Local author, poet will read at Beaufort library
Alice Connelly Moore, local author and poet, will share her “Inspired Words” at the Beaufort library on Scott Street on Thursday, May 5, from 2-3 p.m.
BHS Dance Ensemble performs spring concert
The Beaufort High School Dance Ensemble will present their Annual Spring Dance Concert on Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6, in The Arts Center at Beaufort High School. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. This concert showcases student choreography projects and includes the Dance II, III, and IV ensembles. Tickets will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For more information or to order advance tickets, contact Mrs. Teresa Baker, BHS Dance Director, at 843-322-2153.
Black chamber holds First Friday Networking
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 6 at Sea Island Furniture Mart, 46 Robert Smalls Parkway. The theme is “Improving Your Bottom Line Through Your Professional Image.” Drawings, prizes and refreshments. The public is invited. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Call 986-1102.
Author Larry Rowland to sign new book
Beaufort Bookstore presents Larry Rowland, author of “History of Beaufort County 1514 – 1861,” signing copies of his newest book “The Civil War In South Carolina” and Pat Branning signing copies of the new Tricentennial edition of “Shrimp, Collards & Grits” on Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Beaufort Bookstore, 2127 Boundary St., 525-1066, and Saturday, May 7, from 2 – 4 p.m. at McIntosh Books, 917 Bay St., 524-1119.
Sign up for second ‘Beaufort’s Got Talent’
The Habersham Marketplace will host its second installment of “Beaufort’s Got Talent” on Friday, May 6, from 6-8 p.m. as part of the larger First Friday event, which begins at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Those interested in competing should contact Jason Blackston at (843)379-9617. The event will feature an expanded farmer’s market, children’s activities and food vendors from 4-7 p.m. The Habersham Marketplace is at 13 Market St. in Habersham, located off of Joe Frazier Road in Beaufort. For more information and event schedules, visit www.habershammarketplace.com.
Pathway Connect rides support local rail trail
Pathways Connect, a 10-year-old safe cycling and walking advocacy for Northern Beaufort County, is sponsoring a century, 60 mile, 15 and 30 mile rides on Lady’s Island and St. Helena Island. The event will be Saturday, May 7 starting at 100 Sea Island Parkway, behind the Huddle House. The century and metric century rides will start at 8 a.m. The 15 and 30 mile rides will start at 9:30 a.m. Registration can be done at www.Active.com or by picking up an entry form at Lowcountry Bicycles on Lady’s Island. You can also register on the day of the rides at the starting point. Proceeds from the rides will support “The Friends of the Rail Trail” as they work to make the Beaufort County Rail Trail a reality. For more information, call Jane Frederick at 843 522 8422.
Lowcountry Autism to hold fundraiser
Lowcountry Autism Foundation’s Fourth Annual Spring Fling is under way and event organizers are in need of additional items for the live auction. All of the proceeds support operations of the recently opened LAF Comprehensive Therapy Center and will continue supporting many families affected by autism in the Lowcountry. The Spring Fling will take place at 6 p.m. May 7 at the Palmetto Hall Clubhouse on Hilton Head Island. The evening is semi-formal/cocktail attire and will include live entertainment, dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets are $75 per person. To donate items to the silent auction, call 843-706-2024. For more information about the event or for tickets, please contact event co-chairs Ginger Allen or Meredith DiMuzio at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Hope Haven holds Lilies on the River
This year Hope Haven will be honoring Rep. Shannon Erickson for her service to our community and her advocacy for children’s issues. Purchase luncheon ticket by calling 524-2256. Seats are limited so reserve your seats now. There will be a wonderful silent auction throughout the event, a champagne toast, followed by the lilies release ceremony. All this will take place on Saturday, May 7, at Berkeley Hall. Don’t forget to purchase your lilies online at www.hopehavenLC.org.
