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St. Helena Library Activities

4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Lego Club, all ages welcome; 2 to 4 p.m., Thursdays, S.C. Works Job Coaching, free help with job searches, interviews; 1 to 2 p.m., Saturdays, Chess Club, ages 5 and older. 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island, 843-255-6540.

Beaufort County Library Ongoing Programs

These are the ongoing programs available at the Beaufort Branch Library Downtown: 2:30 p.m., 1st Tuesday each month, Knitting/Crochet Class; all day during business hours, 1st Thursday each month,

Chess Club; 2:30 p.m., last Tuesday each month, Book to Movie Club; daily during library hours, Escape Quest Games.

Bluffton Night Bazaar — a Lowcountry Made Market

5 to 8 p.m., first Thursday of each month, Burnt Church Distillery, 120 Bluffton Road. A highly curated selection of accessories, clothing, home goods, custom gifts and more by local artists and makers.

Rooted Beaufort Yoga classes

5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Thursdays, Cypress Wetlands, Port Royal; 9 to 10:15 a.m., Whitehall Park or Pigeon Point Park. Rooted Beaufort is a collective of local Yoga teachers who host outdoor yoga classes and donation-based events with proceeds being donated locally on a rotating basis.

The Historic Port 

Royal Museum

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or upon request, Thursdays through Sundays, The Historic Port Royal Museum, 1634 Paris Ave. The museum features the turn-of-the-century businesses and industries of Port Royal: Shrimping, crabbing, oystering, the railroad, the school and the mercantile. Great gifts featuring local artists are available. For more information. visit www.portroyalhistory.org, email historicportroyalfoundation@gmail.com or call 843-524-4333.

Tour Historic Fort Fremont

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Fort Fremont History Center, Fort Fremont Preserve, 1124 Land’s End Road, St. Helena Island. Docent-led tours are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Saturday. Travel back in time to the 1800s and the Spanish American War. Visitors to Fort Fremont can learn about the fort’s history by reading interpretive panels, taking a self-guided tour with a smart phone, visiting the history center exhibit hall, or attending a docent-led tour of the property. The Preserve is open to the public Monday through Sunday from dawn to dusk. For more information, visit www.fortfremont.org or contact Passive Parks manager Stephanie Nagid at snagid@bcgov.net.

Port Royal Farmers Market

9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, year round, Naval Heritage Park, 1615 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. Rain or shine. You will find fresh, local, seasonal produce, shrimp, oysters, poultry, beef, pork, eggs, bread and cheese, as well as plants, ferns, camellias, azaleas, citrus trees and beautiful, fresh cut flower bouquets. There are prepared food vendors serving barbecue, dumplings, she crab soup, crab cakes, paella, coffee, baked goods, bagels and breakfast sandwiches. No pets allowed. For more information, visit http://www.portroyalfarmersmarket.com/, visit @portroyalfarmersmarket on Facebook or call 843-295-0058.

A War on Two Fronts: African Americans Fight for Victory at Home and Abroad

Through Saturday, Aug. 13, Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. A traveling exhibit adapted from an original exhibition and book developed by the Athenaeum Press at the Horry County Museum. The exhibition and book explore how African Americans in the 92nd and 93rd Army infantry divisions fought for racial equality during wartime, and then went on to be active participants in the Civil Rights Movement. It traces the little-known stories of soldiers on the front lines, and how segregation affected their training, service and recognition. The exhibition draws from the work of Maggi Morehouse, Burroughs Distinguished Professor of Southern History and Culture at Coastal Carolina University and a daughter of a commanding officer in the 92nd infantry division. To learn more about “A War on Two Fronts” and other Athenaeum Press projects, visit www.ccu.press or www.warontwofronts.com. Morris Center is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.morrisheritagecenter.org or call 843-284-9227.

