West Berkeley Democrats

The first official meeting of the West Berkeley Democrats will take place at 11:30 a.m. July 13 at the Goose Creek Branch of the Berkeley County Public Library, 325 Old Moncks Corner Road.

Organizers said, they will talk strategy related to the 2020 presidential race and smaller races rapidly approaching.

Time for Tots

At 10 a.m. on July 17 at the Interpretive Center at Old Santee Canal Park, 900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner. Come enjoy some special time with your child(ren) ages 2-5 as we do a wide variety of things.

Registration deadline by Monday before the program. For information call Cindy Moyer at 843-899-5200 or email cindy.moyer@santeecooper.com.

Mobile Planetarium

From 2-3 p.m. on July 17 at the Moncks Corner Library,1003 US-52, Moncks Corner, the BCLS invited children ages 9 and older to experience the solar system through astronomical projections with eh StarLab Planetarium from the SC State Museum.

Registration is required by phone 843-719-4223 or at the desk.

Discovering Dragonflies

At 9 a.m. on July 20 at the Interpretive Center at Old Santee Canal Park, 900 Stony Landing Rd, Moncks Corner, one of the unofficial mascots of the swamp is the dragonfly. In this program ‘Discovering Dragonflies’ you will learn the extremely fascinating life cycle of these colorful, beautiful insects.

You will take nets out into the swamp to catch these winged insects in all stages of their life. The program is free with park admission.

For information call Brad Sale at 843-899-5200.

Overton Beach is Open

Overton Beach Park, located five miles north of Moncks Corner has certified lifeguards on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is open daily to the public. Overton is a sandy beach that overlooks the lake. It has changing rooms, showers, picnic shelters and great swimming. For information, call Adam Bedard at 843-899-5200.

Library Storytime

Berkeley County Library System invites children to visit and to listen and dance to their favorite stories with multi-sensory activities at Storytime@Your Library. Sangaree Library: 10:30-11 a.m. on Mondays; Goose Creek Library: 10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays; Moncks Corner Library: 10:30-11 a.m. on Thursdays.

Berkeley County Library hosts Break Out of the Escape Room in multiple libraries

From 2-3 p.m. at multiple libraries, the BCLS invites ages 10-18 to unravel clues to Break Out of the Escape Room at the following libraries: Goose Creek — July 23; Hanahan — July 24; Cane Bay — July 25 and Moncks Corner — July 27. Sponsored by the SC State Library and the Friends of the Library.

Space Odyssey

From 10-11 a.m. on July 27 at Old Santee Canal Park, 900 Stony Landing Rd, Moncks Corner, join an educator for a class on Space. There are more types of insects in the world than all other living things combined. You will take a trip through the Milky Way Galaxy. We you will explore subjects within astronomy, such as the moon, solar system, stars, and constellations. You will then become part of the solar system and see how far the solar system stretches. Lastly, using the park’s planetarium, you will be locate common constellations and the fascinating stories and legends behind them. This program is free with park admission. Contact Adam Bedard at adam@oldsanteecanalpark.org or 843-899-5200 to register.

Lunch, fellowship

The Lord’s Ladle Café in the Goose Creek United Methodist Church fellowship building located at 142 Redbank Road is open to all comers for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. On Mondays, a hot breakfast is served from 7-9 a.m. When available, free Bibles, free bread and free clothing are offered during soup kitchen hours. For more information, call 843-553-6842, or go to goosecreekumc@comcast.net.

Project Linus chapter

Project Linus provides handmade blankets to children who are seriously ill or going through a physical or emotional challenge. Call Marty Ireland at 843-749-9328 or martyi04@homesc.com. See www.projectlinus. org.

Submarine veterans

United States Submarine Veterans-Charleston Base meets on the second Thursday of each month except December at the FRA Branch 269, 99 Wisteria Road in Goose Creek. Social Hour starts at 6 p.m. and meeting starts at 7 p.m. This is the second largest USSVI Base. All Brothers of the Dolphin are welcome. Contact Rick Wise at 843-276-0899 or newsletter@ussvib.org for information.

Clayton’s Corner

Reluctant readers are invited to read to Clayton the Therapy dog 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Goose Creek Library, 325 Old Moncks Corner Road in Goose Creek. Call 843-572-1376 for more information.

TOPS meets Thursdays

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter SC0104 meets at 9 a.m. every Thursday for weigh-in with the meeting beginning at 9:45 a.m. at the Goose Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 907 Redbank Road, Goose Creek. Call Theresa at 843-737-3289. In Moncks Corner, the group meets Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Trident Emergency Physicians conference room.

