Friday, July 6 Charleston Couture

What: The Charleston Museum presents an original exhibition, Charleston Couture, in its Historic Textiles Gallery. The exhibit showcases more than 50 of the Lowcountry’s finest garments and accessories from the 1770s to the 1970s.

When: On view through Nov. 4Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Free with general admission

More Info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org/exhibits- charleston-couture

La Leche League

What: All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are always welcome at our meetings.

When: 10:15-11:30 a.m. July 6Where: St. Andrews Church, 440 Whilden St.

Price: FreeMore Info: 847-1482 or www.lllusa.org/web/CharlestonSC.html

Saturday, July 7 Civil War Living History Event: Fashion Try-on

What: What was it like to wear a hoop skirt from Civil War times? How did they stand all those layers? In conjunction with the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Carolina Ladies Aid Society will set up a 19th-century photographer’s studio and have dresses, men’s jackets, hats, bonnets, fans and more for guests to try on.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 7Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Free for Museum members and free with admission ($10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free)

More Info: 722-2996, ext. 235, or www.charlestonmuseum.org/event.asp?ID=329

Monday, July 9 Skateboard Camp

What: Beginners will learn the basics of skateboarding. Those who already know how to skate will learn new tricks. Must have own board. Ages 6-12.

When: 9 a.m.-noon July 9-12, 16-19 and 23-26

Where: Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park W Blvd.

Price: $65 residents of Mount Pleasant/$79 nonresident/four-day session

More Info: 856-2196 or www.tompsc.com

Kayak Camp

What: This camp will teach the basics of paddling, proper technique and safety. Ages 8-14.

When: 9 a.m.-noon July 9-12, July 16-19, Aug. 6-9

Where: Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park W Blvd.

Price: $120 resident of Mount Pleasant/$134 nonresident/four-day camp

More Info: 856-2196 or www.tompsc.com

Computer Explorers Camp: CSI

What: Use logic, your senses and forensic science to solve crimes. Learn how to work the field scene and the laboratory end of CSI. We’ll use fingerprinting, tire tread patterns and much more. Each lesson will focus on a new forensic skill which will lead to solving a final investigation. Ages 5-8.

When: 9 a.m.-noon July 9-13Where: G. M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt Street

Price: $200 resident of Mount Pleasant/$214 nonresident/week

More Info: 856-2196 or www.tompsc.com

Summer Camp Safaris

What: Want a day camp your kids will beg to go to? Come learn to stand up paddle and kayak on Folly Beach and Folly River. Also learn to paddle surf the waves on Folly Beach and explore Folly’s ecology and marine science. Ages 12-16. Mini camps are offered for younger kids.

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 9-13 and July 30-Aug. 3

Where: 6th St. West Beach Access, 6th Street West

Price: $300More Info: 817-7877 or www.charlestonsupsafaris.com

Dance and Swim Camps

What: Enjoy music and movement as well as have swimming lessons taught by certified Red Cross instructors. Ages 3-7.

When: 9-11:30 a.m. July 9-12, July 30-Aug. 2

Where: R.L. Jones Center, 391 Egypt Road

Price: $$70 resident of Mount Pleasant/$84 nonresident/week

More Info: 884-2528 or www.tompsc.com

Kids Time Camp

What: These week-long playgroups are for ages 3-4.

When: 9 a.m.-noon July 9-13, July 16-20, July 30-Aug. 3

Where: Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park W Blvd.

Price: $70 residents of Mount Pleasant/$84 nonresident/week

More Info: 884-2528 or www.tompsc.com

Teen Image Development Program

What: In an effort to help teens become more self-confident, the Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette Inc. and the Woodlands Resort & Inn are offering a Teen Image Development Workshop. The five-day finishing school-type workshop will help young men and women, ages 14-18, achieve important social skills.

When: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 9-13

Where: The Woodlands Resort & Inn, 125 Parsons Road

Price: $1,295 per participantMore Info: 207-1025 or www.charlestonschoolofprotocol.com/N5_Event_Detail.asp?ID=226

Camp Potpourri

What: Campers will spend their day enjoying arts and crafts, swimming and playing indoor and outdoor games. Ages 5-7.

When: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 9-13

Where: R.L. Jones Center, 391 Egypt Road

Price: $80 resident of Mount Pleasant/$94 nonresident/week

More Info: 884-2528 or www.tompsc.com

Parenting Seminar: Soaring Through The Summer

What: WINGS for kids, an afterschool program teaching social emotional learning techniques to at-risk youth, invites the public to a parenting seminar. The event will focus on teaching parents how to work through power struggles and miscommunications that can arise during the summer. To reserve a spot, email bridget@wingsforkids.org.

When: 10-11 a.m. July 9Where: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.

