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March 2017

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Big Bad Breakfast & Bevcon Pop-up

Big Bad Breakfast & Bevcon Pop-up

Join James Beard Award-winning chef John Currence as he whips up a five-course breakfast-inspired meal at the Marina Variety Store. Following dinner, head downstairs to Salty Mike‘s for a BevCon pop-up bar—a pre-party to the annual beverage conference held in August. Tickets to the pop-up, featuring drinks prepared by Edmund‘s Oast‘s Jayce McConnell and guest mixologists, are available for $10 each if you miss out on dinner. All proceeds benefit Currence‘s nonprofit Move On Up Foundation and Lowcountry Street Grocery. Marina Variety Store, 17 Lockwood Dr. Friday, 10pm; 10:30pm; 11pm. $50. www.bevconchs.com

March 3, 2017 - 10:00pm
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Pets for Vets Dog Dash

Pets for Vets Dog Dash

Lace up your sneakers and bring your four-legged pal out to Hampton Park for a one-mile run to support Pets for Vets, a national organization that pairs veterans with animal companions. Each year, the Charleston chapter aims to match 20 to 25 vets with new furry friends, a process that greatly benefits both parties. Don‘t forget to dress your pup up—following the race is a Best Pet Costume competition. Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Dr. Saturday, 7:30am registration; 9:30am race waves begin. $25-$10. www.petsforvets.com

March 4, 2017 - 7:30am
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Brain Injury Association of South Carolina Charity Tasting

Brain Injury Association of South Carolina Charity Tasting

The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina

In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, The Glass Onion proudly supports The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC) at their March Charity Tasting. Patrons can enjoy small bites paired with selection of spring wines, including Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc and Domaine Badoz Cotes du Jura Trousseau from Country Vintner. In an effort to bring awareness and raise funds for the organization, $5 of every ticket goes towards BIASC for their efforts in prevention, research, education, and advocacy. The Glass Onion, 1219 Savannah Hwy., West Ashley. Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. $10. (843)225-1717, ilovetheglassonion.com

March 8, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
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03/08/2017 -
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Green & Gold Oyster Roast

Green & Gold Oyster Roast

Help young entrepreneurs gain the confidence to take charge of their futures at YEScarolina‘s first-ever Green and Gold Oyster Roast. The organization is dedicated to teaching South Carolina youth the principles of entrepreneurship and free enterprise, and proceeds go towards funding educational classes and teacher training. Mix and mingle while shuckin‘ oysters, drinking cold beer, and dining on Irish cuisine. The Gadsden House, 329 East Bay St. Friday, 6pm. $50. (843)805-4901, www.yescarolina.com

March 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Dancing with the Arks Stars

Dancing with the Arks Stars

Love Dancing With the Stars? Join ARK for their charitable version of the popular show at Dancing With the ARKS Stars, where Charleston celebrities are paired with professionals from the Elite International Dance Studio in Mount Pleasant. Audience members are the judges as they cast their votes for best performance. Each vote is $10, and the money raised will fund ARKS‘s programs that provide aid for families of patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Pinewood Preparatory School, 1114 Orangeburg Rd., Summerville. Saturday, 7pm. $65; $60 advance. (843)832-2357, www.thearkofsc.org

March 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
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East Cooper Land Trust Race & Roast

East Cooper Land Trust Race & Roast

Since 2002, the East Cooper Land Trust has worked to conserve existing natural spaces and create new ones, such as parks, gardens, and trails. Join them in their mission to preserve Charleston‘s beautiful landscape for future generations at this 5K trail run through the scenic, 132-acre Oakland Planation. Following the race is live music, all-you-can-eat oysters and other delectables, and child-friendly activities including hay rides. Oakland Plantation, 1164 Porchers Bluff Rd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 1-4pm. $60-$40; $30-$15 ages seven-17; free for child under seven. (843)224-1849, www.eastcooperland.org

March 12, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse

Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL) teams up with area designers to unveil this year‘s Designer Showhouse during a month of tours benefitting the symphony orchestra and CSOL educational programs.

Check out the circa-1840 Greek Revival style home with its decorative ceilings, authentic moldings and fireplaces, and spacious double piazzas. Guests can peruse the rooms— exquisitely decorated by area designers—shop in the exclusive boutique, or dine at the café. Get an early glimpse at the property during the preview party on March 16, from 6-9 p.m. Henry Street House, 36 Society St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. $25; $20 advance. (843)577-7983, www.csolink.org

March 16, 2017 - 10:00am to April 16, 2017 - 10:00am
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Shifa Clinic Benefit Dinner

