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What To Do the week of July 20th-26th

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Percussionists are invited to join group

A group of local percussion lovers who enjoy the impromptu experience that a drum circle brings are inviting others to join in.

Gatherings are twice monthly, indoors in the summer and outdoors in the cooler months. All are welcome to this family friendly, free event. 

No experience necessary.

Participants should bring some water and any non-electronic drum or other percussion instrument. Even an empty spackle bucket will do.

The events will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays on July 24, Aug. 7 and Aug. 21 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, 178 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island.

Visit the “Beaufort SC Drum Circle” Facebook page, email beaufortscdrumcircle@gmail.com or contact Jane at 732-259-1935 or Lanny at 843-441-0169.

Girls Night Out coming to Aqua Med Spa & Salon

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, meet new friends and win prizes will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Aqua Med Spa & Salon at 2206 Mossy Oaks Road.

Children invited to Gospel explosion

A Back To School Gospel Explosion will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Healing Revival Deliverance Center at 21 Outreach Lane in Beaufort.

Children of all ages are invited and the theme is “You are God’s Special Treasure,” with the scripture of St. John 3:16.

Taxpayer information topic at workshop

A Stand4Land Taxpayer Empowerment Workshop, sponsored by the ongoing Help Save Gullah Geechee Land Campaign, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 29.

This event is sponsored by the nonprofit Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network.

This free educational/community outreach workshop is designed to educate South Carolina taxpayers of all races about methods of avoiding the loss of their property through delinquent tax sales, family land disputes and mortgage foreclosures, etc.

The event will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island. Pastor P. Shannon Mullen and the congregation of St. John’s are hosting the event. Lunch will be provided at no cost. 

Seating for the event is limited. To reserve a space, and for more information, contact Theresa White at 843-592-6076, or via email: t.white@panafricanfamilyempowermentnetwork.org.

Five days, five years in history at camp

Five important years in Beaufort’s history will be the topics at the Fun With History Day Camps at the Verdier House Museum from 9 a.m. to noon from July 31-Aug. 4. 

The camp, sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation, is open to children ages 8 to 11. 

Activities, including games, arts and crafts and short walking tours, will focus on five different milestones in Beaufort’s history. Those include the visit of the French in 1562; the Yemassee War in 1715; phosphate mining in 1870; the arrival of the U.S. Marine Corps on Parris Island in 1915; and the world of Beaufort as described in The Sea Island Lady in 1939.

The camp will be led by experienced educators dedicated to providing unique and engaging experiences. Refreshments will be provided mid-morning. 

The cost per child is $75 for HBF family members and $85 per child for non-HBF members. 

Call education coordinator Sue Stanny at 843-379-3331 or email at sstanny@historicbeaufort.org for a Parents’ Information Packet and to register. Space is limited to first-come, first-served.

Beaufort Charities to hold summer event

The Beaufort Charities will hold an inaugural Summer Soak Down event for the children of Beaufort from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at The Green at Beaufort Town Center.

There will be a Kids Zone for ages 2-12 with a water slide, “fair” food, water games and hot dogs. Ages 13 and up can enjoy a concert by Steel Rails Express. Ala cart food and beverages will be offered by Jason Dangerfield and Lee Distributors.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit www.beaufortcharities.org.

Y to hold ‘70s theme morning of exercise

Can ya dig it? Boogie over to the Y from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 26, for a far out morning sweatin’ in groovy ‘70s disco themed group exercise classes.

There will be kickboxing, Zumba, Poundfit, spin, yoga, Tabata and more. This event is to raise money for the Y annual scholarship campaign. Cyclers should reserve a bike at the front desk prior to Aug. 26.

This event is open to the public. There is a $10 minimum fee to participate and donations are appreciated.

The YMCA of Beaufort County is at 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. 

Call 843-522-9622 or visit ymcabeaufortcounty.com.

What To Do the week of July 13th-19th

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Turtle crawl coming to Fripp Island

The 10th Annual Fripp Island Turtle Crawl will be held on Friday, July 14, at the Fripp Island Beach Club.  

This family fun event with feature both a 5K race as well as a 1 Mile Fun Walk/Run on the beach.  

Both events start at 8:30 a.m. on Fripp Beach. Registration and packet pickup will begin at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Beach Club.  

A new feature at the event this year include timing provided by Grounded Running.

Register online at runsignup.com or visit the Fripp Island Turtle Team’s Facebook page.

Proceeds benefit the Fripp Island Sea Turtle Program, a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer nest protection program permitted by the SC DNR and dedicated to the conservation of sea turtles and educating the public about this amazing species.   

Participation is a $30 donation to the program. Sign up at runsignup.com/Race/SC/FrippIsland/TurtleCrawl.

Treasure hunter to speak at foundation lunch

Dr. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic and other sunken treasures, will be the speaker at Nautilus Live, a Lunch & Learn, from 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Port Royal Sound Foundation.

Researchers aboard E/V Nautilus will visit the classroom via live streaming video. 

The cost is $45 and tickets are limited. The cost includes lunch.

Visit prsfoundation.info.

Christian camp will offer sports

Go the Distance, a sports camp for children ages 6-12, will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday, July 24, through Friday, July 28, at Beaufort Academy.

This Christian sports camp is being sponsored by Tidal Creek Fellowship.

Campers can choose between basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee and cheerleading.

The camp features Christian coaches, quality sports instruction, positive role models, daily Bible times, skits and fun.

The cost is $40 per camper, but additional siblings in the same family are $25. Every camper receives a camp T-shirt, collector’s pin and daily take-home Bible studies.

Beaufort Academy is at 240 Sams Point Road on Lady’s Island. To register or for more information, visit www.tidalcreek.net.

Girls Night Out coming to Aqua Med Spa & Salon

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, meet new friends and win prizes will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Aqua Med Spa & Salon at 2206 Mossy Oaks Road.

Taxpayer information topic at workshop

A Stand4Land Taxpayer Empowerment Workshop, sponsored by the ongoing Help Save Gullah Geechee Land Campaign, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 29.

