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

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Rosie O’Grady’s presents the St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Rosie O’Grady’s Irish Pub presents the St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Beaufort Town Center. The event is free and open to the public and will take place on Saturday, March 17 from 1-4 p.m.

Area restaurants and food trucks will be selling food and drinks and there will be live entertainment including a bagpipe player, a local musician, and dances by Revolution Ballroom. This family-fun event will also have activities for children, including a bounce house, face painting, a costume contest, and a mini-parade.

Michael Pressley, owner of Rosie O’Grady’s comments, “As the only Irish Pub in Beaufort Town Center, we have celebrated St. Patrick’s Day year after year and we believe this will be the best one yet. In addition to our tradition of bringing in live music and having menu specials at our restaurant, we are proud to present the St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Beaufort Town Center. We’re excited to combine efforts with area businesses to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the community. We’re also going to donate a portion of our proceeds to Beaufort County Animal Shelter’s Pet Adoption Services, as they will be hosting a series of pet adoptions in Beaufort Town Center during the month of April.”

Hollie Mitchell with 303 Associates comments, “This is an exciting time for Beaufort Town Center, as current businesses continue to grow, and new businesses join us. The St. Patrick’s Day Festival is one of a series of events planned for Beaufort Town Center. With the redevelopment of the Center Stage area, we look forward to activating the space for future events and we welcome the opportunity to support organizations looking for a venue for their event.”

Additional information on this event and events in the future can be found on the Beaufort Town Center website (www.beauforttowncenter.com) and Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/BeaufortTownCenter).

Women’s club holds anniversary luncheon

Beaufort Republican Women’s Club kicks off its 40th anniversary with a luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Tavern at Royal Pines on Lady’s Island. Guest speakers will be SC State Senator Tom Davis, Beaufort County Councilwoman Alice Howard and Port Royal Councilwoman Mary Beth Gray-Heyward. Cost of the luncheon is $22. It will be cash bar. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing beaufortrwc@gmail.com. New club members are always welcome; membership is $30. For more information, visit beaufortrepublicanwomensc.com. 

Classical pianist from Canada comes to Fripp

Ronée Boyce, a soloist and chamber musician from Canada, inspires audiences worldwide with her intense musical sensibility. She will perform Sunday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. at the Fripp Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Boulevard. This concert is sponsored by Fripp Friends of Music. Attendees can pick up a free pass at the Fripp gate. Tickets are $25 (cash or check only), students free. Join Ronée afterward at a complimentary reception. For more information, visit www.frippfriendsofmusic.com or call 843-838-1777.

Jewish Troops in the Battle of Port Royal Island

Archaeologist Daniel Battle will bring his research on Jewish Troops in the 1779 Battle of Port Royal Island to the Verdier House Dinner & a Lecture Series on Monday, February 26 at 801 Bay Street. Incredibly loyal to the American cause, the Jews of Charleston joined Continental troops to assist the Beaufort militia in the assault from British units. Dan Battle is an archaeologist with 22 years of experience working with cultural resources. He is a Staff Battlefield Archaeologist for the South Carolina Battlefield Preservation Trust. A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception begins at 5:30; the program is 6 – 7 p.m. Admission for members is $15/$25 per member/couple. Non-member 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.

Books Sandwiched In continues

The 2018 Friends of the Beaufort Library’s Books Sandwiched In program attracts audiences who love literature on Mondays from noon – 1 p.m. at the USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Remaining presentations include:

Feb. 26 – The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte and The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, reviewed by David and Lorrie Anderson, owners of Nevermore Books.

March 5 – Dead Wake by Erik Larson, reviewed by TCL History Professor Greg Mauriocourt.

For more information, visit friendsofthebeaufortlibrary.com.

Church hosts Lenten Luncheon / Lecture Series

Each Tuesday during Lent, the Parish Church of St. Helena sponsors a Lenten service at noon in the Parish Hall at 507 Newcastle Street, downtown Beaufort, followed by a light lunch and lecture. The program is free, with a small donation. A nursery is available by reservation. Call Melissa Davis at 843-522-1712, ext. 215.  Part 2 (Romans 8:12-17) – “Adoption Cry” will be held Tuesday, Feb. 27, by Rev. Alex Mark of First Scots Presbyterian.

Black chamber holds business classes

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will be offering a business class with SCORE on March 19, 21 and 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chamber office located at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort. Call 843-986-1102 x 3 to reserve your space. First Time Homebuyer classes will be held on February 27, March 13 and 27, April 10 and 24. This 15 hour course will include budgeting and getting out of debt, credit recovery, obtaining and maintaining a mortgage, and information about lenders. One-on-one sessions to help you reach your goals are also essential.  Call 843-986-1102 X 2 for these sessions, which will be held at the chamber office. These classes are free and open to the general public.

AAUW hosts dinner and meeting

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host Dr. Eve A. Ashby, speaking on the topic “Preventative Care for Women.” The meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 1201 North Street, Beaufort, on Tuesday, February 27. A catered dinner prepared by Debbi Covington will begin at 6 p.m. and the address by Dr. Ashby will follow. Reservations may be made by calling or texting Peggy Scott at 413-207-1149. AAUW strives to create societal change through non-partisan advocacy on issues impacting women and girls.

