Event Calendar

 To support new and expecting mothers in Hampton County, Molina Healthcare of South Carolina is teaming up with Hampton First Steps, Bundles of Joy Diaper Bank, I Serve with Joy and other local organizations to host a community baby shower, just in time for Mother’s Day! Molina will give approximately 50 new moms and moms-to-be with a complimentary diaper bag filled with baby essentials.

 

Partnering organizations will provide additional giveaways and education on health topics such as prenatal health, breastfeeding and early childhood development. Attendees can also enjoy light refreshments!

 

The event is designed to create awareness about the importance of prenatal and postnatal care. Improving birth outcomes and reducing infant mortality rates can often be achieved through education and healthy choices, and this event seeks to give families expecting a baby the resources to help them get the care they need.

 

This event is free and open to the public. All giveaways will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

To support new and expecting mothers in Hampton County, Molina Healthcare of South Carolina is teaming up with Hampton First Steps, Bundles of Joy Diaper Bank, I Serve with Joy and other local organizations to host a community baby shower, just in time for Mother’s Day! Molina will give approximately 50 new moms and moms-to-be with a complimentary diaper bag filled with baby essentials.

Partnering organizations will provide additional giveaways and education on health topics such as prenatal health, breastfeeding and early childhood development. Attendees can also enjoy light refreshments!

The event is designed to create awareness about the importance of prenatal and postnatal care. Improving birth outcomes and reducing infant mortality rates can often be achieved through education and healthy choices, and this event seeks to give families expecting a baby the resources to help them get the care they need.

 

This event is free and open to the public. All giveaways will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing
1500 Old Towne Plantation Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29407

The 4th Annual One-In-Three Afternoon Tea, Linda Floyd Forum on Women’s Cancers, will be held Wednesday, May 1 from 4-6 p.m. in Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing (1500 Old Towne Plantation Road). Experts will lead a discussion and answer questions on the latest in prevention, screening, treatment, and research for women’s cancers. This event is free thanks to the generosity of Linda and Dalton Floyd.

 

Be sure to come a little early because starting at 3:30, Kendra Scott and Lilly Pulitzer will have pop-up shops featuring breast cancer awareness jewelry, UPF 50 clothing and more. Building on the knowledge that one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer, women are encouraged to bring two friends to the event. Please register all attendees via the link below or call 843-792-4143. There are a limited number of seats available so don’t wait!

 

Your Better Business Bureau is hosting an identity theft and fraud event on: 

               Saturday, May 4th from 9am to 1pm.

Consumers and businesses may bring any papers with personal or financial information to be commercially shred onsite. We are also offering e-cycling for electronics.

This is a FREE event; however we are accepting donations to our BBB Charitable & Educational Fund to help in offering these events.

Please call 800-362-0494 or visit our website bit.ly/2019shredevent for more information, including a list of accepted electronics and applicable disposal fees. 

Lowe’s parking lot

Shoppes at Trace Fork

50 RHL Blvd.

South Charleston, WV 25309

 

Dorchester Road Regional Library
6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29418

Join CCPL and Help Me Grow S.C. for a storytime followed by free developmental screenings. To discover a child’s strengths and identify areas where extra support may be needed, parents and caregivers will engage with their children through fun and interactive play areas focused on learning, behavior and development.

Learn how to create a resume that will stand out to future employers, and get job search and interview tips during this presentation by Palmetto Community Action Partnership.

Our community is facing a housing and transportation crisis. All of us deserve to live in homes we can afford with money left over for food, medicine and childcare. We also deserve to have a public transit system that works for working families. Join us with 2000 people to show our public officials it’s time to act on these serious community problems.

Tue May 0 7

May Lunch & Learn

Lowcountry Graduate Center
3800 Paramount Drive Room 243 North Charleston, SC 29405

This month’s Lunch & Learn gives you the opportunity to gain an insider’s view of relevant topics from industry professionals while building business connections. The best part? You can accomplish all of this on your lunch break!

Topics

Getting Found on Google Maps

Dominion Energy and South Carolina

Speakers

Glenna Richards, PBG Virtual

Jennifer Hightower, Dominion Energy

Paul Fischer, Dominion Energy

Otranto Road Regional Library
2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC 29406

Enjoy hot dogs, and join representatives from Charleston County Emergency Management to learn how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.

Big Billy's Burger Joint
5070 International Boulevard North Charleston, SC 29418

Join the North Charleston Chamber of Commerce and celebrate the ribbon cutting for Big Billy’s Burger Joint!

