Park Circle Gallery reception

Park Circle Gallery kicks off 2023 with diverse exhibits from visual artists Laurie Candelaria of Johns Island and Stacey Green of McClellanville. Candelaria’s watercolor paintings and Green’s fused glass creations will be on display Jan. 4-28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The picturesque watercolor paintings capture life in the Lowcountry. The fused-glass depictions are inspired by Green’s childhood in New Zealand and travels through western Canada. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at the gallery reception. 

Jan. 6. 5-7 p.m. Free. 4820 Jenkins Avenue. North Charleston.

Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks Series

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents two performances in its Masterworks Series featuring world renowned guest soloist Vadim Gluzman performing Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto in D Major.” The Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra will join Gluzman to perform Florence Price’s “Dances in the Canebrakes” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 6 in B minor (Pathétique).” 

Jan. 5, 7. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $25. Gaillard Center. 95 Calhoun St. Downtown.

Skating rink at Patriots Point waterfront

Create memories with friends and family at an outdoor skating rink along Patriots Point’s waterfront. Rent a firepit or igloo next to the rink and sip Patriots Point Lager from Rusty Bull Brewing and hot cocoa while the kids enjoy a donut making station, s’mores making kits and inflatable attractions such as a giant snow globe and bounce house. 

Jan. 5-Feb 5. 3-8 p.m. $12/$25. Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina Pavilion. 20 Patriots Point Road. Mount Pleasant.

Sea Island Farmers Market

The Sea Island Farmers Market is a place for Charleston area growers, makers and shoppers to come together and support local commerce every Saturday. The family friendly atmosphere of this longtime community market is a great location to gather with loved ones, source local farm goods and browse diverse vendors to find one-of-a-kind artisanal items. 

Jan. 7. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Sea Island Farmers Market. 2024 Academy Road. Johns Island.

Run Kids Run and Family Festival

Cooper River Bridge Run’s postponed Kids Run and Family Festival is finally in full swing. The day of family fun is packed full of activities including yoga, races, face painting and outdoor activities such as a climbing wall and jump castle. Registration is free and required for all kids, plus there will be free hotdogs and T-shirts while supplies last. The Mascot Race starts at 4:30 p.m. and is followed by the Toddler Waddler and the 400-meter dash. 

Jan. 8. 2-6 p.m. Free. Stoney Field. 300 Fishburne St. Downtown. 

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