Today Tea Room and Gift Shop

What: Old St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church’s 60th annual Tea Room and Gift Shop features traditional menu of soups, sandwiches and salads. Gift shop has homemade crafts. Reservations accepted for groups of six or more.

When: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. through March 23

Where: Old St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Tea Room and Gift Shop, 2604 Ashley River Road

Price: $5 to $10

More Info: 766-1541 or www.oldstandrews.org

Brown Bag Lunch Series

What: If you’re new to the area, join group for lunch and connect with other busy women, share information and ideas and find resources.

When: Noon-1 p.m. March 21

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: Free

More Info: 763-7333 or http://c4women.org/2013_calendar/130321_event.html

Dr. Walter Edgar

What: Dr. Walter Edgar, SCETV Radio host and author of “South Carolina: A History,” will speak at the Third Thursday Luncheon. Admission is free; $7 for lunch. His topic is “Kirkman George Finlay: He Lived for Others.” Finlay was bishop co-adjutor of the Diocese of South Carolina from 1921-22, and 1st Bishop of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina from 1922-38. He was also the founder of Kanuga.

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. March 21

Where: Grace Episcopal Church, 98 Wentworth St.

Price: Free admission; $7 for lunch

More Info: 723-4575 or http://gracechurchcharleston.org

Aquarium tour

What: Take a look behind the exhibits, and discover how they fill a 385,000-gallon tank, feed more than 5,000 animals daily, and what all goes into running an aquarium.

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. March 21

Where: S.C. Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf

Price: Included in admission

Fundraising banquet

What: “We Are the Remnant” boasts a dinner, music by the Plantation Singers, testimonies from clients who have been helped by Lowcountry Pregnancy Center, and inspiration from speaker Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. LPC’s goal is to raise funds to continue its ministry and increase awareness of its mission.

When: 6:30 p.m. March 21

Where: Embassy Suites Charleston Area Convention Center, 5055 International Blvd.

Price: Free (RSVP is required)

More Info: 863-1510 or www.lpcbanquet.com

Divertimento

What: “Vienna Evening” features cellist Natalia Khoma, pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky and guest violinist Nazar Pylatyuk. The musicians will play Haydn’s Piano Trio in G Major and Schubert’s Piano Trio Op. 100 in E flat Major.

WHEN: 7 p.m. March 21

Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.

Price: $20

More Info: 723-9912 or www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org

‘A Celtic Experience’

What: Concert will feature live Celtic music performed by four bands, including Thistlin’ Dixie, Blue Rooster, The Celtic Lassies and VOXIE. They will play music from Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall and Brittany on bagpipes, flute, Celtic harp, fiddle, cello, bodhran and banjo. This is the Finale Concert for the music advocacy project run by Abigail Kent to raise community awareness to support live music in Charleston. Contact musikmaid@gmail.com.

When: 7-8 p.m. March 21

Where: Franke at Seaside Rodenberg Hall, 1885 Rifle Range Road

Price: Free

Adam Smith Week

What: The Initiative for Public Choice & Market Process is hosting the fifth annual Adam Smith Week at the College of Charleston. Josh Hall will give a public lecture on economic freedom and public institutions. Hall is an assistant professor of economics at Beloit College in Wisconsin.

When: 7-8 p.m. March 21

Where: Wells Fargo Auditorium, Liberty Street

Price: Free

‘The Thorn’

What: The epic Easter production “The Thorn” has been described as “Cirque du Soleil meets The Passion.” Due to the graphic nature of some scenes, the show is intended for a PG-13 audience.

When: 7 p.m. March 21, 6 and 9 p.m. March 22, 11 a.m. March 23, 3 p.m. March 24

Where: Seacoast Church Mount Pleasant, 750 Long Point Road

Price: $10-$49; discounts available for groups of 10 or more.

More Info: 877-943-7378 or www.thethorn.net

FridayPiano Tour of France

What: The duo piano team of Dr. Myungsook Stoudenmire and Dr. Janet Elshazly present French music. Composers represented in this concert are Poulenc, Bizet, Ravel, Saint-Saens and Milhaud.

When: 10 a.m. March 22

Where: Charleston County School of the Arts, 5109 B W. Enterprise St.

Price: Free

More Info: 863-7966 or www.charlestonsouthern.edu

Sea Turtle Hospital Tour

What: Visit South Carolina’s only Sea Turtle Hospital and discover the care that is provided to sick and injured sea turtles.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. March 22

Where: S.C. Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf

Price: Adult: $10, child: $5 plus admission

Easter Drama

What: “The End of the Beginning,” a walk-through of a dramatic presentation of the events following Jesus’ resurrection and the 40 days leading up to his Ascension. Reservations are required and each “tour” will run every 15 minutes.

When: 7-9 p.m. March 22-24

Where: Charleston Baptist Church, 13 San Miguel Road

Price: $2 requested donation

More Info: 556-4673 or www.charlestonbaptist.org

Dinner theater

What: The Flowertown Players will present “Forever Plaid.” This revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was. Menu includes pulled pork-sweet apple balsamic syrup. Catered by Embassy Suites. Call to purchase tickets.

