CALENDAR, Aug. 28+:   Learn about the Pest House, product workshop

Pest house talk. 6 p.m., Aug. 30, auditorium, Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston.  The library will present a program on the brief history of the Pest House on Sullivan’s Island.  Free.

(NEW) Develop a product:  3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 6, third floor conference room of First Citizens Bank, 2170 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston.  The Charleston Small Business Development Center will offer a class on how to develop a product and take it to market.  Cost:  $20.  Register here.

(NEW) Charleston Restaurant WeekSept. 6-17, around the area.  The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association presents the annual event to allow people to enjoy world-renowned cuisine at prices a little lower than usual.  More.

(NEW) Colour of Music FestivalOct. 18-22, Charleston.  The fifth annual festival will offer an array of classical music to showcase the impact and historical significance of black classical composers and performers.  More.

Farmers markets.  Here is a list of various markets in the Lowcountry throughout the summer:

  • TUESDAYS:  Mount Pleasant Farmers Market occurs every Tuesday starting at 3:30 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. Location:  645 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant.
  • WEDNESDAYS: West Ashley Farmers Market opens at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in Ackerman Park, 55 Sycamore Ave., Charleston.  It will continue through Oct. 4.
  • THURSDAYS:  Sullivan’s Island Farmers Market starts at 2:30 p.m. every Thursday at 1921 I’On Avenue in front of the Poe Library.
  • THURSDAYS:  Isle of Palms Farmers Market is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. through Aug. 31.  It is held at the Isle of Palms County Park.
  • SATURDAYS:  Charleston Farmers Market occurs every Saturday through Nov. 25 at Marion Square.  It opens at 8 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.
  • SATURDAYS:  Johns Island Farmers Market operates each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout the summer to allow patrons to beat the heat.  The market is located on the campus of Charleston Collegiate School, 2024 Academy Road, Johns Island.
  • List of other markets.

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:

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