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Save the Date - May 28, 2015

Posted in: Thursday




Thank Goodness It’s First Friday
TGIFF, the informal gathering of all Daniel Island residents, will meet Friday June 5, 6:30-9 pm at the Daniel’s Landing Clubhouse. Bring a Hors d’ oeuvre to share and your favorite beverage. Meet new neighbors, see old friends, and catch up on the news. Questions? Contact Barbara or Walter Jenner 216-2573.
Daniel Island Kids Fishing Tournament
The 5th Annual Daniel Island Kids Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Daniel Island Inshore Fishing Club and presented by Scout Boats will be held on Saturday, June 20, Father’s Day Weekend, at Smythe Park Lake. Children ages 4 to 15 of families who reside or work on Daniel Island are eligible to enter as anglers in the tournament. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Eligible species are largemouth bass, panfish, and mullet, all catch and release. Awards will be given for the first, second, and third longest fish of these species caught, plus an award for the longest “Mystery Fish” caught and for any tagged largemouth bass. The penultimate award is the Grand Champion Award for the longest fish of the three eligible species. The Grand Champion will win a half day fishing trip for two people with Capt. Greg Peralta. No fishing license is required. Angler Registration Forms and Tournament Instructions can be found at various locations throughout Daniel Island including Publix, Qwik Pack & Ship, Daniel Island Library, DIPOA, and SunTrust Bank. Also, online at the Daniel
Island Inshore Fishing Club website (danielislandinshorefishing.com). Pre-registration is requested, $5 per angler; onsite registration at the tournament $8 per angler. Please check in at the registration table at Smythe Park between 8 and 8:30 am on the day of the tournament to receive your tournament kit. Fishing will be from 9 to 11:30 am followed by an awards ceremony and refreshments provided by Publix. For more information, contact Fred Danziger at 516-524-2208.
DANIEL ISLAND YOUNG LIFE
Each Tuesday, Daniel Island Young Life leaders and high schoolers meet at Orlando's from 7-8 pm for a time to laugh together and get to know one another. For more information, contact Tracey Lengyel at tlengyel91@gmail.com.
Group run/walk
Every Wednesday morning at 8:30 am from Pierce Park Pavilion: Enjoy a 3-mile walk or run along the Wando River and share your thoughts and input with the Daniel Island News’ writers and advertising executives. This is part of the Live a Better Life series sponsored by The Daniel Island News.
Run Club
Gaia Fit Run Club was created for the local running community of Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and our surrounding areas. It is a place for new to experienced runners (and everything in-between) to gather and run for health, recreation, inspiration and sport. Email mary@gaiafit.com for more information.
BENG
“Business Executive Networking Group” meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Berkley County Library on DI, 5 to 6:30pm. BENG (www.thebeng.org) is a multidiscipline networking group for mid to senior level executive professionals who are seeking a new career.  Contact Cathey Petkash, cpetkash@frannet.com. Register at http://bengcharleston.eventbrite.com.
WOMEN OF FAITH
Daniel Island ladies of all denominations gather Wednesday mornings at 9 am for an hour of prayer and sharing. Call Joan Vitalo, 884-1484, or Kay Uhler, 971-1445, for details.
Women’s Island Network (WIN)
Join professional women for a networking luncheon, which is held the last Wednesday of each month at The Islander, from 11:45am – 1pm.  Contact Sheila Underwood for more information by calling 843.849.3820 or email Sheila.underwood@suntrust.com. RSVP is required.
TOASTMASTERS
Toastmasters of Daniel Island meet on the first and third Friday of every month, from 12pm to 1pm at Summit Place, 320 Seven Farms Dr.   For more information please contact claire@eduave.com or  Brian Richards(843) 884-5987.
AA meetings on DI
Daily M-F 8 am, Tue. 7pm, Fri 7pm at Providence Baptist Church, 294 Seven Farms Dr.; Sat. 8 pm at Holy Cross Church, 299 Seven Farms Dr.
DANIEL ISLAND EXCHANGE CLUB
Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:30 pm at Summit Place, 320 Seven Farms Drive and centers its service initiatives on Americanism, youth programs, community service and the prevention of child abuse. If you are interested in promoting pride in our great country, youth mentoring, service to the underprivileged, and other activities tailored to serve the needs of our community, then we encourage you to consider joining our organization.  Questions, contact Clyde Rush at clydebrush@comcast.net or 646-660-3508 or visit their Facebook page.
Walk With Me
Every Monday at 10 am. The weekly meeting location will be posted on the POA Facebook page and POA website.
Mom’s Playdate
Join other Moms for monthly playdates at the Pirate Cove playground by Smythe Park. Bring your babies, pre-toddlers, and toddlers for some playtime and Mom time. Playdates pare every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10am, weather permitting. Contact Marie Corbin or Erica Elmenhurst for more details, or just show up. (Marie: 843.729.1924 mariefw@gmail.com and Erica: 562.972.3300 ericaelmenhurst@gmail.com.)
Men’s Fitness Group
F3, a free men’s workout group, meets every Saturday morning starting at 7 am at Governors Park. F3 workouts are always free of charge, open to all men over age 17. The group will meet at 6:50 am with the hour workout beginning promptly at 7. Visit www.f3nation.com or email to F3Charleston@gmail.com.


