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CALENDAR, July 17+:   Reggae, ladybugs, history and books

CALENDAR, July 17+:   Reggae, ladybugs, history and books

Reggae Nights concert series.  James Island County Park.  Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with performances starting at 8:30 p.m. for this county concert series with Jah Works, July 21; and Mystic Vibrations, Aug. 4. (NEW) Ladybug release:  Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will release 150,000 ladybugs into the gardens 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 22, 3550 Ashley River Rd., Charleston. […]

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CALENDAR, July 10+:  Business training, concerts and more

CALENDAR, July 10+:  Business training, concerts and more

Coming events around the Lowcountry:
* Unveiling McLeod Plantation, weekly
* How to write business plans, July 13
* Reggae Nights concerts, July 21
* Financing a small business, Aug. 3
And lots of listings for farmers markets … take advantage of the summer bounty!

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CALENDAR, July 3+:  Lots of fireworks, events around Lowcountry

CALENDAR, July 3+:  Lots of fireworks, events around Lowcountry

Staff reports |  About all you have to do is open your eyes and ears Tuesday around dusk to experience Independence Day fireworks.  And if you want a preview of the festivities, check out the fireworks tonight at The Joe on Fishburne Street after the 6:35 p.m. game with the Augusta GreenJackets (It should be good – the ‘Dogs walloped Augusta 11-4 Saturday and then the ‘Jackets shut out the ‘Dogs last night.)

You can find fireworks and holiday festivals on Tuesday in North Charleston at Riverfront Park; Summerville’s Gahagan Park; Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant; and just down the street at Mount Pleasant Pier, which will have the Uncle Sam Jam (see below); and at the S.C. Aquarium in Charleston.

by · 07/03/2017 · 0 comments · calendar
An historical image of  Jasper raising the battle flag of the colonial forces over present-day Fort Moultrie on June 28, 1776 during the Battle of Sullivan's Island.

CALENDAR, June 26+:  Carolina Day and more holiday events

Staff reports  |  The 241st anniversary of South Carolina patriots’ victory over the British at the Battle of Sullivans Island on June 28, 1776, will be commemorated Wednesday as residents of the Palmetto State are urged to fly the state’s flags:

Residents are asked to gather at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Washington Park next to Charleston City Hall.  Thirty minutes later, the group will march to White Point Gardens to witness an 11:30 a.m. speech by Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg commemorating the valor of patriots as they fended off a land and sea attack generations ago. 

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CALENDAR, June 19+:  Theater, books, fish and hats

CALENDAR, June 19+:  Theater, books, fish and hats

I Got You Babe: Various times, June 13 to Sept. 13, 34 West Theater, 200 Meeting St., Charleston.  34 West Theater’s downtown venue will be California Dreaming all summer with its newest musical, I Got You Babe.  Tickets are $30 each.  For the schedule and more about the production, visit www.34west.org.

Mary Alice Monroe luncheon: Noon, June 20, High Cotton, 199 East Bay St., Charleston.  New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe will introduce a new novel, Beach House For Rent, at this three-course luncheon that is part of Blue Bicycle Books’ Charleston author series. Click here for tickets.

Carolina Billfish Classic:  June 21-24, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant.  The state’s premiere billfishing tournament and the third leg of S.C. Governor’s Coup Billfishing Series comes to the Lowcountry during this weekend along Charleston harbor.  Learn more.

Hat Day in the Sun:  Noon to 1 p.m., June 22, Marion Square, Charleston.  The Hat Ladies will distribute Free Hats to promote hat wearing for sun protection.  One per person as long as supplies last.  More:  hatladies.org

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CALENDAR, June 12+:  Three listening sessions, mixer, crafts

CALENDAR, June 12+:  Three listening sessions, mixer, crafts

I Got You Babe: Various times, June 13 to Sept. 13, 34 West Theater, 200 Meeting St., Charleston.  34 West Theater’s downtown venue will be California Dreaming all summer with its newest musical, I Got You Babe.  Tickets are $30 each.  For the schedule and more about the production, visit www.34west.org.

(NEW) Moonlight Mixer:  7 p.m. to 11 p.m., June 16, Folly Beach Pier.  All ages are invited to celebrate the arrival of summertime weather with some shag dancing on the Folly Beach Pier. DJ Jim Bowers will keep your feet moving with the hottest oldies and beach music.  Other upcoming Moonlight Mixer dates will be July 7, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15.  Cost is $10 per person on site.    More:  CharlestonCountyParks.com

Craft Show:  10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 17, BiLo Palmetto Pavilion, Shelmore Boulevard, Mount Pleasant.  The Crafters Network LLC will host a show to provide lots of jewelry, artwork, clothing and more, all of which could make great Father’s Day presents.  More info:  843.884.0163.

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CALENDAR, June 5+:  Last week of the festivals, more

CALENDAR, June 5+: Last week of the festivals, more

Spoleto Festival and Piccolo Spoleto: It’s the last week of the festivals and there are still scads of events through June 11. Check out top events in our Focus piece from May 22.

Commission on Women sessions. The City of Charleston’s Commission on Women will hold three more public listening sessions in June to get input to shape the focus and goals of the commission, which was set up to make recommendations, policies and programs related to the status of women.

Farmers markets — see our list of markets around the area.

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CALENDAR, May 30+:  Festivals, concert and talk of potlikker

CALENDAR, May 30+: Festivals, concert and talk of potlikker

Spoleto Festival and Piccolo Spoleto: There are scads of events through June 11. Check out top events in our Focus piece from May 22.

Reggae Nights concert series. James Island County Park. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with performances starting at 8:30 p.m. for this county concert series that starts June 2 with Da’ Gulla Rootz, followed by De Lions of Jay, June 23; Jah Works, July 21; and Mystic Vibrations, Aug. 4.

Potlikker Papers be discussed. Longtime Charleston Currents friend John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, will be in the Holy City 5 p.m. June 2 for a discussion of his new book, Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South. He and Garden & Gun editor David DiBenedetto will discuss the book and how it came to be at a space-limited discussion at the magazine’s offices at the Cigar Factory on East Bay Street.

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CALENDAR, May 22+:  Lots of farmers markets are now open

CALENDAR, May 22+: Lots of farmers markets are now open

TUESDAYS: Mount Pleasant Farmers Market occurs every Tuesday through April 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.

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.

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CALENDAR, May 16+:  Art and science extravaganza in Saturday

CALENDAR, May 16+: Art and science extravaganza in Saturday

(NEW) Art and Science Extravaganza: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., May 20, BoomTown!, 1505 King Street Extension, Charleston. Several organizations will host “Rising Above Our Flooding Streets,” an arts and science extravaganza featuring more than 65 artists, civic and community leaders. Free fun and food plus lightning talks, hands-on science experiences, puppets, comedy, music and more. Learn about it: EnoughPie.org.

The Fantasticks! Performances through 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.

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