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57° | Sunny | 7% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:21 a.m. | Sunset 5:27 p.m. | High tide 1:30 p.m. | Low tides 7:39 a.m. + 7:55 p.m.

 
Game, set, match
Take a peek at the Credit One Stadium from above. | Photo by Mike Habat
The Credit One Charleston Open is just around the corner. Did you know this is the largest women’s-only tennis tournament in North America? We’re serving the 4-1-1 on tickets, stadium upgrades, food, scheduling, and players to get you up to speed on the upcoming festivities.

The tournament will be held at Credit One Stadium on Daniel Island from Saturday, April 1-Sunday, April 9. If you’re cruising along Seven Farms Drive, you can’t miss it. Although packages are sold out, single session tickets are on sale ranging from $10-$90.

The stadium underwent major upgrades unveiled in 2022 that were funded by a donation from locals Ben and Kelly Navarro. Highlights include:
Dining options include the Match Point Bar & Grill with eats from Swig & Swine BBQ, Charleston’s Living room cocktail bar, and the Food Truck Village featuring spots like Motley Chew Burgers, Bangin’ Vegan Eats, and Life Raft Treats.

The festivities will kick off with Family Weekend from Saturday, April 1 to Sunday, April 2 featuring a DJ and games, plus The Draw on Saturday, April 1 where you’ll be the first to know who will be playing who. See the tournament schedule and daily events.

Numerous top-notch athletes are set to participate, including past Charleston champions Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, and Belinda Bencic. Belinda won the title in 2022.
 
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Events
 

Wednesday, March 22
  • Pluff Mud Pottery Workshop | Wednesday, March 22 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Jalisco Taqueria, 1271 Folly Rd., Charleston | $50 | Sip margaritas, eat guacamole, and paint your very own margarita glass with the help of Pluff Mud Pottery.
Thursday, March 23
  • Waves 4 Women Turn the Tides Fundraiser | Thursday, March 23 | 5:30-9 p.m. | South Carolina Society Hall, 72 Meeting St., Charleston | $45 | Celebrate four years of supporting women and girls in the Lowcountry with live music, food, drinks, and a silent auction.
  • Nature is Magic: The Inspiration of the Islanders Book Series | Thursday, March 23 | 6-7 p.m. | Sunrise Presbyterian Church, 3222 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island | Free | Angela May, co-author with Mary Alice Monroe of a fiction series for 8-to-12-year-olds, will share her writing experiences.
  • Jonathan Kammer Jazz Project Concert | Thursday, March 23, Thursday, April 6 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St., Charleston | $40 | Swing to the jazz tunes of the Jonathan Kammer Jazz Project — this event is part of the Festival Music Series during the 76th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens.*
Friday, March 24
  • Food Security Summit | Friday, March 24 | 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Rita Liddy Holling Science Center, 58 Coming St., Charleston | Free | Join the Food Security Summit to explore issues surrounding hunger and food insecurity globally and locally.
  • Charleston Craft Beer Cruises | Friday, March 24-Saturday, March 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St., Charleston | $45 | These weekly cruises feature beers from some of Charleston’s best craft breweries and CHStoday’s Brewery March Madness bracket.*
Saturday, April 8
  • 2023 Walk for Water | Saturday, March 15 | 9-11 a.m. | Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave., North Charleston | $10-$30 | Walk to bring clean, safe water to 10,000 people in need around the world.
  • Sip & Stroll on the Drayton Hall Landscape | Saturday, April 8, Saturday, May 13 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Drayton Hall, 3380 Ashley River Rd., Charleston | $35-$40 | Stroll through the grounds while enjoying an audio tour and sipping wine + local brews on select dates throughout 2023.*

We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.

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News Notes
 
Weather
  • 70º | Cloudy | 23% chance of rain
Sunrise + sunset
  • Rise: 7:19 a.m.
  • Set: 7:34 p.m.
Tide
  • Low: 3:10 a.m. + 3:29 p.m.
  • High: 9:27 a.m. + 9:47 p.m.
Civic
  • There are three upcoming public meetings on the proposed Union Pier redevelopment and the first is set for tomorrow, March 23 at 5 p.m. at the Main Library (68 Calhoun St.). This special informational session will cover resilience and stormwater management. Can’t make it? Tune in here.
  • The City of Folly Beach is calling for the community to weigh in on four initial concepts for Horres Park located at 502 and 504 E. Huron Ave. Take the survey. There will be an open house tomorrow at the Community Center (55 Center St.) from 3-7 p.m. (WCIV)
Travel
  • The food scene at Charleston International Airport is in for some big changes. Plans include adding a Starbucks coffee shop, locally-themed bar, grab-and-go cafe, new restaurant, and local brewery in about a year’s time. (The Post and Courier)
Festival
  • Riverfront Revival’s lineup is here. Set for October 7-8 at Riverfront Park in North Charleston, this year’s festival will feature performances by Darius Rucker, Turnpike Troubadours, Lainey Wilson, and Band of Horses. See the full lineup and get tickets.
Arts
  • The Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition, presented by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, is on display now through May 7 in the City Gallery at Joe Riley Waterfront Park. This exhibition of SC artists features painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and photography.
Eat
  • The Donut Connection has moved next door and is now called Philly’s and Donut Connection of Goose Creek, located at 134 St. James Ave. A food truck serving both donuts and cheesesteaks is in the works. (The Post and Courier)
  • Twisters Soft Serve in Murrells Inlet has been looking for a new location. The shop, which closed after its ground lease wasn’t renewed for 2023, is waiting for approval before reopening at a new location in Murrells Inlet. The address hasn’t been announced yet, but we’ll keep you posted. (WCSC)
Biz
  • Metals company ZEB Metals plans to establish operations in Moncks Corner. Here’s the impact: This new venture will create 28 jobs, with operations slated to be online late this year. (Charleston Regional Business Journal)
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City
 
Dive into this drainage project
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Take a look at this map of the Barberry Woods Drainage Improvement Project. | ArcGIS map provided by City of Charleston
Drainage improvement efforts on Johns Island have received new funding. The SC Office of Resilience granted $4.6 million to the City of Charleston’s Barberry Woods Drainage Improvement Project.

The Barberry Woods neighborhood encounters flooding issues during storms caused by a combination insufficient stormwater infrastructure and runoff from the watershed.

The project will consider the natural context of the area and follow the Dutch Dialogues recommendations, which focus on conservation, community, and connectivity while mitigating flooding. Mayor Tecklenburg said that the project is a key part of the city’s work to reduce flooding on John Island.
 
The Wrap
 
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From the Editor
Hey fellow foodies, there’s a new fundraiser debuting this Saturday, March 25. The Culinary Bazaar at High Wire Distilling is a one-day sale of new and gently-used items from the private collections of Charlestonians in the local food scene.

Shop items like serving pieces, cookbooks, and kitchen gadgets and enter the culinary raffle for prizes. The event supports The Charleston Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier‘s scholarship program. Happy shopping.
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