What To Do the week of February 1st-7th

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Knights of Columbus selling pork butts

The local Knights of Columbus Council is having a charity fundraiser, offering smoked pork butts for sale, to be picked up on Saturday, Feb. 3 anytime from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Piggly Wiggly on Ribaut Road in Port Royal. Pre-purchase is recommended. The cost is $35 each or $30 for 2. Some butts will be available for sale on Feb. 3. For more information, call Terry Buquet at 843-986-6611 or Mike McMahon at 843-838-9839 or 210-240-4321.

Beaufort Co. historical society hosts speakers

The Beaufort County Historical Society will host local speakers at its upcoming meeting today, Thursday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. at the Wesley Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 701 West St., Beaufort. For more information, contact President Mae Mendoza at mfmendoz@hargray.com or visit www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

History Museum announces Feb. lecture

Beaufort History Museum, in partnership with the Beaufort County Library, will hold the first 2018 program in its local history lecture series. Titled “The Effect of Jim Crow Laws in South Carolina and Beaufort County,” the event is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Beaufort library, 211 Scott Street. Andrea Allen, a retired mental health counselor/administrator who enjoys researching and writing about local history, will lead the discussion. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested and reservations are required. Visit www.beauforthistorymuseum.com. 

Chamber hosts State of the Bases Breakfast 

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 2018 State of the Bases Breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Beaufort Holiday Inn & Suites located at 2225 Boundary Street.

The State of the Bases will feature updates from Beaufort’s three military installations: Col. Matthew St. Clair will speak on behalf of MCRD Parris Island, Col. Timothy Miller will speak on behalf of MCAS Beaufort, and CAPT. Robert Jackson will speak on behalf of Naval Hospital Beaufort. Bill Bethea, Chairman of the SC Military Base Task Force, will also provide an update.

The event is presented by Lane Construction, Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), Marine Federal Credit Union, Navy Federal, Troy University, and University of South Carolina Beaufort. Tickets are $20 for Chamber Members and $25 for Non-Members. Admission includes a full breakfast buffet. Reservations are strongly encouraged. To register, visit www.beaufortchamber.org or email Janessa Lowery at Janessa@BeaufortSC.org. 

For more information, visit www.beaufortchamber.org or call 843-525-8500. 

Workshop addresses disability benefits, jobs

The SC Disability Employment Coalition will host a free workshop exploring myths of how work affects disability benefits on Wed., February 7 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Beaufort SC Works Center (164 Castle Rock Road). State and private organizations will be there to discuss the services they offer to individuals with disabilities interested in returning to work or increasing their earnings. After the workshop, a resource fair will be held for individuals to connect with community organizations. Interested participants can register by visiting http://bit.ly/Beaufort-2018-Workshop, by calling 1-800-681-7715, or by emailing sjordan@able-sc.org at Able SC.

Study group meets at Beaufort library

The Beaufort Parliamentary Study Group will meet Wednesday, Feb 7, at 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort library on Scott Street. The study group is free and open to the public. Call or text 386 871-8855 to RSVP.

Sportfishing and Diving Club to hold meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s February meeting will be held on Thursday, February 8, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Chris Butler of Butler Marine will be one of the guest speakers. Chris is also a partner in the Port Royal Waterfront Redevelopment. He will present the proposed plans for the Port Royal area. Afterwards, Butler Marine’s Garmin Representative will discuss and display electronic marine equipment now available. For more information, please contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

Pancake breakfast helps those needing glasses

Beaufort Lions Club will hold its annual Sweetheart Pancake Breakfast/bake sale/silent auction at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Sea Island Parkway, on Saturday, February 10 from 8 to 11 a.m. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice, toast, sausage gravy and biscuits, and cheese grits. A silent auction comprised of 5 themed donated baskets will be added this year. Treat the family to a morning of good food, fellowship, and fun while helping those in the Beaufort community needing eyeglasses. For more information, call Carol Luetzow at 843-441-0250.

Make music with SC Drum Circle

All are welcome to join the outdoor monthly Beaufort SC Drum Circle at the contemplative garden in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort on Monday, Feb. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. Bring a chair, a favorite percussion, hula hoop or dancing feet and participate in this free, family friendly event. No experience necessary. Visit the “Beaufort SC Drum Circle” Facebook page, email beaufortscdrumcircle@gmail.com or contact Jane Caffrey at 732-259-1935 or Lanny at 843-441-0169.

Get ready for annual Bands, Brews & BBQ

The 9th annual Bands, Brews & BBQ will bring two days of food, music and fun February 23-24 to Paris Avenue, hosted by the Town of Port Royal. This official South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned event kicks off the 2018 season and benefits FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice. General admission passes are available online and at the gate for $10 per day, with children 12 and under free. The sampling of wings Friday night and BBQ Saturday will be available by purchasing tickets for $1. Craft beer and wine will also be available for purchase. For tickets or more information and volunteer opportunities go to friendsofcarolinehospice.org or call 843-525-6257.

Connoisseur’s Trip to visit historic sites

Historic Beaufort Foundation is hosting a Connoisseur’s Trip to visit two national historic landmarks on Tuesday, March 6. Spend the day visiting Drayton Hall and Middleton Place along the Ashley River near Charleston. The cost is $145 per person, HBF member rate; $165 per person for non-members. There will be a caravan of private cars/van. The event is limited to 20 participants so RSVP by February 21 to Isabella Reeves at ireeves@historicbeaufort.org  or 843-379-3331.

Wardle Famiy YMCA offers CPR training

The Wardle Family YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Ave in Port Royal, offers CPR classes for community members on Saturdays from 8 a.m. –noon on the following dates: March 17, April 7, April 28, May 19, June 9, June 30 and Oct. 13. Cost is $30 for this YMCA certified course and those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited. Contact Aquatics Director Lou Bergen to register at 843-522-9622 or visit beaufort-jasperymca.org.

Exchange Club to hold Paint the Town Green

The Exchange Club of Beaufort is presenting Paint the Town Green, a tea and fashion and art show, from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Pinckney Hall in Sun City. Artist Jonathan Green will be recognized for his contributions and public service to our community. Visit exchange-club-of-beaufort.portalbuzz.com. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers needed for film festival

Volunteers are needed for the Beaufort International Film Festival, scheduled from Feb. 21-25. Various opportunities are available from greeters, ushers and ticketing. Please contact Rebecca Tucker at filmbeaufort@gmail.com or call 843-522-3196. Please leave your name, phone number and email.

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 committees.

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

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. 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.

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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