What: The North Charleston Farmers Market, every Thursday through Oct. 25, offers 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.
When: Market open noon-7 p.m., entertainment 4-6 p.m.
Where: Felix Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle
Price: Free More Info: 740-5854 or http://northcharleston.org
What: The Charleston No. 4 United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold the annual Confederate Memorial Day Service at 3 p.m. May 10 at Magnolia Cemetery at the Soldiers Grounds.
When: 3-4 p.m. May 10 Where: Magnolia Cemetery, 70 Cunnington St.
What: Be a part of this family affair at the Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion with BBQ and a bonfire, jump castles, games and rides and live music by Rick Recht. Presented by Charleston JCC and Chabad of Charleston.
When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 10 Where: Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park
Price: $8 individual, $36 family
More Info: 571-6565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Tryouts for boys and girls ages 13-18 for Classic and Challenge teams will be held at Bishop England High School Track. Evaluations for ages 8-12 will be at Daniel Island Soccer Academy Complex. Evaluation and tryout fee is $20 per player, $30 for two or more players in the same family. Walk-ups welcomed or register online.
When: 5:30-7 p.m. May 10; 5:30-8 p.m. May 14-18, 21, 22, 24
Where: Bishop England High School, 363 Seven Farms Drive
More info: 608-9071 or www.disacademy.org.
What: The S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program holds a free legal clinic on wills, estates and probate with attorney Willie B. Heyward.
When: 6-8 p.m. May 10 Where: Charleston County Public Library, 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston
Price: Free More Info: (803) 799-6653 or www.scbar.org/clinics
What: Join the S.C. Aquarium for a discussion with Mireya Mayor, explorer and wildlife expert as she discusses the rich biodiversity of the world’s fourth-largest island, Madagascar. Explore the Madagascar Journey exhibit.
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 10 Where: S.C. Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf
Price: Tickets are $20 per aquarium member, $25 per nonmember.
More Info: 577-3474
What: 42nd annual Greek Festival of Charleston will feature authentic Greek food, folk dancing, crafts and more. Free parking at Riley Park with free shuttle buses to and from festival. Proceeds benefit local charities.
When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 11-12, noon-6 p.m. May 13
Where: Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 30 Race St.
Price: $3 admission at door More Info: 577-2063 or http://GreekFest.us
What: Join Summerville Mayor Bill Collins and his wife, Margaret, state Rep. Jenny Horne and Chamber of Commerce as Dorchester Habitat for Humanity recognizes National Women Build Week at the site of its 2012 Women Build home.
When: 8 a.m. May 11 Where: 206 Miken Lane
Price: Free More Info: 851-1414 or www.dorchesterhabitat.org
What: In honor of Colonial-Maritime Weekend, there will be events and historic programs offered aboard the HMS Bounty and at the Powder Magazine museum, including tours, lectures, live pirate-themed theatrical performances and more. Proceeds will benefit the Powder Magazine’s 300th Anniversary Exhibition (2013) and the Preservation of the HMS Bounty.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 11 Where: Powder Magazine, 79 Cumberland St.
Price: $10 adults, $5 students (17 and under)
More Info: 722-9350 or www.powdermag.org/programs.html
What: Wide Angle Lunches Series. The current Southern editor for The Paris Review, John Jeremiah Sullivan brings his wit to an intriguing episode in Carolina history. In 1735, a Dr. Priber disappeared from his home in Saxony (Germany) only to reappear later in America, writing inflammatory letters to the governor of Carolina on the return of lands to the Indians. Sullivan wonders: What if Priber’s ideas had taken root at that time?
When: 12:30 p.m. May 11 Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.
Price: $20-$25 More Info: 888-718-4253 or www.wideanglelunches.org
What: Fort Sumter National Monument will host a book signing for the new publication “The Life and Legacy of Robert Smalls of South Carolina’s Sea Islands.” The National Park Service’s chief historian, along with a descendant of Robert Smalls, will address Smalls’ importance. The event is free. Copies of the book will be available to purchase on site.
When: 2:15 p.m. May 11 Where: 340 Concord St. downtown
Price: Free More Info: 883-3123, ext. 20, www.nps.gov/fosu
What: The S.C. Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association will host its annual charity gala with cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and live music from the Oasis Band. The event is black-tie optional, and reservations are required. Group seating and sponsorships are available.
When: 6 p.m. May 11 Where: The Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St.
