What: The North Charleston Farmers Market is every Thursday through Oct. 25. An abundance of locally grown produce, art and craft booths, food vendors and entertainment.
When: Noon-7 p.m. Thursdays; entertainment 4-6 p.m.
Where: Felix Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle
Price: Free More Info: 740-5854 or http://northcharleston.org
What: Tryouts for boys and girls ages 13-18 for Classic and Challenge teams will be held at Bishop England High School track, 363 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island. Evaluations for ages 8-12 will be at Daniel Island Soccer Academy Complex. Walk-ups welcomed or register online.
Price: Evaluation and tryout fee is $20 per player, $30 for two or more players in the same family.
When: 5:30-7 p.m. May 3, 10; 5:30-8 p.m. May 14-18, 21, 22, 24.
more info: Call 608-9071 or visit www.disacademy.org.
What: Enjoy a harbor cruise on the Carolina Girl with a full bar, hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing and complimentary champagne. Your ticket purchase will ensure that a child with cancer can attend Camp Happy Days this year.
When: 6:30-9 p.m. Where: Ripley Marina, 56 Ashley Point Drive.
What: The CSU Concert Singers will sing the Dyson “Magnificat” and “Nunc Dimittis in D,” Paul Spicer’s “Preces and Responses” and “Beati quorum via” in preparation for their week’s residency in June at Canterbury Cathedral in England. CSU Professor of Music Dr. Valerie Bullock will conduct the group and the guest organist will be English Morris from St. Martin in the Fields, Columbia.
When: 5:30 p.m. May 4 Where: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 142 Church St.
Price: Donations accepted More Info: 863-7966 or www.charlestonsouthern.edu
What: The author will have a discussion and book signing of the latest in her Sookie Stackhouse series, “Deadlocked.” The event is first-come, first-served, with tickets being handed out starting at 3 p.m.
When: 7 p.m. Where: Barnes & Noble, 1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
More Info: 556-6561
What: The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary presents the second annual Cinco De MaY’al event, a Cinco De Mayo celebration. Live music by the Groove Junkies and special musical guest. Food, music, games and prizes, live and silent auctions with local media celebrities. All proceeds benefit My Sister’s House of North Charleston.
When: 7-10:30 p.m. May 4 Where: Gold Bug Island, Coleman Boulevard
Price: $30 per ticket available online at www.cincodemayall.com.
When: 7 p.m. May 4 Where: Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park W. Blvd., Mount Pleasant.
What: Join Sea Island Habitat as they build a new home on James Island for a Lowcountry family. The home will be funded and built primarily by women; at the same time this event helps women to empower themselves and develop lasting life skills and relationships.
When: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Where: Green Valley Lane, 11529 Grimball Road Ext.
Price: $25 registration fee More Info: 768-0998 or http://www.seaislandhabitat.org
What: Cypress Gardens Curator Kathy Woolsey is leading a nature hike for all ages. Spring migration is time to learn about feathered friends by sight and sound. Meet at the Sewee Center. Register by calling 928-3368.
When: 8:30 a.m.-noon May 5 Where: Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, 5821 Highway 17 North
Price: Free More Info: 928-3368 or www.fws.gov/seweecenter
What: Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a box or carrier. South Carolina requires that all dogs and cats have a current rabies vaccination. The licensed veterinarian shall provide a certificate of vaccination to the pet owner. A serially numbered metal license tag, which must be attached to a collar or harness worn by the pet, shall also be furnished.
When: 9 a.m.-noon May 5 Where: Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road
Price: Prices may vary by clinic, not to exceed $10
More Info: 202-7020 or www.scdhec.gov/rabies
What: Lowcountry Shrimp Festival & Blessing of the Fleet. Full day of entertainment for the family. Features live music and entertainment, exhibits of interest, displays by area artists, a special children’s area and plenty of fresh shrimp, great food and refreshments.
WHEN: 10 a.m. May 5 Where: Historic Village, downtown McClellanville
What: Wine and Design of Mount Pleasant is partnering with Firefly and Irvin-House Vineyard for an artistic fundraiser benefiting MUSC Children’s Hospital. Guests will have the chance to paint the famous “Destination Vacation” painting on wood while overlooking the Vineyards. There will be live music, food from FARM on FIRE, and tastings of Firefly Spirits and Irvin-House wine. This class requires prepayment. Visit the calendar to sign up.
When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 5 Where: Irvin-House Vineyards, 6775 Bears Bluff Road
Price: $50 More Info: 388-7857 or www.wineanddesignsc.com
What: The Preservation Society of Charleston will host special neighborhood architecture tours in the Upper Peninsula of Charleston. The featured neighborhoods are Wilson’s Farm on May 5 and Hampton Park Terrace on May 6. The tours will be self-paced walking tours and include the interiors of at least eight architecturally significant early 20th-century houses. Proceeds support the society’s Seven to Save program.
When: 2-5 p.m. May 5 and 6 Where: Upper Peninsula, Historic Charleston
Price: Tickets: $30 for members ($35 for general admission); weekend passes: $50 for members ($60 for general admission)
More Info: 722-4630 or www.PreservationSociety.org
What: The Taylor Festival Choir will perform for its first time at the Amphitheater at I’On in Mount Pleasant. The concert “All Creatures” features songs about animals great and small. “All Creatures” is dedicated to Ellen Dressler Moryl, director of Cultural Affairs for the city of Charleston and animal rights activist. A portion of the proceeds will benefit animal societies in the area.
When: 4 p.m. May 5 Where: I’On Amphitheater, I’On Village
Price: $15 general admission, $10 student
More Info: 740-502-7326 or www.taylormusicgroup.org
What: The Junior League of Charleston presents Charleston’s own Kentucky Derby Party, Night at the Races. There will be live coverage, music by the Gin House boys, Firefly Sweet tea bourbon mint juleps, American Spirit Whiskey brown mules, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Charleston’s efforts against hunger and homelessness.
When: 4-8 p.m. May 5 Where: The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium, Club Level, 4th Floor, 69 Hagood Ave.
Price: Individual/$75, couple/$125
More Info: 763-5284 or www.jlcharleston.org/?nd=aderbyparty_natr2012
What: Cinco de Mayo celebration with live performances by Joe Firstman and The Cordovas, Finnegan Bell and BOCA. Food by Home Team BBQ available for purchase, along with beer and wine.
When: 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. music
Where: The Hippodrome, 360 Concord St.
Price: $10 general admission, $7 students
More Info: 724-9132 or www.charlestonhippodrome.com/upcoming_events.html
What: As part of Williams syndrome Awareness Week locally, a walk will be held at Mount Pleasant Recreation Park West Recreation Complex. Local residents are encouraged to come out and support families affected by Williams syndrome. Contact email@example.com.
When: 8-10 a.m. May 6 Where: MPRD Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park West Blvd.
Price: $20 for individuals and $50 for families all proceed go to WSA.
More Info: 606-2021 or www.walk4williams.org
What: McDaniels Audi of Charleston Spring Polo Invitational. All-day outdoor party as international polo pros and top local amateurs meet in two matches at 1 and 3 p.m. Free parking. Tents, Tailgating and VIP tickets available. Helps support Rein & Shine horseback riding therapy. Live music. Bring chairs or blanket for seating. Bring a picnic, or enjoy local vendors.
When: Gates open 11 a.m. May 6 Where: Hyde Park Farm and Polo Club, 6763 Davis Road, Ravenel.
Price: $15; kids free ages 10 and under
When: 3-5 p.m. May 9 Where: Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St.
Price: Free More Info: 884-2528 or www.tompsc.com
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