Event Calendar

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August
Old Bethel United Methodist Church
222 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401

‘When I First Remember’, an interactive musical play by Lady In White Productions. Experience a journey through the eyes and the voices of the Gullah Geechee heritage and community, a blend of true events from the city of Historic Charleston’s slave trade and the survival of the enslaved Africans. ‘When I First Remember’, a bittersweet story filled with commemorations dedicated to the storytelling, dancing, and music of the Gullah Geechee Culture, rooted right here in the Lowcountry.

The evening continues with a marketplace where attendees can meet the actors as well as purchase artisan crafts, goods and cuisine from local Gullah-Geechee vendor.

Facebook.com/WhenIFirstRemember

VENUE: OLD BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
222 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401

ADMISSION: $21

ADVANCED TICKETS:
Charleston Visitors Center
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

DOOR TICKETS: 6:30PM

CAST
Samelia Adams – Director
Queen E Atterberry – Conjure Woman and Producer
Rose Atterberry – Momma Hattie
Duane Branch – Buster
Morganne Lamberth – Tissie
Chaquis Maliqi – Olivia the SongBird
Sharon Cooper-Murray – The Gullah Lady
Leneke G. Washington – Elsie

Learn more at: WhenIFirstRemember.com/cast

Berkeley County Announces Additional Training for Manufacturing Jobs

Sign-up and information session scheduled August 2 at 5 p.m.

 

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, July 23, 2018) Berkeley County will host an information meeting to provide training for manufacturing positions on Thursday, August 2nd at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at Trident Technical College Berkeley Campus. It is open to Berkeley County residents looking for manufacturing jobs.

            When: Thursday, August 2 at 5 p.m.

            Where: Trident Technical College Berkeley Campus, 1001 S Live Oak Drive in Moncks Corner

            Why: Help connect Berkeley County residents with the necessary training for manufacturing positions

 

Attendees will have the opportunity to sign-up for the upcoming Lean Manufacturing course that will begin on August 11 at Trident Technical College Berkeley Campus. This 4-week course will provide the necessary training to qualify candidates for positions at industries around Berkeley County and throughout the state of South Carolina. The course is free for candidates who are Berkeley County residents.

 

The information session will include presentations from representatives at Trident Technical College, ReadySC, and Adult Education with Berkeley County School District.

 

Berkeley County worked in partnership with Trident Technical College, South Carolina Department of Commerce, Volvo Cars, and Ready SC to start the pilot program in May of 2017. The pilot program saw 155 people graduate from the Lean Manufacturing course, which put them on the path to land manufacturing jobs at major industries around the County, including Volvo Cars in Ridgeville. Since then, neighboring counties have emulated the training program to provide opportunities for residents around South Carolina.

 

Interested candidates are asked to sign-up for the information session here: http://bit.ly/BerkeleyLeanManufAug2018

In an effort to help local students prepare for the upcoming school year, Molina Healthcare of South Carolina is partnering with The Mitney Project and other community organizations to host a Back-to-School Bash in Georgetown. Molina will distribute more than 240 free drawstring bags filled with school supply kits.

 

The event will also include the following FREE activities and giveaways:

  • Blood pressure, blood glucose and BMI screenings
  • General health information
  • Zumba class led by The Mitney Project and Dr. Cleo, Molina’s cat doctor mascot
  • Additional school supplies provided by all partners
  • Haircuts for students
  • Safety vehicles from the Georgetown Fire Department and Georgetown Police Department that guests can tour
  • Photo opportunities with Sparky, the Georgetown Fire Department mascot
  • Entertainment from a live DJ
  • Family-fun activities such as a corn-hole game, hopscotch, jump rope and more
  • Refreshments

 

 

The event is free and open to the public. All giveaways will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis (while supplies last). 

