Today Works by Kristy Bishop

What: The city of North Charleston’s 2012-13 artist-in-residence, Kristy Bishop, will present fiber works in her exhibit “Wash Over You.”

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Jan. 31

Where: North Charleston City Gallery, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: Free

More Info: 740-5854 or

‘Hunt & Habit’ exhibit

What: Women’s and men’s riding habits, hats and accessories from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Setting the background for the garments is an early 19th-century hunt board that could be carried to the porch for breakfast service. Guns, typical of those used in local hunts, a side-saddle and period equestrian fashion plates round out the display.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through April 21

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Included with admission

More Info: 722-2996 or

Botany Bay talk

What: Tom Tindell, who formerly worked at Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area, will give a talk on the history of Botany Bay dating back to 2,200 B.C.

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 17

Where: Edisto Interpretive Center/Environmental Learning Center, Oyster Row Lane

Price: Free

More Info: 869-4430 or

‘14 Presidents’ exhibit

What: Karpeles Manuscript Museum’s new exhibit is “The 14 Presidents Before George Washington.” Two dozen items explore often overlooked aspects of the Revolutionary War and Early National period. Free parking and admission.

When: Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April

Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St.

Price: Free

More Info: 853-4651 or

Book discussion

What: Not Fiction Book Discussion features “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern” by Stephen Greenblatt.

When: 11 a.m. Jan. 17

Where: West Ashley Branch Library, 45 Windermere Blvd.

Child care advocates

What: The Dorchester County Guardian ad Litem program will hold a free training course to teach community volunteers how to advocate for children taken from homes of abuse and neglect. The 30-hour training program focuses on the family court system, how to recognize abuse and neglect and how to communicate with children and others involved in the case. Sign up at

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 15 and 17

Where: Dorchester County Guardian ad Litem Program, 120 S. Magnolia St.

Price: Free

More Info: 875-9842

Martin E. Sullivan

What: Local artist Martin E. Sullivan will present a collection of images of objects and people from around the Lowcountry, captured with both digital and film cameras and transformed into custom prints using the cyanotype process in his exhibit “Cyanotype: Old, New Photography.” The cyanotype process is an old printing format, historically used to create blueprints. Window viewing anytime.

When: Through Feb. 28

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

Price: Free

More Info: 740-5854 or

‘Music Matters!’ concert

What: Free concert will highlight the violin playing of local music prodigy Nicholas Bentz. He will play selections from Bach, Paganini and Shostakovich. This recital is part of the music advocacy project run by Abigail Kent to raise community awareness to support live music. Future concerts will be Feb. 21 and March 21. Contact

When: 7-8 p.m. Jan. 17

Where: Franke at Seaside Rodenberg Hall, 1885 Rifle Range Road

Price: Free

‘The Divine Sister’

What: Comedic play tells the story of a young nun-to-be who experiences visions and seeks the help of Mother Superior. The play draws on films such as “The Sound of Music,” “The Bells of St. Mary’s” and “Doubt.” Play contains adult themes.

When: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 17-20, Jan. 24-26, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 and 3 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27

Where: The Village Playhouse, 730 Coleman Blvd.

Price: $25-$30

More Info: 856-1579 or

‘Women of Lockerbie’

What: College of Charleston students will perform this drama about women who collect clothing of victims of a 1988 plane crash in Lockerbie, Scotland. A talk-back with the director and cast will follow the opening night’s performance.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17

Where: Chapel Theatre (College of Charleston), 172 Calhoun St.

Price: $15 general admission, $10 for College of Charleston students, faculty and senior citizens

More Info: 953-8228 or

Friday Bull’s Island trip

What: Join group on a multiday adventure and explore Bull’s Island in the south end of Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Overnight accommodations will be in the 1920s-era Dominick House. For each trip, group meets at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sewee Environmental Education Center in Awendaw for orientation and then proceeds to Garris Landing for departure to Bull’s Island. The return will be the following Sunday at 3 p.m.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Jan. 18

Where: Seewee Environmental Education Center, 5821 U.S. Highway 17 North

Price: $415/person

More Info: 884-7684 or

‘Forward 2013’

What: Are you tired of the crime and violence in your community? Do you feel like our public servants are not really serving you? You can come out and hear what the coalition plans to do about these problems ... with your help. The coalition’s first major community meeting will be held Jan. 18. The public is welcome.

