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.
The third annual Mount Pleasant Towne Centre Farmers Market begins May 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through Aug. 17 on Theater Drive.
If you are a local farmer or food artisan and would like to join the Farmers Market, call Kristi Tolley at 216-9900.
The Cleaning Authority of Charleston has teamed up with Cleaning For A Reason, a nonprofit organization which helps women battling cancer, to clean the homes of two women once a month for four months for free so they can concentrate on their health and family.
“We’ve seen firsthand how difficult it is to fight the disease while trying to maintain a sense of normalcy,” said business owner David Floyd, whose mother-in-law is fighting liver cancer.
Since 2006, Cleaning For A Reason has donated over 12,000 free cleanings to women battling cancer. The organization uses a network of more than 1,000 residential cleaning services in the United States and Canada, which have donated over $3.4 million worth of services.
To learn more about Cleaning For A Reason, go to: www.cleaningforareason.org.
Wonder Works toy store in Mount Pleasant will feature a member of the Calico Critters toy collection 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at its Belle Hall Shopping Center store.
Bell, sister in the Hopscotch Rabbit Family of the Calico Critters toy collection, will meet with fans. The day’s activities will also feature giveaways and a book signing with Megan Waldrep and Melissa Nelson, local authors of Spice and Little Sugar.
Guests may also enter a raffle to win Calico Critter prizes: Cozie Cottage Start Home, Beagle Dog Family and Norwood Mouse Twins.
The Calico Critters collection is comprised of miniature critter families including cats, mice, hedgehogs and more. Wonder Works features a large Calico Critters section in its stores with many of the collection’s beloved family figures, homes and accessories for children to create their one-of-a-kind critter world.
“Kids absolutely adore meeting the Calico Critters mascot on top of all of the fun we have planned for the day,” Wonder Words owner Christine Osborne said.
For more details, go to www.WonderWorksCharleston.com.
Copper Penny will celebrate 25 years in the Charleston area with a silver anniversary gift for its customers — three leading fashion houses will be setting up trunk shows at 311 King St. in downtown Charleston during Fashion Week next week.
Trina Turk, inspired by the architecture and landscape of Los Angeles, will set up an exclusive display of her bright spring fashions with a trunk show on Thursday. Turk’s philosophy is to create wearable, optimistic fashion that is best described as casually sophisticated.
On March 22-23, clothes and shoes from one of the world’s most successful fashion designers, Diane von Furstenberg, will be available at a trunk show at Copper Penny’s clothing store at 311 King St. and Copper Penny Shooz at 317 King St. Von Furstenberg wowed the fashion world when she introduced the iconic wrap dress in the early 1970s. She is again a staple in women’s clothing and shoes.
And on March 23, The Milly collection by Michelle Smith will introduce shoppers to the youthful, luxurious style of the glamorous and sophisticated designer. The trunk show will feature Milly’s signature style which is known for exquisite prints, colors and fabrics.
Copper Penny will offer refreshments, special discounts and an exclusive gift with a purchase.