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Save the Date - August 27, 2015

Posted in: Thursday

Shotgun Fairies Showdown with
Cancer Fundraiser
Wear your most comfortable jeans and cowboy hat. Join Shotgun Fairies for a night of amazing food, specialty drinks, desserts, lively music, raffles and silent auction items on Thursday, August 27, 7 – 11 pm at the Cedar Room @ The Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay Street, Charleston. Tickets: $75/person pre-event or $90/person at the door. Purchase Tickets at: www.bidr.co/events/shotgunfairies.
Totally Fit Fall Kickoff
Turn over a new leaf with a community of women uplifting and supporting each other through life in the lowcountry. On Monday, 8/31, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Seacoast Chapel, 750 Long Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, bring a friend and enjoy a healthy salad buffet, time with girlfriends, and a chance to win door prizes. This interactive event will outline all aspects of Totally Fit, engaging you with ways to connect within your community. RSVP to Linda Howard linda@totallyfit.org
Girls On The Run
Registration for Daniel Island School girls grades 3-5 is open now through September 3rd.  Classes will be held at Daniel Island School for 10 weeks each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-4:45 p.m. starting September 15th. Cost is $150. For registration or more information please visit www.gotrcharleston.org.
TGIFF
All Daniel Island residents are invited to “Thank Goodness it’s First Friday”, the monthly casual, social get together on Friday, Sept. 4 at Daniel’s Landing Clubhouse, 6:30- 9 pm. Bring a hors d’ oeuvre to share and your favorite beverage. Meet your neighbors and celebrate National hug your boss day.  Margot and Tom Smith will be our hosts. Questions? Call Walter and Barbara Jenner 216-2573.
DANIEL ISLAND SPEAKERS SERIES
Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Daniel Island Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentation is 7 to 8 p.m. The speaker is Anita Zucker, chair of InterTech Group and well-known for her community service and philanthropic activities. To register, please go to http://tiny.cc/dispeakersseries. This is a new registration site. The Speakers Series is sponsored jointly by the Rotary Club of Daniel Island, the Daniel Island Community Fund, the Daniel Island Business Association, and the Daniel Island Club.
WYLDLIFE
The first Wyldlife Club will be Monday Sept. 14, 7 to 8 pm at Catherine and Kevin Brookes House (1712 Doldridge Street)! 6th graders and parents are welcome to come at 6:15 to meet the leaders and Wyldlife team and then stay for club! The very next week (September 21), the All City Club with Mt. Pleasant Wyldlife at the RL Jones Center (391 Egypt Road), 7 to 8pm!
DANIEL ISLAND BEACH SWEEP
Volunteer on Sunday, Sept. 20, 5pm. Meet at The Children’s Park (AKA Sea Turtle Park near the Daniel Island Real Estate Office at the end of River Landing Drive) to participate in the beach clean up.
DANIEL ISLAND & HANAHAN YOUNG LIFE
The Kick Off Event with All City Club (club with every high schooler in Charleston) will be on September 21 at 7:30. Daniel Island Young Life will meet in the Publix Parking Lot at 6:45 pm and carpool to the downtown location (342 Meeting Street)! For more information, Tracey (tlengyel91@gmail.com or 412.852.2123.) Daniel Island Young Life is for any and all 9th through 12th grader on Daniel Island! For more details on Hanahan Young Life, please call or email Ashley Thompson (Hanahan Leader) at thompsonam1@g.cofc.edu or 803.422.7048.
Willingway Continuing Care Meetings
Every Monday 6:30-7:30 pm at The Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Dr. Anyone with addiction issues–you, a family member, a friend regardless of whether you’ve been a patient of Willingway, is invited. Continuing Care provides a community for addicts, their family and friends to talk about their experiences and find ways to connect with 12-step recovery. Just show up, there is no charge. Contact Rhett Crull 843-323-7111 with questions.
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  to gather and run for health, recreation, inspiration and sport.  The club meets on Fridays 5:30 am and Sundays 7:30 am for group runs as well as First Friday Happy Hour Runs at DI restaurants. Email mary@gaiafit.com for more information.
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 Berkeley 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  - 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 12 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 (with some exceptions) at 4:30 pm at The Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive and centers its service initiatives on Americanism, youth programs, community service and the prevention of child abuse. Questions about meeting dates and programming,  contact Clyde Rush at clydebrush@comcast.net or 646-660-3508 or visit their Facebook page.
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 are every first and third 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 6:30 am at Governors Park and at 5:30 am on Wednesdays. F3 workouts are always free of charge, open to all men over age 17. The group will meet at 6:20 am with the hour workout beginning promptly at 6:30 am. Visit www.f3nation.com or email to F3Charleston@gmail.com.

