North Charleston Christmas events

North Charleston Christmas events

 

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – To celebrate the upcoming holiday season, the City of North Charleston will host the following public Christmas events.

 

Christmas Festival and Parade

Saturday, December 1 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm around Park Circle with the Christmas Parade beginning at 6:00 pm. The Christmas Festival includes a Holiday Market with children’s activities, craft vendors, food vendors, and live musical performances on three stages. The Christmas Parade begins at the corner of Montague and Mixson Avenues, proceeds down Montague, around Park Circle, and returns to Mixson Avenue.

 

Immediately following the Christmas Parade, Mayor R. Keith Summey and Santa Claus will light the City’s Christmas tree located outside the front entrance of the Felix C. Davis Community Center.

 

Christmas Festival Schedule

3:00 pm

Police will close traffic circle to vehicular traffic

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Children activities (jump castles, petting zoo, carriage rides)

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Performances prior to parade

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Parade / Mayor’s Tree Lighting

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Performances on all stages

9:00 pm

Road opens for traffic

 

A map displaying each event and the parade route.

 

Performers at Christmas Festival

 

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 1 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at Felix C. Davis Community Center. Breakfast with Santa gives area children the opportunity to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. A hearty meal is provided. To purchase tickets, contact the North Charleston Parks & Recreation Department at (843) 745-1028 or visit the Felix C. Davis Community Center for $4 per person.

 

Children’s Theatre

Friday, December 7 at 10:00 am at Sterett Hall AuditoriumAtlantic Coast Theatre presents Hans Brinker & the Quick Silver Rocket Skates. An exciting new musical based on the classic story of speed skating in Holland. Hans tries to skate to a new world record & bring a happy holiday to his mother in this show with endearing characters & fantastic songs. For grades K-8.  To purchase tickets, call (843) 740-5854. Children $2, accompanying adults free.

 

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Christmas lights and displays will shine at Park Circle and on the eight exterior islands nightly from December 1 until New Year’s Day.

 

VIDEO: 2009 Christmas Tree Lighting

PHOTOS:   2011 Christmas Festival and Parade

2010 Christmas Festival and Parade

 

Financial Workshop Helps Small Business Owners Find the Perfect Match

 

Financial Workshop Helps Small Business Owners Find the Perfect Match

Thursday, November 29th

 

Attention all small business owners! Are you looking for capital to start or expand your business? Do you need financial or business planning advice? Find the help you need during an upcoming small business lender workshop on Thursday, November 29th at Trident Technical College (7000 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston).

 

During the day-long workshop attendees will have the chance to hear directly from lenders and small business service providers about how business owners can best position themselves to access capital. Small business owners will also learn from fellow entrepreneurs on how to improve their business strategies and prepare for financing challenges.

 

The workshop is hosted by the South Carolina Department of Commerce. Registration will be held that morning at 8 a.m. or register online at www.tinyurl.com/bs4n6tg. There is a $30 registration fee and space is limited.

 

For more information, contact Greg Davis at gdavis@SCcommerce.com or (803) 737-0601.

 

City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department Monthly E-Newsletter

City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department Monthly E-Newsletter
DECEMBER 2012
IN THIS ISSUE

Special Events

Exhibitions

Performances

Workshops, Classes & Camps

Artist Opportunities
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Featured Article: Lowcountry Voices Presents Holiday Concert

Reminder: City Holidays

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LOWCOUNTRY VOICES PRESENTS HOLIDAY CONCERT

 

“Glad Tidings”

Friday, December 7, 2012 7:00pm
Cathedral of Praise
3790 Ashley Phosphate Rd.
North Charleston, SC 29418

Tickets: $20 in advance
$25 at the door
Doors open at 6:00pm.

Ticket Information:
Jacqui Frazier, 843-597-6114

Lowcountry Voices, the premier 70 voice City of North Charleston community choir will present “Glad Tidings,” a spectacular holiday concert at Cathedral of Praise in North Charleston. The performance features Christmas favorites and classics including
Christmas spirituals and gospels.