This family-owned restaurant specializes in offering unique kinds of beef, great food, craft beverages, and amazing milkshakes, all in an awesome environment.

One of the simplest ways to protect your family and property is to prepare a will. Your will serves as the instruction for how your property is distributed, and who will oversee the distribution. If you have minor children, own property or are a caregiver, it is important to provide a plan for your successor. This program will cover basic estate planning considerations suited for individuals and married couples.

It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week! Enjoy hot dogs, and learn how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season during a presentation by Charleston County Emergency Management representatives.

ECPI University
7410 Northside Drive #100 North Charleston, SC 29420

Join us for our May Meeting for your chance to network with AITP Charleston members and local IT professionals. You’ll also get the chance to dive into our monthly topic and gain valuable insight from industry professionals.

Topic: Security Management & Zero Trust Security Principles

The International African American Museum and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art welcome lauded historian Dr. Henry Louis Gates to discuss his new four-part PBS series, “Reconstruction: America After the Civil War.” This event will include remarks by Dr. Gates, a conversation between Dr. Gates and IAAM Chief Curator Joy Bivins, a Q&A session, and book signings.

The reception will begin at 6 PM, and books will be available for purchase at this time. The formal program will begin at 7 PM, and book signings will begin shortly after 8 PM and continue until 9 PM.

This event is free admission and the public is encouraged to attend!

The Charleston Greek Festival is a celebration of fun and Greek culture! Attendees can enjoy Greek food, wine, live music, and dancing. 

 

May 10 – 12, 2019

Fri 5pm – 10pm | Sat 11am – 10pm | Sun 12noon – 6pm

Greek Food * Greek Pastries * Greek Dancing
Church Tours * Cultural Events * Greek Wine Tasting

Free Parking & Shuttle Service
19 Hagood Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

Shuttle will run every 10 minutes to and from the festival.

 

Active Military admitted free!

Mothers admitted free on Mother’s Day!

Friends of Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
1950 Rutledge Rd. McClellanville, SC 29458

Our biannual sweetgrass basket class is back just in time for Mother’s Day! Come out on May 11th and learn to make your own basket with Barbara McCormick. Spots are $45/person and space is limited! Call 843-546-9361 for more details or to RSVP.

Chef Kevin Mitchell will discuss his research of Charleston’s enslaved and free African-American cooks, including their vital role in shaping the culinary heritage of Charleston and our nation. Chef Mitchell will provide small samples of a historical dish, and all participants are invited to tour the library’s garden to view the growth of Gullah Geechee vegetables. This program is sponsored by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

 

Honor the favorite women in your life with a breakfast fit for a queen at Sanderling Resort’s Lifesaving Station. Treat Mom to the “best breakfast on the Outer Banks” with a special three-course brunch menu inspired by the beautiful Southern coast and the leading ladies of our lives. The menu features warm and comforting breakfast favorites including a Carolina Blue Crab Frittata, Pomodoro; Oyster Stew with Sherry Crème and Low Country Corn Cake; and a Currituck Sound Flounder filled with Watercress/Apple Bread Pudding and a Lemon Beurre Blanc, while fresh baked pastries provide a sweet ending to top off this special Mother’s Day brunch.

What: Sanderling Resort’s Mother’s Day Brunch

Where: Lifesaving Station at Sanderling Resort

When: Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Price: $39 per adult +tax + gratuity. Kids ages 3-12 will receive 50% off the adult price.

Reservations are high recommended. To make a reservation call (252) 449-6654 or visit https://www.opentable.com/the-lifesaving-station-sanderling-resort-reservations-duck.

Dive into the Population Schedules of 1900-1940 with genealogist Patricia Kruger. View family pictures, and learn clues that could change your research process and impact your genealogical conclusions. Explore details only a genealogist could love and a bureaucrat could create! For more information, call the South Carolina Room at 843-805-6956

In its fifth year, the North Charleston Business Expo showcases regional companies and offers the business community a rare opportunity to network with hundreds of booths & thousands of attendees. Event Details

Free Admission – Free Parking KICK OFF LUNCHEON: 11AM – 1PM

 

CONTRACTS TO CONTRACTS +

 

BUSINESS RESOURCES NETWORKING SESSIONS

 

NETWORKING RECEPTION: 5PM – 7PM

 

CALL TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPONSORSHIP!

