Lowcountry Scholars

What: Dr. Norman Levin will discuss "Earthquakes: Charleston, 1886 and What Would Happen Today."

When: 9:30 a.m. May 21

Where: Lowcountry Senior Center, 865 Riverland Drive, James Island

Price: $10 nonmembers, free for members

More Info: 762-9555 or www.lowcountryseniorcenter.org

Early Connections

What: Toddlers and their caretakers will explore literature, arts, science and math.

When: 10 a.m. Wednesdays

Where: Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 853-8962 or www.explorecml.org

Disaster Preparedness

What: This family-friendly event will feature tips to stay safe in various natural disasters along with kids' activities, live entertainment and more.

When: 5-7 p.m. May 21

Where: Public Safety Building, 30 J.C. Long Blvd., Isle of Palms

Price: Free

More Info: 886-6428 or 886-8294

Messing About in Boats

What: A family-friendly community kayaking session. Advance reservations are required for kayak rentals

When: 5 p.m. May 21

Where: Trophy Lakes, 3050 Marlin Road, Johns Island

Price: $20 with kayak rental, $5 with your own kayak

More Info: 225-7969 or www.seakayakcarolina.com

Italian Food and Wine Pairing

What: Italy Passion for Food will offer a special four course tasting menu with wine pairings and live entertainment. Reservations are required.

When: 5 p.m. May 21

Where: Italy Passion for Food, 101 N. Main St., Summerville

Price: $10

More Info: 875-6060 or www.passionforitaly.net

Women in Business Networking Forum

What: A networking session for local women entrepreneurs and small business owners.

When: 5:30-7 p.m. May 21

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St., downtown Charleston

Price: $10

More Info: 763-7333 or www.c4women.org

Neighborhood Meeting

What: The Harleston Village Association will hold a neighborhood meeting with guest speaker, Mayor Joe Riley.

When: 6:30 p.m. May 21

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

Price: Free

More Info: 577-7068

Garden Wine Stroll

What: Middleton Place will offer samples of wines chosen by the resident sommelier while guests explore the plantation gardens.

When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays

Where: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston

Price: $20 advance, $25 at the door

More Info: 556-6020 or www.middletonplace.org

Ride of Silence

What: Charleston Moves will hold a silent, police-escorted bicycle ride to honor those who have lost their lives while cycling.

When: 6:30 p.m. May 21

Where: Hampton Park, Mary Murray Drive, downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 608-0303 or www.charlestonmoves.org

'Shrek: The Musical'

What: A grouchy ogre and sassy donkey rescue a princess in this musical version of the animated film, presented by West Ashley High School's The Drama Studio.

When: 7 p.m. May 21

Where: Auditorium, West Ashley High School, 4060 Wildcat Blvd., Charleston

Price: $10

More Info: 573-1201 ext. 5213

'Sound of Charleston'

What: A musical history of Charleston from Gullah to Gershwin.

When: 7 p.m. May 21

Where: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $28

More Info: 270-4903 or www.soundofcharleston.com

'Murder Mystery'

What: Bumbling Inspector NoClue must catch a murderer before he or she strikes again.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 21

Where: The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, 164 Church St., downtown Charleston

Price: $24 adults, $22 students and military, $15 kids under 13

More Info: 937-6453 or www.charlestonmysteries.com

'Laugh for a Lincoln'

What: Two to three acts of improv comedy.

When: 8 p.m. May 21

Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $5

More Info: 853-6687 or www.theatre99.com