What To Do the week of November 16th-22nd

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Girls night out coming to Massage Envy

Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, meet new friends and win prizes will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Massage Envy in the Cross Creek Shopping Center next to JCPenney on Robert Smalls Parkway in Burton.

Lowcountry Chorale to visit the past

The Lowcountry Chorale will present “Reflections of the Past 20 Years” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 157 Lady’s Island Drive on Lady’s Island.

This event is free but donations are appreciated.

For more information, visit www.lowcountrychorale.weebly.com.

Home tour event to benefit St. Peter’s

The 16th Annual Homes For the Holidays Tour will be held from Friday, Nov. 17, through Sunday, Nov. 19, in the Pigeon Point neighborhood

A gala will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17; and tours will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The tour of homes benefits St. Peter’s Catholic School, which is commemorating 26 years of education.

This year’s tour will feature six homes decorated by local designers including Sweet Bay, Scout Southern Market, Samantha Sullivan with Laura Tucker Designs, Newtique Boutique, Macdonald Market Place and Buds and Blooms Landscaping.

Visit beauforthomesfortheholidays.com.

Dueling Pianos event rescheduled for Nov. 17

Dueling Pianos, Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort‘s 10th Annual Dinner Theatre, has been rescheduled and will now be held Friday, Nov. 17, at The Shed in Port Royal.

The evening will offer music, dinner stations provided by local chefs, a full open bar sponsored by Gilbert Law Firm, both a silent and live auction and a retro photo booth to record your memories of the night.  

Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and the silent auction. 

Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. 

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.afsgb.org or call 843-521-9190.

Touch a Truck is coming to Port Royal

JSLB’s 2nd Annual Touch a Truck will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, on Paris Avenue in Port Royal.

Whether you’re a parent, a child or a child at heart, there will be plenty to do at the 2nd annual fall fundraiser for the Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB).

This unique event offers opportunities to climb, touch, learn and play on some of the coolest vehicles around that build, serve and protect our community. Participants will be able to sit in the driver’s seat and imagine what it is like to operate the vehicles as well as learn more about them from the various sponsors and donors.

There will also be face painting, bounce-houses, food, live music and more.

The cost is $5 per person.

Tour of Fort Fremont offered on Nov. 25

The Friends of Fort Fremont will offer a free docent-led tour of Fort Fremont on Saturday, Nov. 25.  

The tour begins at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Helena Branch of the Beaufort County Library, where guests will see a scale model of the Spanish-American fort and learn more about its history. They will then travel to the Land’s End to see the remains. 

For more information, visit fortfremont.org or call the library at 843-255-6486

Film society offering free screenings

The Beaufort Film Society is presenting some of the best Short, Animation and Student films from its collection of Beaufort International Film Festival Finalists Selections from 2007 to present.

All screenings will be held Wednesdays through Nov. 29 at the Plaza Theatre in Beaufort, with admission free to the general public.  

Check in time is 11:30 a.m. with the screenings beginning at noon and ending at 1 p.m.

Visit beaufortfilmfestival.com for more information. 

Santa coming to PR Farmers Market

The Beaufort Garden Club will hold its second annual Smiles for Santa event from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays on Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16 at the Port Royal Farmer’s Market.

Bring your children and/or pets to the Gazebo area at the market and have your picture taken with Santa. Your photo will then be emailed to you. 

A $5 donation is suggested. All proceeds will go to local charities.

Drum circle to play at park

A group of local percussion lovers who enjoy the impromptu experience that a drum circle brings are inviting others to join in.

The Beaufort SC Drum Circle will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort. The next event will be held on Monday, Dec. 4.

All are welcome to this family friendly, free event. No is experience necessary.

Participants should bring some water and any non-electronic drum or other percussion instrument. 

Visit the “Beaufort SC Drum Circle” Facebook page, email beaufortscdrumcircle@gmail.com or contact Jane at 732-259-1935 or Lanny at 843-441-0169.

Women’s group to hold December luncheon

The Low Country Christian Women’s Connection will hold its December luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse.

The event will feature singing, fun, games and prizes. The group will also collect nonperishable food for a local family charity.

The guest speaker, from Bishop, Ga., is Faith Jennings, whose topic will be “How She Found Freedom From a Life of Bondage.”

Lunch is $25 and must be prepaid and received by Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Make checks payable to “CWC Bluffton” and mail them to Carol Mock, 607 Argent Way, Bluffton, SC  29909. 

Books, authors, Santa to be on hand at event

YBR Publishing and the South Carolina Lowcountry Tourism Commission will host an Authors Under the Live Oaks/Toys For Tots event at Frampton Plantation, 1 Lowcountry Lane in Yemassee (I-95 Exit 33).

The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.

Nearly 50 authors, artisans, and vendors from across the Lowcountry and beyond will be on hand for a book signing under the centuries-old live oaks on the plantation. Multiple genres of books will be available for all readers’ tastes. 

The Authors event is paired with Frampton’s annual Marine Corps Toys For Tots event to raise toys for needy and deserving children.

Santa Claus will be on hand from noon to 1 p.m. to visit with all visitors to Frampton Plantation.

The event is free.

Lowcountry authors, artisans and other vendors interested in participating should contact YBR Publishing at contact@ybr.com.

Beaufort Academy to present choral ensembles

Beaufort Academy is sweetening the 2017 season by presenting its new choral ensembles.

Under the direction of Victor Varner, Beaufort Academy is hosting a holiday concert featuring the Beaufort Academy Blue Notes at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 157 Lady’s Island Drive on Lady’s Island.

The concert will feature both middle and upper school ensembles. 

Tickets are $5 at the door.

For more information, call 843-524-3393.

Habitat for Humanity in need of volunteers

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

Attend its 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.

Weekly historic tours available at Fort Mitchel

Join The Heritage Library for weekly tours at 10 a.m. Thursdays of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. 

The cost is $12 for adults and $7 for children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/FtMitchelTours.

Christian theater performances offered

Music of Forever, a Christian theater production, is being held at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Grace AME Chapel on Charles Street in Beaufort.

According to Hillary Lathan, who puts on the show with her husband, Alan, the show puts Jesus on a personal level that everyone can relate to.  

The show includes seven characters and seven pieces of music. The irony of the number is intentional, as seven is a biblically significant number, according to Hillary.  

For more information, visit www.musicofforever.org. 

The performances are free, but donations are accepted.

Pan-African group seeks volunteers

The nonprofit Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network Inc. is seeking volunteers for multiple positions.

Among other things, the Beaufort-based public charity provides financial and technical assistance to help Gullah-Geechee, and other African-descent families save their ancestral homes and land for current and future generations. 

They have an immediate need for an experienced webmaster, grant writers and administrative assistants.

Also needed are committed fundraising volunteers; community outreach presenters; and office clerks willing to assist landowners with homestead exemptions; tax rate reductions; installment property tax payment qualification; and referrals to various heirs’ property and/or land use programs that generate income to pay property taxes and create generational wealth.

Training for all volunteers will be held at the Pan-African Family Empowerment Network’s office in the Landmark (Regions Bank) Building, 69 Robert Smalls Parkway, Suite 3B, Beaufort.

For more information, call 843-592-6076, or email volunteers@panafricanfamilyempowermentnetwork.org.

Second Helpings volunteers needed

Second Helpings, a nonprofit that rescues food from area restaurants and grocery stores and delivers the food to local agencies to stop hunger, is in need of volunteers.

For more information, contact Lili Coleman at execdirector@secondhelpingslc.org or call 843-689-3689.