Lowcountry Made Markets

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., first and third Saturday of each month through December, Buckwalter Place Park, next to Kroger off Buckwalter Place Blvd., Bluffton. Each market includes local vendors, live music, food and drink. The events are free. Participating vendors include: Gullah Express LLC (food truck), Declan’s Delights, Pick N Paint Pottery, Preservation Tree Art, 7th & Palm, Kara Artman Art, Southern Botanica, Hedone (bath & body), Blue Door Boutique, The Herb Room Organic Apothecary, Juke Joint Sweets, BPC Custom Furniture, Back to Eden Self Care Products, LLC, Shutterbug Custom Designs LLC, Pet Wants Hilton Head, Grind Coffee Roasters, LLC, Fabula Collective, The Artsy Girl, KODA Glass Designs, Lowcountry Livin’, Legacy Art Gallery, Cottonwood Soap Company, Marsh View Candles and Crafted With A Purpose.

Lowcountry Made Markets in Port Royal

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., second Saturday of the month through November, Live Oaks Park, 904 14th Street, Port Royal. These markets showcase only local artists, artisans and small businesses. The open-air markets are held “farmer’s market” style with new vendors each month. Each market will also include live music, food and drink, and is free to attend. Vendors include Amidst the Alders, Preservation Tree Art, True South, Pet Wants, Meg’s Sweet Treats, Sativa Health Products, Back to Eden Self Care (Tea), Graceful Stitches, Cottonwood Soap Company (Bath & Body), Sweet Carolina’s Clothing Boutique, B&E Rustic Designs, Blue Door Boutique, Clayed by Reena LLC, Kara Artman Art, The Herb Room Organic Apothecary, Bliss Bites Cookies, Kilted Bee Mead (Soap), HandMade Beaufort, Lovin’ My Skin, LLC, Purely, Inc. and KODA Glass, Lovely Olive Designs, Gone Gullah, Tout Sweet Macarons, Moonlight Crow Creations, Fabula Collective, Finch Sign & Design Metalworks LLC and Honey Bunny Boutique.

“Pull Yourself Up” Group Exercise Class for women

9:30 a.m., select Saturdays, Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. This multi-generational women’s group training is a 5-week program taught by Kelly Blackston. It is designed for females who wish to be stronger especially using back muscle shoulders and arms plus build camaraderie and make new friends. Free for ages 13-19; $10 per class for YMCA members; $20 per class for adult non-member. Questions should be directed to Denice Davis, YMCA Healthy Living Program Director at 843-521-1904 or beaufort-jasperymca.org.

Friends of Port 

Royal Cypress 

Wetlands guided tours

6 p.m., Friday, June 24, Sunset Tour; 9 a.m., Friday, July 22; 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, Sunset Tour. The Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands (501c3) offers free guided tours with Master Naturalist Jill Moore, from Moore2Life, as guide. Watch our baby egrets in their nests and learn about the other wildlife, birds, and plants that inhabit this special place. Tours are approximately 90 minutes and limited to 12 participants. To sign up for a tour please email Kat Bray at info@foprcw.org. For more information, visit www.foprcw.org.

Maye River Quilters

10 a.m., Saturday, June 4, Church of the Palms, 1419 Okatie Highway. The wearing of masks is encouraged. For more meeting dates and times, and for membership forms to join the group, call 843-530-1244. To attend the meeting as a guest, send an RSVP email to mayeriverquilters@gmail.com.

Aviation Careers Expo

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 4, Beaufort Executive Airport. Sponsored by the Beaufort Aviation Association. Learn about the many great careers available in aviation – maintenance and repair; design and engineering; management; avionics design; installation and repair; piloting; airline in-flight cabin service; space exploration; air traffic control; flight instruction; university and college opportunities; airline ticketing; cargo and ground servicing; and military aviation. Participants include American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Beaufort County Airports Department, the Beaufort County School District, the Civil Air Patrol, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the Society of Women Engineers, Technical College of the Lowcountry, and Women in Aviation International. For more information, text 843-812-9909.

Listen on the Lawn Concert Series: The Cluster Shucks

6 p.m., Sunday, June 5, USC Beaufort’s Center For The Arts Lawn. Bring a chair or blanket, a picnic or snacks and beverages. The CFA Lawn will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 a person – children younger than 12 are free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com or by calling 843-521-4145. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved into the CFA theatre.

