Community Calendar and News
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.
Wellness class April 27
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. The next session is set for April 27.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Money being raised for resident
The Take One to Help One Organization is helping a local resident repair the roof of her home, and is asking the community for donations.
Donate to the fund by taking your check or cash to True Value Hardware in Moncks Corner; the account name is “Miss Mamie Fludd’s roof.”
For more information call Willie Powell at 709-0673.
Zumba class announced
A Zumba fitness and toning class began 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 email@example.com.
National Kidney Foundation accepts used cars
Donate your used vehicle to the National Kidney Foundation to join the fight against kidney disease. Your vehicle donation will support the many prevention programs and direct patient services offered throughout South Carolina that are enhancing the lives of people with, and at risk for, the disease.
In addition, your contribution can earn you a tax deduction.
The National Kidney Foundation will pick up any used vehicle, motorcycle or boat -- in almost any condition -- from any roadside or parking lot free of charge.
Call 800-488-CARS or visit www.kidneycars.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 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.
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 April19. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
Classes focus on healthy diet
Are you finding it harder and more expensive each month to feed your family a healthy diet? Have you given up altogether and let McDonald's feed your kids when you're rushing around from basketball practice to choir practice to PTA?
If you answered yes to those questions, and would like to learn a better way of eating, healthier and less expensively, the Moncks Corner Seventh Day Adventist Church at 1243 SC Hwy 402 is presenting a free vegetarian cooking school.
The school – “Eating Healthy in an Unhealthy Economy"- is set for every Sunday in April, from 3 to 5 p.m. It will feature guest speakers, prizes, and valuable information.
To register call (843) 899 - 4372.
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.