When: 7 p.m. March 22

Where: Charleston Area Convention Center, Grand Ballroom

Price: $40 each (group discounts available); $15 for play only

More Info: 740-5847 or http://bit.ly/culturalarts

SaturdayKayak and Gear Swap

What: One-day consignment sale allows customers to buy or sell used kayaks and outdoor gear. There will be free food and drinks and live music throughout the day.

When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 23

Where: Sea Kayak Carolina, 1731 Signal Point Road

Price: Free

More Info: 225-7969 or www.seakayakcarolina.com

Walk for Water

What: Water Missions International will host its seventh annual Walk for Water. During the approximately 3.5-mile walk, participants will carry a bucket of water to symbolize the trek that women and children make each day to collect water in developing countries.

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 23

Where: Cannon Park, 261 Calhoun St.

Price: $20 adult, $10 virtual, free children under 10 years

More Info: 769-7395 or bfogle@watermissions.org. or http://walkforwater.kintera.org/

Rummage sale

What: For sale: gently used clothing, shoes, toys, books, household items, small electronic appliances and more. Proceeds benefit the Unitarian Church and community.

When: 9-11:30 a.m. March 23

Where: Gage Hall of the Unitarian Church, 9 Archdale St.

Price: Free admission and parking.

More Info: 723-4617 or www.charlestonuu.org

Louie’s Kids workouts

What: Louie’s Kids is hosting workouts for kids and their families every Saturday. The public is welcome. No advance sign-up is required, but kids under age 18 will require a signed parental consent form to participate. Meet at the bridge by the fountains. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and a towel.

When: 9-10:30 a.m. March 23

Where: Hampton Park, Mary Murray Drive

Price: Free

More Info: 819-4693 or www.louieskids.org

Children’s workshop

What: The Library Society is offering a workshop to expose children to the world of bookbinding. Students will construct a book in the Japanese Stab tradition, which has been used since ancient times as an elegant and reliable method of binding. They will be taught basics of bookbinding, such as paper grain, book anatomy, craftsmanship, and how working with glue doesn’t have to be messy.

WHEN: 9 a.m. March 23

Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.

Price: $30

Law as a Second Career

What: Learn how to navigate the law school admissions process, finance your legal education and use programs at the Charleston School of Law to increase your potential and worth with a law degree.

When: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 23

Where: Charleston School of Law, 385 Meeting St.

Price: Free

More Info: 377-2448 or www.eventbrite.com/event/4561054236

Carolina Voyager School

What: Information session about Carolina Voyager School, a public charter school that plans to open in downtown Charleston for the 2014-15 school year. Charter Committee members will be on hand to inform parents about the curriculum, school operations and enrollment procedures. The school will open with grades K-2, adding a grade each year. Carolina Voyager School will be a “blended learning” school combining traditional classroom teaching with individualized instruction and online technology.

When: 10-11 a.m. March 23

Where: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.

Price: Free

Women’s History Month

What: Fort Sumter National Monument will present “Military Wife, Military Life: How Did We Get From This to This,” a program that explores the history of Fort Moultrie from a woman’s perspective, as well as identifies and showcases fashion worn from the American Revolution through World War II.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 23

Where: Fort Moultrie, 1214 Middle St.

Price: Free

More Info: 883-3123 or www.nps.gov/fosu

Women’s History lunch

What: The Women’s Resource Project will present a luncheon with Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie for this Women’s History Month event. McKenzie is the first female bishop of the AME Church and is the national chaplain of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. The mission of the Women’s Resource Project is to promote health awareness, as well as economic, civic, cultural and spiritual empowerment among women.

When: 11:30 a.m. March 23

Where: Embassy Suites Charleston Area Convention Center, 5055 International Blvd.

Price: $50 advance only

More Info: 364-9904 or 819-6583 or www.womenresourceproject.org

Gullah Heritage

What: The National Park Service, in partnership with the town of Mount Pleasant, is sponsoring a series of free cultural programs at Charles Pinckney National Historic site every Saturday in March. The programs range from craft demonstrations such as quilting, cast-net making, wood-working and sweetgrass basket sewing to cooking, African drumming and story-telling, folk tales, spirituals and other musical performances.

When: 2 p.m. March 23

Where: Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, 1254 Long Point Road

Price: Free

‘Charleston Receipts’

What: Join James Beard Award-winning authors Matt and Ted Lee at the Library Society as they discuss the famous “Charleston Receipts” and local cuisine. Hailed as the “definitive Charleston cookbook of the 20th Century” in their new cookbook, “The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen,” the story of “Receipts” and its recipes will be the focus of discussion. A reception will follow.

WHEN: 5 p.m. March 23

Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.

Price: $10-$15

More Info: 723-9912

Live and silent auction

What: St. John Catholic School will hold its 10th annual Live and Silent Auction. Beach-themed “Hang 10” ticket includes music, heavy hors d’oeurves, dessert, beer and wine. Auction items include vacation homes, jewelry, original art, wine tastings, restaurant gift cards, sporting events and more at great prices for a great cause.

