In-Water Boat Show
What: This boat show will feature boating demonstrations, marine product vendors, kids activities, fishing seminars and more.
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Brittlebank Park, 1 Lockwood Drive, downtown Charleston
Price: $10 adults; $5 military and kids ages 4-12 years; free for kids under age 3 years
More Info: (864) 250-9713 or charlestoninwaterboatshow.com
Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
What: The 27th Annual Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival, presented by East Cooper Medical Center and Harris Teeter, will pay tribute to Mount Pleasant's local shrimping and fishing industry with a boat parade, live music and activities.
when: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd.
More Info: 795-4386 or comeonovermp.com/index.aspx?NID=111
Charleston Bed Race
What: The fifth annual Charleston Bed Race will begin with the Grand Parade of Beds, followed by the competition, food and libations. Proceeds will benefit Camp Happy Days, whose mission is to give local children diagnosed with cancer and their families hope and support by providing programs, events, support and access to crisis resources.
when: 1 p.m.
Where: Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Drive, downtown Charleston
Price: Free for spectators.
More Info: 856-9201 or charlestonbedrace.com
Walk for Donny
What: There will be barbecue, live music, local art and craft displays and more at this fundraising event to benefit lymphedema research.
When: 1-4 p.m.
Where: North Charleston Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave.
More Info: 729-9196
African Market & Festival
What: This ninth annual fundraiser with Africa Community Exchange will benefit the Ann Sandell Independent School in Liberia and will include food, dancers and drummers, artwork, clothing, jewelry, baskets, a silent auction and more.
When: 1-4 p.m.
Where: Unity Church of Charleston, 2535 Leeds Ave., North Charleston
Price: Free admission.
More Info: 329-3682 or ACELiberia.org
Run for Haiti
What: The Jefferson Service Club at School of the Arts has adopted the Gai Foyer School in Bonne Fin, Haiti and attendees can walk, run or stroll for "Project Haiti" which provides monetary aid toward the school's renovation. Food, games and entertainment will follow the run.
when: Noon registration, 1 p.m. race
Where: Charleston County School of the Arts, 5109 B W. Enterprise St., North Charleston
price: $25 to run, includes t-shirt
Tea Party presented by The Summerville Orchestra Friends
What: The Summerville Orchestra Friends will host this Iced Tea Party to benefit the Summerville Orchestra and in addition to iced tea and finger foods, the event will feature a fashion show, silent auction and music from the orchestra's woodwind ensemble. Dress is "smart casual" and reserved tables are available for groups of 6-8 people.
When: 2-4 p.m. April 27
Where: Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd.
Price: $25 advance, $30 at-the-door
More Info: 821-6852 or SummervilleOrchestra.com
What: "Kabul Classroom: A Memoir of an American Teacher in Afghanistan," by Penny B. Travis, is Travis's story of when she went to Kabul in 2009 and taught for a year at the American University of Afghanistan.
When: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St., downtown Charleston
more info: 722-2666 orbluebicyclebooks.com
'In the Company of Horses'
What: The sixth annual "In the Company of Horses" will support Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding's scholarship program and will feature live music by The Sweetgrass Girls, dinner by The Original Ms. Rose's, beer and wine, an auction and more.
when: 4-7 p.m.
Where: Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, 2669 Hamilton Road, Johns Island
Price: In advance: $25 adults, $10 children under age 17 years; at-the-door: $35 adults, $15 children under age 17 years
more info: 559-6040 or catrfarms.org/in-the-company-of-horses
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