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What To Do the week of November 16th-22nd

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Girls night out coming to Massage Envy

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, meet new friends and win prizes will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Massage Envy in the Cross Creek Shopping Center next to JCPenney on Robert Smalls Parkway in Burton.

Lowcountry Chorale to visit the past

The Lowcountry Chorale will present “Reflections of the Past 20 Years” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 157 Lady’s Island Drive on Lady’s Island.

This event is free but donations are appreciated.

For more information, visit www.lowcountrychorale.weebly.com.

Home tour event to benefit St. Peter’s

The 16th Annual Homes For the Holidays Tour will be held from Friday, Nov. 17, through Sunday, Nov. 19, in the Pigeon Point neighborhood

A gala will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17; and tours will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The tour of homes benefits St. Peter’s Catholic School, which is commemorating 26 years of education.

This year’s tour will feature six homes decorated by local designers including Sweet Bay, Scout Southern Market, Samantha Sullivan with Laura Tucker Designs, Newtique Boutique, Macdonald Market Place and Buds and Blooms Landscaping.

Visit beauforthomesfortheholidays.com.

Dueling Pianos event rescheduled for Nov. 17

Dueling Pianos, Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort‘s 10th Annual Dinner Theatre, has been rescheduled and will now be held Friday, Nov. 17, at The Shed in Port Royal.

The evening will offer music, dinner stations provided by local chefs, a full open bar sponsored by Gilbert Law Firm, both a silent and live auction and a retro photo booth to record your memories of the night.  

Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and the silent auction. 

Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. 

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.afsgb.org or call 843-521-9190.

Touch a Truck is coming to Port Royal

JSLB’s 2nd Annual Touch a Truck will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, on Paris Avenue in Port Royal.

Whether you’re a parent, a child or a child at heart, there will be plenty to do at the 2nd annual fall fundraiser for the Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB).

This unique event offers opportunities to climb, touch, learn and play on some of the coolest vehicles around that build, serve and protect our community. Participants will be able to sit in the driver’s seat and imagine what it is like to operate the vehicles as well as learn more about them from the various sponsors and donors.

There will also be face painting, bounce-houses, food, live music and more.

The cost is $5 per person.

Tour of Fort Fremont offered on Nov. 25

The Friends of Fort Fremont will offer a free docent-led tour of Fort Fremont on Saturday, Nov. 25.  

The tour begins at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Helena Branch of the Beaufort County Library, where guests will see a scale model of the Spanish-American fort and learn more about its history. They will then travel to the Land’s End to see the remains. 

For more information, visit fortfremont.org or call the library at 843-255-6486

Film society offering free screenings

The Beaufort Film Society is presenting some of the best Short, Animation and Student films from its collection of Beaufort International Film Festival Finalists Selections from 2007 to present.

All screenings will be held Wednesdays through Nov. 29 at the Plaza Theatre in Beaufort, with admission free to the general public.  

Check in time is 11:30 a.m. with the screenings beginning at noon and ending at 1 p.m.

Visit beaufortfilmfestival.com for more information. 

Santa coming to PR Farmers Market

The Beaufort Garden Club will hold its second annual Smiles for Santa event from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays on Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16 at the Port Royal Farmer’s Market.

Bring your children and/or pets to the Gazebo area at the market and have your picture taken with Santa. Your photo will then be emailed to you. 

A $5 donation is suggested. All proceeds will go to local charities.

Drum circle to play at park

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

The Beaufort SC Drum Circle will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort. The next event will be held on Monday, Dec. 4.

All are welcome to this family friendly, free event. No is experience necessary.

Participants should bring some water and any non-electronic drum or other percussion instrument. 

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.

Women’s group to hold December luncheon

The Low Country Christian Women’s Connection will hold its December luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse.

The event will feature singing, fun, games and prizes. The group will also collect nonperishable food for a local family charity.

The guest speaker, from Bishop, Ga., is Faith Jennings, whose topic will be “How She Found Freedom From a Life of Bondage.”

Lunch is $25 and must be prepaid and received by Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Make checks payable to “CWC Bluffton” and mail them to Carol Mock, 607 Argent Way, Bluffton, SC  29909. 

Books, authors, Santa to be on hand at event

YBR Publishing and the South Carolina Lowcountry Tourism Commission will host an Authors Under the Live Oaks/Toys For Tots event at Frampton Plantation, 1 Lowcountry Lane in Yemassee (I-95 Exit 33).

The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.

Nearly 50 authors, artisans, and vendors from across the Lowcountry and beyond will be on hand for a book signing under the centuries-old live oaks on the plantation. Multiple genres of books will be available for all readers’ tastes. 

The Authors event is paired with Frampton’s annual Marine Corps Toys For Tots event to raise toys for needy and deserving children.

Santa Claus will be on hand from noon to 1 p.m. to visit with all visitors to Frampton Plantation.

The event is free.

Lowcountry authors, artisans and other vendors interested in participating should contact YBR Publishing at contact@ybr.com.

Beaufort Academy to present choral ensembles

Beaufort Academy is sweetening the 2017 season by presenting its new choral ensembles.

Under the direction of Victor Varner, Beaufort Academy is hosting a holiday concert featuring the Beaufort Academy Blue Notes at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 157 Lady’s Island Drive on Lady’s Island.

The concert will feature both middle and upper school ensembles. 

Tickets are $5 at the door.

For more information, call 843-524-3393.

Habitat for Humanity in need of volunteers

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.

Weekly historic tours available at Fort Mitchel

Join The Heritage Library for weekly tours at 10 a.m. Thursdays of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. 

The cost is $12 for adults and $7 for children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/FtMitchelTours.

Christian theater performances offered

Music of Forever, a Christian theater production, is being held at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Grace AME Chapel on Charles Street in Beaufort.

According to Hillary Lathan, who puts on the show with her husband, Alan, the show puts Jesus on a personal level that everyone can relate to.  

The show includes seven characters and seven pieces of music. The irony of the number is intentional, as seven is a biblically significant number, according to Hillary.  

For more information, visit www.musicofforever.org. 

The performances are free, but donations are accepted.

Pan-African group seeks volunteers

The nonprofit Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network Inc. is seeking volunteers for multiple positions.

Among other things, the Beaufort-based public charity provides financial and technical assistance to help Gullah-Geechee, and other African-descent families save their ancestral homes and land for current and future generations. 

They have an immediate need for an experienced webmaster, grant writers and administrative assistants.

Also needed are committed fundraising volunteers; community outreach presenters; and office clerks willing to assist landowners with homestead exemptions; tax rate reductions; installment property tax payment qualification; and referrals to various heirs’ property and/or land use programs that generate income to pay property taxes and create generational wealth.

Training for all volunteers will be held at the Pan-African Family Empowerment Network’s office in the Landmark (Regions Bank) Building, 69 Robert Smalls Parkway, Suite 3B, Beaufort.

For more information, call 843-592-6076, or email volunteers@panafricanfamilyempowermentnetwork.org.

Second Helpings volunteers needed

Second Helpings, a nonprofit that rescues food from area restaurants and grocery stores and delivers the food to local agencies to stop hunger, is in need of volunteers.

For more information, contact Lili Coleman at execdirector@secondhelpingslc.org or call 843-689-3689.  

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Holiday craft market offered Wednesdays

The Santa Elena Foundation, in partnership with Hank’s Lowcountry She Crab Soup, relaunched its second-annual craft market on Nov. 8 with the holidays in mind. 

The market will be open from 2-6 p.m. every Wednesday until after the new year, and will feature live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, local food artisans, giveaways and a kid’s craft table. 

The goal of the market is to raise awareness of local artisans and vendors, offer an alternative to big-box holiday gifts, and raise money for the foundation’s preservation efforts. 

The events are open to the public and the entertainment, parking and kid’s craft table are free.

The market will be at the corner of Bladen and North streets in downtown Beaufort.

Holiday Market of Beaufort coming to BA

The Holiday Market of Beaufort will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Beaufort Academy at 240 Sams Point Road on Lady’s Island.

Friday is Lady’s Night for ages 21 and over and will include beer, wine and hors d’oeurves. Tickets are $25.

Saturday is Family Fun Day and will include Letters to Santa, vendors and more. 

Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com or at the door.

Mitchelville topic of upcoming program

Before there was the town of Hilton Head, there was the town of Mitchelvile, the first self-governed Freedman’s town in America that was started in 1862 on what was to become America’s first modern resort island. 

That is the topic of a Dinner & A Lecture from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Verdier House, 801 Bay St., as part of Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Fall Lecture Series.

Mitchelville has gone mostly unrecognized in American history. It was only a memory of native islanders until 2005, when a diverse group of Hilton Head Island citizens joined forces to preserve, protect and promote its heritage through the Mitchelville Preservation Project.

