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What To Do the week of April 16th-22nd

Harriott Powers, Extraordinary Quilter

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, April 16, 6 p.m. at Praise Assembly, 800 Paris Island Gateway. A special presentation will be made by local quilter and guild member Mary Hampton Campbell on African-American quilt maker Harriott Angeline Powers, born into slavery in Georgia in 1837. How did her quilts make their way into collections of the Smithsonian and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts? Mary will tell Harriott’s story along with stories of the people who lovingly cared for her quilts so that they can be admired and enjoyed today – over 100 years later. She will also show a replica of Harriott Angeline Powers’ iconic Bible Quilt. For details contact Sharon Kimber at 838-2870 or skimber76@gmail.com.

Concert at the Parish Church of St. Helena

Steven Young of Bridgewater State University will present the fourth in the free spring series of Friday organ concerts at noon on Friday, April 17th,  at the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St. in downtown Beaufort.  Dr. Young is a Professor of Music at Bridgewater, where he teaches music theory, music history, and choral techniques and is Director of Choral Activities, conducting the college’s two choral ensembles. He is also the organist and music director at the Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Taunton, MA. He holds degrees in organ performance from Barrington College and New England Conservatory of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University. He also holds the Associate Certificate from the American Guild of Organists.  He will perform on the church’s historic Taylor & Boody organ as the fourth guest organist in the spring series. Concerts are free and open to the public.  The spring concert series will conclude on May 1 with a presentation by JeeYoon Choi of Charleston.

Love theatre?

Blithe Spirit, a comedy by famous playwright Noel Coward, is playing April 17th and 18th at 7:30 p.m. and April 19 at 3 p.m.at the USCB Center for the Arts. Please join us in celebrating this genius play and fantastic ensemble of actors. Directed by USCB Theatre Professor George Pate.

Earth Day at the Farmers Market

On April 18th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon celebrate Earth Day at the Farmers Market in Port Royal. Numerous environmental groups will be set up with information and giveaways.  Judge the Rain Barrel decorating Contest. Learn how to put fittings into a rain barrel. Help plant a tree. Come learn about your environment, shop, and eat local foods at the Farmers Market! For additional information, contact Shelby Berry, Beaufort Conservation District at 843-522-8100.

“Coming home” is important!

The old adage, “There’s no place like home” can mean even more when we consider our relationship with God.  If you have been away from the Catholic Church or are newly returned to the practice of your faith, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 70 Lady Island Drive welcomes you to join us April 18 through May 23 for six consecutive Saturdays, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. for presentations, discussions and Q/A designed to help brothers and sisters come home.  For more info, please contact Deborah Richard at 843-575-3742 and deborahmrichard@hargray.com or Theresa Pulliam at 843-524-2604 and pulliams@hargray.com.

Don’t miss the Soft Shell Crab Festival

Celebrate the 12th annual Soft Shell Crab Festival with food, fun and festivities for all on Saturday, April 18, from noon to 5 p.m. on Paris Avenue in cool, coastal, far from ordinary Port Royal, SC. The festival is free and open to all. It will feature a variety of eclectic cuisine in addition to the Lowcountry’s soft shell crabs prepared in a variety of styles by area chefs. In addition to live music, there will be an all-ages cornhole tournament, a kids’ zone entertainment area, a craft/artisan fair and a car show by Beaufort’s Classic Car & Truck Club. The festival will also feature Port Royal’s annual Crab Race where approximately 5,000 rubber crabs are “adopted” by individuals for $10.00 each. Proceeds from the Crab Race benefit the Rotary Clubs of Beaufort, which support several charitable causes. To adopt a crab and learn more about the charities, visit www.PortRoyalCrabRace.com. For more information about the Soft Shell Crab Festival, visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com or call (843) 592-2356.

Birders take note

Fripp Audubon is sponsoring a field trip to the Edisto Nature Trail on Thursday, April 23rd.  Edisto Nature Trail is a one-mile walk through typical low country forest with a spur trail leading to a bottomland swamp of the Edisto River. We hope to find early Swainson’s, hooded and Kentucky warblers. Depending on time and interest, we will ride through Donnelley WM/A on the way home. Meet at McDonald’s, Lady’s Island, for 8 a.m. departure. Bring binoculars, bug spray, sunscreen, water, snacks/lunch etc. In order to have an idea about the size of the group, please email Patrick Cotter at patrick.r.cotter@gmail.com if you are coming on the Edisto trip.

Community bible study brunch for visitors

The Beaufort Women’s Day Class of Community Bible Study will hold an informational Visitor’s Day Brunch on Thursday, April 23, from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. at Parish Church of St. Helena’s Parish Hall, Beaufort. This event is open to all area women interested in joining Community Bible Study for the 2015-16 class study of the books of Daniel and Revelation beginning in September. Community Bible Study is non-denominational presenting an in-depth Bible study in a caring format. The Beaufort class meets weekly from September to May on Thursday mornings and is open to women and children, infants to age 12; classes are limited. Women may bring children to the brunch, but advance reservations are required for childcare. For more information call Sandi Fischer 838-0212 or visit the Beaufort CBS website at beaufort.cbsclass.org or Beaufort CBS on Facebook.

Renowned speaker at the Archaeological Society speakers series

On Thursday, April 23rd at 6 p.m. the Beaufort Chapter of the Archaeological Society of SC and the Beaufort District Collection will present a lecture by Dr. Chester DePratter discussing Santa Elena at the Beaufort District Collection Space upstairs in the Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott St., in Beaufort. Dr. DePratter is a Research Associate Professor at SCIAA South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina. Chester DePratter has worked on a variety of Native American sites, primarily in South Carolina and Georgia, and has written numerous articles on prehistoric archaeology, exploration routes of Spanish explorers and the early European presence in the southeastern United States. Seating is limited to the first 50 guests. There is no charge for this event.

Opportunity to try new healing methods

Integrative Healing Arts Sampler is on April 25th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Clinical style delivery of acupuncture, Christian counseling, massage, chiropractic, neuro emotional, Healing Touch, nutritional, holistic MD and more by licensed volunteer practitioners and Christian healing prayer team. The event will take place at 705 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC.  There is a $10 donation for a 20 minute session to raise funds for those with mental and a disability condition is requested. Scholarship applications for free services are available onsite. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and spots are limited but entry is free to public if you just want to visit. Samplers will occur on the last Saturday of each month. Sponsored by Ministries for Synergetic Wellness, Inc. a filed nonprofit to raise funds for those who cannot afford holistic mental health and integrative services. For questions email reneesutton@healthierhealing.com or see ministriesforsynergeticwellness.org.

