What To Do the week of April 6th-12th

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Tubman, Smalls topic of free lecture on April 6

Dr. Andrew Billingsley will lecture at Tabernacle Baptist Church on the topic of “Harriet Tubman and Robert Smalls in South Carolina during the Civil War” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April6.

The lecture is free and the public is invited to attend.

Shrimp, grits cook-off to be held April 8

The 4th Annual Bridge Block Party-Shrimp and Grits Cook-off, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 8, on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. In addition to the cook-off, there will be music, raffles, a kids zone, artisans, food and beer.

The event is being presented by Ameris Bank and is a fundraiser for Bridges Prep.

ArtWalk is coming to downtown Beaufort

An ArtWalk featuring more than 400 artists will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, in downtown Beaufort.

More than a dozen galleries will be open featuring varied styles and mediums of art. Refreshments will be offered.

Writing discussion coming to Beaufort

The Pat Conroy Literary Center will host Kelly Egan, who will discuss “On Writing, Living, and Making Meaning: A Discussion on Writing about the Spiritual Life” from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Grace Chapel AME Church at 502 Charles St. ($5 donation) and from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Technical College of the Lowcountry Auditorium, Beaufort.

Santa Elena Center offers history programs

The following programs will be held at the Santa Elena History Center at 1501 Bay St. Tickets are $10 for each event and can be purchased at santa-elena.org/calendar-of-events.

• The European Struggle to Settle North America: 3-4 p.m. Saturday, April 8.

Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, England, France, and Spain struggled to establish permanent settlements in North America. Most of their attempts failed, but each country finally achieved success. The area that would become South Carolina played an important role in this struggle. 

The authors of “The European Struggle to Settle North America: Colonizing Attempts by England, France and Spain, 1521-1608” will delve into settlement efforts in the Southeastern United States and in particular the Port Royal Sound region.

• Games of the Past: 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 11

Did you ever wonder how people amused themselves before there was TV, computers and tablets?  Travel back in time with us and learn about the games our ancestors played. You will have chance to play a variety of them including Nine Men’s Morris, Put and Take, Buck and Mancala just to name a few. Whether you are an adult or kid, you might find them a lot of fun!

• Indigo Tie-Dyeing with Eliza Lucas Pinckney: 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 12

In this family program Pinckney will help guests understand the historical importance of indigo and how it became a valuable cash crop in South Carolina.  Participants will have a chance to interact with her and ask her questions before they explore the parts of the plant used to make the dye and then tie-dye their own t-shirts in indigo. Bring a white T-shirt, preferably cotton, on the day of the event.

Quilters invite public to participate in event

The Sea Island Quilters will hold a Quilters Day Out from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Carteret Street Methodist Church.

“If you are interested in the art of quilting, you are urged to attend this very special, informative and fun day,” according to a release.

For more details, contact Joey Patrucco at mjpatrucco@gmail.com.

Spring tea coming to Dataw Island Club

The Third Annual Spring Tea, presented by the Beaufort History Museum, will be held from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 10.

Reservations must be made by Monday, April 10. Seating is limited.

The event, Crowning Glory – Celebrating the Role of Women’s Hats in Southern Culture,” will be held at the Dataw Island Club.

Patrons are invited to“Strut  their Hattitude” as they savor raditional delicacies, sip tea, listen to informative speakers and bid in a silent auction.

To make reservations, visit tea.beauforthistorymuseum.com. Proceeds will benefit the projects of the Beaufort History Museum.

Recycling, coloring at Beaufort library

The Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. is hosting the following upcoming events:

• Relax and Color @ Beaufort Branch Library – Stop by to color, meet new friends and relax at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 11.

• 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.

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.

Fashion show to be held on April 20

The Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection Annual Fashion Show will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Hilton Garden Inn at 1500 Queen St.

Reservations must be made by Friday, April 14. The cost of the lunch and program is $18 per person (includes tip and tax).  

Fashions will be presented from Nuances of Port Royal and JCPenny.  

For reservations, contact Marti Myers at 843-321-0962 or puddlesportia@gmail.com. 

Christian women’s group to hold luncheon

The Lowcountry Christian Women’s Connection will hold its April luncheon at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 19. Lunch is $25 and must be prepaid by Wednesday, April 12.

The double features will include Linda DePue of Savannah, presenting the latest line of Premier Design Jewelry for purchase and Nicole Smith, owner of Make It Pretty studio in Bluffton, who will give a presentation on floral design and demonstrate seasonal do- it-yourself ideas. The key speaker will be Susan Schreer Davis, of Kennesaw, Ga. She is a singer, songwriter and author of the book, “The Great Undoing and My Journey Home.”

Make checks payable to “CWC Bluffton” and mail to: Kathy Walters, 10 Evening Tide Way, Bluffton, SC 29910