Shifa Clinic Benefit Dinner

The Shifa Clinic

The Shifa Clinic hosts its 5th annual benefit dinner with guest speaker Jennet Robinson Alterman, a non-profit consultant and women's rights advocate. The Mount Pleasant clinic, currently run by Medical Director Dr. Reshma Khan, was founded five years ago to provide residents with free, high-quality medical care, including primary care, gynecology services, vision care, and mental health services. Along with medical services, the clinic also includes an on-site community food pantry, dispensary, and clothes closet, and it offers various educational programs and training for medical professionals and nurse practitioner students. The annual benefit dinner supports the Shifa Clinic's fundraising efforts for the upcoming year and awareness for the continuation of the facility. Holiday Inn, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 5:30pm silent auction & appetizers; 6-8pm banquet. $35; $10 child under 12. (843) 352-4580, shifa.icnarelief.org

March 18, 2017 -
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03/18/2017 -
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Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse

Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL) teams up with area designers to unveil this year‘s Designer Showhouse during a month of tours benefitting the symphony orchestra and CSOL educational programs.

Check out the circa-1840 Greek Revival style home with its decorative ceilings, authentic moldings and fireplaces, and spacious double piazzas. Guests can peruse the rooms— exquisitely decorated by area designers—shop in the exclusive boutique, or dine at the café. Get an early glimpse at the property during the preview party on March 16, from 6-9 p.m. Henry Street House, 36 Society St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. $25; $20 advance. (843)577-7983, www.csolink.org

March 16, 2017 - 10:00am to April 16, 2017 - 10:00am
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Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars Oxygen Ball

Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars Oxygen Ball

Dancing with the Stars meets the Lowcountry at this always-anticipated fete where local celebrities, professional dancers, and competition alumni will compete for their chance at the coveted "Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars Champion." The event, which is black-tie optional, will also feature a gourmet plated dinner, live and silent auctions, and a special alumni dance exhibition. Former competitor and fan favorite Elizabeth Colbert-Busch will be present as master of ceremonies. 

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street. Friday, 6:30-11:00pm. $250. (843)556-8451, www.charlestonoxygenball.com 

March 24, 2017 - 6:30pm
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03/24/2017 - 6:30pm
 
Charleston Walk for Water

Charleston Walk for Water

Some 1.8 billion people around the world live without access to safe water—a travesty, and one Water Mission is working hard to assuage. Learn more about the locally based nonprofit’s efforts to bring sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions to communities around the globe in Giving Back. And on this spring Saturday, join in the annual three-mile-long march that raises funds for their work. Brittlebank Park, 185 Lockwood Dr. Saturday, 9am. $20; $15 ages 16-22; free for child under 16. www.charlestonwalk.org

March 25, 2017 - 9:00am
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Hope on Goat

Hope on Goat

Oyster roasts might be a dime a dozen this time of year in the Lowcountry, but this bivalve bonanza is unlike any other! Bring your own beer and hop on board the ferry for a short journey to Goat Island, where Americana band Bourbon & Mead and bluegrass group Southern Flavor await. All proceeds go toward North Charleston’s Fresh Future Farm, a nonprofit that addresses food, health, economic, and environmental concerns. Goat Island Gatherings, 4113 Buccaneer Rd., Isle of Palms. Saturday, 2-6pm. $55; $20 ages three-12; free for children under three. WWW.freshfuturefarm.org

March 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse

Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL) teams up with area designers to unveil this year‘s Designer Showhouse during a month of tours benefitting the symphony orchestra and CSOL educational programs.

Check out the circa-1840 Greek Revival style home with its decorative ceilings, authentic moldings and fireplaces, and spacious double piazzas. Guests can peruse the rooms— exquisitely decorated by area designers—shop in the exclusive boutique, or dine at the café. Get an early glimpse at the property during the preview party on March 16, from 6-9 p.m. Henry Street House, 36 Society St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. $25; $20 advance. (843)577-7983, www.csolink.org

March 16, 2017 - 10:00am to April 16, 2017 - 10:00am
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Need to Breathe Golf Classic

Need to Breathe Golf Classic

Christian rock band Needtobreathe teams up with the Commonwealth Cares Foundation to create a day of golf, music, and giving. After spending the morning on Daniel Island‘s lush course, participants dress to the nines for a star-studded concert and VIP after-party. Proceeds benefit One World Health, a nonprofit that works to provide healthcare to communities in need throughout East Africa and Central America. Daniel Island Golf Club, 600 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island. Monday, 9am. $625; $2,500 team. www.commonwealthcares.org

March 27, 2017 - 9:00am
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Lighthouse Gala

Lighthouse Gala

Thanks to the Save the Light Foundation, the Morris Island Lighthouse has remained a well-loved Folly Beach landmark. Celebrate the nonprofit‘s achievement and help keep the circa-1876 structure in working order at the annual Save the Light Gala. Proceeds will fund the next several stages of preservation. Tides Folly Beach, 1 Center St., Folly Beach. Thursday, 6-9pm. $65. (843)633-0099, www.savethelight.org

March 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
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