Community events

  • Monday, October 7, 2013

What: The Lowcountry Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals luncheon meeting

When: Thursday, Oct. 10, noon

Where: The Mount Pleasant Holiday Inn, 250 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard.

Details: The meeting topic will be Ethical or Not? Situations and Crossroads in the World of Fundraising. During the luncheon, a seasoned fundraiser from the Charleston community will facilitate a lively discussion of hypothetical ethical issues (and any real-life issues attendees bring for discussion) at each table. The session will be facilitated by Toni Jernigan, Ethics Chair, AFP SC Lowcountry Board of Directors. The price to attend the luncheon is $22 for AFP members and $32 for non-members. Reservations are required. Please contact afplowcountrychapter@yahoo.com.

Fall prevention

What: Fall Prevention Seminar

When: Thursday, Oct. 10, noon–1 p.m.

Where: ActiveRx Active Aging Center, 999 Lake Hunter Circle, Suite B

Details: Learn how recovering your strength can prevent a fall that could cause debilitating injury and loss of independence. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Talk to fall prevention experts and learn ways to prevent a serious injury that could rob you of your independence at this free seminar. Light lunch and refreshments will be served. Seating limited. Call 843-388-3120 to RSVP or for more information. For more information visit activerx.com.

Writers retreat

What: Writer’s retreat

When: Thursday, Oct. 10 - Sunday, Oct. 13

Where: 806 West Ashley, Folly Beach

Details: To register, visit http://goo.gl/ai3qqH

Fish fry

What: VFW Post 10624 and Ladies Auxiliary Fish dinner plus sides

When: Friday, Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m.

Where: VFW post 10624, 1411 Stuart Engals Blvd.

Details: Meal includes fish and sides. The cost is $10. Call 843-884-0062 for more information.


What: Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Reform Jewish Congregation Shabbat service east of the Cooper.

When: Friday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.

Where: Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road

Details: The service will be led by Rabbi Stephanie Alexander with music by Koleinu, KKBE’s choir, and followed by an Oneg. For more information, please call the Temple Office at 723-1090 or visit www.kkbe.org.

Ghost walk

What: The Confederate Heritage Trust 22nd annual Confederate Ghost Walk in Magnolia Cemetery,

When: Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12

Where: Magnolia Cemetery, 70 Cunnington Ave., Charleston

Details: Tickets are $15. Contact Pat Blitch at 843-571-3371 fo tickets.

Garage sale

What: Isle of Palms annual garage and plant sale

When: Saturday, Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m.-noon

Where: 2870 I’On Ave., Sullivan’s Island

Details: Call Janice Ashley at 883-9016 for more information.

Pancake breakfast

What: The Mount Pleasant Elks Lodge No. 2867 Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12, 8-10 a.m.

WHERE: Applebee’s, 1486 Stuart Engals Blvd.

Details: Plates cost $7 per person.


What: Celebrate recovery support group

When: Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

Where: Seacoast Church, 750 Long Point Rd.

What: Shepherd’s Center of East Cooper weekly meeting

When: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.

Where: Fellowship Hall of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church

Details: The first program will be a talk by Angus McBride, SCDNR, on “What’s Happening on our Coast.” The second program is at 11:15 a.m. and will be talk by Elton Carrier, on “Mount Pleasant City Council.”

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 is always looking for more.

Newcomers luncheon

What: East Cooper Newcomers Club monthly luncheon meeting.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.

Where: Snee Farm Country Club, 1220 Club Lane

Details: Nikki Seibert, director of sustainable agriculture, will speak about the popular farm to table movement in Charleston. She will inform the group of where to buy local and the best places to eat local. Members, please make reservations on the ECNC Website or use either of the two options below. New members or guests, please call Rochelle no later than Friday, Oct. 11 at 843-416-8778 or email to ecnc.reservations2013@gmail.com

Food drive

What: East Cooper Newcomers ECCO food drive

When: Wednesday, Oct. 16

Where: Snee Farm Country Club, 1220 Club Lane

Details: Members of East Cooper Newcomers Club are asked to help provide Thanksgiving dinner items below for needy neighbors. Bring cranberry sauce, mac amd cheese, instant potatoes, turkey gravy, stuffing mix, chicken broth, pumpkin pie mix, canned yams, rice, grits, Jell-O, and coffee to the Oct. 16 meeting. The ECCO van will be at the club entrance to receive your bag of donations. If you wish to contribute a monetary donation to help purchase food, please go to the ECCO web site at www.eccocharleston.org. 

