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    Charleston County Public Library July 2017 Program Lineup

    All day
    Jul-01-17-Jul-31-17

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

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit

    Throughout July

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Seven Plus One by Beth Melton-Seabrook
    The works in this exhibit are the result of Beth’s connection to her kindred spirit, the octopus, and the uncanny reoccurrence of the number seven in her life.  Her use of discarded “trash,” scraps of paper and found objects culminates in these cephalopod creations.

    Classic Arcade

    Throughout July

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Play more than 280 arcade classics including “Wild Western” (1982), “Gun.Smoke” (1985) and “Express Raider” (1986). View printed circuit boards and software on display.

    Early Literacy Station

    Throughout July

    Main Librarydowntown, 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 for July is music.


    Activity Zone (grades K-5)

    Throughout July

    James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

    Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

    Teen Puzzles and Brain Teasers (grades 6-12)

    Throughout July

    James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

    Complete a variety of puzzles, and receive a candy reward.

    Summer Stacks YA Bingo

    Throughout July

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

    Pick up a bingo card, and complete one row of reading challenges to earn a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire. Completed submissions are due July 31 at 5 p.m., and a winner will be selected August 4 at 12 p.m.

    Pencil Shading Exhibit

    Throughout July

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Daniell R. Green displays portraits of American Indians created using a pencil shading technique.

    Building a Better World: Food Drive

    Throughout July

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Teen Zone

    Participate in a food drive to support the Lowcountry Food Bank, and donate a non-perishable item to help feed the hungry in Charleston County.

    Build a Better Scavenger Hunt

    Throughout July

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

    Choose a challenge from the display. Find the correct book from the clues given, and win a treat.

    Reduce Plastic Pollution

    Throughout July

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

    Check out an informative display, and learn how plastic trash harms marine life. Information is provided by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the NOAA Marine Debris Program, and the S.C. Aquarium. Beginning July 5, specially designed reusable bags will be available to pick up while supplies last. Limit one bag per family.

    Early Literacy Station

    Throughout July

    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 for July is music.

    Sullivan’s Island Scavenger Hunt (teens)

    Throughout July

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

    Pick up a map at the Poe Branch Library, and explore Sullivan’s Island to solve clues and receive a prize. Participants who complete the hunt will be entered to win a gift card drawing.

    Build a Better World Survey

    Throughout July

    Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Complete a survey, and receive a candy treat.

    Saturday Surprise (age 11 and younger)

    Saturdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 all day

    James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

    Try a different activity or game each week.

    DIY Crafts with Ms. Grace (children)

    Saturday, July 1 at 10 a.m.

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

    Create fun paper and felt projects.

    Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

    Saturdays, July 1 and 15 from 10-11:30 a.m.  
    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

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

    Building Fun with Playdough

    Saturday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Get creative. Playdough and tools provided.

    Leaf Printing

    Saturday, July 1 at 11 a.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Print cool designs and colors with natural materials.

    Bricks for Kids (age 5-11)

    Saturday, July 1 at 11 a.m.

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

    Design and build a Lego machine. Space is limited and registration is required; call 843-722-7550 to register. 

    Saturday Movies 

    Saturdays, July 1 and 8 at 11 a.m.

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

    July 1: Finding Dory. Rated PG.

    July 8: Wreck-It Ralph. Rated PG

    Build a Better World with Legos 

    Saturday, July 1 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

    Create a Lego masterpiece.

    Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

    Saturday, July 1 from 1:30-3 p.m.

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

    Create DIY paper or felt projects.

    Reel Heroes and She-roes 

    Saturdays, July 1 and 8 at 3 p.m.

    Tuesdays, July 11 and 18 at 10:30 a.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    July 1: Finding Dory. Rated PG.

    July 8: Storks. Rated PG.

    July 11: Storks. Rated PG.

    July 18: Finding Dory. Rated PG.

    DIY: Confetti Launchers

    Saturday, July 1 at 3 p.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Make your own confetti launcher. Materials provided.

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

    Mondays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Teen Lounge

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

    Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12)

    Mondays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

    John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes awarded

    Seamless Summer Feeding Program

    Mondays, July 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

    Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

    Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

    Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

    Fridays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    CCPL branches will participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program through a sponsorship with the Charleston County School District. The Feeding Program allows CCPL to provide free breakfast during the traditional summer vacation period to all kids age 18 and younger.

    Seamless Summer Feeding Program

    Mondays, July 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 10-11 a.m.

    Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 10-11 a.m.

    Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10-11 a.m.

    Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10-11 a.m.

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

    CCPL branches will participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program through a sponsorship with the Charleston County School District. The Feeding Program allows CCPL to provide free breakfast during the traditional summer vacation period to all kids age 18 and younger.

    Seamless Summer Feeding Program

    Mondays, July 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 10-11 a.m.

    Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 10-11 a.m.

    Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10-11 a.m.

    Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10-11 a.m.

    Fridays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10-11 a.m.

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

    CCPL branches will participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program through a sponsorship with the Charleston County School District. The Feeding Program allows CCPL to provide free breakfast during the traditional summer vacation period to all kids age 18 and younger.

    Memoir Writing Circle (adults)

    Mondays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 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 Movies

    Mondays, July 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 2 p.m.

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

    July 3: Open Season: Scared Silly. Rated PG.

    July 10: Minions. Rated PG.

    July 17: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. Rated PG.

    July 24: Moana. Rated PG.

    Build a Better Community: Little Inventors
    Monday, July 3 at 2 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    Learn with hands-on littleBits and Makey Makey activities. 

    Decorative Metal Stamping (teens)

    Monday, July 3 at 2 p.m.

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

    Create a personalized bracelet or dog tag using basic metal stamping tools. Registration requested; call 843-883-3914

    Summer Movie Series
    Mondays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 2:30 p.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
    July 3: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. Rated PG.
    July 10: Tangled. Rated PG.
    July 17: Finding Nemo. Rated G.
    July 24: Finding Dory. Rated PG.

    July 31: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Rated PG.

    Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)

    Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 

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

    Solve clues.

    Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)

    Wednesday, July 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 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.

    Seamless Summer Feeding Program

    Wednesdays, July 5, 12 and 19 from 10-11:30 a.m.

    McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

    CCPL branches will participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program through a sponsorship with the Charleston County School District. The Feeding Program allows CCPL to provide free breakfast during the traditional summer vacation period to all kids age 18 and younger.

    Summer Kids Flick

    Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    July 5: Storks. Rated PG.

    July 12: Angry Birds. Rated PG.

    July 19: Big Hero 6. Rated PG.
    July 26: Sing. Rated PG.

    Kids Drum Circle

    Wednesday, July 5 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    African drumming with Ms. Nina.

    English Conversation Club

    Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

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

    Wednesday Movie

    Wednesday, July 5 at 1 p.m.

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

    Moana. Rated PG.

    Build a Better World: Seed Bombs (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, July 5 from 1-2 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    Teen Lounge
    Help grow a better world by making seed bombs.

    Art at Dart (grades 6-12)

    Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.

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

    Be creative, and have fun.

    South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

    Wednesday, July 5 at 2 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Meet live Lowcountry animals.

    Children’s Movie

    Wednesday, July 5 at 3 p.m.

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

    The Lego Movie. Rated PG.

    Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)

    Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 3:30-4 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 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.

    African Drumming

    Thursday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Join famed African drummer, Miss Niki, as she leads a drum circle.

    The Plantation Singers

    Thursday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Sing and learn about Gullah culture.

    Seamless Summer Feeding Program

    Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    CCPL branches will participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program through a sponsorship with the Charleston County School District. The Feeding Program allows CCPL to provide free breakfast during the traditional summer vacation period to all kids age 18 and younger.

    Summer Movies

    Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

    Saturdays, July 8 and 22 at 12:30 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    July 6: The Jungle Book. Rated PG.

    July 8: The Secret Life of Pets. Rated PG.