A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception begins at 5:30 p.m.; 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 Saltus River Grill’s special for lecture ticket-holders may be made by calling Saltus at 843-379-3474.

Drum circle to play at park

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

The Beaufort SC Drum Circle will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort. The next event will be held on Monday, Nov. 13.

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. 

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.

Home tour event to benefit St. Peter’s

The 16th Annual Homes For the Holidays Tour will be held from Friday, Nov. 17, through Sunday, Nov. 19, in the Pigeon Point neighorhood

A gala will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17; and tours will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The tour of homes benefits St. Peter’s Catholic School, which is commemorating 26 years of education at the school.

This year’s tour will feature six homes decorated by local designers including Sweet Bay, Scout Southern Market, Samantha Sullivan with Laura Tucker Designs, Newtique Boutique, Macdonald Market Place and Buds and Blooms Landscaping.

Visit beauforthomesfortheholidays.com.

Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew is back for fifth year

The 5th annual Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew will take place Sunday, Nov. 12, at Breakwater Restaurant at 203 Carteret. St.

The event will benefit the Beaufort Film Society and the 12th annual Beaufort International Film Festival. 

Hosted by Gary and Donna Lang and Beth Shaw, there will be culinary delights prepared by the Breakwater Restaurant. Musical entertainment will be provided by the local Cluster Shucks band. Tickets are limited. Visit www.beaufortfilmfestival.com or call 843-522-3196. 

Girls night out coming to Massage Envy

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, meet new friends and win prizes, will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Massage Envy in the Cross Creek Shopping Center next to JCPenney on Robert Smalls Parkway in Burton.

Dueling Pianos event rescheduled for Nov. 17

Dueling Pianos, Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort‘s 10th Annual Dinner Theatre, has been rescheduled and will now be held Friday, Nov. 17, at The Shed in Port Royal.

The evening will offer music, dinner stations provided by local chefs, a full open bar sponsored by Gilbert Law Firm, both a silent and live auction and a retro photo booth to record your memories of the night.  

Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and the silent auction. Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. 

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.afsgb.org or call 843-521-9190.

Grammy-award winner coming to Fripp

Music and Stories from the Blue Ridge Mountains will be performed on Fripp Island by David Holt, inductee into the NC Music Hall of Fame and recipient of four Grammy awards, two with legendary Doc Watson. 

The program will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Community Centre at 205 Tarpon Blvd.

Holt will tell stories, sing and play several of the many instruments he has mastered, like banjo, guitar, harmonica, washboard, which a 100-year woman from Bamberg taught him, cow bones, a paper bag (you read that right, a brown paper bag. Bring one to the concert and ask him to play it). Oh, let’s not forget the spoons, which he also wields in the kitchen because he loves to cook.

Tickets will be available at the door and are $25 for adults (check or cash only) and free for students. There will also be a catered reception.

Visit www.frippfriendsofmusic.com or call 843-838-1777.

Women’s group to hold December luncheon

The Low Country Christian Women’s Connection will hold its December luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse.

The event will feature singing, fun, games and prizes. The group will also collect nonperishable food for a local family charity.

The guest speaker, from Bishop, Ga., is Faith Jennings, whose topic will be “How She Found Freedom From a Life of Bondage.”

Lunch is $25 and must be prepaid and received by Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Make checks payable to “CWC Bluffton” and mail them to Carol Mock, 607 Argent Way, Bluffton, SC  29909. 

Film society offering free screenings

The Beaufort Film Society is presenting some of the best Short, Animation and Student films from its collection of Beaufort International Film Festival Finalists Selections from 2007 to present.

All screenings will be held Wednesdays through Nov. 29 at the Plaza Theatre in Beaufort, with admission free to the general public.  

Check-in time is 11:30 a.m. with the screenings beginning at noon and ending at 1 p.m. Visit beaufortfilmfestival.com for more information. 

Habitat for Humanity in need of volunteers

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.

Weekly historic tours available at Fort Mitchel

Join The Heritage Library for weekly tours at 10 a.m. Thursdays of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. 

The cost is $12 for adults and $7 for children. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/FtMitchelTours.

Christian theater performances offered

Music of Forever, a Christian theater production, is being held at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Grace AME Chapel on Charles Street in Beaufort.

According to Hillary Lathan, who puts on the show with her husband, Alan, the show puts Jesus on a personal level that everyone can relate to.  

“People that may never walk into a church will come to the drama and experience the gospel in a way that is real and fresh to them,” she said.  

The show includes seven characters and seven pieces of music. The irony of the number is intentional, as seven is a biblically significant number, according to Hillary.  

For more information, visit www.musicofforever.org. The performances are free, but donations are accepted.

Pan-African group seeks volunteers

The nonprofit Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network Inc. is seeking volunteers for multiple positions.

Among other things, the Beaufort-based public charity provides financial and technical assistance to help Gullah-Geechee, and other African-descent families save their ancestral homes and land for current and future generations. 

They have an immediate need for an experienced webmaster, grant writers and administrative assistants.

Also needed are committed fundraising volunteers; community outreach presenters; and office clerks willing to assist landowners with homestead exemptions; tax rate reductions; installment property tax payment qualification; and referrals to various heirs’ property and/or land use programs that generate income to pay property taxes and create generational wealth.

Training for all volunteers will be held at the Pan-African Family Empowerment Network’s office in the Landmark (Regions Bank) Building, 69 Robert Smalls Parkway, Suite 3B, Beaufort.

For more information, call 843-592-6076, or email volunteers@panafricanfamilyempowermentnetwork.org.

Second Helpings volunteers needed

Second Helpings, a nonprofit that rescues food from area restaurants and grocery stores and delivers the food to local agencies to stop hunger, is in need of volunteers.

Shifts are available on Hilton Head, in Bluffton and in Beaufort. Volunteers can sign up for one day a week or month. 

For more information, contact Lili Coleman at execdirector@secondhelpingslc.org or call 843-689-3689.  

Visit secondhelpingslc.org. 

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Chesty Puller author talk set for Nov. 3

Parris Island Historical and Museum Society will present a free author talk at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the Community Room of Palmetto Electrical Cooperative at 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. 

Col. Jon T. Hoffman, USMCR, Ret., will share his knowledge on the life of Chesty Puller. 

Lt. Gen. Lewis “Chesty” Puller had an illustrious career spanning decades and including conflicts in Haiti, Nicaragua, Guadalcanal, Peleliu and Korea. He is the most decorated Marine in history, with five Navy Crosses and the U.S. Army Distinguished Service Cross.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from and ask questions about the man, the myth, the legend who has inspired generations of Marines with his valor in battle, strong leadership, unwavering loyalty to the Corps and memorable quotes.

Hoffman was commissioned in the Marine Corps Reserve in December 1978 and served 30 years as an infantry officer and field historian, including 17 years of active duty. He retired as colonel in 2008. 

He extensively researched Puller, gaining special access to his personal papers as well as his military records. This research culminated with the publishing of his book, “Chesty: The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC.” (New York: Random House, 2001). 

After the talk, Hoffman will be available for book signings. Seating is limited, so reserve seats at chestypullerpihms.eventbrite.com or by contacting 843-228-3198 or office.pihms@gmail.com.

Books will not be available for sale at the venue. For those interested in obtaining a copy of the book, contact the gift shop at 843-228-2166 or email giftshop.pihms@gmail.com.

Fine Arts faculty to display works

The Sea Islands Center Gallery at the University of South Carolina Beaufort will present an exhibition featuring the work of the faculty of the Department of Fine Arts. 

The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. Another reception will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, to welcome the South Carolina Art Education Association and First Friday attendees. The exhibit will be on view through Saturday, Dec. 2.

Work displayed will include ceramic sculptural pieces inspired by bird forms and textures, prints relating to themes of home and gender, mixed media digital prints that relate to the history of film and dance, sculptures created from natural objects such as trees and roots and meditative textural fabric two-dimensional pieces. 

Frank Lloyd Wright film to be shown

Due to a scheduling conflict, the date for An Evening With Masterpieces will now be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort.

The Beaufort County Land Trust, in conjunction with filmmaker Michael Miner, will present a screening of Miner’s latest Frank Lloyd Wright documentary.

The documentary will showcase eight of Frank Lloyd Wright’s finest buildings, including such famed structures as Fallingwater, the Dana-Thomas house and the Johnson Wax administration building, plus lesser known gems like Cedar Rock, the Stanley Rosenbaum house, and the rarely seen Auldbrass plantation.

Immediately following the screening, author David DeLong and Auldbrass restoration architect Tom Crews will join the filmmaker onstage for a panel discussion of the Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative, and its efforts to re-build Frank Lloyd Wright demolished structures on their original sites.

Tickets are $25. Visit designedbyfranklloydwright.com/2017/07/an-evening-with-masterpieces.