Bird and turtle volunteers needed

The Fripp Audubon Club is planning a work day on Saturday, April 25th to clean and organize the Beaufort Elementary School outdoor garden/living lab. But we need volunteers to make this all happen. We need you from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and that should do it if we get a lot of volunteers so entice your neighbors to join you.  If you would like to help, email Betsy Richards at richardsbetsy43@gmail.com. Volunteers are asked to bring any of the following: Spades, screw drivers, hammers, drills, shovels, clippers, saws (for small Popcorn trees) and mallets. Plus, your own gloves. We will have water, coffee, snacks, plastic gloves, feeders, plants, bird seed, and rocks.

Youth Rally

Don’t miss the “Souled Out” Youth Rally on April 25th between 5 to 8 p.m. This is the perfect Saturday night for kids between 7th to 12th grades. This is a free region-wide youth rally featuring performances by Clear Vision Drama Co. (Springfield, MO), “One Way” (student praise band of FBC of Richmond, GA), guest speakers and pizza. The rally takes place at the Red Dam Baptist Church, 488 Red Dam Road, in Hardeeville. For additional information, please call (843) 784-6083, email info@reddambaptistchurch.org, or visit www.reddambaptistchurch.org.

Next events at the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center:
Sat. April 18:
Kayak Tours, 12 to 2 p.m
Sat. April 18: Prayers for the Water Community Concert, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wed. April 22: Story Time, 12:30 p.m.

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What To Do the week of April 9th-15th

Free yoga for military families at ArtiZen

Join us on Thursday, April 9th (or the second Thursday of every month) from 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. at ArtiZen Yoga. This is exclusively for active military and their spouses. It will be taught by Ayren Pfeifer, our certified Ashtanga teacher, and a military spouse of 13 years. Childcare will be available for $5 for per child. ArtiZen is located at 1211 Newcastle St. For additional information call 843-298-0734.

DAR set meeting with guest speaker

The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9th, at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, located at 1208 North Street, Beaufort. The guest speaker will be Dr. Brent Morris, USCB Assistant Professor of History. For more information, contact Regent, Harriett Bosiack at 843-466-0305.

Cobia on a spinning rod

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s next meeting will be held Thursday April 9th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. As the saying goes, “When the jasmine bloom the Cobia will arrive offshore and in Port Royal Sound and St Helena Sound’. Well known Fishin’ Coach Capt. Dan Utley will deliver a Cobia presentation. He will discuss locations, tides, baits of choice, rods, reels, and particularly rigging for this well-known local species. You do not need a reservation and guests are welcomed. For additional information call Captain Frank Gibson 843-522-2122 or fgibson@islc.net.

Free Organ Concert on Church St.

Jay Yau of Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio will present the third in the free spring series of Friday organ concerts at noon on April 10th at noon at the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St. in downtown Beaufort. Yau, the Featured Young Organist for the spring series, is the organist and music director for the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Lorain, Ohio. He was the organist and assistant music director for Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Johns Island in 2012-2013.  He began studying organ in 2011 with Dr. Julia Harlow in Charleston. Concerts are free and open to the public.

Beaufort County offers document shredding

The Beaufort County Public Works Department Solid Waste and Recycling Division is hosting a secure document shredding event for Saturday, April 11, 2015. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Public Works site located at 80 Shanklin Road in Beaufort.  Any types or colors of paper, file folders, or envelopes are acceptable.  Staples or paper clips do not need to be removed.  Materials can be brought in any container or bag and will be emptied into roll carts for immediate shredding.  All materials will be shredded on site for as long as the receptacle trucks have the capacity. Only residential quantities will be accepted. No materials from commercial businesses will be accepted. No electronics will be collected at this event.  For more information, contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Division by calling 843-255-2736 or visiting their website at www.bcgov.net/recycle.

Have you ever wanted to try Dragon Boating?

DragonBoat Beaufort is hosting an open paddle event at Port Royal Landing Marina on Sunday April 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Members will be on hand to talk about dragon boating and explain the link between dragon boating and cancer recovery. Cancer survivors especially welcome. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience paddling in a dragon boat.

Book talk and singing at the Penn Center

Join us on April 12th for an afternoon of book talk and singing plus hear more about the book Blessed Experiences by Congressman James Clyburn. The event starts at 3:00 p.m. at Frissell Community House on St. Helena. This event is open and free to the public. For more information contact Penn Center: (843) 838-2432 or info@penncenter.com.

Don’t miss the Soft Shell Crab Festival

Celebrate the 12th annual Soft Shell Crab Festival with food, fun and festivities for all on Saturday, April 18, from noon to 5 p.m. on Paris Avenue in cool, coastal, far from ordinary Port Royal, SC. The festival is free and open to all. It will feature a variety of eclectic cuisine in addition to the Lowcountry’s soft shell crabs prepared in a variety of styles by area chefs. In addition to live music, there will be an all-ages cornhole tournament, a kids’ zone entertainment area, a craft/artisan fair and a car show by Beaufort’s Classic Car & Truck Club. The festival will also feature Port Royal’s annual Crab Race where approximately 5,000 rubber crabs are “adopted” by individuals for $10.00 each. Proceeds from the Crab Race benefit the Rotary Clubs of Beaufort, which support several charitable causes. To adopt a crab and learn more about the charities, visit www.PortRoyalCrabRace.com. For more information about the Soft Shell Crab Festival, visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com or call (843) 592-2356.

Harriott Powers, Extraordinary Quilter

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, April 16, 6 p.m. at Praise Assembly, 800 Paris Island Gateway. A special presentation will be made by local quilter and guild member Mary Hampton Campbell on African-American quilt maker Harriott Angeline Powers, born into slavery in Georgia in 1837. How did her quilts make their way into collections of the Smithsonian and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts? Mary will tell Harriott’s story along with stories of the people who lovingly cared for her quilts so that they can be admired and enjoyed today – over 100 years later. She will also show a replica of Harriott Angeline Powers’ iconic Bible Quilt. For details contact Sharon Kimber at 838-2870 or skimber76@gmail.com.

Concert at the Parish Church of St. Helena

Steven Young of Bridgewater State University will present the fourth in the free spring series of Friday organ concerts at noon on Friday, April 17th,  at the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St. in downtown Beaufort.  Dr. Young is a Professor of Music at Bridgewater, where he teaches music theory, music history, and choral techniques and is Director of Choral Activities, conducting the college’s two choral ensembles. He is also the organist and music director at the Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Taunton, MA. He holds degrees in organ performance from Barrington College and New England Conservatory of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University. He also holds the Associate Certificate from the American Guild of Organists.  He will perform on the church’s historic Taylor & Boody organ as the fourth guest organist in the spring series. Concerts are free and open to the public.  The spring concert series will conclude on May 1 with a presentation by JeeYoon Choi of Charleston.

