As I've made plain in the past, I'm a Disney fan and not at all ashamed of it.
Hi, my name is Allison Nugent-Caruso (I got married a few weeks ago) and I'm a Disney-holic.
As such, while I love most of the new films being turned out by the Disney Pixar machine, there's something so special about the older films.
Among the older films that hold a special place in my heart is "Mary Poppins." Seriously, what's not to love?
Deemed a classic family film, the story based on P.L. Travers' beloved character earned 13 Oscar nominations, winning five, including a Best Actress in a Leading Role statue for Julie Andrews.
Those who are interested in a trip down memory lane or who are interested in introducing their little ones to the magical nanny will have a chance to catch "Mary Poppins" on the big screen at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at The Terrace Theater.
Located at 1956 Maybank Highway, the showing of the film serves as the kick-off to their eighth year of presenting their classic family film series.
Admission to the movie is free for ages 10 years and younger, with all other tickets costing just $4. For more information, go to www.terracetheater.com.
While not quite falling in the classic family film category, the film being shown at this week's Starlight Cinema at Freshfields Village is definitely family-friendly and definitely entertaining.
"Despicable Me 2" brings back ex-scheming evildoer-turned-parental figure Gru and his three adopted daughters to face a new foe in this sequel to the wildly successful 2010 animated picture. And again stealing the show are the Minions.
Also showing on Wednesday, the free outdoor movie series begins at 8:30 p.m. on the Village Green. Attendees are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket.
Freshfields Village is at the crossroads of Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns islands. For more information, go to www.FreshfieldsVillage.com.
Music on the Green
Another event taking place at Freshfields Village, this one on Friday, is the annual Music on the Green concert series.
From 6-9 p.m., enjoy live music by Shelly Waters, a Louisiana native who brings her Cajun country and swamp pop sound to the Lowcountry at a variety of events, including this year's Lowcountry Cajun Festival in April.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket.
Party at the Point
Billed as Charleston's "premier happy hour concert series," the long-running annual summer concert series Party at the Point continues its 14th season Friday.
Held at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road in Mount Pleasant, gates open at 5:30 p.m. with bands playing from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5-$7. Free on-street parking is available, as is valet parking for $5. The event features $2 drafts while they last as well as a variety of food, including hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and fish tacos.
This week's concert will feature two Charleston-based favorites: Sol Driven Train and Fowlers Mustache.
For more, go to www.CharlestonPartyatthePoint.com.
Party in the Park
After kicking off its month-long series earlier this week, Party in the Park returns on Tuesday with another show.
Presented by the town of Mount Pleasant, WEZL 103.5 FM and Colonial Life, the series features a free show every week in the month of June following the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.
An official after-party will be held each Tuesday at Red's Ice House on Shem Creek.
This week's concert will feature Eric Pasley and The Swon Brothers.
Music will start at 6 p.m. at the rain-or-shine event. In addition to the tunes, Party in the Park will feature food and beer vendors.
Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted, but organizers ask that dogs, coolers, umbrellas and tents be left at home.
For more info, go to www.wezl.com/common/party-in-the-park.html.