Sportfishing and Diving Club to meet

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s March meeting will be held on Thursday, March 8 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Capt. Tuck Scott of Bay Street Outfitters will discuss the health of estuaries after the recent cold water temperatures; how to fish for inshore species in these conditions; display his favorite rods, reels, and fly rods with effective bait; and how to handle different species that should be released. Guests are welcomed and no reservation needed. For more information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at (843) 522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

Calling all dresses: JSLB Prom Boutique

Help Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton county high school girls get the dress of their dreams for free. On Saturday, March 17, the Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB) Prom Boutique will open for teenage girls who are in need of a gently used dress for free to wear to the junior/senior prom at their high school. Donations of formal and semi-formal dresses and accessories for this special event are welcome. Drop off locations include: The Beaufort Sound, Lady’s Island; Sugarbelle; Sew Beaufort; Savvy Apple, Port Royal; Amazing Rentals, Hardeeville/Okatie. For more information, visit www.jslbprom.com.

HBF hosts architects tour

In a city renown for historic architecture, this tour will celebrate the creative and distinctive contemporary architecture that interprets the Lowcountry and gives it a definite 21st century look. Join Historic Beaufort Foundation on Saturday, March 17, visiting four phenomenal homes selected by Allison Ramsey, Frederick & Frederick, Montgomery Architecture, and Joel Newman, Thomas and Denzinger. This architects tour is sponsored by Gilbert Law Firm. To reserve a ticket for the tour, contact HBF at 843-379-3331 or info@historicbeaufort.org.

Oyster roast benefits Fort Fremont

An oyster roast will be held on Friday, March 16, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Live Oak Park in Port Royal, London and 14th St. There will be oysters, chili, appetizers, and dessert; silent auction items and live music by the Sweet Ferns. Bring your own adult beverages and chairs. Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased by March 10. Send checks payable to Friends of Fort Fremont, P.O. Box 982, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920. To purchase online, visit fortfremont.org. For questions, contact Jane Forsythe at jforsythe@hargray.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

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. 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, 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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Church holds chili cookout and silent auction

Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, invites everyone to join them for the Annual Chili Cook-Off & Silent Auction on Saturday, February 17th at 4:30 p.m.  All funds earned will be donated to missions. The church will also hold a Blood Drive on Friday, February 23 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Christian Women’s group holds Feb. luncheon

The Low Country Christian Women’s Connection will hold its February luncheon at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.  Beth Hancock of “Where’d You Get That?” in Beaufort will demonstrate arranging terrific table top decorations. The guest speaker from Pooler, Ga., is Kim Polote, who will sing and speak on “Persistence … Being a ‘Kept Woman.’” Lunch is $25 and must be prepaid and received by Wednesday, February 14.  Make checks payable to “CWC Bluffton” and mail them to:  Carol Mock, 607 Argent Way, Bluffton, SC  29909.  Details, call Carol at  (843) 705-7604.

Lenten Luncheon & Lecture series to be held

Each Tuesday during Lent, the Parish Church of St. Helena sponsors a Lenten service at noon in the Parish Hall at 507 Newcastle Street, downtown Beaufort, followed by a light lunch and lecture. This year, guest preachers from the community will discuss the five-part series titled “The High Peak of Scriptures” that looks at Romans 8. The program is free, with a small donation asked to help with the cost of the lunch. A nursery is available by reservation. Call Melissa Davis at 843-522-1712, ext. 215. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, Rev. Jim Wooten of Baptist Church of Beaufort will discuss Part I (Romans 8:1-11) “No Condemnation.”

Get ready for annual Bands, Brews & BBQ

The 9th annual Bands, Brews & BBQ will bring two days of food, music and fun February 23-24 to Paris Avenue, hosted by the Town of Port Royal. This official South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned event kicks off the 2018 season and benefits FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice. General admission passes are available online and at the gate for $10 per day, with children 12 and under free. The sampling of wings Friday night and BBQ Saturday will be available by purchasing tickets for $1. Craft beer and wine will also be available for purchase. For tickets or more information and volunteer opportunities go to friendsofcarolinehospice.org or call 843-525- 6257.

Republican Women’s Club hosts luncheon

Beaufort Republican Women’s Club will hold its 2018 kickoff luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Tavern at Royal Pines, 139 Frances Marion Circle, Lady’s Island. Guest speakers will be SC State Senator Tom Davis, Beaufort County Councilwoman Alice Howard, and Port Royal Town Councilwoman Mary Beth Gray-Heyward. The cost is $22 per person. For more information, email beaufortrwc@gmail.com.

Verdier House Dinner & Lecture coming Feb. 26

Archaeologist Daniel Battle will bring his research on Jewish Troops in the 1779 Battle of Port Royal Island to the Verdier House Dinner & a Lecture Series on Monday, February 26 at 801 Bay Street. Incredibly loyal to the American cause, the Jews of Charleston joined Continental troops to assist the Beaufort militia in the assault from British units.

Dan Battle is an archaeologist with 22 years of experience working with cultural resources. He is a Staff Battlefield Archaeologist for the South Carolina Battlefield Preservation Trust.

A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception begins at 5:30; the program is 6 – 7 p.m. Admission for members is $15/$25 per member/couple. Non-member 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.

AAUW hosts dinner and meeting

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host Dr. Eve A. Ashby, speaking on the topic “Preventative Care for Women.” The meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 1201 North Street, Beaufort, on Tuesday, February 27. A catered dinner prepared by Debbi Covington will begin at 6 p.m. and the address by Dr. Ashby will follow. Reservations may be made by calling or texting Peggy Scott at 413-207-1149. AAUW strives to create societal change through non-partisan advocacy on issues impacting women and girls.

