Friday, Aug. 3 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. Charleston Couture includes true haute couture garments from designers such as Charles Frederick Worth and Mariano Fortuny brought back by privileged Lowcountry residents from their travels, as well as high style pieces made by local dressmakers.

When: On view through Nov. 4

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Free with general admission

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

Saturday, Aug. 4 The Big Latch On Charleston!

What: Groups of breastfeeding women coming together at locations around the world to all latch on their child at a set time. All the breastfeeding women and children are latched on for one minute at the set time and are counted by the witnesses. The numbers are added up and we see if we can beat previous Big Latch On records or maybe even the world record!

When: 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 4

Where: Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street

Price: Free

More Info: 654-1240 or www.facebook.com/BigLatchOnCharlestonSC

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. 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. Aug. 4 and 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

Celebrity Softball Challenge

What: The Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge is an amazing “Field of Dreams” day at the ballpark and a softball game between celebrity teams to raise awareness and monies for Louie’s Kids and Run Buddies.

When: 7:05 p.m. Aug. 4

Where: Joe Riley Park, Lockwood Blvd.

Price: Tickets Various Prices

More Info: 724-9367 or www.slimdownthesouth.com

Monday, Aug. 6 Masters Studios Camp

What: Program focuses on building character and developing physical skills in a fun atmosphere. Ages 4-13.

When: Aug. 6-10

Where: Masters Studios Of Self Defense, 1021 Rifle Range Road

Price: Daily: $25/half, $40/full; Weekly: $100/half, $175/full

More Info: 881-4866 or mastersstudios.com

Kayak Camp

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

When: 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 6-9

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

Price: $120 resident of Mount Pleasant/$134 nonresident

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

Explore Summer Camp

What: Emphasis in this camp is on marine science in the harbor. Campers will do experiments, discuss flight speeds, study water samples in the lab and learn about erosion and ocean tides. Bring lunch. Ages 7-11.

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 6-10

Where: Patriots Point Naval And Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Road

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

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

Kids Karate Camp

What: In this camp, children will learn positive benefits for self discipline, gain confidence, develop coordination and increase strength and flexibility. Ages 3-6.

When: 9-11 a.m. Aug. 6-10

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

Price: $40 residents of Mount Pleasant/$47 nonresidents/$25 materials fee to instructor

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

Dance Camp With Barrie

What: Campers will learn the classical “Swan Lake” for a performance on the last day of camp. Dance attire required. Ages 3-5.

When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 6-10

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

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

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

Magic Camp

What: Amaze your friends and family with your magic tricks. Ages 7-12.

When: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 6-10

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

Price: $70 Resident of Mount Pleasant/$84 nonresident/$14 materials fee to instructor

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

Mad Science Camp

What: Our science camps offer a unique combination of fun and hands-on activities. Ages 5-12.

When: 1-4 p.m. Aug. 6-10

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

Price: $110 resident of Mount Pleasant/$124 nonresident

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

Drama Camp With Ms. Angelia

What: Experience many aspects of the theatre like improvisation, voice projection, stage direction, simple script work, pantomime, musical numbers and monologues with a short performance on the last day of camp. Ages 7-12.

When: 1-4 p.m. Aug. 6-10

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

Price: $65 resident of Mount Pleasant/$79 nonresident

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

Sewing For Fun Camp (beginners)

What: Campers will have the opportunity to make a new fun project every day. Sewing machines provided.

When: 1-3 p.m. June 25-29 and Aug. 6-10

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

Price: $50 resident of Mount Pleasant/$64 nonresident/$10 materials fee to instructor

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

Girls With Attitude Camp

What: This program proves it’s never to early to impress upon young girls how to have and maintain a positive attitude about themselves. Ages 6-11.

When:1:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 6-9

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

Price: $65 resident of Mount Pleasant/$79 nonresident

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

Beads Camp

What: Create your own jewelry in this camp. Ages 6-9.

When: 2-4 p.m. Aug. 6-10

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

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

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

Sewing For Fun

What: Campers that have sewing experience will have the opportunity to make a new project each day. Ages 10 and up: Intermediate. Ages 12 and up: Advanced.

When: 3-5 p.m. Aug. 6-10

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

Price: $50 resident of Mount Pleasant/$64 non-resident/$10 materials fee to instructor

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

Little Dragons Karate

What: Little Dragons is for beginner 4- and 5-year-olds. Group works on physical skills and exercises for awareness, discipline and focus.

When: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Mondays and 4-4:45 p.m. Tuesdays

Where: Masters Studios, 1888 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd.

Price: Call for options

More info: 766-4376 or mastersstudios.com

Tuesday, Aug. 7 Women’s Jazzercise Class

What: “Jazzercise with Jodi” is a fun way to exercise and learn the basics of jazz dance. The class is open to the public. Come when you can; just pay at the door on the nights you want to attend.

When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 11

Where: Grace on the Ashley Baptist Church, 2014 Bees Ferry Road

Price: $5

More Info: 709-0602

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 and Seven Farms drives

Price: Free

More Info: 769-0444 or www.ppdsupport.org

Summerville Mothers & More

What: Mothers & More isn’t your typical moms’ group. There are playgroups, but they’re as much to give the mothers the chance to play together as for the kids. At-home moms, moms in the workforce and moms somewhere in between keep you all connected. In addition to playgroups and children’s activities, there are regular Mom’s Night Out activities.