Community bible study brunch for visitors

The Beaufort Women’s Day Class of Community Bible Study will hold an informational Visitor’s Day Brunch on Thursday, April 23, from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. at Parish Church of St. Helena’s Parish Hall, Beaufort. This event is open to all area women interested in joining Community Bible Study for the 2015-16 class study of the books of Daniel and Revelation beginning in September. Community Bible Study is non-denominational presenting an in-depth Bible study in a caring format. The Beaufort class meets weekly from September to May on Thursday mornings and is open to women and children, infants to age 12; classes are limited. Women may bring children to the brunch, but advance reservations are required for childcare. For more information call Sandi Fischer 838-0212 or visit the Beaufort CBS website at beaufort.cbsclass.org or Beaufort CBS on Facebook.

Opportunity to try new healing methods

Integrative Healing Arts Sampler is on April 25th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Clinical style delivery of acupuncture, Christian counseling, massage, chiropractic, neuro emotional, Healing Touch, nutritional, holistic MD and more by licensed volunteer practitioners and Christian healing prayer team. The event will take place at 705 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC.  There is a $10 donation for a 20 minute session to raise funds for those with mental and a disability condition is requested. Scholarship applications for free services are available onsite. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and spots are limited but entry is free to public if you just want to visit. Samplers will occur on the last Saturday of each month. Sponsored by Ministries for Synergetic Wellness, Inc. a filed nonprofit to raise funds for those who cannot afford holistic mental health and integrative services. For questions email reneesutton@healthierhealing.com or see ministriesforsynergeticwellness.org.

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What To Do the week of April 2nd-8th

Grief Support Group available in Beaufort

Agape’ Hospice of the Lowcountry is offering a Grief Support Group to anyone in the community who has recently lost someone in their family or with anyone who is in need of grief support. This group is open to not only those served by Agape’ Hospice but also to the entire community. The meetings are led by Bereavement Coordinator Danny Swain of Agape’ Hospice and are held the third Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in our Beaufort Office located at 907 Boundary St. For more information on the group please contact Danny at 803-943-2278 or 803-842-9800.

SADD Club at BCHS host food drive

The Battery Creek High School SADD Club (Students Against Destructive Decisions Club) is conducting a food drive For HELP Beaufort  April 1st to April 30th. The SADD Club is collecting all types of pasta and rice products. Donations may be left with Mrs. Grooms in the front office.

Next Level Living hosts discussion event 

Many of us have had shameful things happen in our past and we have allowed it to take ownership in our present. Bitterness, hurt, anger, or hopelessness does have the right to vent but it does not have the right to stay. So if you want to be free from this kind of stuff, join us Saturday, April 4th at 9:00 a.m. at The Quality Inn Town Center 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort. This event is FREE to the public. Invite your friends, family, and co-workers to this event.

Hunting Island offers Easter Eggstravangza

On April 4th, Hunting Island State Park will host an Easter Eggstravangza. There is included at no additional cost with your park admission. Park Admission is: Adults: $5 • SC Seniors: $3.25 • Ages 6-15: $3 • Children 5 & under: Free. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the picnic shelter by the lighthouse. The egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. Enter our creative coloring contest to win prizes! Age groups: ages 5 & under and ages 6-12. For additional information, contact us at huntingisland@scprt.com or 843-838-2011.

Family Easter carnival to benefit the YMCA

The Link Church and Decibel Church of Beaufort is hosting a free family Easter carnival Saturday, April 4th, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Naval Heritage Park (near the skate park in Port Royal). This annual event benefits the Beaufort County YMCA Preschool. Please consider donations of Kleenex, Clorox wipes, Lysol spray, Styrofoam bowls, plastic forks and spoons, learning puzzles, dress up clothes and pretend kitchen items in exchange for free entry and event participation. Vendors and activities include The Blood Alliance blood drive, inflatable bouncers, games, Sno Cones, popcorn, music by The Brewer Band and much more. For information, visit www.thelinkbeaufort.com.

Easter at Riverview Baptist Church

Riverview Baptist Church, located at 2209 Boundary Street in Beaufort invites you to join them for Easter Sunrise Service on April 5th. Resurrection Sunday will begin with Easter Sunrise worship service on the banks of the marsh (behind the church) at 7 a.m. Morning worship will begin at 11 a.m. At the conclusion of the morning service, the 2015 Annual Consolidated Mission’s Offering will be collected. Following the conclusion of worship service and the Mission Offering, all folks are encouraged to join in for a Fellowship Lunch.  Bring your favorite covered dish and join in this time for Christian Fellowship.

Wine tasting to benefit Under One Roof

On Wednesday, April 8 from 5 to 7 p.m., a free wine tasting will be held at Weichert Realtors Coastal Properties’ new Beaufort Office on North Street to promote Under One Roof: a growing local non­profit dedicated to helping aging residents who want to stay in their homes. Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres while learning more about this important organization’s meaningful work. Five wines will be presented for tasting by Ta­ca­ron Trading Company in Okatie.  All wines will be available for purchase and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Under One Roof. The event is being held at Weichert Realtors Coastal Properties’ new office at the corner of North and Bay Streets, with spectacular views of the Bay. Throughout the event, guests will have the chance to chat with board members and view a presentation of the work that Under One Roof has completed in the community. Under One Roof founder Richard Drake (a Certified Aging in Place Specialist) says “we are thrilled to have this opportunity to raise awareness for Under One Roof as we seek to grow the organization and to help more Beaufort residents stay in their homes”. There will be another opportunity to learn more about Under One Roof on Sunday, April 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. as the organization hosts Guest Bartender Night at Sweetgrass Restaurant on Dataw Island. An informational session with complimentary hors d’oeuvres will will precede the event, beginning at 5 p.m.

Cobia on the fly

The April 8 meeting of the Sea Island Fly Fishing Club will be at 6 p.m. at Bay St. Outfitters, 825 Bay St. in downtown Beaufort. The speaker will be veteran Beaufort guide Capt. Doug Gertis. Doug will speak on cobia, the species that he helped make popular in our area. A pioneer cobia expert, Doug can remember when he had the Broad River to himself during cobia season. Today we see a fleet of boats chasing cobia during the season. His talk will include refusals and how to change tactics and be successful in spite of temperamental fish. Capt. Gertis’ boat until recently held the SC cobia record at 86 lbs., and he once had two over 70 lbs. in one day on the fly. The public is welcome to attend this free event and refreshments are available. Join us for fishing talk and cobia wisdom. Anyone interested in fly fishing should attend, or check out the club at www.seaislandflyfishers.com. Call Jack Baggette at 843-441-4023 with questions.

