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February 2017

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Chart a Course for Children

Chart a Course for Children

Since its beginning in 2001, the Chart a Course for Children charity event has raised over $2,500,00 to help more than 1,900 abused children and their families. Guests enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and a silent auction followed by a specially-prepared, three-course dinner and live auction with exciting prizes such as vacations, fine dining opportunities, and original artwork. The proceeds do wonders to benefit the children and families seen at The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children”s Center. The Cedar Room, 701 E. Bay St. Thursday, 6-10pm. Price upon request. (843) 723-3600, dnlcc.org 

February 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
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The Cedar Room
02/02/2017 - 6:00pm
 
 
Chase After a Cure Gala

Chase After a Cure Gala

Since its founding, Chase After a Cure has raised more than $500,000 for pediatric cancer research at MUSC Children’s Hospital. The ninth annual gala boasts a theme of “A Kid at Heart,” with “youth-inspired” food, music by Quiana Parler & Friends, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds fund research and equipment at MUSC Children’s Hospital. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Saturday, 7pm. $125. (843)695-7511, www.chaseafteracure.com

February 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
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02/04/2017 - 7:00pm
 
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The Glass Onion Celebrates Women Equality and Advocacy

The Glass Onion Celebrates Women Equality and Advocacy

The Center for Women

In lieu of women across the world marching to defend their rights, The Glass Onion plays its part in the ongoing fight for equality with a charity tasting. Guests can enjoy a variety of French wines including Domaine Pichot Vouvray Brut, Chateau Gassier Cotes de Provence Espirit, and Le Grande Caillou Pinot Noir from Patient Cottat—paired perfectly with small bites. Five dollars of every ticket benefits the Center for Women, a non-profit educating women across the state and advocating for their economic success.

The Glass Onion, 1219 Savannah Highway, West Ashley. Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. $10. 843-225-1717, www.ilovetheglassonion.com

February 8, 2017 - 5:30pm
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The Glass Onion
02/08/2017 - 5:30pm
 
 
Yazoo Brewing Launch Party

Yazoo Brewing Launch Party

Hogs for a Cause

Home Team BBQ’s downtown location hosts the Charleston launch event for the Nashville-based Yazoo Brewing Co. Attendees can purchase Yazoo beers for five dollars each, and two dollars from each beer benefits Hogs for a Cause. The Yazoo beers being showased at the event include the Daddy 'O Pilsner, Dos Perros, Hefeweizen, Hop Perfect, Hopry Double IPA, and Pale Ale. The event also features live music by Nashville native Mac Leaphart, beginning at 10:00p.m. Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ, 126 Williman St. Friday, 9pm. Free. (843) 225-7427, hometeambbq.com

February 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
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Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ
02/10/2017 - 9:00pm
 
BIASC Shuck-A-Rama

BIASC Shuck-A-Rama

Brain Injury Association of South Carolina

The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina presents its sixth annual Shuck-A-Rama oyster roast. Sponsored by NeuroRestorative and HudsonMan, Inc., the event increases awareness of brain injury in the Lowcountry and raises money to support the services of the BIASC, an organization founded to support individuals and families dealing with brain injury and to educate the community about its prevention. Proceeds from the Shuck-A-Rama are used to develop programs that directly benefit the more than 61,000 children and adults in the Lowcountry living with traumatic brain injury-related disabilities. The oyster roast features fresh oysters, beer, wine, and soft drinks, as well as live music from local Charleston bands like Graham Whorley, GTS, and Nick Collins. The Barrel, 1859 Folly Rd., James Island. Saturday, 5-8pm. $50-$40. (803)731-9823, biausa.org/SC

February 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
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The Barrel
02/11/2017 - 5:00pm
 
Bacon & Bourbon

Bacon & Bourbon

This annual fundraiser offers up unlimited samples of bacon dishes prepared by chefs from top area restaurants including Swig & Swine, The Granary, and Poogan’s Smokehouse. The all-inclusive ticket also gives you access to free-flowing bourbon tastings from distilleries including Old Rip Van Winkle, Buffalo Trace, and Evan Williams. When you take a break from sipping and snacking, try your hand at laser skeet-shooting or visit the cigar cabana. Proceeds benefit the Junior League of Charleston’s hunger and homeless initiatives. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Saturday, 7:30pm. $75. (843)819-5947, www.baconandbourbonsc.com

