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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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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.

Island Girls Night Out coming to Boondocks

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, meet new friends and win prizes will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Boondocks at 1760 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena Island.

‘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” 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. 

Coastal Stage Productions is a high quality, regionally traveling theatre company based in Ridgeland.

Chorale is looking for singers to join

The Lowcountry Chorale, a mixed-voice community of singers, has begun preparation for its upcoming season.  

The chorale has been singing as a group since the spring of 1997, with continuous performances twice a year.  

The group is looking for singers. No audition is necessary, just a love of singing.

Rehearsals begin at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort.  

Thirteen weeks of rehearsals will culminate in performances on Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18.

In honor of its 20th anniversary as a community chorus, the theme for this concert is “Reflections of the Past 20 Years,” featuring a variety of songs celebrating the holiday season.

The first rehearsal starts at 6:15 p.m. 

There is a $35 membership fee to help defray music and performance costs. 

Call Shari at 843-252-3990 for more information.

Percussionists are invited to join group

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

Gatherings are twice monthly, indoors in the summer and outdoors in the cooler months. 

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

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

The event will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, 178 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island.

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

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.

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 by Tuesday, Aug. 15. 

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.

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.

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 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 & 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.  

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.

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.

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, and in 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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Red Piano Too hosts summer show

The Red Piano Too Art Gallery is hosting its 27th Annual Summer Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. 

The theme for the show is “The South Carolina Lowcountry: An Artistic Inspiration.”

Artists are special people. They only need to look outside to find inspiration to fuel their creative juices. Gallery artists are inspired by the South Carolina Lowcountry landscape, seascape, people and culture. Many of the old Gullah traditions are kept alive and passed on through the visual arts. 

The public is invited to meet and talk with some of the artists about their work at the 27th Annual Summer Show at Red Piano Too Art Gallery at 870 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena.

Visit redpiantoo.com or call 843-838-2241.

Yamasee War Battle focus of event

The Beaufort District Collection (BDC) will revisit the Yamasee War Battle of Sadkeche with Dr. Jon Marcoux in August.

Salve Regina University professor Marcoux returns to discuss his ongoing attempts to incorporate historical research, LiDAR mapping, and archaeological field work to locate a Yamasee War (1715-1717) battle site. 

This free event will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. in Beaufort

It will be first come-first seated, with 85 tickets available beginning at 1 p.m.

Percussionists are invited to join group

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

Gatherings are twice monthly, indoors in the summer and outdoors in the cooler months. All are welcome to this family friendly, free event. No experience is necessary.

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

The event will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, 178 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island.

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

Library will offer solar eclipse event

On Aug. 21, millions of people across the United States will see nature’s most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the sun. 

In anticipation of the eclipse, an event will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Beaufort Branch Library featuring a dramatic reading of Pulitzer-prize-winning author Annie Dillard’s essay “Total Eclipse.” It will be performed by professional actress Maggie Worsdale of the Traveling Literacy Theater.

All program attendees will receive complimentary viewing glasses designed to protect your eyes while observing the eclipse. 

Eclipse glasses will also be available while supplies last from Aug.17-21 during normal operating hours.

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.

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 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.

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.  

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Conroy center to welcome author

The Pat Conroy Literary Center’s Visiting Writers Series will feature Mark Powell, author of “Small Treasons,” a new novel about the search for meaning in an increasingly violent and divided world. 

The event will beheld from 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, Building 12, 921 Ribaut Road.

Powell will appear in conversation with his fellow Citadel alumnus John Warley, author of  “A Southern Girl,” “Bethesda’s Child” and “The Moralist.” 

Sponsored in part by the Pulpwood Queens book club and presented in partnership with the Technical College of the Lowcountry, this event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and autographing thanks to NeverMore Books.

Beaufort Charities to hold summer event

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

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

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

Red Piano Too hosts summer show

The Red Piano Too Art Gallery is hosting its 27th Annual Summer Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. 

The theme for the show is “The South Carolina Lowcountry: An Artistic Inspiration.”

Artists are special people. They only need to look outside to find inspiration to fuel their creative juices. Gallery artists are inspired by the South Carolina Lowcountry landscape, seascape, people and culture. Many of the old Gullah traditions are kept alive and passed on through the visual arts. 

“The art primarily portrays our landscape, our seascape, our Gullah lifestyle and culture,” said Mary Inabinett Mack, gallery owner.

The public is invited to meet and talk with some of the artists about their work at the 27th Annual Summer Show at Red Piano Too Art Gallery at 870 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena.

Visit redpiantoo.com or call 843-838-2241.

Yamasee War Battle focus of event

The Beaufort District Collection (BDC) will revisit the Yamasee War Battle of Sadkeche with Dr. Jon Marcoux in August.

