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Gray Line Charleston - BLOG January 2016

Posted by charleston on January 4, 2016

Gray Line Charleston - BLOG
January 2016

Several types of COMBO Tour Tickets are available. Examples ~ Charleston City Tour + Charleston Museum. Charleston City Tour + Charleston Mansion. Charleston City Tour + Fort Sumter Boat Tour, to name just a few. Take advantage of COMBO Savings and enjoy 2 top-notch Tours by 2 expert area Tour Operators. Leaving your Charleston visit in the hands of the experts will make for great memories!

One of the oldest and largest sightseeing companies in the world, Gray Line is an international association of operators with more than 100 years of experience in the tourism industry. A trusted name in travel, Gray Line Charleston provides informative, entertaining mini- bus tours of Charleston’s historic district daily to visitors from around the globe.

Learn about historic Charleston, SC and see this Port City up close and personal, via Gray Line Charleston. Gray Line City Tours depart every 30 minutes from 9:30am until 3:30pm from the Charleston Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street. Parking directly adjacent.

Booking online is easy at www.graylineofcharleston.com. For more information… Gray Line Bus Tours:  Phone: (843) 722-4444. Email charleston@grayline.com. Let Gray Line help you Kick-off your New Year 2016 experience visiting Historic Charleston, South Carolina!

Historic Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston Gaillard Center ~ Heroic Revolutionaries ~ 01/08 & 01/09/2016
Charleston Symphony Orchestra
presents Heroic Revolutionaries at the new Charleston Gaillard Center. Enjoy the stirring music of Revolutions, that evening, after embarking on an historic Tour to Fort Sumter with a Gray Line Charleston/Fort Sumter Tours COMBO Package! Ken Lam, Conductor | Bella Hristova – Violin, Jean Sibelius – Finlandia,Violin Concerto in D minor, Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, "Eroica". 7:30pm. http://www.gaillardcenter.com

Charleston Gaillard Center ~ Arturo Sandoval & The Charleston Jazz Orchestra ~  01/23/2016
Charleston welcomes the blazing, technically flawless trumpeter from Cuba, Arturo Sandoval who has been dazzling audiences all over the world. In addition to being a 10 Time Grammy award winner, Arturo received the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is an Emmy award recipient and a 6-time Billboard award winner. Opening the show will be 2 time Grammy award winner, Diane Schuur preforming with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra led by Charlton Singleton, recently named Artist in Residence by the Gaillard. 7:30pm. http://www.gaillardcenter.com

James Island, South Carolina
Annual Holiday Festival of Lights ~ 12/01/2015 – 01/04/2016
James Island County Park

The Holiday Festival of Lights is a cherished holiday tradition featuring over 750 displays and two million lights. The Holiday Festival of Lights has been recognized around the country and the world! It was featured as the only U.S. event in Moscow's Festival of Festivals, Coastal Living recognized it as "One of the Top 10 Holiday Celebrations," the American Bus Association ranked it as "One of the Top 100 Events in the Nation," and it was most recently named one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" by the Southeast Tourism Society.
http://ccprc.com/1546/Holiday-Festival-of-Lights  

January Programs at Charleston County Parks ~ 01/01/2016 - 01/31/2016
Go to
http://ccprc.com/ and see more…here are some great January 2016 Events at Charleston’s County Parks…Gray Line can get you there and back to Historic Charleston for a SpiritLine Cruise or Fort Sumter Tour!

Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw
Interpretive Center
Trek through many distinct habitats will allow us to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies, and other organisms. A paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.
Jan. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Family Climbing: Family Belay Lesson
Children ages 4-13 will climb while parents learn to belay. Children ages 14 and up can learn to belay as well as climb. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.
Jan. 3
Night Climbing
Enjoy an evening under the stars at The Climbing Wall! Try your favorite route from a different perspective. Equipment is not included in climbing fee. Bring your own headlamp/flashlight. Registration is not necessary.
Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28
Traditional Paddling Skills: Why All the Talk about Greenland?
Learn the foundation of a Greenland roll and Inuit culture. We will focus on exercises to introduce us to the Greenland roll on warm dry land, and an interactive overview of the Arctic people, history and culture. Pre-registration required.
Jan. 8
Seashore Exploration
Winter is a great time to explore the beach, gather a few keepsakes, and learn to identify different types of shells and the organisms that create them. Registered chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.
Jan. 9
Adult Archery
Learn the basics of archery including use of equipment, course protocols, and safety. Receive coaching to improve skills, and shoot in fun and game-style formats. Regulation equipment is provided to participants for use during this course. Pre-registration required.
Jan. 9-30 Sundays
Introduction to Climbing: Climbing Technique Tune-Up
When gravity has you down, lift yourself up with a technique tune-up! Topics will include proper or improved footwork, increased use of the skeletal system versus using pure muscle, and pump management techniques with creative resting. Pre-registration required.
Jan. 10
Traditional Paddling Skills: Kayak the Inuit Way
Qajaq and Iqyak are Inuit words for a kayak. Learn the foundation of Inuit hunting and kayaking. We will focus on an intro to the Greenland roll, harpooning, and strokes and maneuvers in a warm pool. Pre-registration required.
Jan. 11-15
7 - 8:30 p.m. (Mon & Wed) & 5:30 - 8 p.m. (Fri)

