Community Calendar

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2013

District 102 meeting announced
Rep. Joe Jefferson announced that residents who live in Berkeley and Dorchester's District 102 are invited to a meeting that will be held on Thursday evening, March 28, at Berkeley Middle School in Moncks Corner from 6 - 8 p.m. in the multipurpose auditorium.
This will be an evening full of great information.  Bags of free materials as well as supplies will be given to attendees. 
The following representatives and personnel will be there: AARP and their demonstrations, Voter Registration Office Personnel, Berkeley County Police Department Crime Watch, and Medicaid and Medicare Experts.
You will have a opportunity to ask questions as well as get answers.  Please come and participate, and learn from the experts in attendance.
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.
Plant sale April 20, May 18
The Friends of Cypress Gardens non-profit plant, flower and tree sale will take place April 20 and May 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Cypress Gardens.
Master Gardeners will answer your gardening questions. Bring two cups of dry soil to be sent off for soil test ($6 fee).
For more information call (843) 553-0515 or visit www.cypressgardens.org.
County Delegation meets March 25
The Berkeley County Legislative Delegation will meet on March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Goose Creek City Hall.
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.
Easter Egg Hunt March 31
The Tri-County Council of Filipino Presidents / Chairpersons of Charleston is sponsoring the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 31 at the FCC site in Moncks Corner (corner of Hwy. 52 and Oakley Road).  
The event is set for 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Everyone is welcome. Children ages 2 to 12 will enjoy the egg hunt, games and prizes, and there will be plenty of food for everyone.
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.
Sessions are planned for April 11 and April 27.
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:
• 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.
Jazz festival set for April
A local non-profit organization, Jenkins Orphanage, along with Palmetto Primary Care Physicians and Carolina Studios, have announced the First Annual Roots of Jazz Music Festival to benefit the orphanage.
The festival will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 3923 Azalea Drive in North Charleston.
The Jenkins Orphanage was founded in 1891 by a former slave, the Rev. Daniel Jenkins, who made it his life’s mission to help and provide for children in need.
The festival will feature the sounds of local jazz artists.
General admission tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 at Cats Music in Summerville, Monster Music in West Ashley (cash only), or at the gate for $10. For more information, call (843) 735-5344 or visit www.facebook.com/therootsofjazzmusicfestival.

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