Salve Regina University professor Marcoux returns to discuss his ongoing attempts to incorporate historical research, LiDAR mapping and archaeological field work to locate a Yamasee War (1715-1717) battle site. 

This free event will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. in Beaufort

It will be first come-first seated, with 85 tickets available beginning at 1 p.m.

Library will offer solar eclipse event

On Aug. 21, millions of people across the United States will see nature’s most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the sun. 

In anticipation of the eclipse, an event will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Beaufort Branch Library featuring a dramatic reading of Pulitzer-prize-winning author Annie Dillard’s essay “Total Eclipse.” It will be performed by professional actress Maggie Worsdale of the Traveling Literacy Theater.

All program attendees will receive complimentary viewing glasses designed to protect your eyes while observing the eclipse. 

Eclipse glasses will also be available while supplies last from Aug.17-21 during normal operating hours.

History Museum to provide docent training

The Beaufort History Museum is offering docent classes to train volunteers to 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.

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 by Tuesday, Aug. 15.

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 the community.

Visit www.hopefulhorizons.org.

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.

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.  

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.

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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Girls Night Out coming to Aqua Med Spa & Salon

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

Taxpayer information topic at workshop

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

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

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

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

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

Five days, five years in history at camp

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beaufort Charities to hold summer event

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

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

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

Percussionists are invited to join group

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

Gatherings are twice monthly, indoors in the summer and outdoors in the cooler months. All are welcome to this family friendly, free event. No is experience necessary.

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

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

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

For a video of the group, visit www.facebook.com/theislandnews.

Red Piano Too hosts summer show

The Red Piano Too Art Gallery is hosting its 27th Annual Summer Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. 

The theme for the show is “The South Carolina Lowcountry: An Artistic Inspiration.”

Gallery artists are inspired by the South Carolina Lowcountry landscape, seascape, people and culture. Many of the old Gullah traditions are kept alive and passed on through the visual arts. 

“The art primarily portrays our landscape, our seascape, our Gullah lifestyle and culture,” said Mary Inabinett Mack, gallery owner.

The public is invited to meet and talk with some of the artists about their work at the 27th Annual Summer Show at Red Piano Too Art Gallery at 870 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena.

Visit redpiantoo.com or call 843-838-2241.

‘Battle of Sadkeche’ focus of lecture

Marcoux, a Salve Regina University professor, returns to discuss his ongoing attempts to incorporate historical research, LiDAR mapping and archaeological field work to locate Sadkeche, a Yamasee War (1715-1717) battle site. 

This event will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. It is free, but will be on a first come-first seated basis with 85 tickets available beginning at 1 p.m. the day of the lecture.

Library will offer solar eclipse event

On Aug. 21, millions of people across the United States will see nature’s most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the sun. 

In anticipation of the eclipse, an event will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Beaufort Branch Library featuring a dramatic reading of Pulitzer-prize-winning author Annie Dillard’s essay “Total Eclipse.” 

All program attendees will receive complimentary viewing glasses designed to protect your eyes while observing the eclipse. 

Eclipse glasses will also be available while supplies last from Aug.17-21 during normal operating hours.

Y to hold ‘70s theme morning of exercise

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

There will be kickboxing, Zumba, Poundfit, spin, yoga, Tabata and more. 

This event is to raise money for the Y annual scholarship campaign. Cyclers should reserve a bike at the front desk prior to Aug. 26.

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

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

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

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.

Library launches summer reading program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Percussionists are invited to join group

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

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

No experience necessary.

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

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

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

Girls Night Out coming to Aqua Med Spa & Salon

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

Children invited to Gospel explosion

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

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

Taxpayer information topic at workshop

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

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

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

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

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

Five days, five years in history at camp

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beaufort Charities to hold summer event

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

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

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

Y to hold ‘70s theme morning of exercise

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

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

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

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

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

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Turtle crawl coming to Fripp Island

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Treasure hunter to speak at foundation lunch

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

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

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

Visit prsfoundation.info.

Christian camp will offer sports

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

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

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

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

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

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

Girls Night Out coming to Aqua Med Spa & Salon

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

Taxpayer information topic at workshop

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

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

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

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

Beaufort Charities to hold summer event

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

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

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

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

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Five days, five years in history at camp

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

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

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

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

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

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

Library event to focus on local travel

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

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

Group to hold Backpack Bash

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

Registration opened on Saturday, July 1, at Eventbrite.

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

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

Library launches summer reading program

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hospice in need of volunteers

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

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

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

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

Volunteer orientation at Habitat for Humanity

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

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

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

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

Christian camp will offer sports

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Starving Artist Market returns to Port Royal  

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

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

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

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

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

Tsa Lung yoga is offered at TheraVista

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

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

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

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

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

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