What To Do the week of August 17th-23rd

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Habitat for Humanity in need of volunteers

Wondering how you might be able to help LowCountry Habitat for Humanity? 

Attend their Volunteer Orientation held at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at 616 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 

Volunteer opportunities exist in every area of operations at LowCountry Habitat; there is a need for all types of abilities and skill levels, from construction to volunteering at the ReStore to serving on various committees and more.

For more information, contact Lee McSavaney, volunteer coordinator, at 843-522-3500 or email info@lowcountryhabitat.org.

Island Girls Night Out coming to Boondocks

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, meet new friends and win prizes will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Boondocks at 1760 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena Island.

‘Clybourne Park’ explores race relations 

Local theatre company Coastal Stage Productions, CSP, one of this area’s top producers of quality short-run theatre projects, returns to area venues with the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning production “Clybourne Park.”  

The production is rated PG-13 for adult language.

“Clybourne Park” at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at The Shed Event Venue, 809 Paris Avenue, Port Royal.

A catered Dinner Theatre option is available at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.

“Clybourne Park” will also be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head. 

General admission tickets are $20. The reserved Dinner Theatre is $48.

For tickets for all events, visit www.brownpapertickets.com, the box office or for more information call 843-717-2175. 

Coastal Stage Productions is a high quality, regionally traveling theatre company based in Ridgeland.

Chorale is looking for singers to join

The Lowcountry Chorale, a mixed-voice community of singers, has begun preparation for its upcoming season.  

The chorale has been singing as a group since the spring of 1997, with continuous performances twice a year.  

The group is looking for singers. No audition is necessary, just a love of singing.

Rehearsals begin at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort.  

Thirteen weeks of rehearsals will culminate in performances on Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18.

In honor of its 20th anniversary as a community chorus, the theme for this concert is “Reflections of the Past 20 Years,” featuring a variety of songs celebrating the holiday season.

The first rehearsal starts at 6:15 p.m. 

There is a $35 membership fee to help defray music and performance costs. 

Call Shari at 843-252-3990 for more information.

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 is experience 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.

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.

In the classes, directed by docent educator Lorrie Burleyknoles, participants learn how Beaufort shaped America from the early European settlements, its involvement in the Revolutionary War and dramatic role during the Civil War to the Reconstruction Era, the complex transition to the 20th century and its current-day prominence as a major tourist destination and site of military training and defense.

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.

Hopeful Horizons to host volunteer training

Hopeful Horizons will host its third and final volunteer training for 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26; and from 5:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, Monday, Aug. 28, Tuesday, Aug. 29, and Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Volunteers who complete the training will learn basic crisis intervention skills, gain an understanding of the dynamics and forms of abuse and discover how they can use their talents to help end abuse and change lives in the Lowcountry.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer must fill out a volunteer application at www.hopefulhorizons.org by Tuesday, Aug. 15. 

Potential volunteers will be interviewed by a volunteer coordinator and must pass background checks.

Hopeful Horizons volunteers will be trained to take crisis calls, accompany victims of sexual assault to the hospital, interact with adults and children affected by trauma, and to otherwise assist staff to ensure Hopeful Horizons’ ability to meet the needs of our community.

Visit www.hopefulhorizons.org.

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 and 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.  

Christian theater performances offered

Music of Forever, a Christian theater production, is being held at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Grace AME Chapel on Charles Street in Beaufort.

According to Hillary Lathan, who puts on the show with her husband, Alan, the show puts Jesus on a personal level that everyone can relate to.  

“People that may never walk into a church will come to the drama and experience the gospel in a way that is real and fresh to them,” she said.  

The show includes seven characters and seven pieces of music. The irony of the number is intentional, as seven is a biblically significant number, according to Hillary.  

For more information, visit www.musicofforever.org. The performances are free, but donations are accepted.

Library to offer curbside service

In an effort to expand customer service, the Beaufort County Library System will test a new Curbside Hold Pickup Service at its branch in downtown Beaufort.

The service will be available only to Beaufort Branch customers who have a previously reserved item (considered a “hold”) and have been notified by the system that the item is ready for pick up. To all library cardholders, the online catalog sends an automatic message (via text or email) that a reserved item is ready for pick up at their branch library.

With the new curbside hold pickup service, Beaufort customers call the branch prior to arriving and library staff will confirm that their reserved item is available. Upon arrival, customers call the library again at which point a staff member will deliver the hold to the vehicle.

The pilot will run for two months with service beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Alzheimer’s fundraiser coming to The Shed

Dueling Pianos, Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort‘s 10th Annual Dinner Theatre, will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, at The Shed in Port Royal. 

The evening will offer music, dinner stations provided by local chefs, a full open bar sponsored by Gilbert Law Firm, both a silent and live auction and a retro photo booth to record your memories of the night.  

Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and the silent auction. Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. 

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.afsgb.org or call 843-521-9190.

Second Helpings volunteers needed

Second Helpings, a nonprofit that rescues food from area restaurants and grocery stores and delivers the food to local agencies to stop hunger, is in need of volunteers.

Shifts are available on Hilton Head, and in Bluffton and Beaufort. 

Volunteers can sign up for one day a week or month. Also needed are on-call, last-minute volunteers for a SWAT team to help on the truck for special runs.  

For more information, contact Lili Coleman at execdirector@secondhelpingslc.org or call 843-689-3689.

Visit secondhelpingslc.org.