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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: 4 p.m., Monday, Dungeon & Dragons; 9 a.m., Wednesdays, Basic Computer Skills; 10 a.m., 2nd Monday of each month and 4 p.m., 4th Wednesday of each month, Hoopla Class; 2:30 p.m., 1st Tuesday each month, Knitting/Crochet Class; 4 p.m., 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month, Teen Art Club; 4 p.m., 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month, Teen Anime Club; 4 p.m., 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month, Teen Game Club; 3:30 p.m., 1st & 3rd Thursdays, Line Dance Class; 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. 

Sea Island Quilt Guild 

6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 21, Carteret Street United Methodist Church, 408 Carteret Street, Beaufort. 

We are still selling tickets for our Raffle Quilt “Hearts of Ukraine.” The drawing is 6 p.m., Sunday, July 24. The money made on this project will be given to the City of Beaufort to be added to their Sister City fund.You may contact Sam Cowan 843-271-123 for tickets. We look forward to seeing you there. All are welcome. 

Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands guided tours 

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. 

Jazz In The Park 

7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Lowcountry Celebration Park at Coligny, 94 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. Tuesday, Aug. 2 – Modern Daze Ensemble; Tuesday, Aug. 16 – Martin Lesch Band; Tuesday, Aug. 30 – Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Free. Bring chairs. 

THIS WEEK’S MOVIES AT HWY 21 DRIVE-IN 

The movies scheduled for this week (Friday, July 22 through Thursday, July 28 – Closed Monday) at the Highway 21 Drive-In are Paws of Fury (PG, 8:45 p.m.) and Thor, Love & Thunder (PG-13, 10:20 p.m.) on Screen 1; Nope (R, 8:45 p.m.) and The Black Phone (Friday & Saturday) (R, 11:15 p.m.) on Screen 2; and Top Gun: Maverick (PG-13, 8:45 p.m.) and Where The Crawdads Sing (Friday & Saturday) (PG-13, 11:15 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 Super Pets (July 29) and Bullet Train (Aug. 5). 

– Staff reports

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