Community briefs

  • Tuesday, February 4, 2014

What: The women of the East Cooper Newcomers Club will have their monthly coffee.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Planters Pointe Clubhouse, 2801 Planters Pointe Blvd., Mount Pleasant 29466.

Details: Members, guests, new residents and recent retirees are invited to attend and learn about the many club activities and local events. Please call Barb at 843-606-2539 or email to monthlycoffee@ecnewcomers.com for more information.

East Cooper Concert Series


WHAT: Valentine’s Concert: “Love is In the Air”

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Christ Church Mount Pleasant, 2304 Hwy. 17 N (intersection of Long Point Road)

DETAILS: “Love is In the Air” musical concert is sure to put everyone in the Valentine’s Day spirit. Bring your sweetheart and join local celebrity chef/baritone Robert Dickson, virtuoso soprano Sophia Zimmerman, and vivacious concert pianist Dr. Lorna Barker as they serenade you with love songs, arias and piano solos. Wear red, the color of love, and be eligible to receive special recognition. A champagne reception will follow and is open to all in attendance. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. To purchase advance tickets or for more information please contact Dr. Lorna Barker at (843) 884-9090 ext. 222 or by email to info@eastcooperconcertseries.org.

Jim Sonefeld


What: Hootie and the Blowfish band member, Jim Sonefeld will be sharing his testimony of deliverance from drug and alcohol abuse by the power of Christ and playing with the Celebrate Recovery band. He will also be performing several of his originals from his new album “Found”.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

Where: Seacoast Church, 750 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, Warehouse (located in back of building)

Details: For more information contact Craig Snook at craigsnook@seacoast.org or call 881-2100 x 1136.

Craft show


What: Third Saturday Craft Show sponsored by East Cooper Crafters Guild

WHEN: Saturday Feb. 15 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Pavilion at BI-LO Shopping Center, 774 S. Shelmore Blvd., Mount Pleasant

DETAILS: Local artisans and crafters from the Low Country will be offering unique handcrafted items for sale. During the show, our crafters donate an item in a drawing to raise money for HALOS. You do not need to be present to win, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to HALOS. Shop local and help a worthy organization. For more information call 884-0163.

Creative Retirement

WHAT: Two Lectures: 1) “Marketing Charleston to the World” by Helen Hill, Executive Director, CBS Convention and Visitors Bureau and 2) “Louis XIV at Vaux-le-Vicomte in 1661” by Maxwell Mowry, CCR Member

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m.

WHERE: St. Joseph Family Life Center, 1695 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd. in West Ashley

DETAILS: The College of Charleston’s Center for Creative Retirement holds weekly lectures on many topics. First time guests are FREE and always welcome. For more information contact David Barnard at (843) 216-6640.

Native Plant Society

What: Native Plant Society, in partnership with Charles Towne Landing, will hold a Native Plant Sale

When: Saturday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: In the parking lot of Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston.

Details: Admission to the plant sale is free. If exploring Charles Towne Landing on your own, please pay entrance fee at the visitor center. Come get those hard-to-find plants native to our Lowcountry landscapes. Sale to include: perennials, shrubs, trees, ferns, and native grasses. Native plant list and prices available on our website a few weeks before the sale. Contact Colette DeGarady for more information, cdegarady@tnc.org, 843-937-8807 ext.15 or visit our website at http://www.scnps.org/

All proceeds from the plant sale benefit the Lowcountry chapter of the SC Native Plant Society a non-profit organization committed to the preservation and protection of native plant communities in South Carolina.

Community Bridge

What: Franke at Seaside in Mount Pleasant will host Community Bridge

When: Friday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: Rodenberg Hall.

Details: Pastries and juice will be served in the morning followed by a buffet style lunch at 12:00pm. The cost for this event is $8.00. For more information or to reserve a table, please contact April Dillon, Community Outreach Director at (843) 856-4713 or Outreach@frankeatseaside.org. More information on Franke at Seaside can be found at www.FrankeAtSeaside.org .

The Louie D Project


What: The VFW Post 3137 “Post on the Coast” Ladies Auxiliary will host The Louie D Project.

When: Live on Saturday, Feb. 15 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: 1004 Ocean Boulevard Isle of Palms, SC 29451

Details: Don’t miss one of the best funk, jazz, and R&B bands in Charleston. The first 100 people to donate $10 or more will receive a free print by a local artist! This is a free event open to the public.

Donations are graciously requested, with proceeds to benefit the American Heart Association. Drinks available at the bar

Drawing Near to God


What: Bible Study: His Great Name: Understanding the Character of God through His Names

When: Now through April 3, Thursday mornings, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: St. Andrew’s Church, 440 Whilden Street, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Details: For registration and more information, call 843.284.4333 or visit JoanneEllison.com

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.

Golf outing


What: Knights of Columbus Council 9475 fifth annual Golf Outing to support The Daughters of St. Paul and Operation HOPE

When: Tuesday, March 4, 10 a.m.

Where: Wild Dunes Harbor Course

Details: There will be lunch served before the golf and dinner with prizes after. Sign-in is at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $100 per player and sponsor opportunities are available. Contact Jim Welsch at 843-849-1979 (home) 843-442-9614 (cell) or email welsch@hotmail.com for more information.

Women at work


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.

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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