Price: $100 More Info: 800-860-1444 or www.fmnball.org
What: The Senior Companion Program of Charleston Area Senior Citizens will host the third annual May Senior Music Festival in conjunction with the national celebration of “Older Americans Month” as well as part of the North Charleston Arts Festival. This year’s music festival will include multiple genres of music, along with a senior information exhibit, door prizes and free hors d’oeuvres for only $10 per ticket.
When: 6:30-10:30 p.m. May 11 Where: Park Circle, 4800 Park Circle
Price: $10 More Info: 722-4127 or www.charlestonareaseniors.org.
What: Shagging on the pier returns. Dance the night away to the sounds of oldies and beach music provided by DJ Jim Bowers of 1340 The Boardwalk. Beverages available for purchase. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.
WHEN: 7-11 p.m. May 11 Where: Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave.
Price: $10/$8 CCR Discount ($10 on-site if available)
More Info: 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com
What: Play involves love and a hilarious afternoon of mistaken identity.
When: 8 p.m. May 11-12, 18-19, 2 p.m. May 13, 20
Where: The Flowertown Players, 133 S. Main St., Summerville
Price: $20 adults, $17 seniors/military, $15 students
More Info: 875-9251 or www.flowertownplayers.org/charleysaunt
What: Celebrate moms with this 5K race and Family Fun Day event with food, activities and games for children and families. Admittance to Family Fun Day is free for race participants; $10 per family for nonrace participants. All proceeds benefit the Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation for Postpartum Depression.
When: 8 a.m.-noon May 12 Where: Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Drive.
Price: $25 More Info: 769-0444 or www.ppdsupport.org
What: The Leslie McCravy Memorial 5K Run/Walk to benefit Pet Helpers was founded in 2009 to honor the memory of Leslie McCravy, whose life was cut short in 2007 as a result of domestic violence. After-party to be held immediately following the awards ceremony at Blu Restaurant & Bar, with music by Calhoun’s Calling. Registration includes T-shirt (while supplies last).
When: 8 a.m. May 12 Where: Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave.
Price: $30 adults/$15 children 12 and under
More Info: 795-1110 or www.lesliemccravyrun.com
What: A garage sale/car wash/bake sale will be held at the Fleet Reserve Association.
When: 8 a.m.-noon May 12 Where: Fleet Reserve Association, 99 Wisteria Road, Goose Creek.
What: Friends of the Great Swamp Sanctuary will host a hike and lecture with biologist Travis Folk. Tour begins at the De Treville Street entrance.
When: 9 a.m. May 12 Where: Great Swamp Sanctuary, Box 709
Price: Free More Info: 549-7658
What: The S.C. Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host its annual “Great Strides” walk and challenge course as a fundraiser as part of the National Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Awareness Month.
When: 10 a.m. May 12 Where: Sullivan’s Island, Station 16
More Info: 388-5968 or http://greatstrides.cff.org
What: Calling all talent, singers, dancers, musicians, rappers, poets, comedians, etc. Audition for this year’s South Carolina’s Got Talent Showcase benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation. All ages.
When: 1-4 p.m. May 12 Where: Armory Park Community Center, 5000 Lackawanna Blvd., North Charleston
Price: 10 sponsors at $5 a sponsor per act
More Info: 367-7696 or www.southcarolinagottalent.webs.com
What: Goose Creek presents its first Beach, Bluegrass and BBQ Festival behind City Hall. This free, family-friendly event sponsored by Goose Creek Heating and Air will feature live music by YeeHaw Junction Bluegrass Band and Ocean Drive Party Band. There also will be a cornhole tournament, food-eating contest and kids’ play area. No outside coolers or pets.
When: 3-8 p.m. May 12 Where: City Hall, Goose Creek, 519 N. Goose Creek Blvd.
Price: Free admission More Info: 569-4242 or www.cityofgoosecreek.com
What: Operation Home has announced the second annual Gimme Shelter presented by Home Team BBQ. The Big Easy comes to the Lowcountry with lively entertainment, funky music and a taste of New Orleans. Prepared by Home Team BBQ executive chef Aaron Siegel, the menu is complete with a Crawfish Boil, Jambalaya, Mini Po-Boys as well as a stocked bar.
When: 6 p.m. May 12 Where: Navy Yard at Noisette, 10 Storehouse Row
Price: $50 in advance or $60 at the door
More Info: 853-3211 or www.operationhome.org
What: Mothers will enjoy complimentary admission with a paying guest or child. Check out the new Madagascar Journey, the famous albino alligator, the renovated Saltmarsh Aviary and the playful river otters. Mothers will be recognized during daily programs, including the interactive dive shows.
