Edisto Beach Events the Weekend of October 5, 2013

This weekend is a busy one on Edisto Beach with several events in the area.

Today at 2 p.m. ‘Kayak for Habitat’ will kick off at Edisto Watersports and Tackle. This event will support Colleton County’s Habitat for Humanity, so if you want to get out on the water for a good cause or donate gently used items, come out to EWT on Dock Site Road for a fun time. The kayak tour is $40 per person. Call 869-0663 for more information.

Another Edisto tradition will also be taking place at area churches as the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi is celebrated. Saint Francis is the patron saint of animals and churches throughout the world celebrate his feast day by blessing animals of all kinds.

Today at 10 a.m. the Episcopal Church will take part in the blessing of the pets at the New First Missionary Baptist Church located at 1644 Highway 174.

Trinity Episcopal Church will also have a pet blessing ceremony at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Trinity is located at 1589 Highway 174.

Both blessings will also have members of Animal Lovers of Edisto K9 Rescue in attendance who will be collecting donations for the island’s lost, stray, and homeless pets.

Sunday also marks the opening of the Edisto Island Concert Series hosted by Chamber Music Charleston. The program will begin at 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church located at 2164 Highway 174. The program will feature violinists Frances Hsieh and Jenny Weiss, cellist Timothy O’Malley, and Julia Harlow on the harpsichord.

The performance will include music by Adolphus Hailstork and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased the day of the event at the church at 2:30 p.m. or online at chambermusiccharleston.org.

If you want to venture off the island and check out some events happening in Charleston, then you might want to take in the Greek Festival, which began Friday.

This festival, which has been a part of Charleston culture for more than 40 years, will feature the best of Greek food, culture, and entertainment. If you want to head into Charleston for this event, it will take place at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church located at 30 Race Street.

It’s definitely the place to go if you want to eat some of the best gyros in town, watch some folk dancers perform, drink some Greek wine, and learn a little about what it means to be Greek.

Admission is $5 or $3 for seniors and students. Children 12 and under get in free as to all active military members.

So, if you’re in the area this weekend looking to have a good time then don’t worry, your needs are covered. There’s an event for everyone!

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