Events

Feb. 22: African-American Heritage Day at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Attention Educators: Celebrate African-American heritage from its roots in Africa to its branches in the Caribbean and the Americas, especially South Carolina. Immerse students in African-American history and culture through a variety of performances, re-enactments, demonstrations, hands-on activities and more. Elementary and middle schools are welcome. Register by calling 795-4386. Boxed lunches are available for purchase and should be ordered by Feb. 11. Fee: $8.

March 2: The Mullet Haul Trail Run at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island. 10 a.m. This second annual run at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island encourages runners to sport either real or imitation mullet hairstyles during the racem which will feature both a 5- and 10-mile off-road run. A prize will be awarded for the best mullet. Both races begin at 10 a.m. Online registration is open now through March 1. Late registration and packet pickup will be available 8-9:30 a.m. on race day. Fees are: 5-mile run, $34 or $28 for residents of Charleston County; 10-mile leg, $44 or $36 for residents. The Mullet Haul is for ages 10 and older, and participants ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult, however adult chaperons do not need to participate. Dogs and strollers are not allowed. To register, visit www.ccprc.com.

Programs

Pre-registration is required for many CCPRC programs. Many programs may fill up in advance, or do not meet the advance minimum requirement for participation. To register, call 795-4386 or visit www.ccprc.com.

FEB. 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27: Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-in registrations at Caw Caw are welcome. A chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders.

Feb. 8: Folly Beach Bird Walk at Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve. 8:30-10:30 a.m. We hope to see songbirds, as well as a variety of shorebirds and seabirds such as Piping Plovers and Northern Gannets. A registered chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 12 & up. Fee: Free; preregistration is required.

Feb. 8-10: Oyster Roast Trail Ride at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. Noon (Friday)-noon (Sunday). Bring horse, camping gear, and supplies for a weekend of camping and trail riding on 20 miles of wooded trails. Trail ride includes a stall, one bag of shavings and weekend camping. Enjoy a Saturday evening oyster roast and a Sunday morning breakfast (for an additional fee). Full restrooms and shower facilities available. Pre-registration required by noon Feb. 8. Age: 3 & up. Fee: $50/$40 MHEC Trail Pass Holder. Preregistration is required.

Feb. 9: Carolina Rice at Caw Caw Interpretive Center. 10-11:30 a.m. Examine the legacy behind rice production. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 9 & up. Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount. Pre-registration is required.

Feb. 9: Darwin Day at James Island County Park. 10 a.m.-noon. Charles Darwin helped shape the future of science with his careful observations of nature. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 8 & up. Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount. Preregistration is required.

Feb. 9: Family Outdoor Adventure Sampler: Archery at James Island County Park. 10 a.m.-noon. Archery is an age-old activity that has become a fast-growing sport for youth. Learn the basics and have a friendly accuracy competition. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 10 & up. Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount. Pre-registration is required.

Feb. 10: Family Climbing: Family Belay Lesson at James Island County Park. 1-4 p.m. Children ages 4-13 will climb while adults learn to belay. Children ages 14 and up can learn to belay as well as climb. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 4 & up. Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount. Preregistration is required.

Feb. 12-14: Kayak Rolling and Rescues: Intro to Kayak Rescues. 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Tuesday and Thursday). Practice a variety of self and assisted rescues in an indoor pool, and get ready for the paddling season. Participants ages 13-15 may register for one of these courses, but must be accompanied by an adult chaperon. Age: 13 & up. Fee: $48/$40 CCR Discount. Preregistration is required.

Feb. 14: James Island Bird Walks at James Island County Park. 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Birding experts will help identify and count songbirds, birds of prey, wading birds and others found in the park’s diverse habitats. A registered chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 9 & up Fee: Free; preregistration is required.

Feb. 16: Carolina Blues at James Island County Park. 10-11 a.m. Come experiment with Carolina Indigo and examine the history behind the dye that starts off emerald green then changes to brilliant blue. Each participant should bring a 100 percent cotton cloth item to dye. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 9 & up. Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount. Preregistration is required.

Feb. 16: Introduction to Climbing: Climbing 101 at James Island County Park. 1-4 p.m. Learn about gear, basic knots, technique and how to belay. After completing this course, you’ll be prepared to take a belay test during your next visit to the Climbing Wall. Age: 14 & up. Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount. Preregistration is required.

Feb. 16: Explore Your Parklands: McLeod Plantation. 1-4 p.m. McLeod Plantation has withstood the tests of time and survives as one of the most significant historic sites in South Carolina. We’ll explore its multifaceted history and discuss future prospects for this island treasure. Access to the main house is dependent upon preservation schedules and may not be available. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 9 & up. Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount. Preregistration is required.

Feb. 19-24: Rock Climbing Trips: Gym to Crag Weekend. 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Tuesday), departs 6 a.m. (Saturday) and returns 8 p.m. (Sunday). Join group for two exciting, educational days of top-rope climbing at Crowders Mountain, N.C. Belay skills are a pre-requisite. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $165/$150 CCR Discount. Preregistration is required.

Feb. 20: Paddling Clinic: Local Paddling Destinations at CCPRC Headquarters. 6-8 p.m. Increase your knowledge of the local environment and gain skills that will come in handy when the warm weather boating season returns. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount. Preregistration is required.

Feb. 22: Beachwalker Bird Walks at Beachwalker Park. 8:30-11 a.m. The southwestern end of Kiawah Island is an excellent place to spot seabirds and shorebirds. Hike nearly two miles of pristine beach looking for a variety of birds, including raptors and songbirds. A registered chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 12 & up. Fee: Free; preregistration is required.

Feb. 23: Canoeing At Caw Caw: Heritage to Habitat Canoe Tour at Caw Caw Interpretive Center. 1:30-4 p.m. Travel back to the age of rice with this interpretive canoe trip. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 9 & up. Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount. Preregistration is required.

Feb. 26: Coastal Navigation Clinics: Level 1 at CCPRC Headquarters. 6-8 p.m. The basics of maps and charts, compasses, aids to navigation, declination/variation and rules of the nautical road will be covered. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount. Preregistration is required.

Feb. 28: Hidden Histories: Rice and Liberty: The Stono Rebellion at Caw Caw Interpretive Center. 2-4 p.m. Examine the legacy and impact of one of the largest and most successful African-led uprisings in North America, the Stono Rebellion. Learn how the response to the rebellion forever changed American slavery. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 9 & up. Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount. Preregistration is required.