Event Calendar

Jirah Perkins is a 23-year-old emerging artist in the Lowcountry. She believes that collective work and responsibility are pertinent in creating a cohesive and understanding being. Perkins experiments through different mediums and styles with a focus on empowering and uplifting women. This exhibition is inspired by the children’s singing and clapping game, “Miss Mary Mack.” In African-American communities, hand games represented a communal expression of upbringing before the systematic erasure of adolescence. “Miss Mary Mack” honors the flair, togetherness, and unadulterated joy of black girlhood. The First Monday Gallery Night opening reception will take place March 2 from 6-7 p.m.

Learn how Wando’s digital studio provides wonderful, hands-on learning opportunities for women who want to work behind the camera in a male-dominated industry.

Let’s Dive Into Important Topics & Learn Together Over Lunch!

About this Event

Join fellow Chamber members and find networking opportunities, connect with old friends and new, and discuss important topics – all over lunch!

MC: Tres Kerns

Speakers & Topics:

Ms. ChristiLee Russell, Grow Financial & Grow Foundation

Mr. Corey Greene, Modern Woodmen of America

Ms. Katie Blomquist, Going Places

Thank you to our sponsor: Extra Room Storage

Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides for all ages from whimsical kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides, carnival games and favorite fair food.

Carnival parking and admission are free.

Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $30 on site; online in advance at Tickets for $20 each, 2 for $35 or 4 for $60; and online after 5 pm March 5 for $25 each or 4 for $85.

Ride tickets are also available at the carnival for $1.50 each, $30/20 tickets or $60/50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.)

Visit Festival Centre Spring Carnival for coupon savings on rides and food.

Carnival hours:

  • 5-10 pm Monday – Thursday
  • 5-11 pm Friday
  • noon-11 pm Saturday
  • noon-10 pm Sunday

For more information, call 866-666-3247.

 

Read Across America Day is being held throughout the Tri-County area as a day to celebrate the joy of reading!

 

 

 

Volunteers will visit classrooms at local elementary schools during the morning on Friday, March 6, to read a book (or two) to students in CD to 3rd grade as part of Read Across America Day. Reading aloud to students can help them develop their literacy skills. With 52% of third graders in Tri-County region reading at grade level, there is a lot of opportunity to support Trident United Way’s work in education and share your love of reading with local students!

 

 

 

Sign up to visit a local elementary school classroom and share your love of reading on Read Across America Day! For more information or to sign up, please visit tuw.org/RAAD

 

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.

The 2nd annual Charleston Cruise & Travel Show, presented by Dream Vacations, is an interactive family-friendly event that will get attendees in the vacation state-of-mind. Food tastings, character appearances, a silent disco and musical performances coupled with travel presentations and exhibits from top cruise lines, all-inclusive resorts, escorted tour companies and more will have guests ready to pack their bags and go on their next dream vacation. Travel agents will be onsite with special promotional offers, and attendees can register to win a free 4-night cruise. For free tickets, use promo code EVENT when visiting www.CruiseAndTravelShow.com.

Sat Mar 0 7

Step Back in Time

Step back in time at Hampton Plantation with our annual living history day! Come talk to historic interpreters and reenactors and see demonstrations of 18th- and 19th-century crafts and games.

Welcome to Fizz & Fried – A Fried Chicken & Champagne Affair!

Class with a touch of Lowcountry flair, join us for delicious fried chicken from Street Bird, West Side and esteemed bubbles provided by Veuve Clicquot. Bring your friends or fly the coop solo and enjoy cocktails, craft beer, lively DJ, cornhole and giant Jenga at Jackson Street Cottages! Additional food, drink tickets, champagne by the glass, and bottles of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and Rosé Champagne will be for purchase. See you there!

Get an overview of the history of women’s suffrage efforts and empowerment, and learn about future opportunities and challenges from both a national and local/state perspective. This program is presented by the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area.

Examine excerpts of films and tv shows that were successfully produced by women of color who were told their stories were not relatable to a mainstream audience.

Come out for this month’s AITP Meeting as we discuss Cloud Migration with select panelists. Connect with fellow members and new guests, network, and gain valuable insight into today’s biggest IT topics.

First time guests are now free to attend!

Meeting Powered By: Quest

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

Panel Topic: Cloud Migration

Thu Mar 1 2

Paws on The Patio

Charleston Animal Society, Burtons Grill and Mount Pleasant Towne Centre have partnered to host Paws on The Patio.

Guests are invited to bring their four-legged friends to enjoy an exclusive happy hour on the patio at Burtons Grill to benefit Charleston Animal Society. For only $25 per person, attendees will receive two drink tickets plus an appetizer buffet. Fidos, of course, are free! $10 per person will be donated to the Charleston Animal Society. Every Fido will receive his/her own party favor courtesy of Hairy Winston Pet Boutique!