Save the Date - May 21, 2015

Posted in: Thursday




Health & Fitness Expo
On May 23, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Family Circle Tennis Center. Free. Exhibitors included are fitness centers and providers, doctors, health food suppliers and more! Enjoy a free climbing wall sponsored by Benefitfocus, free medical screenings, live music, Moving Water, food trucks, King of Pops, enter a fitness contest, meet Charlie T. RiverDog, and learn more about your local health and fitness businesses. Titles sponsors are: The Daniel Island News, Crews Subaru of Charleston and Y102.5. Gold level sponsors include the Daniel Island Property Association. Silver sponsors include: Sonitrol, Daniel Island Business Assoc., Greystar. For more info, call Ronda at 843.330.1981.
Thank Goodness It’s First Friday
TGIFF, the informal gathering of all Daniel Island residents, will meet Friday June 5, 6:30-9 pm at the Daniel’s Landing Clubhouse. Bring a Hors d’ oeuvre to share and your favorite beverage. Meet new neighbors, see old friends, and catch up on the news. Questions? Contact Barbara or Walter Jenner 216-2573.
Daniel Island Kids Fishing Tournament
The 5th Annual Daniel Island Kids Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Daniel Island Inshore Fishing Club and presented by Scout Boats will be held on Saturday, June 20, Father’s Day Weekend, at Smythe Park Lake. Children ages 4 to 15 of families who reside or work on Daniel Island are eligible to enter as anglers in the tournament. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Eligible species are largemouth bass, panfish, and mullet, all catch and release. Awards will be given for the first, second, and third longest fish of these species caught, plus an award for the longest “Mystery Fish” caught and for any tagged largemouth bass. The penultimate award is the Grand Champion Award for the longest fish of the three eligible species. The Grand Champion will win a half day fishing trip for two people with Capt. Greg Peralta. No fishing license is required. Angler Registration Forms and Tournament Instructions can be found at various locations throughout Daniel Island including Publix, Qwik Pack & Ship, Daniel Island Library, DIPOA, and SunTrust Bank. Also, online at the Daniel
Island Inshore Fishing Club website (danielislandinshorefishing.com). Pre-registration is requested, $5 per angler; onsite registration at the tournament $8 per angler. Please check in at the registration table at Smythe Park between 8 and 8:30 am on the day of the tournament to receive your tournament kit. Fishing will be from 9 to 11:30 am followed by an awards ceremony and refreshments provided by Publix. For more information, contact Fred Danziger at 516-524-2208.
DANIEL ISLAND YOUNG LIFE
Each Tuesday, Daniel Island Young Life leaders and high schoolers meet at Orlando's from 7-8 pm for a time to laugh together and get to know one another. For more information, contact Tracey Lengyel at tlengyel91@gmail.com.
Group run/walk
Every Wednesday morning at 8:30 am from Pierce Park Pavilion: Enjoy a 3-mile walk or run along the Wando River and share your thoughts and input with the Daniel Island News’ writers and advertising executives. This is part of the Live a Better Life series sponsored by The Daniel Island News.