 

Call Steve Fields at (843) 849 – 3110

Sponsors land in front of 2,487,335 of targeted Charleston professionals.

RESERVE YOUR BOOTH TODAY!

 

Contact Kim McManus at (843) 849 – 3116 or kmcmanus@scbiznews.com

Booth registration deadline: March 25

Double Tree Hotel
5264 International Blvd., North Charleston, SC

Double Tree Hotel, 5264 International Blvd., North Charleston, SC

RSVP by May 8, 2019 to Dr. Teesa Brunson at 803-780-1194 or tbrunson@voorhees.edu

Join the Halsey Institute staff, interns, and Advisory Board to celebrate the opening of our solo exhibition of Jennifer Wen Ma‘s site-specific installation, Cry Joy Park—Gardens of Dark and Light! This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

During the opening reception, Ma will be performing a ritual honoring spirituality and the passage of life and death. A host of religions have played important roles in Charleston’s history. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and African spirituality have all been great sources of strength and support for the people of Charleston, but they have also been pacifying forces against change. In the Garden where the Flower Portal presides between the Dark and the Light, religious rites are channeled in guiding the people through this most important passage from life to death.

The Opening Reception is free admission and the public is encouraged to attend!

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Cry Joy Park—Gardens of Dark and Light is an investigation into the construct of a utopia, inspired by the history of Charleston, South Carolina: a cultural and artistic capital of the American South, and an exemplar of its opulence and beauty. This installation aims to present both an alluring, gorgeous and otherworldly garden, and its darker counterpart. The worlds created by the exhibition are a juxtaposition of utopia and dystopia and are presented via an immersive multisensory experience that utilizes various forms of communication to convey its message.

The installation will feature two separate gardens: a Dark one and a Light one, both representing a yin/yang balance between utopias and dystopias. Her exhibition will also feature collaborations with the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston, which will take the form of interdisciplinary performances by students in the visual arts, theatre, dance, music, creative writing, and more. Ma is also planning a series of community dinners that will serve as platforms to discuss specific issues facing Charleston, such as social justice and gentrification.

SEE IMAGES HERE
–> bit.ly/cryjoypark


— ABOUT THE ARTIST, JENNIFER WEN MA —
Jennifer Wen Ma (b. 1973, Beijing) moved to the United States in 1986 and graduated with an MFA in 1999 from Pratt Institute. Her practice draws together elements and cultural references in sensitive and unexpected ways, bridging such diverse media as installation, drawing, video, public art, design, performance, and theater. Ma was one of seven members of the core creative team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony and received an Emmy for the US broadcast. Since then, she has increasingly delved into the material and philosophical qualities of the Chinese ink tradition.

Ma’s work has been shown around the world, including the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; National Art Museum of China, Beijing; the Guggenheim Museum, New York and Bilbao; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Her installation opera Paradise Interrupted was performed at Spoleto Festival USA in 2015, New York’s Lincoln Center Festival and Singapore International Festival of Art in 2016, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts and Taipei National Theatre and Concert Hall in 2018, as it continues with an Asian tour.

Jennifer Wen Ma’s website is www.littlemeat.net

Sat May 1 8

Over The Edge

Hyatt Place Charleston Historic District
560 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

Together we will raise funds for TUW to benefit the Tri-County Reading by Third Project!

Once you reach your $1000 minimum fundraising goal, you will have the opportunity to choose your reserved timeslot to go Over The Edge!

All registrants will be given the opportunity to establish a fundraising page to help in reaching the fundraising goal to rappel.

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Hyatt Place Charleston Historic District, 560 King St., Charleston, SC

John’s Island Regional Library
3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC 29455

Join historian Dr. Edda Fields-Black to learn about this important yet little-known chapter of Gullah Geechee and American history, when more than 750 enslaved men, women and children were freed one day in June 1863 from the plantations that lined South Carolina’s Combahee River. Dr. Fields-Black is an associate professor in the history department at Carnegie-Mellon University and a specialist in the trans-national migration of West African rice farmers in the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry. Participants are invited to tour the library’s garden to see a small exhibit of rice cultivation. This program is sponsored by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Join the Halsey Institute staff, interns, and Advisory Board to hear from exhibiting artist Jennifer Wen Ma about her newly opened site-specific installation, Cry Joy Park—Gardens of Dark and Light. This event is free and open to the public!


