What To Do the week of October 26th-November 1st

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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.

Artists showcase work at Beaufort Art Association

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

The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 29.   

Also on exhibit will be the artwork of other local artists who are members of the gallery.

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 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, 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. 

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.

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. 

Drug testing for children available

Coastal Paternity is offering CHILDGUARD testing, also known as Hair Environmental Exposure Test, to detect drugs in children.

A positive CHILDGUARD test will show whether a child has had contact with drug smoke, and contact or ingestion of drugs.

The testing can detect up to nine drugs in a child’s hair. The tests are admissible in court and there is no age limit. It also tests for both exposure and ingestion.

For more information, visit www.coastalpaternigyt.com or call 855-521-1362.

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.

Hospice in need of volunteers

Friends of Caroline Hospice Thrift Store is seeking a variety of volunteers to assist in the overall operation of the store.  

Opportunities include assisting in sorting/pricing donations, organizing, social media monitoring and customer service.  

Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.  

For more information, contact Sara, volunteer coordinator at 843-525-6257 or visit www.friendsofcarolinehospice.org for an online volunteer application.