Run Club
Gaia Fit Run Club was created for the local running community of Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and our surrounding areas. It is a place for new to experienced runners (and everything in-between) to gather and run for health, recreation, inspiration and sport. Email mary@gaiafit.com for more information.
BENG
“Business Executive Networking Group” meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Berkley County Library on DI, 5 to 6:30pm. BENG (www.thebeng.org) is a multidiscipline networking group for mid to senior level executive professionals who are seeking a new career.  Contact Cathey Petkash, cpetkash@frannet.com. Register at http://bengcharleston.eventbrite.com.
WOMEN OF FAITH
Daniel Island ladies of all denominations gather Wednesday mornings at 9 am for an hour of prayer and sharing. Call Joan Vitalo, 884-1484, or Kay Uhler, 971-1445, for details.
Women’s Island Network (WIN)
Join professional women for a networking luncheon, which is held the last Wednesday of each month at The Islander, from 11:45am – 1pm.  Contact Sheila Underwood for more information by calling 843.849.3820 or email Sheila.underwood@suntrust.com. RSVP is required.
TOASTMASTERS
Toastmasters of Daniel Island meet on the first and third Friday of every month, from 12pm to 1pm at Summit Place, 320 Seven Farms Dr.   For more information please contact claire@eduave.com or  Brian Richards(843) 884-5987.
AA meetings on DI
Daily M-F 8 am, Tue. 7pm, Fri 7pm at Providence Baptist Church, 294 Seven Farms Dr.; Sat. 8 pm at Holy Cross Church, 299 Seven Farms Dr.
DANIEL ISLAND EXCHANGE CLUB
Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:30 pm at Summit Place, 320 Seven Farms Drive and centers its service initiatives on Americanism, youth programs, community service and the prevention of child abuse. If you are interested in promoting pride in our great country, youth mentoring, service to the underprivileged, and other activities tailored to serve the needs of our community, then we encourage you to consider joining our organization.  Questions, contact Clyde Rush at clydebrush@comcast.net or 646-660-3508 or visit their Facebook page.
Walk With Me
Every Monday at 10 am. The weekly meeting location will be posted on the POA Facebook page and POA website.
Mom’s Playdate
Join other Moms for monthly playdates at the Pirate Cove playground by Smythe Park. Bring your babies, pre-toddlers, and toddlers for some playtime and Mom time. Playdates pare every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10am, weather permitting. Contact Marie Corbin or Erica Elmenhurst for more details, or just show up. (Marie: 843.729.1924 mariefw@gmail.com and Erica: 562.972.3300 ericaelmenhurst@gmail.com.)
Men’s Fitness Group
F3, a free men’s workout group, meets every Saturday morning starting at 7 am at Governors Park. F3 workouts are always free of charge, open to all men over age 17. The group will meet at 6:50 am with the hour workout beginning promptly at 7. Visit www.f3nation.com or email to F3Charleston@gmail.com.


