January 31st-February 6th events around Beaufort

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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.

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.

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

Get moving with Beaufort Track Club

Join the Beaufort Track Club at the Beaufort High School track from 6:30-7:30 p.m. each Tuesday night for an open community track workout. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced workouts are posted each week to ensure that you are getting the workout that you need.

Visit the Facebook page “Beaufort Track Club” for more information.

Sweetie Pie Bingo

Join us for pie, bingo, and sweet prizes at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Free. For more information, call 843-255-6458.

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 (www.beauforthistorymuseum.com) and $15 at the door. 

Drinking for wounded veterans

A special fundraiser for the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes will take place at River Dog Brewing Company in Okatie from 3-9 p.m. on Feb. 9. 

In May 2018, four individuals purchased a brewmaster experience donated by River Dog Brewing Co. at the LFWMH’s annual auction. Lin Godsey, Joe Grimm, Tim Bender, and Rick Lewis purchased the item and developed a special beer they brewed with brewmaster Amelia Keefe of River Dog. A special keg-tapping of their limited-release “Special Hoperations” amber ale wil take palce at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, followed by a major check presentation to the organization from the Okatie Rotary Club. The donation is from the annual polo charity event and will benefit local wounded military heroes.

The event will take place in conjunction with River Dog’s “Hoppy Wife, Hoppy Life” beer release party, along with several other new introductions. Food will be available from Murican Border Tacos.

Riverview Baptist Church mission fundraiser

The community is invited to join the members of Riverview Baptist Church from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, for their annual chili and soup cook-off, along with a bake sale and silent auction. All funds earned will be donated to missions.

19th annual Low Country Home & Garden Show

The annual Low Country Home & Garden Show is back for its 19th year at the Savannah Convention Center on Feb. 9-10. 

Whether you are renovating, building, landscaping, or decorating, solve all your home and garden projects while saving time by exploring thousands of square feet of exhibits under one roof. Get inspired by new home and garden ideas and seminars, explore aisles of the latest home products and services, save money with show-only discounts, and have fun with activities for the whole family. 

Ticket price ($7) includes access to both Saturday and Sunday’s events and seminars.

Financial Peace University returns to Beaufort 

More than 5 million people have positively changed their financial future through Ramsey Solutions’ Financial Peace University (FPU). Created by financial expert Dave Ramsey, the nine-lesson digital course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. FPU will be held in Beaufort at Waters Edge UMC, 415 Sams Point Road. The classes will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. Go to www.fpu.com/1082897 for more information or to register.

YA Everlasting Book Club

If you are an adult but still enjoy reading Young Adult literature, this book club is for you. All meetings are free and begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. 

  • Wednesday, Feb. 13: “When Dimple Met Rishi” by Sandhya Menon
  • Wednesday, March 13: “Woodwalker” by Emily B. Martin
  • Wednesday, April 10: “The Astonishing Color of After” by Emily X.R. Pan

For more information, call 843-255-6458.

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