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September 2016

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A Night of Hope Silent Auction

A Night of Hope Silent Auction

 Come out to Ashley River Plantation and raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association while enjoying a wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres. The silent auction features many items, including restaurant gift cards, shopping gift baskets, spa packages, hair and makeup packages, game tickets, art, and jewelry. Ashley River Planation, 2333 Ashley River Road. Thursday, 6-8pm. $5 entry. 

September 8, 2016 - 6:00pm
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Ashley River Plantation
09/08/2016 - 6:00pm
 
 
9/11 Heroes Run

9/11 Heroes Run

The local iteration of this national event brings communities together to recognize the sacrifices that have been made by those who serve, and have served, our country. Join in the 5K to raise funds for local military and first responder organizations and the Travis Manion Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping our nation’s veterans and families of fallen heroes. Charleston Fire & Police Department, 235 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island. Saturday, 9am. $32.50; $30 active duty military/first responder. (843)597-9240, www.travismanion.org

September 10, 2016 - 9:00am
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Daniel Island
09/10/2016 - 9:00am
 
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Charleston Water SportsFest

Charleston Water SportsFest

Beat the heat with seven days of nonstop fun on the water at the third annual Charleston Water SportsFest. Activities include kayak tours, fly-fishing school, paddleboard lessons, Charleston Harbor history tours,and more than 45 other happenings for competitors, recreational enthusiasts, and leisure water buffs. This year’s featured event is the Chucktown Showdown SUP competition on Saturday, September 17, at Brittlebank Park. Hop on a board to race, or stay on dry land and visit the vendor village and food truck rodeo. There are also SUP yoga sessions, an Ashley River kayak voyage hosted by Nature Adventures, and a bocce tournament presented by Chucktown Social Leagues. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843)805-3030, www.charlestonwatersportsfest.com

September 12, 2016 - 8:00am to September 18, 2016 - 8:00am
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Avalas Kolanko Golf Tournament

Avalas Kolanko Golf Tournament

Hit the links for an afternoon tee time in the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation’s (GKF) inaugural golf tournament. The local charity assists disabled students wishing to attend college with their secondary education costs as well as increased support as they pursue a degree. Join the organization at the prestigious Cassique Golf Course on Kiawah Island for the tournament, followed by a catered barbecue meal in the Voysey’s restaurant. Cassique Golf Course, 100 Old Cedar Ln., John’s Island. Tuesday, 9am check in; 11am tee off. $2,000 team of four. (843)478-5001, www.gkfoundation.org

September 13, 2016 - 9:00am
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Cassique Golf Course
09/13/2016 - 9:00am
 
 
Le Creuset Factory-To-Table Sale

Le Creuset Factory-To-Table Sale

For the first time ever, world-renowned cookware producer Le Creuset is hosting a ”factory-to-table” sales event featuring items never before seen in the United States. Those in attendance can enjoy 70% off retail prices of a huge variety of products, appearances by local chefs, daily drawings and prize giveaways, as well as numerous kid friendly activities. All ticket proceeds from the event benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank, the Green Heart Project, and the Culinary Institute of Charleston. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr. Thursday-Sunday, 10:00am-7:00pm. $5 Thursday & Friday; free Saturday & Sunday, . (843)529-5011, www.charlestonconventioncenter.com

September 15, 2016 - 10:00am to September 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
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A Night for the Children Gala

A Night for the Children Gala

Build a better tomorrow by investing in the children of today—that’s the Carolina Youth Development Center’s goal. Now, the nonprofit’s 13th annual soirée raising money and awareness for the Lowcountry’s vulnerable youth arrives at Memminger Auditorium for an elegant evening of dinner, music, dancing, and live and silent auctions. The seated event is black-tie optional, but regardless of attire, you are sure to have a ball while supporting a worthy cause. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Thursday, 7pm. $175. (843)266-5200, www.cydc.org

