What To Do the week of August 10th-16th

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Red Piano Too hosts summer show

The Red Piano Too Art Gallery is hosting its 27th Annual Summer Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. 

The theme for the show is “The South Carolina Lowcountry: An Artistic Inspiration.”

Artists are special people. They only need to look outside to find inspiration to fuel their creative juices. Gallery artists are inspired by the South Carolina Lowcountry landscape, seascape, people and culture. Many of the old Gullah traditions are kept alive and passed on through the visual arts. 

The public is invited to meet and talk with some of the artists about their work at the 27th Annual Summer Show at Red Piano Too Art Gallery at 870 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena.

Visit redpiantoo.com or call 843-838-2241.

Yamasee War Battle focus of event

The Beaufort District Collection (BDC) will revisit the Yamasee War Battle of Sadkeche with Dr. Jon Marcoux in August.

Salve Regina University professor Marcoux returns to discuss his ongoing attempts to incorporate historical research, LiDAR mapping, and archaeological field work to locate a Yamasee War (1715-1717) battle site. 

This free event will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. in Beaufort

It will be first come-first seated, with 85 tickets available beginning at 1 p.m.

Percussionists are invited to join group

A group of local percussion lovers who enjoy the impromptu experience that a drum circle brings are inviting others to join in.

Gatherings are twice monthly, indoors in the summer and outdoors in the cooler months. All are welcome to this family friendly, free event. No experience is necessary.

Participants should bring some water and any non-electronic drum or other percussion instrument. Even an empty spackle bucket will do.

The event will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, 178 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island.

Visit the “Beaufort SC Drum Circle” Facebook page, email beaufortscdrumcircle@gmail.com or contact Jane at 732-259-1935 or Lanny at 843-441-0169.

Library will offer solar eclipse event

On Aug. 21, millions of people across the United States will see nature’s most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the sun. 

In anticipation of the eclipse, an event will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Beaufort Branch Library featuring a dramatic reading of Pulitzer-prize-winning author Annie Dillard’s essay “Total Eclipse.” It will be performed by professional actress Maggie Worsdale of the Traveling Literacy Theater.

All program attendees will receive complimentary viewing glasses designed to protect your eyes while observing the eclipse. 

Eclipse glasses will also be available while supplies last from Aug.17-21 during normal operating hours.

History Museum to provide docent training

The Beaufort History Museum is offering docent classes to train volunteers who lead museum tours and serve as community liaisons.

Classes will be held at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. and at the Arsenal at 713 Craven St. Space in the class is limited and those interested in attending the five-week session are encouraged to register early. 

Classes are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 24; 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31; 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 8; 9-11:30 a.m. Sept.15; and noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.

Contact lburleyknoles@beauforthistorymuseum.com or call 559-362-3237.

Friends of Fort Freemont to hold fall fundraiser

The Celadon Club will host The Friends of Fort Fremont Fall Fundraiser from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8.

Thre will be beer, wine, appetizers, music by Beaufort DJ Steve Curless and an auction. The Celadon Club is donating two family 6-month memberships and two spa packages (facial & massage) to the auction. There will be many other items to bid on too. 

Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased by Friday, Sept. 1, at www.fortfremont.org.  

Proceeds from this event will help continue the maintenance, preservation and conservation of Beaufort County’s Fort Fremont Park.  

The Friends of Fort Fremont is a 501(c)(3) corporation. 

The Celadon Club is at 61 Celedon Drive on Lady’s Island.

In 1898 Fort Fremont, on St. Helena Island, was the strategic defense for Port Royal Sound & the U.S. Naval Base at Parris Island.  

Beaufort County and The Friends of Fort Fremont are working to preserve this historic landmark. 

Except for August, free docent-led tours are offered at 10:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month at the St. Helena Branch Library. 

Visit www.FortFremont.org or call the library at 843-255-6540.