bowen's island oysters

Bowen's Island will host a charity oyster roast 2-5 p.m. Sunday.


Drink Local Series

What: Start the New Year off by showing your support for Lowcountry breweries with the Drink Local series. Pour Taproom will spotlight local breweries through the month with this edition showcasing Edmunds Oast Brewery.

When: 6-9 p.m. Jan. 4

Where: Pour Taproom, 560 King St., downtown Charleston

Price: Varies

More Info: 843-779-0810,


Wine Down

What: The first weekend wine-down of 2019 featuring moonshine and wine tastings, food truck fare by SOCU and live music by one-man reggae band JAH Creations under the the live oaks.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays

Where: Deep Water Vineyard, 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island

More Info: 843-559-6867,

Healthy Cooking

What: MUSC’s Department of Psychiatry Weight Management Program will host a health cooking class and dinner, enabling anyone interested in healthy eating to join Brett McKee, owner of McKee’s, to learn the essentials of doable healthy eating.

When: 5:30-9 p.m. Jan. 5

Where: McKee’s, 139 Market St., Ste. B, downtown Charleston

Price: $100

More Info: 843-792-0175,


PitMaster Class

What: Join award-winning pitmaster and trainer Dan Caskie as he shares tips and tricks for mastering the grill and smokers. The hands-on class will feature a demo on how to make pulled pork, ribs, grilled chops and smokey sides.

When: 2-4:30 p.m. Jan. 6

Where: PitMaster Dan’s, 343 Deep River Road, Summerville

Price: $45

More Info: 843-879-8362,

Oyster Roast 

What: Bowens Island will host an afternoon oyster roast with proceeds benefiting Save the Light. The event will feature local oysters, beer and wine and entertainment from The Island Duo, The Shakin’ Martinis and more.

When: 2-5 p.m. Jan. 6

Where: Bowens Island, 1870 Bowens Island Road, Charleston

Price: $45

More Info: 843-633-0099,


Oyster Class

What: French master chef Nico Romo will lead an oyster class, including the history of the oyster and farming techniques. Class price includes one oyster knife, an oyster candle and gift set, a signed copy of “NICO Oyster Trail,” 12 oysters and a glass of wine. 

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 7

Where: Nico Oyster & Seafood, 201 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Price: $50

More Info: 843-352-7969,


Local First 

What: Lowcountry Local First will hold its 2019 annual meeting to inform local businesses and community members how to prioritize the year ahead to engage meaningfully. Light bites and drinks will be provided by Hamby Catering.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 9

Where: The Schoolhouse, 720 Magnolia Road, Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 843-801-3390,