When: 6-8 p.m. Jan. 18

Where: The Jeanene Batten Community Center, 3742 Dorchester Road

Price: Free

More Info: 437-1949 or!/events/123461187822253/

Oyster roast, auction

What: Annual Oyster Roast and Silent Auction to benefit the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy. Silent auction features items for every price range. Contact 724-1212 or email

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 18

Where: Charleston Crab House, 145 Wappoo Creek Drive

Price: $20 for all-you-can-eat oysters

More Info: 724-1212 or

Local ‘Fascinations’

What: The Youth Orchestra of the Lowcountry (YOLOW), Robert Ivey Ballet, and local artists are once again joining forces to create ‘Fascinations’, a full-length multidisciplinary arts performance. Presenting six originally choreographed dances with six original pieces of art created by local artists, inspired by orchestral scores that will be played by aspiring young musicians.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 18

Where: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.

Price: $1-$29

More Info: 882-7409 or

Saturday Women’s Leadership

What: The Immunity to Change process unlocks your potential and shows how and why we get in our own way even when trying to make positive changes. Polarity Thinking principles and tools are used to shine a light on what’s really happening. Identify your big assumption that is holding you back from making needed change. Develop a strategy to change.

When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 19

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: $35

More Info: 763-7333 or

Total Health Fair

What: Charleston health care providers and wellness-based businesses have joined to create Total Health Fair. Meet Season 8’s “Biggest Loser” contestant Antoine Dove. Ninety exhibitors range from organic food companies, to massage therapists, organic salons, chiropractors, gyms, doctors and more. There will be hands-on demonstrations, organic food, workshops, health screenings and product demonstrations at the fifth annual Lifestyle and Wellness Expo.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 19 and noon-4 p.m. Jan. 20

Where: Omar Shrine Convention Center, 176 Patriots Point Road

Price: Free

More Info: 402-0310 or

Red Cross Blood Drive

What: In conjunction with the Total Health Fair, the Red Cross will host a blood drive for the Charleston area. An appointment is appreciated and can be made on the Total Health Fair website.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 19

Where: Omar Shrine Convention Center, 176 Patriots Point Road

Price: Free

More Info: 402-0310 or

Bull’s Island Ferry

What: This pristine island has 16 miles of trails, freshwater impoundments and maritime forest. A seven miles of beach for shelling, beach-combing and exploring.

When: 10 a.m. Saturdays, through March 30

Where: Garris Landing Pier, State Road S-10-1170

Price: $40/adult, $20/12 and under

More Info: 884-7684 or

Shred Blitz

What: January is “Get Organized” month, and the Charleston chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers & Shred360 will present the GO Month Two-Hour Shred Blitz. Space is limited, so come early with up to four bags or boxes of paper per car. Meet local organizing professionals.

When: 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 19

Where: Goodwill Parking Lot on Clements Ferry Road, 2500 Clements Ferry Road

Price: Free

More Info: 906-3979 or

History in Landscape

What: Join a ranger for a 1.25-mile hike along the rice field trail. This easy hike will take you through several ecosystems and will discuss how the landscape and wildlife has changed over the 250 years this land has been known as Hampton Plantation. Meet at the ranger station.

When: 10-11 a.m. Jan. 19

Where: Hampton Plantation State Park, 1950 Rutledge Road

Price: Free

Mad Science Saturday

What: Learn the secrets to fascinating tricks so that you, too, can be a magician. Every month The Charleston Museum offers a special Saturday program dedicated to providing an educational experience for the whole family. Join group each month for a different themed event, including presentations and craft projects for children of all ages.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Jan. 19

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

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

Longleaf pine system

What: Learn about the importance of prescribed burning in the longleaf pine ecosystem and what plant and animal communities thrive within its lofty canopy.

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 19

Where: Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, 5821 Highway 17 North

Price: Free

More Info: 928-3368 or or

Jane Austen Tea

What: English tea and home-made refreshments will be served, followed by bright and breezy Regency entertainment in celebration of Jane Austen’s birthday and the 200th anniversary of the publication of “Pride and Prejudice.” Presented by the Jane Austen Society of North America/JASNA (S.C. Region).