This event is sponsored by the nonprofit Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network. This educational/community outreach workshop is free.

The event will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island. Pastor P. Shannon Mullen and the congregation of St. John’s are hosting the event. Lunch will be provided at no cost. 

Seating for the event is limited. To reserve a space or for more information, contact Theresa White at 843-592-6076, or via email at t.white@panafricanfamilyempowermentnetwork.org.

Beaufort Charities to hold summer event

The Beaufort Charities will hold an inaugural Summer Soak Down event for the children of Beaufort from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at The Green at Beaufort Town Center.

There will be a Kids Zone for ages 2-12 with a water slide, “fair” food, water games and hot dogs. Ages 13 and up can enjoy a concert by Steel Rails Express. A la carte food and beverages will be offered by Jason Dangerfield and Lee Distributors.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit www.beaufortcharities.org.

What To Do the week of July 6th-12th

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Five days, five years in history at camp

Five important years in Beaufort’s history will be the topics at the Fun With History Day Camps at the Verdier House Museum from 9 a.m. to noon from July 10-14 and July 31-Aug. 4. 

The camps, sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation, are open to children ages 8 to 11. 

Activities, including games, arts and crafts and short walking tours, will focus on five different milestones in Beaufort’s history. Those include the visit of the French in 1562; the Yemassee War in 1715; phosphate mining in 1870; the arrival of the U.S. Marine Corps on Parris Island in 1915; and the world of Beaufort as described in The Sea Island Lady in 1939.

Camps will be led by experienced educators dedicated to providing unique and engaging experiences. Refreshments will be provided mid-morning. 

The cost per child is $75 per week for HBF family members and $85 per child per week for non-HBF members. 

Call education coordinator Sue Stanny at 843-379-3331 or email at sstanny@historicbeaufort.org for a Parents’ Information Packet and to register. Space is limited to first-come, first-served.

Library event to focus on local travel

The Beaufort Branch Library will host Matt Richardson, a longtime Beaufort resident and travel writer, as he talks about a number of fun, interesting and surprisingly easy-to-reach travel destinations less than a day’s drive from the Beaufort area. 

This free event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the library at 311 Scott St. 

Group to hold Backpack Bash

Mentoring Young Minds, a nonprofit organization, will host its first Back to School Backpack Bash on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the John Parker Park in Port Royal.

Registration opened on Saturday, July 1, at Eventbrite.

The group plans to give away 300 backpacks with some schools supplies in them. 

Email mym.program@gmail.com for more information.

Library launches summer reading program

The Beaufort County Library team has launched its summer reading season. 

Children of all ages, teens and adults can register for the program at any of the library’s locations, including the library’s new Bookmobile.

The program’s premise is simple: Participants read books to win prizes. Participants choose what they want to read, and points are issued along the way.

In addition to the reading component, participants can attend events built upon this year’s theme, “Build a Better World.” Teens, children and families can participate in events centered on building structures, miniature cars, space crafts and LEGOs. 

Staff from the South Carolina Aquarium will visit some branches. Participants can enjoy energetic, live music performances from regional talent such as The Jolly Lollies and Patty Shukla.

The program and events are free to Beaufort County residents. Visit BeaufortCountyLibrary.org/Summer-Reading to learn more.

Hospice in need of volunteers

Friends of Caroline Hospice Thrift Store is seeking a variety of volunteers to assist in the overall operation of the store.  

Opportunities include assisting in sorting/pricing donations, organizing, social media monitoring and customer service.  

Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.  

For more information, contact Sara, volunteer coordinator at 843-525-6257 or visit www.friendsofcarolinehospice.org for an online volunteer application.

Volunteer orientation at Habitat for Humanity

Wondering how you might be able to help LowCountry Habitat for Humanity? 

Attend their Volunteer Orientation held at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at 616 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 

Volunteer opportunities exist in every area of operations at LowCountry Habitat; there is a need for all types of abilities and skill levels, from construction to volunteering at the ReStore to serving on various committees and more.

For more information, contact Lee McSavaney, volunteer coordinator at 843-522-3500 or email info@lowcountryhabitat.org.

Christian camp will offer sports

Go the Distance, a sports camp for children ages 6-12, will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday, July 24, through Friday, July 28, at Beaufort Academy.

This Christian sports camp is being sponsored by Tidal Creek Fellowship.

Campers can choose between basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee and cheerleading.

The camp features Christian coaches, quality sports instruction, positive role models, daily Bible times, skits and fun.

The cost is $40 per camper, but additional siblings in the same family are $25. Every camper receives a camp T-shirt, collector’s pin and daily take-home Bible studies.

Beaufort Academy is at 240 Sams Point Road on Lady’s Island.  

To register or for more information, visit www.tidalcreek.net.

Starving Artist Market returns to Port Royal  

The Starving Artists Market, an open air art market featuring all original arts and crafts, is re-opening.

It is located at 1503 Paris Ave. in Port Royal and will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through mid-December weather permitting. 

In addition to arts, crafts and antiques, there will be art demonstrations and art market t-Shirts. 

This is the market’s third year in Port Royal and it will once again be featuring paintings, drawings, jewelry, photographs, scarves, woodwork, glass art, sea shell art and other original creations by local artists. 

Local fine artists, crafters or local antique dealers who wish to participate should call or text Jim Torcum at 843-592-4285 for more information. 

Tsa Lung yoga is offered at TheraVista

The public is invited to “experience the self-healing practice of Tsa Lung, an ancient Tibetan Bon tradition,” from 4-5:30 p.m. Sundays at TheraVista: Haven for the Awakening Soul.

“Tsa Lung engages your mind, body and spirit with purifying breathing and gentle yoga exercises,” according to a release. “Participants will learn inner refuge meditation, nine purification breaths and sitting yoga exercises to revitalize your life force energy and connect to your deep self. No previous yoga or meditation experience is required.” 

A gratitude offering of $10-$20 is suggested. 

