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Third Thursday - Sweet Tea Festival
Third Thursday in Summerville is always entertaining, and even more so this week, as we celebrate the annual Sweet Tea Festival, with all the sweet tea and many food tastings available from even more restaurants than last year. Since this is the South, you can take your time enjoying all the festival has to offer.
When: Thurs., Sept. 18, 7pm
Where: Around the Square, downtown Summerville
Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering
Don your kilt, grab your bagpipes, and head to the 43rd annual Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering at Boone Hall Plantation. This event, sponsored by the Scottish Society of Charleston, Inc., is a great time to explore your Scottish roots.
When: Sat., Sept. 20th 9am 5pm
Where: Boone Hall Plantation
 
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Open Arts Expo
Spend the day in beautiful downtown Charleston on the Campus of the College of Charleston, experiencing all kinds of arts displays at the 5th annual Open Arts Expo. There will be a variety of performances, activities, and special deals and discounts on tickets and classes from theatre, to music, to visual arts.
When: Sun., Sept. 21 Noon - 4pm
Where: The Cistern Yard at the College of Charleston
 
Fall Plant Sale
Now's the time to have your garden questions answered by Master Gardeners, as well as pick up some great new plants for your home or garden. This annual event at Cypress Gardens offers a variety of plants for purchase without having to pay to go into the park. Plants available this year include: angel trumpet trees, hydrangeas, hostas, ground covers, house plants, elephant ears, butterfly trees and more.
When: Sat., Sept. 20, 9am - 2pm
Where: Cypress Gardens
 
Farmer's Market
The kids have gone back to school and the Summer is beginning to wind down, but the Summerville Farmer's Market is still going strong. Don't miss out on what the local vendors have to offer in the way of fresh produce, plants, soaps, and other useful items.
When: Saturdays, 8am-1pm
Where: Behind Town Hall- Summerville
 
Lt. Dan Band
Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band return to the Lowcountry this weekend for the Lt. Dan Weekend 5 (LDW5) benefit concert. This will be the sixth time Mr. Sinise performs pro bono to raise money for the Independence Fund, a 100% volunteer nonprofit organization supporting our nation's most severely injured veterans. Ticket prices vary.
When: Sat., Sept. 20 6pm
Where: North Charleston
 
Summerville Saturdays
There are so many wonderful things to see in Summerville that we couldn't pick just one. This tour will be different each month. The trolley might visit Colonial Fort Dorchester, a historic church or a historic library. No matter the itinerary, you are sure to love this unique tour full of Summerville history.
When: Sat., Sept. 20 11am - 2pm
Where: Summerville
 
18th Annual Berkeley BBQ Cookoff
The Moncks Corner Lions Club will be holding its annual Berkeley BBQ Cookoff this Friday at the Old Santee Canal State Park in Moncks Corner. Come watch cookers compete in BBQ, ribs, and chicken and catch performances by Palmetto Xtreme Dance Studio. Make sure you come hungry.
When: Fri., Sept 19 6pm
Where: Old Santee Canal Park
 
Fall Wine Strolls at Middleton Gardens
It still might be a little hot out, but Fall is just around the corner and so are the Fall Wine Strolls at Middleton Place Gardens. Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 3, you can sample old and new world wines while strolling through the different gardens Middleton has to offer. Cost:$20/online, $25/gate, $15/Foundation members.
When: Wed., Sept. 17, 6 8 pm
Where: Middleton Plantation
 
NEXT WEEK: Lowcountry Animal Rescue Fundraiser
Enjoy an outing of golf for a good cause. Lowcountry Animal Rescue is sponsoring their fourth annual Fore Paws Golf Tournament at the Summerville Country Club. This will be a Captain's Choice-four man format with a 12 noon shotgun start. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, longest drive, closest to the pin and straightest drive, plus a $5000.00 putting contest. For information call 843-814-2911.
When: Sun., Sept 28 12 Noon
Where: Summerville Country Club

In the Know

Monica Kreber, Reporter

If you are new to the area Third Thursday is a great time to explore downtown Summerville, listen to some local bands and check out the stores. It is also a great time to network and hand out your business card. In particular, those of us at The Summerville Journal Scene enjoy getting pictures of families having a good time. I have never been to the annual Sweet Tea Festival, so I am looking forward to slurping some sweet tea and nibbling on snacks.

 
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