Today Places For The Spirit What: This exhibition showcases a stunning collection of photographs documenting African-American folk gardens­ – and their creators – by fine art photographer Vaughn Sills.

When: On view through Sept. 9 Where: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St.

Price: Museum admission is $9 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military; $5 for children 6-12; free for members and children under 6

More Info: 722-2706 or www.

Thursday James Island Bird Walks

What: Birding experts will help identify and count songbirds, birds of prey, wading birds and others found in the park’s diverse habitats. The program is free; however pre-registration is required. A registered chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. For ages 9 and up.

When: 8-10 a.m. July 12 Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive

Price: Free More Info: 795-4386 or

Thursday, Sept. 27 2012 Master Gardener Training

What: Is your thumb green? Do you have a thirst for knowledge? Can you commit to putting your knowledge and skills to work through volunteer service? If you answered yes, then the South Carolina Master Gardener program may be for you. Applications are now being accepted for the fall training course.

When: Applications now being accepted; 12-week course begins Sept. 27

Where: North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406

Price: $300 More Info: 722-5940 or counties/tri_county/howto becomeamg.html

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