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2022-06-15 12:12:54 By : Ms. Linda Lian

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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.

Live Music: 6 p.m., June 17. Coastal Coffee Roasters, 108 E. Third N. St., Summerville. Coastal Coffee Roasters Summerville and Wingsback Entertainment proudly present the album release party for singer songwriter Ron Daniel's third album "Country Made For Kings." Don't miss this one time event featuring short solo acoustic sets by special guests Josh Jarman, Eric Barnett and Anna Crosby followed by Dan Riley & The Marvelous Misfits band to kick off the evening. CDs will be available.

Summerville High Class of ‘72 Reunion: 7-11 p.m., June 17. Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd., Summerville. Summerville High School Class of '72 is having its 50th reunion. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar and music. Tickets are $65 per person. Classmates and guests welcome. Send checks to Debbie Hoats Thames, PO Box 698, McClellanvile, SC 29458 by May 1. For more info, contact Debbie Hoats Thames at 843-412-8903.

Concert 175 Music Fest: 2-9 p.m., June 18. Historic downtown Summerville, Hutchinson Square and Short Central. Free community event celebrating Summerville’s 175th birthday. There will be multiple stages with entertainment throughout the day ending with a tribute to the Beatles. There will be extended dining and shopping hours. This is a family friendly event. All are welcome. No pets please.

The 2nd Annual Lowcountry Peach Festival: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., June 18. Jedburg Junction, 850 E. Butternut Road, Summerville. Free event. Meet all of your friends and family at "The Junction" and celebrate all things peach. Food trucks, family fun, The Little Rascals Talent Show, Aunt Bea's Peach Cobbler Contest and so much more. Come for the live music, performances and amazing food. Beer and wine available for purchase on site. Come and have a great day with us. For more information, call 843-412-9864.

Free Community Pet Support Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 18. Raising Cane’s, 9490 Dorchester Road, Summerville. Times have been tough so we are teaming up to help our community. Meet us at Raising Cane’s for free pet supplies and vaccines. We will be giving away 35,000 lbs. of food, cat litter, pet supplies, rabies vaccines, DAPPv vaccine for dogs and FVRCP vaccine for cats as well as microchips while supplies last. Vaccines and items will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. For more information email

Andrew Sleighter Comedy Show: 7-9 p.m., June 18. Old Trolley Theatre, 102 Old Trolley Rd., Summerville. Admission is $15 per person. Andrew’s comedy has the ability to reach wide ranges of audiences and works in a diversity of rooms. Reliable and consistent, he rarely ends a show by lighting the stage on fire out of rage. He has performed on Last Comic Standing, recorded a comedy special for Dry Bar and made his late-night stand-up debut on Conan. He's also written and performed sketch comedy for Comedy Central and wrote and blogged for the Sports Show with Norm Macdonald on Comedy Central. Most recently Andrew appeared on the Late Late Show with James Corden. Beer, wine and snacks will be available. For more information, call 843-259-8972 or email

VA Benefits & Disability Claims Workshop: 2-4 p.m., June 29. Dorchester County Council Chambers, 201 Johnston St., St. George. Meeting will begin with a welcome from director Johnny K. Brown. Agenda will include an overview of disability benefits, dependency and indemnity as well as compensation and pension eligibility. Special guests are a Captel Liaison and Hospice Liaison. For more information, call 843-832-0050.

Photography Exhibitions: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., now through July 30. Public Works Art Center, 135 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville. Free admission. Three different photographers are featured in this exhibition. Fabricated Visions Photographs on silk by Kristen Hoving. A collection of evocative photographs printed on silk and combined with secondary photographs or paper collage. Between the Richness, by DeeJay Wiggins. The Richness is a collection of images photographed over the past few years. This local photographer looks for the beauty in the “ugly” in the places she visits. Birds Exhibition is a collection of photos by winners of the National Audubon Society’s Bird Photography contest. For more information email or call 843-900-3225.

Fireworks and Freedom Festival: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., July 4. Town of Summerville. Gahagan Park, 515 W. Boundary St., Summerville. Free family friendly event with live music, food fireworks, a kid’s zone and loads of fun! Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas and water. Small lunch box-sized personal coolers are allowed. No large coolers, pets, tents of any size, personal fireworks, grills of any type or alcohol. Alcohol will be for sale at the event from Carolina Ale House and must be enjoyed in the designated area only. Onsite parking at Gahagan Park is extremely limited. There will be one shuttle stop with two buses running in a constant loop that will pick up/drop off near the fountain area of the Town Hall parking lot at 200 S. Main St. Per the shuttle company regulation, masks are REQUIRED while riding on the bus and the capacity of each bus will be limited.

Summerville Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., every Saturday through November. Historic downtown Summerville, First Citizens Bank, 218 S. Main St., Summerville (behind Summerville Town Hall). Come out and support local farmers, growers, artisans and specialty food vendors. Rain or shine.

