 90 Hasell St.

Details: Yuriy Bekker, concertmaster and acting artistic director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, will mesmerize listeners as he plays two rare violins, one from Stradivari’s Golden Period, and one crafted by Guarneri de Gesu. These 17/18th century craftsmen made the finest violins in the world, with only hundreds still in existence. Contact Brenda Braye at 843-723-1090 to purchase tickets.

Pet grief


What: Faithful Forever, pet loss grief support group

When: Tuesday, Feb. 19 (every third Tuesday of the month), 6–7:30 p.m.

Where: McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 2501 Bees Ferry Road

Details: Pet Parents who have recently lost a beloved pet can come together in a supportive environment to discuss the issues of grief, mourning and pet loss. The support group will be facilitated by a licensed professional counselor. Faithful Forever is the pet cremation division of McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, a local family-owned funeral home since 1886. Faithful Forever has been offering pet services since 2008. The group will be facilitated by Johnsie Currin, MEd, LPC, CIRS-A. Refreshments will be served.


Contact: San LeBoeuf, director of Pet Services, san@Faithful-Forever.com or 843-722-8371.

Creative retirement


What: College of Charleston’s Center for Creative Retirement presents two lectures - “Keeping Our Marbles in Play” and “On the Road Western Circuit in an RV.”

When: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m.

Where: St. Joseph Family Life Center, 1695 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd. in West Ashley

Details: The College of Charleston’s Center for Creative retirement holds weekly lectures on many topics. For information contact Clare Robinson at 953-5488 or email robinson@cofc.edu.

Fashion show

What: East Cooper Newcomers Club‘s Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon

When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Drive, Charleston, SC 29492

Details: Program: The women of the East Cooper Newcomers Club invite members, guests, new residents and recent retirees to attend their monthly luncheon meeting and Spring Fashion Show. Spring Fashion show with fashions provided by Belk and modeled by ECNC members. Door prizes include Belk shopping sprees and fragrance baskets. For reservations, please call Elaine no later than Feb. 14 at 856-3467 or email ecnc.reservations@gmail.com.

Violin Sensation


What: The Music Matters! Concert Series presents “Violin Sensation”

When: Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

Where: Franke at Seaside, Rodenberg Chapel, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant

Details: This free concert is open to the public and will highlight the violin playing of local violin prodigy, Shannon Fitzhenry. She will play selections from the classical violin repertoire, including Bach and Tchaikovsky. This recital is part of the music advocacy project run by Abigail Kent to raise community awareness to support live music and the local programs that make this possible. Contact musikmaid@gmail.com.

Candidate forum


What: East Cooper Democrats First Congressional District Democratic Candidate Forum

When: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

Where: Olive Branch AME Annex, 1734 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.

Details: The forum is open to all Democrats and the public. Come at 6:30 p.m. for light dinner for $4 per person. RSVP to Anne Owens via email at asjo1952@gmail.com. Please submit candidate questions via email to carolebenson16@att.net by Wednesday, Feb. 20. Late submission will not be accepted and only five questions will be selected.

Garden club


What: The Isle of Palms Garden Club meeting

When: Thursday, Feb.21, 6:30 p.m.

Where: IOP Exchange Club building, 201 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms.

Details: Projects for the year will be discussed.It is time for the annual Salute.t.o gardeners on the Isle of Palms and Sullivans island.The speaker will be Bill Lamson-Scribner of the Moultrie News. His topic is the Horticulture Hotline,” Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker at 7 p.m. Guests welcome. Please call Janice Ashely at 883-9016.

Spaghetti dinner


What: Men’s Fellowship Spaghetti Dinner.

When: Saturday Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m.

Where: Sunrise Presbyterian Church, 3222 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island

Details: Plates are $8 and children under 10 are free. There will be music, many local folks and containers of meet sauce for sale on the way out. Order take-out dinners to bring home. Proceeds go to projects around the church and to keep the church’s community ministries going.

Information session


What: Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)

When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 4-5:30 p.m.

Where: St. Andrew’s Library, 1735 North Woodmere Drive

Details: Free yourself from food addiction and food obsession. Come to a community information meeting for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia. Everyone is welcome to this free meeting, including those who think they may have a food problem or those who are concerned about someone who may have a food problem. Visit the website at www.foodaddicts.org.

Music recital


What: Charleston Music Club recital

When: Monday, Feb. 25, 7: 30 p.m.

Where: Chapel at Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Rd.

Details: The Charleston Music Club will present a free recital featuring College of Charleston Voice Students. Refreshments will be served. Call 442-4835.

Big Bash


What: Wando High School PTSO Big Bash and Benefit, New Orleans-style

When: Saturday, March 2, 6-10 p.m.

Where: Harborside East, 28 Bridgeside Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Details: The Big Bash is the Wando High School PTSO’s sole fundraiser of the year. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 per couple and include admission, non-alcoholic drinks, music and food catered by Farm on Fire, whose owners are graduates of the school. Wine and beer are available through a cash bar. For more information, contact Dee Stracey at 708-8330 or dstracey@comcast.net.

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