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Winter Events 

Shaw’s 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
The SCC Cubs are invited to compete in 3 on 3 play in the gymnasium to help grow community involvement, teach kids how to work as a team, and practice good sportsmanship. Registration is January 3rd-20th. 

Shaw Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
January 22-26
4:00pm-7:00pm 
All FREE N/A


My Mini City 
Let’s work together to design our own mini city! We will use boxes, recycled materials, and crafts supplies. Our miniature city will be complete with roads, buildings, and anything else we can imagine!  What will you build?! Building and decorating supplies will be provided.

Hazel Parker Playground
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
January 30
3:30pm-4:30pm
All FREE 180055


Valentine’s Party
Come make cards for your friends and family!

Hazel Parker Playground
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
February 12
3:30pm-4:30pm
All FREE 180030


Valentine’s Exchange Party
SCC will host a Valentine Day Party/Gift Exchange. The males and females will pick names out of a hat and exchange cards and gifts with the person’s name that is selected.

Shaw Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
February 14
4:00pm-6:00pm 
5-18 FREE N/A


Happy Birthday, Hazel!
Come celebrate Hazel Parker’s birthday with fun activities for kids!

Hazel Parker Playground
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
February 15
3:30pm-4:30pm
All FREE 180009


African-American Heritage Event: Past, Present, & Future
Celebrate African American “changemakers” with music, art, food, and performances from people in the community!

Arthur W. Christopher Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
February 20
6:00pm-7:30pm 
All FREE N/A


Tri-County Black Nurses (TCBNA) Health Fair
Through education and screening, the Tri-County Black Nurses Association promotes healthy lifestyles for all residents in the Tri-County area. The following screenings will be provided at the fair: blood pressure, vision, hearing, dental, bone density, skeletal, a variety of blood screenings, mammograms, body mass index, and more.  This fair is open to the public. 

Arthur W. Christopher Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
February 24
9:00am-2:00pm 
All FREE 170015


“My Black is Beautiful” Talent & Fashion Show
Come out and enjoy great music, poetry, african drumming dance, mime performances, and much more.

St. Julian Devine Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
February 26
6:00pm-8:00pm 
All FREE N/A


African-American History Bowl
Contestants will pair off to answer a series of questions on famous African-Americans and their contributions and achievements in history. Trophies will be awarded to winning teams. Refreshments will be served.   

St. Julian Devine Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
February 28
5:00pm-7:00pm 
5th-8th grade FREE N/A



Spring Events 

March Madness Bracket Competition
Submit your bracket and watch games alongside your friends at Shaw. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes awarded. Registration is March 5th-9th.  

Shaw Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
Brackets due March 12  All FREE N/A


Fashion Show 
We will explore the fashion industry as the children strut down the runway in tropical-themed wear.

Arthur W. Christopher Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
March 13
5:00pm-7:00pm 
All $5 pre-sale 270400


St. Patty’s Day Party

Come to the playground to celebrate St. Patty’s day with music, snacks, and leprechaun traps!

Hazel Parker Playground
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
March 15
3:30pm-4:30pm
All FREE 280005


Brunch with the Easter Bunny
Day care and kindergarten kids are invited to join the Easter Bunny for a fun-filled day to celebrate spring. The morning will include brunch, crafts, activities, and an egg hunt. A souvenir photo with the Easter Bunny will also be included with other goodies. Advanced registration is required.

St. Julian Devine Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
March 21
10:00am-1:00pm
4-6 $5/child 281710


Spring Family Movie Night
Bring the entire family to relax and watch a movie with us on the big screen. Concessions will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to bring a blanket to sit on!

Arthur W. Christopher Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
March 23
6:00pm 
All FREE 200105


AWCCC Easter Egg Hunt
Hop on in to join the Easter Bunny for this fun family event. Children will be able to gather hidden eggs throughout the center and find the golden egg for prizes. 

Arthur W. Christopher Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
March 29
3:00pm-5:00pm 
6 & under FREE     270010


Earth Day Celebration
Come out to the playground to celebrate Earth Day with a craft and activities!

Hazel Parker Playground
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
April 18
3:30pm-4:30pm
All FREE 280002


Spring Thing

Get out and enjoy the spring air with games, jump castles, food, and fun at Shaw!

