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Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon


'From the Moon'

What: The exhibit "From the Moon: Mapping & Exploration" addresses our visual perceptions of the moon and demonstrates how advances in optical technologies have increased our understanding over time. On display will be archival photos from observatories all over the globe, videos of astronauts walking and driving on the moon, a moon rock and an astronaut's glove.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily except Sundays

Where: New Sciences Building, 202 Calhoun St.

Price: Free

More Info: 953-4422 or

Houdini vs. Doyle

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

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

Neck and Back Health

What: Explore five secrets to looking and feeling younger/permanent weight loss/diabetes. Learn from Dr. Howenstine of Charleston Neck and Back how to keep pain from limiting your healthy potential.

When: Noon-1 p.m. Jan. 26

Where: Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road

Price: Free

Brown Bag Lunch

What: Handle separation and divorce from a child-centered approach. Featuring Emily Ayers, Law Office of Emily Ayers, and Jill HaLevi, Mediation and Legal Services. Registration required.

When: Noon Jan. 26

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: Free

More Info: 763-7333, or


Charlie Post 15K & 5K

What: Charleston's only 15K running race, presented by Triangle Char & Bar and hosted by the Charleston Running Club and Sullivan's Island. 5K held at the same time. Proceeds benefiting the Charlie Post Scholarship Endowment at the College of Charleston.

When: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 28

Where: Sullivan's Island Fire Station, 2050 Middle St.

Price: $25, $30 day of event

More Info: 557-9764 or

Nature Walk

What: Nature Walk will be held on the Awendaw Passage of the Palmetto Trail. Following the meet and greet at Sewee Center, group will caravan to the trailhead (at the Awendaw Canoe Trail Launch on Rosa Green Road, Awendaw) and embark on a 5-mile hike. Bring water and snack. Call the Sewee Center to register.

When: 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 28

Where: Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, 5821 U.S. 17

Price: Free

More Info: 928-3368 or or

Birds of Prey

What: The Center for Birds of Prey is offering a special admission incentive for residents of Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Georgetown and Horry counties. Two admissions for the price of one every Saturday in January. Proof of residency required.

When: Saturdays in January

Where: Center for Birds of Prey, 4872 Seewee Road

Price: Regular admission is $12; children under 6 get in free

More Info: 971-7474 or

Little League

What: Registration open for the spring season of little league baseball and softball.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 28; Feb. 4, 11 and 18

Where: Lowcountry Little League, 3362 Maybank Highway

Price: $35/child

More Info: 559-4198 or league1

IOP oyster roast

What: Enjoy oysters, chili, hot dogs, a silent auction, DJ and lots of fun. Proceeds support the Exchange Club student scholarship fund.

When: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 28

Where: Isle of Palms Exchange Club, 201 Palm Blvd.

Price: $20 advance, $25 at the door; Children under 12 are half price

More Info: 886-9229 or 886-8489 or


Red Cross Blood Drive

What: A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Southeastern Institute. Call 747-1279 for directions or information.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 31

Where: Southeastern Institute, 4600 Goer Drive

Women and Power

What: Founded 17 years ago in Charleston, Skirt! magazine is now in five other major cities across the country. Editor Nikki Hardin will talk about her journey. Refreshments will be served. Registration required.

When: 6-8 p.m. Jan. 31

Where: French Quarter Inn, 166 Church St.

Price: $25 C4W members; $35 nonmembers

More Info: 763-7333 or

Thursday, Feb. 2

Business Plans

What: If you are considering starting a business, a comprehensive business plan is needed to support success and minimize the risks.

When: 6-9 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave.

Price: $25

More Info: 727-4778 or

Friday, Feb. 3

Little League sign-up

What: Registration is open for spring baseball and softball for children ages 4-16.

When: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10

Where: Lowcountry Little League, 3362 Maybank Highway

Price: $35/child

More Info: 559-4198 or

Saturday, Feb. 4

Palmetto Pride

What: Join Nature Adventures to help clean up boat landings in the national forest. Call Nature Adventures to sign up your crew and receive a free $10-$20 gift certificate.

When: 8 a.m. Feb. 4

Where: U.S. Forest Service Francis Marion National Forest Headquarters, 2967 Steed Creek Road

Price: Free

More Info: 568-3222 or

Half-marathon & 5K

What: Join in the 10th annual half-marathon and 5K to support the preservation of the Morris Island Lighthouse by Save the Light. The event starts and finishes near the pier on Folly Beach. New for 2012: Team division. Teams may be from two to six people. First-place prize for top male, top female and top mixed team.

When: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 4

Where: Holiday Inn Charleston-Tides Folly Beach, 1 Center St. Folly Beach

More Info: 633-0099 or

Gullah celebration

What: Celebrate Gullah heritage with free programs every Saturday in February and March. Programs range from craft and cooking demonstrations to storytelling, music and dance performances.

When: 2 p.m. Feb. 4-March 31

Where: Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, 1254 Long Point Road

Price: Free

More Info: 881-5516 or

Preservation Society

What: Join the Preservation Society of Charleston for food, music and fun at its February Oyster Roast. Featuring music performed by the South Carolina Broadcasters. Proceeds benefit Quarters A, a PSC 2011 Seven to Save site. Newcomers to PSC will receive a free one-year membership with ticket purchase. Optional 1 p.m. tour of the Navy Yard "Power House."

When: 2-5 p.m. Feb. 4

Where: Quarters H&I at the Charleston Navy Yard Officers Quarters Historic District, 96-98 Navy Way

Price: Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 after Feb. 2; $10 children under 12. Tickets for the house tour are $10 or $5 with the purchase of a ticket to the oyster roast.

More Info: 722-4630 or

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