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Flowertown Festival

Flowertown Festival

Summerville Family YMCA

Celebrate spring’s arrival by taking in the colorful blooms at the weekend-long Flowertown Festival in Summerville. Stroll through streets lined with pink azaleas, white dogwood, and purple wisteria; browse artisan booths; and enjoy specialty snacks from local vendors, with proceeds from your purchases going towards the Summerville Family YMCA.

Friday & Saturday, 9am-6pm; Sunday, 9am-4pm. Free. (843) 871-9622, flowertownfestival.org

April 4, 2014 - 9:00am to April 6, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Flowertown Festival

Flowertown Festival

Summerville Family YMCA

Celebrate spring’s arrival by taking in the colorful blooms at the weekend-long Flowertown Festival in Summerville. Stroll through streets lined with pink azaleas, white dogwood, and purple wisteria; browse artisan booths; and enjoy specialty snacks from local vendors, with proceeds from your purchases going towards the Summerville Family YMCA.

Friday & Saturday, 9am-6pm; Sunday, 9am-4pm. Free. (843) 871-9622, flowertownfestival.org

April 4, 2014 - 9:00am to April 6, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Bubbly & Brew

Bubbly & Brew

My Sister's House

Dine on delicious food and specialty cocktails at the fifth annual Bubbly & Brew. Guests can enjoy musical entertainment from Nashville’s Bonnie Bishop while bidding on live and silent auction items. The event benefits My Sister’s House, which provides shelter, counseling and other services for domestic violence victims. Founder’s Hall at Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road. Thursday, 7-11pm. $75-$60. (843)747-4069www.mysistershouse.org 

April 10, 2014 - 7:00pm
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Founder's Hall at Charles Towne Landing
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Movie Night at Cinebarre

Movie Night at Cinebarre

The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center hosts a night of family friendly fun to raise awareness about the issue of child abuse through its Child Abuse is a Grown-Up Problem campaign. The night features a live performance, face painting, carnival games, and an outdoor showing of The Jungle Book. Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Friday, 6pm. Free. (843)216-2690, www.dnlcc.org

April 11, 2014 - 6:00pm
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Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant
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Run for Adela 5K Run/Walk

Run for Adela 5K Run/Walk

Camp Happy Days

Runners can enjoy ocean views and salty air at this 5K race on Sullivan’s Island. The family-friendly race is open to all ages, and also features a one-mile “fun run” for children under 13. Participants can enjoy refreshments and an awards ceremony following the races. Proceeds from the race go to the Adela Holmes Cook Foundation, which benefits Camp Happy Days. Station 16 on Sullivan's Island Beach, Station 16 St., Sullivan’s Island. Saturday, 9-11am. $25. (843)442-1022, find Run for Adela on Eventbrite 

April 12, 2014 - 9:00am
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Station 16 on Sullivan's Island Beach
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Founders Day Festival

Founders Day Festival

Celebrate the birth of South Carolina in 1663 with reenactors who take participants through daily chores and activities, show authentic encampments, and demonstrate how to fire blackpowder cannons and muskets. Archaeologists show visitors their latest research discoveries at the current excavation site too.

Saturday, 10am. $10-$3.25. (843) 852-4205, southcarolinaparks.com

 

April 12, 2014 - 10:00am
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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
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French Tea in the Lowcountry

French Tea in the Lowcountry

Friends of Michaux Charleston Garden Project

Although tea drinking was popularized in France around 1636, stylish high-society teas became a Southern staple in the 1920s and 30s. Join the Friends of Andre Michaux for an afternoon of food, music, tea, and nostalgia among the beautiful gardens at Magnolia Plantation. Proceeds from the event support the Friends of Michaux Charleston Garden Project in their efforts to preserve the gardens at the site of the French botanist’s home and garden. Magnolia Plantation, 3350 Ashley River Rd. Sunday, 1:30-3:30pm. $65. (843)571-1266,www.magnoliaplantation.com

April 6, 2014 - 1:30pm
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Magnolia Plantation
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Old Village Home, Garden, & Art Tour

