Today St. Paul’s Tea Room
What: St. Paul’s ninth annual Tea Room and Gift Shop will feature lunch, gift shop, a plant tent and attic treasures, Takeout and limited delivery available. Proceeds go to outreach ministries.
When: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 7-9 and 11-15
Where: St. Paul’s of Summerville, 316 W. Carolina Ave.
More Info: 873-1991 or www.stpaulssummerville.org
Art by Colie, Fowler
What: Charleston artist Dayton Colie will display watercolors celebrating Stall High School’s marching band and its positive contribution to the musical culture of the school and the city of North Charleston in his exhibit The Band of Blue. Michael Fowler of North Augusta will present a collection of landscapes, painted with a focus on color and shape relationships in his exhibit Recent Huescapes. Concurrent solo exhibits. Free reception 5-7 p.m. March 7.
When: March 1-30
Where: North Charleston City Gallery, 5001 Coliseum Drive
More Info: 740-5854 or http://bit.ly/culturalarts
What: Special guided tours focus on camellias throughout the original gardens as well as the “new” camellia garden of the 1950s. Admire hundreds of varieties, including the 1786 Reine des Fleurs, one of the first camellias planted in America. Tours begin at the Garden Market & Nursery.
When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, through March 23
Where: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road
Price: Free with general admission; reservations required, online at www.MiddletonPlace.org or by calling 556-6020.
Church music seminar
What: Choir singers are invited to this two-day seminar and workshop led by Dr. James Abbington and local ensemble Lowcountry Voices. Registration includes the price of sheet music. Attendees will perform what they learned during the workshop on Saturday.
When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 7-8, 5 p.m. March 9
Where: St. James Presbyterian Church, 1314 Secessionville Road
Price: $20 preregistration, $25 at-the-door
More Info: 597-6114 or www.lowcountryvoices.com
What: Charleston Academy of Music Student Recital will feature students of various ages and skill levels from the Academy Program. The recital is open to the public.
When: 6-7 p.m. March 7
Where: Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St.
More Info: 805-7794 or www.charlestonmusic.org
‘Dance for St. Jude’s’
What: FADS Charleston will hold the “Dance for St. Jude’s” fundraiser. The fun starts at 7:15 p.m. with a free Newcomer’s Group Class and an introduction to the basics of the six major social dances: waltz, foxtrot, rumba, cha cha, swing/shag and salsa. The party begins at 8 p.m. Dance to a variety of music and practice what you learned in class. All proceeds will go to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Donations also will be accepted.
WHEN: 7:15 p.m. March 7
Where: Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Charleston, 1938 Ashley River Road
Price: Free class: $10 donation for party
More Info: 769-0440 or www.fadscharleston.com
Friday Hanahan school auction
What: Hanahan Elementary PTA’s annual auction raises money to support programs at the school. There will be a silent basket auction from 5-6:30 p.m. The live auction begins at 7 p.m.
When: 5-10 p.m. March 8
Where: Hanahan Elementary School, 4000 Mabeline Road
What: From folk tales to ghost tales, enjoy some of the best national and local storytellers as they inspire, amuse and delight audiences with stories that reminisce about childhood, tickle your funny bone and transport you to another place and time. Sponsored by Charleston County Public Library.
When: 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. March 9
Where: Wragg Square Park, 342 Meeting St.
More Info: 806-6930 or www.ccpl.org/charlestontells
Louie’s Kids workouts
What: Louie’s Kids is hosting workouts for kids and their families every Saturday at Hampton Park in downtown Charleston. The public is welcome. No advance sign-up is required, but kids under the age of 18 will require a signed parental consent form to participate. Meet at the bridge by the fountains. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and towel.
When: 9-10:30 a.m. March 9
Where: Hampton Park, Mary Murray Drive
More Info: 819-4693 or www.louieskids.org
SDRA Car Show
What: See professionally built and maintained race cars and junior dragsters, along with street rods, imports, motorcycles, trucks and a specialty class. There will be music, vendors and drawings for prizes. Proceeds will go to Camp Happy Days. Join Southern Drag Racing Association members in a Car Show Preview at Hooters Restaurant on March 8 from 7 to 10 p.m.
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 9
Where: Texas Roadhouse/Kmart parking lot, 8571 Rivers Ave.
Price: Free for spectators
More Info: 565-4550 or https://sites.google.com/site/sdraclub/
Job search assistance
What: A professional job coach will cover creating a resume and cover letter; developing your job-hunting strategy; how to use the Internet to look for and apply for jobs; interview preparation and professional appearance; and dealing with the emotion of change and transition.
When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 9
Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.
More Info: 763-7333 or http://c4women.org/2013_calendar/130309_event.html
What: Wetland Wonders and Nebo Trail Walk is a leisurely one-mile hike through a mixed pine hardwood forest to the Nebo Ponds. Learn to identify plant species during this dormant season-early spring walk. Call to register. Open to all ages.
