What To Do the week of June 29th-July 5th

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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 Bthe eaufort County Historical Society organized three days of countywide activities to mark the celebration. 

The Beaufort County Historical Society, Beaufort District Collection and the SC Historical Society have partnered to bring this event to Beaufort County with a grant from Humanities 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: Coastal Discovery Museum (Friday); Heritage Library-Fort Michel and Zion Chapel (Friday)

• Daufuskie: 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.

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 10-14 and July 31-Aug. 4. 

The camps, sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation, are 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.

Camps 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 per week for HBF family members and $85 per child per week 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.

Library event to focus on local travel

The Beaufort Branch Library will host Matt Richardson, a longtime Beaufort resident and travel writer, as he talks about a number of fun, interesting, and surprisingly easy-to-reach travel destinations less than a day’s drive from the Beaufort area. 

This free event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the library at 311 Scott St. 

Christian camp will offer 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 Sams 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.

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. Friday.  

For more information, contact Sara, volunteer coordinator, at 843-525-6257, or visit www.friendsofcarolinehospice.org for an online volunteer application.

Volunteer orientation at Habitat for Humanity

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

Attend their Volunteer 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; there is a need for all types of abilities and skill levels, from construction to volunteering at the ReStore to serving on various committees and more.

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

Starving Artist Market returns to Port Royal  

The Starving Artists Market, an open air art market featuring all original arts and crafts, has reopened.

It is located at 1503 Paris Ave. in Port Royal and will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through mid-December weather permitting. 

This is the market’s third year in Port Royal and it will once again be featuring paintings, drawings, jewelry and other original creations by local artists. 

Local fine artists, crafters or local antique dealers who wish to participate should call or text Jim Torcum at 843-592-4285 for more information. 

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.

“Tsa Lung engages your mind, body and spirit with purifying breathing and gentle yoga exercises,” according to a release. “Participants will learn inner refuge meditation, nine purification breaths and sitting yoga exercises to revitalize your life force energy and connect to your deep self. No previous yoga or meditation experience is required.” 

A gratitude offering of $10-$20 is suggested. TheraVista: Haven for the Awakening Soul is at 263 Brickyard Point Road on Lady’s Island

Visit theravista.org or email Emily at emilydfj@gmail.com.

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.

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