Boating Course

What: This course teaches the basics of boating safety with a safe boating certification upon completion. Participants should bring a lunch and registration is required.

When: 8 a.m. July 12

Where: Charleston Sail and Power Squadron, 1376 Orange Grove Road, Charleston

Price: $30 first person, $15 second person

More Info: 270-6218 or www.usps.org/localusps/cps

Fresh from the Garden

What: Participants will learn how to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables.

When: 9 a.m. July 12

Where: Trident Technical College St. Paul's Parish, 5231 Highway 165, Hollywood

Price: $49

More Info: 323-3800 or www.tridenttech.edu

Climbing 101

What: Participants will learn the basics of climbing gear, basic knots, belaying and more. Registration is required.

When: 9 a.m. July 12

Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive

Price: $24 general, $20 Charleston County residents

More Info: 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com

Summer Classic

What: This show will feature hunter, jumper, equitation, grand prix events.

When: 9 a.m. July 12

Where: Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, 2662 Mullet Hall Road, Johns Island

Price: Free

More Info: 768-5867 or www.classiccompany.com

Skin Cancer Screening

What: MUSC Hollings Cancer Center's mobile health unit will offer free screenings for skin cancer. No appointment required.

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 12

Where: Front Beach, 1200 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms

Price: Free

More Info: 792-0376 or www.facebook.com/MUSCHollings

Junior Naturalist

What: This special program for youth features a guided swamp tour, snacks and the chance to build your own birdfeeder. Registration is required.

When: 9 a.m. July 12

Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston

Price: $30 nonmembers, $20 members

More Info: www.magnoliaplantation.com

Beach Volleyball

What: Two-on-two competitive beach volleyball for players of all skill levels.

When: 10 a.m. July 12

Where: Santi's, 1471 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Price: $5 players, free to watch

More Info: www.charlestonvolleyball.net/pick-up

Anniversary Party

What: reFORM Studios hosts a free obstacle course boot camp followed by a party with healthy refreshments and more in celebration of its second anniversary.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 12

Where: reFORM Studios Personal Training, 1081 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 284-3340 or www.facebook.com/reFORMStudiosPersonalTraining

Share the Road

What: BikerDown Charleston will promote motorcycle awareness with a biker fashion show, bike wash, "hogmore" stew and more.

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 12

Where: American Biker of Charleston, 679 Treeland Drive, Ladson

Price: Free

More Info: 813-4799 or www.bikerdowncharleston.com

Summer Fun in the Sun

What: Participants will paddle along Wambaw Creek, exploring the local animal and plant life, followed by lunch and a plantation tour.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 12

Where: Hampton Plantation State Park, 1950 Rutledge Road, McClellanville

Price: $35 adults, $25 kids under 13

More Info: 568-3222 or www.southcarolinaparks.com/hampton

Group Detox Seminar

What: Nutritionists will discuss the benefits of detox and body cleansing.

When: 10:30 a.m. July 12

Where: Ecohealth Wellness Center and Detox Spa, 1051 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Price: Free

More Info: 884-4466 or www.ecohealthwellness.com

Master Naturalist Kayak Trip

What: Master Naturalist Sue Kershaw will lead a kayak trip and barrier island beach walk. Kayak rentals and gear are included in the price and registration is required.

When: 10:30 a.m. July 12

Where: Sea Kayak Carolina, 793 Folly Road, James Island

Price: $65

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

Charity Car Wash

What: Volunteers will wash cars along with hot dog and beer specials, live music and more to benefit Lowcountry AIDS Services.

When: Noon-5 p.m. July 12

Where: DIG in the Park, 1049 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston

Price: $10

More Info: 557-3198 or www.aids-services.com

Intro to Slacklining

What: Participants will learn the basics of slacklining and try out the slackline park. Registration is required.

When: 12:30 p.m. July 12

Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive

Price: $14 general, $12 Charleston County residents

More Info: 795-4386 or www.charlestoncountyparks.com

Roots Grass Gathering

What: An all-day music festival featuring Americana, bluegrass and folk music.

When: 12:30 p.m. July 12

Where: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, James Island

Price: $5 deck only, $10 main stage in advance, $12 main stage at the door

More Info: 571-4343 or www.charlestonpourhouse.com

Free Demo Treatments

What: Blue Heron will offer sample acupuncture and Bowenwork Neurostructural Technique sessions.

