Community Calendar

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Zumba class announced
A Zumba fitness and toning class is starting at the Moncks Corner Depot on April 9, and will continue through May 17. The classes meet 8 to 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and cost $40.
Register at Moncks Corner Town Hall or at the Depot. Call 899-4708 for more information or email mcdepot@homesc.com.

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.
NCHS reunion set for October
North Charleston High School's Class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Hobcaw Yacht Club in Mt. Pleasant from 6 to 11 p.m.  The cost is $40 per person.  
Contact Nochas73Reunion@comcast.net to receive additional information and register to attend.
CBHS Relay events announced
Cane Bay High School is hosting several events leading up to the Lower Berkeley Relay for Life night, set for May 3-4 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the school.
• 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.
GOP Breakfast April 6
The Berkeley County Republican Party Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 6 at American Legion Post 166 (116 Howe Hall Road in Goose Creek).
The guest speaker will be Rep. Brian White, Chairman of House Ways and Means Committee.
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.
First Steps meets April 11
The Berkeley County First Steps Partnership Board encourages the public to attend its meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 11in the Berkeley County School District board room 229, East Main Street in Moncks Corner. 
Berkeley County residents who attend the meeting can learn more about the results of the First Steps to School Readiness program in the county as well as future plans. 
For further information contact Stephanie Olazabal at berkeleyfirststeps@hotmail.com, or by calling (843) 416-8277.

Blood drive set for April 9
The First Presbyterian Church of Moncks Corner will host a Red Cross blood drive on April 9 from 2 to 7 p.m.
A barbecue meal will be served to all donors and child care will be provided. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 899-6420.

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.

Reading Council meets April 11
The Berkeley Reading Council – the local chapter of the South Carolina International Reading Association – was recently honored by the national organization for the 22nd consecutive year for its work to promote reading in the community as well as schools. 
The council's next meeting will be April 11 at Goose Creek City Hall at 6 p.m. when local youth will be honored for their writing prowess as part of the Young Writers' Awards.
The meeting is open to the public.

Chamber announces upcoming events
The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce has announced the following events:
• Thursday, April 4:  Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer, 5:30-7 p.m. at First Citizens Bank (212 East Main Street, Moncks Corner). Cost: members free, non-members $10. 
• Thursday, April 11: Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Daniel Island Club (600 Island Park Drive, Daniel Island). Cost: members $75, non-members $100.
• Friday, April 12: Berkeley Chamber of Commerce  2013 Teacher of the Year Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. at Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Avenue, Bldg. 920 North Charleston. Join the chamber as it recognizes Berkeley County's outstanding educators.
For all events, call 577-9549 or 761-8238 or register online at www.berkeleysc.org.
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.
Safe boating course announced
Charleston Sail and Power Squadron will offer a safe boating course to the public at 8:30 a.m. on April 20, 8:30 a.m. at its headquarters building at 1376 Orange Grove Road. 
The course covers such topics as rules of the road, required safety equipment, communications afloat, and personal watercraft safety. The course is $50 for adults, and $15 for a second person sharing the same materials.  The course is free for youth aged  12-18. 
For more information or to register contact Billy Lynes at (843) 312-2876 or email lynes@tds.net.
For more information, please contact Cawana Wilson at (843) 571-2641.
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.
County Republican Convention set for April 15
Berkeley County Republican Party Chairman Terry Hardesty issued a Call to Convention this week for the party's April 15 county convention.
The event will be held at Stratford High School in Goose Creek.
The convention will include election of officers for the 2013-2014 term, and election of delegates and alternate delegates to the South Carolina Republican Party Convention, which is set to be held May 4 at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia.
The April 15 convention will include a registration period from 6-7 p.m. The convention will be held from 7-9 p.m. Registration fees are $10 for members and guests.
For more information, call (843) 312-1949.


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