What To Do the week of June 22nd-28th

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Hospice in need of volunteers

Friends of Caroline Hospice Thrift Store is seeking a variety of volunteers to assist in the overall operation of the store.  

Opportunities include assisting in sorting/pricing donations, organizing, social media monitoring and customer service.  

Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.  

For more information, call 843-525-6257 or visit www.friendsofcarolinehospice.org for an online volunteer application. 

Library launches summer reading program

The Beaufort County Library team is ready for 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 will also be able to 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.

Historical sites to celebrate Liberty Week

Each year the SC Historical Society commemorates the state’s contributions to the Revolutionary War during Liberty Week.

This year Beaufort County Historical Society organized three days countywide activities to join in the celebration. 

The Beaufort County Historical Society, Beaufort District Collection, and SC Historical Society have partnered to bring this event to Beaufort County with a grant from Humanities SC.

Events will kick off at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. 

Doug Bostick, of SC Battleground Trust, will discuss Revolutionary battlegrounds in SC.

On Friday, June 30, or Saturday, July 1, the following sites will be open to the public for free from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

• Hilton Head: The Coastal Discovery Museum (Friday); the Heritage Library-Fort Michel and the Zion Chapel (Friday)

• Daufuskie Island: Daufuskie Island Historic Foundation and Billie Burns Museum (Friday)

• Parris Island: Parris Island Historical & Museum Society and Parris Island Museum (Saturday). 

A driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance are required to enter Parris Island.

• Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage Center (Friday)

• Bluffton: Bluffton Historic Foundation, Heyward House (Friday)

• St. Helena: Friends of Fort Fremont, Fort Fremont-Land’s End (Saturday)

• Port Royal Sound Foundation: Maritime Center (Saturday)

• Port Royal: Historic Port Royal Foundation (Friday)

• Beaufort: Historic Beaufort Foundation (Friday); Beaufort History Museum-Craven Street (Friday); Santa Elena Foundation  (Saturday)

Visit www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org for more information.

Revolutionary War to be topic at library

A program about the state’s Revolutionary War heritage will be presented at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. 

Doug Bostick, executive director of the South Carolina Battlefield Preservation Trust, will be the featured speaker.

There is limited space and people will be seated on a first come, first seated. Seating begins 20 minutes before program. 

This program is co-sponsored by the Beaufort County Historical Society. It is for ages 12 and up.

Port Royal Baptist to hold Bible school

Vacation Bible School at Port Royal Baptist Church will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25, to Thursday, June 29, on Ribaut Road at the Naval Hospital in Port Royal. 

The theme is “Galactic Starveyors: Come and See the God Who is Over the Moon” for you. This program is for all ages. An optional supper will be available at 5:15 p.m. during the Bible school.

Register online at www.portroyalbaptist.org or call the church at 843-521-1994.  

Christian camp offers sports

Go the Distance, a sports camp for children ages 6-12, will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday, July 24, through Friday, July 28, at Beaufort Academy.

This Christian sports camp is being sponsored by Tidal Creek Fellowship.

Campers can choose between basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee and cheerleading.

The camp features Christian coaches, quality sports instruction, positive role models, daily Bible times, skits and fun.

The cost is $40 per camper, but additional siblings in the same family are $25. Every camper receives a camp T-shirt, collector’s pin and daily take-home Bible studies.

Beaufort Academy is at 240 Sam’s Point Road on Lady’s Island.  

To register or for more information, visit www.tidalcreek.net.

Group to hold Backpack Bash

Mentoring Young Minds, a nonprofit organization, will host its first Back to School Backpack Bash on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the John Parker Park in Port Royal. Registration will open on Saturday, July 1, at Eventbrite.

The group plans to give away 300 backpacks with some schools supplies in them. 

Email mym.program@gmail.com for more information.

Volunteer orientation at Habitat for Humanity

Wondering how you might be able to help LowCountry Habitat for Humanity? 

Attend itsVolunteer Orientation held at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at 616 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 

Volunteer opportunities exist in every area of operations at LowCountry Habitat.

For more information, contact Lee McSavaney, volunteer coordinator at 843-522-3500 or email info@lowcountryhabitat.org.

Tsa Lung yoga is offered at TheraVista

The public is invited to “experience the self-healing practice of Tsa Lung, an ancient Tibetan Bon tradition,” from 4-5:30 p.m. Sundays at TheraVista: Haven for the Awakening Soul (263 Brickyard Point Road on Lady’s Island). A gratitude offering of $10-$20 is suggested. For more information, visit its website at theravista.org or email Emily at emilydfj@gmail.com.