Thursday, January 16 Youth Spring Sports Registration

What: The City of Charleston Recreation Department’s “Spring Youth Sports Registration” is open online or at any of the facilities. Spring sports include: softball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, track, soccer clinics and smart start classes.

When: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. through Jan. 25

Where: City of Charleston Recreation Department Main Office, 823 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

More Info: 724-7327 or

Healthcare Navigators: Affordable Care Act Assistance

What: Trained health care navigators will assist with obtaining health insurance through the Federal exchange created by the Affordable Care Act. Help is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Summerville Community Resource Center (115 W. 2nd N. St.) and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Charleston YWCA (106 Coming St.) Appointments are required.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (Summerville); 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Charleston)

where: Summerville Community Resource Center, 115 W. 2nd N. St. and Charleston YWCA, 106 Coming St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 475-2859 or

Slavery & Freedom Walking Tour

What: In honor of Martin Luther King Day, this special event will explore slaves’ capture in Africa, the Middle Passage, processing and sale at the docks in Charleston and the domestic trade up to 1865. Attendees will learn the roles of enslaved skilled workers, domestics and field hands in the context of antebellum culture, the lifestyles, survival strategies and handicrafts.

When: 1:30-3:30 p.m. through Jan. 20

Where: Old Walled City Tours, 151 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $20

More Info: 343-4851 or

Oyster Fest

What: The Sustainability Institute and Johns Island Home Grown Farmers Market will host a fundraiser with an oyster roast, live music, marshmallow roasting, a hot toddie bar and more.

When: 6-9:30 p.m. Jan. 16

Where: Island Oak Shopping Center, 2817 Maybank Highway, Johns Island

Price: $25 general, free for members

More Info: 529-3416 or

Remembering the Civil Rights Movement: the Black & Jewish Perspective

What: This panel discussion in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will feature moderator Jill HaLevi and Millicent Brown, Armand Derfner, Gerald Kaynard, Lucille Whipper and McKinley Washington Jr., local experts who will discuss the civil rights movement from black and Jewish perspectives, focusing on the struggles and progress from 1954 to the 1970s.

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 16

Where: Brith Sholom Beth Israel, 182 Rutledge Ave., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 577-6599 or