As a multicultural and ethnically diverse choir, Lowcountry Voices performs standard choral repertoire with special emphasis on African- American musical traditions. Founded in 2012 by musical prodigy Nathan L. Nelson, CEO and Director, Lowcountry Voices quickly added musical powerhouse Mrs. Sandra Barnhardt as the new COO and Assistant Director of Lowcountry Voices. Immediately, the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department caught onto the vision.

After 15 years of not having representation from an organized community choir, North Charleston endorsed and gave full support of Lowcountry Voices. The choir performs in collaboration with
several events associated with the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department and venues throughout the tri-county area and beyond. Wherever they perform, Lowcountry Voices delivers a passionate and powerful musical experience which engages every audience.
REMINDER

CITY HOLIDAYS

The Cultural Arts Department offices will be closed on the dates noted below in obervance of federal holidays:

Monday, December 24
CHRISTMAS EVE

Tuesday, December 25
CHRISTMAS DAY
SPECIAL EVENTS

City of North Charleston Christmas Festival & Parade
This annual City event is a holiday gift to the community. Families, friends, and neighbors share the joys of the season through children’s activities, delightful entertainment, carriage rides, festive food and decorations, thousands of twinkling lights, visits with Santa, and an evening parade. Children’s activities begin at 4:00pm, entertainment begins at 5:00pm, Christmas Parade at 6:00pm. Ample parking is available on the islands around Park Circle.
FREE
Felix C. Davis Community Center
4800 Park Circle, North Charleston
Saturday, December 1
4:00-9:00pm, Parade at 6:00pm

Be on the lookout for the Cultural Arts Department’s float in the parade! Float riders include North Charleston Arts Advisory Committee members, Pat Buckley and Jim Sollar, as well as students from the Leonard School of music performing live.

EXHIBITIONS

Works by Michelle Peterlin & Jennifer Stoneking-Stewart
Concurrent solo exhibitions. Indiana based artist, Michelle Peterlin, will display acrylic paintings of objects and mementos from her travels over the last five years in her exhibit, Window Dressing. Tennessee based printmaker, Jennifer Stoneking-Stewart, will present images of nature reclaiming a place in Packed Up. The public is invited to attend a free reception hosted by Jennifer Stoneking-Stewart on Thursday, December 6, from 5:00-7:00pm.
FREE
North Charleston City Gallery (w/in Chas. Area Convention Ctr.)
5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston
On view: December 1-31
Gallery hours: 9:00am-5:00pm daily
Free Public Reception: Thursday, December 6, 5:00-7:00pm

Works by Lisa Graves
Local artist Lisa Graves will feature a collection of landscapes and seascapes inspired by her travels throughout the Lowcountry in her exhibit, Lowcountry Reflections.
FREE
The Meeting Place
1077 East Montague Ave., North Charleston
On view through December 31
Window viewing anytime

National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition
The seventh annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is currently installed at the stunning North Charleston Riverfront Park. The eleven month exhibition features twelve established and emerging artists displaying imaginative and thought provoking large-scale sculpture. Visitors can enjoy the sculpture displays among ten acres of walking paths, a fishing pier, boardwalk, an oversized sandbox and children’s play area. Click here for images, artists’ statements, and award information.
FREE
North Charleston Riverfront Park
1001 Everglades Avenue, North Charleston
On view through March 24, 2013
Park open daily

PERFORMANCES

Children’s Theatre: Hans Brinker and the Quick Silver Rocket Skates presented by Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth

An exciting new musical based on the classic story of speed skating in Holland. Hans tries to skate to a new world record & bring a happy holiday to his mother in this show with endearing characters & fantastic songs. For grades K-8. Registration forms can be downloaded here.
Tickets: Children $2, accompanying adults free
Group reservations required. Call 843-740-5854.
Sterett Hall Auditorium at the Navy Yard
1530 7th Street, North Charleston
Friday, December 7
10:00-11:00am

WORKSHOPS, CLASSES & CAMPS

No Open Studio Workshop due to holidays

Monthly Painting Workshop w/ Deborah Meyer – Putting Life in Your Still-Life
Adults ages 18 and up will focus on form to expand painting knowledge using visual references selected by the teacher. Students must bring their own materials: paints, brushes, canvases, easels (if use of table is not preferred).
Fee: $27.50 per workshop or $125 for series of 5 workshops.
Registration closes one week prior to day of workshop.
Call 843-740-5854 to register.
The Meeting Place
1077 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston
Monday, December 10, 9:30am-12:30pm