Connoisseur’s Trip to visit historic sites

Historic Beaufort Foundation is hosting a Connoisseur’s Trip to visit two national historic landmarks on Tuesday, March 6. Spend the day visiting Drayton Hall and Middleton Place along the Ashley River near Charleston. The cost is $145 per person, HBF member rate; $165 for non-members. The event is limited to 20 participants so RSVP by February 21 to Isabella Reeves at ireeves@historicbeaufort.org  or 843-379-3331.

Calling all dresses: JSLB Prom Boutique

Help Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton county high school girls get the dress of their dreams for free. On Saturday, March 17, the Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB) Prom Boutique will open for teenage girls who are in need of a gently used dress for free to wear to the junior/senior prom at their high school. Donations of formal and semi-formal dresses and accessories for this special event are welcome. Drop off locations include: The Beaufort Sound, Lady’s Island; Sugarbelle; Sew Beaufort; Savvy Apple, Port Royal; Amazing Rentals, Hardeeville/Okatie. For more information, visit www.jslbprom.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

Historic Beaufort Foundation 

Historic Beaufort Foundation is looking for volunteers to be docents or greeters at the Verdier House Museum on Bay Street. Give Jacque Wedler, museum director, a call and she will provide the information needed to become a part of a very important team in the community. Call 843-379-6335 or email jwedler@historicbeaufort.org.

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Sportfishing and Diving Club to hold meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s February meeting will be held on Thursday, February 8, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. Chris Butler of Butler Marine will be one of the guest speakers. Chris is also a partner in the Port Royal Waterfront Redevelopment. He will present the proposed plans for the Port Royal area. Afterwards, Butler Marine’s Garmin Representative will discuss and display electronic marine equipment. For more information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or fgibson@islc.net.

Pancake breakfast helps those needing glasses

Beaufort Lions Club will hold its annual Sweetheart Pancake Breakfast/bake sale/silent auction at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Sea Island Parkway, on Saturday, February 10 from 8 to 11 a.m. A silent auction comprised of 5 themed donated baskets will be added this year. Treat the family to a morning of good food, fellowship, and fun while helping those in the Beaufort community needing eyeglasses. For more information, call Carol Luetzow at 843-441-0250.

Make music with SC Drum Circle

All are welcome to join the outdoor monthly Beaufort SC Drum Circle at the contemplative garden in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort on Monday, Feb. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. Bring a chair, a favorite percussion, hula hoop or dancing feet and participate in this free, family friendly event. No experience necessary. Visit the “Beaufort SC Drum Circle” Facebook page, email beaufortscdrumcircle@gmail.com or contact Jane Caffrey at 843-441-0169.

Local Democrats to hold meeting

The Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Army Hall – 706 Newcastle Street in Beaufort. Meet Phil Noble, from Charleston, who is one of three candidates running for governor in the June Democratic Primary. Other topics of discussions will be updates on the South Carolina Legislature’s 2018 session, Precinct Reorganization results, Party Convention, and upcoming visits from the two other Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates. Light refreshments will be served.

Christian Women’s group holds Feb. luncheon

The Low Country Christian Women’s Connection will hold its February luncheon at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.  Beth Hancock of “Where’d You Get That?” in Beaufort will demonstrate arranging terrific table top decorations. The guest speaker from Pooler, Ga., is Kim Polote. Lunch is $25 and must be prepaid and received by Wednesday, February 14.  Make checks payable to “CWC Bluffton” and mail them to:  Carol Mock, 607 Argent Way, Bluffton, SC  29909.  Details, call Carol at  (843) 705-7604.

Church hosts Lenten Luncheon & Lecture series

Each Tuesday during Lent, the Parish Church of St. Helena sponsors a Lenten service at noon in the Parish Hall at 507 Newcastle Street, downtown Beaufort, followed by a light lunch and lecture. This year, guest preachers from the community will discuss the five-part series titled “The High Peak of Scriptures” that looks at Romans 8. The program is free, with a small donation asked to help with the cost of the lunch. A nursery is available by reservation. Call Melissa Davis at 843-522-1712, ext. 215. 

Get ready for annual Bands, Brews & BBQ

The 9th annual Bands, Brews & BBQ will bring two days of food, music and fun February 23-24 to Paris Avenue, hosted by the Town of Port Royal. This official South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned event kicks off the 2018 season and benefits FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice. General admission passes are available online and at the gate for $10 per day, with children 12 and under free. The sampling of wings Friday night and BBQ Saturday will be available by purchasing tickets for $1. Craft beer and wine will also be available for purchase. For tickets or more information and volunteer opportunities go to friendsofcarolinehospice.org or call 843-525- 6257.

Connoisseur’s Trip to visit historic sites

Historic Beaufort Foundation is hosting a Connoisseur’s Trip to visit two national historic landmarks on Tuesday, March 6. Spend the day visiting Drayton Hall and Middleton Place along the Ashley River near Charleston. Drayton Hall is the earliest and finest example of fully executed Palladian architecture in the country. After lunch, spend the afternoon visiting the magnificent gardens of Middleton Place. The cost is $145 per person, HBF member rate; $165 per person for non-members. There will be a caravan of private cars/van. The event is limited to 20 participants so RSVP by February 21 to Isabella Reeves at ireeves@historicbeaufort.org  or 843-379-3331.