Howard Adult Center
500 S. Kaminski St., Georgetown, SC 29440

In an effort to help local students prepare for the upcoming school year, Molina Healthcare of South Carolina is partnering with The Mitney Project and other community organizations to host a Back-to-School Bash in Georgetown. Molina will distribute more than 240 free drawstring bags filled with school supply kits.

The event will also include the following FREE activities and giveaways:

  • Blood pressure, blood glucose and BMI screenings
  • General health information
  • Zumba class led by The Mitney Project and Dr. Cleo, Molina’s cat doctor mascot
  • Additional school supplies provided by all partners
  • Haircuts for students
  • Safety vehicles from the Georgetown Fire Department and Georgetown Police Department that guests can tour
  • Photo opportunities with Sparky, the Georgetown Fire Department mascot
  • Entertainment from a live DJ
  • Family-fun activities such as a corn-hole game, hopscotch, jump rope and more
  • Refreshments

The event is free and open to the public.

Old Bethel United Methodist Church
222 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401

‘When I First Remember’, an interactive musical play by Lady In White Productions. Experience a journey through the eyes and the voices of the Gullah Geechee heritage and community, a blend of true events from the city of Historic Charleston’s slave trade and the survival of the enslaved Africans. ‘When I First Remember’, a bittersweet story filled with commemorations dedicated to the storytelling, dancing, and music of the Gullah Geechee Culture, rooted right here in the Lowcountry.

The evening continues with a marketplace where attendees can meet the actors as well as purchase artisan crafts, goods and cuisine from local Gullah-Geechee vendor.

Facebook.com/WhenIFirstRemember

VENUE: OLD BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
222 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401

ADMISSION: $21

ADVANCED TICKETS:
Charleston Visitors Center
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

DOOR TICKETS: 6:30PM

CAST
Samelia Adams – Director
Queen E Atterberry – Conjure Woman and Producer
Rose Atterberry – Momma Hattie
Duane Branch – Buster
Morganne Lamberth – Tissie
Chaquis Maliqi – Olivia the SongBird
Sharon Cooper-Murray – The Gullah Lady
Leneke G. Washington – Elsie

Learn more at: WhenIFirstRemember.com/cast

Alfred Williams Community Center
4441 Durant Ave., North Charleston, Sc 29405

This summit kicks off on Thursday, Aug 9th at 5:30pm with a welcome from Minister Bobby L. Green, Jr, the minister of The Charleston Metro Church of Church.  The purpose of this summit will be given by the Director/Organizer, Dr. Jerry Andrew Taylor, an Associate Professor of Bible and Ministry at the Abilene Christian University in Texas. The summit will end on Saturday with the Gullah Tour.  Activities

The Gullah History will be given by a Gullah Storyteller, Jackie Mickel and A Gullah Tour of Charleston and surrounding areas.

Continental Breakfast & Box Lunches are included.

Some Topics of Discussions will be:

The Color of Law, Power & Religion, The Education & Miseducation of the Negro, What the School Ratings/Scores are Telling Us, The Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Mary McLeod Bethune’s Last Will & Testament, The 1979 Greensboro Massacre, What Should Be Our Spiritual & Collective Response to White Rage in light of the CHS Mother Emanuel 9 Massacre?

Speakers: A total of 15 Scholars and Thinkers will be traveling from all parts of the US to North Charleston for this Summit that will share insightful presentations regarding the history of race and the ongoing challenges of racial unity in the United States.

Cost: $70 per person until July 31, 2018, On-Site Registration – $75.00 each. Registration is required, with very limited seating. Gullah Tour is $25.00 in addition to Summit Registration

 

Sat Aug 1 1

Money Talk

Gate of Heaven Christian Church
338 Amy Drive Goose Creek, SC 29445

Let’s continue the Conversation at the 2nd Money Talk Community Financial Forum. Birthed out of Money Fair 2018 at the inaugural Pastors and Leaders Money Roundtable, Money Talk continues the conversation with the focus on hearing from you, the community. This time, you get to share your heart, ask questions and get answers concerning your money as it relates to your faith. Pastors, Leaders, and community will come together to have a real talk about faith and finances. Get the answers to questions like:

  • What role does the church play in the financial health of a community?
  • Who should the community go to for financial help?
  • What does faith have to do with my money?
  • I can’t afford to tithe, now what?
  • And More

Moderator and Host Dorothea Bernique, Executive Director of Increasing HOPE Financial Training Center has a passion for providing financial education to all those in need.

