What To Do the week of September 17th-23rd

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Sea Island Quilters to meet September 17  

On Thursday, September 17, the Sea Island Quilters will meet at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway at 6 p.m.

Ancient Sea Island Continuum invites all to masked ball

Ancient Sea Island Continuum will host a masked ball on Saturday, September 19, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. to celebrate the autumn equinox. The ceremony in the Reclaiming tradition begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share and a mask to reveal your spirit as we dance and dine afterwards with music by DJ ZuZu. ASIC supports your donation of non-perishable food for HELP of Beaufort. We also ask that you consider a $10 donation as a contribution to the UUFB General Fund. Le Masque Mabon is ASIC’s only fund-raising event of 2015 and a key way that we contribute to the health of our Fellowship community. Please click the link below to tell us if you are attending and also if you are willing and able to hold up a Quarter. Children are welcome and child care will be provided with advanced notice. For more information, contact ASIC.Herald@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/AncientSeaIslandContinuum.

Jay Stevens to speak at Historical Society meeting September 24

In commemoration of Parris Island’s Centennial of Training Marines, Beaufort County Historical Society will host Jay Stevens discussing his book, Court Martial at Parris Island: The Incident at Ribbon Creek, Thursday, Sept. 24 at Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Meridian Rd., Lady’s Island. The program will begin at 11:00 a.m. John Stevens is a former First Justice of the Essex Probate and Family Court. He continues his law practice with a part time mediation and arbitration practice in Salem, MA. His interest in The Ribbon Creek Incident comes from his experiences training as a recruit on Parris Island shortly after the Ribbon Creek Incident. He is currently Vice President of the Parris Island Historical and Museum Society Board. BCHS meetings are free and open to the public.

Taste craft beer as part of OVA’s OktoPRfest 

Tickets are now on sale for the 2nd annual craft beer tasting party on Friday, Sept. 25, at The Shed on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. This adults-only event will be held from 6-10 p.m. and feature world-class micro-breweries and local home-brewers. The Brewer Band will provide live music. Wine, sodas and food will also be available for sale. Tickets are $25 per person in advance; $30 per person at the door. Each admission includes a commemorative glass. Tickets can be purchased at The Tavern, Smokin’ Planks and Helena Place Senior Living, all located in Port Royal. The craft beer tasting party is part of the Old Village Association’s two-day celebration of OktoPRfest “Party Port Royal Style.” The festival continues on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Paris Avenue. In keeping with OktoPRfest tradition, a variety of craft and domestic beer will be available for purchase for those 21 and over. Activities for all ages include a variety of food vendors, craft booths, a Kid’s Fun Zone, a classic car display and a diversified line up of live music.

V.F.W. – Aux. Attic Sale

V.F.W. – Aux. Attic Sale at 37 Castle Rock Road, Beaufort on Sat. September 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Please support local veterans of foriegn wars! Call 843-524-8760 for more information.

Beaufort Garden Club to hold yard sale 

The Beaufort Garden Club (the ones who sponsor the yearly Garden a Day Tours) is holding a Yard Sale at 1301 Bay Street in Beaufort on September 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This is a “don’t miss” sale of furniture, garden art, home décor, collectibles, handbags, jewelry, scarves and lots more. You’re sure to find a treasure!

Visit the History Museum for Hoodoo 

On October 1 at 5:30 p.m. the opening party cranks up with music and refreshments in the Museum courtyard to launch the Hoodoo Exhibit, “Doctuh Buzzard’s Hoodoo Awakening”. Rumor has it that “Doctuh” Buzzard himself (a.k.a. Andy Tate) will make a live appearance. Many Hoodoo items including Hoodoo Dolls, Chicken Foot Charms and a large array of Blue Root Elixir Bottles will be available for purchase. Tickets are on sale on the Museum’s website. Prices are $5 for members and $10 for the general public. The Hoodoo Exhibit which will run the entire month of October, is an imaginative creation by artists Bernice and Andy Tate. Brought by slaves from West Africa to South Carolina’s plantations, Hoodoo is a blending of Christianity, herb medicine and the supernatural, making for spellbinding stories of Boo Hags, Conjure Women and Root Doctors, who believe that they can use unseen forces of nature to manipulate people and objects throughout the world. Fascinating artifacts and displays will bring the Hoodoo mystique to life and illuminate its profound influence in the everyday life and culture among the descendants of slaves in the Lowcountry.

Audubon Club to hold first meeting in while

You are cordially invited for wine and cheese at the First-in-a-Long-Time Business Meeting and reception on October 1. The reception starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:15 p.m. Both will be at the Fripp Community Center (refreshments provided by Audubon) All Fripp Audubon Club programs are open to the public.

Join the candidate casino party for Republicans

The Beaufort County Republican Party is pleased to announce a fun and informative upcoming event. Join us for a straw poll which will be taken in the form of a “candidate casino” based on the popular segment on Fox News. Tickets are very limited and include reduced drink prices for happy hour. Tickets can be purchased by calling Joe Iaco at 954-304-7179 or emailing gbrc99@gmail.com. Tickets are $30.00 for a single and $55.00 for a couple. The event will be held in Beaufort at the Holiday Inn Express on Thursday, October 8 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Upcoming library events 

To be held at the St. Helena Library at 6355 Jonathon Francis Sr. Rd, St. Helena.

Event: Container Water Gardening
Date: Monday, October 5th at 5:30 p.m.
Description: Join us to learn about Container Water Gardening with Master Gardener Sandra Educate. This event is free. Call Meghan Kilgore at (843) 255-6559 for more information.

Event: St. Helena Book Carnival
Date: Saturday, October 24th from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Participants are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Story Book Character. There will be games, prizes, face painting, special treats and lots more. This event is free. Call (843) 255-6540 for more information.

Event: 5th Annual Teen Film Festival
Date: Saturday, October 24th at 1:00 p.m.
Description: Teens ages 11 through 12th grade are eligible to participate in creating a 15 minute film. Film submissions will be due by Saturday, October 17th at your nearest public library branch — Lobeco, Beaufort, and St Helena Branch Library. Upon turning in a film, young film makers will also need to complete a film submission form that is available through their school or at their nearest public branch library. Public Film Screening will be held on Saturday, October 24th at 1 p.m. at the St Helena Branch Library with light reception to follow awards ceremony. This event is free. For more information, please contact either Maria Benac, Branch Manager at (843) 255-6548 or Madeline Helser-Howard, Youth Services Manager at (843) 255-6558.

Event: Zombie Gingerbread Making
Date: Wednesday, October 28th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Description: Decorate gingerbread people to look like zombies, and then eat them! All Ages! This event is free. Call Meghan Kilgore at (843) 255-6559 for more information.

For information on any of the programs, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or call (843) 255-6456.