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Donate non-perishable foods to YMCA

Snowbirds! Wondering what to do with your unopened, non-perishable food items at the end of your stay? Drop them off at the YMCA and we’ll deliver them to a local food bank on your behalf. The YMCA is conveniently located in Port Royal at 1801 Richmond Ave. For more information, call 843-522-9622 or email beaufort-jasperymca.org.

Hunting Island Lighthouse Tours

10 a.m., every Thursday (Feb. 27; March 5, 12, 19, 26) and some Tuesdays (March 10, 17, 24). The Friends of Hunting Island will present Lighthouse tours of the historic Hunting Island Lighthouse. Keeper Ted and his team will tell you all about the history of the Lighthouse, which was built in 1875 and is the only Lighthouse in South Carolina open to visitors. If you are at least 44 inches tall you may also climb the 167 steps to the top of the Lighthouse. Reservations are recommended by calling the Nature Center at 843-838-7437. Regular Thursday tours are $2 per person. Park entry fees apply.

Fripp Island Audubon Club

7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, Fripp Island Community Center. Ten Eych Lecture Series welcomes guest speaker David E. Reichle, Director of the Environmental Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Environmental, Life and Social Sciences. Meet and greet at 6 p.m. Bring snacks to share. Pick up pass at gate. For more information, email frippaudubonclub@gmail.com.

American Legion Youth Programs Golf Tournament

Friday, Feb. 28, The Legends at Parris Island golf course. The tournament supports various local America Legion youth programs, including baseball, Boys State, Law Cadet Academy, college scholarships and oratorical contests. Participants will enjoy a box lunch, drinks, prizes and Mulligans. Prizes include closest to the pin on all par 3s, hole-in-ones on all four par 3s including $10,000 on hole No. 10. Hole sponsors and players may visit www.bftamlegpost9.org or contact American Legion Golf, P.O. Box 2540, Beaufort, S.C. 29901 or call George Miller at 843-470-0928. Registration to play should be completed by Feb. 24 to gain access to MCRD Parris Island.

Family Health Jamboree

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 367 Keans Neck Road, Dale. The Jamboree is designed to provide “health support services” to families and individuals – both adults and children. You will be able to get the following screenings done: prostate, glucose (sugar), hypertension and/or cholesterol. Also Welvista Prescription Assistance and eye exam and eyeglasses vouchers will also be available. For more information contact Madie Orage-Green at 843-525-4081.

27th annual Goodwill Tournament by Club Karate

10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 29, Beaufort High School gym. Spectator admission is free. Registration is $65. This is a highly attended event with karate schools from all over the southeast competing. For more information, visit Clubkaratellc.com or email Clubkick@gmail.com.

Sunrise Lighthouse Climb

6:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 29, Hunting Island Lighthouse Complex. Cost $15. Come and join a naturalist in climbing the lighthouse to experience the morning beauty of Hunting Island from above, while learning about the history of the lighthouse. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture some amazing shots. A small breakfast of doughnuts and coffee is provided. Must be 44-inches tall to climb. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact the Nature Center at 843-838-7437.

Riverview Baptist Church Homecoming

10 a.m.-noon, Sunday, March 1, Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street. Join the members for “Showers of Blessing” as they celebrate God’s blessings. A special skit, a video highlighting past and present times at Riverview, and the dedication of the 2019 Prayer Stone Path will be a part of the day’s celebrations. Following these celebrations enjoy some Southern Baptist Food and fellowship.

Books Sandwiched In

Noon-1 p.m. each Monday,  USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort. The Friends of the Beaufort Library host the popular 8-week series, featuring book talks by local personalities to provoke interest in books; both fiction and non-fiction. After each talk presenters will welcome questions. The series is free and open to the public. For program details, email Vicki Mix at scvgamix7@gmail.com. For more information, visit friendsoftheBeaufortlibrary.com.

Schedule: March 2 – Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway, presented by Liz Farrell.

Monday night is Movie Night

7 p.m. Mondays, USC Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased online (www.uscbcenterforthearts.com) or at the USCB Center for the Arts box office. Upcoming schedule: March 2 – Bombshell; March 9 – Parasite; March 16 – A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood; March 23 – 1917; April 27 – Little Women.

Lecture on Confederate General Stephen Elliott

2 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, North and Church Streets. Beaufort History Museum will present a lecture on Confederate General Stephen Elliott by D. Michael Thomas, author of “Confederate General Stephen Elliott: Beaufort Legend, Charleston Hero.” Admission to the lecture is free. A donation of $5 is suggested and reservations are required. To sign up visit the BHM website at www.beauforthistorymuseum.com. Please print the ticket and bring to the event. Funds collected will be used to support ongoing Museum programs and the renovation of the Exhibit Hall currently underway. Phase I of the renovation is now open and planning for Phase II is under way.