September 15, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Memminger Auditorium
09/15/2016 - 7:00pm
 
 
Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Help the Alzheimer’s Association move one step closer to eradicating this disease by taking part in the world’s largest Alzheimer’s awareness fundraiser. On the day of the event, all walkers receive a wristband and a Promise Garden flower; the color of each bloom represents the walker’s personal experience with the disease. Registration for the event is free, but donations are encouraged. Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave., North Charleston. Saturday, 9am check-in; 10am walk. Free. (843)614-6608, www.alz.org

September 17, 2016 - 9:00am
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Riverfront Park
09/17/2016 - 9:00am
 
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Charleston Water SportsFest

Charleston Water SportsFest

Beat the heat with seven days of nonstop fun on the water at the third annual Charleston Water SportsFest. Activities include kayak tours, fly-fishing school, paddleboard lessons, Charleston Harbor history tours,and more than 45 other happenings for competitors, recreational enthusiasts, and leisure water buffs. This year’s featured event is the Chucktown Showdown SUP competition on Saturday, September 17, at Brittlebank Park. Hop on a board to race, or stay on dry land and visit the vendor village and food truck rodeo. There are also SUP yoga sessions, an Ashley River kayak voyage hosted by Nature Adventures, and a bocce tournament presented by Chucktown Social Leagues. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843)805-3030, www.charlestonwatersportsfest.com

September 12, 2016 - 8:00am to September 18, 2016 - 8:00am
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Hollings Cancer Center Golf Tournament

Hollings Cancer Center Golf Tournament

Enjoy a relaxing day on the course at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort as you support Hollings Cancer Center and its dedication to finding a cure for cancer. Lunch and beverages are provided, with an awards ceremony following the tournament. Only 136 spots are available, so sign up now for this 21st annual fundraiser. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island. Monday, 10am. $500 individual. (843)792-1669, www.hcc.musc.edu

September 19, 2016 - 10:00am
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Kiawah Island Golf Resort
09/19/2016 - 10:00am
 
Little Chef Big Chef

Little Chef Big Chef

Raise funds for Louie’s Kids, a nonprofit tackling childhood obesity, at this five-course dinner prepared by chefs Shawn Kelly, Michelle Weaver, Jeremiah Bacon, Graham Dailey, and Michael Toscano with youths from the Family Race Club. High Cotton, 199 East Bay St. Monday, 7-10 p.m. $175. www.louieskids.org

September 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
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High Cotton
09/19/2016 - 7:00pm
 
 
Dixie Southern Vodka Cocktails Charity Tasting

Dixie Southern Vodka Cocktails Charity Tasting

Birthdays for All

Enjoy a sampling of Dixie Southern Vodka Cocktails at the Glass Onion’s September charity tasting! The tasting features three cocktails by Dixie Southern Vodka: the Ascot, ”Pama Don't Preach,” and a barrel-aged Manhattan. Five dollars from every ticket sold benefits Birthdays for All, an organization that provides birthday presents to children in foster care and group homes in the Lowcountry. Attendees are also encouraged to bring new toys and gifts to the event for children ages one-21. The Glass Onion, 1219 Savannah Highway, West Ashley. Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. $10. (843)225-1717, ilovetheglassonion.com

September 21, 2016 - 5:30pm
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The Glass Onion
09/21/2016 - 5:30pm
 
 
Umphrey's McGee Chucktown Ball & Charity Golf Tournament

Umphrey's McGee Chucktown Ball & Charity Golf Tournament

Jam out to progressive rock band Umphrey’s McGee at the second annual Chucktown Ball at Riverfront Park. Moon Taxi and Dead 27s join the headliners in the lineup on Friday, and the Floozies, Dangermuffin, and the Hip Abduction take the stage Saturday. After the two-day concert, compete alongside members of Umphrey’s McGee and surprise guests during a charity golf tournament at Wild Dunes’ Harbor Course, followed by a cocktail reception, silent auction, awards ceremony, and raffle. Proceeds benefit the campaign to build the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, a facility that will provide excellence in pediatric patient and family care. Ball: Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave., North Charleston. Friday, 4:30pm doors; 5:30pm show; Saturday, 3pm doors; 4pm show. $359-$46. Tournament: Harbor Course at Wild Dunes, 5881 Palmetto Dr., Isle of Palms. Sunday, 1pm shotgun start. $250. www.umphreys.com

