The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission invites trail runners to mark their calendars and start training! On Saturday, Oct. 14 the Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K returns to scenic Johns Island County Park.
Runners will have a chance to embrace the breathtaking fall foliage, moss-draped oaks and native wildlife as they make their way through beautiful Johns Island trails. Races are offered for two distances: a half marathon and a 5K. Both the Half Marathon and 5K events will begin at 8:30 a.m.Spectators are welcome.
Registration for the Half Marathon is $40, and registration for the 5K is $28. Move It passholders can receive discounted registration for the half marathon and 5K of $32 and $22 respectively. Post-race beverages and live music are included.
Online registration for the Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K is available at CharlestonCountyParks.com and will end at 3 p.m. on Oct. 13. Walk-up registration will be accepted on race morning from 7 – 8 a.m. T-shirts will be guaranteed for runners who register prior to Sept. 14.
Want to hone your running skills on the trails? Sign up for Charleston County Parks’ 5K run clinics! Participants in the program will develop their skills by running or walking on scenic trails at either Johns Island County Park or Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant with experienced trail run coaches. Twice-weekly sessions starting Sept. 11 will focus on mental and physical endurance, form, agility and cross-training. Participants will finish up the program by running in the Lowcountry Trail 5K race Oct. 14. Race fees are included in program registration.
The race is open to ages 10 and up. Ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (registration and participation not required for chaperone).
Johns Island County Park, the site of Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, is located at 2662 Mullet Hall Road, just off of River Road. The park and is owned and operated by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission.
For more information on the Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K, to view race course maps, or to register, visit www.CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386.This event is brought to you by presenting sponsors The Loophole, Publix and your Charleston County Parks.
GoCo Events is known for producing very popular events in the Charleston market, like Bacon & Bourbon and the Charleston Dragon Boat Festival.The upcoming Charleston RumFest is a merger of their favorite things: cocktails, zany fun, food and fundraising for local cancer survivors.
The guests at Charleston RumFest,at Memminger Auditorium on Saturday, October 14th, from 7:30pm- 11pm won’t be passive observers.The night encourages them to adopt the spirit of fun and dive right in.Guests will be treated to games, surprises and pirate-themed mischief, including:
“Drink the Plank” – The Caribbean version of the Shot-Ski meets Kraken photo booth.
“Bacardi Cave- Follow the Bat” – An exciting new light show that gets you in the Caribbean mood.
“Knot So Fast” – How many knots can you tie in a minute and can your partner escape?
“Blue Chair Bay Dance Party” – Who has the best Caribbean moves?
“Pirate Dice” – A dice game that gets more entertaining as the night goes on!
“Spin the Wench” – Dizzy bat meets pirate sword.
Food lovers will enjoy a night of delicious pairings from Charleston’s most creative chefs, alongside dozens of global rum distilleries, music, and innovative entertainment. Inspired by the flavors of the Caribbean, local chefs have been instructed to create exotic flavors that test the imagination. Participating restaurants include Cane Rhum Bar, Victor’s Social Club, Rebel Taqueria, Mex 1 Cantina, Cherrywood BBQ, Tropical By Pacha Mama, Charleston Caribbean Creole, The Barbados Room at the Mills House, Gala Desserts, Edison James Island, Sno Bar, Charleston Rum Cake and Caribbean Delight.
The event will feature cocktails from dozens of rum distilleries from across the globe, including Bacardi, Papa’s Pilar, Kraken, Rum Haven, Sailor Jerry, Flor de Cana, Don Q, Appleton, Cruzan, Endless Summer Rum, Blue Chair Bay Rum, and more. But the event will also showcase the emerging local rum industry with Firefly Sea Island Rum and Red Harbor Rum.“This is a great chance to try innovative new rum cocktails you’ve never experienced before and see how the local rums compare to the world’s oldest brands,” says Rebecca Gosnell, of GoCo Events.
RumFest tickets are all-inclusive, providing guests with unlimited sampling from all participating distilleries & restaurants. Tickets are $65 each, and doors openat 7:30pm. All guests must be 21+ with valid ID.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Cancer Survivor Programs of Dragon Boat Charleston.
For more information about the 2nd annual Charleston RumFest and to purchase tickets, visit www.CharlestonRumFest.com or join the event on Facebook.
More than 30 artisans will exhibit their handcrafted arts and crafts Oct. 14-15 during the 10th Annual Autumn on the Ashley Arts and Crafts Fair at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
Featured items include wood carvings, paintings, textiles, jewelry, driftwood furniture, photography, natural skincare and lawn art. On both days the Philip Simmons Artist Blacksmith Guild and the Lowcountry Woodcarvers will do demonstrations.
This free craft fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Attendance to Magnolia Gardens requires basic garden admission. Garden admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.
Magnolia will also present an autumn plant sale in conjunction with the craft fair. At the Gilliard Garden Center, the selection of plants for sale will include fall planted bulbs, fall blooming Camellia Sasanquas, winter blooming Camellia Japonicas and ferns.
For more information, contact, Jayne Matney at 843-571-1266 (ext. 207).
Experience sensational sounds and vibrant performances at the Latin American Festival, Sunday, Oct. 15 at Wannamaker County Park! This 26th annual event celebrates Latin American music, dance, art, food and children’s activities and is highlighted by amazing performances inspired by culture from around the globe.
