Recipe Night

What: Discussion on how diet contributes to overall health (positively and negatively) and affects the body, with more on how to improve health with whole foods.

When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 16

Where: Life Essentials Health Center, 1501 Highway 17 N., Mount Pleasant

Price: Free

More Info: 843-284-8410,


Walk for Autism 

What: Melvin's Barbecue will donate 10 percent of all sales at both locations to the Walk for Autism (April 28), in honor of David Bessinger's 13-year-old daughter, Brice. Money raised for the walk will help fund the research and therapy that families need.

When: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. April 17

Where: Melvin's BBQ, 925 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant; 538 Folly Road, James Island

More Info: 843-881-0549, 843-762-0511,

‘Tools for Caregivers’

What: The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services, will offer its free Powerful Tools for Caregivers series, an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves, while caring for a relative or friend who has a chronic illness.

When: 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays April 17-May 22

Where: The Crossings at Wescott Plantation, 5130 Wescott Blvd., Summerville

More Info: 843-670-3317,


Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18

Where: Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., downtown Charleston

More Info: 843-225-3294,

Stroke 101

What: Katie Hall, stroke program coordinator with Roper Rehabilitation Hospital, will teach what a stroke is, how to recognize the signs and symptoms, risk factors and prevention. Registration required.

When: 3 p.m. April 18

Where: Lowcountry Senior Center, 865 Riverland Drive, James Island

Price: Free for members, $5 for nonmembers

More Info: 843-990-5555,

Self-care & Well-being

What: Lisa Abernathy of Blue Heron Acupuncture & Apothecary will present an introduction to self-care and well-being, with tools and products, with hors d’oeuvres, treats and special beverages.

When: 5-8 p.m. April 18

Where: Twenty Six Divine Tea Room, 682 King St., downtown Charleston

Price: $15

More Info: 843-297-8118,



Tillman Honor Run

What: The South Carolina Chapter of the ASU Alumni Association, in support of the Pat Tillman Foundation, will host a Tillman Honor Run, a 4.2 mile fun run/walk fundraiser to support the Tillman Scholar program.

When: 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 21

Where: MUSC Health Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Drive

Price: $10-$40

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Walk and Roll

What: The fourth annual Walk and Roll for Healing Farms welcomes walkers, strollers, wagons, wheelchairs and more, followed by food, music, prizes and a Fun Zone. This is a fundraiser for Healing Farms, which creates quality day programming for young adults with developmental disabilities.

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 21

Where: Danny Jones Recreation Complex, 1455 Monitor St., North Charleston

Price: $10-$25

More Info: 843-937-9300,

Resource Fair

What: A Second Chance Resource Center Network United, Inc. will host its second annual Community Resource Fair with health programs and resources to help improve health and quality of life, a shoe drive distribution, music, arts and crafts, demonstrations, screenings and more.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 21

Where: A Second Chance Resource Center Network United, Inc., 3236 Landmark Drive, North Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 843-552-1928,

Day of Black Healing

What: Collegiate Curls and Mingy Zingy will present a day-long seminar focusing on the building up of black bodies through influential discussions, physical health workshops, mental health and meditation sessions, and self-identity and cultural awareness dialogues. A healthy lunch and seminar materials provided.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21

Where: Stern Center Ballroom, 71 George St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

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Myasthenia Gravis

What: The Lowcountry SC Myasthenia Gravis Support Group meets once a month and is dedicated to sharing experiences, techniques and accurate information.

When: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month

Where: East Cooper Medical Center, 2000 Hospital Drive, Mount Pleasant

Price: Free

More Info: 843-216-6174,

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