Wardle Family YMCA offers CPR training

The Wardle Family YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Ave in Port Royal, offers CPR classes for community members on Saturdays from 8 a.m. –noon on the following dates: March 17, April 7, April 28, May 19, June 9, June 30 and Oct. 13. Cost is $30 for this YMCA certified course and those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited. Contact Aquatics Director Lou Bergen to register at 843-522-9622 or visit beaufort-jasperymca.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers needed for film festival

Volunteers are needed for the Beaufort International Film Festival, scheduled from Feb. 21-25. Various opportunities are available from greeters, ushers and ticketing. Please contact Rebecca Tucker at filmbeaufort@gmail.com or call 843-522-3196. Please leave your name, phone number and email.

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 committees.

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

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. 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, 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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Knights of Columbus selling pork butts

The local Knights of Columbus Council is having a charity fundraiser, offering smoked pork butts for sale, to be picked up on Saturday, Feb. 3 anytime from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Piggly Wiggly on Ribaut Road in Port Royal. Pre-purchase is recommended. The cost is $35 each or $30 for 2. Some butts will be available for sale on Feb. 3. For more information, call Terry Buquet at 843-986-6611 or Mike McMahon at 843-838-9839 or 210-240-4321.

Beaufort Co. historical society hosts speakers

The Beaufort County Historical Society will host local speakers at its upcoming meeting today, Thursday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. at the Wesley Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 701 West St., Beaufort. For more information, contact President Mae Mendoza at mfmendoz@hargray.com or visit www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

History Museum announces Feb. lecture

Beaufort History Museum, in partnership with the Beaufort County Library, will hold the first 2018 program in its local history lecture series. Titled “The Effect of Jim Crow Laws in South Carolina and Beaufort County,” the event is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Beaufort library, 211 Scott Street. Andrea Allen, a retired mental health counselor/administrator who enjoys researching and writing about local history, will lead the discussion. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested and reservations are required. Visit www.beauforthistorymuseum.com. 

Chamber hosts State of the Bases Breakfast 

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 2018 State of the Bases Breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Beaufort Holiday Inn & Suites located at 2225 Boundary Street.

The State of the Bases will feature updates from Beaufort’s three military installations: Col. Matthew St. Clair will speak on behalf of MCRD Parris Island, Col. Timothy Miller will speak on behalf of MCAS Beaufort, and CAPT. Robert Jackson will speak on behalf of Naval Hospital Beaufort. Bill Bethea, Chairman of the SC Military Base Task Force, will also provide an update.

The event is presented by Lane Construction, Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), Marine Federal Credit Union, Navy Federal, Troy University, and University of South Carolina Beaufort. Tickets are $20 for Chamber Members and $25 for Non-Members. Admission includes a full breakfast buffet. Reservations are strongly encouraged. To register, visit www.beaufortchamber.org or email Janessa Lowery at Janessa@BeaufortSC.org. 

For more information, visit www.beaufortchamber.org or call 843-525-8500. 

Workshop addresses disability benefits, jobs

The SC Disability Employment Coalition will host a free workshop exploring myths of how work affects disability benefits on Wed., February 7 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Beaufort SC Works Center (164 Castle Rock Road). State and private organizations will be there to discuss the services they offer to individuals with disabilities interested in returning to work or increasing their earnings. After the workshop, a resource fair will be held for individuals to connect with community organizations. Interested participants can register by visiting http://bit.ly/Beaufort-2018-Workshop, by calling 1-800-681-7715, or by emailing sjordan@able-sc.org at Able SC.

Study group meets at Beaufort library

The Beaufort Parliamentary Study Group will meet Wednesday, Feb 7, at 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort library on Scott Street. The study group is free and open to the public. Call or text 386 871-8855 to RSVP.

Sportfishing and Diving Club to hold meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s February meeting will be held on Thursday, February 8, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Chris Butler of Butler Marine will be one of the guest speakers. Chris is also a partner in the Port Royal Waterfront Redevelopment. He will present the proposed plans for the Port Royal area. Afterwards, Butler Marine’s Garmin Representative will discuss and display electronic marine equipment now available. For more information, please contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

Pancake breakfast helps those needing glasses

Beaufort Lions Club will hold its annual Sweetheart Pancake Breakfast/bake sale/silent auction at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Sea Island Parkway, on Saturday, February 10 from 8 to 11 a.m. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice, toast, sausage gravy and biscuits, and cheese grits. A silent auction comprised of 5 themed donated baskets will be added this year. Treat the family to a morning of good food, fellowship, and fun while helping those in the Beaufort community needing eyeglasses. For more information, call Carol Luetzow at 843-441-0250.

Make music with SC Drum Circle

All are welcome to join the outdoor monthly Beaufort SC Drum Circle at the contemplative garden in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort on Monday, Feb. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. Bring a chair, a favorite percussion, hula hoop or dancing feet and participate in this free, family friendly event. No experience necessary. Visit the “Beaufort SC Drum Circle” Facebook page, email beaufortscdrumcircle@gmail.com or contact Jane Caffrey at 732-259-1935 or Lanny at 843-441-0169.

Get ready for annual Bands, Brews & BBQ

The 9th annual Bands, Brews & BBQ will bring two days of food, music and fun February 23-24 to Paris Avenue, hosted by the Town of Port Royal. This official South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned event kicks off the 2018 season and benefits FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice. General admission passes are available online and at the gate for $10 per day, with children 12 and under free. The sampling of wings Friday night and BBQ Saturday will be available by purchasing tickets for $1. Craft beer and wine will also be available for purchase. For tickets or more information and volunteer opportunities go to friendsofcarolinehospice.org or call 843-525-6257.

