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Archives for: June 2007
04:11:45 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Piccolo Spoleto Festival Charleston SC
The Spoletians are here in record numbers!!! They seem to be quite happy with the events of the 17 day festival this year: Over 120 performances covering opera, theatre, music theatre, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music. And don’t forget the visual arts. This year’s productions will include a few American premieres. Sister festival, Piccolo Spoleto, has grown to a full festival in its own right.
04:11:13 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
The 2007 Sweetgrass Festival
The 2007 Sweetgrass Festival, part of Piccolo, will be held on the 7th, 8th and 9th. The festivities will be held at Laing middle School in Mt Pleasant and are free, as is the parking. Over 100 basket weavers will be on hand demonstrating their craft plus authentic Gullah musical groups, praise dancing, Gullah cuisine and storytellers.
04:10:52 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
31st Spoleto Finale
Don’t miss the 31st Spoleto Finale at Middleton Gardens on June 10th. The gates open for picnicking at 3:30 and the concert is slated to start at 8:30. The fireworks are always worth the wait.
04:10:30 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Reggae music - Jah Works - James Island County Park
If what you’re really looking is Reggae music, then James Island County Park has your ticket. June 23rd is the first of three summer concerts by Jah Works.
04:09:55 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
The US Air Force Celtic band
The US Air Force Celtic band will be playing a free evening concert in Summerville’s town square on June 19th. The Heritage Aire Celtic Ensemble will perform at 6:30
04:09:37 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
The Flowertown Players
The Flowertown Players will stage Brighton Beach Memoirs June 15th-17th at the James Dean Community Theatre. They
04:09:18 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Folly Fishing Pier - Moonlight Mixers, Shaggin’ on the Pier
The Folly Fishing Pier wants you to stop by and dance the night away as they present their Moonlight Mixers, Shaggin’ on the Pier. Advance tickets only for the events that run one Friday in each month through September.
04:08:52 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
day of recognition
A major date on the calendar for our state is June 28 - Carolina Day. Celebrated as a day of recognition by South Carolinians for all the patriots who fought and died for American and our state’s freedom. The day will start with the bells from St Michael’s and St Phillip’s Churches. At noon all the church bells will ring. The Fireproof Building will be open to the public. A procession from Washington Park on Broad and Meeting will make its way to the Battery for the unveiling and dedication of the Statue of William Moultrie.
04:08:14 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Salt Lake City sang the praise of the Holy City
The Deseret News in Salt Lake City sang the praise of the Holy City recently. They commented on Gullah Tours, Gallery Chuma, Culinary Tours by Carolina Food Pros and the Avery Research Center.
04:07:45 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Lowcountry coverage in Southern Living
The Lowcountry certainly got some good coverage in Southern Living. Opening up the June issue was a feature on the East Cooper area. Mt Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms’ restaurants, shops and activities from the Boulevard Diner to Wild Dunes were highlighted. Next, the magazine ran a one page story on the artsy side of Daufuskie Island across from Harbor Town on Hilton Head. It showed how the ocean has inspired the works of island craftspeople.
04:07:05 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Southern Living pays tribute to the top five fragrances of the south
Southern Living also paid tribute to the top five fragrances of the south: Gardenia, Magnolia, Oriental Lily, Four O’Clocks and Ginger Lily. You can’t beat that list. The one pest that threatens the sanity of southern gardeners is moles. So many people are complaining that their tip of the month suggested one teaspoon of chili powder in each hole.
04:06:31 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Charleston Waterfront Park will receive the 2007 Landmark Award
The American Association of Landscape Architects and the National Trust for Historic Preservation have announced that Charleston Waterfront Park will receive the 2007 Landmark Award. This award recognizes a distinguished landscape architecture project completed in the last 15-50 years.
04:05:59 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Middleton Gardens debuts its Summer Wine Strolls
Middleton Gardens debuts its Summer Wine Strolls two Wednesday evenings a month. Each tasting will be held in a different garden location. A garden interpreter will be on hand to answer questions about the history of America’s oldest garden.
04:05:34 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Fred Neuville has leased the St John’s Café and is planning to open a Lowcountry French restaurant, the Fat Hen, by month’s end
The executive chef at two really good downtown restaurants is moving into the islands. Fred Neuville has leased the St John’s Café and is planning to open a Lowcountry French restaurant, the Fat Hen, by month’s end. The chef and co-owner of Rue de Jean, Coast and Good Food Catering will specialize in comfort food with a french flair.
04:04:46 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
West Ashley and North Charleston high school hours changing
There’s lots of talk about West Ashley and North Charleston high school hours changing. The proposal swaps the times for elementary and high schools and delays the middle school start in District 4 and 10. This would include the magnet schools in West Ashley.
04:04:04 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Mount Pleasant Skatepark
But that’s August, there’s summer to enjoy first and Mt Pleasant is doing their part. Go Skateboarding Day will be June 21st from 1-5 at the Mount Pleasant Skatepark. This is a free event open to all ages with signed waiver. Free skateboarding, free soft drinks and free snacks. Bring your own board and safety equipment. Under 9? Bring someone at least 17 and you’re good to go. The 6th Annual Mt.P. Junior Golf Open at Patriot’s Point is for boys and girls 18 and under. It kicks off June 29th at 8 am. Register by the 21st. Players will be in age groups.
04:03:29 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
10th Annual SCRPA Lifeguard Competition
The 10th Annual SCRPA Lifeguard Competition begins June 29th at 8 am with pool events at the Jones Center and moving to the Folly Beach County Park at 1:30 for the beach events. Each member of the 3-4 mixed gender team must show proof of certification.
04:03:12 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
The heat is on! If it gets to be too much, remember the County
04:02:48 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Charleston Dance Center
The Charleston Dance Center will be performing on June 23rd at the Gaillard Auditorium with a matinee at 1 and the evening show at 6pm.
04:02:26 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
monthly fishing tournament
If you’re in the mood for fresh fish, join the group on the Folly Beach Fishing Pier on Saturday June 23rd for the monthly fishing tournament. Registration is at 6am on site only and prizes will be awarded at 4:15 pm.
04:01:58 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Folly Beach Wahine Surfing Classic
Calling all girls...the Folly Beach Wahine Surfing Classic will be held at the Washout June 5th and 6th.
04:01:41 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Showdown in Carolina Softball Tournament
The Showdown in Carolina Softball Tournament in North Charleston is scheduled for June 8-10.
04:01:22 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
The Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series #1
The Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series #1 is slated for the James Island County Park June 17th.
04:01:05 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
2007 AVP Charleston Open
That same weekend is the 2007 AVP Charleston Open. This marks the AVP’s first appearance in Charleston as the world’s top beach volleyball stars battle it out at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island. Twenty four teams, both men and women will compete for a $200,000 purse. The event is televised on NBC and/or Fox Sports Net.
04:00:35 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
The Carolina Beach Tennis Open
Local talent will be competing in the first major event of the 2007 Beach Tennis USA National Tour held here at the Family Circle Center on the following weekend. The Carolina Beach Tennis Open will take place on Saturday, June 23rd. Returning to tournament competition in SC will be two-time defending National Beach Tennis Champions, Phil Whitesell and Chris Henderson of Charleston.
03:59:43 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Ginn LPGA tournament
Looks like the Sr. PGA and the Ginn LPGA tournament were both successful if the television coverage is anything to judge by. The Ocean Course was absolutely beautiful, especially the aerial shots.
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