A Candid Conversation with Anne Lamott
Grab an à la carte ticket option to see bestselling author Anne Lamott when she stops in Charleston during the Lowcountry Mental Health Conference. Lamott talks about big subjects that she emphasizes with capital letters — Alcoholism, Motherhood and Jesus — as well as things most of us avoid talking about like depression, grief, addiction and shame. More information is available online.
July 27. 10:30 a.m. Tickets start at $40. Charleston Gaillard Center. 95 Calhoun St. Downtown. lowcountrymhconference.com
Christmas in July Beach Bash
Santa is trading in his sleigh for a surfboard. Get ready for a Southern twist on a timeless holiday classic with a sizzling Christmas in July party at Tanger Outlets this weekend. Grab your flip-flops, dust off your Santa hats and join in the winter festivities and themed treats. The party lasts most of the day, so there will be plenty of opportunities to drop by.
July 22. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Tanger Outlets Charleston. 4840 Tanger Outlets Blvd. North Charleston. tanger.com/charleston
Two Blokes Blood Drive
Give a pint and drink a pint at Two Blokes Brewing this weekend. According to nonprofit community blood center The Blood Connection (TBC), almost two-thirds of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, but only 3% actually does, and the number of donors is dropping. TBC is hosting a blood drive for much-needed blood donations. All donors will receive $70 in gift cards. Sign up for your time slot online.
July 23. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Two Blokes Brewing. 547 Long Point Road Suite 101.
Mount Pleasant. donate.thebloodconnection.org
Freshfields Village farmers market
Join Freshfields Village every Monday in August for a weekly farmers market. Pick from the freshest locally grown produce and handmade crafts all summer. With 17 vendors on the docket for this season, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy, including homemade sweet and salty kettle corn, small-batch spice blends, ready-to-go flower arrangements and more.
Mondays through August. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free to attend. Freshfields Village. 165 Village Green Lane. Kiawah Island. freshfieldsvillage.com
Join the Charleston Museum’s curator of natural history Matthew Gibson to learn more about local fossils. A great opportunity for families of history lovers and dinosaur addicts, this weekly event lets you get hands-on experience with different fossils found in the Lowcountry and elsewhere. Gibson will also share what projects he is currently working on and help you identify your own fossil finds.
Fridays. 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free for members; free with museum admission. Love Best of Charleston? Help the Charleston City Paper keep Best of Charleston going every year with a donation. Or sign up to become a member of the Charleston City Paper club.
Charleston Museum. 360 Meeting St. Downtown. charlestonmuseum.org
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