Monday. Ashley Hall is hosting New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe as a part of the school’s Guest Writer Series. Monroe has written a dozen works of fiction. Her latest, The Butterfly’s Daughter, will be released this coming May.

Tuesday. At the Main Library, Patrick McMillan will discuss Native American shell middens, constructed in South Carolina during the late archaic period, and how these formations have come to impact our current ecology. A shell midden is an archaeological feature consisting mainly of mollusk shells.

Wednesday. Founded in 2009 by local businessman Dennis Fassuliotis the Charleston Jazz Club, along with Awendaw Green and Steve Simon Presents is hosting the first ever Charleston Jazz Jam event at the Barn Stage in Awendaw. The event features some of the best jazz talents in the area in an unscripted, unrehearsed evening of music under the stars and among the pines. Plus, in Marion Square, there’s the PGA Championship Experience. Plus you can get free coffee at either Bruegger’s location (and donate to the Children’s Miracle Network).

Thursday. The author of the New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time will speak at the Carolina First Arena. An Afternoon with Greg Mortenson is part of the College of Charleston’s Literary Outreach Initiative and allows attendees to hear the thoughts of mountaineer turned humanitarian writer Moretenson. Space is limited, so be sure to get your ticket as soon as possible.

Saturday. Get some good stuff at the Lowcountry Artist Market or at Holy City Artists and Fleas.

Sunday. Many don’t know this, but the U.S. is the Saudi Arabia of coal. In Kentucky,coal is king, but the pervasive energy source is not mined without controversy. In Deep Down a mountaintop removal coalmine encroaches on the community of Beverly May and Terry Ratliff, and the two find themselves on opposing sides of a debate dividing their Community and the world. Hamilton Davis, CCL’s energy and climate director, will speak after the screening. And don’t forget Second Sundays on King Street.