What To Do the week of November 2nd-8th

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Chesty Puller author talk set for Nov. 3

Parris Island Historical and Museum Society will present a free author talk at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the Community Room of Palmetto Electrical Cooperative at 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. 

Col. Jon T. Hoffman, USMCR, Ret., will share his knowledge on the life of Chesty Puller. 

Lt. Gen. Lewis “Chesty” Puller had an illustrious career spanning decades and including conflicts in Haiti, Nicaragua, Guadalcanal, Peleliu and Korea. He is the most decorated Marine in history, with five Navy Crosses and the U.S. Army Distinguished Service Cross.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from and ask questions about the man, the myth, the legend who has inspired generations of Marines with his valor in battle, strong leadership, unwavering loyalty to the Corps and memorable quotes.

Hoffman was commissioned in the Marine Corps Reserve in December 1978 and served 30 years as an infantry officer and field historian, including 17 years of active duty. He retired as colonel in 2008. 

He extensively researched Puller, gaining special access to his personal papers as well as his military records. This research culminated with the publishing of his book, “Chesty: The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC.” (New York: Random House, 2001). 

After the talk, Hoffman will be available for book signings. Seating is limited, so reserve seats at chestypullerpihms.eventbrite.com or by contacting 843-228-3198 or office.pihms@gmail.com.

Books will not be available for sale at the venue. For those interested in obtaining a copy of the book, contact the gift shop at 843-228-2166 or email giftshop.pihms@gmail.com.

Fine Arts faculty to display works

The Sea Islands Center Gallery at the University of South Carolina Beaufort will present an exhibition featuring the work of the faculty of the Department of Fine Arts. 

The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. Another reception will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, to welcome the South Carolina Art Education Association and First Friday attendees. The exhibit will be on view through Saturday, Dec. 2.

Work displayed will include ceramic sculptural pieces inspired by bird forms and textures, prints relating to themes of home and gender, mixed media digital prints that relate to the history of film and dance, sculptures created from natural objects such as trees and roots and meditative textural fabric two-dimensional pieces. 

Frank Lloyd Wright film to be shown

Due to a scheduling conflict, the date for An Evening With Masterpieces will now be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort.

The Beaufort County Land Trust, in conjunction with filmmaker Michael Miner, will present a screening of Miner’s latest Frank Lloyd Wright documentary.

The documentary will showcase eight of Frank Lloyd Wright’s finest buildings, including such famed structures as Fallingwater, the Dana-Thomas house and the Johnson Wax administration building, plus lesser known gems like Cedar Rock, the Stanley Rosenbaum house, and the rarely seen Auldbrass plantation.

Immediately following the screening, author David DeLong and Auldbrass restoration architect Tom Crews will join the filmmaker onstage for a panel discussion of the Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative, and its efforts to re-build Frank Lloyd Wright demolished structures on their original sites.

Tickets are $25. Visit designedbyfranklloydwright.com/2017/07/an-evening-with-masterpieces.

Christian Science event coming to Lowcountry

Learn to Pray and Heal (a spiritual adventure) is the title of a free talk presented by international speaker, Nate Frederick, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. 

It will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Bluffton Branch Library.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hilton Head Christian Science Church and the Beaufort Christian Science Society. 

Parish of St. Helena is holding Fall Bazaar 

It’s that time of year, once again, when the temperature cools down and the smell of fall fills the air. It’s time for the Fall Bazaar of The Parish of St. Helena in downtown Beaufort.  

What can you expect? St. Helena’s World Famous Church Mice return at the Mouse House. These adorable and highly collectable handmade mice seem to find their way across the nation.  

There will also be homemade baked goods from the kitchens of Parish members, ornaments, items from the 2or3 Treasure House and handcrafted gifts available.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Parish Hall, at 507 Newcastle St.

For more information, call 843-522-1712. 

Toy sale to benefit House That Kids Built

LowCountry Habitat for Humanity is celebrating World Habitat Day 2017 with a Habitat’s Kid2Kid Toy Sale.  

Neighboring schools and churches are partnering with the organization to collect donations of new and gently used toys, which will be for sale at Habitat’s Kid2Kid Toy Sale.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 4, at Sea Island Presbyterian Church on Lady’s Island Drive in Beaufort. 

The goal of Habitat’s Kid2Kid Toy Sale is twofold: to increase involvement with local youth and to kick-start fundraising for the House That Kids Built. 

For more information about LowCountry Habitat for Humanity, call the Habitat office at 843-522-3500.

Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew is back

The 5th annual Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew will take place Sunday, Nov. 12, at Breakwater Restaurant at 203 Carteret St.

The event will benefit the Beaufort Film Society and the 12th annual Beaufort International Film Festival. 

Hosted by Gary and Donna Lang and Beth Shaw, there will be culinary delights prepared by the Breakwater Restaurant. Musical entertainment will be provided by the local Cluster Shucks band. Tickets are limited. Visit www.beaufortfilmfestival.com or call 843-522-3196. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.