    July 13: Pete’s Dragon. Rated PG.

    July 20: The Little Rascals Save the Day. Rated PG.

    July 22: Zootopia. Rated PG.

    July 27: The BFG. Rated PG.

    Magic Tree House Club (ages 5-11)

    Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 2 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    Enjoy activities, games and crafts based on this popular series.

    July 6: Vacation Under the Volcano

    July 13: The Knight at Dawn

    July 20: Midnight on the Moon 

    July 27: Polar Bears Past Bedtime 


    Build It: Lego Day

    Thursday, July 6 at 2 p.m.

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

    • Have fun with Legos.

    South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

    Thursday, July 6 at 2 p.m.

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

    Meet live Lowcountry animals.

    Game On (ages 10-18)

    Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 2:30-4:30 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.

    South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

    Thursday, July 6 at 4 p.m.

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

    Meet live Lowcountry animals.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

    Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 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.

    Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)

    Fridays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28

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

    Find every word on word search puzzles, and receive a prize.

    Summer Movie Series

    Fridays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    July 7: The Aristocats. Rated G.

    July 14: Robin Hood. Rated G.

    July 21: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Rated G.

    July 28: The Fox and the Hound. Rated G.

    South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

    Friday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Meet live Lowcountry animals.

    Cold Weather Fun

    Friday, July 7 at 11 a.m.

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

    Build a snowman, and enjoy frozen goodies.

    The Big Bang Theory Marathon

    Fridays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 2 p.m.

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

    Watch nine episodes from seasons five through eight.

    Awendaw Fire Department

    Friday, July 7 at 3:30 p.m.

    McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

    Learn how firefighters protect the community.

    Name that Old School Jam!

    Saturday, July 8 at 10 a.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Correctly identify the old school jam for a decadent treat.

    STAR Therapy Dogs

    Saturday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Read aloud to a therapy dog.

    STAR Therapy Dogs

    Saturday, July 8 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.

    Blast Off with STEM Experiments

    Saturday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Enjoy experiments that explode, ooze and bubble.

    Second Saturday Family Storytime

    Saturday, July 8 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

    Saturday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Read to a furry friend.

    Huff and Puff Building Challenge

    Saturday, July 8 at 11 a.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Build a house that can withstand the force of the Big Bad Wolf’s wind.

    Movie and Craft

    Saturday, July 8 at 11 a.m.

    Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

    Watch Moana, and make a fun craft. Rated PG.

    Build a Better World Craft

    Saturday, July 8 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

    Read about Morse Code, and make a craft.

    Drawing With Friends

    Saturday, July 8 at 1 p.m.

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

    Design a shape, and add it to the library mural in the Children’s Area.

    Saturday Matinee

    Saturday, July 8 at 2 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Sing. Rated PG. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy. John’s Island, SC 29455.

    Urban Book Club

    Saturday, July 8 at 3 p.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Gangsta Twist by Clifford Spud Johnson

    Knit and Stitch

    Saturday, July 8 from 3-4 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 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.

    Flow Circus: Build a Better World

    Monday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m.

    James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

    Animated storytelling by a world-class juggler.

    Book Camp (grades 6-12)
    Monday, July 10-Friday, July 14 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    Join a book-themed, behind-the-scenes library camp. Spaces are limited; call 843-805-6903 or email teenunderground@ccpl.org to sign up.

    Build a Better Community: Safety City

    Monday, July 10 at 2 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    Learn how to be safe around electricity and natural gas during an interactive presentation from SCE&G.

    Flow Circus: Build a Better World

    Monday, July 10 at 2 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Animated storytelling by a world class juggler.

    Cool Down with Christmas in July (grades 6-12)

    Monday, July 10 from 2:30-5:30 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Enjoy a game, snacks and Christmas specials.

    South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

    Monday, July 10 at 3 p.m.

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

    Meet live Lowcountry animals.

    Flow Circus: Build a Better World

    Monday, July 10 at 4 p.m.

    Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

    Animated storytelling by a world-class juggler.

    Summer Theater (teens)

    Mondays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 5 p.m.

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

    Snacks provided.

    July 10: La La Land. Rated PG-13.

    July 17: Rogue One. Rated PG-13.

    July 24: Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. Rated PG.

    July 31: Lion. Rated PG.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

    Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Teen Lounge

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

    One80 Place Outreach

    Tuesday, July 11 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Lobby and Second Floor Reference Area

    Representatives from One80 Place are available to answer questions and assist those in need. The organization provides food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person and family at a time. It also offers housing assistance to community members, including veterans. 

    Seamless Summer Feeding Program

    Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 10-11:30 a.m.

    Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10-11:30 a.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    CCPL branches will participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program through a sponsorship with the Charleston County School District. The Feeding Program allows CCPL to provide free breakfast during the traditional summer vacation period to all kids age 18 and younger.

    Seamless Summer Feeding Program

    Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 10-11:30 a.m.

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

    CCPL branches will participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program through a sponsorship with the Charleston County School District. The Feeding Program allows CCPL to provide free breakfast during the traditional summer vacation period to all kids age 18 and younger.

    Flow Circus: Build a Better World
    Tuesday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m.
    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    Animated storytelling by a world-class juggler.

    We’re Better With Books Storytime

    Tuesday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Enjoy a special storytime presented by Palmetto Community Action Partnership. 

    Zumbatonics (ages 4 and older)

    Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Join a certified instructor for fun and exercise.

    Storytime: Build a Better World

    Tuesday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Enjoy stories presented by the Charleston County Transportation Department.

    Seamless Summer Feeding Program

    Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 11-11:45 a.m.

    Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 11-11:45 a.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    CCPL branches will participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program through a sponsorship with the Charleston County School District. The Feeding Program allows CCPL to provide free breakfast during the traditional summer vacation period to all kids age 18 and younger.

    Tuesday Movies (grades 6-12)

    Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 at 1 p.m.

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

    Refreshments provided.

    July 11: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rated PG-13.

    July 18: Boruto. Not rated.

    July 25: Bunyon and Babe. Rated PG. 

    Flow Circus

    Tuesday, July 11 at 2 p.m.

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

    Animated storytelling by a world-class juggler.

    Summer Movies

    Tuesdays, July 11 and 25 at 2 p.m.

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

    July 11: Finding Dory. Rated PG.

    July 25: Moana. Rated PG.

    Build Your Own Terrarium

    Tuesday, July 11 at 4 p.m.

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

    Use recycled items to plant a small indoor garden.

    Voter Registration Drive

    Tuesday, July 11 from 4-7 p.m.

    Sunday, July 30 from 2-5 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 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.

    Flow Circus: Build a Better World
    Tuesday, July 11 at 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday, July 13 at 4:30 p.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
    Animated storytelling by a world-class juggler.

    Smooth Jazz Concert with Saxophonist Dante Lewis (adults)

    Tuesday, July 11 at 5 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Cool down on a hot July evening with the silky smooth sounds of recording artist Dante Lewis.

    Not Fiction Book Discussion

    Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Meeting Room A

    The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar

    Read Anything Book Club (adults)

    Tuesday, July 11 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.

    Business Owners’ Roundtable Meeting

    Wednesday, July 12 from 9-11 a.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Meeting Room B

    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.

    Flow Circus: Build a Better World

    Wednesday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Animated storytelling by a world class juggler.

    Coffee and Conversation (adults)

    Wednesday, July 12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee.

    Children’s Movie 

    Wednesday, July 12 at 2 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. Rated PG.

    Flow Circus: Build a Better World

    Wednesday, July 12 at 2 p.m. 

    Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Animated storytelling by a world-class juggler.

    Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

    Wednesday, July 12 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.

    Game On

    Wednesday, July 12 at 3 p.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Play Wii, and enjoy pizza with friends.

    Save our Planet

    Wednesday, July 12 at 4 p.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Pick up a reusable bag to help keep local waterways clean. One bag permitted per family.

