Thursday Gullah Stories
What: Minerva King, a well-known story teller, will present a program of Gullah stories and discuss Gullah culture and history. King recently was honored by the Charleston County Council for her work in the Civil Rights Movement and is a high school librarian.
When: 10-11 a.m. June 13 and July 25
Where: Johns Island Museum, 4455 Betsy Kerrison Pky.
More Info: 801-1501 or http://jicsc.org/index.php/schoolhouse-summer-programs/
What: This group exhibit, curated by Kristy Bishop, highlights five contemporary artists whose work is significantly informed or inspired by the materials used to create it. Lauren Frances Moore (Maryland), Conrad Guevara (California), Katya Usvitsky (New York), and local artists Sarah Boyts Yoder and Camela Guevara will collectively display 20 pieces in both 2- and 3-D.
When: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. through June 20
Where: 10 Storehouse Row @ Navy Yard at Noisette, 2120 Noisette Blvd., North Charleston
More Info: 740-5854 or http://northcharlestonartsfest.com
Summer Food Service
What: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has partnered with a local organization, Trinity Worldwide Outreach Ministries, to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. Any child under age 18 is invited to breakfast and lunch on weekdays.
When: 8:30-9 a.m. and 12:30-1 p.m. weekdays, through Aug. 9
Where: Trinity Worldwide Outreach Ministries, 977 King St.
More Info: 853-4418 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.breakthecyclefoundation.us/
What: The Karpeles Manuscript Museum’s exhibit includes original manuscripts of authors of nursery rhymes. Also included are a number of first edition books containing first printing of several nursery rhymes.
When: Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., through Aug. 30
Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St.
More Info: 853-4651
What: The NotWedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a fake wedding. Complete with a ceremony, dinner and drinks and a dance party reception, “wedding guests” get to experience local wedding vendors in action.
When: 7 p.m. June 13
Where: Historic Rice Mill Building, 17 Lockwood Drive
‘Free to Choose’
What: This seminar series will focus on “Free to Choose,” a 10-part television series on Public Broadcasting Services that won the Nobel Prize. Roundtable discussions led by economists, journalists, civic leaders and other analysts will follow each viewing. Topics of the series include education, labor, free trade, inflation and more.
When: 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through July 11
Where: The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St.
More Info: 270-5221
Friday That Summer Book Sale
What: Books, DVDs and CDs, will be available with prices starting at $1 for paperbacks and $3 for hardback books. Items include mysteries, romances, classics, children’s books, local histories, cookbooks and a variety of nonfiction topics. Children’s books start at just 50 cents each.
When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 14 and 15, 2-4 p.m. June 16
Where: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., downtown Charleston
More Info: 805-6882 or www.charlestonlibraryfriends.org
What: Blue Bicycle Books will present an author luncheon with special guest Dorothea Benton Frank, who will have signed copies of her latest release, “The Last Original Wife.”
When: 11:30 a.m. June 14
Where: Marriott Hotel, 170 Lockwood Blvd., downtown Charleston
More Info: 722-2666
Army’s 238th Birthday
What: There will be a reception at The American Military Museum honoring the U.S. Army on it 238th birthday. Get together with other veterans and the Army’s family and friends and help cut the birthday cake. Beer, wine and light snacks will be served. No speeches. Wander through the exhibits displaying the uniforms of the Army (and other services) going all the way back to the Revolution.
When: 5-8 p.m. June 14
Where: American Military Museum, near Dillard’s inside the Citadel Mall, 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
More Info: 577-7000
Basic Keelboat 1
What: Charleston Sailing Academy is offering Basic Keelboat 1 to teach the basics of sailing in two days. The course is certified by U.S. Sailing and no experience is necessary.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14 and 15
Where: Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant
More Info: Make reservations at 971-0700
Evening Art Market
What: Local artists will showcase their paintings, photography, sculptures and more at this weekly art market.
When: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
Where: Charleston City Market, 40 Meeting St.
More Info: 937-0920
Free Computer Class
What: Free computer classes will be offered.
When: 7-9 p.m. Fridays
Where: Midland Park Community Center, 7349 Stall Road
More info: Marcia Baez at email@example.com
Movies at the Pier
What: Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy an outdoor movie at the Mount Pleasant Pier and Memorial Waterfront Park. Movie begins at sunset.
WHEN: 8 p.m. June 14
Where: Mount Pleasant Pier, Harry M. Hallman Boulevard
More Info: 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com
Saturday Seeds of Hope Market
What: John Wesley United Methodist Church will host a farmers’ market for Seeds of Hope, an S.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing farmers direct contact with consumers, primarily through matching them with church congregations.
When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays
Where: John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Highway
Price: Free to attend
More Info: 813-2481 or 766-5596 or www.jwumchurch.org
Skin Cancer Screenings
What: MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Mobile Health Unit will hold skin cancer screenings. No appointment required.
When: 9 a.m.-noon June 15
Where: Folly Beach City Hall, 21 Center St.
