What To Do the week of September 22nd-28th

Pedal 4 Kids to be held on Sept. 24

The 10th annual Pedal 4 Kids Community Bike Ride will be held at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Hilton Head Island High School. This event is fun for all ages and benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Register online at www.pedal4kids.org

Annual book sale to benefit libraries 

The Friends of the Beaufort Library’s Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Branches (FOL) will hold its Annual Fall Book Sale from Friday, Sept. 23, to Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. The Friends of the Library members-only preview sale is from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 23, with the sale opening to the public from noon until 6 pm. Saturday, Sept. 24. The event continues from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, when all books and audio materials will be half-price. Sale co-chairs Kinsey and Kelly Baker report a “robust” selection of romance paperbacks for this year’s sale with books priced at five for $1.

“On Sunday, no offer will be refused for any remaining boxes of romance paperbacks,” Kinsey said.

A silent auction will also take place over the weekend, with bids accepted from 10 a.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Saturday. The complete list of items in the silent auction is available at FriendsOfTheBeaufortLibrary.com. This book sale is the main fundraiser for the FOL with all proceeds benefiting the Beaufort County Public Library branches in Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Island. The FOL also maintain bookstores at each of the branch libraries, where books and audio materials can be purchased during business hours. The FOL also sells more unique books on eBay seller’s site, ebay.com/usr/beaufortbooks. Prior to the book sale, and at any time, book donations continue to be encouraged and accepted at all three library branches.

Annual ladies lunch to be held Sept. 30 

The fall edition of the Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Hampton Lakes Lakehouse in Bluffton. The event is co-sponsored by Nosoco, a local business solutions company. During lunch each table will have a female representative from local nonprofits and guests will learn all about their organizations. Local women business owners will also have displays around the perimeter of the room and guests will have time for shopping before and after lunch. Bringing business cards for networking and prize drawings is recommended.

Registration is now open and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com/e/lowcountry-ladies-luncheon-tickets-26543289694.

Interested vendors can contact Laurie Brown at laurie@auntlauries.com for pre-approval. Vendor display tickets are $40 and include lunch; $5 of each ticket purchased will go to support local nonprofits.

Tickets on sale for Boots & Bling

The 7th Annual Boots & Bling Fundraiser & Silent Auction presented by CBC National Bank will be Saturday, Oct. 22, at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort. This event raises funds for the YMCA of Beaufort County capital campaign. Boots & Bling is an evening of food, music, dancing, an enticing silent auction and new this year will be a live auction. Also, back again by popular demand is the golf cart raffle ($25 per ticket and five tickets for $100). Tickets can be purchased at the YMCA and at the event. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at Boots & Bling, but ticket-holders do not need to be present to win. Event tickets are $50 per person and $90 per couple and can be purchased at the Y or online at ymcabeaufortcounty.com.

Beer & Brats Fest coming to Bluffton

The Old Town Bluffton Merchants Society presents the 12th annual Beer & Brats Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Bluffton Village between the Old Town Bluffton Post Office and Library. Admission is $5 for adults, with children 12 and younger admitted free. There will be live music by The Rhinelanders Genuine Oompah Band and a Classic Car Show from 1-3 p.m. There will also be music by the B-Town Playaz from 4-7 p.m. German food will be provided by Bluffton Oyster Company, Cool Breeze, The Cottage, Kettle Korn, Shrimp Loco, Sippin’ Cow, Southern Spice and more. There will also be craft beers and German wines. For more information, visit www.oldtownbluffton.com.

Exploration is focus of upcoming event

Following is an upcoming free program at the St. Helena Branch Library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island:

•“Spirit of Exploration” with Rachel Haynie
Author Rachel Haynie examines the drive to conquer the unknown that links the early French, Spanish and English explorers of this area to the inventor of the laser Charles Towne. The event will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.

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