Blessing of the Fleet- April 28th

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Looking for something fun to do on Sunday, April 28th?

The 32nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival is right around the corner, and it is so much fun! Held at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, the festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant’s local shrimping and fishing industry, offering a boat parade, live music, craft show and lots of free activities with the picturesque Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop! It doesn’t get much better than this!

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Here is the Schedule of Events for the day:

11:00 am   Opening Band

12:30 pm   National Anthem, Mayor’s Welcome

12:50 pm   Blessing Procession on Pier

  1:00 pm   Boat Parade & Blessing of the Fleet

  2:00 pm  East Coast Party Band

  3:30 pm  Shrimp Eating Contest

  4:00 pm  Shag Dance Competition

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For more information, click here.  Hope to see you there!

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Need a Personal Trainer? Meet Dawn Blackstone with Blackstone Fit!

I love my Personal Trainer, she is THE BEST!  She comes to my home and challenges me to take my fitness program to the next level.  Oh, and I must mention, she makes it fun!  Each time we do something totally different and unexpected, and I really appreciate her breaking up the monotony of the dreaded work out!

Dawn Blackstone, owner/trainer with Blackstone Fit, resides in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant neighborhood and is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Certified Advanced Sports Nutrition Specialist. She has been running Blackstone Fit for 12+years, and offers one-on-one personal training, small group training, and nutrition guidance.  She can meet you at your place of choice (your home, a local park or pool, and even the beach!) To learn more about Blackstone Fit go to blackstonefit.com  or check them out on Yelp!  Tell her Jackie sent you!!!

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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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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.

 

 

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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Old Village/Old Mt. Pleasant Trivia Night at Red Drum- Oct 1st!

It’s back!  And I a so excited for this exciting event!

Grab your friends and test your local knowledge, as I host Old Village/Old Mt. Pleasant Trivia Night at Red Drum Restaurant!

 Oct 1st from 5-6:60pm at Red Drum Restaurant!  Super fun trivia all about our neighborhood and surrounding areas.

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Charleston Restaurant Week

 

Photos courtesy of Red Drum Restaurant, who will be announcing their Restaurant Week Menu soon!  

One of my favorite weeks in Charleston is right around the corner!  Restaurant Week – Wednesday, September 5 through Sunday, September 16. With 12 days of delicious deals available at over 100 of Charleston’s most renowned restaurants, this is a great time to get out and sample our local eats!

And as if that was exciting enough… for the first time, Charleston Restaurant Week is partnering with Charleston Beer Week! Select restaurants will be offering a special brews to top-off their Charleston Restaurant Week menu. How cool is that!!

For a list of restaurants participating in Charleston Restaurant Week, to view menus and to make reservations, click here.