Top fundraiser walks the walk and jams on weekends
By LEIGH HANDEL
Communications chair, Association of Fundraising Professionals
Special to CharlestonCurrents.com
17, 2010 -- Jim Fisher's colleagues refer to him as the "gold
standard" of fundraisers, those professionals who can be found
at the heart of every nonprofit organization in the Lowcountry.
recognition of his three decades of service, success, leadership
and volunteerism in the greater Charleston community, Fisher will
be recognized as the first recipient of the "Outstanding Professional
Fundraiser" award at the Association of Fundraising Professionals
(AFP) S.C. Lowcountry chapter's celebration of AFP's 50th anniversary
awards luncheon will be at noon at the Charleston Marriott, 170
Lockwood Blvd. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $40
and can be purchased at firstname.lastname@example.org.
J. "Jim" Fisher is currently vice president for development
and alumni affairs at the Medical University of South Carolina,
where he has served for over 31 years. Under Fisher's leadership,
the university's professional development staff has grown from three
members to 45 while philanthropic support has grown from about $450,000
per year to more than $70 million. MUSC's most recent $300 million
Capital Campaign is concluding well ahead of goal and a full year
ahead of schedule.
represents the ideal fundraising professional, serving as a bridge
to connect those in need with those who can help," said AFP
Lowcountry Chapter President Becky Dornisch. "His intellect,
integrity and dynamic leadership have benefited our community both
as a professional fundraiser and as an active volunteer himself."
don't get the impression that Jim is just another "business
suit" kind of guy. As singer and guitarist for the Gin House
Boys, Fisher has entertained Charleston audiences for more than
20 years with the sounds of classic rock and standard oldies in
local clubs and at special events and weddings. Local venues include
Charleston Place, Sunfire Grill, Iacofano's and Buffalo South.
man of varied talents and interests, Fisher practices what he preaches
to others about philanthropy. The consummate volunteer himself,
Jim has served in leadership positions or been actively involved
with numerous civic organizations including the Charleston County
Planning Commission, the Carolina Youth Development Center, Water
Missions International, Trident United Way, the Charleston County
School of the Arts, the Charleston Governance Council, and the Nativity
professionals like Jim are agents of change for the betterment of
our community," Dornisch said. "Our work touches, changes
and sometimes even saves countless lives in ways we may not even
be aware of."
married his Charleston high school sweetheart, Fisher began his
career in banking in Anderson, S.C. It wasn't long, however, before
he began to feel like he "needed something more personally
fulfilling." He returned to Charleston in 1979 and, despite
his lack of experience in philanthropy, MUSC took a chance by hiring
Fisher as its director of annual giving. The chance quickly began
to pay off for MUSC when the fledgling department raised $444,000
his first year.
local AFP chapter received a number of outstanding nominations for
this first-time award, said Judy Almand, awards chairman. The local
chapter narrowed nominations to the top two, which were then sent
to the Chicago AFP chapter for validation. "They overwhelmingly
agreed that Jim's career demonstrated the best in fundraising ethics
and practices," Almand said.
many support letters for Jim's nomination all cited that his real
strengths are his integrity and the dignity and professionalism
that he brings to the profession of fundraising," Almand said.
his letter of support for Fisher's nomination, colleague Terry Stanley
said, "Throughout the chapter's 15-year history, Jim has encouraged
his colleagues at MUSC and beyond to become involved, to invest
in professional development and serve as leaders and mentors for
has also served as a delegate to the AFP National Assembly and is
an active member of several national professional organizations,
including the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Council for
the Advancement and Support of Education, and the Association of
American Medical Colleges. He has served as faculty, program chair
and moderator at many of these organizations' national and regional
International President and CEO Paulette Maehara will be in Charleston
June 21 for the local chapter's annual Summer Institute and AFP's
50th anniversary celebration, at which Fisher will receive his award.
AFP International was founded June 21, 1960. Fisher was instrumental
in founding the local chapter 15 years ago and served as its inaugural
is also credited for initiating National Philanthropy Day in Charleston.
Designed to raise awareness of the philanthropic opportunities and
accomplishments in the Lowcountry, the celebration now has grown
into Philanthropy Week in the Lowcountry, when, each November, nonprofits
around the Lowcountry plan events and public awareness programs
designed to recognize the spirit of giving in our community.
the Pump Day: Now more than ever
By ANN THRASH, editor
17, 2010 -- Talk about good timing. As the BP oil-spill crisis drags
on and President Obama summons company executives to the White House,
CARTA - the local bus system - joins public transportation systems
across the nation in holding "Dump the Pump Day" today.