Monthly Studio Session w/ Deborah Meyer
Adults ages 18 and up will receive one-on-one assistance to develop and refine paintings that students have in progress or that are ready to be tackled. Students must bring their own materials: paints, brushes, canvases, easels (if use of table is not preferred).
Fee: $25 per session or $120 for series of 5 sessions
Registration closes one week prior to day of session.
Call 843-740-5854 to register.
The Meeting Place
1077 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston
Wednesday, December 12, 9:30am-12:30pm

TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES
Teaching artists or arts agencies may submit proposals for classes and workshops in visual arts, photography, crafts, music, dance, theater, and more. Proposal forms can be downloaded here.
Submit by Feb 20 for Apr/May/Jun 2013
Submit by May 20 for Jul/Aug/Sep 2013

ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

North Charleston Arts Festival Participation Opportunities
Applications for Artists (Music, Dance, Theatre, Visual Arts, Photography, Crafts, Media Arts, and Literature) are available for participation in the 2013 North Charleston Arts Festival, May 3-11. Visual artists should note that this application is for events and presentations such as installations, solo/group exhibitions, workshops, demos, and lectures, and not for participation in the Festival’s juried art competitions. Applications for juried competitions and booths will be available in January. All applications can be downloaded here.
Deadline for submission of application: 5:00pm, Jan. 4, 2013

2013 North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition
South Carolina visual artists are invited to submit entries for consideration as the official design of the 2013 North Charleston Arts Festival. The selected design will become part of the City’s Public Art Collection and will be featured in all advertising and promotional material, including thousands of program booklets and hundreds of t-shirts. The winning artist will be awarded $500 and will be recognized in special press releases as well as during the Artist Reception of the Festival. There will also be an opportunity for the artist to exhibit original works at the North Charleston City Gallery during the 2013 Festival. Applications can be downloaded here.
Deadline for submission of entries: 12:00pm, Jan. 19, 2013

North Charleston Artist Guild
Regular meetings are held at The Meeting Place (1077 East Montague Ave.) on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6pm. The guild will NOT meet in December in observance of the holidays. For more information, visit northcharlestonartistguild.org.

North Charleston Christmas events

North Charleston Christmas events

 

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – To celebrate the upcoming holiday season, the City of North Charleston will host the following public Christmas events.

 

Christmas Festival and Parade

Saturday, December 1 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm around Park Circle with the Christmas Parade beginning at 6:00 pm. The Christmas Festival includes a Holiday Market with children’s activities, craft vendors, food vendors, and live musical performances on three stages. The Christmas Parade begins at the corner of Montague and Mixson Avenues, proceeds down Montague, around Park Circle, and returns to Mixson Avenue.

 

Immediately following the Christmas Parade, Mayor R. Keith Summey and Santa Claus will light the City’s Christmas tree located outside the front entrance of the Felix C. Davis Community Center.

 

Christmas Festival Schedule

3:00 pm

Police will close traffic circle to vehicular traffic

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Children activities (jump castles, petting zoo, carriage rides)

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Performances prior to parade

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Parade / Mayor’s Tree Lighting

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Performances on all stages

9:00 pm

Road opens for traffic

 

A map displaying each event and the parade route.

 

Performers at Christmas Festival

 

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 1 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at Felix C. Davis Community Center. Breakfast with Santa gives area children the opportunity to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. A hearty meal is provided. To purchase tickets, contact the North Charleston Parks & Recreation Department at (843) 745-1028 or visit the Felix C. Davis Community Center for $4 per person.

 

Children’s Theatre

Friday, December 7 at 10:00 am at Sterett Hall AuditoriumAtlantic Coast Theatre presents Hans Brinker & the Quick Silver Rocket Skates. An exciting new musical based on the classic story of speed skating in Holland. Hans tries to skate to a new world record & bring a happy holiday to his mother in this show with endearing characters & fantastic songs. For grades K-8.  To purchase tickets, call (843) 740-5854. Children $2, accompanying adults free.

