Things to Do in Summerville, SC

There’s No Place Like Home
We’ve gotta admit we’re a little mystified by this concert name, but we’ll probably go — the program looks pretty awesome, so if the name is clarified, bonus, but if not, we still get a great show. Score. WHO: Summerville Community Orchestra WHEN: Pre-concert talk, 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday WHERE: Northwood Baptist today, Summerville Baptist Friday, Nov 1st
Awendaw Blue Crab Festival
This is your all-inclusive crab experience. If you want to learn about crabs, you’re good. If you want to eat crabs, you’re good. Not sure if you can adopt a crab, but you probably shouldn’t be doing that anyway. WHO: Families and fans of the Brachyura order WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Camp Sewee, 7407 Doar Road, Awendaw
Reggae on the Cistern
BYOB (B is for blanket) and lie back on the lawn. Let your spirit wander into thoughts of peace, unity and love. So relaxing, it’s almost hypnotic. We think you’ll probably be getting very sleepy… WHO: Reggae fans and Mystic Vibrations WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Friday WHERE: College of Charleston cistern
Newington Elementary PTA Presents 12th Annual “Run with the Dolphins”
Run with the dolphins
Saturday, October 26
5k race/walk – 8:00 am
Mile Fun Run – 9:10 am
This race is part of an overall effort to promote fitness in the school and entire community. Proceeds benefit the Newington Elementary PTA with a portion dedicated to the “Dolphin Tree” project. The 5k race course is certified: SC02026BS.
Race runs entirely through the Newington Plantation Neighborhood in Summerville. Race begins and ends at The Newington Elementary School.
Check out the Scarecrows on the Square and enjoy one of Summerville’s best Fall events.
You  have until Sunday, October 27th, to vote for your favorite display. Winning ribbons will be placed on Scarecrows on Wednesday, October 30th by 5:00 pm. Scarecrows will be taken down by Saturday, November 2nd, at 4:00 pm.
Community Halloween Event & Safety Day
(a “Spooktacular” Halloween event)
Saturday, October 26, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Summerville Medical Center
295 Midland Parkway, Summerville
Presented by
Summerville Medical Center Pediatrics
Children can grab their favorite costume and “trick or treat” in a safe environment. Prizes will be given away including a new Wii U Deluxe Bundle for the best costume. When kids aren’t “trick or treating” they can enjoy a jump castle, balloon animals, refreshments, face painting and tour Summerville Medical Center’s new Pediatric Center. Kids and Cars will be on hand offering a kids safety demonstration. A children’s “Zumbathon” will also take place at 10:30 am. The Summerville Fire Department and Dorchester County EMS will be offering tours of a fire truck and ambulance. “Spooktacular” is free and open to all ages.  
2013 Miles for Missions
5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run
Saturday, October 26
5K Start 8:00 am; 1Mile Start: 9:00 am
Pasta Dinner Friday, October 25, 2013 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
505 Gahagan Road, Summerville
Online Registration- or
for more details and a printable form. Phone: (843) 276-7013 or (843) 871-2755    
Ashborough Holiday Marketplace
Vendor & Craft Fair
Saturday, October 26th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ashborough Civic Building
208 Ashborough Avenue, Summerville
There will be a variety of local and name brand vendors with wonderful wares including baked goods, handcrafted clothing, accessories & original items, crocheted accessories & apparel, innovative recycled craft items, jewelry, photography, original paintings, art and more!
Stop by & get a jump start on your HOLIDAY Shopping … see you there!
Summerville Evening Lions Club
Annual Bar-B-Que Fundraiser
Saturday, October 26, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bank of South Carolina Parking Lot
(Next to the railroad tracks on the corner of Main and Luke Streets)
$8.00 a plate — Pork Bar-b-Que, Hash and Rice, Slaw, Pickles, Bread and Dessert
Drive thru pickup (delivery available for five or more plates)
Tickets available from any Summerville Lion, at Simmons Barber Shop, 139 N. Main, Summerville, and at Lions Stand at Farmers’ Market
All proceeds help the vision and hearing impaired of South Carolina. Donations accepted. For more info, call David at (843) 871-1556 ot Clay at (843) 873-5449.
