Make Your Own Sweetgrass Basket
Head out to Hampton Plantation State Historic Site to learn a centuries-old practice that goes back to the coast of West Africa. Every member of the family once aided in making sweetgrass baskets, and the skill of this art form was passed on to each new generation. Bring a friend, some scissors, snacks and bug spray, and join Barbara McCormick as she passes on the tradition to you.
May 7. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $50/person. Hampton Plantation State Historic Site. 1950 Rutledge Road. McClellanville. southcarolinaparks.com/hampton
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
Head to The Pour House now that the weather is warming up this 100% local market featuring more than 40 local farmers and artisans and offering a full deck bar, live music, good eats and all kinds of amazing local goods. Cap off your weekend by kicking back and enjoying the local tunes and leave with a couple unique goodies. Just a handful of the dozens of local vendors include Artisan Tees, Daytoday Creations, Lowcountry Dog Treats, Simmons Farm, Two Fat Cooks and Pure Fire.
May 8. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free to attend. The Pour House. 1977 Maybank Hwy. James Island. sundaybrunchfarmersmarket.com
Wearable Art Exhibition
This exhibition features jackets, coats, vests and ensembles from contemporary folk artist, teacher and lecturer Rachel D.K. Clark’s recent wearable art collections, as well as selections from throughout her extensive career. Clark has been creating wearable art since 1973. Her garments are characterized by eclectic fabric mixes, vibrant designs and a keen sense of humor.
May 4-June 17. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Free to attend. North Charleston City Hall. 2500 City Hall Lane. North Charleston. northcharlestonartsfest.com
Moms and Mimosas
Calling all moms and families! Drop by the veranda at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens this Mother’s Day to enjoy the garden walking trails, then unwind on the veranda of the plantation house with a mimosa bar, dessert by Charleston Pops and live strings and jazz — perfect for a family outing or a mom’s-afternoon-out. Space is limited, so grab your tickets early.
May 8. 12-3 p.m. Ticket prices vary by membership. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
2550 Ashley River Road. West Ashley. magnoliaplantation.com
St. Philip’s Church Tea Room
Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? At this spring’s Tea Room, Lowcountry luncheon favorites like Charleston Receipts’ okra soup, pimiento cheese, classic chicken salad and shrimp salad are back. Step into the historic Parish Hall of St. Philip’s Church downtown for a free lunch before the weekend.
May 2-6. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free to attend. St. Philip’s Church. 142 Church St. Downtown. stphilipschurchsc.org
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