Bird Walk

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

Pirate Tours

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.

Price: $13-19.50

More Info: 442-7299 or

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

Price: $10

More Info: 553-0515 or

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

Price: $30-55

More Info: 224-1849 or

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

Parenting Workshop

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

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

'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


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

Price: $30-49.50

More Info: 795-2223 or

Chamber Concert

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

Price: $20

More Info: 763-4941 or

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

Guitar Concert

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

Murder Mystery

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

Folk Concert

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.

Price: $15

More Info: 609-9224