Obedience dog classes offered by Beaufort Dog
New Dog Basic Obedience and Dog Agility Classes start Thursday, May 5 in the evening, 1307 Boundary St. Call or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
DAR to hold meeting for Mother’s Day
The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their next meeting on Saturday, May 7th at 11 a.m., gathering at the home of Mrs. Joan Hedley, 710 Island Circle East, Dataw Island. This will be a luncheon picnic in celebration of Mother’s Day with special guests to be mothers or daughters of chapter members. Hostesses joining Mrs. Hedley will be Mrs. Hopkins, Mrs. Bailey, and Mrs. Servaes. To RSVP, please email email@example.com or call 838-7167.
Beaufort Writers meet
Beaufort Writers meets every second and fourth Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room. The next meetings are May 10 and 24.
Bereavement Support group to gather
United Hospice will be hosting a Bereavement Support Group on May 12 and June 9 from 3-4:30 p.m. at United Hospice, 1605 North Street, Beaufort. All are welcome . For questions or more information, call 843-522-0476.
Sportsfishing and diving club to meet
The May meeting for the Beaufort Sportsfishing and Diving Club will be held Thursday, May 12 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road on Lady’s Island. The social begins at 6:30 and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Jason Owens, the owner of Sea Island Divers and Sea Jay Bayne of Deep South Divers and Kym Harrington have a special treat in store during the social and at the beginning of the meeting. The club is also delighted that well known Captain Judy will be on hand with her other captains for a presentation on flounder. You do not need a reservation and guests are invited. For additional information, please call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.
Master Gardener seminar to be held
The Lowcountry Master Gardener Association is offering a day-long seminar on proper lawn care practices based on Clemson University research results. This educational event on Saturday May 14. The seminar brings together five experts from around South Carolina and Georgia with key presentations repeated during the day. These presentations will address different topics like types of warm season grasses and their characteristics, lawn renovation, diseases, weeds, and insects. This event will be at Hampton Hall. It includes pastry/coffee at registration time and a lunch. The seminar extends from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The fee is $25. For details, contact Bill Leonard at 843-540-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Channel your Zen at A Day of Mindfulness
Saturday May 14, Sea Island Mindfulness Meditation Sangha offers A Day Of Mindfulness. Join us as we learn and practice ways to free our minds, open our hearts and create a more wonderful world right here, right now with Dharma Teacher Trish Thompson in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lady’s Island Marina. The cost $25 for the day which includes lunch. Email email@example.com or visit www.SearIslandSangha.com for details.
ARTworks presents Live “Radio” Theatre
The Travelers Live “Radio” Theatre on Sunday, May 15, 3 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at ARTworks. $10 includes dessert. Prosper Egan stars as that irrepressible little tyke, Baby Snooks, and Karl Barons is Daddy in “Baby Snooks and the Easter Bonnet.” Michael Gannon stars as Riley, from the Life of Riley, in a classic case of miscommunication in “Junior Forgets Mother’s Day.” ARTworks is at 2127 Boundary St. For more information, go to www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org or call 379-2787.
Lowcountry Patriots holds annual banquet
Saturday, May 21, the Lowcountry Patriots hold their Sixth Annual Banquet & Auction. All are invited for an evening of fun, delicious food (Bob Brower’s BBQ) and fine firearms. Live and silent auctions; door prizes. Proceeds go to the non-profit NRA Foundation for S.C. youth firearms safety and education programs. Funds also support JROTC, women’s safety classes, shooting range development/improvement, and wildlife conservation. Doors open 5:30 p.m. at Beaufort’s Quality Inn. Tickets $30 (age 16 and under, $15), available at Port Royal Gun & Pawn or online at www.friendsofnra.org. For details, contact Skip Mercer at 843-263-3671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up for Gamecock Classic golf tourney
The Beaufort County Gamecock Classic Golf Tournament sponsored by DuPriest Construction Co. will be on Saturday, June 11, at the Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island. This is a 4 person scramble, Captain’s Choice format starting at 9:00 am. Proceeds benefit USC Scholarship Athletes. Entry fee of $100 per player includes a green fee and golf cart, gift bag, awards lunch, beverages, and contests and prizes. Please call Linda McCarty at 843-521-1445 or send to Beaufort County Gamecock Club, 2 Carolina Lane, Beaufort, SC 29907.