Staff reports | The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs will present “Sculpt Mettle: Redux! A Henry G. Michaux Retrospective” on Jan. 21 through Feb. 26, 2017, at the City Gallery, 34 Prioleau St., Charleston. The show presents 30 years of works by Michaux, a former art professor at S.C. State University.
Staff reports | Martha Deveaux (left) and Mildred Simmons, above, are two Charleston seniors who received some holiday cheer at the Charleston Area Senior Center thanks to the annual Golden Angel program offered by Palmetto Goodwill. The program allows the non-profit to provide a hot meal, sing carols, and deliver vouchers for clothing and blankets to more than 1,100 seniors in lower South Carolina.
Staff reports | You can “go green” this holiday season by recycling your Christmas tree. Here are instructions from Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department:
Remember to remove all décor such as lights, tinsel, ornaments, etc.
Some municipalities will pick them up curbside, or they can be taken to a convenience center. The trees picked up curbside are transported to the Bees Ferry Compost Facility to be ground and composted.
County and library officials unveiled a sign today at the location of a new library branch that will be built in Carolina Park off U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant.
Staff reports | Charleston Southern University students packed 1,823 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child at CSU’s 6th annual packing party last week. Also this week: New DASH buses downtown; Joe Engel Street; Ann Thrash’s new online holiday store.
Staff reports | The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is hosting four public meetings to gather input for Walk + Bike BCD, the regional pedestrian and bicycle master plan. Three meetings are this week with a new one just added for North Charleston on Dec. 13.
Charleston Stage’s heartwarming musical adaptation of “White Christmas,” based on the classic film featuring 17 Irving Berlin hit songs, follows the romantic and hilarious adventures of Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis who have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. Also in Good News: Nuncrackers, Underneath the Lintel, 2016 Angels, Charleston Southern grant, Charleston Museum’s blizzard exhibit.
Staff reports | YALLFest, the world’s largest Young Adult Book Festival, hits Charleston this weekend with more than 30 authors in town to tell stories, sign books and have fun with readers. Also in Good News: Kendra Hamilton to give a poetry reading; Harold Koon award nominations being accepted.
Staff reports | A new mystery novel with political and historical connections to Hamiltonian days gone by will be available Nov. 1 when Charleston author Andra Watkins’ “Hard to Die” hits national bookstores.
Watkins, who is a New York Times bestselling author for a book chronicling her walk of the Natchez Trace, will offer remarks on the new novel at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the main library on Calhoun Street in Charleston. She’ll make local history come alive by answering questions like: Where did George Washington have a drink? Did Aaron Burr visit a favorite haunt?
Staff reports | Learn about the importance of honey bees in our daily lives, and find out things you can do at home to help out these busy little pollinators at the Main Library’s Bee Expo from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 30. Visit the Main Library Auditorium for the Expo, and then stay for a screening of the Ellen Page-narrated Vanishing of the Bees documentary. Also inside: Andra Watkins’s book launch, absentee voting, David Hay, Jim Elliott and Philip Simmons.