Our 2nd Money Talk Financial Community Forum will be hosted by Apostle Bernard and Pastor Robin Whaley of Faith in Action Christian Fellowship.

For more information or questions about the event contact us at 843-225-4343.  The event is FREE.  Please register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/money-talk-community-forum-ii-tickets-47464069309?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

Location: Faith in Action Christian Fellowship

2730 Gordon Street

North Charleston, SC 29405

 

 

Lowcountry Graduate Center
3800 Paramount Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405

Come out to this month’s Lunch and Learn for an opportunity to learn from Charleston business leaders and build valuable connections.

Speakers:

Keith Blag and David Harper from Provident Trust – SBA 504 Loan Program through the Small Business Administration

Reeve Conover – Changes to Obamacare and Medicare may affect your business. Here’s how!

Topics: 

Are you looking to expand or modernize your existing business? If you’re exploring your financing options, then the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 504 Loan Program (or Certified Development Company (CDC) loan) may be for you. Designed especially to help established businesses grow, you can use funds to make purchases for real estate and equipment, just to name a few.

Merchants Hall
36 North Market Street, Second Floor, Charleston, SC 29401

If you love Lowcountry food and drinks, and would like to experience Charleston’s brand-new dazzling event venue, Merchants Hall, don’t miss the Lowcountry Cuisine Showcase! Join the Charleston community as we gather to taste Lowcountry-themed foods from Charleston’s top caterers Tristan Catering & Events, Salthouse Catering, Duvall Catering & Events and sip an assortment of wines and local beers from Spike by Snyder, in an amazing setting styled by Loluma! August 15th from 6pm to 8pm. Tickets are $25 and available for purchase at merchantshallchs.com/events.

Old Bethel United Methodist Church
222 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401

‘When I First Remember’, an interactive musical play by Lady In White Productions. Experience a journey through the eyes and the voices of the Gullah Geechee heritage and community, a blend of true events from the city of Historic Charleston’s slave trade and the survival of the enslaved Africans. ‘When I First Remember’, a bittersweet story filled with commemorations dedicated to the storytelling, dancing, and music of the Gullah Geechee Culture, rooted right here in the Lowcountry.

The evening continues with a marketplace where attendees can meet the actors as well as purchase artisan crafts, goods and cuisine from local Gullah-Geechee vendor.

Facebook.com/WhenIFirstRemember

VENUE: OLD BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
222 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401

ADMISSION: $21

ADVANCED TICKETS:
Charleston Visitors Center
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

DOOR TICKETS: 6:30PM

CAST
Samelia Adams – Director
Queen E Atterberry – Conjure Woman and Producer
Rose Atterberry – Momma Hattie
Duane Branch – Buster
Morganne Lamberth – Tissie
Chaquis Maliqi – Olivia the SongBird
Sharon Cooper-Murray – The Gullah Lady
Leneke G. Washington – Elsie

Learn more at: WhenIFirstRemember.com/cast

Financial Training Center
1551 Remount Road, Suite B North Charleston, SC 29406

Manage Your Money, Budgeting is an intensive, hands-on course that will help you create a spending plan for your income and expenses. Having a monthly spending plan will help you achieve your long-term financial goals.

Who is the class designed for?

This class is recommended for any  individual with an income who wants to be able to do more with what they have. This course is designed for those who are ready to take back control of their finances.

What does the class consist of?

