What To Do the week of June 8th-14th

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Free car seat check offered by BMH

Is your child’s car seat properly fitted and installed? Find out at a free car seat check from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Beaufort Memorial’s Medical and Administrative Center located at 990 Ribaut Road in Beaufort. 

All car seat checks will be performed by volunteer certified car seat technicians from Beaufort Memorial’s HealthLink for Children and other local agents/agencies.  

Each car seat check takes approximately 30 minutes to perform. Car seats will be checked for proper installation, child fit, expiration and recalls. If there are any issues with the seat the parent/caregiver will be informed.  

At the end of the check the parent/caregiver will be asked to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of proper car seat installation for continued safety. 

All certified technicians are covered under the Children’s Trust of South Carolina for liability and each parent/caregiver must sign a waiver in order for their car seat(s) to be checked.

For more information, call 843-522-5900 or visit www.safekids.org  to learn more.

Meet creatures of night at Hunting Island park

Creatures of the Night, a free program at Hunting Island State Park, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17.

These educational programs, presented by Gryphon Den, are devoted to creating awareness in humans of our natural world. It is both state and federally licensed to care for and present live educational programs on raptors and mammals.

For more information, call 843-838-2011.

Wine & Art presenting Textures and Techniques

A program on Textures and Techniques led by Audrey Montgomery will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Wine & Art on Boundary Street

The cost is $90.

For more information, contact Cynthia Zeiss at crz9323@embarqmail.com.

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 served basis. Seating begins 20 minutes before program. 

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

Library launching summer reading program

The Beaufort County Library team is gearing up 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 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.

Volunteer orientation at Habitat for Humanity

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

Attend its 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 a wide variety of paintings, drawings, jewelry, photographs, scarves, woodwork, glass art, sea shell art 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. 

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

Salute to veterans planned for Flag Day

Hospice Care of South Carolina will hold a breakfast called “A Salute To Our Veterans” from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 14, which is also Flag Day.

The event will be held at Amvets #70 at 1831 Ribaut Road in Port Royal.

To register to attend the event, call 843-812-3968 or email megan.radcliffe@hospicecareofsc.net.