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    Charleston County Public Library September 2017 Program Lineup

    10:15 am
    Sep-01-17-Sep-30-17

     

    The Charleston County Public Library offers the following free programs in September for children, teens and adults.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Call for Submissions

    Throughout September

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    South Carolina artists and craftsmen are encouraged to submit portfolios to be considered for upcoming public exhibition at Main Library. A jury of local art professionals will review all submissions. Those accepted will be scheduled to exhibit for one month during 2018 or early 2019. For more information about the application process, please visit www.ccpl.org/gallery.


    Dewey Know the Library (children)

    Throughout September

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Pick a Dewey number from the jar, find a nonfiction book with your number, and submit the book title for a prize.

    Early Literacy Station

    Throughout September

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Visit the Early Literacy Station for a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme is letters.


    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit

    Throughout September

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Silver Linings by Rachel Jones Barns

    Rachel Jones Barns uses selective realism and various layering techniques to create narrative portraiture in oils, watercolors and acrylics. Silver Linings is an expanding body of work that attempts to examine the multiple layers of relationships. These painted snapshots display comfortable silences, tender moments, regrets, realizations and connective energies.

    Classic Arcade (teens)

    Throughout September

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    Play more than 300 classic arcade games including “Tekken” (1994), “Soul Edge” (1995) and “Virtua Fighter 2” (1994).

    Activity Zone (grades K-5)

    Throughout September

    James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

    Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

    Teen Book Review (grades 6-12)

    Throughout September

    James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

    Write a book review to receive a piece of candy and enter a gift card drawing. The winner will be announced at the end of the month.

    Desktop Trivia (adults)

    Throughout September

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Stop by the Service Desk, and answer a weekly trivia question correctly for a prize.

    Teen Zone (grades 6-12)

    Throughout September

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Mondays-Thursdays from 3-5 p.m.

    Play the Xbox 360, listen to music, enjoy an adult coloring page, play board games, or just sit and chat.


    TeenSpot Teen Choice Awards

    Throughout September

    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

    Vote for your favorite movie, television show or book from the past year. Vote once a day, and receive a treat. Winners will be announced October 5.

    Golden Ticket Giveaway (ages 12-17)

    Throughout September

    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

    Show a staff member your library card, and receive a golden ticket to enter into a prize drawing. Five winners will be announced at the end of the month. One entry permitted per day. 

    Kid at Heart (adults)

    Throughout September

    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

    Guess each staff member’s favorite children’s book. The person with the most correct answers will win a family book gift basket and a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card. A winner will be chosen October 2.

    Early Literacy Station

    Throughout September

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
    Visit the Early Literacy Station for a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme is letters.

    Kindness Rocks (teens)

    Throughout September

    Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

    Contribute to an inspirational rock garden, and create kindness rocks to share with the community.

    Book Report Prize Drawing

    Throughout September

    Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Tell us about a book or picture book you read to enter a prize drawing.

    Back to School Survey

    Throughout September

    Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Complete a back to school survey for a sweet treat.

    Book Match

    Throughout September

    Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Match the CCPL staff member to their favorite book for a chance to win a small prize.

    Spanish Library Tour

    Friday, September 1 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Drop in for a tour of the library, learn about library services, and sign up for a library card. Call 843-552-6466 to make an appointment to receive Spanish assistance at other times.

    Harry Potter Epilogue Day (grades 6-12)

    Friday, September 1 from 3:30-6 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Teen Lounge

    Watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, make a Potter-themed craft, and discover your future during fortune telling games. Rated PG-13.


    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 all day
    James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679
    Complete a fun activity.

    DIY Crafts with Ms. Grace (children)

    Saturday, September 2 at 10 a.m.

    Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

    Create fun paper projects.

    Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

    Saturdays, September 2 and 16 from 10-11:30 a.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Bring knitting materials, and knit with fellow crafters. All skill levels welcome.

    Kindness Rocks

    Saturday, September 2 at 11 a.m.

    McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

    Make kindness rocks, and learn about the new craze.

    Lego Play Day 

    Saturday, September 2 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

    West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

    Create a masterpiece.

    Lovely Labor Day

    Saturday, September 2 at 11:30 a.m.

    Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

    Learn about the meaning of Labor Day.

    Family Movies

    Saturdays, September 2 and 23 at 12:30 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    September 2: Beauty and the Beast (2017). Rated PG.

    September 23: Chicken Little. Rated G.

    Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

    Saturday, September 2 from 2-3:30 p.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

    Create DIY paper projects.

    Saturday Movie

    Saturday, September 2 at 3 p.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Aladdin. Rated PG.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

    Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19 and 26

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Teen Lounge

    Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.


    Tuesday Quiz Bowl (ages 11 and younger)

    Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19 and 26

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Find answers to trivia questions within the pages of a book. Prizes awarded.

    Little Lotus Yoga (ages 3-6)
    Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
    Jennifer Rogers of Little Lotus Yoga offers preschool children and their caregivers the opportunity to practice yoga with interactive storytelling, games, music and art. Attendance is limited to the first 18 children who arrive at each class.

    Edisto Library Book Club

    Tuesday, September 5 at 3 p.m.

    Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

    Dust Bowl Girls by Lydia Reeder

    Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)

    Tuesday, September 5 from 3-5 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Before I Fall. Rated PG-13.

    Not Fiction Book Discussion

    Tuesday, September 5 at 6:30 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Meeting Room A

    The House by the Lake by Thomas Harding

    An Introduction to Yoga and Meditation (teens and adults)

    Tuesday, September 5 from 6-7:30 p.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

    Enjoy an hour of Vinyasa yoga to increase flexibility, improve balance and promote health, followed by a relaxing 30-minute guided meditation presented by Healing Tree Holistic Health and Yoga. Participants are encouraged to bring water and their own mat; all skill levels welcome.

    Midweek Mix (ages 11 and younger)

    Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20 and 27

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Complete a word challenge. Prizes awarded.

    Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)

    Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20 and 27

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Solve clues.

    Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)     

    Wednesday, September 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.    

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Receive free, confidential counseling for your start-up idea or existing business from members of the Charleston Coastal Chapter of SCORE.

    English Conversation Club 

    Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Practice speaking English with a small group. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

    Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)

    Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 3:30 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Teen Lounge

    Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

    Sphero 2.0 Bowling & Robotic Cubelets (teens)

    Wednesday, September 6 from 4-5 p.m.

    Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

    Use Sphero 2.0 to interactively bowl, and build cool robots using Cubelets.

    Voter Registration Drive

    Wednesday, September 6 from 4-7 p.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

    Thursday Word (ages 11 and younger)

    Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21 and 28

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Test your word knowledge with a weekly word challenge. Prizes awarded.

    Teen Café (grades 6-12)

    Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 3:30-5 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Teen Lounge

    Enjoy snacks and games after school.

    Game On (ages 10-18)

    Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 3:30-5 p.m.

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

    Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 5:30 p.m.

    Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

    Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg.  Beginners welcome.

    “Ready to Start a Business?” Workshop

    Thursday, September 7 from 6-8 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Join representatives from the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) for a workshop that covers important aspects of starting a business. Learn about helpful personal traits, business concept testing, marketing and business plan development, financial considerations and available resources to support your success.

    Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)

    Fridays, September 8, 15, 22 and 29

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Find every word on thematic word find puzzles for a prize.

    Voter Registration Drive (adults)

    Fridays, September 8 and 22 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Saturday, September 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

    The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

    DIY Fidget Spinners (grades 6-12)

    Friday, September 8 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Teen Lounge

    Use Perler beads to create a fidget spinner.

    STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger)

    Saturday, September 9 at 10:30 a.m.

    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

    Read to a furry friend.

    Second Saturday Family Storytime

    Saturday, September 9 at 10:30 a.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

    Listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft.

    STAR Therapy Dogs (children)

    Saturday, September 9 at 10:30 a.m.

    Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

    Read to a furry friend.

    STAR Therapy Dogs

    Saturday, September 9 at 10:30 a.m.

    Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464: 843-884-9741

    Read to a furry friend.

    Saturday Movie and Craft

    Saturday, September 9 at 11 a.m.

    Folly Beach Library – 55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

    Watch Rock Dog, and eat popcorn. Rated PG.

    Create, Sculpt and Build

    Saturday, September 9 at 11 a.m.

    McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

    Use geometric cardboard shapes to create a masterpiece.

    Science Club, Jr.

    Saturday, September 9 at 11 a.m.

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Learn and get messy with a slimy science activity.

    Teen Afternoon Movie (grades 6-12)

    Saturday, September 9 at 12:30 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    The Space Between Us. Rated PG-13.

    Saturday Matinee

    Saturday, September 9 at 2 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Beauty and the Beast. Rated PG. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy. Johns Island, SC. 29455.

    Meet and Greet Café (teens)

    Saturday, September 9 at 2 p.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Join other teens to discuss how your school year is going so far, and enjoy light refreshments.

    Urban Book Club

    Saturday, September 9 at 3 p.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Dirty Divorce by Miss KP

    Knit and Stitch Together

    Saturday September 9 from 3-4 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas with others. Beginners are welcome.

    National Preparedness Month (teens)

    Monday, September 11-Friday, September 22

    West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

    Explain how you and your family prepare for an emergency, and receive a treat.

    A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)

    Mondays, September 11, 18 and 25

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Teen Lounge

    Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult Services Desk to receive a piece of candy.

    Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12)

    Mondays, September 11, 18 and 25

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes awarded.

    Memoir Writing Circle (adults)

    Mondays, September 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.

    Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

    Write and share your stories for fun and feedback.

    Monday Book Discussion (adults)

    Monday, September 11 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

    Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

    Teen Advisory Board

    Monday, September 11 at 3 p.m.

