People & events


Catholic Night at The Joe
CHARLESTON—Father Greg West, pastor of St. Clare of Assisi Church on Daniel Island, will throw out the first pitch for Catholic Night at The Joe at the Charleston Riverdogs’ baseball game against the Hickory Crawdads on Aug. 11 at 7:05 p.m. Gates open at 6:05 p.m. Tickets are $7 for upper reserve seats along the first base line. To purchase visit:

40 Days for Life rally
CHARLESTON—40 Days for Life will hold an informational “Cast the Vision” rally on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church hall, 5 Saint Teresa Drive, to discuss the program and volunteering. Speakers will include Pastor Gordon Cashwell from Without Walls Ministries and Carrie Mc-Ginnes from the Lowcountry Pregnancy Center. Details:

Pro-life rosary at clinic
CHARLESTON—Deacon Mario Cardenas of Holy Spirit Church on Johns Island will lead a pro-life rosary and prayers Aug. 16 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Charleston Women’s Medical Center, 1312 Ashley River Road. Call Stephen Boyle, (843) 763-0681.


Hillbillies concert
AIKEN—Single, Single Again will host a Hopelands Concert with the “Hillbillies in Training String Band” on Aug. 4 at 6:15 p.m. Parking available at Green Boundary, 780 Whiskey Road. Bring a picnic. On Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. they will go bowling at 2205 Whiskey Road. Cost: $9 for two games and shoes. RSVP by Aug. 12. Details: Carla Noziglia,, Karen Perry,, or Jeanne Shanks, (803) 663-3839.

Bioethics/life issues workshop
AIKEN—A workshop to clarify Catholic understanding of human dignity and moral discernment, and explain various end-of-life documents, will be held Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Mary Help of Christians Church, 203 Park Ave. S.E. Register with S.C. Catholic Conference, Michael Acquilano, at or (843) 853-2130 ext. 231.


Children’s consignment sale
SIMPSONVILLE—An Angel’s Attic consignment sale featuring children’s and maternity items will be July 31 and Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 2252 Woodruff Road. Visit

Yard sale
CLEMSON—St. Andrew Church will hold a yard sale Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot, 209 Sloan St., to benefit the building fund.

Rachel’s Vineyard
GREENVILLE—Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats help acknowledge and work through unresolved feelings that individuals struggle with after abortion. The next retreat will be Aug. 15-17. For registration and questions, call (803) 554-6088 or

John Michael Talbot concert
SIMPSONVILLE—St. Mary Magdalene Church, 2252 Woodruff Road, will host a concert featuring John Michael Talbot, an author and host of “All Things are Possible,” on Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20 adults, $18 seniors, $14 students. Details: (864) 288-4884, or visit

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