With anger at BP and frustration with our national dependence on
oil reaching new heights, it's certainly an opportune time for such
is the fifth year that that American Public Transportation Association
has sponsored Dump the Pump Day. CARTA -- the Charleston Area Regional
Transportation Authority -- is encouraging local residents to give
a CARTA bus a try today as they go about their business -- work,
school, shopping, doctor's appointments, etc. The goal is not only
to increase ridership, but also to raise awareness about the benefits
of public transportation - among them, lowering our spending and
reliance on gasoline, saving parking costs, and reducing other expenses
that come with vehicle ownership.
local residents took another look at CARTA in 2007 and '08, when
gas prices were going through the roof. Although prices have come
down since then, CARTA officials say they continue to see an increase
in ridership, with numbers that are breaking records. In April,
381,451 passengers rode CARTA, an increase of 13.86 percent over
the same month last year. Statistics from April also show a year-to-date
increase in ridership of 9.51 percent. That would seem to indicate
that a good many of those who tried CARTA for the first time two
years ago found it to be a good and efficient deal.
connection with Dump the Pump day, CARTA is also launching a Facebook
page with a five-week contest asking residents to share their
ideas for how they plan to "dump the pump" this summer,
with a chance for weekly and overall winners to take home some prizes.
you'd like to find a CARTA stop and routes near you, call 724-7420
or go to http://www.RideCarta.com.
And if you try a bus for the first time, let us know - we'd love
to know what you think.
now, from our follow-up file:
jingle update: Gosh darn it, our local gal didn't win the
Folger's coffee jingle contest. We've kept you up to date over
the last few weeks (Currents,
4/6/10) about Amanda Lowers, a Charleston resident who
was one of 10 semifinalists nationwide in a jingle contest sponsored
by the coffee company. She submitted a video of herself playing
a ukulele on Folly Beach and giving her own musical spin to the
line "The best part of wakin' up is Folger's in your cup."
Visitors to the Folger's Web site voted Amanda's jingle into the
top five, so she got a free trip to New York City earlier this
month to perform her song in the finals. Sadly, she didn't win,
but clearly it was a tough competition (you can see a snippet
of the judging here -- look for Amanda with a bright yellow
shirt and a big red flower in her hair). She might not have won,
but she was the only finalist that the judges said was cute!
cabin research: We reported recently (Currents,
5/6/10) that historic preservationist Joseph McGill was
going to spend a night in a former slave cabin at Magnolia Plantation.
That happened on May 8, and now McGill is in the Lowcountry again,
this time to spend Saturday night in a slave cabin at McLeod Plantation
on James Island. McGill, a program officer with the National Trust
for Historic Preservation, is trying to bring attention to efforts
to save these old dwellings because they are a significant part
of the "built environment" that tells the story of the
African-American experience in the Palmetto State.
to Kitty Robinson, executive director of the Historic Charleston
Foundation, "Since its acquisition of McLeod Plantation
in 1992, HCF has long realized the importance of the property
in telling the story of African-Americans. With its intact slave
cabins and agricultural buildings, McLeod tells the story of
those who worked here, lived here, fought and died here during
the Civil War, and came here as Freedmen to begin new lives
after Emancipation. We are so pleased to have Joe McGill bring
even further attention to HCF's initiatives to preserve these
landmarks for future generations."
journey will continue in the weeks ahead, with stops at plantation
sites in Columbia, Georgetown and Anderson. In 2000, he spent
the night in a cabin at Boone Hall Plantation as part of a documentary
that aired on the History Channel.
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preparedness workshop planned
PETER LUCASH, contributing editor
to hurricane season 2010! Events that can interrupt or damage a
business are many - the 9/11 terrorist attacks, fire, hurricane,
earthquake, volcanic ash clouds, an oil spill hundreds of miles
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's Business Continuity Planning
Council will host a workshop - led by your truly - titled "Preparing
Your Business for Hurricane Season." It will be held from 7:30
a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 24, at the chamber offices, 4500
Leeds Ave., Suite 100.
annual workshop will feature participants writing a case sample
business continuity plan while being walked through the process
step-by-step. This will give attendees a better understanding of
the basics of business continuity planning that they can implement
as soon as they return to their office.
cost is $25 for chamber members, $35 for nonmembers. To
sign up, click here.
goes live with help for HR departments
an emerging software company providing strategic human resource
software for small to medium-sized businesses, has officially launched.
