Events for April 1, 2017
Summerville Family YMCA 45th Annual Flowertown Festival
The Flowertown Festival, now in its 45th year, is the Y’s premiere fundraiser founded in 1972 to support health and wellness programs at the Y. Every spring, thousands of people visit Summerville to see nature’s bounty awash in color, from the hot pink azaleas, to the purple wisteria, to the delicate white dogwood. On this three-day weekend, festival-goers transcend this gracious Southern town to take in the flowers and hospitality and attend one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast: The Summerville Family YMCA Flowertown Festival.
Over 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the country who display their work for sale
Delicious foods from restaurants at The Taste
Fun activities and rides for children at the Children’s Jubilee/Kids Fest
Farmer’s Market (Saturday & Sunday ONLY)
Voted 2016 Top 20 Events by Southeast Tourism
Weekends: March 31 – April 15
Visiting from Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida, these underwater performers will delight both the young and the young at heart. Live mermaids will fascinate guests with a choreographed routine to musical numbers at the top of the hour from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. This activity is included with admission to the Aquarium.
The fin-tastic activities don’t end there. Mermaids will also be available for photo opportunities, so be sure to get a unique souvenir by which to remember your Aquarium visit. Guests may also enjoy mermaid-themed activities and interactive education stations focused on conservation efforts to sustain the beauty of the ocean.
Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2
Friday, April 7 – Sunday, April 9
Friday, April 14 – Saturday, April 15
Macaroni & Please is a modern manners program designed to introduce students to the basic principles of good manners. The classes are fun and include interactive activities aimed to help strengthen social and emotional learning focusing on self-presentation, introductions, body language, self-control, empathy, forgiveness, gratitude, manners in school, home and in public and dining etiquette.
Dates: Tuesdays March 14th - April 4th
Register online at the City of Charleston Recreation website or in person at Hazel Parker Playground.
For more information contact Aly Murphy at email@example.com
Toddler time is for 5 and under only, parents and care takers you are welcome to join the little ones on the court but will need a pair of Sky Socks and signed waiver. $5 for 30 minutes and $10 for 60 minutesFind out more »
Improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. Children will learn how to focus and center themselves with various breathing and visualization techniques. They will also learn self-respect and respect for others with the practice of fun and challenging poses, partner and group poses, lots of yoga games, breathing and basic anatomy.
Class is 45 minutes. Donation: $5 (Parents will need to be nearby as there will be only one teacher).
Children will benefit practicing yoga and mindfulness outdoors. When they pretend to be a tree or frog while feeling cool grass beneath their feet, children establish a link with nature and enjoy feelings of peace, contentment and a sense of connectedness.
Every Saturday at 9 am
Yoga Teacher: Elizabeth Rocchino-Torres completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Brickell Miami Yoga in 2014. Currently, she is working on her 500 hour advanced yoga teacher training with Holy Cow Yoga Center in Charleston, SC. She's certified as a Kids Yoga teacher as well as Restorative, Prenatal and Gentle Yoga. She is also a certified holistic health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York.Find out more »
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Saturday, April 1 in the Food Court at 9am
Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Lowcountry Food Bank and receive a FREE Chick-fil-A breakfast with the Easter Bunny.
Reservations required, please call 843-766-8321.
Kids Club® Sprout® Easter Chica
April 1, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Start your weekend outside with your whole family! Join Loblolly for April Fools' Day for a nature class together. Join us as we learn about nature's slyest, sneakiest creatures...what do you think they could be? We'll feature a special holiday nature lesson, songs, stories and more. We'll have a sneaky scavenger hunt too--no foolin' around!
Please note: admission to Palmetto Islands County Park is $2 for ages 3+ and free for park pass holders. Class begins at the Sweet Gum Shelter. Drop-in classes are designed for children ages 1-10 and an accompanying parent/caregiver. Drop-in classes do not include snack. Pre-registration is required at loblollyadventures.com/drop-in-class-registration
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Baby Playtime (0-24 months with caregiver)
Saturday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464: 843-849-6161
Encourage the joy of play, and socialize with other parents.
Celebration of Beauty and the Beast
Special Event, Children's Event, Storytime (Childrens)
Saturday April 01, 2017 11:00 AM Join us as we celebrate the release of the new Beauty and the Beast movie. In addition to a special Storytime, kids of all ages are invited to sing favorite songs from the movie soundtrack and participate in other fun activities. Attendees will receive a mini-poster and bookmark, while supplies last.
Saturdays, April 1 and 15 at 12:30 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29418: 843-552-6466
April 1: The Secret Life of Pets. Rated PG; 90 minutes.
April 15: Storks. Rated PG; 89 minutes.
Ages 2 – 10
Tuesdays, 2pm – 3pm (drop in)
Saturdays, 2pm – 3pm (drop in)
For a healthy lifestyle, it is recommended children do an hour or more of physical activity each day. Drop by the Kids’ Garden (weather permitting) at CML between 2pm – 3pm each Tuesday and Saturday to get active with a Museum Play Specialist. We’ll have activities like balloon badminton, scarf dancing, animal yoga and more! Plus, we’ll talk about healthy eating habits to get little ones excited about fruits and veggies. Let’s Move!Find out more »