What To Do the week of July 20th-26th

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Percussionists are invited to join group

A group of local percussion lovers who enjoy the impromptu experience that a drum circle brings are inviting others to join in.

Gatherings are twice monthly, indoors in the summer and outdoors in the cooler months. All are welcome to this family friendly, free event. 

No experience necessary.

Participants should bring some water and any non-electronic drum or other percussion instrument. Even an empty spackle bucket will do.

The events will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays on July 24, Aug. 7 and Aug. 21 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, 178 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island.

Visit the “Beaufort SC Drum Circle” Facebook page, email beaufortscdrumcircle@gmail.com or contact Jane at 732-259-1935 or Lanny at 843-441-0169.

Girls Night Out coming to Aqua Med Spa & Salon

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, meet new friends and win prizes will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Aqua Med Spa & Salon at 2206 Mossy Oaks Road.

Children invited to Gospel explosion

A Back To School Gospel Explosion will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Healing Revival Deliverance Center at 21 Outreach Lane in Beaufort.

Children of all ages are invited and the theme is “You are God’s Special Treasure,” with the scripture of St. John 3:16.

Taxpayer information topic at workshop

A Stand4Land Taxpayer Empowerment Workshop, sponsored by the ongoing Help Save Gullah Geechee Land Campaign, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 29.

This event is sponsored by the nonprofit Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network.

This free educational/community outreach workshop is designed to educate South Carolina taxpayers of all races about methods of avoiding the loss of their property through delinquent tax sales, family land disputes and mortgage foreclosures, etc.

The event will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island. Pastor P. Shannon Mullen and the congregation of St. John’s are hosting the event. Lunch will be provided at no cost. 

Seating for the event is limited. To reserve a space, and for more information, contact Theresa White at 843-592-6076, or via email: t.white@panafricanfamilyempowermentnetwork.org.

Five days, five years in history at camp

Five important years in Beaufort’s history will be the topics at the Fun With History Day Camps at the Verdier House Museum from 9 a.m. to noon from July 31-Aug. 4. 

The camp, sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation, is open to children ages 8 to 11. 

Activities, including games, arts and crafts and short walking tours, will focus on five different milestones in Beaufort’s history. Those include the visit of the French in 1562; the Yemassee War in 1715; phosphate mining in 1870; the arrival of the U.S. Marine Corps on Parris Island in 1915; and the world of Beaufort as described in The Sea Island Lady in 1939.

The camp will be led by experienced educators dedicated to providing unique and engaging experiences. Refreshments will be provided mid-morning. 

The cost per child is $75 for HBF family members and $85 per child for non-HBF members. 

Call education coordinator Sue Stanny at 843-379-3331 or email at sstanny@historicbeaufort.org for a Parents’ Information Packet and to register. Space is limited to first-come, first-served.

Beaufort Charities to hold summer event

The Beaufort Charities will hold an inaugural Summer Soak Down event for the children of Beaufort from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at The Green at Beaufort Town Center.

There will be a Kids Zone for ages 2-12 with a water slide, “fair” food, water games and hot dogs. Ages 13 and up can enjoy a concert by Steel Rails Express. Ala cart food and beverages will be offered by Jason Dangerfield and Lee Distributors.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit www.beaufortcharities.org.

Y to hold ‘70s theme morning of exercise

Can ya dig it? Boogie over to the Y from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 26, for a far out morning sweatin’ in groovy ‘70s disco themed group exercise classes.

There will be kickboxing, Zumba, Poundfit, spin, yoga, Tabata and more. This event is to raise money for the Y annual scholarship campaign. Cyclers should reserve a bike at the front desk prior to Aug. 26.

This event is open to the public. There is a $10 minimum fee to participate and donations are appreciated.

The YMCA of Beaufort County is at 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. 

Call 843-522-9622 or visit ymcabeaufortcounty.com.