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EDITOR’S NOTE: These calendar listings include Lowcountry arts and entertainment events that will be held both in online and in-person formats. To submit an event, go to www.postandcourier.com/events

Today

Sculpture Contest

What: The fifteenth annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition will be on display at North Charleston Riverfront Park. The exhibition features 13 pieces by established and emerging artists from 10 states.  

When: 8 a.m. daily through March 20

Where: North Charleston Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Avenue, North Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: bit.ly/3cHVu5B

Beaufort Festival

What:  Beaufort hosts it’s 65th annual Beaufort Water Festival. The festival features live music, food, sports, competitions, fireworks and more. 

When: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. through July 25

Where: Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Bay Street, Beaufort

Price: Free

More Info: bftwaterfestival.com

Stand-Up Paddleboard

What: James Island County Park will host a paddleboard class aimed at improving skills and allowing participants to practice in more challenging conditions. 

When: 10 a.m. July 18

Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston

Price: $30

More Info: bit.ly/36Af6VH

Sunday Brunch

What: The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is a local market, featuring local farmers and artisans. It will be followed by live music. 

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday.

Where: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: sundaybrunchfarmersmarket.com

Golf Cart Auction

What: Charleston Seafarers are celebrating its bicentennial year with a golf cart raffle. Drawing will be held at annual “Taste of the World” fundraiser Nov. 12. 

Price: $20 virtual ticket

More Info: charlestonseafarers.org/golf-cart-raffle

‘Secret Garden’

What: In this children’s film, a young, recently orphaned girl is sent to England after living in India all of her life. Once there, she begins to explore her new surroundings, and its secrets. Cash donations will be accepted at the door to support educational programming offered by Charleston Horticultural Society.

When: 12:30 p.m. July 18

Where: Queen Street Playhouse, 20 Queen Street, Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 843-579-9922

Horticulture Film Series

What: Charleston Horticultural Society presents a weekend of films will include “Portrait of a Garden and “Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf.” 

When: 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. July 18

Where: Queen Street Playhouse, 20 Queen Street, Charleston

Price: $5-$12

More Info: chashortsoc.org/filmseries

Ghost Hunting

What: “Stories in the Cemetery” explores lesser-known haunted locations around Charleston using the tools of real paranormal investigators, from laser grids to thermal imaging cameras. Limited to 10 ghost hunters per tour. Register in advance. 

When: 9 p.m. nightly

Where: 251 East Bay St., Charleston

Price: $35 for adults, $20 for kids

More Info: storiesinthecemetery.com

Monday

Culinary Arts 

What: The week-long camp will allow participants to experience kitchen safety, farm-to-table culinary art, hands-on cooking, demonstrations, food science and life and leadership skills. 

When: 8 a.m. July 19-24

Where: Founders Hall, 1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston

Price: $400

More Info: c3culinarycamp.com

Tuesday

Sweet Tea Trail

What:  Storyteller Tim Lowry will conduct a private tour of Summerville’s Sweet Tea Trail to view historic homes, gardens, public art, and noted landmarks. Complimentary benne wafers and sweet tea for every passenger. Minimum of 2 passengers, maximum of 4 passengers.

When: 10 a.m. July 20

Where: Hutchinson Square, 112 S. Main St., Summerville

Price: $100

More Info: bit.ly/3jU6G3v

Park Circle Gallery

What: In his exhibit, “Careful Chaos,” Charleston-based artist Christopher Murphy presents a collection of new mixed-media paintings. Venezuelan native and longtime Summerville-based artist Julia Coello Gallagher presents acrylic and mixed-media paintings in her exhibit titled “Free Form Wanderings.”

When: 10 a.m. through July 30

Where: Park Circle Gallery, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 843-740-5854, bit.ly/2VJBycP

Book Club 

What: Join CCPL on Zoom to discuss “Pull of the Stars” by Emma Donoghue.

When: 2 p.m. July 20

Where: John’s Island Regional Library, Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: bit.ly/3hCiGEX

Fantastical Friends

What:  Visit CCPL’s Facebook page for a book talk featuring YA fantasy titles with awesome animal friends.

When: 6 p.m. July 20

Where: Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: www.ccpl.org/events/fantastical-friends

Shag Night

What: Join Freshfields Village and Doin’ the Charleston for their Summer Shag Night Series each Tuesday evening. 

When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays

Where: Freshfields Village, 165 Village Green Dr, Johns Island

Price: Free

More Info: 843-768-6491, bit.ly/3B4KUjq

Wednesday

Bird Walks

What: A trek through many distinct habitats to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies, and other organisms.

When: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays

Where: Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Highway, Ravenel

Price: $9

More Info: ccprc.com/53/Caw-Caw-Interpretive-Center

The Giant Croc

What: Explore the remains of a giant crocodile found in the Lowcountry that dates back to more than 50 million years ago. Compare this creature to modern day alligators and crocodiles. 

When: 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays in July

Where: The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St, Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: bit.ly/3raI6wF

Thursday

N. Charleston Market

What: The North Charleston Farmers Market offers fresh, locally grown produce, as well as arts and craft vendors, specialty foods, live music and a different food truck each week. 

When: 3 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 28

Where: Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: northcharleston.org/farmersmarket

Starlight Cinema

What: Freshfields Village will screen “The Karate Kid.” Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets.

When: 8:30 p.m. Thursdays in July

Where: Freshfields Village, 165 Village Green Dr., Johns Island

Price: Free

More Info: bit.ly/3r4KRQl

Friday

Sewing Class

What: People Places & Quilts will host a sewing skills class based on each participants individual needs

When: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 23

Where: People Places & Quilts, 129 W. Richardson Ave, Summerville

Price: $25

More Info: 843-871-8872, ppquilts.com/ppqcalendar.html

Fossil Friday

What: Matthew Gibson, curator of Natural History with the Charleston Museum, will share fossil facts and talk about his work in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab.

When: 2-4 p.m. Fridays 

Where: The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., Downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: bit.ly/3r7tVbQ

Saturday

Sweetgrass Festival

What: The annual Sweetgrass Festival is designed to promote and bring attention to the contributions of the Gullah Geechee people’s history, culture, traditions and their sweetgrass basket art form that originated in Mount Pleasant and continues to exist in surrounding communities today.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24

Where: Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Price: Free

More Info: bit.ly/3eiwSB6

Earth Explorers

What: Take a journey to the center of the Earth and discover how and why the Earth’s crust moves. Learn all about the layers of the Earth and the theory of Plate Tectonics.

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Highway, Ravenel

Price: $10

More Info: bit.ly/3ek4LBp

Creative Arts Workshop

What: Learn the basics of embroidery with local artist and seamstress Camela Guevara. Participants will learn about materials and everything needed to get started stitching. Materials provided.

When: 10 a.m. July 24

Where: Park Circle Gallery, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Price: $20

More Info: bit.ly/3wzSQ97

Essentials of Kayaking

What: Beginner or introduction class to introduce the fundamental skills needed for paddling in calm and protected water environments. Idea for people new to the sport or looking for more formal instruction as a base from which to expand.

When: 2-5 p.m. July 24

Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr, Charleston

Price: $45

More Info: ccprc.com/3221/Learn-to-Kayak

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