What: The Charleston Museum presents an original exhibition, Charleston Couture, in its Historic Textiles Gallery. The exhibit showcases more than 50 of the Lowcountry’s finest garments and accessories from the 1770s to the 1970s.

When: On view through Nov. 4

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Free with general admission

More Info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org/exhibits-charleston-couture

What: Dr. Angeles Arrien, cultural anthropologist, award-winning author, educator and consultant, will present “The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom.” The lecture will explore how different cultures tackle the challenges of the second half of life. A wisdom-teaching weekend retreat will follow.

When: Lecture: 6:30 p.m. July 13, Retreat: July 14-15

Where: Sophia Institute Studios, 297 East Bay St.

Price: Lecture: $25.75 in advance, $35 at the door; Retreat: $295

More Info: 720-8528 or www.TheSophiaInstitute.org

What: Dress as your favorite princess and enjoy a royal day at the Charleston Museum. Have your picture taken with a fairytale princess and create fun crafts. Price includes one adult. Reservations required.

When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 14

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: $8/Museum members, $10/nonmembers

more info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org

What: This faith-based seminar, “From Stress to Strength” is geared for women of all ages to show how to cope with the “weight of the world.” A complimentary continental breakfast will be served.

When: 10 a.m., July 14

Where: Lord of the Harvest Christian Faith Center, 3680 Meeting St.

More Info: 746-9639, ext. 2, or tamica@lordharvestcfc.com

What: Girls Rock Charleston presents this summer’s Girls Rock Showcase at the Music Farm. The showcase marks the end of Girls Rock Charleston’s summer camp session. The show will be an epic set of brand new songs written and performed by the 17 bands GRC’s campers formed during camp.

When: 2-4 p.m. July 14

Where: The Music Farm, 32 Ann St.

Price: $10, kids under 12 free

More Info: 819-7671 or www.girlsrockcharleston.org

What: Spend an evening dancing on the scenic Mount Pleasant Pier to live classic oldies and beach music. Beverages will be available for purchase on-site. Only 800 tickets will be sold for this event. Advance purchase is recommended. In the event of cancellation, tickets will be good for any 2012 Shaggin’ on the Cooper event. Ages 3 and up.

When: 7-11 p.m. July 14, Aug. 4, Sept. 8

Where: Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd.

Price: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 on-site if still available

More Info: 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com

What: This one-stop-shop includes wedding vendors in the areas of venue, catering, cakes, dresses, current trends and more.

When: Noon-5 p.m. July 15

Where: Marriott Charleston, 170 Lockwood Blvd.

Price: $10

More info: 452-3950 or www.thecharlestonbridalshow.com

What: These week-long playgroups are for ages 3-4.

When: 9 a.m.-noon July 16-20, July 30-Aug. 3

Where: Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park W Blvd.

Price: $70 residents of Mount Pleasant/$84 nonresident/week

More Info: 884-2528 or www.tompsc.com

What: This popular camp will fill your summer with music, dance and art. Children go to 45 minutes of each activity. Ages 3-6.

When: 9 p.m.-noon July 16-20

Where: G. M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St.

Price: $70 resident of Mount Pleasant,$84 nonresident/week

More Info: 849-2061 or www.tompsc.com

What: Beginners will learn the basics of skateboarding. Those who already know how to skate will learn new tricks. Must have own board. Ages 6-12.

When: 9 a.m.-noon July 16-19 and 23-26

Where: Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park W Blvd.

Price: $65 residents of Mount Pleasant/$79 nonresident/four-day session

More Info: 856-2196 or www.tompsc.com

What: Teen Buddies is a summer camp offered to teens with differing abilities. Ages: middle and high school students.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 16-20

Where: R.L. Jones Center, 391 Egypt Road

Price: $140 resident of Mount Pleasant/$154 nonresident/week

More Info: 884-2528 or www.tompsc.com

What: This camp will teach the basics of paddling, proper technique and safety. Ages 8-14.

When: 9 a.m.-noon July 16-19, Aug. 6-9

Where: Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park W Blvd.

Price: $120 resident of Mount Pleasant/$134 nonresident/four-day camp

More Info: 856-2196 or www.tompsc.com

What: Learn the basics of stitchery when you design, dye, then thread your work of a sun-inspired self-portrait with various stitches and applique. Ages 6-9.

When: 2-4 p.m. July 16-20

Where: Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park W Blvd.

Price: $40 resident of Mount Pleasant/$47 nonresident/week

More Info: 849-2061 or www.tompsc.com

What: All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are always welcome at our meetings.

When: 9:30-11 a.m. July 17

Where: Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, 3500 Highway 17 North

Price: Free

More Info: 388-5895 or www.lllusa.org/web/CharlestonMtPleasantNSC.html

What: The Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation hosts a support group for women who are suffering or who have suffered from postpartum depression or anxiety and their families. Park in the lot behind the church and enter the educational building, not the chapel.

