Event Calendar

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February
  • 01
    01.February.Saturday

    “Low Country Rhythms” by Alvin Glen

    All day
    Feb-01-20-Feb-29-20

    Implementation of the rice pounding sounds into spiritual and secular rhythms changed the pulse of Charleston and the world. The featured images in this exhibition illustrate the brilliant hopes of the freed African — the sounds of those pounding rice and creating what one can only imagine as the root sounds of gospel and jazz music in America. Observe the images on display, and imagine the rhythms and vocals as the rice was pounded, celebrating freedom, self-sustenance, and the new spirit in the life of the community. Alvin Glen was born in Dorchester, SC, and he grew up in a rural farm area during the end of “Jim Crow” rule. Glen was exposed to civil rights and religious leaders, and his family taught him how to positively blend those exposures. The First Monday Gallery Night opening reception will take place Feb. 3 from 6-7 p.m.

  • 01
    01.February.Saturday

    Rock Hill Small Business Weekend

    All day
    Feb-01-20

    HISTORY:

    The Small Business Weekend Pop-Up Shop was implemented to give small business owners and local buyers a chance to connect and support each other. Small Business Weekend enables shoppers to make a big impact in their neighborhoods by supporting a local small business.

    EVENT:

    Small Business Weekend Pop-Up Shop is the first Saturday and Sunday of every month set aside to a support small businesses across the entire state. Come celebrate the thriving small businesses in Rock Hill, SC and York County. Small businesses are the backbone of the community and support is essential. Innovations, products, and displays will be on hand. In a nut shell “Stay Local, Shop Local, and Support Local” companies and entrepreneurs.

  • 01
    01.February.Saturday

    Friends of the Summerville Library Book Sale

    10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Feb-01-20

    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.

  • 01
    01.February.Saturday

    International African American Museum’s Ancestry Programs (adults)

    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Feb-01-20
    Johns Island Regional Library
    3531 Maybank Highway John's Island, SC 29455

    The Center for Family History at the International African American Museum will present two seminars during this three-hour workshop. Featured topics include: “Finding Your Ancestors in Freedmen’s Bureau Records” and “Documenting Ancestors Who Served in the United States Colored Troops.”

  • 02
    02.February.Sunday

    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.