As the summer begins to come to an end, we hope you have had a chance to decompress, enjoy a little R and R with family or friends, take a trip, or finally sit down to read that book. Or, you may be in the camp who has been on the struggle bus to daily try to find ways to combat your kids' boredom, schedule activities, referee siblings, and you're sprinting to the first day of school so that you can catch your breath as you get back to the grind of waiting in the car line, packing lunches, running to soccer games and dance classes.
There are a handful of end of summer family events left, as well as opportunities to find discounts on school supplies. Here's what you shouldn't miss:
Kids Night Out at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina - Thursdays 6:30 - 9pm
Concerts In the Courtyard & Art - Wednesdays 5 - 7pm, free
Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island
Family Tours at the Aiken-Rhett House or Nathaniel Russell House - Tuesdays and Thursdays
Gullah/Geechie Nation International Music & Movement Festival - Aug 3rd, 12-6pm
Charleston Music Hall
The Town of Summerville Movies In the Park - Aug 10, 5:30pm, free
Brown Family Park in Nexton (at Parkview Ln and Front St)
Wannamaker Movie Night - Aug 11, 8pm, free
Wannamaker Park, North Charleston
Charleston Battery Back to School Night & Fireworks - Aug 25, 7pm
Daniel Island, MUSC Health Stadium
(4 tickets for $40, $10 each additional)
PACK A BACKPACK DRIVE - Now through Mon, Aug 6th at 12pm Noon
There are many amazing charitable organizations around the Charleston area. One that some of our GCP Team members love to support is The First Tee of Greater Charleston. The mission of The First Tee of Greater Charleston is to positively impact the lives of our local youth by providing structured educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. First Tee is hosting a school backpack and supply drive to distribute among area schools in need.
Consider GIVING BACK as we begin this school season! Join us by packing a backpack or by making a direct donation HERE!
Our Office Drop-Off Locations:
The Boulevard Company
503 Folly Road, James Island
806 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant
Tax Free (THIS) Weekend - Fri - Sun, August 3-5
Exempt from our state's 6% sales tax, find deals around the Lowcountry on everything from school supplies, backpacks, clothing, shoes, bed and bath, or computers.
First Day Festival - Sunday, August 12th (Free Event)
Each August, our city hosts an annual festival for students and families to grab school supplies, learn about student support services available and healthy snacks, as well as enjoy family entertainment. Located at the Liberty Square by the SC Aquarium and Charleston Maritime Center. 1-4pm.
Students Return to School Monday, August 20, 2018
(Click the link to download the 2018-2019 Academic Calendars)
Berkeley County Schools
Charleston County Schools
Dorchester County District Two
Dorchester County District Four
Folly Beach, first photo: (c) 2017 | D. Crowe Photography