Old dog, new tricks: Study IDs 9,400-year-old mutt

Researcher Samuel Belknap III works at his microscope in his research lab, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at the University of Maine in Orono. Belknap found a bone fragment of what he says is the oldest-known domesticated dog in North America, while examining a w

Today

Third Thursdays

What: Third Thursday will kick off Summerville DREAM's new event to get the community healthy with Summerville's Biggest Loser, an eight-week weight-loss challenge. To join, go to Healthy Delights, 110 S. Cedar St., for an initial weigh-in. Register by Jan. 20.

When: 5-8 p.m. Jan. 19

Where: Downtown Summerville, E. Richardson Avenue and N. Main Street.

Price: $20 registration fee to fund the prizes.

More Info: 821-7260 or www.summervilledream.org.

Saturday

Textile Workshop Series

What: The Charleston Museum Institute and Jean Hutchinson team up for an intermediate-level workshop making mid-19th- century-style knitted mitts, or fingerless gloves.

When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 21.

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: $30/member, $35/nonmember.

More Info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org/event.asp?ID=419.

Women's institute

What: Leadership is a mix of knowledge, skills and abilities that can be learned and used to balance career success with personal happiness. Women are qualified to be leaders who can take care of themselves and take charge in the workplace, and do so. Registration required.

When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 21.

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: $25 C4W members; $35 nonmembers.

More Info: 763-7333 or http://c4women.org.

Birds of Prey special

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 www. thecenterforbirdsofprey.org.

Tuesday

Maggie Anton

What: Maggie Anton, author of "Rashi's Daughters: A Novel of Love and Talmud in Medieval France," will speak on writing the trilogy and the research involved. A wine-and-cheese reception to follow lecture.

When: 7-9 p.m. Jan. 24.

Where: Synagogue Emanu-El, 5 Windsor Drive.

Price: $10.

More Info: 766-6396.

Thursday, Jan. 26

Brown Bag Lunch

What: Handle separation and divorce from a child-centered approach. Featuring lawyer 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 http://c4women.org, email info@c4women.org.

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