The company targets the restaurant, hospitality, transportation
and convenience store (c-store) industry sectors. The company has
been in development after acquiring Acadia Human Capital Solutions
in late 2009.
offers small to midsized employers an easy-to-use human resource
software solution to help manage employees at every stage of their
career. The software is designed to streamline hiring, on-boarding,
training, performance review, succession planning, scheduling, and
compensation, supported by an ongoing social networking and communication
layer of tools
related news, PeopleMatter also announced that Nate DaPore has been
appointed as president and CEO. DaPore was previously with Benefitfocus.
Corridor, ECPI award scholarships to Burke grads
Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation (CDCF) and education partner
ECPI College of Technology awarded scholarships to five seniors
at the Burke High School graduation. The Burke High Scholarship
Fund is the beneficiary of the 2010 iFive:K race. Each year, the
Digital Corridor selects top graduates at Burke High School seeking
higher education in a technology field. Recipients of the 2010 awards
are Chyna Fisher, Dasaray Fyall, Eric Coaxum, Quantez Miller and
Lucash is a Charleston-based businessman who runs Digital
CPE, a training, consulting and information media company that
works to improve the business management of organizations. You can
read and subscribe to the full edition of the Business
Indigo blog here.
program will now include all plastic containers
County's recycling program will immediately begin accepting all
containers with any plastic designation between #1 and #7, which
means that all plastics except plastic wrap, plastic bags and Styrofoam
will be collected.
county's Environmental Management Department announced the expansion
of the program on Wednesday. Previously, only #1 and #2 plastic
bottles were collected, sorted and packaged at the Charleston County
Recycling Center. With the expansion, all hard and soft plastic
containers with any number inside the recycling logo will be accepted.
County Council Member Colleen Condon, chairperson of the county's
Recycling Committee, made the announcement about the expanded program
and also announced a one-time $25 solid waste fee credit to all
Charleston County residents. County Council approved the credit
during the passage of the Fiscal Year 2011 budget.
with curbside service can now place all plastic containers in their
co-mingled bin (nonsorted bin of glass, aluminum, steel, tin, aerosol
cans and all plastics container) at the curb alongside their separate
bin or bags of paper, paperboard and cardboard recyclables. Residents
who use drop-site containers should add all newly accepted plastics
in the co-mingled side of the drop site.
named to U.S. Chamber's Council on Small Business
businessman Adam Witty, chief executive officer of Advantage
Media Group, has been invited to become a member of the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce's Council on Small Businesses, making him the
youngest sitting member of the group. The council includes some
of America's most well-known and passionate small-business advocates,
who work to shape and advance the chamber's message and pro-business
Coratolo, executive director of the council, says, "I am thrilled
to welcome Adam as a member to the Council on Small Business. His
innovative business model at Advantage Media Group coupled with
his passionate entrepreneurial spirit makes him an ideal advocate
for the nation's small businesses."
Advantage Media Group, based in Charleston, is a full-service publisher
that works with entrepreneurs, CEOs and business leaders to market
and grow their organizations through the printed word. The company
offers clients comprehensive support to write, publish, market,
and sell their own books and magazines, and to use those publications
to expand their companies' platforms and influence.
am honored by the invitation to participate with such a prestigious
group of thought leaders and policy shapers," Witty said. "Small
businesses need this agency behind them in Washington and I look
forward to sharing my ideas."
In addition to formulating small-business policy, the council helps
small businesses create effective grass-roots actions and strategies
on legislative, regulatory and international initiatives. Council
members also represent the interests of small businesses before
Congress, the administration, regulatory agencies, in the courts
and in the court of public opinion.
Chamber of Commerce sets fundraising record
for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce raised a record-setting
$2,668,019 in the chamber's recent Total Resource Campaign (TRC).
