Lots of family fun at ocean celebration
Celebrate World Ocean Day from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Port Royal Sound Foundation. There will be tons of family fun, including live animals, food trucks, exhibits and more. Visit portroyalsoundfoundation.org, or call 843-645-7774. The foundation is located at 310 Okatie Highway in Okatie.
Learn to make sweet grass baskets
A two-day workshop on how to make sweet grass baskets will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, and 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at 916 Port Republic St. in Beaufort. Participants will create their own baskets while learning basic techniques and the history and stories of this Lowcountry and Gullah tradition. Call the Beaufort Arts Council at 843-379-2787 or visit www.beaufortartscouncil.org.
Get into the swing at dance party
The Revolution will hold a dance party Saturday, June 25, at its studio at 2121 Boundary St., Suite 207, in Beaufort. The party will include ballroom dancing, Latin, swing, salsa and Argentina tango. The cost is $15 and will include a beginner East Coast swing group class from 7-7:30 p.m., and open dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. There will also be a free new student orientation at 6:30 p.m. Visit revolutionballroom.com or call 843-338-2870 for registration information.
‘Sensory-friendly’ showing of ‘Finding Dory’ offered
Cinemark Bluffton and the Lowcountry Therapy Center will present a sensory-friendly showing of “Finding Dory” at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at the theater at 106 Buckwalter Parkway. It will include dimmed lights, lowered sound and the freedom for children to move around the theater. Tickets can be purchased at Lowcountry Therapy Center, 254 Red Cedar St. The cost is $10 per person and includes a ticket voucher, drink, and snacks. Call 843- 815-6999.
Tour Historic Fort Fremont for free
Travel back in time to the 1890s and the Spanish American War at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at the St. Helena Branch Library. Learn the history, see a scale model of Fort Fremont as it stood in 1898, and travel down Land’s End Road to walk through the remains of the fortifications. No reservations are necessary. For more information on this free program, call 843-255-6487 or visit fortfremont.org.
StreetMusic winding down for season
The Town of Port Royal’s Street Music on Paris Avenue in Old Town Port Royal will present its last event of the series at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, with the Delta Generators, a roots/rock/slow blues/Americana/funky soul band. Guests are invited to bring their chairs and dancing shoes to this free concert. The rain location is The Shed on Paris Avenue, one block from the outdoor site.
Church of Christ focuses on family
The Beaufort Church of Christ is having its second Family & Friends Day on Sunday, June 26. Dr. Jonas Gadson, minister, will be the speaker for the theme “Focusing on Fixing the Family” where God is the architect, designer and Creator of the family, the foundational block of society. The events throughout the day will provide Biblical answers on how to develop a loving, caring and healthy family, God’s way. Morning Bible Study will be at 10 a.m., Morning worship service at 11:15 a.m., and a Special Afternoon Worship Service is at 3:30 p.m. Beaufort Church of Christ, is located at 170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, SC, next to Salvation Army Family Store. This event is free and the public is invited. For more information, call 843-524-4281 or visit www.BeaufortCoC.com.
Red Dam Baptist to host sports camp
Red Dam Baptist Church in Hardeeville will host a free sports camp at its Euhaw campus in Ridgeland during the week of June 27-July 1. The program, operating nightly from 5:30-8 p.m., includes skills for basketball, soccer and cheerleading, as well as sharing the message of Jesus Christ. Participants can register online at www.reddam.org or on the day of the camp. For more information, call the church at 843-784-6083. You can also send an email to email@example.com. Euhaw is located at 2576 Bees Creek Road in Ridgeland.
History museum needs docents
Do you love history? The Beaufort History Museum is recruiting the Summer 2016 class of volunteer docents to lead tours and serve as community liaisons. The museum displays artifacts, photos and special exhibits to help our volunteers bring Beaufort’s history to life for visitors. An information session will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at 713 Craven St. in Beaufort. Call Lorrie Burleyknoles at 559-362-3237.
Library asks for help completing survey
A committee of the Library Board of Trustees is spearheading a countywide Strategic Planning Survey for the Beaufort County Library System that will run until July 30. All residents are encouraged to participate. It only takes a few moments to complete. The survey can be accessed at www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/survey. Paper versions are also available at all branch libraries.
Christian comedian Paul May to perform
Christian Stand-Up Comedian Paul May will appear at Red Dam Baptist Church in Hardeeville on Saturday, Aug. 6, as part of his “Moments of May-Ham” tour. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., also serves as a fundraiser for the church’s youth group. Tickets can be purchased online for $10 at www.paulmaycomedy.com or for $12 at the door. For more information, call the church at 843- 784-6083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also log onto the church’s website at www.reddam.org. The church is located at 488 Red Dam Road.
Tidewater Hospice offers support groups
Tidewater Hospice is offering the following programs:
– Bereavement Group: 5-6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 Buckingham Plantation Drive, Suite A, Bluffton; 843-757-9388.
– Caregiver Support Groups: 10:30 a.m., last Thursday of each month, Brookdale Hilton Head Court, Hilton Head; 10-11 a.m., last Wednesday of each month, Sun City, Bluffton; 10-11 a.m., second Monday of each month, Bloom at Belfair, Bluffton; 4 p.m., third Wednesday of each month, Bloom of Bluffton, Bluffton. For details on these groups, call 843-757-9388
– Benton House: Adult Talk series on various informational topics relating to the geriatric population at noon, first Monday of every month, 8 Hampton Lake Drive, Bluffton, 843-757-3111.
Additionally, Tidewater Hospice is looking for administrative and patient care volunteers to assist in Lowcountry locations. Call Corrie VanDyke at 843-757-9388.
Volunteers needed for Adopt a Highway
Beaufort County’s Adopt a Highway Coordinator is seeking volunteer groups, communities and businesses to adopt and clean up litter on a two mile section of roadway four times annually for a period of two years. Recognition signage will be posted at a designated area within the adopted area. Call 843-441-3849 or send an email to email@example.com for more information.