What To Do the week of October 19th-25th

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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. 

Women’s group to hold luncheon

The Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will hold a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Fellowship Hall at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island.

The luncheon will focus on fall fashions and home accessories for the holiday season. The guest speaker will be Linda Abrams, who will discuss the medical battle of her life and her story of determination and hope.

The cost is $15.

RSVP to Marti Myers at 843-321-0962 or puddlesportia@gmail.com.

Habersham to hold Harvest Festival

The Habersham Marketplace will present the 9th Annual Habersham Harvest Festival celebrating the bounty of the fall season on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22.

There will be artisan vendors, food, live music on the main stage, plus plenty of activities for kids of all ages including a 47-foot ferris wheel, vintage rides, contests,  face painters, hayrides, the Beaufort County Library bookmobile, a petting zoo and more.

Admission is free with food, drink, art and crafts available for purchase; select activities may include nominal entry fees. 

Wine Down to help Verdier House restoration

Wine Down, a new festival sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation to support its Paint the Lady project, will be held from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the gardens of the ca. 1800 Elizabeth Barnwell Gough House at 705 Washington St.

The Paint the Lady drive is the first of an ongoing strategy to address cosmetic, educational and structural issues in maintaining the 213-year-old Verdier House at 801 Bay St. The house is the only historic house in Beaufort open to the public.

Wine Down will feature a variety of wines for tasting as well as hors d’oeuvres and jazz music by the Debbie Daniels Band. 

The number of tickets, at $50 per person, is limited to 200. HBF intends to grow the festival each year as a fundraiser for ongoing care of the Verdier House. To purchase tickets, call HBF at 843-379-3331 or visit www.historicbeaufort.org and click on “Shop.”

‘Conrack’ presented at center for the arts

The musical adaptation of Pat Conroy’s “The Water is Wide” is being presented at the USCB Center for the Arts.

The show begins in 1969 with Beaufort’s superintendent of schools’ desperate search for anyone to teach school on Yamacraw Island. The school there has been totally neglected by the school system. There are no books, no blackboard, no attention being paid to the students. One has to take a boat from the mainland to even reach the island. 

Into this hornet’s nest walks Conroy, almost 30, idealistic the way only a ‘60s hippie could be, and recently fired from his 20th job in five years.

“Conrack” will be presented at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22.

Ticket prices vary.  

For more information, call the box office 843-521-4145 or go online to www.uscbcenterfortheart.com.

COSY holding fall fundraiser

The Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth (COSY) Trust is hosting a fundraising event. 

The Roaring ‘20s Evening to Benefit the COSY Trust will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Best Western Sea Island Inn on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort. 

There will be a variety of food stations, including those from Saltus, Lowcountry Produce, Joe Loves Lobster Rolls, Outback and, The Cookie King Robert Merten, who also serves as the president of the COSY Trust.

Beer and wine will be served, in addition to the Signature COSY Cocktail. There will be music, best costume contests, a live auction, door prizes and more.

Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple. 

Checks should be made out to CCF COSY Trust and mailed to P.O. Drawer 1228, Beaufort, SC 29901-1228. Tickets will be mailed out when checks are received. 

‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ coming to DSN

The story of Karola Siegel, a young immigrant who became celebrity sex therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, will be presented to Beaufort audiences at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Beaufort County DSN at 100 Clearwater Way.

“Becoming Dr. Ruth,” a play by Mark St. Germain, stars Rabbi TZiPi Radonsky as Dr. Ruth. 

The play is being directed by Suzanne Larson, well-known to Beaufort audiences as an actor, playwright and award-winning documentary producer.

Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. 

For more information, email sheralaloba@gmail.com. 

AAWU to host Rep. Erickson

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of Women will begin its 2017-18 season with SC Rep. Shannon Erickson speaking on upcoming issues.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at First Presbyterian church at 1202 North St. in Beaufort.

Reservations can be made by calling 843-838-4569.

BA to hold its annual Fall Festival

Beaufort Academy will hold a Fall Festival from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the school.

This family-friendly annual event is free and open to Beaufort Academy students, family, friends and alumni.

There will be games, a haunted house, bounce houses for both the preschool and older kids, a football toss, lots of prizes, snacks, pizza, face painting, music, a bake sale and more.

Fort Fremont tour offered at library

Travel back in time to the 1890s and the Spanish American War at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the St. Helena Branch 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.

This event is free.

For more information, call the St. Helena Library at 843-255-6487 or visit fortfremont.org

Archaeological society to hold series of events

The Archaeological Society of SC and the Beaufort District Collection of Beaufort County Library are partnering to celebrate International Archaeology Month during October. Several events will be held in the Beaufort area.

From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, the 5th Annual What the Heck is it Artifact Identification Program will be held at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. to help with your unidentified artifacts.

Drs. Jon Leader and Eric Poplin will be on hand to help demystify that odd family treasure. Registration is not necessary, but attendees are asked to limit the number of items they bring. The program and identification sessions are free.

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, the Combahee Ferry Historic District exhibition will return to the Beaufort District Collection space and will be shown through February 2018.

Poplin will discuss the archaeology of this significant site in a special lecture in the Beaufort Branch Library Meeting Room at the library.  

For more information, email Grace Cordial, Beaufort District Collection manager, at gracec@bcgov.net or call 843-255-6468.

Church’s Fall Bazaar to be held Nov. 4

The Parish Church of St. Helena will hold a Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Parish Hall, 507 Newcastle St., downtown Beaufort. There will be arts and crafts and much more.

Call 843-522-1712 or visit StHelenas1712.org/Events.

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. 

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.

Artists showcase work at Beaufort Art Association

“Dueling Studios:  Two Friends Feature Their Favorites – Flora & Fauna” is the name of the curent  Beaufort Art Association show, featuring the artwork of local artists Marilee Sartori and Dusty Conner.  

The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 29.   

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.