Community events

  • Saturday, September 28, 2013

What: Little Learners Lodge and Montessori of Mount Pleasant Discover Montessori Open House

When: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 4 p.m.

Where: Little Learners Lodge and Montessori of Mount Pleasant, 208 Church St.

Details: Ever wondered if your child would benefit from a Montessori education? Little Learners Lodge and Montessori of Mount Pleasant (MMPSchool) will hold an open house. Participants will be treated to a guided tour of the facility which serves as a demonstration site for Montessori and for Resources for Infant Educarers (www.rie.org). The presentation is of particular interest to families of children ages 16 months through 4 years. Please RSVP via themontessorischool@gmail.com or call 843-884-1117 for more details.

East Cooper Democrats

What: East Cooper Democrats monthly meeting

When: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Olive Branch AME Church Annex, 1734 Highway 17, North

Details: Dr. Moran of the Medical University of South Carolina will speak on the implementation of Obamacare. Social time and light dinner ($4/person) begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. Please RSVP to Carole Benson at Carolebenson16@gmail.com or 843-216-3797 if attending and indicate if you want dinner.

Alzheimer’s care

What: Alzheimer’s CARE Training

When: Thursday, Sept. 26, 9:30–11:30 a.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Where: The Palms, 937 Bowman Road

Details: Area families are invited to attend a free Alzheimer’s CARE training workshop that will be offered in recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month (September). Home Instead Senior Care office serving Charleston and the Lowcountry of South Carolina is offering the sessions of the training. RSVP at 843-571-3000 or dbyrd14@sc.rr.com.

Book club

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 information.

Scholarship gala

What: College of Charleston’s REACH Program Scholarship Gala

When: Friday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m.

Where: Daniel Island Club

Details: The gala is held every year to raise scholarship money for REACH students. This year, the program hopes to raise over $150,000 to help the nearly 30 students currently in the program. The REACH Program at the College of Charleston is a four-year, fully inclusive certificate program for students with mild intellectual disabilities. The program provides students with a complete college experience allowing them to explore and realize both their intellectual and personal potential. The REACH Program promotes four pillars of success — academics, increased social skills, development of independent living skills and career development. The gala will feature both a silent and a live auction with items ranging from golf at the acclaimed TPC Sawgrass course to tickets to Disney World along with gift certificates to local restaurants and retail stores. Tickets are $100 per person. Corporate tables are also available. For more information, contact the REACH program at 953-4849 or REACHProgram@cofc.edu.

Musical theatre

What: Sprouts Musical Theatre presents “Little Red Riding Hood”

When: Friday, Sept. 27-Sunday, Oct. 6

Where: Creative Spark Center for the Arts, 757 Long Point Rd.

Details: Tickets are $10 in advance’ $12 at the door. Learn more at 843-881-3780 or www.CreativeSpark.org.

Steak dinner

What: VFW Post 10624 and Ladies Auxiliary steak dinner

When: Friday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m.

Where: VFW Post 10624, 1411 Stuart Engal’s Blvd.

Details: Diner includes rib eye steak, with baked potato, salad, roll and dessert. The cost is $10 per person. For more info call 843-884-0062.

Yard sale

What: Daniel Island Community Fall Red Balloon Yard Sale

When: Saturday, Sept. 28, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Where: Homes throughout Daniel Island

Details: Homes with red balloons on their porches or mailboxes are part of the yard sale. The event will be held rain or shine. Learn more at www.dicommunity.org for more information.

Jewelry sale

What: Volunteers at East Cooper Medical Center $5 masquerade jewelry sale

When: Monday, Sept. 30, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Lobby of the East Cooper Medical Center, 2000 Hospital Drive

Details: Items sold include necklaces, bracelets, earrings, watches, tote bags and more. Everything is $5. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund.

Republican women

What: East Cooper Republican Women’s Club meeting and luncheon

When: Monday, Sept. 30, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Franke at Seaside dining room, 1200 Franke Dr.

Details: The speaker will be Tara Servatious of WTMA 1250AM radio. Lunch is $15. Call for reservations/information 843-708-5875 or email JMCCANNRE@ gmail.com. Tickets will be available for the annual shrimp dinner to be held at Alhambra Hall on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Shepherd’s Center

What: Shepherd’s Center of East Cooper weekly meeting

When: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.

Where: Fellowship Hall of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church

Details: The first program will be a talk by Chris Brooks on “Meals on Wheels.” The second program at 11:15 a.m. will be a talk by Robert Hellebush on “History of Charleston through Antiques.”

Parenting classes

What: Four-week parenting classes taught by author and certified parent coach Chris Donavan

When: Session One, Tuesdays beginning Oct. 1, 7 p.m. Session Two, Tuesdays beginning on Oct. 29, 7 p.m.

Where: Session One for parents with teens at Wando High School, Session Two for parents with younger children, Laurel Hill/Pinckney Elementary schools

Details: The classes are offered by Charleston Community Education. For more information, go to the website www.christinecoach.com or call Wando Community Education at 843-881-8272.

Postpartum support

What: Postpartum Support Charleston support group for women who are suffering or who have suffered from postpartum depression.

When: The first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m.

Where: East Cooper Medical Center, 2000 Hospital Drive, Mount Pleasant, second floor conference room, Room #2132

Details: For questions, email contact@ppdsupport.org or call 843-410-3585.

88 Club

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.

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