September 23, 2016 - 4:30pm to September 25, 2016 - 1:00pm
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Le Creuset Factory-To-Table Sale

Le Creuset Factory-To-Table Sale

For the first time ever, world-renowned cookware producer Le Creuset is hosting a ”factory-to-table” sales event featuring items never before seen in the United States. Those in attendance can enjoy 70% off retail prices of a huge variety of products, appearances by local chefs, daily drawings and prize giveaways, as well as numerous kid friendly activities. All ticket proceeds from the event benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank, the Green Heart Project, and the Culinary Institute of Charleston. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr. Thursday-Sunday, 10:00am-7:00pm. $5 Thursday & Friday; free Saturday & Sunday, . (843)529-5011, www.charlestonconventioncenter.com

September 15, 2016 - 10:00am to September 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Charleston Area Convention Center
 
Drive Away Childhood Cancer Golf Tournament

Drive Away Childhood Cancer Golf Tournament

Grab your golf clubs and head out to the Patriots Point Links for this day-long charity tournament. Co-hosted by Chase After A Cure and the Marriott Business Council of Charleston, the tournament raises money for research for alternative and more effective pediatric cancer treatments. Lunch is provided and golfers enjoy awards, a silent auction, and a post-tournament reception. Patriots Point Links, 1 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 11am registration; noon start. $400 foursome; $125 individual. (843)695-7511, www.chaseafteracure.com

September 23, 2016 - 11:00am
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Patriots Point Links
09/23/2016 - 11:00am
 
Speakeasy...Prohibition for a Cause

Speakeasy...Prohibition for a Cause

Channel your inner Gatsby and don your finest 1920s-era clothing for this festive fundraiser. Guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live jazz music, swing dancing, a silent auction with 1920s-themed packages, and the chance to win a $5,000 grand prize. All proceeds benefit East Cooper Community Outreach, My Sister’s House, and Rotary charities. Sweetgrass Event Center, 2125 Hwy. 17, Mount Pleasant. Friday, 7-11pm. $100. www.eastcooperspeakeasy.com

September 23, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Sweetgrass Event Center,
09/23/2016 - 7:00pm
 
Lowcountry Heart Walk

Lowcountry Heart Walk

Take part in this annual American Heart Association fundraising event promoting a heart-healthy lifestyle. Join more than 5,000 walkers as they participate in a one- or three-mile stroll to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke. Awards are given to those who raise the most money prior to race day. Registration is free but donations are encouraged. Liberty Square, 340 Concord St. Saturday, 8am. Free. (843)480-4903, www.lowcountryscheartwalk.org

September 24, 2016 - 8:00am
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Liberty Square
09/24/2016 - 8:00am
 
Carolina Children’s Charity Run & Fun Walk

Carolina Children’s Charity Run & Fun Walk

The 13th annual Carolina Children’s Charity 5K raises money and awareness for local youth with birth defects and childhood diseases. Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear their favorite sports jerseys or jammies, and awards are given to first-, second-, and third-place winners, and to the best-dressed participants. After the race, enjoy live music, refreshments, and kids’ activities. Hanahan Recreation Center, 3100 Mabeline Rd., Hanahan. Saturday, 8:30am 5K run; 8:35am walk. $25 runner; $20 walker; free for child under two. (843)769-7555, www.carolinachildren.org

September 24, 2016 - 8:30am
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Hanahan Recreation Center
09/24/2016 - 8:30am
 
