February 28th-March 6th events around Beaufort

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.

Indivisible Beaufort monthly meeting

Indivisible Beaufort’s next meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. on March 2 at the Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott St. 

The meeting will feature Bernadette Hampton of the SC Education Association. A 21-year veteran of the Beaufort County School District, Hampton will share current educational issues before the state General Assembly.

In addition, Cheryl Streedain will share information about a new education advocacy group in Beaufort, the Beaufort Community Partnership.

For more information email JusticeIndivisibleBSC@gmail.com.

YMCA to offer CPR classes

The Wardle Family YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Ave in Port Royal, offers CPR classes for community members on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon on the following dates in 2019: March 2, April 6, May 11, June 8, June 22, July 20, August 17, September 7, September 19, and November 23. 

Cost is $35 for this YMCA-certified course and those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Contact Lou Bergen, Aquatics Director to register for this class. Call the Y at  843-522-9622 or visit beaufort-jasperymca.org

“Food for the Eyes” Art Exhibit 

Local artists will feature their “delicious” art at the Food for the Eyes” exhibit from March 3-28 at the Beaufort Arts Council Art Gallery at Technical College of the Lowcountry building 1, 921 Ribaut Road. 

An opening reception will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday March 3. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday through Friday.  

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).

Riverview Baptist homecoming celebration

Riverview Baptist Church will hold its annual homecoming celebration on Sunday, March 3.

Worship service will begin at 10 a.m., followed by fellowship lunch.  The theme for this year’s service is “Jesus is the rock of our salvation and the cornerstone of our faith.” 

Special performances by Devi Black, Penny Smith, Robert and Pat Claxton, and Trae and Tara Moore, with two short skits and missions dedication.

Hair to Learn: Healthy Hair Q & A

Tosha Holmes, salon owner, cosmetology educator, and hair care expert, answers questions about keeping your hair and scalp healthy. Includes a quick and easy style demonstration.

Call 843-255-6458 to submit questions or for more information about this free event.

Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 p.m., Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street. Free. 

Historical Society to present lecture 

The Beaufort County Historical Society will offer a lecture by Dr. Larry Rowland and Julie Zachowski at noon on Thursday, March 7, at the Santa Elena Center, 1501 Bay Street in Beaufort. 

Their topic will be, “The Blue Channel Corporation and the Origins of the Beaufort Seafood Industry.”

This event is free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome.

American Legion Beaufort Post 9 golf tournament 

American Legion Beaufort Post 9 will hold its annual golf tournament to raise funds for local youth programs on Friday, March 8, at The Legends at Parris Island Golf Course. 

Participants enjoy a fun round of golf, including mulligans, lunch, drinks, prizes and awards. Special prizes include longest drive, closest to the pin on par 3s, hole-in-one on par 3s, and $10,000 for a hole-in-one on No. 10. 

Hole sponsorships are available. All contributions are used to fund local youth programs.

For further information, to sign up to play or to sponsor or support the tournament, contact George Miller at 843-470-0928 or The Legends at Parris Island Gold Pro Shop at 843-228-2240. 

Mail to: American Legion Golf, P.O. Box 2540 Beaufort, SC 29901

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.

  • 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.

BA to hold Shamrock Shakedown

Join us for the the best St. Patrick’s Day party in Beaufort. The Shamrock Shakedown is a fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort. 

This spring fundraiser is the main Beaufort Academy fundraiser for the year, and the entire Beaufort community (21 and older) is welcome to attend.

Souls Harbor will provide live music, and the event will feature silent and live auctions, a golf cart raffle, Louis Vuitton raffle, dinner by Saltus River Grill and an open bar until 11 p.m.  

Tickets are $65 per person, and can be purchased online at www.bidpal.net/shamrockshakedown.

Coupons for Soldiers

Did you know that manufacturer’s coupons that have expired in the U.S. can still be used by overseas military members?

Drop by the Beaufort Branch Library on Sorting Day to help clip, sort, and bag coupons to prepare for shipping.

  • Friday, March 15, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Celebrate St. Paddy’s at Beaufort Town Center

The 2nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Beaufort Town Center will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. The event is free and open to the public.

Area restaurants and food trucks will be selling food and drinks and there will be live music by Mike Martin & The Beautiful Mess. This family-fun event will also have activities for children of all ages, and those young at heart as well. Attendees will enjoy bounce houses, face painting, a rock-climbing wall, obstacle courses, a 24-foot slide, a four-person bungee jump, and much more.

Vibe Alive with Beaufort BioEnergetics

Embody your personal power with the Vibe Alive event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at The Retreat at Lady’s Island, 9 Sunset Blvd. Join Martha O’Regan and Elizabeth Bergmann of Beaufort BioEnergetics for a day of fun while learning simple ways to shift your energy to enliven a higher vibrational you. Cost is $80 per person (lunch provided). Register at www.beaufortbioenergetics.as.me/vibe-alive. For more info call 843-812-1328 or 410-212-1468.

Historic Beaufort Foundation Architects’ Tour

Enjoy touring a curated selection of contemporary private houses designed or renovated by Beaufort’s finest architects from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. 

Selected by Montgomery Architecture, Frederick & Frederick, R.W. Chambers and Allison Ramsey, each house will celebrate the creative and distinctive architecture that interprets the Lowcountry and gives it a definite 21st-century look. 

The tour is self-paced and includes five houses. Automobile transportation necessary.

Tickets are $65 and may be be purchased by calling Historic Beaufort Foundation at  843-379-3331 or online www.historicbeaufort.org/shop.

Tickets may be picked up at the Foundation’s office from March 4-15 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

For more information, call Isabella Reeves or Jacque Wedler at 843-397-3331.

Community Health Fair at Helena Place

Make a healthy start to spring by getting a variety of complimentary and low-cost health screenings at the 5th annual Community Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 26, at Helena Place Senior Living in Port Royal. 

Blood pressure screenings, blood sugar checks, cholesterol and PSA tests, balance/fall assessments, eye exams, hearing screenings and more will be offered. Admission is free and the event is open to all ages. Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort, The Lending Room, Beaufort County Council on Aging, Independent Again, Tidewater Hospice and Lowcounty Cremation are just a few of the 25 health care providers offering their services. Twenty raffle prizes will be given away at random to attendees. A complimentary brunch buffet will be provided until noon. Make sure to register for the gift card and gift basket giveaways. The first 50 people through the door will receive a healthy snack sack. For more information, please call 843-252-3001 or email rewing@enlivant.com.

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