What To Do the week of January 18th-24th

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Northern Beaufort Co. Democratic club to meet

The Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club will meet on Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Grand Army Hall, 706 Newcastle Street, on the corner of Prince and Newcastle streets in Beaufort. The social starts at 6:30 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Andy Brack, a columnist from Columbia. Also, attend the precinct reorganization meeting at the Grand Army Hall on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. All are welcome, light refreshments will be served.

Come network at Coffee with Colleagues

Join the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce for Coffee with Colleagues, a free networking opportunity hosted by BJWSA at 6 Snake Road in Okatie. Bring your business cards on Friday, Jan. 19, from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Contact Janessa Lowery for more information at janessa@beaufortsc.org.

Meeting to discuss Lady’s Island planning

The Northern Regional Plan Implementation Committee (NRPIC) is set to hear details of an implementation plan for the “Lady’s Island Area Plan” on Friday, Jan. 19 at 9:30 a.m. in the County Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, visit www.seaislandcoalition.com.

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 or visit fortfremont.org.

Smoked pork butts for sale supports Knights of Columbus

The local Knights of Columbus Council is having a charity fundraiser, offering smoked pork butts for sale, to be picked up on Super Bowl weekend, Saturday, Feb. 3 anytime from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot on Ribaut Road in Port Royal. The smoked pork butts averaging 5-7 lbs. are slow cooked for over 18 hours and can be served immediately, refrigerated and served Sunday for the big game, or frozen. Pre-purchase is highly recommended. The cost is $35 each or $30 for 2. Go to www.porkbutts.org to order, or pick up your tickets in front of Zippy Lube at 149 Sea Island Parkway any Friday (1-5 p.m.) or Saturday (9 a.m.- 1 p.m.) in January. Some butts will be available for sale on February 3. For further information, call Terry Buquet at 843-986-6611 or Mike McMahon at 843-838-9839 or 210-240-4321.

Study group meets at Beaufort library

The Beaufort Parliamentary Study Group will meet Monday, Feb 7, at 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort County Library on Scott Street in Beaufort. 

The study group is free and open to the public. Although not required, an RSVP for planning is appreciated. Call or text 386 871-8855.

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. 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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers needed for film festival

Volunteers are needed for the Beaufort International Film Festival, scheduled from Feb. 21-25. Various opportunities are available from greeters, ushers and ticketing. Please contact Rebecca Tucker at filmbeaufort@gmail.com or call 843-522-3196. Please leave your name, phone number and email.

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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