Today Indigo Exhibit

What: The Charleston Museum presents an original exhibition, “Indigo: Natural Blue Dye in the Lowcountry,” in its Historic Textiles Galleries. This small, focused exhibit will explore a brief history of the cultivation and production of indigo, Eliza Lucas Pinckney’s important role and its curious dyeing procedure, along with examples of indigo-dyed textiles. Ranging from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, these include clothing and household goods.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 2

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Included in general admission $10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free

More Info: 722-2996 or

‘Nursery Rhymes’

What: The Karpeles Manuscript Museum’s new exhibit includes original manuscripts of authors of nursery rhymes. Also included are a number of first edition books containing first printing of several nursery rhymes. The “Nursery Rhymes” exhibit runs through August.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday from, through Aug. 30

Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St.

Price: Free

More Info: 853-4651

Girls Rock Benefit

What: This dinner and auction will benefit Girls Rock Charleston, a summer music camp for girls and transgender youth. In addition, there will be live music by Lily Slay of the Royal Tinfoil, beer by Holy City Brewing, a photo booth and camper art showcase.

When: 5-8 p.m. May 23

Where: Saffron Cafe and Bakery, 333 East Bay St.

Price: $15-$25

More Info: 864-918-4091 or

The Golf Ball

What: Sponsored by Boeing, the Golf Ball offers an evening of live music, dinner, a silent auction and a celebrity chef cook-off competition. Event proceeds will benefit East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO), and will help to sustain the various emergency relief services and education programs offered to those living in poverty.

When: 6:30-10:30 p.m. May 23

Where: The Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Dr.

Price: Individual tickets are $75

More Info: 849-9220 or

‘Free to Choose’

What: This seminar series will focus on “Free to Choose,” a 10-part television series on Public Broadcasting Services that won the Nobel Prize. Round-table discussions led by economists, journalists, civic leaders and other analysts will follow each viewing. Topics of the series include education, labor, free trade, inflation and more.

When: 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through July 11

Where: The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St.

Price: Free

More Info: 270-5221

FridayArt & Fine Craft Co-op

What: This temporary cooperative gallery, presented as a component of the annual North Charleston Arts Festival, presents many local artists of varied backgrounds working in a diverse array of media and representing a full range of styles. A variety of pieces including paintings, prints, photography and more will be available for sale.

When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through June 1

Where: The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave.

Price: Free

More Info: 740-5854 or art-fine-craft-co-op/

Free Computer Class

What: Free computer classes will be offered.

When: 7-9 p.m. Fridays

Where: Midland Park Community Center, 7349 Stall Road

Price: Free

More info: Contace Marcia Baez at

Saturday A Tour of the Tabby

What: Join a Park Ranger for an hour-long tour and explore the tabby ruins of a fort that dates back to 1757. Along the way, you will see how archaeological and historical information is gathered and used to interpret an historic site. Participants will get to handle special historic artifacts that offer insight into the daily lives of the inhabitants of the colonial village of Dorchester.

When: Saturdays and Sundays, through June 2

Where: Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, 300 Park Road, Summerville

Price: $5/participant; admission is not included

More Info: 873-1740 or

Handbell Ensemble

What: Palmetto Bronze, an auditioned community handbell group, will perform “Classics from Bach to Rock.” Selections range from classical arrangements to rock songs and everything in between.

When: 4 p.m. May 25

Where: Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt St.

Price: Free

More Info: 708-2784 or

Thursday, May 30 Skate for Hope

What: Bring out your flower power during Skate for Hope. The event will benefit Jaycee Camp Hope, a statewide residential camp for citizens with intellectual disabilities. The Camp Hope purpose is to give a camper helpful experiences in an outdoor environment.

When: 7-9 p.m. May 30

Where: Hot Wheels Skating Center, 1523 Folly Road

Price: $3

Friday, May 31 Knife Sharpening Event

What: Individuals can get their knives professionally sharpened where all proceeds benefit Feed the Need, a local charity that relieves the economic burden that soup kitchens and shelters face in our community. Enjoy gourmet food samplings and enter our charity raffle to win foodie prizes including cooking classes, cutlery sets and a grand prize of a dinner for four at the Charleston Grill with wine pairings ($700 value).

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 31 and June 1, noon-4 p.m. June 2

Where: The Coastal Cupboard, 644 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant

Price: $1 per knife

More Info: 856-4321 or

Moonlight Mixer

What: Dance the night away as DJ Jim Bowers of 1340 AM The Boardwalk plays all of the hottest oldies and beach music classics. Tickets are limited. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. No refunds or exchanges.

WHEN: 7 p.m. May 31

Where: Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave.

Price: Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 on-site (if available); seasonal pass also available

More Info: 795-4386 or

Outdoor Movie Night

What: All are invited to enjoy family movie night in the park at Old Rice Retreat at Cane Bay Plantation in Summerville. Sponsored by Centex Homes and the Church at Cane Bay, there will be jump castles, door prizes and snacks for purchase. This event is free and open to the general public. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.

When: 7 p.m. May 10 and 31

Where: Old Rice Retreat at Cane Bay Plantation, 308 Iveson Road

Price: Free

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