Price: FreeMore Info: 442-2835 or www.wingsforkids.org

Glamour and Grace for Girls

What: Join the exciting world of fashion, traditional etiquette, and modeling. Learn how to apply make-up, enhance your own natural beauty and grow with poise and grace. Camp concludes with a fashion show for family and friends to enjoy. Ages 5-14.

When: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 9-13

Where: G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt Street

Price: $50 resident of Mount Pleasant/$64 nonresident/week/$5 material fee to instructor

More Info: 849-2061 or www.tompsc.com

3-D Art Camp

What: This fun art camp includes working with clay, origami, papier mache and other fun art styles. Ages 8-13.

When: 10 a.m.-noon July 9-13Where: Country Bumpkin, 217 Lucas St.

Price: $45 resident of Mount Pleasant/$52 nonresident/week/$10 materials to instructor

More Info: 849-2061 or www.tompsc.com

Creative Drama and Art Camp

What: Let your child work with others on a play and its stage design. Performance on last day of camp. Sessions based on age groups.

When: 1-4 p.m. July 9-13 (ages 4-6); 9 a.m.-noon July 23-27 (ages 7-9); 9 a.m.-noon July 30-Aug. 3 (ages 8-12)

Where: G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt Street

Price: $65 resident of Mount Pleasant/$79 nonresident/week/$5 material fee to instructor

More Info: 849-2061 or www.tompsc.com

Robot Camps

What: Campers build and program robots in this realistic hazardous materials simulation. Using sensors and a variety of specialized parts, campers solve the problems of transporting material from one point to another. Teams compete to develop the most efficient system. All materials supplied. Ages 9-14.

When: 1-4 p.m. July 9-13Where: Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park W Blvd.

Price: $150 resident of Mount Pleasant/$164 nonresident/week

More Info: 412-3100 or www.tompsc.com

Sculpture and Clay Camp

What: Build a circus, make and animal and create the abstract. Using clay, wire and wood children will build their own sculptures. Ages 7 and up.

When: 2-4:30 p.m. July 9-13Where: G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St.

Price: $60 resident of Mount Pleasant/$74 nonresident/week

More Info: 849-2061 or www.tompsc.com

Paper Making Camp

What: Blend, screen and embellish paper pulp. Ages 6-9

When: 2-4 p.m. July 9-13Where: Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park W Blvd.

Price: $40 resident of Mount Pleasant/$47 nonresident/week

More Info: 849-2061 or www.tompsc.com

Battling Bishops Youth Football Camp

What: Campers will be taught the fundamental skills of all positions in football. They will compete in individual and team competitions including flag football, speed, catching and throwing drills. Instructors will include coaches and players from this year’s state championship team. Ages are from rising second-graders to rising ninth-graders.

When: 7 p.m. July 9-13Where: Bishop England High School, 363 Seven Farms Dr.

Price: $90More Info: 849-9599, ext. 147, or besports.net

Wednesday, July 11 Toddler Day: Puppet Pizzazz

What: Use felt, paper bags, fabric and more to create puppets and put on a show. These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months-3 years) and a parent, grandparent or friend to play and explore in the Charleston Museum. Each program includes four craft projects as well as finger paints, a puppet stage, a sandbox and more. Price includes Museum admittance and program for one child and one adult.

When: 10-11 a.m. July 11Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: $6/Museum members, $9/nonmembers.

more info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org

Kid Tours: At The Beach

What: Celebrate summer by looking at bathing suits from our collection. Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection that have fascinated children for years. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday in June and July and include a craft project or activity.

When: 3:30 p.m. July 11Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Free for museum members and free with admission ($10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free)

more info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org

Thursday, July 12 Influential Women In Business Awards Luncheon

What: The Charleston Regional Business Journal will recognize local women who have demonstrated professional excellence and leadership in their career and community service. Keynote speaker is Jane Perdue, Principal/CEO, The Braithwaite Innovation Group.

When: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 12

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

Price: $50 individual tickets and $440 for corporate tables

More Info: 763-7333 or www.charlestonbusiness.com/events/WomenInBusiness

Friday, July 13 Dr. Angeles Arrien Lecture

What: Dr. Angeles Arrien, cultural anthropologist, award-winning author, educator and consultant, will present “The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom.” The lecture will explore how different cultures tackle the challenges of the second half of life. A wisdom-teaching weekend retreat will follow.

When: Lecture: 6:30 p.m. July 13, Retreat: July 14-15

Where: Sophia Institute Studios, 297 East Bay St.

Price: Lecture: $25.75 in advance, $35 at the door; Retreat: $295

More Info: 720-8528 or www.TheSophiaInstitute.org

Saturday, July 14 Princess Party

What: Dress as your favorite princess and enjoy a royal day at the Charleston Museum. Have your picture taken with a fairytale princess and create fun crafts. Price includes one adult. Reservations required.