    Flow Circus: Build a Better World

    Wednesday, July 12 at 4 p.m.

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

    Animated storytelling by a world-class juggler.

    Great Books Discussion

    Wednesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Meeting Room B

    “Selling in Minnesota” (selection) by Barbara Ehrenreich and “Sex and the Mall” (selection) by Paco Underhill found in Vital Ideas: Money. Contact 843-805-6904 for the anthology and more details.

    Medicare and More Assistance (adults)

    Thursday, July 13 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 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; call 843-554-2275.

    Live Reptiles with Matt Olson

    Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Learn about reptiles.

    Flow Circus: Build a Better World

    Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Animated storytelling by a world class juggler.

    Flow Circus

    Thursday, July 13 at 2 p.m.

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

    Animated storytelling by a world-class juggler.

    Build It: Giant Board Games

    Thursday, July 13 at 2 p.m.

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

    Play giant versions of Candy Land and Jenga.

    Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

    Thursday, July 13 from 3-4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, July 15 from 3-4:30 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    July 13: Nichijou

    July 15: My Hero Academia

    Flow Circus: Build a Better World

    Friday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Animated storytelling by a world class juggler.

    Cuentos y Canciones: Bilingual Storytime

    Friday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Enjoy stories and songs in Spanish and English.

    Craft-mania

    Friday, July 14 at 11 a.m.

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

    Make friendship bracelets, suncatchers, and other awesome crafts.

    Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

    Friday, July 14 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Celebrate Club Anime’s 10th Anniversary with an Anime-A-Thon. Bring a pillow, and enjoy five hours of Anime. Special snacks will be served.

    Lego Party (ages 4-12)

    Friday, July 14 at 3:30 p.m.

    McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

    Build with library Legos.

    Build and Create

    Saturday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Get creative with duct tape.

    Skills Toy Box

    Saturday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Play with skill toys from around the world.

    STAR Therapy Dogs

    Saturday, July 15 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

    Read to a furry friend.

    Game Busters

    Saturday, July 15 at 11 a.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Test your Giant Jenga and Connect 4 skills.

    DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

    Saturday, July 15 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, July 15 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.

    Sand Art

    Saturday, July 15 at 1 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Make a sand art creation.

    Build a Better World Movie

    Saturday, July 15 at 2 p.m.

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

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Rated PG.

    Why Do I Need Life Insurance? (adults)

    Saturday, July 15 from 2-3:30 p.m.

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

    Learn about types of life insurance during a presentation by Andy Larson from The Larson Team. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

    World of Strings with Roger Bellow

    Monday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m.

    James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

    Learn about stringed instruments with musician Roger Bellow.

    Monday Book Discussion (adults)

    Monday, July 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

    The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

    Spaghetti and Marshmallow Tower Challenge

    Monday, July 17 at 12 p.m.

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

    Prizes will be awarded to builders of the tallest tower and the strongest structure.

    Build a Better Community: Family Yoga
    Monday, July 17 at 2 p.m.
    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    Bend and stretch your way to health. Please bring a towel or mat.

    CD Scratch Art (teens)

    Monday, July 17 at 2 p.m.

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

    Create suncatching décor using recycled CDs.

    Food Fiesta

    Monday, July 17 at 2 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Make meals from around the world.

    Cornhole Competition

    Monday, July 17 at 3 p.m.

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

    Play cornhole toss for prizes.

    Folly Beach Turtle Watch Crew
    Monday, July 17 at 4 p.m.
    Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001
    Learn about the turtles at Folly Beach.

    South Carolina Aquarium Rovers
    Tuesday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m.
    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    Meet live Lowcountry animals.

    National Disability Voter Registration

    Tuesday, July 18 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    The South Carolina DisAbility Voting Coalition will host a voter registration drive to encourage and increase the political power of people with disabilities. Drop by to register to vote and receive information about accommodations for voters with disabilities. An ASL sign language interpreter will be present to provide assistance as needed.

    CCPL Downloadable Media

    Tuesday, July 18 from 1-2 p.m.

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

    Ask questions about you device and downloadable media. Call 843-572-4094, ext. 6415 to register to attend this session.

    Sea Islands Book Club (adults)

    Tuesday, July 18 at 2 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945
    Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

    South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

    Tuesday, July 18 at 2 p.m.

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

    Meet live Lowcountry animals.

    Stuffed Animal Pet Show

    Tuesday, July 18 at 4 p.m.

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

    Stuffed animals are invited to a sleepover. Prizes awarded and pictures provided.

    Reptiles of the Lowcountry
    Tuesday, July 18 at 4 p.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
    Enjoy a fun and informative program about Lowcountry reptiles.

    Solar Eclipse 101

    Tuesday, July 18 from 6-8 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Get ready to experience the 2017 eclipse across America.

    Julian Gooding: Teller of Tales

    Wednesday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Enjoy a presentation of The Talking Drum. 

    Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)

    Wednesday, July 19 at 12:30 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

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

    Build a Better World: Cat Castles
    Wednesday, July 19 from 1-2 p.m.
    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    Create a cardboard castle for your feline friend.

    The Plantation Singers

    Wednesday, July 19 at 2 p.m. 

    Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Sing and learn about Gullah culture.

    Teen Summer Movie (grades 6-12)

    Wednesday, July 19 from 3-5 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Blackfish. Rated PG-13. After the movie, find out how you can help end the captivity of whales and dolphins.

    Kids Drum Circle

    Wednesday, July 19 at 4 p.m.

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

    African drumming with Ms. Nina.

    National Lollipop Day (all day)

    Thursday, July 20

    Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Check out a book, and receive a lollipop.

    Angling Women

    Thursday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Miss Bebe shares stories and crafts related to the aquatic world.

    Kids Popcorn Theater

    Thursday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Moana. Rated PG. Popcorn provided.

    Not Fiction Book Discussion

    Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m.

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

    The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar

    Kids Drum Circle

    Thursday, July 20 at 2 p.m.

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

    African drumming with Ms. Nina.

    Build It: Play with Your Food

    Thursday, July 20 at 2 p.m.

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

    Make edible architecture creations.

    Turtle Team Conservation
    Thursday, July 20 at 4 p.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
    Learn about sea turtles from the Island Turtle Team.

    Adult Shark Week Movie

    Thursday, July 20 at 5 p.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Jaws. Rated PG.

    Film Movement
    Thursday, July 20 at 6 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    Auditorium
    Men Go to Battle. Not rated.

    Book Discussion at Otranto

    Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m.

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

    Behind the Beautiful Forever by Katherine Boo

    Otranto Regional Library Puppets: Build It Up (children)

    Friday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Beloved tales transform into a funny, action-packed puppet show.

    International Indoor and Outdoor Games

    Friday, July 21 at 11 a.m.

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

    Challenge yourself to complete an obstacle course, and play other international games.

    South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

    Friday, July 21 at 3:30 p.m.

    McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

    Meet live Lowcountry animals.

    Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum

    Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

    Write and network with other writers.

    Make Origami

    Saturday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Use paper, and get creative.

    Bee Crazy with the Bee Cause (children)

    Saturday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Save the bees, and taste some honey.

    Beach Lovers Book Club

    Saturday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt

    Teddy Bear Picnic Celebration

    Saturday, July 22 at 11 a.m.

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

    Join teddy bears for a storytime and fun activity.

    Family Fort Storytime

    Saturday, July 22 at 11 a.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Use sheets, blankets, tables and chairs to make a special fort with your family, and enjoy a cozy storytime together.

    Build a Better World Craft

    Saturday, July 22 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

    Make a crazy foam creature.

    Jewelry Making (teens and adults)

    Saturday, July 22 at 12 p.m.

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

    Use basic jewelry-making tools to create a pair of wire earrings with local artisan Barbara Lassiter. Registration required; call 843-883-3914.

    Lego Fun

    Saturday, July 22 at 1 p.m. 

