What To Do the week of October 5th-11th

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Shrimp festival coming to Beaufort

The Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park will be the backdrop for The Beaufort Shrimp Festival produced by Main Street Beaufort, USA, in downtown Beaufort. 

The event will be held from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

Up to 15 local restaurants will be featuring their best shrimp dishes and competing for the Silver Cup award. 

Admission is free. Tickets for food and beverage booths will be $1 each and can be used at food and beverage booths. Items usually cost two to eight tickets. 

Attendees can also vote for their favorite restaurant in the People’s Choice Award, compete in the Shrimp Heading or Shrimp Peeling (for children) competition, and adopt a Shrimp in Sea Island Rotary’s Charity Rubber Shrimp Race.

Visit www.beaufortshrimpfestival.com.

Artists to hold cancer fundraiser

Thibault​ ​Gallery​ ​artists​ ​will​ ​be​ ​helping​ ​in​ ​the​ ​fight​ ​against​ ​cancer​ ​on​ ​Friday, Oct.​ ​6, ​at the gallery at 815​ ​Bay​ ​St. in Beaufort.

​This​ ​fundraiser​ ​hits home​ ​for​ ​many​ ​of​ the​ ​artists​ ​as​ ​they​ ​have​ ​lost​ ​friends​ ​and​ ​family​ ​members​ ​to​ ​this​ ​disease.​ 

​They​ ​will​ ​be creating​ ​original​ ​artwork​ ​for sale​, with half​ ​of​ ​the​ ​proceeds​ benefiting the​ ​Beaufort​ ​Memorial​ ​Keyserling​ ​Cancer​ ​Center. 

Day of Mindfulness to be held on Oct. 7

A Day of Mindfulness will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, 178 Sam’s Point Road on Lady’s Island. 

A light vegetarian lunch will be served. Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome. 

There is no fee to attend, but reservations are requested. Contact Frances Kuzinski at  843-597-4418 or kuzkats@embarqmail; or Jim Miller at  912-667-9650 or  at miljaa8844@gmail.com.

Beethoven to be featured at symphony performance

The Beaufort Symphony Ochestra will present “Beloved Beethoven” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Sea Island Presbyterian Church at 81 Lady’s Island Drive.

Pianist Reed Tetzloff will perform.

Tickets are $40; and $15 for students.

They can be purchased at www.beaufortorchestra.org.

Mather center to hold dedication ceremony

The Mather Interpretive Center Dedication has been rescheduled due to Tropical Storm Irma. 

The event will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Beaufort Arts Council/Mather Museum at the Technical College of the Lowcountry at 921 Ribaut Road in Beaufort.

The center showcases the Mather School’s 100-year history.

RSVP to smyes@tlc.edu or by calling 843-525-8214,

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 of October. Several events will be held in the Beaufort area.

At 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, Dr. Karen Smith will present the keynote address for SC Archaeology Month in the Beaufort Branch Meeting Room, Beaufort County Library,  at 311 Scott St.   

 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 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.

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. 

TCL to host oysters & 5K 

The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host its annual  Oysters & 5K by the Bay on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the TCL Beaufort Campus,  921 Ribaut Road. 

Oysters by the Bay kicks off at 6 p.m. and includes all-you-can-eat oysters and barbecue, live music, children’s activities and raffles. 

Beer and wine will be available for purchase. 

Admission is free for children 10 and under. 

The 5K, hosted by the TCL Veterans Resource Center, starts at 5 p.m.; check-in begins at 4 p.m. The race features chip timing and includes a T-shirt. 

Medals will be awarded to the fastest men and women in several categories including a special military division. Runners, walkers and strollers are all welcome. 5K proceeds will go to the TCL Student Veterans Association.

Visit www.tcl.edu/bythebay for more information, tickets and 5K registration.

Women’s luncheon coming Oct. 18

The Low Country Women’s Connection will hold its October luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse.  

It will feature a fall fashion and accessories show from Tradewinds on Hilton Head Island.  

The guest speaker will be Linda Abrams, whose topic is  “Living Courageously.”

Lunch is $25 and must be prepaid and received by Wednesday, Oct. 11. Make checks payable to “CWC Bluffton” and mail them to: Carol Mock,  607 Argent Way, Bluffton, SC 29909.  

For more information, call 843-705-7604.

Friends of Fort Fremont fundraiser rescheduled

Because of Tropical Storm Irma, the Friends of Fort Fremont Fall Fundraiser had to be postponed.  

Cool Jazz at the Celadon Club has now been rescheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20.

There will be wine, beer, appetizers and music by Beaufort DJ Steve Curless.  

The Celadon Club is donating two family (six-month) memberships and two spa packages for auction.  

Tickets are still available for $30 per person and can be purchased at  www.fortfremont.org until Monday, Oct. 16.  

The Celadon Club is located at 61 Celadon Drive on Lady’s Island.

‘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. 

COSY holding fall fundraiser

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

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. 

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.

Christian theater performance 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.

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.