What To Do the week of May 25th-31st

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Swingin’ Medallions to play at in June

The Swingin’ Medallions, known as, “The Party Band of the South,” will perform Friday, June 9, at the Jasper County Farmers Market.

Celebrated for their signature hit song, “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love,” which Bruce Springsteen once called, “The Greatest Fraternity Rock Song of All Time,” the Swingin’ Medallions, are South Carolina-bred from Greenwood. 

They blend the sounds of yesterday and today and this is their ninth summer-opening concert in Ridgeland.

Gates at the Jasper County Farmer’s Market will open at 7 p.m., with the concert starting at 8 p.m.

Advance admission is $15. Tickets purchased at the gate on concert night will be $20. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce at 843-726-8126. A portion of each ticket will be donated to the United Way of the Lowcountry.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the concert. 

There will be drinking wristbands for persons 21 and older available for purchase at $10 each. Special VIP “up close” tables can be purchased in advance for $250. VIP packages include tickets for 10 people (they don’t include drinking wristbands, which must be purchased separately).

Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. 

The event will be held rain or shine. Coolers are not permitted.

Jasper County Farmers Market is located on the south side of Ridgeland which can be accessed from Interstate I 95 at Exits 18 or 21.

For more information visit the www.JasperCountyChamber.com.

MOMA to meet at Dataw club

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 new 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 that public libraries, school libraries and Conroy’s own personal library played in his writing life and career. 

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 is required. 

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

Tour scheduled for historic Fort Fremont

Travel back in time to the 1890s and the Spanish American War at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at the St. Helena Branch Beaufort County Public Library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road on St. Helena Island.

Learn the history, see a scale model of Fort Fremont as it stood in 1898, and take a guided tour of the remains of the fortifications

The tour lasts approximately two hours. No reservations are necessary and this event is free and open to the public.

Visit fortfremont.org.

Astrology program is being offered

The public is invited to learn about “The Marvels of Astrology” from 4-5 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at ArtiZen Yoga Studio at1211 Newcastle St., #2F, in Beaufort.

Participants will learn why you need your birth time, date and place and hear about the archetypes of the 12 houses and 12 signs.

Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $10 at the door.

For more information, email ncloring@icloud.com or call 843-644-6069.

Church to dedicate new sanctuary

The Historic Grace Chapel AME Church family, under the leadership of Pastor Rev. Jeannine R. Smalls, will dedicate and lay the cornerstone for the church’s new sanctuary at 10 Holly Hall Road at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 28.

The Historic Grace Chapel African Methodist Church was established in downtown Beaufort in 1869 at the corner of Charles and North streets.

The church needs for additional space to expand ministries and parking,

The dedication will include a motorcade led by the Smalls, ending at the new chapel.

All are welcome to attend this celebration. 

Visit www.gracechapelame.org.

Yamasee Indians focus of program

A History of the Yamasee Indians: Origins, Migration, Conflict and Pottery will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at Santa Elena History Center at 1501 Bay St in Beaufort.

This presentation will focus on the origins and migrations of the Yamasee Indians. It will incorporate some of the most recent research, and includes a brief overview of the Yamasee War and a short discussion of the evolution of Yamasee pottery.

The cost is $10. 

For more information and tickets, visit santa-elena.org/calendar-of-events.

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 on volunteering, 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.

It 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. 

This is the market’s third year in Port Royal and it will once again be featuring paintings, drawings, jewelry, photographs, scarves, woodwork, glass art, sea shell art and a vareity of other original creations by local artists. 

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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