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

    Build something from our challenge list, or make your own creation. 

    Lego Club (ages 4-11)

    Saturday, July 22 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.

    eBook Club

    Saturday, July 22 from 2-3 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

    Beauty, Brains, and Power of Soul: An Afternoon with Chaquis Maliq

    Sunday, July 23 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Don’t miss the premiere of Resilience Eludes Death: The Making, a short documentary that highlights the self-produced music project by Chaquis Maliq, EccentroSoul 1 Woman Band. Maliq will perform songs from her album during a reception after the screening.

    Coffee and Conversation (adults)

    Monday, July 24 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.

    Center for Birds of Prey

    Monday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m.

    James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

    Meet a variety of birds.

    Shark Week Movie Festival (grades 6-12)

    Monday, July 24-Friday, July 28 at 1 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Teen Lounge

    July 24: Jaws. Rated PG.

    July 25: The Shallows. Rated PG-13.

    July 26: Finding Nemo. Rated PG.

    July 27: Sharknado. Rated PG-13.

    July 28: Sharknado 2: The Second One. Rated PG-13.

    Summer Reading Grand Finale

    Monday, July 24 at 2 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Celebrate your Summer Reading achievements with outdoor fun and games.

    Build a Better Community: Inflatable Planetarium Show

    Monday, July 24 from 2-4 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    Learn about astronomy and the 2017 solar eclipse with Dome Education. Space is limited.

    Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12)

    Monday, July 24 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Hang out with friends, and play games. Feel free to bring a snack.

    Naturalist Meg Hoyle

    Monday, July 24 at 3 p.m.

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

    Learn about the Edisto ecosystem.

    Hour of Code: Open Lab

    Monday, July 24 from 3-4 p.m.

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

    Join a global movement that introduces millions of students to computer science and computer programming through hour-long tutorials presented by code.org.

    Summer Reading Grand Finale with Be Smart about Safety 9-1-1

    Monday, July 24 at 4 p.m.

    Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

    Celebrate the end of Summer Reading. Learn how and when to dial 9-1-1.

    Build It Better with The Three Little Pigs

    Tuesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    The Columbia Marionette Theatre presents your favorite storybook characters.


    National Parks Service Storytime

    Tuesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Enjoy a special storytime presented by The National Parks Service. 

    Open Book Discussion (adults)

    Tuesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Bring a favorite new novel to share with the group. Light refreshments will be provided.

    Pete’s Rocking Read-Aloud

    Tuesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Bust moves to awesome stories about Pete the Cat.

    Summer Reading Grand Finale

    Tuesday, July 25 at 2 p.m.

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

    Watch The Columbia Marionette Theatre’s performance of The Three Little Pigs.

    Teen Trivia: Movers and Shakers (grades 6-12)

    Tuesday, July 25 from 3-5 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

    Auditorium

    Celebrate your reading accomplishments, and challenge yourself to trivia. The winner receives a prize and one extra entry in the Summer Reading grand prize drawing.

    I Survived Summer Reading

    Tuesday, July 25 at 4 p.m.

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

    Celebrate your accomplishments, and have fun.

    Mt. Pleasant Police Department
    Tuesday, July 25 at 4 p.m.
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
    Meet officers and their K-9 team.

    One80 Place Outreach

    Tuesday, July 25 from 5-8 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Lobby and Second Floor Reference Area

    Representatives from One80 Place are available to answer questions and assist those in need. The organization provides food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person and family at a time. It also offers housing assistance to community members, including veterans. 

    The Plantation Singers

    Wednesday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Sing and learn about Gullah culture.

    Build a Better World: Smart Phone Speakers

    Wednesday, July 26 from 1-2 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Help build a better speaker for your smart phone using common household items.

    Vamos Cantando

    Wednesday, July 26 at 2 p.m. 

    Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    Learn Spanish during a fun, interactive musical show.

    Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

    Wednesday, July 26 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.

    Summer Reading Finale: Taiko Charleston Rhythm Effect

    Wednesday, July 26 at 4 p.m.

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

    A festive and energetic performance inspired by Japanese myths and festivals.

    Summer Reading Carnival

    Thursday, July 27 at 10 a.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Enjoy games, a dance contest and prizes.

    Otranto Road Puppet Show

    Thursday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Conclude Summer Reading with a puppet show.

    Introduction to Seeking Grants

    Thursday, July 27 from 12-1 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Foundation Center Resources Area, Second Floor

    Explore the grants database, learn basic and advanced search functions, and research foundation profiles. Handouts are provided, and participants can practice after the presentation. CCPL is a Funding Information Network partner with the Foundation Center. Visit www.foundationcenter.org for more information.

    Taiko Charleston

    Thursday, July 27 at 2 p.m.

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

    Beautiful and powerful Japanese style drumming.

    Summer Reading Finale
    Thursday, July 27 at 4 p.m.
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
    Enjoy games, balloon animals, a short film and ice cream.

    Nintendo Wii and Board Games

    Thursday, July 27 from 6-7 p.m.

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

    Test your gaming skills with Nintendo Wii and board games.

    “Ready to Start a Business?” Workshop

    Thursday, July 27 from 6-8 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Auditorium
    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, how to test a business concept, marketing and business plan development, financial considerations and available resources to support your success.

    Teen Lock-In (ages 10-18)

    Thursday, July 27 at 6:15 p.m.

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

    Surf the web, play video games or just hang out. Refreshments provided.

    Friends of the Library Book Sale

    Thursday, July 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. (member’s only event)

    Friday, July 28 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945
    Shop the Charleston Friends of the Library’s Summer Book Sale, and browse a fresh selection of more than 20,000 books, DVDs and CDs. Admission to the sale is free. Not a member? Join FOL at the door.

    Summer Reading Wrap-Up

    Friday, July 28 at 11 a.m.

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

    Enjoy snacks and games for the whole family.

    Summer Reading Finale (children)

    Friday, July 28 at 12 p.m.

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

    Celebrate your reading achievements with ice cream sundaes.

    Summer Reading Finale Lock-In
    Friday, July 28 from 5-8 p.m.

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

    Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a teen lock-in. Enjoy games, trivia, fun, pizza and an ice cream bar. Call 843-766-2546 to register.

    Escape Room (ages 13-16)

    Friday, July 28 from 6-9 p.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

    Teen Lounge

    Gather a team of two to six people, and try to solve riddles and puzzles to escape. Teams will have 45 minutes to solve challenging clues and escape from the room. Space is limited; call 843-805-6903 or email teenunderground@ccpl.org to sign up.

    Summer Bingo

    Saturday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Play a few rounds. Small prizes awarded.

    Bird Banding with Sarah Diaz (children)

    Saturday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    Learn how to track and protect migratory birds.

    DIY Bird Feeders

    Saturday, July 29 at 11 a.m.

    Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
    Decorate your own coffee canister bird feeder.

    YA Movie (grades 6-12)

    Saturday, July 29 at 12:30 p.m.

    Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

    A Monster Calls. Rated PG-13.

    Ice Cream Finale (ages 5-11)

    Saturday, July 29 at 1 p.m.

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

    Enjoy a movie and a sweet treat.

    Afternoon Movie

    Saturday, July 29 at 2 p.m.

    Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. Rated PG.

    Giant Jenga
    Saturday, July 29 from 2-3:30 p.m.
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
    Play with giant-sized blocks.

    Water Day

    Monday, July 31 at 3 p.m.

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

    Wear your swimsuit to play water games.


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    July 2017 events and programs at Charleston County Parks & Recreation

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    July Special Events

     

    Uncle Sam Jam

    Tuesday, July 4, 7 – 11 p.m.

    Mount Pleasant Pier

    Get your tickets early! Celebrate the Fourth of July on the Mount Pleasant Pier! Dance to Carolina beach and party music performed by Recollections, at an excellent venue for viewing fireworks displays throughout the Lowcountry. Beverages will be available for purchase. Outside alcohol, beverages and coolers are strictly prohibited. Tickets are $10 and are limited; advance purchase is recommended.