When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 14Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: $8/Museum members, $10/nonmembers

more info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org

Girls Rock Charleston Showcase

What: Girls Rock Charleston presents this summer’s Girls Rock Showcase at the Music Farm. The showcase marks the end of Girls Rock Charleston’s summer camp session. The show will be an epic set of brand new songs written and performed by the 17 bands GRC’s campers formed during camp.

When: 2-4 p.m. July 14Where: The Music Farm, 32 Ann St.

Price: $10, kids under 12 freeMore Info: 819-7671 or www.girlsrockcharleston.org

Shaggin’ On The Cooper

What: Spend an evening dancing on the scenic Mount Pleasant Pier to live classic oldies and beach music. Beverages will be available for purchase on-site. Only 800 tickets will be sold for this event. Advance purchase is recommended. In the event of cancellation, tickets will be good for any 2012 Shaggin’ on the Cooper event. Ages 3 and up.

When: 7-11 p.m. July 14, Aug. 4, Sept. 8

Where: Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd.

Price: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 on-site if still available

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

Monday, July 16 Music, Art and Movement Camp

What: This popular camp will fill your summer with music, dance and art. Children go to 45 minutes of each activity. Ages 3-6.

When: 9 p.m.-noon July 16-20Where: G. M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St.

Price: $70 resident of Mount Pleasant,$84 nonresident/week

More Info: 849-2061 or www.tompsc.com

Teen Buddies Camp

What: Teen Buddies is a summer camp offered to teens with differing abilities. Ages: middle and high school students.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 16-20Where: R.L. Jones Center, 391 Egypt Road

Price: $140 resident of Mount Pleasant/$154 nonresident/week

More Info: 884-2528 or www.tompsc.com

Here Comes The Sun Camp

What: Learn the basics of stitchery when you design, dye, then thread your work of a sun-inspired self-portrait with various stitches and applique. Ages 6-9.

When: 2-4 p.m. July 16-20Where: Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park W Blvd.

Price: $40 resident of Mount Pleasant/$47 nonresident/week

More Info: 849-2061 or www.tompsc.com

Drawing Club

What: Charleston County Public Library’s Teen Underground Group has launched a new drawing club for teens and up. Group will share ideas, drawings, tips, resources and more. For more information, contact the Readers Information Desk at the Main Branch.

When: 3-5 p.m. every third Monday on the month through December

Where: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.

Price: Free

Tuesday, July 17 La Leche League

What: All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are always welcome at our meetings.

When: 9:30-11 a.m. July 17Where: Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, 3500 Highway 17 North

Price: FreeMore Info: 388-5895 or www.lllusa.org/web/CharlestonMtPleasantNSC.html

Postpartum Depression Support Group

What: The Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation hosts a support group for women who are suffering or who have suffered from postpartum depression or anxiety and their families. Park in the lot behind the church and enter the educational building, not the chapel.

When: 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month

Where: Church of the Holy Cross, Daniel Island Dr. and Seven Farms Dr.

Price: FreeMore Info: 769-0444 or www.ppdsupport.org

Wednesday, July 18 Kid Tours: Turtles And Tortoises

What: Learn about the Mata Mata of Suriname and the 1,000-pound Leatherback Turtle that liked to eat jellyfish. Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection that have fascinated children for years. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday in June and July and include a craft project or activity.

When: 3:30 p.m. July 18Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Free for Museum members and free with admission ($10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free).

More info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org

WID Leadership Seminar

What: Women In Defense Palmetto Chapter will host the second annual WID Leadership Seminar on Women in the Workplace. The event will be followed by Happy Hour. RSVP to leadership@widpalmettochapter.org. All RSVPs and cancellations must be submitted by July 16.

When: 4-5:30 p.m. July 18Where: Aloft Hotel, Tanger Outlet Blvd.

Price: $10/member, $20 nonmembers

More Info: 329-4100, ext. 1100, or www.widpalmettochapter.org

Thursday, July 19 Brown Bag Event: Finding Your Voice – Speaking Effectively

What: Your voice is one of the most important tools for captivating people, swaying them and causing them to pay attention to you and your message. During this interactive Brown Bag event, learn how to use your voice to attract and hold people’s attention whether you are introducing yourself at a business meeting or party. Become aware of the power of your voice to intrigue and fascinate others. Cheryl Smithem, Charleston Public Relations & Design, and Robin Shuler, actress, song leader and laughter. Registration required.

When: Noon July 19Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: FreeMore Info: 763-7333 or c4women.org

Friday, July 20 La Leche League Of Charleston

What: All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are always welcome at our meetings.

When: 10:15-11:45 a.m. July 20Where: John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Hwy.

Price: FreeMore Info: 478-0468 or www.lllusa.org/web/WestAshleySC.html

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