What To Do the week of April 13th-19th

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Women’s conference to be held in Port Royal

Local women are invited to Lost on a Familiar Road Women’s Conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Port Royal Baptist Church

Deadline for registering is Friday, April 14, and groups of women are welcome.  

The cost is $10, which includes lunch.

Author Kimberly Sowell will be the speaker. 

For more information, call 843-521-1994, email secretary@portroyalbaptist.org, or visit www.portroyalbaptist.org.

Bird walk to be held at Donnelley area

The Fripp Audubon Club is conducting a bird walk at Donnelley Wildlife Management Area on Saturday, April 15.  

This is a peak time for the spring migration. Songbirds, shore birds, ducks and late winter birds should be present.

Bird walks are designed for folks with a serious interest in birds, their behavior, habitat and identification. 

The trip will begin with a brief orientation before departure. 

Bring binoculars and bird guide. Beginners are welcome. 

Participants will meet in the parking lot adjacent to the Lady Island McDonald’s. Departure is at 8 a.m.; orientation begins at 7:45. 

Participants should bring lunch, binoculars, bug spray, sunscreen, water, etc.  

Visit www.islc.net/audubon.

Recycling program at Beaufort library

The Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. is hosting How to Recycle Right in the Lowcountry.

Recycling differs by region. Learn the most effective ways to recycle in Beaufort County at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18.

USCB author series to feature Barb Schmidt

The University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch with Author series continues at noon Wednesday, April 19, at the Country Club of Hilton Head with author Barb Schmidt.   

A practitioner of mindfulness and meditation for over 30 years, Barb Schmidt is the author of the internationally bestselling book “The Practice: Simple Tools for Managing Stress, Finding Inner Peace, and Uncovering Happiness.”

Tickets are $42 and must be purchased in advance.   

Call the USCB Center for the Arts 843-521-4145 or online uscbcenterforthearts.com.

Women’s group to hold fashion show, lunch

The Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will hold “Fashions and Lunch” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Hilton Garden Inn at 1500 Queen St. in Beaufort.

The guest speaker will be Susan Davis, who will speak on “She Lives Empowered as a Prisoner of Hope.”

Tickets are $18, which includes taxes and tip. Reservations or cancellations must be made by Friday, April 14.

Contact Marti Myers at 843-321-0962 or puddlesportia@gmail.com.

Sea Island Quilters to meet on April 20

The Sea Island Quilters will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Carteret Street United Methodist Church.

For more information, email Joey Patrucco at joeypatrucco@yahoo.com.

Celebrate Poetry Month at Annual Poetry Gala

In celebration of Poetry Month in April, the Beaufort poetry group Otram Slabess will hold its 10th annual poetry reading at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Charles Street Gallery, 914 Charles St., Beaufort.

Featured readers will be Warren Slesinger, Quitman Marshall, Jacquelyn Markham, Olivia Stiffler, and Emily Davis-Fletcher, followed by an open mic for guests. 

Refreshments, poetry, music, and inspiring conversation will flow. The event is free and open to the public.

Visit otramslabess.wordpress.com.

Letter writing campaign coming to library

What are you doing to honor Earth Day? Bring your kids and join the folks at Letters For Hope at 2:30 p.m. on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, at the St. Helena Island Public Library’s conference room.  

The focus of the event is to urge politicians to safeguard the environment.

This Letters For Hope event is co-sponsored by MomsRising Beaufort County Circle, a local hub that represents the national MomsRising Advocacy group. 

Special activities for children are planned — including color-your-own postcards. This is an educational opportunity for elementary school students who are just learning how to write, as well as high school students who are looking to become more involved in their community. A tutor will be available to help those who are having trouble constructing their letters. Worksheets with tips on how to write a letter, along with addresses for local politicians, also will be provided.

This event is family friendly. Parents are encouraged to bring children. For more information, call 843-415-3490 or e-mail heather@braggmedia.com. For more information about Letters for Hope, visit www.lettersforhope.org.

Symphony to hold last concert of season

The Lowcountry Wind Symphony will present its final public concert of the 2016-2017 season at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive in Beaufort.

The free concert will include compositions of American icons John Williams and excerpts from Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” Also on the program are popular tunes of Henry Mancini, a medley entitled “Benny Goodman, King of Swing,” “Gershwin by George” and a march or two by John Philip Sousa.  

Visit lowcountrywindsymphony.com.