    Moonlight Mixer

    Friday, July 7, 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.

    Wannamaker Summer Movie Series

    Saturday, July 8. Movie begins approximately 8:15 p.m.

    Wannamaker County Park

    Join us for movies under the stars. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase at the snack bar. Socialized dogs on a short leash are welcome. No alcohol is permitted. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for movie titles. Free with park admission fee ($2/person).

    Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series: Race #3

    Sunday, July 9, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    James Island County Park

    This race includes a .3-mile swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 5K run. Participants are divided into the following categories: Open/Elite, Age Group and Masters, Clydesdale (men 200 pounds or greater under the age of 40), Masters Clydesdale (men 200 pounds or greater over the age of 40), and Athena (women 150 pounds or greater). Participants must be comfortable swimming 600M in open water and riding a bicycle on roads open to traffic. Registration options vary. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for information.

    Friday Night Boogie

    Friday, July 14, 7 – 11 p.m.

    Mount Pleasant Pier

    For ages 21 and up. The Mount Pleasant Pier will be rockin’ with the sounds of DJ Jim Bowers as he plays a variety of line dancing hits, unforgettable oldies, and beach music classics! Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase on site. You must be 21 years of age to gain entry into the event; photo ID required. Advance purchase is recommended. Fee: $8 in advance, $10 on site (if available).

    Special Needs Swim Night at Whirlin’ Waters

    Saturday, July 15, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark

    People with special needs and their families are invited to an unforgettable night at Whirlin’ Waters! Enjoy the lazy river, race down the slides and take a dip in the pool. To avoid the line, advanced purchase is recommended. A paid chaperone is required for all participants. Advance purchase is recommended. Fee: $9.

    Shaggin’ on the Cooper: The Counts

    Saturday, July 15, 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 Counts. 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.

    Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series: Jah Works

    Friday, July 21. Gates open at 7:30; music starts at 8:30 p.m.

    James Island County Park

    Relax and enjoy traditional old school roots reggae with a new school attitude in a beautiful outdoor setting. Bring your chair or blanket and rock the night away to live music by Jah Works! Food, beverages, and souvenirs will be available for purchase. Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited. Band is subject to change. Fee: $10/Free: children ages 12 & under and Gold Pass Holders

    Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series

    Saturday, July 22, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Folly Beach 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 participants ages 15 and under. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for information on registration and fees.

    Special Needs Swim Night at Splash Zone

    Saturday, July 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Splash Zone Waterpark

    People with special needs and their families are invited to an unforgettable night at Splash Zone! Enjoy the lazy river, race down the slides and take a dip in the pool. To avoid the line, advanced purchase is recommended. A paid chaperone is required for all participants. Advance purchase is recommended. Fee: $7.

    Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series: Race #4

    Sunday, July 30, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    James Island County Park

    This race includes a .3-mile swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 5K run. Participants are divided into the following categories: Open/Elite, Age Group and Masters, Clydesdale (men 200 pounds or greater under the age of 40), Masters Clydesdale (men 200 pounds or greater over the age of 40), and Athena (women 150 pounds or greater). Participants must be comfortable swimming 600M in open water and riding a bicycle on roads open to traffic. Registration options vary. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for information.

    July Programs

     

    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. CCR = Charleston County Resident rate

     

    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 July: July 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29                       8:30 -11:30 a.m.

    Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

    Fee: $10/Free Gold Pass Holder and 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 July: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29                                                                        8 -9 a.m.

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

    Fee: $8/Free 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.

    July 1                             Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 51445

    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 reflects our most recent research, revealing new understandings of the people who lived here throughout history. In addition, participants are often allowed access to places typically not available to the public. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

    July 1                             Sat                                  11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                                              Course # 51364

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

    Fee: $15/$12 Move IT! Pass Holder

    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. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    July 1                             Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51482

    July 1                             Sat                                  2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51483

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

    Fee: $15

    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. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

    Ongoing: Saturdays in July: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29                                                                        4 -5 p.m.

    Meets at: Move IT Office    Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $8/Free Move IT! Pass Holder

    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. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    July 2                             Sun                                 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 51484

    July 2                             Sun                                 1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51485

    July 2                             Sun                                 2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51486

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

    Fee: $15

    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, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30                        5 – 6:15 p.m.

    Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26                       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 July: July 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31                   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 July: July 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31                   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

    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 every Monday and Wednesday in July: July 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31                        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

    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 July: July 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31              5:45 -6:45 p.m.

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

    Fee: $8/Free Move IT Pass Holder

    H2O Moves with Tot Palmetto Islands County Park

    This adult focused aqua fitness class builds aerobic capacity and strength while you exercise in the water with your toddler age 12-36 months. Instructors keep it fun with playful, functional movements that use the water’s natural resistance and buoyancy to tighten and tone muscles, shape the abdominal core, and ease joint and muscle pain. Jump in and get the exercise you crave without sacrificing time with your toddler. One adult registration and one child registration required. Pre-registration required.

    July 3-Aug 9                 Mon, Wed                      8:30 -9:15 a.m.                                                     Course # 51236

    Meets at: Splash Island                                                                      Age: 18 & up

    Fee: $96/$77 Move IT! Pass Holder/Free for toddler

    Summer Entertainment Series: Beach Finds with the South Carolina Aquarium

    Learn about the amazing critters we can find right here on our beaches! We’ll show you some common beach finds and you’ll even get to meet live animals that call the beach habitat home. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating

    July 5                             Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51076

    Meets at: James Island County Park Edisto Hall

    Fee: $4/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 on site (if available)

    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.

    July 5                             Wed                                12 -7 p.m.                                                              Course # 51384

    Meets at: James Island County Park

    Fee: $12

     

    H2O Moves James Island County Park

    Take your workout to the water with this total-body aerobics class that focuses on form, flexibility, strength, and balance. Offered after regular water park hours.

    July 5-Aug 9                 Wed, Mon-Wed            6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 50958

    Meets at: Splash Zone                                                                        Age: 16 & up

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

    H2O Moves Wannamaker County Park

    Take your workout to the water with this total-body aerobics class that focuses on form, flexibility, strength, and balance. Offered after regular water park hours.

    July 5-Aug 10               Wed-Thu, Mon             6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51016

    Meets at: Whirlin’ Waters                                                                    Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $55/$44 Move IT! Pass Holder

    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 July: July 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27                            8:30 -9:30 a.m.

    Meets at: Palmetto Islands 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

    Summer Entertainment Series: Beach Finds with the South Carolina Aquarium

    Learn about the amazing critters we can find right here on our beaches! We’ll show you some common beach finds and you’ll even get to meet live animals that call the beach habitat home. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating

    July 6                             Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51077

    Meets at: Wannamaker County Park Cypress Hall

    Fee: $4/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 on site (if available)

    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.

    July 6                             Thu                                 5 -10 p.m.                                                              Course # 51413

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

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

    H2O Moves Palmetto Islands County Park

    Take your workout to the water with this total-body aerobics class that focuses on form, flexibility, strength, and balance. Offered after regular water park hours.

    July 6-Aug 10               Thu, Tue                        6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 50953

    Meets at: Splash Island                                                                      Age: 16 & up

    Fee: $55/$44 Move It! Pass Holder

    Homeschool in the Parks: Sea Turtle Talk

    Learn more about South Carolina’s state reptile, the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Chaperones welcome to attend but not required.

    July 7  Fri                      10 -11:30 a.m.              Course # 51002                                                   Age: 10-13 (Middle School program)

    July 7   Fri                     10 -11:30 a.m.              Course # 51003                                                   Age: 7-9 (Elementary School program)

    Fee: $5

    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.

