Freeloaders: We love Second Sunday 

This week’s best freebies, April 8-14

Monday. Now that the Bridge Run is over, we can focus on other things, like honing photography skills at the Second Monday Lecture Series with the Charleston Center for Photography. Or, if you’d rather check out someone else’s work, the Birds on a Limb exhibit is on view all month at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery.

For all the girls who didn’t quite get the R&R you needed this weekend, stop by Ladies Night at Badd Kitty where you’ll get free beverages and samples, as well as ten percent off merchandise.

Tuesday. This is a day for seminars. If you hold at least a bachelors degree, attend the Become a Teacher in South Carolina session to learn how you could become a teacher in a year’s time.

In other lecture-related news, In!Genius is an hour long event at CofC featuring pioneers in the fields of art, science, sports, and more. Speakers will include basketball coach Natasha Adair and artist Brian Rutenberg, so don’t forget to RSVP.

Stressed out about choosing between all these freebies? Learn about the science behind transcendental meditation at the Charleston County Public Library.

Maybe you don’t feel like learning. If that’s the case, you’re in luck because comedy night at Cutty’s involves uncensored local comics and improv.

Wednesday. We hate to put a damper on the freebie-induced goos mood, but South Carolina lags behind every other state in solar and wind energy development. Learn how we can fix this at the Sustainable Energy Forum.  

It’s also a good day for art junkies, because new works by sisters Sue and Nance Sneddon go on view. The ladies have different but complementary styles, and you can check them out all month at the Real Estate Studio on King Street.

Thursday. You could brighten your own day by winning $50 at Manny’s trivia night. Or if you need parenting tips, check out the April’s Parent Corner to learn about how to increase compliance with your kid.

If you’re having so much trouble with your kid that you want to get away, stop by O’Brion’s for Yappy Hour and bring your furry family member(s).

There’s also a Brown Bag Lunch Series with a discussion about topics currently affecting women.

Thursday is a busy day for Blue Bicycle Books, as they’re hosting a book signing for authors of thrillers Jenny Milchman (Cover of Snow), Tina Whittle (Blood, Ash, and Bone), and Leah Rhyne (Zombie Days, Campfire Nights).

Tune in to the MundoVibe Weekly Listening Event to relax to the sounds of world, jazz, and electronic music.

CofC is launching a new literary and art journal called Miscellany, and they’re celebrating this occasion with a launch party at the Halsey.

Friday. To unwind for the weekend, bring your own yoga mat and enjoy a yoga class and potluck dinner at Namaste Folly. Or if gardening is your preferred meditation, check out PLANTASIA, where you’ll shop plants of all kinds and learn about garden care from the experts at the Charleston Horticultural Society. Music junkies can relax at the Charleston Academy of Music studio recital, and art lovers can check out some current exhibits like the CoCo Vivo Fine Art and Design that’s on view until the end of the month.

Saturday. For the little people in your life, there’s a workout session for kids at Hampton Park. Just send the youngsters with a towel and a water bottle. Also for the kids, there's a girls’ dancing workshop to help them find their strengths in the art of dance.

For any first time homebuyers out there, attend the First-Time Homebuying Workshop to get tips about the process, debt reduction, financial literacy, and grant/loan assistance.

Saturday’s got something for every member of the family, and the sports lovers can check out the book signing with ESPN’s Mike Greenberg at Barnes & Noble in Mt. Pleasant. Second Presbyterian Church will host the Festival of Choirs starting at 1 p.m. The Lowcountry Artist Market is happening at the Music Farm, and you can shop art, food, housewares, clothes, and more from local artisans. The Sea and Sand Festival on Folly Beach is family and pet-friendly. Head over to the beach for a chance to participate in surfing and sandcastle competitions.

Sunday. Two words: Second Sunday. As most of you know, King Street will be closed to traffic, and vendors will offer sidewalk shopping, drinking, and dining. And if you're looking to put in some time at the beach, check out Folly, where the KickOff Classic surfing competition finals will be running all day.


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