Announcements 3-14-18

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Due to the decline of flu cases in the past week, the Medical University of South Carolina has lifted its visitor restrictions. Visitor screenings will no longer be required upon entry and children of all ages will be allowed to visit patients.

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The Charleston Night Market, as seen in Southern Living, kicks off a sparkling new season on Friday, March 16, the eve of St. Patrick’s Day. Artisans at the Southeast’s largest handmade Market are not only committed to the “wearing of the green”, in honor of St. Patrick, but committed to remaining “Green” throughout the year in honor of our environment. Nearly 94% of our Night Market vendors create products that are made with natural, reclaimed or recycled material, and close to 72% of our Day Market vendors do as well. Going “Green” is not simply a one-day event in the heart of Charleston’s artisan community, but an ongoing commitment to protecting and preserving our historic roots.

Not only will there be green-galore, but with over 100 of Charleston’s finest artisans displaying their unique, one-of-a-kind handcrafts, there’re be gems-galore. The evening will also be the opening night premier for several of our talented new vendors. The Night Market is open from 6:30-10:30 p.m., every Friday and Saturday night from March – December, and features live music. This year’s Market opens with music from John Sherrill, Michael Duff and “Sweet T”.

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Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series will host a luncheon promoting the Charleston Animal Society book Caitlyn: America’s Dog, Friday, April 20 at High Cotton in downtown Charleston. A portion of the proceeds from the luncheon will benefit Charleston Animal Society (CAS).

Caitlyn, the now world-famous, chocolate Staffordshire bull terrier, was rescued and recovered after she was found wandering the streets of North Charleston with her snout so tightly taped shut, surgery was required to repair the damage.

Tickets are available at BrownPaperTickets.com

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On March 29, 2018 Morris College will hold a dedication for the Solomon
Jackson, Jr. Administration Building at 10:00 A.M. in conjunction with
the annual Pre-Easter worship service. The ceremony will be held in the
Neal-Jones Auditorium at 10:00 AM and Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. will
deliver the message.

Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. He
presented a check in the amount of $10 million to the late Dr. Luns C.
Richardson, President of Morris College on January 7, 2010. This was the
largest individual gift in the institution’s history. His first
priority is the students, therefore, portions of Dr. Jackson’s gift
were used to provide endowed student scholarships, construct a new
dormitory, and aid in the construction of a new Student Health Services
Center. Other designated capital development projects include,
construction of a new administration building, the purchase of a new
coach bus, the roof replacement of an existing dorm, continued
landscaping and beautification of the campus; and adding to the
college’s general endowment.

Dr. Jackson describes learning God’s word and fellowshipping with some
outstanding teachers, preachers and students at the college as a “great
experience.” He publicly expresses his gratitude for the time he spent
in the classroom of Morris College. Reverend Jackson proudly shares how
studying theology at Morris College helped to mold him as the person he
is today. He truly internalizes the school’s motto, “Enter to Learn;
Depart to Serve” and he exemplifies by his unselfish actions towards
the improvement of education. This great servant of the Lord is a
lifelong resident of Columbia, South Carolina who is dedicated to family
and friends and supports the future goals of education as provided by
Morris College.

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Geri Mason, launches her new book, “Sexy, Celibate and Sane – Keeping Your Legs Closed in a Sex-Crazed World,” at herFourth Annual “Geri Speak” Conference, Saturday, March 17, 2018, Hyatt Place North Charleston, 2455 Prospect Dr., North Charleston, SC. This is an all day event from 10a.m. to 3:00p.m., with a full line-up of speakers: Angie Ravenel, local Charlestonian & Keynote Speaker, Owner of Angie’s Beauty Studio; Sylvia Spivey, Financial Wellness Consultant, BB&T Dr. Krisalyn Gleaton, Owner, Focus: Meds Pharmacy and Wellness; John Heinlein, Charge Nurse for Outpatient Psychiatry, Low Country Transitions at Trident Medical Center; and Douglas Carr Cunningham, Retired Photojournalist and Motivational Speaker.

“In a world where sex sells and abstinence is frowned upon, I decided to write about some of my childhood, my teenage, and my adult moments I feel may have sealed my decision to refrain from sex outside a committed relationship.” – Geri Mason.”

The conference theme this year is, Pushing Pass Possible, where we encourage men and women to go for the impossible! Of course, Geri Mason will pour her heart out up close and personal as usual. If you have never heard Geri speak, then you owe it to yourself to show up. She is an open book, and passionate about connecting people to their destiny through positive reinforcement of everyday situations.

Each year we feature a male speaker who will discuss the topic: “What Men Want!” This is always a major highlight and a twist that sets this conference apart from others.

