What To Do the week of February 9th-15th

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Penn Center presents historical art show

Penn Center celebrates Black History Month with the opening of “Been Here Before,” a compilation of artistic works and historical representations by 12 accomplished Gullah African Diaspora Artist (GADA).

The York W. Bailey Museum will open this exhibition with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. “Been Here Before” will be on exhibit through Tuesday, May 30.

For further information, email Diane Britton Dunham at GullahADA@gmail.com, call Penn Center at 843-838-2474 or email info@penncenter.com.

New production to open at The Shed

Coastal Stage Productions will present “Sylvia,” which opens Friday, Feb. 10, at The Shed in Port Royal. The production cast and crew is comprised entirely of Beaufort and Jasper county volunteers.

Coastal Stage Productions is a locally owned, traveling theatre company based in Ridgeland. Tickets are available at www.sylviaportroyal.bpt.me.

Music for organ, brass to be held at church

Charles D. Frost, organist, and the Charleston Symphony Brass Quintet will present a recital of music for organ and brass at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort.

The program will feature a variety of styles of music, including works by Gabrieli, Campra, Strauss, Pinkham and Gigout.

The quintet will also perform “The Girl in the Flaxen Hair” by Debussy, selections from “Westside Story” by Bernstein, and “Three-cornered Hat” by deFalla. Frost will perform Bach’s “Toccata in F Major.”

Donations will be appreciated. For more information, contact Frost at 843-525-0696 or cfrost@seaislandpresbyterian.org.

Monday Night is Movie Night returns to USCB 

Oscar-Nominated Shorts in Animation will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the USCB Center for the Arts at 801 Carteret St. in Beaufort.

All seats are $6 and tickets will be available at the door. There will be a variety of animated shorts shown. Visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com.

Books Sandwiched In offers discussions

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. 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.

• March 6: Beverley Porter presents “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanthi.

• March 13: Lynn Markovich Bryant presents her book “I’m Black and I’m Proud.”

• March 20: Gene Rugala presents “United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists” by Peter Bergen.

For more information, contact Lolita Huckaby Watson at 843-812-6490 or at bftbay@gmail.com.

Audubon club offering plantation field trip

The Fripp Audubon club is sponsoring a guided field trip to the Nemours Plantation on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Nemours Plantation was created by Eugene DuPont III and includes almost 10,000 acres. Located in northern Beaufort County, the plantation contains a rich diversity of habitats including remnant rice fields, fresh and brackish water marshes, upland pine and hardwood forests, bottomland hardwoods and cypress/tupelo forests.

The plantation lies within the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto (ACE) River Basin which is listed by The Nature Conservancy as “one of the last great places.”

Participants should dress accordingly for the weather. They will be touring in an open trailer with bench seating and possibly getting out to walk (minimally) to birding spots. Bring binoculars, bug spray, sunscreen, water, snacks etc.

Spotting scopes will be available, but participants are welcome to bring their own.  Participants are also welcome to bring lunches and enjoy them on the plantation’s grounds after the tour.

Restrooms are available, as well as a refrigerator for storing lunches.

The tour is limited to 20 people, who will meet in the parking lot adjacent to the Lady’s Island McDonald’s for an 8 a.m. departure. To sign-up, send an e-mail to frippaudubonclub@gmail.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 adult; students are free. This event includes a catered reception. Visit www.frippfriendsofmusic.com or call 843-263-5916.

Civil War re-enactment coming to Beaufort

The Second Annual Living History Encampment will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Beaufort History Museum’s Arsenal Courtyard at 713 Craven St.

Union forces who occupied Beaufort during the Civil War after the Battle of Port Royal Sound  (Nov. 7, 1861) will be brought to life by more than 20 re-enactors arriving from several states.

They will stage an encampment in the walled courtyard space and provide a unique opportunity for people of all ages to interact with the soldiers and to learn firsthand how life was lived in Beaufort during the Civil War.

The museum is partnering with other Beaufort organizations, including the Beaufort County Library, to plan and conduct the weekend’s educational events.

Visit www.beaforthistorymuseum.com.