Recognizing the Symptoms of Financial Bondage

– Steps to Creating a Budget

– Financial Decision Making

– How to implement your Budget

What are the Benefits?

– Pinpoint where you need to take control

– Learn to live within your means

– Create a surplus for other financial goals

– Gain the ability to do more with what you have

Fee $0 – $30.  Sliding Scale based on income and family size.

Come enjoy Happy Hour with Major League Lacrosse at Uptown Social for half-priced drinks and a meet & greet with the best players in the game! The event will feature photo and autograph opportunities with MLL players, and will also include celebrity appearances.

This Happy Hour will be the first chance for Charlestonians and visitors to interact with MLL players ahead of the 2018 MLL Championship on Saturday, August 18 in Charleston.

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present the exhibition The Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon, featuring new work by the Italian artist Hitnes. The exhibition is a culmination of The Image Hunter project, in which Hitnes retraced Audubon’s travels in the United States and created work during a residency in Charleston, SC.

John James Audubon spent the early decades of the nineteenth century tracking birds and drawing them with the goal of creating a compendium of all of the birds in the United States. Charleston played an important role in Audubon’s work as he kept a studio here in the home of his friend and fellow naturalist John Bachman. Audubon searched for specimens on the Sea Islands off of Charleston’s coast, and he even included the city’s distinctive skyline from the 1830s—replete with church steeples—in his drawing of the long-billed curlew.

Nearly two hundred years later, the Italian painter and muralist Hitnes embarked on a twenty-city road trip to retrace and rediscover the America that Audubon traversed in the making of his opus The Birds of America (1827–39). Traveling along Audubon’s exploratory routes, Hitnes sketched and painted what he saw, creating an updated visual documentation of the birds Audubon painted. This body of work, along with objects and ephemera collected along the journey, will be on view at the Halsey Institute beginning in August 2018. The exhibition follows Hitnes’s residencies in Charleston at the Halsey Institute in the summers of 2017 and 2018.

 

The exhibition is on view from Friday, August 17 to Saturday, September 29. The galleries are open Monday – Saturday 11:00AM to 4:00PM and until 7:00PM on Thursdays. Closed on Sundays. Free admission – all are welcome!

In preparation for the 2018 Major League Lacrosse Championship, the league is offering a series of fun events to interact with the Lowcountry! Major League Lacrosse Championship Lax Rodeo will take place August 17-18, 2018, in Charleston. The Lax Rodeo will consist of a Team Tournament, a Players Clinic hosted by professional lacrosse players and a Skills Competition.

On Friday, Aug. 17, the Major League Lacrosse Championship Lax Rodeo begins at 10 a.m. with a Team Tournament at Freedom Park on Daniel Island, consisting of a reduced squad (seven-on-seven) and reduced field-size competition with four 30-minute games guaranteed for all participants. Games for participants will be divided into four age divisions. The Champion prize presentation will include photo and autograph opportunities with Major League Lacrosse players. 

The Major League Lacrosse Championship Clinic will be hosted by Major League Lacrosse All-Stars from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 18 at Freedom Park on Daniel Island. Players that took part in Friday’s Lax Rodeo competition and Saturday registrants will receive specialized instruction for every position from top professional lacrosse players! Games, raffles and player autograph sessions also will be held. 

The final event prior to the Championship Game, held from 1-3 p.m. at MUSC Health Stadium, is a Skills Competition, which will include the 40-yard dash, fastest shot and most accurate shot. Top performers will be recognized during the 2018 Major League Lacrosse Championship! (Please note: the Skills Competition is located at MUSC Health Stadium)

You can do anything with the right pair of shoes! Shop local footwear brand, Charleston Shoe Company, August 17 and September 21 at King Charles Inn.

MUSC Health Stadium
1990 Daniel Island Drive, Charleston, SC 29492

The Major League Lacrosse Championship game will be played at MUSC Health Stadium on Daniel Island on August 18 @ 7pm.

