What To Do the week of May 18th-24th

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Island Girls Night Out coming to Boondocks

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, meet new friends and win prizes will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Boondocks Under the Oaks  Restaurant at 1760 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena Island. 

There will also be karaoke shag music and live music by Irene Goodnight and friends.

Art show to benefit Planned Parenthood

Beaufort Friends of Planned Parenthood and Charles Street Gallery & Frame are presenting “Care More! Judge Less,” an art show to support the work of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic. 

It will be hled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Charles Street Gallery & Frame at 914 Charles St.

Care More! Judge Less will showcase local artist talent in photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media.

There will be hors-d’oeuvres, libations, music and the company of good friends as well as the opportunity to purchase the artist’s work.

Tickets are $25; $10 for students. RSVP at bit.ly/2qi5qeW.

Lowcountry Chorale to perform concert

The Lowcountry Chorale will perform its spring concert. “From Broadway to Hollywood” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 19, and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Saint John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island.

There will be music from “West Side Story,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “The Sound of Music” and more.

This concert is free. Refreshments will be served during intermission.  

The Lowcountry Chorale is comprised of local area residents who love music and singing. The chorale is composed of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses, all of whom have varied backgrounds in vocal performance.  The group is directed by Maestro Alan Lathan with piano accompaniment by Gloria Bockelman.

Black motorcyclists bicyclists, invited to event

May is National Bike Month and the Gullah/Geechee Nation is joining in the celebration.

Leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation are encouraging Gullah/Geechee and black bike riders to cycle and cruise down to the St. Helena Community Market in the Dr. Martin L. King Memorial Park on St. Helena Island from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, for the “Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty.”

“Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty” will be a celebration of Gullah/Geechee and black bikers on motorcycles and bicycles. It will also celebrate the beauty of Gullah/Geechee culture and how the native Gullah/Geechees express that beauty.   

There will be crafts, books, food, and CDs on sale. DJ Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions will be mixing while folks enjoy the dance party throughout the day.

“Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty” will conclude as everyone cycles over to the St. Helena Branch Library for the 2:30 pm screening of the new documentary, “Black Beach/White Beach.” The filmmakers will be on hand to talk about this film.

Although admission for these events are free, attendees are encouraged to go get advance passes at www.eventbrite.com.

Visit www.gullahgeecheenation.com.

TCL hosting appreciation event for military, veterans

The Technical College of the Lowcountry is giving back through its second annual “Day of Service” event. 

To that end, active duty military men and women, veterans, and their families are invited to a free barbecue from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 20. 

The event will be held outside building 12 at the TCL Beaufort Campus at 921 Ribaut Road and will include food, music, kids’ activities and bingo.

The Day of Service is presented by Technical College of the Lowcountry through support of the Veterans Resource Center, Student Veterans of America Chapter, and the TCL Student Government Association

For more information, contact Christina Welsch-Copeland at cwelsh-copeland@tcl.edu or 843-525-8264.

Hopeful Horizons hosts volunteer training

Hopeful Horizons, the local child advocacy, domestic violence and rape crisis center, will host a Volunteer 101 Training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 20; and from 5:30-9 p.m. Monday, May 22, Tuesday, May 23, and Wednesday, May 24.

After the Volunteer 101 Training, Hopeful Horizons will host three supplemental trainings for the different volunteer opportunities available: child advocate from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 25; Crisis Hotline/Shelter Advocate from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 26; Hospital/On-Call Advocate from 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, and Wednesday, May 31; and Community Education at a later date.

Community members interested in volunteering with Hopeful Horizons should complete a volunteer application on the Hopeful Horizons website or call CJ Akins at 843-770-1074, ext. 223. 

Due to the confidentiality of the shelter, volunteers will receive the location of the training directly from Akins.

The training will include an overview of Hopeful Horizons’ service, training from staff members, training from community partners and stories from survivors.

For more information on the mission and vision of Hopeful Horizons, visit www.hopefulhorizons.org.

Slave uprising topic of upcoming lecture

“The Stono River Rebellion: South Carolina’s Largest Slave Uprising” will be the topic at Dinner & a Lecture from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, May 22, at Verdier House at 801 Bay St.

South Carolina was the site in 1739 of the largest and most gruesome slave rebellion in British North America and it took place between Beaufort and Charleston between the Edisto and the Stono rivers while the state was still a colony.

Lecturer and author Ron Roth will speak about the Rebellion, its origins and its repercussions. Roth is a lecturer representing the Humanities Council of South Carolina. 

Dinner & a Lecture is a monthly educational series held from September to May, sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation.

Reservations are necessary as seating is limited. A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception begins at 5:30; the program is from 6-7 p.m.

Admission for members is $15/$25 per member/couple. Nonmember admission is $20/$30 per person/couple.

Call 843-379-3331 to make reservations

Reservations for the discounted Saltus’ River Grill Menu may be made by calling Saltus at 843-379-3474.

Local military officers group to meet May 25

The Lowcountry Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be held at Thursday, May 25, at the Dataw Island Club. The speaker will be Beaufort Memorial Hospital President and CEO Russell Baxley. 

There will be a meet and greet at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 12:15 p.m. lunch.

The cost is $25. RSVP by May 20 to Bill Severns at 843-263-0600 or by email at mnbseverns@aol.com.

Visit www.lcmoaa.org.

Conroy’s love of libraries focus of free program

“I Was Born to Be in a Library”: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St.

Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt will discuss best-selling author Pat Conroy’s lifelong love of libraries —exploring the roles public libraries, school libraries and Conroy’s own personal library played in his writing life. 

This free program will also include an overview of the new Pat Conroy Literary Center, which continues Conroy’s legacy in his adopted hometown of Beaufort. Registration Required. 

Call 843-255-6458 to reserve your seat to this free event.

Volunteers wanted for Gullah Festival

The Gullah Festival of South Carolina will be held Memorial Day weekend at The Henry Chambers Waterfront Park. 

Volunteers are needed. Apply at www.theoriginalgullahfestival.org or call Pat 843-542-6007.

Volunteer orientation at Habitat for Humanity

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

Attend their 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, is re-opening.

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. 

In addition to arts, crafts and antiques, there will be art demonstrations and art market T-Shirts. 

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. 

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