Save the Date - May 14, 2015

Posted in: Thursday




BE Varsity Dance Team Tryouts
All students attending BEHS, including incoming BEHS freshman and rising 8th graders at Catholic partner schools, are invited to audition May 14-15 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the BEHS gym.
Robert Daniell: Exploring Family Ties
Join the Daniel Island Historical Society on Tuesday, May 19, from 7 to 8 pm at Church of the Holy Cross on Daniel Island, for a special program entitled “Robert Daniell: Exploring Family Ties.” Guest speaker David Daniell, a fifth great grandson of Robert, will talk with us about his genealogical research into his family history, taking us back in time not only to Daniel Island’s early days - but to England, where the Daniell family originated. David will also share unique insight into Robert’s character and personality. In addition, learn more about how to explore your own family’s stories! For additional information about the Daniel Island Historical Society, please visit www.dihistoricalsociety.com.
Health & Fitness Expo
On May 23, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Family Circle Tennis Center. Free. Exhibitors included are fitness centers and providers, doctors, health food suppliers and more! Enjoy a free climbing wall sponsored by Benefitfocus, free medical screenings, live music, Moving Water, food trucks, King of Pops, enter a fitness contest, meet Charlie T. RiverDog, and learn more about your local health and fitness businesses. Titles sponsors are: The Daniel Island News, Crews Subaru of Charleston and Y102.5. Gold level sponsors include the Daniel Island Property Association. Silver sponsors include: Sonitrol, Daniel Island Business Assoc., Greystar. For more info, call Ronda at 843.330.1981.
Daniel Island Kids Fishing Tournament
The 5th Annual Daniel Island Kids Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Daniel Island Inshore Fishing Club and presented by Scout Boats will be held on Saturday, June 20, Father’s Day Weekend, at Smythe Park Lake. Children ages 4 to 15 of families who reside or work on Daniel Island are eligible to enter as anglers in the tournament. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Eligible species are largemouth bass, panfish, and mullet, all catch and release. Awards will be given for the first, second, and third longest fish of these species caught, plus an award for the longest “Mystery Fish” caught and for any tagged largemouth bass. The penultimate award is the Grand Champion Award for the longest fish of the three eligible species. The Grand Champion will win a half day fishing trip for two people with Capt. Greg Peralta. No fishing license is required. Angler Registration Forms and Tournament Instructions can be found at various locations throughout Daniel Island including Publix, Qwik Pack & Ship, Daniel Island Library, DIPOA, and SunTrust Bank. Also, online at the Daniel
Island Inshore Fishing Club website (danielislandinshorefishing.com). Pre-registration is requested, $5 per angler; onsite registration at the tournament $8 per angler. Please check in at the registration table at Smythe Park between 8 and 8:30 am on the day of the tournament to receive your tournament kit. Fishing will be from 9 to 11:30 am followed by an awards ceremony and refreshments provided by Publix. For more information, contact Fred Danziger at 516-524-2208.
DANIEL ISLAND YOUNG LIFE
Each Tuesday, Daniel Island Young Life leaders and high schoolers meet at Orlando's from 7-8 pm for a time to laugh together and get to know one another. For more information, contact Tracey Lengyel at tlengyel91@gmail.com.
Group run/walk
Every Wednesday morning at 8:30 am from Pierce Park Pavilion: Enjoy a 3-mile walk or run along the Wando River and share your thoughts and input with the Daniel Island News’ writers and advertising executives. This is part of the Live a Better Life series sponsored by The Daniel Island News.
BENG
“Business Executive Networking Group” meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Berkley County Library on DI, 5 to 6:30pm. BENG (www.thebeng.org) is a multidiscipline networking group for mid to senior level executive professionals who are seeking a new career.  Contact Cathey Petkash, cpetkash@frannet.com. Register at http://bengcharleston.eventbrite.com.
WOMEN OF FAITH
Daniel Island ladies of all denominations gather Wednesday mornings at 9 am for an hour of prayer and sharing. Call Joan Vitalo, 884-1484, or Kay Uhler, 971-1445, for details.
Women’s Island Network (WIN)
Join professional women for a networking luncheon, which is held the last Wednesday of each month at The Islander, from 11:45am – 1pm.  Contact Sheila Underwood for more information by calling 843.849.3820 or email Sheila.underwood@suntrust.com. RSVP is required.
TOASTMASTERS
Toastmasters of Daniel Island meet on the first and third Friday of every month, from 12pm to 1pm at Summit Place, 320 Seven Farms Dr.   For more information please contact claire@eduave.com or  Brian Richards(843) 884-5987.
AA meetings on DI
Daily M-F 8 am, Tue. 7pm, Fri 7pm at Providence Baptist Church, 294 Seven Farms Dr.; Sat. 8 pm at Holy Cross Church, 299 Seven Farms Dr.
Daniel Island Exchange Club  
Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Laura Alberts from 4:30 to 5:30 pm for networking, civic program development, and community connections. Guests are welcome to attend for free. Contact Kristin Power at kpower@lor4kids.org.
Walk With Me
Every Monday at 10 am. The weekly meeting location will be posted on the POA Facebook page and POA website.
Mom’s Playdate
Join other Moms for monthly playdates at the Pirate Cove playground by Smythe Park. Bring your babies, pre-toddlers, and toddlers for some playtime and Mom time. Playdates pare every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10am, weather permitting. Contact Marie Corbin or Erica Elmenhurst for more details, or just show up. (Marie: 843.729.1924 mariefw@gmail.com and Erica: 562.972.3300 ericaelmenhurst@gmail.com.)
Men’s Fitness Group
F3, a free men’s workout group, meets every Saturday morning starting at 7 am at Governors Park. F3 workouts are always free of charge, open to all men over age 17. The group will meet at 6:50 am with the hour workout beginning promptly at 7. Visit www.f3nation.com or email to F3Charleston@gmail.com.