Bobby Pearce of Nelson Mullins Law Firm, chairman of the 11th annual
TRC, reported that the final tally was well ahead of the campaign's
goal of $2.54 million.
a very challenging couple of years economically, it was incredible
to see once again the Charleston metro business community coming
together to support this great chamber," said Pearce. "The
theme for the 2010 campaign was 'Taking Care of Business' which
is what chamber volunteers have done. With a very strong last-minute
push, the volunteers and businesses helped us exceed a goal many
thought unobtainable and, by doing so, have provided the tremendous
resources needed so that the Chamber's programs and services can
meet the growing demand for support and leadership from Charleston
17 weeks, more than 280 volunteers and 90 corporate teams helped
raised money to support chamber programs and initiatives through
memberships, sponsorships, donations and advertising sales. The
Campaign Leadership team went into the campaign with the goal of
broadening the base of both volunteers and customers. The result
was a 31 percent increase in producing volunteers (167 in 2009 vs.
218 in 2010). In addition, the campaign saw a 13 percent increase
in the customer base, from 522 organizations in 2009 to 592 in 2010.
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have been cultivated and consumed in South Carolina since colonial
times. Native to South America, peanut culture was carried to Africa
by European explorers. Later, slave ships often carried quantities
of peanuts to feed enslaved Africans, and surplus nuts were sold
on the docks. Thus, peanuts likely entered South Carolina as a byproduct
of slavery. Many South Carolinians raised peanuts for home consumption,
but some were being exported for sale soon after the Revolution.
were an important subsistence crop throughout the nineteenth century.
The nuts were roasted or boiled for humans, while the shells and
vines were sometimes fed to livestock. A growing market for peanut
products encouraged peanut culture in the early twentieth century.
In the 1910s, as the boll weevil crept ever closer, many South Carolina
farmers planted peanuts as an alternative to cotton. Peanut culture
was labor-intensive, however, and acreage expanded slowly. In the
1930s the federal government established a production control program
for peanuts. Growers accepted land-bound acreage allotments in exchange
for price supports and tariff protection. Later, poundage quotas
were imposed as well.
culture underwent substantial changes after World War II. With profits
virtually assured by the government commodity program, growers invested
in tractors, cultivators, and harvesting machines.
given Georgia's leadership in peanut production, peanut culture
in the Palmetto State prospered along the Savannah River. Allendale,
Hampton, and Barnwell Counties have been big producers, as have
Sumter and Lee Counties in the Midlands. In 2001 South Carolina
growers received $8 million for about ten thousand acres of peanuts.
other government commodity plans, the peanut program came under
careful scrutiny in the 1990s. Candy companies and other large-scale
processors argued that the artificially high price of peanuts hobbled
American industry and penalized consumers. In 2002 Congress approved
a five-year buyout plan to end production controls.
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connection with pirates goes back to the earliest years of the settlement
here. We asked Rich Mutschler, an expedition leader and the owner
of the new pirate-treasure shop Galleons
Lost, to share five interesting pirate facts about Charleston.
Galleons Lost, a subsidiary of Voyager International, Inc., features
authentic and rare objects from the spice routes to China dating
back to the 16th and 17th centuries. The gallery offers rare items
such as shipwreck coins, gold doubloons, pieces of eight, black
pearls, gold treasure and jewelry, Ming porcelain, Spanish and Portuguese
armaments, and more.
- The pirate
Blackbeard led a legendary blockade of Charleston Harbor in 1718.
He and his flotilla of four ships, with at least 60 guns, blockaded
the port for a week, seizing goods and holding hostages for ransom.
He threatened to murder the hostages, including a city councilman,
and Gov. Robert Johnson reluctantly agreed to pay the ransom -
a valuable chest of medicine.
- Stede Bonnet,
also known as "the gentleman pirate," who participated
in the siege of the Charleston Harbor, and pirate Richard Worley
ended their careers "dancing the hempen jig" in White
- Anne Bonny,
a red-haired woman from Charles Town with a violent temper, became
the most notorious lady pirate of all time.
pirates were put on trial in Charleston from Oct. 28 to Nov. 12,
1718. In the end, 30 out of the 34 were convicted and sentenced
to death, including Major Stede Bonnet.
- During the
Golden Age of Piracy, Charles Town, a bustling seaport with growing
trade and numerous inlets and rivers, was overrun by pirates.
you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever
do about it: admit it, learn from it and don't repeat it."
