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Do-Good Dining

Fill up and shell out at October’s batch of food-centered fundraisers


October 9-11
Taste of Charleston
A weekend of culinary events culminates on Sunday as samplings from 40 of the Lowcountry’s finest restaurants transform the Boone Hall lawn into a gourmand’s dream. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits, including the Ronald McDonald House. Boone Hall Plantation, 1254 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 11am-5pm. $12; $10 advance. (843)577-4030, www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com

October 11
Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour
During this fundraiser for Children In Crisis, visit homes in historic Summerville to sample delicious cuisine and decadent desserts prepared by premiere chefs. S. Magnolia St. & E. Richardson Ave., Summerville. Sunday, 1-5pm. $50. (843)875-1551, www.scrumptioussummerville.com

October 18
Oysters for Outreach
Get to shucking at this all-you-can-eat oyster roast, then participate in a live auction to raise funds for Outreach Partners of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, which supports local nonprofits such as the Lowcountry Food Bank. Bowen’s Island Restaurant, 1870 Bowen’s Island Rd. Sunday, 2-5pm. $25; $10 ages six-12; free for child under six. (843)723-8818, www.ststephenscharleston.org

October 22
Good Times, Delicious Oysters, Great Cause
Be ready to groove to live bluegrass tunes by Triple Lindy and dine on fare from Tidewater Catering at this fundraiser for the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center. Charleston Visitors’ Center Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St. Thursday, 7-10pm. $35; $25 advance. (843)823-3600, www.dnlcc.org

October 29
Signature Chefs Auction
Dress to the nines for the March of Dimes’ annual Signature Chefs Auction, where guests can bid on luxury items, vacations, and dining packages and feast on delicacies prepared by Charleston’s best chefs and caterers. Embassy Suites Convention Center, 5055 International Blvd., North Charleston. Thursday, 6pm. $150. (843)571-1776, www.marchofdimes.com




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Photograph courtesy of Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center & March of Dimes

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