What To Do the week of January 25th-31st

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Public invited to tour 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. 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 more information, call Terry Buquet at 843-986-6611 or Mike McMahon at 843-838-9839 or 210-240-4321.

Beaufort Co. historical society hosts speakers

The Beaufort County Historical Society will host local speakers at its upcoming meetings.

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m.: Daniel Littlefield and Black Rice at the Wesley Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 701 West St. Beaufort, SC

Thursday, March 8, 2 p.m.: Remembering Mather: Preserving the Legacy with Alvesta Robertson, former librarian, and Rufus Pinckney, former pupil at the Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort. 

Thursday, May 3, 2 p.m.: The 79th annual meeting in Beaufort at the Yacht and Sailing Club off Meridian Road on Lady’s Island.

For more information, contact President Mae Mendoza at mfmendoz@hargray.com or visit www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

History Museum announces Feb. lecture

Beaufort History Museum, in partnership with the Beaufort County Library, will hold the first 2018 program in its local history lecture series. Titled “The Effect of Jim Crow Laws in South Carolina and Beaufort County,” the event is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Beaufort library, 211 Scott Street.

Andrea Allen, a retired mental health counselor/administrator who enjoys researching and writing about local history, will present the lecture and discuss the Jim Crow Laws that were employed in South Carolina and the effect they had on African Americans in Beaufort County.        

Admission is free, but  a $5 donation is suggested and reservations are required. To sign up, visit www.beauforthistorymuseum.com. Please print out the ticket and bring to the event. Funds collected will be used to support ongoing museum programs.

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.

Sportfishing and Diving Club to hold meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s February meeting will be held on Thursday, February 8, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Guests are welcomed and you do not need a reservation. For more information, please contact Captain Frank Gibson at (843) 522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

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