— ABOUT THE EXHIBITION —
Cry Joy Park—Gardens of Dark and Light is an investigation into the construct of a utopia, inspired by the history of Charleston, South Carolina: a cultural and artistic capital of the American South, and an exemplar of its opulence and beauty. This installation aims to present both an alluring, gorgeous and otherworldly garden, and its darker counterpart. The worlds created by the exhibition are a juxtaposition of utopia and dystopia and are presented via an immersive multisensory experience that utilizes various forms of communication to convey its message.

The installation will feature two separate gardens: a Dark one and a Light one, both representing a yin/yang balance between utopias and dystopias. Her exhibition will also feature collaborations with the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston, which will take the form of interdisciplinary performances by students in the visual arts, theatre, dance, music, creative writing, and more. Ma is also planning a series of community dinners that will serve as platforms to discuss specific issues facing Charleston, such as social justice and gentrification.

SEE IMAGES HERE
–> bit.ly/cryjoypark

Lowcountry Highrollers All-Stars take on Tallahassee and Lowcountry Highrollers Bruisin’ Betties take on Middle Georgia Derby Demons. First whistle at 5pm. Food trucks, Frothy Beard Brewing Beer, PBR, & Wine available for purchase! Advanced tickets from Title Boxing, American Biker, & lowcountryhighrollers.com. Kids $5. Adults $10 Advance; $15 door. After Party at the Mill- come meet The Highrollers and enjoy drink specials all night.

Sun May 1 9

Beat Kid Hunger

The Schoolhouse
720 Magnolia Rd, Charleston, SC 29407

I Heart Hungry Kids is hosting a family-friendly party and fundraiser called “Beat Kid Hunger” to support its youth-led programs that address kid hunger in the Tri-County area.  The ticket includes snacks from by Moe’s Crosstown Tavern, lighting and sound provided by Carolina DJ Professionals, crafts, games, a photo booth, kid vs parent dance contest, and information on other ways kids can make a difference with hunger in the community. Limited edition t-shirts will be for sale at the event. Non-perishable food donations are also requested.  Use coupon code IHEART5 and get $5 off your order!

Enjoy FREE Mayfield Creamery Moose Tracks Ice Cream to help raise $10,000 for The Salvation Army of Charleston.

 

Moose Tracks is partnering with Mayfield Creamery to bring 10,000 free scoops of delicious Moose Tracks Ice Cream in the ultimate ice cream social. The event will take place downtown Charleston on the corner of N. Market St. and Church St. on Tuesday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

10,000 scoops of Mayfield Creamery Moose Tracks will be served as a part of the largest ice cream social around – the 10,000 Scoop Challenge. For each scoop served, Moose Tracks will donate $1 to The Salvation Army of Charleston with the hopes to raise $10,000 for vital community programs.

Enjoy FREE Mayfield Creamery Moose Tracks Ice Cream to help raise $10,000 for The Salvation Army of Charleston.

 Moose Tracks is partnering with Mayfield Creamery to bring 10,000 free scoops of delicious Moose Tracks Ice Cream in the ultimate ice cream social. The event will take place downtown Charleston on the corner of N. Market St. and Church St. on Tuesday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 10,000 scoops of Mayfield Creamery Moose Tracks will be served as a part of the largest ice cream social around – the 10,000 Scoop Challenge. For each scoop served, Moose Tracks will donate $1 to The Salvation Army of Charleston with the hopes to raise $10,000 for vital community programs.

https://www.facebook.com/events/294110894824543/

 

We invite you to a seminar focused on providing practical insights. From definition of critical safety systems in PHA and facility siting studies through their design, deployment and maintenance, companies are making significant investments to have a secure and safe operation. Each of the sessions focuses on getting the return through increasing effectiveness and integrity management.

Attend a presentation by an attorney with Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services to better understand the basic structure of the VA and why it matters. Learn about veteran eligibility, different kinds of veteran benefits and discharge upgrades (“bad paper”). This program will also cover the general process of applying for benefits, including deadlines and what to do if an application is denied.

Footlight Players Theatre
20 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
This original adaption of the beloved classic features students of Dance Academy of Charleston tapping and dancing their way across the stage. Adults and children alike will be  captivated by this colorful and family-friendly performance about the adventures of a young girl and the quirky characters she meets!
Chantale Gagné Quartet – Salute to Horace Silver

A native of Quebec, Canada, jazz pianist/composer Chantale Gagné began studying music at the age of 8. In 2005, she studied with jazz piano legend Kenny Barron and realized jazz had become her deepest calling. On May 27, the Chantale Gagné Quartet will play the music of Horace Silver, one of the most popular jazz pianists of all time. Horace was a popular member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and steeped in the Hard-Bop jazz tradition.

