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Last Wednesday at Patriots Point, volunteers from the Hampton Inn’s Save-A-Landmark® program donated their time and effort to refurbish the USS Laffey Destroyer. The ship, known as “the ship that wouldn’t die,” is part of the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum . Employees from local Hampton Inns scraped and painted the interior of ship, enabling the Museum to finish a new exhibit inside the ship that will house artifacts from WWII. To nominate a landmark, you can visit www.hamptonlandmarks.com .
At the Village Tavern on Friday night, visiting act The Elected played with opening bands Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s and Whispertown 2000 . They played to a large and enthusiastic crowd, with all three bands bringing fresh sounds to the Charleston scene.
On Saturday, the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department hosted a community public art project based on the PBS contemporary Art:21 documentary Place. Participants submitted images that were etched onto metal plates that will now be displayed at the North Charleston Cultural and Civic Center Complex as part of a large metal quilt. For more information, go to www.pbs.org/art21 .
Saturday night was the first annual Improv-A-Thon, benefiting January’s upcoming Charleston Comedy Festival . Six local improv groups were featured, including the Have-Nots! and the Sofa Kings . Visit www.charlestoncomedyfestival.com for more info.

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