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 13 Where: S.C. Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf
More Info: 577-FISH (3474)
What: This year’s Historic Downtown Summerville Cottage Tour will combine the best of the previous two Cottage Tours, and is the definitive end to this series of events organized by Diane Frankenberger of People, Places & Quilts. Patrons can walk, bike or drive this self-guided tour, and visit six cottages, a Quilters’ Studio, plus a Restored Barn, Grotto Apartment, simple town garden, formal Victorian Garden and old footpath.
When: 1-5 p.m. May 13 Where: Linwood Bed and Breakfast, 200 S. Palmetto St.
Price: $15 More Info: 851-1414 or www.dorchesterhabitat.org
What: Hanahan Recreation and Parks presents Music in the Park, the second Sunday of each month. Traditional country and variety music open-mike session, so bring your musical instrument and join in. Hosted by the Talk of the Town band led by Larry Villa.
When: 2 p.m. May 13 Where: Hanahan City Hall, 1255 Yeamans Hall Road
Price: Free open to the public More Info: 225-5365
What: Eighty-five woodwind, brass and percussion high school students from across South Carolina present a concert of music drawn from both the standard band repertoire and new works for winds.
When: 3 p.m. May 13 Where: Charleston Southern University Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, 9200 University Blvd.
Price: Free More Info: 863-7966 or www.charlestonsouthern.edu
What: Commonwealth Cares Foundation is hosting its fifth annual charity golf tournament benefiting Palmetto Medical Initiative, an organization to provide sustainable, quality health care to those in need while increasing accessibility to global medical missions. Event includes buffet lunch and open driving range. Shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m. Golfers are invited to stay for scoring and cocktails at 5:30 p.m.
When: 11 a.m. May 15 Where: The Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Drive
Price: Registration is $300 per person or $1,200 for a four-person team.
More Info: 884-4545 or www.CommonwealthCares.org
What: Take part in this annual worldwide awareness event with a slow, silent ride around the peninsula with police officers, in honor of cyclists who have died or been injured in traffic accidents on public roadways. A reception will follow the ride.
When: 6 p.m. Where: Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Blvd.
More Info: 724-3776
What: Summerville’s talent contest returns. Participants can apply to audition privately to become a semifinalist contestant to perform at the May or June Third Thursday (May 17 and June 21). Advancement to the finals at the July Third Thursday (July 19) based on the judges’ evaluations and public voting available the nights of the competitions. Contestants age 8 and up are invited to participate. Preview auditions held through June 15 by appointment. Fee of $10 for each performer.
When: 5-8 p.m. May 17 Where: Downtown Summerville, E. Richardson Ave. and N. Main St.
Price: Free More Info: 821-7260 or www.summervilledream.org/content/summervilles-got-talent
What: See the first round of auditions for “Summerville’s Got Talent” on Hutchinson Square. The Art Walk with music from the Ashley Ridge High Jazz Ensemble and Dan Mackey will be on Short Central. Classic cars, food and drink and fun for all ages as the shops and restaurants stay open late.
When: 5-8 p.m. May 17 Where: Downtown Summerville, E. Richardson Ave. and N. Main St.
Price: Free More Info: 821-7260 or www.summervilledream.org/content/Third-Thursday-May-2012
What: Join Girls Rock Charleston for an evening of live music, dinner, drinks and auction to raise funds for the second summer rock camp for girls. The second annual auction will include a live and silent auction of artwork, gift certificates and other items from local artists and businesses. Girls Rock Charleston is a nonprofit organization that empowers girls and trans youth through music education, DIY media and creative collaboration.
When: 5-8 p.m. May 17 Where: Saffron Cafe and Bakery, 333 East Bay St.
Price: Suggested $15 to $25 donation, $10 under 16
More Info: 637-1707 or www.girlsrockcharleston.org
What: Friends of MUSC Children’s Hospital is celebrating a month of “Friendraising” with a signature cocktail reception 6-8 p.m. May 17 at Legare Waring House. Complimentary for current members, President Jennifer Hebra encourages new “Friends” to join in the celebration with a $25 contribution, which can also be applied toward any Friends membership.
When: 6-8 p.m. May 17 Where: Legare Waring House at Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road
Price: $25 for nonmembers More Info: RSVP to 824-9430 or http://friendsofmuscchildrenshospital.org/
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