Community Tidbits

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2013

SCAIPC meeting June 19
The quarterly meeting of the South Carolina Aging In Place Coalition will be held on Wednesday, June 19at 147 Wappoo Creek Drive in Charleston.  Coffee and conversation will take place at 9 a.m., with the business meeting starting promptly at 9:30.
The SCAIPC is a non-profit organization advocating for seniors to prepare to remain in their residence independently, comfortable, and safely.  The members consist of representatives of companies, organizations and non-profits who support this mission.
For more information go to www.scaipc.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 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.
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.
NAACP changes meeting time
The Moncks Corner NAACP has announced a time change for its monthly meeting.
Beginning June 17, 2013, the monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. instead of 6:30 for the Executive Committee, and 7:30 p.m. for the General Meeting.  
The NAACP will continue to meet on the third Monday of each month. 
Shrine Club announces Friday dinners
The public is invited every Friday night to the Berkeley Shrine Club: a spaghetti dinner is set for every first Friday; a potluck dinner is every second Friday; a fish fry is every third Friday; and a steak dinner is every fourth Friday. The cost of each dinner varies.
Call 761-8515 or 761-3639 for more information.
Fleet Reserve meets monthly
The Fleet Reserve Association Lowcountry Branch 269 holds its monthly General Assembly meeting on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 99 Wisteria Road in Goose Creek. 
For more information, please contact the home at (843) 569-2692 or visit www.fra.org.
Harristown Church camp meeting June 30-July  7
Harristown Full Gospel Holiness Church (2217 Harristown Road in St Stephen) will be having its annual camp meeting at the church from June 30 to July 7.
Everyone is invited to attend.
The theme will be "God's Calling His People Back to Take a Stand.”
Guest speakers will include the Rev. David Livingston from North Carolina and Evangelist Bro. David Roper from Alabama.
Morning services are at 10 a.m. – until; night services will be at 7:15 p.m. until.
There will be different activities, from breakfast at 7:15 a.m. until after service in the evening. For more information call (843) 567-3837 or (843) 567-2951.
Town’s July 4 Parade set for June 28
Moncks Corner’s Annual Fourth of July Parade will take place the same night as the town’s Street Dance on Friday, June 28.
The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. starting at the First Baptist Church at 112 East Main Street and will exit left before the tracks on Behrman Street by William Farm Supply, and will disband in the large lot behind Town Hall.
The Street Dance will be held in the Depot parking lot fro 8 - 11 p.m.
There will be food vendors and music by Custom 4 and Friends Band.
Register for the parade at the Depot or Town Hall until June 21.
Email mcdepot@homesc.com, visit www.townofmonckscorner.sc.gov,  or call (843) 899-4708.
4H camp offered in 2013
This summer, SC 4-H offers residential summer camps especially for active club members ages 8 to 14. All camp sessions are held at the W.W. Long 4-H Leadership Center in Aiken, known as “Camp Long,” located at 82 Wire Road in Aiken. Camp dates for the Savannah Valley region (which includes Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties) are July 29-Aug. 2. Campers check in on Monday at 10 a.m. and check out Friday at 10 a.m. Cost is $260 for non-members and $250 for 4-H members (limited scholarships may be available). 
Membership is open to young people who wish to join local 4-H Clubs to participate in summer camp as well as great year-round programs. Transportation to and from camp will be provided.
Camp Long is situated on 418 scenic acres that include a recreational building, basketball court, baseball field, an 18-acre pond for swimming and canoeing, team challenge courses, a climbing wall, lake zip line and hiking trails. Additional camp activities include group games, archery and shooting sports, healthy lifestyles sessions, night activities, field and water Olympics, slip and slide water games, a dance and talent show.
Space for summer camp is limited. Call now for more information or to register. Contact County 4-H Agent, Gayle Williford at (843) 719-4140 x 116 or gwillif@clemson.edu.
Depot announces summer camps
Registration is taking place now at the Moncks Corner Depot or at Town Hall for summer camps.
Camps in 2013 include:
• Magic Camp: June 17 – June 21, 10 a.m. 12 Noon, ages 7 to 12. Cost is $84.
• Art Camp, Clay and Collage: July 8, 9 and 10, 8 a.m. – 12 Noon, ages 5 to 7. Cost is $60. Register by June 28.
• Art Camp. Fused Glass and Painting, July 15, 16, and 17, 8 a.m. to 12 Noon, ages 8 to 12. Cost is $75. Register by June 28.
For more information, call the Depot at 899-4708, email mcdepot@homesc.com, or visit www.townofmonckscorner.sc.gov.
BCSO summer camp July 15-19
The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office will host its annual BCSO Summer Deputy Camp for students 8 to 12 years old this summer.
Camp dates are July 15 through July 19. Participation is limited to the first 50 students who return a completed parental consent and registration form along with a check or money order for $75 made payable to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, Crime Prevention Unit.
For registration or more information contact Sgt. Jimmie Ross, Jr. at 719-4713 or 723-3800 ext. 4713.
Parental transportation is required to the Berkeley County Emergency Services Training Center (474 Reid Hill Road, just behind the Walmart in Moncks Corner) for student drop-off and pick-up. Check-in time is 8:30 a.m. each morning of the camp and pick-up time is at 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided at the camp.
 Free computer classes
The Public Computer Center at Trident Technical College’s Berkeley Campus is offering the following computer courses to the public, free of charge.
The course schedule for June includes:
• Thursday, June 13: Microsoft Excel, 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, June 25: Microsoft Publisher, 3 p.m.
• Thursday, June 27: 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.

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