League of Women Voters Beaufort annual meeting

6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 9, Sea Island Presbyterian Church Meeting Room. The first part of the meeting will include dinner for $40 per person (reservations are required and can be made at lwvbeaufort@gmail.com). The special guest will be Marie Smalls, Director of the Beaufort County Board of Elections. Student Challenge Winners will be announced at the Challenge Awards Presentation, as well. The second part of the meeting, starting at 7 p.m., will be open to LWVB members and will include votes on the LWVB budget, the bylaw amendments and the voting for new members to the Board of Directors.

Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s June meeting

7 p.m., Thursday, June 9, Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady’s Island, Meridian Road. Social begins at 6:30 p.m. Tallboy Fishing Charters Captain Richard Pollitzer’s presentation will be on Spanish Mackerel. Captain Pollitzer recently relocated his 31-foot Contender Center Console from the Northend Fleet (Hilton Head) to Port Royal Landing Marina – Safe Harbor. He will discuss inshore and artificial reef fishing for Spanish Mackerel. This will include baits of choice, setups, rods and reels. He will also explain the use of fishing planers. Beaufort Boat & Dock Supply, Butler Marine, and Adams Marine Seminars again are our drawing sponsors. Remember to weigh in your favorite catch at the Port Royal Landing Marina – Safe Harbor – during regular hours. Congratulations to Mike Norwood as the monthly winner. Winners must be present at the next month’s meeting to receive the cash award. Guests are welcome. Reservations are not needed. For additional information, please contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or fgibson@islc.net.

Fripp Island Treasure Sale

8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11, Community Centre and All-Faiths Chapel, Fripp Island. This fundraiser benefits the non-profit Community Centre and All-Faiths Chapel. Property owners donate various household items for the sale, including furniture, household appliances, yard equipment, kitchenware, sports equipment, decorative items, and other household treasures. There should be something for everyone to buy – at tremendous savings. Security will allow visitors onto the island to attend the sale at no charge. For more information, visit www.FrlppICC.com or call 843-838-2207.

Sea Island Rotary blood drive

9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, Hilton Garden Inn, Boundary Street in the Big Red Bloodmobile. All donors will receive a $20 eGift card and a OneBlood gift along with a wellness checkup that will include blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. All time slots are currently available. Sign up online at https://donorportal.oneblood.org/donate-now or call 843-321-0196 for assistance registering.

Beaufort County Library Special Programs

These are the special programs available at the Beaufort Branch Library Downtown: 2:30 p.m., June 14, Hurricane Preparedness; 2:30 p.m., July 12, Comic Con; 2:30 p.m., Aug. 16, Local Art Display; 2:30 p.m., Sept. 13, Civic Awareness; 2:30 p.m., Oct. 20, Friends of the Library Celebration; 2:30 p.m., Nov. 15, Beekeeping; 2:30 p.m., Dec. 13, Gingerbread House Contest.

Beaufort Indivisible’s June meeting set

11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 18, St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road. Featured speakers will be Marilyn Harris and York Glover Sr. Harris is a 2022 Democratic candidate for Beaufort County Council District 2 (MCAS/Beaufort/Lady’s Island/Fripp Island). Glover represents District 3 (Beaufort/Lady’s Island/St. Helena Island/Parris Island) on the Beaufort County Council. His term expires in 2024. The event is free and open to the public.

Broadway Bound Summer Camp

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 20 through July 1, USC Beaufort Center For The Arts. Campers will engage in all aspects of musical theatre, while gaining self-confidence and the ability to express themselves as they learn basic acting skills, vocal instruction and choreography. The highlight of the camp will be the children’s creation of their own show. Tuition is $275. Register and pay at https://www.uscbcenterforthearts.com/summer-camp.

Indoor Gardening: Fruits and Veggies Class

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway. Class presented by Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Laura Lee Rose of the Beaufort County Clemson Extension. Call 843-255-6479 or stop by to register.

Camp Caroline

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23, John Paul II Catholic School, 4211 Okatie Highway. Staffed by FRIENDS of Caroline and trained student bereavement grief support facilitators, Camp Caroline is a bereavement camp for students in 1st through 12th grades. Designed to provide a safe, compassionate environment where students who have lost a loved one can learn to acknowledge and express their feelings of grief, they learn how to share their grief experience with each other, recognize the support systems around them, and positively cope with their grief emotions. The camp concludes with family members joining the students to celebrate the lives of the loved ones lost. Visit https://www.fochospice.org/Services#CAMPCAROLINE for more information and to apply for Camp Caroline. Please call 843-525-6257 with any questions.