James Island Bird Walks
Birding experts will help identify and count songbirds, birds of prey, wading birds, and others found in the park's diverse habitats. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.
Jan. 14
Photography Series: Sunrise Session
Awaken your senses to the natural and cultural world while stretching your photographic eye. Bring your camera and let a park naturalist lead you to inspirational locations. Registered chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.
Jan. 15
Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: Messages in the Architecture
Explore what the architecture of McLeod Plantation reveals about people who lived here and how the buildings were maintained and repurposed leading to their eventual preservation. Chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.
Jan. 16, 23, 30
Pine Needle Basket Making
Turn the needles from our native Longleaf Pine into a beautiful and useful work of art. As we coil and weave we'll discuss ecology, historical uses, and the decline of Longleaf Pine forests. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.
Jan. 16
Intermediate Climbing: On the Sharp End: Intro to Lead Climbing
This course covers the intricacies of lead climbing, from clipping quick-draws correctly to safe belaying, efficient energy conservation to how to safely take a lead fall. Strong emphasis is placed on efficiency and risk management. We recommended participants be comfortable climbing 5.8 on top rope before taking this class. Pre-registration required.
Jan. 17
Coastal Navigation Clinics: Coastal Navigation: Level 1
This course introduces you to all aspects of coastal navigation. The basics of maps and charts, compasses, aids to navigation, declination/variation, and rules of the nautical road will be covered. Pre-registration required.
Jan. 19
Coastal Navigation Clinics: Coastal Navigation: Level 2
Learn more advanced navigational skills such as dead reckoning, range lines, fixes, following bearings, triangulation, and compensating for the current. Level 1 Coastal Navigation skills are a pre-requisite. Pre-registration required.
Jan. 21
Canoeing At Caw Caw Interpretive Center: Sunset/Moonrise Paddle
Enjoy an interpretive paddle at dusk. Witness the sun as it slips below the trees of Caw Caw Swamp and watch the moonrise over Tea Farm Creek. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.
Jan. 22
Night Walkabouts: Wolf Moon
The darkness of night with light from the full moon will provide a unique backdrop for this adventure. Hone your night vision as a naturalist guides you along Caw Caw's trails and discusses the lore of the wolf moon. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.
Jan. 23
Intermediate Climbing: Climbing Self Rescue
Learn valuable rescue skills for your next rock-climbing trip. Rescue theories, belay escapes, and counter balance ascents will be covered. Participants should have a current CCPRC Belay Card. Pre-registration required.
Jan. 24

Walk and Restore
Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch, relax, and practice restorative yoga to build strength, flexibility, balance. Register for six or more classes for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI
Jan. 25, 28
Master Naturalist Advanced Training: Winter Tree Identification
Identifying trees without their distinctive leaves demands scrutiny, dedication, and practice. Through the use of dichotomous keys and helpful instruction, use your powers of observation to study twigs, buds, and bark! To keep your Master Naturalist certification current, you must take at least eight hours of advanced training per year. Jan. 28   http://ccprc.com/

North Charleston, South Carolina

North Charleston Coliseum ~ Harlem Globetrotters at the Coliseum ~ 01/09/2016
Celebrating 90 years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions of people worldwide, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their unrivaled family show to the North Charleston Coliseum at 2 pm, and 7pm, during their 90th Anniversary World Tour.
Known worldwide as the Ambassadors of Goodwill™, the Globetrotters also announced today that they are giving back even more during their 90th year with The Great Assist program. Stars of the team will leave a mark in communities across North America with acts of goodwill during the tour that is set to play over 330 games in 260 cities. Tickets start at $25 and are now available at harlemglobetrotters.com or http://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

North Charleston Performing Arts Center ~ Jackson Browne ~ 01/13/2016
Jackson Browne | 2016 Solo Acoustic Tour. Singer-Songwriter Jackson Browne announces solo acoustic tour! Playing guitar and piano, Jackson will perform songs from his entire body of work, with varying set lists each night. http://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/

North Charleston Performing Arts Center ~ Pops! 70's Rhythm & Blues Concert ~ 01/30/2016
The North Charleston POPS! continues the 2015-2016 concert season on Saturday, January 30 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center with “70’s Rhythm & Blues”. The concert will feature the music of Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, and Blood Sweat & Tears.
Ticket prices range from $15 -$35 (plus applicable fees). Military personnel (active and retired) can save $5 per ticket by showing a military ID at the Coliseum Advance Ticket Window. http://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/

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