What: Children will learn animal facts, have story time with a zookeeper and hands-on learning activities. For children ages 2-4 years (with a parent).
When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays
Where: Animal Forest Classroom, Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston
Price: Free with paid admission.
more info: 852-4200 or southcarolinaparks.com/ctl/introduction.aspx
What: Young visitors and their caregivers are invited for special programming to explore connections between literature, arts, science, math and more. Jessica Shields Flowers from Ripple will coach caregivers in enhancing connections between themselves and the child that increase a child's attention span and cooperation. No registration required. Designed for children up through age 3 years.
When: 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Wednesdays
Where: Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St., downtown Charleston
More Info: 853-8962 or explorecml.org
Banff Mountain Film Festival
What: The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre, is one of the largest mountain festival in the world. This year's tour will feature a collection of the action, environmental and adventure films from the festival.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., downtown Charleston
More Info: 853-2252 or charlestonmusichall.com/events/banff-mountain-film-festival-world-tour
Autism Town Hall Meeting
What: This town hall-style meeting will focus on autism and panelists will include Dr. Jane Charles, developmental-behavioral pediatrician and professor of pediatrics with MUSC, Dr. Frampton Gwynette, assistant professor of psychiatry with MUSC and founder of Project Rex: MUSC Autism Spectrum, Walter Jenner, MS, psychologist, autism education and outreach coordinator with MUSC and Kathy M. Cook, Ph.D, head of school with Trident Academy.
When: 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Seacoast Church West Campus, 2049 Savannah Highway, Charleston
more info: facebook.com/events/1418026365114154
Not Fiction Book Discussion
What: This Not Fiction Book Discussion will feature "The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible" by Simon Winchester.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Main Library, 68 Calhoun St., downtown Charleston
More Info: 805-6930 or notfictionbookdiscussion.blogspot.com
Sherlock Holmes & The Charleston History Mystery
What: Join Sherlock Holmes for an Historical City Tour for the lazy, where guests can explore Charleston's past, present, and other-worldly without leaving their seats. Guests can also choose to volunteer to play a victim, villain or vile vision in "The Case of Sherlock Holmes and the Charleston History Mystery." Performance includes professional actors, volunteer audience roles, video shorts and a la carte beer/wine/desserts.
when: 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, 164 Church St., downtown Charleston
Price: $24 general; $22 college/military; $15 children ages 12 years and under
more info: charlestonmysteries.com