What: VFW Post 10624 and Ladies Auxiliary meatloaf dinner with sides
When: Friday, Aug. 2, 6-8 p.m.
Where: VFW Post 10624, 1411 Stuart Engal’s Blvd.
Details: Cost is $10 per person. For more information call 843-884-0062.
What: 88 Club of Mount Pleasant meeting
When: First and third Wednesdays, 7 a.m.
Where: Page’s Okra Grill on Coleman Boulevard
Details: Each meeting has a speaker presenting interesting and timely programs. The group has about 40 active members and are always looking for more.
What: Introduction to Unity class
When: Wednesday, Aug. 7 - Sept. 11, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Where: Mount Pleasant Brance Library
Details: The class is based on the book, “The Five Principles: A Guide To Practical Spirituality” by Ellen Depenport.
What: Mount Pleasant Business Social
When: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Charleston Harbor Fish House
Details: Come out and talk business with Mount Pleasant Mayor Billy Swails and members of town council. Networking events provide an opportunity to talk business while also creating it. Enjoy happy hour prices, appetizers, and great conversation.
What: All day spinning marathon
When: Saturday, Aug. 10, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd.
Details: Build communities through spinning. There will be swimming and barbecue afterwards. Build your team (up to five riders) and register online at thepalmettopalace.com.
What: The women of the East Cooper Newcomers Club monthly coffee
When: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. to noon.
Details: Members, guests, new residents and recent retirees are invited to attend and learn about the many club activities and local events. Please call Ayn at 843-696-8020 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barb at 843-606-2539 or email@example.com for location or more information.
What: Circa 1886 Louie’s Kids Guest Chef Dinner
When: Thursday, Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Circa 1886
Details: There will be five courses, wine pairings and live auction. Chef Ford Fry (chef and partner of Atlanta’s JCT. Kitchen & Bar, King + Duke, No. 246 to name a few) will team up with chef Marc Collins for the fourth annual Louie’s Kids Benefit Dinner. This event has raised more than $45,000 for Louie’s Kids mission of fighting childhood obesity. Call 843-853-7828 to reserve a table. Auction items up for bid include a getaway to the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Fla. (airfare included), a night at the Sanctuary on Kiawah Island and more. Cost is $80 per person, $50 of which donated directly to Louie’s Kids. (Price excludes tax, gratuity, additional beverages.)
What: Hobcaw Yacht Club sailing fundraiser
When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 5 p.m.
Where: Hobcaw Yacht Club
Details: Do you make the best BBQ? Enter your concoction and join Hobcaw sailors and other Charleston area sailing supporters to raise funds for HYC advanced junior sailors to compete nationally and internationally. There is a $25 entry fee, and there will be prizes for best BBQ. Cost to attend in $15 per adult and $7 per child. Meal will include BBQ and ribs, rice, hash, cole slaw, mac and cheese and more. DJ Ryan will be poolside. A cash bar will be available.
What: Night of Hope Charleston Follow-up.
When: Monday, Aug. 19, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Creek Club at I’On, 44 Saturday Road,
Details: “Is there more to Christianity?” Sunset dessert and follow-up talk in response to Joel Osteen’s visit to Charleston. Join Fr John Parker, frequent contributor to The Post and Courier’s Faith and Values section, as he explains the earliest Christian teachings on “blessings,” “joy” and praying “in the Name of Jesus.” For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-881-5010.
What: The women of the East Cooper Newcomers Club monthly luncheon meeting.
When: Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m.
Where: Snee Farm Country Club, 1220 Club Lane
Details: Speaker Ryan Watkins, grandson of the founders of Brownswood Nursery on John’s Island, will speak on “The Art and Science of Southern Landscaping.” For reservations, please call Rochelle no later than Aug. 16 at 843-416-8778 or email at email@example.com.
East Cooper Democrats
What: East Cooper Democrats August meeting
When: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Olive Branch AME Church Annex, 1734 Highway 17 North
Details: Social time and light dinner ($4/person) begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. The August meeting will be a discussion of Sen. Vincent Sheheen’s new book “The Right Way, Getting the Palmetto State Back on Track.” Please RSVP to Carole Bensoncarolebenson16@gmail.com or 843-216-3797 if attending and indicate if you want dinner.
What: The Mount Pleasant Men’s Reading Group
When: Last Friday morning of each month, 9:30 a.m.
Where: The Atlanta Bread Company in Towne Centre.
Details: The group is looking for new members and also welcome guests. If you enjoy reading, please join. The group differs from the standard reading foremat in that each member discusses a different book. Call Bob Guerin at 843-971-1754 for more i
What: Unity Church of Mount Pleasant
When: Sept. 15, 10 a.m.
Where: Somerby 3100 Tradition Circle in Park West off Greymarsh Rd.
Details: Unity Church of Mount Pleasant is affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries and Unity School of Christianity, publisher of Daily Word. It is one of about 1,000 Unity churches, centers, and study groups around the world. The first Sunday Service will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 15. For more information, visit www.untiymtpleasantsc.org. Unity of Charleston will be celebrating their 30th anniversary on Sept. 8.
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Gates open at 9 a.m., paddock call at noon.
Details: For more information visit www.charlestoncup.net or call 843-766-6202.
What: Magnolia Chapter EGA Embroiderers’ Guild of America
When: Second Sundays, 1 p.m.
Where: The Meeting Place, 1077 Montague St., North Charleston
Details: For more information, call Evelyn W. at 843-852-0093.
WHAT: Any one, male or female youth or elders interested in Philately or willing to explore the hobby
WHEN: The third Thursday of each month from 7:30-9 p.m.
DETAILS: You do not need to be a professional - just have an interest in stamp collecting either U.S. or foreign postage stamps. The group is small and easy-going group that engages in talking about stamps, exchanges duplicate stamps or helping new club members to get started in the Hobby. There is no charge to join or belong. Come as you are able and get to recognize the excitement and the educational value of the hobby which is shared by thousands. For more retails, please contact Richard Foreman @ 843-884-4398 or email@example.com.
What: Charleston Chapter ANG (American Needlepoint Guild)
When: Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.
Where: St. Andrews Parish, 2604 Ashley River Road (Highway 61 North)
Details: For more information, call Ann W. at 843-875-5562.
What: Round dance lessons
When: Mondays, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Park Circle, North Charleston
Details: No experience needed. Lessons on waltz and two step and move into advanced rythms, like rumba, cha-cha and jive. Cost is $5 per person. To pre-register or for more information, call Jack and Genie Whetsell at 843-747-5431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Doris and George White at 843-553-7965 or email email@example.com.