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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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CALENDAR, May 8+:  From a pow wow to a farmers market

CALENDAR, May 8+: From a pow wow to a farmers market

(NEW) Johns Island Farmers Market: The market will operate 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. More: www.johnsislandfarmersmarket.com

(NEW) Pow wow. The Edisto Natchez-Kusso Tribe will have its 41st annual pow wow at 6 p.m. May 12 and 1 p.m. May 13 at the Four Holes Indian Organization, 1125 Ridge Rd. Ridgeville, S.C. The event will feature drum circles, the Edisto River Singers, native American dancers and craftsmen.

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

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CALENDAR, May 1+:  North Charleston Arts Fest just days ahead

CALENDAR, May 1+: North Charleston Arts Fest just days ahead

Staff reports | North Charleston will celebrate the arts and dance for the 35th year in a row with the coming week’s North Charleston Arts Fest, which will highlight more than he North Charleston Arts Fest features multiple days of events highlighting more than 100 national, regional and local artists and performers who will dance, sing, perform and more.

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.

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

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.

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CALENDAR, April 18+:  Charleston to host West Ashley planning sessions

CALENDAR, April 18+: Charleston to host West Ashley planning sessions

Community input sessions for the West Ashley Plan are scheduled for:

April 24, 6 to 9 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church Gym, 626 Savannah Hwy.
April 25, 6 to 9 p.m., West Ashley Middle School Cafeteria, 1776 William Kennerty Dr.
May 6, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Bees Landing Recreational Center, 1580 Ashley Gardens Blvd.
May 6, 2 to 5 p.m., West Ashley High School Cafeteria, 4060 W Wildcat Blvd.

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CALENDAR, April 10+: Charleston Outdoor Fest returns April 21-23

CALENDAR, April 10+: Charleston Outdoor Fest returns April 21-23

Staff reports | The Charleston Outdoor Fest returns April 21 to April 23 at James Island Park to continue a 27-year tradition of showcasing paddlesports and outdoor recreation. Featuring one of the country’s premier events for canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding , the three-day festival also includes a multitude of recreation activities like mountain biking, slack lining, archery, climbing, and disc golf.

Also on the calendar: Books for Beer; S.C. Bar free legal clinic; speech by author Scott Berg, more.

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CALENDAR, April 3+: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Berg to speak April 19

Staff reports | Scott Berg, author of best-selling biographies of Charles Lindbergh, Max Perkins and Woodrow Wilson, will speak 5:30 p.m. April 19 at the Charleston Museum. Berg is appearing Charleston at the invitation of the Princeton Club of Charleston.

Also on the Calendar: Wine Down Wednesdays, Free shredding, Friends of McLeod Celebration, Charleston Bluegrass Festival

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CALENDAR, March 27+: Mad Hatter Tea Party is Saturday

CALENDAR, March 27+: Mad Hatter Tea Party is Saturday

Staff reports | Don’t be late for the Mad Hatter Tea Party at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on Saturday, March 25, near the horticultural maze.

The four-hour event starts at 11 a.m. and is designed for children three to 12 years old. The maze area will be become a wonderland of entertainment including a giant chess set, flamingo croquet, face painting, photo booth, games, refreshments and more. Prizes will be given for the best costumes.

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