What: The 65th annual spring Festival of Houses and Gardens offers visitors the opportunity to venture inside nearly 150 of Charleston’s private houses and gardens during blooming season.

When: 6-9 p.m. April 20; 2-5 p.m. April 21

Where: Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 Easy Bay St.

Price: $45 per tour ticket, other events varied prices

More Info: 722-3405 or www. HistoricCharleston.org/Festival

What: Royal Missionary Baptist Church will present the ninth annual Senior Missionary Women’s Retreat, with a day of worship, devotional messages and missionary workshops. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be served.

When: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21

Where: Charleston Club at Charleston Air Force Base, 100 West Hill Blvd.

Price: $35 More Info: 797-1128 or royalmbc.org

What: Rain or shine, this event will feature more than 75 vendors and a Food Truck Row. There also will be a drawing for an $8,000 organizational makeover and free seminars throughout the weekend.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22

Where: Family Circle Cup Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive

Price: Free More Info: 577-7652 or daniel islandhomeshow.com

What: Six private residences will be opened to the public for this home tour focused on architects. All proceeds will benefit the Retired Service Volunteer Program, which is affiliated with the Lowcountry Chapter of the American Red Cross.

When: 1-5 p.m. April 21 Where: Family Circle Cup Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive

Price: $15 in advance, $20 day of

More Info: 577-7652 or www.HomesByArchitectsTour.com

What: USA Today best-selling author Kieran Kramer will give a presentation on “The Perils and Pleasures of Publishing a Regency-set Historical Novel” at the meeting of the Jane Austen Society.

When: 1:30 p.m. April 21 Where: Berkeley Electric Cooperative, 3351 Maybank Highway

Price: Free More Info: 406-4735 or www.capaccess.org/jasna

What: The second edition of the Charleston Eco Fashion Event showcases independent fashion designers who make strides to support and embrace responsible eco-friendly philosophies.

When: 7-9 p.m. April 21 Where: Michael Mitchell Gallery, 438 King St.

Price: $25 More info: www.charleston ecofashionevent.com

What: The HALOS Family Fun on the Creek seeks to raise money to help abused and neglected children in the Charleston community and raise awareness of these issues during Child Abuse Prevention Month. Harbor cruises, pony rides, and food will be available for purchase.

When: Noon-5 p.m. April 22 Where: Lighthouse on the Creek, 100 Church St.

Price: Adults $10, children 5-12 $5, under 5 free

More Info: 953-3715 or www.charlestonhalos.org

What: An opportunity to explore 10 homes and gardens in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant. Proceeds will benefit the Red Cross.

When: 1-5 p.m. April 22 Where: Edwards Park, Old Village, 400 Pitt St.

Price: $45 per ticket or $30 per ticket for groups of 10 or more

More Info: 764-2323, ext. 321, or www.LowcountryRedCross.org

What: Author Jenny Hubbard will discuss her book, “Paper Covers Rock.”

When: 3 p.m. April 22 Where: Main Library, 68 Calhoun St.

Price: Free More Info: 805-6845 or http://ccplteenunderground.blogspot.com

What: The Sea Island Republican Women’s Club’s speaker this month will be Joseph Kurt, radio talk show host on 94.3.

When: 6-7:30 p.m. April 23 Where: Holiday Inn Charleston, Riverview, 301 Savannah Highway.

Price: Annual membership $30; dinner is $20

More Info: 607-0397

What: The yearlong Go Red For Women campaign culminates at the annual luncheon.

When: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 25

Where: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St.

Price: $125 More Info: 853-1597

What: Women and Power features Jennet Robinson Alterman, executive director of the Center for Women.

When: 6-8 p.m. April 26 Where: French Quarter Inn, 166 Church St.

Price: $25 C4W members, $35 non

More Info: 763-7333 or www.c4women.org

What: The YWCA of Greater Charleston invites local residents, schools, organizations and businesses to join this year’s Stand Against Racism. In addition to celebrating diversity with speakers and multicultural entertainment, the annual observance will feature participants in a human chain at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge to help increase awareness about prejudice.

When: 3:30 p.m. April 27 Where: St. Julian Devine Community Center, 1 Cooper St.

Price: Free More Info: 722-1644 or www.ywca.org/charlestonsc

What: MOMS Club of Summerville-North is hosting a Dress Barn fashion show to benefit Pattison’s Academy. Local vendors also will be present.

When: 1-4 p.m. April 28 Where: Summerville Catholic School, 226 Black Oak Blvd.

Price: $5 in advance or $10 at the door

More Info: http://momsclub summervillenorth.webs.com

What: No one plans on marrying the wrong person, but after the “new car smell” wears off the relationship, many wonder if they made a mistake in the person they picked. Featuring Tara Mills, licensed therapist and owner of Good Loving.

When: 7 p.m. April 28 Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: $20 C4W members; $30 non

More Info: 763-7333 or www.c4women.org

What: The Lowcountry Exposure Fashion and Beauty Expo offers two days of fashion and beauty events. $1 from fashion show tickets will be donated to St. Jude’s Hospital.

When: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. April 29 and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 30

Where: Charleston Area Convention Center, 5055 International Blvd.

Price: $15 in advance, $20 day of

More Info: 737-0927 or www.lowcountryexposure.com

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