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The Chefs’ Feast benefiting Lowcountry Food Bank is set for March 10. (Photo/Provided)
The 14th annual Chefs’ Feast will be 6 to 9:30 p.m. March 10 in the grand ballroom of the Embassy Suites in North Charleston. The event features dishes prepared by Lowcountry chefs, a hosted bar and live music by the Ray Michaels Band. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend.
Proceeds from the Chefs’ Feast benefit two of the Lowcountry Food Bank’s childhood hunger programs — Kids Cafe and BackPack Buddies, which alleviate after-school and weekend hunger for Lowcountry children.
Led by Chef Robert Carter of Carter’s Kitchen and Rutledge Cab Co., the lineup of chefs include Marc Collins of Circa 1886, Jeremiah Bacon of Oak and The Macintosh, and Nate Whiting of Tristan.
Individual tickets are $175 and include food and drink. The event is black tie optional. For more information, call 843-747-8146, ext. 105.
BelkGives’ On the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a 39-foot screening center on wheels, will stop at Belk stores in Charleston and Mount Pleasant during the week of Feb. 11 to offer free mammogram screenings. Women age 40 and over with no breast concerns and who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible by calling 855-655-2662 to schedule an appointment.
The dates and locations are:
- 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 12-13 at Belk Citadel Mall, 2064 Sam Rittenburg Blvd.
- 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 15-16 at Belk Mount Pleasant Towne, 1200 Belk Drive.
All screening exams are performed by Charlotte Radiology’s licensed, female mammography-certified technologists. A board-certified radiologist will interpret the mammogram. Confidential results will be sent to the patient and primary care physician.
The 30th annual Charlie Post Classic 5K and 15K will be at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Sullivan’s Island Fire Station. Cost is $30; $40 the day of the race. Register at www.charlestonrunningclub.com.
The Charlie Post Classic is the Charleston Running Club’s signature event and honors the memory of Dr. Charlie Post. During the 2012 race, $7,500 was raised and contributed to the Charlie Post Endowment Scholarship fund at the College of Charleston.
Pictured, top row from left, are Thomas Houge, Spencer Turner and Dawn Wells; and from bottom, Tyler Green, Sarah Crawford and Taylor Delston. (Photo/Provided)
A team of six associates from the Fairfield Inn Charleston Airport recently moved and packed 29 rooms of furniture donated by Gateway Hospitality to a nonprofit organization in Atlanta. The furniture is from the North Charleston Comfort Inn, which will undergo a complete renovation.
Later this month, Hotel Equities’ volunteers in Atlanta will unload the furniture for the Community Assistance Center, a nonprofit organization located in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. The donated furniture will help the center further its mission of providing assistance to neighbors in need.
The Race & Roast at Oakland Plantation is set for 12:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 24. The event includes a 5K trail run and oyster roast with beer, music and children’s activities. The Race & Roast raises money for the Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy.
The Zonta Club of Charleston will honor individuals making a difference in the lives of domestic violence victims at the third annual Breaking the Silence Awards Gala at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Harbour Club in downtown Charleston. The keynote speaker is Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson, and Warren Peper will emcee the event and present the winners.
The event benefits the Liza’s Lifeline of South Carolina, which raises funds to assist domestic violence victims, and Zonta’s service projects.
The following people will be recognized at the event:
- Liza’s Lifeline Person of the Year: Dr. Alyssa Rheingold, National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at MUSC
- Best Professional: Latasha High, National Crime Victims Treatment and Research Center at MUSC
- Best Advocate: Sue Warren, Mount Pleasant Police Department
- Best Volunteer: Abby Himmelein, My Sister’s House
Tickets are $75 per person and include wine and dinner reception and the awards ceremony. To purchase tickets, visit www.zontaofcharleston.com. For more information, call 843-345-3275 or email email@example.com.