Save the Date - May 7, 2015

Posted in: Thursday




East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) 3rd Annual Golf Ball Tournament
 East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) annual Golf Tournament and Gala fundraiser will take place at the Daniel Island Club, with the Tournament on Tuesday, May 12 at 11 am, followed by the Gala on Friday, May 15 at 6 pm. All proceeds will directly benefit local families in need, supporting the organization’s mission to “provide safety net services to our low-income neighbors, while empowering them to create a better future for themselves, their families and the community.”
Sugar Shock
On Tuesday May 12 at 7 pm: Mary Patterson & Ginny Svigals Presents: Sugar Shock: It affects you more than you think! 843 Benefits and Marketplace, 130 River Landing Dr., Suite 1D.
Garden Club
All are welcome to attend the Daniel Island Garden Club annual garden tour and garden party! The tour begins at 1275 Blakeway St., on Wednesday, May 13 at 1 pm. Info with other locations will be distributed then. Please join the club for refreshments and the Garden Party at the conclusion of the tour!
Totally Fit Meet-Up
Sharpen Your Skills with Chef Michelle Sturgeon. Learn how to slice, dice, chop with ease and speed. Come practice honing your skills, and stay to enjoy a salad. Wednesday, May 13, 12-1pm, GrayStar Daniel Island Village Community Room (455 Seven Farms Drive).
BE Varsity Dance Team Tryouts
All students attending BEHS, including incoming BEHS freshman and rising 8th graders at Catholic partner schools, are invited to audition May 14-15 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the BEHS gym.
Robert Daniell: Exploring Family Ties
Join the Daniel Island Historical Society on Tuesday, May 19, from 7 to 8 pm at Church of the Holy Cross on Daniel Island, for a special program entitled “Robert Daniell: Exploring Family Ties.” Guest speaker David Daniell, a fifth great grandson of Robert, will talk with us about his genealogical research into his family history, taking us back in time not only to Daniel Island’s early days - but to England, where the Daniell family originated. David will also share unique insight into Robert’s character and personality. In addition, learn more about how to explore your own family’s stories! For additional information about the Daniel Island Historical Society, please visit www.dihistoricalsociety.com.
Health & Fitness Expo
On May 23, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Family Circle Tennis Center. Free. Exhibitors included are fitness centers and providers, doctors, health food suppliers and more! Enjoy a free climbing wall sponsored by Benefitfocus, free medical screenings, live music, Moving Water, food trucks, King of Pops, enter a fitness contest, meet Charlie T. RiverDog, and learn more about your local health and fitness businesses. Titles sponsors are: The Daniel Island News, Crews Subaru of Charleston and Y102.5. Gold level sponsors include the Daniel Island Property Association. Silver sponsors include: Sonitrol, Daniel Island Business Assoc., Greystar. For more info, call Ronda at 843.330.1981.
Daniel Island Kids Fishing Tournament
The 5th Annual Daniel Island Kids Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Daniel Island Inshore Fishing Club and presented by Scout Boats will be held on Saturday, June 20, Father’s Day Weekend, at Smythe Park Lake. Children ages 4 to 15 of families who reside or work on Daniel Island are eligible to enter as anglers in the tournament. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Eligible species are largemouth bass, panfish, and mullet, all catch and release. Awards will be given for the first, second, and third longest fish of these species caught, plus an award for the longest “Mystery Fish” caught and for any tagged largemouth bass. The penultimate award is the Grand Champion Award for the longest fish of the three eligible species. The Grand Champion will win a half day fishing trip for two people with Capt. Greg Peralta. No fishing license is required. Angler Registration Forms and Tournament Instructions can be found at various locations throughout Daniel Island including Publix, Qwik Pack & Ship, Daniel Island Library, DIPOA, and SunTrust Bank. Also, online at the Daniel
