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April 2015

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Spring Wednesday Wine Strolls

Spring Wednesday Wine Strolls

Get through the mid-week slump with a sip and a stroll. Sample fine wine from around the world as you explore beautiful spring flora. From the Azalea Hillside to the Reflection Pool, with its stunning columns of dogwoods and magnolias, each week’s location is different, so you can keep coming again and again. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Wednesday, 6-8pm. $25; $20 advance; $15 member. (800)782-3608,
www.middletonplace.org

April 1, 2015 - 6:00pm
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Middleton Place
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04/01/2015 - 6:00pm
 
Take Back the Night March & Vigil

Take Back the Night March & Vigil

In light of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Charleston-based People Against Rape (PAR) hosts a Take Back the Night one-mile march and vigil through the College of Charleston campus, honoring survivors of sexual violence. First held in Philadelphia in 1975, Take Back the Night was created as a way for communities to speak out against rape. Unitarian Church of Charleston, 4 Archdale St. Thursday, 7-9pm. Free. (843)577-9882, www.peopleagainstrape.org

April 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
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Unitarian Church of Charleston
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04/02/2015 - 7:00pm
 
 
 
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Women Build

Women Build

You don’t need to have a Y chromosome to wield a hammer. Join Sea Island Habitat for Humanity for this week-long, girls-only construction project, and help build a safe, affordable, and sustainable home for a James Island family. Lunch, snacks, and a T-shirt are provided, as well as the empowerment that comes along with taking care of members of our community. Register for morning and afternoon slots online. Laurel Oak Grove, Fort Johnson Rd. & Sea Aire Dr., James Island. Daily, 8am-noon & 1-4pm. $35. (843)559-4009, www.seaislandhabitat.org

 

April 11, 2015 - 8:00am
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Laurel Oak Grove
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04/11/2015 - 8:00am
 
“Smokin’ For The Holmes Team”

“Smokin’ For The Holmes Team”

The pit masters of Home Team BBQ and Swig & Swine certainly know a thing or two about ‘cue. But they’re proving to masters of doing good as well, hosting a “Smokin for the Holmes Team” benefit for a family in need. Holmes Desmelik is a fun loving five-year-old with a cancerous brain tumor. Due to his age and size, Holmes is unable to undergo an operation to remove the tumor, but has begun treatment. Offering a “smoked menu,” live music, silent auction, and super-hero themed kid’s activities in honor of Holmes, the two barbecue joints have teamed up to raise funds for the Desmelik family. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Desmelik family. Home Team BBQ, 1205 Ashley River Rd. Saturday, 3pm-6pm. $50 adult; $15 child. (843)225-7427, www.hometeambbq.com

April 11, 2015 - 3:00pm
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Home Team BBQ
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04/11/2015 - 3:00pm
 
SMOKIN FOR THE HOLMES TEAM

SMOKIN FOR THE HOLMES TEAM

Band together in a fight against cancer for this young warrior. Five-year-old Holmes Desmelik of Brevard, NC who was diagnosed with a brain tumor is just beginning treatment. In effort to support the Desmelik family on this difficult journey, Home Team BBQ and Swig & Swine partner up to create a smokin’ menu featuring items such as brisket and beef ribs, while Coast Brewery serves their thirst quenching beer. Expect live music from Underhill Rose, a female trio rooted in bluegrass, folk and blues, as well as a silent auction. Kids choose from food items such as hot dogs, tater tots, and mac-n-cheese in addition to enjoying superhero themed activities in honor of young Holmes. Home Team BBQ West Ashley, 1205 Ashley River Road. Saturday 3-6pm. $50; $5 children. (843)557-4077, www.charleston.strangetickets.com/events/23724227/smokin-for-the-holmes-...

April 11, 2015 - 3:00pm
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Home Team BBQ West Ashley
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04/11/2015 - 3:00pm
 
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Clean Cities Sweep

Clean Cities Sweep

Take a cue from Mister Rogers, and help clean up the neighborhood. Last year, 18,919 volunteers banded together to remove 5,716 bags of litter and plant 3,575 flowers in North Charleston alone. Create your own beautification project, or sign up for one of the recycling drives, litter pickups, landscaping events, or other initiatives the local arms of Keep America Beautiful have planned. Locations, days, & times vary. Free. Charleston: (843)579-7501 & www.keepcharlestonbeautiful.org; North Charleston: (843)745-1073 &
www.keepnorthcharlestonbeautiful.org

 

April 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
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04/12/2015 - 12:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
Rockin' For Ronald

Rockin' For Ronald

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston

Warm up your vocal cords with a few scales; your grand performance awaits! Enjoy exclusive drink specials, light appetizers, and an exciting karaoke competition as the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston raises funds to expand its 27-bedroom facility for families of children undergoing treatment at MUSC. First-, second-, and third-place winners take home a prize. Mynt, 135 Calhoun St. Friday, 7-11pm. $10. (843)723-7957, http://charleston.strangertickets.com/events/23699039/rockin-for-ronald-karaoke-night

April 17, 2015 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
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Mynt
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04/17/2015 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
 
Color Vibe 5K

Color Vibe 5K

Challenge your inner kid by painting yourself from head to toe at this Legare Farms 5K. Participants start out in clean white T-shirts before running through several rainbow-blast zones to reach the dance party and celebratory color throw at the finish line. Legare Farms, 2620 Hanscombe Point Rd., John’s Island. Saturday, 9am. $75-$15. (843)559-3524, www.thecolorvibe.com/charleston

April 18, 2015 - 9:00am
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Legare Farms
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04/18/2015 - 9:00am
 
