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Ketner interview

What: Linda Ketner, president of KSILeadership and Management Development, will be interviewed by the Center for Women as part of its Women and Power series.

When: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 16

Where: French Quarter Inn, 166 Church St.

Price: $25 C4W members; $35 nonmembers

More Info: 763-7333 or

Resume Writing

What: Your resume is your first impression opportunity with potential employers. Join us for "Power Resume," an intensive, interactive three-hour workshop in which you'll create the first draft of your resume. Featured speaker is Jan Moorman, vice president of Career Management Partners.

When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 16

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: $20

More Info: 763-7333 or

Houdini vs. Doyle

What: The Karpeles Manuscript Museum is hosting an exhibit that consists of two dozen items focusing on the relationship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the famous magician Harry Houdini.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday through April 27

Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St.

Price: Free

More Info: 853-4651

Sporting Exhibition

What: Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture is hosting Beth Carlson's seventh annual Sporting Exhibition.

When: Reception 5-8 p.m. Feb. 16; exhibit on display Feb. 16-March 17.

Where: Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture, 102 Church St.

More Info: 577-5500 or


Studio grand opening

What: Fred Astaire Dance Studios in West Ashley will celebrate its grand opening with a fundraiser for MUSC's Institute for Applied Neurosciences. The event will feature a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, giveaways, Palmetto Vocal Project performances and dance exhibitions by studio pros. Refreshments and beverages will be available. Donations to MUSC will be accepted all day.

When: 3 p.m. Feb. 17

Where: Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Charleston, 1938 Ashley River Road

Price: Free

More Info: 769-0440 or


College Goal S.C.

What: Trident Technical College is hosting College Goal S.C., an event to help with college financial aid. Experts will be onsite to assist with financial aid applications. Bring student's and parent's 2011 federal tax returns, Social Security number, driver's license, verification of any untaxed income and alien registration number (for eligible noncitizens), and a PIN (apply for PIN at Dependent students need a PIN for themselves and at least one parent.

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 18

Where: Trident Technical College, Nursing Auditorium (Main Campus), 7000 Rivers Ave.

Price: Free

More Info: 574-6777 or

Grapes Gone Wild!

What: During the weekend of Feb. 17-19, the Lowcountry will be going wild for wildlife. The public is invited to enjoy the wildlife, oysters and the libations at Irvin-House Vineyards for Grapes Gone Wild! Patrons are encouraged to bring their cash and credit. Wine-a-ritas, wine, Firefly tastings and buckets of oysters will be available for purchase, along with food by Farm on Fire. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for live music.

When: 1-5 p.m. Feb. 18

Where: Irvin-House Vineyards, 6775 Bears Bluff Road

Price: Free

More Info: 559-6867 or


Open Cockpit Sunday

What: This is a rare opportunity to view and enter naval cockpits. Aircraft to be opened include F-18 Hornet, SBD Dauntless, H-1 Huey, S-3 Viking, H-3 Sea King, F-9 Cougar and A-6 Intruder. Several naval aviators will be on hand to discuss naval aircraft with the public.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 19

Where: Patriots Point Naval And Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Road

Price: Normal admission fees apply

Mardi-Gras event

What: The Pre-Lenten Mardi-Gras Celebration Oyster Roast and Barbecue will be catered by Rosebank Farms and is sponsored by Holy Spirit Catholic Church. There will be king cakes, prizes and pinatas.

When: 2-5 p.m. Feb. 19

Where: 3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway

Price: $25 per adult; $10 per child 6-12

More Info: 768-0357


Meet Stella & Dot

What: Come and see what the buzz of Stella & Dot is all about. Learn about a savvy, stylish business opportunity, part-time or full-time.

When: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 20

Where: Alchemy Coffee, 11 Magnolia Road

Price: Free

More Info: 224-2610, or www.

Thursday, Feb. 23

Book Discussion

What: Not Fiction Book Discussion: "Pulphead: Essays" by John Jeremiah Sullivan.

When: 11 a.m. Feb. 23

Where: West Ashley Branch Library, 45 Windermere Blvd.

Price: Free

Island Side Concert

What: Bach to the Basics will be an evening of Italian arias and selections of Johann Sebastian Bach performed by the Ariettes, which features Laura Ball, Jessica Minahan and Jennifer Zehava Goldsmith.

When: 7-8 p.m. Feb. 23

Where: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway

Price: Free with donations accepted

CSU Symphonic Band

What: The CSU Symphonic Band, conducted by Nicholas Holland III, will share the stage in a concert with Dr. Gretchen Bowles and the Hanahan High School Band.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23

Where: Charleston Southern University Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, 9200 University Blvd.

Price: Free

More Info: 863-7966 or

Saturday, Feb. 25

Seafood Dinner

What: Join the South Carolina Aquarium's Sustainable Seafood Initiative and Middleton Place for a dinner featuring sustainable seafood. Enjoy food and wine-paired stations of sustainable seafood while learning how seafood choices today can ensure healthy fish for the future. Ten percent of the proceeds from the dinner will benefit the South Carolina Aquarium's Sustainable Seafood Initiative. Reservations recommended.

When: 6-9 p.m. Feb. 25

Where: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road

Price: $60

More Info: 266-7477 or

Weaving Workshop

What: Join Charleston Museum's Melanie Wilson for a beginner-level weaving workshop. Experience weaving on the museum's four-harness loom and tabletop loom during the class, as well as a hand loom to keep. All materials supplied.

When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 25

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: $35/member, $40/nonmember

More Info: 722-2996, ext. 235 or

New Year workshop

What: This highly interactive workshop will explore what's important to you, what you want more of, what you hope to eliminate and ways to make the changes to manifest your life dreams and live with deeper meaning. Debra Moffitt is author of "Awake in the World: 108 Practices to Live a Divinely Inspired Life."

When: 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 25

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: $20 C4W members; $30 nonmembers

More Info: 763-7333 or

Gullah Tour

What: Join the Charleston Parks Conservancy for a Gullah tour of Charleston with Alphonso Brown. Learn about black slave owners, slave uprisings, the Gullah language and local legend blacksmith Philip Simmons. The mini-bus tour will make some stops in downtown Charleston parks where the Conservancy is gardening. Rain or shine.

When: 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 25

Where: Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St.

Price: $25 in advance; $30 at the door

More Info: 724-5003 or

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