Things To Do Thursday, September 17, 2015

FILE PHOTO/ARCHIVE Bring your dog to this month’s Yappy Hour at the James Island County Park from 4 p.m.-sunset, featuring live music from bluegrass/Americana/folk band Dallas Baker & Friends.

What: The 2015 Walgreens Wellness Tour with the National Urban League will provide free health tests that measure risk for heart disease, cancer and diabetes, administered by certified wellness staff and available to adults who are ages 18 years and older.

When: 9 a.m.; first come, first serve

Where: Brighton Place Housing, 1429 Orleans Road, Charleston

Price: Free

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What: The Charles Pinckney National Historic Site invites the public to enjoy a variety of free programming in celebration of Constitution Week. The Park preserves the last 28 acres of Snee Farm in Mount Pleasant, a plantation once owned by Charles Pinckney, a principal signer of the U.S. Constitution and former governor of South Carolina.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, 1254 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant

Price: Free

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What: Presented by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Charleston Restaurant Week is an opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants in the Charleston area offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus.

Where: Charleston and surrounding areas

Price: Generally $10-$45

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What: Charleston Beer Week will celebrate the local beer community, from brewer to bartender, from keg to glass, with numerous events at various locations in the Charleston area, including breweries, beer-focused pubs and stores.

Where: Charleston and surrounding areas

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What: Blue Bicycle Books will host a meet-and-greet luncheon with author Christopher Dickey in promotion of his new book, “Our Man in Charleston.” After lunch, there will be a champagne reception and book signing a few doors down at the bookstore.

When: Noon

Where: Halls Chop House, 434 King St., downtown Charleston

Price: $32 general; $62 includes a signed copy of the book

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What: Holy City Brewing will launch its limited edition beer, Gimme Shell-ter. Proceeds from the sales of the special release beer will benefit the Turtle Survival Alliance’s conservation programs. Gimme Shell-ter is a 7% ABV American Blonde Ale brewed with an all-time favorite turtle delicacy, blackberries.

When: 2-8 p.m.

Where: Holy City Brewing, 4155 Dorchester Road, North Charleston

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What: Bring your favorite furry friend to enjoy live music and beverages at Yappy Hour at the Dog Park at James Island County Park. Outside food, alcohol, and coolers are prohibited. This month’s event will feature live music from bluegrass/Americana/folk band Dallas Baker & Friends.

When: 4 p.m.-sunset

Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive

Price: $1 park admission

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What: This month’s Pitt Street Stroll in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant will feature a special balloon sale, refreshers and demonstrations with EiR Surf & Skincare, a painting demonstration from local artist Carolina Jewett, locally-produced cocktail sampling, BBQ from Cooking Carolina, special treats from the Pitt Street Pharmacy and more.t

When: 5-8 p.m.

Where: Out of Hand, 113 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant

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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: 5:30 p.m.

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

Price: $10

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What: The James Island Artist Market rotates local artists and crafters each week, with live music and food and drinks available for purchase.

When: 6-10 p.m.

Where: Brick House Kitchen, 1575 Folly Road, James Island

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What: The Southern Flavor Bluegrass Band will play this week’s Pickin’ on the Porch event, presented by Lowcountry Bluegrass.

When: 6-9:30 p.m.

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

Price: Free

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What: Jazz and more from the Joy Project Jazz Trio from 6-9 p.m. No cover.

Where: Andell Inn at Freshfields Village, 300 Farm Lake View, Kiawah Island

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What: This Charleston Beer Week event will feature live music from Rodeo Clown, a string band tribute to the Grateful Dead, guest brewery Widmer Brothers Brewing and a food truck from Dashi.

When: 6-9 p.m.

Where: Palmetto Brewery, 289 Huger St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

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What: The Isle of Palms Garden Club will welcome guest speaker Seiko Smith, who will discuss Japanese flower arranging. Bring scissors - this is a hands-on program. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (843) 883-9016.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Isle of Palms Exchange Club, 201 Palm Blvd.

Price: Free

What: The Sister Summit Legacy Awards will present “An Evening of Empowerment” to honor and recognize 10 women of color that have exhibited hard work and unwavering commitment to the local community, to include a private reception, dinner, recognition ceremony and live music from the Charlton Singleton Band featuring Quiana Parler. This year's honorees are Mary Jackson, Dorothy Harrison, Angenita Owens, Dr. Ida Spruill, Rita Scott, Carolyn Hunter, Erica Wright, Thomasena Stokes-Marshall, Dr. Maxine Smith and Mabel P. Smith.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Founders Hall at Charlestowne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston

Price: $75

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What: “Crazy Little Things Called Love: An Evening of Ten-Minute Plays” is a compilation of short plays, featuring playwrights from Chekhov to Chuck Mee, plus local writers Kate Tooley and John Bryan, and it explores love in all of its wonderful, infuriating and beautiful forms.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: 5th Wall Productions (across from Planet Fitness), Citadel Mall, 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston

Price: $15 general; $10 students, seniors (65+) and military

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