When: 10 a.m. March 9
Where: Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, 5821 Highway 17 North
More Info: 928-3368 or www.fws.gov/seweecenter
What: Class focuses on learning, practicing and perfecting kayak strokes and maneuvers. $55 for kayak and gear. Bring water and a snack/light lunch, and plan to wrap up no later than 2 p.m. Call Sea Kayak Carolina at 225-7969 to register.
When: 10 a.m. March 9
Where: Sea Kayak Carolina, 1731 Signal Point Road
More Info: www.seakayakcarolina.com
Bulls Island Ferry
What: This pristine island has 16 miles of trails along freshwater impoundments and into the maritime forest, making it the perfect destination for a day of hiking. The Boneyard Beach at the north end of the island is a natural masterpiece.
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 www.coastalexpeditions.com
What: “Mausoleums of Magnolia Cemetery.” Founded in 1849, Magnolia is the oldest public cemetery in Charleston and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Join Adrienne Jacobson of Glenn Keyes Architects and Hillary King of Bennett Preservation Engineers as they lead group on a tour and highlight efforts to save the Receiving Tomb, a 2011 Seven to Save site.
When: 10 a.m.-noon March 9
Where: Magnolia Cemetery, 70 Cunnington Ave
Price: $15 members/$20 nonmembers
More Info: 722-4630 or www.preservationsociety.org/default_detail.asp?haID=270
Mixson Block Party
What: Old-school block party will feature live music by the Royal Tinfoil, a dunk tank, face painting, food trucks, Mixson Market and a photo booth in a VW bus.
When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9
Where: Mixson Block Party, 4401 McCarthy St.
Roast for Relay
What: Join SPARC for an afternoon of oysters to benefit Mount Pleasant’s Relay For Life. Featured will be all-you-can-eat oysters, $2 draft beers, $2 house wines and raffle.
When: Noon-4 p.m. March 9
Where: Midtown Bar & Grill, 559 King St.
Price: $10 donation at the door
Shuckin’ in the Park
What: 14th annual event will feature kids’ activities, a jump castle, live entertainment from Custom 4+2 and more. Food tickets can be purchased inside the gate. Small coolers are allowed, but no pets or golf carts.
When: 1-6 p.m. March 9; gates open at noon
Where: Old Santee Canal Park, 900 Stony Landing Road
Price: $3 advance, $5 at gate
What: The National Park Service, in partnership with the town of Mount Pleasant, is sponsoring a series of free cultural programs at Charles Pinckney National Historic site every Saturday at 2 p.m. during March. The programs range from craft demonstrations such as quilting, cast-net making, woodworking and sweetgrass basket sewing to cooking, African drumming and story-telling, folk tales, spirituals and other musical performances.
When: 2 p.m. Saturdays in March
Where: Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, 1254 Long Point Road
Glow Golf and Party
What: Glow Golf and Party Event hosted by Woodward Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation will take place at Daniel Island Club. Tee time is 6:30 p.m. Party time is 8 p.m. The event benefits a diet-based research for Children with Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis.
When: 6:30-11 p.m. March 9
Where: The Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Drive
Price: $125 for golf+party; $75 party only
More Info: 810-1854 or www.woodwardccf.org
Dancing with Ark’s Stars
What: Third annual event features eight local celebrities paired with professional dancers competing to win the mirror ball trophy and raise vital funds for The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services. Includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and silent auction.
When: 7-11 p.m. March 9
Where: Pinewood Preparatory School, 1114 Orangeburg Road
Price: $50 advance general admission/$60 at door
More Info: 832-2357 or http://TheARKofSC.org
Sunday25th annual KidsFair
What: KidsFair is geared toward children 3-12 years old. Burke High School and the surrounding area will be converted into a children’s fair with more than 100 hands-on booths and activities sponsored by local businesses and nonprofit agencies. The theme is “Connecting Kids to Our Community.” Exhibitions focus on KidsHealth, KidsGoingGreen, KidSmart, KidSafe, KidsFood and KidPlay. KidsFair emphasizes the educational, health and enrichment opportunities available in the Charleston community and surrounding areas.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 10
Where: Burke High School, 244 President St.
Price: Entrance fee of $1 per person; once inside, everything is free
Intro to Surf Kayaking
What: Sea Kayak Carolina presents a four-hour class launching and landing sea kayaks through the surf zone. Kayaks and equipment provided as needed. Helmets mandatory. Bring lots of drinking water, and snacks. Call Sea Kayak Carolina at 225-7969 to register.
When: 10 a.m. March 10
Where: Sea Kayak Carolina, 1731 Signal Point Road
More Info: www.seakayakcarolina.com
Teddy Bear Picnic
What: The Charleston Parks Conservancy hosts this annual family event with activities for children, including face painting, flower pot planting, storytelling, a teddy bear doctor, cookie decorating and a teddy bear parade. Music provided by John Cusatis.
