CALENDAR, March 13+: From flood maps to great storytelling

Staff reports  |  Charleston County residents will have the opportunity to view new preliminary flood maps and ask questions about potential impacts to their property in meetings this month in North Charleston, Charleston and Mount Pleasant.  If new flood maps show your property to be higher than current maps, your flood insurance rates could go down.

Meetings are scheduled for:

  • March 20: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Lonnie Hamilton III Public Service Building, council chambers, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston.
  • March 21: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., C.E. Williams Middle School, 640 Butte St., Charleston.
  • March 22: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St., Mount Pleasant.

Visit www.floodsmart.gov for more information about flood insurance and to locate a local agent.

In other area events:

Charleston Tells Concert Series: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., March 17, Main Library, Calhoun St., Charleston.  The library will present an evening with storyteller and entertainer Robert Jones in what is sure to be a fun-filled evening.  Read more about Charleston Tells.

(NEW) Art in the Barn: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 18; and noon to 4 p.m., March 19, Ruby Ranch, 1556 Tacky Point Rd., Wadmalaw Island.  Potters, painters, craftsmen and designers from around the Southeast will show their wares at the second annual event, which will feature music, adult beverages and a food truck.  More online.

Pet Fest 2017: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 18 and March 19, Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park. Pet owners and their pets are invited for a full weekend of exhibits, demonstrations, experts, entertainment and more.  If you take your pet to see dozens of displays, make sure to bring a leash.  There’s lots to do, including K0s in Flight Frisbee Dogs at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  Learn more:  CharlestonCountyParks.com/PetFest

Love, Sex & the IRS:  Through March 19, Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St., Charleston.  The Footlight Players offer this farcical romp just in time for tax time.  A cross between “I Love Lucy” and “Some Like It Hot,”  the play is set in New York City in 1978.   There will be 10 shows, including three matinees, over several days.  Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for students.  More:  http://www.FootlightPlayers.net.

(NEW) Book launch:  Noon, March 24, High Cotton restaurant, 199 East Bay St., Charleston.  Award-winning journalist Tony Bartleme of The Post and Courier has a new book, “A Surgeon in the Village:  An American doctor teaches brain surgery in Africa.”  The book, which goes on sale this month, has its first event at a launch luncheon with Blue Bicycle Books.  To reserve your signed book and tickets, click here.

Walk for Water: 9 a.m., March 25, Brittlebank Park, Charleston.  Water Missions International will hold its 11th annual water event to educate folks about the effort that more than a billion people go through to get water.  The walk through the streets of Charleston costs $20 for adults, but is free for kids up to age 15. To learn more about this fun event, go to:  CharlestonWalk.org.

Quickbooks training: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 1, Bastin Lab in Bond Hall, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston.  The Small Business Development Center and Citadel’s school of business will offer basic Quickbooks training for $149, which includes the text.  Register and learn more.

Lowcountry Cajun Fest:  Noon to 6 p.m., April 2, James Island County Park.  Enjoy Cajun and creole dishes, music and overall fun at this 26th installment of an annual spring event.  Music by Feufollet and Cedryl Ballou and the Zydeco Trendsetters.  Admission is $15, but free for kids 12 and under with a paying adult.  Learn more.

Lawrence exhibit:  Through April 30, Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St., Charleston.  The museum will offer a comprehensive overview of influential American artist Jacob Lawrence featuring prints made from 1663 to 2000.  His prints explore African-American culture and experiences and highlight themes of history, labor and life.  More:  GibbesMuseum.org.  NOTE:  See our 2010 story on Lawrence.

Early morning bird walks at Caw Caw:  8:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel.  You can learn about habitats and birds, butterflies and other organisms in this two-hour session.  Registration not required, but participants are to be 15 and up.  $10 per person or free to Gold Pass holders.  More:  http://www.CharlestonCountyParks.com.

Yoga and walk:  9:30 a.m. every Monday and Thursday, at two locations:  McLeod Plantation on James Island and Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel.  Charleston County Parks offers a walk and restorative yoga led by professionals in natural settings.  $10 per session with reduced rates for card holders.  Age 16 and up.  More:  http://www.CharlestonCountyParks.com.

If you have an event to list on our calendar, please send it to editor@charlestoncurrents.com for consideration.  The calendar is updated weekly on Mondays.
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