Red Piano Too holding annual show
The Red Piano Too Art Gallery will hold its 24th annual Summer Show on Saturday, Aug. 13. This year’s featured artists include Jackie Haliburton, Sonja Evans, Leonard Jones, Sayid Majid and others. The gallery is at 870 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island. For more information, visit www.redpianotoo.com.
Benefit for Duff to be held Aug. 11
A benefit for J. Howard Duff will be held Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Roasting Room Lounge & Listening Room at 1297 May River Road in Bluffton. Duff is known throughout the community for his gift for teaching and mentoring guitar students, who range in age from 9 to 65. He is also the lead singer/lead guitarist in one of the South’s premier blues and swing groups, Red, White & Blues. He also handles the dual lead roles in the 1960s retro rock ’n’ roll band, Flashback. He began playing with the Praise Band at the Church of the Cross in Bluffton and later became a worship leader there. He recently suffered two 90 percent blockages in his heart, which resulted in a surgical procedure with subsequent complications. Doors open at 5 p.m., and several bands will be featured throughout the evening. Tickets to the event are $25.
Concert for youth scheduled at St. Helena library
Sterling Silver Songs, a free concert featuring Gary Sterling, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at St. Helena Branch Library. Sterling is a recording artist, entertainer, world traveler and graduate of St. Helena High School. The purpose of the concert is to celebrate and inspire local youth with the message, “This Mountain I Must Climb!” Admission is free and all ages are invited.The St. Helena Branch Library is at 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road. The event is being sponsored by the St. Helena Branch Library.
Event to pay tribute to Vietnam vets
The Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund will host the annual Vietnam Veterans Celebration on Friday, Aug. 12, at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort in honor of the 51st anniversary of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. This event seeks to honor our nation’s Vietnam War veterans of all branches of the military for their service and sacrifices to our country during a difficult era in our history. The event will take place from 7-9 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The Parris Island Marine Band and Beaufort’s Katie McAllister will be featured. For more information, visit www.hhlcf.org.
Sunset party to be held Aug. 19
Dog Days of Summer Sunset Party will take place at sundown, Friday, Aug. 19, at Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. Dog Days of Summer is a celebration on the May River. The party will feature a food court, craft beer garden, wine bar, kids play area and other fun activities for the entire family. Performing at Dog Days of Summer will be Chris Jones and The Will Snyder Trio. Bluffton Sunset Parties are family-friendly fun. Everyone is welcome. Come by boat, bike or golf cart. Lawn chairs and leashed pets are permitted, but no outside food or drinks will be allowed. A percentage of proceeds from the Bluffton Sunset Parties go to benefit local area charities. Tickets are $5 at the door, with children 12 and younger admitted free. For more information, visit www.blufftonsunsetparty.com or call Bear Foot Sports at 843-757-8520.
Yamasee Indians focus of Santa Elena program
A program called “The History of the Yamasee Indians: Origin, Migration, Conflict and Pottery,” will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Santa Elena History Center at 1501 Bay St. in Beaufort. This presentation will focus on the origins and migrations of the Yamasee Indians. It will incorporate some of the most recent research, and includes a brief overview of the Yamasee War and a short discussion of the evolution of Yamasee pottery. For more information, visit www.santa-elena.org.
Yoga program offered in Port Royal
RIY (Reiki Infused Yoga) is offering a free event call “The Laughing Yogini” at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. This program, led by Brittney Hiller and Reiki master Chris “Sutty” Suddeth, will be held at the Port Royal Wetlands Amphitheater. The family-friendly event will combine gentle yoga stretching and Reiki. All ages are welcome. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel and a water bottle. Text or call Hiller at 843-263-0320 or Suddeth at 843-263-2397 with any questions.
International artist’s work on display in St. Helena
World-renowned artist Alex Palkovich has chosen the St. Helena Branch Library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road to display his award-winning bronze sculpture “On the Way to Market.” The sculpture illustrates the heritage of African descendants in South Carolina’s Lowcountry and has won the 80th Annual National Sculpture Society Exhibition People’s Choice Award.