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Kids’ Yoga at Kids Play Garden

Kids Play Garden is proud to offer Kids Yoga every weekday at 4:00 p.m. at both locations Kids Play Garden Mount Pleasant and Kids Play Garden South Windermere. Led by a certified yoga instructor, kids will learn how to wind down after a busy day, listen to their breath and become more in tune with their body. Kids yoga classes are held weekly at normal hourly rates. There are no extra fees, and parents don’t need a reservation for their child to attend.

“Now that it’s lighter outside, this is a great way for the kids to wind down and relax so when the parents pick them up to go home, they’re ready to sit down to dinner with their family.” says Maren Anderson, founder of Kids Play Garden.

Parents can drop off the kids for the hour or up to four hours during regular business hours. For more on the hours and locations, visit

UNTIL May 3rd, 2016
Puddle Jumper Classes for Kids at Palmetto Islands County Park

Students don’t just leave Puddle Jumpers with dirty hands. The learning outcomes of classes include nature exploration and identification, social skills development, movement and body awareness, problem solving, artistic expression, and creative play. During these classes children play, explore, dig, construct, create, observe, and ponder what they encounter in nature. They sing songs, build shelters, track animals, tell stories, ask questions, discover answers, and most importantly, find joy in being outside. Classes meet at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mt. Pleasant, SC and each class begins at one of the park’s open-air shelters. Class is in session no matter the weather, so be prepared for rain or shine (or both)! For information and registration, visit

April 21 UNTIL July 21 (Specific Dates)
SC Aquarium Adult After Hours

The South Carolina Aquarium is keeping the doors open late as part of an Aquarium After Hours series, designed for adults, that begins Thursday, April 21. Grab a friend or a date, a beer or glass of wine, and enjoy access to all of the South Carolina Aquarium galleries after dark. As part of the After Hours series the Aquarium will remain open until 10 p.m. four times this year including April 21, May 26, June 23 and July 21. During the series, made-to-order food selections, as well as beer and wine options, will be available for purchase. Guests will enjoy live music beginning at 6 p.m. in addition to special interactive programing and animal encounters geared towards adults.

There’s a lot to see and do at After Hours including:

Enjoy the Madagascar Journey exhibit and meet two endangered red ruffed lemurs.
Hourly animal encounters.
Two newly designed dive shows.
Learn more about animals that live in South Carolina when you venture from the mountains to the sea!
Enjoy made to order food options from Indigenius Cuisine.
Beer and wine available for purchase at cash bar.
Live musical entertainment.
Regular Aquarium admission rates apply; free for Aquarium members. For more information, visit or call (843) 577-FISH (3474).

April 29, 2016
A Lowcountry Affair at Patriot’s Point 

Date: April 29
Time: 6:30 – 10:30 pm
Location: Hangar Bay III of USS YORKTOWN at Patriot’s Point
Tickets: $75/person

This Lowcountry Affair, presented by the American Red Cross of the Lowcountry, is a celebration of an organization that meets the highest standards in helping and serving the people of the South Carolina Lowcountry. With more than 100 years of experience, a distinguished history, impeccable reputation, devoted staff and volunteers, and the incomparable generosity of its donors.

We invite you to be part of something legendary.

For more information visit:

April 30, 2016
North Charleston Arts Fest 

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department proudly presents the 2016 North Charleston Arts Fest. This annual nine-day event highlights national, regional, and local artists and performers in the areas of dance, theatre, music, film media, and visual & literary arts. For over 30 years, the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting more than 30,000 residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast and beyond to experience nearly 100 free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in a variety of venues, including libraries, community centers, schools, civic auditoriums, and parks. The festival concludes with the Grand Finale at North Charleston Riverfront Park featuring performances by professional groups and Tri-county schools, children’s activities, a food truck rodeo, and fireworks over the Cooper River. Free & ticketed events at various venues. April 29-May 7, 2016. For more visit

April 30, 2016 and May 1, 2016
Charleston In-Water Boat Show

The Charleston In-Water Boat Show takes place this Saturday & Sunday at the Bristol Marina and Brittlebank Park in downtown Charleston. Meet Wicked Tuna’s Capt. Dave Carraro. The region’s major boat dealers present this annual event. There will be additional displays, features and exhibits at the Brittlebank Park. This annual event will present an opportunity for boat dealers to highlight and sell all size boats, as well as display the latest offerings in marine related products and services. Admission is $10 with 12 and under free.

May 1, 2016
Bed Race Charleston at MUSC Stadium 

The 7th annual Bed Race Charleston is set to take place on Sunday, May 1 at the MUSC Health Stadium (formerly Blackbaud Stadium) on Daniel Island. This annual event brings the Charleston community together by racing beds to raise money for childhood cancer through the non profit organization, Camp Happy Days. The Bed Race will begin with a grand parade of decorated beds at MUSC Health Stadium at 12pm with the race to follow. Beds will race two at a time for the distance of approximately two blocks. At the end of the race, awards will be given out. For more information about the 7th Annual Charleston Bed Race and Camp Happy Days, please visit or find them on Facebook at Camp Happy Days.

May 1, 2016
Old Village Home, Garden & Art Tour

The American Red Cross of Lowcountry South Carolina is inviting local residents and visitors alike to walk through homes, and gardens in historic Mount Pleasant, on Sunday, May 1, 2016, from 12 to 5 p.m.

