by Sam Spence
We know there's something you've always wanted to try, and for some reason you've just never gotten around to it (not judging). Prepare to throw your excuses out the window for good — the groups below are ready to help you learn to sing, knit, even become a kinder person.
The Carolina Lady Anglers – The Carolina Lady Anglers is the only all-female saltwater fishing club in the Low country, dedicated to promoting the sport of fishing in the area and raising money for breast cancer research. All proceeds from events and memberships are donated to breast cancer research and facilities in the local area. First Wed. of every month, 7 p.m. Holiday Inn Riverview, 301 Savannah Hwy. (843)-554-9386. www.carolinaladyanglers.org
Charleston Barbershop Chorus – The Charleston Barbershop Chorus has started the 2007-08 concert season with a new choral director, David Box. New members welcome. Each Tues. 7-9:30 p.m. Holy Communion Church, 218 Ashley Ave. (843) 557-0500. www.chasbarbershop.tripod.com
Charleston Chicks 'N Sticks – A 20-something knitting and crochet group located in North Charleston. Meets Thursdays, 7 p.m. @ the Starbucks on Rivers Ave. All skill levels welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. chicksnsticks.blogspot.com/
Charleston Model Yacht Club – Charleston Model Yacht Club hosts "Soling 1 Meter Class" model sailboat races each Wed. and Sun.,from 11-1 p.m., depending on winds and weather, at the lake shore at James Island County Park (871 Riverland Dr.). Each Wed. Sat. (843) 324-8792.
Charleston Random Acts of Kindness – Charleston Random Acts of Kindness is a group of volunteers bound together with a single and simple goal of spreading smiles by practicing random acts of kindness and being of service to our community by volunteering. Ongoing. (843) 452-5441. www.meetup.com/chsrak
Charleston Rugcutters – Swing and ballroom dances. First and Third Tues. of every month, 7-10 p.m. $5. Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St. (843) 402-0922. www.charlestonrugcutters.com
Makelab Charleston – A place to share knowledge involving technology, making, and art. Learn how to reuse existing things in a new and creative way. Meetings are held at 1370 Ashley River Road. Sun. Free. (843) 696-8903. www.makelabcharleston.org
Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club – The night starts at 7:15 p.m. with an intermediate Lindy Hop and vintage jazz dance lesson. Then there is a beginner swing and Charleston dance lesson that starts from 8-8:45 p.m. After the lessons is a social dance party from until 10:45 p.m. Each Fri. 7:15 p.m. $10/lesson included. Spirit Moves, 445 Savannah Hwy. (843) 810-3484. www.spiritmoves.com
Roundtable Magicians Society – Local magicians meet on the second Mon. monthly at 6:30 pm near Northwoods Mall to discuss, perform, and learn magic. Call 821-2363 to attend.
Southern Harmony Chorus – Looking for ladies who love to sing. Tues. (843) 817-0598.