Island Inshore Fishing Club website (danielislandinshorefishing.com). Pre-registration is requested, $5 per angler; onsite registration at the tournament $8 per angler. Please check in at the registration table at Smythe Park between 8 and 8:30 am on the day of the tournament to receive your tournament kit. Fishing will be from 9 to 11:30 am followed by an awards ceremony and refreshments provided by Publix. For more information, contact Fred Danziger at 516-524-2208.
DANIEL ISLAND YOUNG LIFE
Each Tuesday, Daniel Island Young Life leaders and high schoolers meet at Orlando's from 7-8 pm for a time to laugh together and get to know one another. For more information, contact Tracey Lengyel at tlengyel91@gmail.com.
Group run/walk
Every Wednesday morning at 8:30 am from Pierce Park Pavilion: Enjoy a 3-mile walk or run along the Wando River and share your thoughts and input with the Daniel Island News’ writers and advertising executives. This is part of the Live a Better Life series sponsored by The Daniel Island News.
Daniel Island Wyldlife
Each Monday from 7 to 8 pm, 40 to 60 kids gather at the Brookes' house (1712 Doldridge Street) for a night of fun! Wyldlife is for any and all middle school students on Daniel Island. For more information email Tracey Lengyel at tlengyel91@gmail.com.
BENG
“Business Executive Networking Group” meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Berkley County Library on DI, 5 to 6:30pm. BENG (www.thebeng.org) is a multidiscipline networking group for mid to senior level executive professionals who are seeking a new career.  Contact Cathey Petkash, cpetkash@frannet.com. Register at http://bengcharleston.eventbrite.com.
WOMEN OF FAITH
Daniel Island ladies of all denominations gather Wednesday mornings at 9 am for an hour of prayer and sharing. Call Joan Vitalo, 884-1484, or Kay Uhler, 971-1445, for details.
Women’s Island Network (WIN)
Join professional women for a networking luncheon, which is held the last Wednesday of each month at The Islander, from 11:45am – 1pm.  Contact Sheila Underwood for more information by calling 843.849.3820 or email Sheila.underwood@suntrust.com. RSVP is required.
TOASTMASTERS
Toastmasters of Daniel Island meet on the first and third Friday of every month, from 12pm to 1pm at Summit Place, 320 Seven Farms Dr.   For more information please contact claire@eduave.com or  Brian Richards(843) 884-5987.
AA meetings on DI
Daily M-F 8 am, Tue. 7pm, Fri 7pm at Providence Baptist Church, 294 Seven Farms Dr.; Sat. 8 pm at Holy Cross Church, 299 Seven Farms Dr.
Daniel Island Exchange Club  
Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Laura Alberts from 4:30 to 5:30 pm for networking, civic program development, and community connections. Guests are welcome to attend for free. Contact Kristin Power at kpower@lor4kids.org.
Walk With Me
Every Monday at 10 am. The weekly meeting location will be posted on the POA Facebook page and POA website.
Mom’s Playdate
Join other Moms for monthly playdates at the Pirate Cove playground by Smythe Park. Bring your babies, pre-toddlers, and toddlers for some playtime and Mom time. Playdates pare every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10am, weather permitting. Contact Marie Corbin or Erica Elmenhurst for more details, or just show up. (Marie: 843.729.1924 mariefw@gmail.com and Erica: 562.972.3300 ericaelmenhurst@gmail.com.)
Men’s Fitness Group
F3, a free men’s workout group, meets every Saturday morning starting at 7 am at Governors Park. F3 workouts are always free of charge, open to all men over age 17. The group will meet at 6:50 am with the hour workout beginning promptly at 7. Visit www.f3nation.com or email to F3Charleston@gmail.com.