    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

    Attend an informational meeting to learn how you can help plan fun and interesting library programs for teens. The Teen Advisory Board meets the first Wednesday of every month to talk about TeenSpot ideas and plans. For more information, please call 843-766-2546.

    After-School STEAM Club

    Mondays, September 11, 18 and 25 at 3:30 p.m.

    Folly Beach Library – 55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

    Enjoy snacks and crafts.

    TeenSpot Movies

    Mondays, September 11, 18 and 25 at 3:30 p.m.

    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

    September 11: Lego Batman Movie. Rated PG.

    September 18: Power Rangers. Rated PG-13.

    September 25: Fate of the Furious. Rated PG-13.

    Game Time for Tweens and Teens

    Monday, September 11 from 4-5 p.m.

    Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

    Play Nintendo Wii and board games.

    Knit and Stitch (adults)

    Monday, September 11 from 5-6:30 p.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

    Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas with others. All skills levels welcome.

    South Carolina History Series: Escaping Slavery in Early South Carolina (teens and adults)

    Tuesday, September 12 at 11 a.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

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

    Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)

    Tuesday, September 12 from 3-5 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Ghost in the Shell. Rated PG-13.

    Board Game Fun (ages 4-11)

    Tuesday, September 12 at 4 p.m.

    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

    Play board games with friends and family.

    Voter Registration Drive

    Tuesday, September 12 from 4-7 p.m.

    Sunday, September 24 from 2-5 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

    Read Anything Book Club (adults)

    Tuesday, September 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

    Read and share whatever books you enjoy with other Charleston book lovers.

    Positive Thinking Day

    Wednesday, September 13 all day

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Think good thoughts during a cheerful library activity.

    Business Owners’ Roundtable Meeting

    Wednesday, September 13 from 9-11 a.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Join a discussion for business owners and CEOs who have been in business one year or longer. Network with peers, share ideas, and discuss challenges that small businesses face in Charleston.

    Coffee and Conversation (adults)

    Wednesday, September 13 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee.   

    Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

    Wednesday, September 13 from 2-4 p.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

    Join other Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play.

    Folly Beach Book Club

    Wednesday, September 13 at 2:30 p.m.

    Folly Beach Library – 55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

    Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

    Great Books Discussion

    Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Meeting Room B

    “Caring for Plants” by Hye-young Pyun and “The Adventure of a Skier” by Italo Calvino, available online at http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/fiction. Call 843-805-6904 for more details.

    Assistance with Medicare and More (adults)   

    Thursday, September 14 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Trident Area Agency on Aging counselors provide accurate and objective health insurance information to help Medicare beneficiaries, along with other resources (ESAP, SNAP, Free Tax Preparation, LIHEAP and Emergency Rental Assistance). By appointment only, please call 843-554-2275.

    Genealogy Workshop (adults)

    Thursday, September 14 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Join Lynn Baker from the Charleston Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogy Society to learn about free research resources available at CCPL. Bring your laptop, or use a library laptop to access Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest and more. Learn how to explore on your own or with assistance.

    Glow in the Dark Party (grades 6-12)

    Thursday, September 14 from 3:45-4:45 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Have a glowing good time.

    National Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia (grades 6-12)

    Friday, September 15-Friday, September 22

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Teen Lounge

    Correctly answer trivia questions, and receive a sweet treat.

    Friday Afternoon Movie

    Friday, September 15 at 4 p.m.

    Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

    Watch Pan, and enjoy popcorn. Rated PG.

    Talking Service Great Books Discussion

    Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Meeting Room A

    “Tarawa: The Story of a Battle” by Robert Sherrod and “It Is Dangerous to Read Newspapers” by Margaret Atwood found in Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian. Call 843-805-6930 or visit the Reference Desk for the anthology and more details.


    Popsicle Stick Puppets

    Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Craft materials provided.

    STAR Therapy Dogs

    Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

    Read to a furry friend.

    Legos (ages 4-11)

    Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m.

    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

    We supply the Legos; you supply the imagination. 

    Awesome Autumn

    Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m.

    St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive, Hollywood, SC  29449 843-889-3300

    Celebrate fall with stories, crafts and leafy fun.

    Jellyfish Fun (children)

    Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m.

    Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

    Learn about jellyfish, and make a fun craft.

    Home Ownership Workshop

    Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m.

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Enjoy an interactive workshop led by realtor Michael Fenwrick, and learn credit and home buying tips. One lucky participant will receive a gas card as a door prize.

    Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)

    Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m.

    Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

    A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

    STAR Therapy Dogs

    Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Read to a furry friend.


    Wellness Health Symposium (ages 11 and older)
    Saturday, September 16 from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094
    Attend an event to educate and encourage men and boys to implement healthy, positive lifestyles and reduce mortality with information from healthcare professionals. Space is limited, and registration is requested. Call the Information Desk at 572-4094, ext. 6415 for more information.

    Create, Sculpt and Build

    Saturday, September 16 at 11 a.m.

    McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

    See pictures of your town in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo, and make windy art.

    Teddy Bear Picnic

    Saturday, September 16 at 11 a.m.

    Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464: 843-884-9741

    Bring your teddy bear for storytime, and enjoy a fun activity.

    DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

    Saturday, September 16 at 11 a.m.

    Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

    Being crafty and creative is easier than you think.

    Sigma Saturday   

    Saturday, September 16 at 1 p.m.

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Enjoy a carpentry workshop with members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

    Big Trucks and More

    Saturday, September 16 from 1-3 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945
    Check out awesome vehicles up close at Haut Gap Middle School.

    Saturday Movie

    Saturday, September 16 at 2 p.m.

    West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Rated G.

    eBook Club Discussion

    Saturday, September 16 at 2 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes

    Teen Movies

    Saturdays, September 16 and 23 at 2 p.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    September 16: Beauty and the Beast. Rated PG.

    September 23: Lost & Found. Rated PG.

    Shredded Book Challenge (children)

    Monday, September 18-Saturday, September 30

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Identify the shredded book pages of frequently challenged and banned children’s books on display in the Children’s Department, and win a sweet treat.

    Preschool Special: Jungle Jamboree

    Monday, September 18 at 1 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Shake your tail feathers to the jungle beat, listen to stories, and make a jungle-themed craft.

    Match ‘Em Mondays (children)

    Mondays, September 18 and 25 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Match the juvenile book cover with the author, and win a prize.

    Itty Bitty Book Club

    Tuesday, September 19 at 10:30 a.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Celebrate going back to school with Anna Dewdney’s Llama, Llama books.

    Storytime and Book Signing

    Tuesday, September 19 at 10:30 a.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Meet local children’s book author Jewel Sweeney.

    Sea Islands Book Club (adults)     

    Tuesday, September 19 at 2 p.m.    

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945
    Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

    Movie and Munchies

    Tuesday, September 19 at 3:30 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Beauty and the Beast. Rated PG.

    Junior Chef: Begin with Breakfast

    Tuesday, September 19 at 3:30 p.m.

    Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

    Learn about cooking, measuring and mixing with no-bake and microwave only meals. Space is limited; call the Children’s Department at 843-572-4094 to register.

    National Hispanic Heritage Month: Piñata Smash (grades 6-12)

    Tuesday, September 19 and Thursday, September 21 from 3:30-5 p.m.

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Celebrate Hispanic and Latino culture with a piñata smash. Correctly answer a trivia question for an extra chance to break the piñata.

    Talk Like a Pirate Day

    Tuesday, September 19 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Show off your best pirate impression while searching for hidden treasure.

    Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)

    Tuesday, September 19 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Kong: Skull Island. Rated PG-13.

    After-School Cool: Green Thumbs (ages 4-11)

    Tuesday, September 19 at 4 p.m.

    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

    Learn about nature and make something cool with the Tri-County Clemson Master Gardeners.

    African-American Quilting Traditions (adults)

    Wednesday, September 20 at 10:30 a.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Explore the history of African-American quilt making with Torreah Cookie Washington, an award-winning textile artist.

    Cuentos y Canciones

    Wednesdays, September 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish. 

    Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)

    Wednesday, September 20 at 12:30 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Discuss concerns and issues with Councilwoman Anna Johnson of Charleston County District 8.

    Wordy Wednesdays

    Wednesdays, September 20 and 27 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Use a dictionary to find the correct definition for the word of the day, and win a prize.

    STEAM Club: Art Week (ages 7-12)

    Wednesday, September 20 at 3:45 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Use watercolors and other materials to make a sunset cityscape.

    International Day of Peace

    Thursday, September 21 all day

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Spread peace around the library with a creative project.

    Fingerpaint Fun

    Thursday, September 21 at 10:30 a.m.

    Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

    Enjoy fun stories about art, and create your own masterpieces with paint, markers, chalk and crayons. 

    Kindness Rocks (children)

    Thursday, September 21 at 2:30 p.m.

    Saturday, September 23 at 10:30 a.m.

    Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

    Contribute to an inspirational rock garden, and create a kindness rock to share with the community.

    Not Fiction Book Discussion

    Thursday, September 21 at 11 a.m.

    West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

    The House by the Lake by Thomas Harding

    Voter Registration Drive

    Thursday, September 21 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Saturday, September 30 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

    Purposeful Play

    Thursday, September 21 at 1 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Learn something new, and enjoy themed activities with other families.

    Afternoon Adventures: Green Thumbs

    Thursday, September 21 at 3:30 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Join the Tri-County Clemson Master Gardeners to learn about nature, and make a craft.

    Immigration Law Issues

    Thursday, September 21 at 5 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Join Attorney Marco T. Torres for a seminar on immigration law issues.