The Old Village Home, Garden & Art Tour (starting at Edwards Park) is a once in a lifetime chance to see and learn about remarkable sites, such as the town’s first post office and a former dispensary, view unique family heirlooms, including some passed down through the generations from Arthur Middleton and his family, and take in hypnotic floral gardens while touring exclusive properties not normally open to the public

While exploring the eight properties, guests will be treated to samples of Lowcountry cuisine prepared by some of the area’s finest chefs and view Plein Air artists working in gardens, where their work will be for sale to benefit the Red Cross.

To purchase tickets to the events, visit or call 843-764-2323 x386.

May 1. 2016
New North Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Kick Off 

It’s no secret that Mount Pleasant is expanding up Highway 17 North. And to accommodate those that live in the area, The Rusty Rudder has teamed up with Black Goldfish Designer Dionne Gada to offer a North Mount Pleasant Farmers Market every Sunday through October from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Rusty Rudder, 3562 N. Hwy 17,

Gruber Farms will offer local vegetables, fruit and fresh eggs. More than 20 vendors, artists and crafters will be onsite in the large area behind The Rusty Rudder. The market offers free parking, live music and activities for the children.

“When Dionne approached me with the idea, we jumped on board. The area behind our restaurant is large and accommodating and perfect for a farmers market. And it’s perfect for families to stop by after church to shop and dine with us. Dionne has worked hard to make this a reality.” says Brian Johnston, owner of Rusty Rudder.

For those who would like to be a vendor at the North Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, please email or contact Dionne Gada directly.

May 7, 2016
Mom’s Run and Family Fun Day at MUSC Health Stadium on Daniel Island 

On Mother’s Day weekend, honor moms everywhere by supporting a cause that helps women and their families suffering from postpartum mood disorders. Postpartum Support Charleston is hosting the 13th annual Moms’ Run + Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 7 at MUSC Health Stadium (formerly Blackbaud Stadium) on Daniel Island.

Doors open at 7 a.m. for pre-race Family Fun Day festivities. The 5K run/walk begins at 8 a.m. along a new course that starts at MUSC Health Stadium, continues along Daniel Island Drive, Fairchild Street and ends back at the stadium. Participants are invited to stay after the race for the awards ceremony plus music, free food and plenty of children’s activities, including a jump castle, face painting, crafts and games. Family Fun Day is included in race registration.

The annual Moms’ Run, presented by Trident Health, is Postpartum Support Charleston’s largest fundraiser, allowing the organization to further its mission of educating, supporting and healing women suffering from postpartum mood disorders, such as postpartum depression and anxiety. Postpartum Support Charleston offers support for women going through PPD and their families as well as community resources and education plus grants for women who may need financial assistance getting treatment for postpartum depression.

Race registration is $25; $30 for stroller registration; $15 for children 10 and under. Prices increase $5 on April 27. For more information and registration details, visit

May 7, 2016
SC Aquarium Conservation Gala

The South Carolina Aquarium will host its 10th annual Conservation Gala, May 7 on Liberty Square in Charleston. The gala will celebrate STEM education and the Aquarium’s award-winning programs and will recognize local visionaries and champions of STEM education. During the gala, the Environmental Stewardship Award will be presented along with the InterTech Group Award for Excellence in STEM Education. The evening will underscore the importance of investing in STEM education to arrive at innovative solutions to our most pressing environmental concerns, from coastal resiliency to ocean acidification.

The gala will include cocktails, a seated dinner, an award presentation and live entertainment at the After-Affair. The charitable evening will raise funds for the South Carolina Aquarium’s diverse environmental, education and conservation programs.

The 10th annual South Carolina Aquarium Conservation Gala takes place May 7, 2016 from 6 to 11 p.m. Individual tickets are $300 per person; table sponsorships are also available. Contact Stephanie Gabosch at or (843) 579-8540 for more information about this event, including tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

May 15, 2016
Commune Supper Cult and Event Collaborative at Sea Island Savory Herbs 

Commune. Supper Cult & Event Collaborative is excited to announce a supper cult event at Sea Island Savory Herbs on May 15th.

On May 15th, Chefs Jason Rheinwald of The Ocean Room and Air Casebier of FEAST Charleston will cook and collaborate at Sea Island Savory Herbs (5920 Chisolm Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455) to craft a meal highlighting herbs grown at the farm. McCarus Beverage Company will pair wines with each course highlighting and complimenting the flavors of the farm. Beginning at 5:30pm, the dinner will include an introduction and tour of Sea Island Savory, four family style courses featuring foods grown on the farm, live music, a welcome cocktail and wine pairings for $115 per person. Early bird tickets are available for $95 if purchased by May 8th. Tickets are available for purchase at

May 22, 2016
Bands, Burgers and Brews Throwdown at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina 

Who will be Charleston’s 2016 Best Burger Champion? Watch your favorite restaurants battle it out Sunday, May 22nd at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. Top chefs in Charleston will showcase their originality and creativity to compete for the Best Burger Throwdown title and a Golden Ticket to compete in the World Burger Competition this November . Travel Channel’s George Motz from the show “Burger Land” along with other culinary gurus, will help decide Charleston’s best burger.
Spend your Sunday listening to great bands, sipping on craft beer, and filling your tummy with Charleston’s best burgers. This family friendly event is sure to come a Charleston tradition.
Music TBA. $10 Gate Admission; F&B Tickets are $1 each, Tasting Tickets are $1 for 1/4 burger.
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