March 21st-27th events around Beaufort

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Tour Historic Fort Fremont 

Travel back in time to the 1890s and the Spanish American War at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the St. Helena Branch Beaufort County Public Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island. 

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. The tour lasts approximately two hours. No reservations are necessary and it is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the St. Helena Library at 843-255-6487 or visit fortfremont.org

Folk singer McCutcheon to play Fripp

John McCutcheon, folk singer, story-teller and master of a dozen instruments, will perform at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, in the Fripp Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Boulevard. This concert is sponsored by Fripp Island Friends of Music and supported by the SC Arts Commission. Attendees get a free pass at the Fripp gate. Tickets at the door only: adults $30 (cash or check), students free thanks to the Peg Gorham Memorial Fund. You are invited to join McCutcheon at a complimentary catered reception after the performance. For more information, visit www.frippfriendsofmusic.com or call 843-812-2753. 

Calling all musicians and singers for Spirit Jam

Sea Island Center on St. Helena Island, a multi-purpose venue for concerts, plays, storytelling and other events, kicked off a successful Spirit Jam night last month with a variety of local musicians, singers and friends coming out to have fun and share their music at this free event. 

The next Spirit Jam, will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 25, at Sea Island Center, 876 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island (green building next to Red Piano Too). 

Spirit Jam is a family-friendly, alcohol-free gathering for the local community to enjoy sharing their artistry and talents in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere.  

No registration necessary. For questions, please call Jane Caffrey at 732-259-1935, Irene Goodnight at 615-243-4684 or Evelene  Stevenson at 843-271-2478.  

Community Health Fair at Helena Place

Make a healthy start to spring by getting a variety of complimentary and low-cost health screenings at the 5th annual Community Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 26, at Helena Place Senior Living in Port Royal. 

Blood pressure screenings, blood sugar checks, cholesterol and PSA tests, balance/fall assessments, eye exams, hearing screenings and more will be offered. Admission is free and the event is open to all ages. Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort, The Lending Room, Beaufort County Council on Aging, Independent Again, Tidewater Hospice and Lowcounty Cremation are just a few of the 25 health care providers offering their services. Twenty raffle prizes will be given away at random to attendees. A complimentary brunch buffet will be provided until noon. Make sure to register for the gift card and gift basket giveaways. The first 50 people through the door will receive a healthy snack sack. For more information, please call 843-252-3001 or email rewing@enlivant.com.

Black Chamber to hold next round of home buyer classes

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its next First Time Home Buyer’s Classes for March 26 (Budgeting and Getting Out of Debt), April 9 (Credit Recovery), April 23 (Are You Ready to Buy A Home?), May 7 (Obtaining and Maintaining a Mortgage), and May 21 (Meet the Lenders). There is no charge for these sessions that are held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Participants can earn a certificate to help toward the purchase of a home. The Beaufort County Black Chamber is located at 711 Bladen Street.  To reserve your space, please call 843-379-4588 or 843-986-1102.

Next Beaufort Drum Circle March 28

All are invited to share some good vibes with the Beaufort Drum Circle. The Drum Circle gathers every second Monday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. and every fourth Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. 

The next event will be from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in the Contemplative Garden at Henry Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort.

Everyone is welcome to attend this family-friendly event. No experience is necessary. Please bring a chair, a friend, and maybe an extra drum or hand percussion if you have one to share.

For questions or to join the mailing list, please email beaufortscdrumcircle@gmail.com or contact us on our Facebook page “Beaufort SC Drum Circle.”

Coastal Stage Productions presents ’The Hallelujah Girls’

Celebrating their fifth year of producing quality, local live theatre, Coastal Stage Productions is proud to announce their CSP Theatre Season 2019 opener, “The Hallelujah Girls.” Created by Jones, Hope, Wooten — the talented writers behind The Dixie Swim Club — the action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH, an abandoned church-turned-day-spa. The hilarity abounds when five feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to throw off their blues and shake up their lives. Set to be the first production in the new Coastal Stage @ AMVETS black-box playhouse, The Hallelujah Girls offers some of the most delightful and hilariously portrayed characters to ever hit the Lowcountry stage.

  • Location: COASTAL STAGE @ AMVETS, 1831 Ribaut Rd., Port Royal, SC.  
  • Dates: March 29, 30 and April 5, 6 at 8 p.m.; March 31 and April 7 at 2 p.m.
  • Pricing: Reserved Seating – $25, Group (10 or more) Reserved Seating – $22, At the Door – $27
  • Tickets: www.coastalstageproductions.com or 843-717-2175

Get in tune with conscious healing

Are you in tune with conscious healing — or do you wish to be? Come join with other women to explore and prepare dishes with nature’s gifts of seasonal herbs and food. Women In Tune with Conscious Healing is offering two days of choice to connect with nourishing, healing plants in a fun and conscious way. 

  • Spice Up Your Life, March 30, 2-6 p.m.: Sample and learn the healing properties of selected herbs and spices, and create different spins on common dishes using different flavor profiles.  
  • Intuitive and Creative Cooking with Spring Foods, March 31, 2-6 p.m.: Let’s build a sacred community and employ meditation and intuitive practices to create culinary masterpieces with local produce. Of course, we will dine on our collective creations.

These classes are facilitated by guest Chef Tonya Parker from Maryland and hosted by Ifetayo White of Neesa’s home.  Both classes are being held at Neesa’s home, 29 W. Cedar Road, St. Helena Island. Tuition for each class is $60 or $110 for both sessions. For more information or to register, contact Tonya Parker, 703-201-9743, tonya@mbsfood.com, or Ifetayo White, 843-271-1923, neesamoon@gmail.com.