What: Family members who are the primary caregivers for students are invited to a community meeting to talk about what can be done locally and statewide to improve the lives of their children and families.
When: 8-9:30 a.m. May 4 Where: Malcolm C. Hursey Elementary School, 4542 Simms St., North Charleston
More Info: 745-7105
What: La Leche League meetings are open to all mothers and expectant mothers who are interested in learning more about breastfeeding or have questions. Babies, preschoolers and toddlers are welcome.
When: 10:15-11:30 a.m. May 4, June 1, July 6
Where: St. Andrews Church, 440 Whilden St., Mount Pleasant.
Price: Free More Info: 847-1482 or www. lllusa.org/web/CharlestonSC.html
What: Sea Island Habitat will hold a wine tasting to raise funds for its 2012 WomenBuild project.
When: 5-7 p.m. May 4 Where: How Art Thou Cafe, 1956 Maybank Highway.
Price: Admission free; donations accepted.
More Info: 768-0998 or www.seaislandhabitat.org
What: Linda Fantuzzo will open her show, “Landscape Reconfigured,” as part of the French Quarter Gallery Association Walk and it will run through May 30.
When: 5-8 p.m. May 4 Where: Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St.
More Info: 722-9868 or www. corrigangallery.com
What: Mary Johnson-Voss will be the featured artist for May. Her show, “Low Country Kaleidoscope,” will open with a reception and is open to the public.
When: 5-8 p.m. May 4 Where: Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, 160 East Bay St.
More Info: 722-2454 or www.charlestonartistguild.com.
What: The New York Times bestselling author will have a discussion and signing of the latest release in her Sookie Stackhouse series, “Deadlocked.” The event is first-come, first-served, with tickets being handed out starting at 3 p.m.
When: 7 p.m. May 4 Where: Barnes & Noble, 1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
More Info: 556-6561
What: Join Sea Island Habitat as it builds a new home on James Island for a Lowcountry family. The home will be funded and built primarily by women; at the same time, this event helps women to empower themselves and develop lasting life skills and relationships.
When: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5, 7-12
Where: Green Valley Lane, 11529 Grimball Road Ext.
Price: $25 registration fee More Info: 768-0998 or www.seaislandhabitat.org
What: Learn to prepare an elegant lunch celebrating spring, just in time for Mother’s Day. Learn to work with phyllo and to make crepes. Menu includes smoked salmon, tomato and mint crepe roulade; asparagus with Roquefort; walnut and raspberry vinaigrette; seafood strudel; and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
When: 9 a.m.-noon May 5 Where: Trident Technical College Main Campus, 7000 Rivers Ave.
Price: $59 More Info: 574-6152 or www. tridenttech.edu/ce_25177.htm
What: The Charleston Museum Institute will get ready for Mother’s Day with a knitting workshop especially for moms and daughters (and grandmothers and sisters, etc.). Participants bring their own needles and instructor Tamara Goff will supply the yarn in spring colors. Advance registration is required.
When: 2-5 p.m. May 5 Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.
Price: $45/members (includes both mother and daughter), $50/nonmembers, additional attendees $10 each
More Info: 722-2996, ext. 235, or www.charlestonmuseum.org
What: Enjoy live music, food, cocktails and silent auction items while watching the Kentucky Derby on the big screen. A prize for best hat will be awarded. Proceeds will support Livestock and Equine Awareness and Rescue Network’s horse rescue and rehabilitation work.
When: 3-7 p.m. Where: J Bar Farms, 5810 Church Flatts Road, Meggett
Price: $65 individual, $95 couple
What: Join Charleston Stage for the “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” The Kentucky Derby Day Party will include food and drinks provided by the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina including the derby’s signature mint julep, a silent auction, games, a ladies “Best Hat” and gentleman’s “Best Dressed” contests and more.
When: 4-7 p.m. May 5 Where: Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road.
Price: $50 More Info: 577-7183 or www.charlestonstage.com
What: The Junior League of Charleston presents Night at the Races. There will be live coverage, music by the Gin House boys, Firefly Sweet tea bourbon mint juleps, American Spirit Whiskey brown mules, heavy hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Junior League of Charleston’s efforts against hunger and homelessness in the community.
When: 4-8 p.m. May 5 Where: The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium, Club Level, 4th Floor, 69 Hagood Ave.
Price: Individual/$75, couple/$125
More Info: 763-5284 or www.jlcharleston.org/?nd=aderbyparty_natr2012
What: The Lowcountry Highroller Swamp Foxes vs. LCHR Ashley Riverdolls. Tickets are sold only the day of.
When: 6 p.m. May 6 Where: Hot Wheels Skating Center, 1523 Folly Road.
Price: $10 adults/$5 children More info: www.lowcountryhighrollers.com.
What: This “Melanoma Monday” join The Spa at Charleston Place in the fight against melanoma, arming attendees with powerful information and tips for safe sun habits. The swimwear fashion show will feature models from Tout Models and Talent Agency, hair by Article 5 salon, in addition to other retailers and vendors that will be announced as the event date approaches.
When: 6-8:30 p.m. May 7 Where: Charleston Place hotel, 205 Meeting St.
Price: Free, with suggested $10 donation
What: The women of the East Cooper Newcomers Club will hold a monthly coffee. Members, guests, new residents and recent retirees are invited to learn about club activities and events.
When: 10 a.m.-noon May 8 Where: Call for location
Price: Free More Info: 388-5723