Old Village Home, Garden, & Art Tour

Raise funds for the American Red Cross’ Carolina Lowcountry Chapter with a self-guided stroll through the Old Village of Mount Pleasant, where you can step inside historic homes, sample fare from area chefs, and peruse local art work. Old Village, Pitt & Venning sts., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $45. (843) 764-2323, redcross.org/carolinalowcountry

April 13, 2014 - 1:00pm
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Charleston Dog Show

Charleston Dog Show

Local Animal Shelters

Dog-lovers from across the Lowcountry won’t want to miss the 11th annual Charleston Dog Show! Head to Marion Square to scope out the competition—or enter your pup into the judging for $10, which benefits local animal shelters.

Saturday, 9am-2pm. Free. charlestondogshow.com

April 16, 2014 - 9:00am
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Marion Square
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Carolina Rice Kitchen Dinner

Carolina Rice Kitchen Dinner

Learn about the important impact rice has had on South Carolina’s history while tasting your way through history. The Old Village Post House hosts experts Dr. David Shields, Glen Roberts, and Dr. Brian Ward as they school attendees about the Lowcountry’s historic grain. Chef Parker has planned five courses to accompany the talks, with dishes featuring the flavors of the Antebellum Lowcountry. Proceeds benefit research at Clemson University Agricultural Extension. Please call for reservations. The Old Village Post House, 101 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant.Wednesday, 6:30pm. $100. (843)388-8935, www.oldvillageposthouse.com

April 16, 2014 - 6:30pm
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The Old Village Post House, 101 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant.
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Jeremy's Gala

Jeremy's Gala

Jeremy’s Gala raises money to provide scholarships for college students pursuing careers in education during their student teaching semester. The annual gala, hosted on scenic Shem Creek, features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, auctions, and entertainment. Lighthouse on the Creek, 100 Church St., Mount Pleasant. Thursday, 6-10pm. $100. (843)953-5272www.jeremeysgala.org

April 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
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Lighthouse on the Creek
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04/17/2014 - 6:00pm
 
IFIVE:K

IFIVE:K

CODEcamp

This weekday evening race takes runners on a 3.1-mile scenic route winding through downtown and along the Cooper River. Sponsored by Google, Comcast, Business Class, and the Charleston Digital Corridor, the race brings businesses together for an evening of spirited competition and networking. All proceeds help fund scholarships for CODEcamp students and other educational programs in technology-related fields.

Thursday, 6:30pm. $35. ifivek.com

 

April 17, 2014 - 6:30pm
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Charleston Maritime Center
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Golf Tournament and Golf Ball

Golf Tournament and Golf Ball

East Cooper Community Outreach

Tee-off at the nationally ranked Daniel Island Club golf course for this charitable tournament, which benefits the East Cooper Community Outreach’s empowerment and educational programs. Dancing and live entertainment follow the tournament at the “Golf Ball”, which also features delicious Lowcountry cuisine and an auction. Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island. Golf: Tuesday, 1:00pm, $250. Ball: Thursday, 6:30pm, $100. (843)416-7123www.eccocharleston.org 

April 22, 2014 - 1:00pm to April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm
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Daniel Island Club
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An Evening Under the Stars

An Evening Under the Stars

Dill Sanctuary

The Charleston Museum invites guests to their annual gala, An Evening Under the Stars. Head to the Joseph Manigault House for a cocktail reception before the party moves to the museum courtyard for food, drinks, auctions, and dancing. This event is designed to raise money for the historic institution’s educational programs and their restoration project at Dill Sanctuary.