Connoisseur’s Trip to visit historic sites

Historic Beaufort Foundation is hosting a Connoisseur’s Trip to visit two national historic landmarks on Tuesday, March 6. Spend the day visiting Drayton Hall and Middleton Place along the Ashley River near Charleston. The cost is $145 per person, HBF member rate; $165 per person for non-members. There will be a caravan of private cars/van. The event is limited to 20 participants so RSVP by February 21 to Isabella Reeves at ireeves@historicbeaufort.org  or 843-379-3331.

Wardle Famiy YMCA offers CPR training

The Wardle Family YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Ave in Port Royal, offers CPR classes for community members on Saturdays from 8 a.m. –noon on the following dates: March 17, April 7, April 28, May 19, June 9, June 30 and Oct. 13. Cost is $30 for this YMCA certified course and those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited. Contact Aquatics Director Lou Bergen to register at 843-522-9622 or visit beaufort-jasperymca.org.

Exchange Club to hold Paint the Town Green

The Exchange Club of Beaufort is presenting Paint the Town Green, a tea and fashion and art show, from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Pinckney Hall in Sun City. Artist Jonathan Green will be recognized for his contributions and public service to our community. Visit exchange-club-of-beaufort.portalbuzz.com. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers needed for film festival

Volunteers are needed for the Beaufort International Film Festival, scheduled from Feb. 21-25. Various opportunities are available from greeters, ushers and ticketing. Please contact Rebecca Tucker at filmbeaufort@gmail.com or call 843-522-3196. Please leave your name, phone number and email.

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 committees.

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

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. 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, 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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Public invited to tour Fort Fremont

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

Participants will learn the history, see a scale model of Fort Fremont as it stood in 1898, and take a guided tour of the remains of the fortifications. The tour lasts approximately two hours. No reservations are necessary and this event is free. For more information, call the St. Helena Library at 843-255-6487 or visit fortfremont.org.

Smoked pork butts for sale supports Knights of Columbus

The local Knights of Columbus Council is having a charity fundraiser, offering smoked pork butts for sale, to be picked up on Super Bowl weekend, Saturday, Feb. 3 anytime from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot on Ribaut Road in Port Royal. Pre-purchase is highly recommended. The cost is $35 each or $30 for 2. Go to www.porkbutts.org to order, or pick up your tickets in front of Zippy Lube at 149 Sea Island Parkway any Friday (1-5 p.m.) or Saturday (9 a.m.- 1 p.m.) in January. Some butts will be available for sale on February 3. For more information, call Terry Buquet at 843-986-6611 or Mike McMahon at 843-838-9839 or 210-240-4321.

Beaufort Co. historical society hosts speakers

The Beaufort County Historical Society will host local speakers at its upcoming meetings.

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m.: Daniel Littlefield and Black Rice at the Wesley Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 701 West St. Beaufort, SC

Thursday, March 8, 2 p.m.: Remembering Mather: Preserving the Legacy with Alvesta Robertson, former librarian, and Rufus Pinckney, former pupil at the Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort. 

Thursday, May 3, 2 p.m.: The 79th annual meeting in Beaufort at the Yacht and Sailing Club off Meridian Road on Lady’s Island.

For more information, contact President Mae Mendoza at mfmendoz@hargray.com or visit www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

History Museum announces Feb. lecture

Beaufort History Museum, in partnership with the Beaufort County Library, will hold the first 2018 program in its local history lecture series. Titled “The Effect of Jim Crow Laws in South Carolina and Beaufort County,” the event is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Beaufort library, 211 Scott Street.

Andrea Allen, a retired mental health counselor/administrator who enjoys researching and writing about local history, will present the lecture and discuss the Jim Crow Laws that were employed in South Carolina and the effect they had on African Americans in Beaufort County.        

Admission is free, but  a $5 donation is suggested and reservations are required. To sign up, visit www.beauforthistorymuseum.com. Please print out the ticket and bring to the event. Funds collected will be used to support ongoing museum programs.

Study group meets at Beaufort library

The Beaufort Parliamentary Study Group will meet Monday, Feb 7, at 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort County Library on Scott Street in Beaufort. The study group is free and open to the public. Although not required, an RSVP for planning is appreciated. Call or text 386 871-8855.

Sportfishing and Diving Club to hold meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s February meeting will be held on Thursday, February 8, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Guests are welcomed and you do not need a reservation. For more information, please contact Captain Frank Gibson at (843) 522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

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Northern Beaufort Co. Democratic club to meet

The Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club will meet on Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Grand Army Hall, 706 Newcastle Street, on the corner of Prince and Newcastle streets in Beaufort. The social starts at 6:30 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Andy Brack, a columnist from Columbia. Also, attend the precinct reorganization meeting at the Grand Army Hall on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. All are welcome, light refreshments will be served.

Come network at Coffee with Colleagues

Join the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce for Coffee with Colleagues, a free networking opportunity hosted by BJWSA at 6 Snake Road in Okatie. Bring your business cards on Friday, Jan. 19, from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Contact Janessa Lowery for more information at janessa@beaufortsc.org.

Meeting to discuss Lady’s Island planning

The Northern Regional Plan Implementation Committee (NRPIC) is set to hear details of an implementation plan for the “Lady’s Island Area Plan” on Friday, Jan. 19 at 9:30 a.m. in the County Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, visit www.seaislandcoalition.com.

Public invited to tour of Fort Fremont

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

Participants will learn the history, see a scale model of Fort Fremont as it stood in 1898, and take a guided tour of the remains of the fortifications. The tour lasts approximately two hours. No reservations are necessary and this event is free. For more information, call the St. Helena Library at 843-255-6487 or visit fortfremont.org.