Christian Science event coming to Lowcountry

Learn to Pray and Heal (a spiritual adventure) is the title of a free talk presented by international speaker, Nate Frederick, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. 

It will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Bluffton Branch Library.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hilton Head Christian Science Church and the Beaufort Christian Science Society. 

Parish of St. Helena is holding Fall Bazaar 

It’s that time of year, once again, when the temperature cools down and the smell of fall fills the air. It’s time for the Fall Bazaar of The Parish of St. Helena in downtown Beaufort.  

What can you expect? St. Helena’s World Famous Church Mice return at the Mouse House. These adorable and highly collectable handmade mice seem to find their way across the nation.  

There will also be homemade baked goods from the kitchens of Parish members, ornaments, items from the 2or3 Treasure House and handcrafted gifts available.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Parish Hall, at 507 Newcastle St.

For more information, call 843-522-1712. 

Toy sale to benefit House That Kids Built

LowCountry Habitat for Humanity is celebrating World Habitat Day 2017 with a Habitat’s Kid2Kid Toy Sale.  

Neighboring schools and churches are partnering with the organization to collect donations of new and gently used toys, which will be for sale at Habitat’s Kid2Kid Toy Sale.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 4, at Sea Island Presbyterian Church on Lady’s Island Drive in Beaufort. 

The goal of Habitat’s Kid2Kid Toy Sale is twofold: to increase involvement with local youth and to kick-start fundraising for the House That Kids Built. 

For more information about LowCountry Habitat for Humanity, call the Habitat office at 843-522-3500.

Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew is back

The 5th annual Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew will take place Sunday, Nov. 12, at Breakwater Restaurant at 203 Carteret St.

The event will benefit the Beaufort Film Society and the 12th annual Beaufort International Film Festival. 

Hosted by Gary and Donna Lang and Beth Shaw, there will be culinary delights prepared by the Breakwater Restaurant. Musical entertainment will be provided by the local Cluster Shucks band. Tickets are limited. Visit www.beaufortfilmfestival.com or call 843-522-3196. 

Girls night out coming to Massage Envy

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, meet new friends and win prizes will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Massage Envy in the Cross Creek Shopping Center next to JCPenney on Robert Smalls Parkway in Burton.

Dueling Pianos event rescheduled for Nov. 17

Dueling Pianos, Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort‘s 10th Annual Dinner Theatre, has been rescheduled and will now be held Friday, Nov. 17, at The Shed in Port Royal.

The evening will offer music, dinner stations provided by local chefs, a full open bar sponsored by Gilbert Law Firm, both a silent and live auction and a retro photo booth to record your memories of the night.  

Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and the silent auction. 

Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. 

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.afsgb.org or call 843-521-9190.

Women’s group to hold December luncheon

The Low Country Christian Women’s Connection will hold its December luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse.

The event will feature singing, fun, games and prizes. The group will also collect nonperishable food for a local family charity.

The guest speaker, from Bishop, Ga., is Faith Jennings, whose topic will be “How She Found Freedom From a Life of Bondage.”

Lunch is $25 and must be prepaid and received by Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Make checks payable to “CWC Bluffton” and mail them to Carol Mock, 607 Argent Way, Bluffton, SC  29909. 

Film society offering free screenings

The Beaufort Film Society is presenting some of the best Short, Animation and Student films from its collection of Beaufort International Film Festival Finalists Selections from 2007 to present.

All screenings will be held Wednesdays through Nov. 29 at the Plaza Theatre in Beaufort, with admission free to the general public.  

Check in time is 11:30 a.m. with the screenings beginning at noon and ending at 1 p.m.

Visit beaufortfilmfestival.com for more information. 

Habitat for Humanity in need of volunteers

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.

Weekly historic tours available at Fort Mitchel

Join The Heritage Library for weekly tours at 10 a.m. Thursdays of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. 

The cost is $12 for adults and $7 for children.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/FtMitchelTours.

Christian theater performances offered

Music of Forever, a Christian theater production, is being held at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Grace AME Chapel on Charles Street in Beaufort.

According to Hillary Lathan, who puts on the show with her husband, Alan, the show puts Jesus on a personal level that everyone can relate to.  

The show includes seven characters and seven pieces of music. The irony of the number is intentional, as seven is a biblically significant number, according to Hillary.  

For more information, visit www.musicofforever.org. The performances are free, but donations are accepted.

Pan-African group seeks volunteers

The nonprofit Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network Inc. is seeking volunteers for multiple positions.

They have an immediate need for an experienced webmaster, grant writers and administrative assistants. Also needed are committed fundraising volunteers; community outreach presenters and office clerks willing to assist landowners with homestead exemptions; tax rate reductions; installment property tax payment qualification; and referrals to various heirs’ property and/or land use programs that generate income to pay property taxes and create generational wealth.

Training for all volunteers will be held at the Pan-African Family Empowerment Network’s office in the Landmark (Regions Bank) Building, 69 Robert Smalls Parkway, Suite 3B, Beaufort.

For more information, call 843-592-6076.

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Fort Fremont tour offered at library

Travel back in time to the 1890s and the Spanish American War at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the St. Helena Branch 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.

This event is free.

For more information, call the St. Helena Library at 843-255-6487 or visit fortfremont.org.

Archaeological society to hold series of events

The Archaeological Society of SC and the Beaufort District Collection of Beaufort County Library are partnering to celebrate International Archaeology Month during  October. Several events will be held in the Beaufort area.

From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, the 5th Annual What the Heck is it Artifact Identification Program will be held at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. to help with your unidentified artifacts.

Drs. Jon Leader and Eric Poplin will be on hand to help demystify that odd family treasure. Registration is not necessary, but attendees are asked to limit the number of items they bring. The program and identification sessions are free.

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, the Combahee Ferry Historic District exhibition will return to the Beaufort District Collection space and will be shown through February 2018.

Poplin will discuss the archaeology of this significant site in a special lecture in the Beaufort Branch Library Meeting Room at the library.  

For more information, email Grace Cordial, Beaufort District Collection manager, at gracec@bcgov.net or call 843-255-6468.

Artists showcase work at Beaufort Art Association

“Dueling Studios:  Two Friends Feature Their Favorites – Flora & Fauna” is the name of the current Beaufort Art Association (BAA) show, featuring the work of local artists Marilee Sartori and Dusty Conner.  

The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 29.   

Also on exhibit will be the artwork of other local artists who are members of the gallery.

Fine Arts faculty to display works

The Sea Islands Center Gallery at the University of South Carolina Beaufort will present an exhibition featuring the work of the faculty of the Department of Fine Arts. 

The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. Another reception will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, to welcome the South Carolina Art Education Association and First Friday attendees. The exhibit will be on view through Dec. 2.

Work displayed will include ceramic sculptural pieces inspired by bird forms and textures, prints relating to themes of home and gender, mixed media digital prints that relate to the history of film and dance, sculptures created from natural objects such as trees and roots and meditative textural fabric two-dimensional pieces. 

Frank Lloyd Wright film to be shown

Due to a scheduling conflict, An Evening With Masterpieces will now be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort.

The Beaufort County Land Trust, in conjunction with filmmaker Michael Miner, will present a screening of Miner’s latest Frank Lloyd Wright documentary.

The documentary will showcase eight of Frank Lloyd Wright’s finest buildings, including such famed structures as Fallingwater, the Dana-Thomas house and the Johnson Wax administration building, plus lesser known gems like Cedar Rock, the Stanley Rosenbaum house and the rarely seen Auldbrass plantation.

Immediately following the screening, author David DeLong and Auldbrass restoration architect Tom Crews will join the filmmaker onstage for a panel discussion of the Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative, and its efforts to re-build Frank Lloyd Wright demolished structures on their original sites.

Tickets are $25. Visit designedbyfranklloydwright.com/2017/07/an-evening-with-masterpieces.

Christian Science event coming to Lowcountry

Learn to Pray and Heal (a spiritual adventure) is the title of a free talk presented by international speaker Nate Frederick, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. 

It will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Bluffton Branch Library.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hilton Head Christian Science Church and the Beaufort Christian Science Society. 

Church’s Fall Bazaar to be held Nov. 4

The Parish Church of St. Helena will hold a Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Parish Hall, 507 Newcastle St., downtown Beaufort.

There will be arts and crafts and much more.

Call 843-522-1712 or visit StHelenas1712.org/Events.

Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew is back for fifth year

The 5th annual Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew will take place Sunday, Nov. 12, at Breakwater Restaurant at 203 Carteret. St.

The event will benefit the Beaufort Film Society and the 12th annual Beaufort International Film Festival. 

Hosted by Gary and Donna Lang and Beth Shaw, there will be culinary delights prepared by the Breakwater Restaurant. Musical entertainment will be provided by the local Cluster Shucks band. Tickets are limited. Visit www.beaufortfilmfestival.com or call 843-522-3196. 

