Today Ashley Hall

What: Prospective students grades pre-K through 11th and parents are invited to attend open houses for the 2013-14 school year.

When: 9 a.m. April 4 and 5

Where: Ashley Hall school campus, 172 Rutledge Ave.

Price: Free

More Info: 965-8501 or

Chamber Music

What: Musicians of Chamber Music Charleston perform a program of music for violin, cello and piano including Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor and Johannes Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major. Performing musicians include violinist Frances Hsieh, cellist Timothy O’Malley and pianist Ghadi Shayban.

When: 7 p.m. April 4

Where: The Baldwin Residence, 28 Robert Mills Circle, Mount Pleasant

Price: $35

More Info: 763-4941 or

FridaySuite Dreams

What: The CSU Wind Ensemble will perform multimovement “Suites” of various styles composed in the 20th century, including First Suite (1976) by Alfred Reed, Second Suite (1911) by Gustav Holst, Third Suite (1965) by Robert Jager and Suite Francaise (1945) by Darius Milhaud.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 5

Where: Charleston Southern University Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, 9200 University Blvd.

Price: Free

More Info: 863-7966 or www.charlestonsouthern

Saturday Gullah Rag Quilting

What: Join Sharon Cooper-Murray, aka the Gullah Lady, for a lecture and hands-on workshop about the folk art tradition of rag quilting. Cooper-Murray has set out on a mission to preserve this disappearing art form, which she has learned from elderly Gullah women.

When: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 6

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: $40/member, $45/non

More Info: 722-2996, ext. 235 or

Keeper’s Choice

What: A zookeeper’s day is never the same, and neither is this program. Some days the bear will be the star, or it might be the bobcat or otters. You just never know who’ll be there until you are.

When: 2 p.m. April 6

Where: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, 1500 Old Towne Road

Price: Free with admission

More Info: 852-4200 or

Orphan relief benefit

What: Shine, Shimmer and Shag offers dancing to the original versions of beach music; complimentary dance lessons; silent auction; heavy appetizers; and wine, beer and soft drinks. Benefit for Lowcountry Orphan Relief.

When: 7-11 p.m. April 6

Where: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St.

Price: $75

More Info: 747-4099 or

Gospel Sing

What: Grammy winner and Christian Music’s Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year Jason Crabb will hold a concert, along with The Bowling Family.

When: 7 p.m. April 6

Where: Charleston Southern University Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, 9200 University Blvd.

Price: VIP seats $25, advance general admission $16, day of show $18

More Info: 800-922-7315 / 766-6633 or

Sunday Honey & Bee Expo

What: The second annual Charleston Honey & Bee Expo will offer a chance to meet beekeepers, see live bees and buy local honey. Included will be free honey-tasting, educational presentations and honey cotton candy. Two movies, “Colony” and “Silence of the Bees,” will be presented at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 7

Where: Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd.

Cost: A $5 donation is requested for movie tickets.

More Info: 849-5095

Kayak Tour

What: Group will explore Wambaw Creek deep in the Francis Marion National Forest. Group will paddle with the current under the shade of ancient cypress trees, keeping an eye out for pileated woodpeckers, otters, wild turkeys and more.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 7 and 21

Where: Bulls Bay Supply & Hardware, 10086 U.S. Highway 17

Price: Adults $88, kids 12 & under $68

More Info: 884-7684 or

Dewees Kayak

What: Leave civilization behind as you paddle away from the Isle of Palms into some of the most pristine waters on the Eastern seaboard. Make your way to the shoreline of Dewees Island for a picnic and beach combing, and seek out some of the inhabitants of the estuary, including bottlenose dolphins, herons and Eastern brown pelicans.

When: 1-7 p.m. April 7

Where: Isle of Palms Marina, 50 41st Ave.

Price: Adults $88, kids 12 & under $68

More Info: 884-7684

Monday‘Mussar Movement’

What: This monthly series led by Rabbi Moshe Davis will discuss how the Jewish culture has responded to modernity in three separate sessions. This second installment of the series will focus on the Mussar Movement.

When: 7:30-8:45 p.m. April 8

Where: Jewish Studies Center (College of Charleston), 96 Wentworth St.

Price: Free

More Info: 953-5682

Tuesday Charter School

What: An information session for The Charter School of Musically Inspired Minds will be held. Its mission is to utilize music and academics to produce inspired thinkers who become creative members of society. Musically Inspired Minds will be a Public Charter School for grades 6-12 (opening with grades 6-9 in 2014) on the Charleston peninsula. There are no admissions tests, auditions or other barriers to enrollment.

When: 6-7 p.m. April 9

Where: Marshall Walker Real Estate, 582 Rutledge Ave.

Price: Free

Step Up for Israel

What: Israel is constantly in the public view, but there is much more to the Jewish state than meets the eye. This series will help viewers to discover core Israeli values and success stories, explain why Israel is consistently in the headlines, and provide answers to the hardest questions about Israel. April 9: Speak Up for Israel.

When: 7-8:30 p.m. April 9

Where: Synagogue Emanu-El, 5 Windsor Drive

Price: Free to the public

More Info: 614-6487

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