    July 8                             Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 51446

    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 reflects our most recent research, revealing new understandings of the people who lived here throughout history. In addition, participants are often allowed access to places typically not available to the public. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

    July 8                             Sat                                  11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                                              Course # 51365

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

    Fee: $15/$12 Move IT! Pass Holder

    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.

    July 8                             Sat                                  1 -3 p.m.                                                                Course # 51455

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

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

    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.

    July 8                             Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51487

    July 8                            Sat                                   2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                     Course # 51488

    July 9                             Sun                                 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 51489

    July 9                             Sun                                 1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51490

    July 9                             Sun                                 2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51491

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 10 & up.

    Fee: $15

    Team Adventure Challenges: Family Challenge

    Enjoy an afternoon with your family, 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.

    July 9                             Sun                                 2 -5 p.m.                                                                Course # 51103

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

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

    How to Belay

    Learn to belay in this abbreviated version of our popular Introduction to Climbing class. Pre-registration required.

    July 11                           Tue                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 51399

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

    Fee: $15/$12 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Summer Entertainment Series: Friends of Coastal South Carolina

    This is an exciting presentation about snakes, turtles, and alligators that live in the Lowcountry! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

    July 12                           Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51078

    Meets at: James Island County Park Edisto Hall

    Fee: $4/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 on site (if available)

    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.

    July 12                           Wed                                12 -7 p.m.                                                              Course # 51385

    Meets at: James Island County Park

    Fee: $12

    Summer Entertainment Series: Friends of Coastal South Carolina

    This is an exciting presentation about snakes, turtles, and alligators that live in the Lowcountry! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

    July 13                           Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51079

    Meets at: Wannamaker County Park Cypress Hall

    Fee: $4/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 on site (if available)

    Challenge Course Open Day

    Join the fun on the High Challenge Course. Experience the excitement of walking across our team challenges suspended by cables and exiting down our tandem zip line. Participants must show up between 4-6:30 p.m. in order to participate. This is not a drop-off program; an on-site chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

    July 13                           Thu                                 4 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 51115

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

    Fee: $20/$16 Move IT! Pass Holder/$25 on-site (if available)

    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.

    July 13                           Thu                                 5 -10 p.m.                                                              Course # 51414

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

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

    Folly Beach Bird Walks: Folly Beach County Park

    This walk focuses on the southern shoreline of Folly Beach. We hope to see a variety of shorebirds and seabirds such as American Oystercatchers and Wilson’s Plovers. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

    July 14                           Fri                                   8:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 51055

    Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                                  Age: 12 & up

    Fee: $7/$5 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Junior Naturalist Sampler: Marine Mammals

    Hands-on science discovery, journaling, and art encourage children to have fun while learning about the natural world. Adult chaperones are welcome to attend and require no registration. Learn about the importance of marine mammals, discover their unique features, and dolphin watch at the beach.

    July 14                           Fri                                   10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.                                              Course # 50956

    Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                                  Age: 8-12

    Fee: $10

    Early Birds

    Early birds get the worms, and early birders get to watch and listen! Join a birding professional that will lead this unique daybreak adventure in search of songbirds, wading birds, and perhaps a raptor or two! A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

    July 15                           Sat                                  6 -9 a.m.                                                                Course # 51111

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

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

    SUP the Surf Zone

    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.

    July 15                           Sat                                  8 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 51458

    Meets at: Folly Beach 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 that will allow you to progress comfortably at your own pace. Pre-registration required.

    July 15                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 51447

    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 reflects our most recent research, revealing new understandings of the people who lived here throughout history. In addition, participants are often allowed access to places typically not available to the public. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

    July 15                           Sat                                  11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                                              Course # 51366

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

    Fee: $15/$12 Move IT! Pass Holder

    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. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    July 15                           Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51492

    July 15                           Sat                                  2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51493

    July 16                           Sun                                 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 51494

    July 16                           Sun                                 1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51495

    July 16                           Sun                                 2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51496

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

    Fee: $15

    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.

    July 16                           Sun                                 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                      Course # 51532

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

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

    Summer Entertainment Series: Turtles by the City of Charleston

    The turtles are invading the park, so crawl out of your shell and prepare for this reptilian experience! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

    July 19                           Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51080

    Meets at: James Island County Park Edisto Hall

    Fee: $4/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 on site (if available)

    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.

    July 19                           Wed                                12 -7 p.m.                                                              Course # 51386

    Meets at: James Island County Park

    Fee: $12

    Summer Entertainment Series: Turtles by the City of Charleston

    The turtles are invading the park, so crawl out of your shell and prepare for this reptilian experience! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

    July 20                           Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51081

    Meets at: Wannamaker County Park Cypress Hall

    Fee: $4/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 on site (if available)

    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.

    July 20                           Thu                                 5 -10 p.m.                                                              Course # 51415

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

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

    Homeschool in the Parks: Dragonfly Spy – Middle School

    Darners, Hawks, and Skimmers are a few of the dragonflies you will spy in this class. Bring your insect nets and sense of adventure! Chaperones welcome to attend but not required.

    July 21                           Fri                                   10 -11:30 a.m.                                                      Course # 51004

    Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          Age: 10-13

    Fee: $5

    Homeschool in the Parks: Dragonfly Spy – Elementary

    Darners, Hawks, and Skimmers are a few of the dragonflies you will spy in this class. Bring your insect nets and sense of adventure! Chaperones welcome to attend but not required.

    July 21                           Fri                                   10 -11:30 a.m.                                                      Course # 51005

    Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          Age: 7-9

    Fee: $5

    Mystical Moths

    Extraordinarily diverse in color, shape, and size, moths pollinate plants and feed birds, bats, and even people. We will check out our black lights and baits to see what species we can discover! A registered and paid chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

    July 21                           Fri                                   7:30 -9:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51110

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

    Fee: $7/$7

    Canoe Programs: Intro to Canoeing

    This class will cover basic strokes, safety, and technique in a relaxing and enjoyable environment. Pre-registration required.

    July 22                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 51528

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

    Fee: $25/$20 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.

    July 22                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 51448

    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 reflects our most recent research, revealing new understandings of the people who lived here throughout history. In addition, participants are often allowed access to places typically not available to the public. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

    July 22                           Sat                                  11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                                              Course # 51367

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

    Fee: $15/$12 Move IT! Pass Holder

    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. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    July 22                           Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51497

    July 22                           Sat                                  2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51498

    July 23                           Sun                                 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 51499

    July 23                           Sun                                 1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51500

    July 23                           Sun                                 2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51501

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

    Fee: $15

    Adaptive Outdoor Recreation Club: Adaptive Paddling

    Spend a summer afternoon in a kayak on James Island County Park’s lake. Top-notch instructors trained to use adaptation techniques make this a fun and rewarding program for people of different ability levels. A chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

    July 23                           Sun                                 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.                                                Course # 52637

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 8 & up

    Fee: $10. Veterans receive a full discount (call 843-795-4386 to register).

    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.

    July 23                           Sun                                 2 -5 p.m.                                                                Course # 51107

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

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

    How to Belay

    Learn to belay in this abbreviated version of our popular Introduction to Climbing class.

    July 25                           Tue                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 51400

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

    Fee: $15/$12 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Summer Entertainment Series: Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth

    Traveling from Florida, this entertaining duo will be performing The Tortoise and The Hare…The Musical. Aesop’s fable gets a fun updated twist in this musical performance with an anti-bullying message. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

    July 26                           Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51082

    Meets at: James Island County Park Edisto Hall

    Fee: $4/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 on site (if available)

    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.

    July 26                           Wed                                12 -7 p.m.                                                              Course # 51387

    Meets at: James Island County Park

    Fee: $12

    Nature Rambles: Peeking Around Palmetto Islands

    Join a Master Naturalist instructor to see the natural wonders of our parks in a new light. You’ll discover plants and animals and learn about their connections to the world around them. A registered and paid chaperone is required for all participants ages 15 and under.

