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 Metro North Church (5:30-6:30 p.m.) at 109 Central Avenue in Goose Creek; 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 Tisdale at (843) 571-2641.
Chamber announces upcoming events
The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce has announced the following events:
• 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.
Cemetery cleanup announced
Spring Hill United Methodist Church will hold its spring cemetery cleanup on Saturday, April 20 at 8 a.m. (rain date April 27). Please bring rakes, clippers and weed-eaters. Christmas flowers and flowers in poor condition will be removed during this cleanup.
If you are unable to attend, and wish to contribute to the upkeep of this cemetery, donations can be sent to: Spring Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Debbie Sweatman, 1167 Grapevine Road, Ridgeville, SC 29472.
Reading Council meets Thursday
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 Thursday, 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.
First Steps meets Thursday
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (843) 416-8277.
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 email@example.com.
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 ost is $40 per person.
Contact Nochas73Reunion@comcast.net to receive additional information and register to attend.
Taste of Goose Creek April 20
The Taste of Goose Creek will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Immaculate Conception Church (510 St James Avenue).
Irish, American, Italian, Filippino and Spanish foods, as well as chicken, barbecue and desserts will be featured. There will also be games, a photo booth, used book sale, live music and more.
Everyone is welcome.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free computer classes announced for April
The Public Computer Center at Trident Technical College’s Berkeley Campus is offering the following computer courses to the public, free of charge.
• Thursday, April 11: Improving Typing Skills, 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, April 16: Microsoft Word, 3 p.m.
• Thursday, April 18: Microsoft PowerPoint, 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, April 23: Basic Microsoft Excel, 3 p.m.
• Thursday, April 25: Intermediate Microsoft Excel, 3 p.m.
• Saturday, April 27: Creating Mailing Labels, 11 a.m.
• Tuesday, April 30: Questions and Answers, 3 p.m.
All course participants will need to bring a USB flash drive to save their work.
The 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.
Relay for Life May 3-4
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a 12-hour team event that brings people from local businesses, schools, churches and families together for a night under the stars while team members take turns walking or running around the track. Relay For Life of Lower Berkeley is having its event this year on May 3-4 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Cane Bay High School.
As a cancer survivor, you have something to celebrate! We invite you to show your courage and spirit. Join cancer survivors of all ages, their caregivers, and friends for a lap around the track during the Relay For Life Survivors’ ceremony.
You do not have to be a member of a Relay team or pay a fee to be involved in any of the survivors’ celebrations, but you do have to register.
Please register today at: www.relayforlife.org/lowerberkeleysc
St. Stephen health walk set for April 20
The Tri-City Outreach organization in collaboration with the town of St. Stephen, will host its first 5K health walk in St. Stephen on the April 20 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
There will be free health screenings after the walk.
To register contact Charles Glaze at 567-2426 or Henry Smalls at 870-3890. Registration is $10 per person, and includes a T-shirt that displays original artwork of Willis Sanders.
The event is to bring awareness to the community that exercise, along with monitoring your health, can make for a healthier you which makes for a healthier community.
4-H youth gardening contest accepting applications
South Carolina 4-H Youth Development Programs have a new short-term project for youth who are interested in gardening.
The Small Garden Project will allow youngsters ages 5 – 19 to learn how to prepare, plant, maintain and harvest a small garden. A contest record book will also be submitted for judging. Seeds will be provided for one vegetable.
Youth will choose at least two other vegetable crops to grow. An area of at least 100 square feet will be needed for the garden. Raised beds can be used if desired.
The registration fee of $15 for current 4-H members and $25 for non-members covers the cost of a soil sample, record book, score criterion and seed packet. Registrations will be accepted until April 19. Soil samples will need to be submitted to the local County Extension office by April 26 in order to meet the May 10 planting deadline.
The contest record book will be due on Aug. 16. Contact Gayle Williford, County Extension Agent at 843-719-4140 x 116 or email@example.com to register or for more information.
County festival seeks food vendors
The City of Goose Creek will present its Second Annual Beach and Barbecue Festival on Saturday, April 27 from 4 - 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center.
This free, family-friendly event will feature live music from Local Motion Party Band, a corn-hole tournament, and a kid’s play area.
Barbecue vendors and other food vendors are needed. Interested vendors should complete an application and submit by Friday, April 5. Applications are available on the City’s website at www.cityofgoosecreek.com.
For more information, call Barbara Nimocks at 569-4242.