Shaggin’ on the Cooper: 7-11 p.m. Sept. 8. Mount Pleasant Pier. Spend the night enjoying beach music and shag dancing at the foot of the scenic Mount Pleasant Pier. Classic oldies and beach music will be performed by Coastrunner. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 on-site if available.

Dog Day Afternoon: Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 9. Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark. Waterpark season is over, but on this special day, dogs are allowed into Whirlin’ Waters. Large dogs can cool down in the wave pool and smaller dogs can splash in the kiddie pool area to beat the heat. Owners will not be allowed in the water. Proof of dog’s current vaccinations required for entry. Tickets are limited; advance purchase is recommended. A registered and paid chaperon is required for ages 17 and under. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount & $10 on-site (if available).

Folly Pier Fishing Tournament: 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 15. Folly Beach Fishing Pier. Tournaments held rain or shine. Prizes are awarded for the three largest catches in the Big Fish category and for the largest catch in the King Mackerel category. Online registration ends Sept. 13. Day-of registration available and will begin on site at 6 a.m. Prizes awarded at 4:15 p.m. An adult chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. For ages 3 and up. Call 588-3474. Fee: $12/$9 CCR Discount/King Mackerel: $14/$12 CCR Discount.

Yappy Hour: 4 p.m.-sunset Sept. 20. James Island County Park Dog Park. Free event with park admission. Live music will be performed by local band Taco Donkey. Beverages available onsite; outside alcohol or coolers are not permitted. Free with regular gate admission.

Moonlight Mixer: 7-11 p.m. Sept. 21. Folly Beach Fishing Pier. Dance the night away under the stars at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier. DJ Jim Bowers of 1340 The Boardwalk will play all of the hottest oldies and beach music classics. Call 795-4386. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 onsite if still available.

Pre-registration is required for many CCPRC programs. Note that programs may fill up in advance, or may be canceled if they do not meet the advance minimum requirement for participation. For more information or to register, call 795-4386 or visit www.ccprc.com

Through Oct. 25: Team Charleston Recreational Club at James Island County Park. 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Thursdays). The Club Team is designed to introduce newcomers to the sport of climbing. Pre-registration required. Age: 7-17. Fee: $138/$125 CCR Discount.

Sept. 6: Night Climbing at James Island County Park. 7-10 p.m. Enjoy an evening under the moon at The Climbing Wall. Equipment not included in climbing fee; bring your headlamp/flashlight. Registration is not necessary. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount

Sept. 7: Explore Your Parklands: McLeod Plantation. 1-4 p.m. Pre-registration is required for this program. Join us as we explore McLeod Plantation’s multifaceted history and discuss future prospects for this island treasure. Access to the main house is not included in the tour. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 9 & up. Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount

Sept. 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29: Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Walk through many distinct habitats will allow group to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies and other organisms. A chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders.: 14 & up. Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount.

Sept. 8-9: Advanced Climbing Clinics: Climbing 301: Intro to Trad Climbing at James Island County Park. 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Tuesday), departs 6 a.m. (Saturday) and returns 8 p.m. (Sunday). Trad climbing allows you the freedom to climb without bolts or top accessed areas. Travel to Looking Glass, N.C., where group will spend two days teaching you gear placement, anchor building, belay techniques and more. Participants should have a CCPRC Lead Belay card or equivalent experience. Pre-registration required. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $138/$125 CCR Discount.

Sept. 8: Birding Trips: Sod Farm Shorebirds/Santee NWR. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Search for Pectoral, Buff-breasted and Upland Sandpipers, along with Horned Larks, hawks and other potential feathered visitors at the sod farms. Pre-registration required. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $21/$17 CCR Discount.

Sept. 8: Parent and Child Samplers: Kayak and SUP Sampler at Palmetto Islands County Park. 9 a.m.-noon. This program is for children ages 6-15 and their parents. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required. Age: 6 & up. Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount.

Sept. 8-Oct. 27: Team Charleston Recreational Club at James Island County Park. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. (Saturdays). The Club Team is designed to introduce newcomers to the sport of climbing. Pre-registration required. Age: 7-17. Fee: $138/$125 CCR Discount.

Sept. 8: Ancient Charleston: Native American History and Culture at Palmetto Islands County Park. 10 -11:30 a.m. Examine Native American life in coastal South Carolina and discover how Charleston’s earliest inhabitants thrived off of the abundance local resources. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 9 & up. Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount.

Sept. 8: Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: ACA Introduction to Kayaking-Level 1 at James Island County Park. Noon-4 p.m. Learn to kayak. Pre-registration required. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $42/$35 CCR discount.

Sept. 8: Introduction to Climbing: Climbing 103: Climbing Movement at James Island County Park. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Climb smarter not harder, as we cover the basics of climbing technique where small gains in technique lead to big gains in ability. Pre-registration required. Age: 10 & up. Fee: $30/$25 CCR discount

Sept. 9: Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: ACA Essentials of Kayak Touring-Level 2 at James Island County Park. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This course is designed to teach beginners to paddle sea kayaks safely and enjoyably on lakes and other flatwater settings with little wind, waves or current. Pre-registration required. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $54/$45 CCR discount.

