What: “The Art of Pyrography Defined by Heritage.” There will be an opening reception for the series by artists Dewayne Sykes and Curtis Stephens, who create their works of art through wood burning. The art will be on display Sept. 27-Oct. 30.
When: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 4
Where: Art Institute of Charleston, 24 N. Market St.
What: The play “Diary Frum De Neck Part 4” by Carlie Towne follows Milah, a man of Gullah heritage, who is guided by his ancestry to overcome his past and achieve honor and wealth.
When: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 4
Where: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St.
More Info: 572-6788 or www.mojafestival.com
What: Join group for a paranormal investigation of the Old City Jail. Measure cold spots with infrared thermometer, take detailed photos and use special audio equipment to pick up hidden sounds. For ages 13 and up. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
When: Midnight-2 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays until Oct. 27, and Oct. 31
Where: Bulldog Tours, 40 N. Market St.
More Info: 722-8687 or http://bulldogtours.com/halloween-special
What: TreeFest, a two-day outdoor Reggae Jam Festival, will include TreeHouse!, Ben Fagan & the Holy City Hooligans, Sun-Dried Vibes, of Good Nature, Lionz of Zion, The Resolvers and more. There will be live art, body paint, fire dancing and free spinning. This is not a camping event.
When: 4 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Oct. 5 and 2 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Oct. 6. Local and regional reggae, jam and funk bands; each day begins with a drum circle
Where: Brick House Kitchen, 1575 Folly Road
Price: Friday $10, Saturday $15, two-day pass $20
More Info: 360-9815; advance tickets available at http://treehousetheband.ticketleap.com/treefest/
What: Cherokee Place United Methodist Church will hold its 36th annual rummage sale. Proceeds fund the United Methodist Women’s ongoing mission projects.
When: 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 6
Where: Cherokee Place UMC, 2105 Cosgrove Ave.
More Info: 747-9697
What: The S.C. Arms Collectors Association Gun, Knife and Militaria Show will include hard-to-find antiques and military surplus and state-of-the-art weaponry. Buy, sell, trade and get appraisals. Hunting and target rifles, handguns, shotguns, parts and accessories, ammunition, collectibles and more. Join or renew your NRA membership at the show and get in free. Parking is free.
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7
Where: Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, 5001 Coliseum Drive
Price: Admission is $8 and children under 12 when accompanied by an adult are free
More Info: 803-463-9377 or www.scaca.net
What: Region III Adoptions of the S.C. Department of Social Services is promoting this awareness event to bolster community interest in foster children adoption. Participants can jog, walk or stroll twice around Park Circle (one mile) and vendors will provide information about their family/child-centered services. Donations of new stuffed animals or family-themed picture frames are appreciated.
When: 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 6
Where: Felix Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle
More Info: 953-9758 or Jacqueline.email@example.com
What: The Mystery Story Genre includes many outstanding aspects. Each of these is part of a special exhibit “The Detective, The Detective Scholar and the Spy” now at Karpeles Manuscript Museum at 68 Spring St. Karpeles has offered to open its doors for a private viewing for the Women Writers Forum. Following the visit to Karpeles, meet back at the C4W for coffee/snacks and be joined by College of Charleston professor Elizabeth Baker and detective/author Howard Comen.
When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 6
Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.
Price: $25 members, $35 nonmembers
More Info: 763-7333 or http://c4women.org/2012_calendar/121006_event.html
What: Annual Whole Foods Market Yoga Marathon to benefit Louie’s Kids. The person who raises the most money will win two plane tickets on Southwest Airlines to anywhere they fly in the continental US.
When: Noon Oct. 6
Where: Marion Square Park, Calhoun and King streets
Price: $20 minimum registration
More Info: 724-9267; register at www.louieskids.org/9th-annual-yoga-marathon.
What: In conjunction with the “Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore” exhibition, experience the storytelling of Minerva King (Oct. 6) and Julian Gooding (Oct.7).
When: 2 p.m. Oct. 6-7
Where: City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St.
More Info: 958-6484 or www.CityGalleryatWaterfrontPark.com
What: Twenty high school marching bands from across the region will compete in the annual Lowcountry Invitational Marching Festival. Following the competition, the Wando High School marching band will perform a new arrangement in exhibition mode. There will be concessions from local restaurants on site.
When: 2:30 p.m. Oct. 6
Where: Old Wando High School Stadium, 1560 Mathis Ferry Road
Price: Adults $8, students $5, children below age 4 are free
What: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Joe. R&B and a fusion of jazz and soul in this MOJA event.
When: 8 p.m. Oct. 6
Where: Johnson Hagood Stadium, Congress Street and Hagood Avenue
More Info: 877-938-8499 or www.mojafestival.com
What: The 2012-13 concert season opens with a performance of selections from black composer Joseph Bologne’s repertoire.
When: 8 p.m. Oct. 6
Where: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 142 Church St.
More Info: 866-811-4111 or www.csospiritual.com
What: South Carolina Notables. Students will get a chance to handle artifacts, copies and animal mounts as they journey through the Charleston Museum. A special program for home-schooling families is offered the second Tuesday of every month. These programs feature a field trip class, a chance to go through the museum and an activity. Call or email to reserve a space.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Oct. 9
Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.
Price: Free with admission and free for museum members
What: Books, DVDs and CDs will be available with prices start- ing at $1 for paperbacks and $3 for hardback books. Items include mysteries, romances, classics, children’s books, local histories, cookbooks and a variety of nonfiction topics.
When: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 12; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14
Where: Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriots Point Road
More Info: 805-6882 or www.charlestonlibraryfriends.org
What: Join the American Red Cross for a hands-on event that incorporates the mission of the Red Cross and highlights life- saving skills of the Charleston County Fire Department. Learn compression-only CPR, support our troops by sending holiday cards, experience a disaster shelter and help our community prepare for a disaster. Local firefighters will showcase their lifesaving skills in an active competition.
When: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12
Where: North Charleston Convention Center, 5055 International Blvd.
More Info: 764-2323; registration required at www.lowcountryred cross.org