Community Calendar

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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.
Master Gardener booth in town March 23
An “Ask a Master Gardener” booth will be at True Value in Moncks Corner on March 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bring two cups of dry soil to be sent off for testing ($6). Bring plants or weeds for identification and your gardening questions.
Health Fair Saturday
A Community Health Fair at Cane Bay High School is set for Saturday (March 16) from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. The event will feature eye health screening, blood pressure checks, spinal health screening, breast cancer awareness, fitness information, dental screenings, weight loss information, and much more.
Call 899-8786 for more information.
First Steps meeting Thursday
The Berkeley County First Steps Partnership Board encourages the public to attend its annual meeting at 6 p.m. on March 14 in the Berkeley County School District boardroom at 229 East Main St. Moncks Corner. 
Berkeley County residents who attend can learn more about the results of the First Steps to School Readiness program in the county as well as future plans.  In addition the board will elect new members. 
The Berkeley County First Steps Partnership Board encourages the public to submit nominations to the Berkeley County First Steps Board of Trustees.  Nominees should reside or be employed in Berkeley County. 
Nominations should be submitted to Berkeley County First Steps Office 901 Island Park Drive Suite 201, Charleston, SC 29492. For a list of seats available, nomination forms and more information contact Stephanie Olazabal at berkeleyfirststeps@hotmail.com, www.berkeleyfirststeps.org, or by calling 416-8277.
Moncks Corner NAACP hosts forum March 18
The Moncks Corner NAACP is hosting an educational forum at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18 at the Masonic Lodge Hall (New Highway 52 in Moncks Corner).
Berkeley County School District Associate Superintendent for Human Resources Dr. Glenda Levine will be the guest speaker.
For more information, call (843) 899-2945, or (843) 899-2110.
Oyster roast, fish fry Saturday
An oyster roast and fish fry will be held on March 16 form 1 - 5 p.m. at 1381 Old Cherry Hill Road in Moncks Corner, across from the Cherry Hill Community Center.
A donation of $15 requested. All proceeds benefit the Cherry Hill Community Center Pavillion.
In lieu of oysters, two fish sandwiches and one can of soda may be purchased. Call 899-7739 for tickets.
Black History breakfast March 16
The Moncks Corner NAACP is hosting a commemorative breakfast celebrating Black History at 9 a.m. on March 16 at the Masonic Lodge Hall on New Highway 52 in Moncks Corner.
South Carolina State NAACP Economic Development Chairperson Diane Sumter will be the guest speaker. The theme of the event will be financial empowerment.
A donation of $7 is requested.
For more information call (843) 899-2945 or (843) 761-5516.
NARFE meets March 18
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 1:30 p.m. on March 18 at the Faith Sellers Senior Center (312 North Laurel Street in Summerville). All active and retired federal employees, spouses and surviving spouses are welcome. 
Contact Barbara Bryan at (843) 873-5773 or babryan@sc.rr.com for more information, or visit www.NARFE.org.
VFW oyster roast March 23
The John M. Dangerfield VFW Post 9509 oyster roast will be held at 1 p.m. on March 23 at 1142 S. Live Oak Drive, three miles south of Moncks Corner on Hwy. 17A.  The cost is $15 for the all-you-can-eat event, which will feature only single select oysters.
For more information call (843) 761-8713 after 4 p.m. on Monday – Friday, after 2 p.m. on Saturday, and after 1 p.m. on Sunday.
CBHS Relay for Life events announced
The Lower Berkeley Relay for Life is set for 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., May 3–4 at Cane Bay High School.
The school is hosting several events leading up to the Relay night:
• April 13: Bunco for Lower Berkeley Relay for Life, 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $10; call Brenda McDowell at (843) 696-3842 or Katherine Smith at the school, 899-8786.
• April 27: Golfing to Find a Cure Tournament at The Oaks Golf Club. To donate prize items, call 553-4141.
If you would like more information on the Lower Berkeley Relay of Life contact haley.chaplin@cancer.org.
Free wellness classes continue
Roper St. Francis Families for a Healthy Heart program teaches easy ways to be healthy and active. The program is offering a series of free wellness classes to be held at Howe Hall AIMS school in Goose Creek through April.
A session focused on food labeling and recipe modification will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21. Other classes are April 11 and April 27.
Yard sale set for March 16
There will be a yard sale at the First Baptist Church (112 E. Main Street, Moncks Corner) in their Family Life Center on Saturday, March 16 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All proceeds will go to Relay for Life Moncks Corner.
Tech's free computer classes continue
The Public Computer Center at Trident Technical College's Berkeley Campus is offering the following computer courses to the public, free of charge:
• Tuesday, March 19: Creating a Budget Part 1, 3 p.m.
• Thursday, March 21: Creating a Budget Part 2, 3 p.m.
• Saturday, March 23: Using Smart Gadgets, 11 a.m.           
• Tuesday, March 26: Using Mail Merge Wizard, 3 p.m.
• Thursday, March 28: 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.    
The Public Computer Center was funded by a U.S. Department of Commerce grant to increase broadband education, awareness, and training and access.

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