February 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Keeper of the Wild Oyster Roast and Silent Auction

Keeper of the Wild Oyster Roast and Silent Auction

Shuck fresh oysters, enjoy a silent auction, and relax at one of the most scenice venues in Charleston: Magnolia Plantation. With the purchase of one ticket, guests receive admission and all basic admission attractions at Magnolia, roasted oysters, chili, vegetarian dishes, desserts, soda, coffee, and more. For tickets purchase at one of the following locations: Pet Vet, Dorchester Veterinary Hospital, or Maybank Animal Hospital. Proceeds benefit Keeper of the Wild, a nonprofit that rescues and rehabilitates wildlife. Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Rd. Sunday, 1:30-4:30pm. $30; free for child under 13. (843)761-3400 

February 12, 2017 - 1:30pm
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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
02/12/2017 - 1:30pm
 
 
 
 
Whale of a Sale

Whale of a Sale

Junior League of Charleston

Junior League of Charleston presents Charleston’s biggest yard sale, the 42nd annual Whale of a Sale. College Center, Trident Technical College. Thursday, 6-8pm; Friday, 6-9pm; Saturday, 8am-1pm. $40 Thursday; $12 Friday; free on Saturday. jlcharleston.org

February 16, 2017 - 6:00pm to February 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Oyster Roast Benefiting East Cooper Meals on Wheels

Oyster Roast Benefiting East Cooper Meals on Wheels

East Cooper Meals on Wheels

Head over to beautiful Palmetto Islands County Park for a Sunday-fun-day oyster roast. Oysters are provided by Noisy Oyster, while other offerings include a Fireman’s Chili Throwdown, a BBQ competition, live music, prize drawings, and tasty drinks. All proceeds benefit East Cooper Meals on Wheels, an organization serving nutritious meals to all homebound residents east of the Cooper. Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Pkwy., Mt. Pleasant. Sunday, 2-5pm. $35; $10 child under 10; free child under five. (843)881-9350, www.ecmow.org

February 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Palmetto Islands County Park
02/19/2017 - 2:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
Spoleto Festival USA Annual Auction

Spoleto Festival USA Annual Auction

Look forward to Spoleto Festival USA every spring? The international array of music, dance, and theater can’t happen without the community’s backing. Sit down to a delicious dinner at the Cedar Room, enjoy live music from Hudson and Saleeby, and bid on a wide variety of items from glamorous vacations to fine jewelry. The Cedar Room, 701 East Bay St. Friday, 6:30pm. $225. (843)793-4103, www.thecedarroomcigarfactory.com

February 24, 2017 - 6:30pm
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02/24/2017 - 6:30pm
 
LifePoint Race For Life

LifePoint Race For Life

This 12th annual 10K, 5K, and half-mile fun run/walk at James Island County Park helps raise awareness about organ, eye, and tissue donation; all race proceeds help send Team South Carolina to the 2018 Donate Life Transplant Games of America. Top finishers in the 10K and 5K races score cash prizes, and all participants receive T-shirts while supplies last. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. Saturday, 8:30am. $35-$20. (843)763-7755, www.lifepointrace.com

February 25, 2017 - 8:30am
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02/25/2017 - 8:30am
 
Mardi-Crawl on Shem Creek

Mardi-Crawl on Shem Creek

Party with a purpose on Shem Creek to benefit charitable groups such as Pet Helpers, Ronald McDonald House, Hospitality Heroes, and Alzheimer’s Association. The Lowcountry Parrotheads Club hosts the 13th annual crawl, which includes stops at six bars and restaurants along the creek. Shem Creek, Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 1pm. $30; $25 advance. www.lcparrotheads.org

February 25, 2017 - 1:00pm
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The Chocolate Affair

The Chocolate Affair

Indulge in an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and chocolate desserts from Charleston’s finest restaurants and shops at this fundraising fête benefitting Communities in Schools, a nonprofit that aims to help kids thrive in class by connecting them to a range of community resources. Show your support by bidding on auction items at a range of price points, and don’t forget to cast a vote for your favorite treat from participating bakeries. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Saturday, 6:30-11pm. $125. (843)740-6793, www.thechocolateaffair.net

February 25, 2017 - 6:30pm
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