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Labor Day weekend happenings

The Lands End Woodland, Inc. of St. Helena Island will celebrate the 5th Lands End Woodland River Festival from September 2-3, to commemorate the legacy of its Gullah founding fathers. The festival is a community celebration of the Gullah ancestry and traditions of the people of St. Helena Island through music, storytelling, historical presentations, crafts and food. Admission is $3 for adults; children (16 and under) free.  Free parking. The Woodland beachfront property is located on Lands End Road, six miles south of Penn Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on St. Helena Island. For more festival information, please call (843) 838-4503 or (843) 838-2474.

Hunting Island State Park presents Pirate Day on Saturday, Sept. 3. Pirate Roulette will be at 10 a.m.: Meet in the Nature Center parking lot and  battle other pirates in a brutal egg off! Last one standing, not covered in egg, wins a prize. Pre-Registration required. $2/person, fee waived if you dress like a pirate. At 11 a.m. there will be Life of a Pirate Relay Race at the lighthouse. At 2 p.m. Pirates of the Carolinas: Meet at the Nature Center. Make your own Treasure Chest at the Nature Center at 3 p.m. $5/person, ages 4 and up. Call the Nature Center for more details at 843-838-7437.

The annual Labor Day program will be held at the Penn Center campus on Monday, September 5, with a fish fry, homemade ice cream and fun for the whole family.  A Community Yard Sale will also be held and interested parties may register.  The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Penn School National Historic District is located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on St. Helena Island, off Sea Island Parkway. For details, call (843) 838-2432.

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