The Force at Main Library for Star Wars Reads Day

Darth Vader and a few Stormtroopers are likely to make an appearance at Star Wars Reads Day at the Main Library.

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge fan of “Star Wars.”

For those that don’t know me, here’s a short synopsis of my love: I have a bookcase full of collectables in my house. I saw Star Wars: In Concert when it came to the North Charleston Coliseum in 2009. I dragged my family to the last Star Wars Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios earlier this year. I’ve dressed as Princess Leia for Halloween and will definitely do so again.

That being said, when I saw that the Main Charleston County Public Library at 68 Calhoun St. was hosting Star Wars Reads Day to kick off this year’s One Book Charleston County, I knew I had to share as I’m always attempting to convert others.

From noon-4 p.m. Saturday, the library will be invaded by Stormtroopers, Tusken Raiders, R2-D2 and more characters from “a galaxy far, far away.”

In addition to character appearances and the chance to have your photo taken with them, there will be numerous activities taking place throughout the day that are based on the books and films.

Dress as your favorite character, watch a movie, create a craft, test your knowledge and enjoy theme-related treats.

The event is free and open to the public. For more info, go to or call 805-6930.

Last week, I told readers about the Halloween fun happening all month long at Boone Hall (if you missed it, you can still read about it on our website).

This weekend, Legare Farm kicks off its host of fall activities, events that will occur every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October.

Activities include a pick-your-own-pumpkin patch, hayrides, horse rides, a scarecrow-building factory, gem mining and more.

A highlight is the 10-acre Myrtle Maze, a hedge maze made out of wax myrtles that claims to be the largest in the world.

Gate admission is $1 per person and there is a charge to participate in most of the activities, though some are free. Concessions will be available for purchase on-site.

Events take place 5-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Sundays. Legare Farms is at 2620 Hanscombe Point Road on Johns Island. For more information, call 559-0788 or go to

Yet another Halloween-themed happening this month is at Blackbeard’s Cove, which has decorated its golf course.

With kid-friendly decor put up by local businesses, the Halloween theme provides added fun to a game of mini golf.

In addition to a round of golf, the $10 fee includes a treat bag full of goodies and a scoop of ice cream.

Blackbeard’s Cove is on U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant just passed the KOA campground. For more info, go to or call 971-1223.

Charleston’s “premier happy hour concert series” continues its fall series Friday with a special edition Party at the Pavilion (vs. Party at the Point).

Starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Charleston Harbor Resort Pavilion, 20 Patriots Point Road in Mount Pleasant, catch a performance by the Kopecky Family Band and take part in Adayla’s CD Release Party.

Draft beers will still be $3 while they last.

Admission is $5-$7. Free on-street parking is available, as is valet parking for $5. For more, go to

Yet another weekly event that’s still cruising along is Irvin-House Vineyards’ Sippin’ Saturday series.

From noon-4 p.m., enjoy live music and food from Chucktown Mobile Seafood as you sip on tastings from the Firefly Vodka distillery and Irvin-House winery.

Tastings are $6 for six samples of 24 flavors of Firefly Spirits and $5 for five wines. Patrons also will receive a complimentary glass during both tastings.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and spend an afternoon under the oaks. Pets are allowed but must be leashed. Coolers are not allowed.

Irvin-House Vineyards is at 6775 Bears Bluff Road on Wadmalaw Island. Call 559-6867 or go to