National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

What: The eighth annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is currently installed at North Charleston Riverfront Park and features displays of large-scale sculptures from nine established and emerging artists. The sculpture displays are among ten acres of walking paths, a fishing pier, boardwalk, playground and children's play fountain.

When: Daily through March 24

Where: North Charleston Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave.

more info: northcharleston.org/visitors/recreation/outdoors/parks/riverfrontpark.aspx

Lowcountry Loop Trolley Hop-On, Hop-Off Shuttle

What: Lowcountry Loop Trolley is now offering a Hop-On, Hop-Off trolley to and from Charleston's attractions. The trolley has 25 seats and offers brass fixtures, video screens and heating and air conditioning. The Hop-On, Hop Off shuttle will pick you up from the Charleston or Mount Pleasant Visitors Centers or a number of area hotels.

When: 8 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

Where: Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St., downtown Charleston; Mount Pleasant Visitors Center, 99 Harry Hallman Jr. Blvd.

Price: $3 single fare ticket; $5 all-day pass; free for children under age 5 years

More Info: (800) 979-3370 or lowcountrylooptrolley.com

Art Exhibit

What: The Charleston Artist Guild presents an exhibition featuring works by local special education students in grades 6-12.

When: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2-5 p.m. Sundays

Where: Main Library, 68 Calhoun St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 722-2454 or charlestonartistguild.com/communityprograms.html

Family Night At Ryan's

What: The Ryan's buffets in Summerville and Charleston will offer a family night activity and will have Foto Fun boxes filled with props and costume pieces for families to dress up and take photos, as well as cotton candy treats and the ice cream sundae bar.

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursdays in March

Where: Ryan's Buffet, 1314 N. Main St., Summerville and 829 St. Andrews Blvd., Charleston

price: Kids eat for 99 cents with the purchase of an adult meal.

more info: 871-7600 or 571-5685

Recreation Skating

What: The Hampton Park loop will be closed to motor vehicle traffic to allow people to skate, bike, jog or walk around the loop.

When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through September

Where: Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Drive, downtown Charleston

More Info: 724-7327

Drayton Hall Distinguished Speaker Series

What: Michael Jarvis, professor of history with the University of Rochester, Mary Beth Norton, an author and professor of American history with Cornell University and S. Max Edelson, professor of history and expert in colonial British America with the University of Virginia will speak on Lowcountry colonial history and culture.

When: 7-9 p.m.

Where: Drayton Hall Plantation, 3380 Ashley River Road, Charleston

More Info: 769-2600 or draytonhall.org/news/event_calendar

'Perfectly Normel People'

What: Threshold Repertory Theatre will present "Perfectly Normel People" by the 2014 playwrights-in-residence, Thomas and Judy Heath. This fish-out-of-water comedy is about what happens when an NYU college freshman from Kansas moves in with a dysfunctional Italian-American family from Queens.

When: 8 p.m. March 20-22, 27-29; 3 p.m. March 23, 30

Where: Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 Society St., downtown Charleston

Price: $25

More Info: 277-2172 or thresholdrep.org