Toddler Tuesdays

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

Early Connections

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

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

Price: $12

More Info: 853-2252 or

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

Price: Free

more info:

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

Price: Free

More Info: 805-6930 or

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: