Small Business Counseling: The Charleston chapter of SCORE offers free, confidential business counseling. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. John’s Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway, Johns Island.

MIDNIGHT REGULATIONS: The Bastiat Society of Charleston meets. 6-8 p.m. Harbour Club, 35 Prioleau St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Jerry Ellig, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Topic: “Midnight Regulations,” or the tendency of outgoing presidential administration to engage in a surge of regulations between election day and inauguration day. Go to for more information.

State Energy Plan UPDATE: The S.C. Energy Office holds an engagement session to inform the public on the background and process of the State Energy Plan. It will include formal presentations, discussions, participant polls and an opportunity for comments. 5-7 p.m. North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane. Go to for details.

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP: The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals holds a workshop, “Grant Writing Basics: A Step-by-Step Journey through the 6 Parts of a Proposal.” 1–4 p.m. Charleston Southern University’s Whitfield Christian Leadership Center, 9200 University Blvd., North Charleston. Scheduled presenter is Linda Karges-Bone. $50. Register in advance at or by emailing Carolyn Lackey at

CEO ROUNDTABLE: The Charleston chapter of SCORE holds a roundtable forum for CEOs and owners of businesses that have been open for more than a year. 9-11 a.m. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston. Free. Register at

SMALL BUSINESS SOFTWARE: Charleston County Government’s Contracts and Procurement Department holds a workshop, “Software Management Tools for Small Business Owners.” 6 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled speakers are Paul Connerty, Ingrid Tugwell and Herbert Drayton of PST Inc. Free. Seating limited. Register in advance at or by emailing Aliya Ross at

GRANTS PRIMER: Charleston County Public Library’s Foundation Center holds a workshop, “Introduction to Seeking Grants.” Noon-1 p.m. 68 Calhoun St., Charleston. Free. Go to for details.