Charleston VAMC Calendar
February 2018

Friday, Feb 2, 2018
Black History Month Program - 1
 
Time: 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: VAMC Main Auditorium, 109 Bee Street, Charleston, SC 29401
https://www.facebook.com/events/193376518065813/
 
The Diversity Committee here at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center does a fantastic job of recognizing and celebrating the diversity of the employees, volunteers and Veterans that make up our VA family.Join us this month for our Black History Month programs featuring local historian Elizabeth Hunt Alston. Ms. Alston is a native Charlestonian and educator who is active in numerous community and civic affairs. She currently serves as the archivist and historian at Mother Emmanuel A.M.E. Church. She will hold two programs this month in the Main Auditorium: Feb. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a presentation on our local Charleston Black History, 
AND Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., she’ll share the Chicken Bone Special: a history of African Americans and the railroad. All are invited to attend these events!
 
 
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018
Red Cross Blood Drive
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: VAMC Main Auditorium, 109 Bee Street, Charleston, SC 29401
 
 
Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Re-Creation Variety Show Performance for National Salute Week
 
Time: 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM (EST)
Location: Charleston VAMC Main Auditorium (109 Bee Street, Charleston, SC 29401)
https://www.facebook.com/events/380697609062562/
 
Re-Creation USA, Inc. Performance
In the Main Auditorium on Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m., Re-Creation will be holding a special performance of their Variety show “HAPPY!”—with music from every era, dynamic vocal blends, creative choreography, lavish costumes and audience engagement—all to thank our Veterans during National Salute Week. All cast members from this group volunteer to travel and participate in the performances. All are invited to attend!

http://re-creationusa.org/variety-show/
 
 
Friday, Feb 16, 2018
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Concert
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Charleston VAMC Main Auditorium (109 Bee Street)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1203323129801017/
 
Join us in the Charleston VAMC Main Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 16 for a special concert by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet in honor of National Salute to Veteran Patient Week. We look forward to hosting this beautiful concert and thank the Orchestra for their time!
 
 
Friday, Feb 23, 2018
Black History Month Program - 2
 
Time: 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: VAMC Main Auditorium, 109 Bee Street, Charleston, SC 29401
https://www.facebook.com/events/193376518065813/
 
The Diversity Committee here at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center does a fantastic job of recognizing and celebrating the diversity of the employees, volunteers and Veterans that make up our VA family.Join us this month for our Black History Month programs featuring local historian Elizabeth Hunt Alston. Ms. Alston is a native Charlestonian and educator who is active in numerous community and civic affairs. She currently serves as the archivist and historian at Mother Emmanuel A.M.E. Church. She will hold two programs this month in the Main Auditorium: Feb. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a presentation on our local Charleston Black History, 
AND Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., she’ll share the Chicken Bone Special: a history of African Americans and the railroad. All are invited to attend these events!
 
 
Monday, Feb 26, 2018
VA Goes Red Health Fair
 
Location: VAMC Main Auditoirum, 109 Bee Street, Charleston, SC 29401
https://www.facebook.com/events/1770420929934196/
 
Join us in wearing red on Feb. 2, National Wear Red Day, to show your support for heart disease awareness. Then, on Feb. 26, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., join us in the Main Auditorium for a VA Goes Red Health Fair event to raise awareness of heart disease in women Veterans. The event includes education, music, and fun! Light refreshments will be served and flu shots will be available. All are invited to attend!
 
 
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
Veteran Health Fair - Trident VA Clinic
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: Trident VA Outpatient Clinic - 9237 University Blvd., North Charleston
https://www.facebook.com/events/341140833036979/
 
On Feb. 28, Charleston VAMC’s Trident VA Outpatient Clinic will host their first annual Veteran Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the clinic located at 9237 University Blvd., North Charleston. 

Informational booths provided at the health fair will include the following VA services: Eligibility and Enrollment, Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, MOVE! Dietitians, Pharmacy, Transitional Care Management, Patient Advocates, Charleston Vet Center, the Minority Veteran Program, and MyHealtheVet. Community organization like Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and the Department of Natural Resources will also be in attendance. VA nurses will be providing on-site blood pressure checks and flu shots. 

“We see this as a great opportunity to integrate the community and our VA clinic,” said Jamie Robinson, Trident VA Outpatient Clinic LPN and one of the organizers of the health fair. “We want to let Veterans know what is available to them and give them the opportunity to enroll if they haven’t yet. Our clinic serves about 10,000 Lowcountry Veterans, but we know there are more in the area we can help.”

This event is open to all Veterans and on-site parking is available.