Shopping Bag for Oct. 6, 2011

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Mount Pleasant Towne Centre will hold several events in support and education of breast cancer awareness and prevention.

The fountain on Belk Drive will be dyed pink for October, and all coins retrieved from the fountain will be donated to Susan G. Komen Lowcountry.

On Oct. 15, Towne Centre will participate with the Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure, with a park and shuttle service from 6 a.m. to noon. Pickup will be at Gap, drop-off will be at Belk and Atlanta Bread Co. will provide free coffee at 6 a.m. An after-party will feature the Towne Centre farmers market, free sorbet from TCBY, giveaways from Belk and Palmetto Moon, and a wine tasting from WineStyles.

From 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21-22 and 4-6 p.m. Oct. 23, East Cooper Medical Center will hold Pretty in Pink Ladies Nights at Belk, Ulta and WineStyles. The events will include food and drinks, goodie bags and giveaways, and for each bra fitting at Belk, $1 will be donated to Susan G. Komen Lowcountry.

Oct. 21:

  • Belk, Charleston Breast Center’s Sandy Smith will present The Importance of Getting a Mammogram.
  • Ulta, Lillian Smalls of Mount Pleasant Medi-Spa will give skin care and makeup tips for women going through chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
  • WineStyles, Shani Friedman, a dietitian at East Cooper Medical Center will present Cooking with Chemo.

Oct. 22:

  • Belk, meet with Breast Care Services of East Cooper Medical Center.
  • Belk, Dr. John M. Hensel of the Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center will talk about breast reconstruction options after a mastectomy.

Oct. 23:

  • Belk, Dr. John M. Hensel of the Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center will talk about breast reconstruction options after a mastectomy.

From noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 29, Pet Helpers will present Trick or Treat for a Cure. Bring your pet to get treats from participating stores and donate pocket change to Susan G. Komen Lowcountry and Pet Helpers. A costume contest starts at 1 p.m. and includes best owner-pet pair, scariest, most creative, most pink (best support of finding a cure for breast cancer) and best celebrity look-alike. Hairy Winston Pet Boutique will provide prizes. Pet registration is a $10 donation to Pet Helpers.

Mount Pleasant Towne Centre is holding a fall farmers market on Saturdays through Oct. 29. The market will include local farmers, specialty vendors and more. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Belk Drive.

The shopping center will also hold a holiday market on Nov. 19 starting at 2 p.m. The market will feature holiday gift items and decor, fresh produce, meats, free range chicken eggs, handmade gifts, locally made sauces, jams, jewelry and more.

Farmers and food vendors who would like to join the market can call Heather Richie at 843-608-8083 for information.

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Planters Inn is offering a special equestrian package for the winter. The Relais & Chateaux hotel will provide two days’ and three nights’ accommodation, a treat from the hotel’s pastry chef upon arrival, a two-hour guided trail ride at Mullett Hall Equestrian Center, a private horse-drawn carriage tour of downtown Charleston, breakfast for two each morning and an afternoon picnic.

The Equestrian Escape package is available Nov. 13 through Dec. 26 and costs $1,300-$1,500. Call 843-723-0700 for more information.

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