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Harold Smith Adult Tennis Tournament

Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1 at 9:00am
Venue: St. Andrews Parks and Playground
Address: 1095 Playground Road
Admission: Free
Coordinators: Carl Campbell, Phil Burke, Brian Burke and Nathaniel Mercer

The Harold Smith Adult Tennis Tournament is a USTA sanctioned tournament. Entry deadline for participants is Wednesday, September 27 by noon ($38 for adult singles; $23 per player for adult doubles). For more information, please call Phil Burke at (843) 763-4360.

One Day Junior Tennis Tournament

Saturday, September 30 from 10:00am-2:30pm
Venue: Charleston Tennis Center
Address: 19 Farmfield Avenue, West Ashley
Admission: Free
Coordinators: Carl Campbell, Peggy Bohne and Delores Jackson

This one-day tournament showcases youth from the Inner City Youth “Courting Kids” Tennis Program and other area programs. Trophies, t-shirts, and refreshments are available for participants. Entry deadline is Wednesday, September 27 ($5 per youth). For more information call Peggy Bohne or Delores Jackson at the Charleston Tennis Center at (843) 766-7401 or Barbara Jones: Executive Director, St. George Youth Sports League (843) 217-0413.

Heritage Day at Marion Square

Saturday, September 30 from 10:00am-3:00pm
Venue: Marion Square
Address: Corner of Meeting & Calhoun Streets
Admission: Free
Sponsored By: BlueChoice HealthPlan Medicaid, Roper St. Francis

Head to Marion Square for a full day of activities celebrating African-American and Caribbean culture and heritage in the Lowcountry. Community cultural ambassadors will be on hand with information and programs and the mainstage will feature a talented lineup of local performers, culminating in a musical performance from the X-Treme Level Band. Activities for children, poetry readings, youth performances, and workshops are all on offer alongside a health fair with free screenings and information at what promises to be a delightful day in the park.

Mainstage performances include:

The Edisto District Mass Choir led by Reverend Miller

Storyteller J’miah Nabawi, in addition J’miah will lead an interactive workshop- Storybooks Alive!

Deninufay Dance Company

Meeting Street Academy‘s Watoto Charleston

In addition, enjoy performances from local praise dancing groups and X-treme Level Band, covering all of your favorite tunes.

West Ashley Farmers Market Celebrates MOJA

Wednesday, October 4, 3:00-7:00pm
Venue: Ackerman Park, 55 Sycamore Avenue
Admission: Free

The West Ashley Farmers Market hosts an energetic afternoon of family-friendly MOJA programming and activities. This animated market features fresh goods from local farmers, growers and food concessionaires alongside live performances that celebrate African-American and Caribbean culture.

Children’s Programs at the Library: Gran’daddy Junebug presents Great Stories for Young Folks

Thursday, October 5 at 9:30am
Venue: Charleston County Public Library, Auditorium
Address: 68 Calhoun Street
Admission: Free
Produced by: Charleston County Public Library

Continuing his family tradition of preserving culture, “Gran’daddy Junebug” teaches personal responsibility, finding the right path, being true to self, always striving for excellence and respect for self and others through the African oral tradition of “call and response.” This highly energetic program utilizes a tremendous amount of audience participation (as he shares his wisdom) which has children learning life lessons as they experience the time of their young lives. This 60-minute performance is designed for ages 5 and up.

Children’s Programs at the Library: Gran’daddy Junebug presents W’en Dey ‘Listed Colored Soldiers

Thursday, October 5 at 12:00pm
Venue: Charleston County Public Library, Auditorium
Address: 68 Calhoun Street
Admission: Free
Produced by: Charleston County Public Library

Feel the climate of America and check the pulse of the unsung heroes of the Civil War from “Whistlin’ Sam”, “Lias”, “Whisperin’ Bill”, “William Carney” and others whose recollections and stories of unflinching courage were never told. From the works of great writers and scholars as Paul Laurence Dunbar and Dr. Rex Ellis, this heart wrenching portrayal depicts how the “Colored Soldiers” sacrificed their lives in various battles to “save the union” and “to mek’ our people free”. This 60-minute performance is designed for teens and adults.

Charleston Boxing Club Annual MOJA Cup

Saturday, October 7 at 7:00pm

Venue: Arthur Christopher Community Center
Address: 265 Fishburne Street
Admission: At the door only; $15 Adults; $5 Students under 18; Free for children under 8
Sponsored by: The Charleston Boxing Club
Coordinators: Al “Hollywood” Meggett and Osei Terry Chandler

A MOJA tradition, the Charleston Boxing Club Annual MOJA Cup highlights some of the region’s top all-star amateur boxers battling it out in their respective weight divisions. Participants weigh in between 2pm and 4pm. Tickets for the event are only available at the door. Bouts begin at 7pm.