January 24th-30th events around Beaufort

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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 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.

January activities at Hunting Island State Park

There are fun, interesting and educational activities every day hosted by Park Ranger and Lowcountry Master Naturalist Megan Stegmeier. 

  • Tuesdays: CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Beach Walk, 3 p.m. 
  • Wednesdays: Alligator Talk, 11 a.m. 
  • Thursdays: Lighthouse Tour, 10 a.m. (Jan. 24); CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Feeding Frenzy, 3 p.m. 
  • Fridays: Stepping Stones, 2 p.m. (Jan. 25)
  • Saturdays: Fish Printing, 2 p.m. (Jan. 26)
  • Sundays: Reptile Talk, 11 a.m.

For a description of these programs and a complete calendar of activities, go to southcarolinaparks.com/hunting-island and click on “Programs & Events.”

All are invited to attend these free events, though there is an entry fee to Hunting Island State Park and reservations are needed for lighthouse programs.

For more information, call 843-838-7437 or go to the Friends of Hunting Island website and the Facebook page: FOHI Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

Chilly Bean 5K/10K & Chili Brewfest coming up

Come run in the sixth annual Chilly Bean Run at Coosaw Point on Lady’s Island at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. Fun, flat beautiful course among giant live oaks and by the water. Party afterward with chili and beer, live music, and fun for kids.

This event is organized by the Beaufort Academy Parents’ Association. Check out GetChilly.org to get the most up-to-date information.

This year’s event will be the biggest so far, so please plan on running, walking, cheering, or just come eat some chili. A portion of the proceeds benefits YMCA of Beaufort.

Sign up online at runsignup.com

Smoked pork butts sale Super Bowl weekend

The local Knights of Columbus Council is having a charity fundraiser, offering smoked pork butts for sale, to be picked up on Super Bowl weekend, Saturday, Feb. 2, anytime from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot on Ribaut Road in Port Royal. The smoked pork butts, averaging 5-7 lbs., are slow cooked for over 18 hours and can be served immediately, refrigerated and served Sunday for the big game or frozen. Pre-purchase is highly recommended at $35.00 each vs. $40.00 on February 2nd.

Go to www.porkbutts.org to order or pick up your tickets in front of Grayco Hardware on Sea Island Parkway any Saturday (9 a.m. to 12 noon) in January. Some butts will be available for sale on Feb. 2.

A portion of the proceeds will go to support St. Peter’s Church, St. Peter’s School and the Columbus Hope Foundation. For further information, call Mike McMahon at 843-838-9839 or Terry Buquet at 843-986- 6611.

22nd Annual Southern Coast Heart Ball Set for Feb. 2

The American Heart Association (AHA) will host the 22nd Annual Southern Coast Heart Ball at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa.

The annual black-tie gala, chaired by Catherine Donaldson of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, will celebrate life-saving advances made in the Lowcountry over the last 22 years. Donaldson is chairing in honor of her husband, who served in the U.S. Army Reserves and died of a heart attack in 2016.

The Southern Coast Heart Ball will bring together more than 400 guests from the corporate, philanthropic and medical communities to celebrate 2018’s accomplishments while raising funds to further the AHA’s mission.

Guests will enjoy an evening of dining, dancing and live entertainment as well as live and silent auctions.

To reserve your seats or for more information about the 22nd Anniversary Southern Coast Heart Ball, visit www.SouthernCoastHeartball.org.

Historical Society upcoming events 

The Beaufort County Historical Society will dedicate the newest S.C. Department of Archives and History (SCDAH) historical marker at the site of the Oyster Factory at 106 Sunset Blvd on Ladys Island. The brief dedication ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 6. 

On Feb. 7, the Beaufort County Historical Society and Beaufort History Museum will celebrate their 80th birthday with a presentation by W. Lewis Burke, author of “All of Civil Rights: African American Lawyers in South Carolina, 1868-1968.”  

Burke will discuss local early African American attorneys. 

This collaboration will be held at 6 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Craven Street. 

Tickets are $10 on the BHM website (beauforthistorymuseum.com) and $15 at the door. 

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