'Kitchen Karma'

What: SOL Southwest Kitchen and Tequila Bar has selected The First Tee of Greater Charleston as the "Kitchen Karma" recipient for March and April. The First Tee will receive $1 from each sale of selected menu items. The First Tee is a nonprofit youth development organization that uses the game of golf to positively impact the lives of Lowcountry youth.

When: Restaurant hours 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Where: Sol Southwest Kitchen and Tequila Bar, 1101 Stockade Lane, Mount Pleasant

More Info: 388-4302 or solmtpleasant.com

Pet Helpers March Catness

What: Pet Helpers will offer all cats over one year old with half price adoption fees.

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Pet Helpers, 1447 Folly Road, James Island

More Info: 795-1110 or pethelpers.org

'Local Exposure' by Susan Budnick

What: Self-taught photographer Susan Budnick is the featured artist for March, showcasing her exhibit "Local Exposure," a diverse collection of Lowcountry landscapes and architecture, focusing on the differences in light, lines and shadows.

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, 160 E. Bay St., downtown Charleston

More Info: 722-2425 or charlestonartistguild.com

'The Vote for Scotland's Independence: What It Means for the United States'

What: The World Affairs Council of Charleston will present guest speaker Dr. Katherine Grenier, head of the history department with The Citadel, and the subject of her lecture will be "The Vote for Scotland's Independence: What It Means for the United States." The World Affairs Council of Charleston is an organization that fosters knowledge of world affairs and international events and features distinguished presenters from U.S. and foreign governments, academic organizations, and the business community. The lecture will be preceded by refreshments and a social reception.

When: 5:15 p.m. social reception, 6 p.m. lecture

Where: Citadel Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Ave., downtown Charleston

Price: $20 non-members

more info: waccharleston.org

Secessionists, Soldiers and Slaves: The Middleton Family's Civil War

What: The Middleton Place House Museum will mount special changing exhibits commemorating American Civil War sesquicentennial anniversaries on a year-by-year basis and follow the lives of the Middleton family, friends and slaves. Using personal letters, first-hand accounts and collections of the Middleton Place Foundation, the war will be viewed through the lens of Middleton family as Secession and early war optimism turns slowly into defeat. The exhibit will explore rice culture during the war, the building of Charleston's defenses, investing in experimental "seegar boats," the use of slaves for war projects and runaway slaves fleeing the plantations for Union controlled-bases in Beaufort and Port Royal.

When: 7 p.m. March 31

Where: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston

More Info: 628-3622 or charlestonsfinestcityguide.com//index.php?eID=6346 or edmondstonalston.com/visit/special-events.html