The Unknown Story of Senator Niels Christensen, 1876-1939
Through Monday, April 22, www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.com. The Beaufort County Historical Society and the Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County Library invite the public to view a filmed presentation about the life and work of Niels Christensen, Jr., who represented Beaufort County in the S.C. Senate from 1905 to 1924. His father immigrated from Denmark and served in the Civil War; his mother came with her family from Massachusetts. This talk can be viewed on-line at the website beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.com, under the Events tab. The speaker is Anne Christensen Pollitzer, granddaughter of Sen. Christensen, and a fifth-generation Beaufortonian. Her remarks and slides offer a vivid picture of life in Beaufort and Columbia in the late 19th and early 20th century. She draws heavily from the detailed journal maintained by Frederick Christensen, Niels’ brother and business partner. This is the story of a man who created several small businesses that provided employment for many in Beaufort and of a Senator who worked both in the community and in the Legislature to advance progressive policies on behalf of the general public.
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 email@example.com or call 843-524-4333.
Maye River Quilters Guild meeting
10 a.m., Saturday, April 10 via Zoom. To get the link for the meeting, visit mayeriverquiltguild.com. For additional meeting dates and times, and for membership forms to join the group, visit the website or call 843-530-1244.
Free Narcan, training on identifying an overdose
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 10, curbside at the BCADAD Beaufort office, 1905 Duke Street, and the BCADAD Bluffton office, 4819 Bluffton Parkway. The Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department will offer free Narcan and training on identifying the signs of an overdose and how to help someone who may be overdosing. Training only takes 5 minutes. No appointment is required, and you don’t have to leave your car. Free “Deterra Bags” will be available too. These bags are the proper way to dispose of expired, unwanted medication. For more information, visit www.beaufortcountysc.gov/alcohol-and-drug.
8 a.m to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays, April 10, June 5, Aug. 14, Sept. 25, Nov. 13, at the Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal, offers CPR. Cost is $25 for YMCA certified course. Those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis. Questions? Contact William Howell, Aquatics Director, 843-522-9622. To register visit the Y front desk or online at beaufort-jasperymca.org and click ‘Register for a Program’ at the top of the page.
Writing as Healing
6 p.m. Wednesday, April 14. Pat Conroy Literary Center online writers workshop led by Elizabeth Robin. Cost is $45. Limited to 15 participants. To register or for more information, visit https://bit.ly/3plax8I.
LIVE After 5
5 to 8 p.m., Thursdays, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, downtown Beaufort. Every third Thursday of the month is downtown Beaufort’s newest recurring monthly party with live music, local artists, late night shopping and drink and food specials. Rain or shine. Free entertainment, sponsored by Activate Beaufort, featuring Wayne Grabenbauer and Southbound 17.
Bringing Community Together Through Wellness & Art – 2021 Wellness Expo
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 21, Holiday Inn & Suites, 2225 Boundary Street, Beaufort. Admission is $5. Come meet wellness practitioners, artists and authors for a full day of inspiration and ways to cultivate a healthy lifestyle. See demonstrations and introductory classes. There will be door prizes and a small gift to take home. For more information, contact Lin Drechsler at EastCoastComplementaryHealth.com or 941-735-8373.
8 a.m to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays, May 29, June 12, July 10, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 11, at the Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal, offers CPR. Cost is $35 for YMCA certified course. Those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis. Questions? Contact William Howell, Aquatics Director, 843-522-9622. To register visit the Y front desk or online at beaufort-jasperymca.org and click ‘Register for a Program’ at the top of the page.