TodaySave the Light Gala
What: The theme for the 15th annual Save the Light Gala and Silent Auction is FollyRitaVille. The dress will be island attire (very casual and colorful). Auction items include a guitar autographed by Edwin McCain, art works by Jim Booth and Steven Jordan, custom jewelry, photography, dining and vacation.
Where: Tides Folly Beach, One Center St.
Price: Tickets are $50 in advance and available via PayPal on our website, from any board member or the office
More Info: 633-0099 or www.savethelight.org
What: Take a look behind the exhibits, and discover how we fill a 385,000-gallon tank, feed more than 5,000 animals daily and what all goes into running an aquarium.
WHEN: 2:30 p.m. March 28
Where: South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf
Price: Included in admission
more info: http://scaquarium.org
What: Lambda Phi Lambda‚ Charleston Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega, will hold its Sisterhood Social. It will be a night of food, drinks and retro bowling at Charleston’s Alley. The event is open to all AXO alumni, members and nonmembers.
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. March 28
Where: The Alley, 131 Columbus St.
Friday Free Computer Class
What: Free computer classes will be offered.
When: 7-9 p.m. Fridays
Where: Midland Park Community Center, 7349 Stall Road
Saturday Louie’s Kids Workouts
What: Louie’s Kids is hosting workouts for kids and their families every week. The public is welcome to attend. 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 a towel.
When: 9-10:30 a.m. March 30
Where: Hampton Park, Mary Murray Drive
More Info: 819-4693 or www.louieskids.org
What: Bring a basket for the egg hunts, which will take place in the gardens. Once found, the hard-boiled eggs can be taken to the Stableyards to be dyed. Additionally, children play Colonial games, participate in the egg roll and egg toss, hear classic stories and make Easter crafts. In the afternoon, families may enjoy the day’s regular activities. Hunting groups will be divided by age and start times will be staggered.
When: 10:30 a.m. March 30
Where: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road
Price: Free with general admission
What: The Hat Ladies will be riding the carriages of Old Towne Carriage Company, traveling down Market and surrounding streets, wishing everyone a “Hatpy Easter” as their annual promenade. Come wave back and photograph.
When: 11 a.m. March 30
Where: North and South Market streets between Meeting and East Bay streets, Market area
More Info: 762-6679 or www.hatladies.org
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 until you are.
When: 2 p.m. March 30
Where: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, 1500 Old Towne Road
Price: Free with price of paid admission
More Info: 852-4200 or www.southcarolinaparks.com/ctl/introduction.aspx
Sunday Easter Sunrise Service
What: Old St. Andrew’s Parish Church and St. Andrew’s Mission Church will present the sixth annual Easter Sunrise Service at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens on March 31. Free parking on site. Magnolia Plantation welcomes the public to stay and enjoy the gardens after the service.
When: 6:30 a.m. March 31
Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Ashley River Road
More Info: 766-1541 or www.oldstandrews.org
Gospel Music Festival
What: Project L.O.V.E. will host its 19th annual gospel music festival to celebrate Easter. There will be arts and crafts, food vendors, a kids’ play area, an Easter egg hunt, a fashion show of hats and a fireworks display.
When: 3-8 p.m. March 31
Where: Riverfront Park, N. Hobson Avenue, North Charleston
More Info: 888-777-6593 or www.projectlovecharleston.org
Monday Child Advocates
What: Your voice can make a powerful difference in a child’s future. Volunteers speak for abused children so they can find safe, loving and stable homes. All you need is a passion for children and a few hours a month to spend with children who need a caring adult in their lives. Sign up for an upcoming training class to learn how your interest in children’s issues can positively impact a child’s life.
When: 9 a.m.-noon April 1
Where: Charleston Guardian ad Litem Office, 145 King St.
More Info: 577-6975 or www.charleston.scgal.org
Tuesday, April 2 Book Discussion
What: Not Fiction Book Discussion presents “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity” by Katherine Boo.
When: 6:30 p.m. April 2
Where: Public Library, Main Branch, Calhoun Street
What: Chu-Fang Huang, from China, will perform in the finale concert of the College of Charleston’s International Piano Series. The program will include pieces from Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin. Huang is the artistic director with the Ameri-China International Music Association.
When: 8 p.m. April 2
Where: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.
Price: $20 general; C of C students and those under 18 are free
More Info: 953-6575 or www.internationalpianoseries.org
Wednesday Paddleboarding Camp
What: Learn to paddleboard during your break from school. Ages 12-17 welcome. Campers will be taught paddleboarding, safety issues and skill development along the way.
When: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 3-5
Where: Nature Adventures Outfitters, 483 W. Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant
Price: Entire camp: $75, $30 per day
More Info: 568-3222 or http://kayakcharlestonsc.com
C4W and Family Circle
What: Join the Center For Women staff for a great day of tennis plus a gourmet buffet-style lunch, private cash bar access and complimentary wine tasting provided by Treasury Wine Estates. You’ll watch world-class tennis action from the comfort of the Family Circle Cup Sky Suite. Price includes access to Family Circle Cup Sky Suite, admission to all-day tennis matches, luncheon buffet, special appearance by a tennis celebrity and giveaway items.
When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 3
Where: Family Circle Cup Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island
More Info: 763-7333 or http://c4women.org/2013_calendar/130403_event.html
Thursday, April 4 Ashley Hall
What: Prospective students grades pre-K through 11th and parents are invited to attend open houses for the 2013-14 school year.
When: 9 a.m. April 4 and 5
Where: 172 Rutledge Ave.
More Info: 965-8501 or www.ashleyhall.org/openhouse13.php
Chucktown Bocce League
What: Charleston bocce league is now open for registration. Games will begin in mid-April.
WHEN: April 4-June 13
Where: Ansonborough Field, Washington Street
More Info: 628-8243 or www.ChucktownBocce.com
What: Musicians of Chamber Music Charleston perform a program of music for violin, cello and piano including Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor and Johannes Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major. Performing musicians include violinist Frances Hsieh, cellist Timothy O’Malley and pianist Ghadi Shayban.
When: 7 p.m. April 4
Where: The Baldwin Residence, 28 Robert Mills Circle
More Info: 763-4941 or www.chambermusiccharleston.org
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