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News from the “Yard” for May 2011

May 11, 2011
  • The Dubplates are performing this Friday night at Runaway Bay at Riverfront Park – This Friday the 13th, from 7:30pm – 11pm,  The Dubplates are playing out on the Restaurant Patio at Runaway Bay.  Call 843-793-4010 for details.
  •  Merge Happy Hour to benefit Palmetto Scholars Academy is Wednesday May 18th 5pm-7pm at 10 Storehouse Row – Free drinks, bbq, networking and the Folly Brach Bluegrass Society Band will converge next week to help raise money for Palmetto Scholars Academy (PSA).  PSA is the lowest funded public school in the nation and is the State’s first gifted and talented charter school and they need our help!  Help us raise $20k and be a part of hitting the goal for the current school year.  Merge is a free event but we suggest an optional donation at the door to directly benefit PSA.  Merge is a networking series that takes place in the heart of North Charleston at the Navy Yard.  With an emphasis on connecting local  businesses to one another in a casual environment, each month we seek to raise awareness and money for a local nonprofit or cause.  go to or facebook event page for more info.
  • PeopleMatter Featured in the Charleston Regional Business Journal – Our favorite software company continues to make headlines.  Read the article and check out what PeopleMatter is all about here.

  • Parents Anonymous(r) of South Carolina, Inc Executive Director to give Keynote Speech at Citizens Review Panel National Conference – Troy Strother, Executive Director of Parents Anonymous of South Carolina to give keynote speech at the Citizens Review Panel National Conference to be held in Charleston, SC May 17- 20 at the Charleston Marriott on Lockwood.  The theme of the conference is A Force For Change.  Mr. Strother will speak about Parents Anonymous(r) as a force for change to prevent child abuse and neglect.  Parents Anonymous(r) of South Carolina is also hosting a welcome reception to kick off the National Citizens Review Panel Conference on Tuesday, May 17th at 7 pm.  Attendees from across the country will be in Charleston for this week long conference.  Congrats Troy!
  • Lowcountry Orphan Relief Needs Volunteers – Lowcountry Orphan Relief (LOR) is gearing up for this year’s Children’s Events and need lots of enthusiastic volunteers to help out!  Beach Day at Folly Beach is on August 20th (Set up at 9am and finish by 3pm) and Make A Child Happy Day Carnival (at LOR) is October 8th (Set up at 9am and finish by 4pm).  If you’re interested in this fun opportunity, please email MaryCourtney Brooks
  • The Navy Yard and the greater Noisette Community are hosting various Charleston Pride Festival events this weekend – Charleston Pride Festival was founded to reach out to all Charleston communities to promote equal rights of our citizens and serve as a catalyst for change in our LGBT communities.  For more info, visit
  • Kulture Klash video – In case you missed the latest Kulture Klash event at 10 Storehouse Row, watch this video here


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