When: 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month

Where: Church of the Holy Cross, Daniel Island Drive and Seven Farms Drive

Price: Free

More Info: 769-0444 or www.ppdsupport.org

What: Learn about the Mata Mata of Suriname and the 1,000-pound Leatherback Turtle that liked to eat jellyfish. Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection that have fascinated children for years. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday in June and July and include a craft project or activity.

When: 3:30 p.m. July 18

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Free for Museum members and free with admission ($10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free).

More info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org

What: Get prepared for today’s tough job market. Bring your questions and your resume and let job coaches give you solid, practical advice. Pat Eardly, HR Adviser, and Jan Moorman, Vice President, Career Management Partners.

When: 7 p.m. July 18

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: $10 at door

More Info: 763-7333 or c4women.org

What: Women In Defense Palmetto Chapter will host the second annual WID Leadership Seminar on Women in the Workplace. The event will be followed by Happy Hour. RSVP to leadership@widpalmettochapter.org. All RSVPs and cancellations must be submitted by July 16.

When: 4-5:30 p.m. July 18

Where: Aloft Hotel, Tanger Outlet Blvd.

Price: $10/member, $20 nonmembers

More Info: 329-4100, ext. 1100, or www.widpalmettochapter.org

What: Your voice is one of the most important tools for captivating people, swaying them and causing them to pay attention to you and your message. During this interactive Brown Bag event, learn how to use your voice to attract and hold people’s attention whether you are introducing yourself at a business meeting or party. Become aware of the power of your voice to intrigue and fascinate others. Cheryl Smithem, Charleston Public Relations & Design, and Robin Shuler, actress, song leader and laughter. Registration required.

When: Noon July 19

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: Free

More Info: 763-7333 or c4women.org

What: Listen to women of various professional backgrounds and learn skills to your enhance your career and personal life. Keynote speaker is Shirlie Taylor, founder of Business Success Dynamics.

When: 6:30 p.m. July 19

Where: The Harbour Club, 35 Prioleau St.

Price: $20

More Info: 364-3603 or www.upliftingmysisters.com

What: Jennifer Tubbiolo will break down the different aspects of publishing from seeking an agent and publisher to self-publishing in her talk “All Roads Lead to Publishing.” Voices: Write to be Heard is a community of Charleston area women writers, bloggers, freelancers and authors.

When: 7 p.m. July 19

Where: Seacoast Christian Community, 750 Long Point Road

Price: Free

More info: voicescharleston.blogspot.com

What: All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are always welcome at our meetings.

When: 10:15-11:45 a.m. July 20

Where: John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Hwy.

Price: Free

More Info: 478-0468 or www.lllusa.org/web/WestAshleySC.html

What: Bring the kids for a magical morning full of entertainment, live characters from fairytale favorites and a gourmet buffet including breakfast pizzas, waffle station and more. Character appearances: Sleeping Beauty/Prince; Goldilocks/Baby Bear; Pinocchio/Blue Fairy. Reservations required.

When: 9-11 a.m. July 21

Where: Creative Spark Arts Center, 757 Long Point Road

Price: $10 per person

More info: 881-3780 or www.creativespark.org

What: Develop the skills and strategies of an effective leader. Polarity thinking provides easy-to-use system for bringing clarity to leadership complexity and dilemmas. It helps you convert intuitive wisdom into explicit understanding of the whole picture so you can take action to achieve top performance. Margaret Seidler, Seidler and Associates.

When: 9:30 a.m. July 21

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: $25 C4W members, $35 nonmembers

More Info: 763-7333 or c4women.org

What: Have a roaring good time inspecting fossils from the collection of the Charleston Museum. Children will create dino-mite crafts and excavate a dinosaur to take home. Every month The Charleston Museum offers a special Saturday program dedicated to providing an educational as well as exciting experience for the entire family.

When: 10 a.m.-noon July 21

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Free with admission and free for members

More info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org

What: Let your child work with others on a play and its stage design. Performance on last day of camp. Sessions based on age groups.

When: 9 a.m.-noon July 23-27 (ages 7-9); 9 a.m.-noon July 30-Aug. 3 (ages 8-12)

Where: G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St.

Price: $65 resident of Mount Pleasant/$79 nonresident/week/$5 material fee to instructor

More Info: 849-2061 or www.tompsc.com

What: This camp is for boys ages 4 through rising seniors and is divided into age groups. It is an introductory camp designed to teach campers basketball skills and activities. Campers that are full day receive a free lunch. A half-day option for ages 4-6 is available.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23-27

Where: TD Arena College of Charleston Campus, 301 Meeting St.

Price: $215 (full day)/$115 (half day)

More Info: 953-3081 or www.bobbycremins.com

What: Summer golf camp hosted by SWOG at Charleston National Golf Club for kids ages 4-16. Instructed by Scott Rosenthal. Check website for more details or email admin@scottsworldofgolf.com.

When: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 23-26

Where: Scott’s World of Golf at Charleston National, 4157 Victory Point Drive

Price: $195

More Info: 425-0781 or swogcharleston.com/kids-golf

What: Emphasis in this camp is on marine science in the harbor. Campers will do experiments, discuss flight speeds, study water samples in the lab and learn about erosion and ocean tides. Bring lunch. Ages 7-11.

