February 19: BHPS Lecture Series: General Lloyd “Fig” Newton at the Rotary Community Center in Oscar Frazier Park, 6-7 p.m. Retired four-star Air Force General Lloyd “Fig” Newton shares some of his personal military stories. A Ridgeland native, Newton was the first African-American pilot in the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and is the founder/promoter of the new Polaris Tech Charter School in Jasper County. Admission is $5. 77 Shults Rd. (843) 757-2960 or www.heywardhouse.org.