This will be the first-time the Championship game will be played in the state of South Carolina. Come experience the highest level of professional lacrosse!

Tickets can be purchased at http://tickets.muscstadium.com/MajorLeagueLacrosse or by calling 971-GOAL (4625).

Join us at Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant to discover fall’s fresh new styles from Eileen Fisher at our Pop-Up Shop! Be the first to experience the beautiful new colors, fabrics, and perfectly paired silhouettes to welcome fall’s cooler weather.

You can do anything with the right pair of shoes! Shop local footwear brand, Charleston Shoe Company, August 17 and September 21 at King Charles Inn.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd North Charleston, SC 29418

Join the Increasing HOPE Financial Training Center as they host the Community Impact Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. DeForest Soaries.

Dr. Soaries is the Founder and CEO of dfree, the only faith-based, wealth-building system specifically designed with the black community in mind, He is also the creator of the Billion Dollar Pay Down Challenge and the author of “Breaking Free from Financial Slavery”.

He’s the former Secretary of State of New Jersey and former chairman of the federal Election Assistance Commission. Additionally, he is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey.

Increasing HOPE FTC is proud to be a part of the dfree initiative in the state of South Carolina and will serve as the area’s liaison.

For more information or questions about the event contact us at 843-225-4343.

Fee for event is $25 to reimburse the cost of food.  Please register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-impact-luncheon-tickets-47919272835?aff=ehomecard

Old Bethel United Methodist Church
222 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401

‘When I First Remember’, an interactive musical play by Lady In White Productions. Experience a journey through the eyes and the voices of the Gullah Geechee heritage and community, a blend of true events from the city of Historic Charleston’s slave trade and the survival of the enslaved Africans. ‘When I First Remember’, a bittersweet story filled with commemorations dedicated to the storytelling, dancing, and music of the Gullah Geechee Culture, rooted right here in the Lowcountry.

The evening continues with a marketplace where attendees can meet the actors as well as purchase artisan crafts, goods and cuisine from local Gullah-Geechee vendor.

Facebook.com/WhenIFirstRemember

VENUE: OLD BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
222 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401

ADMISSION: $21

ADVANCED TICKETS:
Charleston Visitors Center
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

DOOR TICKETS: 6:30PM

CAST
Samelia Adams – Director
Queen E Atterberry – Conjure Woman and Producer
Rose Atterberry – Momma Hattie
Duane Branch – Buster
Morganne Lamberth – Tissie
Chaquis Maliqi – Olivia the SongBird
Sharon Cooper-Murray – The Gullah Lady
Leneke G. Washington – Elsie

Learn more at: WhenIFirstRemember.com/cast

Financial Training Center
1551 Remount Road, Suite B North Charleston, SC 29406

Who is the class designed for?

The To Your Credit class is designed for individuals who are ready to face the facts and want to deal with the issue of their credit.

What does the class consist of?

– Understanding various forms of credit

– Obtaining and understanding your real free credit report

– How to re-build credit and repair bad credit

What are the Benefits?

– Learn key factors affecting your score

– Understand your credit score

– Resolve serious credit problems on your own

Fee $0 – $30.  Sliding scale based on income and family size

Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art staff for the opening reception for “The Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon.” Celebrate the exhibition featuring the work of Italian painter and muralist Hitnes from 6:30-8:00pm.

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present the exhibition “The Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon,” featuring new work by the Italian artist Hitnes. The exhibition and its related programming have been developed as a special research initiative by the Halsey Institute to honor the importance of Charleston to Audubon’s legacy.

John James Audubon spent the early decades of the nineteenth century tracking birds and drawing them with the goal of creating a compendium of all of the birds in the United States. Charleston played an important role in Audubon’s work as he kept a studio here in the home of his friend and fellow naturalist John Bachman. Audubon searched for specimens on the Sea Islands off of Charleston’s coast, and he even included the city’s distinctive skyline from the 1830s—replete with church steeples—in his drawing of the long-billed curlew.