Smoked pork butts for sale supports Knights of Columbus

The local Knights of Columbus Council is having a charity fundraiser, offering smoked pork butts for sale, to be picked up on Super Bowl weekend, Saturday, Feb. 3 anytime from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot on Ribaut Road in Port Royal. The smoked pork butts averaging 5-7 lbs. are slow cooked for over 18 hours and can be served immediately, refrigerated and served Sunday for the big game, or frozen. Pre-purchase is highly recommended. The cost is $35 each or $30 for 2. Go to www.porkbutts.org to order, or pick up your tickets in front of Zippy Lube at 149 Sea Island Parkway any Friday (1-5 p.m.) or Saturday (9 a.m.- 1 p.m.) in January. Some butts will be available for sale on February 3. For further information, call Terry Buquet at 843-986-6611 or Mike McMahon at 843-838-9839 or 210-240-4321.

Study group meets at Beaufort library

The Beaufort Parliamentary Study Group will meet Monday, Feb 7, at 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort County Library on Scott Street in Beaufort. 

The study group is free and open to the public. Although not required, an RSVP for planning is appreciated. Call or text 386 871-8855.

2or3 Treasure House collecting winter coats

The 2or3 Treasure House at 203 Carteret St. in Beaufort is collecting children’s winter coats in all sizes for both boys and girls. If you have some older or outgrown children’s coats taking up space in the closet, bring them to the Treasure House, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers needed for film festival

Volunteers are needed for the Beaufort International Film Festival, scheduled from Feb. 21-25. Various opportunities are available from greeters, ushers and ticketing. Please contact Rebecca Tucker at filmbeaufort@gmail.com or call 843-522-3196. Please leave your name, phone number and email.

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 committees.

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

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. 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, 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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2or3 Treasure House collecting winter coats

The 2or3 Treasure House at 203 Carteret St. in Beaufort is collecting children’s winter coats in all sizes for both boys and girls in response to a request for help from local schools. 

If you have some older or outgrown children’s coats taking up space in the closet, bring them to the Treasure House, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Chambers to headline musical storytelling

Jazz saxophonist Thom Chambers will headline the second “Notes: An Evening of Musical Storytelling & Casual Conversation” to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Beaufort County. 

This event will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort. 

Chambers has performed with the Miami Sound Machine, and opened for Earth, Wind and Fire, Chris Botti, Gregg Karukus and NBA star-turned musician Wayman Tisdale. He was well known as co-founder, and on-stage leader of the former jazz group Indigo City. 

Saltus River Grill will serve up food and the cocktails will flow. 

There’s an art auction in the works, featuring donated pieces by several of Beaufort’s finest artists offering their interpretations of “jazz” in a variety of media, and Amiri Farris will be on the scene creating one of his “live action paintings.” 

Student art will be on display as well at the event. Sponsorships and group packages are available, and seating is limited. Tickets are $75. For sponsorship information or to purchase tickets, call the Boys & Girls Club office at 843-379-5430.

They can also be reached by email at alittlejohn@bgclowcountry.org.

Girls night out coming to Every Second Counts

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, meet new friends and win prizes will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Every Second Counts at 22 Sams Point Road in Beaufort.

Public invited to tour of Fort Fremont

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

Participants will learn the history, see a scale model of Fort Fremont as it stood in 1898, and take a guided tour of the remains of the fortifications. The tour lasts approximately two hours. No reservations are necessary and this event is free.

For more information, call the St. Helena Library at 843-255-6487. 

Visit fortfremont.org

Exchange Club to hold Paint the Town Green

The Exchange Club of Beaufort is presenting Paint the Town Green, a tea and fashion and art show, from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Pinckney Hall in Sun City.

Artist Jonathan Green will be recognized for his contributions and public service to our community. 

Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Original Gullah Festival. 

Visit exchange-club-of-beaufort.portalbuzz.com. 

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. The organization can also be reached by email at minfo@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.

It was 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.

They have an immediate need for a 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, 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.  

Fort documentary to make its premier

The Friends of Fort Fremont and the Beaufort County Library have announced the public premier of a newly released documentary on the history of Fort Fremont and Beaufort’s role during the Spanish-American War.

“Fort Fremont: The Last Bastion in the Defense of Port Royal Sound 1898-1912” will be shown at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, at the St. Helena Public Library. Showings will also be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at the Beaufort Branch Library; and at 2 p.m. at the Bluffton Branch Library on Thursday, Jan. 25.

Port Royal Sound, with its deep natural harbor, played a strategic military role in the history of the area since the Spanish arrived in the 16th century. Three-hundred and fifty-years later, Fort Fremont marked the final chapter of coastal fortifications on Port Royal Sound.

The newly released film documents how national and world events conspired to select the remote sea island of St. Helena as the location for one of the most sophisticated defense structures of its time. 

The fort played a vital role in protecting the U.S. Naval Station at Parris Island, which had a strategic dry dock and coaling station critical to the Atlantic naval fleet during the Spanish-American War. 

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It’s time to take the annual plunge

The Pelican Plunge is returning to Hunting Island State Park at noon, Monday, Jan. 1.

This annual event features folks plunging into the refreshing waters of the Atlantic Ocean on New Year’s Day. 

Plungers will warm up by a fire on the beach and everyone will be able to enjoy hot beverages, snacks, beach music and the costume parade, which is more outrageous every year.

Tax deductible proceeds benefit Hunting Island State Park’s Discover Carolina program, a hands-on, curriculum-based instruction program for Beaufort County school children in grades three, five and seven. 

