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CALENDAR, Feb. 19+:  Workshops, book sale, Lewis Black

CALENDAR, Feb. 19+:  Workshops, book sale, Lewis Black

Free tax workshop: 9 a.m. to noon, Feb. 23, Trident United Way conference room, 6296 Rivers Avenue, Suite 101, North Charleston.  The S.C. Small Business Development Center and partners will offer a free tax workshop for small business owners to provide information and instruction on business taxes and related topics.  To register, call 843.740.6160.

School board workshop: 10 a.m. to non, Feb. 24, Lonnie Hamilton Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston 29405.  The League of Women Voters of Charleston will offer a free workshop to review what it takes to be a school board candidate or advocate for the 113,000 area children in public schools.  While free, an advance reservation is requested at http://lwvcharleston.org/school_board_2018.html

Spring book sale:  Starts at 9 a.m. on March 2 and March 3, Otranto Regional Library, 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston.  Charleston Friends of the Library will have more than 10,000 gently used books, CDs, DVDs and audio books at prices that can’t be beat at this annual sale.  Free admission.  More info.  

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CALENDAR, Feb. 12+:  SEWE returns to Charleston this week

Staff reports  |  The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition returns to Charleston starting Feb. 16 for the annual three-day sportsman’s extravaganza that brings thousands to the Holy City to enjoy wildlife and nature-oriented activities. An awards dinner is set for Feb. 14, followed by private viewing hours and a gala on Feb. 15.

This year, wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy everything from art auctions and sales to balls, oyster roasts and wildlife tours.  There will be education events, such as the Feb. 18 discussion by Garden & Gun on the future of oyster aquaculture, and fun events, such as the always-popular Dock Dogs performances.

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CALENDAR, 2/5+:  Get a singing Valentine, more

CALENDAR, 2/5+: Get a singing Valentine, more

Staff reports  |  The Charleston Barbershop Chorus and Palmetto Vocal Project will deliver Singing Valentines to that special someone in your life on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day.

For $50, the a cappella singers wearing distinctive red, white and black attire will visit all kinds of places — restaurants, schools, offices, hospitals, retirement communities or homes — and sing for your loved one a love song, deliver a Valentine’s Day card and a long-stemmed rose provided by Belvas Flower Shop of Mount Pleasant.

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CALENDAR, Jan. 29+:  How to book a singing Valentine

CALENDAR, Jan. 29+:  How to book a singing Valentine

Staff reports  |  The Charleston Barbershop Chorus and Palmetto Vocal Project will deliver Singing Valentines to that special someone in your life on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day.

For $50, the a cappella singers wearing distinctive red, white and black attire will visit all kinds of places — restaurants, schools, offices, hospitals, retirement communities or homes — and sing for your loved one a love song, deliver a Valentine’s Day card and a long-stemmed rose provided by Belvas Flower Shop of Mount Pleasant.

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CALENDAR, Jan. 22+: On civil rights photography, breaking barriers, more

CALENDAR, Jan. 22+: On civil rights photography, breaking barriers, more

Staff reports  |  The niece of a celebrated civil rights photographer will be at a special event Jan. 30 at Charleston County Public Library on Calhoun Street. Karen Berman will attend an event at the library at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30 that celebrates photographs taken by her aunt, Ida Berman, in 1959 on Johns Island as residents were organizing to vote and figure for their rights.  A display of photos have been at the library since the beginning of the month.

NINE DAYS LEFT, Cuba photo exhibit: Through Jan. 31. Charleston County Public Library, Calhoun St., Charleston.  Charleston Currents’ editor and publisher Andy Brack offers photographic insights into Cuba from a 2015 visit to the country.  An exhibition is on display in the Saul Alexander Gallery.  Free.

Breaking down barriers:  6 p.m. Jan. 23, Emanuel AME Church, Charleston.  Former S.C. Rep. Lucille Whipper of Mount Pleasant and Charleston business leader Linda Ketner will share their experiences breaking barriers in this talk moderated by Patricia Williams Lessane, a cultural anthropologist and the executive director of the Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston. 

