Cultural Arts Calendar - April

  • Thursday, April 4, 2013



Events are posted in date order.
 
Summerville Walking Tours
The Summerville Dorchester Museum is offering two guided walking tours of Summerville (one of old planter Summerville and the other of West End and its railroad history).  Walks cover about a mile and take about an hour.  They are available daily by appointment.  For further information call 875-9666 or visit www.summervilledorchestermuseum.org.
 
The First Thursday Readers
Thursday, April 4  ? 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The First Thursday Readers meet from 7 - 9 p.m. on April 4 at Perkins on Trolley Road to discuss “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman. We will also discuss new books being published. The public is welcome to attend. 
Contact information:  875-2059, Sandra.baden@gmail.com
Location: Perkins Restaurant, 1700 Old Trolley Road, Summerville
 
Romance Readers
Thursday, April 4 ?7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The Romance Readers Book Club meets on Thursday, April 4 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Summerville Library to discuss “The Long Way Home by Mariah Stewart.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Summerville Library.  You may ask for the book at the front desk of the library.  Books are provided by the Friends.
Contact information: Anne Martell at annielzm@aol.com or Sylvia Vandertulip at sylviavsc@aol.com
Location: Summerville Library, 76 Old Trolley Road, Summerville
 
Organ, Piano, Violin and Clarinet Concert
Thursday, April 4 ? 6:30 p.m.
Emma and Ray Doughty and Ruthie Holloman will present a concert of piano duets, organ selections and clarinet and violin performances on April 4 at 6:30 p.m.  Free and open to the public.
 Contact information: 832-2814
Location: The Chapel at the Village of Summerville, 210 W 9th North Street, Summerville
 
Summerville Community Orchestra Performs “Adventures in Music”
Thursday, April 4 ? 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 5 ? 7:30 p.m.
The Summerville Community Orchestra will perform a concert of movie adventure and classical music at 7:30 p.m. on April 4
 (Northwoods  Baptist) and April 5 (Summerville Baptist). Tickets are $10 each (free for under 18 and wheelchair-bound).  Pre-
concert music discussion starts at 6:30.  An Instrument Petting Zoo for children will be held after the performance at both locations.
Contact information: office@summervilleorchestra.com; 873-5339
Location:  April 4: Northwood Baptist Church, 2200 Greenridge Road, North Charleston; April 5: Summerville Baptist
Church, 418 Central Avenue, Summerville
 
Flowertown Players Present “Much Ado About Nothing”
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 ? 8:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, April 6, 7, 13, 14 ? 2:00 p.m.
The Flowertown Players present “Much Ado About Nothing” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 4 - 6 and April 13 - 14 at 8.p.m.; and Saturday - Sunday, April 6 - 7 and 13 - 14 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $20.
Contact information: 875-9251 for box office; www.flowertownplayers.org
Location: James Dean Theatre, 133 S. Main Street, Summerville
 
The CSU Wind Ensemble
Friday, April 5 ? 7:30 p.m.
The Horton School of Music presents the CSU Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5.  Free and open to the public.
Contact information: 863-7966
Location: The Chapel at the Village of Summerville, 210 W 9th North Street, Summerville
Summerville Orchestra Friends (SOF)
Sunday, April 7 ? 2 p.m.
Volunteers supporting the Summerville Community Orchestra (SCO) will meet on Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m. to conduct a planning session.  SCO musicians will perform. New volunteers are welcome to attend.
Contact information: Angela Creed, 873-3339
Location: The Pines at Gahagan Clubhouse, 501 Gahagan Road, Summerville
 
Friends of the Summerville Library (FOSL)
Tuesday, April 9 ? 7 -9 p.m.
The Friends of the Summerville Library will hold their monthly meeting at the Summerville Library from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9.
Contact information: 871-6440, cathysfosl@aol.com
Location: The Summerville Library, 76 Old Trolley Road, Summerville
 
 “Put a Little English on It”
Thursday, April 11 ? 7:30 p.m.
The Horton School of Music presents “Put a Little English On It” featuring the Lyric Theater in a presentation of Opera and Operetta Scenes in English at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11.  Tickets are $10.
Contact information: Box Office at 863-5500
Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, CSU, 9200 University Boulevard, North Charleston
 
Chamber Music Charleston
Sunday, April 14 ? 4:00 p.m.
The Saint John the Beloved “Music and Arts” Series presents Chamber Music Charleston pianist Ghadi Shayban, violinist Frances Hsieh and cellist Timothy O’Malley performing Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor and Brahms’ Piano Trio Number 1 in B Major on April 14 at 4:00 p.m. Suggested donation of $15 general admission and $10 for students ages 6 through 22.
Contact information: Barbara Patala, 843-873-0631, extension 11.
Location: Saint John the Beloved Catholic Church, 28 Sumter Ave, Summerville 29483
Charleston Southern University Jazz Combo
Tuesday, April 16 ? 7:00 p.m.
The Summerville Music Club will host the CSU Jazz Combo directed by Mark Sterback performing Jazz standards at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16.  Admission is free.  Donations are accepted for the summer music camp scholarship fund.
Contact information: Nancy Shows at 873-0827
Location: Creative Arts Center of the Village of Summerville, 210 West 9th North, Summerville 29483
 