"Bear" Bryant, college football coach (1913-1983)
Chef, Little Chef: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 17, Lowndes
Grove Plantation, 266 Margaret St., downtown. Sven "little
chef" contestants, who are current participants in anti-obesity
programs with Louie's Kids, will be paired up with a "big chef"
from one of Charleston's top restaurant for a friendly, collaborative
cooking competition. Guests will taste and rate each team's dish.
Live music will be provided by Hank Futch of the Blue Dogs. Tickets:
$45 in advance, $50 at the door (includes beer and wine). For details
or to buy tickets, visit http://www.louieskids.com.
'Go Local' Book Signing: noon to 4 p.m. June 18, Waldenbooks,
the Shops at Charleston Place, 120 Market St., downtown. Mary Middleton,
author of "Go Local Charleston: A Parent's Guide for Children's
Activities in Charleston, SC," will sign copies of the book.
Summer Book Sale: June 18 through June 20, Charleston
County Library, 68 Calhoun St. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Used books, CDs, DVDs and more at incredible prices. Hours are 9
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 18 and June 19, and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June
20. A members-only sale for Friends of the Library members will
be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 17; memberships will be
available at the door and start at $20 a year. More
info online or 805-6930.
Seafood Dinner: 6:30 p.m. June 18, Fish Restaurant, 442
King St. Fish and the S.C. Aquarium's Sustainable Seafood Initiative
will sponsor a four-course dinner that highlights local sustainable
seafood. The menu will include local clams, grouper and porgy, all
paired with wine, as well as a dessert course. Cost: $50 per person
(not including tax and gratuity). Fish will donate 10 percent of
the proceeds to the aquarium's Sustainable Seafood Initiative. Reservations
(required by June 16): Fish, 722-3474.
in Film: June 18 and June 19, Gage Hall, Unitarian
Universalist Church, 4 Archdale St., downtown. Jungian analyst and
author Dr. Virginia Apperson will lead a lecture and workshop on
"The Feminine in Film," sponsored by the Jung Society.
The June 18 lecture is titled "Floozies, Shrews and Ingenues";
June 19 workshop is titled "An Unlikely Heroine." Cost:
for June 18 lecture, $15 society members, $25 nonmembers; for June
19 workshop, $60 members, $80 nonmembers; to attend both days, $65
members, $95 nonmembers. To register: e-mail email@example.com.
Class: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 19, Charleston Museum,
360 Meeting St. Learn to make traditional sweetgrass baskets with
basketmaker Sarah Edwards-Hammond, who comes from a long line of
basketmakers and has passed down the tradition to her own children,
grandchildren and others in the community. The instructor will share
a brief history of the art form, then participants will get started
sewing their own basket. Workshop fee includes a starter and all
supplies. No experience required; program is designed for adults.
Cost: $40 museum members, $45 nonmembers. Registration (required):
or call 722-2996, ext. 235.
Self-Defense for Women: 10 a.m. to noon June 19, Charleston
Krav Maga, 1250 Wappoo Road. Offered by the Center for Women. Learn
the best ways to keep themselves safe in any dangerous situation
or environment. Wear comfortable gym clothes and bring water. Cost:
$20 Center for Women members, $40 nonmembers. Registration
Day at Whirlin' Waters: June 19, Whirlin' Waters Adventure
Waterpark, Wannamaker County Park, North Charleston. Lowcountry
Scouts are invited to the Charleston County PRC's Ninth Annual Scouts
Day. Scouts can enjoy the water park, earn a patch on animal safety,
win prizes, and enjoy a tasty catered picnic at Luau Landing. (Patches
and catered picnic additional cost.) Lunch reservations must be
made by June 16 (on-site registration not available). Cost: $12.99
per Scout and family members. Register
online or call 795-4FUN (4386).
Free on Father's Day: June 20, South Carolina Aquarium,
100 Aquarium Wharf, downtown. Dads get free admission this Sunday
in honor of Father's Day with a paying guest or child. Fathers will
be recognized during the dive shows at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3
p.m. Deal does not include admission to the new 4-D Theater. More
or call 577-FISH (3474).
and Farming Course: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays for nine weeks,
beginning in June. The Food and Farming Entrepreneurship Course
is offered by FastTracSC and Clemson Extension for those who are
interested in becoming food-system entrepreneurs (urban/rural farmers,
local food artisans, chefs/caterers, bakers, food media, processors,
etc.). Cost: $145. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Tour: 4 p.m. each Thursday, Through June 24, Heyward-Washington
House, 87 Church St., downtown. Explore the art of portraiture and
satirical engravings popular with wealthy colonial Charlestonians.
