What To Do the week of March 9th-15th

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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.

Tribute to Broadway coming to arts center

A Tribute to Broadway will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the USCB Center for the Arts. 

Tickets for adults are $30, senior/military $25 and students $15.

Visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com.

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 senior 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.

Books, letters to be appraised at library

If you’re harboring some potentially rare and unique treasures amongst your books and papers, bring them to the Beaufort Branch Library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 311 Scott St., on Saturday, March 11, for an assessment.   

Renowned book experts Kinsey Baker, David Anderson, and Wilson McIntosh will be on hand to tell whether you have something really special or just another book or scrap that has meaning to you.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Beaufort Library as a fundraising event. 

Each piece will be evaluated for a $5 donation to the organization. 

Verbal appraisals will be offered on any books, prints, maps, manuscripts, autographs and other paper items, including documents, postcards, letters, advertising, magazines and posters. Anything printed or written on paper can be brought in.

For more information, contact the Friends of the Beaufort Library at FriendsBeaufort@gmail.com.

Quilters Day to be held on March 11

The Sea Island Quilters will hold Quilters Day Out from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Carteret Street Methodist Church at 408 Carteret St. in Beaufort.

All levels of quilting are invited. For details, contact Joey Patrucco at mjpatrucco@gmail.com.

Lowcountry PowWow celebrates culture

The 17th Annual Lowcountry Pow Wow and Cultural Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at 55 Millstone Landing Road in Hardeeville.

Native-American traditions will be on display including 60 or more tribal dancers in full regalia, captivating story-telling, period encampment, authentic demonstrations, crafts, basket weaving, native foods, crafts and more.

Millstone Landing Road is off of I-95 at Exit 5; signage will show the way. 

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and children 6 and under are free. Two-day passes are available as well for $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

Woman who changed Beaufort topic of lecture

The legacy of Beaufortonian Abbie Holmes Christensen will be in the spotlight at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, when the Beaufort History Museum presents a talk as part of its history lecture series.  

The event will be held at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St.

The lectures, created in partnership with the Beaufort County Library, have been filled to capacity and pre-registration is required for seating.

The lectures are free. Visit www.beauforthistorymuseum.com to secure a reservation.

Take a wine tour at history center

Uncork Your Palate World Wine Tour will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at the Santa Elena History Center at 1501 Bay St. in Beaufort.

Spend an entertaining (and educational) afternoon with wine aficionado Juan Carlos Jiménez as he takes guests on a tour of exotic wines from around the world. There will also be assorted tapas. 

The cost is $20; tickets are available at 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.