Dueling Pianos event rescheduled for Nov. 17

Dueling Pianos, Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort‘s 10th Annual Dinner Theatre, has been rescheduled and will now be held Friday, Nov. 17, at The Shed in Port Royal.

The evening will offer music, dinner stations provided by local chefs, a full open bar sponsored by Gilbert Law Firm, both a silent and live auction and a retro photo booth to record your memories of the night.  

Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and the silent auction. 

Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. 

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.afsgb.org or call 843-521-9190.

Film society offering free screenings

The Beaufort Film Society is presenting some of the best Short, Animation and Student films from its collection of Beaufort International Film Festival Finalists Selections from 2007 to present.

All screenings will be held Wednesdays through Nov. 29 at the Plaza Theatre in Beaufort, with admission free to the general public.  

Check in time is 11:30 a.m. with the screenings beginning at noon and ending at 1 p.m.

Visit beaufortfilmfestival.com for more information. 

Drug testing for children available

Coastal Paternity is offering CHILDGUARD testing, also known as Hair Environmental Exposure Test, to detect drugs in children.

A positive CHILDGUARD test will show whether a child has had contact with drug smoke, and contact or ingestion of drugs.

The testing can detect up to nine drugs in a child’s hair. The tests are admissible in court and there is no age limit. It also tests for both exposure and ingestion.

For more information, visit www.coastalpaternigyt.com or call 855-521-1362.

Habitat for Humanity in need of volunteers

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.

Weekly historic tours available at Fort Mitchel

Join The Heritage Library for weekly tours at 10 a.m. Thursdays of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. 

The cost is $12 for adults and $7 for children.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/FtMitchelTours.

Christian theater performances offered

Music of Forever, a Christian theater production, is being held at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Grace AME Chapel on Charles Street in Beaufort.

According to Hillary Lathan, who puts on the show with her husband, Alan, the show puts Jesus on a personal level that everyone can relate to.  

“People that may never walk into a church will come to the drama and experience the gospel in a way that is real and fresh to them,” she said.  

The show includes seven characters and seven pieces of music. The irony of the number is intentional, as seven is a biblically significant number, according to Hillary.  

For more information, visit www.musicofforever.org. The performances are free, but donations are accepted.

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.

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Film society offering free screenings

The Beaufort Film Society is presenting some of the best Short, Animation, and Student films from its collection of Beaufort International Film Festival Finalists Selections from 2007 to present.

All screenings will be held Wednesdays through Nov. 29 at the Plaza Theatre in Beaufort, with admission free to the general public.  

Check-in time is 11:30 a.m. with the screenings beginning at noon and ending at 1 p.m.

Visit beaufortfilmfestival.com for more information. 

Women’s group to hold luncheon

The Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will hold a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Fellowship Hall at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island.

The luncheon will focus on fall fashions and home accessories for the holiday season. The guest speaker will be Linda Abrams, who will discuss the medical battle of her life and her story of determination and hope.

The cost is $15.

RSVP to Marti Myers at 843-321-0962 or puddlesportia@gmail.com.

Habersham to hold Harvest Festival

The Habersham Marketplace will present the 9th Annual Habersham Harvest Festival celebrating the bounty of the fall season on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22.

There will be artisan vendors, food, live music on the main stage, plus plenty of activities for kids of all ages including a 47-foot ferris wheel, vintage rides, contests,  face painters, hayrides, the Beaufort County Library bookmobile, a petting zoo and more.

Admission is free with food, drink, art and crafts available for purchase; select activities may include nominal entry fees. 

Wine Down to help Verdier House restoration

Wine Down, a new festival sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation to support its Paint the Lady project, will be held from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the gardens of the ca. 1800 Elizabeth Barnwell Gough House at 705 Washington St.

The Paint the Lady drive is the first of an ongoing strategy to address cosmetic, educational and structural issues in maintaining the 213-year-old Verdier House at 801 Bay St. The house is the only historic house in Beaufort open to the public.

Wine Down will feature a variety of wines for tasting as well as hors d’oeuvres and jazz music by the Debbie Daniels Band. 

The number of tickets, at $50 per person, is limited to 200. HBF intends to grow the festival each year as a fundraiser for ongoing care of the Verdier House. To purchase tickets, call HBF at 843-379-3331 or visit www.historicbeaufort.org and click on “Shop.”

‘Conrack’ presented at center for the arts

The musical adaptation of Pat Conroy’s “The Water is Wide” is being presented at the USCB Center for the Arts.

The show begins in 1969 with Beaufort’s superintendent of schools’ desperate search for anyone to teach school on Yamacraw Island. The school there has been totally neglected by the school system. There are no books, no blackboard, no attention being paid to the students. One has to take a boat from the mainland to even reach the island. 

Into this hornet’s nest walks Conroy, almost 30, idealistic the way only a ‘60s hippie could be, and recently fired from his 20th job in five years.

“Conrack” will be presented at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22.

Ticket prices vary.  

For more information, call the box office 843-521-4145 or go online to www.uscbcenterfortheart.com.

COSY holding fall fundraiser

The Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth (COSY) Trust is hosting a fundraising event. 

The Roaring ‘20s Evening to Benefit the COSY Trust will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Best Western Sea Island Inn on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort. 

There will be a variety of food stations, including those from Saltus, Lowcountry Produce, Joe Loves Lobster Rolls, Outback and, The Cookie King Robert Merten, who also serves as the president of the COSY Trust.

Beer and wine will be served, in addition to the Signature COSY Cocktail. There will be music, best costume contests, a live auction, door prizes and more.

Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple. 

Checks should be made out to CCF COSY Trust and mailed to P.O. Drawer 1228, Beaufort, SC 29901-1228. Tickets will be mailed out when checks are received. 

‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ coming to DSN

The story of Karola Siegel, a young immigrant who became celebrity sex therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, will be presented to Beaufort audiences at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Beaufort County DSN at 100 Clearwater Way.

“Becoming Dr. Ruth,” a play by Mark St. Germain, stars Rabbi TZiPi Radonsky as Dr. Ruth. 

The play is being directed by Suzanne Larson, well-known to Beaufort audiences as an actor, playwright and award-winning documentary producer.

Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. 

For more information, email sheralaloba@gmail.com. 

AAWU to host Rep. Erickson

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of Women will begin its 2017-18 season with SC Rep. Shannon Erickson speaking on upcoming issues.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at First Presbyterian church at 1202 North St. in Beaufort.

Reservations can be made by calling 843-838-4569.

BA to hold its annual Fall Festival

Beaufort Academy will hold a Fall Festival from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the school.

This family-friendly annual event is free and open to Beaufort Academy students, family, friends and alumni.

There will be games, a haunted house, bounce houses for both the preschool and older kids, a football toss, lots of prizes, snacks, pizza, face painting, music, a bake sale and more.

Fort Fremont tour offered at library

Travel back in time to the 1890s and the Spanish American War at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the St. Helena Branch 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.

This event is free.

For more information, call the St. Helena Library at 843-255-6487 or visit fortfremont.org

Archaeological society to hold series of events

The Archaeological Society of SC and the Beaufort District Collection of Beaufort County Library are partnering to celebrate International Archaeology Month during October. Several events will be held in the Beaufort area.

From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, the 5th Annual What the Heck is it Artifact Identification Program will be held at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. to help with your unidentified artifacts.

Drs. Jon Leader and Eric Poplin will be on hand to help demystify that odd family treasure. Registration is not necessary, but attendees are asked to limit the number of items they bring. The program and identification sessions are free.

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, the Combahee Ferry Historic District exhibition will return to the Beaufort District Collection space and will be shown through February 2018.

Poplin will discuss the archaeology of this significant site in a special lecture in the Beaufort Branch Library Meeting Room at the library.  

For more information, email Grace Cordial, Beaufort District Collection manager, at gracec@bcgov.net or call 843-255-6468.

Church’s Fall Bazaar to be held Nov. 4

The Parish Church of St. Helena will hold a Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Parish Hall, 507 Newcastle St., downtown Beaufort. There will be arts and crafts and much more.

Call 843-522-1712 or visit StHelenas1712.org/Events.

Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew is back for fifth year

The 5th annual Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew will take place Sunday, Nov. 12, at Breakwater Restaurant at 203 Carteret. St.

The event will benefit the Beaufort Film Society and the 12th annual Beaufort International Film Festival. 

Hosted by Gary and Donna Lang and Beth Shaw, there will be culinary delights prepared by the Breakwater Restaurant. Musical entertainment will be provided by the local Cluster Shucks band. Tickets are limited. Visit www.beaufortfilmfestival.com or call 843-522-3196. 