Food Truck Friday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meets the third Friday of every month. The Chamber & Visitor Center, 402 N. Main St., Summerville, in the chamber’s gravel parking lot next to the sweet tea mural. Open to the public. Stay after for Tim Talks in the Chamber Boardroom.

Third Thursday: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Hutchinson Square, 102 S. Main St., Summerville. On the third Thursday of each month, Historic Downtown Summerville transforms into a special marketplace featuring local entertainment, craft vendors and artisans. Local shops and restaurants have extended hours. Due to COVID-19, events have been updated to support social distancing and to provide a more mindful experience. Events are subject to change or cancel without notice.

Jedburg Junction Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. 850 E. Butternut Road, Summerville. The farmers market features local farms and artisan vendors. Come out and support your local community. For more information, email or call 843-412-9864.

Magdalene House Sewing Project: 6:30-9:30 p.m., the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. 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 supplied, just bring your sewing machine and talent! This project benefits Magdalene House of Charleston, a recovery home for women in Summerville. For the sewing team, contact Susan Jones at or call 843-300-5921. For questions about Magdalene House, call Liz Milligan, 843-864-5008.

Sewing Machine Maintenance: 10 a.m.-2 p.m, every Monday. 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 an issue 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: 1:15-4:15 p.m., every Thursday. People, Places & Quilts, 129 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville. $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: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., every Friday. People, Places & Quilts, 129 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville. $25 per person for four hours of help, instruction and encouragement. Class size is limited to six people. “Problems Solved Friday” sewing sessions to suit your needs. 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: 6:30-8:30 p.m., on the first Tuesday of every month at Interim Healthcare of North Charleston, 3820 Faber Place Drive, Suite 200. Monthly support group meetings are for survivors, caregivers and friends who have acquired the life-changing effects of traumatic brain injury. For more information, contact Robert Durland at 843-822-1967.

Quilt ‘n’ Friends: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., every Wednesday. Stallsville United Methodist Church, 255 Stallsville Loop, Summerville. Meetings have resumed. All former members, new to the area quilters and beginning quilters are welcome. You MUST show proof of vaccination to attend. For more information, call Kathie at 603-398-3633.

Stories on the Square: 9:30-10 a.m., every Wednesday. Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St., Summerville. Free event for kids of all ages. Join Ashley Bohinc for outdoor story time adventures. The event is held 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. For more information, call 843-875-5171.

Main Street Writes: 6:30-8 p.m., every Monday. Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St., Summerville. Virtual meetings only with hopes to resume live meetings soon. For the inner writer in all of us, the regular Monday evening writers group that’s growing every week. 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 instead, use the following credentials: 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 — and they will be shared with the group.

Board of Architectural Review Meeting: 6 p.m. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Town of Summerville, Training Room. Located on the second floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville.

Tree Protection Board Meeting: 9 a.m. Meets the second Monday of every month. Town of Summerville. Training Room, 200 S. Main St., Summerville.

Standing Committee Meetings: 5:30 p.m. Meets the second Monday of every month. Town of Summerville, Council Chambers. Located on the third floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville.

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting: 5 p.m. Meets the second Tuesday of every month. Town of Summerville, Training Room. Located on the second floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville.

Design Review Board Meeting: 4 p.m., meets the third Thursday of every month. Town of Summerville, Training Room. Located on the second floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville. The Fleet Reserve Association Meeting: 7 p.m., 99 Wisteria Road, Goose Creek. The U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard conducts the Branch 269 monthly meeting on the third Thursday of each month. Any member of the sea going services is welcome to attend. Contact John Tharp at 843-709-8520.

Summerville Town Council Meeting: 6 p.m. Meets the second Thursday of each month. Town of Summerville Council Chambers. Located on the third floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville. Due to the pandemic, Council reserves the right to hold the meetings electronically. The public and press will be notified of this change if it is necessary.

Food Truck Friday: 5-8 p.m., every Friday. Green Barn, Carnes Crossroads, 207 First Ave., Summerville. Hosted by the Carnes Crossroads Property Owners Association. There will be different food trucks each week.

Chamber Power Hour: 7:30-9 a.m., meets the third Wednesday of every other month at various locations. Free and open to the public. Join us as we hear from SC Chamber of Commerce Director of Government Affairs Katie Titus. She will be talking about the state Chamber’s 2021 Legislative Agenda. This event will be held at Rollins Edwards Community Center, 301 N. Hickory St., Summerville. Our Power Hours serve as an opportunity to keep our members and the public informed on all that is trending or important in our community. We feature a different topic and expert speakers at each event. This event is in-person. Social distancing, temperature and mask guidelines are strictly enforced. For future events visit

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