January 17th-23rd events around Beaufort

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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. 

Free. 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).

BA to host robotics competition

The Beaufort Academy robotics team will host an event for the 2019 FIRST Tech Challenge season from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. 

Robotics teams will explore STEM concepts through a challenging and out-of-this-world space-themed game called Rover Ruckus.

The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs. These programs build science, engineering, and technology skills. FIRST hopes to inspire innovation and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

The public is welcome to attend and see firsthand our science and technology leaders of tomorrow in action! Teams will compete with rovers they have built from the ground up. There will be up to 14 teams competing. Concessions will also be available for purchase.

Volunteers are also needed for this event. If you are interested in volunteering, please email your name and contact info to BeaufortAcademy.Robotics@gmail.com.

Beaufort Drum Circle continues in January

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

Join us 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.

Tour Historic Fort Fremont

Travel back in time to the 1890s and the Spanish American War at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the St. Helena Branch Beaufort County Public Library (6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road). 

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. Tour lasts approximately two hours. No reservations are necessary.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information call the St. Helena Library at 843-255-6487 or visit fortfremont.org.

Beaufort Acupuncture to hold open house

Beaufort Acupuncture (12 Fairfield Road) will hold an open house to celebrate its one-year anniversary from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The public is invited to help celebrate the milestone. Meet the practitioner, get your acupuncture questions answered, and see demonstrations of acupuncture, cupping and moxabustion therapies. Drawings, door prizes and organic, non-GMO edibles will be available. 

Call 843-694-0050 or visit www.BeaufortAcupuncture.com for more information.

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 group has won countless awards, been nominated for three JUNOs (the Canadian Grammy), and has garnered rave reviews all over the world.

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.

Beaufort Chamber to host legislative luncheon

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 2019 Legislative Luncheon on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Callawassie Island Club. Registration and networking will begin at 11 a.m. with the program starting at 11:30 a.m.

During the event, state elected officials will discuss their plans for the upcoming 2019 General Assembly. Anticipated panelists include: Sen. Chip Campsen, Sen. Tom Davis, Rep. Jeff Bradley, Rep. Shannon Erickson, Rep. Michael Rivers, and Rep. Shedron Williams. The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will also present its 2019 Legislative Agenda.  

Advance registration is required as space is limited. Individual tickets are $40 for Chamber members and $55 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit www.beaufortchamber.org or contact Janessa Lowery at Janessa@BeaufortChamber.org. 

Hallelujah Singers to kick off Black History Month

Beaufort’s own Dr. Marlena Smalls and the Hallelujah Singers will help to kick off Black History Month with a special public performance of their musical storytelling and a celebration of the Lowcountry’s Gullah culture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at Beaufort’s City Hall.  

Preserving their West African cultural heritage, the Hallelujah Singers’ high-energy performance will delight with uplifting voices, lyrical stories, and inspirational narrative. The event is free of charge and open to the public. 

For more information call 843-271-8157 or send email to marlenasmalls@yahoo.com.

Beaufort History Museum to hold annual meeting

Museum members and the public are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of Beaufort History Museum (BHM) at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Social Hall of Beth Israel Synagogue, located at 401 Scott St. (entrance at the side door), adjacent to the Arsenal.

Milestones of the past year will be celebrated and plans for 2019 will be revealed, including a recap of Phase I of the renovation of the Museum’s main exhibit hall, which recently opened to the public in May, and updates on Phase II, which is now being planned. Current Museum members also will vote on a slate of Board of Directors nominees. The slate will be presented to BHM members in advance of the annual meeting via email.

Following the annual meeting, a reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and wines will be held at 7 p.m. at the Museum on the second floor of the Arsenal, located at 713 Craven St.

Those who wish to renew their Museum memberships or to become new members may do so at the meeting or via the Museum’s website at www.beauforthistorymuseum.com.

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