    July 27                           Thu                                 9 -11 a.m.                                                              Course # 51121

    Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park                                         Age: 9 & up

    Fee: $7/$5 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Summer Entertainment Series: Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth

    Traveling from Florida, this entertaining duo will be performing The Tortoise and The Hare…The Musical. Aesop’s fable gets a fun updated twist in this musical performance with an anti-bullying message. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

    July 27                           Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51083

    Meets at: Wannamaker County Park Cypress Hall

    Fee: $4/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 on site (if available)

    Challenge Course Open Day

    Join the fun on the High Challenge Course. Experience the excitement of walking across our team challenges suspended by cables and exiting down our tandem zip line. Participants must show up between 4-6:30 p.m. in order to participate. This is not a drop-off program; an on-site chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

    July 27                           Thu                                 4 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 51116

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

    Fee: $20/$16 Move IT! Pass Holder/$25 on-site (if available)

    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.

    July 27                           Thu                                 5 -10 p.m.                                                              Course # 51416

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

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

    Homeschool in the Parks: Flower Friends – Middle School

    Explore the many connections between flowers and their animal pollinators. Chaperones welcome to attend but not required.

    July 28                           Fri                                   10 -11:30 a.m.                                                      Course # 51006

    Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          Age: 10-13

    Fee: $5

    Homeschool in the Parks: Flower Friends – Elementary

    Explore the many connections between flowers and their animal pollinators. Chaperones welcome to attend but not required.

    July 28                           Fri                                   10 -11:30 a.m.                                                      Course # 51007

    Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          Age: 7-9

    Fee: $5

    Kayak the Surf Zone: Beginner Short Boat Surf Kayaking

    Treat yourself to some summer fun by learning to ride the waves in a kayak. We’ll provide whitewater (short boats) and sit-on-top kayaks, along with instruction in safety and technique. Pre-registration required.

    July 29                           Sat                                  8 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 51525

    Meets at: Folly Beach 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 that will allow you to progress comfortably at your own pace.

    July 29                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 51449

    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 reflects our most recent research, revealing new understandings of the people who lived here throughout history. In addition, participants are often allowed access to places typically not available to the public. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

    July 29                           Sat                                  11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                                              Course # 51368

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

    Fee: $15/$12 Move IT! Pass Holder

    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. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    July 29                           Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51502

    July 29                           Sat                                  2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51503

    July 30                           Sun                                 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 51504

    July 30                           Sun                                 1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51505

    July 30                           Sun                                 2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51506

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

    Fee: $15

    Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Trips: Palmetto Islands Natural SUP Tour

    Mingle with the locals – such as snowy egrets, osprey, and more – while looking back through time with a trained naturalist. This is a casual paddle with a historical twist for a unique Charleston stroll on the water. All that’s missing is iced tea! Pre-registration required.

    July 29                           Sat                                  1 -3:30 p.m.                                                          Course # 51460

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

    Fee: $36/$28 Move IT! Pass Holder

    Family Climbing: Belay Lesson

    Spend time together climbing and learning new skills! Children ages 4-13 will climb while parents learn to belay. Children ages 14 and up can learn to belay as well as climb. A registered chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

    July 30                           Sun                                 2 -4 p.m.                                                                Course # 51395

    Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 4 & up

    Fee: $15/$12 Move IT! Pass Holder

    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. CCR = Charleston County Resident rate

  • 03

    North Charleston Recreation Department Summer Food Service Program Kicks Off June 6

    11:00 am-12:30 pm
    Jul-03-17-Jul-31-17

    North Charleston Recreation Department is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

    Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:

    Service Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

    Site Dates: June 6 – Aug. 4

    1. Camp St. Peter’s – 4650 Sanders Ave
    2. God Almighty Summer Camp – 4708 Durant Ave
    3. R.E.A.C.H FOR IT Summer Camp – 2121 Captain Ave

    Site Dates: Jun. 15 – Aug. 4

    4. Armory Park Community Center – 5800 Lackawanna Blvd
    5. Charleston Farms Community Center – 1633-A Sumner Ave
    6. Felix Pinckney Community Center – 4790 Hassell Ave
    7. Ferndale Community Center/Gym – 1919 Bolton Ave
    8. Gethsemani Community Center – 2449 Beacon Street
    9. Green Grove Community Center –2652 Bennett Yard Rd
    10. Gussie Greene Community Center – 2021 Success Street
    11. Highland Terrance Community Center – 2401 Richardson Drive
    12. Jeanene Batten Community Center – 3742-A Dorchester Road
    13. Midland Park Community Center – 2427 Midland Park Rd
    14. Miner Crosby Community Center – 3901 Paramount Drive
    15. Murray Hill Community – 2674 Bonds Ave
    16. Northwoods Park Community Center – 8348 Greenridge Road
    17. Perry Webb Community Center – 3200 Appleton Street
    18. Persephone Moultrie Community Center – 1819 Robertson Blv
    19. Raymond Buck Miller Community Center – 2731 Oakland Street
    20. Russelldale Community Center – 2248 Russelldale Drive
    21. Thomas Evans Community Center – 7801 Dorchester Rd
    22. Whipper Barony Community Center – 3855 Chestnut Street

    To file a program, complain of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/compliant_filing.cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

    Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
    (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
    (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
    by Email at:
    program.intake@usda.gov

  • 06

    The Bend Announces Lineup for 2nd Installment of Marsh Jam, July 6

    4:10 pm
    Jul-06-17-Jul-07-17

    The Bend, a 17-acre property on the banks of the Ashley River, is proud to announce the July lineup for Marsh Jam, a series of outdoor performances occurring on the first Thursday of every month.

    The event will take place on Thursday, July 6 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. and is open to the public at no cost in North Charleston.

    Gates will officially open at 5:00 p.m.

    Marsh Jam will feature the following acts (in order of appearance)

    • 6:00 p.m. – Singer and songwriter, Tim Easton

    • 7:00 p.m. – Americana/Roots Family band, The Lowhills

    • 8:00 p.m. – Fusion funk band, The Howling Moon Pimps

    • 9:00 p.m. – Hip-hop artist, Benjamin Starr  (pictured)

    Food and beverage will also be available for purchase including Caribbean Creole food truck, Boxcar Betty’s and Freehouse Brewery.

    Guests are encouraged to bring their own chair and are advised to wear shoes at all times. Friendly dogs are welcome and must be kept on a leash at all times.

    The Bend is located at 3775 Azalea Drive in North Charleston. To learn more about the property, experiences and events, visit www.thebendcharleston.com.

  • 07

    The Cocktail Bandits to Host Summer Social July 7

    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Jul-07-17

    Summer in the Holy City is in full swing! Ladies, break out that summer dress and Gents, grab that new bow tie for an evening with some of Charleston’s best! On the first Friday of July, join us for a celebration of amazing food, great music, delicious drinks and lots of dancing!

    Local and regional beverage crafters are sharing some of their special summer brews while Charleston area chefs prepare their signature dishes samplings. Make sure to wear your dancing shoes because ‘The House Band’ will provide soulful tunes all evening. Hosted by The Cocktail Bandits who will be making a major announcement with surprises and giveaways all evening!

    #EatDrinkMix

    WHEN​: Friday, July 7th at 6:30pm – 9pm

    WHERE​: Hyatt Place: 560 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    PRICE:​ $25 Purchase tickets here

    Admission price grants access to beverage and food stations, entertainment, photo booth fun from Sweetgrass Selfies, craft areas with Wine & Canvas and Sparkling Beauties!

    Cocktail Bandits

    Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves are the dynamic duo known around the globe as the curly-haired Cocktail Bandits. The full-time Charleston Ambassadors met at the College of Charleston, and now, with their booming hospitality business and self-titled Cocktail Bandits blog, promote female empowerment through advocacy for the food and beverage community from a feminine, urban perspective. The curly ladies, who talk cocktails daily, educate and entertain their growing blog audience through their own original cocktail recipes, promoting the craftsmanship of other bar professionals and sharing their experiences at foodie events all around the Holy City and beyond. Learn more at www.cocktailbandits.com

  • 12

    Odyssey Media's Writer's Boot Camp set for July in Downtown Charleston

    1:11 pm
    Jul-12-17-Jul-14-17

    “If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.”

