• Coastal Discovery Museum will host “The Day of Jubilee Has Come” – The Dawn of Reconstruction in the South Carolina Lowcountry, a virtual program at 2 p.m. Jan. 6. Chris Barr will be the presenter.
On Jan. 1, 1863, the men of the First South Carolina Volunteers were presented with a flag emblazoned with the phrase “The Day of Jubilee Has Come.” It was the birth of a decades-long process to reconstruct the American social, political, and economic landscape.
Barr is the supervisory interpretive ranger at Reconstruction Era National Historical Park. He has worked for the National Park Service for eight years, previously at Andersonville National Historic Site and Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.
The cost is $5 for this virtual-only program and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
• Maye River Quilters Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 9 via Zoom.
To get the link for the meeting, visit mayeriverquiltguild.com.
For more meeting dates and times, and for membership forms to join the group, visit the website or call 843-530-1244.
• Jonathan Haupt, executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 via Zoom as part of the 2021 Evening Speaker Program for the World Affairs Council of Hilton Head.
Haupt will speak about acclaimed Southern storyteller Pat Conroy (1945-2016), the author of a dozen beloved books, including “The Prince of Tides,” “The Great Santini,” and “The Water Is Wide.”
Haupt will explore Conroy’s legacy as a teacher and mentor through informative profiles of representative teachers from Conroy’s formative years as a student at Beaufort High School and through profiles of Conroy’s own students at BHS and on Daufuskie Island – using photos and excerpts from published and unpublished writings by and about Conroy.
The event is open to the public, and registration must be made in advance. For fees, reservations, or information about this event contact the WACHH office at 843-384-6758 or wachh.org/evening-speaker-series-2021.
• Palmetto Quilt Guild will host a membership meeting from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 via Zoom.
Featured speaker Lilo Bowman will discuss “Love Where You Create: It’s Not a One Size Fits Solution.” Learn to build a creative place that works for you, your space, your budget and where you are.
Bowman has worked as a floral designer translator, tour guide, wedding planner and is now editor-in-chief of the TheQuiltShow.com.
For more information, visit palmettoquiltguild.org.
• Memory Matters will host another session of Brain Boosters on Fridays, Jan. 22, 29 and Feb. 5, live-streaming from 1 to 3 p.m.
Participants can learn the benefits of memory enhancement techniques, five brain-health interventions, how to increase brain reserve, and how emotions affect your brain.
Cost is $99 per person and includes a digital manual.
The event is presented in partnership with Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and USCB Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).
For more information and to register, call (843) 842-6688.
• A number of good seats remain available for the Lowcountry Speaker Series March 18 in-person presentation by Robert O’Neill, former Navy SEAL and one of the most highly decorated combat veterans of our time.
This lecture was postponed from April 2020. Ticket holders also have the option to participate in the lecture via livestream.
Two seating options are available, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at Harbour Town Clubhouse Champions Ballroom. A sit-down dinner is available between the sessions, for up to 120 participants.
For more information and tickets, visit lowcountryspeakerseries.com.