Events & Things to Do: October 2017

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September 28 – October 22
Charleston Performing Arts Center
Sweet Charity
Inspired by Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria, Sweet Charity explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score by Cy Coleman, sparkling lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and a hilarious book by Neil Simon, Sweet Charity captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist. Iconic musical numbers include: “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This,” “Rich Man’s Frug,” and “Rhythm of Life”.

From October 7 – 31, 11 am to 7 pm
Bethel United Methodist Church, 1853 Maybank Highway
Bethany UMC Pumpkin Patch
“A great place for a family outing, because in addition to all size pumpkins, gourds, and other products, the Pumpkin Patch has great decorations for the children.  Every year there are hundreds of squeals and grins as families and children scramble through the acre of goodies.  It’s a great place for family photographs.
Priced by size, the pumpkins generate funds for the mission work of the church.”

October 22, 1:30 to 5 pm
Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community, 1 Bishop Gadsden Way
Fifth Annual Fall Festival
“It’s almost here…the 5th Annual Fall Festival! Poetry by Kwoya Fagin Maples flyerBe sure to check it out this Sunday from 1:30PM-5:00PM. Come to shop, eat, and have fun! We have a jump castle, face painting, caricature artist, photo booth, live music, beer tasting, adult wing eating contest, kid’s pie eating contest, for the first time-Kid’s Halloween Costume Contest judged by the Chick-Fil-A cow, and best of all it’s free! We also have over twenty vendors-James Brown Famous Boiled Peanuts, Nanna’s Nuts, Holy City Popcorn, King of Pops, LulaRoe, Pelican Snowballs, Kelcy Designs, Rebel Taqueria, Old Whaling Co, Wicked Candles, and much, much more.
If that’s not enticing enough come for Sumo Wrestling! This year we are raising money and awareness for Vantage Point Foundation for post 9-11 Veterans. You can wrestle your friend for a good cause!”

October 22, 2-4 pm
McLeod Plantation Historic Site, 325 Country Club Road
Poetry at McLeod featuring poet Kwoya Fagin Maples

October 27, 6 pm, 6:20 pm, 6:40 pm, 7 pm
Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, 1595 Highland Avenue
October Couples Night Climb
“Join us October 27th for another #DateNight adventure at Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park #Charleston. Come on out to “play” on our 72 suspended obstacles – or squeeze in some fun-fitness time that is sure to get your blood pumping. Conquer a fear of heights, or even that one challenge that always trips you up. Bring along a picnic dinner & your beverages of choice for after the climb, when you can socialize & mingle around the bonfire with like-spirited folks. Grab YOUR passes for October’s Couples Night Climb! As always – tix for this Adult-Only event are ONLY $50 / pair.”

October 28, 9:00 am to 3:00 pmTwick O' Tweet flyer
First Baptist Athletic Complex, 2051 George L. Griffith Boulevard
Veterans’ Resource Fair
“Many service providers and veteran-friendly businesses will be available to provide information to veterans of all ages. Representatives from the Tri-County Office On Aging will be present to answer questions about Medicare Open Enrollment. An information on Aid and Attendance will be conducted at 1:00 pm. Vendors interested in attending or veterans with any questions please contact Nancy Bloodsworth at (843) 410-8175 or

October 28, 11 am to 4 pm
Smoky Oak Taproom, 1234 Camp Road
Trunk-or-Treat car and bike show
“Proceeds go to Camp Happy Days. Car & Bike Registration 11am-1pm. Cars $15 Bikes $5, All Makes and Models. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Car & Bike. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Kids Choice Car & Bike. Live Music, Vendors, Food Specials, Candy for the Kids, Auction & Opportunity Drawings.”

October 28, 1-5 pm
James Island Town Hall, 1238 Camp Road
Town of James Island Emergency Management Division First-Aid Certification
The Town of James Island and the James Island Public Service District Fire Department will be offering a certification class in Basic First Aid.  The class will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the James Island Town Hall from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.  The cost for the class, (which includes an instruction manual and certification on completion), is $15.00 per person.  To register for the class or for questions about the class, please contact Mark Johnson at the Town of James Island, 843-795-4141 or or stop by Town Hall.

Sunday Brunch Farmer's Market Halloweekend Sunday Bash

October 28, 3 – 7 pm
Island Breeze, 2225 Mosquito Beach Road
Twick O’ Tweat Halloween Party
“Family Day! Goodie bag, face painting, piñata, raffle, food, games, dancing, drum circle ($2).October 28, 6:30 pm

October 28, 6:30 pm
Marriott Charleston Crystal Ballroom
Pet Helper’s Fur Ball
The 13th Annual Fur Ball will be held on Saturday, October 28th in the Crystal Ballroom at the Charleston Marriott Hotel. We expect a full house and keeping with tradition, we promise an exciting night of dining, dancing, live and silent auctions, open bar, and signature entertainment! Tickets are on sale now! The Fur Ball is our largest fundraiser and our goal is to raise $175,000 this year. Sponsor support is critical to the success of the event. Please help us by becoming a sponsor or donating an auction item. And, we would love for you to join us by simply buying tickets to be a part of our lifesaving efforts on behalf of the abandoned animals we save every day in the Lowcountry.”

October 29, 11 am to 3 pm
Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway
Sunday Brunch Farmer’s Market Halloweekend Sunday Bash
“Halloween fun! — Marshmallow Roast, Costume conest (Kids, Pets, Adults) with prizes, Face painting & Parade.”



The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection, The New York Public Library. "October" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1887 - 1922.
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection, The New York Public Library. “October” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1887 – 1922.

James Island Bugle, 2017. James Island, South Carolina.


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