    Film Movement (adults)
    Thursday, September 21 at 6 p.m.  

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    Auditorium
    The Ardennes. Not rated. 

    Dr. Conseula Francis Book Club

    Thursday, September 21 at 6:15 p.m.

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden

    Book Discussion at Otranto
    Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m.
    Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094
    Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth

    Black and White Theatre

    Friday, September 22 at 2 p.m.

    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

    Maltese Falcon. Not rated.

    Teen Zone Friday (grades 6-12)

    Friday, September 22 from 3-5 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Auditorium

    Enjoy free time with Xbox 360, Wii and laptops.

    Friday Night Eats (grades 6-12)

    Friday, September 22 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Teen Lounge

    Learn an easy no-bake recipe, and eat your final product.

    Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum

    Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

    Join other writers for a chance to write and network. All ages welcome.

    Building Bots: Snap Circuits (ages 4-11)

    Saturday, September 23 at 10:30 a.m.

    Tuesday, September 26 at 4 p.m.

    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

    Use Snap Circuits to build exciting projects that snap together.

    Lego Challenge

    Saturday, September 23 at 11 a.m.

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Complete a Lego challenge for the chance to feature your creation in the library.

    Nature’s Impression

    Saturday, September 23 at 11 a.m.

    McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

    Create clay leaf prints.

    Black Ink: The Charleston African-American Book Festival
    Saturday, September 23 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    Join other reading enthusiasts for a chance to meet more than 50 local African-American authors. Festival highlights include an author panel and a workshop on writing and self-publishing. The event will also feature a keynote address from poet, educator and New York Times bestselling author, Kwame Alexander. This event is free to the public and includes all author exhibits, featured author sessions, workshops, seminars and entertainment. 

    Digitizing and Preserving Photos 
    Saturday, September 23 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094
    Learn how to digitize and preserve your family photographs for national Save Your Photo month.

    Lego Club (ages 4-11)

    Saturday, September 23 from 2-3:30 p.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

    Build with library Legos.

    Something to Say

    Saturday, September 23 at 3 p.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Enjoy community poetry reading and storytelling.

    Banned Book Week (grades 6-12)

    Monday, September 25-Friday, September 29

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Teen Lounge

    Correctly answer trivia about some of the most contested books, and receive a sweet treat.

    Banned Book Week: Scavenger Hunt (grades 6-12)

    Monday, September 25-Saturday, September 30

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Solve clues to identify banned books.

    TeenSpot Banned Book Puzzle 

    Monday, September 25-Friday September 30 all day

    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

    Unscramble the picture puzzle, and correctly guess the banned book to win a sweet prize.

    Coffee and Conversation (adults)

    Monday, September 25 from 10-11 a.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

    Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee and a breakfast treat.

    Banned Book Week: 10-Minute Film Festival

    Monday, September 25 at 4 p.m.

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Watch a short video presentation, and celebrate the freedom to read.

    Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12) 

    Tuesday, September 26 from 3-5 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Wonder Woman. Rated PG-13.

    Full STEAM Ahead: Tech Take and Break (ages 7-11)

    Tuesday, September 26 at 3:30 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Dismantle old computers and other household electronics, and investigate what’s inside.    

    Internet Safety in the Digital World
    Tuesday, September 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094
    Learn about common threats on the web and how to stay protected.

    Storybook Art

    Wednesday, September 27 at 1 p.m.

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

    Listen to a story, and create your own illustrations.

    TeenSpot Half Day Party (ages 12-17)

    Wednesday, September 27 at 1 p.m.

    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

    Play Wii games, show off your skills, and eat snacks.

    Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

    Wednesday, September 27 from 2-4 p.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

    Join other Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play.

    STEAM Club: Engineering Week (ages 7-12)

    Wednesday, September 27 at 3:45 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Complete the “Build a Bridge” challenge.

    Palmetto Community Action Partnership Information Session

    Thursday, September 28 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Learn about resources for basic needs assistance, self-empowerment programs and emergency services.

    Virtual Worlds Workshop

    Thursday, September 28 at 3:30 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Play and explore with virtual reality equipment. Seating is limited; call 843-559-1945 to register.

    Afternoon Adventures: Picture This with Artist & Craftsman Supply

    Thursday, September 28 at 3:30 p.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Learn how to use different art supplies, and create a masterpiece inspired by favorite picture books.


    Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12)

    Thursday, September 28 from 3:45-4:45 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Hang out with friends, play games, or work on some homework. Feel free to bring snacks.

    Tween and Teen Bingo

    Thursday, September 28 from 4-5 p.m.

    Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

    Enjoy an afternoon of bingo.

    A Short History of Charleston’s “Low Battery” Seawall

    Thursday, September 28 at 6 p.m. in Auditorium

    Saturday, September 30 at 1 p.m. in Second Floor Classroom

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Constructed a century ago with the creation of Murray Boulevard, the so-called “Low Battery” seawall is due for repairs and perhaps a major facelift. Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an overview of the city’s long struggle to build the wall that created an iconic scenic drive as well as acres of new real estate in downtown Charleston.

    Voter Registration Drive

    Saturday, September 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

    The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

    Bingo (ages 11 and younger)

    Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 a.m.

    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

    Play a few rounds, and win a prize.

    Lego Play (ages 4-11)

    Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 a.m.

    Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

    Play and build with library Legos. MegaBloks are available for ages 0-3.

    Charleston Symphony Orchestra Kids Concert

    Saturday, September 30 at 11 a.m.

    Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Listen to music from the Charleston Symphony Orchestra percussion duo, and visit the instrument petting zoo to try a variety of musical instruments.

    “Whoo” Do You Want to Read About?

    Saturday, September 30 at 11 a.m.

    McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

    Check out biographies, and make an owl bookmark.

    Voter Registration Drive

    Saturday, September 30 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

    Hooray for Exercise Day

    Saturday, September 30 at 11:30 a.m.

    Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

    Learn new exercises to stay fit. 

    Classical Kids: A Visit with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra 

    Saturday, September 30 at 1:30 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Enjoy classical music for all ages.

    The Gullah Way 
    Saturday, September 30 at 3 p.m. 
    Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489
    Enjoy stories by renowned storyteller Carolyn White.

    Adult Book Discussion (adults)

    Saturday, September 30 at 3 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Minnow by James McTeer II


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    September Special Events

    Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series

    Saturday, Sep. 2, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Mount Pleasant Pier

    Join us in a fun fishing tournament at the Mount Pleasant Pier! Prizes are awarded for the three largest catches in the Big Fish category. Prizes will be awarded immediately following the tournament. Catches will also be included in the Reel It In Weekly Challenge. On-site registration begins at 6 a.m. An adult chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Fees vary. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for details.

    Yappy Hour at Splash Island Waterpark

    Thursday, Sep. 7, 4:30 p.m. – sunset

    Splash Island Waterpark

    Bring your pup and join us after work for beverages in the waterpark! Dogs will be allowed in the water, but owners will not be permitted to swim. Concessions will be available for purchase. No outside alcohol, food or coolers. All dogs must be current on all vaccinations for entry into the event, and each dog should be registered to one adult owner/chaperone. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are $8 per dog in advance, or $10 on site if available.

    Shaggin’ on the Cooper: The Coppertones

    Saturday, Sep. 9, 7 – 11 p.m.

    Mount Pleasant Pier

    Enjoy scenic views of the Charleston Harbor while dancing to live classic oldies and beach music by The Coppertones. Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase on site. Outside alcohol, beverages, and coolers are strictly prohibited. Advance purchase is recommended. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fee: $10.

    Dog Day Afternoon

    Saturday, Sep. 9, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.

    Splash Island Waterpark

    Waterpark season is over, but on this special day, dogs will have free rein at Splash Island in Mount Pleasant! Select pool areas will be open for dogs only; owners will not be allowed in the water. Two two-hour time sessions will be offered. Dogs must be current on all vaccinations for entry. Tickets are limited; advance purchase is recommended. Each dog should be registered to one adult owner/chaperone and must be kept in control and at close hand. Fee: $8 per dog in advance or $10 at the gate if available. For details, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.

    Dog Day Afternoon

    Sunday, Sep. 10, 12 – 5 p.m.

    Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark

    Waterpark season is over, but on this special day, dogs will have free rein at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark! Select pool areas will be open for dogs only; owners will not be allowed in the water. All dogs must be current on all vaccinations for entry into the event. Tickets are limited; advance purchase is recommended. Each dog should be registered to one adult owner/chaperone and pets must be kept in control and at close hand. Fee: $12 per dog in advance or $15 at the gate. For details, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386.

    Wine Down Wednesday

    Wednesday, Sep. 13, 5 – 7 p.m.

    Old Towne Creek County Park

    Wine Down your Wednesday and explore Old Towne Creek County Park, one of West Ashley’s hidden gems. Guests will enjoy wine and live music by Chris Dodson while experiencing the beauty of this natural site. The Dashi food truck will also be on site. Admission is $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event and includes wine and a commemorative wine glass.

    Yappy Hour: Dallas Baker

    Thursday, Sep. 14, 4 p.m. – sunset

    James Island County Park

    Bring your pup and join us after work in the dog park at James Island County Park for live music by Dallas Baker and beverages. No outside alcohol, food, or coolers permitted. Free with regular admission to James Island County Park ($2 per person).

    Moonlight Mixer

    Friday, Sep. 15, 7 – 11 p.m.

    Folly Beach Pier

    Dance the night away as DJ Jim Bowers plays the hottest oldies and beach music classics! Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase on-site. Outside alcohol, beverages, and coolers are strictly prohibited. Advance purchase is recommended. Photo ID required to gain entry. A registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Fee: $8 in advance; $10 on site if available.

    Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series

    Saturday, Sep. 23, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Folly Beach Pier

    Join the fun at the final Folly Beach Pier fishing tournament of the season! Prizes awarded for the three largest catches in the Big Fish category. Prizes will be awarded following the tournament. Catches will also be included in the Reel It In Weekly Challenge. On-site registration begins at 6 a.m. Adult chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for further information.

    Bark in the Park

    Saturday, Sep. 23, 12 – 4 p.m.

    Wannamaker County Park

    Pets are encouraged to bring their owners to a one-of-a-kind celebration. The costume-friendly event offers pet exhibits, demonstrations, experts, entertainment, great food, beer and more! Pets must be restrained/leashed when not in the dog park. No outside food or beverages permitted. Admission is $5 or free for ages 12 and under and Gold Pass holders.

    Wine Down Wednesday

    Wednesday, Sep. 27, 5 – 7 p.m.

    Old Towne Creek County Park

    Wine Down your Wednesday and explore Old Towne Creek County Park, one of West Ashley’s hidden gems. Guests will enjoy wine and live music by Mark Jackson while experiencing the beauty of this natural site. The Pic-A-Nick Basket food truck will also be on site. Admission is $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event and includes wine and a commemorative wine glass.

    September Programs

    Advance registration or minimum number of registrants required for many programs. Call 843-795-4386 or visit charlestoncountyparks.com to register.

    Ongoing Programs

    Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw

    Our trek through many distinct habitats will allow us to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies, and other organisms. A paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

    Ongoing: Every Wednesday and Saturday in September: Sep. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30                         8:30 -11:30 a.m.

    Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

    Fee: $10/Free for Gold Pass Holder and Move IT! Pass Holder

    Tai Chi

    For adults experiencing muscular tension, fatigue, arthritis pain, and intestinal distress, Tai Chi has proven effective as part of a holistic approach to wellness. With a focus on stability and balance, Tai Chi may help reduce or prevent falls commonly associated with aging.

    Ongoing: Saturdays, Sep. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30                 4 -5 p.m.                                                   

    Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                    Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $8/Free Move IT! Pass Holder. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

    Yin Yoga

    Balance your job, gym workouts, and even other styles of yoga practice with yin yoga. Yin promotes stress release and improves connective and fascia tissue by holding poses for up to 4 minutes. Open to all fitness levels.

    Ongoing: Sundays, Sep.  3, 10, 17, 24                           5 – 6:15 p.m.

    Wednesdays, Sep. 6, 13, 20, 27                                      5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

    Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                    Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $10/Free Move IT Pass Holder. Register for six or more classes for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

    Walk and Restorative Yoga at James Island County Park

    Join us for an invigorating walk mixed with relaxing and rejuvenating yoga in an incredibly beautiful setting. It is the perfect way to start your day in a positive and restoring way. Open to all levels, including young mothers with children in strollers.

    Ongoing: Mondays and Thursdays in September: Sep. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28                           9:30 -10:30 a.m.

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $8/Free Move IT Pass Holder. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

    Walk and Restorative Yoga at Caw Caw Interpretive Center

    Yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops through the breathtaking natural habitat of Caw Caw. Practice gentle and restorative yoga techniques to build strength, flexibility, and balance.

    Ongoing: Mondays and Thursdays in September: Sep. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28                           9:30 -10:30 a.m.

    Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $8/Free Move IT Pass Holder. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

    Yoga Unplugged

    Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this sunset yoga series complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels.

    Ongoing: Every Tuesday and Thursday in September: Sep. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28                   5:45 -6:45 p.m.

    Meets at: Isle of Palms County Park                                                Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $8/Free Move IT! Pass Holders. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

    Chair Yoga

    Chair yoga is a gentle practice of traditional yoga poses performed while sitting in a chair or using a chair for support when standing. The practice improves range of motion, reduces stress and pain, and increases the overall sense of well-being. Open to all fitness levels.

    Ongoing: Offered Mondays and Wednesdays in September: Sep. 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27                            11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

    Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                    Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $8/Free Move IT Pass Holder. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

    College Days at the Climbing Wall

    Climbing is a fun way to get into shape and to meet new people. It is also a great social activity. Students with a current ID will receive a free harness and shoe rental with the regular price of admission. Registration is not required.

    Ongoing: Wednesdays in September: Sep. 6, 13, 20, 27                                                         12 -7 p.m.             

    Meets at: James Island County Park

    Fee: $12

    Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fitness: Power yoSUP

    Prepare to work up a sweat in this fitness-based approach to yoga on the paddle board. Participants flow from one pose to another using breath as an anchor to increase strength, flexibility, and calorie burn. Yoga and paddleboarding experience preferred.

    Ongoing: Mondays and Wednesdays in September: Sep. 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27                           5:45 -6:45 p.m.    

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $8/Free Move IT Pass Holder

    Yoga Unplugged

    Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this sunset yoga series complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels.

    Ongoing: Mondays and Wednesdays in September: Sep. 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27                            5:45 -6:45 p.m.

    Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                                  Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $8/Free Move IT! Pass Holders. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

    Creekside Yoga

    Experience yoga with the sights and sounds of Horlbeck Creek in the background. Certified yoga instructors will guide you through a flowing series of yoga postures that focus on alignment and breath to build flexibility and strength. Open to all levels. Well-behaved leashed dogs and children in strollers are welcome.

    Ongoing: Tuesdays and Thursdays in September: Sep. 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28                              8:30 -9:30 a.m.    

    Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park                                         Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $8/Free for Move IT Pass Holder. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

    Night Climbing

    Enjoy an evening under the stars at The Climbing Wall! Try your favorite route from a different perspective. Equipment is not included in climbing fee. Bring your own headlamp/flashlight. Registration is not necessary.

    Ongoing: Thursdays in September: Sep. 7, 14, 21, 28                                                              5 -10 p.m.             

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $12/$9 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fitness: Gentle yoSUP

    Stand-up paddleboarding meets yoga on the lake, a beginner-friendly setting with no current or tide. Calm water allows participants to focus on poses to stretch and strengthen the torso, hips, and legs while quieting the mind and creating a state of ease through breath and relaxation. Open to all levels.

    Ongoing: Saturdays in September: Sep. 9, 16, 23, 30                                                              8 -9 a.m.               

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $8/Free Move IT Pass Holder

    Daily Programs

    Team Charleston Recreational Programs: Wall Crawlers

    Our Wall Crawlers program is 12 weeks full of fun, excitement, and challenge for your child. They’ll learn to belay and climb through fun and interesting games and activities.

    Sep. 2-Nov. 18             Sat                                  9 -11 a.m.                                                              Course # 52727

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 9-11

    Fee: $225

    Team Charleston Competitive Programs: Junior Team

    The Junior Team is for the climber eager to challenge their skills in the competition setting. Climbers will learn competition rules, disciplines, and fundamentals, while developing a strong foundation in sportsmanship behavior.

    Sep. 2-May 21              Sat (9 -11 a.m.) & Mon (5 -7 p.m.)                                                            Course # 52723

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 7-12

    Fee: $955. Fees cover practices Sep.-May (monthly payment options available). Additional fees required for Championship Season in May.

    Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructional Classes: Intro to SUP – Level 1

    This fun and relaxed class will get you started with instruction on safety and the proper paddling technique that will allow you to progress comfortably at your own pace. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 2                            Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 52655

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Team Charleston Recreational Programs: Little Monkeys – Saturday

    Our Little Monkeys program offers a way for young novice climbers to learn about climbing in a fun and safe environment. The program will build self-confidence and stronger climbing skills in the new climber.

    Sep. 2-Nov. 18             Sat                                  11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                              Course # 52728

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 6-8

    Fee: $200

    Banana Spiders and the War Doctor

    Ever see a banana spider and panic? Not all respond this way. Overcome your fears with some spider sleuthing while learning how this creature inspired one McLeod occupant to become a scientist and children’s author. Chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 2                            Sat                                  11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.                                        Course # 52576

    Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 8 & up

    Fee: $20

    Team Charleston Competitive Programs: Intermediate Team

    The Intermediate Team is for climbers that are serious about competing and have a desire to learn how to train. Team members will focus their training on how to become a stronger, smarter, more efficient climber. Fees cover practices September -May.

    Sep. 2-May 22              Sat (11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.) & Tue (5 -7 p.m.)                                          Course # 52725

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 9-17

    Fee: $1,110. Monthly payment options are available.

    Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Walk-up Instructional Classes

    This 1-hour quick start class is taught by ACA-certified instructors. You will learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding, from proper stance and form to safety. Six students per class will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration not required.

    Sep. 2                            Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 52642

    Sep. 2                            Sat                                  2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 52643

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 10 & up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Fee: $15

    Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: ACA Kayak Quickstart – Level 1

    Learn about the fun-filled sport of kayaking. During this 2-hour hands-on informal program, our experienced guides will show you how you can enjoy the local waterways and wildlife from a sea kayak. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 2                            Sat                                  1 -3 p.m.                                                                Course # 52741

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Team Charleston Competitive Programs: Elite Team

    The Elite Team is for climbers that are dedicated to climbing as a sport. Team members will focus their training on how to become stronger, smarter, more efficient climbers. Climbers in this program have a strong desire to compete on a national level. Fees cover September-May.

    Sep. 2-May 23              Sat (1 -4 p.m.), Mon & Wed (5 -7 p.m.)                                                    Course # 52724

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 10 & 19

    Fee: $1,265. Monthly payment options are available.

