What To Do the week of November 23rd-November 29th

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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 Land’s End to see the remains. 

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

National hospice month to be recognized at park

The First Annual Sine On! luminary event will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park at the Contemplative Garden.

This event is in honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and is being hosted by Hospice Care of South Carolina. It will recognize all patients and families that have been served by hospice and palliative care. 

This event is free and open to the public to remember, honor and celebrate your loved one. 

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. 

Deal with neck, other pain at Palmetto Smiles

Learn how physiologic dentistry can help with head, eye, ear, teeth, jaw, neck pain and more at Palmetto Smiles of Beaufort’s Listen & Learn event at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30.

Physiologic dentistry is derived from neuromuscular dentistry, which is the science of aligning the lower jaw in relation to the upper jaw while creating a balanced and relaxed musculature of the head. This is done non-surgically. The physiologic dentist incorporates the neck and cervical posture position into treatment modalities.

RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 28, by calling 843-524-7645.

Palmetto Smiles of Beaufort is at 40 Kemmerlin Lane, Lady’s Island.

For more information, visit www.palmettosmilesofbeaufort.com.

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 experience is 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. 

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.

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.

Holiday craft market offered Wednesdays

The Santa Elena Foundation, in partnership with Hank’s Lowcountry She Crab Soup, relaunched its second-annual craft market on Nov. 8 with the holidays in mind. 

The market will be open from 2-6 p.m. every Wednesday until after the new year, and will feature live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, local food artisans, giveaways and a kid’s craft table. 

The goal of the market is to raise awareness of local artisans and vendors, offer an alternative to big-box holiday gifts and raise money for the foundation’s preservation efforts. 

The events are open to the public and the entertainment, parking and kid’s craft table are free.

The market will be at the corner of Bladen and North streets in downtown Beaufort.

Habitat for Humanity in need of volunteers

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.

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.  

“People that may never walk into a church will come to the drama and experience the gospel in a way that is real and fresh to them,” she said.  

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.

Shifts are available on Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort. Volunteers can sign up for one day a week or month. 

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

Visit secondhelpingslc.org.