Things To Do Thursday, April 9, 2015

FILE PHOTO/STAFF The Alley will host a Cosmic Bowl-a-Thon beginning at 7 p.m., with the proceeds to benefit the MUSC Cares Clinic, a medical student-initiated and managed non-profit organization providing free medical care to the underserved, uninsured population in the local Charleston area.

What: Join an expert to search for a variety of birds along the trails of Wannamaker, a known hot spot for migrants.

When: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

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

Price: Free with general $1 gate admission

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What: The Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships, will be open for tours. The Nina was built by hand and without the use of power tools. These ships tour together with the purpose of educating the public and school children on the caravel, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.

When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

Price: $8 adult; $7 senior citizen; $6 student ages 5-16 years; free for children ages 4 years and under

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What: Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch, relax and practice restorative yoga to build strength, flexibility and balance.

When: 9:30 a.m. (James Island); 10 a.m. (Caw Caw)

Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive; Caw Caw Nature & History Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Highway, Ravenel

Price: $10 general; $8 CCR discount (advance only)

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What: The Charleston Horticultural Society will present its annual Plantasia Eve Preview Party, which will include food, live music and a chance to purchase unique and rare plants before the annual Plantasia events on Friday and Saturday. Reservations required.

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

Where: Wragg Square, 342 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $40

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What: Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this sunset yoga series, complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels.

When: 5:45 p.m.

Where: Isle of Palms County Park, 1 14th Ave.

Price: $10 general; $8 CCR discount (advance only)

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What: An Emerging Scholar lecture on Black Student Activism at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) during the Civil Rights Movement, by Dr. Jelani Favors

When: 6 p.m. April 9

Where: Room 227, Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free and open to the public

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What: Bassoonist Sandra Nikolajevs will be joined by renowned pianist Andrew Armstrong at this Chamber Music Charleston event, featuring Saint-Saens' “Sonata for Bassoon and Piano” and the original solo piano version of George Gershwin's “Rhapsody in Blue.”

When: 7 p.m.

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

Price: $20 member; $30 non-member

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What: The Nuovo Italiano Cinema Film Festival will host “C'era una volta il West” (“Once Upon a Time in the West”), a fundraiser featuring a silent auction, adult beverages, Italian and Mexican cuisine and festive music. Guests are encouraged to wear western-themed apparel and compete in a best costume competition.

When: 7-10 p.m.

Where: Cannon Green, 103 Spring St., downtown Charleston

Price: $75

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What: Support the CARES Clinic and participate in a Cosmic Bowl-A-Thon. Sign up as a team of six or fewer. Multiple prizes will be awarded, including best outfit, so be sure to dress in your neon.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: The Alley, 131 Columbus St., downtown Charleston

Price: $10 drink specials and bowling for an hour; $8 drink specials

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What: The Newberry College Madrigals will present “Bathe this Scene,” a program that acknowledges significant anniversaries of the American Civil War, World War I and World War II. The choir will sing music based on war-related themes, including music by Distler, Monteverdi, Schutz, Sviridov, Tomkins and more.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: St. John's Lutheran Church, 5 Clifford St., downtown Charleston

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What: The Town of Summerville and Lowcountry Women's Specialists will present this Free Throw Back Thursday Movies in the Park event, with a screening of “Dirty Dancing” (1987) Rated PG. Bring a blanket, chairs and a picnic. Glass bottles, tents and pets are not permitted. The playground at the park will be open.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Gahagan Park Football Field, 515 West Boundary St., Summerville

Price: Free

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What: Check out one-of-a-kind preserved chalk art from Charleston artist, Ashley Nicole Miller, while enjoying cocktails and touring Charleston’s first distillery. Miller will have close to 50 unique pieces for sale at her show, which is part of the distillery’s Local Artist Series.

When: 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. April 9

Where: Striped Pig Distillery, 2225-A Old School Drive, North Charleston

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