    Introduction to Climbing: Intro to Climbing

    This clinic is tailored for first time climbers and people wanting to learn more about getting started with rock climbing. Have fun, meet new people, and learn the safety basics in a no pressure environment! Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 3                            Sun                                 2 -4 p.m.                                                                Course # 52712

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 14 & up

    Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

    McClellanville Flag Football

    This fun instructional program concentrates on fundamental skills, teamwork, developing character, and social skills. Practice begins week of August 14, 2017.

    Sep. 5-Oct. 12              Tue, Thu                        3 -5 p.m.                                                                Course # 50964

    Meets at: St James Santee Elementary School                            Age: 6-8

    Fee: $15

    McClellanville Fundamental Football

    Learn basic football skills in a fun and energetic environment. Coaches will use a series of drills to demonstrate passing, catching, and running in a non-contact setting. Practice begins week of August 14, 2017.

    Sep. 5-Oct. 12              Tue, Thu                        3 -5 p.m.                                                                Course # 52554

    Meets at: St James Santee Elementary School                            Age: 4-5

    Fee: $15

    McClellanville Girls Volleyball

    This program will concentrate on skill development, fundamentals, teamwork, and league play. Practice begins week of August 14, 2017.

    Sep. 5-Oct. 16              Mon-Thu                        3 -5 p.m.                                                                Course # 51938

    Meets at: Lincoln High School                                                          Age: 10-15

    Fee: $30

    McClellanville Micro Soccer

    This program will concentrate on fun instructional league play, fundamental skills, teamwork, character development, and social skills. Final game and practice schedule will be confirmed at Parent Meeting. Practice begins week of September 11, 2017.

    Sep. 5-Oct. 16              Mon-Thu (3 -6 p.m.) & Sat (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)                                           Course # 51803

    Meets at: St James Santee Elementary School                            Age: 4-7

    Fee: $30

    McClellanville Tackle Football: Ages 8-10

    Based on child’s level of play, parents may decide which age group 10-year-olds may participate in. Contact staff for assistance. Final game and practice schedule will be confirmed at Parent Meeting. Practice begins week of August 14, 2017.

    Ages 8-10: Sep. 5-Oct. 16                                Mon-Thu                                                                3 -7:30 p.m.          Course # 50961

    Meets at: St James Santee Elementary School                            Age: 8-10

    Ages 10-12: Sep. 5-Oct. 16                              Mon-Thu                                                                3 -7:30 p.m.          Course # 50962

    Meets at: St James Santee Elementary School                            Age: 10-12

    Fee: $30

    McClellanville Cheerleading

    This fun instructional program concentrates on fundamental skills, teamwork, developing character, and social skills. Final schedule of practice days and times will be confirmed at Parent Meeting. Practice begins week of August 14, 2017.

    Sep. 5-Oct. 16              Mon-Thu                        3 -7:30 p.m.                                                          Course # 50963

    Meets at: St James Santee Elementary School                            Age: 4-12

    Fee: $15

    McClellanville Dance Mania

    This beginner’s class will consist of clean hip hop music and dance moves. Kids will learn hip hop dance techniques, coordination, posture, flexibility, fitness, self-discipline, and self-confidence in a fun and safe environment.

    Sep. 5-Oct. 10              Tue                                 4 -5 p.m.                                                                Course # 52509

    Meets at: St James Santee Elementary School                            Age: 5-13

    Fee: $15

    McClellanville Beginners Tennis

    Little or no tennis experience? Our beginner class will offer players a great place to brush up on the basics. Participants will improve hand-eye coordination and agility, perform racquet-handling skills, and become familiar with the tennis court. Instructors will work on building the foundation and cultivating a love of the game through basic strokes and fun games associated with tennis.

    Sep. 5-Oct. 24              Tue                                 4 -5 p.m.                                                                Course # 52808

    Meets at: St James Santee Elementary School                            Age: 5-14

    Fee: $15

    Baptist Hill Fundamental Football

    Learn basic football skills in a fun and energetic environment. Coaches will use a series of drills to demonstrate passing, catching, and running in a non-contact setting.

    Sep. 5-Oct. 24              Tue                                 6 -7:30 p.m.                                                          Course # 52552

    Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 4-5

    Fee: $15

    Baptist Hill Tackle Football

    Based on a child’s level of play, parents may decide which age group 10-year-olds may participate in. Contact staff for assistance. Practice begins in August 2017.

    Ages 8-10: Sep. 5-Oct. 31                                Tue                                                                         6 -7:30 p.m.          Course # 50971

    Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 8-10

    Ages 10-12: Sep. 5-Oct. 31                              Tue                                                                         6 -7:30 p.m.          Course # 50972

    Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 10-12

    Fee: $30

    Baptist Hill Cheerleading

    This fun instructional program concentrates on fundamental skills, teamwork, developing character and social skills. Practice begins in August.

    Sep. 5-Oct. 31              Tue                                 6 -7:30 p.m.                                                          Course # 50969

    Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 4-12

    Fee: $15

    Johns Island Cheerleading

    This fun instructional program concentrates on fundamental skills, teamwork, developing character and social skills. Practice begins in August.

    Sep. 5-Oct. 31              Tue                                 6 -7:30 p.m.                                                          Course # 50965

    Meets at: Haut Gap Middle School                                                  Age: 4-12                              Fee: $15

    Johns Island Tackle Football

    Based on child’s level of play, parents may decide which age group 10-year-olds may participate in. Contact staff for assistance. Practice begins in August 2017.

    Ages 8-10: Sep. 5-Oct. 31                                Tue                                                                         6 -7:30 p.m.          Course # 50967

    Meets at: St John’s High School                                                       Age: 8-10

    Ages 10-12: Sep. 5-Nov. 7                               Tue                                                                         6 -7:30 p.m.          Course # 50968

    Meets at: St John’s High School                                                       Age: 10-12

    Fee: $30

    Master Naturalist

    Master Naturalist candidates will complete a 13-day field study course led by a variety of experts in some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas as they learn and practice skills naturalists use to “read” the natural world. The program develops volunteer citizen scientists, conservationists, and educators who can positively impact the natural resources of the state.

    Sep. 5-Dec. 5               Tue                                 8 a.m.-5 p.m.                                                        Course # 52560

    Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          Age: 18 & up

    Fee: $600

    Johns Island Fundamental Football

    Learn basic football skills in a fun and energetic environment. Coaches will use a series of drills to demonstrate passing, catching, and running in a non-contact setting.

    Sep. 5-Oct. 24              Tue                                 6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 52553

    Meets at: Haut Gap Middle School                                                  Age: 4-5

    Fee: $15

    Johns Island Flag Football

    This fun instructional league concentrates on fundamental skills, teamwork, developing character, and social skills.

    Sep. 5-Oct. 31              Tue                                 6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 50966

    Meets at: Haut Gap Middle School                                                  Age: 6-8

    Fee: $15

    Baptist Hill Flag Football

    This fun instructional league concentrates on fundamental skills, teamwork, developing character, and social skills.

    Sep. 5-Oct. 31              Tue                                 6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 50970

    Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 6-8

    Fee: $15

    Junior Naturalist: Salt Marsh Investigations

    Get up close and personal with many of the fascinating animals and plants that live in a coastal salt marsh and maritime forest. Prepare to get wet and muddy! Adult chaperones are welcome to attend. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 6                            Wed                                4 -6:30 p.m.                                                          Course # 52040

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 8-12

    Fee: $10

    Team Charleston Recreational Programs: Little Monkeys – Saturday

    Our Little Monkeys program offers a way for young novice climbers to learn about climbing in a fun and safe environment. The program will build self-confidence and stronger climbing skills in the new climber.

    Sep. 7-Nov. 23             Thu                                 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                              Course # 52731

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 6-8

    Fee: $200

    Folly Beach Bird Walks: Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve Bird Walk

    This walk focuses on the incredibly diverse northeast end of Folly Island. Hopefuls include Painted Bunting and Wilson’s Plover. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

    Sep. 8                            Fri                                   8:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 52557

    Meets at: Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve                                Age: 12 & up

    Fee: $9/$7 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructional Classes: Intro to SUP – Level 1

    This fun and relaxed class will get you started with instruction on safety and the proper paddling technique that will allow you to progress comfortably at your own pace. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 9                            Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 52656

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Junior Naturalist: Animal Sleuths

    We can find out a lot about an animal without ever seeing it! Learn to recognize important skull features, follow a set of footprints through the woods, and figure out an animal’s diet by what it left behind. Adult chaperones are welcome to attend. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 9                            Sat                                  10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                              Course # 52041

    Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          Age: 8-12

    Fee: $10

    Canoeing At Caw Caw: Sunrise Salt Marsh Paddle

    Experience Caw Caw at sunrise! While paddling out into the gnarled boneyard forest of Tea Farm Creek, we will watch for otters playing, swallow-tailed kites hawking insects, and other creatures in and around the salt marsh. Paid chaperone required for ages 15 and under.

    Sep. 9                            Sat                                  10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.                                          Course # 52626

    Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          Age: 9 & up

    Fee: $20/$16 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site

    This tour delves deeply into history and explores the experiences of its residents. Participants are often granted access to places typically not open. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 9                            Sat                                  10:30 -11:45 a.m.                                                Course # 52577

    Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 8 & up

    Fee: $15

    Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Walk-up Instructional Classes

    This 1-hour quick start class is taught by ACA-certified instructors. You will learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding, from proper stance and form to safety. Six students per class will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration not required.