When: 6-9 p.m. March 23

Where: Grand Atrium at Blackbaud, 2000 Daniel Island Drive.

Price: $30 advance, $35 at door

More Info: 744-3901 or www.saintjohncatholicsc.org/schoolsite/auction.php

Fundraiser banquet

What: The annual banquet for the Lowountry Chapter of Safari Club International will include auctions and drawings for international and U.S. hunts. Proceeds support the Wounded Warrior Wheelchair hunts, Boy Scouts, American Wilderness Leadership Training and other causes. New members can win a 10-day African safari.

WHEN: 6 p.m. March 23

Where: The Harbour Club, 35 Prioleau St.

Price: $85

More Info: 889-2227

Magnet at 25

What: Academic Magnet High School will celebrate the school’s 25th anniversary with a silver jubilee event. The event is open to the public and tickets include complimentary cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres as well as a silent and live auction.

When: 7 p.m. March 23

Where: The Citadel Holliday Alumni House, 69 Hagood Ave.

Price: $65 per person

More Info: 746-1300 or amhs.ccsdschools.com

‘Atomic Basie’

What: The Count Basie Orchestra, over its eight decades, has employed S.C. musicians. For the Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s second show of its fifth anniversary season, Charlton Singleton returns with music from Basie.

When: 10 p.m. March 23

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Price: $25-$40

More Info: 641-0011 or www.thejac.org

SundayCustomer Appreciation

What: All the play with none of the pay during Customer Appreciation Day at Charleston County Parks.

WHEN: March 24

Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive.

Price: Free

More Info: 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com

‘Embracing Our Story’

What: Folk and Americana musician Andrew McKnight will perform for this special music service.

When: 11 a.m. March 24

Where: Unitarian Church, 8 Archdale St.

Green Film Series

What: “Addicted to Plastic” (2008) examines the true cost of what is perhaps the most ubiquitous and versatile material ever invented. Screening to be followed by Q&A with Marty Morganello of the Charleston Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. The second annual Green Film Series features four recent environmental documentaries.

When: 2:30 p.m. March 24

Where: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.

Price: Free

More Info: 762-4930 or www.charlestonuu.org/GetInvolved/SocialJustice/GreenSanctuary/tabid/124/Default.aspx

CSO Gospel Choir

What: The CSO Gospel Choir presents its 10th annual debut Palm Sunday performance, “The Wind and the Mockingbird: How the Written Word Changed Society,” a concert theme inspired by literary works “Gone With the Wind” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

When: 5 p.m. March 24

Where: Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun St.

Price: $20 adults: $10 seniors/students with ID

More Info: 866-811-4111 or www.csogospel.com

TuesdayWomen and Power

What: An interview with Sue Stevens, director, Charleston International Airport. Stevens has been involved in the Charleston Air Force Base Honorary Commanders Program since 2003 and has participated in functions with the Air Force to promote awareness and understanding between the military and the local community.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 26

Where: French Quarter Inn, 166 Church St.

Price: $25 C4W members, $35 nonmembers

More Info: 763-7333 or http://c4women.org/2013_calendar/130326_event.html

Postcards From Abroad

What: Composers have written some of their most inspiring pieces about faraway lands and exotic cultures. The pieces in this concert highlight some of the most memorable works eliciting countries other than the composer’s motherland. The symphony will perform Italian composer Rossini’s famous Overture to “The Barber of Seville.” Additional pieces include Mozart’s Symphony No. 31, “Paris”, Di Conciolo’s Piano Concerto and Milhaud’s “Le boeuf sur le toit.”

When: 7:30 p.m. March 26

Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.

Price: Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at door, if available.

More Info: 723-7528 or www.charlestonsymphony.org

Thursday, March 28 Book Launch

What: The Charleston Mercury will hold a book signing and cocktail reception celebrating the release of the new book, “A Confederate Englishman: The Civil War Letters of Henry Wemyss Feilden,” edited by the SCHS’ former director, W. Eric Emerson, and current processing archivist Karen Stokes.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 28

Where: South Carolina Historical Society, 100 Meeting St.

Price: Free

More Info: 723-3225, ext. 11, or www.schsonline.org

Save the Light Gala

What: The 15th annual Save the Light Gala and Silent Auction’s theme is FollyRitaVille and the dress will be island attire (casual and colorful). Break out your fanciest flip-flops.

WHEN: 6 p.m. March 28

Where: Tides Folly Beach, One Center St.

Price: $50 in advance, available via PayPal on the website, from any board member or call the office

More Info: 633-0099 or www.savethelight.org

Film screening

What: “Misadventures of the Dunderheads.” You’ll meet an old Montana family that’s been in the mountains too long, but they’re as American as apple pie. Eccentric Grandmother Ira is raising her teenage grandkids, Womple and Ella, when Womple accidentally kills someone. Before the local law can show up, Ira bundles the teenagers into the car and takes off. Ira can’t read and leads the family on a bizarre journey.

When: 7-8:30 p.m. March 28

Where: Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip St.

Price: Free

More Info: 953-4422 or http://halsey.cofc.edu/events/films/

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