What: The Charleston Museum presents an original exhibition, Charleston Couture, in its Historic Textiles Gallery, through Nov. 4. The exhibit showcases more than 50 of the Lowcountry’s finest garments and accessories from the 1770s to the 1970s.
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.
Price: Free with general admission
More Info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org/exhibits-charleston-couture
What: Join curator of textiles, Jan Hiester, for a tour of Charleston Couture, showcasing the area’s finest garments and accessories 1770s-1970s.
When: 10:30 a.m. April 5 Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.
Price: Free with general admission
More Info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org/event.asp?ID=485
What: Plastic Easter eggs will be hidden throughout the city of Charleston. Look for eggs in and around city buildings and community parks. Turn eggs in at St. Julian Devine Community Center and collect your prize.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: St. Julian Devine Community Center, 1 Cooper St.
Price: Free for all ages.
What: The Karpeles Manuscript Museum exhibit this month con- sists of two dozen items that focus on the relationship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the famous magician Houdini. Free parking and admission.
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through April 27 (closed Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays)
Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St.
Price: Free More Info: 853-4651
What: 65th annual spring Festival of Houses and Gardens allows visitors to venture inside nearly 150 of Charleston’s grandest private houses and gardens in the Historic District. Daily tours, concerts, luncheon lectures and wine tastings.
When: Various times through April 21
Where: Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 East Bay St.
Price: $45 per tour ticket, other events varied prices
More Info: 722-3405 or www.HistoricCharleston.org/Festival
What: The Heyward-Washington House will offer spring garden tours in April. The Heyward-Washington garden is a formal design. All plants in the garden were introduced to the Lowcountry no later than 1791; many were imported.
When: 4-4:30 p.m. April 5, 19, 26
Where: Heyward Washington House, 87 Church St.
Price: Free with general admission
More Info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org/calendar.asp
What: The College of Charleston’s School of Sciences and Mathematics will host the Conrad D. Festa Community Lecture by Bill McKibben, a co-founder and organizer of 350.org, a grass-roots movement committed to solving the climate crisis and pushing policies to put the world on track to a safer level of CO2 in the atmosphere.
When: 6-7 p.m. April 5 Where: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.
Price: Free, open to the public
More Info: 953-6566 or http://news.cofc.edu/2012/03/19/planets-best-green-journalist-to-speak-at-college.
What: The third annual Water Ball will celebrate the right to clean water and the wealth of local waterways. Charleston Waterkeeper will host the gala to create awareness and crucial organizational funding. Enjoy champagne and oysters on the harbor, hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and cocktails, music.
When: 7-11 p.m. April 5 Where: South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf
Price: $60 advance, $75 at event
More Info: 608-9287 or www.thewaterball.org
What: Celebrate Easter weekend at a family friendly event. Plane Jane will rock the Village Green on April 6. Then on April 7, the Easter Festival will feature activities and crafts for the family, native wildlife sessions, inflatable slide, face painting and the Easter Bunny. Conclude the weekend with an Easter morning service hosted by Cavalry of the Sea Islands Church on the Village Green at 9:30 a.m.
When: 6-9 p.m. April 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 7, 9:30 p.m. April 8
Where: Freshfields Village, 130 Gardeners Circle
Price: Free More Info: 768-6491 or http://freshfieldsvillage.com/events/view/easter-festival
What: Bring used kayak and outdoor gear and equipment, price it with your name and phone number on an envelope, and collect your cash. You can leave kayaks and gear not sold in Sea Kayak Carolina’s consignment program.
When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 7 Where: Sea Kayak Carolina, 1731 Signal Point Road
Price: Free More Info: 225-7969 or www.seakayakcarolina.com
What: Local artisans showcase wares at annual Art Guild event.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Edistonian General Store, 406 Highway 174
More Info: 869-3139
What: Crossroads Community Church of James Island holds an “Easter in the Park” service. After the service, there will be an Easter egg hunt for small children and games for older kids and adults. Live music by Route 333, which features musicians from several local bands. There will be hot dogs, burgers, desserts and beverages.
When: 10 a.m. April 8 Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive
Price: Free More Info: 693-8667
What: Project L.O.V.E (Lifting Our Voices for Excellence) will present the 18th annual gospel music festival. National recording artists Norman Hutchins and Preashea Hilliard will perform. Other musical guests and a fireworks show.
When: 3-7 p.m. Where: Greater Memorial Riverfront Park, Everglades Drive
Price: Free, open to the public.
More Info: 888-777-6593 or www.projectlovecharleston.org
What: A Silent Auction Fundraiser will benefit the family of Joshua Miller, owner of How Art Thou? Cafe, who died in a car accident. Bid on hundreds of items, including a signed guitar from Darius Rucker.
When: 7 p.m. April 11 Where: How Art Thou Cafe, 1956 Maybank Highway
What: Learn how to keep yourself balanced emotionally, physically and spiritually. Tina Arnold, The Holistic Chick.
When: Noon April 12 Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.
Price: Free More Info: 763-7333 or http://c4women.org
What: Class covers the basics of estate planning and probate. The Evan Guthrie Law Firm practices in the areas of estate planning, probate wills, living trusts, special needs trusts and more.
When: 6:30 p.m. April 12 Where: St. Andrew’s Regional Branch Library, N. Woodmere Dr.
Price: Free More Info: 926-3813 or www.ekglaw.com
What: CSU Symphonic Band, with Dr. Nicholas Holland, conductor, will feature music of both a serious and humorous nature. Features the CSU Percussion Ensemble conducted by Dr. Michael Haldeman.
When: 7:30 p.m. April 12 Where: Charleston Southern University Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, 9200 University Blvd.
Price: Free More Info: 863-7966 or www.charlestonsouthern.edu
What: Plantasia, Charleston Horticultural Society’s plant sale.
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 13; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14
Where: Wragg Square Park, 342 Meeting St.
Price: Free More Info: 579-9922 or www.charlestonhorticulturalsociety.org
What: 2012 Relay For Life of Universities of Charleston.
When: 5 p.m. April 13 Where: Stoney Field Stadium, 358 Fishburne St.
More info: Visit www.relayforlife.org/collegesofcharleston.
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