Dueling Pianos event rescheduled for Nov. 17

Dueling Pianos, Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort‘s 10th Annual Dinner Theatre, has been rescheduled and will now be held Friday, Nov. 17, at The Shed in Port Royal.

The evening will offer music, dinner stations provided by local chefs, a full open bar sponsored by Gilbert Law Firm, both a silent and live auction and a retro photo booth to record your memories of the night.  

Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and the silent auction. 

Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. 

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.afsgb.org or call 843-521-9190.

Artists showcase work at Beaufort Art Association

“Dueling Studios:  Two Friends Feature Their Favorites – Flora & Fauna” is the name of the curent  Beaufort Art Association show, featuring the artwork of local artists Marilee Sartori and Dusty Conner.  

The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 29.   

Habitat for Humanity in need of volunteers

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.

Weekly historic tours available at Fort Mitchel

Join The Heritage Library for weekly tours at 10 a.m. Thursdays of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. 

The cost is $12 for adults and $7 for children.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/FtMitchelTours.

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Film society offering free screenings

The Beaufort Film Society is presenting some of the best Short, Animation, and Student films from its collection of Beaufort International Film Festival Finalists Selections from 2007 to present.

All screenings will be held Wednesdays through Nov. 29 at the Plaza Theatre in Beaufort, with admission free to the general public.  

Check-in time is 11:30 a.m. with the screenings beginning at noon and ending at 1 p.m.

Visit beaufortfilmfestival.com for more information. 

Beethoven to be featured at symphony performance

The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra will present “Beloved Beethoven” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Sea Island Presbyterian Church at 81 Lady’s Island Drive.

Pianist Reed Tetzloff will perform.

Tickets are $40; and $15 for students.

Tickets can be purchased at www.beaufortorchestra.org.

Mather center to hold dedication ceremony

The Mather Interpretive Center Dedication has been rescheduled due to Tropical Storm Irma. 

The event will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Beaufort Arts Council/Mather Museum at the Technical College of the Lowcountry at 921 Ribaut Road in Beaufort.

The center showcases the Mather School’s 100-year history.

RSVP to smyes@tlc.edu or by calling 843-525-8214.

Jaycees hosting food truck fest

The Lowcountry Jaycees are hosting the Inaugural Beaufort Food Truck Festival to benefit Jaycee Camp Hope. 

The event will take place rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in downtown Beaufort next to the Santa Elena History Center. 

This event will feature live music, foods from a variety of local food trucks, craft/artisan and local distributors, a silent auction as well as games for the entire family. 

The Beaufort Food Truck Festival is open to the public with free admission.  

Visit www.beaufortfoodtruckfestival.com.

TCL to host oysters & 5K 

The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host its annual Oysters and 5K by the Bay on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the TCL Beaufort Campus at 921 Ribaut Road. 

Oysters by the Bay kicks off at 6 p.m. and includes all-you-can-eat oysters and barbecue, live music, children’s activities and raffles. 

Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Admission is free for children 10 and under. 

The 5K, hosted by the TCL Veterans Resource Center, starts at 5 p.m.; check-in begins at 4 p.m. The race features chip timing and includes a T-shirt. 

Medals will be awarded to the fastest men and women in several categories, including a special military division. Runners, walkers and strollers are all welcome. 5K proceeds will go to the TCL Student Veterans Association.

Visit www.tcl.edu/bythebay for more information, tickets and 5K registration.

Boots & Bling set for Oct. 14

The Wardle Family YMCA of Beaufort County will hold its 8th Annual Boots & Bling Fundraiser & Silent Auction, presented by CBC National Bank, from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort. 

This year’s “rustic chic” soiree includes a silent auction, live auction, cocktail hour, food provided by local eateries and music by Veterans’ Pride Entertainment Service curated to inspire a full dance floor. 

Event tickets can be purchased at the Y in Port Royal (1801 Richmond Ave.) or at the door the night of the event: $50 each or $90 per couple.

Tickets include a cocktail hour, barbecue dinner buffet, beer/wine and entertainment. There will be a cash bar for mixed drinks.

Women’s group to hold luncheon

The Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will hold a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Fellowship Hall at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island.

The luncheon will focus on fall fashions and home accessories for the holiday season. The guest speaker will be Linda Abrams, who will discuss the medical battle of her life and her story of determination and hope.

The cost is $15.

RSVP to Marti Myers at 843-321-0962 or puddlesportia@gmail.com.

Friends of Fort Fremont fundraiser rescheduled

Because of Tropical Storm Irma, the Friends of Fort Fremont Fall Fundraiser had to be postponed. Cool Jazz at the Celadon Club has now been rescheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20.

There will be wine, beer, appetizers and music by Beaufort DJ Steve Curless.  

The Celadon Club is donating two family (six-month) memberships and two spa packages for auction.  

Tickets are still available for $30 per person and can be purchased at www.fortfremont.org until Monday, Oct. 16.  

The Celadon Club is at 61 Celadon Drive on Lady’s Island.

Habersham to hold Harvest Festival

The Habersham Marketplace will present the 9th Annual Habersham Harvest Festival celebrating the bounty of the fall season on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22.

There will be artisan vendors, food, live music on the main stage, plus plenty of activities for kids of all ages including a 47-foot ferris wheel, vintage rides, contests, face painters, hayrides, the Beaufort County Library bookmobile, a petting zoo and more.

Admission is free with food, drink and arts and crafts available for purchase; select activities may include nominal entry fees. 

COSY holding fall fundraiser

The Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth (COSY) Trust is hosting a fundraising event this fall. 

The Roaring ‘20s Evening to Benefit the COSY Trust will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Best Western Sea Island Inn on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort. 

There will be a variety of food stations, including those from Saltus, Lowcountry Produce, Joe Loves Lobster Rolls, Outback and, The Cookie King Robert Merten, who also serves as the president of the COSY Trust.

Beer and wine will be served, in addition to the Signature COSY Cocktail. There will be music, best costume contests, a live auction, door prizes and more.

Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple. Checks should be made out to CCF COSY Trust and mailed to P.O. Drawer 1228, Beaufort, SC 29901-1228. Tickets will be mailed out when checks are received. 

‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ coming to DSN

The story of Karola Siegel, a young immigrant who became celebrity sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, will be presented to Beaufort audiences at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Beaufort County DSN at 100 Clearwater Way.

“Becoming Dr. Ruth,” a play by Mark St. Germain, stars Rabbi TZiPi Radonsky as Dr. Ruth. 

The play is being directed by Suzanne Larson, well-known to Beaufort audiences as an actor, playwright and award-winning documentary producer.

Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. 

For more information, email sheralaloba@gmail.com. 

BA to hold its annual Fall Festival

Beaufort Academy will hold a Fall Festival from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the school.

This family-friendly annual event is free and open to Beaufort Academy students, family, friends and alumni.

There will be games, a haunted house, bounce houses for both the preschool and older kids, a football toss, lots of prizes, snacks, pizza, face painting, music, a bake sale and more.

Archaeological society to hold series of events 

The Archaeological Society of SC and the Beaufort District Collection of Beaufort County Library are partnering to celebrate International Archaeology Month during of October. Several events will be held in the Beaufort area.

From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, the 5th Annual What the Heck is it Artifact Identification Program will be held at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. to help with your unidentified artifacts.

Drs. Jon Leader and Eric Poplin will be on hand to help demystify that odd family treasure. Registration is not necessary, but attendees are asked to limit the number of items they bring. The program and identification sessions are free.

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, the Combahee Ferry Historic District exhibition will return to the Beaufort District Collection space and will be shown through February 2018.

Poplin will discuss the archaeology of this significant site in a special lecture in the Beaufort Branch Library Meeting Room at the library.  

For more information, email Grace Cordial, Beaufort District Collection manager, at gracec@bcgov.net or call 843-255-6468.

Church’s Fall Bazaar to be held Nov. 4

The Parish Church of St. Helena will hold a Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Parish Hall, 507 Newcastle St., downtown Beaufort.

There will be arts and crafts and much more.

Call 843-522-1712 or visit StHelenas1712.org/Events.

Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew is back for fifth year

The 5th annual Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew will take place Sunday, Nov. 12, at Breakwater Restaurant at 203 Carteret. St.

The event will benefit the Beaufort Film Society and the 12th annual Beaufort International Film Festival. 

Hosted by Gary and Donna Lang and Beth Shaw, there will be culinary delights prepared by the Breakwater Restaurant. Musical entertainment will be provided by the local Cluster Shucks band. Tickets are limited. Visit www.beaufortfilmfestival.com or call 843-522-3196. 

Dueling Pianos event rescheduled for Nov. 17

Dueling Pianos, Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort‘s 10th Annual Dinner Theatre, has been rescheduled and will now be held Friday, Nov. 17, at The Shed in Port Royal.

The evening will offer music, dinner stations provided by local chefs, a full open bar sponsored by Gilbert Law Firm, both a silent and live auction and a retro photo booth to record your memories of the night.  

Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and the silent auction. Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. 

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.afsgb.org or call 843-521-9190.

Artists showcase work at BAA

“Dueling Studios:  Two Friends Feature Their Favorites – Flora & Fauna” is the name of the current Beaufort Art Association (BAA) show, featuring the work of local artists Marilee Sartori and Dusty Conner.  

The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 29.   

Also on exhibit will be the artwork of other local artists who are members of the gallery.

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Shrimp festival coming to Beaufort

The Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park will be the backdrop for The Beaufort Shrimp Festival produced by Main Street Beaufort, USA, in downtown Beaufort. 

The event will be held from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

Up to 15 local restaurants will be featuring their best shrimp dishes and competing for the Silver Cup award. 

Admission is free. Tickets for food and beverage booths will be $1 each and can be used at food and beverage booths. Items usually cost two to eight tickets. 

Attendees can also vote for their favorite restaurant in the People’s Choice Award, compete in the Shrimp Heading or Shrimp Peeling (for children) competition, and adopt a Shrimp in Sea Island Rotary’s Charity Rubber Shrimp Race.

Visit www.beaufortshrimpfestival.com.

Artists to hold cancer fundraiser

Thibault​ ​Gallery​ ​artists​ ​will​ ​be​ ​helping​ ​in​ ​the​ ​fight​ ​against​ ​cancer​ ​on​ ​Friday, Oct.​ ​6, ​at the gallery at 815​ ​Bay​ ​St. in Beaufort.

​This​ ​fundraiser​ ​hits home​ ​for​ ​many​ ​of​ the​ ​artists​ ​as​ ​they​ ​have​ ​lost​ ​friends​ ​and​ ​family​ ​members​ ​to​ ​this​ ​disease.​ 

​They​ ​will​ ​be creating​ ​original​ ​artwork​ ​for sale​, with half​ ​of​ ​the​ ​proceeds​ benefiting the​ ​Beaufort​ ​Memorial​ ​Keyserling​ ​Cancer​ ​Center. 

Day of Mindfulness to be held on Oct. 7

A Day of Mindfulness will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, 178 Sam’s Point Road on Lady’s Island. 

A light vegetarian lunch will be served. Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome. 

There is no fee to attend, but reservations are requested. Contact Frances Kuzinski at  843-597-4418 or kuzkats@embarqmail; or Jim Miller at  912-667-9650 or  at miljaa8844@gmail.com.

Beethoven to be featured at symphony performance

The Beaufort Symphony Ochestra will present “Beloved Beethoven” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Sea Island Presbyterian Church at 81 Lady’s Island Drive.

Pianist Reed Tetzloff will perform.

Tickets are $40; and $15 for students.

They can be purchased at www.beaufortorchestra.org.

Mather center to hold dedication ceremony

The Mather Interpretive Center Dedication has been rescheduled due to Tropical Storm Irma. 

The event will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Beaufort Arts Council/Mather Museum at the Technical College of the Lowcountry at 921 Ribaut Road in Beaufort.

The center showcases the Mather School’s 100-year history.

RSVP to smyes@tlc.edu or by calling 843-525-8214,

Archaeological society to hold series of events

The Archaeological Society of SC and the Beaufort District Collection of Beaufort County Library are partnering to celebrate International Archaeology Month during of October. Several events will be held in the Beaufort area.

At 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, Dr. Karen Smith will present the keynote address for SC Archaeology Month in the Beaufort Branch Meeting Room, Beaufort County Library,  at 311 Scott St.   

 From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, the 5th Annual What the Heck is it Artifact Identification Program will be held at the Beaufort Branch Library to help with your unidentified artifacts.

Drs. Jon Leader and Eric Poplin will be on hand to help demystify that odd family treasure. 

Registration is not necessary, but attendees are asked to limit the number of items they bring. 

The program and identification sessions are free.

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, the Combahee Ferry Historic District exhibition will return to the Beaufort District Collection space and will be shown through February 2018.

Poplin will discuss the archaeology of this significant site in a special lecture in the Beaufort Branch Library Meeting Room at the library.  

For more information, email Grace Cordial, Beaufort District Collection manager, at  gracec@bcgov.net or call 843-255-6468.

Film society offering free screenings

The Beaufort Film Society is presenting some of the best Short, Animation and Student films from its collection of Beaufort International Film Festival Finalists Selections from 2007 to present.

All screenings will be held Wednesdays through Nov. 29 at the Plaza Theatre in Beaufort, with admission free to the general public.  

Check in time is 11:30 a.m. with the screenings beginning at noon and ending at 1 p.m.

Visit beaufortfilmfestival.com for more information. 

TCL to host oysters & 5K 

The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host its annual  Oysters & 5K by the Bay on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the TCL Beaufort Campus,  921 Ribaut Road. 

Oysters by the Bay kicks off at 6 p.m. and includes all-you-can-eat oysters and barbecue, live music, children’s activities and raffles. 

Beer and wine will be available for purchase. 

Admission is free for children 10 and under. 

The 5K, hosted by the TCL Veterans Resource Center, starts at 5 p.m.; check-in begins at 4 p.m. The race features chip timing and includes a T-shirt. 

Medals will be awarded to the fastest men and women in several categories including a special military division. Runners, walkers and strollers are all welcome. 5K proceeds will go to the TCL Student Veterans Association.

Visit www.tcl.edu/bythebay for more information, tickets and 5K registration.

Women’s luncheon coming Oct. 18

The Low Country Women’s Connection will hold its October luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse.  

It will feature a fall fashion and accessories show from Tradewinds on Hilton Head Island.  

The guest speaker will be Linda Abrams, whose topic is  “Living Courageously.”

Lunch is $25 and must be prepaid and received by Wednesday, Oct. 11. Make checks payable to “CWC Bluffton” and mail them to: Carol Mock,  607 Argent Way, Bluffton, SC 29909.  

For more information, call 843-705-7604.

Friends of Fort Fremont fundraiser rescheduled

Because of Tropical Storm Irma, the Friends of Fort Fremont Fall Fundraiser had to be postponed.  

Cool Jazz at the Celadon Club has now been rescheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20.

There will be wine, beer, appetizers and music by Beaufort DJ Steve Curless.  

The Celadon Club is donating two family (six-month) memberships and two spa packages for auction.  

Tickets are still available for $30 per person and can be purchased at  www.fortfremont.org until Monday, Oct. 16.  

The Celadon Club is located at 61 Celadon Drive on Lady’s Island.

‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ coming to DSN

The story of Karola Siegel, a young immigrant who became celebrity sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, will be presented to Beaufort audiences at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Beaufort County DSN at 100 Clearwater Way.

“Becoming Dr. Ruth,” a play by Mark St. Germain, stars Rabbi TZiPi Radonsky as Dr. Ruth. 

The play is being directed by Suzanne Larson, well-known to Beaufort audiences as an actor, playwright and award-winning documentary producer.

Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. 

For more information, email sheralaloba@gmail.com. 

COSY holding fall fundraiser

The Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth (COSY) Trust is hosting a fundraising event this fall. 

The Roaring ‘20s Evening to Benefit the COSY Trust will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Best Western Sea Island Inn on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort. 

There will be a variety of food stations, including those from Saltus, Lowcountry Produce, Joe Loves Lobster Rolls, Outback and, The Cookie King Robert Merten, who also serves as the president of the COSY Trust.

Beer and wine will be served, in addition to the Signature COSY Cocktail. There will be music, best costume contests, a live auction, door prizes and more.

Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple. Checks should be made out to CCF COSY Trust and mailed to P.O. Drawer 1228, Beaufort, SC 29901-1228. Tickets will be mailed out when checks are received. 

Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew is back for fifth year

The 5th annual Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew will take place Sunday, Nov. 12, at Breakwater Restaurant at 203 Carteret. St.

The event will benefit the Beaufort Film Society and the 12th annual Beaufort International Film Festival. 

Hosted by Gary and Donna Lang and Beth Shaw, there will be culinary delights prepared by the Breakwater Restaurant. Musical entertainment will be provided by the local Cluster Shucks band. Tickets are limited. 

Visit www.beaufortfilmfestival.com or call 843-522-3196. 

Dueling Pianos event rescheduled for Nov. 17

Dueling Pianos, Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort‘s 10th Annual Dinner Theatre, has been rescheduled and will now be held Friday, Nov. 17, at The Shed in Port Royal.

The evening will offer music, dinner stations provided by local chefs, a full open bar sponsored by Gilbert Law Firm, both a silent and live auction and a retro photo booth to record your memories of the night.  

Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and the silent auction. 

Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. 

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.afsgb.org or call 843-521-9190.

Christian theater performance offered

Music of Forever, a Christian theater production, is being held at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Grace AME Chapel on Charles Street in Beaufort.

