What To Do the week of March 30th-April 5th

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Woman talk about books at upcoming series

Following are some upcoming events related to “Women of Carolina: A Let’s Talk About It Series” sponsored by the Pat Conroy Literacy Center.

• 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30: Julia Eichelberger (College of Charleston) discusses Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Secret Life of Bees,” the national best-seller that became the subject of a major motion picture.

• 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13: Valinda Littlefield (University of South Carolina, Columbia) discusses Dori Sanders’ “Clover,” the Lillian Smith Award-winning first novel from the Upstate peach farmer-turned-author.

All discussions will be held at the main branch at 311 Scott St., Beaufort. 

Volunteers needed for cleanup effort 

Port Royal is taking part in the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, April 1. Volunteers are needed around the town to help pick up litter. For more information, email katkatbray@gmail.com.

Taylor Festival Choir coming to St. Helena

The Parish Church of St. Helena invites the Beaufort community to an evening concert presented by the Taylor Festival Choir at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 1. 

The concert will be held in the historic church at 505 Church St., downtown Beaufort (other entrances to the historic churchyard are located on Newcastle, King and North streets). Free parking is available in the church’s parking lot located across the street at the corner of Church and King streets.

The Taylor Festival Choir is a professional chamber choir based in Charleston. It was one of only two American adult chamber choirs featured at the prestigious 2009 American Choral Directors Association National Convention and 50th anniversary celebration.

For more information, email jstender@sthelenas1712.org.

World War II vets to be honored

Homegrown Hero: The Lowcountry in World War II, will be held from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Morris Center at 10782 Jacob Smart Blvd. in Ridgeland.

There will be music by the Parris Island Marine Band at noon, guest speakers, kids activities, light refreshments and a special ceremony to honor World War II vets.

Visit morrisheritagecenter.org. 

Tunis Campbell Day coming to market

The St. Helena Island Community Market will open its second month of activities with Tunis Campbell Day and a seed swap from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Park on St. Helena Island.

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is collaborating with the market for this celebration of Gullah/Geechee sustainability and self-sufficiency in honor of Freedman’s Bureau Commissioner Tunis Campbell, who assisted with land redistribution on the Sea Islands. There will also be crafts, music and more.

Visit www.StHelenaIslandCommunityMarket.com.

Children invited to honk, explore and learn

Children and their families will have the opportunity to touch, climb on and explore trucks and vehicles from Beaufort County’s Stormwater Department, EMS and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, as well as vehicles from a variety of industries, at the second annual Touch-A-Truck event.

It will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Tanger 1 center in Bluffton.

At this year’s event, the Beaufort County Stormwater Department will team up with Lowcountry Stormwater Partners to present Enviroscape, an engaging educational demonstration on water quality.

The event is open to children of all ages and their families. This year’s event will feature a variety of trucks and vehicles from Beaufort County, Bluffton Township Fire Department, the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Palmetto Electric and many more. 

Church to hold several events

Riverview Baptist Church at 2209 Boundary St. in Beaufort, is offering several events on Sundays in April. 

They include:
• April 2: Collection of the 2017 Consolidated Missions Offering
• April 9: Easter Cantata (11:30 a.m.)