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Chase After a Cure Gala
Chase After a Cure is hosting its annual gala, "An Evening in Paris." The gala, which raises money to fund local research for treatments & cures for childhood cancer, welcomes Charleston vocalist and former "American Idol" contestant, Quiana Parler as the featured entertainment. For more info and to purchase tickets, check out the web site.
When: Sat Jan 31st 7pm
Where: Memminger Auditorium, Charleston
An Evening with Vince Gill & Lyle Lovett
The always witty Vince Gill and the reliably wry Lyle Lovett have teamed up for a series of intimate solo and duo performances, during which the artists will serve as their own accompanists. Both performers have reaped armfuls of Grammys and kindred laurels for their musical versatility and memory-engraving songwriting.
When: Fri Jan 30th 7:30pm
Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center
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Brown Bag Lunch Series
Find out more about Pinterest and getting the most from your "pins" & "interest" in your business Bring your digital device and learn: The Basics (an intro to Pinterest, what it is & its uses); How Pinterest can increase your online exposure; How to develop a Pinterest strategy for your business.
When: Thurs Jan 29th 11:30am - 1:30pm
Where: 402 North Main Street, Summerville
FREE: Shag Lessons
The Summerville Shag Club is a group of all ages that wants to have fun, learn to dance and meet new friends. Whether you are an old hand at the Shag or a newcomer you will love the friendly helpful crowd you will find at our events.
When: Mondays, 7 pm
Where: Summerville Country Club
Tri-County Area Appreciation Special
There are still a few days left to take advantage of Middleton Place's invitation to local residents to visit during the month of January and enjoy half-price adult gardens and stableyards admission as a way to say "thank you."
When: Through Jan. 31
Where: Middleton Place Gardens
Lebanon Fire Department Annual Bar-B-Que
The Lebanon Fire Department is sponsoring its annual barbecue on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 3:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the Lebanon Community Center located at 1188 Lebanon Road in the Lebanon Community. Plates are $8 each (eat-in or carry out).
When: Sat Jan 31st 3:30-6:30pm
Where: 1188 Lebanon Road, Lebanon Community
Republican Women's Meeting
The Berkeley County Republican Women will meet on Monday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Electric Cooperative. Linda Riney will explain the new redistricting boundaries for the county, which will be interesting for everyone.
When: Feb 2nd, 6:30pm
Where: American Legion Post 105, Sumter Ave, Summerville
Pirates! - Tales and Sails: A Hands-On History Workshop
Come hear the tales of Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet and other pirates who plundered Charleston. You will leave the class with a pirate flag of your own design and with the skills to join the crew of a ship heading out to sea. Reservations are required.
When: Fri Jan 29th 3:30-5pm
Where: The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street
Magnolia Gardens Special
During the month of January 2015 Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is offering a special discount for garden lovers who want to enjoy the winter Camellia blooms in America's last romantic garden. Buy one garden admission for $15 and get the second one free.
When: Through Jan. 31, 2015.
Where: Magnolia Gardens, Hwy. 61, Charleston
NEXT WEEK: Lowcountry Dance Invitational
Summerville Civic Ballet will present the First Annual Lowcountry Dance Invitational. The Lowcountry Dance Invitational (LDI) strives each year to showcase a select number of dance studios from the tri-county area.
When: West Ashley High School Auditorium
Where: 4060 West Wildcat Boulevard, Charleston

In the Know

It's that time of year again. The local community festivals are beginning to sprout like the daffodils you see in your flower gardens every spring. These local festivals, like the Lebanon Fire Department's Annual BBQ, always provide the best tasting food. and it's for a good cause. When I'm looking for something good to eat on weekends, I know I can always count on sampling the best in local, homegrown and homemade food right here in my own backyard.

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