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Holly Herrick

Book signing: Author Holly Herrick will sign copies of her new book, "Charleston Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes From the Heart of the Old South," at 5:30 p.m. Thursday as part of SieMatic Charleston's one-year anniversary celebration and the annual Upper King Design District Spring Design Walk. SieMatic Charleston is at 444 King St.

Upstate meets Lowcountry: Executive chefs Vicky Moore of The Lazy Goat, a Mediterranean-themed restaurant in Greenville, and Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill will join forces for a private dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $85 plus tax and gratuity and will include dinner and wine. Reservations are required. Call 577-4522.

Farm-to-table dinner: The Woodlands Inn in Summerville will serve its first farm-to-table menu in conjunction with Keegan-Filion Farm in Walterboro today. The three-course meal will be paired with local and regional wines. Service begins in the herb garden and proceeds to the south lawn under the grand oaks, where an interactive kitchen and community tables await. The farmer introduces each course and explains the "roots" of the dish and the significance. Live music and dancing will fol-low dinner. Tickets are $55. Reservations required; call 308-2115.

Chef's Potluck: To raise awareness about local agriculture and its role in sustaining the community, Lowcountry Local First is hosting the third annual Chef's Potluck from 4-7 p.m. May 2 at the Pavilion at Middleton Place. Top chefs from area restaurants will prepare dishes using local produce, meats and seafood. Live music, wine, beer, Wholly Cow ice cream, SweetTeeth chocolates and Island Coffee. There will be a silent auction of wares from local businesses and a farmer's market tent. Participating restaurants include Blossom, Closed for Business, Cru Cafe, Cypress, Duvall catering and events, Fish, Glass Onion, Middleton Place, and Slightly North of Broad. Tickets are $45 for LLF members and $50 otherwise. Available online at, at the Glass Onion in West Ashley and Charleston Cooks! on East Bay Street. Proceeds will support Lowcountry Local First's Sustainable Agriculture Initiative

Garden tea: The Summerville Community Orchestra Guild presents a Southern Garden Tea on May 2 at Linwood Inn to benefit the orchestra. Seatings will be at 3 p.m. and 4 :30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit or call 875-0113 for information.

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