Bearded men and women will descend on The Pour House on Feb. 19 for the second annual Southeastern Beard and Moustache Championships, an event that raises money for Lowcountry Women With Wings. The organization provides education and support to women with ovarian cancer and their families. Contest categories include moustache, sideburns, gnarliest beard, freestyle and ladies artificial. Entertainment will be provided by Flatt City Bluegrass as well as Mac Leaphart & Guilt Ridden Troubadour. 8 p.m. at 1977 Maybank Highway. $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Organized by Holy City Beard and Moustache Society. Register to compete at www.active.com. For more info, call 571-4343 or visit www.charlestonpourhouse.com.
With an increasing number of women unemployed and looking for work, Dressbarn's annual Send One Suit Weekend program aims to remove a fundamental hurdle for women in need seeking a job: having the proper outfit to wear for the interview. The ninth annual clothing donation program will run Feb. 24-27 with drop-off sites at Dressbarn locations across the country, including one at Tanger Outlet Center in North Charleston. Items will be distributed through Dress for Success affiliates. For more info: 236-4992.
Need to rejuvenate now that the holiday chaos is over? Consider the seventh annual Women's Escape Weekend, Feb. 18-20 at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive. Learn from speakers on a variety of topics, and indulge in the five-star spa. Prices for individual events start at $39. Packages for the weekend, including accommodations, start at $539. Proceeds benefit the Center for Women. For more info: 800-654-2924 or www.kiawahresortevents.com.
Women who have adopted children will share their experiences during a free lunchtime talk, Is Adoption Right for You? Kira Perdue and Caroline Ilderton will also discuss domestic vs. international adoption, adoption myths, the cost of adoption and relationships with birth parents. Snacks will be provided. Noon Feb. 24 at Center for Women, 129 Cannon Street. Part of the center's Brown Bag Lunch Series. Registration required. For more info: 763-7333 or c4women.org.
The College of Charleston Masters of Environmental Studies Student Association (MESSA) will host the ninth annual 8K for H20 at 9 a.m. Feb. 19 in front of the Folly Beach Fishing Pier. The event aims to raise awareness and funds to help improve the quality of local waterways, and this year's beneficiary is local water-watchdog organization Charleston Waterkeeper. $25. Register at www.active.com or at the registration table the day of the race. For more info, visit their website.