Yoga, Live Music & Inspiration Set to Fill Memminger Auditorium

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

10247208_10204544521794728_6068437539643083423_nBack by popular demand, YOGAPOP returns to Memminger Auditorium on Friday, November 21 to deliver another unique & innovative night of yoga, live music, and entertainment. This intimate night includes a one-hour, all levels yoga class taught by local yoga teacher & health guru, Elli Boland. Joining her in co-creation of the night are dear friends Ashley Cebulka (life coach and the festival dubbed “Chief Inspirer”) and Brendan James (national touring musician and troubadour). As the class comes to a close, the ever enticing Yoga Village opens, where you can shop local artisan vendors, grab a bite, have a cocktail, and mingle with the greater Charleston yoga community. Live music & other fun entertainment will ensue.

This event benefits This Is Noteworthy and the Global Fund for Women. This Is Noteworthy is a Charleston-based non-profit responsible for curating the music for the Cooper River Bridge Run, C2′s Eclectic Evening music program, Balcony TV CHS, and CHS BandSwap. Global Fund for Women advances the rights of women and girls worldwide by increasing the resources for and investing in women-led organizations and women’s collective leadership for change.

YOGAPOP is for everyone including first time yoga students, advanced practitioners, locals and visitors. Everyone can get their downward dog on and groove to the beat! Tickets are on sale now at www.yogapop.org for $25 advance, $32 door (if available). Capacity at this event is limited, so we encourage you to purchase tickets in advance.

Lowcountry Autism Foundation for Oysters for Autism

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

LAFPlease join the Lowcountry Autism Foundation for Oysters for Autism on Sunday, November 23rd from 4-7pm at Bowens Island Restaurant! With incredible views, guests will enjoy an afternoon of everything Charleston that includes live music, oysters, drinks and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and include oysters and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Lowcountry Autism Foundation or are available online HERE. We hope you join to support this worthwhile cause!

All proceeds will benefit children with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are helped by the Lowcountry Autism Foundation at the MUSC Children’s Hospital. Family Support Services is a key component to the continuum of care which helps establish MUSC Health as a Certified Autism Friendly Hospital. Lowcountry Autism Foundation’s mission is to remove barriers and increase access to early clinical diagnosis, and treatment services, for individuals and families living with autism.

For additional information, please visit www.lafinc.org.

 

3rd ANNUAL LOWCOUNTRY HOEDOWN NEXT WEEKEND

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

It’s that time once again to suit up in your finest plaid and cowboy boots for the 3rd annual Lowcountry Hoedown presented by Bottles Beverage Superstore. This all-inclusive shindig returns to Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed next weekend on Saturday, November 8 from 7-11pm. Dubbed a “Celebration of Southern Fare & Libations…Set to a Fiddle”, an impressive line-up of restaurants, distilleries, breweries, and bands will be on-site serving up the best of the South.

486507_403831886330943_2111300636_nSip & swig on bourbon, moonshine, whiskey cocktails, and craft brews from two dozen Southern distilleries & breweries including Charleston’s own Holy City Brewing and Striped Pig Distillery. Nibble and nosh on BBQ & tasty Southern treats from a dozen restaurants and artisan food vendors. Be sure to cast your vote for Fan Favorite Eat & Drink, as the coveted squirrel awards are prized at the end of the night to one lucky restaurant and distillery or brewery.

Of course, no Hoedown is complete without dancing, so plan to get down to the funky rhythms of two fantastic bluegrass bands: Seven Handle Circus from Atlanta, GA (returning from 2013, after popular demand!) and The Dunder Chiefs from Charleston, SC.

As we like to say if it’s from South of the Mason-Dixon Line and East of the Mississippi, it’s fit for this Hoedown. So suit up in your best Hoedown attire and prepare for a boot stompin’ good time.

Tickets can be purchased at Bottles Beverage Superstore (610 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant) or online at www.lowcountryhoedown.com. Tickets are $50 in advance, $65 at the door (if available), and include sampling from all participating vendors and live entertainment. A portion of the proceeds from this event benefit Lowcountry Food Bank, whose mission is to lead the fight against hunger in our area. Please support them and families in need this season.

Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

You’re invited to the Second Annual Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival at Palm Cove on November 1 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Palm Cove in Wild Dunes Resort. This year’s beer festival at Wild Dunes Resort will bring the best of last year’s event and even more brews, chews and island fun to your Halloween Weekend.
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Early Bird Festival Pricing: BUY YOUR TICKET BY FRIDAY OCTOBER 24 FOR $10 OFF!
Advance Adults – $40
Advance Young Adult (Ages 13-20)- $25
Advance Kids** (Ages 4-12) – $15
Advance Kids (Ages 0-3) – Complimentary

Regular Festival Pricing: available Oct. 25 – through day of event (at the door price)
Adults – $50
Young Adult (Ages 13-20) – $30
Kids (Ages 4-12)** – $20
Kids (Ages 0-3) – Complimentary

Wild Dunes Club Member Pricing
Adults – $40
Young Adult (Ages 13-20) – $25
Kids (Ages 4-12)** – $15
Kids (Ages 0-3) – Complimentary

BONUS: Wear your Halloween costume to receive $5 off your event ticket! Special bonus of $5 off is valid for tickets purchased at the door or in advance online or by phone ($5 cash redemption at the door).

*unlimited brews and chews with purchase of event ticket
**Kids ticket price includes access to all on-site kids’ games and activities (Face Painting, Archery, Sandy Candy, Ping Pong, Corn Hole, etc.)

Island Brews and Chews Beercation Package
Overnight Resort Accommodations (November 1-2, 2014) + Two Adult Event Tickets, starting at $245 per night

Book your Charleston, SC fall festival getaway online here – http://bit.ly/bookbeercation – or call 888.778.1876 to speak with our Reservations team and customize your Brews & Chews weekend getaway!

To book event tickets only, click link at top of this event, visit www.wilddunes.com/brewsandchews or call 843-886-2218.

Charleston Mac Off

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

178The 5th Annual Charleston MAC-OFF is scheduled for October 25, 2014 from 2pm to 7pm at the Grove at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. Last year, over 4,000 people gathered to sample traditional and gourmet offerings of Mac & Cheese and award bragging rights to The Best Mac & Cheese in Charleston.

No other food combines love, comfort, and Southern roots like Mac and Cheese. This melt in youth mouth mainstay is a classic that is served as a side dish, a pasta entre, a casserole, fried appetizer or even dessert on many Charleston menus. So we have created an event that gives tribute to our love of this versatile cheesy dish and we are seeking to crown the best of the best.

The MAC-OFF gives Charlestonians the chance to get out and enjoy the crisp weather with great comfort food, music, beer and wine, and other activities. This annual event promotes and supports local restaurants, Southern food culture, the local economy and our nonprofit partner, Lowcountry Local First.

This year enjoy music by Jared Blake from The Voice and Adalya, a cooking demo by Southern Season and a crowd of local businesses and vendors.

Three Prizes Awarded: Best Mac & Cheese Critics Choice, Best Mac & Cheese People’s Choice & Best Local Ingredients Critics Choice.

General Admission $10 (plus online processing fee of $2.95)

Food, drink and Mac & Cheese tasting tickets are $1 (There is an opportunity to buy these online in savings bundles).

Lowcountry Food Day Crawl

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

10714353_10100906227989046_6373420881757560679_oIn celebration of National Food Day on October 24th, Lowcountry organizations are coming together to offer an array of opportunities to celebrate healthy, local, affordable food. All events are open to the public and family friendly. The “Lowcountry Food Day Crawl” will kick off with a screening of the documentary, “Soul Food Junkies” at 5:30pm on October 23 at the Cinebarre in Mt. Pleasant. The Crawl will continue on Friday with various activities throughout the area, including grocery store tours, farm volunteer session, locals lunch, Cooking Demos, Live Art, celebrity contests, healthy trick or treating and a Slow Sips Happy Hour. The finale will be held at the Charleston Farmers Market on Saturday, October 25th where participants can win prizes for participating in the Food Day Crawl Scavenger Hunt. See below for more information on each event.