 

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Christmas lights and displays will shine at Park Circle and on the eight exterior islands nightly from December 1 until New Year’s Day.

 

VIDEO: 2009 Christmas Tree Lighting

PHOTOS:   2011 Christmas Festival and Parade

2010 Christmas Festival and Parade

 

Visual Artists Exhibits

 
CALLING ALL VISUAL ARTISTS
Apply now to exhibit your work in North Charleston!

North Charleston City Gallery
Visual artists and artist groups are welcome to submit an application to exhibit original 2-D works in the North Charleston City Gallery, located in the common areas of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex. This location offers great exposure for artists seeking to reach local patrons as well as out-of-state visitors. Exhibits are rotated on a monthly basis and may feature two or more artists concurrently. Exhibits are programmed one year in advance according to fiscal year. Artists interested in exhibiting in the gallery space for fiscal year July 2013-June 2014 should submit an application by the deadline.

CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION

The Meeting Place Window Display
Visual artists and fine crafters are welcome to submit an application to exhibit original works in the display windows of the Meeting Place, located at 1077 East Montague Avenue in the Olde Village area of North Charleston. The Meeting Place windows provide an informal public exhibition opportunity, offering 24 hour visibility. Exhibits are rotated on a monthly or bi-monthly basis and may feature two or more artists concurrently. Exhibits are programmed one year in advance according to fiscal year. Artists interested in exhibiting in the window space for fiscal year July 2013-June 2014 should submit an application by the deadline.

CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION

Visit http://bit.ly/culturalarts for information on other opportunities for artists. Applications are available for download from the “Applications & Registration Forms” page. Questions may be directed to Arts Coordinator AnneTrabue Nelson at 843-740-5852 or anelson@northcharleston.org.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

 

 

 

 

Fort Dorchester Residential Association: Meeting Nov. 5th

Fort Dorchester Residential Association

Notice of Meeting and Agenda

North Charleston Community Center, 7801 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC

November 5th, 2012

7:00 PM 

Agenda

 

1.  Discussion related to outreach to additional potential Association Members within communities covered by the organization, how best to recruit them as members, and possible actions to widely promote the organization’s directions and goals.

 

2.  Development and discussion of a list of potential speakers for coming meetings.

 

3.  Description of the Community Resilience System in the Tri-county area and how it may affect local communities with Districts 4 and 9.

 

4. Other Business.

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Spencer Pryor, 843-740-2548

spencerpryor@northcharleston.org

November 2, 2012

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

(North Charleston, South Carolina) A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive November 4th, 2012, to examine all aspects of the North Charleston Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

Verification by the team that the North Charleston Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation. Chief Zumalt describes the Commission as, “a highly- prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.” Zumalt adds that in order to gain accredited status, the department had to comply with 480 standards that were recognized as the top police practices in the nation.

Captain Joyce Smith, the Accreditation Manager for the North Charleston Police Department, said the assessment team is comprised of law enforcement practitioners from similarly sized, but out of state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals and officers, and visit sites where compliance can be witnessed. The assessors are:

Team Leader: Deputy Chief Michael Webb (Abington Township Police Department) – Pennsylvania Team Member: Laura Saunders (Burlington Police Department) – North Carolina

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status. Accreditation is for three years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which they were initially accredited.

As part of the on-site assessment, the public and agency employees are invited to offer comments on the department’s services and performance at a Public Information Session on Monday, November 5th, 2012, at 6:00 PM. The session will be held in the Montague Room, 2nd Floor at North Charleston City Hall, located at 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC.

If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the Public Information Session, but would like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call (843) 740-2819 on Monday, November 5th, between the hours of 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

Telephone comments, as well as those made at the Public Information Session, are limited to ten minutes and must address the department’s ability to comply with the CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available at the North Charleston Police Department.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the North Charleston Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards of accreditation may send them to:

CALEA 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320 Gainesville, VA 20155

Anyone requesting standards or additional information may contact the Police Department’s Accreditation Manager, Captain Joyce Smith, at 740-2838.