What To Do the week of August 31st-September 6th

Girls night out coming to 2or3 Treasure House

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, meet new friends and win prizes, will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at 2or3 Treasure House at 203 Carteret St. next to Breakwater Restaurant.

Artists showcase work at Beaufort Art Association

“Dueling Studios:  Two Friends Feature Their Favorites – Flora & Fauna” is the name of the current Beaufort Art Association show, featuring the artwork of local artists Marilee Sartori and Dusty Conner.  

The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 29.   

An opening reception with the artists will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m Friday, Sept. 1, at the BAA Gallery at 913 Bay St. in Beaufort.  

The public is invited to join in for an evening of friends, frivolity, food and fun art.  

Also on exhibit will be the artwork of other local artists who are members of the gallery.

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.

There 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 and 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.  

Drum circle is set to play at waterfront park

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

The Beaufort SC Drum Circle will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort. The first event at the park will be held Monday, Sept. 11.

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. 

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 offering variety of events

Following are some upcoming events at the St. Helena Branch Library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road:

• Conversation Café: Talk with neighbors about things that matter over a cup of coffee or tea. Sessions are open, hosted, drop-in conversations among people with diverse views and a shared passion for engaging others. September’s topic is “Should Governments Be Responsible for Social Well-Being?  If Not, Who Should?” This event is for ages 12 and up. It will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5.

• If You Give a Kid a Pancake: Early Literacy Brunch Series: Learn all about the five pillars of early learning: Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play, learn new games and songs to make early learning more fun, and leave with a full belly, tips and tricks, and a goody bag to boot. This series of events will be held at 11 a.m. Saturdays on Sept. 9 and Oct. 7. Register for the series by Sept. 6 by calling 843-255-6540.

• Teen Library Ambassadors: Teens will work on charity projects, library outreach and more. This event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11.

• Family Law Issues: A local lawyer will give a 30-45 minute lecture with a question-and-answer period. This event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11.

Weekly historic tours available at Fort Mitchel

Join The Heritage Library for weekly tours at 10 a.m. Thursdays of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. 

The cost is $12 for adults and $7 for children.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/FtMitchelTours.

Riverfront park topic of lecture at museum

The Beaufort History Museum will present a lecture as part of the popular historical series co-sponsored with the Beaufort County Library.

The lecture, “Politics, Pilings and Playgrounds: Henry C. Chambers Riverfront Park,” will include a panel discussion moderated by Edie Rodgers.

Panelists Henry C. Chambers, Ed Duryea, Harry Chakides, and Duncan Fordham will discuss the trials and tribulations of creating Beaufort’s signature waterfront community space.

The event will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall at the corner of North and Church streets in Beaufort.

Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested.

Registration begins Monday, Sept. 4, for the 100 available seats. Pre-registration is required at the BHM website at www.beauforthistorymuseum.com.

Print out the ticket and bring them to the event. Lectures sell out and those with tickets are admitted first.

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.

Pan-African group seeks volunteers

The nonprofit Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network Inc. is seeking volunteers for multiple positions.

Among other things, the Beaufort-based public charity provides financial and technical assistance to help Gullah-Geechee, and other African-descent families save their ancestral homes and land for current and future generations. 

They have an immediate need for an experienced webmaster, grant writers and administrative assistants.

Also needed are committed fundraising volunteers; community outreach presenters; and office clerks willing to assist landowners with homestead exemptions; tax rate reductions; installment property tax payment qualification; and referrals to various heirs’ property and/or land use programs that generate income to pay property taxes and create generational wealth.

Training for all volunteers will be held at the Pan-African Family Empowerment Network’s office in the Landmark (Regions Bank) Building, 69 Robert Smalls Parkway, Suite 3B, Beaufort.

For more information, call 843-592-6076, or email volunteers@panafricanfamilyempowermentnetwork.org.

Hospice in need of volunteers

Friends of Caroline Hospice Thrift Store is seeking a variety of volunteers to assist in the overall operation of the store.  

Opportunities include assisting in sorting/pricing donations, organizing, social media monitoring and customer service.  

Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.  

For more information, contact Sara, volunteer coordinator at 843-525-6257, or visit www.friendsofcarolinehospice.org for an online volunteer application.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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