Each summer, the Edisto Island Open Land Trust hosts a cocktail party and live auction to raise funds to carry out its noble mission: to conserve, protect and educate people about Edisto Island. Thanks to the organization’s efforts over the past decade, more than half the island, which has hundreds of acres of marsh and live oaks along the North Edisto River, have remained undeveloped, unlike many other barrier islands along the East Coast. The cocktail party features open bars and a variety of heavy hors d’oeuvres. Auction items include a stay at the French Quarter Inn, a dinner cruise on the Charleston Harbor, tickets to the RiverDogs game and many other prize packages.
When: 6:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Edisto Beach Civic Center, 42 Station Court
More info: 843-869-9004