Join us on Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 10, 12, 17, 19 and May 1 & 3, 2018 at 6pm – 7pm.

Yoga in the Galleries

Take a break from your day and explore the world of Yoga at the Morris Center! This hour long yoga session will be provided by yoga instructor Kelsey Lee, who will guide the class through a series of gentle and relaxing yoga poses.

Kelsey loves yoga so much it’s infectious. It’s as if she just can’t stop doing it, talking about it, reading about it, writing about it, teaching it, and applying it to everything she does.

Her goal is to make yoga challenging and bring greater awareness to both body and mind. She also tries to keep it light hearted, because life is too short to be serious all the time!

Beginners are welcome! Please bring your own Yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes!

Classes are $7 a piece, or $35 for all 6 sessions. Members get in free!

Yoga Price Options

Join us on Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 2pm.

The History and Art of Indigo Dyeing

Join us on Friday, April 20th, for an exclusive indigo dyeing workshop and tutorial with artists Leanne Coulter and Rhonda Davis, owners of the Daufuskie Blues art gallery. Learn the story behind this historic cash crop and its unrivaled significance in Lowcountry culture and heritage before diving in for a special hands on experience. Guests will have the opportunity to hand dye a 60-inch cotton silk blend scarf in a natural indigo vat, while learning about the properties and various techniques used in the indigo craft.  Pre-registration is required, as classes fill up fast.

$35 pre-payment is required for this program. This program is sold out!

Join us on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Living by the Rails Exhibit Opening

All aboard! The Morris Center will be hosting an exhibit grand opening on April 28 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. This event will be free and open to the public. It will feature a live music performance and a presentation by Rodger Stroup at 2:00pm on the history of Lowcountry Railroads. This talk will reveal the accounts of the Port Royal line, the Hampton and Branchville line, and the Charleston and Savannah railroad. The Center will also offer children’s games, as well as a face painting station, a bouncy castle, reenactors, and more.

Join us on Thursday, May 3 at 11am – 12:30pm

Adult Self Protection Workshop with Lindy Woods

Join Lindy Woods for a self-defense seminar which aims to answer the need for a simple self-defense system for people wanting to learn fast and practical self-defense skills. In addition to some physical techniques, participants will learn awareness techniques to help them avoid potential attack situations. Lindy Woods is the owner and chief instructor at Dunamis Karate, began training in the Chuck Norris System in 1993. She is currently a 6th Degree Black Belt in the Chuck Norris System and a level 4 instructor with UFAF Krav Maga Force. Mrs. Woods has always had a passion for teaching and started assisting in classes as a beginner student. She has owned and operated her own school since 2001.

Admission to the event is free, however advanced registration is requested due to limited space. To register call the center at 843-284-9227.

Join us on Thursday, May 10 at 2:00pm

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea with Kim Poovey

Morris Center invites mothers and daughters (or other significant women in their lives) to an afternoon tea party where they will enjoy a full tea with scones, a variety of finger sandwiches, desserts, live music, and a performance by Kim Poovey. Kim will present the history of afternoon tea, proper tea etiquette, and how to brew the perfect pot. Audience members also learn the history of Margarete Steiff, founder of the Steiff Stuffed Animal and Teddy Bear Company. Dress to impress and bring your best hat for this fun affair.
$30 pre-payment is required for this program. Members’ cost is $25.00.



Join us on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 4pm to 5pm

Reptiles & Amphibians

Alligators, snakes, and turtles oh my! Reptiles are an exciting and important part of our ecosystem. Take a closer look at the intriguing characteristics of local reptiles and learn how to respectfully and safely interact with wild reptiles. Decipher the difference between reptiles and amphibians and learn how amphibians can tell us about the health of our ecosystem.

Pre-Registration is required and free admission.


Join us on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 4:30pm-5:30pm

Pat Conroy’s Reverence for Teaching presented by Jonathan Haupt

Explore best-selling author Pat Conroy’s reverence for the art of teaching and his own legacy as a teacher. Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt will discuss informative, inspirational profiles of representative teachers from Conroy’s formative years as a student at Beaufort High School and profiles of Conroy’s own students at BHS and on Daufuskie Island. Using photos, video and audio clips, and excerpts from published and unpublished writings by and about Conroy, this 60-minute presentation will broaden our appreciation for the beloved writer’s great love of teaching and of his adopted home in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

About our presenter: Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center and the founding director of the annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival. He serves on the boards of the South Carolina Academy of Authors, the Deckle Edge Literary Festival, and the Friends of South Carolina Libraries. With Charleston novelist Nicole Seitz, he is coeditor of the forthcoming anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.

Pre-Registration is required and free admission.

Join us on Thursday, May 31st at 5:30pm

A Technical Look at Steam Locomotive History

Join Terry Koller for a special presentation on the history of steam locomotives! These steam-powered behemoths rip and roared their way across the United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Mr. Koller, Manager of Railroad Operations at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, is fascinated with machines. His expertise working with the steam and diesel locomotives of day’s past allows him to keep the technology and history alive and breathing.

Pre-Registration is required and free admission.

Join us on Friday, June 1 at 6pm

Lowcountry Paint & Sip Class

Explore the wonderful world of art with local Artist Amiri Farris. Bring a bottle of wine and enjoy an evening with friends, while painting your own Lowcountry work of art. Amiri will walk you through the painting process to create your own masterpiece based on one of his own creations. No experience necessary. All supplies are provided.

Space is limited, event sells out quickly. Advance payment and registration required! $20 admission fee for this class. $10 for members.

Join us on Tuesday, June 12 at 2pm

2018 Hurricane Talk by Jonathan Myers

Join Jonathan Myers for a fascinating presentation about the 2018 hurricane season. Myers is the morning meteorologist for the WJCL StormTracker 22 weather team in Savannah, GA. This presentation will discuss the forecast for the season, and why there will be more/less hurricanes in 2018, as well as looking back at Hurricanes Matthew and Irma.

Before joining the WJCL 22 News team in 2006, Jonathan worked for WBOY in Clarksburg, West Virginia and WCTI in New Bern, North Carolina. While in North Carolina Jonathan gained experience from three hurricanes that made landfall on the Atlantic coast. On May 11, 2008, Jonathan also tracked and covered an EF-4 Tornado as it roared through McIntosh County, GA.

Pre-Registration is required and free admission.