A whole bunch of worthy events has cropped up this weekend.
Which ones will you pick to attend?
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
In honor of April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month, Hope Haven of the Lowcountry is holding Take Back the Night on Friday, April 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Waterfront Park to build communities intolerant of sexual violence and child abuse. Through spoken words of hope and healing from survivors, performers, speakers young and old, and poets will help shatter the silence of child abuse and sexual violence.
CAPA STEP UP FOR KIDS 5K
The Child Abuse Prevention Association will hold its annual Step Up For Kids 5K on Saturday, April 13 in Live Oaks Park, Port Royal. CAPA invites you to Step Up For Kids to raise awareness and funds necessary to ensure prevention and intervention programs are available for Beaufort County’s children. Child abuse and neglect are community problems and touch the lives of all ages and socio-economic groups. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 in Live Oaks Park. Participants may run, walk or push a stroller. Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for juniors (8-12) and free for children under 12 with a paid adult. For more information, call CAPA at 843.524.4350.
PORT ROYAL FARMERS MARKET EARTH DAY
Local environmental agencies and clubs will be setting up educational booths in celebration of Earth Day at the Port Royal Farmers Market on Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 to noon. This is the opening day of the full morning hours for the Port Royal Farmers Market, located on Ribaut Road’s Heritage Naval Park. There will be fresh local produce, breads and cheeses, ready to eat breakfast and lunch items, fresh local seafood, seedlings and plants for sale, live music and much more.
2013 EARTH DAY BEACH SWEEP
Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m. the Beach Sweep will be held at the North Beach Pavilion on Hunting Island State Park. Volunteers can join Friends of Hunting Island and help keep the park, beach and trails clean and litter free. For more information contact Vicki Anne Nestor at 843-379-3389.