What: The Charleston Museum presents an original exhibition, “Indigo: Natural Blue Dye in the Lowcountry,” in its Historic Textiles Galleries. This small, focused exhibit will explore a brief history of the cultivation and production of indigo, Eliza Lucas Pinckney’s important role and its curious dyeing procedure, along with examples of indigo-dyed textiles. Ranging from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, these include clothing and household goods.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 2

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Included in general admission $10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free

More Info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org/indigo

What: The Summerville Community Orchestra will present the last in its Subscription Series, featuring Mozart Symphony No. 40, “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “That’s Entertainment,” “The Entertainer” and Shostakovich Festive Overture.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 16

Where: Northwood Baptist Church, 2200 Greenridge Road

Price: $10

More Info: 873-5339 or www.summervilleorchestra.com

What: Free computer classes will be offered at Midland Park Community Center.

When: 7-9 p.m. Fridays

Where: Midland Park Community Center, 7349 Stall Road

Price: Free

More info: Contact Marcia Baez at marcitabaezb@gmail.com.

What: The Summerville Community Orchestra will present the last in its Subscription Series, featuring Mozart Symphony No. 40, “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “That’s Entertainment,” “The Entertainer” and Shostakovich Festive Overture.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 17

Where: Summerville Baptist Church, 417 Central Ave.

Price: $10

More Info: 873-5339 or www.summervilleorchestra.com

What: The Run for Change is a 5K Run/Walk supporting Changed Lives Ministry, a 10-week, inpatient, Christian Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center in Moncks Corner.

When: 8 a.m. May 18

Where: Changed Lives Ministry of Santee Circle Community Church, 470 Reid Hill Road

Price: $25 for adults; $15 for children 12 and under, plus $3.25 processing fee.

More info: mcrunforchange.com/

What: A plant sale will be held at Cypress Gardens in the parking lot. Featured will be lots of native, rare, locally grown trees, bushes, flowering plants. Bring cash as there is no ATM and no cash back in gift shop.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 18

Where: Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Road

Price: $1-$15

More Info:553-0515 or www. cypressgardens.info

What: Join a Park Ranger for an hour-long tour and explore the tabby ruins of a fort that dates back to 1757. Along the way, you will see how archaeological and historical information is gathered and used to interpret an historic site. Participants will get to handle special historic artifacts that offer insight into the daily lives of the inhabitants of the colonial village of Dorchester.

When: Saturdays and Sundays through June 2

Where: Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, 300 Park Road

Price: $5/participant; admission is not included

More Info: 873-1740 or www.southcarolinaparks.com/ products/10003951

What: The event features a safety course for bike riders, demonstrations and activities. The rodeo teaches safe riding skills to children ages 5-13. Activities include water and fire safety, injury prevention, face painting and a climbing wall. Adults can learn the dangers of distracted driving at the simulation station. Select adult health screenings will be available.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 18

Where: Dorchester County Service Complex, 500 N. Main St., Summerville

Price: Free

More Info: 792-1068 or http://summersafetyfestival.eventbrite.com/

What: Partnering with SPCA to promote homes for people and pets. SPCA dogs available for adoption. Kickin’ Chicken food truck, jump castle, kids’ games, face painting, tour of Habitat for Humanity homes and more. Tickets on sale at site on Miken Lane for food, beverages and kids activities. All donations go to support Dorchester Habitat for Humanity in its 20th year.

When: 4-7 p.m. May 18

Where: Dorchester Habitat for Humanity Office, 101 Greyback Road

Price: Free to attend; food, games tickets sold on site

More Info: 851-1414 or http://dorchesterhabitat.org

What: MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) of Old Fort Baptist Church in Summerville will hold a Family Fun Night Fundraiser.

When: 5-8 p.m. May 18

Where: Chick-fil-A, 8455 Dorchester Road

What: Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars. Food and drinks available for purchase. No outside alcohol or beverages permitted.

WHEN: 8 p.m. May 18

Where: North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd.

Price: Free

More Info: 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com for full movie listing.

What: The S.C. Youth Wind Symphony ensemble will perform all five movements of the Symphony No. 1, subtitled “The Lord of the Rings.”

When: 3 p.m. May 19

Where: Charleston Southern University Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, 9200 University Blvd., North Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 863-7966 or www.charlestonsouthern.edu

What: Trident Health and Agape Senior are partnering to present two sessions on qualifying for veterans benefits. Veterans and their family members are welcome to attend. When registering, specify if you are interested in the 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. session.

When: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 22

Where: Trident Medical Center, 9330 Medical Plaza Drive

Price: Free

More Info: Call 797-3463 to register or www.tridenthealthsystem.com for additional events

What: Artwork exhibit aboard the aircraft carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point features selections inspired by day-to-day operations of the U.S. Coast Guard. Original paintings in a variety of mediums, including watercolor, oil, chalk and pastel. Open to the public with regular admission.

When: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. May 24-June 6

Where: Patriots Point Naval And Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Road

More Info: 866-831-1720 or www.patriotspoint.org/

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