    Sep. 9                            Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 52644

    Sep. 9                            Sat                                  2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 52645

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 10 & up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Fee: $15

    Team Adventure Challenges: Couple’s Challenge

    Enjoy an afternoon with your sweetheart, taking your relationship to new heights! Experience some seriously fun challenges at James Island County Park’s High Course. Face obstacles together, walk across a suspended cable at heights, help each other over obstacles, and enjoy racing down our 200 ft. zip line. Pre-registration highly recommended. Paid chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

    Sep. 10                          Sun                                 2 -5 p.m.                                                                Course # 53552

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder/$30 on-site (if available)

    Run/Walk Clinics: 5K Training Clinic

    Train for the Lowcountry Trail 5K on the actual course! Led by experienced trail runner Kayla Edwards, this 5-week program includes coached sessions, Lowcountry Trail 5K Trail Run/Walk individual registration, and race shirt. Race will take place on October 14, 2017.

    Sep. 11-Oct. 11           Mon, Wed                      5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 52313

    Meets at: Mullet Hall Equestrian Center                                         Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $80/$64 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Run/Walk Clinics: 5K Training Clinic

    Train for the Lowcountry Trail 5K with experienced trail runner Kayla Edwards. This 5-week program includes coached sessions, Lowcountry Trail 5K Trail Run/Walk individual registration, and race shirt. Race will take place on October 14, 2017.

    Sep. 12-Oct. 12           Tue, Thu                        5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 52312

    Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park                                         Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $80/$64 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Junior Naturalist: Insect Safari

    Did you know there are more than a million species of insects? Discover some interesting local insects, their adaptations for living in this environment, and why ‘creepy crawlies’ aren’t bad at all. Adult chaperones are welcome to attend. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 13                          Wed                                4 -6:30 p.m.                                                          Course # 52043

    Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park                                         Age: 8-12

    Fee: $10

    Johns Island Beginners Tennis

    Little or no tennis experience? Our beginner class will offer players a great place to brush up on the basics. Participants will improve hand-eye coordination and agility, perform racquet-handling skills, and become familiar with the tennis court. Instructors will work on building the foundation and cultivating a love of the game through basic strokes and fun games associated with tennis.

    Sep. 13-Nov. 1             Wed                                6 -7 p.m.                                                                Course # 52809

    Meets at: Haut Gap Middle School                                                  Age: 5-14

    Fee: $15

    Baptist Hill Beginners Tennis

    Little or no tennis experience? Our beginner class will offer players a great place to brush up on the basics. Participants will improve hand-eye coordination and agility, perform racquet-handling skills, and become familiar with the tennis court. Instructors will work on building the foundation and cultivating a love of the game through basic strokes and fun games associated with tennis.

    Sep. 13-Nov. 1             Wed                                6 -7 p.m.                                                                Course # 52807

    Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 5-14

    Fee: $15

    Special Access: Sunrise and Sunset Strolling: Sunrise Stroll

    Awaken your senses to the natural and cultural world around you! Bring your camera and your sense of adventure and let a park naturalist lead you around the parks outside of normal business hours! A registered chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

    Sep. 14                          Thu                                 6:30 -8:30 a.m.                                                     Course # 52639

    Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                            Age: 12 & up

    Fee: $9/$7 Move It! Pass Holder

    Starlight Yoga

    The glow of the Ravenel Bridge and the sights and sounds of Charleston Harbor provide an unparalleled backdrop for yoga. Open to all fitness levels. Instructor Ji Hwang with live music provided by Mckenzie Eddy. Rain date: Sep. 21. Photo ID required.

    Sep. 14                          Thu                                 8 -9 p.m.                                                                Course # 52320

    Meets at: Mount Pleasant Pier                                                          Age: 12 & up

    Fee: $5/Free Move IT! Pass Holder/$8 on-site

    Wee Wild Ones: Bring on the Bugs

    Learn about insects and what makes them special. We’ll ‘build a bug’ and create art to take home. Chaperones are free, but are required to register and accompany child. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 15                          Fri                                   10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 52603

    Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          Age: 1-5

    Fee: $10

    Basic Sailing: Level 1

    Learn the basics of sailing from US Sailing Certified Instructors, and feel comfortable on the water. Learn basic sailing nomenclature, along with rigging and de-rigging skills, safety, and the basics of tacking, jibing, and docking. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 15-17                    Fri (5:30-8 p.m.) & Sun (9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)                                              Course # 52738

    Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters                                                      Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $125

    Gardening for Wildlife

    Add excitement to your landscape by joining David Manger of Roots and Shoots to learn how to make your backyard more appealing to butterflies, birds, and bees. Program includes a plant to take home. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 16                          Sat                                  10 -11:30 a.m.                                                      Course # 52562

    Meets at: Old Towne Creek County Park                                        Age: 12 & up. Paid chaperone required for ages 15 and under.

    Fee: $10

    Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructional Classes: Intro to SUP – Level 1

    This fun and relaxed class will get you started with instruction on safety and the proper paddling technique that will allow you to progress comfortably at your own pace.

    Sep. 16                          Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 52657

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: ACA Introduction to Kayaking – Level 1

    Learn a new sport comfortably and enjoyably. Using a variety of boats, this entry-level course teaches you the basic strokes and skills to have fun on the water! Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 16                          Sat                                  10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                      Course # 52742

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $48/$38 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Junior Naturalist: Barrier Island Exploration

    Amazing things are found where the land meets the sea. You will learn about natural treasures by pulling a seine net, digging for animals in the sand, and exploring the dynamic shoreline. Prepare to get wet and sandy! Adult chaperones are welcome. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 16                          Sat                                  10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                              Course # 52044

    Meets at: Beachwalker Park                                                              Age: 8-12

    Fee: $10

    Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Walk-up Instructional Classes

    This 1-hour quick start class is taught by ACA-certified instructors. You will learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding, from proper stance and form to safety. Six students per class will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration not required.

    Sep. 16                          Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 52646

    Sep. 16                          Sat                                  2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 52647

    Meets at: James Island County Park               Age: 10 & up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Fee: $15

    Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructional Classes: Intermediate SUP – Level 2

    Take the next step in SUPing. We’ll practice some fun balance drills, improve stroke technique, and learn more safety skills.

    Sep. 17                          Sun                                 10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 52739

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Introduction to Climbing: Intro to Climbing

    This clinic is tailored for first time climbers and people wanting to learn more about getting started with rock climbing. Have fun, meet new people, and learn the safety basics in a no pressure environment!

    Sep. 17                          Sun                                 2 -4 p.m.                                                                Course # 52713

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 14 & up

    Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Adaptive Outdoor Recreation Club: Archery

    Come learn all the basics of archery with the benefit of a variety of adaptations. Our excellent instructors put our adaptive tools to good use, making it possible for people of all abilities to take a shot at the bull’s eye. Paid chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

    Sep. 19-Oct. 24           Tue                                 4:30 -6:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 52776

    Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 10 & up

    Fee: $60

    Junior Naturalist: Plants and People

    Discover plant anatomy, diversity, and cool uses of local plants. Adult chaperones are welcome to attend. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 20                          Wed                                4 -6:30 p.m.                                                          Course # 52046

    Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park                                         Age: 8-12

    Fee: $10

    Adaptive Surfing: Wheel to Surf

    This unique event provides individuals with physical disabilities an opportunity to experience surfing! Adaptive surfing staff from partner organizations Ocean Cure and Adaptive Surf Project provide instruction and assistance in a controlled environment. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 23                          Sat                                  9 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                        Course # 52813

    Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                                  Age: 4 & up

    Fee: Free

    Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: ACA Essentials of Kayak Touring – Level 2

    Learn new skills or take your abilities to the next level! Fast track your improvements with American Canoe Association (ACA)-certified instructors who keep an eye on safety while creating an exciting learning environment. This course teaches beginners to paddle sea kayaks safely and enjoyably on lakes, calm ocean environments, and other flat-water settings. We’ll cover boats, equipment, and safety, plus basic strokes and rescues. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 23                          Sat                                  10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                      Course # 52743

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $48/$38 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Junior Naturalist: Feathered Friends

    Through hands-on activities and an interactive nature ramble, you will learn about special bird adaptations, behaviors, and how to identify common species. Adult chaperones are welcome to attend. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 23                          Sat                                  10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                              Course # 52045

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 8-12

    Fee: $10

    Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructional Classes: Intro to SUP – Level 1

    This fun and relaxed class will get you started with instruction on safety and the proper paddling technique that will allow you to progress comfortably at your own pace. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 23                          Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 52658

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site

    This tour delves deeply into history and explores the experiences of its residents. Participants are often granted access to places typically not open. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 23                          Sat                                  10:30 -11:45 a.m.                                                Course # 52578

    Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 8 & up

    Fee: $15

    Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Walk-up Instructional Classes

    This 1-hour quick start class is taught by ACA-certified instructors. You will learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding, from proper stance and form to safety. Six students per class will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration not required.

    Sep. 23                          Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 52648

    Sep. 23                          Sat                                  2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 52649

    Meets at: James Island County Park               Age: 10 & up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Fee: $15

    SUP the Surf Zone

    Surf SUP! Enjoy the sun, sand, and surf in this popular pastime. Join a trained professional and learn fundamental surfing skills, important wave/ocean dynamics, board/paddle design, etiquette, and safety. You’ll come away with a basic understanding of surfing that will give you the confidence to continue catching waves and growing as a SUP surfer anywhere you choose to go. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 24                          Sun                                 8 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 52740

    Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                                  Age: 16 & up         Fee: $48/$38 Move IT! Pass Holders

    Team Adventure Challenges: Couple’s Challenge

    Enjoy an afternoon with your sweetheart, taking your relationship to new heights! Experience some seriously fun challenges at James Island County Park’s High Course. Face obstacles together, walk across a suspended cable at heights, help each other over obstacles, and enjoy racing down our 200 ft. zip line. Pre-registration highly recommended. Registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

    Sep. 24                          Sun                                 2 -5 p.m.                                                                Course # 53553

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder/$30 on-site (if available)

    Junior Naturalist: One Earth

    With a population around seven billion, humans can have quite an impact on the environment we all share. Learn about natural resource use, land development, and ways you can make a difference to keep our home planet healthy. Adult chaperones are welcome to attend.

