Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic set for May 1

Racing at top speeds of up to 40 miles an hour, over 100 professional male and female cyclists will compete in downtown Beaufort during the 6th annual Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic, a celebration of active, healthy living in the Lowcountry, on Tuesday, May 1, at 5 p.m. It’s all free and open to the public. The format will offer spectators the opportunity to watch the best of the best in American criterium racing up close as they ride at top speeds for up to two hours on the .6-mile course. Cyclists representing most of the national professional cycling teams will participate in the race. The evening will kick off with a kids’ race at 5 p.m. on Bay Street and will be followed by the women’s race at 6 p.m., then men’s race. The professional races will follow a .6-mile course that begins and ends at the clock tower on Bay Street. “As the community’s primary healthcare provider, we are delighted to once again be a part of Beaufort’s pro... ...

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Summer camp helps youth learn, get outdoors

Starting May 1, the YMCA of Beaufort County is encouraging parents to help keep their kids physically active and mentally engaged by signing them up for the Y’s Day Camp programs. Summer is a critical out-of-school time when children and teens can benefit from enriched learning, new experiences and making new friendships. The Y’s camp offers all of this and more. “While summer should be a time of exploration, youth are sometimes less involved in activities that stimulate their mind and body,” says Kaylin Garst, Y Childcare Director. “When at Y camps, kids have the opportunity to get outdoors and learn about nature, take on new responsibilities, gain independence, and develop essential social skills and new relationships. As a result, they become more confident, open to trying new things and grow as individuals and as part of a group.” The YMCA of Beaufort County provides exciting and educational camp programming for children and teens, and their parents, including: traditional camp where campers will receive virtual learning; Kiddie Kamp for ages... ...

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Recreational Events

Parris Island Iron Mike Bike/Walk Tour The Parris Island Iron Mike Bike/Walk Tour is free and open to the public on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Parris Island Historical and Museum Society will be sponsoring its sixth Iron Mike Bike Tour (bicycle) and Walking Tour of historic Parris Island.  The bike tour is 14 miles and takes riders on a 16 stop tour of the depot’s colonial plantation and military historic sites.  The walk will be 3 miles covering historical portions of mainside Parris Island.  At stops along the way, museum representatives will be available to explain the history and significance of these locations to Parris Island.  Both the bike and walking tours start at the museum.  A driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance are required to access the base.  Base policy requires cyclists to wear helmets and follow the rules of the road for safety purposes. For more information, call 843-228-2951 Golf tournament nets a little more ‘bounce’ Basketball coaches from around the... ...

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B.C. United soccer wins again

The B.C. United Soccer Club under 10 boys team took second place at the Piggly Wiggly Shootout in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25. Pictured in back row, from left, Sebastian Laverde, Sonny Quintanilla, William Tumlin, Uriel Zarracan, Aki Carter and Coach Tanaka. Front row, from left, Merritt Patterson (captain), Dawson Coleman, Ethan Goodwin, Thomas Holladay and Benjamin Trask. ...

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It was Easter and the chickens were purple, it made perfect sense

By Cherimie Crane Weatherford Another glorious season arrives in beautiful Beaufort. The birds are singing, the flowers are in bloom, the golf courses are a buzz, and baskets of all shapes, sizes and contents are being assembled with love, joy, and artificial grass. It has always been one of my favorite holidays. Mom would spend weeks sewing dresses of linen and lace; Daddy hid eggs in the darndest places and we could smell Mammaw’s cherry pie from down the road. Besides the floral fashion, the family feast, and doing my absolute best to sit still during the Easter Sunday service, there was one piece that completed the Easter puzzle. Each year someone, somewhere near our small little town managed to cross my path with brightly colored baby chickens. It never failed: we would see them outside Walmart, at the fruit stand, sometimes they even knocked on our door.  As a child it never occurred to me that this was abnormal. It seemed perfectly appropriate to obtain pastel poultry. It was... ...

