Save the Light

The annual Save the Light half-marathon and 5K will take place Feb. 2. 


Coin Show

What: The Lowcountry Coin Club will present its winter coin show featuring old and new coins, currency and collectibles from all over the world. Dealers and collectors will be on site to meet, buy and sell.

When: Noon-6 p.m. Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 3

Where: Exchange Park Fairgrounds, 9860 Highway 78, Ladson

Price: Free

More Info: 843-302-6210,


What: Fifth annual Oysterfest presented by the After Hours series at the South Carolina Aquarium. The all-inclusive event will feature local, sustainable oysters, chili and chowder, a beer and wine bar and up-close animal encounters.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1

Where: South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, downtown Charleston

Price: $50-$75

More Info: 843-577-3474,


Save the Light 5K

What: Annual half-marathon and 5K to support the preservation of the Morris Island Lighthouse through grassroots nonprofit Save the Light.

When: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 2

Where: Folly Beach Pier, 101 East Arctic Ave.

Price: $30-$60

More Info: 843-795-4386,

Indigo & Slavery

What: Middleton Place will host an ongoing presentation about 18th-century South Carolina’s main export and its ties to slavery in conjunction with its month-long series of Black history-related events, including daily tours exploring the lives of the enslaved and freedmen, documentary screenings and more.

When: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston

Price: $29 general admission

More Info: 843-556-6020,

Camellia Talk

What: Master Gardener and Middleton Place Vice President of Horticulture Sidney Frazier will lead a workshop and discussion about propagating, growing and caring for camellias. Registration is required.

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Garden Market & Nursery at Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston

Price: $29 general admission

More Info: 843-556-6020,


Vintage Market

What: Join Holy City Vintage as they host a special pop-up market with Valentine’s Day-themed drinks, baked goods, decor and more.

When: Noon-5 p.m. Feb. 3

Where: French Eclectic Warehouse, 4244 Scott St., North Charleston

Price: Free

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Slave Trade Talk

What: The South Carolina Historical Society will host Donald West of Trident Technical College for a talk about the Atlantic slave trade as part of its winter lecture series.

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 5

Where: First Baptist Church, 61 Church St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 843-723-3225,


88 Club Breakfast

What: The 88 Club Breakfast will host guest speaker Harry Sewell, the former chief of police of Mount Pleasant and current manager of community development with East Cooper Meals on Wheels. The 88 Club meets the first and third Wednesday of every month.

When: 7 a.m. Feb. 6

Where: Eggs Up Grill, 2664 Highway 17 North, Mount Pleasant

Price: Free to attend

More Info: 843-881-8861,

Climate Change  

What: As part of MUSC’s Conversation Cafe, environmental engineer and Charleston’s Citizen Climate Lobby coordinator Mark Gould will discuss the direct impact of extreme weather, heat waves and decreasing air and water quality on human health.

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 6

Where: Room 109 at MUSC Library, 171 Ashley Ave., Ste. 419, downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 843-792-9745,