SPOLETO AND PICCOLO SNEAK PREVIEW: 6 p.m. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. Free. The College of Charleston presents a program that will highlight various upcoming performances and explain the history of the festivals. 953-8228.

'WOMEN OF DISTINCTION': 7-9 p.m. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. $50. The Girls Scouts of South Carolina will team up with the aquarium to present an event honoring various women who have had a positive influence on the community. The evening will feature an awards presentation, Girl Scout cookies, a cash bar and more. 552-9910 or

LISTENING PARTY: 9 p.m.-midnight. Monster Music, 946 Orleans Road. The store will host a listening party for the new CD by The Dead Weather. The party will feature free pizza, beer and merchandise as well as prizes. 571-4657.


BERKELEY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION: 6:30 p.m., Boardroom, 229 East Main St., Moncks Corner, Superintendent Anthony Parker will make recommendations on the 2010-11 budget.


NATURE SCENE: 6 p.m. at the monthly meeting of the Charleston Natural History Society at the main branch of the Charleston County Library, 68 Calhoun St. Naturalist Rudy Mancke, host of SCETV's NatureScene, will speak about "Dragonflies in South Carolina and Other Invertebrates of Note." For more information, call Andy Harrison at (843) 336-5603, (843) 795-6934 or go to website


WATERCOLOR CLASS: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cuthbert Hut at Azalea Park, 505 5th St. W., Summerville. $90 with supplies, $80 without. Fee includes a Sculpture in the South ticket. Helen K. Beacham will lead a watercolor class geared toward beginners. Box lunches will be available for purchase. 871-5637.


STUDENT BAND SHOWCASE: 7 p.m. Wando High School, 1000 Warrior Way, Mount Pleasant. $5. The students of Wando High School present the Wandoroo Student Songwriters and Band Showcase, which will feature performances by The Makeshift, Southern Sun, Casual Jackets, Tru Colors and many others. 881-8200.

POETRY SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m. The Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. The Poetry Society of South Carolina will hold its last monthly meeting before its summer break.


JAS MEETING: 1:30 p.m. Berkeley Electric Building, 3351 Maybank Highway, Johns Island. The Jane Austen Society will hold its monthly meeting featuring a lecture on muslin by John Meffert. 768-6453.

BENEFIT CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Gage Hall Coffeehouse, 4 Archdale St. $10. Enjoy performances by Helen Greenfield and Steve Green, who will present 'Bach to Rock.' Proceeds will benefit inner-city elementary schools. 224-4472.


BLESSING OF THE FLEET FESTIVAL: Noon-6 p.m. Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Hallman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. The 23rd annual Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival, which was postponed a few weeks ago, will feature local seafood, live music, craft and art shows, shag and shrimp-eating contests, children's activities and more. 884-8517 or

'DO THE CHARLESTON': Noon-5 p.m. King Street. Experience the first Do the Charleston street event, during which King Street will be closed between Calhoun and Queen streets to allow street vendors, dining, children's activities and more.