All ages are invited to come groove to live Latin music from six-piece band Sharey & su grupo Klave from 12 – 1 p.m. The high energy Bakalao Stars will bring Latin Ska music to the stage from 2 – 3 p.m.,and guests will end the day dancing along with the 12-piece horn group Orquesta Mayor from 4:30 – 6 p.m.
The festival will also feature high-energy performances and demonstrations. Charleston-based Buen Ache Dance Company will take the stage at 1 p.m. This group specializes in telling stories though vibrant performances, focusing on the African contribution to Latino culture, music and dance. Members dress in brilliant costumes and draw on the folkloric dances of Cuba, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean nations. Captivating Capoeira Charleston, a Brazilian martial arts group, will perform at 1:30 p.m. This ensemble’s folkloric presentation uses 500-year-old acrobatic movements, interactions and musical instruments to engage the audience and teach the Capoeira art form.
At the beginning of the festival and between sets, DJ Luigi of Latin Groove Charleston will keep dancers on their feet by spinning the hottest salsa, merengue, cumbia, bachata and reggaeton hits. Festival-goers can show off their skills at the 3:30 p.m. salsa dance contest. After visitors work up an appetite on the dance floor, they’re invited to indulge in authentic cuisine from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, along with traditional festival foods and beverages. Kids will enjoy jump castles, crafts and the Charleston County Public Library’s educational area at Cypress Hall.
Event admission to the Latin American Festival is $10. College students receive a discounted rate of $5 with a valid ID. Gold Pass holders and children ages 12 and under are free! No outside food, alcohol or coolers permitted. No dogs allowed. For more information, call (843) 795-4386, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com, or download our app. This event is brought to you by Boeing, Coca-Cola, Charleston Animal Society and your Charleston County Parks.
12 – 1 p.m. – Sharey & su grupo Klave
1 – 1:30 p.m. – Buen Ache Dance Company
1:30 – 2 p.m. – Capeoira Charleston
2 – 3 p.m. – Bakalao Stars
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Salsa Dance Contest with DJ Luigi of Latin Groove Charleston
Live at the Charleston Area Convention Center (next to the North Charleston Coliseum), the WWE presents NXT Live! See one of the hottest brands in sports entertainment as NXT returns to North Charleston for the first time this year on Friday, October 20. NXT LIVE will feature talent such as NXT Champion Drew McIntyre, Ember Moon (pictured above), Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish, Johnny Gargano, Roderick Strong and many more!
*Talent is subject to change*
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 25 at 10 AM. Tickets start at $20 (plus applicable fees) and are available at the North Charleston Coliseum Advance Ticket Office, over the phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at www.Ticketmaster.com.
The Life Center Cathedral will present an awareness program on Saturday, October 21, 2017. This outreach event will be used as platform to address domestic violence and the impact of it on children and families.
When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
Where: Life Center Cathedral, 7190 Cross County Road, North Charleston, S.C. 29418
Special guests include South Carolina Department of Social Services State Director Susan Alford; The Honorable Tiffany Spann Wilder (pictured below), esquire; and Batterer Intervention instructor Dr. Shanee Moore (pictured above).
The presentation will feature the Anderson Alpha Angels Step Team from Charleston.
Pastors, law enforcement, teachers, medical professionals, social workers, victim advocates, survivors, and foster parents are being invited to attend.
During this awareness program, information on how to become foster parents will be available.
Bishop Brian D. Moore is the Pastor of Life Center Cathedral.
(left to right) Charlie Wilson, Anthony Hamilton and La’Porsha Renae
Eleven-time Grammy nominee, Charlie Wilson, brings his critically-acclaimed show to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, SC on Friday, October 27, 2017. In It To Win It is the title of Wilson’s latest album, released February 17, 2017, with an A team of musical guest features including Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, Robin Thicke, Wiz Khalifa, Lalah Hathaway and T.I. The first single from the album, “I’m Blessed,” went number one on both the Urban Adult Contemporary chart and the Hot Gospel Songs chart.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit charliewilsonmusic.com. Tickets on sale Friday, August 11 at 10 am.
“I am excited about continuing my tour and being on the road with my friends Anthony Hamilton and La’Porsha Renae. As usual, folks should come prepared for a party. I am looking forward to performing my new singles, “Good Time” and “Smile For Me” in addition to “I’m Blessed” alongside many of my fan favorite hit songs that I have had in my solo career and of course the GAP Band classics as well.”
“2017 has been an epic year for Charlie Wilson. His In It To Win It album debut posted impressive numbers landing him at #1 on the Billboard Album charts and his In It To Win It arena tour became one of the biggest in terms of grosses and attendance for the year thus far,” stated Michael Paran, Wilson’s manager and CEO of P Music Group. “The new album represents some of the best music Charlie has recorded in his career and plays well for his diverse fan base as there is something on the In It To Win It album for everyone. I am extremely proud to be a part of Charlie’s continued upward momentum and relevance in the music business year after year.”
Charlie Wilson has received numerous awards during his critically-acclaimed career including eleven Grammy nominations and a 2013 BET Lifetime Achievement Award which included performances by Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, Stevie Wonder, Jamie Foxx and India Arie.