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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.

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.

Maye River Quilters

10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, Church of the Palms, 1425 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.

Purple Heart meeting

Noon, Monday, Aug. 15, AMVETS Post 70, Port Royal. The Jimmie Leach Chapter of the Purple Heart will hold a meeting at noon.

Beaufort County Library Special Programs

These are the special programs available at the Beaufort Branch Library Downtown: 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.

Move Your Mind 5K/10K Walk and Run

7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, May River High School, Bluffton. Event benefits Memory Matters. The morning will be full of fun, food and prizes. Strollers and four-legged friends are welcome. Cost varies from $20 to $35 based on participation in the 5K or 10K. Student and Military discounts are available. For more information, call 843-842-6688 or email info@memorymatters.org.

Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands guided tours

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.

St. Peter’s Catholic Church’s 62nd annual Fall Bazaar

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lady’s Island. The bazaar committee seeks Lowcountry artists and crafts people to sell their creations at the bazaar. Booths may be set up inside or outside. Fee is $100. The bazaar will also feature International Foods, a Silent Auction, Sweet Shoppe, a Craft Beer Garden, a Kids Zone with games and inflatables, a Plant Sale, and Church Tours (see the new stained-glass windows). Proceeds benefit the Lowcountry Outreach Center. For an application contact parishlife@stpetersbeaufort.org.

Lowcountry Jaycees Food Truck Festival

Saturday, Oct. 1, Paris Avenue, Port Royal.

Rock n’ Ribs 2022 featuring Blues Traveler

Saturday, Oct. 15, Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head Island. Tickets start at $149. To purchase, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-n-ribs-2022-featuring-blues-traveler-tickets-103845021254.

Inaugural Stingray Scramble golf tournament

Saturday, Nov. 12, Ocean Creek Course, Fripp Island. Tournament benefits Riverview Charter School. Event features golf, food, awards and an afterparty. Details to come.

CITY TO CLOSE UKRAINE RELIEF FUND AT END OF JULY

The City of Beaufort will end its Pride of Place Ukraine relief drive on Sunday, July 31.

The City has been raising money to help its partner city Ostroh, a historic city in western Ukraine that has served refugees fleeing from other parts of the country under attack by Russia.

Mayor Stephen Murray kicked off this campaign in March by reaching out to the mayor of Ostroh, Yurii Yahodka, and establishing a relationship with the mayor. Donors from the City of Beaufort – and across the country – have responded generously.

Thibault Gallery raised funds by selling glass pins resembling the Ukrainian national flag. The Sea Island Quilters raised funds by holding a raffle for a beautiful blue and yellow quilt called “Hearts for Ukraine.” The Habersham Community Garden Club also made a donation.

The total amount of funds raised will be announced next week. The City of Beaufort thanks everyone who donated money, or bought a pin or raffle ticket to support the City of Ostroh.

Any last-minute donations can be made through July 31 through the Pride of Place at http://www.cityofbeaufort.org/270/Beaufort-Pride-of-Place.

– Staff report

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