Friday, 6:30pm.$80; $75 member. (843) 722-2996, charlestonmuseum.org

April 25, 2014 - 6:30pm
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Joseph Manigault House & The Charleston Museum
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04/25/2014 - 6:30pm
 
Zumbathon

Zumbathon

Lowcountry Autism Consortium

Join Lowcountry Autism Consortium for a morning of fitness and Zumba fun while raising money for a good cause. Enjoy refreshments provided by Kickin Chicken as well as prizes and giveaways for those in attendance. Trident Academy, 1455 Wakendaw Rd., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 10am-1pm. $10 registration. www.lowcountryautismconsortium.org

April 26, 2014 - 10:00am
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Trident Academy
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04/26/2014 - 10:00am
 
Southern Flame Food & Music Festival

Southern Flame Food & Music Festival

Summerville Miracle League

Enjoy staples of Southern culture—country, bluegrass, and barbecue—at the annual Southern Flame Food & Music Festival. Headlined by country-rock band Confederate Railroad, this event offers traditional eats, family-friendly entertainment, and a highly anticipated ‘que competition. Proceeds help Summerville Miracle League, which provides athletic programs for disabled children.

Saturday, 10:30am. $15 per car. southernflamefestival.org

 

April 26, 2014 - 10:30am
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The Ponds
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04/26/2014 - 10:30am
 
 
 
Money Fair 2014

Money Fair 2014

Increasing H.O.P.E

Money Fair, hosted during Financial Literacy Month by Financial H.O.P.E, provides assistance to the Charleston community in creating stable and successful financial futures. Through a half-day fair featuring lectures, classes, and product vendors, attendees will gain valuable tools and assets for money management. Those who are job-seeking should be sure to check out the Community Connection Center's offerings, including job preparation and on-the-spot interview opportunities. Miller-Motte Technical College, 8085 Rivers Ave.,North Charleston. Thursday, 3-7pm. Free. (843)225-4343, www.increasinghope.org

April 24, 2014 - 3:00pm
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Miller-Motte Technical College
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Charleston Bed Race

Charleston Bed Race

Camp Happy Days

One of Charleston’s most unique races is back for its fifth year! Team up with four friends to build and decorate a wheeled bed to dash through Hampton Park. Participants have the opportunity to reward themselves for all the hard work at the event’s beer garden. Proceeds benefit Camp Happy Days, which creates year-round programming for cancer-stricken children and their families.

Sunday, 1pm. $125 per team. (843) 324-4214, charlestonbedrace.com

 

April 27, 2014 - 1:00pm
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Hampton Park
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04/27/2014 - 1:00pm
 
In the Company of Horses

In the Company of Horses

Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) strives to improve the lives of disabled children and adults by providing daily therapeutic riding services at CATR Farms. Join this silent auction to raise money for the organization’s scholarship program. The event will feature live music from The Sweegrass Girls and dinner from The Original Ms. Rose’s. Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, 2669 Hamilton Rd., John’s Island. Sunday, 4pm. $35, $25 advance. (843)559-6040, www.catrfarms.org

April 27, 2014 - 4:00pm
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04/27/2014 - 4:00pm
 
St. Philip's 2014 Tea Room

St. Philip's 2014 Tea Room

St. Philip's Church is hosting daily Lowcountry lunches and delicious desserts during their annual Tea Room event that benefits foreign and home ministries, St. Philip's choirs, and youth ministries. Okra soup, classic chicken salad, shrimp salad, hummingbird cake, cheesecake, and many more dishes are made and served by the church's parishoners. There are seating arrangements indoors as well as outdoors, and take-out ordering is available. Parish Hall, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 142 Church St. Monday- Friday, 11:30am-2pm. Prices vary. (843)722-7291, www.stphilipschurchsc.org

April 28, 2014 - 11:30am to May 2, 2014 - 11:30am
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St. Philip's Church, 142 Church St.
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A Meal to Remember

A Meal to Remember

East Cooper Meals On Wheels

More than a dozen local chefs prepare tasting plates—consisting of both southern classics and exotic delicacies—for this annual gala. Be sure to bid on live and silent auction items, such as handmade sweetgrass baskets and vacation getaways. Proceeds benefit East Cooper Meals on Wheels’ initiatives to fight hunger in the Lowcountry. Omar Shrine Center, 176 Patriots Point Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Wednesday, 6:45pm. $100. (843)881-9350ecmow.org

April 30, 2014 - 6:45pm
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Omar Shrine Center
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04/30/2014 - 6:45pm
 
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