Save the Date - April 30, 2015

Posted in: Thursday




Meet the Berkeley County Board of Education superintendent finalists
The Berkeley County Board of Education has named three finalists in its search for a superintendent and announced opportunities for the public to meet these candidates Wednesday, April 29; Thursday, April 30; and Friday, May 1. They will be from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the District Office Board room at 229 E. Main Street in Moncks Corner.
TGIFF
Thank Goodness It’s First Friday, an informal social gathering of Daniel Island residents, will be on Friday, May 1, 2015, at Daniel’s Landing Clubhouse, 6:30- 9 pm. Come out to celebrate May Day and meet new neighbors and old friends. Bring a hors d’ oeuvre to share and your favorite beverage. Marcia and Stewart Miller will be the hosts. Questions? Call Walter and Barbara Jenner 216-2573.
Cainhoy Fire Department Fundraiser
Pig Roast, May 2 at Tailgators, 1937 Clements Ferry Rd. Food, fun and games. Pig served at 3 pm. Live music, corn hole. All proceeds benefit the Cainhoy FD to aid in equipment needs. For more info, call station 3, (843) 475-7874.
WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL of CHARLESTON
Monday, May 4, Social Hour at 5:15 pm. William Jordan, expert independent analyst and longtime foreign service officer to France and Arab countries will speak at 6 pm on “Frances Challenges Following the Charlie Hebdo Attack.” Questions and Answers will follow. The location is the Citadel Alumni Center at 69 Hagood Ave., right across from the stadium. Admission is open to members. One can join online at waccharleston.org or at the meeting. Guests can attend once per year for $20.
East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) 3rd Annual Golf Ball Tournament
 East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) annual Golf Tournament and Gala fundraiser will take place at the Daniel Island Club, with the Tournament on Tuesday, May 12 at 11 am, followed by the Gala on Friday, May 15 at 6 pm. All proceeds will directly benefit local families in need, supporting the organization’s mission to “provide safety net services to our low-income neighbors, while empowering them to create a better future for themselves, their families and the community.”
Sugar Shock
On Tuesday May 12 at 7 pm: Mary Patterson & Ginny Svigals Presents: Sugar Shock: It affects you more than you think! 843 Benefits and Marketplace, 130 River Landing Dr., Suite 1D. Pre-packaged foods to be donated to Lowcountry Food Bank are welcomed.
Garden Club
All are welcome to attend the Daniel Island Garden Club annual garden tour and garden party! The tour begins at 1275 Blakeway St., on Wednesday, May 13 at 1 pm. Info with other locations will be distributed then. Please join the club for refreshments and the Garden Party at the conclusion of the tour!
Totally Fit Meet-Up
Sharpen Your Skills with Chef Michelle Sturgeon. Learn how to slice, dice, chop with ease and speed. Come practice honing your skills, and stay to enjoy a salad. Wednesday, May 13, 12-1pm, GrayStar Daniel Island Village Community Room (455 Seven Farms Drive). Totally Fit connects, educates, and inspires women - spirit, soul and body.
Health & Fitness Expo
On May 23, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Family Circle Tennis Center. Free. Exhibitors included are fitness centers and providers, doctors, health food suppliers and more! Enjoy a free climbing wall sponsored by Benefitfocus, free medical screenings, Moving Water, food trucks, King of Pops, enter a fitness contest, meet Charlie T. RiverDog, and learn more about your local health and fitness businesses. Exhibitors include Daniel Island Dermatology, Gold’s Gym, Gaia Fit, CrossFit Discovery, Daniel Island Dentistry, New York Life, Life Essentials Health Center, Carolina Foot Specialists, Verdant Eco-Spa and Organic Oasis, Crescent Moon, Healthsource (Dr. Jimmy), N. Charleston Smiles, O’Neill Plastic Surgery, Revive Juice, Planet Fitness, Wild Tree, RiverDogs, Cooper Cycles, Beach Body, Orange Theory Fitness, Dr. Randy, East Shore Athletic Club and more! Titles sponsors are: The Daniel Island News, Crews Subaru of Charleston and Y102.5. Gold level sponsors include the Daniel Island Property Association. Silver sponsors include: Sonitrol, Daniel Island Business Assoc., Greystar. For more info, call Ronda at 843.330.1981.
