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  • Friends of the Summerville Library Book Sale
    12:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Feb-02-20

    Giant Book Sale. Previously owned Books, Audio Books, CDs, DVDs.

     

    Very reasonable prices from $0.50 to $2.00. Premium books priced individually. Sponsored by the Friends of the Summerville Public Library. Proceeds to benefit the George H. Seago Public Library. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. Refreshments provided by the ALP  Ladies Auxiliary.

  • Timrod Library – 23rd Annual Southern Author Series
    2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Feb-02-20-Feb-20-20

    Best-selling novelist Cassandra King Conroy and award-winning journalist Tony Bartelme will be the featured speakers at the 23rd Annual Southern Author Series sponsored in February by The Timrod Library in Summerville.

    Cassandra King Conroy kicks off the Southern Authors Series on February 9. Her recently published memoir, Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy, is the author’s tribute to her late husband. Novelist Mary Alice Monroe describes the book as “breathtakingly tender and heartbreakingly true.” The memoir is the latest work by Ms. Conroy, author of five novels, including the NY Times best seller The Sunday Wife and The Same Sweet Girls. Ms. Conroy is a contributor to Southern Living and CoastalLiving magazines and is the honorary chair of the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, SC.

    On February 16, the Timrod will host Tony Bartelme, senior projects reporter for the Post and Courier. A three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Bartelme combines the investigative talents of a journalist with the compelling narrative skills of a story teller. His work has exposed government corruption and explored diverse issues ranging from changes in ocean plankton to the global shortage of doctors. His most recent work is A Surgeon in the Village, which chronicles the efforts of an American neurosurgeon to teach brain surgery in a remote Tanzanian village. The book has been lauded by Tom Brokaw as “lyrical, inspirational, and altogether rewarding.”

    Presentations on both days begin at 2:00 pm at the Bethany United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 118 W. 3rd S. Street, Summerville. A “meet the author” Lowcountry reception will follow next door at the Timrod Library. Tickets for Timrod members are $20 ($30 for both events); non-members $25 ($40 for both events). Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue. For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, contact the Timrod at (843) 871-4600 or through Facebook.

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  • February Lunch & Learn
    11:45 am-1:00 pm
    Feb-04-20

    Join your Chamber for the first Lunch & Learn of 2020! Find networking opportunities, connect with old friends and new, and discuss important topics – all over lunch!

    MC: Tres Kerns

    Topic: How the BBB Can Help Grow Your Business

    Speaker: Chris Hadley, President, BBB

    The Central SC and Charleston BBB serves 15 counties in South Carolina. It is one of 113 independent chapters serving about 40,000 businesses in the area with 2,000 members.

    Chris is the President of the Columbia BBB. Chris has served many positions in the 16 years at the Better Business Bureau. He is married to Kim Hadley who is a National Board teacher, and has two kids age 12 and 14. He enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.

    Thank you to our sponsor: Palmetto Commercial Properties

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  • “An Evening with Artist John Daso | Depicting African American Culture
    5:00 am-8:00 am
    Feb-07-20

    A Special Invitation 

    You Are Cordially Invited to Attend

    “An Evening with

    John Daso”

    Artist Reception and Art Show

    Friday, February 7 | 5:00 – 8:00 PM

    Mary Martin Gallery of Fine Art

    103 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina

    Born in Augusta, Georgia, in 1956, John Daso is a self-taught folk artist depicting rural African American culture, portraying truth through realism.

    Daso has exhibited at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, Augusta, Georgia; the Colombian Museum; the Cotton Museum in Bishopville, South Carolina; the National NAACP Convention; the Plaza Hotel in New York City; and S.C. Museum of Art in Columbia.

    Daso’s artwork is in the permanent collection of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and in the collections of President Barack Obama, President George Bush, Oprah Winfrey, and Julian Bond.

    Meet John Daso and experience his fabulous artwork during the February 7th Art Walk at Charleston’s Mary Martin Gallery of Fine Art, 103 Broad Street, 5:00 – 8:00 PM.

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  • Illuminate Charleston South Carolina
    10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Feb-09-20

     

    Enjoy the finest of local holistic wellness practitioners, products & amazing artisans of all kinds. Shop, sample and delight your senses! Practitioners offer mini sessions of body- and energy-work such as Reiki, massage or sound therapy. Try an intuitive read- ing, consult an astrologer or see what the Tarot deck reveals with an expert interpreter! Explore energy-enhancing crystals, essential oils and natural spa products. Find jewelry, gifts, and select from beautiful art choices from a variety of disciplines – you may find painting, photography, pottery, glasswork and more. Admission includes hourly free workshops on a wide range of topics. 

