Community Tidbits

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2013

America, fracking and common core are questioned at LC CIA
How did America get to this point and has it lost its way are tough questions that will be addressed at the next LowCountry Conservatives in Action (CIA) monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 7th.
Jim Dirkes will give us a short history on where America was, where it is, and where it might be going without a major change in direction.
Can fracking really cause my water pipes to burst into flames? Gas and oil man Dale Brown, who has worked in the field for 30 years, brings good news that the United States has the largest gas reserves in the world, and the processes to get to them are far safer today.
The group will also continue to study the Common Core Standards (CCS).  In 2010 13 members of the state school board voted to accept CCS against the recommendation of the State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Mick Zais.  Teacher training has begun locally, with full implementation and new books based on CCS in 2014.  Similarly to the Affordable Healthcare Act, once people found out what’s really in it, it is quickly losing favor.
The LowCountry Conservatives in Action (CIA) meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Summerville.  Meetings are open to all who want to learn more about America’s issues and work toward solutions.  Call 442-7774 for more information.
Ladies Auxiliary steak night first and third Saturday
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW holds steak night the first and third Saturday of every month. The cost is $10.
The Auxiliary’s regular monthly meeting is the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m.; trivia nights are held on the first and fourth Mondays of the month.
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.
Dave Copeland Foundation launch celebration May 4
After 35 years of community service, Coach Dave Copeland along with family and friends of the community are inviting the public to attend the Dave Copeland Foundation launch and celebration.
The event will take place Saturday (May 4) at the Berkeley High School Auditorium. A meet-and-greet luncheon will be held from 12 Noon to 1 p.m., and the celebration will begin at 1:15.
Admission is free; donations are needed to provide summer tutoring by certified teachers, summer camps, and summer activities for area youth.
Email the foundation at davecopelandfoundation@gmail.com; send donations or other correspondence to Dave Copeland Foundation, PO Box 1478, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.
Gospel fest set for May 4
St. Phillip Baptist Church will sponsor a Gospel May Fest at 12 Noon on May 4 at the St. Stephen Park on Highway 45.
The festival will include games, prizes, food, live Gospel singing and much more.
For more information, including vendor information, call (843) 870-8580.
OA meets Mondays
Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. on Mondays at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (510 St. James Avenue in Goose Creek), in room 4 of the All Ministries Building. Call (843) 577-9499 or visit www.oa.org for more information.
Plant sale May 18
The Friends of Cypress Gardens non-profit plant, flower and tree sale will take place 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.

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.
Walk for HOPE May 18
The Father John J. McCarthy Council (No. 12472) of the Knights of Columbus, in association with Charleston's Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, will host the Third Annual Walk for HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday) on Saturday,
May 18 from 9 a.m. to noon, on the Charleston/West Ashley Greenway, the section between Coburg Road and Folly Road Boulevard. 
Registration is $10 with the proceeds benefiting the Carolina Children's Charity.
For more information, please call (843) 556-3578 or e-mail hurley.jshannon1@gmail.com.

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 mcdepot@homesc.com.

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