Things to Do Saturday, February 21, 2015

File/Staff Photo Cypress Gardens will present “Frozen in Time,” a winter fossil show that will include an exhibit from the CofC’s Mace Brown Natural History Museum.

What: In this special living history workshop, Sarah Russell, Nathaniel Russell’s 17-year-old daughter, will greet children and discuss what her life has been like since moving into her new home on Meeting Street in 1808. After the tour, enjoy some tea and cookies in the garden, make a few crafts to take home and play some of Sarah’s favorite games. For parents, Historic Charleston Foundation’s Curator, Brandy Culp, is going to give a specialized tour on the hidden history of the Nathaniel Russell House and new discoveries she has made.

When: 9:30 a.m.

Where: Nathaniel Russell House, 51 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $20 children ages 5-12 years; $10 adults

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What: Cypress Gardens will present the “Frozen in Time” Winter Fossil Show, to include an exhibit from the extensive collections of the College of Charleston’s Mace Brown Natural History Museum. In addition to the exhibits and vendors, there will be a fossil dig for children, live music and door prizes every hour.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner

Price: Free with general garden admission ($10 adults; $9 seniors; $5 ages 6-12 years); free from 9 a.m.-noon for Berkeley County residents with photo I.D.

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What: Presented by the Post and Courier and Lowcountry Parent, The 2015 Lowcountry Family Expo will include exhibitors, activity centers, contests, fashion shows and a special appearance by Olivia Holt, star of the hit Disney Channel show, “I Didn’t Do It.”

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Charleston Area Convention Center Ballroom, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston

Price: $5

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What: Deborah Barnum, a Jane Austen blogger and Vermont Regional coordinator for the Jane Austen Society of North America, will guide a visual tour of all things Austen. Finger food provided. All are welcome.

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

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What: Festivities will include a parade, musical performances on multiple stages, local food vendors, kids’ activities and much more. In true Mardi Gras style, guests are encouraged to break out their best costumes and bring their beads.

When: noon - 5 p.m.

Where: Center Street, Folly Beach

Price: Free

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What: A sister of Party at the Point, this once a month winter series features locally steamed oysters, chili, hamburgers, bloody Mary bar, live music provided by Seven Handle Circus and plenty of beer choices.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina Beach, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant

Price: $5 for students; free for children under 12

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What: The Daniel Island Property Owners Association Pork & Pearls oyster and pig roast will benefit Windwood Family Services and feature live music, adult libations and all you can eat oysters and BBQ. There will also be a kid’s zone.

When: 3 p.m.

Where: Grand Lawn of the Family Circle Cup, Daniel Island

Price: $10

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What: In 1944 Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal asked, “How could America’s belief in liberty and equality also enable Jim Crow segregation?” American Denial uses Myrdal’s inquirty to probe the power of unconscious biases today in what some have called post-racial America.

When: 4 p.m.

Where: Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Ave., North Charleston

Price: Free

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What: Coined as the year jazz died, 1959 stands as a seminal shift from the beginnings of jazz and its antecedents. From burnin’ bepop to audacious avant garde, jazz took on a whole new meaning. Charleston Jazz Orchestra explores 1959 with world premiere arrangements on classic repertoire from one the most prolific years in the history of jazz.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., downtown Charleston

Price: $30-$45

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