It’s Darwin Week at CofC, and science and religion are duking it out. All the events are free and fill up quickly, so show up early if you want ringside seats.
Monday. it must be Medical Monday — tune in for Coastal Fertility Specialists’ Webinar on the common causes of infertility and new techniques available to overcome it. Then get those chompers checked at MUSC College of Dental Medicine’s Free Dental Screenings.
Tuesday. As part of St. Luke’s Recital Series, Diana Kirkpatrick is giving an organ recital. If you hold a bachelor’s degree, head to the Dorchester Road Regional Library learn how to become a teacher in South Carolina. Celebrate Black History Month at the Palmetto Archaeology Lecture Series, where Archaeologist Andrew Agha will give an overview of themes within African-American archaeology.
Wednesday. Get your comedy fix tonight first with Joel Chasnoff, who’s kicking off the Charleston Jewish Federation’s 2013 Annual Campaign.
Thursday. Today kicks off the College of Charleston’s Darwin Week in Charleston and all the events are free of charge. Today, grab some friends and head to the sure-to-inspire-conversation (or furious arguments, depending on whom you bring) lectures “Are Science and Faith Incompatible?” or “Why Evolution is True.”
If you’re feeling more right-brained than left-brained today, check out The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Motion Pictures Book Discussion with Edward Ball or the Tongues Aflame Poetry Series reading featuring members of the South Carolina Poetry Society.
Want to learn how to become more sustainable? Berkeley Electric Cooperative is hosting a Home Energy Event where you can learn how to make your home more energy efficient. Or, see Amy Armstrong of the South Carolina Environmental Law Project, who will talk about SCELP’s work to protect the local environment. As if you didn’t already have enough to choose from today, Lowcountry Scuba’s Dive Club hosts Ralph Wilbanks, who will discuss his involvement in the discovery of the Hunley.
Friday. Blue Bicycle Books is hosting a wine and cheese drop-in celebration of Beth Webb Hart’s newest novel, Moon Over Edisto, and she will be there to sign copies. Charleston’s Premier Big Band, featuring Nancy Clayton, will be performing tonight at Trident Technical College. Interfaith Power & Light’s 2013 National Preach-In on Global Warming is screening The Hungry Tide, a documentary showing how people in Kirabati are coping with climate change. Darwin Week continues with Flock of Dodos: the Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus, a documentary looking at the intelligent design vs. evolution clash.
Saturday. Ladies-only auditions are being held today for three female leads needed for a local stage production at Dancefx. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Goose Creek Artists Guild with an arts opening and exhibition at the North Charleston City Gallery. If you have kids, bring them to the Dirt Devil and Soil Scientists event at the Sewee Visitor Center. And if you’re trying to have kids — through adoption, that is — you might want to check out the Families Forever Fair, where lawyers and adoption agencies will offer free help and information.
Sunday. Even if you’re not a regular church-goer, you might want to head to Circular Congregational Church this morning for Dr. Jeremy Rutledge’s “Corresponding with Darwin” talk. Afterwards, go for a stroll down King during Second Sundays on King Street.
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