What To Do the week of February 16th-22nd

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Beaufort film festival tickets now on sale

Tickets are now available for purchase for the 11th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival, which will be held through Sunday, Feb. 19.  

Tickets can be ordered online or purchased in person at the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center at 713 Craven St., Beaufort. 

Details regarding the schedule of events, screening times, trailers, ticket prices  and more are available at beaufortfilmfestival.com. For more information, contact the Beaufort Film Society at beaufortfilm@gmail.com. 

Program on Smalls to be held Feb. 17

The Beaufort County Historical Society and Tabernacle Baptist Church have assembled a countywide effort to bring Donald Sweeper’s presentation, “The Life and Times of Robert Smalls,” to the community.

The presentation will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 901 Craven St. in Beaufort.

Tickets are $10 and seating is limited.

For reservations, call 843-689-6767, ext. 225; email nhefter@coastaldiscovery.org; or visit www.coastaldiscovery.org .

Lecture to focus on researching family

The History Lecture Series, a cooperative venture by the Beaufort History Museum and the Beaufort County Library, will feature a presentation on how to research an African-American family. 

The event will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the St. Helena Branch Library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road.

Researchers Kimberly Morgan and Akosua Moore will update what they’ve learned about a former slave and his many descendants through family lore, government records and library materials.  

While the lectures are free to the public, space is limited. Register at www.beauforthistorymuseum.com to ensure admission. (Those who do not pre-register will not be guaranteed a seat.)

Sing event to honor Black History Month

Penn Center on St. Helena Island will host a Community Sing honoring Black History Month at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. 

Call 843-838-2432; email info@penncenter.com; or visit www.penncenter.com.

Tea will feature book discussion

A Sea Island Lady Tea will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Verdier House at 801 Bay St. in Beaufort. Grace Cordial, of the Beaufort District Collection, will talk about the Beaufort locations in the book, “A Sea Island Lady.”

There will be sweets, savories, sandwiches and tea. Seating is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the Historic Beaufort Foundation at 843-379-3331. Tickets may also be purchased at www.historicbeaufort.org/shop.

Poetry reading to focus on race

The Pat Conroy Literary Center will present Poets Respond to Race, a poetry reading and community discussion, from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. The event will be held at Grace Chapel AME Church at 502 Charles St. in Beaufort.

Children’s theater to hold auditions

The Beaufort Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for “Aladdin, Jr.” on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the USCB Center for the Arts.  

Production dates for Aladdin, Jr., will be at 7 p.m. May 19-20; 3 p.m. May 21; and 9:30 a.m. and noon May 18 (for schools only) at the Center for the Arts.  

Rehearsals are held from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 2-4 p.m. Sundays. 

Audition times are from 5:15-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, for ages, 7-9, and 6:30-8 p.m. for ages 10-12; and 5:15-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, for ages 13-18, and 7-8:15 p.m. for call-backs. 

Chorale looking for singers to join group

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

To that end, it is looking for singers to join the group. 

No auditions are necessary. Anyone who loves to sing is welcome to join. Rehearsals begin at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort. Registration begins at 6:15 p.m.

Thirteen weeks of rehearsals will culminate in performances on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20. The group is under the direction of Alan Lathan. The theme for this concert is “From Broadway to Hollywood.”

There is a $35 membership fee to help defray music and performance costs. Call Shari at 843-252-3990 for more information.

Fort Fremont tour to be held Feb. 24

A Friends of Fort Fremont monthly docent-led tour will be on Saturday, Feb. 24.  

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library, where guests will see a scale model of Fort Fremont in 1898 and then travel down Lands End Road to see the fort as it looks today.

The Gloriosa Trio to headline on Feb. 26

The Fripp Island Friends of Music will host the Gloriosa Trio at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. 

The concert will be held in the Fripp Community Center, 205 Tarpon Blvd. Tickets at the door are $25 for adults; students are free. This event includes a catered reception.

Visit www.frippfriendsofmusic.com or call 843-263-5916. 

USMC to hold program on World War I

The Parris Island Historic and Museum Society and Historic Port Royal Foundation will present a two-part commemoration of the USMC in WWI at HPRF’s Union Church, 1004 11th St. in Port Royal.

The first part will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, featuring Steve Price of the PIHMS’ Living History Detachment. 

The second part will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, and will feature Mike Miller, author of the multi-book series. These programs are free and open to the public.