What To Do the week of August 27th-September 2nd

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Free events hosted by local organizations  

This series of events, all free and open to the public, is a collaborative effort by the Parris Island Historical and Museum Society, Historic Port Royal Foundation, Beaufort County Historical Society, Beaufort District Collection-Beaufort County Library and the Town of Port Royal. Thursday, August 27th, at 6 p.m. — History of Santa Elena-Dr. Andy Beall, Union Church, Port Royal. Thursday, Sept. 10th, at 6 p.m. — Women Marines-panel discussion-Union Church, Port Royal. Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. — War of Terror Panel-Union Church, Port Royal. Thursday, Sept. 24th, at 11 a.m. —Court Martial at Parris Island-The Ribbon Creek Incident-Jay Stephens, Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady’s Island.

Designer labels on sale at Nearly New and More!   

It’s almost time for Nearly New and More! to be held at the Parish Church of St. Helena. “We have so many designer labels, including Worth, lots of Carlisle, Eileen Fisher, Etcetera and Ann Taylor among many others,” Jones said. “All are gently used or never worn, still with their tags, and we’ll be offering them at bargain prices. It’s a wonderful shopping opportunity!” Plus back-to-school clothes and quality menswear at great prices will be on sale Aug. 28 and 29 in St. Helena’s Parish House, 507 Newcastle St. in downtown Beaufort. Shopping hours are 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29. For more information, visit www.sthelenas1712.org.

Estate Auction of former Governor of SC  

Items from the historical estate of the Honorable Donald Stuart Russell, the 107th Governor of South Carolina (1963-1965), will be auctioned at Lakelands Auctions House in Hodges, SC on Labor Day, Monday, September 7. During his long and historical career of government service, Mr. Russell and his wife amassed a collection of some of the finest antiques, glassware, rugs, fountain pens, artwork, crystal, china and porcelain ever found in the state. All items in this auction will be exclusively from his estate. A preview reception will take place on Friday, September 4 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on auction day at 8:00 a.m. The event will take place at Lakelands Auction House in Hodges, SC. Bidders may participate online at www.proxbid.com.

First Responders receive complimentary chiropractic consult

The Joint Chiropractic is organizing First Responders Week for active duty military members, police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians and their immediate family members. These men and women may visit The Joint for a complimentary* consultation, exam and adjustment between September 8-12, 2015. You can find The Joint Chiropractic at 111A Towne Drive, Bluffton and 24 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head.

Sea Island Fly fishers to meet on September 9th

The Sea Island Fly Fishers will meet on Wed. Sept 9th, at 6:00 p.m. 825 Bay St., Beaufort. A social hour with food and drinks will be followed with a program.The multi-subject program will be a question and answer session with experts on wading, cobia, redfish, bonefish, rigging to fish, and fly tying. Representatives from CCA, Port Royal Sound Foundation, and DNR will also be available. Pick your expert and learn. The public is welcome to this free event. Call Jack Baggette at 441-4023 or visit the club website for more info. www.seaislandflyfishers.com.

Register to Vote on September 10th

In six months, South Carolina will hold primary elections to choose candidates for the next President of the USA. Our country faces issues that will affect us all and your voice should be heard. You are encouraged to register, especially if you are new to the area or recently reached the age of 18. Volunteers will be holding a Voter Registration Event on Thursday, September 10, 9:30 a.m. to Noon at the Broomfield Complex, corner of Brickyard Point Rd. and Pleasant Point Rd. on Lady’s Island. Please bring a copy of your Driver’s License, if possible or other forms of identification.

Event to honor Dr. Willie Gadson

Join us for “Destined for Greatness!” a Special Formal Dinner Banquet honoring – Dr. Jonas “Willie” Gadson, DTM for his Service and Leadership on Friday September 11th, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be held at Sergeant Jasper Park in Hardeeville. Hosted by the Leadership & Public Speaking Toastmaster’s Club of Beaufort. Those who are interested in being a part of it please contact (843) 524-4281, or email sidrahjackson@yahoo.com by Friday August 28th, 2015.

Little Shop of Horrors presented at USCB

The Beaufort Theatre Company presents the cult classic, ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’ Originally produced for the stage in 1982, ‘Little Shop’ tells the story of an odd little fella, Seymour Krelborn, and his sinister man-eating house plant, his tawdry love interest, Audrey, and a host of down on their luck ensemble members living on the wrong side of town. When: September 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th at 7:30 p.m.; September 13th, 20th at 3:00 p.m. The event will be at USCB Center for the Performing Arts located at 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Adults tickets are $25.00, seniors and military tickets are $20.00, and student tickets are $15.00. Tickets can be purchased  online at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com, by calling the box office at 843­-521-­4145, or in person at the Center for the Arts.

Sea Island Quilters to meet on September 17th

On Thursday, September 17th, Sea Island Quilters will meet at Praise Assembly, 800 Paris Island Gateway at 6:00 p.m. Quilting items and much more will be auctioned off. On Thursday, October 15th, quilters will demonstrate different quilting techniques. Come and learn from expert local quilters. Sea Island Quilters meet every third Thursday at Praise Assembly at 6:00 p.m. Come and join us for fun filled and informative meetings with folks who love to quilt, sew and share. For details contact Sharon Kimber at 838-2870 or skimber76@gmail.com.

Donate blood this October to save lives 

Please help Marine Federal CU save lives this October. We want to host a blood drive here at the branch on Oct. 26th, but need 20 pre sign-ups to make it happen. All we need is your name, phone number and email address for the pre commitment to the Blood Alliance. Stop by the branch at 819 Parris Island Gateway or call us at 800.225.3967, ext. 5151 or 5153. Refreshments and a gift from MFCU will be given to each participant in October.

Local Military Officers host conference   

Men & women of Beaufort’s Low Country Chapter, Military Officers Association of America, host MOAA’s biennial SC conference, October 9th-11th, MCAS Beaufort & hold 50th Anniversary banquet Oct. 10 at Lyceum, Parris Island. We’re current/ former/retired officers strongly committed to national defense, troops & families. Conference is open to the public; focus is on military/vets’ issues & how to help all who’ve served! $10 registration. Register today at www.lcmoaa.org/lcmoaa@gmail.com or call (413) 345-1524.

Upcoming library events 

To be held at the Lobeco Branch Library at 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco.

Event: Tech Help Thursdays
Date: Thursday, September 3rd, 10th, and 17th at 11:00 a.m.
Description: Do you have a question about technology or your gadget? Let us help for free! For more information, contact Belinda Blue at (843) 255-6479 or bblue@bcgov.net.

Event: Lego Club
Date: Tuesdays in September at 4:30 p.m. beginning September 8th
Description: If you enjoy playing with Legos, join us for an hour of Lego fun. This event is geared toward ages 4-11. Lego Club is free but registration is required. Sign up at the front desk or call Jenn at (843) 255-6479.

Event: Cooking Night
Date: Thursday, September 17th at 4:30 p.m.
Description: Join us for a night of no-bake cooking. This event is geared toward ages 4-11. Cooking Night is free but registration is required. Sign up at the front desk or call Jenn at (843) 255-6479.

Event: Making Bird Feeders
Date: Saturday, September 19th at 2:00 p.m.
Description: Drop in and make a bird feeder with peanut butter and bird seed. This is a free event but registration is required. Sign up at the front desk or call Jenn at (843) 255-6479.

For information on any of the programs, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or call (843) 255-6456.