Today Allaboard Toastmasters

What: Allaboard Toastmasters is an organization that will help one develop or improve one’s communication, listening and leadership skills in a fun and supporting environment.

When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 24

Where: First Baptist Church, 141 St. James Ave.

Price: Free

More Info: 797-0301 or

Referral Exchange

What: The public is invited.

When: 8-9:15 a.m. every Thursday

Where: Marina Variety Store Restaurant, 17 Lockwood Drive @ The City Marina

More Info: 510-766-4083

Business Networking

What: Group meets weekly. Some of the benefits of our group are great leads, lower costs at our seasonal business expos, reduced costs on Thompson Web Development services and more.

When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays

Where: King Street Grill West Ashley, Citadel Mall.

More Info: 628-2283 or

Saturday Preservation Society

What: Stroll the grounds and tour beautiful Fenwick Hall (circa 1730), a rare Colonial brick plantation. This unique and privately owned property is the perfect backdrop for socializing and oyster-shucking. This year’s event features local oysters, chili and hot dogs with all the fixings by Charleston Bay Gourmet, beer and wine by Daniel Island Grill, and live entertainment by the V-Tones.

When: 2-5 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Fenwick Hall, 1709 River Road, Johns Island

Price: $35 adults, $10 children 6-12, children 5 and under free

More Info: 722-4630 or

IOP Exchange Club

What: Isle of Palms Exchange Club will host an oyster roast to support student scholarship program. Enjoy oysters, chili, hot dogs, DJ, silent auction and door prizes.

When: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 26

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

Price: $20 advance, $25 at the door; children 12 and under half price

More Info: 886-8489 or

Sunday Summerville Shag Club

What: Dance the night away with the club.

When: 6-10 p.m. Jan. 27

Where: Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd.

Price: $10, $12

More Info: 214-0242 or

Monday E. Cooper GOP Women

What: South Carolina State President Charm Altman will be guest speaker and conduct the installation of the new officers.

When: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 28

Where: Franke at Seaside, Burges Center, Franke Drive

Price: $15 for luncheon

More Info: 708-5875

Trident Tek Talkers

What: Trident Tek Talkers Toastmasters is an organization that will help one develop or improve one’s communication, listening and leadership skills in a fun and supporting environment.

When: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month

Where: Trident Technical College, The College Center in Building 920,

More Info: 797-0301

Federal Worker/Retiree

What: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will host a representative from AAA to speak on safe driving tips. All active and retired federal employees, spouses and surviving spouses are welcome. Light refreshments served.

When: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 28

Where: Dorchester Senior Center-Summerville Faith Sellers Center, 312 N. Laurel St.

More Info: 873-5773 or or

Admin. Professionals

What: The International Association of Administrative Professionals Charleston Chapter will meet. Speaker Debbie Philbin will discuss “Employment Opportunities for Administrative Professionals.”

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 28

Where: Charleston County Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive

More Info: RSVP by Jan. 25 to LaZana at 958-4769.

Free Shag Lessons

What: The Summerville Shag Club offers free shag lessons. You do not need a partner for lessons. Juniors at 6 p.m., basic adult at 7 p.m., open dance with DJ Sharon Johnson until 10 p.m. Cash bar, food available for purchase.

When: 6 p.m. Mondays

Where: Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd.

Price: Free

More Info: 214-0242 or

Charleston Music Club

What: The Charleston Music Club will present a program of Celtic Songs and Instrumentals by Voxie. The program will be followed by refreshments.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28

Where: Franke at Seaside Rodenberg Hall, 1885 Rifle Range Road

Price: Free

More Info: 886-0245 or

Tuesday Business Networking

What: GBN Summerville meets every Tuesday to pass great referrals to each other, increasing the value behind our companies, and building lasting business relationships.

When: 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays

Where: Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, 1306 N. Main St.

More Info: 628-2283 or

North Area Networking

What: Finding your place and path during different times in your life. Learn how to become a risk-taker for good causes and embrace your strengths. Join group for lunch and networking. Jennet Robinson Alterman, executive director, Center for Women.

When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 29

Where: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport Convention Center Area, 3025 W. Montague Ave.

Price: $15

More Info: 763-7333 or

Wednesday Business Networking

What: Join group every Wednesday for networking. Group provides an educational moment, information on great local events, free advertising and more.

When: Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Where: Liberty Taproom, 1028 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant

More Info: 628-2283 or

Thursday, Jan. 31 Historical Society

What: The Charleston Historical Society will sponsor a lecture and book signing at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum. Thomas Patrick Chorlton, who teaches political science at the College of Charleston, will speak on his book, “The First American Republic, 1774-1789.” This subject coincides with the museum’s current exhibit “The 14 Presidents before George Washington.”

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 31

Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St.

Price: Free

More Info: 723-3398

Saturday, Feb. 2 Berkeley GOP

What: The Berkeley County Republican Party Breakfast is held monthly. A speaker is invited to discuss local, state and national issues. Breakfast ($6) will be served at 9 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:30. No membership is required and the public is invited to attend.

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 2

Where: American Legion Post 166, 116 Howe Hall Road

More Info: 688-4975

Charitable Society

What: This year, the Charitable Society of Charleston’s annual Oyster Roast will benefit Louie’s Kids, an organization whose mission is to help treat childhood obesity, one child at a time.

When: 7-11 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Charleston Visitors Center Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St.

Price: $25

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