Free Admission for Active Military at Magnolia Plantation
What: Free admission to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will be offered to active duty military personnel and their immediate family. This gift to those who serve America applies to the general garden admission and not the separate tours of the house, swamp garden, nature boat, nature train and "Slavery to Freedom" program. Valid active duty identification is required.
When: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston
More Info: 571-1266 or magnoliaplantation.com
The Doctor Is In
What: Tricounty Family Ministries offers free medical assessments on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
When: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Tricounty Family Ministries, 3349 Rivers Ave., North Charleston
More Info: 747-1788 or tricountyfamilyministries.org
Summerville Memorial Day Ceremony
What: Robert E. Besal, a retired Navy rear admiral and decorated veteran will speak at this ceremony honoring veterans and active service members, followed by a reception and fellowship. Presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3433, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 17, The American Legion Post 21, United States Submarines Veterans, Inc., Veterans Affairs Office Dorchester County, The Knights of Columbus Assembly 1900, The Scottish Military Society Post 1860 and Summerville Elks Lodge 2719. Reception to follow at VFW Post 3433, 10154 Bellwright Road in Ladson.
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Summerville Cemetery, 17-A Boone Hill Parkway
More Info: 709-0068
Memorial Day Concert
What: As part of the Piccolo Spoleto Special Events Series, the Charleston Men's Chorus will present a somber and celebratory tribute to our veterans and current armed forces members at its annual Memorial Day Concert. The program will include service anthems, patriotic songs, and other inspiring works to honor our service men and women. Tickets are available at the Charleston Visitor Center (375 Meeting St.) or online.
Where: St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 142 Church St., downtown Charleston
More Info: (866) 811-4111 or PiccoloSpoleto.com
Memorial Day Band Concert
What: The combined community bands of Charleston (director Basil Kerr) and Columbia (director Bill Ackerman) will perform a free concert of patriotic music to honor our veterans and those currently serving in the military.
When: 3-4 p.m.
Where: Marion Square Park, Calhoun and King streets, downtown Charleston
more info: charlestoncommunityband.com
Nancy D. Hawk Memorial Day Concert
What: The Ensemble of St. Clare at Mepkin Abbey and featured soloists will perform works by Bach and Villa Lobos, followed by a reception.
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Mepkin Abbey, 1098 Mepkin Abbey Road, Moncks Corner
more info: mepkinabbey.org/wordpress
Citadel Literary Event: An Evening with Pat Conroy and John Warley
What: Lowcountry stories come to life with personal insights and anecdotes from Southern authors Pat Conroy and John Warley at this Piccolo Spoleto event.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: The John Monroe J. Holliday Alumni Center, The Citadel, 69 Hagood Ave., downtown Charleston
Price: $15 general; $10 students and seniors
More Info: (866) 811-4111 or piccolospoleto.com
Piccolo Spoleto Blues Cruise
What: The Piccolo Blues Cruises aboard the Carolina Queen will include live music from Juke Joint Johnny & The Hurricanes (harmonica blues).
When: 6:30 p.m. boarding, 7-9 p.m. cruise
Where: Carolina Queen, 17 Lockwood Blvd., downtown Charleston
Price: $26 adults, $23 students and seniors
More Info: (866) 811-4111 or charlestonharbortours.com
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