What To Do the week of March 16th-22nd

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Writing family history focus of workshop

Writing Your Family Narrative using Microsoft Word will be the topic Thursday, March 16, at the Santa Elena History Center at 1501 Bay St. The event will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Have you wanted to start writing your family’s story, but didn’t know where to start? Attendees will be shown different capabilities of Microsoft Word for writing, adding pictures, captions, etc. Basic computer skills are required for this class.  

This is a “hands on” class. Participants should bring their laptop with some items saved and a basic paragraph of one or two of your ancestors to utilize some of the practices discussed.

Tickets are $15; $10 for Heritage Library members.

Visit santa-elena.org/calendar-of-events.

Architects’ Tour coming March 18

The 2017 Architects’ Tour will be held Saturday, March 18. Guests will visit private homes in downtown Beaufort and the nearby sea islands of Distant and Dataw.

Tickets are $65 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 843-379-3331 or at www.historicbeaufort.org/shop.

For additional information, email info@historicbeaufort.org.

Bird walk coming to Harbor Island

The Fripp Audubon Club is conducting a bird walk on Saturday, March 18, on Harbor Island.

These bird walks are designed for folks with a serious interest in birds, their behavior, habitat and identification. 

Participants will observe and study birds in their natural habitat. The trip will begin with a brief orientation before departure. This walk will focus on identifying shore birds and sea birds. 

Beginners are welcome. 

Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at the Beach & Racquet Club parking lot on Harbor Island. The parking lot is around the bend and beside the tennis courts. Tell the person at the gate that you are with the Fripp Audubon group.  Bring binoculars, bird guide, bug spray, sunscreen, water, etc.  

Visit www.islc.net/audubon.

Symphony orchestra to present program 

The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra will hold “Hurray for Hollywood!” and “Bravo Broadway” at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23.

There will be music from “Les Miserables,” “Phantom of the Opera” and “West Side Story.”

Performances will be held at Sea Island Presbyterian Church at 81 Lady’s Island Drive. Tickets are $40; $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased at www.beaufortorchestra.org or by calling 800-595-4849.

Movie Night coming to USCB arts center

Monday night is Movie Night at the USCB Center for the Arts at 801 Carteret St. in Beaufort.

The move on Monday, March 20, is “A Good American,” a 2015 Austrian documentary film that chronicles the work of whistleblower William Binney, a former official of the National Security Agency who resigned shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks. 

The film contends that Binney’s work was thwarted by high officials of the agency, and that he might have been able to prevent the attacks. The film was produced, directed and written by Friedrich Moser. The movie starts at 7 p.m. and the cost is $6. 

Arts council to celebrate winners

The Beaufort Arts Council and Adams Outdoor Advertising will host a public reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, to congratulate the 2016-2017 ArtPop Beaufort winners. The event will be held at the Port Royal Sound Foundation’s Maritime Center, located at 310 Okatie Highway in Okatie. 

In partnership with Adams Outdoor Advertising and ArtPop, the Beaufort Arts Council held its second annual ArtPop Beaufort program, which promotes local artists’ work through available media space. 

The 10 winners of the 2016-2017 ArtPop Beaufort Program selected by a jury of seven include: David Shipper, Nancy Adams, Mary Lester, Zach Grether, John K. Crum, Julie Jones, Michael B. Karas, Eve Miller, Sandy Dimke and Michael Reibel.  Their winning artwork can be viewed on billboards throughout Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.

Visit www.beaufortartscouncil.org for additional information on the winners and images of their submissions.  

Friends of Fort Fremont to hold oyster roast

Friends of Fort Fremont is hosting its annual oyster roast from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Port Royal’s Live Oak Park.

There will be a silent auction, oysters, appetizers, dessert and live music. Guests should bring beverages and chairs.

Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased by Tuesday, March 21. Send check payable to Friends of Fort Fremont, P.O. Box 982, St. Helena Island, SC 29902; or purchase online at fortfremont.org.     

Women’s Conference set for March 25

A women’s conference entitled “Blooming for Christ” is planned for Saturday, March 25, at Red Dam Baptist Church in Hardeeville. The event, which is free and open to the public, is geared for women ages 13 and up, and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the program will wrap at 3 p.m. 

Door prizes and favors will be given throughout the day. A nursery will be provided for children 3 and under. 

RDBC is located at 488 Red Dam Road. For more information, call 843- 784-6083, email info@reddambaptistchurch.org.

Tour Fort Fremont on March 25

Friends of Fort Fremont is offering its free monthly docent-led tour on Saturday, March 25. The tour begins at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library, where guests will see a scale model of the 1898 Fort Fremont and learn its history and then travel to Land’s End to see the remains of the fort today. 

For more information, visit fortfremont.org or call the library at 843-255-6486.

Musical program coming to Fripp

The Fripp Island Friends of Music will hold an upcoming program featuring singer-songwriter Kathy Tugman and her trio.

Tugman has amassed a buffet of music, including spirituals, lullabies, jazz, popular tunes, and, in her latest release, “Love Song Nineteen,” gritty, “bluebilly” music. 

The event will be held at 5 p.m. March 26, at the Fripp Community Center, 205 Tarpon Blvd. Tickets at the door at $25 for adults; students are free. 

Visit www.frippfriendsofmusic.com or call 843-838-1777.

Letters For Hope to be held March 26

A letter writing campaign expressing concerns over the replacement for the Affordable Care Act will take place from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton.

Letters For Hope is a letter writing campaign with the primary goal to voice concerns to politicians in a constructive and compassionate manner through hand-written letters. Limited writing supplies, including paper, pens, envelopes and postage, will be available. This event is family friendly. Parents are encouraged to bring children.  Worksheets with tips on how to write a letter, along with addresses for local politicians, also will be provided.

Register by calling 843-415-3490 or e-mailing info@lettersforhope.org. Visit www.lettersforhope.org.

Cigar making topic of Santa Elena event

The History & Art of Cigar Making will be held from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 at the Santa Elena History Center at 1501 Bay St. in Beaufort. 

The speaker will be Cuban-born Juan Carlos Jiménez, who from his own factory in the Dominican Republic has been producing handcrafted Cuban seed cigars for the past 20 years. Tickets are $10.

Visit santa-elena.org/calendar-of-events.

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