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CALENDAR, Aug. 14+:   From baseball to a pop-up photo exhibit

CALENDAR, Aug. 14+:   From baseball to a pop-up photo exhibit

Public Transit meeting:  3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 15 @ ConNECKted, City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St., Charleston.  Best Friends of the Lowcountry is hosting a town hall to talk about transportation issues in the gallery, which offers the ConNECKted art exhibition on the same date.  More.

Week of baseball.  The Charleston RiverDogs are in town for a week starting Aug. 15 with a three-day series against Greenville’s Drive and a four-day series versus the Augusta GreenJackets.  More.

Pop-up exhibit:  Aug. 20, McLeod Plantation Historic Site, James Island.  This one-day photo exhibit will feature photos from award-winning photographer Pete Marovich from his exhibit entitled Shadows of the Gullah Geechee.  More info: Charleston County Parks.

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CALENDAR, Aug. 7+:   From drilling meeting to a new town hall

CALENDAR, Aug. 7+:   From drilling meeting to a new town hall

Stop offshore drilling:  6 p.m., Aug. 7, The Yacht Club at the Charleston Harbor Resort, Mount Pleasant.  Several environmental groups, state Sen. Chip Campsen (R-Mount Pleasant) and other elected officials will meet to discuss the “slippery slope” and what can be done to stop offshore drilling.  RSVP.

New town hall community day:  Aug. 11.  Mount Pleasant’s new $34 million town hall will be open Aug. 8, but the community will celebrate the new 92,000 square-foot building on Aug. 11, according to press reports. 

Shaggin’ on the Cooper.  Vinyl Daze will appear 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 12 on the Mount Pleasant Pier as part of Charleston County Parks’ annual classic dancing series.  Food and beverages will be available.  Cost is $10.  More:  CharlestonCountyParks.com

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CALENDAR, July 31+:   From small business to music and meetings

CALENDAR, July 31+:   From small business to music and meetings

Financing a small business:  3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 3, Trident United Way building, Suite 101, 6296 Rivers Ave., North Charleston.  The Small Business Administration will offer a two-hour workshop with financial experts who will share lending options and experience for people looking for business capital.  Cost: $20.  To register or learn more, visit www.charlestonsbdc.com or call 843-740-6160.

Reggae Nights concert series.  James Island County Park.  Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with performances starting at 8:30 p.m. for this county concert series with Mystic Vibrations, Aug. 4.

(NEW) Stop offshore drilling:  6 p.m., Aug. 7, The Yacht Club at the Charleston Harbor Resort, Mount Pleasant.  Several environmental groups, state Sen. Chip Campsen (R-Mount Pleasant) and other elected officials will meet to discuss the “slippery slope” and what can be done to stop offshore drilling.  RSVP.

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CALENDAR, July 24+:   Books, business and music

CALENDAR, July 24+:   Books, business and music

John’s Island book sale.  Charleston Friends of the Library will hold a two-day book sale July 28 and 29 at the John’s Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway, to raise money for the charity.  Paperbacks start at $1 and hardbacks at $3.  There also are lots of other materials, such as DVDs, CDs and children’s books.  The sale starts at 9 a.m. each day and ends in late afternoon.  More:  CharlestonLibraryFriends.org.

Financing a small business:  3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 3, Trident United Way building, Suite 101, 6296 Rivers Ave., North Charleston.  The Small Business Administration will offer a two-hour workshop with financial experts who will share lending options and experience for people looking for business capital.  Cost: $20.  To register or learn more, visit www.charlestonsbdc.com or call 843-740-6160.

Reggae Nights concert series.  James Island County Park.  Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with performances starting at 8:30 p.m. for this county concert series with Mystic Vibrations, Aug. 4.

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CALENDAR, July 17+:   Reggae, ladybugs, history and books

CALENDAR, July 17+:   Reggae, ladybugs, history and books

Reggae Nights concert series.  James Island County Park.  Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with performances starting at 8:30 p.m. for this county concert series with Jah Works, July 21; and Mystic Vibrations, Aug. 4. (NEW) Ladybug release:  Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will release 150,000 ladybugs into the gardens 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 22, 3550 Ashley River Rd., Charleston. […]

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CALENDAR, July 10+:  Business training, concerts and more

CALENDAR, July 10+:  Business training, concerts and more

Coming events around the Lowcountry:
* Unveiling McLeod Plantation, weekly
* How to write business plans, July 13
* Reggae Nights concerts, July 21
* Financing a small business, Aug. 3
And lots of listings for farmers markets … take advantage of the summer bounty!