  • Family Day! for “The Raw Materials of Escape” and “Inside/Out”
    12:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Feb-09-20

    Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston’s staff and tour guides for a fun-filled family-friendly celebration of our current exhibitions “Butch Anthony: Inside/Out” and “Coulter Fussell: The Raw Materials of Escape”

    Enjoy family-centric guided tours, art activities, quilting how-to’s with Cookie Washington, a peek into The Charleston Museum‘s collections, and snacks.

    Halsey Institute members receive free admission to Family Day! events. All non-member families must pay $5 admission.

    Find out more about our exhibitions here: bit.ly/HICAexhibitions
    Find out more about Halsey Institute membership here: bit.ly/joinHICA

  • Timrod Library – 23rd Annual Southern Author Series
    2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Feb-09-20-Feb-27-20

    Best-selling novelist Cassandra King Conroy and award-winning journalist Tony Bartelme will be the featured speakers at the 23rd Annual Southern Author Series sponsored in February by The Timrod Library in Summerville.

    Cassandra King Conroy kicks off the Southern Authors Series on February 9. Her recently published memoir, Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy, is the author’s tribute to her late husband. Novelist Mary Alice Monroe describes the book as “breathtakingly tender and heartbreakingly true.” The memoir is the latest work by Ms. Conroy, author of five novels, including the NY Times best seller The Sunday Wife and The Same Sweet Girls. Ms. Conroy is a contributor to Southern Living and CoastalLiving magazines and is the honorary chair of the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, SC.

    On February 16, the Timrod will host Tony Bartelme, senior projects reporter for the Post and Courier. A three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Bartelme combines the investigative talents of a journalist with the compelling narrative skills of a story teller. His work has exposed government corruption and explored diverse issues ranging from changes in ocean plankton to the global shortage of doctors. His most recent work is A Surgeon in the Village, which chronicles the efforts of an American neurosurgeon to teach brain surgery in a remote Tanzanian village. The book has been lauded by Tom Brokaw as “lyrical, inspirational, and altogether rewarding.”

    Presentations on both days begin at 2:00 pm at the Bethany United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 118 W. 3rd S. Street, Summerville. A “meet the author” Lowcountry reception will follow next door at the Timrod Library. Tickets for Timrod members are $20 ($30 for both events); non-members $25 ($40 for both events). Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue. For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, contact the Timrod at (843) 871-4600 or through Facebook.

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  • AITP Charleston February Meeting
    5:30 pm-8:00 pm
    Feb-13-20

    Join fellow AITP members and guests for our February Meeting. This is your chance to network and connect with other IT professionals in the area over a cool drink.

    Panel Topic: Women in Tech

    Giveaways: Raffle tickets $1 for 1or $5 for 6

    1-Year Membership Anniversaries:

    Jamison Cary, WOW Business

    James Turner, C.T. Lowndes

    Dennis Bowah, Boeing

    Thank You to Our Annual Sponsors:

    Advance 2000 & Check Point Software Technologies LTD

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  • The Mystics
    4:50 pm-7:00 pm
    Feb-15-20

    21 N Main St, Sumter, SC 29150

    21 N Main St, Sumter, SC 29150

    Join the Mystics as they take you on an All-American musical journey that spans decades from coast to coast.  A flavor of the 1950s New York street sounds, the Motown classics, the 1970s Philadelphia sou, the blues of Chicago, a splash of southern rock and the 1960s California beach sounds.  A little something for everyone.  Make plans now to join us at the Sumter Opera House on February 15, 2020 as they continue on their quest to keep the sounds of harmony Doo-Wop alive!.

  • ELLINGTON AT NEWPORT
    8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Feb-15-20

    37 John Street Charleston, SC 29403

    37 John Street Charleston, SC 29403

    By the mid-1950s, Big Bands found themselves in a changed world as Bebop took center stage. Even the Duke Ellington Orchestra, who had creatively dominated the jazz scene from the late 1920s – 1940s, found itself struggling until the historic gig at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. With an electrifying performance, the crowd at Freedom Park was transformed and Ellington’s career was revitalized. Sixty-four years later, your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will recreate that notable night in jazz history, one that festival producer George Wein proclaimed as “the greatest performance of Ellington’s career” and one that “stood for everything jazz had been and could be.” 

