What: This charity boutique will be open during the Spoleto Festival and will include gift and decor items, arts and crafts from Lowcountry artisans, plus homemade desserts and other refreshments that may be enjoyed in the church courtyard. Proceeds will benefit the church’s community center programs.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through June 8

Where: St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 405 King St.

More Info: 579-0420 or www.charlestonteatime.org

What: The Karpeles Manuscript Museum’s new exhibit will include original manuscripts of authors of nursery rhymes. Also included are a number of first edition books containing first printing of several nursery rhymes. The “Nursery Rhymes” exhibit runs through August.

When: 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, through Aug. 30

Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St.

Price: Free

More Info: 853-4651

What: The Summerville Shag Club will welcome summer with a dance party, including DJ Jim Bowers, a hamburger and hot dog buffet with the fixin’s and a cash bar.

When: 6:30 p.m. May 30

Where: Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd.

Price: $5

More Info: 214-0242

What: Individuals can come and get their knives professionally sharpened where all proceeds benefit Feed the Need, a local charity that relieves the economic burden that soup kitchens and shelters face in our community.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 31 and June 1, noon-4 p.m. June 2

Where: The Coastal Cupboard, 644 State Road

Price: $1 per knife

More Info: 856-4321 or www.thecoastalcupboard.com

What: The “Seconds Please” Tea Room at Second Presbyterian Church is opening for lunch. Traditional Lowcountry favorites will be served with entertainment by “The Lime & the Coconuts.” Proceeds fund local missions.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 31, June 1

Where: Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting St.

More Info: 723-9237 or www.2ndpc.org

What: Art for Charity is a gallery event in which a portion of profits from sold artwork benefit local, nonprofit organizations. The first charity event will benefit the Ryan White Program.

When: 6-9 p.m. May 31

Where: Michael Mitchell Gallery, 438 King St.

Price: $10 donation requested

More Info: 564-0034 or http://michaelmitchellcharleston.com

What: Enjoy a family movie night in the park. There will be jump castles, door prizes and snacks for purchase. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a fun evening out with the family.

When: 7 p.m. May 31

Where: Old Rice Retreat at Cane Bay Plantation, 308 Iveson Road, Summerville

Price: Free

What: A Mega Yard Sale to benefit MAIA Moms will be held.

When: 7-11 a.m. June 1

Where: Seacoast Church Mount Pleasant, 750 Long Point Road

More Info: To reserve a vendor space, contact Diane at optimist1234@comcast.net or call 971-1007. http://megayardsale.wordpress.com

What: There will be 350 tables of guns, knives, ammo, surplus, reloading supplies and shooting accessories from South Carolina’s biggest and best dealers.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 1 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2

Where: Exchange Park Fairgrounds, Highway 78, Ladson

Price: $8 for adults; kids 12 and under free; $10 to reserve a vendor space

More Info: Mike Kent at 770-630-7296

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.

When: Saturdays and Sundays, through June 2

Where: Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, 300 Park Road, Summerville

Price: $5/participant; admission is not included

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

What: Join group after work in the off-leash dog park, where dog owners can enjoy live music on stage and beverages for sale, while their dogs enjoy an evening in the park. No outside alcohol or coolers permitted. Registration not required.

When: 4-8 p.m. June 6 (The Bill Show)

Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive

Price: General park admission.

More Info: 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com

What: Andre Leon Talley, Vogue contributing editor and fashion expert, will trace the evolution of the little black dress with stories of some of the most famous designs, from Yves Saint Laurent to Ralph Lauren, as he launches his new book, “Little Black Dress,” in Charleston. There will be a cocktail hour prior to the event with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

When: 6-9:30 p.m. June 6

Where: South Carolina Society Hall, 72 Meeting St.

Price: Members $55, nonmembers $75

More Info: 864-5133 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/370051

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