Also an array of vendors will be available to share information and sell their products. LUNCH IS INCLUDED! Men are invited and encouraged to attend. All attendees MUST be at least sixteen (16) years old, no exceptions.

ABSOLUTELY NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR!

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The College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance will present “We Without Walls,” staged readings of scenes by renowned Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés. Fornés perhaps is best known for her play “Fefu and Her Friends,” originally written and produced in 1977. As part of the College’s “Cuba en el Horizonte” celebration, the Department shares the work of one of the most famous women playwrights who is highly absurdist, richly feminist and richly political.

“We Without Walls” will run Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11. Curtain times will be 7:30 p.m. On March 10 and 11, and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12. Open discussion will follow each performance. The readings will take place at the Chapel Theatre, 172 Calhoun St. Admission is FREE. For more information, call (843) 953-6306.

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On Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10:30 am at the South Carolina Archives and History Center, 8301 Parklane
Road, Columbia, SC the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission will present
a Women’s History Month Performance by the Female RE=Enactors of Distinction (FREED) who uses
drama and storytelling to bring life to untold stories of struggle, strength and success of African American
Women who contributed to our American History.

Following the performance the SCAAHC present its “Preserving Our Places in History” during lunch.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, e-mail
[email protected] or call 843-332-3589.

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THE QUALITY EDUCATION PROJECT (QEP) WILL HAVE ITS GENERAL MONTHLY MEETING THIS SUNDAY MARCH 18TH AT 5PM AT THE ILA ON MORRISON DRIVE. We will have reports from some of our working committees. We will also discuss next steps concerning the proposal for a new Garrett, a follow-up to the OCR forum this fall, the spring workshop on running campaigns, and the proposed town hall concerning education with SCEA here in the Lowcountry. Please join us in our efforts to continue the fight for improving the quality of public school education for all students. We hope to see you in attendance.

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Germain Dermatology is proud to announce their second office location in Summerville, at 602. N. Main Street, will open March 2018. To celebrate this new location, Germain Dermatology will be offering new patients free skin cancer screenings March 14 and 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Appointments are available by calling (843) 881-4440. Walk-ins also welcome. Germain Dermatology’s board-certified dermatologists and dermatology physician assistants will be on site to answer your questions, check for irregularities, discuss how often you should examine your skin and what to do if you notice anything suspicious.

If you have noticed a slow-growing bump, a changing mole or a dry and rough scaly patch, it should be seen by a dermatologist. When skin cancer is treated in its early stages, most skin cancers can be treated and cured. Basal and squamous cell skin cancers are the most common and are found mainly on the parts of the body that are most exposed to the sun.

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The New Ashley Sunday School and Baptist Training Union will have its third annual Scholarship 4K Race/Walk April 21, 2018. The Run Across New Ashley race will start promptly at 7:45am. The course is set to start at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 1561 Mosstree Rd. North Charleston to Park Circle and Back to Canaan. Registration fees are $25 for 21 years and older, and $15 for all school-age and college students. T-Shirts, water, and snacks are included. Awards for first, second, and third places will be given in the following categories: 6-8 years old, 9 – 11 years old, 12 – 15 years old, 16 -20 years old and Male/Female 21 and up.

Email [email protected] to inquire about registering for the race, donating funds, or volunteering opportunities. April 9, 2018 is the registration deadline. All donations are tax deductible.

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Located at 1319 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., the new Wingstop location is operated under the ownership of Jeff Norwood. To celebrate the grand opening of the new restaurant in West Ashley, Wingstop will treat guests to five free wings – no purchase required – between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. The event will also feature live entertainment from local radio station Star 99.7, door prizes, an interactive photo booth and a “sauce ‘n toss” station where guests can try their hand at saucing and tossing wings in one of Wingstop’s 11 craveable flavors.

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The Civil War might have ended in 1865, but the fighting didn’t end there. The 12-year period of Reconstruction and the decades that followed were fraught with all kinds of conflict. There was, however, a brief but shining moment during what is known as “Radical Reconstruction” from 1867-1870 when progressive state conventions like South Carolina’s in 1868 ushered in a host of legal reforms, provided for public education, and saw former slaves winning election to a variety of government positions, including Congress.

In honor of the 150th anniversary of South Carolina’s multi-racial Constitutional Convention, which took place in Charleston, the College will host a conference titled “Freedoms Gained and Lost: Reinterpreting Reconstruction in the Atlantic World” from Friday-Sunday, March 16-March 18, 2018, at Addlestone Library. The event will open with the dedication of a new historic marker at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at the corner of Meeting and Broad streets where the 1868 convention took place.

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