TheraVista: Haven for the Awakening Soul is at 263 Brickyard Point Road on Lady’s Island

Visit theravista.org or email Emily at emilydfj@gmail.com.

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Historical sites to celebrate Liberty Week

Each year the SC Historical Society commemorates the state’s contributions to the Revolutionary War during Liberty Week.

This year Bthe eaufort County Historical Society organized three days of countywide activities to mark the celebration. 

The Beaufort County Historical Society, Beaufort District Collection and the SC Historical Society have partnered to bring this event to Beaufort County with a grant from Humanities SC.

On Friday, June 30, or Saturday, July 1, the following sites will be open to the public for free from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

• Hilton Head: Coastal Discovery Museum (Friday); Heritage Library-Fort Michel and Zion Chapel (Friday)

• Daufuskie: Daufuskie Island Historic Foundation and Billie Burns Museum (Friday)

• Parris Island: Parris Island Historical & Museum Society and Parris Island Museum (Saturday). A driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance are required to enter Parris Island.

• Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage Center (Friday)

• Bluffton: Bluffton Historic Foundation, Heyward House (Friday)

• St. Helena: Friends of Fort Fremont, Fort Fremont-Land’s End (Saturday)

• Port Royal Sound Foundation: Maritime Center (Saturday)

• Port Royal: Historic Port Royal Foundation (Friday)

• Beaufort: Historic Beaufort Foundation (Friday); Beaufort History Museum-Craven Street (Friday); Santa Elena Foundation  (Saturday)

Visit www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

Five days, five years in history at camp

Five important years in Beaufort’s history will be the topics at the Fun With History Day Camps at the Verdier House Museum from 9 a.m. to noon from July 10-14 and July 31-Aug. 4. 

The camps, sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation, are open to children ages 8 to 11. 

Activities, including games, arts and crafts and short walking tours, will focus on five different milestones in Beaufort’s history. Those include the visit of the French in 1562; the Yemassee War in 1715; phosphate mining in 1870; the arrival of the U.S. Marine Corps on Parris Island in 1915; and the world of Beaufort as described in The Sea Island Lady in 1939.

Camps will be led by experienced educators dedicated to providing unique and engaging experiences. 

Refreshments will be provided mid-morning. The cost per child is $75 per week for HBF family members and $85 per child per week for non-HBF members. 

Call education coordinator Sue Stanny at 843-379-3331 or email at sstanny@historicbeaufort.org for a Parents’ Information Packet and to register. Space is limited to first-come, first-served.

Library event to focus on local travel

The Beaufort Branch Library will host Matt Richardson, a longtime Beaufort resident and travel writer, as he talks about a number of fun, interesting, and surprisingly easy-to-reach travel destinations less than a day’s drive from the Beaufort area. 

This free event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the library at 311 Scott St. 

Christian camp will offer sports

Go the Distance, a sports camp for children ages 6-12, will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday, July 24, through Friday, July 28, at Beaufort Academy.

This Christian sports camp is being sponsored by Tidal Creek Fellowship.

Campers can choose between basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee and cheerleading.

The camp features Christian coaches, quality sports instruction, positive role models, daily Bible times, skits and fun.

The cost is $40 per camper, but additional siblings in the same family are $25. Every camper receives a camp T-shirt, collector’s pin and daily take-home Bible studies.

Beaufort Academy is at 240 Sams Point Road on Lady’s Island.  

To register or for more information, visit www.tidalcreek.net.

Group to hold Backpack Bash

Mentoring Young Minds, a nonprofit organization, will host its first Back to School Backpack Bash on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the John Parker Park in Port Royal.

Registration will open on Saturday, July 1, at Eventbrite.

The group plans to give away 300 backpacks with some schools supplies in them. 

Email mym.program@gmail.com for more information.

Hospice in need of volunteers

Friends of Caroline Hospice Thrift Store is seeking a variety of volunteers to assist in the overall operation of the store.  

Opportunities include assisting in sorting/pricing donations, organizing, social media monitoring and customer service.  

Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.  

For more information, contact Sara, volunteer coordinator, at 843-525-6257, or visit www.friendsofcarolinehospice.org for an online volunteer application.

Volunteer orientation at Habitat for Humanity

Wondering how you might be able to help LowCountry Habitat for Humanity? 

Attend their Volunteer Orientation held at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at 616 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 

Volunteer opportunities exist in every area of operations at LowCountry Habitat; there is a need for all types of abilities and skill levels, from construction to volunteering at the ReStore to serving on various committees and more.

For more information, contact Lee McSavaney, volunteer coordinator at 843-522-3500 or email info@lowcountryhabitat.org.

Starving Artist Market returns to Port Royal  

The Starving Artists Market, an open air art market featuring all original arts and crafts, has reopened.

It is located at 1503 Paris Ave. in Port Royal and will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through mid-December weather permitting. 

This is the market’s third year in Port Royal and it will once again be featuring paintings, drawings, jewelry and other original creations by local artists. 

Local fine artists, crafters or local antique dealers who wish to participate should call or text Jim Torcum at 843-592-4285 for more information. 

Tsa Lung yoga is offered at TheraVista

The public is invited to “experience the self-healing practice of Tsa Lung, an ancient Tibetan Bon tradition,” from 4-5:30 p.m. Sundays at TheraVista: Haven for the Awakening Soul.

“Tsa Lung engages your mind, body and spirit with purifying breathing and gentle yoga exercises,” according to a release. “Participants will learn inner refuge meditation, nine purification breaths and sitting yoga exercises to revitalize your life force energy and connect to your deep self. No previous yoga or meditation experience is required.” 

A gratitude offering of $10-$20 is suggested. TheraVista: Haven for the Awakening Soul is at 263 Brickyard Point Road on Lady’s Island

Visit theravista.org or email Emily at emilydfj@gmail.com.

Library launches summer reading program

The Beaufort County Library team has launched its summer reading season. 

Children of all ages, teens and adults can register for the program at any of the library’s locations, including the library’s new Bookmobile.

