What: Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, a nonprofit that provides therapeutic horseback riding for people with disabilities, invites the public to benefit luncheon. Proceeds will support CATR’s scholarship program. Jane Jenkins Herlong will speak.

When: Noon-1 p.m. Sept. 27

Where: Embassy Suites, 337 Meeting St.

Price: $60

More Info: 412-1992 or www.catrfarms.org

What: Joe Crespino will discuss and sign his book, “Strom Thurmond’s America,” where he examines the political career of S.C.’s longest-serving senator and how Thurmond, a Democrat until switching parties in 1964, helped shape modern conservatism and sparked the realignment of Southern and national politics. Crespino is an associate professor of history at Emory University.

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27

Where: Bond Hall at The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St.

More Info: 953-7477 or www.citadel.edu/root/humanities_lectures_fall2012

What: The evil Grand Magician wishes to rule Arabia and can do so only by marrying the beautiful Yasmine. With the audience sitting two feet away from the action, there are hilarious lyrics, beautiful ballads, magical effects, chase scenes, audience participation and happy endings at Sprouts Musical Theatre.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Sept. 28

Where: Creative Spark Arts Center, 757 Long Point Road

Price: $10 in advance or $12 at the door

More Info: 881-3780 or visit www. creativespark.org

What: Enjoy the “Rising of the Moon” over the calm harbor out of historic Shem Creek Shrimping Village. Group will stay alongside the marsh once it gets to the bay and will watch the moonrise over the ocean bay. All safety equipment and gear provided. Percentage of proceeds benefits an environmental cause.

When: 6-8:15 p.m. Sept. 29

Where: Shem Creek-Nature Adventure Outfitters, 483 West Coleman Blvd.

Price: $45/ages 13 and up, $35/ages 12 and under

More Info: 568-3222 or www.kayakcharlestonsc.com

What: In the finale, spend an evening dancing to live classic oldies and beach music from Groove Train. Beverages will be available for purchase on-site. Only 800 tickets will be sold for this event. Advance purchase is recommended. Ages 3 & up.

When: 7-11 p.m. Sept. 29

Where: Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd.

Price: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 on-site if still available

More Info: 795-4386 for tickets or www.ccprc.com

What: Grammy award nominee Will Downing will perform in a cabaret setting as part of the MOJA Arts Festival.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 29

Where: Family Circle Cup Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive.

Price: $21 general, $36 reserved table seating

More Info: 866-811-4111 or www. mojafestival.com/home

What: Enjoy a two-hour naturalist guided historic kayak paddle in the Mount Pleasant area among shrimp boats and saltwater marsh creek and journey out to a 22-acre island preserve called Crab Bank, home to thousands of nesting shorebirds.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 30

Where: Nature Adventures Outfitters, 483 W. Coleman Blvd.

Price: $40 for ages 13 and up, $25/ages 12 and under

More Info: 568-3222 or www.KayakCharlestonSc.com

What: Located behind Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms, Morgan Creek meanders through rich salt marsh estuary dotted with small verdant hammock islands. The paddle eventually leads group to Gray’s Bay, a vast tidal flat that is home to a variety of creatures from egrets, herons, pelicans, and gulls to dolphins, turtles and otters.

When: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 30

Where: Coastal Expeditions, 514 Mill St.

Price: Adults $58/12 and under $38

More Info: 884-7684 or www.coastal expeditions.com

What: Franke residents and their family members are invited to the service led by Pastor Sherry Owensby-Sikes to celebrate marriage. Residents will receive certificates in recognition of their years of marriage. A reception will follow the service.

When: 3 p.m. Oct. 1

Where: Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road

Price: Free

More Info: 856-2874

What: Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina will host the Sugar & Spice Soiree in Mount Pleasant. The Sugar & Spice Soiree will feature live music by Southern Flavor Bluegrass, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Fork catering, and a live and silent auction. All proceeds from the event will benefit Florence Crittenton Programs, which provide a safe haven for young mothers.

When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 4

Where: Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St.

Price: $75/individuals $125/couple

More Info: 722-7526 or www.FlorenceCrittentonSC.org

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