What To Do the week of March 2nd-8th

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Two Island Girls Night Outs coming in March

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, win prizes and meet new friends, will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at MoonDoggies Gifts and Cafe at 930 Ninth St. in Port Royal.

A second IGNO will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at For The Birds and Gardens on 1002 Bay St.

These free events are sponsored by The Island News. Businesses that would like to book an IGNO can call Irene Goodnight at 615-243-4684.

Re-enactors to bring Civil War to life

The Beaufort History Museum will present the second edition of its popular living history encampment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the Arsenal courtyard. 

Union forces that occupied Beaufort during the Civil War after the Battle of Port Royal Sound (Nov. 7, 1861) will be brought to life by more than 20 re-enactors arriving from several states.  

They will stage an encampment in the walled courtyard space and provide a unique opportunity for visitors of all ages to interact with the soldiers, to participate as soldiers themselves and receive orders to join regiments, and to learn firsthand how life was lived in Beaufort during the Civil War. 

The Arsenal address is 713 Craven St. Normal BHM hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Docents are on duty to provide information and conduct tours. A donation of $7 per visitor ($6 for seniors) is required. Children and active military are admitted free of charge. 

Visit www.beauforthistorymuseum.com or the BHM Facebook page for updates and news from the museum.

Oyster roast to benefit scholarship fund

An Oyster Roast & Dinner will be held form 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday March 4, at David Smith Coosaw/Sams Point Community Center at 140 Sams Point Road.

This event will benefit the Coosaw Community Scholarship Fund.

Dinners are $10 for fried fish or fried chicken and can be eaten in or taken out.

Roasted oysters are $7 for a small basket and $10 for a large basket.

For more information, call 843-263-0469 or 843-524-0157.

Barbecue festival to be held Friday, Saturday

The South Carolina/Georgia Barbeque Festival will be held Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4, at 205 E. Main St. in Hardeeville.

There will be a Friday night wing competition and live music from 6-10 p.m. Admission is $10.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, there will be all-you-can-eat pulled pork samples, amusements, a car show and awards. Admission is $10.

Church to hold annual homecoming

The 17th Annual Homecoming Sunday will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 5, at Riverview Baptist Church of Beaufort.

The Rev. Leon Meadows will be the speaker for this celebration. A Fellowship Feast will follow the homecoming program.

Current church members, former church members and the community are invited to this celebration.

Riverview Baptist Church is at 2209 Boundary St. in Beaufort.

Various events coming to St. Helena library

Following are some upcoming free events at the St. Helena Branch Library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road: 

• Conversation Café: How Do We Create Community?: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7.

Talk with neighbors about things that matter over a cup of coffee or tea. Sessions are hosted, drop-in conversations among people with diverse views and a shared passion for engaging others.  March’s topic is “How do we create community?” This program is for adults and ages 12 and up.

• End of Life Issues: Health care power of attorney, living, wills, DNR orders, power of attorney, funeral planning and cremation. 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 13.

A local lawyer will give a 30-45 minute lecture with a question-and-answer period.

• Friends of Fort Fremont Tour: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18.

Take a tour of the historic Fort Fremont. Tours start at the St. Helena Branch Library.

18th century agriculture explored at plantation

The Impact of 18th Century Rice Plantations on 21st Century Conservation will be explored at Nemours Plantation on the Combahee River in the third field session sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation in conjunction with its exhibit, Remnants of the Rice Culture: Agricultural History as Art. 

The session, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, will include a riding tour of the plantation’s ancient rice fields and long-leaf forest with lunch served at the DuPont family home prepared by long-time chef, Peachie Washington.

Nemours, at 10,000 acres, contains the largest extant rice fields in the Lowcountry. Comprised of five historic plantations, the fields were last planted in rice in the 1920s. 

In 1995, the Nemours Wildlife Foundation was established and is dedicated to biological research and stewardship of the management area. 

Reservations, at $125 per member and $150 per nonmember, are required by calling HBF at 843-379-3331 or emailing info@historicbeaufort.org. Lunch is provided.

Power of the Purse coming to Dataw

Power of the Purse, hosted by the United Way of the Lowcountry Women United, will be held Thursday, March 9, at the Dataw Island Clubhouse. The 2017 Woman of the Year will be announced at the event.  

Proceeds from Power of the Purse will support education initiatives benefiting children and families throughout Beaufort and Jasper counties through the Women United’s Breaking Barriers to Education Fund.

This fund seeks to help fulfill needs that would otherwise prevent a student from attending school or from reaching their full potential. 

The event will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music and a silent auction.

Tickets are $65. RSVP to Jaime Dailey-Vergara at 843-982-3040 or jdaileyvergara@uwlowcountry.org.

Local nonprofit to help girls with prom dresses

The Junior Service League of Beaufort’s 6th annual Prom Boutique will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the YMCA of Beaufort.

The JSLB Prom Boutique is the Junior Service League of Beaufort’s signature service project each year. Members collect dress donations, as well as accessories, and create a boutique for girls to shop for the dress of their dreams.

Juniors and seniors in schools around the area are invited to come and pick up a dress for free. They will also be able to shop for bracelets, necklaces, earrings, shawls and clutches to round out their look.

Any student in Beaufort, Jasper or Hampton County is invited to attend the boutique. Shoppers must show their student ID or have a letter on school letterhead from their guidance counselor, teacher or school administrator. 

The YMCA of Beaufort is at 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. 

Visit www.jslbeaufort.com.

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