What: Women will help construct a Habitat for Humanity home.
When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7
Where: Laurel Oak Grove Community, James Island
More Info: 768-0998 or www.seaislandhabitat.org
What: Charleston Christian School (K4-8th grade) will hold an open house for prospective parents and students.
When: 9-11 a.m. May 7
Where: Charleston Christian School, 2234 Plainview Road, Charleston
More Info: 556-4480 or www.charlestonchristian.org
What: The North Charleston Arts Festival features dance, music, theatre, visual arts and more.
When: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. May 7
Where: Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston
More Info: 740-5854 or www.northcharlestonartsfest.com
What: Participants will discuss a variety of topics related to growing and maintaining gardens.
When: 10-11 a.m. May 7
Where: James Island Recreation Complex, 1088 Quail Drive
More Info: 795-5678 or rectrac.charleston-sc.gov
What: Toddlers and their caretakers will explore literature, arts, science and math.
When: 10 a.m. Wednesdays
Where: Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St., downtown Charleston
More Info: 853-8962 or www.explorecml.org
What: This family-friendly event will feature jump castles, pony rides, face painting and more.
When: 3-5 p.m. May 7
Where: Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St., Mount Pleasant
More Info: 849-2061 or www.tompsc.com
What: Author Vanessa Blakeslee will discuss and sign her new story collection "Train Shots."
When: 5-7 p.m. May 7
Where: Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St., downtown Charleston
More Info: 722-2666 or www.vanessablakeslee.com
What: A networking session with light hors d'oeuvres, sponsored by the Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce.
When: 5-7 p.m. May 7
Where: CresCom Bank, 430 Folly Road, James Island
More Info: 793-1234 or www.seaislandschamber.org
What: There will be a reception for this co-op gallery of fine art and artisan crafts as part of the North Charleston Arts Festival.
When: 5-8 p.m. May 7
Where: The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston
More Info: 740-5854 or bit.ly/culturalarts
What: Middleton Place will offer samples of wines chosen by the resident sommelier while guests explore the plantation gardens.
When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays
Where: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston
Price: $20 advance, $25 at the door
More Info: 556-6020 or www.middletonplace.org
What: Theatre 99 ensembles will perform two to three acts of improv comedy.
When: 8 p.m. May 7
Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St., downtown Charleston
More Info: 853-6687 or www.theatre99.com