December Events at Village Branch Library

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Upcoming Events at the Village Branch Library

Saturday, December 8 – STAR Therapy Dogs – Come read to your favorite furry friends.

Saturday, December 15 at 11am – Holiday Baking and Decorating – Come decorate holiday treats and take one home to enjoy.

Thursday, December 20 at 11am – Holiday Storytime and Craft – Listen to holiday stories and make a fun craft.

Village Branch Library  ::  430 Whilden Street

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Should I wait until Spring to Sell?

It’s December and with the whirl-wind of the holidays approaching, clients are asking me if they should list now or wait until the first of the year.  Obviously we do not have a crystal ball answer, but based on my experience, I am advising as follows:

Why wait?  True, there is a smaller pool of buyers during the colder months (think about those buyers who currently live in the North that cannot sell their homes because it is snowing) but even with fewer buyers, there is also fewer homes to chose from.  The big factor being that tons of new inventory will be hitting the market in the early spring, and the best path to ensure a quick sale is to beat the rush.

Below is an interesting article from RIS Media’s House Call.

“The holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re considering selling your home, now is the perfect time to reassess your strategy for getting your property sold. With the colder temperatures and many people heading on vacation, it may seem like an inopportune moment to list your house, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Although it’s true that there are fewer buyers looking for a home at this time of year, the pros far outweigh the cons. There are less, yet far more serious buyers searching for homes in your market, and there is less competition with less homes on the market, and transactions happen far more quickly as there are less being processed.

Click here to read more, and if I can help you in any way, please let me know.  Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com

Betty Carlton Beer Mile- Benefiting I GOT LEGS! Dec 15, 2018

Grab some friends and join us as we DRINK BEER AND RUN 1 MILE! 

Crazy?  Maybe…  Fun?  Probably…. For a good cause?  Most definitely! 

DECEMBER 15, 2018, 11:30AM-2PM, COMMONHOUSE ALEWORKS

Proceeds will go towards I GOT LEGS’ ReEnabled Racing Circuit and I NEED LEGS programs. Both programs are designed to give people with disabilities a platform to raise awareness and the necessary funds for their specific individual needs.

Click here to register for this fun event and to learn more about the I GOT LEGS mission CLICK HERE 

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Holiday Festival of Lights

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This is hands down Charleston’s most popular holiday event, and this year marks the 29th year of the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park. The event opens nightly at 5:30pm and will run through January 1.

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While most known for its three-mile driving tour, there is actually much more to see and do! Some of the other celebrated attractions and activities include:

· Marshmallow Roasting
· Festival Train Rides
· Old-Fashioned Carousel
· Portable Climbing Wall
· Santa’s Sweet Shoppe
· Concessions including hamburgers, kettle corn, hot chocolate and more
· Four Gift Shops, featuring the children’s toy emporium Prancer’s Presents
· Daytime photo opportunities to “Mingle with Kringle” (register in advance)

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This event is great for the entire family! For more information, click here.

Happy Holidays!

Charleston Parade of Boats

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The 37th Annual Holiday Parade of Boats will be held in Charleston Harbor on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Organized by the City of Charleston in partnership with the Charleston Sail and Power Squadron, this is a fun family friendly event.  Thousands of spectators view the parade along the route from Mt. Pleasant to Charleston.

The parade begins at approximately 4:30pm near the Mt. Pleasant side and ends in the Ashley River, after processing down the Charleston side of the Cooper River, at approximately 6:30pm.

The Rotary Club of Charleston puts on a festive Light Up The Night parade viewing party at the Charleston Maritime Center. For more information, visit here.

 

 

Mt. Pleasant Christmas Parade

It’s that time of year again!

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The 23rd Annual Mt. Pleasant Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 9 at 5:30pm.

This is such a fun, festive night for our community. Incredibly decorated floats and community groups will march up West Coleman Boulevard as the Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade entertains residents and visitors of all ages. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with the start of the parade at Mill St. traveling south and ending at the intersection of W. Coleman Blvd. and Patriots Point Rd.

For more information, click here.

28th Annual Reindeer Run

This year marks the 28th annual Reindeer Run. The 2018 Reindeer Run starts at 9:00am on Saturday, December 8th near the corner of East Bay and Queen Street.

Presented by Half-Moon Outfitters, the Reindeer Run is a family-oriented, pet-friendly 5k run/walk through the lower peninsula of downtown Charleston, SC.

Proceeds from the Reindeer Run are split between the campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and the Charitable Society of Charleston. 80% of the funds go to MUSC and 20% go to the Charitable Society of Charleston’s endowment. This endowment provides grants and donations to local non-profit organizations which benefit both children and elderly residents of the Lowcountry.

Such a fun part of this Run is the costume contest! For more information on the Reindeer Run, check out their site here.

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