Free yoga for military families at ArtiZen

Join us on Thursday, April 9th (or the second Thursday of every month) from 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. at ArtiZen Yoga.  This is exclusively for active military and their spouses. It will be taught by Ayren Pfeifer, our certified Ashtanga teacher, and a military spouse of 13 years. Childcare will be available for $5 for per child.  ArtiZen is located at 1211 Newcastle St. For additional information call 843-298-0734.

DAR set meeting with guest speaker

The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9th, at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, located at 1208 North Street, Beaufort. The guest speaker will be Dr. Brent Morris, USCB Assistant Professor of History. For more information, contact Regent, Harriett Bosiack at 843-466-0305.

Cobia on a spinning rod

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s next meeting will be held Thursday April 9th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. As the saying goes, “When the jasmine bloom the Cobia will arrive offshore and in Port Royal Sound and St Helena Sound’. Well known Fishin’ Coach Capt. Dan Utley will deliver a Cobia presentation. He will discuss locations, tides, baits of choice, rods, reels, and particularly rigging for this well-known local species. You do not need a reservation and guests are welcomed. For additional information call Captain Frank Gibson 843-522-2122 or fgibson@islc.net.

Free organ concert at Church of St. Helena

Jay Yau of Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio will present the third in the free spring series of Friday organ concerts at noon on April 10th at noon at the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St. in downtown Beaufort. Yau, the Featured Young Organist for the spring series, is the organist and music director for the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Lorain, Ohio. He was the organist and assistant music director for Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Johns Island in 2012-2013.  He began studying organ in 2011 with Dr. Julia Harlow in Charleston. Concerts are free and open to the public.

The Soft Shell Crab Festival is coming!

Beaufort County will celebrate the 12th anniversary of its Soft Shell Crab Festival on Saturday, April 18, from noon to 5 p.m. on Paris Avenue in cool, coastal, far from ordinary Port Royal, SC. The festival is free and open to all. It will feature a variety of eclectic cuisine in addition to the Lowcountry’s soft shell crabs prepared in a variety of styles by area chefs. In addition to live music, there will be an all-ages cornhole tournament, a kids’ zone entertainment area, a craft/artisan fair and a car show by Beaufort’s Classic Car & Truck Club. The festival will also feature Port Royal’s annual Crab Race where approximately 5,000 rubber crabs are “adopted” by individuals for $10.00 each. Proceeds from the Crab Race benefit the Rotary Clubs of Beaufort, which support several charitable causes. To adopt a crab and learn more about the charities, visit www.PortRoyalCrabRace.com. For more information about the Soft Shell Crab Festival, visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com or call (843) 592-2356.

Beaufort Water Festival

It’s that time again. The 60th Beaufort Water Festival is coming so you need to get out your calendar and mark all this down because there is something here for everyone. Tickets for the nightly events are available online at www.bftwaterfestival.com. Besides specific event tickets, you can get a Seasons Pass that includes a ticket for each night (excluding the Teen Dance), at a cost of $95. You don’t want to miss:

Music & Dancing
•  Teen Night — DJ Donna Patrick
•  Motown Monday — Deaz Guys
•  River Dance — Slippery When Wet (a Bon Jovi cover band) followed by Silicone Sister (opening act)
•  Commodore’s Ball — Too Much Sylvia

Water & Air Events
•  Paddle Battle — May 9th – Will be held at the Village of Battery Creek & Parris Island Landing
•  Kayak and SUP – 3 and 6 mile races will travel up and down Battery Creek
•  Sailing Regatta – May 30th – Held at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club

Fishing Tournament
June 6th – Captain’s Meeting at the Shed, Port Royal SC, June 6th followed by – Awards Banquet at the Shed, June 8th

Water Ski Show
July 18th – Being brought back this year to the Waterfront Park

Air Show
July 26th – Moved to the final Sunday, and is following the Blessing of the Fleet. The show includes two aerobatic planes and parachute jumpers, each performing twice.

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What To Do the week of March 26th-April 1st

Tween event at the Lobeco Branch Library

Nail Art for Tweens is being offered FREE at the Lobeco Library. Come design your own nails, a perfect afternoon for 9-13 year olds, but registration is required so call early to reserve your spot. It will be on Thursday, March 26 at 4:00 p.m. at the Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway. For additional information contact the library at 843-255-6481. Website:  beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Circus to the max comes to Beaufort

Featured acts include: Judit and Juergen Nerger’s Tigers—the largest and most spectacular tiger act ever! High Wire Feats—high tension thrills performed in most unusual fashion: rather than using typical balance poles, our funambulists traverse the wire aided by umbrellas! Elephants: Yes, we have them! We love our elephants! And Clowns- lots and lots of clowns. The Circus will be held at 201 Cherokee Farms Rd., adjacent to Habersham Marketplace and performances begin at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on March 26th.

Fish fry to support scholarship students

Please join the St. Helena/Lady’s Island Chapter of NAACP, support scholarships for the ACT SO High School Students scholarship competition, by purchasing a ticket for or attending the upcoming Fish Fry Fundraiser.  The fish fry will be held Saturday, March 28, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. near the Lady’s Island Shell Station at the corner of Chowan Creek Rd and Old Distant Island Rd.  To purchase tickets, gain more information, or make a donation please contact: Barbara Jean at 347-497-9326 or Tonya Johnson Phillips at 843-441-4985.

Free merchandise at yard sale

TheraVista, The Lending Room and Roxanne Cheney Organizes team up again for Spring Clean for Joy on March 28th 7:30 to 10 a.m. at TheraVista, 263 Brickyard Point Road South on Lady’s Island. This ‘yard sale’ where everything is FREE is held twice a year to get folks feeling joyful about clearing out those unused items that just sit in closets, drawers and garages then allow others to feel joyful in receiving items that they could use now. We are currently accepting donations of items in all categories from furniture, household goods, tools, clothes, etc. For more info on dropping off donations, email theravista@gmail.com or call 843.812-1328. Together let’s spread great JOY!

YMCA to host pancake breakfast fundraiser

The Childcare Staff of the Wardle Family YMCA of Beaufort County will host a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, March 28th at the YMCA located at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal. Pancakes, sausage, bacon and beverages will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. There will be a special appearance by Tux the Clown and the Easter Bunny with photo opportunities as well as musical entertainment. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA Annual Scholarship Fund which directly aids our community members through financial assistance for YMCA childcare, membership, summer camp, sports and aquatic programs. The cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child and children aged 2 and under are free. Contact Hannah Manning, Early Childhood Director, hannahmymca@gmail.com, call her at 832.522.9622  or go to their website at  www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com.

Need a car wash?

Battery Creek High School Band is raising money by washing cars on March 28th, April 11th, and May 2nd. They will be having this event at Bojangles located at 109 Robert Smalls Parkway from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please come out and get your car washed and support the BCHS Band.