When: 1:30 p.m. July 12

Where: Blue Heron Acupuncture and Apothecary, 680-A King St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 937-6890 or www.blueheroncharleston.com/events.php

Junior Girls Charm School Fashion Show

What: Part of the Junior Girls Day Out program, young girls will learn confidence and build self-esteem through power talks, a runway show and more.

When: 2 p.m. July 12

Where: Citadel Mall, 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 608-8719 or www.juniorgirlsdayout.org

Beach Rescue Project

What: Volunteers will help clean up the beachfront, followed by an after party at Bohemian Bull with live music by Elise Testone, refreshments by Barefoot Wine and more.

When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. (clean up) and 5-7 p.m. (celebration) July 12

Where: Folly River Park, Center St., Folly Beach; Bohemian Bull, 1531 Folly Road, James Island

Price: Free

More Info: www.beachrescue2014.com

Art Opening

What: An opening reception for the "Bloom" exhibition by Jeanette Louise, with Chinese herbal teas and summer refreshments.

When: 4-7 p.m. July 12

Where: Blue Heron Acupuncture and Apothecary, 680-A King St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 937-6890 or www.blueheroncharleston.com/events.php

Surf Club Exposition

What: The Carolina Coast Surf Club will have an exposition event featuring surfboards, stand-up paddleboards, body boards and more. Participants can bring boards for appraisal, swapping or selling.

When: 4 p.m. July 12

Where: The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms

Price: Free

More Info: www.carolinacoastsurfclub.org

SNOS Stroll

What: This community open house will celebrate small businesses in the area "Slightly North of Spring Street" with art shows, receptions and more.

When: 4-7 p.m. July 12

Where: King St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 813-3083 or www.snosstroll.com

Playwrights Festival

What: What If? Productions will host staged readings of selected scenes from the three finalists of their 2014 Playwrights Competition.

When: 4:30 p.m. July 12

Where: Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 1/2 Society St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 412-8082 or www.whatifproductions.org/playwrights-festival.html

Summer Concert Series

What: Coast Runner Band performs funk, beach music, rock and more as part of this outdoor music series.

When: 5-8 p.m. July 12

Where: The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive

Price: Free

More Info: 768-6253 or www.kiawahresort.com

Tomatoes and Wine Class

What: Participants will learn how to prepare tomato-based foods and pair them with wines.

When: 5 p.m. July 12

Where: Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Price: $35

More Info: 855-716-1240 or www.southernseason.com

'Swim to Nepal'

What: This fundraiser swim with refreshments, a silent auction and more will benefit a local volunteer's trip to Nepal to teach English. Registration is required.

When: 6 p.m. July 12

Where: LTP Swimming, 1513 Mathis Ferry Road, Mount Pleasant

Price: Donations accepted

More Info: www.razoo.com/story/Bringing-Hope-To-Nepal

Dalai Lama Birthday

What: The Charleston Tibetan Society hosts a birthday celebration for the Dalai Lama with live music, refreshments and more.

When: 6 p.m. July 12

Where: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St., downtown Charleston

Price: $15

More Info: 937-4849 or www.charlestontibetansociety.com

'Accepting Applications'

What: A young author reaches the end of a book deadline and desperately searches for inspiration in "Accepting Application for a Muse," presented by What If? Productions.

When: 7:30 p.m. July 12

Where: What If? Productions at The Threshold Theatre, 84 Society St., downtown Charleston

Price: $20 general, $18 seniors, $15 students

More Info: 412-8082 or www.whatifproductions.org

'Folly Beach'

What: A group of thirtysomethings celebrate a friend's second wedding while the best man navigates a nasty divorce in an original comedy presented by Pure Theatre.

When: 7:30 p.m. July 12

Where: Pure Theatre, 477 King St., downtown Charleston

Price: $25

More Info: 723-4444 or www.puretheatre.org

'You Get Back'

What: A self-centered matriarch threatens to tear her family apart "You Get Back What You Put Out" presented by Hype-Gospel Entertainment and Land Mindz.

When: 7 p.m. July 12

Where: North Charleston Dream Center, 5505 N. Rhett Ave.

Price: $12

More Info: www.landmindz.org

Summer Movie Series

What: A family-friendly outdoor screening of "The Little Mermaid."

When: 8 p.m. July 12

Where: Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston

Price: $1

More Info: 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com