Berkeley Soil and Water

The Berkeley Soil and Water Conservation District board meets 11 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Old Santee Canal Park. Meetings are open to any interested persons. To confirm meeting place, call 843-719-4146.

STR monthly meeting

Small Town Restoration Inc. will meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at St. Stephen Library, 113 Ravenell Drive in St. Stephen. For more information, contact Wes Pratt, president at 843-327-3354.

Beekeeping meeting

Berkeleybees, a group for anyone interested in beekeeping, meets 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month — at the First Presbyterian Church. All ages and experience levels welcome. Call the Berkeley Soil and Water Conservation District for more information at 843-719-4146.

Alzheimer’s support

Meetings are 6-8 p.m on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Trident Hospital in Cafe B.

This meeting is for anyone who is a caregiver, has Alzheimer’s or dementia or wants information.

The sponsor of this event is Agape Senior. For information, call 843-553-7122.

Exercise for Seniors

A free exercise class for seniors takes place 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays in the gym of First Baptist Church, 112 E. Main St. in Moncks Corner.

Join the fun and reap the benefits of exercising to the oldies. Call 843-499-2503.

Citizen’s Advisory Board

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Advisory Board meets every six weeks at the sheriff’s office, 223 N. Live Oak Drive, Moncks Corner.

Adult coloring

Relax with an adult coloring class at the Sangaree Library, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays. Free; supplies furnished. For more information, contact Dan Beaumont at 843-636-2106.

Safe Haven

The BSB Safe Haven support group meets 6-8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at the Berkeley Electric Cooperative community room, 551 Rembert C. Dennis Blvd., Moncks Corner.

CPR class

The Moncks Corner Fire Department offers CPR classes every Saturday at the Fire Department on Carolina Avenue.

The classes are FREE, but the certification card is $6. Contact the Fire Department for more information at 843-719-7990.

Berkeley County Council

Berkeley County Council has its regular and committee meetings 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays of the month at the administration building, Moncks Corner.

PTSD support group

The PTSD support group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Fellowship of Oakbrook, 1400 Trolley Road, Summerville. The military PTSD support group for veterans, families and friends will provide free anonymous assistance that includes understanding, support, guidance and coping skills for those affected by PTSD resulting from combat or traumatic military experiences.

This is not a therapy group, it is a self-help support group. Call 843-637-6463 or 843-509-0535.

Town of Moncks Corner

Regular monthly meeting of Moncks Corner Town Council will be on the third Tuesday of the month after the Finance Committee meeting at 6 p.m.

Crime Watch

Moncks Corner Crime Watch meetings begin at 6:30 p.m., 118 Carolina Ave. (Town Hall) on the fourth Thursday of each month.

NAMI support group

The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers free support groups for individuals in recovery and family members of people with mental illness. Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month 6-7:30 p.m. at Moncks Corner Baptist Church at 500 E. Main St.; and the third Monday of every month 6-7:30 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church at 118 W. Third South St., Summerville. Call John Tharp at 843-709-8520.

Quilting club

Quilt ‘N’ Friends is a group that meets on the fourth Thursday of each month to discuss quilting, show recent projects, and work on projects for Newborns in Need and other local charities. The group meets at the Stallsville Methodist Church Fellowship building on Stallsville Road between Trolley and Bacons Bridge behind the church. Contact Marina at 843-871-9890.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. each Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 510 St. James Ave., Goose Creek, in Room 6 of the All Ministries Building. For more information, call 843-577-9499 or visit www.oa.org.

Goose Creek Rotary

The Goose Creek Rotary Club meets at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesdays at Gilligans in Goose Creek. Community minded individuals are invited to come and listen to weekly speakers and join the club. The local club is relatively small but very active with its 15-18 members. For more information, go to www.goosecreekrotary.com.

FiA-Females in Action

Goose Creek women are meeting to workout at 5 a.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 6 a.m. on Tuesdays; and 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

This free peer-led, non-profit group welcomes women of any age or fitness level. For more information, send email to FiAGooseCreek@gmail.com.

USMC detachment meets

The Lowcountry Detachment of the Marine Corps is seeking Marines that have served honorably for not less than 90 days and earned the Eagle, Globe and Anchor, FMF Corpsmen and FMF Navy Chaplains. The Detachment meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Fleet Reserve Association, 99 Wisteria Road in Goose Creek.

Goose Creek City Council meeting

The City of Goose Creek’s city council will meet in public session at 7 p.m. on July 9 in council chambers at 519 N. Goose Creek Boulevard, Goose Creek.

The meeting includes a public comment session and residents are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Kelly J. Lovette, city clerk at 797-6220 ext. 1113. For a current and complete update of meetings, please visit the city’s website at www.cityofgoosecreek.com.