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Post & Courier - 4/9/2018


NAMI Support

What: National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a support group for family members and friends of those who suffer from a mental illness and for those individuals in recovery from a mental illness. There are additional group meetings on other weekdays in other locations. See website for details.

When: 6-8:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month

Where: Seacoast Church West Ashley, 2049 Savanah Highway

Price: Free

More Info: 843-872-5080,


Motherhood Walk

What: Join Postpartum Support Charleston for a walk led by a volunteer who has recovered from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Meet other mothers who are experiencing the same feelings and receive community resources.

When: 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month

Where: Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St., Mount Pleasant

Price: Free

More Info: 843-732-1772,

Mood Workshop

What: This Empowerment and Mood Enhancement Workshop is an interactive program, led by a clinical psychologist with Roper St. Francis Behavioral Health, designed to use techniques to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, enhance mood, challenge and change negative thoughts and create new healthy lifestyle behaviors. Registration required.

When: Noon-1:15 p.m. Wednesdays, April 11-May 30

Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive

Price: $223-$279

More Info: 843-795-4386,

Leukemia, Lymphoma

What: Bay Street Biergarten will host a happy hour fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of the Lowcountry SC and Katie Strumpf’s bid for LLS Woman of the Year.

When: 4-7 p.m.April 11

Where: Bay Street Biergarten, 549 East Bay St., downtown Charleston

More Info: 843-881-8176,


Motherhood Support

What: Postpartum Support Charleston offers a peer-led support group for women working through perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. There are additional group meetings on other weekdays in other locations. See website for details.

When: 9-11 a.m. every Thursday

Where: Breastfeeding Center of Charleston, 1300 Hospital Drive, Suite 320, Mount Pleasant

Price: Free

More Info: 843-732-1772,

Corks for Kids

What: The second annual Corks for Kids fundraiser for Camp Happy Days will feature wine, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, beach music and a silent auction, emceed by Tom Crawford of ABC Channel 4. Resort casual attire to go with beach theme.

When: 6-10 p.m.April 12

Where: The Citadel Beach Club, 4700 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms

Price: $125 per person

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Oxygen Ball

What: Local celebrities pair with dance professionals to compete for the title of Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars Champion to benefit the American Lung Association. “The Oxygen Ball: Dancing Through the Decades” also will include silent and live auctions, a gourmet dinner, entertainment and open dancing.

When: 6:30-11 p.m.April 13

Where: Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St., downtown Charleston

Price: $250

More Info: 843-556-8451,


Health Fair

What: Edisto District AME Churches Health Ministry will host a community health fair with free health screenings, educational opportunities and resources.

When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.April 14

Where: Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach, 1684 Brownwood Road, Johns Island

More Info: 843-559-5897

Walk MS

What: Walk MS: Charleston is a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s research and outreach services.

When: 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk April 14

Where: Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Drive, downtown Charleston

More Info: 855-372-1331,

Lupus Education

What: The seventh annual Lupus Patient Education Day will include expert lectures on symptoms, research, caregiver support and more. Lunch provided. Registration required.

When: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.April 14

Where: Drug Discovery Auditorium at MUSC, 70 President St., downtown Charleston

More Info: 843-792-6043,


Health Fair

What: The Clementa C. Pinckney Community Health Fair and Outreach Ministry will include numerous health screening options, representatives from local emergency services, local support organizations, information on nonmedical home care, crime prevention, housing, simple wills, Medicare/Medicaid, with food and clothing for those in need.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.April 14

Where: Citadel Square Baptist church, 222 Calhoun St., downtown Charleston

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Hope Jam V

What: The Windjammer will host the fifth annual Hope Jam fundraiser for the Ethen Richardson Foundation (childhood cancer), featuring live music from Weird Science and The Muddy Kings, auction items, raffles, doors prizes and more, emceed by Rob Fowler and Josh Marthers.

When: 7 p.m.-midnightApril 14

Where: Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms

Price: $20-$25

More Info: 478-456-1818,


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