Houses and Gardens

What: The 65th annual spring Festival of Houses and Gardens offers visitors the opportunity to venture inside nearly 150 of Charleston's grandest private houses and gardens in the city's historic district during blooming season. Daily tours, musical concerts, luncheon lectures and wine tastings are among the events. All proceeds benefit the Historic Charleston Foundation's preservation and education efforts.

When: 2-5 p.m. April 6-7, 9-16, 18-19, 21; 6-9 p.m. April 17 and 20

Where: Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 East Bay St.

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

More Info: 722-3405 or www.

Lowe's Construction

What: In support of Women Build, the Dorchester Road Lowe's will provide this second of three free construction clinics. The topics addressed will be “How to Install Exterior Siding” and “How to Install Roofing Shingles.” The objective of this series of clinics is to help women gain construction knowledge and skills, to apply to both the worksite and their own lives. Registration is required.

When: 8-9 a.m. April 7

Where: Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, 9600 Dorchester Road

More Info: 851-1414 or

Hope 4 a Cure Pageant

What: Formal/casual pageant will raise money for Relay for Life team. Profits will be donated to the American Cancer Society. A concession stand and entertainment will be provided.

When: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 7

Where: Harleyville Community Center, 163 South Railroad Ave.

Price: $3 door admission; contestant free

More Info: 412-3235

Hat Ladies promenade

What: The Hat Ladies and members of their families will stroll in their finery down Meeting Street between Broad and White Point Garden in honor of Easter in the Holy City. The public is invited to watch, wave and photograph.

When: 11-11:30 a.m. April 7

Where: Charleston City Hall, 80 Broad St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 762-6679 or

E. Cooper Newcomers

What: The women of the East Cooper Newcomers Club will have their monthly meeting. Members, guests, new residents and recent retirees are invited to attend and learn about the many club activities and local events.

When: 10 a.m.-noon April 10

Where: Call or email for location

Price: Free

More Info: 388-5723 or

Stay Healthy

What: Learn how to keep your life happy and productive through keeping yourself balanced emotionally, physically and spiritually. Featuring Tina Arnold.

When: Noon April 12

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: Free

More Info: 763-7333 or

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