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  • Timrod Library – 23rd Annual Southern Author Series
    2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Feb-16-20-Mar-05-20

    Best-selling novelist Cassandra King Conroy and award-winning journalist Tony Bartelme will be the featured speakers at the 23rd Annual Southern Author Series sponsored in February by The Timrod Library in Summerville.

    Cassandra King Conroy kicks off the Southern Authors Series on February 9. Her recently published memoir, Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy, is the author’s tribute to her late husband. Novelist Mary Alice Monroe describes the book as “breathtakingly tender and heartbreakingly true.” The memoir is the latest work by Ms. Conroy, author of five novels, including the NY Times best seller The Sunday Wife and The Same Sweet Girls. Ms. Conroy is a contributor to Southern Living and CoastalLiving magazines and is the honorary chair of the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, SC.

    On February 16, the Timrod will host Tony Bartelme, senior projects reporter for the Post and Courier. A three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Bartelme combines the investigative talents of a journalist with the compelling narrative skills of a story teller. His work has exposed government corruption and explored diverse issues ranging from changes in ocean plankton to the global shortage of doctors. His most recent work is A Surgeon in the Village, which chronicles the efforts of an American neurosurgeon to teach brain surgery in a remote Tanzanian village. The book has been lauded by Tom Brokaw as “lyrical, inspirational, and altogether rewarding.”

    Presentations on both days begin at 2:00 pm at the Bethany United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 118 W. 3rd S. Street, Summerville. A “meet the author” Lowcountry reception will follow next door at the Timrod Library. Tickets for Timrod members are $20 ($30 for both events); non-members $25 ($40 for both events). Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue. For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, contact the Timrod at (843) 871-4600 or through Facebook.

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  • We Are Sharing Hope SC Race for Life
    10:04 pm
    Feb-17-20

    More than 700 runners and walkers will participate in the 15th annual Race for Life with We Are Sharing Hope SC, South Carolina’s organ procurement organization (OPO). The event is the state’s premier charitable race supporting organ and tissue donation. Participants can sign up to run the 10K or join the 5K run/walk. The nonprofit hopes to raise more than $40,000 through the event to support its organ and tissue donation education programs in South Carolina. All proceeds will support We Are Sharing Hope SC’s work throughout South Carolina. 

     

    This event will serve as an opportunity for donor families to honor their loved ones as heroes who gave the greatest gift – the gift of life. It will also highlight the ability for transplant recipients to participate in activities they thought might never be possible again. 

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  • Film screening: “The Quilts of Gee’s Bend”
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Feb-20-20

    Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston’s staff for a screening of the 2002 film “The Quilts of Gee’s Bend” and Q&A with one of the filmmakers, Matt Arnett. Free admission!

    This documentary helps brings to light the brilliant, bold, and dynamic quilts created by a group of women who live in the isolated, African American hamlet of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. These women have been producing quilt masterpieces for over a century. The quilts are from the William Arnett Collection of the Tinwood Alliance.

    “The Quilts of Gee’s Bend” was commissioned by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to accompany the major exhibition of the same name. Set in the quiltmakers’ homes and yards, and told through the women’s voices, this music-filled documentary introduces the art and fascinating living history of a uniquely American community.

    Runtime 28 minutes

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  • Delbert McClinton
    4:51 pm-7:00 pm
    Feb-21-20

    21 N. Main St. Sumter, SC 29150

    21 N. Main St. Sumter, SC 29150

    We are thrilled to bring back this three-time Grammy winner! Delbert McClinton is a Texas singer and songwriter with a legend among Texas roots music aficionados, not only for his amazing longevity, but for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock & roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them. Grab your tickets now to witness this legendary musician when he takes the stage of the Sumter Opera House on February 21st at 7:30 pm!

  • Stanzas and Synthesizers: Marcus Amaker
    6:30 pm-9:00 pm
    Feb-21-20

    Enjoy a lyrical performance by Charleston poet laureate Marcus Amaker. 

  • The Cigar Factory Play
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm
    Feb-21-20

    Charleston author, Michele Moore, has turned her award-winning novel, The Cigar Factory, into a two-act play.  She will bring this new play to the stage for two full performance readings Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 at the historic Queen Street Theatre.The Cigar Factory tells the story of two working class Catholic women in Charleston from 1917 to 1946:  Meliah Amey Ravenel is African American, and Cassie McGonegal is Irish American. For a brief yet historic moment, they come together in The Cigar Factory at a time when society was determined to keep them apart.

