Community Tidbits

  • Wednesday, June 19, 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.
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.
Sheheen to address Democrats
The Berkeley Democratic Party will have its regular monthly meeting on June 22.
The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at Gilligan’s Restaurant (582 Dock Road in Moncks Corner). The guest speaker will be Sen. Vincent Sheheen. Attendees must preregister at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/805054CAFAC2B0-june .
The price for breakfast is $13. For more information please call Melissa Watson at (843) 793-9818 or email educateyoungpeople@yahoo.com.
Fish fry benefit June 20
The Take One to Help One Organization is sponsoring a fish fry at Mama’s Kitchen at 7 p.m. on June 20. The event will benefit DiA’ndra Robinson, a BHS wrestler who has been chosen to represent the U.S. in competition. Visit www.downundersports.com to donate online
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.
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.
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 meets monthly
The Moncks Corner NAACP monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. for the Executive Committee, and 7:30 p.m. for the General Meeting, on the third Monday of each month. 
Blood drive set for June 25
The First Presbyterian Church of Moncks Corner will host a Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, June 25 from 2 to 7 p.m. 
All donors will enjoy a meal of hamburgers, hot dogs and beans. Childcare will be provided.  
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.
First Steps meets July 11

The Berkeley County First Steps Partnership Board encourages the public to attend its meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 in the Berkeley County School District board room (229 East Main Street, Moncks Corner). 
Berkeley County residents who attend the meeting can learn more about the results of the First Steps to School Readiness program as well as future plans. For further information contact Stephanie Olazabal at berkeleyfirststeps@hotmail.com, or by calling (843) 863-3030.
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.
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.

TTC's free computer classes continue
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 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.
City seeks fall festival vendors
Goose Creek is seeking arts/craft vendors, food vendors and sponsors for its “2013 Fall Festival” on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center. 
This free event will feature live entertainment, arts/craft vendors, kid’s play area, safety demonstrations, food vendors, pony rides and more. This event will raise awareness and donations for Helping Hands of Goose Creek.
An early registration rate is offered to all vendors and sponsors who register by Monday, July 1. Visit www.cityofgoosecreek.com for vendor/sponsor application.
For more information about the festival, call the Goose Creek Community Center at 569-4242.  Businesses or community organizations interested in sponsorship should email Cheryl Heiselman at cheiselman@cityofgoosecreek.com.  Arts/craft vendors can email Sylvia Reid at sreid@cityofgoosecreek.com for more information.

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