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 23-27, Aug. 6-10

Where: Patriots Point Naval And Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Road

Price: $150 resident of Mount Pleasant/$164 nonresident/week

More Info: 884-2528 or www.tompsc.com

What: Come join your friends for an action-packed week. Ages 10-12.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 23-27

Where: Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park W Blvd.

Price: $140 residents of Mount Pleasant/$154 nonresident/week

More Info: 856-2196 or www.tompsc.com

What: Arco-circus camp includes waking tight wires, juggling, ring skills, parallel bar routines, tumbling, balancing on ladders, balls and barrels. Ages 4-9. Campers will be divided by age and ability.

When: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. July 23-26

Where: Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park W Blvd.

Price: $75 resident of Mount Pleasant/$89 nonresident/four-day camp

More Info: 856-2196 or www.tompsc.com

What: Campers will learn dance to the classical “Swan Lake.” Performance last day of camp. Dance attire required. Ages 3-5.

When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 23-27, Aug. 6-10

Where: G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St.

Price: $60 resident of Mount Pleasant/$74 nonresident/week

More Info: 849-2061 or www.tompsc.com

What: Campers will be introduced to basic play and strategies. Ages 7-12

When: 1-3 p.m. July 23-27

Where: G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St.

Price: $45 resident of Mount Pleasant/$52 nonresident/week

More Info: 849-2061 or www.tompsc.com

What: This camp is designed to teach campers the age old art of Sweetgrass basket making, commonly recognized in the Lowcountry. Ages 7 and up.

When: 2-4 p.m. July 23-27

Where: G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St.

Price: $45 resident of Mount Pleasant/$52 nonresident/week and $25 materials fee to instructor

More Info: 849-2061 or www.tompsc.com

What: Group will enjoy music and movement, as well as have swimming lessons taught by a certified Red Cross instructor. Ages 3-7.

When: 2:30-5 p.m. July 23-26

Where: R.L. Jones Center, 391 Egypt Road

Price: $70 resident of Mount Pleasant/$84 nonresident/week

More Info: 884-2528 or www.tompsc.com

What: Speaker this month will be Joseph Kurt, radio talk show host on 94.3. Enjoy dinner and keep informed on local, state and federal issues.

When: 6-7:30 p.m. July 23, Aug. 27

Where: Holiday Inn Charleston - Riverview, 301 Savannah Hwy.

Price: Annual membership $30; dinner is $20

More Info: 607-0397

What: Program focuses on building character and developing physical skills in a fun atmosphere. The objective is to have each student get smarter, get stronger and to have a great time doing it. Students will be taught new techniques. Games and drills will fine tune skills and understanding. Stretching and conditioning will strengthen the body. Ages 4-13. At West Ashley and Mount Pleasant locations.

When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3 (WA) and Aug. 6-10 (MP)

Where: Masters Studios Of Self Defense, 1888 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd.

Price: Daily: $25/half, $40/full; Weekly: $100/half, $175/full

More Info: 766-4376 or mastersstudios.com

What: Learn the steps of mummification and examine ancient Egyptian items from our collection. Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection that have fascinated children for years. Kid Tours include a craft project or activity.

When: 3:30 p.m. July 25

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Free for Museum members and free with admission ($10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free).

More info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org

What: Preschoolers have “the power” to experience Super WHY as never before at Super WHY Live: You’ve Got the Power!, the first-ever live show based on the top-rated PBS Kids TV series. From the team behind Yo Gabba Gabba Live! and featuring music from Jack Antonoff Super WHY Live brings to life Super Why, Alpha Pig, Wonder Red, Princess Presto and their puppy pal Woofster, who each take children on larger-than-life adventures.

When: 6:30 p.m. July 25

Where: N. Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $29 and up

More info: www.superwhylive.com

What: Protect yourself, your assets and your children. Learn the do’s and don’ts of using devices and technology in a divorce. Melissa F. Brown, attorney.

When: Noon July 26

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: Free with registration

More Info: 763-7333 or c4women.org

What: Fall in love with all things shark during this week-long event made just for kids. Sit in on shark-themed dive shows, participate in interactive activities such as “Sharkeology,” “Shark Stations” and “Shark Shapes,” then play in the shark cage, take your picture in the mouth of a shark and marvel at the sharks in the Great Ocean Tank. Shark Week activities are free with general admission or membership.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27

Where: South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf

Price: Free with general admission or membership

More Info: 577-3474 or www.scaquarium.org

What: Let loose, breathe in the ocean breeze, and dance the night away to the sounds of oldies and beach music provided by DJ Jim Bowers of 1340 The Boardwalk. Beverages will be available for purchase on site. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

When: 7-11 p.m. July 27, Aug. 10, Aug. 31, Sept. 21, Oct. 12

Where: Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave.

Price: $10/$8 CCR Discount ($10 on-site if available)

More Info: 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com

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