    –– TONI MORRISON

    Congratulations to Reverend Claudia W. Spradley! Her new book, REvision: 2000 Year Old Principles That Are Relevant for Women Entrepreneurs Today, is now the number one Christian book on Amazon.com. She woke up this morning to rave reviews and incredible book sales.

    After attending Odyssey Media’s  inaugural Writer’s Boot-Camp, she was inspired to finally write her book! She teamed up with Dr. Larthenia Howard, author of How to Write a Book in 31 Days, and completed REvision. Dedra Tate, project manager of REVision, assisted with getting the book published, and today she could not be happier.

    Everyone has a story to tell. The Writer’s Boot Camp will empower you to finally write yours — whether it be in the form of a book, play, or script for television or film.

    “Cadets” will be whipped into shape through intensive, roll-up-your-sleeves workshops such as Writing for Television, The Business of Writing, and How to Write a Book in 31 Days.

    This year’s writer’s Boot Camp take place July 12th – July 14th, 2017, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District, located at 337 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina. As rigorous as this boot camp is, it’s also just as much a serene getaway in Charleston, South Carolina, where writers-in-training will get plenty of opportunities to unwind and mingle. Be sue to contact Odyssey Media for more info and details.

  • 14

    Ill Vibe The Tribe presents Elevators Volume 3

    2:44 pm
    Jul-14-17-Jul-15-17

    On Friday, July 14, 2017 at Purple Buffalo, local culture curators Ill Vibe the Tribe are presenting the third installation of their ever popular Hip Hop Showcase, Elevators. Elevators Volume 3 features the talents of JDanzo, of 803 The Clique, Charleston’s own Sunny Malin and two very special guests Mostafa and Landon Wordswell. Dj SCrib and IllVibe’s Resident Dj Sista Misses, will be tag teaming the tables blending between sets.

    J Danzo

    J Danzo, of 803 The Clique, is nothing short of mesmerizing. From wild hair to his charismatic flow, the youngest member of 803 The Clique constantly proves he isn’t the one to sleep on. Danzo dropped Young Basquiat in February of 2017 and has been making waves ever since. Sunny Malin, the quiet assassin, is humble in person but hungry on the mic. His album, Malin, released in January 2017, reminded everyone of how verbally calculating and captivating he can be.

    Sunny Malin

    Also gracing the stage is Landon Wordswell, fresh off of his UK tour. Wordswell has decided to once again bless the mic in Charleston and this time he’s bringing his friend and tour opener, Mostafa, along for the ride.  Landon Wordswell is a 29 year Corvallis, OR resident by way of St. Louis, MO. Those cities combined have influenced the emcee’s tenacity, perspective, and insight. Landon’s stage performance & delivery have been praised on tours both nationally & internationally for its captivating crowd appeal & intricate rhyme schemes coupled with tightly knitted personal lyrics.

    Outside of touring the United States with his frequent tour partner, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), he has also completed a full European tour with the legendary Artifacts. Landon Wordswell has also performed alongside greats such as Mos Def, The Game, Talib Kweli, Slum Village, Warren G, Mobb Deep, Blackalicious, Lyrics Born, Black Milk, Zion I, Raekwon (Wu-Tang), Jeru The Damaja, Guilty Simpson, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Devin The Dude, Binary Star, Aceyalone, Freestyle Fellowship & many, many more!

    For more information on Ill Vibe the Tribe visit their website here.

  • 15

    Baptist Hill Raising Funds for Athletic Uniforms

    11:07 am
    Jul-15-17-Jul-16-17

    Baptist Hill Middle High School is hosting a fundraiser this Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot (6251 Highway 162) in Hollywood. School administrators, coaches, and student-athletes are participating in a barbeque and car wash to raise a significant portion of their goal of $13,000 for new football and basketball uniforms.

    Students, families, school staff, and community members are all encouraged to attend. For more information about the event, please contact the Bobcats’ Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, Marion Brown, at 843-889-2276.

  • 15

    Preserve The Gullah presents 'GEECHEE GALA: An Archival Fundraiser'

    2:24 pm
    Jul-15-17-Jul-16-17

    Preserve The Gullah and CharlestonGOOD have teamed up to bring a night of artistic and cultural exploration with “The Geechee Gala” Archival Fundraiser on July 15, 2017. The gala and gallery, which will take place at 2 Canal St., marks PTG’s first ever fundraising event and aims to raise funds to go towards the historic preservation and restoration project of the Mosquito Beach coastline.

    Built in the 1950s, the Mosquito Beach dock and pavilion was the center of a thriving entertainment and recreational site for Black Charlestonians during the segregation era. It continued to see success up until 1976, when its tumultuous relationship with Charleston County reached new heights. The area was then basically neglected, in hopes that the highly sought-after waterfront property would be turned over to the city.

    Once Hurricane Hugo made its way through in 1989, the county offered no help for rebuilding. The huge storm saw to the demise of the area as it was known. Preserve The Gullah wishes to not only highlight the historical significance of this site, but also bring this piece of history back to life, to be enjoyed by all.

    Throughout the night, guests will experience the Gullah culture through African hand drums, freshly-cooked culinary dishes that carry you through the local history, and oral stories passed down the generations. The gallery features visuals captured during the 2+ year process, and all artwork will be available for purchase, with proceeds going towards the fundraiser. This event is free and open to the public, though a donation of $25+ is suggested and an RSVP on the Facebook event page is requested.

    About Preserve The Gullah: 

    Preserve The Gullah (PTG) was founded in 2015. It focuses on preserving the historical, economical, and ecological legacy of the Gullah culture, providing opportunities for progression to all of its people. Through various projects and programs, PTG strives to reach its mission and goals of:

    • Raising awareness of the historical and ecological relevance of the Mosquito Beach & the Gullah Corridor

    • Advocating sustainability, through both progressive and traditional techniques

    • Supporting and empowering the community by promoting the idea of celebrating the lost skills of our past and bringing them into a modern and sustainable future

    For more information on PTG projects from the past and present, please visit facebook.com/PreserveTheGullah

    To donate before and after the fundraiser, visit youcaring.com/preservethegullah

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    Special Needs Swim Nights continue July 15 and 29

    3:53 pm
    Jul-15-17-Jul-30-17

     

    The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is welcoming people with special needs, their families, caregivers and friends to a unique night at the waterpark! On Saturday, July 15, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark in North Charleston will open its gates in the evening for these guests to enjoy. Splash Zone will host its Special Needs Swim Night on July 29.

    Special Needs Swim Night will take place after the waterpark is closed to the general public, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Located at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, Whirlin’ Waters is the largest waterpark in the Charleston area and is home to the Otter Bay kiddie pool area, the Big Splash Tree House, Lily Pad Lagoon toddler play area, Rollin’ River lazy river, the Big Kahuna wave pool, the Rip Tide Run mat racer slide and the Tubular Twister slide complex. Splash Zone, located in James Island County Park, is a popular water park that brings the Caribbean to Charleston with island-style play structures, a lazy river and two 200-foot-long slides.

    Admission to Special Needs Swim Nights is $9 at Whirlin’ Waters July 15, and $7 at Splash Zone July 29. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase on site, and lifeguards will be on duty throughout the evening.

    To purchase advance tickets, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386.

    Whirlin’ Waters and Splash Zone waterparks are open for daily operations through Aug. 12. Charleston County Parks also owns and operates Splash Island Waterpark in Mount Pleasant.

    Special Needs Swim Night is made possible by the AccessABILITY program of the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. For more information on these programs or the three Charleston County waterparks, call 843-795-4386 or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.