When: 1-4 p.m. March 10
Where: Hampton Park, Mary Murray Drive
More Info: (331) 4PARKS2 or www.charlestonparksconservancy.org
Green Film Series
What: “Carbon Nation” (2010) is an optimistic, solutions-based, big tent film that shows that tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national and energy security, and promotes health and a clean environment. Screening to be followed by Q&A with Laura Addis of the Sustainability Institute. Presented by the Unitarian and Circular Congregational churches with the Robert Lunz Group of the Sierra Club.
When: 2:30 p.m. March 10
Where: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.
More Info: 762-4930 or www.charlestonuu.org/GetInvolved/SocialJustice/GreenSanctuary/tabid/124/Default.aspx
What: The Charleston Men’s Chorus presents “From Britain to Ireland to America: A Journey in Folk Song.” Traditional folk songs like “Danny Boy,” “Greensleeves,” “Shenandoah” will take the audience on a multicultural musical experience. Proceeds benefit music scholarships given to students studying vocal music/choral conducting at the College of Charleston and Charleston Southern University. Chorus Director Ricard Bordas will conduct, and Pamela Nelson will accompany on piano. Nonprofit 70-man chorus.
When: 3 p.m. March 10
Where: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.
Price: Admission is $15 plus $1 surcharge; free to ages 6 and under.
More Info: 720-8505 or www.cmchorus.com
What: St. John the Beloved Music and Art Series presents “A Feather on the Breath of God,” the story of medieval mystic Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). Professional actress Carol Anderson portrays Hildegard as a vibrant combination of wisdom, wit and passion.
When: 4 p.m. March 10
Where: St. John the Beloved Church, 28 Sumter Ave.
Price: Suggested donations of $10 for adults or $5 for students will help support the concert series
More Info: 873-0631, ext. 15, or www.actsofrenewal.com/a-feather-on-the-breath-of-god.html
Chef’s Feast Gala
What: Local chefs from restaurants such as Oak, The Macintosh, Circa 1886 and more will prepare a feast to benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank’s childhood hunger programs. Ray Michaels Band will perform live and a hosted bar will serve beverages.
When: 6-9:30 p.m., March 10
Where: Embassy Suites Charleston Area Convention Center, 5055 International Blvd.
More Info: 747-8146, ext. 105, or www.lowcountryfoodbank.org/chefs-feast
MondayTea Room and Gift Shop
What: Old St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church’s 60th annual Tea Room and Gift Shop will feature traditional menu of soups, sandwiches and salads. Also peruse the gift shop of homemade crafts. Reservations accepted for groups of six or more.
When: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ,March 11-23
Where: Old St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Tea Room and Gift Shop, 2604 Ashley River Road
Price: $5 to $10
More Info: 766-1541 or www.oldstandrews.org
TuesdayStep Up for Israel Film
What: This series will help viewers discover core Israeli values and success stories, explain why Israel is consistently in the headlines, and provide answers to the hardest questions about Israel. March 12: “Creation of a State.”
When: 7-8:30 p.m. March 12
Where: Synagogue Emanu-El, 5 Windsor Drive
Price: Free to the public
More Info: 614-6487
WednesdayEstate Planning Class
What: Local attorney Evan Guthrie teaches the basics of estate planning including wills, living trusts, probate, estate taxes, power of attorney, and how to protect yourself and your family.
When: 6:30 p.m. March 13
Where: Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road
More Info: 926-3813 or www.ekglaw.com
Thursday, March 14 School Open House
What: Open house for the Charleston Christian School, a K4 through eighth-grade elementary school.When: 5-7 p.m. March 14
Where: Charleston Christian School, 2234 Plainview Road
More Info: 556-4480 or www.charlestonchristian.org
‘Pursuit of Happyness’
What: Crisis Ministries will host a screening of “Pursuit of Happyness,” a film with Will Smith, to heighten awareness of homelessness. There is a suggested donation of $12, and popcorn and soft drinks are included (cash bar available). Limited seats are available.
When: 6 p.m. March 14
Where: American Theater, 446 King St.
Price: $12 suggested donation
More Info: 723-9477 or http://charlestonhomeless.org/v.php?pg=91
Charity benefit dinner
What: The St. Johns Fire District will host a dinner to benefit the Carolina Children’s Charity. Menu will include a house salad, choice of entree — bistro meatloaf or buttermilk fried chicken, with sides and choice of dessert. St. Johns firefighters will be servers.
When: 6-9 p.m. March 14
Where: Sunrise Bistro, 1797 Main Road
Price: $40 a person or $75 per couple
More Info: 718-1858 or www.sunrise-bistro.com for reservations.