Thursday October 23rd – Lowcountry Food Day Kick-off: “Soul Food Junkies” screening hosted by MUSC and Slow Food Charleston at Cinebarre Mt. Pleasant

Please join us for a screening of the acclaimed documentary, Soul Food Junkies. About the Film: Inspired by his own family’s complex relationship with “soul food” — fried chicken, ribs, macaroni and cheese, peach cobbler, and the whole panoply of down-home foods made with grease, sugar, and love — acclaimed filmmaker Byron Hurt asks whether this diet is nurturing or destroying the African American community. With humor and heart, Hurt questions the effects of “soul food” on the health of not only African Americans, but all who guiltily consume this most comforting of American comfort foods.

Tickets: $5 suggested donation with proceeds to benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank. Seating is limited so register today at

When: 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Reception begins at 5:30pm with complementary snacks and drink specials available for purchase at the bar. Food Day partners will be on hand and attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to support Lowcountry Food Bank. Screening begins at 6:30pm with a panel discussion immediately following at 7:45pm.

Friday October 24th :

Cooking Matters Grocery Store Tours hosted by Lowcountry Food Bank, SCAND, Charleston Trident Dietetic Association and Les Dames d’Escoffier:

What: Cooking Matters at the Store tours are 60 minute interactive, guided tours teaching participants how to shop for healthy food on a limited budget. The tour ends with a challenge to select items that make a healthy meal for under $10. Upon completion, each participant will receive a gift card to purchase the items!

Where: Tour these Bilo locations in the greater Charleston area:
• Bilo, 445 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
• Bilo, 4391 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29405
• Bilo, 142 Saint James Avenue, Goose Creek, SC 29405

When: 9am-1pm: Tours will be held at 9am, 10am, 11am, and 12pm. Please arrive early to register for the tour beginning at the top of the hour and expect to spend 90 minutes at the store.

Crop Mob hosted by Lowcountry Local First:

What: Get your hands dirty alongside Lowcountry Local First apprentices and farmers at Dirt Works Incubator Farm. Volunteers will join together to prepare the fields for the final fall planting. Wear your work clothes, boots, and gloves and prepare to have a good time with fellow farm supporters!

When: 10am-11:30am

Where: Dirt Works Incubator Farm, 3955 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy, Johns Island. Please RSVP to Avril@LowcountryLocalFirst.org for directions.

All Local Lunch hosted by College of Charleston Office of Sustainability and Growfood Carolina:

A collaboration between CofC Dining Services and the Office of Sustainability, the College of Charleston will be hosting a locally sourced lunch featuring multiple sustainable menu options at the City Bistro dining hall (80 St. Philip St.) from 11:30-2. All local produce and pantry items will be sourced through South Carolina’s only food hub, GrowFood Carolina. The lunch is available for all attendees (non-CofC at a price of $9.25 each) and includes unlimited portions and beverages. City Bistro is currently on track to become one of the first zero waste dining facilities in Charleston.

When: 11:30am-2pm

Where: City Bistro Dining Hall at 80 St. Philip Street. A limited number of courtesy parking passes are available by the City of Charleston in the St. Philip Street garage, ask for voucher at event.

MUSC Urban Farm Food Day Peanut Party hosted by MUSC Office of Health Promotion and Sodexo:

As part of the Lowcountry Food Day Crawl, we are hosting an event at the MUSC Urban Farm on Friday, October 24th. In addition to the following activities, we will also have local artist Everett White entertaining participants with Performance Art as well as helping children paint rain barrels donated to MUSC and Ashley Hall by Coca-Cola and several food vendors offering healthy lunches and snacks.