According to Hillary Lathan, who puts on the show with her husband, Alan, the show puts Jesus on a personal level that everyone can relate to.  

“People that may never walk into a church will come to the drama and experience the gospel in a way that is real and fresh to them,” she said.  

The show includes seven characters and seven pieces of music. The irony of the number is intentional, as seven is a biblically significant number, according to Hillary.  

For more information, visit www.musicofforever.org. The performances are free, but donations are accepted.

Habitat for Humanity in need of volunteers

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.

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Habitat for Humanity in need of volunteers

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.

9/11 remembrance event to be held in Beaufort

An event to commemorate the events of Sept. 11 will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort. There will be music by the Marine Corps Ensemble Band with remarks by local dignitaries.

For more information, contact Donnie Beere at 843-263-6023.

Special prices, menus during restaurant week

Beaufort Restaurant Week is being held through Sunday, Sept. 17.

Participating restaurants in Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands are offering special priced menus.

Participating restaurants include Q on Bay, Plums, Saltus River Grille, Old Bull, Albergotti’s, Breakwater, Fat Patties and the Ribaut Social Club.

For updates on participating restaurants, menus and more, visit beaufortrestaurantweek.com.

Friends of Fort Freemont to hold fall fundraiser

The Celadon Club will host The Friends of Fort Fremont Fall Fundraiser from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8.

There will be beer, wine, appetizers, music by Beaufort DJ Steve Curless and an auction. The Celadon Club is donating two family 6-month memberships and two spa packages (facial & massage) to the auction. There will be many other items to bid on too. 

Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at www.fortfremont.org.  

Proceeds from this event will help continue the maintenance, preservation and conservation of Beaufort County’s Fort Fremont Park.  

The Friends of Fort Fremont is a 501(c)(3) corporation. 

The Celadon Club is at 61 Celedon Drive on Lady’s Island.

Visit www.FortFremont.org or call the library at 843-255-6540.  

Mather Interpretive Center dedication announced

The Beaufort Arts Council, the Mather Museum and the Technical College of the Lowcountry are hosting a dedication of the Mather Interpretive Center at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 8. 

The center is in the BAC building on the TCL Beaufort Campus on Ribaut Road.  

This exhibit showcases The Mather School’s 100-year history of transformative education that began during Reconstruction. 

RSVP to Shadena Myers at 843-525-8214 or smyers@tcl.edu.

Library offering variety of events

Following are some upcoming events at the St. Helena Branch Library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road:

• Teen Library Ambassadors: Teens will work on charity projects, library outreach and more. This event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11.

• Family Law Issues: A local lawyer will give a 30-45 minute lecture with a question-and-answer period. This event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11.

Drum circle to play at park

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

The Beaufort SC Drum Circle will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort. The first event at the park will be held Monday, Sept. 11.

No experience is necessary. Participants should bring some water and any non-electronic drum or other percussion instrument. 

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.

 

Dog agility club to get underway

The Beaufort Dog Agility Club’s six-week fall session will get underway at at 5:45 Thursday, Sept. 28. 

No experience is necessary. The club is nonprofit and will meet at Beaufort Dog at 1307 Boundary St. 

It is led by head trainer and owner, Kelley Blackston. Email her at Kelley@BeaufortDog.com or call 843-812-5394.

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Girls night out coming to 2or3 Treasure House

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, meet new friends and win prizes, will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at 2or3 Treasure House at 203 Carteret St. next to Breakwater Restaurant.

Artists showcase work at Beaufort Art Association

“Dueling Studios:  Two Friends Feature Their Favorites – Flora & Fauna” is the name of the current Beaufort Art Association show, featuring the artwork of local artists Marilee Sartori and Dusty Conner.  

The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 29.   

An opening reception with the artists will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m Friday, Sept. 1, at the BAA Gallery at 913 Bay St. in Beaufort.  

The public is invited to join in for an evening of friends, frivolity, food and fun art.  

Also on exhibit will be the artwork of other local artists who are members of the gallery.

Friends of Fort Freemont to hold fall fundraiser

The Celadon Club will host The Friends of Fort Fremont Fall Fundraiser from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8.

There will be beer, wine, appetizers, music by Beaufort DJ Steve Curless and an auction. The Celadon Club is donating two family 6-month memberships and two spa packages (facial and massage) to the auction. There will be many other items to bid on too. 

Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased by Friday, Sept. 1, at www.fortfremont.org.  

Proceeds from this event will help continue the maintenance, preservation and conservation of Beaufort County’s Fort Fremont Park.  The Friends of Fort Fremont is a 501(c)(3) corporation. 

The Celadon Club is at 61 Celedon Drive on Lady’s Island.

In 1898 Fort Fremont, on St. Helena Island, was the strategic defense for Port Royal Sound and the U.S. Naval Base at Parris Island.  

Beaufort County and The Friends of Fort Fremont are working to preserve this historic landmark. 

Except for August, free docent-led tours are offered at 10:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month at the St. Helena Branch Library. 

Visit www.FortFremont.org or call the library at 843-255-6540.  

Drum circle is set to play at waterfront park

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

The Beaufort SC Drum Circle will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort. The first event at the park will be held Monday, Sept. 11.

All are welcome to this family friendly, free event. No is experience necessary.

Participants should bring some water and any non-electronic drum or other percussion instrument. 

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.

Library offering variety of events

Following are some upcoming events at the St. Helena Branch Library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road:

• Conversation Café: Talk with neighbors about things that matter over a cup of coffee or tea. Sessions are open, hosted, drop-in conversations among people with diverse views and a shared passion for engaging others. September’s topic is “Should Governments Be Responsible for Social Well-Being?  If Not, Who Should?” This event is for ages 12 and up. It will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5.

• If You Give a Kid a Pancake: Early Literacy Brunch Series: Learn all about the five pillars of early learning: Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play, learn new games and songs to make early learning more fun, and leave with a full belly, tips and tricks, and a goody bag to boot. This series of events will be held at 11 a.m. Saturdays on Sept. 9 and Oct. 7. Register for the series by Sept. 6 by calling 843-255-6540.

• Teen Library Ambassadors: Teens will work on charity projects, library outreach and more. This event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11.

• Family Law Issues: A local lawyer will give a 30-45 minute lecture with a question-and-answer period. This event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11.

Weekly historic tours available at Fort Mitchel

Join The Heritage Library for weekly tours at 10 a.m. Thursdays of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. 

The cost is $12 for adults and $7 for children.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/FtMitchelTours.

Riverfront park topic of lecture at museum

The Beaufort History Museum will present a lecture as part of the popular historical series co-sponsored with the Beaufort County Library.

The lecture, “Politics, Pilings and Playgrounds: Henry C. Chambers Riverfront Park,” will include a panel discussion moderated by Edie Rodgers.

Panelists Henry C. Chambers, Ed Duryea, Harry Chakides, and Duncan Fordham will discuss the trials and tribulations of creating Beaufort’s signature waterfront community space.

The event will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall at the corner of North and Church streets in Beaufort.

Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested.

Registration begins Monday, Sept. 4, for the 100 available seats. Pre-registration is required at the BHM website at www.beauforthistorymuseum.com.

Print out the ticket and bring them to the event. Lectures sell out and those with tickets are admitted first.

Alzheimer’s fundraiser coming to The Shed

Dueling Pianos, Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort‘s 10th Annual Dinner Theatre, will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, at The Shed in Port Royal. 

The evening will offer music, dinner stations provided by local chefs, a full open bar sponsored by Gilbert Law Firm, both a silent and live auction and a retro photo booth to record your memories of the night.  

Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and the silent auction. 

Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. 

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.afsgb.org or call 843-521-9190.

Pan-African group seeks volunteers

The nonprofit Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network Inc. is seeking volunteers for multiple positions.

Among other things, the Beaufort-based public charity provides financial and technical assistance to help Gullah-Geechee, and other African-descent families save their ancestral homes and land for current and future generations. 

They have an immediate need for an experienced webmaster, grant writers and administrative assistants.

Also needed are committed fundraising volunteers; community outreach presenters; and office clerks willing to assist landowners with homestead exemptions; tax rate reductions; installment property tax payment qualification; and referrals to various heirs’ property and/or land use programs that generate income to pay property taxes and create generational wealth.

Training for all volunteers will be held at the Pan-African Family Empowerment Network’s office in the Landmark (Regions Bank) Building, 69 Robert Smalls Parkway, Suite 3B, Beaufort.

For more information, call 843-592-6076, or email volunteers@panafricanfamilyempowermentnetwork.org.

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.

Habitat for Humanity in need of volunteers

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 theater performances offered

Music of Forever, a Christian theater production, is being held at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Grace AME Chapel on Charles Street in Beaufort.

