NOTE: Some of these events may have been canceled or postponed. Please check with the organizers. Call 843-873-9424 to add your event to this free calendar.
Lowcountry 5K: Teal Diva, a Carolina-based nonprofit focused on the mental and emotional health of those affected with a gynecologic cancer diagnosis, is hosting the seventh annual Lowcountry 5K from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in downtown Summerville. Visit tealdiva.org/events and click Lowcountry 5K for more information and to register.
Fishing clinic: Dorchester County Parks and Recreation is hosting a family fishing clinic from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Ashley River Park, 200 Renken Road, Summerville. The program is free with gate admission or park pass.
Block Party: Faith Sellers Senior Center is having a block party from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the center, 312 N. Laurel St., Summerville. There will be demonstrations, a “fan dance” and other activities.
Greenhurst Crime Watch: The next quarterly meeting of Greenhurst Crime Watch is 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Miles Road Baptist Church, 816 Miles Jamison Road in Summerville. Call Marina at 843-819-6905 for more information.
Farmers Market: The Summerville Farmers Market is 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday until Nov. 25 behind the town hall building.
Grandparents at Prayer: Meetings of Grandparents at Prayer are 10 a.m. the second Monday of each month at the Old St. Paul’s church building on West Carolina Avenue. Come join other grandparents as they gather for guided prayer and fellowship. Call Cathy Jacobs at 843-437-0442 for more information.
Third Thursday: Summerville DREAM’s Third Thursday is 5:30-8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of every month (Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21) at Hutchinson Square, 102 S. Main St. in Summerville. This event transforms Historic Downtown Summerville into a marketplace featuring local entertainment, craft vendors and artisans, and local shops and restaurants have extended hours. Events are subject to change or cancel without notice.
Jedburg Junction Farmers Market: The Jedburg Junction Farmers Market is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday at 850 E. Butternut Road, Summerville. The farmers market features local farms and artisan vendors. Email jedb[email protected] or call 843-302-5676 for more information.
Magdalene House Sewing Project: The Magdalene House Sewing Project sessions are 6:30-9:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at People, Places and Quilts, 129 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville. Join in the fun by making handbags and fabric items that make a difference. All fabrics are supplied, just bring your sewing machine and talent. This project benefits Magdalene House of Charleston, a recovery home for women in Summerville. Contact Susan Jones at [email protected] or call 843-300-5921 with questions or for more information. Call Liz Milligan at 843-864-5008 with questions about Magdalene House.
Sewing Machine Maintenance: This session is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Monday at People, Places & Quilts, 129 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville, by appointment only. Please call PPQ at 843-871-8872 to reserve your spot. Melanie, sewing machine repair technician, will be available to answer maintenance and quick repair questions. Please bring your sewing machine, cord and foot control. If you have a problem that can be addressed in 15 minutes, her goal is to have you sewing again without having to wait so long for service or repair. There is no charge for this service. If your issue requires further service or repair, then you can be placed on her service waiting list.
Open Sewing: This event is 1:15-4:15 p.m. every Thursday at People, Places & Quilts, 129 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville. The cost is $5 per person. If you are a machine or hand sewist, come and enjoy a community sewing day on available Thursdays. Must call PPQ at 843-871-8872 to register and pay. Class size is limited to eight machines and four hand sewists.
PSF Sewing Sessions: This session is 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Friday at People, Places & Quilts, 129 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville. The cost is $25 per person for four hours of help, instruction and encouragement. Class size is limited to six people. Need help with a project or kit? Instructor/problem solver Sue Runnerstrom will offer instruction and encouragement. Call PPQ at 843-871-8872 to register.
Trident Head Injury Support Group: The Trident Head Injury Support Group meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at 701 E. Bay St., Suite 121, Charleston. Monthly support group meetings are for survivors, caregivers and friends who have acquired the life-changing effects of traumatic brain injury. Contact Robert Durland Sr. at 843-822-1967 or visit thisg.net for more information.
Quilt ‘n Friends: This group meets from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Wednesday at Stallsville United Methodist Church, 255 Stallsville Loop, Summerville (between Trolley Road and Bacon Bridge Road). All former members, new-to-the-area quilters and beginning quilters are welcome. You must show proof of COVID vaccination to join. Call Kathie Higbee at 603-398-3633 for more information.
Stories on the Square: This event is 9:30-10 a.m. every Wednesday at Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St., Summerville. It is a free event for children of all ages. Join Ashley Bohinc for outdoor story time adventures. The event is outside to ensure proper social distancing. Lots of chairs available for younger listeners, hoola-hoops for distancing and plenty of juice boxes and snacks to munch on while they listen. Student discounts to all attendees. In case of inclement weather, story time moves inside with social distancing. Call 843-875-5171 for more information.
Main Street Writes: 6:30-8 p.m., every Monday. Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St., Summerville. Virtual meetings take place every Monday and an in-person meeting is the first Monday of each month for the inner writer in all of us. Join in any/every Monday and share a few pages with fellow scribes, or just listen in and learn. Anyone wanting to join in via Zoom may use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83115591753 pwd=bGwyNlJITDZvNUcxdU9kckNDSE1Zdz09. Meeting ID: 831 1559 1753. Passcode: 29483. If you’d prefer to send your pages in advance (no more than two single-spaced or four double spaced) you can email them to mai[email protected] — and they will be shared with the group.
Board of Architectural Review: The meeting is at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month in the town of Summerville training room on the second floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St. in Summerville.
Tree Protection Board: Thew meeting is at 9 a.m. second Monday of every month in the town of Summerville training room, 200 S. Main St. in Summerville.
Standing Committee: The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month in the town of Summerville council chambers on the third floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St. in Summerville.
Board of Zoning Appeals: 5 p.m. second Tuesday of every month, town of Summerville training room, second floor of the municipal annex, 200 S. Main St., Summerville.
Design Review Board: The Summerville Design Review Board meets at 4 p.m. third Thursday of every month in the town of Summerville training roomon the second floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville.
Fleet Reserve Association: The Fleet Reserve Association meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at 99 Wisteria Road, Goose Creek. The U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard conducts the Branch 269 monthly meeting. Any member of the sea-going services is welcome to attend. Contact John Tharp at 843-709-8520 for more information.
Summerville Town Council: The Summerville Town Council meets at 6 p.m. second Thursday of each month in the council chambers on the third floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville.
Dorchester Democrats: The Dorchester County Democratic Party general membership meeting is 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at at Knightsville United Methodist Church, 1505 Central Ave. Email [email protected] or visit www.dorchesterdemocrats.com for more information.
Food Truck Friday: Food Truck Friday, hosted by the Carnes Crossroads Property Owners Association, is 5-8 p.m. every Friday at Green Barn in Carnes Crossroads, 207 First Ave., Summerville. There will be different food trucks each week.
The Azalea Society: The Azalea Society meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at Magnolia Plantation. There is a potluck dinner with a meeting and plant discussion at 7 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Call 843-442-7774 for more information.
Parkinson’s Support Group: The Summerville Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets at 2:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at Cane Bay YMCA, 1655 Cane Bay Boulevard in Summerville.
Southern Harmony Chorus: The Southern Harmony Chorus ladies barbershop a cappella chorus is looking for ladies that love to sing. We are learning Christmas music for our upcoming show. Call 843-571-8946 or email [email protected] for more information.
MS support group: The Summerville MS support group meets at 11 a.m. every third Friday at Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 W. 3rd S. St. in Summerville. The group does not have regular meetings in December, June, July or August. Call Frank Tozier at 843-670-3313 for more information.