DANIEL ISLAND YOUNG LIFE
Each Tuesday, Daniel Island Young Life leaders and high schoolers meet at Orlando's from 7-8 pm for a time to laugh together and get to know one another. For more information, contact Tracey Lengyel at tlengyel91@gmail.com.
Group run/walk
Every Wednesday morning at 8:30 am from Pierce Park Pavilion: Enjoy a 3-mile walk or run along the Wando River and share your thoughts and input with the Daniel Island News’ writers and advertising executives. This is part of the Live a Better Life series sponsored by The Daniel Island News.
Daniel Island Wyldlife
Each Monday from 7 to 8 pm, 40 to 60 kids gather at the Brookes' house (1712 Doldridge Street) for a night of fun! Wyldlife is for any and all middle school students on Daniel Island. It's a great night of games, music, and much more. For more information email Tracey Lengyel at tlengyel91@gmail.com.
BENG
“Business Executive Networking Group” meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Berkley County Library on DI, 5 to 6:30pm. BENG (www.thebeng.org) is a multidiscipline networking group for mid to senior level executive professionals who are seeking a new career.  Contact Cathey Petkash, cpetkash@frannet.com. Register at http://bengcharleston.eventbrite.com.
WOMEN OF FAITH
Daniel Island ladies of all denominations gather Wednesday mornings at 9 am for an hour of prayer and sharing. Call Joan Vitalo, 884-1484, or Kay Uhler, 971-1445, for details.
Women’s Island Network (WIN)
Join professional women for a networking luncheon, which is held the last Wednesday of each month at The Islander, from 11:45am – 1pm.  Contact Sheila Underwood for more information by calling 843.849.3820 or email Sheila.underwood@suntrust.com. RSVP is required.
TOASTMASTERS
Toastmasters of Daniel Island meet on the first and third Friday of every month, from 12pm to 1pm at Summit Place, 320 Seven Farms Dr.   For more information please contact claire@eduave.com or  Brian Richards(843) 884-5987.
AA meetings on DI
Daily M-F 8 am, Tue. 7pm, Fri 7pm at Providence Baptist Church, 294 Seven Farms Dr.; Sat. 8 pm at Holy Cross Church, 299 Seven Farms Dr.
Daniel Island Exchange Club  
Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Laura Alberts from 4:30 to 5:30 pm for networking, civic program development, and community connections. Guests are welcome to attend for free. Contact Kristin Power at kpower@lor4kids.org.
Walk With Me
Every Monday at 10 am. The weekly meeting location will be posted on the POA Facebook page and POA website.
Mom’s Playdate
Join other Moms for monthly playdates at the Pirate Cove playground by Smythe Park. Bring your babies, pre-toddlers, and toddlers for some playtime and Mom time. Playdates pare every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10am, weather permitting. Contact Marie Corbin or Erica Elmenhurst for more details, or just show up. (Marie: 843.729.1924 mariefw@gmail.com and Erica: 562.972.3300 ericaelmenhurst@gmail.com.)
Men’s Fitness Group
F3, a free men’s workout group, meets every Saturday morning starting at 7 am at Governors Park. F3 workouts are always free of charge, open to all men over age 17. The group will meet at 6:50 am with the hour workout beginning promptly at 7. Visit www.f3nation.com or email to F3Charleston@gmail.com.


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