What To Do the week of January 11th-17th

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2or3 Treasure House collecting winter coats

The 2or3 Treasure House at 203 Carteret St. in Beaufort is collecting children’s winter coats in all sizes for both boys and girls in response to a request for help from local schools. 

If you have some older or outgrown children’s coats taking up space in the closet, bring them to the Treasure House, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Chambers to headline musical storytelling

Jazz saxophonist Thom Chambers will headline the second “Notes: An Evening of Musical Storytelling & Casual Conversation” to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Beaufort County. 

This event will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort. 

Chambers has performed with the Miami Sound Machine, and opened for Earth, Wind and Fire, Chris Botti, Gregg Karukus and NBA star-turned musician Wayman Tisdale. He was well known as co-founder, and on-stage leader of the former jazz group Indigo City. 

Saltus River Grill will serve up food and the cocktails will flow. 

There’s an art auction in the works, featuring donated pieces by several of Beaufort’s finest artists offering their interpretations of “jazz” in a variety of media, and Amiri Farris will be on the scene creating one of his “live action paintings.” 

Student art will be on display as well at the event. Sponsorships and group packages are available, and seating is limited. Tickets are $75. For sponsorship information or to purchase tickets, call the Boys & Girls Club office at 843-379-5430.

They can also be reached by email at alittlejohn@bgclowcountry.org.

Girls night out coming to Every Second Counts

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, meet new friends and win prizes will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Every Second Counts at 22 Sams Point Road in Beaufort.

Public invited to tour of Fort Fremont

Travel back in time to the 1890s and the Spanish American War at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the St. Helena Branch Beaufort County Public Library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island.

Participants will learn the history, see a scale model of Fort Fremont as it stood in 1898, and take a guided tour of the remains of the fortifications. The tour lasts approximately two hours. No reservations are necessary and this event is free.

For more information, call the St. Helena Library at 843-255-6487. 

Visit fortfremont.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. 

Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Original Gullah Festival. 

Visit exchange-club-of-beaufort.portalbuzz.com. 

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 various committees and more.

For more information, contact Lee McSavaney, volunteer coordinator at 843-522-3500. The organization can also be reached by email at minfo@lowcountryhabitat.org.

Weekly historic tours available at Fort Mitchel

Join The Heritage Library for weekly tours at 10 a.m. Thursdays of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek.

It was built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. 

The cost is $12 for adults and $7 for children.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/FtMitchelTours.

Christian theater performances offered

Music of Forever, a Christian theater production, is being held at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Grace AME Chapel on Charles Street in Beaufort.

According to Hillary Lathan, who puts on the show with her husband, Alan, the show puts Jesus on a personal level that everyone can relate to.  

“People that may never walk into a church will come to the drama and experience the gospel in a way that is real and fresh to them,” she said.  

The show includes seven characters and seven pieces of music. 

The irony of the number is intentional, as seven is a biblically significant number, according to Hillary.  

For more information, visit www.musicofforever.org. The performances are free, but donations are accepted.

Pan-African group seeks volunteers

The nonprofit Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network Inc. is seeking volunteers for multiple positions.

They have an immediate need for a webmaster, grant writers and administrative assistants. Also needed are committed fundraising volunteers; community outreach presenters; and office clerks willing to assist landowners with homestead exemptions; tax rate reductions; installment property tax payment qualification; and referrals to various heirs’ property and/or land use programs that generate income to pay property taxes and create generational wealth.

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.  

Fort documentary to make its premier

The Friends of Fort Fremont and the Beaufort County Library have announced the public premier of a newly released documentary on the history of Fort Fremont and Beaufort’s role during the Spanish-American War.

“Fort Fremont: The Last Bastion in the Defense of Port Royal Sound 1898-1912” will be shown at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, at the St. Helena Public Library. Showings will also be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at the Beaufort Branch Library; and at 2 p.m. at the Bluffton Branch Library on Thursday, Jan. 25.

Port Royal Sound, with its deep natural harbor, played a strategic military role in the history of the area since the Spanish arrived in the 16th century. Three-hundred and fifty-years later, Fort Fremont marked the final chapter of coastal fortifications on Port Royal Sound.

The newly released film documents how national and world events conspired to select the remote sea island of St. Helena as the location for one of the most sophisticated defense structures of its time. 

The fort played a vital role in protecting the U.S. Naval Station at Parris Island, which had a strategic dry dock and coaling station critical to the Atlantic naval fleet during the Spanish-American War. 

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