When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2 and Nov. 6

Where: Bethany U.M.C Cottage, 118 West 3rd St.

More info: summervillemoms@yahoo.com

Wednesday, Aug. 8 Toddler Day: Visit The Zoo

What: 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. Aug. 8

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

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

Youth Tae Kwon Do

What: Black belt instructors will safely guide your child and teach them commands, fundamental kicks and punches. For ages 3-5.

When: 3 p.m. Wednesdays

Where: Arts For Fitness, 539 Long Point Road

Price: Call for pricing options.

More Info: 556-4391 or www.artsforfitness.com

Entrepreneur workshop

What: At this workshop we will help you evaluate your skills as an entrepreneur by discussing common traits of successful entrepreneurs and learning what lenders are looking for. This is an opportunity for potential business owners and current business owners to learn about building a strong foundation for their business. You will meet our business counselors and have the chance to be able to network with other like-minded women.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 8

Where: South Carolina Women’s Business Center, 129 Cannon St.

Price: $10

More Info: 763-7333 or www.scwbc.net/events.html

Thursday, Aug. 9 Mommy & Me

What: The summer session is designed for children ages 3 months to 3 years and their moms to experience Jewish traditions in a stimulating and creative atmosphere. Activities include cooking, crafts, songs, stories and more.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 9

Where: Chabad of Charleston, 734 York St.

Price: $8 suggested donation

More Info: 884-2323 or www.southernspirit.org

Charleston newcomers

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 to help you get where you want and need to be. Jennifer Buddin, The Little Black Book, and Holly Roberson, Go Charleston Deals.

When: Noon-1 p.m. Aug. 9

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: Free

More Info: 763-7333 or www.c4women.org

Wine Tasting

What: Wine tastings to benefit local charities.

When: 4-6 p.m.

Where: Newton Farms (Kiawah/Seabrook), 515 Freshfields Drive

More Info: 243-3276 or www.newtonfarms.net

Friday, Aug. 10 Live and Silent Auction

What: Doors to Freedom’s second annual auction will feature items such as a weekend at Kiawah valued at $1,600, Tammy Bevins photography package worth $865, Gold Pass from Charleston County Parks, tickets to Carowinds and much more. Doors to Freedom’s mission is to prepare a safe place where girls rescued from sex trafficking can get the transformational care they need.

When: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 10

Where: Faith Assembly of God, 337 Farmington Road

Price: $15

More Info: 817-0740 or www.doorstofreedom.com

Moonlight Mixer

What: Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for summer as shagging on the pier returns. Let loose, breathe in the ocean breeze and dance the night away to the sounds of oldies and beach music provided by DJ Jim Bowers of 1340 The Boardwalk. Beverages will be available for purchase. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

When: 7-11 p.m. Aug. 10, Aug. 31, Sept. 21 and Oct. 12

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

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

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

Saturday, Aug. 11 5 Leadership Behaviors You Need To Know

What: Leadership behaviors are somewhat inherent in successful women but can be honed through practice. This dynamic program challenges you to complete a ruthless self-assessment, boldly take more risks, relentlessly commit to total success, expertly engage the power of collaboration, confidently sell yourself, your product or service and, as your company grows, persuade other stand-out women to join your team. Mary Peters, founder and president of Care For Life Inc. Registration required.

When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 11

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: $25 C4W Members and $35 nonmembers.

More Info: 763-7333 or c4women.org

Monday, Aug. 13 French For Kids

What: Come learn French in this class. Ages 3-5.

When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 13-17

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

Price: $50 resident of Mount Pleasant/$64 nonresident

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

Double Dutch Jump Rope Camp

What: Campers will learn the basics of Double Dutch Jump Rope. Grades 4-12.

When: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 13-17

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

Price: $25 residents of Mount Pleasant/$32 nonresident

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

Advanced Scene With Ms. Angelia Camp

What: Campers will learn how to create, develop and put together scenes for any type of performance. Ages 12 and up.

When: 1-4 p.m. Aug. 13-17

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

Price: $50 resident of Mount Pleasant/$64 nonresident

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

Tuesday, Aug. 14 Handi Artz Camp

What: Group will be stitching, gluing, pasting, painting and drawing the day away. Ages 8-13.

When: 2-4 p.m. Aug. 13-17

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

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

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

Back To School Bash

What: Before the kids head back to school, join Summerville Mothers & More for one last jump. Mothers & More will be holding a fundraiser at Celebration Town. There will be food, drinks and lots of door prizes. There also will be a silent auction. Some items include a one-year membership to the Children’s Museum, a $100 gift card to The Little Gym and many more.

When: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 14

Where: Celebration Town, 975 Bacons Bridge Road

Price: $6.30 per child, adults free

Wednesday, Aug. 15 East Cooper Newcomers Club Luncheon

What: The women of the East Cooper Newcomers Club invite members, guests, new residents and retirees to attend their monthly luncheon meeting. Representatives from the Red Cross will speak on “Hurricane and Disaster Preparedness.” Reservations must be made no later than Aug. 10.

When: 10 a.m. Aug. 15

Where: Carrabba’s, 2668 N Hwy. 17

Price: $15

More info: Call Elaine at 870-0086 or email at ecnc.reservations@gmail.com.

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