According to Hillary Lathan, who puts on the show with her husband, Alan, the show puts Jesus on a personal level that everyone can relate to.  

“People that may never walk into a church will come to the drama and experience the gospel in a way that is real and fresh to them,” she said.  

The show includes seven characters and seven pieces of music. The irony of the number is intentional, as seven is a biblically significant number, according to Hillary.  

For more information, visit www.musicofforever.org. 

The performances are free, but donations are accepted.

Library to offer curbside service

In an effort to expand customer service, the Beaufort County Library System will test a new Curbside Hold Pickup Service at its branch in downtown Beaufort.

 The service will be available only to Beaufort Branch customers who have a previously reserved item (considered a “hold”) and have been notified by the system that the item is ready for pick up. To all library cardholders, the online catalog sends an automatic message (via text or email) that a reserved item is ready for pick up at their branch library.

With the new curbside hold pickup service, Beaufort customers call the branch prior to arriving and library staff will confirm that their reserved item is available. Upon arrival, customers call the library again at which point a staff member will deliver the hold to the vehicle.

The pilot will run for two months with service beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Second Helpings volunteers needed

Second Helpings, a nonprofit that rescues food from area restaurants and grocery stores and delivers the food to local agencies to stop hunger, is in need of volunteers.

Shifts are available on Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort. 

Volunteers can sign up for one day a week or month. 

Also needed are on-call, last-minute volunteers for a SWAT team to help on the truck for special runs.  

For more information, contact Lili Coleman at execdirector@secondhelpingslc.org or call 843-689-3689.  

Visit secondhelpingslc.org.

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Weekly historic tours available at Fort Mitchel

Join The Heritage Library for weekly tours at 10 a.m. Thursdays of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. The cost is $12 for adults and $7 for children.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/FtMitchelTours.

‘Clybourne Park’ explores race relations 

Local theatre company Coastal Stage Productions, CSP, one of this area’s top producers of quality short-run theatre projects, returns to area venues with the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning production “Clybourne Park.”  

The production is rated PG-13 for adult language.

“Clybourne Park” opens at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at The Shed Event Venue, 809 Paris Avenue, Port Royal.

A catered Dinner Theatre option is available at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.

“Clybourne Park” will also be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head. 

General admission tickets are $20. The reserved Dinner Theatre is $48.

For tickets for all events, visit www.brownpapertickets.com, the box office or for more information call 843-717-2175. 

Hopeful Horizons to host volunteer training

Hopeful Horizons will host its third and final volunteer training for 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26; and from 5:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, Monday, Aug. 28, Tuesday, Aug. 29, and Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Volunteers who complete the training will learn basic crisis intervention skills, gain an understanding of the dynamics and forms of abuse and discover how they can use their talents to help end abuse and change lives in the Lowcountry.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer must fill out a volunteer application at www.hopefulhorizons.org.

Potential volunteers will be interviewed by a volunteer coordinator and must pass background checks.

Hopeful Horizons volunteers will be trained to take crisis calls, accompany victims of sexual assault to the hospital, interact with adults and children affected by trauma, and to otherwise assist staff to ensure Hopeful Horizons’ ability to meet the needs of our community.

Visit www.hopefulhorizons.org.

History Museum to provide docent training

The Beaufort History Museum is offering docent classes to train volunteers who lead museum tours and serve as community liaisons.

In the classes, directed by docent educator Lorrie Burleyknoles, participants learn how Beaufort shaped America from the early European settlements, its involvement in the Revolutionary War and dramatic role during the Civil War to the Reconstruction Era, the complex transition to the 20th century and its current-day prominence as a major tourist destination and site of military training and defense.

Classes will be held at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. and at the Arsenal at 713 Craven St. 

Space in the class is limited and those interested in attending the five-week session are encouraged to register early. 

Classes are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 24; 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31; 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 8; 9-11:30 a.m. Sept.15; and noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.

Contact lburleyknoles@beauforthistorymuseum.com or call 559-362-3237.

Friends of Fort Fremont to hold fall fundraiser

The Celadon Club will host The Friends of Fort Fremont Fall Fundraiser from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8.

Thre will be beer, wine, appetizers, music by Beaufort DJ Steve Curless and an auction. The Celadon Club is donating two family 6-month memberships and two spa packages (facial & massage) to the auction. There will be many other items to bid on too. 

Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased by Friday, Sept. 1, at www.fortfremont.org.  

Proceeds from this event will help continue the maintenance, preservation and conservation of Beaufort County’s Fort Fremont Park.  The Friends of Fort Fremont is a 501(c)(3) corporation. 

The Celadon Club is at 61 Celedon Drive on Lady’s Island.

In 1898 Fort Fremont, on St. Helena Island, was the strategic defense for Port Royal Sound & the U.S. Naval Base at Parris Island.  

Beaufort County and The Friends of Fort Fremont are working to preserve this historic landmark. 

Except for August, free docent-led tours are offered at 10:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month at the St. Helena Branch Library. 

Visit www.FortFremont.org or call the library at 843-255-6540.  

Riverfront park topic of lecture at museum

The Beaufort History Museum will present a lecture as part of the popular historical series co-sponsored with the Beaufort County Library.

The lecture, “Politics, Pilings and Playgrounds: Henry C. Chambers Riverfront Park,” will include a panel discussion moderated by Edie Rodgers.

Panelists Henry C. Chambers, Ed Duryea, Harry Chakides and Duncan Fordham will discuss the trials and tribulations of creating Beaufort’s signature waterfront community space.

The event will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall at the corner of North and Church streets in Beaufort.

Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested.

Registration begins Monday, Sept. 4, for the 100 available seats. 

Pre-registration is required at the BHM website at www.beauforthistorymuseum.com.

Print out the ticket and bring it to the event. Lectures sell out. Those with tickets will be admitted first.

Alzheimer’s fundraiser coming to The Shed

Dueling Pianos, Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort‘s 10th Annual Dinner Theatre, will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, at The Shed in Port Royal. 

The evening will offer music, dinner stations provided by local chefs, a full open bar sponsored by Gilbert Law Firm, both a silent and live auction and a retro photo booth to record your memories of the night.  

Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and the silent auction. 

Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. 

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.afsgb.org or call 843-521-9190.

Pan-African group seeks volunteers

The nonprofit Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network Inc. is seeking volunteers for multiple positions.

Among other things, the Beaufort-based public charity provides financial and technical assistance to help Gullah-Geechee, and other African-descent families save their ancestral homes and land for current and future generations. 

They have an immediate need for an experienced webmaster, grant writers and administrative assistants.

Also needed are committed fundraising volunteers; community outreach presenters; and office clerks willing to assist landowners with homestead exemptions; tax rate reductions; installment property tax payment qualification; and referrals to various heirs’ property and/or land use programs that generate income to pay property taxes and create generational wealth.

Training for all volunteers will be held at the Pan-African Family Empowerment Network’s office in the Landmark (Regions Bank) Building, 69 Robert Smalls Parkway, Suite 3B, Beaufort.

For more information, call 843-592-6076, or email volunteers@panafricanfamilyempowermentnetwork.org.

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.  

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.

Habitat for Humanity in need of volunteers

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 theater performances offered

Music of Forever, a Christian theater production, is being held at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Grace AME Chapel on Charles Street in Beaufort.

According to Hillary Lathan, who puts on the show with her husband, Alan, the show puts Jesus on a personal level that everyone can relate to.  

“People that may never walk into a church will come to the drama and experience the gospel in a way that is real and fresh to them,” she said.  

The show includes seven characters and seven pieces of music. The irony of the number is intentional, as seven is a biblically significant number, according to Hillary Lathan.  

For more information, visit www.musicofforever.org. The performances are free, but donations are accepted.

Library to offer curbside service

In an effort to expand customer service, the Beaufort County Library System will test a new Curbside Hold Pickup Service at its branch in downtown Beaufort.

The service will be available only to Beaufort Branch customers who have a previously reserved item (considered a “hold”) and have been notified by the system that the item is ready for pick up. To all library cardholders, the online catalog sends an automatic message (via text or email) that a reserved item is ready for pick up at their branch library.

With the new curbside hold pickup service, Beaufort customers call the branch prior to arriving and library staff will confirm that their reserved item is available. Upon arrival, customers call the library again at which point a staff member will deliver the hold to the vehicle.

The pilot will run for two months with service beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Second Helpings volunteers needed

Second Helpings, a nonprofit that rescues food from area restaurants and grocery stores and delivers the food to local agencies to stop hunger, is in need of volunteers.

Shifts are available on Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort. Volunteers can sign up for one day a week or month. Also needed are on-call, last-minute volunteers for a SWAT team to help on the truck for special runs.  

For more information, contact Lili Coleman at execdirector@secondhelpingslc.org or call 843-689-3689.  

Visit secondhelpingslc.org.

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