More Info: 792-0878 or http://hcc.musc.edu/commitments/outreach.htm
‘State of the Heart’
What: In her book “State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love,” Aida Rogers has crafted an artful love letter to South Carolina, with contributions from a host of nationally and regionally recognized writers who’ve written short essays on the places that they cherish.
When: 1-4 p.m. June 15
Where: Preservation Society of Charleston, 147 King St., downtown Charleston
What: A summertime Beach Ball to benefit Wounded Nature (www.woundednature.org) will be held. A volunteer party chairperson is needed to assemble a group of volunteers to sell 250 tickets for this event.
When: 7 p.m. June 15
Where: Omar Shriners Hall, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant
More Info: (440) 452-1042, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.woundednature.org
What: Dads can spend this Father’s Day at the South Carolina Aquarium with complimentary admission. Fathers also will be recognized during daily programs, including the popular interactive dive shows.
WHEN: 9 a.m. June 16
Where: South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf
Price: Fathers are free with a paid child/general admission
more info: scaquarium.org
What: Get outdoors and do something different that Dad will enjoy. Start with a luncheon cookout at Hampton Plantation with hamburgers, hotdogs and more. After lunch, group will paddle down Wambaw Creek to the Santee River along the banks of Hampton Island. Master Naturalist Nature Adventures Guides.
When: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 16
Where: Hampton Plantation State Park, 1950 Rutledge Road
Price: $35/adults and $25/ kids ages 12 and up; cookout extra
More Info: 568-3222 or www.kayakcharlestonsc.com
Monday Young Writers Camp
What: The Young Writers Camp is accepting applications from students that have completed grades 3 through 8. Certified teachers will challenge young writers to find reasons to write, to shape their ideas into meaningful written communication, and write for specific audiences.
When: 8:30 a.m.-noon June 17-21
Where: The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston
More Info: 259-8378 or http://www3.citadel.edu/writingproject/camp.html
Tuesday Child Advocates
What: Volunteers speak for abused children so they can find safe, loving and stable homes. All you need is a few hours a month to spend with children who desperately 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 June 18
Where: Berkeley County Guardian ad Litem Office, 111 Pine St.
More Info: 719-4953 or www.berkeley.scgal.org
Rural Mission benefit
What: A fish fry will raise funds to support programs serving the rural Lowcountry community.
When: 5:30 p.m. June 18
Where: Johns Island Rural Building, 2389 Bohicket Road, Johns Island
More Info: 768-1720 or www.ruralmission.org
Kick it at Bohicket
What: The Bohicket Marina Merchants’ Association and the Town of Seabrook Island host Kick It at Bohicket, a family fun night featuring a jump castle, face painting and a variety of games and activities. Food and beverages are available for purchase from marina restaurants.
When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 27
Where: Bohicket Marina & Market, 1880 Andell Bluff Blvd.
More Info: 768-1280 or www.bohicket.com
Wednesday ReStore Farmers Market
What: The Habitat ReStore in Goose Creek is hosting a farmers market featuring local produce, crafts, food and more.
When: 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 30
Where: Berkeley County Habitat ReStore, One Belknap Road, Goose Creek
More Info: 572-9191 or http://restoremarket.com
Job Search Assistance
What: Bring questions and your resume and let job coaches give you solid, practical advice. Parking available at 30 Bee St. parking lot.
When: 4-6 p.m. June 19
Where: Center for Women & S.C. Women’s Business Center, 129 Cannon St.
More Info: 763-7333 or http://c4women.org/2013_calendar/130619_event.html
Student Info Expo
What: This free information expo for parents looking for public school options for their children will be held. Many local charter schools will be exhibiting, answering questions and handing out information about the upcoming school year.
When: 6-8 p.m. June 19
Where: Embassy Suites North Charleston, 5055 International Blvd.
‘Orangutans’ World Tour
What: Summerville’s International Primate Protection League will host a trio of orangutan experts who will draw on their decades of expertise to give an illustrated lecture on the conservation crisis facing the great red ape. This event also is part of league’s 40th anniversary.
When: 7 p.m. June 19
Where: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St.
More Info: 871-2280 or www.ippl.org/gibbon/hang-out-for-orangutans/
Thursday, June 20 Stories on the Porch
What: For children ages 5 to 12. A one-hour program of stories and activities will be held at the only remaining one-room school on Johns Island. Kids will learn about local history and culture, and what it was like to attend school during a “simpler” time. Examples of activities are making corn husk dolls, digging for historical artifacts, Indian pottery and rag quilting.
When: 10-11 a.m. June 20
Where: Johns Island Museum, 4455 Betsy Kerrison Parkway
More Info: 801-1501 or http://jicsc.org/index.php/schoolhouse-summer-programs/
What: Not fiction book discussion features “Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World” by Maya Jasanoff.
When: 11 a.m. June 20
Where: West Ashley Branch Library, 45 Windermere Blvd.
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