DORCHESTER 2 PUBLIC HEARING: 7 p.m., Summerville High School Auditorium, 1101 Boonehill Road. The Dorchester District 2 School District will hold a public input meeting concerning it's next operating budget. The district will soon have to decide how to handle cuts in state funding.

FRENCH RESISTANCE LECTURE: 5:15 p.m. Randolph Alumni Hall, 66 George St. Free. Monique Saigal will lead a lecture on her interviews about women of the French Resistance as well as her experience as a Jewish "Hidden Child" in World War II. 805-1111 or 556-8458.


TEXTING HEARING: 7 p.m. Mount Pleasant Town Hall, 131 Middle Street. Town Council has a public hearing on the issue of texting while driving.

CREATIVE RETIREMENT LECTURES: 1 and 2:30 p.m. St. Joseph's Family Center, 1695 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd. The Center for Creative Retirement presents two lectures. The first will be given by Paul Nolan, from The Charleston Museum, who will talk about "American Revolution in the S.C. Backcountry." The second will be given by David and Sharyn Clark, who will discuss Silver City, Idaho. 953-5488.


CYBER-BULLYING INFO SESSION: 7 p.m., the Smith Barney office, 200 Meeting St. Charleston Collegiate School will host an informational session for parents on cyber-bullying. Chip Taylor, an assistant professor at The Citadel and at the Medical University of South Carolina, will lead the session. Registration is free but limited. To register, go to

BOOK RELEASE PARTY: 4-7 p.m. Caroline's Marketing and Catering, 55 Windermere Blvd. Mary Middleton will celebrate the release of her new book "Go Local Charleston" and will be available to sign copies.

SEA ISLAND LECTURES: 7 p.m. Fort Johnson Auditorium, 217 Fort Johnson Road, James Island. Free. Authors Richard D. Porcher and Eugene Frazier will discuss different takes on the Sea Island cotton culture. A reception will follow. 795-7519 or


ART HISTORY LECTURE: 5 p.m. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Phillip St. Free. Patrick Hunt will discuss "Tracking Hannibal in the Alps." 953-3888.

MOONLIGHT MIXER: 7-11 p.m. Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave. $8 Charleston County residents, $10 nonresidents. Dance the night away to oldies and beach music by local DJ Jim Bowers. 795-4386.


SEA AND SAND FESTIVAL: 5K run begins at 8 a.m.; festival begins at 10 a.m. Center Street, Folly Beach. Party in the street during the 20th annual Sea and Sand Fair. The day's events will include a 5k run/walk/skate, street vendors selling arts, crafts, food, children's activities and more. 607-2785 or

RECORD STORE DAY: 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. 52.5 Records, 561 King St. In honor of Record Store Day, 52.5 will offer special discounts, free items, an art show, ticket giveaways and a 4 p.m. in-store performance by Company. 722-3525 or

"JUMP IN THE PARK": Noon-4 p.m. Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston. $5 for children 12 and under. 795-4FUN or

GAGE HALL CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Gage Hall Coffeehouse, 4 Archdale St. $10. Enjoy traditional Irish music by Cornerhouse. Proceeds will benefit local inner-city elementary schools. 224-4472.


HOME, GARDEN AND ART TOUR: 1-5 p.m. Old Village of Mount Pleasant. $45. Tickets may be purchased at Abide-A-While Garden Center, Scratch Pad, Edward Dare Gallery or Morton James or at

GENEALOGY SOCIETY MEETING: 2:30 p.m. Masonic Center, 1285 Orange Grove Road. The S.C. Genealogical Society will host Post and Courier Reporter Wevonneda Minis, who will present "A Genealogist's Home Bookshelf." 767-2133 or 577-2639.