Save the Date - August 20, 2015

Posted in: Thursday
Learn about joint osteoarthritis
Is joint pain keeping you from living an active lifestyle? It doesn’t have to. Join Dr. Del Schutte as he presents a free seminar on a new minimally invasive procedure for joint osteoarthritis. Wednesday, August 26, 6 p.m. at the Daniel Island Library. Dr. H. Del Schutte Jr. is the Medical Director of the East Cooper Medical Center Comprehensive Joint Program and a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with a primary focus on joint replacement surgery.
Shotgun Fairies Showdown with
Cancer Fundraiser
Wear your most comfortable jeans and cowboy hat. Join Shotgun Fairies for a night of amazing food, specialty drinks, desserts, lively music, raffles and silent auction items on Thursday, August 27, 7 – 11 pm at the Cedar Room @ The Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay Street, Charleston. Tickets: $75/person pre-event or $90/person at the door. Purchase Tickets at: www.bidr.co/events/shotgunfairies.
Girls On The Run
Registration for Daniel Island School girls grades 3-5 is open now through September 3rd.  Classes will be held at Daniel Island School for 10 weeks each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-4:45 p.m. starting September 15th. Cost is $150. For registration or more information please visit www.gotrcharleston.org.
TGIFF
All Daniel Island residents are invited to “Thank Goodness it’s First Friday”, the monthly casual, social get together on Friday, September 4th 2015 at Daniel’s Landing Clubhouse, 6:30- 9 p.m. Bring a hors d’ oeuvre to share and your favorite beverage. Meet your neighbors and celebrate National hug your boss day. Margot and Tom Smith will host. Questions? Call Walter and Barbara Jenner 216-2573.
DANIEL ISLAND SPEAKERS SERIES
Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Daniel Island Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentation is 7 to 8 p.m. The speaker is Anita Zucker, chair of InterTech Group and well-known for her community service and philanthropic activities. To register, please go to http://tiny.cc/dispeakersseries. This is a new registration site. The Speakers Series is sponsored jointly by the Rotary Club of Daniel Island, the Daniel Island Community Fund, the Daniel Island Business Association, and the Daniel Island Club.
Willingway Continuing Care Meetings
Every Monday 6:30-7:30 pm at The Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Dr. Anyone with addiction issues–you, a family member, a friend regardless of whether you’ve been a patient of Willingway, is invited. Continuing Care provides a community for addicts, their family and friends to talk about their experiences and find ways to connect with 12-step recovery. Just show up, there is no charge. Contact Rhett Crull 843-323-7111 with questions.
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  to gather and run for health, recreation, inspiration and sport.  The club meets on Fridays 5:30 am and Sundays 7:30 am for group runs as well as First Friday Happy Hour Runs at DI restaurants. Email mary@gaiafit.com for more information.
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 Berkeley 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  - 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 12 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. Questions, contact Clyde Rush at clydebrush@comcast.net or 646-660-3508 or visit their Facebook page.
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 are every first and third 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 6:30 am at Governors Park and at 5:30 am on Wednesdays. F3 workouts are always free of charge, open to all men over age 17. The group will meet at 6:20 am with the hour workout beginning promptly at 6:30 am. Visit www.f3nation.com or email to F3Charleston@gmail.com.

