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Holiday Festival of Lights

Holiday Festival of Lights

With more than 700 displays and two million lights, the Holiday Festival of Lights illuminates James Island County Park, bringing cheer throughout the season. Adding even more holly jolly fun are homemade gingerbread houses, treats from Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, an impressive 50-ton sand sculpture, and gift shops. For an exclusive preview, participate in the Festival of Lights Fun Run and Walk on November 12 at 6:30 p.m. in a noncompetitive two-mile journey through the light displays. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Sunday-Thursday, 5:30-10pm; Friday & Saturday, 5:30-11pm. $15 per vehicle. (843)795-4386, www.ccprc.com

November 14, 2014 - 5:30pm to January 2, 2015 - 10:00pm
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Medal of Honor Bowl

Medal of Honor Bowl

Televised nationally for the first time, this year’s Medal of Honor Bowl pits top NFL draft hopefuls in a post-season all-star game led by Willie Jeffries (former head coach of South Carolina State) and Chan Gailey (former head coach of The Buffalo Bills). The competition tops off a week-long roster of events honoring our nation’s armed forces and offering opportunities to meet and greet future NFL stars. A major portion of bowl proceeds benefit the National Medal of Honor Museum and the Wounded Warrior Project. Johnson Hagood Stadium, 68 Hagood Ave. Saturday, 2:30pm kick-off. $175-$10. (843)814-1776,
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January 10, 2015 - 2:30pm
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Charleston Marathon, Run, & Bike Ride

Charleston Marathon, Run, & Bike Ride

Get moving during these weekend-long festivities that begin on Friday with a Health and Fitness Expo and Packet-Pickup. On Saturday, runners take their marks in the marathon and half-marathon that weave from downtown to North Charleston. Want to take it easy? Sign up for the Shrimp and Grits 5K looping through Park Circle. Then, on Sunday, enjoy a 20-, 40-, or 60-mile bike ride through Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, the Old Village, and more. All proceeds benefit the R. Keith and Deborah C. Summey Youth Endowment for the Arts. Locations, times, & prices vary. (843) 300-7500, www.charlestonmarathon.com

 

 

January 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to January 17, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Charleston Marathon Bike Ride

Charleston Marathon Bike Ride

Hop on that bicycle and enjoy a leisurely ride around town. From Sullivan’s Island to the Old Village to downtown, beautiful water views and historical sights abound throughout the 20-, 40-, and 60-mile routes. Rest stops provide homemade snacks, such as pound cake, pimiento cheese, chocolate treats, and more. All proceeds benefit the R. Keith and Deborah C. Summey Youth Endowment for the Arts. Mamie Whitesides Elementary School, 1565 Rifle Range Rd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, times vary. $45-40. (843)300-7500, www.charlestonmarathon.com

 

January 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Mamie Whitesides Elementary School
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Noir

Don a blindfold and dine in the dark for this unique fundraiser at Grill 225, which includes cocktails, a live auction, and a three-course banquet. Benefitting The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Charleston, proceeds support programs like Focus on Adults, which provides free eye exams and eyewear to Charleston tri-county residents, and assistive technology iPad classes, designed to teach independent living skills to the visually impaired. Grill 225, Market Pavilion Hotel, 225 East Bay St. Tuesday, 6-10pm. $175 couple; $100 single. (843)723-6915, www.abvisc.org

 

January 20, 2015 - 6:00pm
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OUR LADY OF MERCY FUNDRAISER

OUR LADY OF MERCY FUNDRAISER

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach hosts its 18th Annual Sharing Blessings Changing Lives Auction. The proceeds of a silent auction and cocktail hour followed by dinner will support the organization’s many services to reduce poverty, prevent homelessness, and increase wellness in the Lowcountry. Bid on international vacations, harbor cruises, fine art and jewelry, and tickets to music and sporting events, all helping to provide dental, prenatal, and other wellness services to over 1700 patients. Charleston Marriott Hotel, 170 N. Lockwood Blvd. Sunday, 4pm. $100. (843)559-4109, www.olmoutreach.org

January 25, 2015 - 4:00pm
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01/25/2015 - 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chase After a Cure Gala: An Evening in Paris

Chase After a Cure Gala: An Evening in Paris

Dreaming of Paris but don’t have the time to get away? Experience the City of Light at the annual Chase After a Cure Gala, which helps fund local research for the treatment of childhood cancer. With an open bar, fare from Wasabi Charleston and The Granary, live and silent auctions, and a knockout performance from former American Idol contestant Quiana Parler, the evening is sure to impress. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Saturday, 7pm. $125. (843)991-1689, www.chaseafteracuregala.com

January 31, 2015 - 7:00pm
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