At the end of November, there’s no such thing as leftovers at dinner. For 17 years, Basset Hound lovers from across the country have come to Charleston to attend the Carolina Basset Hound Rescue’s Waddle Weekend. The finale of this weekend, packed full with yappy hours, raffles, dinners and pageants, takes place on King Street at Charleston’s Christmas parade with over 100 decorated basset hounds, some of whom are still hoping for their Christmas miracles. All breeds are welcome, after all everyone needs am”basset”ors! Registration begins September 1. Special hotel rate for those who register before November 1.Tides Hotel, 1 Center St, Folly Beach. Friday, 6-8pm shag lessons; Saturday, 4-6pm “yappy hour” at the Tides, 6-10pm raffles; Sunday, 2pm Christmas Parade. (864)907-4735, www.cbhrwaddle.com.