Save the Date - August 13, 2015

Posted in: Thursday
Back to School Celebration
Join the Daniel Island School PTA for a Back to School Celebration on Thursday, August 13, 5-8 pm. Come meet new teachers and classmates and then kick off school year 2015-2016 at Freedom Park with food, entertainment, and activities provided by Peace, Love, Hip, Hop; Black Tie Music Academy; Gymnastics Academy of Charleston; Pro Performance Athletics; MW Tennis Academy; and Jackson Soccer Development.  Cooper River Cycles will be on hand to provide free bicycle and helmet safety checks as well. Contact Rindy Ryan, rindyryan115@hotmail.com or 843-437-0156.
Afternoons on the Wando Final
Concert
The final concert in the series will take place on Saturday, August 15 from 5 - 8 pm and will feature popular, local band “Soul Fish” at Children’s Park, located at the end of River Landing Drive on the scenic, waterfront banks of the Wando River. You’ll love this versatile party rock band - playing your favorites from the 80’s, 90’s and current hits. The concerts are free, open to the general public, and a great event for the entire family. Pets must be leashed and under owner control. Please note *Severe weather/reschedule date for the August 15 concert will be Sunday, August 16th - (same time and venue).
Live a Better Life: Learn about joint
osteoarthritis
Is joint pain keeping you from living an active lifestyle? It doesn’t have to. Join Dr. Del Schutte as he presents a free seminar on a new minimally invasive procedure for joint osteoarthritis. Wednesday, August 26, 6 p.m. at the Daniel Island Library. Dr. H. Del Schutte Jr. is the Medical Director of the East Cooper Medical Center Comprehensive Joint Program and a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with a primary focus on joint replacement surgery.
Shotgun Fairies Showdown with
Cancer Fundraiser
Wear your most comfortable jeans and cowboy hat. Join Shotgun Fairies for a night of amazing food, specialty drinks, desserts, lively music, raffles and silent auction items on Thursday, August 27, 7 – 11 pm at the Cedar Room @ The Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay Street, Charleston. Tickets: $75/person pre-event or $90/person at the door. Purchase Tickets at: www.bidr.co/events/shotgunfairies.
Willingway Continuing Care Meetings
Every Monday 6:30-7:30 pm at The Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Dr. Anyone with addiction issues–you, a family member, a friend regardless of whether you’ve been a patient of Willingway, is invited. Continuing Care provides a community for addicts, their family and friends to talk about their experiences and find ways to connect with 12-step recovery. Just show up, there is no charge. Contact Rhett Crull 843-323-7111 with questions.
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.  The club meets on Fridays 5:30 am and Sundays 7:30 am for group runs as well as First Friday Happy Hour Runs at DI restaurants. Email mary@gaiafit.com for more information.
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 Berkeley 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  - 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 12 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. Questions, contact Clyde Rush at clydebrush@comcast.net or 646-660-3508 or visit their Facebook page.
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 are every first and third 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 6:30 am at Governors Park and at 5:30 am on Wednesdays. F3 workouts are always free of charge, open to all men over age 17. The group will meet at 6:20 am with the hour workout beginning promptly at 6:30 am. Visit www.f3nation.com or email to F3Charleston@gmail.com.