Sept. 9: Intro to Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) at James Island County Park. 1-2:30 p.m. SUPing has become the fastest growing paddle sport in the country. Pre-registration required. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $24/$20 CCR discount.

Sept. 9: Family Climbing: Family Belay Lesson at James Island County Park. 1-4 p.m. Children ages 4-13 will climb while parents learn to belay. Children age 14 and up can learn to belay as well as climb. Pre-registration required. Age: 4 & up. Fee: $18/$15 CCR discount

Sept. 11: After-School Adventures: Sea Kayak at James Island County Park. 4:30-6 p.m. Spend some time reviewing and learning basic kayak strokes; then play some fun paddling games. Pre-registration required. Age: 8-12. Fee: $6/$5 CCR discount.

Through Dec. 4: Master Naturalist: Master Naturalist (Meets Weekly) at Caw Caw Interpretive Center. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sept. 11-Dec. 4). This session meets every Tuesday. CCPRC and Clemson University are offering the Certified Master Naturalist (MN) program for people interested in understanding and protecting the state’s valuable natural resources. A detailed schedule will be available at the first meeting. Pre-registration required. Age: 18 & up. Fee: $625/$600 CCR Discount.

Sept. 12, 19, 26: College Days at the Climbing Wall at James Island County Park. Noon-7 p.m. Climbing is a fun way to get into shape and to meet new people. Students will receive a free harness rental and shoe rental with the regular price of admission. Registration is not necessary. Fee: $10.

Sept. 12: After-School Adventures: Archery at James Island County Park. 4:30-6 p.m. Enjoy a fun afternoon while you learn safe practices of archery and get your chance to shoot a bulls-eye. Pre-registration required. Age: 8-12. Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount.

Sept. 13: Home School Days: Incredible Insects at Palmetto Islands County Park. 10-11:30 a.m. Through activities and an insect hunt through the park, you will learn about insect classification, their adaptations to living in different environments, and why insects are beneficial to humans. There will be parallel sessions for kids ages 4-6 and 7-10. Designed for home schoolers, but open to all. Pre-registration required. Age: 4-10. Fee: $5/$4 CCR discount.

Sept. 13: After-School Adventures: Sea Kayak at Palmetto Islands County Park. 4:30-6 p.m. Spend some time reviewing and learning basic kayak strokes; then play some fun paddling games. Pre-registration required. Age: 8-12. Fee: $6/$5 CCR discount.

Sept. 13: After-Work Paddling Trips: Shem Creek After Work. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy a beautiful sunset paddle around Shem Creek and the Charleston Harbor. Pre-registration required. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $36/$30 CCR discount.

Sept. 13: Intro to Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) at James Island County Park. 5:30-7 p.m. SUPing has become the fastest growing paddle sport in the country. Pre-registration required. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $24/$20 CCR discount.

Sept. 14: Folly Beach Bird Walks: Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve Bird Walk. 8:30-10:30 a.m. This walk focuses on the northern shoreline and maritime forest of Folly Beach. A registered chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 12 & up. Fee: Free, however pre-registration is required.

Sept. 14-16: Basic Sailing: Level I. 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Friday) and 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Sunday). Learn basic nomenclature and rigging/derigging skills, as well as safety information. This two-day program includes a two-hour Friday evening instructional session, then Sunday morning will be spent sailing in the Charleston Harbor. Pre-registration required. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $132/$120 CCR discount.

Sept. 15: Junior Naturalist: Botany Buffet at Wannamaker County Park. 9 a.m.-noon. Discover plant anatomy, diversity and cool uses of local plants. Adult chaperons are welcome to attend and require no registration. Age: 8-12. Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount.

Sept. 15: Adaptive Paddling Programs: Adaptive Paddling Canoe Outing. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Utilizing adapted canoes, group will put in at Bulow Boat Landing, then explore the Historic Rice Fields and marshes of the area. Pre-registration required. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $42/$35 CCR discount.

Sept. 15: Colonial Charleston: Carolina Gold Rice at Palmetto Islands County Park. 10-11:30 a.m. Charleston was once the richest city in colonial America. Discover how Carolina Gold rice production made it all possible. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required. Age: 9 & up. Fee: $6/$5 CCR discount.

Sept. 15: Parent and Child Trips: Folly River Kayaking. 12-5 p.m. Join group for a paddle along Folly River. The tidal creeks and marshes of the Folly River are full of natural beauty. Bring Mom or Dad and work on your kayaking skills. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required. Age: 8 & up. Fee: $34/$28 CCR Discount.

Sept. 15: Introduction to Climbing: Climbing 101: Introduction to Climbing at James Island County Park. 1-4 p.m. This class is designed to introduce you to the world of climbing. Upon completion, participants will be prepared to take a belay test upon their next visit to the Climbing Wall. Age: 14 & up. Fee: $30/$25 CCR discount.

Sept. 16: Intermediate Climbing Courses: Climbing 204: Top Rope Anchors at James Island County Park. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn all the basics of top rope anchor building. Pre-registration required. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $36/$30 CCR discount.