Join the second annual VOLKSMARCH

The Friends of Hunting Island announce the second annual VOLKSMARCH or People’s Walk on Saturday, March 28th. Walks along the lagoon and through the maritime forest will feature major segments of the Hunting Island Trail System. Walkers can start from the Nature Center (next to the fishing pier) anytime from 9 a.m. to 3pm. Following signs along the path, the walk can be completed in 1.5 hours. Contributions ($10 for a participation pendant) will benefit the Discover Carolina Program for local schools.So, get your friends and neighbors together and join us! For more information, visit www.friendsofhuntingisland.org.

20th Annual KidFest – free to the public!

The 20th Annual KidFest, a fun day of FREE activities, games, and entertainment for families is set for Saturday, March 28th from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Cross Creek Shopping Center (near Belk and Best Buy).  The event is presented by Marine Corps Community Services-South Carolina in partnership with the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA), The Exchange Club of Beaufort and the Department of Social Services (DSS).  Over 50 local agencies will be present to educate and entertain our community in celebration of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The DoD/OSD theme for 2015 is “Children deserve to be protected.  Know the warning signs. Help Stop Child Abuse… before it happens.” This event is free to the public.  We invite all families to join us for snow cones, crafts, fire truck tour, face painting, animals, prizes, a talent show, and much more!

Learn “Brainy & Bendy” yoga backbends

One Yoga Sanctuary, located at 73 Sea Island Pkwy. in Beaufort, is offering “Brainy and Bendy,” a workshop dedicated to the art of backbends, on Saturday, March 28, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Instructors Carol Morrissey and Stacy Hannah from One Yoga will lead participants through an exploration of the movement necessary to achieve safe, satisfying backbends. The cost of the workshop is $25 and advanced registration is required as space is limited. Register online at oneyogasanctuary.com or call (843) 476-1388.

Friends of Garden’s Corner to hold meeting

The Friends of Garden’s Corner will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. under the oaks at Garden’s Corner. If it is raining, the meeting will be held in the vacant building (former furniture store) on the southwest quadrant of the site. The program will include Brad Hill of BPG: Beaufort Planning Group speaking on the beautification project plan. There will be a short business meeting, update on progress and projects, election of new officers and light refreshments will be serviced. For additional information, please contact Woody Collins at 843-846-2322.

LowCountry Fly Fishing Expo this weekend

The third annual LowCountry Fly Fishing Expo to be held Saturday, March 28th is just days away and there are limited tickets left. This is a great way to start learning or advancing your knowledge of the sport of saltwater fly casting. Go to our website to see all of the events and who will be offering sessions on topics like Techniques of Fly Fishing Casting, How to Tie Flies and much more. If you still need information call us at 843-524-5250 or go to our website at www.baystreetoutfitters.com.

Next Level Living hosts discussion event 

Many of us have had shameful things happen in our past and we have allowed it to take ownership in our present. Bitterness, hurt, anger, or hopelessness does have the right to vent but it does not have the right to stay. So if you want to be free from this kind of stuff, join us Saturday, April 4th at 9:00 a.m. at The Quality Inn Town Center 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort. This event is FREE to the public. Invite your friends, family, and co-workers to this event.

Family Easter carnival to benefit the YMCA

The Link Church and Decibel Church of Beaufort is hosting a free family Easter carnival Saturday, April 4th, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Naval Heritage Park (near the skate park in Port Royal). This annual event benefits the Beaufort County YMCA Preschool. Please consider donations of Kleenex, Clorox wipes, Lysol spray, Styrofoam bowls, plastic forks and spoons, learning puzzles, dress up clothes and pretend kitchen items in exchange for free entry and event participation. Vendors and activities include The Blood Alliance blood drive, inflatable bouncers, games, Sno Cones, popcorn, music by The Brewer Band and much more. For information, visit www.thelinkbeaufort.com.

Cobia on the fly

The April 8th meeting of the Sea Island Fly Fishing Club will be at 6 p.m. at Bay St. Outfitters, 825 Bay St. in downtown Beaufort. The speaker will be veteran Beaufort guide Capt. Doug Gertis. Doug will speak on cobia, the species that he helped make popular in our area. A pioneer cobia expert, Doug can remember when he had the Broad River to himself during cobia season. Today we see a fleet of boats chasing cobia during the season. His talk will include refusals and how to change tactics and be successful in spite of temperamental fish. Capt. Gertis’ boat until recently held the SC cobia record at 86 lbs., and he once had two over 70 lbs. in one day on the fly. The public is welcome to attend this free event and refreshments are available. Join us for fishing talk and cobia wisdom. Anyone interested in fly fishing should attend, or check out the club at www.seaislandflyfishers.com. Call Jack Baggette at 843-441-4023 with questions.

Cobia on a spinning rod

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s next meeting will be held Thursday April 9th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. As the saying goes, “When the jasmine bloom the Cobia will arrive offshore and in Port Royal Sound and St Helena Sound’. Well known Fishin’ Coach Capt. Dan Utley will deliver a Cobia presentation. He will discuss locations, tides, baits of choice, rods, reels, and particularly rigging for this well-known local species. You do not need a reservation and guests are welcomed. For additional information call Captain Frank Gibson 843-522-2122 or fgibson@islc.net.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Port Royal Farmers Market

Support Earth Day 2015! Enjoy the many environmental displays, live critters, activities, giveaways, and have some just plain fun on April 18th at the Port Royal Farmers Market –Heritage Naval Park. The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn how to make it easy to go green in Beaufort. Have breakfast or lunch and enjoy live music while you shop for locally grown foods. Call Beaufort Conservation District for details at 843-522-8100 or email shelby.berry@sc.nacdnet.net or visit www.portroyalfarmersmarket.com.

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What To Do the week of March 19th-25th

Make it a night to remember in Beaufort

The production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Shakespeare Rep will be this Thursday – Sunday March 19-22 at USCB. Shakespeare Rep continues its Season of Wonders with a lovely, modernized interpretation of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Set in 1967, the Summer of Love, A Midsummer Night’s Dream brings a lot of happy vibes and great music to help fuel the comic masterpiece. You can get tickets to the play by visiting http://www.uscbcenterforthearts.com or calling 843-521-4145. The tickets to the show are $20.  Plus, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights you can make it an evening to remember by starting with dinner hosted by Southern Graces at the Beaufort Inn. It will be four courses that promise to make your mouth water. And all this for only $25 per person. Reservations are required (843-379-0555).

