What To Do the week of July 27th-August 2nd

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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.

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.

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 is 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 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.

For a video of the group, visit www.facebook.com/theislandnews.

Red Piano Too hosts summer show

The Red Piano Too Art Gallery is hosting its 27th Annual Summer Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. 

The theme for the show is “The South Carolina Lowcountry: An Artistic Inspiration.”

Gallery artists are inspired by the South Carolina Lowcountry landscape, seascape, people and culture. Many of the old Gullah traditions are kept alive and passed on through the visual arts. 

“The art primarily portrays our landscape, our seascape, our Gullah lifestyle and culture,” said Mary Inabinett Mack, gallery owner.

The public is invited to meet and talk with some of the artists about their work at the 27th Annual Summer Show at Red Piano Too Art Gallery at 870 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena.

Visit redpiantoo.com or call 843-838-2241.

‘Battle of Sadkeche’ focus of lecture

Marcoux, a Salve Regina University professor, returns to discuss his ongoing attempts to incorporate historical research, LiDAR mapping and archaeological field work to locate Sadkeche, a Yamasee War (1715-1717) battle site. 

This event will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. It is free, but will be on a first come-first seated basis with 85 tickets available beginning at 1 p.m. the day of the lecture.

Library will offer solar eclipse event

On Aug. 21, millions of people across the United States will see nature’s most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the sun. 

In anticipation of the eclipse, an event will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Beaufort Branch Library featuring a dramatic reading of Pulitzer-prize-winning author Annie Dillard’s essay “Total Eclipse.” 

All program attendees will receive complimentary viewing glasses designed to protect your eyes while observing the eclipse. 

Eclipse glasses will also be available while supplies last from Aug.17-21 during normal operating hours.

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.

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 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.

Library launches summer reading program

The Beaufort County Library team has launched its summer reading season. 

Children of all ages, teens and adults can register for the program at any of the library’s locations, including the library’s new Bookmobile.

The program’s premise is simple: Participants read books to win prizes. Participants choose what they want to read, and points are issued along the way.

In addition to the reading component, participants can attend events built upon this year’s theme, “Build a Better World.” Teens, children and families can participate in events centered on building structures, miniature cars, space crafts and LEGOs. 

Staff from the South Carolina Aquarium will visit some branches. Participants can enjoy energetic, live music performances from regional talent such as The Jolly Lollies and Patty Shukla.

The program and events are free to Beaufort County residents. Visit BeaufortCountyLibrary.org/Summer-Reading to learn more.

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