Eat Local Month events set throughout April
Lowcountry Local First will sponsor Charleston's first Eat Local Month throughout April.
The event is meant to highlight the bounty of local food available in the Lowcountry and will provide fun and educational opportunities to enjoy eating what is ripe and in season.
Among the events are a breakfast with items from Thornhill Farms and other local sources on April 7 at Butcher & Bee at 654 King St., farm tours on Johns and Wadmalaw islands on April 14 and the fifth annual Chef's Potluck at Middleton Plantation on April 22.
Funds raised during the month-long event will go toward the agency's sustainable agriculture program.
For tickets and more information, go to www.lowcountry localfirst.org.
Recreation commission volunteers sought
The city of Goose Creek is seeking to fill two vacancies on the recreation commission, a volunteer board of seven members who live in the city limits of Goose Creek or within the Goose Creek Recreation District.
The mission of the commission is to offer recreational activities to the greater Goose Creek community. The commission is committed to leisure activities for residents to meet the needs of all ages, races, interests and incomes.
Meetings are monthly and are held at Goose Creek Community Center, 519A N. Goose Creek Blvd.
Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer should send a resume to Goose Creek Recreation Commission, P.O. Drawer 1768, Goose Creek, SC 29445, or hand-deliver it to the Goose Creek Community Center.
For more information, call 569-4242.
Charleston Beer Garden set for Brittlebank Park
The first Charleston Beer Garden is set for June 23 at Brittlebank Park.
Inspired by festive biergartens of Germany, the beer festival will transform the park into Charleston's largest pop-up beer garden with plenty of craft brews, tasty treats from the local food truck rodeo, live music, beer school classes, cornhole games, home brew supplies and a 14-person photo booth.
Each general admission ticket will come with a sampling passport, 10 samples from various breweries and a commemorative pint glass.
Advance general admission tickets are $25 and will be $35 at the door. Advance-only designated driver tickets are $15, and advance-only VIP tickets are $50.
The festival will run from 1 to 8 p.m. at the park on Lockwood Drive.
For more information, go to www.charlestonbeergarden.com.
Police seek community services officers
The Charleston Police Department is inviting residents to apply to become community services officers.
Volunteers will find a variety of opportunities to contribute their time and skills. Participants must be at least 18 years old and have no convictions for serious crimes, authorities said.
For an application, or to find out how you can donate your talents, see the volunteer program website at charlestonpdvolunteers.com or call 720-2401.