First in free organ concert series to begin

Dr. Sarah Mahler Kraaz will present the first in the free spring organ concert series on Friday, March 20th at noon at the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St. in downtown Beaufort. Dr. Kraaz is Professor of Music and Chair of the Department and Organist of the College at Ripon College in Wisconsin, where she teaches piano, organ, harpsichord, music history, counterpoint, Women in Music, Topics in 20th-century American Popular Music, and Music and War. Her Scottish folk songs and sea chanteys have been published, and her anthem, “The Bitter Winter,” was premiered by the Ripon College Choral Union in 2008.
Concerts are free and open to the public. For further information contact Patricia Gould, 843.522.1712, ext. 214 or email her at pgould@sthelenas1712.org; or visit www.sthelenas1712.org.

March event at the St. Helena Branch Library

This event is a “Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre” on Friday, March 20th at 4 p.m. This is a fundraiser for teen services through the Friends of the Beaufort Library. Join Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson along with a host of book characters to solve the mystery of who killed King Henry, VIII. The cost is $10 per person (payable at the door) for dinner which gives you a choice of either Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo or Plain Pasta with marinara sauce and steamed broccoli. Dinners are served with beverage, salad, garlic bread, and dessert. All proceeds are tax deductible. The event will take place at St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Rd; St Helena Island. For additional information or to RSVP, please call 843-255-6487.

Lookin’ for just the right thing?

The annual Beaufort Academy Junior Class Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 21st – in the BA gym.

Spring cleanup planned for Port Royal

The Beaufort County Public Works Department, Solid Waste and Recycling Section, and Keep Beaufort County Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., are jointly hosting a Great American Cleanup event in the Town of Port Royal.  The event will take place on March 21st. Keep Beaufort County Beautiful will lead a land cleanup beginning at 7:30 a.m. Beaufort Kayak Tours will lead a water cleanup beginning at 10:00 a.m. from the Sands Beach to the Fort Frederick Heritage Preserve. Great American Cleanup events offer volunteer opportunities for individuals, schools, communities, businesses, and other groups to take action and get involved with their environment.  Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. Those interested in volunteering for the land cleanup should contact Kathryn Madden at kmadden@bcgov.net and plan to meet at the Port Royal Town Hall located at 700 Paris Avenue. Individuals interested in the water cleanup should contact Beaufort Kayak Tours to reserve a kayak free of charge at info@beaufortkayaktours.com or 843-525-0810. Event organizers will provide trash bags and safety vests.  Volunteers are strongly encouraged to bring gloves and a bottle of water.

Players invited to adaptive golf clinic

Adaptive golf instructors will be out at The Legends at Parris Island this Saturday teaching players with disabilities how to enjoy the game of golf. The free monthly clinic, sponsored by Beaufort Memorial and Legends, is being held this Saturday, March 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. on the driving range. Civilians, veterans and active military personnel are invited to join the free two-hour session and learn how to use adaptive techniques and tools to tee off and putt better than ever. Whether you’re recovering from a stroke, spine or joint injury, amputation or traumatic brain injury, you can have fun playing golf and improve your balance and coordination in the process. Adaptive Golf clinics are held the third Saturday of each month and are open to everyone. Other events and tournaments also are scheduled regularly. For more information or to register, contact either Beaufort Memorial physical therapist Steve Giammona at (843) 522-5850 or Sgiammona@bmhsc.org, or PGA professional Andy Hinson at (843) 228-2240 or hinsonca@usmc-mccs.org.

Marines’ charity dinner helps military families

Do two things at once. Enjoy a delicious spaghetti & meatball dinner with all the fixins’ on Saturday, Mar. 21st between, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and at the same time, raise money to help military families. If you close your eyes you’ll think you’re dining in Italy…OK, Port Royal. This fine feast is provided by the nonprofit Marine Corps League Yellow Footprints Detachment chefs! Where will this feast be? At AMVET’s located at 1831 Ribaut Rd., The cost is only $10 for adults and kids eat for $5; Dine in or takeout plus a cash bar. Dinner, silent auction & chances to win a home defense shotgun will benefit Youth Scholarships & Marine Family Outreach programs. You can buy tickets from League members or at door. You can also get them at Spectrum Graphics, 196 Sam’s Point. Rd., Lady’s Is. & Computer Dynamics, 399-B Parris Island Gateway. For additional information contact Bernie Eveler at (843) 525-1059 or email him at eveler1154@yahoo.com.

Are you ready to run? Ready to eat?

Join in the 7th Annual Beaufort Twilight Run 8K/5K in Habersham, on the weekend of March 20-21st beginning with a pasta dinner on Friday night and followed by a fun day of racing starting at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. There will be 1/4 mile Fun Run for kids and a Lowcountry Oyster Roast with live music from Tell Scarlet on Saturday night. The Beaufort Twilight Run supports Riverview Charter School opened in 2009. The school’s mission is to create a small, diverse learning community that actively engages students in meaningful and innovative learning experiences. Emphasizing “learning by doing,” family and community involvement, and engaged citizenship. For more information visit www.beauforttwilightrun.com.

Dr. Ken Meyer gives lecture on Swallow-tailed Kites

If you love birds, and support the protection of our birds, don’t miss this important lecture on March 21st by Dr. Ken Meyer who founded and now directs the nonprofit Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI), located in Gainesville FL where they study and supports management and conservation of rare birds. Prior to the 1900s, Swallow-tailed Kites nested in 21 states, but a decline from 1880 to 1940 resulted in the present scattered population mainly in six southeastern states. The Swallow-tailed Kite is of critical conservation concern to all state agencies, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Partners in Flight, Audubon, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Since 1988, the staff of Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) has studied the yearround ecology and behavior of Swallow-tailed Kites to inform management and conservation planning. Ken will share with us critical strategies in place for conservation and the support of a rigorous population monitoring program. The Meet and Greet will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Fripp Community Center followed by the lecture at 7:00 p.m. If attending, please bring a small plate of nibbles. For additional information, please contact: patrick.r.cotter@gmail.com.

Welcome spring with Bridges Prep art auction

Help us raise funds for public restrooms to be added at the Washington St. Park. Join us on Monday, March 23, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at our Main Campus located at 1100 Boundary St. in downtown Beaufort.

Program honoring five local women 

The Hestelle Woodbury Women’s Missionary Society of Grace Chapel A.M.E Church presents it’s Annual Women’s History Month Program Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. The national theme for 2015 is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” Five women in the areas of education, social services, cultural arts, administration, and community services will be honored at the program. Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of these amazing five local women. For more information call 843-525-0708 or 843-524-6091.

AAUW to host dinner and yoga info session

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Tuesday, March 24, at 6:00 p.m., at The First Presbyterian Church at 1201 North Street. Our dinner will be catered by Debbi Covington. Glenda Stecki, Yoga Instructor, will speak about “The Benefits of Yoga.” We hope all members will attend and bring a friend. We also invite new members to join our group, which works to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. For details, contact Dr. Diana Steele at 522-2796 or steele.diana@comcast.net.