The program’s premise is simple: Participants read books to win prizes. Participants choose what they want to read, and points are issued along the way.

In addition to the reading component, participants can attend events built upon this year’s theme, “Build a Better World.” Teens, children and families can participate in events centered on building structures, miniature cars, space crafts and LEGOs. 

Staff from the South Carolina Aquarium will visit some branches. Participants can enjoy energetic, live music performances from regional talent such as The Jolly Lollies and Patty Shukla.

What To Do the week of June 22nd-28th

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Hospice in need of volunteers

Friends of Caroline Hospice Thrift Store is seeking a variety of volunteers to assist in the overall operation of the store.  

Opportunities include assisting in sorting/pricing donations, organizing, social media monitoring and customer service.  

Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.  

For more information, call 843-525-6257 or visit www.friendsofcarolinehospice.org for an online volunteer application. 

Library launches summer reading program

The Beaufort County Library team is ready for its summer reading season. 

Children of all ages, teens and adults can register for the program at any of the library’s locations, including the library’s new Bookmobile.

The program’s premise is simple: Participants read books to win prizes. Participants choose what they want to read, and points are issued along the way.

In addition to the reading component, participants can attend events built upon this year’s theme, “Build a Better World.” Teens, children and families can participate in events centered on building structures, miniature cars, space crafts and LEGOs. 

Staff from the South Carolina Aquarium will visit some branches. 

Participants will also be able to enjoy energetic, live music performances from regional talent such as The Jolly Lollies and Patty Shukla.

The program and events are free to Beaufort County residents. Visit BeaufortCountyLibrary.org/Summer-Reading to learn more.

Historical sites to celebrate Liberty Week

Each year the SC Historical Society commemorates the state’s contributions to the Revolutionary War during Liberty Week.

This year Beaufort County Historical Society organized three days countywide activities to join in the celebration. 

The Beaufort County Historical Society, Beaufort District Collection, and SC Historical Society have partnered to bring this event to Beaufort County with a grant from Humanities SC.

Events will kick off at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. 

Doug Bostick, of SC Battleground Trust, will discuss Revolutionary battlegrounds in SC.

On Friday, June 30, or Saturday, July 1, the following sites will be open to the public for free from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

• Hilton Head: The Coastal Discovery Museum (Friday); the Heritage Library-Fort Michel and the Zion Chapel (Friday)

• Daufuskie Island: Daufuskie Island Historic Foundation and Billie Burns Museum (Friday)

• Parris Island: Parris Island Historical & Museum Society and Parris Island Museum (Saturday). 

A driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance are required to enter Parris Island.

• Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage Center (Friday)

• Bluffton: Bluffton Historic Foundation, Heyward House (Friday)

• St. Helena: Friends of Fort Fremont, Fort Fremont-Land’s End (Saturday)

• Port Royal Sound Foundation: Maritime Center (Saturday)

• Port Royal: Historic Port Royal Foundation (Friday)

• Beaufort: Historic Beaufort Foundation (Friday); Beaufort History Museum-Craven Street (Friday); Santa Elena Foundation  (Saturday)

Visit www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org for more information.

Revolutionary War to be topic at library

A program about the state’s Revolutionary War heritage will be presented at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. 

Doug Bostick, executive director of the South Carolina Battlefield Preservation Trust, will be the featured speaker.

There is limited space and people will be seated on a first come, first seated. Seating begins 20 minutes before program. 

This program is co-sponsored by the Beaufort County Historical Society. It is for ages 12 and up.

Port Royal Baptist to hold Bible school

Vacation Bible School at Port Royal Baptist Church will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25, to Thursday, June 29, on Ribaut Road at the Naval Hospital in Port Royal. 

The theme is “Galactic Starveyors: Come and See the God Who is Over the Moon” for you. This program is for all ages. An optional supper will be available at 5:15 p.m. during the Bible school.

Register online at www.portroyalbaptist.org or call the church at 843-521-1994.  

Christian camp offers sports

Go the Distance, a sports camp for children ages 6-12, will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday, July 24, through Friday, July 28, at Beaufort Academy.

This Christian sports camp is being sponsored by Tidal Creek Fellowship.

Campers can choose between basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee and cheerleading.

The camp features Christian coaches, quality sports instruction, positive role models, daily Bible times, skits and fun.

The cost is $40 per camper, but additional siblings in the same family are $25. Every camper receives a camp T-shirt, collector’s pin and daily take-home Bible studies.

Beaufort Academy is at 240 Sam’s Point Road on Lady’s Island.  

To register or for more information, visit www.tidalcreek.net.

Group to hold Backpack Bash

Mentoring Young Minds, a nonprofit organization, will host its first Back to School Backpack Bash on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the John Parker Park in Port Royal. Registration will open on Saturday, July 1, at Eventbrite.

The group plans to give away 300 backpacks with some schools supplies in them. 

Email mym.program@gmail.com for more information.

Volunteer orientation at Habitat for Humanity

Wondering how you might be able to help LowCountry Habitat for Humanity? 

Attend itsVolunteer Orientation held at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at 616 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 

Volunteer opportunities exist in every area of operations at LowCountry Habitat.

For more information, contact Lee McSavaney, volunteer coordinator at 843-522-3500 or email info@lowcountryhabitat.org.

Tsa Lung yoga is offered at TheraVista

The public is invited to “experience the self-healing practice of Tsa Lung, an ancient Tibetan Bon tradition,” from 4-5:30 p.m. Sundays at TheraVista: Haven for the Awakening Soul (263 Brickyard Point Road on Lady’s Island). A gratitude offering of $10-$20 is suggested. For more information, visit its website at theravista.org or email Emily at emilydfj@gmail.com.

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Sea Island Quilters to meet June 15

The Sea Island Quilters will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive. 

There will be quilting lessons, fun and camaraderie. 

Contact president Donna McCoy at themccoys@hargray.com.

