What To Do the week of November 9th-15th

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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.

Holiday Market of Beaufort coming to BA

The Holiday Market of Beaufort will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Beaufort Academy at 240 Sams Point Road on Lady’s Island.

Friday is Lady’s Night for ages 21 and over and will include beer, wine and hors d’oeurves. Tickets are $25.

Saturday is Family Fun Day and will include Letters to Santa, vendors and more. 

Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com or at the door.

Mitchelville topic of upcoming program

Before there was the town of Hilton Head, there was the town of Mitchelvile, the first self-governed Freedman’s town in America that was started in 1862 on what was to become America’s first modern resort island. 

That is the topic of a Dinner & A Lecture from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Verdier House, 801 Bay St., as part of Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Fall Lecture Series.

Mitchelville has gone mostly unrecognized in American history. It was only a memory of native islanders until 2005, when a diverse group of Hilton Head Island citizens joined forces to preserve, protect and promote its heritage through the Mitchelville Preservation Project.

A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception begins at 5:30 p.m.; 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 Saltus River Grill’s special for lecture ticket-holders may be made by calling Saltus at 843-379-3474.

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, Nov. 13.

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

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 neighorhood

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 at the school.

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.

Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew is back for fifth year

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.

Grammy-award winner coming to Fripp

Music and Stories from the Blue Ridge Mountains will be performed on Fripp Island by David Holt, inductee into the NC Music Hall of Fame and recipient of four Grammy awards, two with legendary Doc Watson. 

The program will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Community Centre at 205 Tarpon Blvd.

Holt will tell stories, sing and play several of the many instruments he has mastered, like banjo, guitar, harmonica, washboard, which a 100-year woman from Bamberg taught him, cow bones, a paper bag (you read that right, a brown paper bag. Bring one to the concert and ask him to play it). Oh, let’s not forget the spoons, which he also wields in the kitchen because he loves to cook.

Tickets will be available at the door and are $25 for adults (check or cash only) and free for students. There will also be a catered reception.

Visit www.frippfriendsofmusic.com or call 843-838-1777.

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.  

“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, in Bluffton and in 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.