Gatsby Gala

Gatsby Gala

Lowcountry Orphan Relief

Spend the evening dining and dancing at the Lowcountry Orphan Relief’s third annual Gatsby Gala. Put together your best 1920’s-inspired outfit, enjoy live music by River City Dixieland Jazz Band, and take part in silent and live auctions. Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard. Saturday, 7:30-10:30pm. $100. (843)747-4099, lowcountryorphanrelief.org

September 24, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Charleston Marriott
09/24/2016 - 7:30pm
 
 
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Umphrey's McGee Chucktown Ball & Charity Golf Tournament

Umphrey's McGee Chucktown Ball & Charity Golf Tournament

Jam out to progressive rock band Umphrey’s McGee at the second annual Chucktown Ball at Riverfront Park. Moon Taxi and Dead 27s join the headliners in the lineup on Friday, and the Floozies, Dangermuffin, and the Hip Abduction take the stage Saturday. After the two-day concert, compete alongside members of Umphrey’s McGee and surprise guests during a charity golf tournament at Wild Dunes’ Harbor Course, followed by a cocktail reception, silent auction, awards ceremony, and raffle. Proceeds benefit the campaign to build the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, a facility that will provide excellence in pediatric patient and family care. Ball: Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave., North Charleston. Friday, 4:30pm doors; 5:30pm show; Saturday, 3pm doors; 4pm show. $359-$46. Tournament: Harbor Course at Wild Dunes, 5881 Palmetto Dr., Isle of Palms. Sunday, 1pm shotgun start. $250. www.umphreys.com

September 23, 2016 - 4:30pm to September 25, 2016 - 1:00pm
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Builder Bash

Builder Bash

What better way to raise money for Habitat for Humanity than to dress up in your best "construction couture"? The second annual Builder's Bash invites supporters of Habitat for Humanity to the Cedar Room for a night of auctions, food and drink, and of course, hard hats and measuring tapes. Throw a tool belt on over your black-tie attire and help Charleston Habitat for Humanity on its mission to provide safe and affordable housing to the hardworking families in our community. The Cedar Room, 701 East Bay St. Thursday, 6pm. $85. (843)722-7145, charlestonhabitat.org

September 29, 2016 - 6:00pm
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09/29/2016 - 6:00pm
 
 
 
Climb For A Cause

Climb For A Cause

Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park is back to put the fun in fundraising with another installment of Climb for a Cause. This promises to be a fundraising experience like no other; explore more than 70 obstacles, some suspended as high as 35 feet in the air, and rest easy knowing that your adventure is benefiting the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry. 

Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, 1595 Highland Ave, James Island. Sunday. 10am-6pm. $45-19. (843)502-4066. (http://wildblueropes.com). 

September 25, 2016 - 10:00am
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Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park
09/25/2016 - 10:00am
 
Climb For A Cause

Climb For A Cause

Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park is back to put the ”fun” in fund-raising with another installment of Climb for a Cause. This promises to be a fund-raising experience like no other; explore more than 70 obstacles, some suspended as high as 35 feet in the air, and rest easy knowing that your adventure is benefiting the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, 1595 Highland Ave, James Island. Sunday. 10am-6pm. $45-19. (843)502-4066. (http://wildblueropes.com). 

September 25, 2016 - 10:00am
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Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park
09/25/2016 - 10:00am
 
Wine Women & Shoes

Wine Women & Shoes

Luxuriate in wine tastings, savory food, a glamorous fashion show, and charming “shoe guys” all in one night at the fourth annual Wine Women & Shoes. Proceeds benefit the Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting at-risk women and single mothers on their journey to becoming self-sufficient. Swamp Fox Restaurant at Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St. Sunday, 1-4pm. $100. (843)722-7526, www.winewomenandshoes.com/flocrit

September 25, 2016 - 1:00pm
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Swamp Fox Restaurant at Francis Marion Hotel
09/25/2016 - 1:00pm