Engage Series addresses depression, substance misuse, suicide

6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, USC Beaufort Center for the Arts.  Come out and listen to Shavon Jenkins- Coaxum, M.A., LPC, LAC, MAC and Edward Dela Fuente, LCDC-1 address depression, substance misuse and suicide and ask them any questions you may have on these topics. This is a free event that is open to the public. Before the event (5:30 p.m.) there will be resource tables in the lobby with information on local support groups pertaining the topics discussed. For more information, go to USCBCenterForTheArts.com or call 843-521-3145.

Beyond the Bricks: eBooks, Audiobooks, and More!

9:30-11 a.m. Friday, March 6, Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Bring your tablet, cell phone, or laptop and learn how to use the free digital services offered by the library. Free. For more information, call 843-255-6458 or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org/subscribe.

COSY’s All Things Southern fundraiser

6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, Tabby Place, Port Republic Street, Beaufort. The Beaufort County Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth (COSY) Trust will be celebrate “All Things Southern” at its annual fundraiser. Advance tickets are $25 per person, $35 per couple; at the door, $35 per person, $45 per couple. To purchase tickets online contact https://helpalowcountryfamily.org.

The evening will feature food from local restaurants, entertainment and the opportunity to give back to the Trust which provides financial support to at-risk children and their families. For more information about the event or the COSY program, contact the COSY Trust Facilitator at PeggySimmer2019@hotmail.com

Indivisible Beaufort March meeting

11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, St. Helena Island Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. Indivisible Beaufort’s March meeting will focus on the issue of voter suppression and how to prevent it. Michael “Nathan” Campbell, an educator at May River High School, will present “A Guide to Fighting Voter Suppression.” The documentary SUPPRESSED by filmmaker Robert Greenwald will also be shown. Mr. Campbell currently runs the Youth in Government, Model United Nations and Academic World Quest programs at the school as well as serving as the Advanced Placement Coordinator. Indivisible Beaufort S.C. is a non-partisan group of local residents who believe this nation embodies rights and respect for all. The group is working to ensure those rights and freedoms remain available to everyone. For more information contact JusticeIndivisibleBSC@gmail.com.

Maye River Quilters Guild

Saturday, March 7, Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. On the first Saturday of every month, the Maye River Quilters Guild members meet at 9:30 a.m. for social exchange. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. Block-of-month members meet at 9 a.m. Please call 847-707-6034 or visit www.mayeriverquiltguild.com.

Wardle Family YMCA offers CPR training

The Wardle Family YMCA, at 1801 Richmond Ave in Port Royal, offers CPR classes for community members from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays on the following dates in 2020: March 7, April 4, May 9, May 16, June 27, July 18, Aug. 22, Sept. 12, Oct 24 and Nov. 21. Cost is $35 for this YMCA certified course and those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis. Questions? Contact Lou Bergen, Aquatics Director to register for this class. Call the Y at 843-522-9622 or visit beaufort-jasperymca.org.

Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s March meeting

7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, Beaufort Yacht Club, Lady’s Island off Meridian Road. The social begins  at 6:30 p.m. March’s presenter will be Capt Mike Edmond. Edmond is well known for his expert rod and reel repair and custom fishing rods. He will assist everyone preparing their equipment for the upcoming season, including discussing the latest fishing lines, rods, reels, and very importantly of setting your drags properly. As a bonus all members are invited to bring their extra fishing equipment to display before the meeting to sell or trade.

Beaufort County Historical Society “Historically Speaking” lectures

All talks, held at noon on Thursdays, are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. First-come, first-seated, doors open 30 minutes prior to event.

March 12: Dr. Lawrence Rowland, “Kate Gleason, Libby Rowland, and Beaufort in the 1920s,” St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis, Sr. Blvd. St. Helena Island.

May 7: 81st annual meeting, Dr. Dale Rosengarten, “Blue Collars to Blue Serge Suits: Beaufort’s Jewish Settlers,” St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis, Sr. Blvd., St. Helena Island.

Friends of Fort Fremont / Southeast Chapter of the Native Plant Society oyster roast

5:30-8 p.m. Friday, March 13, Live Oak Park, Port Royal. The Friends of Fort Fremont and the Southeast Chapter of the Native Plant Society will be holding their annual fundraiser. Tickets are $30 per person and include oysters, chili, appetizers, and dessert. There will be live music and amazing silent auction items. Tickets may be purchased at  www.fortfremont.org or by check payable to Friends of Fort Fremont, Box 982, St. Helena Island, S.C. 29920. For more information, call Janelle Proctor at 843-441-3036

3rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 14, Beaufort Town Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Area restaurants and food trucks will be selling food and drinks, and there will be live entertainment. New to the Festival this year will be an adult and kids costume contest. The event benefits Beaufort County Animal Services. The Festival is accepting vendor applications online until March 1. Additional information can be found on the Beaufort Town Center website (www.beauforttowncenter.com) and Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/BeaufortTownCenter).