January 10th-16th events around Beaufort

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Beaufort Historical Society offers lecture

The Beaufort County Historical Society will offer a lecture by Jim Jordan, “Runaway Slaves Take Up Arms Against Their Masters: The Formation of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers” at noon on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Santa Elena History Center at Bay and Bladen streets.  

Celebrate Beaufort’s film history at History Museum

The Beaufort History Museum will host a reception with popcorn and soft drinks from 4-6 p.m. on Jan. 10 to celebrate a special exhibit, Beaufort in Films, presented in partnership with Ron and Rebecca Tucker of the Beaufort Film Society. The exhibit, featuring movie posters and memorabilia from films made in Beaufort, will be on display at the Museum through Feb. 28. The annual Beaufort International Film Festival will be held Feb. 19-24.

BSDC Annual Awards and Oyster Roast

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s Annual Awards and Oyster Roast will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club beginning at 6 p.m.

Plan to enjoy local oysters by Sea Eagle Market, crock pot favorites and hot dogs. You must RSVP the number in your party by email to fgibson@islc.net or call 843-522-2122, option 1, before noon on Tuesday, Jan. 8. If you RSVP and are a no-show, you will be billed. 

The cost is $15 per person, including beverages, and will be paid at the door. Children 12 and under are free.

Please consider bringing your favorite crock pot delight but verify first by calling 843-521-7340.

Organists to present winter concert

The Low Country Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is presenting a Winter Concert at noon on Jan. 11 at St. Andrew By the Sea United Methodist Church, 20 Pope Ave. on Hilton Head Island. Organists Debby Graves, Linda Hamilton, and Beth Corry will be accompanied by nine vocalists and a violinist to perform familiar pieces of organ music and various vocal and violin solos. The concert is free with donations accepted.

Beaufort Drum Circle continues in January

All are invited to share some good vibes with the Beaufort Drum Circle. 

Join us from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, at the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce, 711 Bladen Street in downtown Beaufort, and from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Helena House, a senior living facility on Paris Avenue in Port Royal.

Everyone is welcome to attend. No experience is necessary. Please bring an extra drum if you have one to share.

Email beaufortscdrumcircle@gmail.com or contact us on our Facebook page “Beaufort SC Drum Circle” for more information.

Learn to Library

Learn how to search the catalog, check due dates, renew items, place holds, save your check-out history and more. Registration encouraged, but not required. Program offered from 2-3:30 p.m. on  Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Free. For more information, call 843-255-6458.

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 or drop off your unused coupons. Bring in your Smart Source, P&G, and RMN manufacturer’s coupons any time. Coupons can be up to two months expired. No store-specific or internet coupons, please.

Sorting days are Friday, Jan. 18, anytime between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 19, between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. 

This is a free event. For more information, call 843-255-6458.

Playing with a Purpose

Children in Africa continue to die of malaria. Nets must be replaced every three years and you can help save lives by participating in our fundraiser. Through the Imagine No Malaria Foundation, treated mosquito nets will be provided to African families. With your help, we have provided over 4 million nets, rehabbed 61 healthcare facilities, and trained thousands of volunteers.

Please help Carteret Street United Methodist Church raise money for malaria nets again this year by joining us in the Fellowship Hall from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18 for lunch and games. The cost is $15 per person. We ask that you purchase tickets for tables of four. Games may include bridge, Scrabble, Mahjongg or your favorite board game. All proceeds will be used to purchase life-saving malaria bed nets, which cost $10 each.

Tickets required in advance and may be purchased from Ellen Fabian (843-524-3841), Margey Pfeiffer (843-525-1761) or Lora Quincy (843-524-1356).

Beaufort Arts Council presents Harlem Renaissance

The Beaufort Arts Council announces its annual Harlem Renaissance “Afternoon of Jazz” event will be held Jan. 27 at the Dataw Island Clubhouse. The event is the organization’s premier annual fundraiser and supports a range of educational programming and community activities for artists and schools in Beaufort County.

This year’s event will feature a live music from some of the region’s top jazz musicians and singers performing popular jazz standards through the decades, as well as dance performances, literary readings, silent auction, and an afternoon brunch.

The event will be held from 2-6 p.m. To order tickets, go to www.beaufortartscouncil.org, or call 843-379-ARTS (2787). Ticket prices are $65 before Jan. 10, and $75 after January 10.

Sultans of String to play Fripp

The Sultans of String, a hot trio from Toronto composed of violin, guitar and bass, will set you on fire at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Fripp Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Boulevard.

The Sultans of String’s music transcends international borders, fusing popular genres such as folk and pop with gypsy-jazz, flamenco and Celtic sounds, with Arabic, Asian and Cuban rhythms. 

The show is sponsored by Fripp Friends of Music and supported by the SCAC. Tickets at the door: adults $30 (cash or check only), students free. Attendees get a free pass at the Fripp gate and are invited to join the trio at a complimentary catered reception after the show. For more information visit www.frippfriendsofmusic.com or call 843-263-5916.

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