Tween event at the Lobeco Branch Library

Nail Art for Tweens is being offered FREE at the Lobeco Library. Come design your own nails, a perfect afternoon for 9-13 year olds, but registration is required so call early to reserve your spot. It will be on Thursday, March 26 at 4:00 p.m. at the Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway. For additional information contact the library at 843-255-6481. Website:  beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Join the second annual VOLKSMARCH

The Friends of Hunting Island announce the second annual VOLKSMARCH or People’s Walk on Saturday, March 28th. Walks along the lagoon and through the maritime forest will feature major segments of the Hunting Island Trail System. Walkers can start from the Nature Center (next to the fishing pier) anytime from 9 a.m. to 3pm. Following signs along the path, the walk can be completed in 1.5 hours. Contributions ($10 for a participation pendant) will benefit the Discover Carolina Program for local schools.So, get your friends and neighbors together and join us! For more information, visit www.friendsofhuntingisland.org.

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What To Do the week of March 12th-18th

Lobeco Library offers children’s events

On March 12th, starting at 11:15 a.m., join us with your 0-4 year olds for Storytime at the Lobeco Library. Enjoy listening, singing songs and positive social interaction for your little ones. No registration required and there is no fee. On Wednesdays March 18th & March 25th at 4:30 p.m., join us for our “Crazy 8’s Math Club” where we make it fun for your children ages 8-12 to learn math by building cool things, running, jumping and even making music. Both programs are held at the Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. For more information or to register for Crazy 8’s, please call Jennifer at 843-255-6479.

New boutique hosting opening event

Spring cleaning isn’t just for houses. Most women feel the need to spruce up their wardrobes as well when the weather turns balmy. Maybe it’s the psychological effect of shedding the heavy layers that cocoon us in the winter that makes us all yearn to be butterflies by sporting bright colors, gossamer fabrics and a bit of sparkle. Whatever the reason, a new boutique has just opened in ARTworks at Beaufort Town Center which will satisfy those cravings for something fun and frilly. Run by three very elegant women, the boutique is actually a collective, comprised of Ngome (Pronounced “En-Go-May”) Enterprises, The Stylist Café, and Mahoganee’s Vintage Pieces. This well-curated mix of vintage and modern fashion and jewelry, draws from a range of cultures and eras. The partners are Donellia Chives, a young clothing and accessories designer; Mahoganee Amiger, a local songstress and fan of glamourous vintage style; and Cynthia Stewart, a former cosmetologist and self-described “fan of jewelry and feminine beauty since childhood”.  To introduce the boutique to stylish ladies of Beaufort, the trio will be hosting a “Sip & Shop” event on Saturday, March 14th with a variety of hot and cold teas available for sampling starting at noon, and a “Royal Tea” Tea Party from 4 to 6 p.m. with the additional offering of finger foods and homemade sweets. In addition to a social event and opportunity to preview the wares, special deals will be offered to shoppers throughout the afternoon. The boutique is located inside ARTworks at 2127 Boundary St., Suite 18-A in the Beaufort Town Center shopping plaza. For more information, please call 843-575-3725.

Lecture by Dr. Ken Meyer date changed

If you love birds, and support the protection of our birds, don’t miss this important lecture by Dr. Ken Meyer who founded and now directs the nonprofit Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI), located in Gainesville FL where they study and supports management and conservation of rare birds. Prior to the 1900s, Swallow tailed Kites nested in 21 states, but a decline from 1880 to 1940 resulted in the present scattered population mainly in six southeastern states. The Swallow tailed Kite is of critical conservation concern to all state agencies, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Partners in Flight, Audubon, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Since 1988, the staff of Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) has studied the year‐round ecology and behavior of Swallow‐tailed Kites to inform management and conservation planning. Ken will share with us critical strategies in place for conservation and the support of a rigorous population monitoring program. The Meet and Greet will begin at 6:00 p.m., at the Fripp Community Center followed by the lecture at 7:00 p.m. If attending, please bring a small plate of nibbles. For additional information, please contact: patrick.r.cotter@gmail.com.

Sport Fishing Diving Club meeting scheduled

Beaufort Sport Fishing Diving Club next meeting will be held Thursday, March 12th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club off Meridian Road on Lady’s Island. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Jane Kokinakis, a well-known local Ophthalmologist, will give the first presentation on protecting your eyes and skin while fishing followed by tips on how to see more fish, birds, and baits. She will conclude with a presentation on how to protect your eyes from fishing disasters and what to do if a hook is caught in the eye with graphic pictures. Following Dr. Kokinakis will be a presentation by both the Beaufort Marine Rescue Squad and US Coast Guard representatives. These presentations will give insights of who can respond to issues on the water, and how to contact them in case of an emergency by VHF, cell phone, or satellite phone. It will conclude with comments mainly concerning what to expect when someone has to be evacuated in an extreme emergency by helicopter. The Marine Rescue will also have their command post available during the social. You don’t need a reservation and all avid boaters are welcomed. For further Information please call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

Musical night planned at the Spaghetti Club

Maggy Norden and Bill Zimmer bring songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s for their “Memories” show to the Spaghetti Club in the Habersham Marketplace. Showtime is 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. Dinner is served; call 466-3663 for reservations.

March Events at the St. Helena Branch Library

The library has two great events coming up. The first is called “Irish Heritage” on Thursday, March 12th at 1 p.m. Here you will learn and appreciate Irish Heritage through lecture, songs, and dancing presented by the Sun City Irish Society Members. Seating is limited.
The second event is a “Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre” on Friday, March 20th at 4 p.m. This is a fundraiser for teen services through the Friends of the Beaufort Library. Join Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson along with a host of book characters to solve the mystery of who killed King Henry, VIII. The cost is $10 per person (payable at the door) for dinner which gives you a choice of either Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo or Plain Pasta with marinara sauce and steamed broccoli. Dinners are served with beverage, salad, garlic bread, and dessert. All proceeds are tax deductible. Both events will take place at the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Rd; St Helena Island. For additional information or to RSVP, please call 843-255-6487.

Sea Island Quilters to host speaker

The Sea Island Quilters (SIQ) will meet on Thursday,  March 19, 6 p.m. at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris  Island Gateway. Special guest speaker will be Nancy Prince an award winning quilt artist from Orlando, Florida, specializing in thread painting. She will also conduct a workshop on Saturday, March 21 at Carteret Street United Methodist Church from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For details contact Sharon Kimber at 838-2870 or skimber76@gmail.com or Trudy Flanaghan flanag@embarqmail.com.