Chantale Gagné – Piano
Dan Voss – Saxophone
Brett Belanger – Bass
Ron Wiltrout – Drums

*Only drinks will be served during the concerts. If you would like to have dinner, please make a reservation at Dockery’s by going to www.dockerysdi.com

Join us for the ultimate Latin Jazz party as Gino Castillo & the Cuban Cowboys bring their Latin jazz flare to Dockery’s! From Quito, Ecuador, Gino Castillo has made a name for himself as the leader of Afro-Cuban Jazz and Salsa in Charleston. He has performed and recorded with many national artists, such as Earl Klugh, Heracio el Negro Hernandez, and Jessy J. Gino Castillo & the Cuban Cowboys are known for their high-energy performances and sure to get you on your feet!

Gino Castillo – Vocals and Drums
Jon Thornton – Trumpet
Abdiel Iriarte– Keyboard
Jake Holwegner – Bass

*Only drinks will be served during the concerts. If you would like to have dinner, please make a reservation at Dockery’s by going to www.dockerysdi.com

Charleston Jazz Academy
3005 W. Montague Avenue, Suite 200, North Charleston, SC 29418

In collaboration with Spoleto Festival USA, we are excited to host Wells Fargo Jazz Series performing artist David Virelles at the Charleston Jazz Academy on May 28, 2019 from 1pm – 2:15pm. Born in Cuba in 1983, Virelles was raised in a musical family. Discovering his grandfather’s jazz collection ignited a passion and changed his life’s musical direction. Gain insight from David Virelles’s personal musical experiences as a pianist and composer and learn Cuban music traditions in this free workshop.

FREE WORKSHOP – Reserve your spot early!
For all ages and experience levels.

May 28, 2019
1pm-2:15pm

Charleston Jazz Academy

843-745-5908

Blues, Ballads & Swing – The Music of Saxophonist Mark Sterbank

Saxophonist and composer Mark Sterbank is Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and Saxophone at Charleston Southern University. His 2014 CD of original compositions, entitled Dayspring, was featured on Sirius XM Radio’s Real Jazz.

Mark’s credits include performances with the Harry Connick, Jr. Orchestra, the Darius Rucker Big Band, and Eartha Kitt, and regularly performs with the Quentin Baxter Quintet, the Charlton Singleton Quintet, and is tenor saxophonist and arranger for the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. On this special evening, the Mark Sterbank Quartet will perform an exciting program of Mark’s original music.

Mark Sterbank – Saxophone
Demetrius Doctor – Piano
Brett Belanger – Bass
Edwin Hamilton – Drums

*Only drinks will be served during the concerts. If you would like to have dinner, please make a reservation at Dockery’s by going to www.dockerysdi.com

Heather Rice & Friends – In the Air Tonight

A dynamic jazz singer and songwriter, Heather Rice delivers color and beauty with her passionate and versatile voice. Heather hails from Ormond Beach, Florida, and now calls Charleston her home and has found her unique niche as she performs regularly throughout the Lowcountry. On this very special evening, Heather and her friends will perform creatively reworked favorites by Genesis singer and solo artist Phil Collins, who wrote and recorded many hits, including ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’, ‘In the Air Tonight’, ‘Sussudio’ and ‘One More Night’.

Heather Rice – Vocals
Lee Barbour – Guitar
Jonathan Lovett – Keyboards
Brett Belanger – Bass
Adam Ray – Drums

*Only drinks will be served during the concerts. If you would like to have dinner, please make a reservation at Dockery’s by going to www.dockerysdi.com

In collaboration with Spoleto Festival USA, we are excited to host Wells Fargo Jazz Series performing artist Terri Lyne Carrington at the Charleston Jazz Academy on May 29, 2019 from 6pm – 7:15pm. At the age of seven, Carrington was given a set of drums that had belonged to her grandfather, and at the age of 11, she received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Throughout her extensive touring and recording career, she has worked with luminary artists such as Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz, Dianne Reeves, and many more! Don’t miss this chance to learn from the first female artist to win a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album in this free workshop. 

For all ages and experience levels.

FREE WORKSHOP – Reserve your spot early!

May 29, 2019
6pm-7:15pm

Charleston Jazz Academy

843-745-5908