Firecracker 5K

8 a.m., Monday July 4, downtown Beaufort. Hosted by HELP of Beaufort and Lowcountry Habitat For Humanity, the race starts at Freedom Mall, crosses the Woods Memorial Bridge and runs to Meridian Road before turning back. Pre-Raceday registration, $35. Virtual 5K registration, $25. Raceday registration, $45. For more information or to register, go to http://runsignup.com/race/SC/Beaufort.

Junior Building Detectives – Solving the Mysteries of Built Histories

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 11 through July 15, historic John Mark Verdier House. Hosted by the Historic Beaufort Foundation, this summer children’s camp for kids, ages 8 to 12, will enable participants to “solve the mysteries of built history” by learning about local architecture. The camp will teach the basics of historic architecture and preservation. Campers will learn how buildings change over time, the meaning of architectural features, and the relevance of historic buildings to our community through hands-on activities, walks, arts and crafts, experiments and more. Campers will create a building and present the design to the class and parents/guardians. Cost is $100 for HBF members and $125 for non members. Register by calling 843-379-3331 or visiting http://historicbeaufort.org. Registration paperwork must be submitted at least two weeks before the start of the program to ensure a child’s spot.

Creative Arts Camp

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 11 to July 16, USC Beaufort’s Center For the Arts. Cost is $130. Camp is for ages 7 to 11. Subjects include Drawing and Clay, Mixed Media and Trash to Treasures – Focusing on Recycled Art. To register or for more information, go to www.USCBCenterForTheArts.com.

Musical Theatre Audition Skills Camp

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 11 to July 16, USC Beaufort’s Center For the Arts. Cost is $130. Camp is for ages 7 to 11. Class showcase at noon on July 15. Subjects include Monologue and Vocal Performance.

To register or for more information, go to www.USCBCenterForTheArts.com.

“Crazy for Conservation!” Camp

9 a.m. to noon, Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29, Port Royal Elementary School. Eco camp finally returns for its 31st year as the Beaufort Conservation District presents “Crazy for Conservation!” Camp. There will be a Friday field trip to Morning Glory Homestead Farm. Ever wonder how many trees it takes to make a single sheet of paper? How do we use a fluffy ball of cotton to make clothing? Why are bees so important? Want to handle fuzzy chicks and wiggly worms? Join Eco Camp and learn how we can use and conserve these everyday resources through hands-on environmental science activities. Make ice cream, take home a T-shirt, handmade paper, and more. There will be three one-hour sessions each day. Bring your own snack. Hot dog lunch will be provided on Friday. For more informtion contact Beaufort Soil & Water Conservation District at bswcd@islc.net or 843-255-7306.

THIS WEEK’S MOVIES AT HWY 21 DRIVE-IN

The movies scheduled for this week (Thursday through Wednesday – Closed Monday) at the Highway 21 Drive-In are Top Gun Maverick (PG-13, 8:45 p.m.) and The Lost City (PG, 11:05 p.m.) on Screen 1; The Bob’s Burgers Movie (PG-13, 8:45 p.m.) and Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (PG-13, 10:20 p.m.) on Screen 2; and Top Gun Maverick (PG-13, 8:45 p.m.) or Top Gun Maverick (PG-13, 11:05 p.m.) on the new Screen 3. Online ticketing is available at hwy21drivein.com on the Now Playing page. Patrons are asked to arrive early on Friday and Saturday nights. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

“Our family at the Hwy. 21 drive in feel a responsibility to our community,” a statement from Highway 21 Drive-In management reads. “We are concerned about many things in these trying times and in making the right decisions. We are concerned with our employees, our patrons, our business, our community’s businesses, and the health and well-being of all.”

A reminder: no outside food or beverages can be brought into the drive-in.

Upcoming movies include Jurassic World Dominion (June 9) and Minions: The Rise of Gru (July).

– Staff reports

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