What To Do the week of June 14th – 20th

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League of Women Voters plan annual meeting

The Beaufort Area chapter of the League of Women Voters will hold its annual meeting from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at the Celadon Clubhouse, 61 Celadon Drive. Special guest Julie Hussey will speak on leadership. Hussey is the former president of the Charleston League of Women Voters, former co-president of the South Carolina League of Women Voters, and owns her own public information and outreach firm, in addition to her involvement with a number of advocacy groups. Members will vote on the next board’s slate and the budget for the fiscal year. Dessert will be served. Call 704-641-7357 or send email to lwvbeaufort@gmail.com for more information.

Sportfishing and Diving Club plans next meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 14, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located on Lady’s Island off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. 

Bob Martore, manager of the SCDNR Artificial Reef Program, will be one of the presenters. He will distribute to the first 60 guests the latest reef booklets with locations of materials and GPS coordinates. During the social, a new underwater reef video will be presented. Capt. John Brackett of Sweet Pea Fishing Charters will also be a presenter along with Capt. Frank Gibson of the SCDNR Marine Advisory Commission. Each local near-shore and off-shore reef will be discussed, including the best time of the year to fish and the types of species that are available, as well as trolling methods and anchoring for each location. Capt. Brackett will also discuss his favorite rod and reel set-up for reef fishing.

Guests are welcome and you do not need a reservation. For additional information, please contact Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

Celebrate Flag Day at  cocktail party

Beaufort Republican Women’s Club is hosting a Flag Day celebration and cocktail party Thursday, June 14, 6-8 pm at Holiday Inn’s Albergotti Grill on Boundary Street. There will be hearty hors d’oeuvres and cake in honor of President Trump’s birthday. Cost is $20 per person with a cash bar. RSVP to beaufortrwc@gmail.com. 

UICC presents Mother Emanuel Nine Memorial

The Unified Interfaith Community Coalition of Beaufort will present “We Remember and We Do Not Forget,” taking place at the Historic Brick Baptist Church on June 15 and featuring an evening of remembrances, inspiration and music. The program remembers the nine victims killed at the Mother Emanuel AME Church, as well as other victims of violence. Keynote speakers will include Rev. Kylon Jerome Middleton, pastor of Mt. Zion AME Chapel in Charleston, and Victoria Smalls, commissioner of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a light supper and fellowship.

BAC to hold awards celebration

The Beaufort Arts Council will hold its annual “Celebration of the Arts and Award Meeting” from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 15, at the BAC headquarters in building 1 at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. This free event will include networking, reception, and awards program. The main speaker will be Jeffrey Shawd of Bluffton.

Girl Scouts to hold father-daughter dance

Girl Scout Troop 4105 will present the “Ties, Tiaras and Tutus Father and Daughter Soiree” from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at Penn Center’s Frissel Hall. 

The semi-formal event will include door prizes, music, and food and beverages. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members for daughter and parent. Additional adults may attend for $15. A photographer will be available for an additional fee. For tickets, call Vedah at 843-476-9077 or Barbara Jean at 347-497-9326.

Give blood in June at OneBlood Big Red Bus

OneBlood will hold blood drives around the area throughout the month of June, and all donors will receive a free T-shirt. Here’s where you can find the Big Red Bus for upcoming drives:

  • June 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Higher Ground Outfitters (20 percent off non-sale items, excluding kayaks and paddleboards, for donors) 
  • June 18, 2-7 p.m. — Beaufort Water Festival. at Beaufort Donor Center
  • June 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. — Beaufort County School District
  • June 27, 9 a.m.-Noon — Beaufort County Administrative Offices Beaufort
  • June 27, 1-4 p.m. — Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office
  • June 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Beaufort County Farm Bureau

Additionally, the Beaufort Donor Center is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Learn how to use library’s digital services

Learn how to instantly access and download free ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, and more. Bring your own favorite mobile device (tablet, cell phone, or laptop) and learn how to use the digital services offered by the library. This free program will be offered at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, and at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. For more information, call 843-255-6458 or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org.

BIFF presents Shorts at High Noon 

Every Wednesday in May and June, the Beaufort International Film Festival will present Shorts at High Noon, featuring a collection of short films, student films, and animated films that were official submissions to the film festival over the past 11 years.

The films are shown in Maclean Hall (Building 12) auditorium at the Technical College of the Lowcountry beginning at noon. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 843-522-3196 or email beaufortfilm@gmail.com. 

Dancing in the streets in Port Royal

The Town of Port Royal’s Street Music on Paris Avenue free concert series wraps up with bluesy rock band Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos taking the stage on June 23.

All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. between 9th and 14th streets on Paris Ave. The rain location is The Shed.

Free health screenings available

The Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Med-I-Assist program along with S.C. DHEC,  AccessHealth Lowcountry, and Beaufort Memorial Hospital will provide free health screenings from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, at Port Royal Baptist Church, 707 Pinckney Blvd., Port Royal. Screenings include prostate, glucose (sugar), hypertension, and cholesterol. Welvista Prescription Assistance and Lowcountry Food Bank’s “Pop Up Grocery Store Tour” also will be available. For more information call 843-525-4081.

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