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The Unknown Story of Senator Niels Christensen, 1876-1939

Through Thursday, 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 unionchurch1004@gmail.com or call 843-524-4333.

Business After Hours

5 p.m., Thursday, April 22, Tru by Hilton Beaufort, 3662 Trask Parkway. Registration is required. Cost is $10 for Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce members and $20 for non-members. Business After Hours features libations, light bites, and a grand prize drawing for a two-night stay at the Tru by Hilton Beaufort. Bring your business cards and let’s do some networking.

Bringing Community Together Through Wellness & Art – 2021 Wellness Expo

9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 1, 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.

Maye River Quilters Guild meeting

10 a.m., Saturday, May 1 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.

Brunch on the Bluff

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 1, Bay Street Bluff, 1806 Bay St. The Beaufort County Open Land Trust is excited to begin a year of celebrating the 50th anniversary by hosting a kick-off event in this very spot named, “Brunch on the Bluff.” Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at https://bit.ly/3apeh4o. Catering is by Susan Mason, including her famous crab cakes, and there will be live music and an open bar. On April 27, 1971, the Beaufort County Open Land Trust was formed, and in 1973 the Bay Street Bluff was officially purchased. The purchase of this property was the first for the Open Land Trust and led to other purchases under the herald “protecting the Bay Street Bluff,” which to date is one of the most iconic views in Beaufort.

BAHA Job Fair

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, Holiday Inn & Suites Beaufort. With Northern Beaufort County, as well as several other areas across the county, state and country, experiencing extreme staff shortages, the Beaufort Area Hospitality Association will be holding a Summer 2021 Job Fair for Hospitality & Tourism related businesses and jobs in an effort to fill the many vacant positions and support our industry. All BAHA Partners are free to reserve a table at the event and prospective employees are asked to sigh up, as well, at https://bit.ly/3gjhOoG.

Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s May meeting

6 p.m., Thursday, May 13, Beaufort Yacht Club’s new deck on Lady’s Island off Meridian Road. The social will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dues and renewals will continue on the same monthly system prior to the pandemic. The porch bar will be utilized and Club restrooms will be available. The BS&D Club’s Best Charter Captain, (two years in a row), Christopher Mattson, will discuss Cobia: how, when, where, and why not; top water and deep water techniques, and rods and reels, and appropriate nets. Guests are welcome. Reservations are not needed. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

LIVE After 5

5 to 8 p.m., Thursdays, 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.

CPR training

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.

CPR re-certification

8 a.m to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays, 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.