Free showing of ‘The Incredibles’
In honor of its second anniversary, Freedom Life Church in Bluffton will host a community movie night on Saturday, July 30. The movie night, which is open to families, will take place at the Mill Creek/Cypress Ridge Development Clubhouse on the lawn. The evening will start at 7 p.m. with games and snacks, followed by the feature film, “The Incredibles.” Attendees should bring lawn chairs or blankets and bug spray. The event is free. Freedom Life Church was founded in 2014 by Ken and Patreice Cox.
Event to focus on keeping Broad clean
The Outside Foundation will hold the first Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival at Shelter Cove Harbour on Thursday, Aug. 11. The purpose of the event is to educate the community, especially local youth, about the importance of keeping local waterways clean through hands-on activities, exhibits and entertainment. The festival will kick off with a kayak-based cleanup of Broad Creek from 2-5 p.m., followed by a variety of dockside attractions at the harbor from 4-7 p.m., and topped off with a live performance by Shannon Tanner at 7 p.m. Free kayak rentals from Outside Hilton Head are available for the cleanup with reservations, which can be made by calling 843-686-6996.
The dockside attractions will include a “How to Sort Recyclables” event directed by i2 Recycle, which will sort all of the trash retrieved from the creek.
The foundation also invites all local residents and visitors to drop off hard-to-recycle items, such as long florescent bulbs and CFLs, batteries (all except rechargeable), laptops and cell phones.
The Port Royal Sound Foundation, Coastal Conservation League, Beaufort Conservation District, Coastal Discovery Museum and Waddell Mariculture Center will also have fun and interactive exhibits. The Outside Foundation will be providing eco-focused crafts activities for children. All events are free and open to all ages.
Hardeeville to host catfish tournament
The 42nd Hardeeville Catfish Festival is sponsoring its second annual Catfish Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Millstone Landing in Hardeeville.
“The tournament made a big splash last year and we are looking forward to an even bigger turn-out this year,” said Deanne Spikes, festival chair.
Local fishing enthusiasts consider the river waters near Millstone Landing among the best catfishing spots in this region. Channel catfish and blue catfish are typically the most prevalent types of catfish found locally.
Craig Scott, one of the tournament coordinators, said prize money will be awarded to the boat with the five largest catfish (by total weight). There will be first-, second- and third-place prizes, with first prize receiving $500.
The tournament gets underway at 7 a.m. with the weigh-in taking place at 3 p.m. General registration with a cost of $100 per boat is available through Aug. 5. Late registration will be held by 6:30 a.m. on the morning of the event with a $25 late fee.
Boats will be launched in order of each application date and when payment is received. All boats will have the opportunity to participate in the Big Fish division for an additional $10 fee. Entry forms can be downloaded at www.hardeevillecatfishfestival.com. Mail the completed form and entry fee to Hardeeville Catfish Festival, P.O. Box 653, Hardeeville, SC 29927. For additional information, contact Scott at 843-505-0950. The Hardeeville Catfish Festival will be held Sept. 16-17.
Learn about reptiles at Morris Center
Discover the hidden lives of reptiles and learn why they are so important to the environment at 2 p.m. Friday, July 29, at the Morris Center in Ridgeland.
Participants will also be invited to hold the reptiles at the end of the show, which will be presented by Jeff Culbertson.
The Morris Center is at 10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd. Pre-registration is recommended to guarantee a seat, but walk-ins are welcome. For a complete schedule of events, lectures and exhibits, visit www.morrisheritagecenter.org.
Church will hold Family/Friends Day
The Beaufort Church of Christ will hold its third Family & Friends Day on Sunday, July 31.
The theme is “Fighting for your Family,” and the speaker will be minister Dr. Jonas Gadson. There will be a morning Bible study at 10 a.m.; a worship service at 11:15 a.m.; and a special afternoon worship at 3:30 p.m.
Services are held at Beaufort Church of Christ, 170 Robert Smalls Parkway in Beaufort. Call 843-524-4281 of visit www.BeaufortCoC.com.
Learn how to make traditional crab net
The Morris Center will host a program at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, where participants will learn how to make a traditional Gullah crab net by expert Isaac Martin Jr. of the Pin Pointe Heritage Center.
Crab netting is deeply rooted in South Carolina’s history, and the art of making nets has been passed down through generations. For more information and a complete calendar of events, visit www.morrisheritagecenter.org.
Tribute to Vietnam vets to be held
Beaufort’s Tribute to Vietnam Veterans will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.
This free event, which is being sponsored by the Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry and the city of Beaufort, will feature the Parris Island Marine Band. For more information, call 843-263-6023.
‘The Miracle Worker’being presented in Bluffton
“The Miracle Worker” will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings and 3 p.m. Sundays from, Aug. 13-28 at the May River Theater in Bluffton Town Hall at 20 Bridge St. in Bluffton.
“The Miracle Worker” is William Gibson’s 1959 play based on Helen Keller’s autobiography “The Story of My Life.”
The show is produced by the May River Theatre Company and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. Ticket sales will open July 31 at www.mayrivertheatre.com and at the box office, 843-815-5581. Tickets are $25.
Exercise-a-thon coming to YMCA
The sixth annual YMCA Exercise-a-thon will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 27, at the YMCA of Beaufort County at 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. Classes will include spinning, kickboxing, yoga, Tabata, H.I.T.S. and more. Participants can take one class join as many as they want. All money raised will benefit the annual 2016 Scholarship Campaign, which funds financial assistance for local individuals and families in need. Non-YMCA members are encouraged to participate and will receive a complimentary Y day pass. The cost is $10 per person with additional donations welcome. Visit ymcabeaufortcounty.com.
Penn Center to show The Water’s Edge exhibit
The Water’s Edge, by Diane Britton Dunham, will be on display through Saturday, Oct. 29, at the York Bailey Museum at the Penn Center. Call 843-838-2432.