What are Beaufort’s best bets this weekend?

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There’s something for everyone from bird lovers to history lovers to arts lovers

MAY 15-18: ‘A Piece of My Heart’: Based on interviews with 26 women, “A Piece of My Heart” intermingles the stories of women who served in the Vietnam War. The play explores their lives before, during, and after their service. It will be presented May 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., and May 18 and 25 at 3 p.m. at the USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. On May 15, a special performance will honor active duty military and veterans, and their families. For tickets, call the box office at 843-521-4145 or visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com.

MAY 17: A Baby Shower for the Birds: Join the Town of Port Royal, the Fripp Audubon Club and other birding clubs for the Second Baby Shower for the Birds to celebrate the birth of hundreds

These chicks are ready to party!
These chicks are ready to party!

of wading birds on Saturday, May 17 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Port Royal Rookery and Cypress Wetlands Trail on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. The free event will feature a guest speaker, music by Billy Drysdale, a scavenger hunt, tours of the wetlands, cake and fun.

MAY 17: Walking Tour of Sacred Sites: A Walking Tour of Sacred Sites in the Old Commons Neighborhood will be Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Old Commons Neighborhood Association, the tour will open eight churches, a synagogue, and four historic churchyards to the public. A fish fry lunch will be served by members of the Sons of Beaufort Lodge #36, and its ca. 1880 meeting hall will be open for the tour. The fish fry, at $9 per person, will be at 607 West Street. Tickets for the tour are $15 and will be available that day. Call 524-6997 for details.