CALENDAR, April 24+: Check out what’s happening around town

(NEW) Jefferson Awards Foundation:  9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., North Charleston City Hall, North Charleston.  The Jefferson Awards Foundation will host its annual Celebration of Service event to recognize student groups from six high schools that take part in its Students in Action leadership development initiative.  To attend as a guest, register here.

Wine Down Wednesdays.  The afternoon wine social continues April 26 and May 3 at the not-open Old Town Creek County Park off Old Towne Road in West Ashley.  Included are music and wine for $15 for county residents; a food truck will be on hand.  More info here.

(NEW) Shopping for a biz website: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., April 27, Trident United Way/Post and Courier Building, 6296 Rivers Ave., North Charleston.  Jennifer Morrow, owner of Rooted ID marketing agency, will share 10 things to consider when shopping for a small business website.  This session, offered by the S.C. Small Business Development Center, costs $20.  To register or learn more, visit www.charlestonsbdc.com or call 843-740-6160.

Don’t miss it:  Lawrence exhibit ends 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.

(NEW) The Fantasticks!  Ten performances from May 4 to May 21, Midtown Theatre, Duvall Center, 2816 Azalea Drive, North Charleston.  Midtown Productions will end its season with this classic musical, the story of a boy, girl and their fathers who try to keep them apart.  The musical, now in its 57th year, is set to close its Broadway doors later this summer after 21,552 performances.  For performance times and dates – and to reserve tickets – go to:  http:/www.midtownproductions.org.

Weekend waterparks.  Charleston County’s water parks on James Island and in Mount Pleasant and North Charleston open on weekends in May starting May 6.  To learn about hours, fees and more, go to:  CharlestonCountyParks.com.

Slightly Askew: Through May 7, City Gallery, 24 Prioleau St., Charleston.  The City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs will feature the works of artists Rebecca Davenport and Cabelle Heyward that offers perspectives on reality that are slightly askew from consensus views.  More info.

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.

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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