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NATIONAL ARTICHOKE HEART DAY: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday at the Fresh Market, 4840 Forest Drive. Word is that they have plenty of giant artichokes as well as fresh ideas and tips to get you to the heart of the matter. (803) 782-9100
From concept to conclusion
“MADAME MAGAR’S WORKSHOP”: Tuesday through May 4 at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art, 701 Whaley St., second floor. An artist’s reception will be held 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at CCA; $5 suggested donation for non-members; members, free. Charleston artist Leigh Magar will turn the gallery into a workshop and showroom environment taking visitors through her creative process, culminating in a fully realized Mill Collection of work garments. The collection will feature frocks, aprons, hats and accessories inspired by Lewis W. Hine’s early 20th century photographs of children who worked in the textile mills. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. (803) 779-4571; http://701cca.org
A little help along the way
CREATIVE JOURNEY FOR COMBAT VETS: 10 a.m.-noon Friday at the city of Columbia Parks and Recreation Arts Center, 1928 Calhoun St. The program offers art resources in pottery and painting to those combat veterans who would like to channel their energies. Sessions meet the third Friday monthly; there is no charge and all supplies are provided. (803) 545-3093 or email email@example.com