     

    The play is a celebration of the influence of the West African based Gullah-Geechee culture and language on the people of the South Carolina Lowcountry, regardless of race or class. Pat Conroy described Moore’s use of language as  “…an articulate testament to the integrity of her historical narrative.” 

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  • Escaping Slavery in Early South Carolina
    11:00 am-2:00 pm
    Feb-22-20

    Tens of thousands of Africans were brought to early South Carolina to work as enslaved laborers, but a small percentage of those people managed to find a path to freedom long before the abolition of slavery in 1865. Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an exploration of various ways and means of escaping slavery, with examples of specific men and women who found freedom in early South Carolina.

  • Heirs’ Property Seminar
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Feb-22-20

    The Vestry of Calvary Episcopal Church will commemorate Black History Month with a free Heirs’ Property Seminar on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Calvary Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 106 Line Street, Charleston, S. C. Information regarding the preservation and protection of Heirs’ Property will be presented to include Quiet Title, Wills, Probate, Property Taxes and more. Willie B. Heyward, Managing Attorney at Heirs’ Property Law Firm, LLC will be the presenter.  This seminar is open to the public. You may contact Heirs’ Property Law Firm at 843-560-3434 if you have any questions.

  • “Beyond Barbados: the Carolina Connection” Film Screening and Discussion
    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Feb-22-20

    3531 Maybank Highway John's Island, SC 29455

    3531 Maybank Highway John's Island, SC 29455

    Rhoda Greene of the Barbados and Carolinas Legacy Foundation hosts this screening and discussion of the SCETV “Beyond Barbados documentary” The film highlights how both the enslaved and slaveowners on British colonial plantations in the Caribbean shaped and informed the successful cultivation of Indigo, rice and other cash crops in South Carolina and Georgia. This program is sponsored by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

  • The Cigar Factory Play
    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Feb-22-20

     

    Charleston author, Michele Moore, has turned her award-winning novel, The Cigar Factory, into a two-act play.  She will bring this new play to the stage for two full performance readings Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 at the historic Queen Street Theatre. 

     

    The Cigar Factory tells the story of two working class Catholic women in Charleston from 1917 to 1946:  Meliah Amey Ravenel is African American, and Cassie McGonegal is Irish American. For a brief yet historic moment, they come together in The Cigar Factory at a time when society was determined to keep them apart.

     

    The play is a celebration of the influence of the West African based Gullah-Geechee culture and language on the people of the South Carolina Lowcountry, regardless of race or class. Pat Conroy described Moore’s use of language as  “…an articulate testament to the integrity of her historical narrative.” 

     

  • “Shuckin’ for Seniors” by Charleston Charm, Charleston Area Senior Citizens, Inc.
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Feb-22-20

     “Shuckin’ for Seniors”.  This is a Charleston Charm benefit for Meals on  Wheels Charleston and will take place at Tradesman Brewing Co. Saturday, February 22nd from 6-9 p.m.  Charleston’s elderly and Meals on Wheels Charleston needs the community’s help.  Government funding has decreased by 10% and the demand for meals has increased by 30% each year.  Without funding to feed all, approximately 100 seniors remain on a waiting list for up to four months until service can be provided.  Every ticket sold we will be able to feed Charleston’s seniors #OneHotMeal each Monday through Friday and deliver #OneFriendlySmile and visual safety check. Bunn DJ Co. will provide a variety of music and the Crazy Dutchman will serve oysters and BBQ.  This is a family friendly event. Adult tickets $35/ Children under 12 tickets are $15.  Ticket price includes your first beverage and all you can eat!

  • Charleston Charm “Shuckin’ for Seniors” fundraiser for Meals on Wheels Charleston
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Feb-22-20

    Charleston Charm “Shuckin’ for Seniors”.  This is a benefit for Meals on  Wheels Charleston and will take place at Tradesman Brewing Co. 1947 King Street Ext., Saturday, February 22nd from 6-9 p.m.  Charleston’s elderly and Meals on Wheels Charleston needs the community’s help.  Government funding has decreased by 10% and the demand for meals has increased by 30% each year.  Without funding to feed all, approximately 100 seniors remain on a waiting list for up to four months until service can be provided.  Every ticket sold we will be able to feed Charleston’s seniors #OneHotMeal each Monday through Friday and deliver #OneFriendlySmile and visual safety check. Bunn DJ Co. will provide a variety of music and the Crazy Dutchman will serve oysters and BBQ.  This is a family friendly event. Adult tickets $35/ Children under 12 tickets are $15.  Ticket price includes your first beverage and all you can eat!

