Homes tour, auction to benefit Red Cross

One of the historic sites featured on tour, this property has been in the same family since the home was built in 1905.

Tours of historical homes and gardens, libations, a chance to dance and bid on trips and more are highlights of two upcoming events in Mount Pleasant that will benefit the American Red Cross.

From 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, the Raise Red Party & Wine Auction will be an evening with cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine tastings, music by the Great Society Band and dancing.

With live and silent auctions, guests will have a chance to bid on such items as a Sonoma Valley Winery Trip, a weeklong stay in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a Folbot kayak, and wines selected by local sommeliers. The event takes place at the Pavilion at Patriot’s Point Links, 1 Patriots Point Road. Tickets are $65.

From 1-5 p.m. April 26, the Old Village Home, Garden & Art Tour will take place in the town’s historic area.

Eight properties will be featured, each with a unique history. One served as the summer home for Charles Pinckney, the 37th governor of South Carolina and a signer of the United States Constitution.

Along the tour, snacks are being prepared by local chefs and plein air artists and their artwork will be nestled in the gardens among the spring blooms.

The self-guided tour originates in Edwards Park, 400 Pitt St. Tickets: $45 per person, and $35 per person for groups of eight or more

To purchase tickets to the events, visit www.redcross.org/sc or call (843) 764-2323, ext. 386.

Teresa Taylor