Paws on The Patio will be held on the following Thursdays from 6 – 8 pm:

March 12
April 9
May 14
September 10
October 8
November 12

Can’t wait to see you at the yappiest happy hour in town!

Fri Mar 1 3

SC Blockchain Week

South Carolina Blockchain Conference, 2020

 

SC Blockchain week will bring leadership, industry, academics,developers & investors together to jump start South Carolina’s transformation to a digital economy by fostering blockchain initiatives at all levels through the Palmetto State.

 

The conference will be on March 13 & 14, 2020 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina at the Hotel Indigo.

Price: $295

What does it mean to empower women? What does it mean to empower others and ourselves? Join us for a powerful workshop with My Sister’s House about creating change and having a positive impact on the lives of others and yourself.

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 second weekend of every month set aside to a support small businesses across the entire state. Come celebrate the thriving small businesses in Columbia, SC. 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.

In its 23rd year, Youth Symposium is an annual national program of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated. It is geared towards the theme H3: It’s All About Me – Healthy Choices, Healthy Living and Healthy Generations. This year’s theme is “Elevating Our Youth: Civically, Socially, and Physically.”

This is a FREE fun, educational event with guest speakers for youth ages 12 to 18. Refreshments will be provided.

Topics Will Include:
-Self-Esteem
-Money Management
-Fitness
-Healthy Eating
-Distracted Driving Prevention
-Education and Literacy
-Human Trafficking
-Social Action: What To Do If Pulled Over/Stopped By An Officer

Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-youth-symposium-registration-96580786733

For more information, call (843) 608-9416. #2020YouthSymposium #SGRhoYouthSymposium #KRSYouthSymposium

Get an overview of the history of women’s suffrage efforts and empowerment, and learn about future opportunities and challenges from both a national and local/state perspective. This program is presented by the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area.

Sat Mar 1 4

ArtFest

This annual festival proudly hosted at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre brings families and cultural enthusiasts together with budding and professional artists for an event that showcases a diverse array of local and regional artistic talent.

Local music, dance and visual arts studios offer stunning performances by some of the area’s most talented individuals and groups. Creative aspirations are ignited in children who are given opportunities to explore many art forms and create their own masterpieces, such as beaded jewelry, sand art and a variety of artistic crafts.

Ready to perform are Bach to Rock Mount Pleasant, LowCo Suzuki Guitar, Jennie Moore Elementary Chorus, The Dance Arts Studio and the I3M Inspirational Male Mime Ministry.

The Mount Pleasant Artists Guild presents a juried art show. All activities and performances are free of charge. The event attracts residents and visitors of all ages, from young parents and children through seniors.

Browse exhibits from your favorite MPTC stores and food and snacks will be available for purchase from Mac Daddy Food Truck, New Dog, Holy City Homemade Italian Ice, Clean Eatz, Holy City Popcorn, Kona Ice, Miss Katie’s Sweets, Charleston Pops, King of Pops and more!

Free admission! Free parking! Free activities!

Social Action Forum discussing topics on Census 2020, Heir’s Property and Improper Land Taking.

Free event and lunch is included with registration

Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street Charleston, SC 29403

Back by popular demand and as proclaimed by Jelly Roll Morton’s maxim “You’ve got to have that Spanish tinge,” Latin Night returns to Season 12! Latin Grammy award winning jazz flautist Nestor Torres will join your Charleston Jazz Orchestra for an evening comprised of the lively rhythms and spicy spirit of Latin America. With his Caribbean heritage and Classical training, Nestor Torres provides a unique rhythmic and melodic approach to Jazz, one that explores diverse national traditions and bridges musical borders, embodying the essence of MI ALMA LATINA: My Latin Soul!

Date: 03/15/2020 (SUNDAY)
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Big Oak Shelter at Palmetto County Park
Address: 444 Needlerush Parkway, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
http://ccprc.com/69/Palmetto-Islands-County-Park
There is a Park Admission fee of $2/person.

EVENT Details:

  • Live Non Stop Bollywood DJ –Be ready to dance to the live Bollywood DJ music.
  • 11:30 am-2.00 pm – Lunch

  • 2.00 pm-4.30 pm- Play Holi. We got park permission to play with Holi colors only on the grass. So please do not spill/put color inside the shelter.

  • Event is Free for all IAGC members.
  • For non-members it is $15 adult. Kid are $10.  Kids below 5 years are free.
  • IAGC will provide organic Holi color. Please do not bring any color from home.  
  • BYOB: We have alcohol permit.
  •  If non-member you can purchase online ticket via this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/185604376130496/

    If non-member you can purchase online ticket via this link:

 

Join Justin Booher, Culinary Director of Amor Healing Kitchen, for a vegan cooking demonstration! Amor Healing Kitchen is a local nonprofit that educates teen volunteers about nutrition and cooking skills while providing healthy meals for cancer patients.