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    • Escaping Slavery in Early South Carolina
      11:00 am-2:00 pm
      Feb-22-20

      Tens of thousands of Africans were brought to early South Carolina to work as enslaved laborers, but a small percentage of those people managed to find a path to freedom long before the abolition of slavery in 1865. Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an exploration of various ways and means of escaping slavery, with examples of specific men and women who found freedom in early South Carolina.

    • Heirs' Property Seminar
      1:00 pm-3:00 pm
      Feb-22-20

      The Vestry of Calvary Episcopal Church will commemorate Black History Month with a free Heirs’ Property Seminar on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Calvary Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 106 Line Street, Charleston, S. C. Information regarding the preservation and protection of Heirs’ Property will be presented to include Quiet Title, Wills, Probate, Property Taxes and more. Willie B. Heyward, Managing Attorney at Heirs’ Property Law Firm, LLC will be the presenter.  This seminar is open to the public. You may contact Heirs’ Property Law Firm at 843-560-3434 if you have any questions.

    • “Beyond Barbados: the Carolina Connection” Film Screening and Discussion
      3:00 pm-5:00 pm
      Feb-22-20
      3531 Maybank Highway John's Island, SC 29455
      3531 Maybank Highway John's Island, SC 29455

      Rhoda Greene of the Barbados and Carolinas Legacy Foundation hosts this screening and discussion of the SCETV “Beyond Barbados documentary” The film highlights how both the enslaved and slaveowners on British colonial plantations in the Caribbean shaped and informed the successful cultivation of Indigo, rice and other cash crops in South Carolina and Georgia. This program is sponsored by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

    • The Cigar Factory Play
      3:00 pm-5:00 pm
      Feb-22-20

       

      Charleston author, Michele Moore, has turned her award-winning novel, The Cigar Factory, into a two-act play.  She will bring this new play to the stage for two full performance readings Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 at the historic Queen Street Theatre. 

       

      The Cigar Factory tells the story of two working class Catholic women in Charleston from 1917 to 1946:  Meliah Amey Ravenel is African American, and Cassie McGonegal is Irish American. For a brief yet historic moment, they come together in The Cigar Factory at a time when society was determined to keep them apart.

       

      The play is a celebration of the influence of the West African based Gullah-Geechee culture and language on the people of the South Carolina Lowcountry, regardless of race or class. Pat Conroy described Moore’s use of language as  “…an articulate testament to the integrity of her historical narrative.” 

       

    • "Shuckin' for Seniors" by Charleston Charm, Charleston Area Senior Citizens, Inc.
      6:00 pm-9:00 pm
      Feb-22-20

       “Shuckin’ for Seniors”.  This is a Charleston Charm benefit for Meals on  Wheels Charleston and will take place at Tradesman Brewing Co. Saturday, February 22nd from 6-9 p.m.  Charleston’s elderly and Meals on Wheels Charleston needs the community’s help.  Government funding has decreased by 10% and the demand for meals has increased by 30% each year.  Without funding to feed all, approximately 100 seniors remain on a waiting list for up to four months until service can be provided.  Every ticket sold we will be able to feed Charleston’s seniors #OneHotMeal each Monday through Friday and deliver #OneFriendlySmile and visual safety check. Bunn DJ Co. will provide a variety of music and the Crazy Dutchman will serve oysters and BBQ.  This is a family friendly event. Adult tickets $35/ Children under 12 tickets are $15.  Ticket price includes your first beverage and all you can eat!

    • Charleston Charm "Shuckin' for Seniors" fundraiser for Meals on Wheels Charleston
      6:00 pm-9:00 pm
      Feb-22-20

      Charleston Charm “Shuckin’ for Seniors”.  This is a benefit for Meals on  Wheels Charleston and will take place at Tradesman Brewing Co. 1947 King Street Ext., Saturday, February 22nd from 6-9 p.m.  Charleston’s elderly and Meals on Wheels Charleston needs the community’s help.  Government funding has decreased by 10% and the demand for meals has increased by 30% each year.  Without funding to feed all, approximately 100 seniors remain on a waiting list for up to four months until service can be provided.  Every ticket sold we will be able to feed Charleston’s seniors #OneHotMeal each Monday through Friday and deliver #OneFriendlySmile and visual safety check. Bunn DJ Co. will provide a variety of music and the Crazy Dutchman will serve oysters and BBQ.  This is a family friendly event. Adult tickets $35/ Children under 12 tickets are $15.  Ticket price includes your first beverage and all you can eat!

