BookCrossing at Haddon Hall

Open book with Glasses

Check out our own Library today in our Club House here at Haddon Hall

One of the great things about Haddon Hall is that we have an open BookCrossing Zone in the club house where residents can borrow and share their favorite books with friends, family, co-workers, or just about anyone. BookCrossing is an ‘open library’ concept where a book is labeled and is encouraged to be shared throughout the community, city, state, or wherever it can be sent.

Be sure to check out our own bookshelf online and track the books in our library.

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Posted by on November 23, 2010 in Arts & Leisure


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That Summer Book Sale

Books, DVDs, and CDs in many categories will be available when the Charleston Friends of the Library presents That Summer Book Sale. Prices start at $1 for paperback and $3 for hardback books.

Friday, 6/17 and Saturday, 6/18: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday, 6/19: 2-4pm


Main Branch of Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street


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Lowcountry Local First's Fourth Annual Chef's Potluck at Middleton Place

Lowcountry Local First's Fourth Annual Chef's Potluck at Middleton Place

Middleton Place

Have you made any plans for next weekend yet? Are you planning to attend the Chef’s Potluck, taking place at Middleton Place next Sunday? You will definitely want to stop by this fun-filled event, especially if you’re looking for the best Lowcountry meal in Charleston!

Hosted by Lowcountry Local First, the Fourth Annual Chef’s Potluck will be held at Middleton Place (located at 4300 Ashley River Road in Charleston) in the Pavilion on Sunday, April 17, 2011, beginning at 4:00 pm and ending at 7:00 pm.

Lowcountry producers and growers will provide local seafood, meats, and produce to be used in the dishes served at the Fourth Annual Chef’s Potluck. These dishes will be prepared by top chefs representing restaurants in the Charleston area.

Advance tickets to the Chef’s Potluck are $55 for Lowcountry Local First Members and $60 for nonmembers. Tickets purchased at the door the day of the event are $65 each. For more information about the Chef’s Potluck or other happenings at Middleton Place, call 843-556-6020.

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Posted by on April 8, 2011 in Around Town, Featured


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Pet Fest 2011 at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park

Are you making your plans for the weekend yet? Have you heard about Pet Fest 2011, taking place at the Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park (located at 444 Needlerush Parkway in Mount Pleasant) this weekend?

If you’re looking for a fun-filled event for both you and your furry friend to check out this weekend, you’ll definitely want to check out Charleston’s premiere pet festival. Here’s a list of just a few of the many festivities and attractions happening at Pet Fest this Saturday and Sunday:

Saturday, April 10, 2011
•    Dolittle’s “Chow Down Like Your Hound”
•    The Charleston Kennel Club’s “Meet the Breed Dog Show” – You can enter your own purebred or mixed breed dog in this exciting event!
•    Announcement of the Top Dog 2011 mascot
Sunday, April 11, 2011
•    Live musical entertainment provided by Uncle Funkle
Both Saturday & Sunday
•    “K9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs & Dock Diving”
•    A variety of pet contests, including “Owner Pet Look-alike”, “Best Trick”, and a Dog Costume Contest
•    Lowcountry Dog Magazine’s Cover Model Contest – You can enter your pooch to be the new dog on the cover of Lowcountry Dog Magazine!
•    Adoptable animals will be at this special event, courtesy of local adoption centers and animal rescue groups.
•    There will also be kid-friendly activities, food & beverages available for purchase (including treats for your furry friends), and plenty of chances to win great prizes!

Pet Fest 2011 will be open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on both Saturday & Sunday. Tickets are $5 per person, although Gold Pass Members, kids (ages 12 and under), and leashed pets will be admitted for free. If you’d like more information about Pet Fest, call 843-795-4386.

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Posted by on April 4, 2011 in Around Town


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Lowcountry Oyster Roast at Drayton Hall

Drayton Hall

Drayton Hall

Have you made any plans for next weekend yet? Have you visited Drayton Hall recently? Located at 3380 Ashley River Road in Charleston, Drayton Hall is one of America’s finest surviving colonial houses, as it has remained in near-perfect condition since it was constructed by John Drayton in 1738. In fact, it is the only plantation house on the Ashley River that has survived completely intact to this day.

On Sunday, April 10, 2011, Drayton Hall will host the Lowcountry Oyster Roast, beginning at 4:30 pm and ending at 7:00 pm. The Lowcountry Oyster Roast, held in conjunction with the Historic Charleston Foundation’s Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens, will include an oyster roast and picnic of local steamed oysters, a Lowcountry buffet supper, and beverages (wine, beer, soft drinks, etc), in addition to a guided tour of the main house at Drayton Hall.

Tickets to the Lowcountry Oyster Roast can be purchased by calling the Historic Charleston Foundation’s events office (843-722-3405) or online at Tickets are $20 for children (ages 6 through 12) and $45 for adults. Kids under the age of 6 will be admitted for free. If you’d like more information about the Lowcountry Oyster Roast or other happenings at Drayton Hall, call 843-769-2600.

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Posted by on April 1, 2011 in Around Town, Featured


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24th Annual Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival

Attend the 24th Annual Town of Mount Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival,  The full slate of activities include local seafood from East Cooper restaurants, live music by East Coast Party Band and Southwood, shag and shrimp eating contests, juried craft show, an art display by Mount Pleasant Artists’ Guild, Sweetgrass basket displays, and children’s activities.  

Blessing procession on the pier starts at 12:45 and Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats at 1:00.  This event is sponsored by the Town of Mount Pleasant Office of Community Development & Tourism, the Accomodations Tax Committee, and the Blessing of the Fleet Committee.

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FREE Admission and on-site Parking

Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park


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Lowcountry Cajun Festival at James Island County Park

Have you made any plans for the weekend yet? Have you heard about the Lowcountry Cajun Festival? Are you planning on attending? If not, you definitely should—this local festival has something that everyone will enjoy!

Presented by Piggly Wiggly, the Lowcountry Cajun Festival will take place at James Island County Park (located at 871 Riverland Drive in Charleston) on Sunday, April 3, 2011, beginning at noon and ending at 6:00 pm.

At the Lowcountry Cajun Festival, you’ll have the opportunity to savor the best Cajun dishes from Louisiana and the best Lowcountry dishes from right here in Charleston.

Local, as well as regional, chefs will cook up delicious foods, including jambalaya, etouffe, alligator, andouille, sausage, Lowcountry favorites like Southern barbeque & seafood, and of course, the dish that the Lowcountry Cajun Festival is famous for—crawfish! Carnival foods (funnel cakes, hot dogs, sno cones, etc) will also be available for purchase.

In addition to an abundance of delectable food, there will also be plenty of entertainment like live Zydeco music, children’s activities, mechanical rides, a crafter market, and a crawfish eating contest (starting at 2:30 pm).

Admission to the Lowcountry Cajun Festival is $10 for adults & students and free for kids (age 12 and under). Gold Pass Members will also be admitted for free. For more information about this event, visit the official website of Charleston County Parks & Recreation.

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Posted by on March 29, 2011 in Around Town


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Shaggin' on the Cooper

Dance the night under the stars at the Mount Pleasant pier to live classic oldies and beach music.  Beverages will be available for purchase; ID is required to purchase alcohol.  Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited.  Click for music schedule.  

Tickets:  $10/$8 CCR  in advance / $10 at the gate, based on availability.  Only 800 tickets will be sold.  No refunds or exchanges.  Rain dates are the following Saturday night.   Purchase online 

Mount Pleasant Pier


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