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CALENDAR, July 3+:  Lots of fireworks, events around Lowcountry

CALENDAR, July 3+:  Lots of fireworks, events around Lowcountry

Staff reports |  About all you have to do is open your eyes and ears Tuesday around dusk to experience Independence Day fireworks.  And if you want a preview of the festivities, check out the fireworks tonight at The Joe on Fishburne Street after the 6:35 p.m. game with the Augusta GreenJackets (It should be good – the ‘Dogs walloped Augusta 11-4 Saturday and then the ‘Jackets shut out the ‘Dogs last night.)

You can find fireworks and holiday festivals on Tuesday in North Charleston at Riverfront Park; Summerville’s Gahagan Park; Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant; and just down the street at Mount Pleasant Pier, which will have the Uncle Sam Jam (see below); and at the S.C. Aquarium in Charleston.

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An historical image of  Jasper raising the battle flag of the colonial forces over present-day Fort Moultrie on June 28, 1776 during the Battle of Sullivan's Island.

CALENDAR, June 26+:  Carolina Day and more holiday events

Staff reports  |  The 241st anniversary of South Carolina patriots’ victory over the British at the Battle of Sullivans Island on June 28, 1776, will be commemorated Wednesday as residents of the Palmetto State are urged to fly the state’s flags:

Residents are asked to gather at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Washington Park next to Charleston City Hall.  Thirty minutes later, the group will march to White Point Gardens to witness an 11:30 a.m. speech by Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg commemorating the valor of patriots as they fended off a land and sea attack generations ago. 

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CALENDAR, June 19+:  Theater, books, fish and hats

CALENDAR, June 19+:  Theater, books, fish and hats

I Got You Babe: Various times, June 13 to Sept. 13, 34 West Theater, 200 Meeting St., Charleston.  34 West Theater’s downtown venue will be California Dreaming all summer with its newest musical, I Got You Babe.  Tickets are $30 each.  For the schedule and more about the production, visit www.34west.org.

Mary Alice Monroe luncheon: Noon, June 20, High Cotton, 199 East Bay St., Charleston.  New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe will introduce a new novel, Beach House For Rent, at this three-course luncheon that is part of Blue Bicycle Books’ Charleston author series. Click here for tickets.

Carolina Billfish Classic:  June 21-24, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant.  The state’s premiere billfishing tournament and the third leg of S.C. Governor’s Coup Billfishing Series comes to the Lowcountry during this weekend along Charleston harbor.  Learn more.

Hat Day in the Sun:  Noon to 1 p.m., June 22, Marion Square, Charleston.  The Hat Ladies will distribute Free Hats to promote hat wearing for sun protection.  One per person as long as supplies last.  More:  hatladies.org

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CALENDAR, June 12+:  Three listening sessions, mixer, crafts

CALENDAR, June 12+:  Three listening sessions, mixer, crafts

I Got You Babe: Various times, June 13 to Sept. 13, 34 West Theater, 200 Meeting St., Charleston.  34 West Theater’s downtown venue will be California Dreaming all summer with its newest musical, I Got You Babe.  Tickets are $30 each.  For the schedule and more about the production, visit www.34west.org.

(NEW) Moonlight Mixer:  7 p.m. to 11 p.m., June 16, Folly Beach Pier.  All ages are invited to celebrate the arrival of summertime weather with some shag dancing on the Folly Beach Pier. DJ Jim Bowers will keep your feet moving with the hottest oldies and beach music.  Other upcoming Moonlight Mixer dates will be July 7, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15.  Cost is $10 per person on site.    More:  CharlestonCountyParks.com

Craft Show:  10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 17, BiLo Palmetto Pavilion, Shelmore Boulevard, Mount Pleasant.  The Crafters Network LLC will host a show to provide lots of jewelry, artwork, clothing and more, all of which could make great Father’s Day presents.  More info:  843.884.0163.

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