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Bodhi's Revenge SUP Race

Bodhi's Revenge SUP Race

Standup paddleboarding may be relaxing in the calm waters of Shem Creek, but Bodhi’s Revenge is a different story. Intermediate and advanced paddlers are invited to take on this challenging surf slalom race with buoy turns and steady tides. Two precarious routes varying in length push competitors to their limits with multiple loops and beach sprints before a final 50-yard dash to the finish line. The race benefits the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to protecting the world’s waves and beaches. Folly Beach Pier, 101 East Arctic Ave., Folly Beach. Sunday, 9am. $65 Bodhi long course; $55 Johnny Utah short course. (843)881-9472,
www.halfmoonoutfitters.com/happenings

April 19, 2015 - 9:00am
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Folly Beach Pier
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04/19/2015 - 9:00am
 
 
 
 
 
Conservation Gala

Conservation Gala

Sharks and cocktails may sound like a lethal combination, but with experts like Jeff Corwin on hand, you can rest easy. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the South Carolina Aquarium hosts a black-tie dinner and Environmental Stewardship awards ceremony (the daring Animal Planet star is the honoree) capped off with the debut of “Shark Shallows,” the Aquarium’s new outdoor exhibition, which allows guests to touch local varieties of the fearsome fish and face them head on. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Friday, 6-11pm. $300. (843)720-1990, www.scaquarium.org

April 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
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South Carolina Aquarium
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04/24/2015 - 6:00pm
 
Folly Beach Wine & Sign

Folly Beach Wine & Sign

Spend an afternoon taking in the view from the Folly Beach Pier while sipping fine wines and getting to know Palmetto State authors. This year’s special guests include mystery writers Jack Gannon and Cyndi Williams-Barrier, as well as activist-writer Diann Shaddox. All proceeds go to the Diann Shaddox Foundation, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for Essential Tremor, a movement disorder affecting more than 10 million Americans. Folly Beach Pier, 233 E. Arctic Ave., Folly Beach. Saturday, 10am-5pm. Donations accepted. www.diannshaddox.com

April 25, 2015 - 10:00am
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Folly Beach Pier
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04/25/2015 - 10:00am
 
The Southern Garden Party

The Southern Garden Party

Under arching magnolias and blooming azaleas, the 1906 former home of a Naval Base Commander is transformed into a Southern garden party benefiting Lowcountry Orphan Relief. The afternoon of this ladies only event will feature complementary drinks and a cash mimosa bar as well as heavy hor d’oeuvres. Those who don their elegant and most beloved hats are invited to enter the Southern Hat Contest which will be followed by the Children’s Fashion Show, a procession to honor all the children served by the organization. By benefiting the non-profit -- which seeks to serve abused, abandoned and neglected children in the Lowcountry -- those in attendance will be supporting and funding the meaningful mission. Historic Naval Commanders Home, Quarters C, 1300 Naval Way, North Charleston. Saturday, 11am-2pm. $35. (843)747-4099, www.lowcountryorphanrelief.org

April 25, 2015 - 11:00am
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Historic Naval Commanders Home
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04/25/2015 - 11:00am
 
Southern Flame Food & Music Festival

Southern Flame Food & Music Festival

Shag to summer classics from The Entertainers and chow down on pork at this Southern Barbecue Network-sanctioned cook-off, where 20-plus teams, filled with culinary all-stars, battle it out for cash prizes and the honor of being named finest pitmaster. Proceeds benefit the Summerville Miracle League, which gives local kids with special needs the opportunity to play America’s favorite sport. The Ponds, 326 Hundred Oaks Pkwy., Summerville. Saturday, 11am-8pm. Free admission; $15 parking. (843)810-5937, www.southernflamefestival.org

April 25, 2015 - 11:00am
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The Ponds
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04/25/2015 - 11:00am
 
Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night

First held in Philadelphia in 1975, Take Back the Night was created as a way for communities to speak out against sexual violence. Organized by People Against Rape (PAR), this year’s event in Marion Square features keynote speaker, author, and assault survivor Alison Jennings, as well as MUSC professor and PAR chairman Dean Kilpatrick and Charleston police chief Gregory Mullen. The program is rounded out with live entertainment from College of Charleston student groups, food, giveaways, and children’s activities. Marion Square, 329 Meeting St. Sunday, 2-5pm. Free. (843)577-9882, www.peopleagainstrape.org

April 25, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Marion Square
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04/25/2015 - 2:00pm
 
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Chef's Potluck

Chef's Potluck

Everybody loves a potluck dinner, especially when 15 of the area’s best restaurants (Edmund’s Oast, FIG, and The Grocery are just three of the participants) are the ones supplying the eats. With an emphasis on homegrown ingredients, this foodie fest benefits Lowcountry Local First’s “Growing New Farmers” program, which provides novice farmers with valuable agricultural knowledge and experiences. In addition to knockout provisions, enjoy music by Garage Cuban Band, a live auction, and libations in America’s oldest landscaped gardens. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Sunday, 4-7pm. $95; $75 member. (843)740-5444, www.lowcountrylocalfirst.org

 

April 26, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Middleton Place
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04/26/2015 - 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
iFive:K

iFive:K

Blow off steam after work in this evening race presented by the Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation. Take advantage of the cooler temperatures as you weave your way through the downtown streets before circling back to the finish line at the Charleston Maritime Center, where the after-party awaits. Proceeds fund CODEcamp scholarships and other programs that further the local knowledge economy. Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St. Thursday, 6:30pm. $40. (843)579-7508, www.ifivek.com

 

April 30, 2015 - 6:30pm
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Charleston Maritime Center
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04/30/2015 - 6:30pm
 
 
 

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