Island Girls Night Out coming to Halo Salon

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, win prizes and make new friends will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Halo Salon & Spa at 184 Sea Island Parkway.

Experts will share hair tips and lots of fun ideas.

Youth conference coming to Seabrook

The 4th Annual Youth Conference will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 17, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church at 367 Keans Neck Road in Seabrook.

Young men and women ages 6-17 are invited. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Gaynelle Dantzler at 843-812-2056.

Meet creatures of night at Hunting Island park

Creatures of the Night, a free program at Hunting Island State Park, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17.

These educational programs, presented by Gryphon Den, are devoted to creating awareness in humans of our natural world. It is both state and federally licensed to care for and present live educational programs on raptors and mammals.

For more information, call 843-838-2011.

Wine & Art presenting Textures and Techniques

A program on Textures and Techniques led by Audrey Montgomery will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Wine & Art on Boundary Street.

The cost is $90.

For more information, contact Cynthia Zeiss at crz9323@embarqmail.com.

Port Royal Baptist to hold Bible school

Vacation Bible School at Port Royal Baptist Church on Ribaut Road at the Naval Hospital in Port Royal will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25, to Thursday, June 29. 

The theme is “Galactic Starveyors: Come and See the God Who is Over the Moon” for you.

This program is for all ages. An optional supper will be available at 5:15 p.m. during the Bible school.

Register online at www.portroyalbaptist.org or call the church at 843-521-1994.  

Revolutionary War to be topic at library

A program about the state’s Revolutionary War heritage will be presented at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. 

Doug Bostick, executive director of the South Carolina Battlefield Preservation Trust, will be the featured speaker.

There is limited space and people will be seated on a first come, first seated basis. Seating begins 20 minutes before program. 

This program is co-sponsored by the Beaufort County Historical Society. It is for ages 12 and up.

Library launching summer reading program

The Beaufort County Library team is gearing up for its summer reading season. 

Children of all ages, teens and adults can register for the program at any of the library’s locations, including the library’s new Bookmobile. The program’s premise is simple: Participants read books to win prizes. Participants choose what they want to read, and points are issued along the way.

In addition to the reading component, participants can attend events built upon this year’s theme, “Build a Better World.” Teens, children and families can participate in events centered on building structures, miniature cars, space crafts and LEGOs. 

Staff from the South Carolina Aquarium will visit some branches.

The program and events are free to Beaufort County residents. Visit BeaufortCountyLibrary.org/Summer-Reading to learn more.

Volunteer orientation at Habitat for Humanity

Wondering how you might be able to help LowCountry Habitat for Humanity? 

Attend their Volunteer Orientation held at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at 616 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. Volunteer opportunities exist in every area of operations at LowCountry Habitat; there is a need for all types of abilities and skill levels.

For more information, contact Lee McSavaney, volunteer coordinator at 843-522-3500 or email info@lowcountryhabitat.org.

Starving Artist Market returns to Port Royal  

The Starving Artists Market, an open air art market featuring all original arts and crafts, is re-opening.

It is located at 1503 Paris Ave. in Port Royal and will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through mid-December weather permitting. 

In addition to arts, crafts and antiques, there will be art demonstrations and art market T-shirts. 

Local fine artists, crafters or local antique dealers who wish to participate should call or text Jim Torcum at 843-592-4285 for more information. 

Tsa Lung yoga is offered at TheraVista

The public is invited to “experience the self-healing practice of Tsa Lung, an ancient Tibetan Bon tradition,” from 4-5:30 p.m. Sundays at TheraVista: Haven for the Awakening Soul. A gratitude offering of $10-$20 is suggested. 

TheraVista: Haven for the Awakening Soul is at 263 Brickyard Point Road on Lady’s Island.

Visit theravista.org or email Emily at emilydfj@gmail.com.

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Free car seat check offered by BMH

Is your child’s car seat properly fitted and installed? Find out at a free car seat check from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Beaufort Memorial’s Medical and Administrative Center located at 990 Ribaut Road in Beaufort. 

All car seat checks will be performed by volunteer certified car seat technicians from Beaufort Memorial’s HealthLink for Children and other local agents/agencies.  

Each car seat check takes approximately 30 minutes to perform. Car seats will be checked for proper installation, child fit, expiration and recalls. If there are any issues with the seat the parent/caregiver will be informed.  

At the end of the check the parent/caregiver will be asked to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of proper car seat installation for continued safety. 

All certified technicians are covered under the Children’s Trust of South Carolina for liability and each parent/caregiver must sign a waiver in order for their car seat(s) to be checked.

For more information, call 843-522-5900 or visit www.safekids.org  to learn more.

Meet creatures of night at Hunting Island park

Creatures of the Night, a free program at Hunting Island State Park, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17.

These educational programs, presented by Gryphon Den, are devoted to creating awareness in humans of our natural world. It is both state and federally licensed to care for and present live educational programs on raptors and mammals.

For more information, call 843-838-2011.

Wine & Art presenting Textures and Techniques

A program on Textures and Techniques led by Audrey Montgomery will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Wine & Art on Boundary Street

The cost is $90.

For more information, contact Cynthia Zeiss at crz9323@embarqmail.com.

Revolutionary War to be topic at library

A program about the state’s Revolutionary War heritage will be presented at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. 

Doug Bostick, executive director of the South Carolina Battlefield Preservation Trust, will be the featured speaker.

There is limited space and people will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Seating begins 20 minutes before program. 

This program is co-sponsored by the Beaufort County Historical Society. It is for ages 12 and up.

Library launching summer reading program

The Beaufort County Library team is gearing up for its summer reading season. 

Children of all ages, teens and adults can register for the program at any of the library’s locations, including the library’s new Bookmobile.

The program’s premise is simple: Participants read books to win prizes. Participants choose what they want to read, and points are issued along the way.

In addition to the reading component, participants can attend events built upon this year’s theme, “Build a Better World.” Teens, children and families can participate in events centered on building structures, miniature cars, space crafts and LEGOs. 

