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.
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.
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
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
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