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19

Where: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St.

Price: $10 JASNA members/$20 nonmembers

More Info: 406-4735 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.

When: 2 p.m. Jan. 19

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

Price: Free with park admission

More Info: 573-8517 or

Sunday Edisto Island concert

What: Musicians of Chamber Music Charleston perform Mozart’s String Quartet “The Hunt” and Smetana’s “From My Life.” A light reception follows.

When: 3 p.m. Jan. 20

Where: Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island, 2164 State Highway 174

Price: $20

More Info: 763-4941 or

Monday Inaugural Black Tie

What: In celebration of the presidential inauguration, and in the spirit of bipartisanship and diversity, the Inaugural Black Tie Celebration will convene people from across the Southeast. It will be hosted at the Wing Time Restaurant. Features live entertainment, a VIP Lounge, red carpet interviews, drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 21

Where: Wing Time, Ashley Phosphate Road

Price: General tickets $30, $70 VIP

More Info: 556-5075

Tuesday Toddler Tuesday

What: Enjoy storytime with a zookeeper, learn fun facts about animals all while having some hands on fun.

When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays

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

Price: Free with park admission

More Info: 573-8517 or

Creature Feature

What: No monsters here: this live Creature Feature just might make you laugh. Meet “Ellie” the opossum as she helps you discover how fascinating the only North American marsupial is.

When: Noon Tuesdays, through Feb. 26

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

Price: Free with park admission

More Info: 573-8517 or

Piano master class

What: The Charleston Academy of Music will host a master class with pianist Luz Manriquez. Manriquez is an associate teaching professor of Collaborative Piano at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Both CAM and non-CAM students are welcome to attend. Those interested in attending the class should reserve their spot at

When: 5-6 p.m. Jan. 22

Where: Charleston Academy of Music, 189 Rutledge Ave.

Price: Free admission

More Info: 805-7794 or

Winter Lecture Series

What: The South Carolina Historical Society presents its sixth annual Winter Lecture series, South Carolina: First and Foremost. The series will focus on South Carolina milestones that were first of their kind in the U.S. or the world. The eight-week lecture series will cover the state’s landmark achievements. Noted historians will discuss the trailblazers who left an indelible mark and the events that shaped us all.

When: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22-March 12

Where: First Baptist Church of Charleston, 61 Church St.

Price: $85 members/$90 nonmembers

More Info: 723-3225, ext. 11, or

Flute recital

What: CSU Adjunct Professor of Flute Regina Helcher Yost and Colorado State University Professor of Flute Dr. Michelle Stanley will give a flute recital, with works of Beaser, Torke, Kuhlau, Casella and Previn.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22

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

Price: Free

More Info: 863-7966 or

Wednesday Positive Parenting

What: The Triple P-Positive Parenting Program aims to prevent behavioral, emotional and developmental problems in children by enhancing the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Jan. 23

Where: Parents Anonymous of South Carolina, 1285 Ave. G

Price: $100 nonrefundable for eight-week session

More Info: 747-0480 or

Become a Teacher

What: Join the American Board and learn more about how you can change careers and become a certified teacher in South Carolina. Sessions begin at 6 and 7 p.m. Email

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 23

Where: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.

Price: Free

More Info: 202-261-2639 or

Thursday, Jan. 24 Tax Prep volunteers

What: The AARP Tax-Aide program is seeking volunteers to train as tax counselors. This program provides free personal income tax counseling and electronically filed tax return preparation to low and middle income tax payers. Train for four days late January and contribute four hours/week for the 10-week tax season. Register at or call District Coordinator JoAnne Hicks at 723-6218 or email

When: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 24, 25, 28, 29

Where: Ashley River Baptist Church, 1101 Savannah Highway

Price: Free training and IRS certification

Friday, Jan. 25 ‘The Secret Garden’

What: Based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden” tells the story of a spoiled 11-year-old orphan who is returned to England to live at her uncle’s mansion. Mystery unfolds as she discovers family secrets and a hidden garden. Presented by Charleston Stage.

When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, 3-5 p.m. Jan. 26, 27, Feb. 2, 3

Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.

Price: Adults $22.50, seniors (60+) $22.50, students (25 and under) $22.50

More Info: 577-7183 or

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