Participating students visit Hunting Island to learn about the ecology of a semi-tropical barrier island. More than 3,000 students have participated in this unique educational program.

Register at www.fohuntingisland.org. A printed ticket will allow you entrance into the park. Up to six people in one vehicle will cost $30, and up to 10 people is $50. 

2or3 Treasure House collecting winter coats

The 2or3 Treasure House at 203 Carteret St. in Beaufort is collecting children’s winter coats in all sizes for both boys and girls in response to a request for help from local schools. 

If you have some older or outgrown children’s coats taking up space in the closet, bring them to the Treasure House, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday market is open on Wednesdays

The Santa Elena Foundation’s Holiday Market, in partnership with Hank’s Lowcountry She Crab Soup, 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 event is 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.

BAA gallery holds holiday boutique

A portion of Beaufort Art Academy’s Gallery will be transformed into a winter wonderland full of fine art and crafts especially created for the holiday boutique, which will be held through Sunday, Dec. 31, at 913 Bay St. in Beaufort. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; and from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.BeaufortArtAssociation.com.  

Photo club to present annual exhibition

The Photography Club of Beaufort will present The Power of Color: Annual Photography Exhibit from Jan. 5-16, at the USCB Center for the Arts in Beaufort.

An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5.

This exhibit will be judged by Marge Agin, a noted Bluffton-area fine art photographer and author. 

In addition, viewers will be able to cast their ballot for their favorite image for a People’s Choice award. 

For more information visit  www.photoclubbeaufort.com.

Chambers to headline musical storytelling

Jazz saxophonist Thom Chambers will headline the second “Notes: An Evening of Musical Storytelling & Casual Conversation” to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Beaufort County. 

This event will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort. 

Chambers has performed with Miami Sound Machine, and opened for Earth, Wind and Fire, Chris Botti, Gregg Karukus and NBA star-turned musician Wayman Tisdale. He was well known as co-founder, and on-stage leader, of the former jazz group Indigo City. 

Saltus River Grill will serve up food and the cocktails will flow. There’s an art auction in the works, featuring donated pieces by several of Beaufort’s finest artists offering their interpretations of “jazz” in a variety of media, and Amiri Farris will be on the scene creating one of his “live action paintings.” Student art will be on display as well.

Sponsorships and group packages are available, and seating is limited. Tickets are $75. 

For sponsorship information or to purchase tickets, call the Boys & Girls Club office at 843-379-5430 or email alittlejohn@bgclowcountry.org.

USCB to host author Melanie Benjamin

The University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts will host author Melanie Benjamin as part of its Lunch with the Author Series at noon Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Benjamin was born in Indianapolis. Her most recent novel, “The Swans of Fifth Avenue,” is a New York Times, USA Today and IndieBound best seller, as was her novel about Anne Morrow Lindbergh, “The Aviator’s Wife.” Her first novel, “Alice I have Been” was a national bestseller. Her next novel, “The Girls in the Picture,” about early Hollywood and the creative friendship between Mary Pickford and Frances Marion, will be out in January.

​Tickets are $42 and include lunch. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com/lunch-with-author.

Exchange Club to hold Paint the Town Green

The Exchange Club of Beaufort is presenting Paint the Town Green, a tea and fashion and art show, from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Pinckney Hall in Sun City.

Artist Jonathan Green will be recognized for his contributions and public service to the community. 

Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Original Gullah Festival. 

Visit exchange-club-of-beaufort.portalbuzz.com. 

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, Bluffton and 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.

What To Do the week of December 21st-27th

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2or3 Treasure House collecting winter coats

The 2or3 Treasure House at 203 Carteret St. in Beaufort is collecting children’s winter coats in all sizes for both boys and girls in response to a request for help from local schools. 

If you have some older or outgrown children’s coats taking up space in the closet, bring them to the Treasure House, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Wardle Family YMCA offers Holiday Day Camp

The Wardle Family YMCA of Beaufort County, located at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal, will offer a full day camp for children age 3 to 13.

This day camp will include crafts, field and gym games, nature walks (weather permitting), swimming and optional field trips for kids age 5 and up. 

The day camp is open to Y members and nonmembers but space is limited. Register at the Y in Port Royal. 

The day camp will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Thursday, Dec. 21, to Friday, Jan. 5.

Visit ymcabeaufortcounty.com.

Holiday market is open on Wednesdays

The Santa Elena Foundation’s Holiday Market, in partnership with Hank’s Lowcountry She Crab Soup, 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 event is 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.

BAA gallery holds holiday boutique

A portion of Beaufort Art Academy’s Gallery will be transformed into a winter wonderland full of fine art and crafts especially created for the holiday boutique, which will be held through Sunday, Dec. 31, at 913 Bay St. in Beaufort. 

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; and from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. 

Visit www.BeaufortArtAssociation.com.  

Advent celebrated at Morning Glory

All Nations Community Church and Morning Glory Homestead invite you to celebrate the season of Advent on the farm. 

This four-week gathering, will take place every Sunday evening in December until Christmas. 

Copies of the Advent devotional, “The Expected One,” will be on hand for each household in attendance, and a wintery soup buffet will be served each week. 

Morning Glory Homestead is at 42 Robert and Clara Trail, St. Helena Island.  

Call Tony Jones at 843-812-0344 to RSVP or for more information. 

Photo club to present annual exhibition

The Photography Club of Beaufort will present The Power of Color: Annual Photography Exhibit from Jan. 5-16 at the USCB Center for the Arts in Beaufort.