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CALENDAR, Jan. 16+: On breaking barriers, restaurants, comedy and jazz

CALENDAR, Jan. 16+: On breaking barriers, restaurants, comedy and jazz

Staff reports  |  Former S.C. Rep. Lucille Whipper of Mount Pleasant and Charleston business leader Linda Ketner, two recent recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Charleston NAACP, will share their experiences breaking barriers in South Carolina at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church in a forum that starts 6 p.m. Jan. 23.  The talk will be moderated by Patricia Williams Lessane, a cultural anthropologist and the executive director of the Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston.  Several other community events also are listed on the calendar. Click headline for more.

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This young woman is a drummer and singer in a band that plays Afro-Cuban music at an art studio in El Callejon de Hamel in Havana.

CALENDAR, Jan. 8+: Restaurant week, author talk, music, more

Cuba photo exhibit: Through Jan. 31/ Charleston County Public Library, Calhoun St., Charleston.  Charleston Currents’ editor and publisher Andy Brack offers photographic insights into Cuba from a 2015 visit to the country.  An exhibition is on display in the Saul Alexander Gallery.  Free.

Restaurant Week:  Jan. 10-21 in Charleston area restaurants.  Charleston diners will be able to enjoy special food and drinks from renowned chefs at dozens of local eateries during the latest installment of Charleston Restaurant Week.  More than 100 restaurants are expected to participate.  For a list, click here.

Tata talk: Noon, Jan. 10, High Cotton restaurant, East Bay St., Charleston.  Retired Brigadier Gen. A.J. Tata will profile his latest military thriller, Direct Fire, at this Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series Luncheon.  Tickets are $31 for the luncheon and $58 for the luncheon and signed copy of the book.  More info.

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CALENDAR, Jan. 1+: Berman’s civil rights photos on display at library

CALENDAR, Jan. 1+: Berman’s civil rights photos on display at library

Staff reports  |  If you want to know more of what life was like on Johns Island as the civil rights movement was blossoming, you should see Ida Berman’s collection of photographs now on display at the Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston.

A celebrated photographer and immigrant, Berman snapped these never-before-seen photos of places and scenes on the sea island from January 1959 include people working at The Progressive Club as well as portraits of civil rights leaders Esau Jenkins, Myles Horton, Septima Clark and others. 

Special Jan. 4 event: Candie Carawan, who published the landmark, “Ain’t You Got a Right to the Tree of Life?” with husband Guy Carawan, will share civil rights stories with Team Backpack journalists 5:30 p.m. Jan. 4 in the library’s auditorium.  The book includes statements from Johns Island residents during the modern civil rights movement. 

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CALENDAR, Dec 18:+:  More than holiday events now on calendar

CALENDAR, Dec 18:+:  More than holiday events now on calendar

A Christmas Carol.: Runs through Dec. 20, Dock Street Theatre, Charleston.    The holiday classic returns again as Charleston Stage’s musical adaption features Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, will put you in the Christmas spirit with four spectacular new musical production numbers. For tickets and more information, go to CharlestonStage.com.

Holiday Festival of Lights: Runs through Dec. 31, James Island County Park.  There’s fun every night through the end of the month for anyone who wants to see more than 2 million holiday lights in this annual spectacular event.  Learn more. 

(NEW) New Year’s Eve:  There are lots of parties around town where you can ring in the new year.  A sampling:
* Yorktown Countdown
* Mansion Ball at The Restoration
* New Year’s Eve – Hollywood Style with the Joe Clarke Quartet
* New Year’s Eve dinner cruise
More: Search Charleston CVB

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CALENDAR, Dec. 11:+: Holiday events fill December calendar

CALENDAR, Dec. 11:+: Holiday events fill December calendar

A Charleston Celtic Christmas: 7 p.m., Dec. 11, Circular Congregational Church, Meeting Street, Charleston.  Na Fidléirí and the Taylor Festival Choir will perform a program that continues to present a mixture of traditional holiday carols, instrumental jigs with a Celtic flavor and spiritual choral and instrumental segments. 

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings:  Shows are through Dec. 17, Cabaret Theatre, Duvall Center, 2816 Azalea Drive, North Charleston.  Midtown Productions will offer the local premier of this musical comedy of doo=wop songs of the 50s and 60s.

A Christmas Carol.: Runs through Dec. 20, Dock Street Theatre, Charleston.    The holiday classic returns again as Charleston Stage’s musical adaption features Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

Holiday Festival of Lights: Runs through Dec. 31, James Island County Park.  There’s fun every night through the end of the month for anyone who wants to see more than 2 million holiday lights in this annual spectacular event. 

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