It’s a Mystery to Me Book Club
Thursday, April 18 ? 7:00 - 9:00 p.m
It’s a Mystery to Me Book Club meets at the Summerville Library on Thursday, April 18, from 7 - 9 p.m. to discuss “The Bone Collector” by Jeffrey Deaver. Upcoming publishing events will also be reviewed. Sponsored by the Friends of the Summerville Library.  Books can be picked up at the front desk of the library at no charge to the reader. If the books are all checked out, please notify the point of contact below.  New members are always welcome.
Contact information:  875-2059, Sandra.baden@gmail.com
Location: Summerville Library, 76 Old Trolley Road, Summerville
 
Summerville DREAM Third Thursday
Thursday,   April 18 ? 5 - 8 p.m.
Summerville DREAM Third Thursday offers a variety of cultural events and an art walk for every interest
at Hutchinson Square, Main Street and Short Central from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on April 18.  Stores and restaurants remain open late to support Third Thursday. Contact information: (843) 821-7260 or info@summervilledream.org
Location: Downtown Summerville (Short Central and Hutchinson Square)
 
Grant Writing Seminar (South Carolina Humanities Festival)
Friday, April 19 ? 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
South Carolina Humanities Council in concert with the Friends of the Summerville Library offer a Grant Writing Seminar geared especially to non-profit organizations on Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m. Dr. Randy Akers (Executive Director of the South Carolina Humanities Council) will offer the where, the why and the when of selecting, applying for, and winning the hundreds of grants that are offered each year to support programs that make a difference.  Suggestions, handouts and an extensive question and answer period will finish out the free program.  Reservations are suggested as space is very limited.   A program like this is extremely valuable during an economic downturn.
Contact information: friendsof thesummervillelibrary.weebly.com; 224-4133
 Location: Summerville Library, 76 Trolley Road, Summerville, SC 29485
 
A Private Tour of the Summerville Historic Museum (South Carolina Humanities Festival)
Friday,  April 19 ? 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Join Mr. Chris Ohm, authority on the railroad history of Summerville and the museum to gain an understanding of the historical significance of Summerville and how it fits into the Charleston story. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds go to the museum.
Contact information: http://www.summervilledorchestermuseum.org/index.html, 875-9666
Location: 100 East Doty Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483
 
South Carolina Humanities Festival Speakers Symposium
Friday, April 19 ? 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy Summerville in triplicate at the South Carolina Humanities Festival Speakers Symposium from 2 - 4 p.m. on April 19.  Scott Yarbrough from Charleston Southern University (CSU) will fill the air with tales of Southern Literature and how it got to be the unique genre it is.  Dr. Brian Miller from CSU will highlight “A Short History of Summerville.”  The Rev. John Reynolds, author of “The Fight for Freedom: A Memoir of My Years in the Civil Rights Movement” will round out the African American history of Summerville. Questions and answers with refreshments will wrap up the symposium from 4 to 4:30 pm.
Sponsored by the South Carolina Humanities Council and the Friends of the Summerville Library, this event is free but seats are limited.  Reservations are highly recommended.
Contact information: friendsof thesummervillelibrary.weebly.com; 224-4133
Location: Summerville Library, 76 Trolley Road, Summerville, SC 29485
 
Humanities Council Opening Night Festivities (South Carolina Humanities Festival)
Friday, April 19 ? 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
The opening night festivities of the South Carolina Humanities Festival offer a potpourri of artistic creativity on Friday, April 19 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Music by the Strings Quartet of the Summerville Community Orchestra provides a background for a grand dessert reception.  Students will delight with a variety of artistic talents.  Ellen Hyatt, a member of the Summerville Poetry Society and a published poet, will conduct poetry readings; The Very Merry Players of Summerville will emote a short historic drama.  A Gullah musical event will lead to our Keynote Speaker, Mr. Ken Burger, author of “Baptized in Sweet Tea.”  Free; no reservations required.
Contact information: friendsof thesummervillelibrary.weebly.com; 224-4133
Location: St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 28 Sumter Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483
 
Broadway Bound
Friday, April 19 ? 7:30 p.m.
The Horton School of Music presents “Broadway Bound” performed by the CSU Choral Ensembles at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19. Admission is free.
Contact information: 863-7966
Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, CSU, 9200 University Boulevard, North Charleston
 
International Primate Protection League (IPPL) Tour (South Carolina Humanities Festival)
Saturday, April 20 ? 10:00 a.m.
This is a very rare opportunity to tour the International Primate Protection League (IPPL) with Dame Dr. Shirley McGreal, IPPL Founder and Executive Director.  She is well-known internationally for her work in saving Gibbon apes. The tours are limited to a total of twenty visitors, in two groups of ten.  One of Summerville’s most unique environments, IPPL is also known as the Ape and Monkey Rescue and Sanctuaries (AMRS).  Reservations are required and regretfully no children are allowed.  Tickets are $20 and the entire amount is for the benefit of IPPL and the primates the organization protects.
Contact information: http://www.ippl.org/gibbon/about-us/; for reservations, contact friendsof thesummervillelibrary.weebly.com; 224-4133
Location: P.O. Box 766, Summerville, SC 29484
 
