What To Do the week of February 23rd-March 1st

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Fripp Audubon presenting conserving swamp canaries

A free program on conserving swamp canaries will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Fripp Island Community Center.

“OK, so it’s NOT really a canary, but YOU try saying ‘prothonotary warbler’ a few times in rapid succession,” according to a release.

The National Audubon Society, South Carolina and its Francis Beidler Forest preserve have played key roles in emerging research about this tiny, iconic, wetlands songbird species. 

There will be a meet and greet at 6 p.m. and attendees are asked to bring a small plate to share. For more, contanct frippaudubonclub@gmail.com or visit www.islc.net/audubon.

Bands, Brews, BBQ coming to Port Royal

The Friends of Caroline Hospice’s annual Bands, Brews and BBQ will take place Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, on Paris Avenue in Port Royal.  

Bands scheduled to perform at the festival include The Cluster Shucks, Walker Harris Band, Eric Daubert and Cranford Hollow.  

Friday night’s Wing Throw Down event will feature wings recipes from participating cook teams. The evening will also include the first annual Hot Wing Eating Contest sponsored by the Carolina Tavern. Competing participants will eat as many wings as possible in 2 minutes.  

Saturday’s event schedule includes live music, barbeque tastings and a kid’s zone, including a bounce house and face painting.

Tickets for the event are available in advance for $10 per day for 12 years and older, under 12 is free. Tickets will be $15 at the door. Additional tickets for food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food, beverages or coolers are allowed.

Visit www.friendsofcarolinehospice.org.

Oyster roast, movie coming to Penn Center

Penn Center will host its first oyster roast and fish fry of the year from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.

The movie, “Family Across the Sea,” will also be shown. It explores the remarkable connections between the Gullah of the South Carolina/Georgia Sea Islands and the people of West Africa, particularly those of Sierra Leone. 

Visit www.penncenter.com.

Fort Fremont tour to be held Feb. 25

A Friends of Fort Fremont monthly docent-led tour will be on Saturday, Feb. 25.  

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Helena 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.

Street Corner Symphony to play at arts center

Street Corner Symphony, an acappella group based out of Nashville, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the USCB Center for the Arts.

The group became internationally known in 2010 after becoming runners up on Season 2 of NBC’s all vocal competition, “The Sing-Off.” Their music covers a wide range of styles, appealing to young and old alike. 

Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors/military and $15 for students.

Visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com.  

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. 

Gloriosa, the beautiful flame lily, is an apt name for a trio that never fails  to fire up an audience. Pianist Yoonie Han, violinist Jennifer Carsillo, and cellist Kevin Bate are experienced musicians known for carefully-crafted programs and exuberant performances. They have received rave reviews for their musical imagination and feel for complex structures.

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. 

State’s hidden past revealed at lecture

Spanning thousands of years, South Carolina’s hidden past will be revealed in the new book, “Archaeology in South Carolina: Exploring the Hidden Heritage of the Palmetto State” by editor Adam King.

The Verdier House Dinner & a Lecture will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27.

With more than 32,400 recorded archaeological sites, South Carolina’s rich history is exposed in this volume in which King, also an archaeologist, begins with the basic hows and whys of archaeology and introduces readers to current issues. 

A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception begins at 5:30 p.m.; the program is at 6 p.m.

Admission for members is $15/$25 per member/couple. Nonmember admission is $20/$30 per person/couple. 

For reservations, call 843-379-3331.

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. 

Price, in full WWI uniform, will discuss the Battle of Belleau Woods, where the Marines earned the title Devil Dog, Teufel Hunden from the German Army.  

The second part will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, and will feature Mike Miller, author of the multi-book series. He will discuss the USMC’s role and involvement in WWI.

These programs are free and open to the public.

Two Island Girls Night Outs coming in March

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, win prizes and meet new friends, will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at MoonDoggies Gifts and Cafe at 930 Ninth St. in Port Royal.

A second IGNO will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at For The Birds and Gardens on 1002 Bay St.

These free events are sponsored by The Island News. Businesses that would like to book an IGNO can call Irene Goodnight at 615-243-4684.

Day trip to Savannah, Isle of Hope offered

The Beaufort Historical Society is offering a day trip to Savannah and the Isle of Hope on Thursday, March 2.

A private bus will leave from the HBF office in Beaufort at 9 a.m.

The first stop will be the Whitefield Chapel, the heart and soul of Bethesda Academy. The next stop is a private house and garden on Isle of Hope and the third stop will be Wormsloe Planation. 

The group will then travel back to the historic district for lunch at the private Oglethorpe Club overlooking Forsyth Park.

After lunch, participants will visit a private historic house before returning to Beaufort arriving around 4 p.m.

The cost is $150 for members; $180 for nonmembers.

For further information and reservations call 843-379-3331 or email info@historicbeaufort.org.