What: The 2012 Charleston Pride Festival is a celebration of the Charleston LBGT community, its friends, family and supporters. Events include the “Art for Pride” Walk, LGBT Film Festival, “Gay in America” book review/signing, Takeover Charleston party, Emperor & Empress Pageant and SIN party at The Music Farm, Charleston Pride Parade, Charleston Pride Rally, Neptune party and Worship party at the S.C. Aquarium and Charleston Pride Tea Dance on Folly Beach.
When: 5-10 p.m. July 12, 6 p.m. July 13, 11 a.m. July 14, noon July 15
Where: Ashley Avenue and Beaufain St.
Kids Golf Camp
What: Summer golf camp hosted by Scott’s World of Golf at Charleston National Golf Club for kids ages 4-16. Instructed by Scott Rosenthal.
When: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 9-12
Where: Scott’s World of Golf at Charleston National, 4157 Victory Point Drive
More Info: 825-0781 or www.swogcharleston.com/kids-golf/kids-camps-registration/
What: The Charleston Regional Business Journal will recognize local women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their career and community. Keynote speaker is Jane Perdue, Principal/CEO, The Braithwaite Innovation Group.
When: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 12
Where: The Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Drive
Price: $50 individual tickets and $440 for corporate tables
More Info: 763-7333 or www.charlestonbusiness.com/events/WomenInBusiness
What: The North Charleston Farmers Market takes place every Thursday. The market offers an abundance of fresh, locally grown produce, and features art and craft booths, food vendors and entertainment. Enjoy live music every first, third and fifth Thursday and visual art demonstrations by local artists every second and fourth Thursday. Market open noon-7 p.m./entertainment 4-6 p.m.
When: Noon-7 p.m. Thursdays April 19-Oct. 25
Where: North Charleston’s Old Village, E. Montague Ave
More Info: 740-5854 or http://northcharleston.org
Youth Football Camp
What: Campers will be taught fundamental skills. They will compete in individual and team competitions including flag football, speed, catching and throwing drills. Instructors will include coaches and players from this year’s state championship team. Ages are from rising second-graders to rising ninth-graders.
When: 7 p.m. July 9-13
Where: Bishop England High School, 363 Seven Farms Drive
More Info: 849 9599 ext. 147 or http://besports.net
Palette, Palate Stroll
What: This evening will be devoted to the fine art, cuisine and wine of Charleston, where connoisseurs can visit the city’s premier galleries and sample restaurants such as Anson, Oak, McCrady’s and more. Proceeds will benefit visual arts programs at the Gibbes Museum of Art, Redux, and the College of Charleston School of the Arts.
When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 13
Where: Downtown Charleston
Price: $45 per person
The Vistas Live
What: Enjoy a fun evening with the legendary Vistas at the Food Network-featured dive, Perfectly Franks. The Vistas will be performing hits from John Mayer, Train, The Beatles, Van Morrison and many more. Perry Cuda and his crew will be serving up the famous franks from Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives”.
When: 6-8 p.m. July 13 and 14
Where: Perfectly Franks, 118 North Main St.
Book on addiction
What: This book is based on the correspondence between Bill W., one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, and Swiss psychiatrist, C.G. Jung, and demonstrates the success of AA’s 12-step program.
WHEN: 7 p.m. July 13
Where: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St.
Hunt for Healing
What: A fun day will be held for adults and children of all ages. The Medical Outreach Clinic of Summerville is hosting a benefit scavenger hunt. Hunt or search for special items or places around town and compete for prizes. If family or team fun is your specialty, then The Hunt is the place to be. Advance tickets at Guerin’s on The Square in Summerville.
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 14
Where: Hunt for Healing, 316 W. Carolina Ave.
Price: Advance team ticket $30, individual $9; Team $40 & individual$10 on event day
What: Trophies are awarded for first-third place in both divisions, and runners-up receive ribbons. Expert course with 18 timed obstacles. Experts may wear wetsuits under your traditional riding gear as you will get wet. Intermediate course with 13 timed obstacles. This is the Southeast’s most extreme cowboy competition so only the bravest horses should apply.
Where: Horseshoe Lake Farm, 1201 Horseshoe Lake Circle, Cottageville
Price: $20/Expert Course $15/Intermediate Course
More Info: 835-2418 or www.horseshoelakefarm.com
Girls Rock Showcase
What: Girls Rock Charleston presents this summer’s Girls Rock Showcase. The Showcase marks the end of Girls Rock Charleston’s summer camp session. The show will be a set of new songs written and performed by the 17 bands GRC’s campers will form on the very first day of camp.
When: 2-4 p.m. July 14
Where: The Music Farm, 32 Ann St.
Price: $10, kids under 12 free
More Info: 819-7671 or www. girlsrockcharleston.org
What: What If Productions will present the fourth annual Bastille Day celebration, including can-can girls, a costume party, cocktail specials and more. Join the kickoff in Marion Square at 6:30 p.m. and dress as a French peasant, warrior or other iconic character for the march up King Street.
When: 6 p.m. July 14
Where: Fish, 442 King St.
More Info: 722-3474 or http://fishrestaurantcharleston.com/
What: This seldom-offered trip brings guests directly to Bull’s Island, one of the most secluded and pristine beaches in the world for shelling, swimming, birding and a chance to reconnect with nature. Guests will be able to explore the beach at their own pace. Boneyard Beach, one of nature’s most magnificent works of art in the Lowcountry, is a short walk away. Cape Romain is home to a large population of nesting loggerhead sea turtles, bald eagles, bottlenose dolphins and a staggering 293 species of birds.
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 15
Where: Coastal Expeditions-Bull Island Ferry, 498 Bull’s Island Road
Price: $40 for adults, $20 for children 12 & under
More Info: 881-4582 or www.bullsislandferry.com
Charleston Bridal Show
What: This one-stop-shop includes wedding vendors in the areas of venue, catering, cakes, dresses, current trends and more.
When: noon-5 p.m. July 15
Where: Marriott Charleston, 170 Lockwood Blvd.
What: Travel back in time to learn about creatures, customs and cultures throughout history. Explore the collections of the Charleston Museum to learn about ancient Egypt, dinosaurs, pirates, and more. Price includes crafts, activities, admission and a snack. Ages 6-10. Reservations required.
Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.
Price: $130; $110
More Info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org
What: Freshfields Village presents its annual Farmers Market, which includes numerous new vendors selling fresh local produce, prepared foods, Lowcountry crafts and more.
When: 4-8 p.m. through Aug. 27
Where: Freshfields Village, 130 Gardeners Circle
More Info: 768-6491 or http://freshfieldsvillage.com/events/view/farmer-s-market
Virtual School Info
What: South Carolina Connections Academy, a K-12 virtual public charter school, will host a free information session for families interested in learning more about its tuition-free online public school program and customized approach to learning. Enrollment for the 2012-13 school year is under way, and students in grades K-12 from anywhere in the state can enroll in South Carolina Connections Academy, the state’s first virtual public charter school.
When: 6:30 p.m. July 17
Where: Holiday Inn Express Charleston-Summerville, 120 Holiday Drive
More Info: 800-382-6010 or www.SouthCarolina ConnectionsAcademy.com
Thursday, July 19
What: Music and entertainment will be all over town with Lowcountry Classics. Jerry Galloway will croon some tunes for the Art Walk on Short Central. Catch the Homespun Hoops put on a hula hoop expedition at 7:15 on Hutchinson Square. The shops and restaurants will join in the fun with hot deals and cool meals.
When: 5-8 p.m. July 19
Where: Downtown Summerville, 200 S. Main St.
More Info: 821-7260 or www.summervilledream.org