Trolley Tour of Historic Summerville with the Storyteller, Tim Lowry (South Carolina Humanities Festival)
Saturday, April 20 ? 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
“Get on the Road” to Historic Summerville on a trolley tour with one of Summerville’s best known creative assets, the Storyteller Tim Lowry.  You will travel back to the Golden Age of Summerville when Charleston’s wealthy summered in Summerville to avoid the “city” heat. Learn why Summerville is considered the Birthplace of Sweet Tea. Enjoy a tour of Victorian Era Homes from the comfort
of your reserved seat.   Reservations are required, tickets are $15 each online or by calling.  Trolley seating is limited to 40; standing room is 20.
 Contact information: friendsof thesummervillelibrary.weebly.com; 224-4133; www.storytellertimlowry.com/
Location: Downtown Summerville on the Mall.
 
Sweet Tea Luncheon at the Historic Timrod Library (South Carolina Humanities Festival)
Saturday, April 20 ? 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a Southern Sweet Tea Luncheon at the historic Timrod Library, one of the unique and most beautiful buildings in Summerville. A private library, it is named after Henry Timrod, the well-known American poet considered to be the Poet Laureate of the Confederacy. Reserve your place at lunch for Southern hospitality and food, a bit of history, and a barbershop quartet.  Tickets are $15 each and seating is limited.
Contact information: friendsof thesummervillelibrary.weebly.com; 224-4133
Location: Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC
 
The Fort Dorchester Revolutionary Day Private Trolley Tour (South Carolina Humanities Festival)
Saturday, April 20 ? 1:30  - 4:30 p.m.
Step back into history on a private trolley tour of Fort Dorchester Park.  Learn about the archeological dig at the park with Mr. Ashley Chapman, Archeologist and Park Ranger.  Visit a Revolutionary War encampment and watch the reenactors pursue the daily activities of the period.  Trolley leaves the park at 4:00 p.m. to return to downtown Summerville.  Limited seating; tickets are $15 each; reservations are needed.
Contact information: friendsof thesummervillelibrary.weebly.com; 224-4133
Location:  Arrange location with ticket purchase on line or by phone
ickets $35, non-refundable, may be purchased
The Think Tank: Sharing Key Knowledge and Thoughts
Saturday, April 20 ? 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
The Think Tank meets from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on April 20 at Atlantic Bread Company to discuss ethical issues or new technology and opinion pieces from news articles or non-fiction books.  At the April 20 meeting, the group will discuss “Exercise or Exorcise the Death Penalty: What Do You Think?” by reading and discussing relevant internet sites.  The May meeting will be cancelled.  For the June 15th meeting, the group will read and discuss the book, “The Nine: The Secret World of the Supreme Court” by Jeffrey Toobin. The public is welcome to attend all meetings.  Please contact well in advance of the meeting dates so you can read the articles or the book before the meetings.
Contact information:  875-2059, Sandra.baden@gmail.com
Location: Atlanta Bread Company, Main Street, Summerville
 
“Get on the Road” (South Carolina Humanities Festival)
Saturday, April  20 ? 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Storyteller Tim Lowry and the musicians and singers of St. Paul’s Historic Church present “Get on the Road: an Evening of Storytelling, Music, and Song” at 7:00 p.m. on April 20.  Tickets are $10 for adults and children under six are free. Advanced ticket holders and Festival Ticket Holders may arrive at 5:30 pm for a tour of the Church and Graveyard. The tour will be conducted by The Rev. John Scott who is well versed in Revolutionary History. The present church dates back to 1857. The singers and musicians of St. Paul perform from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
ontact information: friendsof thesummervillelibrary.weebly.com; 224-4133
 Location: St. Paul's Church, 316 W. Carolina Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483
 
The Third Sunday at Three Series
Sunday, April 21 ? 3:00 p.m.
The Third Sunday at Three Series presents Thomas Bailey, organist, Captain Dean Glace, USN (Ret), trumpet and Annette Martin, pianist on Sunday April 21 at 3:00 p.m.  The program will span six centuries of English ceremonial music. Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted.
Contact information: Tom Bailey, 875-5002 or office@sttheresachurch.com
Location: Saint Theresa Catholic Church, 11001 Dorchester Road, Summerville, SC
 
Instrumental Chamber Ensembles Spring Finale
Monday, April 22 ? 7:30 p.m.
The Horton School of Music presents the Spring Finale performed by the Instrumental Chamber Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22. Admission is free.
Contact information: 863-7966
Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, CSU, 9200 University Boulevard, North Charleston
 
The monthly Cultural Arts Calendar appears in the Summerville Journal Scene during the first or last week of the month.  Please submit cultural arts events to Sandra.baden@gmail.com by the 20th of the prior month for insertion in the Cultural Arts Calendar. You will need to separately enter your event into the Summerville Journal Scene web calendar if you want it to appear on the website or in the newspaper during the actual week of the event.
 

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