Save the Date - July 30, 2015

Posted in: Thursday
Daniel Island Business Association
Block Party
DIBA Food Truck Rodeo Block Party - 5:30 - 8:00 pm on July 30 at First Citizens Bank Plaza on Daniel Island.
TGIFF
Thank Goodness It’s First Friday, the longest running, informal social gathering of Daniel Island residents, will be on August 7 at Daniel’s Landing Clubhouse 6:30- 9 pm. Come out to celebrate International Beer Day or just come out to meet new neighbors and old friends. Bring an hors d’ oeuvre to share and your favorite beverage. Pat and John Dietz will be the hosts. Questions? Call Walter and Barbara Jenner 216-2573.
Back to School Celebration
Join the Daniel Island School PTA for a Back to School Celebration on Thursday, August 13, 5-8 pm. Come meet new teachers and classmates and then kick off school year 2015-2016 at Freedom Park with food, entertainment, and activities provided by Peace, Love, Hip, Hop, Black Tie Music Academy, Gymnastics Academy of Charleston, Pro Performance Athletics, MW Tennis Academy, and Jackson Soccer Development.  Cooper River Cycles will be on hand to provide free bicycle and helmet safety checks as well. Contact Rindy Ryan, rindyryan115@hotmail.com or 843-437-0156.
Afternoons on the Wando Finale Concert
The final concert in the series will take place on Saturday, August 15 from 5 - 8 pm and will feature popular, local band “Soul Fish” at Children’s Park, located at the end of River Landing Drive on the scenic, waterfront banks of the Wando River. You’ll love this versatile party rock band - playing your favorites from the 80’s, 90’s and current hits. The concerts are free, open to the general public, and a great event for the entire family. Pets must be leashed and under owner control. Please note *Severe weather/reschedule date for the August 15 concert will be Sunday, August 16th - (same time and venue).
Shotgun Fairies Showdown with
Cancer Fundraiser
Wear your most comfortable jeans and cowboy hat. Join Shotgun Fairies for a night of amazing food, specialty drinks, desserts, lively music, raffles and silent auction items on Thursday, August 27, 7 – 11 pm at the Cedar Room @ The Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay Street, Charleston. Tickets: $75/person pre-event or $90/person at the door. Purchase Tickets at: www.bidr.co/events/shotgunfairies.
Willingway Continuing Care Meetings
Every Monday 6:30-7:30 pm at The Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Dr. Anyone with addiction issues–you, a family member, a friend regardless of whether you’ve been a patient of Willingway, is invited. Continuing Care provides a community for addicts, their family and friends to talk about their experiences and find ways to connect with 12-step recovery. Just show up, there is no charge. Contact Rhett Crull 843-323-7111 with questions.
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.  The club meets on Fridays 5:30 am and Sundays 7:30 am for group runs as well as First Friday Happy Hour Runs at DI restaurants. Email mary@gaiafit.com for more information.
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  - 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 12 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. Questions, contact Clyde Rush at clydebrush@comcast.net or 646-660-3508 or visit their Facebook page.
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 are every first and third 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 6:30 am at Governors Park and at 5:30 am on Wednesdays. F3 workouts are always free of charge, open to all men over age 17. The group will meet at 6:20 am with the hour workout beginning promptly at 6:30 am. Visit www.f3nation.com or email to F3Charleston@gmail.com.

Save the Date - July 16, 2015

Posted in: Thursday
Berkeley County Schools’ Shaggin’ Under the Stars
Berkeley County School Districtinvites you  to “get on the bus” and support education in Berkeley County by attending Shaggin’ Under the Stars, the second event of the Stuff the Bus campaign. Shaggin’ Under the Stars will be at Old Santee Canal Park on Thursday, July 16, 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Adults can join in the fun for just $5 or a bag of school supplies. There is no admission fee for students or children. Custom 4 will provide musical selections and everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners. Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, July 23, 3 – 8 pm at Hibben UMC, 690 Coleman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, in the Christian Life and Learning Center. Each donor gets a free box of Girl Scout Cookies!
Afternoons on the Wando Free
Concert & Picnic Series
Free concert, Saturday, July 25, 4-7 pm, featuring popular local band Weird Science at Children’s Park, located at the end of River Landing Drive. You’ll love their 80’s classic, pop and rock! Bring your own chairs, blankets and picnics!  The concerts are open to the general public. Pets must be leashed and under owner control.  Visit www.dicommunity.org for complete event details. Please note severe weather date is Sunday, July 26th - (same time and venue). Other concert dates and bands in the series are: Saturday, August 15 - “Soul Fish” – 4-7 pm, rain date is Aug. 16.
TGIFF
Thank Goodness It’s First Friday, the longest running, informal social gathering of Daniel Island residents, will be on August 7 at Daniel’s Landing Clubhouse 6:30- 9 pm. Come out to celebrate International Beer Day or just come out to meet new neighbors and old friends. Bring an hors d’ oeuvre to share and your favorite beverage. Pat and John Dietz will be the hosts. Questions? Call Walter and Barbara Jenner 216-2573.
Willingway Continuing Care Meetings
Every Monday 6:30-7:30 pm at The Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Dr. Anyone with addiction issues–you, a family member, a friend regardless of whether you’ve been a patient of Willingway, is invited. Continuing Care provides a community for addicts, their family and friends to talk about their experiences and find ways to connect with 12-step recovery. Just show up, there is no charge. Contact Rhett Crull 843.327.7111 with questions.
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.  The club meets on Friday's 5:30 am and Sundays 7:30 am for group runs as well as First Friday Happy Hour Runs at DI restaurants. Email mary@gaiafit.com for more information.
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 12 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.
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 are every first and third 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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