People and events


Holiday fashion show
CHARLESTON—The SCCCW Coastal Deanery will host a holiday fashion show and lunch Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church hall, 5 St. Teresa Drive. Cost: $10. Tickets: Beverly Buford, (843) 743-5550 or Maria Stephens, (843) 437-8731.

Bishops Boutique
CHARLESTON—Shop ’til you drop at the Bishops Boutique on Dec. 5 from 6-9 p.m. at the Bishop England High School gym, 363 Seven Farms Drive. Details: (843) 849-9599.

Christmas concert
CHARLESTON—St. Joseph Church, 1695 Wallenberg Blvd., will hold a free Christmas concert Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. The choir is led by director Eugene P. Werner and accompanied by Deborah Wood Moore, pianist. Details: (843) 556-4611.

‘The Little Match Girl ‘ ballet
NORTH CHARLESTON—Boeing, the Charleston Dance Institute, UNED!TED and Chamber Music Charleston will present “The Little Match Girl” on Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at Charleston County School of the Arts, Rose Maree Myers theater, 5109-B W. Enterprise St. The ballet features an original score by Laura Ball, music director at Holy Spirit Church on Johns Island. Cost: $20 adults; $10 students and seniors. Tickets:,, or call (843) 284-8151.

Misa de Gallo
GOOSE CREEK—Immaculate Conception Church, 510 St. James Ave., will hold its annual Misa de Gallo (nine Masses dedicated to Mary in preparation for Christmas) from Dec. 15-23. Details: (843) 572-1270.


Christmas yard sale
ST. HELENA ISLAND—The Franciscan Center will hold its annual Christmas yard sale on Dec. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The center is located at 85 Mattis Road.


Garage sale
COLUMBIA—St. Joseph Church will hold a garage sale Nov. 30 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gym, 3512 Devine St. Contact: Lester Johnson, (803) 394-0034, ljohnson90547@

Senior trip to Festival of Lights
COLUMBIA—St. Joseph Senior Life Ministry will sponsor a bus trip to view the Holiday Festival of Lights in Charleston on Dec. 2 from 1-9:30 p.m. The bus will leave from the church parking lot and stop for supper at California Dreaming before visiting the display. Cost: $15. RSVP: Sister Julienne Guy, (803) 540-1901.

Breakfast with St. Nick
COLUMBIA—The Knights of Columbus will hold a Breakfast with St. Nicholas on Dec. 8 from 8:30-11:45 a.m. at Our Lady of the Hills parish center, 120 Marydale Lane.


Christmas dinner dance
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Knights of Columbus Council 7122 will hold a benefit Christmas dinner dance on Dec. 14 from 7-11 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church hall, 1108 Eighth Ave. N. Tickets: $45 couple or $25 single available at the church office. Reservations: (843) 249-2356.

Mission on the family
FLORENCE—Benedictine Father Matthew Habiger, of the Natural Family Planning Outreach based in Oklahoma City, will give a parish mission on the family at St. Anthony Church on Dec. 8-11 from 7-9 p.m. The church is located at 2536 W. Hoffmeyer Road. Call Andrea Foyle, (843) 662-5674.


St. Paul and St. Francis parish anniversary/Advent Quiet Day
SENECA—St. Paul the Apostle Church and St. Francis Mission will celebrate their first anniversary of becoming a parish on Dec. 4 from 4-6 p.m. in Papineau Hall, 170 Bountyland Road. St. Paul will also hold an Advent Quiet Day on Dec. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day will be led by Jane Brock of St. Matthew Church in Charlotte. She is a catechist, lecturer and former Episcopal priest. RSVP: (864) 882-8551 or Free lunch. Bring a Bible, notepad and pen.

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