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A 30-year veteran helping outfit children like 3-year-old Sydney Wren, Sarah Anne Summers is considering the options of Sarah Anne's children's toy and clothing store, a King Street fixture for 20 years. Sydney and her mother, from Orange County, Calif.,

SLOW FOOD potluck: Slow Food Charleston is holding its annual Fall Potluck Picnic 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Fields Farm on Johns Island. Festivities include an outdoor picnic potluck, live music from the Bluestone Ramblers, farm tours and a cooking demo led by Helen Fields. Guests should bring their own beverages and picnic supplies and a dish to share for the potluck. Bake a favorite pie for the American Pie auction. Proceeds from the auction and ticket sales benefit the Slow Food Charleston nutrition projects in local schools. The picnic will take place rain or shine. Pets on a leash are welcome.

Fields Farm is at 3129 River Road, Johns Island.

Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for others, and $5 for children under 12. Reservations not required and tickets are available at the door.

Only cash and checks are accepted for tickets and pie auction. For additional information about Slow Food Charleston, visit

Fall Flights of Fancy: Bin 152 Wine Bar at King and Queen streets will feature the Fall Collection from 3.14 Pies & Sparkling Wines from Around the World, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Enjoy three designer pies each paired with a sparkling wine for $20. Call 608-8314.

Art and Absinthe: Creative Spark Center for the Arts in Mount Pleasant presents "Edgar Allan Poe: Back From the Grave," a performance art event Oct. 9 inside Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island. The event will be preceded by a VIP reception, "The Absinthe Affair," featuring a signature absinthe cocktail prepared by Poe's Tavern. Advance tickets are $30, and VIP tickets are $55, or $40 and $65 on-site. Call 881-3780.

Sustainable Seafood: The Glass Onion in West Ashley hosts a four-course sustainable seafood dinner paired with local beer at 7 p.m. Tuesday. $55, excluding tax and gratuity. Call 225-1717 for reservations.

Chefs auction: The March of Dimes annual Signature Chefs Auction is a black-tie event with gourmet samplings from top Charleston chefs, silent and live auctions and a cocktail reception. Begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Embassy Suites, 5055 International Blvd. in North Charleston.

Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased online. Individual tickets are $150.

Call Erin Herrmann at 571-1776 or e-mail eherrmann@marchof

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