With spring almost upon us (it begins March 20), nicer weather - hopefully! - is on the horizon.
With our temperatures dipping back into freezing earlier in the week, the forecast for the weekend looks promising, with projections back up in the high 60s, even reaching 70 on Sunday.
So take advantage of the nicer weather while you can, because knowing our luck, we'll be turning back to winter wear in another few days.
Law Riders roast
The Law Riders Motorcycle Club, a group of active and retired law enforcement officers, will host its 18th annual oyster roast Saturday.
The rain-or-shine event will be held noon-4 p.m. at Ocean Cowboy, 192 College Park Road, in Ladson.
Featuring all-you-can-eat oysters, hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas, a bike show by the Faith Riders, raffles, door prizes and more, advance tickets are a steal at $10. The price goes up to $20 at the door.
A portion of the proceeds from the event benefits slain and injured officers, state and national law enforcement memorials, and the Fraternal Order of Police.
For information or to purchase tickets, call 991-1198, 343-2724 or 442-2868, or go to www.lawriders.org.
Shuckin' in the Park
The 15th annual Shuckin' in the Park oyster roast at Old Santee Canal Park in Moncks Corner is a family affair, offering free kids' activities, a jump castle, live entertainment from Custom 4+2 and more from 1-6 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is $3 in advance and $5 at the gate; food tickets can be purchased inside.
Attendees are allowed to bring smaller coolers, but must leave pets at home.
Old Santee Canal Park is at 900 Stony Landing Road. Find out more at 899-5200 or www.oldsanteecanalpark.org.
Teddy Bear Picnic
The Charleston Parks Conservancy's Park Angels are hosting the fifth annual Teddy Bear Picnic in Hampton Park on Sunday.
The free event will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. and is designed with children and their teddy bears in mind.
Families are invited to bring a picnic lunch, or they can take advantage of the food that will be available for purchase, including hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and more.
Activities and entertainment will include live music, face painting, seed planting, cookie decorating, crafts and hula hooping. A Teddy Care Station will be available for "injured" bears needing treatment. And the afternoon will wrap up with a teddy bear parade.
Admission and activities are free. The rain date for the event is March 16.
For more information, go to www.charlestonparksconservancy.org.
A favorite monthly event of locals and visitors alike, Second Sunday on King Street will be 1-6 p.m.
With a portion of King Street closed to vehicular traffic, folks are invited to spend an afternoon strolling, shopping, dining and enjoying Charleston at its finest.
The March event will feature specials offered at the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival tent at Hasell and King streets; coffee offered by the Good Coffee Company of Charleston, a new Second Sunday vendor; and more.
To find out what else is going on and to print out a free parking voucher, go to www.2ndsundayonkingstreet.com.