What To Do the week of February 22nd-28th

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Rosie O’Grady’s presents the St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Rosie O’Grady’s Irish Pub presents the St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Beaufort Town Center. The event is free and open to the public and will take place on Saturday, March 17 from 1-4 p.m.

Area restaurants and food trucks will be selling food and drinks and there will be live entertainment including a bagpipe player, a local musician, and dances by Revolution Ballroom. This family-fun event will also have activities for children, including a bounce house, face painting, a costume contest, and a mini-parade.

Michael Pressley, owner of Rosie O’Grady’s comments, “As the only Irish Pub in Beaufort Town Center, we have celebrated St. Patrick’s Day year after year and we believe this will be the best one yet. In addition to our tradition of bringing in live music and having menu specials at our restaurant, we are proud to present the St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Beaufort Town Center. We’re excited to combine efforts with area businesses to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the community. We’re also going to donate a portion of our proceeds to Beaufort County Animal Shelter’s Pet Adoption Services, as they will be hosting a series of pet adoptions in Beaufort Town Center during the month of April.”

Hollie Mitchell with 303 Associates comments, “This is an exciting time for Beaufort Town Center, as current businesses continue to grow, and new businesses join us. The St. Patrick’s Day Festival is one of a series of events planned for Beaufort Town Center. With the redevelopment of the Center Stage area, we look forward to activating the space for future events and we welcome the opportunity to support organizations looking for a venue for their event.”

Additional information on this event and events in the future can be found on the Beaufort Town Center website (www.beauforttowncenter.com) and Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/BeaufortTownCenter).

Women’s club holds anniversary luncheon

Beaufort Republican Women’s Club kicks off its 40th anniversary with a luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Tavern at Royal Pines on Lady’s Island. Guest speakers will be SC State Senator Tom Davis, Beaufort County Councilwoman Alice Howard and Port Royal Councilwoman Mary Beth Gray-Heyward. Cost of the luncheon is $22. It will be cash bar. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing beaufortrwc@gmail.com. New club members are always welcome; membership is $30. For more information, visit beaufortrepublicanwomensc.com. 

Classical pianist from Canada comes to Fripp

Ronée Boyce, a soloist and chamber musician from Canada, inspires audiences worldwide with her intense musical sensibility. She will perform Sunday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. at the Fripp Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Boulevard. This concert is sponsored by Fripp Friends of Music. Attendees can pick up a free pass at the Fripp gate. Tickets are $25 (cash or check only), students free. Join Ronée afterward at a complimentary reception. For more information, visit www.frippfriendsofmusic.com or call 843-838-1777.

Jewish Troops in the Battle of Port Royal Island

Archaeologist Daniel Battle will bring his research on Jewish Troops in the 1779 Battle of Port Royal Island to the Verdier House Dinner & a Lecture Series on Monday, February 26 at 801 Bay Street. Incredibly loyal to the American cause, the Jews of Charleston joined Continental troops to assist the Beaufort militia in the assault from British units. Dan Battle is an archaeologist with 22 years of experience working with cultural resources. He is a Staff Battlefield Archaeologist for the South Carolina Battlefield Preservation Trust. A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception begins at 5:30; the program is 6 – 7 p.m. Admission for members is $15/$25 per member/couple. Non-member admission is $20/$30 per person/couple. Call 843-379-3331 to make reservations. Reservations for Saltus River Grill’s special for lecture ticket-holders may be made by calling Saltus at 843-379-3474.

Books Sandwiched In continues

The 2018 Friends of the Beaufort Library’s Books Sandwiched In program attracts audiences who love literature on Mondays from noon – 1 p.m. at the USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Remaining presentations include:

Feb. 26 – The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte and The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, reviewed by David and Lorrie Anderson, owners of Nevermore Books.

March 5 – Dead Wake by Erik Larson, reviewed by TCL History Professor Greg Mauriocourt.

For more information, visit friendsofthebeaufortlibrary.com.

Church hosts Lenten Luncheon / Lecture Series

Each Tuesday during Lent, the Parish Church of St. Helena sponsors a Lenten service at noon in the Parish Hall at 507 Newcastle Street, downtown Beaufort, followed by a light lunch and lecture. The program is free, with a small donation. A nursery is available by reservation. Call Melissa Davis at 843-522-1712, ext. 215.  Part 2 (Romans 8:12-17) – “Adoption Cry” will be held Tuesday, Feb. 27, by Rev. Alex Mark of First Scots Presbyterian.

Black chamber holds business classes

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will be offering a business class with SCORE on March 19, 21 and 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chamber office located at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort. Call 843-986-1102 x 3 to reserve your space. First Time Homebuyer classes will be held on February 27, March 13 and 27, April 10 and 24. This 15 hour course will include budgeting and getting out of debt, credit recovery, obtaining and maintaining a mortgage, and information about lenders. One-on-one sessions to help you reach your goals are also essential.  Call 843-986-1102 X 2 for these sessions, which will be held at the chamber office. These classes are free and open to the general public.

AAUW hosts dinner and meeting

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host Dr. Eve A. Ashby, speaking on the topic “Preventative Care for Women.” The meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 1201 North Street, Beaufort, on Tuesday, February 27. A catered dinner prepared by Debbi Covington will begin at 6 p.m. and the address by Dr. Ashby will follow. Reservations may be made by calling or texting Peggy Scott at 413-207-1149. AAUW strives to create societal change through non-partisan advocacy on issues impacting women and girls.

Sportfishing and Diving Club to meet

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s March meeting will be held on Thursday, March 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. Capt. Tuck Scott of Bay Street Outfitters will discuss the health of estuaries after the recent cold water temperatures; how to fish for inshore species in these conditions; display his favorite rods, reels, and fly rods with effective bait; and how to handle different species that should be released. Guests are welcomed and no reservation needed. For more information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at (843) 522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

Calling all dresses: JSLB Prom Boutique

Help Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton county high school girls get the dress of their dreams for free. On Saturday, March 17, the Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB) Prom Boutique will open for teenage girls who are in need of a gently used dress for free to wear to the junior/senior prom at their high school. Donations of formal and semi-formal dresses and accessories for this special event are welcome. Drop off locations include: The Beaufort Sound, Lady’s Island; Sugarbelle; Sew Beaufort; Savvy Apple, Port Royal; Amazing Rentals, Hardeeville/Okatie. For more information, visit www.jslbprom.com.

HBF hosts architects tour

In a city renown for historic architecture, this tour will celebrate the creative and distinctive contemporary architecture that interprets the Lowcountry and gives it a definite 21st century look. Join Historic Beaufort Foundation on Saturday, March 17, visiting four phenomenal homes selected by Allison Ramsey, Frederick & Frederick, Montgomery Architecture, and Joel Newman, Thomas and Denzinger. This architects tour is sponsored by Gilbert Law Firm. To reserve a ticket for the tour, contact HBF at 843-379-3331 or info@historicbeaufort.org.

Oyster roast benefits Fort Fremont

An oyster roast will be held on Friday, March 16, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Live Oak Park in Port Royal, London and 14th St. There will be oysters, chili, appetizers, and dessert; silent auction items and live music by the Sweet Ferns. Bring your own adult beverages and chairs. Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased by March 10. Send checks payable to Friends of Fort Fremont, P.O. Box 982, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920. To purchase online, visit fortfremont.org. For questions, contact Jane Forsythe at jforsythe@hargray.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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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