Lowcountry Festa Italiana…Italian Festival
Fundraising Italian Dinner
Saturday, October 26, 7:00 pm
1000 Tanner Ford Blvd, Hanahan
Appetizer, Lasagna w/2 meatballs entree, salad, bread, tea, tiramisu
50/50 Raffle, music, sing-a-long
$20 donation per person, nonprofit organization.
Win a free bottle of wine (2 prizes)!
Best Friend Train Replica Stopping by Summerville Dorchester Museum
100 East Doty Avenue, Summerville
Monday, October 28, 12 noon to 6:00 pm
The Summerville Dorchester Museum is pleased to announce that the Best Friend Train replica will be stopping in Summerville on its return to Charleston.  There will be music and food vendors.  This will be the last chance to see the Best Friends before it makes its final home at the museum in Charleston. The Summerville Dorchester Museum will be hosting the events.
Click here for more information.
MMTC Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event
Thursday, October 31, 3:00 pm – 5 pm
Miller-Motte Technical College
8085 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston
Take the kids to Miller-Motte Technical College for a FREE, SAFE and FUN Halloween celebration! Kids and their adults are welcome for trick-or-treating, games and popcorn. A costume parade will take place at 4:00 pm, and prizes will be given to the most creative, scariest, and cutest boy and girl in each category. This event is open to the community. Call (843) 574-0101 for more information. Happy Halloween!
AlignLife Gives Back
This month, AlignLife Chiropractic of Summerville is getting a jump on the giving season.
For the entire month of October, Dr. Thomas Mercante is offering complimentary
consultations, exams and a free one-hour massage to new patients who bring
three canned goods, which will be donated to The Palmetto House. Contact Ami Rutelonis,
Office Coordinator, (843) 376-5858, for more information.
Pinewood Prep Shadow Day
Tuesday, November 5, 8:00 am to 2:00 m
Pinewood Prep invites interested students to register for their autumn Shadow Day. Students in four year-old pre-kindergarten through tenth grade are invited to spend the day on campus with a Pinewood student.  Guest students can explore classes, meet students and faculty, tour the campus and experience clubs and athletics.  Advanced registration is required.  Registration runs through October 29.  To register, contact Nicole Bailey at (843) 376-0142 ext. 2001 or
FREE Guided Bird-watching Walks in Azalea Park and on the Sawmill Branch Trail
The Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest is excited to announce that it will begin offering FREE bird-watching walks in the town of Summerville! These walks are designed to engage the public in learning more about the common birds that live in our part of the world. No registration is required; all age and experience levels are welcome! To participate, just meet the Audubon naturalist at the designated parking area at 7:45 a.m. on the morning of the walk. For questions and more information, contact Matt Johnson at Francis Beidler Forest (843-462-2150 or See the schedule below for dates and specific locations.
Azalea Park (Meet at West 5th South Street Parking Lot)
2nd Saturday of each month, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Nov 9, Dec 14
Sawmill Branch Trail (meet at Bacon’s Bridge Access parking area)
3rd Saturday of each month, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
 Nov 16, Dec 21   Sweet Tea Trolley Tour Historic Summerville, SC
Third Fridays of each month
  Nov 15, Dec 20
Times: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm
Tour Departs/Arrives at the Summerville Visitor Center and begins on the hour.
Take a trip down the Sweet Tea Trail in Historic Summerville,
The Birthplace of Sweet Tea. This 1½ hour guided tour will take you through our
small southern town where tea isn’t the only thing that’s sweet.
You’ll see our lovingly preserved downtown, historic homes, and where
sweet tea first started. Tour starts in the Visitor Center with a
history film from 1939. Summerville’s very own local historian will give a
guided tour on the trolley with a stop at the historic Linwood Gardens.
In case of rain Linwood owner will board the trolley and give oral tour.
Price: $20 plus tax and handling fees. Click here to reserve your seat.
Any questions please call Summerville Visitor Center, (843) 873-8535.
