It’s not too late to make brunch plans, especially if your idea of brunch includes Irish soda bread, a pipe organist and historical commentary by Alphonso Brown of Gullah Tours.
The Spirited Brunch today returns for a second go-around: During the annual event, jointly sponsored by The Post and Courier and the College of Charleston, houses of worship across the peninsula invite visitors to tour their historic spaces and sample snacks representative of their communities or faith traditions. This year, 22 congregations are welcoming visitors from 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
In addition to serving food, many of the congregations are providing talks by presenters such as Brown, who will be stationed at Mt. Zion A.M.E., and selling their cookbooks.
No registration is required, and the event is free. It’s structured as a self-guided tour, so you can visit as many or as few places as you like, in whatever order you choose. To identify which congregations are participating, just look for the Spirited Brunch sign out front.
But there’s no need to wander aimlessly on sign patrol: The Post and Courier has created a digital map to the congregations, optimized for mobile use. If you visit bit.ly/brunchonline, the site will sketch a route for you based on where you’re standing.
And if you prefer a printed map, it was published earlier this week in The Post and Courier’s Food section. You can purchase Wednesday’s paper in the box outside The Post and Courier offices at 134 Columbus St. Alternatively, copies of the map will be available at the College of Charleston’s Arnold Hall, 96 Wentworth St., where Department of Religious Studies faculty members will be on hand to orient visitors and answer questions about religious diversity in Charleston.
Because organizers will be at brunch sites today, the best way to learn more is via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.