Fripp Audubon Club bird walk set for February 4
The Fripp Audubon Club is conducting a bird walk at the Savannah Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, Feb. 4.
Participants will see birds such as ducks, winter sparrows and possibly American pipits and horned larks.
Bird walks are designed for folks with a serious interest in birds, their behavior, habitat and identification. Those interested in attending should meet at in the parking lot adjacent to the Lady’s Island McDonald’s.
Departure is at 8 a.m.; orientation begins at 7:45 a.m. Participants should bring lunch, binoculars, bug spray, sunscreen, water, etc.
Books Sandwiched In is getting underway
The Books Sandwiched In (BSI) series, sponsored by the Friends of the Beaufort Library, is returning with local authors, well-known community leaders and Gullah experts lined up as presenters for these free events.
With a wide-range of book selection and subject matter, the series has attracted large audiences for the past 30 years.
Held at the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Performing Arts, the series schedule also leaves time after each presentation for audience questions and answers.
Although the programs start at noon, doors open at 11:30 a.m. so that attendees can meet the presenter, chat with other book lovers and enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies.
All BSI events take place at the USCB Center for Performing Arts at 801 Carteret St. in Beaufort.
Following is the calendar. All events take place on Mondays:
• Feb. 6: Queen Quet presents her book “Gullah/Geechee: Africa’s Seeds in the Winds of the Diaspora.”
• Feb. 13: Andy Beall presents “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari.”
• Feb. 20: Jim Jordan presents his book “Penny Savannah: A Tale of Civil War Georgia.”
• Feb. 27: Ray McBride presents “The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero” by Timothy Egan.
Red Dam Baptist to host Snow Day
Red Dam Baptist Church at 488 Red Dam Road in Hardeeville will host a Snow Day from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4.
The event will include a 40-foot snow slide, music, marshmallow roasting, a crackling campfire, games, face painting, hot dogs, hot chocolate, lemonade, popcorn, snow cones, cookies, cupcakes, men’s chili cook-off, ladies pie contest and more.
The event is free and open to the public.