    Sep. 27                          Wed                                2 -4:30 p.m.                                                          Course # 52048

    Meets at: Mount Pleasant Pier                                                          Age: 8-12

    Fee: $10

    Birding Jaunts: Edisto Nature Trail

    Join a CCPRC birding professional for a leisurely walk through this beautiful Lowcountry forest trail on a search for warblers, songbirds, and raptors. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

    Sep. 29                          Fri                                   9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 52628

    Meets at: Off-Site Location                                                                Age: 12 & up

    Fee: $12

    Homeschool in the Parks: Falling for the Beach

    Seasonal transitions bring new and exciting life to our beaches. Join us for a beach walk and activities centered on change in the barrier island ecosystem. Chaperones welcome to attend but not required.

    Sep. 29                          Fri                                   10 -11:30 a.m.                                                     

    Meets at: Beachwalker Park                                                              Age: 7-13

    Elementary School registration (ages 7-9): Course # 52606             Middle School registration (ages 10-13): Course # 52605

    Fee: $5

    Young Athletes

    Special Olympic Young Athletes is a sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities (ID). Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills like running, kicking, and throwing. Children of all abilities take part and they all benefit. A chaperone is required to attend for all participants.

    Sep. 30-Nov. 18          Sat                                  9 -10 a.m.                                                              Course # 52774

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 2-7

    Fee: Free

    Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: ACA Strokes and Maneuvers Refinement – Level 3

    Paddling hard and getting nowhere? It’s time to perfect your technique! Using on-water practice, instructors will assist you in performing your strokes and maneuvers with less effort and more efficiency, fluidity, and control.

    Sep. 30                          Sat                                  10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                      Course # 52744

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $48/$38 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructional Classes: Intro to SUP – Level 1

    This fun and relaxed class will get you started with instruction on safety and the proper paddling technique, allowing you to progress comfortably at your own pace.

    Sep. 30                          Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 52659

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Young Athletes

    Special Olympic Young Athletes is a sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills like running, kicking, and throwing. Children of all abilities take part and all benefit. Chaperones required for all participants.

    Sep. 30-Nov. 18          Sat                                  11 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 52775

    Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 2-7                 Fee: Free

    Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Walk-up Instructional Classes

    This 1-hour quick start class is taught by ACA-certified instructors. You will learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding, from proper stance and form to safety. Six students per class will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration not required.

    Sep. 30                          Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 52653

    Sep. 30                          Sat                                  2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 52654

    Meets at: James Island County Park               Age: 10 & up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Fee: $15

    Junior Naturalist: Naturally Nocturnal

    Discover wildlife when the moon rises and the sun sets. Learn about nocturnal animals in a fun way. We’ll even share a story around a campfire! Adult chaperones are welcome to attend. Pre-registration required.

    Sep. 30                          Sat                                  6:30 -9 p.m.                                                          Course # 52047

    Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          Age: 8-12                              Fee: $10

    Advance registration required for many programs. Call 843-795-4386 or visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com to register.

    Many programs require that a minimum number of participants be met.

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    Charleston Waterparks offering dog days in September; Splash Island and Whirlin' Waters end-of-season dog events

    11:33 pm
    Sep-07-17-Sep-10-17

    Dogs have it hard in the summer! They can’t spend the day at the beach, they don’t have access to pools and they have all of that fur! To help, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is dedicating three days this summer to our furry friends by opening up the waterparks after the season ends for humans.

    On Thursday, Sept. 7, from 4:30 p.m. to sunset, Splash Island Waterpark at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant will host its very first Yappy Hour. Beverages will be available to the owners while the dogs have their own fun splashing around the park. Advance admission is available at CharlestonCountyParks.com for $8; on-site admission, if available, will be $10 per dog.

    Then on Saturday, Sept. 9, Splash Island Waterpark will reopen again to allow dogs to take a dip in the water for Dog Day Afternoon. Because of high demand for tickets at last year’s inaugural event, there will be two sessions this year, allowing more time for curious canines to explore the park. Sessions will be from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and from 1-3 p.m. Tickets are limited and are $8 in advance or $10 at the gate, if available. Owners get in free with their pets.

    Pooches have one more chance to enjoy the waters at the 9th annual Dog Day Afternoon at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark on Sunday, Sept. 10. From 12-5 p.m., dogs can play in this waterpark located at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. Dog-related vendors will also be on site as well as non-profit rescue groups. Pet owners are encouraged to stop by and support these great vendors.

    Dogs must be up-to-date on all necessary vaccinations to enter the events at either location. To maximize canine fun, owners will not be allowed to swim or go more than ankle deep in the water all three events. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at park concession stands to help humans cool down. While in the park and for the safety of all guests, owners are encouraged to keep their dogs close at hand and in control at all times. Space for all three events is limited, so interested dogs are encouraged to sign up today at CharlestonCountyParks.com!

    Both waterparks will be closed to the general public after Monday, Sept 4.

    This event is brought to you by Coca-Cola, Crews Subaru, Charleston Animal Society and your Charleston County Parks. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, call (843) 795-4386 or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.

     

  • 09

    Travis Manion Foundation to Host Annual 9/11 Heroes Run in Charleston

    3:33 pm
    Sep-09-17-Sep-10-17

    The Travis Manion Foundation will host the Charleston 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race at 9am, on September 9th at Charleston Fire and Police Department. The annual race will unite the community to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11, as well as to honor our veterans, military, and first responders who serve our country and our communities. Proceeds from the 9/11 Heroes Run will benefit the Travis Manion Foundation, which empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations.

    The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K series was inspired by Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed by a sniper in Iraq in April 2007 as he selflessly protected his battalion. Before his final deployment, Travis visited Rescue One in NYC—famous for losing almost all of their men on 9/11—and returned home with deeper passion about why he was fighting in Iraq. At its heart, the 9/11 Heroes Run is a tribute to a personal commitment to never forget the heroes of that day. Now in its tenth year, the 9/11 Heroes Run national race series will be held in more than 50 locations across the country and around the world. As part of the marketing campaign for the race series, TMF has released a video to inspire runners and walkers of all ages to participate, which can be seen here.

    “As I reflect on the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 Heroes Run, I’m in awe at the number of communities across the country and around the world that have united to honor all those touched by the events of September 11th, 2001.” said Ryan Manion, President of Travis Manion Foundation. “We challenge all Americans to join us this September, to ensure our next generation never forgets the sacrifices of our veterans, active duty military, first responders, and civilians who were affected by the attacks on 9/11 and in the wars since.”

    Last year, more than 50,000 people participated in race locations around the world or as virtual runners, to support military, veterans, first responders and their families through TMF. National sponsors of the events include Comcast NBC Universal and CBS Radio. To learn more and to register, visit www.911heroesrun.org.

  • 13

    Wine Down Wednesday is back Sept. 13 at Old Towne Creek County Park in West Ashley

    2:27 pm
    Sep-13-17-Oct-26-17

    Wine Down Wednesday returns to Old Towne Creek County Park this fall! The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission invites the Lowcountry to view this beautiful future park and enjoy wine, live music and a food truck. The first event of the four-part fall series is set for Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 5-7 p.m.

    At each Wine Down Wednesday event, guests will enjoy live music while exploring this hidden gem located in West Ashley. Admission fees also cover wine and a commemorative wine glass. Food trucks will be on site, with food available for purchase. Wine Down Wednesday on Sept. 13 will feature live music from Chris Dodson, and the Dashi food truck will be on site offering Asian and Latin fusion dishes.

    The series will return for three additional dates this fall, all with event hours of 5 – 7 p.m. The 2017 fall schedule will feature:

    Sept. 13: Chris Dodson and Dashi food truck

    Sept. 27: Mark Jackson and the Pic-A-Nic Basket food truck

    Oct. 11: Daniel Patrick and Café Tippeneaux

    Oct. 25: Mark Schuler and Damiano’s Wood Fired Pizza

    Advance tickets are available for $15. Day-of admission is $20 per person.

    Old Towne Creek County Park is located in West Ashley on Old Towne Road, and is currently only open for special events and private rentals.

    Formerly Ashem Farm, the property was home to Charleston preservationist Emily Ravenel Farrow and her St. Andrews Riding Academy. The 67-acre estate is dotted with open fields mixed among groves of live oaks.

    Along with several other property holdings throughout the Lowcountry, Old Towne Creek County Park will one day become a county park available for regular use. Wine Down Wednesday is a great opportunity for the public to get a sneak peek of their future park.

    For more information on Wine Down Wednesday, or to purchase advance tickets, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com/WDW. This event is brought to you by your Charleston County Parks. For more information, visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com or call 843-795-4386.

  • 14

    Yappy Hour series kicks off April 27

    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Sep-14-17

    Every dog’s favorite happy hour event is back! Yappy Hour at the James Island County Park dog park returns for the season on Thursday, April 27.

    On select Thursdays this spring and fall, dogs and the owners who love them are invited the dog park to relax with a cold drink during Yappy Hour. This social event features live music and beverages for purchase at the park’s off-leash dog park.

    At the event season kick off on April 27, live music will be provided by Oh Valentino from 4 – 8 p.m.

    Admission to the event is included with admission to James Island County Park, which is $2 per person or free for Gold Pass members. Beverages, including beer and Coke products, will be available for purchase. All outside food, alcohol and coolers are prohibited.