FOIA Love is a comedy show about public records, featuring an award-winning bluegrass band for a night of hilarious entertainment.

About this Event

One night only! Great comedy and incredible bluegrass music.

This is unlike any comedy show you’ve seen. All the humor is inspired by actual, strange public documents, such as: FCC complaints about Big Bang Theory being too violent, FBI profiles of sports stars, and creative immigration applications.

The band includes IBMA-winning banjo player Bennett Sullivan, IBMA-winner Annie Staninec, Austin Alfano, Nick Conte, and Maddie Witler (Lonely Heartstring Band) on mandolin.

Come for the bluegrass, stay for the laughs.

Or come for the laughs, and be pleasantly surprised by the music.

Join the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education for our 2020 National Conference – Pathways to Success in Higher Education: Perfect Vision in 2020!

 

The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) strives to be the premier organization to drive leadership development, access and vital issues concerning Blacks in higher education. In pursuing this vision, AABHE seeks to collaborate with other ethnic groups and organizations that have similar interests. AABHE also facilitates and provides opportunities for collaborating and networking among individuals, institutions, groups and agencies in higher education in the United States and Internationally.

 

Our conference is an annual highlight in which students, faculty, staff and administrators from Colleges and Universities across the country come together to inquire, interact, and initiate personal and professional development. Hear from some of our countries best and brightest on relevant and pressing topics facing higher education.

 

The conference will be held at the beautiful Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center and will feature pre and post conference excursions to acquaint attendees with the rich culture and history of Charleston, a college fair, an author’s expo, a high school essay contest, slam poetry event, social and networking events, and many more.

We would love to have you join us at our National Conference! For more information, please visit www.aabhe.education!

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

What does it mean to empower women? What does it mean to empower ourselves and others? Attend this powerful workshop presented by representatives of My Sister’s House, and learn more about creating change and making a positive impact on your own life and the lives of others. 

 

My Sister’s House is a non-profit organization serving victims of domestic violence in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties.

All seniors, family members, caregivers and service providers are invited to attend this FREE event to learn about outstanding resources available in the lowcountry. Parking will be free and golf carts will be on-site to help transport attendees to the entrance.

 

Top MUSC physicians and researchers are offering complimentary health screenings, including blood pressure checks, bone density screenings, hearing screenings, functional assessments and more!  Live entertainment, fitness classes and educational presentations will be held throughout the event, as well as yogic breathing workshops. Also, featured will be over 100 exhibitors, including non-profit organizations and a wide assortment of local vendors and service providers to help seniors and their families navigate everything from moving to financial planning.

Honor local legend and current history-maker Thomasena Stokes-Marshall as she guides listeners through personal stories of change-making, from her beginnings in the Lowcountry to community service, political successes and more. Stokes-Marshall will also share how she has supported Gullah/Geechee culture, including preserving the sweetgrass basket art form. Attendees are welcome to pose questions. People of all abilities are encouraged to attend. To discuss accommodations, please call 843-849-6161.

 

Assistant Attorney General for the State of South Carolina, Kinli Abee is one of the “Featured” Guest Speakers for this year’s Sixth Annual “Geri Speak” Conference, Wyndham Garden, 120 Holiday Dr., Summerville, SC, Saturday, March 21, 2020.

 

Also our “Keynote Speaker” is Kenya Dunn, CEO/Founder of The Power-Filled Woman, LLC.  

Examine excerpts of films and tv shows that were successfully produced by women of color who were told their stories were not relatable to a mainstream audience.

Join us for an afternoon with community organizations that support women’s empowerment. Whether your needs are focused on healthcare, education, civic engagement, or all of the above, representatives will be available to share information and support the experiences and ambitions of all women. 

Get an overview of the history of women’s suffrage efforts and empowerment, and learn about future opportunities and challenges from both a national and local/state perspective. This program is presented by the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area.

Help us foster and develop leaders in our community at this month’s happy hour event.

Engage in valuable conversation and build connections with fellow leaders in the Lowcountry. As an important part of the mission of Charleston Leaders, your presence at our March Happy Hour is invaluable! RSVP today!

Discover a new cocktail favorite in The Library from 5pm-6pm. This unusual modern classic invented in 2009 by Giuseppe Gonzalez contains rye whiskey, Angostura bitters, orgeat, and lemon to give your bitter winter an extra oddball kick.

Listen to historian Anne Bailey discuss her recent work, “The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History.” Slave auctions were an everyday part of antebellum American life, but this auction on the eve of the Civil War brings home the very human drama that was slavery. Dr. Bailey will share how histories and other narratives can be a part of the reparative and reconciliation process of dealing with the trauma of slavery. This program is sponsored by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.