Sept. 16: Local Sea Kayak Trips: Charleston Harbor Kayak Tour. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. An intimate kayak-level view of our marshes, beaches, and wildlife is one of the unique pleasures of life in the Lowcountry. Departing Remley’s Point, group will paddle under the Ravenel Bridge, past the Yorktown and see Charleston Harbor from a dolphin’s point of view before entering Shem Creek. Pre-registration required. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $48/$40 CCR discount.

Sept. 17-19: ACA Instructor Certification Courses: L-2 Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructor Certification Workshop at James Island County Park. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. This workshop (IDW) with the certification exam (ICE) is for the ACA’s L-2 Basic SUP Instructor. For more information, visit: www.americancanoe.org. Pre-registration required. Age: 18 & up. Fee: $300/$275 CCR discount.

Sept. 18: Little Explorers: Playing in Ponds at Palmetto Islands County Park. 10-11 a.m. Children will be amazed to learn about what lives in this often overlooked watery realm. This program is for children ages 3-5 and their registered and paid adult chaperons. Pre-registration required. Age: 3-5. Fee: $5/$4 CCR discount.

Sept. 19: Junior Naturalist: Feathered Friends at James Island County Park. 4-6:30 p.m. Through hands-on activities and an interactive nature ramble, you will learn about special bird adaptations, behaviors and how to identify common species. Adult chaperons are welcome to attend and require no registration. Age: 8-12. Fee: $12/$10 CCR discount

Sept. 19: After-School Adventures: Archery at Palmetto Islands County Park. 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Archery is an age old activity that has become a fast growing sport for youth. Enjoy a fun afternoon while you learn safe practices of archery and get your chance to shoot a bull’s-eye. Pre-registration required. Age: 8-12. Fee: $6/$5 CCR discount.

Sept. 21: Canoeing At Caw Caw: Heritage to Habitat Canoe Tour at Caw Caw Interpretive Center. 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Travel back to the age of rice with this interpretive canoe trip. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required. Age: 9 & up. Fee: $15/$12 CCR discount.

Sept. 22: Intermediate Climbing Courses: Climbing 201: Sport Climbing at James Island County Park. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lead climbing, specifically sport climbing is the next step after top roping. Participants must have a current CCPRC Belay Card and must be comfortable climbing 5.8 rated routes. Pre-registration required. Age: 14 & up. Fee: $36/$30 CCR discount.

Sept. 22: Carolina Blues at Palmetto Islands County Park. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Join historical specialist to examine the legacy of Carolina Indigo. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Note this program includes a tie-dyeing activity. A 100 percent cotton cloth is required to participate. Pre-registration required. Age: 9 & up. Fee: $6/$5 CCR discount.

Sept. 22: Intro to Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) at James Island County Park. 10:30 a.m.-noon. SUPing has become the fastest growing paddle sport in the country. Pre-registration required. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount.

Sept. 22: Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Trips: James Island Marsh Tour at James Island County Park. 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Stop by James Island County Park and launch an SUP from the crabbing dock. Explore this often-missed section of the park, and enjoy the great views at high tide in the salt marsh. This trip is recommended to those who already have the basics of SUPing or have a moderate to high level of athleticism before signing up for this tour. Pre-registration required. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount.

Sept. 22: Intermediate Climbing Courses: Climbing 202: Intermediate Technique at James Island County Park. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Are you hitting a plateau in your climbing? This intermediate technique class will help you progress to the next level. Participants should have a current CCPRC Belay Card and be able to climb in the 5.9 range. Pre-registration required. Age: 14 & up. Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount.

Sept. 25: After-School Adventures: Stand-Up Paddleboarding at Palmetto Islands County Park. 4:30-6 p.m. After school ends for the day come to the park and have some fun on Stand-Up Paddleboards. Pre-registration required. Age: 8-12. Fee: $6/$5 CCR discount.

Sept. 25: Intro to Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) at James Island County Park. 5:30-7 p.m. SUPing has become the fastest growing paddle sport in the country. Pre-registration required. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $24/$20 CCR discount.

Sept. 26: After-School Adventures: Archery at Wannamaker County Park. 4:30-6 p.m. Archery is an age-old activity that has become a fast growing sport for youth. Pre-registration required. Age: 8-12. Fee: $6/$5 CCR discount.

Sept. 27: After-School Adventures: Stand-Up Paddleboarding at James Island County Park. 4:30-6 p.m. After school ends for the day come out to the park and have some fun on stand up paddleboards. Pre-registration required. Age: 8-12. Fee: $6/$5 CCR discount.

Sept. 27: Night Climbing: September Full Moon Climb at James Island County Park. 7-10 p.m. Equipment not included in climbing fee; bring your headlamp/flashlight. Registration is not necessary. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $12/$10 CCR discount.

Sept. 28: Beachwalker Bird Walks at Beachwalker Park. 8:30-11 a.m. The southwestern end of Kiawah Island is an excellent place to spot seabirds and shorebirds. Group will hike nearly two miles of pristine beach looking for a variety of birds, including raptors and songbirds. A registered chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 12 & up. Fee: Free; however pre-registration is required.