‘Boys of ‘36’ to be screened July 23
The Beaufort Rowing Club will host a free screening of the PBS American Experience documentary “The Boys of ’36,” at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Plaza Stadium Theater in Beaufort.
The film is based on Daniel James Brown’s “The Boys in the Boat,” a story about a bunch of scrawny college kids – working-class misfits and outcasts – who took on the world in 1936.
The book, which quickly became a global phenomenon, tells the story of the 1936 University of Washington men’s crew team who beat their rival California, then defeated the Ivy League’s top oarsmen, and ultimately prevailed over the best rowers in the world, capturing the gold metal at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
Their unexpected victory, against not only the Ivy League teams of the East Coast but Adolf Hitler’s elite German rowers, gave hope to a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Great Depression. “They reaffirmed the American notion that merit, in the end, outweighs birthright,” said Brown.
Doors and concessions open at 9 a.m. A rowing shell will be on display and members of the Beaufort Rowing Club will share information about local rowing and answer questions.
For more information, see “Boys of 36 Beaufort Movie” on Facebook or contact Cheryl Mansson at 843-466-0764.
Event to focus on keeping Broad clean
The Outside Foundation will hold the first Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival at Shelter Cove Harbour on Thursday, Aug. 11.
The purpose of the event is to educate the community, especially local youth, about the importance of keeping local waterways clean through hands-on activities, exhibits, and entertainment.
The festival will kick off with a kayak-based cleanup of Broad Creek from 2-5 p.m., followed by a variety of dockside attractions at the harbor from 4-7 p.m., and topped off with a live performance by Shannon Tanner at 7 p.m.
Free kayak rentals from Outside Hilton Head will be available for the cleanup with reservations, which can be made by calling 843-686-6996.
The dockside attractions will include a “How to Sort Recyclables” event directed by i2 Recycle, which will sort all of the trash retrieved from the creek.
The foundation also invites all local residents and visitors to drop off hard-to-recycle items, such as long florescent bulbs and CFLs, batteries (all except rechargeable), laptops and cell phones. The Port Royal Sound Foundation, Coastal Conservation League, Beaufort Conservation District, Coastal Discovery Museum and Waddell Mariculture Center will also have fun and interactive exhibits. The Outside Foundation will be providing eco-focused crafts activities for children.
All events are free and open to all ages.
BAC/Mather Academy offers variety of classes
The BAC/Mather Academy at 916 Port Republic St. in Beaufort is offering a wide variety of classes. They include:
• Imagination Station Art Camp for Kids!: This four-day camp runs from Monday, July 25, to Thursday, July 28. During the Imagination Station Art Camp, students will explore various visual arts media through hands-on arts processes each day, including drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and clay with a focus on the Lowcountry and Gullah culture. Camps are two hours each afternoon during the week and open to kids ages 5 and up.
• Watercolor Painting/Intermediate: This is a two-day class that will be held Tuesday, July 26, and Wednesday, July 27. Students will develop and expand their skill and technique levels with watercolor painting. Once each student has created their composition, the canvas is developed through textural techniques and applications that are explained during the class.
• Drawing Landscapes Intermediate/Advanced: This is a two-day course that will be held Thursday, July 28, and Friday, July 29. It is designed for students who want to develop skill and technique in drawing media. Students will begin with sketches from references of photographs. A composition will be developed from these sketches and techniques covered in colored pencil, colorless blenders and chalks.
• Shooting Lowcountry Sunsets: This two-day course will be held Thursday, July 28, and Friday, July 29. Students will learn basic camera techniques for getting the best imagery of a sunset as they learn features including camera equipment, settings, lighting and composition. Participants will be included in a featured gallery opening at Beaufort Arts Council later in the summer, highlighting the photographs of participating students.
• Glass Fusing for Beginners: This one-day class will be held on Saturday, July 30. Students will learn how to cut glass and assemble it into an artistic pattern that will be fused into an 8-inch square dish that participants can take home and use.
• Jewelry Making for Beginners: This is a one-day class being held Saturday, July 30. This class will introduce the students to basic jewelry design using silver wire. Each student will develop their own unique piece of jewelry.
• Cellphone Photography Editing/Beginner: This class will be held Saturday, July 30. Students will be guided through some fundamentals of photography to build skills and knowledge specifically on composition, lighting and editing. Guided walking tours will give participants opportunities to use these techniques and leave with beautiful digital memories. Students must provide their own smartphone or tablet for this class.
For more information, call 843-379-ARTS (2787) or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healing arts focus of upcoming event
An Integrative Healing Arts Sampler will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at 705 Bladen St. in Beaufort.
Participants will join healthcare volunteers for 20-minute sessions of health coaching, counseling, healing touch, massage and more.
These creative therapies in a clinical, nurturing and integrative environment are for anyone, especially those with mental conditions and disabilities who cannot afford these services or without insurance for counseling.
The cost of $10 per session goes toward the nonprofit’s operating expenses. Prayer, scholarship applications for free services and gift certificates will also available. Visit MinistriesforSynergeticWellness.org or call 843-770-9947.
Libraries offer fun, informative programs
The Beaufort County Library system provides a wide variety of programming. Here are some upcoming events:
• Meditation Mondays
When/where: 9-10 a.m. Mondays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, Hilton Head Branch Library
Meditation is a great way to promote well-being by grounding oneself to feel more focused in today’s fast-paced world. The group will start with a brief introduction before sitting in meditation for 20-30 minutes. Soft chairs are available; to sit cross-legged, participants should bring a cushion. Contact Lauren Read, 843-255-6531, email@example.com.
• A Tale of Two Needles
When/where: 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, and 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, Hilton Head Branch Library
Join the new Hilton Head knitting group to share, learn and make both friends and projects. Bring a current project or look through knitting books at either of the meeting times. Contact Cathy Field, 843-255-6520, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn Center to show The Water’s Edge exhibit
The Water’s Edge, by Diane Britton Dunham, will be on display through Saturday, Oct. 29, at the York Bailey Museum at the Penn Center. Call 843-838-2432.