Nearly two hundred years later, the Italian painter and muralist Hitnes embarked on a twenty-city road trip to retrace and rediscover the America that Audubon traversed in the making of his opus “The Birds of America” (1827–39). Traveling along Audubon’s exploratory routes, Hitnes sketched and painted what he saw, creating an updated visual documentation of the birds Audubon painted. This body of work, along with objects and ephemera collected along the journey, will be on view at the Halsey Institute beginning in August 2018. The exhibition follows Hitnes’s residencies in Charleston at the Halsey Institute in the summers of 2017 and 2018.

 

The opening reception is free to attend and open to the public. Join us!

Sat Aug 2 5

Bee Presentation

Romney Urban Garden
222 Romney Urban Garden, Romney Street, Charleston 29403

Learn all about bees from a local beekeeper !! Bee Presentation by Greg McKelvey of Moss Farms at Romney Urban Garden, 222 Romney Street, Charleston. Free Family Event !!

Charleston County Public Library
68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

This is vital information every small business owner should know followed by Q&A. Ask a CLA Attorney about Employment Law, Tax Compliance, Contracts, Limited Liability, Insurance. Free to Attend.  Free to Register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ask-a-lawyer-for-small-businesses-tickets-47592583699?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art for an artist talk with Hitnes as he discusses his exhibition and project “The Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon.” 

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present the exhibition “The Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon,” featuring new work by the Italian artist Hitnes. The exhibition and its related programming have been developed as a special research initiative by the Halsey Institute to honor the importance of Charleston to Audubon’s legacy.

John James Audubon spent the early decades of the nineteenth century tracking birds and drawing them with the goal of creating a compendium of all of the birds in the United States. Charleston played an important role in Audubon’s work as he kept a studio here in the home of his friend and fellow naturalist John Bachman. Audubon searched for specimens on the Sea Islands off of Charleston’s coast, and he even included the city’s distinctive skyline from the 1830s—replete with church steeples—in his drawing of the long-billed curlew.

Nearly two hundred years later, the Italian painter and muralist Hitnes embarked on a twenty-city road trip to retrace and rediscover the America that Audubon traversed in the making of his opus “The Birds of America” (1827–39). Traveling along Audubon’s exploratory routes, Hitnes sketched and painted what he saw, creating an updated visual documentation of the birds Audubon painted. This body of work, along with objects and ephemera collected along the journey, will be on view at the Halsey Institute beginning in August 2018. The exhibition follows Hitnes’s residencies in Charleston at the Halsey Institute in the summers of 2017 and 2018.

This event is free and open to the public. Join us!

Old Bethel United Methodist Church
222 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401

‘When I First Remember’, an interactive musical play by Lady In White Productions. Experience a journey through the eyes and the voices of the Gullah Geechee heritage and community, a blend of true events from the city of Historic Charleston’s slave trade and the survival of the enslaved Africans. ‘When I First Remember’, a bittersweet story filled with commemorations dedicated to the storytelling, dancing, and music of the Gullah Geechee Culture, rooted right here in the Lowcountry.

The evening continues with a marketplace where attendees can meet the actors as well as purchase artisan crafts, goods and cuisine from local Gullah-Geechee vendor.

Facebook.com/WhenIFirstRemember

VENUE: OLD BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
222 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401

ADMISSION: $21

ADVANCED TICKETS:
Charleston Visitors Center
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

DOOR TICKETS: 6:30PM

CAST
Samelia Adams – Director
Queen E Atterberry – Conjure Woman and Producer
Rose Atterberry – Momma Hattie
Duane Branch – Buster
Morganne Lamberth – Tissie
Chaquis Maliqi – Olivia the SongBird
Sharon Cooper-Murray – The Gullah Lady
Leneke G. Washington – Elsie

Learn more at: WhenIFirstRemember.com/cast