Southern Raconteur Tim Lowry to Perform
Fridays, November 15 and December 20, 3:00 pm
Timrod Library, Catherine Stewart Room
217 Central Ave, Summerville
Fresh from the main stage of the National Storytelling Festival, Storyteller Tim Lowry has been named the “resident storyteller” of the historic Timrod Library. Each ninety-minute performance will be a different program for adult audiences. Tickets are $15 per person and include delicacies and drinks from Summerville’s famous “Sweet Tea Trail.” Seating is limited and advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended. To purchase tickets visit
Click here for more details.
Summerville Bully Walk!
 2nd Sunday of each month, 12:00 noon
Hutchinson Square, downtown Summerville Do you have a dog who is considered a “bully breed”? Would you like to socialize with other upstanding citizens who also own a bully breed? Come to the Summerville Bully Walk. We will walk as a group throughout the area to show people that bully breeds are normal, family pets. Other breeds of dogs are also welcome! Contact Patti at
 if you have questions. See you on the Square!
8th Annual YMCA Oyster Shindig
Friday, November 15, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Pine Forest Country Club
1000 Congressional Blvd, Summerville
Food, entertainment and fun featuring the East Coast Party Band!
Tickets: $30/Adults, $15/Children(5-12) Children 5 and under FREE!
Tickets available at any YMCA location. All tickets purchased may be redeemed for
one free round of golf courtesy of Pine Forest Country Club. All proceeds benefit the Summerville Family YMCA Annual Campaign.
The Garden Gathering at Cypress Gardens
Saturday, November 16, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner
Join Clemson Extension and Cypress Gardens for the 2nd Annual Garden Gathering focused on gardening for wildlife and pollinators! Choose from great lectures and workshops.Registration includes a catered lunch, handouts and free entry to Cypress Gardens.  Registration is $60/individual (South Carolina Master Gardener Discount $55).  Details here
Register here
National Memory Screening Day
Tuesday, November 19, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
206 Central Ave, Summerville
Presented by The ARK and Trident Senior Health
This event provides FREE confidential memory screenings to anyone with concerns about their memory. Walgreens will also provide flu shots, free blood pressure screenings, and medication reviews and counseling. About 20 other organizations will be there to answer questions and provide information. To make an appointment for the screening, contact (843) 797-3463.
For more information, call The ARK, (843) 832-2357, or visit
National Memory Screening day is a national event coordinated by the Alzheimer’s
Foundation of America. For more information on this event, visit or call 866-AFA-8484.
Happy Tails 5K Signup Dog Mile Fun Run
Saturday, December 14
5K Race at 8:30 am, Fun Run at 9:30 am
Packet Pick-up and Late Registration on Friday, December 13
at the SPCA from 10am – 5pm and on the day of the race beginning at 7:30 am.
Entry Fees: 5K- $25 if registered by December 7, $30 after December 7
Fun Run Only- $10 if registered by December 7, $15 after December 7
Spirit Runner (t-shirt only) – $15
 More details and registration
Town Hall Juried Fine Art Photography Show
Exhibit through January 10, 2014
Presented by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Greater Summerville
Be sure to stop by Town Hall  to view the wonderful exhibition of photos submitted by our local folks.  Enjoy the Sweet Tea Festival in downtown and appreciate the art of the camera when aimed by people with “the eye”.
Summerville Shag Club
Free Shag Lessons
Every Monday night
Adult lessons, 7:00 pm
The Summerville Country Club
400 Country Club Blvd, Summerville
Contact Lee Hoff, (843) 214-0242 or
 Shag Club details
  Town of Summerville Recreation Programs
The Town of Summerville offers adult as well as youth programs: everything from Private & Group Tennis Lessons all year-round to Junior Team Tennis and Adult League Teams. For all questions, please contact Nancy Sumersett at (843) 270-1017 or the Parks and Recreation Office at (843) 851-5211. Also, click here for more information.
Summerville farmers market
2013 Summerville Farmers’ Market  Saturdays, through November 23rd
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
First Citizens Bank Parking Lot adjacent to
Summerville Town Hall, 200 S. Main St Shop for fresh local produce, meats, seafood, baked goods and more

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