Staff from the South Carolina Aquarium will visit some branches. Participants can enjoy energetic, live music performances from regional talent such as The Jolly Lollies and Patty Shukla.

The program and events are free to Beaufort County residents. Visit BeaufortCountyLibrary.org/Summer-Reading to learn more.

Volunteer orientation at Habitat for Humanity

Wondering how you might be able to help LowCountry Habitat for Humanity? 

Attend its Volunteer Orientation held at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at 616 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 

Volunteer opportunities exist in every area of operations at LowCountry Habitat; there is a need for all types of abilities and skill levels, from construction to volunteering at the ReStore to serving on various committees and more.

For more information, contact Lee McSavaney, volunteer coordinator at 843-522-3500 or email info@lowcountryhabitat.org.

Starving Artist Market returns to Port Royal  

The Starving Artists Market, an open air art market featuring all original arts and crafts, has reopened.

It is located at 1503 Paris Ave. in Port Royal and will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through mid-December weather permitting. 

This is the market’s third year in Port Royal and it will once again be featuring a wide variety of paintings, drawings, jewelry, photographs, scarves, woodwork, glass art, sea shell art and other original creations by local artists. 

Local fine artists, crafters or local antique dealers who wish to participate should call or text Jim Torcum at 843-592-4285 for more information. 

Tsa Lung yoga is offered at TheraVista 

The public is invited to “experience the self-healing practice of Tsa Lung, an ancient Tibetan Bon tradition,” from 4-5:30 p.m. Sundays at TheraVista: Haven for the Awakening Soul. 

A gratitude offering of $10-$20 is suggested. 

TheraVista: Haven for the Awakening Soul is at 263 Brickyard Point Road on Lady’s Island

Visit theravista.org or email Emily at emilydfj@gmail.com

Salute to veterans planned for Flag Day

Hospice Care of South Carolina will hold a breakfast called “A Salute To Our Veterans” from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 14, which is also Flag Day.

The event will be held at Amvets #70 at 1831 Ribaut Road in Port Royal.

To register to attend the event, call 843-812-3968 or email megan.radcliffe@hospicecareofsc.net.

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Yamasee Indians focus of program

A History of the Yamasee Indians: Origins, Migration, Conflict and Pottery will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at Santa Elena History Center at 1501 Bay St in Beaufort.

This presentation will focus on the origins and migrations of the Yamasee Indians. It will incorporate some of the most recent research, and includes a brief overview of the Yamasee War and a short discussion of the evolution of Yamasee pottery.

The cost is $10. 

For more information and tickets, visit santa-elena.org/calendar-of-events.

Gullah/Geechee Nation to celebrate music

June is Black Music Month and the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s celebration of black music will feature a Sea Island Sounds Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Dr. Martin Luther King Park on St. Helena Island. 

It will feature songstresses Mahoganee and GwenYvette. Additionally, the Gullah/Geechees will commemorate the Combahee River Raid that was led by Harriet Tubman. Queen Quet, chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, will also do a spirituals presentation to honor Mother Moses and the creation of these songs on the Sea Islands.  

Throughout the celebration DJ Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions will also spin a variety of music by Gullah/Geechee artists.

There will also be an exhibition curated from De Gullah/Geechee Alkbulan Archive about these artists that will also be on display at the St. Helena Branch Library throughout the month.  

Attendees should bring lawn chairs.

Visit www.gullahgeecheenation.com.

Swingin’ Medallions come to farmers market

The Swingin’ Medallions, known as, “The Party Band of the South,” will perform Friday, June 9, at the Jasper County Farmers Market.

Celebrated for their signature hit song, “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love,” which Bruce Springsteen once called, “The Greatest Fraternity Rock Song of All Time,” the Swingin’ Medallions, are South Carolina-bred from Greenwood. 

They blend the sounds of yesterday and today and this is their ninth summer-opening concert in Ridgeland.

Gates at the Jasper County Farmer’s Market will open at 7 p.m., with the concert starting at 8 p.m.

Advance admission is $15. Tickets purchased at the gate on concert night will be $20. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce at 843-726-8126. A portion of each ticket will be donated to the United Way of the Lowcountry.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the concert. There will be drinking wristbands for persons 21 and older available for purchase at $10 each. Special VIP “up close” tables can be purchased in advance for $250. VIP packages include tickets for 10 people (but doesn’t include a drinking wristbands, which must be purchased separately).        

Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. The event will be held rain or shine. Coolers are not permitted.

Jasper County Farmers Market is located on the south side of Ridgeland which can be accessed from Interstate 95 at Exits 18 or 21.

For more information visit the www.JasperCountyChamber.com.

Wine & Art presenting Textures and Techniques

A program on Textures and Techniques led by Audrey Montgomery will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Wine & Art on Boundary Street.

The cost is $90.

For more information, contact Cynthia Zeiss at crz9323@embarqmail.com.

Volunteer orientation at Habitat for Humanity

Wondering how you might be able to help LowCountry Habitat for Humanity? 

Attend their Volunteer Orientation held at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at 616 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 

Volunteer opportunities exist in every area of operations at LowCountry Habitat; there is a need for all types of abilities and skill levels, from construction to volunteering at the ReStore to serving on various committees and more.

For more information, contact Lee McSavaney, volunteer coordinator at 843-522-3500 or email info@lowcountryhabitat.org.

Starving Artist Market returns to Port Royal  

The Starving Artists Market, an open air art market featuring all original arts and crafts, is re-opening.

It is located at 1503 Paris Ave. in Port Royal and will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through mid- December weather permitting. 

In addition to arts, crafts and antiques, there will be art demonstrations and art market T-shirts. 

This is the market’s third year in Port Royal and it will once again be featuring paintings, drawings, jewelry, photographs, scarves, woodwork, glass art, sea shell art and other original creations by local artists. 

Local fine artists, crafters or local antique dealers who wish to participate should call or text Jim Torcum at 843-592-4285 for more information. 