    Dogs and humans are encouraged to take this opportunity to relax with friends while watching their off-leash canine at Yappy Hour.

    The full musical lineup and hours for this year’s Yappy Hour series is as follows:

    ·   April 27, 4-8 p.m., with Oh Valentino

    ·   May 18, 4-8 p.m., with Danny May

    ·   Sept. 14, 4 p.m. – sunset with Dallas Baker

    ·   Oct. 12, 4 p.m. – sunset with Soul Fish Duo

    For more information call 843-795-4386 or visit www.CharlestonCountyParks.com. Yappy Hour is presented by Coca-Cola, the Charleston Animal Society and your Charleston County Parks.

     

  • 16

    Red Ribbon 5K Run & AIDS Walk Draws Attention to HIV/AIDS in Charleston

    5:00 am-1:35 pm
    Sep-16-17-Sep-17-17

    Lowcountry AIDS Services (LAS) and the Roper St. Francis Ryan White Wellness Center (RWWC) are inviting the community to run, walk and jog for HIV and AIDS awareness. Again for 2017, the two organizations have partnered to host the ninth Red Ribbon 5K & AIDS Walk on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston.

    This event includes a timed 5K race on a certified course along the trails of the county park as well as a free AIDS Walk. The race begins at 10 a.m. followed by a family friendly health and wellness fair with games, food, vendors and music from DJ Lonatron and acoustic duo Oh Valentino.

    The 5K course winds through Wannamaker Park on both paved trails and through a scenic forested, unpaved path. Registration is $30 per person and includes a race T-shirt ($35 day of). Team fundraising opportunities are available. Register for the 1-mile AIDS Walk for free. Top finishers and winners in designated age groups will receive a medal.

    For information and to register, visit www.redribbonlowcountry.org.

    Proceeds will be used to help the more than 2,500 people living with HIV and AIDS here in the tri-county area gain access to medical care and live healthier, more sustainable lives.

    The Deep South, including the state of South Carolina, continues to be an area of concern as it leads the country in the number of new HIV infections each year. In 2014, the Deep South region continued to have the highest HIV diagnosis rate and numbers and the highest HIV-related death rate of any U.S. region, according to the latest report from the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative. African Americans represent a majority of new HIV diagnoses as well as a majority of people living with HIV in the Deep South. New diagnoses among African-American gay and bisexual men who have sex with men continue to increase.

    South Carolina ranks 13th in the nation for its high prevalence of AIDS cases, and Charleston/North Charleston ranks 19th among national metropolitan areas.

     

  • 16

    Lowcountry Orphan Relief Hosts Annual Gala Benefiting Abandoned And Abused Children

    2:15 pm
    Sep-16-17-Sep-17-17

    Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Inc. – a local non-profit organization that provides two weeks of clothing and school supplies to meet the needs of at-risk, abandoned, abused, and neglected children – will be hosting their 3rd Annual Fundraiser Gala at The Charleston Marriott in the Crystal Ballroom on Saturday, September 16th from 7:00pm-11:00pm. In 2016, Lowcountry Orphan Relief (LOR) clothed 2,660 children in the community and the annual event ensures the group is able to continue to help thousands of children each year.

    This year’s theme is Moulin Rouge and will feature a decadent “champagne dress lady” who will welcome each guest as they arrive. Attendees will sip on champagne, enjoy an open bar, experience live can-can dancers, play blackjack at game tables, dance, and participate in both live and silent auctions.

    LOR founder, Lynn Young will be giving a special presentation on her passion behind the organization, informing attendees of the desperate need for the organization’s efforts in the Lowcountry. “We intervene at critical junctures in the lives of these children, with products and services that provide a strong, positive impact,” Young shares. “We want to make sure these children feel safe and comfortable, despite their current situation.”

    Carving stations and southern appetizers will be served as guests mingle with new and old friends. Lowcountry Live reporter and local celebrity, Tom Crawford, will be the event’s auctioneer and host the live auction which will include generously donated items such as Delta International Airline tickets, a 10 bedroom beach house of Folly Beach, tickets to the American Music Awards, and more!

    “LOR provides foster parents with much needed financial relief. By providing us with the items that we need right away, we’re released from the burden of having to go out ourselves. There is so much that goes on in your home when a child is first placed with you. The support that Lowcountry Orphan Relief provides, gives us the ability, as foster parents, to truly focus on the kids,” offers Carrie, local foster parent.

    Since 2006, Lowcountry Orphan Relief has clothed over 22,000 children in the Tri-County area. LOR uses more than 76% of all monetary contributions to provide for the children’s needs. Presently, community volunteers at their Distribution Center in North Charleston are collecting and shelving donations in addition to filling orders for each child from area shelters, foster care, and those removed from the custody of their parents. The organization’s promise is that children receive clothing, toiletries, books and school supplies within 48 hours of being safely removed from their homes.

    To learn more about Lowcountry Orphan Relief’s 3rd Annual Gala, buy tickets, opportunities to get involved, and ways to donate, visit www.LowcountryOrphanRelief.org.

  • 22

    Comedian Trevor Noah Takes Over North Charleston PAC September 22

    11:38 am
    Sep-22-17-Sep-23-17

    Reserved seat tickets go on sale Friday, July 14 at 10AM

    Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. This year “The Daily Show” has been nominated for a Writers Guild Award (Comedy/Variety Series). Noah joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2014 as a contributor.

    Trevor Noah (Credit: Paul Mobley)

    Noah debuted his 9th new comedy special “Afraid of the Dark” in February 2017 on Netflix. The special was shot before a packed house in New York City at the Beacon Theatre on November 5, 2016. Last year, Noah debuted his one-hour stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, on Comedy Central. Noah was the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film You Laugh But It’s True which tells the story of his remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa. His Showtime comedy special, Trevor Noah: African American premiered in 2013. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards and won the award in 2015. Trevor’s success has also spanned to sold out shows over 5 continents.

    Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah has hosted numerous television shows including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, and two seasons of his own late night talk show, “Tonight with Trevor Noah.”

    In November 2016, Trevor released his first book “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” which was an instantNew York Times bestseller. Additionally, his performance on the Born a Crime audiobook was Audible’s highest rated audiobook of 2016, and has remained one of the top selling titles on Audible since its release. The book also recently received two NAACP Image Awards, one for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author and another for Outstanding Literary Work in the Biography/Auto-Biography category.

    The book is collection of personal stories about growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise. Already known for his incisive social and political commentary, here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers an intimate look at the world that shaped him. These are true stories, sometimes dark, occasionally bizarre, frequently tender, and always hilarious. Whether subsisting on caterpillars during months of extreme poverty or making comically hapless attempts at teenage romance, from the time he was thrown in jail to the time he was thrown from a speeding car driven by murderous gangsters, the experiences covered in this book will shock and amaze, even as they leave you rolling on the floor with laughter. The audiobook version performed by Trevor Noah is currently available from Audible Studios.

     

     

    Tickets available at the North Charleston Coliseum Advance

    Ticket Office, charge by phone 1-800-745-3000 or online at

    Ticketmaster.com

    Reserved seat ticket prices are $39.50, $49.50 and $75 (plus applicable

    fees)

     

  • 23

    The Pep Rally Returns to the Citadel Mall September 23

    7:00 am-8:55 pm
    Sep-23-17-Sep-24-17

    The Pep Rally, hosted by The No Boys Allowed Movement, will be held Saturday, September 23 at the Citadel Mall from noon to 4 pm. This is the official kickoff for The NBA College Tour.

    The No Boys Allowed College Tour is an annual event for middle and high school girls to explore the campuses of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) throughout the U.S. In April, the NBA Founders (known as “The Quad”) traveled alongside 19 girls to HBCUs in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina during their inaugural tour.

    “The opportunity to travel with 19 young, brilliant minds was rewarding and unforgettable,” said Kara P. Simmons, NBA Founder. “These young ladies left each campus feeling empowered and enlightened about their future.”

    The second annual NBA Tour is scheduled for April 1-5, 2018. Simmons and her colleagues will announce the HBCU stops during The Pep Rally—this comes after tallying votes during “The NBA HBCU Draft” social media campaign. Back in June, while The National Basketball Association’s draft was televised, over 250 people voted for HBCUs to visit in 2018 through SurveyMonkey.com.

    Shaylyn Woods, Founder/Parent & Student Liaison of NBA, is a 2010 graduate of Benedict College with hopes of her school making the cut. “The wait is almost over,” she expressed. “But as an HBCU alumna, I’m very happy that our students are able to learn about the traditions and educational opportunities of these historical schools.”

    In addition to the major announcement, from noon to 4 p.m. students (and parents) can:

    • Meet the Founders & Inaugural Class Members
    • Pre-Register
    • Learn about The No Boys Allowed Movement
    • Shop at the Citadel Mall

    “The Citadel Mall has been very supportive of our mission, and we’re excited about hosting the Pep Rally here for a second year,” Woods added.

    HBCU Alumni and members of Divine 9 are also invited to The Pep Rally; they are asked to wear their favorite school gear or paraphernalia.  A soundtrack will be provided by DJ Don Breez and special invited guests will drop by during the day.The Pep Rally will be held at the old PacSun retail store located in the Belk Wing. The Citadel Mall is located at 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd in West Ashley.

    For more information, visit thenbamovement.com or email noboysallowedchs@gmail.com.

    The No Boys Allowed Movement prepares middle and high school girls for a bright, yet exciting future. Founded by four natives of Charleston, SC, their mission is to promote higher education, self-awareness, and empowerment while exploring Historically Black Colleges & Universities.