An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5.

This exhibit will be judged by Marge Agin, a noted Bluffton area fine art photographer and author. 

In addition, viewers will be able to cast their ballot for their favorite image for a People’s Choice award. 

For more information, visit  www.photoclubbeaufort.com.

Chambers to headline musical storytelling

Jazz saxophonist Thom Chambers will headline the second “Notes: An Evening of Musical Storytelling & Casual Conversation” to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Beaufort County. 

This event will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort. 

Chambers has performed with Miami Sound Machine, and opened for Earth, Wind and Fire, Chris Botti, Gregg Karukus and NBA star-turned musician Wayman Tisdale. He was well known as co-founder, and on-stage leader of the former jazz group Indigo City. 

Saltus River Grill will serve up food and the cocktails will flow. There’s an art auction in the works, featuring donated pieces by several of Beaufort’s finest artists offering their interpretations of “jazz” in a variety of media, and Amiri Farris will be on the scene creating one of his “live action paintings.” Student art will be on display as well.

Sponsorships and group packages are available, and seating is limited. Tickets are $75. 

For sponsorship information or to purchase tickets, call the Boys & Girls Club office at 843-379-5430 or email alittlejohn@bgclowcountry.org.

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.

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.

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, and in Bluffton and 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. 

What To Do the week of December 14th-20th

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2or3 Treasure House collecting winter coats

The 2or3 Treasure House at 203 Carteret St. in Beaufort is collecting children’s winter coats in all sizes for both boys and girls in response to a request for help from local schools. 

If you have some older or outgrown children’s coats taking up space in the closet, bring them to the Treasure House, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Symphony orchestra to play holiday favorites

The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra will present the Nutcracker Suite and Holiday Pops at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17.

Concerts will be held at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort.

Tickets range from $15 to $40 and can be purchased online at TIX.com, or by calling 800-595-4849.

Smiles for Santa at 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. Saturday, 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.

Conroy center presents evening of song, stories

An Evening of Stories & Songs with Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle and Marshall Chapman will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the USCB Center for the Arts.

The program is being presented by the Pat Conroy Literary Center.

The three women have performed many times together and share an on-stage feel-good collaboration that has been deemed a meeting of “Dixie divas.” 

General admission is $45 and reserved seating (including a private reception with the performers) is $75. Tickets are on sale through the USCB Center for the Arts box office by calling 843-521-4145 or visiting  www.uscbcenterforthearts.com. 

The event is being sponsored by the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation and the Anchorage 1770 Inn.

Book clubs invited to convention

The Conroy Center will host a first-ever Lowcountry Book Club Convention from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the Technical College of the Lowcountry.

Sponsored by South Carolina Humanities, this free event is open to book club members and anyone interested in joining a book club.

The program will be keynoted by a conversation between best-selling authors Will Schwalbe (“Books for Living” and “The End of Your Life Book Club”) and Cassandra King Conroy (“Moonrise”).

Panels will feature discussions among professional book reviewers, the leaders of representative Lowcounty book clubs and writers recommended by local book clubs.

Register at lowcountrybookclubconvention2017.brownpapertickets.com.

Riverview Baptist holding Christmas celebrations

Riverview Baptist Church at 2209 Boundary St. will hold its Christmas Cantata during worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17.  

The children of the church will present “Little Stars of Bethlehem” at 6 p.m., followed by the adult Christmas play, “Starbrite.”

Following the presentations, all are invited to join for Christmas refreshments in the Fellowship Hall.

Wardle Family YMCA offers Holiday Day Camp

The Wardle Family YMCA of Beaufort County, located at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal, will offer a full day camp for children age 3 to 13.

This day camp will include crafts, field and gym games, nature walks (weather permitting), swimming and optional field trips for kids age 5 and up. 

The day camp is open to Y members and nonmembers but space is limited so register soon at the Y in Port Royal. 

Scholarship assistance is available but allow at least one week to process requests.

The day camp will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Thursday, Dec. 21, to Friday, Jan. 5.

Visit ymcabeaufortcounty.com.

Holiday market is open on Wednesdays

The Santa Elena Foundation’s Holiday Market, in partnership with Hank’s Lowcountry She Crab Soup, 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 event is 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.

BAA gallery holds holiday boutique

A portion of Beaufort Art Academy’s Gallery will be transformed into a winter wonderland full of fine art and crafts especially created for the holiday boutique, which will be held through Sunday, Dec. 31, at 913 Bay St. in Beaufort. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; and from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.BeaufortArtAssociation.com.  

Advent celebrated at Morning Glory

All Nations Community Church and Morning Glory Homestead invite you to celebrate the season of Advent on the farm. This four-week gathering, will take place every Sunday evening in December until Christmas. 

Copies of the Advent devotional, “The Expected One,” will be on hand for each household in attendance, and a wintery soup buffet will be served each week. 

Morning Glory Homestead is at 42 Robert and Clara Trail, St. Helena Island.  

Call Tony Jones at 843-812-0344 to RSVP or for more information. 

Photo club to present annual exhibition

The Photography Club of Beaufort will present The Power of Color: Annual Photography Exhibit from Jan. 5-16, 2018, at the USCB Center for the Arts in Beaufort.

An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5.

This exhibit will be judged by Marge Agin, a noted Bluffton area fine art photographer and author. 

In addition, viewers will be able to cast their ballot for their favorite image for a People’s Choice award. 

For more information, visit  www.photoclubbeaufort.com/

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. 

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 free 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. 

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.

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.

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