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  • Charleston Habitat for Humanity Second Annual Oyster Roast
    1:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Feb-23-20

    Join us for a shuckin’ good time at Charleston Habitat’s 2nd Annual Oyster Roast! The event will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 1pm-5pm at Founders Hall. Local oysters, BBQ, craft beer, lawn games and live music by Two 3 Ways. All proceeds benefit Charleston Habitat for Humanity’s mission to provide affordable housing to deserving families in the Lowcountry.

    General Admission Tickets are $50 before the event and $60 at the door. Children 6 and under are free with a paying adult. Tickets for children ages 7-12 are $20. Tickets include all-you-can-eat oysters, BBQ and 2 drink tickets (beer or soda). Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase.

    Please visit https://charlestonhabitat.ejoinme.org/oysterroast for more information or contact Kristen Williams at [email protected] or (843) 203-4025.

     

  • Awakening of the Ancestors Through Music
    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Feb-23-20

    125 Pressley Avenue Summerville, SC 29483

    125 Pressley Avenue Summerville, SC 29483

    Join us for a free, live performance of the traditional music of the Gullah Geechee people of the South Carolina Lowcountry. We’ll sing, learn the “Gullah clap” and make music together as we learn from our host Christal Heyward about the music of our local Gullah Geechee communities and churches. Presented in partnership by Wesley United Methodist Church of John’s Island, Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, Soulfully Creative Kids, The Progressive Club of John’s Island and the International African American Museum. Free and open to the public. All ages.

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  • Black Voters Matter Fund Debate Party and Community Forum
    6:30 pm-10:00 pm
    Feb-25-20

    Hosted by Black Voters Matter and Charleston’s Elite Event PlanningJoin us for a community forum (and good food) as we come together to discuss the issues that deeply concern our community, followed by viewing the presidential debate to see if those issues are addressed. Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/513173182913163/
    Audience members will have the opportunity to view the debate, participate in interactive surveys to capture reactions in real time and share thoughts and opinions about whether the candidates have adequately address our issues.

    If you can’t make it, be sure that you tune in to our Facebook page to watch the live stream.

    This event is part of BVM’s bus tour and “Campaign Against Fear” encouraging voters in our community to vote based on our issues rather than out of fear of who/what other voters are willing to vote for. We define electability for ourselves, rather than allowing others to define our preferences. We have POWER!

  • “Coming to Monuments” Performance and Panel Discussion
    6:30 pm-9:00 pm
    Feb-25-20

    The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission and CCPL present a free performance of “Coming to Monuments.” Fueled by the music and poetry of Marcus Amaker, Charleston’s first poet laureate, and performed by Charleston based Dance Matters, “Coming to Monuments” employs a unique blend of dance and storytelling that questions how history will be shaped and by whom. The performance will be followed by a panel discussion with individuals who have made important contributions to the quest for civil rights, equality and social justice in the area. Featured panelists include Dr. Millicent Brown, one of the first black students to integrate Charleston’s public schools; Thomasena Stokes-Marshall, the first black woman to serve on the Mt. Pleasant Town Council; and poet Marcus Amaker. The panel will be moderated by local historian Damon Brown.

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  • Gallery Talk with Butch Anthony
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Feb-29-20

    Join the Halsey Institute staff for a casual gallery walkthrough with Butch Anthony in his exhibition “Inside/Out”. Free admission!

    Inside/Out consists of new images, assemblages, and installations created specifically for our galleries. As a multi-faceted self-taught artist, Butch Anthony creates works that investigate and appropriate images from the American vernacular. His practice includes painting X-ray like skeletons on top of antique portraits in elaborate, often gilded frames.

    Though Anthony’s work emanates from the folk art or vernacular idiom, his works are unmistakably original in concept and execution. The term “folk art” is generally applied to traditional media such as wood carving, quilt-making, functional pottery, weaving–items that are passed down from generation to generation. Anthony’s work often has a charming immediacy because of the familiarity of the selected materials, yet this surface appeal is often undermined by the conceptual premise. Some images evince a biting sarcasm or ironic wit, while others poke fun at our consumerist society. There are several layers of meaning embedded in Anthony’s work.

    Learn more about the exhibition here: bit.ly/ButchAnthony