February 14th-20th events around Beaufort

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Beaufort Symphony Orchestra: Light Classical Pops

The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 and at 4 p.m. on Feb. 17 at St John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive. Admission is $40 for general admission or $15 for students. For more information, visit beaufortorchestra.org.

Blues concert to benefit children

Renowned blues musician Guy Davis is coming to Beaufort for a concert to benefit the students of the United Community Task Force. Davis will perform from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at United Church, 1801 Duke Street.

Come enjoy fabulous blues and support the children.

Admission is a recommended donation of $20 for adults and 25 cents for children. 

Hopeful Horizons 7th Annual Race4Love

Runners and walkers are invited to join the fun at the 2019 Hopeful Horizons Race4Love. The event will start at 9 a.m. on Feb. 16. The course is flat and quick and offers a pleasant trip through the scenic neighborhoods and Sanctuary Golf Course on Cat Island, 8 Waveland Ave. Marshals will guide you to the registration and parking areas near the tennis courts. Strollers and dogs are welcome.

New this year is the “Kiss my Grits” breakfast bar by Southern Graces. The 2019 race course is now USATF-certified and will be professional chip timed by Grounded Running. 

PIHMS to present discussion

Parris Island Historical and Museum Society and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will present MGSgt Tyrone Jackson discussing the history of the segregated Montford Point Marines from 1942-49. 

The event will be at noon on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Grand Army of the Republic Hall at 706 Newcastle St.

The GARH was established in 1896 for those African Americans who served in the Civil War and built by USCT’s of Beaufort area. The building has since served the community as a church, school, daycare and community resource building. 

In 2017, Dr. E. Washington, Commander of the SUVCW (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War) opened the Afro-American Military Mini Museum to show involvement of African-American veterans in all wars that America has been involved. Also active in the opening of the Afro-American Military Mini Museum are the DUVCW (Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.)

Following the Montford Point Marine presentation, a community fish fry will be held with fried fish dinners at $10 per plate. 

Rabbi Radonsky to hold book signing

Rabbi TZiPi Radonsky has scheduled a signing of her 2013 book, “AND: Building a World of Connection Through Jewish Mystical Wisdom,” from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Red Piano Too Gallery, 870 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island.

Jewish mysticism and the wisdom of the Kabbalah have long fascinated spiritual seekers of all faiths. Even though you may not be Jewish, you may find it interesting, inspirational, comforting and uplifting. 

Rabbi Radonsky is co-founder of The Society of the Vav (rhymes with love). She is a traveling Rabbi with a virtual congregation and has spiritual companions from around the world.

For more information about her work visit www. http://rebtzipi.com  or www.thesocietyofthevav.com.

Calling all singers

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. Voices needed, no audition necessary — just a love of singing.

Rehearsals begin at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive. The 13 weeks of rehearsals will culminate in performances on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. All who love to sing are welcome to join. The theme for this concert is “A Night At The Drive-In” and includes a variety of songs from movies we may have seen at drive-ins. This concert is a tribute to Beaufort’s famous drive-in theater, one of the last few remaining in the country.

Please note, registration prior to the first rehearsal will begin at 6:15 p.m. and there is a $35 membership fee to help defray music and performance costs.

Call Marsha at 207-323-1498 for more information.

Beyond the Bricks: Hoopla, cloudLibrary and Flipster

Learn how to instantly access and download free ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, and more.

Bring your own mobile device (tablet, cell phone, or laptop) and learn how to use the digital services offered by the library.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 8, 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 20, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Free. For more information, call 843-255-6458.

LCCWC sets February luncheon

The Low Country Christian Women’s Connection will hold its February luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse in Bluffton. Kim Hall, Director of Bluffton Self Help, will be the featured guest for the luncheon. 

Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item to donate for Bluffton Self Help. The speaker for the luncheon will be Joyce Stryker from Columbus, Ga., and her topic will be, “Which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn.” Music will be provided by Laurie Haddock and Sherry Wiley. 

Cost for the luncheon is $25 and must be prepaid by Wednesday, Feb. 13. Please make checks payable to “CWC Bluffton” and mail to Carol Mock, 607 Argent Way, Bluffton, SC 29909. 