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The Baby Diaries: Surviving the first three months

By Pamela Brownstein After rejoicing over the birth of our first child, my husband and I have been on a crash course trying to comprehend the basics of parenthood. We’ve been reading books, scanning blogs and listening to advice. Yes, we’ve received some helpful hints, but for the most part, we are learning by trial and error. Three months in and I’m happy to report that our baby is healthy and jolly and beautiful. The more he grows, the less I feel certain about what I know. But here are some things I have learned so far that I feel strongly about: Docs who rock I can’t say enough about all the talented medical professionals in Beaufort who helped us along the way. From Dr. Tolbert and Donna Andrews at Coastal OBGYN to the wonderful staff at the birthing center at Beaufort Memorial to the Keanes at Sea Island Pediatrics, we have received excellent care. Staying out of the kitchen With my husband working and taking graduate classes and me... ...

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The Indie Film Corner: ‘The Gold Rush’

By Dennis Tavernetti “The Gold Rush” from The Classics Series presented by Emerging Pictures in HD at USCB Center For the Arts Wednesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. Synopsis: Despite its reputation as one of the great masterpieces of silent cinema, “The Gold Rush” has long been unavailable in its original form. Now, in collaboration with the Cineteca Bologna, the Chaplin Estate, Janus Films, Emerging Pictures is proud to present a restoration of the film, complete with a newly recorded orchestral score.  Moving, hilarious, and full of invention, this famous silent comedy has never looked — or sounded — better. A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm. This 1925 version is true to the original. Ratings & Reviews:  The two leading film websites give this film an IMDb rating of 8.3 and Rotten Tomatoes critics rating of 100 and audience of 91.... ...

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The MET: Live in HD presents ‘La Traviata’

“La Traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi is a romantic tragedy featuring some of the most unforgettable music in all of opera. And once again this popular favorite will be brought to the stage on Saturday, April 14 by The MET: Live in HD in a stunning production by Willy Decker.  Soprano Natalie Dessay is Violetta, Matthew Polenzani will sing the role of her lover, Alfredo, and Alfredo’s father will be sung by Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Fabio Luisi will be on the podium. Long a favorite of aficionados and casual opera goers alike, “La Traviata” is based on a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas.  It tells the story of a beautiful and popular courtesan in 18th century Paris who falls in love with a young admirer, Alfredo, and gives up her lavish and self-indulgent lifestyle to live with him in the country. For three years they live happily until one day Alfredo’s father visit’s Violetta and asks her to give up Alfredo for the sake of his family’s good name... ...

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Watching your figure

Lowcountry Figurative Workshop with nationally acclaimed oil painter Daryl Urig will be held April 20-21 at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center for $165. Urig will take you through all the steps to paint figures in a true-life Lowcountry setting. This comprehensive but compressed workshop will include how to use plein-air studies and photography to compose and finish a larger, more complex painting in the studio. Demonstrations and practical explanations will help the student to better understand color mixing of paints, creating a dynamic composition and lighting to place a model in a setting will be covered during this workshop. All mediums welcome, demonstrations will be in oil paint and drawing with a brush and painting knife. Space is limited to ensure individual instruction. Visit http://www.beaufortcountyarts.com/workshop.htm to register, and for the supply list. Daryl Urig is an adjunct professor with the University of Cincinnati. He created a four-year program for the University of Cincinnati as its academic coordinator. He has painted all through his career while his work has hung in... ...

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After school events at ARTworks

• Watercolor with Pencils, ages 6-9, with Jean Norton Torjussen on Tuesdays: This class encourages an atmosphere of discovery while familiarizing students with the laws of perspective, overall good design and the use of color. • Assemblage, ages 12-16, with Terry Brennan on Tuesdays: In this class we will explore a wide range of material with the emphasis on found and discarded objects and how to use them in art. We will harness our own instinct to repurpose these materials in a fun and creative way. • Collage, ages 6-9, with Deanna Bowdish on Wednesdays: This class explores all formats of collage, working with several different types of paper and other natural and man-made materials as well. We will explore the elements of color, line, shape, texture and composition. We will be creating both abstract and representational work. • Who is Jonra and what does she want with me? ages 9-16, with Lisa Rentz on Wednesdays: Comic books, song lyrics, stories, scripts and poems — all these “genres” are fun... ...

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