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Swingin’ Medallions to play at in June

The Swingin’ Medallions, known as, “The Party Band of the South,” will perform Friday, June 9, at the Jasper County Farmers Market.

Celebrated for their signature hit song, “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love,” which Bruce Springsteen once called, “The Greatest Fraternity Rock Song of All Time,” the Swingin’ Medallions, are South Carolina-bred from Greenwood. 

They blend the sounds of yesterday and today and this is their ninth summer-opening concert in Ridgeland.

Gates at the Jasper County Farmer’s Market will open at 7 p.m., with the concert starting at 8 p.m.

Advance admission is $15. Tickets purchased at the gate on concert night will be $20. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce at 843-726-8126. A portion of each ticket will be donated to the United Way of the Lowcountry.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the concert. 

There will be drinking wristbands for persons 21 and older available for purchase at $10 each. Special VIP “up close” tables can be purchased in advance for $250. VIP packages include tickets for 10 people (they don’t include drinking wristbands, which must be purchased separately).

Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. 

The event will be held rain or shine. Coolers are not permitted.

Jasper County Farmers Market is located on the south side of Ridgeland which can be accessed from Interstate I 95 at Exits 18 or 21.

For more information visit the www.JasperCountyChamber.com.

MOMA to meet at Dataw club

The Lowcountry Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be held at Thursday, May 25, at the Dataw Island Club.

The speaker will be Beaufort Memorial Hospital President and CEO Russell Baxley. 

There will be a meet and greet at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 12:15 p.m. lunch.

The cost is $25. 

RSVP by May 20 to Bill Severns at 843-263-0600 or by email at mnbseverns@aol.com.

Visit www.lcmoaa.org.

Conroy’s love of libraries focus of new program 

“I Was Born to Be in a Library: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries” will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St.

Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt will discuss best-selling author Pat Conroy’s lifelong love of libraries — exploring the roles that public libraries, school libraries and Conroy’s own personal library played in his writing life and career. 

This free program will also include an overview of the new Pat Conroy Literary Center, which continues Conroy’s legacy in his adopted hometown of Beaufort. 

Registration is required. 

Call 843-255-6458 to reserve your seat to this free event.

Tour scheduled for historic Fort Fremont

Travel back in time to the 1890s and the Spanish American War at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at the St. Helena Branch Beaufort County Public Library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road on St. Helena Island.

Learn the history, see a scale model of Fort Fremont as it stood in 1898, and take a guided tour of the remains of the fortifications

The tour lasts approximately two hours. No reservations are necessary and this event is free and open to the public.

Visit fortfremont.org.

Astrology program is being offered

The public is invited to learn about “The Marvels of Astrology” from 4-5 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at ArtiZen Yoga Studio at1211 Newcastle St., #2F, in Beaufort.

Participants will learn why you need your birth time, date and place and hear about the archetypes of the 12 houses and 12 signs.

Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $10 at the door.

For more information, email ncloring@icloud.com or call 843-644-6069.

Church to dedicate new sanctuary

The Historic Grace Chapel AME Church family, under the leadership of Pastor Rev. Jeannine R. Smalls, will dedicate and lay the cornerstone for the church’s new sanctuary at 10 Holly Hall Road at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 28.

The Historic Grace Chapel African Methodist Church was established in downtown Beaufort in 1869 at the corner of Charles and North streets.

The church needs for additional space to expand ministries and parking,

The dedication will include a motorcade led by the Smalls, ending at the new chapel.

All are welcome to attend this celebration. 

Visit www.gracechapelame.org.

Yamasee Indians focus of program

A History of the Yamasee Indians: Origins, Migration, Conflict and Pottery will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at Santa Elena History Center at 1501 Bay St in Beaufort.

This presentation will focus on the origins and migrations of the Yamasee Indians. It will incorporate some of the most recent research, and includes a brief overview of the Yamasee War and a short discussion of the evolution of Yamasee pottery.

The cost is $10. 

For more information and tickets, visit santa-elena.org/calendar-of-events.

Volunteer orientation at Habitat for Humanity

Wondering how you might be able to help LowCountry Habitat for Humanity? 

Attend their Volunteer Orientation held at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at 616 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 

Volunteer opportunities exist in every area of operations at LowCountry Habitat; there is a need for all types of abilities and skill levels, from construction to volunteering at the ReStore to serving on various committees and more.

For more information on volunteering, contact Lee McSavaney, volunteer coordinator at 843-522-3500 or email info@lowcountryhabitat.org.

Starving Artist Market returns to Port Royal  

The Starving Artists Market, an open air art market featuring all original arts and crafts, is re-opening.

It is located at 1503 Paris Ave. in Port Royal.

It will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through mid- December weather permitting. 

In addition to arts, crafts and antiques, there will be art demonstrations and art market T-shirts. 

This is the market’s third year in Port Royal and it will once again be featuring paintings, drawings, jewelry, photographs, scarves, woodwork, glass art, sea shell art and a vareity of other original creations by local artists. 

Local fine artists, crafters or local antique dealers who wish to participate should call or text Jim Torcum at 843-592-4285 for more information. 

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Island Girls Night Out coming to Boondocks

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, meet new friends and win prizes will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Boondocks Under the Oaks  Restaurant at 1760 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena Island. 

There will also be karaoke shag music and live music by Irene Goodnight and friends.

Art show to benefit Planned Parenthood

Beaufort Friends of Planned Parenthood and Charles Street Gallery & Frame are presenting “Care More! Judge Less,” an art show to support the work of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic. 

It will be hled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Charles Street Gallery & Frame at 914 Charles St.

Care More! Judge Less will showcase local artist talent in photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media.

There will be hors-d’oeuvres, libations, music and the company of good friends as well as the opportunity to purchase the artist’s work.

Tickets are $25; $10 for students. RSVP at bit.ly/2qi5qeW.

Lowcountry Chorale to perform concert

The Lowcountry Chorale will perform its spring concert. “From Broadway to Hollywood” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 19, and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Saint John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island.

