Tea room: St. Philip's Episcopal Church's annual Tea Room is open 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. through Friday. Lowcountry lunch and homemade desserts in Parish Hall at Church and Cumberland streets, outside on the veranda or in courtyard. Takeout orders with delivery to downtown locations; call 722-7291. Gift cards available. Homemade items, baked goods and St. Philip's souvenirs will be sold in gift shop, and sanctuary and grounds will be open for tours. Proceeds benefit St. Philip's foreign and home missions, St. Philip's choirs, and junior and senior high youth ministries. Visit www.stphilipschurchsc.org.
Slow Food: Susan A. Bass is new executive director of Slow Food Charleston. Previously a board member, Bass is a graduate of Indiana University and attended Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. She plans to continue the mission of building public awareness of Slow Food and increasing community involvement. Call 813-3116, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.slowfoodusa.org.
Spring picnic: Legare Farms on Johns Island will host an old-fashioned Spring Picnic 4-7 p.m. May 14 at 2620 Hanscombe Point Road, Johns Island. Includes hamburgers, garlic bratwurst dogs, vegetarian carrot dogs, corn on the cob, potato salad and homemade ice cream. Bring instruments, games and balls/bats for the kids. Adults $25, children ages 5-14, $10. Call 559-0788 to purchase tickets by credit card or mail a check to 2620 Hanscombe Point Road Johns Island, SC 29455.
Event is a fundraiser for the Legare Farms Education Foundation.
Feed the Need: Whole Foods Market in Mount Pleasant is supporting Charleston Chefs Feed the Need through its Donate Your Dime initiative. Feed the Need is a hunger relief effort in which the meals are cooked and served by the hospitality community at local soup kitchens. Through June 5, customers can donate their dime refund for using a reusable bag.
Underground AIDS military: LIME (Local. Impromptu. Moveable. Evening.), an underground supper club created by local chef Renata Dos Santos, is partnering with the Charging Charlie Alumni Association for a benefit dinner June 11. The event, at Charleston Air Force Base, has a theme of "Historical Perspective of Food in South Carolina." Cocktail reception and nine-course dinner prepared by nine local chefs. Each course pays homage to cuisine from Southern history. Proceeds benefit Wounded Warrior Project, Hidden Wounds and the Charging Charlie Alumni Association.
The dinner starts at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception at the AFB aerial park. Live entertainment. Tickets, $125 inclusive, must be purchased in advance. Call 364-6745 or visit www.limeincharleston.com.