In another attempt to lure customers back into its stores, J.C. Penney is unveiling its newly renovated home department today through Sunday.
Stores at Citadel Mall and Northwoods Mall are featuring a curated selection of affordable, high-quality furnishings as part of a nationwide housewarming event.
Along with new designer brands from Michael Graves Design, Martha Home by Martha Stewart, Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler, Design by Conran, BODUM and ORDNING&REDA, customers will discover a new home department and enjoy live demos, product giveaways and more.
Visit jcpenney.com/mystore for more info.
Garden & Gun magazine wants to know who has the best Southern-made products.
The Charleston-based periodical has opened the entry process for its “Made in the South Awards” with a call out to Southern artisans making products in five categories: Food, Drink, Style & Design, Outdoors and Home.
The magazine’s editors and a panel of expert judges will gather to taste, touch, feel and review the final selections.
One winning entry and several honorable mentions will be chosen in each category and their stories will appear in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of the magazine. In addition to national exposure, each winner will receive a cash prize.
Any Southern artisan or business with a product that will be available through January 2014 may apply.
To enter, go to gardenandgun.com/madeinthesouth. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Aug. 1.
While Mayor Joe Riley has declared Thursday as “Christine Osborne Day” in honor of her contributions to the Charleston community and children’s charities through her four Wonder Works toy stores, she is encouraging everyone to contribute something to someone else that day, which happens to be her birthday.
“This day is not about me,” Osborne said. “I want this day to be about the magic of giving. We just hope people take the time and give back to someone else. Whether you help out an elderly couple in the neighborhood by walking their dog, or whether you bring food to Crisis Ministries or the local animal shelter, we just encourage that you pay it forward in some way. You don’t have to give something either; just sharing kind words with someone can make a huge impact on their day.”
Sawgrass Technologies of Mount Pleasant will feature a digital textile printing method called FabricMaker that allows shopkeepers to create their own commercial fabrics 6-8 p.m. today at People Places and Quilts at 129 W. Richardson Ave.
The program is part of the quilt shop’s 24th anniversary. To attend, call Diane Frankenberger at 871-8872.
The South Carolina In-Water Boat Show is set for April 12-14 at Daniel Island’s Waterfront Park.
The existing city of Charleston dock will be complemented by about 1,000 linear feet of portable floating docks and spud barges to accommodate a full array of motor and sailing watercraft.
Ticket holders can tour boats and enjoy land-side attractions. The event includes dozens of boats on land, boat-building displays, presentations, boating and fishing demos, live music, local food and a children’s area.
Vapor Apparel’s new line, Altered Latitudes, is the official apparel brand of the boat show. It’s in 75 retailers from Maine to the Caribbean, including Charleston Angler’s four stores.
Tickets are available online for $8. They will be $10 at the gate. Children 12 and under enter free and a discounted ticket is available for students and active military at $5.
It is sponsored by the S.C. Marine Association. For more information, go to www.scinwaterboatshow.com.