Breast cancer luncheon

What: Salon Salon of Charleston’s third annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

When: Wednesday, Oct. 16, noon-4 p.m.

Details: Food and beverages will be provided. There will be door prizes. 100 percent of the proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Fund.

Card party

What: Card / Game Party

When: Thursday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: The Citadel Beach House

Details: The party is sponsored by The Woman’s Club of Charleston to benefit scholarships for young women. Admission is $20. Contact Patsy at 843-769-0514 or Marianne at 843-928-3804. Light refreshments and lunch will be served. A number of door prizes will be given, and a bake sale will also be held with the anticipation of freezing goodies for the holidays.


WHAT: Low Country Leathernecks (LCL) Luncheon.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-1:30

WHERE: Harbor Breeze Restaurant, Shrine Temple, Patriots Point

DETAILS: The Low Country Leathernecks consists of an informal group that meets each month to share the camaraderie of fellow Marines, Navy Corpsman, family members and others who may share an interest in the Marine Corps family. Price is $20 for a full course meal. All after-meal proceeds go to the LCL. RSVP is requested by Oct. 16 via email to lowcountrymarine@aol.com or contact Bill Pierce at 884-5785 or John Flinn at 297-2585.

Singles weekend

WHAT: Singles Weekend

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19, 6:15 p.m.

WHERE: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and California Dreaming, both in Charleston’s West Ashley area.

DETAILS: Hosted by the Tri-County Catholic Fellowship Group, this event will begin with a 6:15 p.m. Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, followed by dinner, fellowship at California Dreaming. All single men and women, age 50-plus, both of the Catholic faith and in general, are cordially invited to attend. If interested, please contact J. Shannon Hurley at 843-556-3578 and/or hurley.jshannon1@gmail.com.


What: East Cooper Republican Club

When: Monday, Oct. 21, 11:30am

Where: Holiday Inn, Mount Pleasant

Details: There will be a forum of candidates for Mount Pleasant elected offices for the Nov. 5 election. Meeting starts at noon. Buffet lunch is $15 for members and $20 for others. If attending, please make reservations at RSVP@eastcoopergop.com.

Westie Walk

What: Second Sunday Westie Walk

When: Sunday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m.

Where: Meet at Fountain in Marion Square on corner of King and Calhoun

Details: Westies and Westie owners from the Charleston Westie Club will meet at Marion Square and then parade down King Street during Charleston’s Second Sunday festivities. This will be a great opportunity to stroll and to showcase the West Highland White Terriers to the thousands of people who will be in attendance. If you own a Westie and have not yet joined the club, contact Dick Nemes at 606-2084 or dick.nemes@comcast.net.

Garden club

What: Isle of Palms Garden Club meeting

When: Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Isle of Palms Exchange Club, 201 Palm Blvd.

Details: Social is at 6:30 p.m. and meeting begins at 7 p.m. Call 843-886-9016 for more information.

What: Women at Work Charleston monthly coffee

When: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Where: Page’s Okra Grill

Details: Women at Work Charleston is a professional networking group.

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.

Postportum 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.

JROTC auction

WHAT: Wando JROTC silent auction

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 9, 6-10 p.m.

WHERE: The Three Lions Pub at Blackbaud Stadium, Daniel Island

DETAILS: The cadets will perform at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Food will be by Sticky Fingers and non-alcholholic beverages are included with admission fee. A cash bar will also be available. Contact Michelle Dailey at

What: Charleston Cup Steeplechase

When: Sunday, Nov. 10, Gates open at 9 a.m., paddock call at noon.

Details: For more information visit www.charlestoncup.net or call 843-766-6202.

Embroiderers’ Guild

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.

Stamp collectors

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 gofigure-1@comcast.net.

Needlepoint Guild

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.

Round dancing

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 jackgenie@msn.com or call Doris and George White at 843-553-7965 or email whiteharbor@att.net.

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