Schedule of Events:
11:30am – 12:00pm – Self-guided farm tours
Noon – Reading of Food Day Proclamation by Councilman Mike Seekings
12:05pm – 12:30pm – Cooking Demo and Tasting, featuring Chef Bob Tremayne and MUSC Dietitian Debbie Petitpain
12:30 – 12:45 – MUSC Culinary Competition judging & awards
12:45 – 1:00 – Louie’s Kids/Healthy Sprout Juicing Demo/Tasting
1:00 – 1:30pm – Celebrity “Build a Better Peanut Butter Bird Feeder” Contest
1:30 – Bird Feeder judging and awards

Food Day Trick or Treat in the Park hosted by City of Charleston Recreation Department, Lighten Up Charleston and MUSC Dietetic Interns:

What: A special Kids Halloween Food Day Trick-or-Treat in the Park for lowcountry kids with healthy tips provided by MUSC Dietetic Interns.

When: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Drive

Slow Sips Food Day Happy Hour hosted by Slow Food Charleston:

What: Lowcountry Food Day Crawl Happy Hour to round out a great day of events. We’ll be spicing it up with specialty, local jalapeño margaritas and some locally-sourced menu items in honor of Food Day with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Green Heart Project’s Farm-to-School Programs. Green Heart Project will have a booth providing information on how to get involved.

When: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Where: Taco Boy, 217 Huger St. Downtown

Saturday October 25th: Lowcountry Food Day Crawl Finale

Charleston Farmers Market Food Day Finale, hosted by Lighten Up Charleston:

What: Lowcountry Food Day Crawl Finale. Stop by the tent hosted by Lighten Up Charleston for a meet and greet with organizers and learn about more opportunities to connect to health-promoting resources in our community. Food Day Crawl participants who have correct answers to 2 or more scavenger hunt questions will get to pick a prize from our “grab bag”. Participants who have answered 4 or more questions correctly will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize (TBD).

When: 8:00am-1:00pm

Where: Marion Square

Follypalooza Cancer Benefit & Street Festival

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

E294325_10150315415577167_1136950041_nntering into its seventh year, Follypalooza, an annual cancer benefit and street festival will be held on Saturday, October 18th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Folly Beach, SC. In addition to live music, other attractions include a dunk tank, children’s games and activities, arts and crafts, food vendors, a silent auction.  Entrance to the event is free, tickets for games and activities can be purchased on Center Street throughout the day.

In the last six years, the non-profit organization has been successful in raising over $35,000 for local cancer patients. To date, the funds raised have helped more than 20 individuals alleviate financial stress caused by impeding medical bills. Two of these recipients, Mechelle Neunsinger and Nathan Calhoun, are now cancer survivors, thanks to the help of the community and the funds raised by Follypalooza.

All recipients of funds raised at the event are screened by the Folly Angels, another Folly Beach non-profit that dedicates time to helping people in the community. The Folly Angels are a long-standing philanthropic-oriented group who have been great partners in identifying and verifying cancer patients in need, and also keeping recipients anonymous, if they so choose.

487670_10150955285277167_1426188128_nFollypalooza raises money through the sale of various sponsorships, a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, carnival games, kids activities and t-shirts. This year’s event will feature all of the above, plus local food and art vendors, live music and more. The City of Folly Beach has approved the closure of Center Street between Ashley and Hudson Avenues as well as the relaxation of open container laws within designated areas allowing for a carefree and fun day for all.

This year’s live music will feature all local Charleston bands including Travelin’ Kine, Jamisun, Hick Child Soup, Calhoun’s Calling, Don’t Mess with the Tiger, Sweet T & Chuckwagon and more TBA.

Follypalooza was started in 2008 by DJ Rich of Planet Follywood and managers of the former Conch restaurant when a local restaurant owner and musician were diagnosed with cancer and undergoing expensive and intensive treatment. In its first year, the event raised $3,000 for the two individuals and also brought light to the immense range of cancer patients who needed help. It was decided that Follypalooza would become an annual event, raising money for local cancer patients in need.

For more information, visit www.follybeachfestivals.com.

 

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