There will be music from “West Side Story,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “The Sound of Music” and more.

This concert is free. Refreshments will be served during intermission.  

The Lowcountry Chorale is comprised of local area residents who love music and singing. The chorale is composed of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses, all of whom have varied backgrounds in vocal performance.  The group is directed by Maestro Alan Lathan with piano accompaniment by Gloria Bockelman.

Black motorcyclists bicyclists, invited to event

May is National Bike Month and the Gullah/Geechee Nation is joining in the celebration.

Leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation are encouraging Gullah/Geechee and black bike riders to cycle and cruise down to the St. Helena Community Market in the Dr. Martin L. King Memorial Park on St. Helena Island from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, for the “Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty.”

“Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty” will be a celebration of Gullah/Geechee and black bikers on motorcycles and bicycles. It will also celebrate the beauty of Gullah/Geechee culture and how the native Gullah/Geechees express that beauty.   

There will be crafts, books, food, and CDs on sale. DJ Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions will be mixing while folks enjoy the dance party throughout the day.

“Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty” will conclude as everyone cycles over to the St. Helena Branch Library for the 2:30 pm screening of the new documentary, “Black Beach/White Beach.” The filmmakers will be on hand to talk about this film.

Although admission for these events are free, attendees are encouraged to go get advance passes at www.eventbrite.com.

Visit www.gullahgeecheenation.com.

TCL hosting appreciation event for military, veterans

The Technical College of the Lowcountry is giving back through its second annual “Day of Service” event. 

To that end, active duty military men and women, veterans, and their families are invited to a free barbecue from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 20. 

The event will be held outside building 12 at the TCL Beaufort Campus at 921 Ribaut Road and will include food, music, kids’ activities and bingo.

The Day of Service is presented by Technical College of the Lowcountry through support of the Veterans Resource Center, Student Veterans of America Chapter, and the TCL Student Government Association

For more information, contact Christina Welsch-Copeland at cwelsh-copeland@tcl.edu or 843-525-8264.

Hopeful Horizons hosts volunteer training

Hopeful Horizons, the local child advocacy, domestic violence and rape crisis center, will host a Volunteer 101 Training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 20; and from 5:30-9 p.m. Monday, May 22, Tuesday, May 23, and Wednesday, May 24.

After the Volunteer 101 Training, Hopeful Horizons will host three supplemental trainings for the different volunteer opportunities available: child advocate from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 25; Crisis Hotline/Shelter Advocate from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 26; Hospital/On-Call Advocate from 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, and Wednesday, May 31; and Community Education at a later date.

Community members interested in volunteering with Hopeful Horizons should complete a volunteer application on the Hopeful Horizons website or call CJ Akins at 843-770-1074, ext. 223. 

Due to the confidentiality of the shelter, volunteers will receive the location of the training directly from Akins.

The training will include an overview of Hopeful Horizons’ service, training from staff members, training from community partners and stories from survivors.

For more information on the mission and vision of Hopeful Horizons, visit www.hopefulhorizons.org.

Slave uprising topic of upcoming lecture

“The Stono River Rebellion: South Carolina’s Largest Slave Uprising” will be the topic at Dinner & a Lecture from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, May 22, at Verdier House at 801 Bay St.

South Carolina was the site in 1739 of the largest and most gruesome slave rebellion in British North America and it took place between Beaufort and Charleston between the Edisto and the Stono rivers while the state was still a colony.

Lecturer and author Ron Roth will speak about the Rebellion, its origins and its repercussions. Roth is a lecturer representing the Humanities Council of South Carolina. 

Dinner & a Lecture is a monthly educational series held from September to May, sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation.

Reservations are necessary as seating is limited. A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception begins at 5:30; the program is from 6-7 p.m.

Admission for members is $15/$25 per member/couple. Nonmember admission is $20/$30 per person/couple.

Call 843-379-3331 to make reservations

Reservations for the discounted Saltus’ River Grill Menu may be made by calling Saltus at 843-379-3474.

Local military officers group to meet May 25

The Lowcountry Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be held at Thursday, May 25, at the Dataw Island Club. The speaker will be Beaufort Memorial Hospital President and CEO Russell Baxley. 

There will be a meet and greet at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 12:15 p.m. lunch.

The cost is $25. RSVP by May 20 to Bill Severns at 843-263-0600 or by email at mnbseverns@aol.com.

Visit www.lcmoaa.org.

Conroy’s love of libraries focus of free program

“I Was Born to Be in a Library”: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St.

Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt will discuss best-selling author Pat Conroy’s lifelong love of libraries —exploring the roles public libraries, school libraries and Conroy’s own personal library played in his writing life. 

This free program will also include an overview of the new Pat Conroy Literary Center, which continues Conroy’s legacy in his adopted hometown of Beaufort. Registration Required. 

Call 843-255-6458 to reserve your seat to this free event.

Volunteers wanted for Gullah Festival

The Gullah Festival of South Carolina will be held Memorial Day weekend at The Henry Chambers Waterfront Park. 

Volunteers are needed. Apply at www.theoriginalgullahfestival.org or call Pat 843-542-6007.

Volunteer orientation at Habitat for Humanity

Wondering how you might be able to help LowCountry Habitat for Humanity? 

Attend their Volunteer Orientation held at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at 616 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 

Volunteer opportunities exist in every area of operations at LowCountry Habitat; there is a need for all types of abilities and skill levels, from construction to volunteering at the ReStore to serving on various committees and more.

For more information, contact Lee McSavaney, volunteer coordinator at 843-522-3500 or email info@lowcountryhabitat.org.

Starving Artist Market returns to Port Royal  

The Starving Artists Market, an open air art market featuring all original arts and crafts, is re-opening.

It is located at 1503 Paris Ave. in Port Royal and will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through mid- December weather permitting. 

In addition to arts, crafts and antiques, there will be art demonstrations and art market T-Shirts. 

Local fine artists, crafters or local antique dealers who wish to participate should call or text Jim Torcum at 843-592-4285 for more information. 

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