Things to do in Summerville, SC

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.

Veterans Day in Charleston
National Veterans Day Run 5K and 1-mile family walk: 10 a.m. Saturday, James Island County Park. Post-run party 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Supports Folds of Honor Foundation and US Vet Corps Reserves.
North Charleston annual Veterans Day tribute: Story swap at 9:30 a.m. Monday, program at 10:30, Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle.
Veterans Day celebration: Starts at 9:30 a.m. at Patriots Point. Events all day. You can watch it all online, but you won’t be able to taste the cake on the Internet.

Lowcountry Hoedown

Charleston has as reputation as such a genteel, polite place, but anyone who truly knows us knows we can break it down, boots, plaid, hats and all. Where’s the ’shine?
WHO: Fans of bluegrass, bourbon and/or moonshine
WHEN: 7-11 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Charleston Visitor’s Center bus shed

Charleston Cup

We’re not sure how much horse race-watching happens, compared with mint julep-drinking. But races are usually less than five minutes, so maybe they get worked in during breaks in reveling.
WHO: Equestrians and those who love them, and revelers
WHEN: Sunday; gates open at 9 a.m., first paddock call at noon
WHERE: The Plantation at Stono Ferry

Santee Birding Workshop

What do you know about birds? Not enough? Us either. Luckily, there are people who can help. And by the end of this weekend, you could be on your way to being a pro at this whole ornithology thing.
WHO: S.C. Wildlife Federation
WHEN: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon Sunday
WHERE: Santee National Wildlife Refuge

Holiday Festival of Lights (and etc.)

If you haven’t seen the light(s), now is the time. It might not feel quite like the wintry holidays yet, but you also likely won’t freeze your nose off. The marshmallow roast is a ball too (insider tip: BYOM).
WHO: Holiday revelers
WHEN: Fun run/walk 6:30 today; grand opening 6:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE: James Island County Park

Charleston Jazz Jam: Jazz on the Edge

We thought jazz generally took the edge off, but this takes jazz right up to the edge. The Edge of America, the edge of their weeklong happenings, the edge of what you’d expect.
WHO: Charleston Jazz Club
WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: The Grill and Island Bar, 41 Center St., Folly Beach

Calligraphy Workshops

With the holidays here, that means cards. And who wants to read our handwriting? No one. If you’re the same way, you can fancy it all up and turn from writing slob to writing snob.
WHO: Natasha Lawrence and people who need to write pretty
WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: The Charleston Museum

Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Italians can do a documentary about someone’s girlfriend being in a coma make it interesting. And that’s why you never hear about French or Russian cinema, just Italian cinema. It’s that special.
WHO: College of Charleston
WHEN: Today through Sunday
WHERE: Sottile Theatre

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Annual Food Drive

(Buy one admission, get one free offer expires December 31st)

For the second consecutive year, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will collect food during the holiday season to benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank. In November and December, bring one or more non-perishable healthy food item to Magnolia to receive a special discount off the general garden admission. Buy one garden admission for $15 and get the second one free.

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!

Sweet Tea Trail of Antiques

Sunday, November 10, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

If you like antiques, you’ll love the Sweet Tea Trail. Local antique dealers invite the public to come browse their shops on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Open are:

Shop Antiques /Boutique Shops
Summerville Antiques
The Squirrel Nest
Main Street Antiques
Simply Vintage
Vintage Swag
Four Green Fields
Downtown Crossing
Simple to Sublime
The Finishing Touch
Eat Drink and Be Merry

Continental Corner

Ice House Restaurant

Montreux Bar and Grill

Single Smile Cafe
This Whole House -Tea Room
Be Creative
Bottles and Brushes, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Free admission for retired veterans and active duty military

In observance of Veterans Day, free admission to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will be offered Sunday, Nov. 10, and Monday, Nov. 11, to retired military veterans and their spouses and active duty military personnel and their dependent children. Free admission only applies to the general garden admission and not the separate tours of the house, swamp garden, nature boat, nature train and “Slavery to Freedom” program. Valid retired veterans and active duty military personnel identification is required. This offer can’t be combined with other Magnolia discounts.

Glasspro Offers Free Car Wash for Veterans

Monday, November 11

For the sixth consecutive year as part of the national Grace for Vets program,

Glasspro will be providing free car washes to honor all veterans, as well as current military personnel, for their service at Glasspro’s car wash facility in Goose Creek.

Retired and active duty military can receive their complimentary car wash at the

Glasspro Car Wash at 608 St. James Avenue in Goose Creek. Vets will only need to inform Glasspro that they are a veteran or on active duty to receive their free wash.

Summerville Music Club to Feature Singer

Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 pm

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 206 Central Ave, Summerville

Brandon Allen will perform popular songs. Allen was featured in the musical “Porgy and Bess” at the Footlight Players. He also sings in the “Sound of Charleston” at Circular Congregational Church as well as in his church choir. Allen is a family advocate with the Neighbor to Family program. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for the club’s summer music study scholarships.

Sweet Tea Trolley Tour

Historic Summerville, SC

Third Fridays of each month

Nov 15, Dec 20

9:00 am & 1:00 pm – $20

Take a trip down the Sweet Tea Trail in Historic Summerville, The Birthplace of Sweet Tea. This 1½ hour guided tour will take you on the back roads of our quaint southern town where tea isn’t the only thing that’s sweet. You’ll love our thoughtfully preserved downtown, historic homes and get a glimpse of where sweet tea first started. As an added bonus you’ll tour Historic Linwood Gardens, named one of’s “Top 10 Garden Inns” in the world.

Good Eats on the Sweet Tea Trail

11:00 am – $25

Join storyteller Tim Lowry on a special tour featuring “Good Eats on the Sweet Tea Trail.” If Sweet Tea is the house wine of the South, then boiled peanuts are the caviar! Tim will introduce you to this regional favorite and many more Lowcountry delicacies as you travel about town enjoying complimentary tastes from local restaurants and gourmet shops.

Tour Departs/Arrives at the Summerville Visitor Center and begins on the hour.

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


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’sFoundation of America. For more information on this event, visit or call 866-AFA-8484.

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


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