Free lunch at the Beaufort County Library
Weekdays through Friday, July 30. Free Lunch at the library for every child and teen younger than 18. Schedule by branch: St. Helena Branch – 11 a.m.-noon; Hilton Head Branch – 11 a.m.-noon; Bluffton Branch – 11 a.m.-noon; Beaufort Branch – noon-1 p.m.; Lobeco Branch – 1-2 p.m.
Port Royal Cypress Wetlands
Open to the public everyday during daylight hours, located on Paris Ave. Free. Experience the wonders of the wetlands as you stroll the boardwalk and visit the rookery. This is a working organic laboratory and stormwater system for the benefit of all. A photographer’s paradise with nesting birds, alligators, turtles, etc. For more information visit www.friendsofportroyalcypresswetlands.org , Facebook at FriendsofPRCypressWetlands, or on Instagram at friendsofprcypresswetlands.
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.
Ancestor of the Land – Rufus Daniel Mitchell
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, Beaufort Arts Council Exhibition Hall, Mather School Museum, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribault Road, Building 1. A Tribute by Bernice Mitchel Tate, Andy Tate and Dr. Derek Mitchell Tate to the Beaufort County Rural Black Farmer. An authentic Beaufort County, S.C. Gullah Cultural Heritage photographic, visual art, digital art, material culture exhibition and instillation experience celebrating the life and times of Rufus Daniel Mitchell (1913-1987), his family and the historic Sheldon farming community.
Port Royal Farmers Market
9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, year round, 1615 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. Rain or shine. For more information, visit http://www.portroyalfarmersmarket.com/, visit @portroyalfarmersmarket on Facebook or call 843-295-0058.
Beaufort SC Drum Circle
7 p.m., Thursday, July 22 and 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 9, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Pavilion. All are invited to share some good vibes with the Beaufort SC Drum Circle. Everyone is welcome to attend this family-friendly event. No experience is necessary. Rain or Shine. Please bring a chair, a friend, and maybe an extra drum or hand percussion instrument if you have one to share. For questions or to join our mailing list, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on our Facebook page “Beaufort SC Drum Circle.”
Street Music on Paris Avenue
6 p.m., between 9th and 10th streets on Paris Avenue, downtown Port Royal. Free and open to the public. Bring you own chairs. Schedule: Saturday, July 24 – Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha-Chas; Saturday, Aug. 7 – Randall Bramblett; Saturday, Aug. 21 – Katie Henry; Saturday, Sept. 4 – Wayne Baker Brooks; Saturday, Sept. 18 – Big Al & The Heavyweights.
Springhill Suites Job Fair
1 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 28 and 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 29, Holiday Inn & Suites Beaufort, 2225 Boundary Street, Beaufort. Hiring 35 positions for the new Springhill Suites by Marriott. Benefits include paid time off, employee discounts, referral program and health, dental and vision insurance.
Tornado Relief Event for Port Royal Veterinary Hospital
5:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, Port Royal Beer Garden. There will be games, food trucks, music by Brother Tonic, an online auction, Tree of Life/Paws of Hope and contests to choose the ugliest, fattest, cutest and loudest dogs. To enter, send photos to email@example.com. There will also be an online fundraising auction from July 26 to 31. Find out more at prvh.betterworld.org/auctions/port-royal-veterinary-hospital-a.
Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day
Noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 31, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, St. Helena Island. Launching Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week. Bring chairs, drums, the family and an open spirit. The Gullah/Geechee Nation is celebrating its 21st anniversary with a series of events for Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week (July 31-August 8). The celebration is happening under the theme “Celebrating Gullah/Geechee Land & Living Legacy.” Numerous Gullah/Geechee artists and food trucks will be present for the event. The Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center will be open and the Gullah/Geechee Chamber of Commerce will be supporting the event for the first time. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to make donations to the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund” via CashApp ($GullahGeecheeNation) or via GoFundMe (https://www.gofundme.com/f/gullahgeechee-land-amp-legacy-fund). You can make donations directly at the site for passes for the day: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/157357244755. Everyone is encouraged to download passes ahead of attending. There will be an outstanding R&B mix by DJ Kwame Sha, as well as activities for children. For complete details about not only “Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day,” but all of the events for “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week,” please visit www.GullahGeecheeNation.com or www.Facebook.com/GullahGeecheeWEBE.