For details, call Carol at 843-705-7604.

Evolution Big Band concert fundraiser for BAC

February is the month of love, and big band fans are going to love hearing the Evolution Big Band perform a benefit concert for the Beaufort Arts Council. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Technical College of the Lowcountry building 12 auditorium.

Artwork from Beaufort Arts Council artists will be on display and a light reception will be available at 6 p.m. in the lobby. Guests can also check out the historic community mural in process in the tunnel beneath Ribaut Road, connecting the campus. 

The 18-piece Evolution Big Band is regarded as one of the top big bands in the region. Its mission is to support local charitable causes by performing contemporary arrangements of big band music at concerts, dances and private events.  Since its founding in 2004, the band has raised more than $150,000 for non-profit organizations in the area.

This concert is a fundraiser for the Beaufort Arts Council (BAC), which is located on the campus of the Technical College of the Lowcountry.  BAC offers many educational programs for artists, students and church organizations and also promotes the local heritage, rich artistic legacy, and cultural uniqueness of our community. Tickets are $25. Reservations can be made at www.beaufortartscouncil.org/fundraising-events or by calling the Beaufort Arts Council at 843-379-2787.

Friends of Fort Fremont to hold annual meeting

The Friends of Fort Fremont members, guests, and the public are invited to attend our Annual Meeting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the St. Helena Branch Library. 

Accomplishments of the past year will be highlighted, and future plans will be presented, including a preview of the Fort Fremont Walking Tour app being developed for smart phones. Light refreshments will be served.

The regularly scheduled monthly docent tour will take place before the meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, beginning in the small conference room of the St. Helena Library. If you haven’t been on a tour, now is your opportunity.  You will see our award-winning documentary, view the diorama of the Fort circa 1900, and then travel down to the Fort for a walking tour with Sgt. Ted.

Classical pianist to play Fripp

Sandra Wright Shen, one of the most gifted classical pianists, will perform on Sunday, February 24, at 5:00 pm at the Fripp Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Boulevard. This concert is sponsored by Fripp Friends of Music and supported by the SC Arts Commission. Attendees get a free pass at the Fripp gate. Tickets at the door only: adults $30 (no credit cards), students free thanks to the Peg Gorham Memorial Fund. You are invited to join Sandra at a complimentary catered reception after the performance. www.frippfriendsofmusic.com or call 843-263-5916.

February Beaufort Drum Circle Events

All are invited to share some good vibes with the Beaufort Drum Circle. Now that the groundhog did not see his shadow, we hope that spring is on its way and we will be back outdoors soon. Until then, we are grateful to our gracious winter hosts. The final February event is planned for 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Henry Chambers Waterfront Park Contemplative Garden (weather permitting). 

In case of inclement weather, an alternative indoor location will be announced no later than Feb. 27 via email and on the Beaufort SC Drum Circle Facebook page.

Everyone is welcome to attend. No experience is necessary. Please bring an extra drum or hand percussion if you have one to share. Questions, please email beaufortscdrumcircle@gmail.com or contact us on our Facebook page “Beaufort SC Drum Circle.”

PIHMS to hold annual meeting

The Parris Island Historical and Museum Society will be holding their annual meeting on March 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Parris Island Museum. Please call 843-228-3215 for more information.

Conroy Center to hold 3rd annual March Forth

The Pat Conroy Literary Center will hold our third annual March Forth day of learning from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at the Frissell Community House at Penn Center on St. Helena Island. Commemorating the anniversary of Pat Conroy’s death, March Forth will be a day-long embrace of nature, writing, social justice, and fellowship among writers and readers in the heart of Conroy’s beloved lowcountry.

March Forth’s lineup will include New York Times best-selling young adult novelist Nic Stone (author of “Dear Martin”); educator and civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers Jr. and his biographer Adam Parker (author of “Outside Agitator”); “Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy” contributing writers Cassandra King Conroy, Tim Conroy, Jonathan Haupt, Ellen Malphrus, Sallie Ann Robinson, and Valerie Sayers; and a guided birding walk led by master naturalists Chris Marsh and Bob Speare.

All-day admission to March Forth is $22 with four gourmet box lunch options catered by Debbi Covington available for an additional fee of $18 (with advance purchase).

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