What: Birding experts will lead participants on a walk through the plantation in search of more than 250 migratory and year-round bird species.
When: 8:30 a.m. Sundays
Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston
Price: $17 nonmembers, $6 members
More info: 800-367-3517 or www.magnoliaplantation.com
What: These tours will explore the swashbuckling history of Charleston's most famous buccaneers.
When: 2 p.m. March 2
Where: Powder Magazine, 79 Cumberland St.
More Info: 442-7299 or www.charlestonpiratetour.com
Spring Flower Show
What: Local garden clubs and Cypress Gardens will present a flower show entitled "See the USA" with prizes and more.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 2
Where: Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner
More Info: 553-0515 or www.facebook.com/springflowershow
Benefit ace and Roast
What: This 5K trail run and oyster roast with kids activities and more will benefit the East Cooper Land Trust.
When: 12:30-4 p.m. March 2
Where: Oakland Plantation, 1205 Porchers Bluff Road, Mount Pleasant
More Info: 224-1849 or www.eastcooperland.org
Mardi Gras Pawrade
What: Krewe of Charles II will host a Mardi Gras-themed pet parade with floats, costume contests and more to benefit Water's Edge Animal Rescue.
When: 1 p.m. March 2
Where: Big Oak Shelter, Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Parkway, Mount Pleasant
Price: $15 first dog, $10 additional dogs
More Info: 371-6546 or www.kreweofcharles2.com
What: This workshop for parents of kids ages 2-6 will teach how to better manage reactions to strong emotions. Registration is required.
When: 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 2
Where: Mall Classroom 1, St. Francis Hospital, 2095 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Charleston
Price: $50 nonmembers, $25 members
More Info: 402-2273 or www.rsfh.com/advantage
Sierra Club Oyster Roast
What: This fundraiser oyster roast with live music, kids activities and more will benefit the Sierra Club.
When: 2-5 p.m. March 2
Where: Bowens Island Restaurant, 1868 Bowens Island Road, Charleston
Price: $25 adults, $15 students, $5 kids ages 6-12, free for kids under 6
More Info: 507-316-5266 or www.southcarolina.sierraclub.org/lunz
'Next to Normal'
What: A suburban housewife struggles with bipolar disorder in this Pulitzer Prize-winning musical.
When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27-28, March 1; 3 p.m. March 2
Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.
Price: $38.50 adults, $36.50 seniors, $22.50 students and military
More Info: 577-7183 or www.charlestonstage.com
What: Midtown Productions presents a dinner theater performance of this musical about a young prince searching for the secret of happiness.
When: 3 p.m. March 2, 9; 8 p.m. March 6-8
Where: Midtown Cabaret Theatre, 2816 Azalea Drive, North Charleston
More Info: 795-2223 or www.midtownproductions.org
What: Chamber Music Charleston will perform works by Haydn, Vivaldi.
When: 3 p.m. March 2
Where: The Presbyterian Church on Edisto, 174 Highway 171, Edisto Island
More Info: 763-4941 or www.chambermusiccharleston.org
Yeehaw Junction Bluegrass Band
What: Bluegrass music has been a vital part of our heritage and culture in the Carolinas for many years now. YeeHaw Junction, is keeping the tradition alive and strong in the Lowcountry and the region.
Stringed instruments are the core of any traditional bluegrass band: Jeff Meierer on mandolin, Kristen Meierer on upright bass, David Brown on fiddle, David Grant on guitar and Tadd Huff on banjo. Their hot picking and smooth harmonizing will provide an all-acoustic treat for any bluegrass fan.
When: 4-5 p.m. March 2
Where: St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 28 Sumter Ave.
Price: Free. $10 donation requested.
More Info: (864) 633-7997 or http://www.sjbsummerville.org
What: Guitarist Mark Kroos plays two guitar necks simultaneously with musical styles ranging from Celtic to bluegrass to funk.
When: 4 p.m. March 2
Where: Grace United Methodist Church, 1601 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston
Price: Donations accepted
More Info: 766-1621 or www.markkroos.com
What: Sherlock Holmes must chase a villain through Charleston's past and present.
When: 7 p.m. March 2
Where: The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, 164 Church St.
Price: $24 adults, $22 students and military
More Info: 937-6453 or www.charlestonmysteries.com
What: Banjoist Ken Perlman and fiddler Alan Jabbour will perform traditional Appalachian folk songs.
When: 7:30 p.m. March 2
Where: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St.
More Info: 609-9224
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