What: An afternoon browsing the orchid greenhouse at Johns Island Orchids. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy dessert provided by Johns Island Orchids. You will have an opportunity to purchase plants from Tom Wise’s collection of orchids selected to be tolerant of Lowcountry heat and humidity. Guests are welcome.

When: 1-4 p.m. May 27 Where: Johns Island Orchids, 4355 River Road

More Info: 889-8897 or www.coastalcarolinaos.org

What: Highlights of 2012 national meeting of the American Azalea Society will be presented by members of the Rev. John Drayton chapter.

When: 6:30 p.m. May 28 Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road

More Info: 296-8078 or www.azaleas.org

What: They are alien, strange and bizarre. They eat what you and I can’t. And we find them ugly and scary. But take a closer look at their lives and you might find you should really appreciate them. So let’s talk turkey — turkey vulture that is.

When: 11:30 a.m. June 9 and 23 Where: Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road

Price: Free with park admission

More Info: 852-4200 or www.southcarolinaparks.com

What: Linda Thorne will speak on “Phalaenopsis Species and Their Influence in Today’s Hybrids.” Plants will be available for sale, and a plant raffle will be held after the talk. Guests are welcome.

When: 2:30 p.m. June 10 Where: Charleston Southern University Science Building, 9200 University Blvd

More Info: 889-8897 or www.coastalcarolinaorchidsociety.org

What: The Charleston Museum welcomes Joe McGill to the Heyward-Washington House for a presentation about the Slave Dwellings Project. Following the evening’s program, he will spend the night in the Heyward kitchen building, a 1740s brick structure that served as home to slaves well into the 19th century.

When: 6-8 p.m. June 15 Where: 87 Church St.

Price: House tours are free for museum members and free with admission ($10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free); presentation is free

More Info: 722-2996 ext. 235 or www.charlestonmuseum.org/event.asp?ID=494

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