Carl Safina visiting
IOP for benefit event

Conservationist Carl Safina, author of seven books including "Voyage of the Turtle," "Song for the Blue Ocean" and "Eye of the Albatross," will give a presentation and sign books in support of Friends of Coastal South Carolina, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at The Citadel Beach Club on the Isle of Palms, 4700 Palm Blvd.

Individual tickets are $75; a table of eight can be reserved for $600. The event will include a curated silent auction and locally sourced cuisine and cocktails. Safina will be joined by special guest Sally Murphy, South Carolina's sea turtle rescue coordinator, for this "Lowcountry Evening for Wildlife."

Safina hosted the 10-part PBS series "Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina." His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Audubon, Orion and other periodicals, and on the Web at National Geographic News and Views, Huffington Post and He has received MacArthur, Pew and Guggenheim Fellowships, and several writing awards. He has a Ph.D. in ecology and is the inaugural holder of the endowed chair for nature and humanity at Stony Brook University, and founding president of the nonprofit Safina Center.

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Library Society hosts 
Sally Mott Freeman

Sally Mott Freeman, author of "The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home," will give a free talk at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King St., at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7.

"The Jersey Brothers" is the real-life survival story of a trio of Navy brothers involved in World War II, who end up coincidentally and extraordinarily at the epicenter of three of the war’s most crucial moments.

Based on a decade of research drawn from archives around the world, interviews with fellow shipmates and POWs, and half-forgotten letters stashed away in attics, "The Jersey Brothers" is a fast-paced tale of war and, at its heart, a family drama about agony, courage and brotherly love.

Freeman was a speechwriter and public relations executive for 25 years. Currently she is chairwoman emerita of The Writer’s Center, the independent literary center.

To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email

Local author pens
personal growth book

Jondalyn Holmes, a Moncks Corner resident and health care worker, has published the book "A New Birthing," available as a $10 paperback. Her previous book is called "Forgiveness: It Starts With You."

The new book is written for people "who desire a strong foundation and are ready to face their own challenges so they may attain a fulfilled life." Holmes shares insights about relationship-building and personal growth.

Holmes holds workshops, offers public talks and organizes a bi-monthly Woman's Circle gathering. Go to her Facebook page for more information about the meetings and about her books:

—Adam Parker

Contact Adam Parker at or 843-937-5902.

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