The Charleston Museum's art collection at the house features portraits
by Jeremiah Theus, Samuel F.B. Morse and Henry Benbridge; later
copies by Johann Stolle and George Whiting Flagg; and original,
irreverent engravings of William Hogarth. Cost: $10 adults, $5 ages
3-12; free for Charleston Museum members. Reservations not required.
More info: 722-2996, ext. 235.
ONGOING AND SOON
Ocean Connections: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 23, Charleston
Maritime Center. The free family ocean education event and fundraiser
will celebrate how we're all connected to the ocean. Local author
and science educator Merrie Koester Southgate will be featured with
both storytelling and improvisational theater from her new ocean
adventure novel, "Agnes
Pflumm and the Secret of the Seven." Southgate will donate
proceeds of the sales of the novel to the 21st Century Spirit Ocean
Adventure dropout prevention and literacy program offered by the
South Carolina Maritime Foundation. Event also includes a professional
drum circle, food, prizes and tours of the Spirit of South Carolina
Business Plans: 7:30 a.m. to noon June 24, Charleston
Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., Suite 100. The chambers
Business Continuity Planning Council is hosting a workshop to help
businesses prepare for hurricane season, including instruction on
how to write a business continuity plan and how to test it before
a disaster hits. Cost: $25 chamber members, $35 nonmembers. Registration.
Tips: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. June 24, Charleston County
Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. This month's Small Business & Nonprofit
Networking Lunch looks at the differences between blogging, blogging
professionally and having a professional blog. Presenter Heather
Solos of Home-Ec101.com will cover tips and strategies for using
a blog as part of your small business marketing strategy. Registration
is not required. More info: 805-6930.
Signing: Noon to 2 p.m. June 25, Waldenbooks, Charleston
Place. Authors Daan Muller and Frank Glenn will sign copies of their
book Charleston from Above, which features aerial photos
of the Charleston region. More
Beats Blindness Auction: 6 p.m. June 26, Joseph P. Riley
Jr. Park on the banks of the Ashley River. The Charleston RiverDogs'
11th Annual "Kindness Beats Blindness RP Auction" raises
money for the MUSC Storm Eye Institute. Live and silent auctions
featuring items such as tickets to a Broadway show, use of an Edisto
Island beach house, fine jewelry, a seven-day cruise for two, and
lots of sports memorabilia. All fans that enter the ballpark are
eligible to bid. More
info online or 577-DOGS.
Networking: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 29, Harbour Club,
35 Prioleau St., downtown. The Charleston Junior Chamber of Commerce
will be hosting a professional networking event with light refreshments.
You do not necessarily need to work in an occupation that sells
goods or services to attend. In addition to mixing, mingling and
networking, there will be a program featuring social media consultant
Ashley Caldwell of Modern Connections sharing a few social media
tips. Cost: $5 per person; benefits Jaycee Camp Hope, a statewide
residential camp for citizens with intellectual disabilities. RSVP/more
info: Jennifer Juice Davidson, 343-7578 or email@example.com,
or Jeremy Mills, 814-5739 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
War Tours: 4 p.m. Thursdays in July, Heyward-Washington
House, 87 Church St. The museum house will offer the special tours,
which focus on the connection the house and its previous residents
had to the Revolutionary War. Cost: $10 adults, $5 children (free
for Charleston Museum members). Reservations not needed. More info:
722-2996, ext. 235.
Glass Workshop: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. July 6 and 5:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. July 13. The Charleston Museum and Blue
Heron Glass are offering the workshop, in which students will learn
how to cut glass to a pattern, the basics behind the science of
fusing glass (melting compatible glasses together), and how to embellish
with fused accents to create a crazy-quilt effect. Students
will have a decorative 8-inch panel to take home. The workshop
begins at the museum with a tour of Crazy Quilts. The
rest of the workshop will take place at Blue Heron Glass in West
Ashley. Participants are responsible for their own transportation. Advance
registration required. Cost: $75 museum members, $90 nonmembers
(includes all supplies). Register
online here or call 722-2996, ext. 235.
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local dog romps
+ Food fest