Shaw Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
April 26
4:00pm-6:00pm 
All FREE N/A


Community Involvement Day

Staff, volunteers, and kids from the Shaw Community Center pick various service projects to execute on this day to serve and give back to our community.

Shaw Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
May 11
3:00pm-6:00pm 
13-18 FREE N/A


Rock the Playground

Join us at the playground to learn about the painted rock hunting craze, and how you can help spread the joy to others! We will provide the supplies for you to paint your very own rocks that you can hide for others to find. 

Hazel Parker Playground
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
May 14
3:30pm-4:30pm
All FREE 280011



Summer Events 

Police Unity Day 
The City of Charleston, Department of Recreation, Charleston Police Weed and Seed Officers, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, families, churches, neighbors, and businesses are all working together to build a better community through Project Cool Breeze. There will be free food and giveaways. 

Brittlebank Park
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
July 21
3:30pm-4:30pm
All FREE N/A



Fall Events 

Quest for Hazel Parker’s Treasure
Come out to the playground and follow the clues to reveal Hazel Parker’s buried treasure. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited!

Hazel Parker Playground
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
September 20
3:30pm-4:30pm
4-10 FREE 480712


Neighborhood Cleaning Day
Shaw staff and kids will be hosting a neighborhood clean-up party. 

Shaw Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
September 21
3:00pm-5:00pm
5-18 FREE N/A


Street Wise Neighborhood Event
Join the City of Charleston and the City of Charleston Police Department as they teach you about the dangers that you may encounter on the streets of Charleston. 

St. Julian Devine Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
October 8
4:30pm-5:30pm
All FREE N/A


House of Terror
Test your courage in our haunted house, filled with rooms of thrills and chills! Children 12 and under must enter with an older sibling or adult. 

St. Julian Devine Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
October 21-30
7:00pm-10:00pm
12+ $3/person N/A


AWCCC Halloween Event
Come out to AWCCC for a night filled with fun festivities for the whole family.  There will be games, food, and prizes awarded. 

Arthur W. Christopher Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
October 24
5:30pm-9:00pm
12 & under FREE N/A


Pumpkin Painting Party 
Join your friends at the playground to decorate a kooky or spooky Halloween pumpkin. This event is BYOP- Bring your own pumpkin! All decorating supplies will be provided. Registration is required.

Hazel Parker Playground
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
October 25
3:30pm-4:30pm
All FREE 480022


Halloween & Costume Party
The kids at Shaw will vote on which kid has the best costume for Halloween and top it off with a party after the friendly competition.

Shaw Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
October 31
4:00pm-6:00pm
5-18 FREE N/A


Marshmallow Roast 
Come out to the playground to roast hot dogs and s’mores with your neighborhood friends! Please call HPP to RSVP.

Hazel Parker Playground
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
November 6
3:30pm-4:30pm
All FREE 480150


Community Dinner at Shaw
Dinner will be provided by local restaurants and catering companies to give back to the community. All parents, kids, and partners who attend and contribute to Shaw will be invited to this event. 

Hazel Parker Playground
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
November 15
5:00pm-7:00pm
All FREE N/A


Thanksgiving Movie Night
Come to the playground to enjoy a Thanksgiving movie along with themed snacks and a craft!

Hazel Parker Playground
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
November 20
3:30pm-4:30pm
All FREE 480001



Holiday Events 

Mommy & Me Cookie Swap 
Moms and daughters will make and wrap cookies for the holidays to give to family and friends. Pre-registration required. 

Arthur W. Christopher Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
December 13
6:30pm
4-12 $5/person 570503


Christmas on Mary Street
Enjoy games, jump castles, crafts, smore’s, music, and more to celebrate the Christmas holiday with family and friends.

Shaw Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
December 14
4:00pm-6:00pm
All FREE N/A


Santa’s Workshop
Children are invited to visit Santa’s Workshop for crafts, activities, treats, and a movie!

Arthur W. Christopher Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
December 19
5:00pm-6:00pm
4-8 $5/child 400201

Hazel Parker Playground
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
TBD
9:00am-1:00pm
4-10 $20/child
(includes pizza)
180530


Kwanzaa Celebration
Be a part of our annual Kwanzaa celebration commemorating the strength, courage, and endurance of our forefathers from Africa who paved the way of freedom for generations. 

St. Julian Devine Community Center
 
Dates/Time  Ages Cost Activity #
December 28
4:00pm-7:00pm
All FREE N/A