Spring cleanup planned for Port Royal

The Beaufort County Public Works Department, Solid Waste and Recycling Section, and Keep Beaufort County Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., are jointly hosting a Great American Cleanup event in the Town of Port Royal.  The event will take place on March 21st. Keep Beaufort County Beautiful will lead a land cleanup beginning at 7:30 a.m. Beaufort Kayak Tours will lead a water cleanup beginning at 10:00 a.m. from the Sands Beach to the Fort Frederick Heritage Preserve. Great American Cleanup events offer volunteer opportunities for individuals, schools, communities, businesses, and other groups to take action and get involved with their environment. Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. Those interested in volunteering for the land cleanup should contact Kathryn Madden at kmadden@bcgov.net and plan to meet at the Port Royal Town Hall located at 700 Paris Avenue. Individuals interested in the water cleanup should contact Beaufort Kayak Tours to reserve a kayak free of charge at info@beaufortkayaktours.com or 843-525-0810. Event organizers will provide trash bags and safety vests.  Volunteers are strongly encouraged to bring gloves and a bottle of water.

Meet the (unexpected) Beaufort Beauties

It’s not every day that you get to see seven gentlemen dress up as women and compete in a beauty contest. Right? Well that is just what is going to happen as Main Street Beaufort hosts Beaufort Beauties on March 21st starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Shed of Port Royal to raise money to support the efforts of four local charities: Main Street Beaufort, USA, Friends of Hunting Island, HELP of Beaufort, and the Humane Association of the Lowcountry. The good natured beauty contestants are: Will Achurch, Doug Boyne, Bob Ellis, Dick Geier , Zack Manley, Seth Parsick, and Bill Zimmer. The pageant’s judges are Representative Shannon Erickson, Pat Green, Beppie LeGrand, Nan Sutton, and Councilman Stephen Murray. They all promise that you will feel you are in Atlantic City as they judge the talent and evening gown competitions plus crowning Miss Congeniality, the contestant who has raised the most money for the event. Tickets can be purchased from Main Street Beaufort at (843) 525-6644 or at 101 West Street Extension in downtown Beaufort for $35.00 each. Tables of 10 or 12 are available for reservations as well as VIP on-stage seating this year for $250, includes seating for 5 and complementary drinks. You can also donate money towards a specific beauty’s quest to become Miss Congeniality. The event is expected to sell out. For inquiries call (843) 525-6644 or email director@downtownbeaufort.com.

Join the second annual VOLKSMARCH

The Friends of Hunting Island announce the second annual VOLKSMARCH or People’s Walk on Saturday, March 28th. Walks along the lagoon and through the maritime forest will feature major segments of the Hunting Island Trail System. Walkers can start from the Nature Center (next to the fishing pier) anytime from 9 a.m. to 3pm. Following signs along the path, the walk can be completed in 1.5 hours. Contributions ($10 for a participation pendant) will benefit the Discover Carolina Program for local schools.So, get your friends and neighbors together and join us! For more information, visit www.friendsofhuntingisland.org.

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What To Do the week of March 5th-11th

Beaufort High School to present musical

The Beaufort High School Theater Dept. will present “BACK TO THE 80’s – THE TOTALLY AWESOME MUSICAL” on March 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 at the BHS Performing Arts Center. All shows begin 7:00 p.m. Cost for Adults is $10, and cost for Students and Military with ID is $8.

One Yoga Sanctuary to offer free yoga on Friday

One Yoga Sanctuary, located at 73 Sea Island Pkwy. in Beaufort, is offering a free evening of yoga, “Friday Night Free for All,” on March 6, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Mike Boyne and Kinghorn Insurance.

Black Chamber of Commerce to hold event

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event at Penn Center on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be held at Hampton Cottage. Information on the new Business and Hospitality Center will be introduced. The speaker will be Isiah Smalls, recently retired City of Beaufort’s Public Works Director. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP by calling (843) 986-1102.

Free mandatory safety training for SC hunters

One-day Hunter Safety Education course/test taught by expert outdoorsman—you need this for SC hunting lic. if you are resident or non-res. born after June 30, 1979 (optional for all others). Young hunters & families welcome! Moose Lodge #1855, 350 Broad River Blvd., Bft, SC 29906; Sat., Mar. 7th, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.—FREE food/drinks by Parris Island Rod & Gun Club (or bring own). Pass test, get temporary Hunter Ed. Card. Call instructor Danny Vinson NOW, 843-812-1984. SC DNR Hunter Education is dedicated to safe enjoyment of our outdoors. Participants learn firearm & bow safety, fieldcraft, responsibility & ethics afield, wildlife identification & conservation. Visit http://www.dnr.sc.gov/education/hunted.html for more information.

Beaufort Republican Women’s Club luncheon

The Beaufort Republican Women’s Club will host a luncheon meeting on Saturday, March 7 at 11:30 a.m. at The Holiday Inn on Boundary Street at the cost of $20. Our guest speaker is John Warren, a former Marine Captain who spent time in Iraq and the Middle East. Capt. Warren speaks regularly on US Foreign Policy, leadership and entrepreneurship. John recently participated as a principal in the largest bulk sale of single family homes in US history, selling 1400 rental properties in Atlanta for over $100 million.  All members, guests and spouses are invited. Please RSVP to Linda at (843)338 1824 or lzkeaton@aol.com.

JSLB gives back through annual Prom Boutique

The Junior Service League of Beaufort wants every girl in Beaufort and Jasper counties to be able to experience the magic that is finding the perfect prom dress. The league will hold its fourth annual Prom Boutique from noon to 5 p.m. March 7 at the Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence, 80 Lowcountry Drive, just off S.C. 170 in Okatie. Prom Boutique shoppers will be able to choose from a wide variety of new and gently used formal dresses, including some from bridal designer Jenny Yoo, accessories and jewelry. JSLB members act as personal stylists during the event, helping each girl to pick the perfect gown and complete her look. Girls are welcome to bring friends or family members to help them shop and will be able to take as much time as they need to find the perfect dress. This year, the boutique will offer a red-carpet experience to all shoppers and will include a special VIP hour, from noon to 1 p.m., for girls who pre-register for the event. Those girls will have first pick of the dresses and accessories and will enjoy a shopping experience that includes even more personalized attention, sparkling grape juice and light hor d’oeuvres. Any student in Beaufort and Jasper counties is invited to attend the boutique. Shoppers must show their student ID or have a letter on school letterhead from their guidance counselor, teacher or school administrator. Those who would like to pre-register for the VIP experience can do so by emailing their name and school to jslbft@yahoo.com. For more information, please visit www.juniorserviceleagueofbeaufort.org, email jslbft@yahoo.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JSLBFT.

Happy Days For HELP prom themed fundraiser

The 5th annual “Happy Days For HELP” fundraiser will be held on March 7th at “The Shed” in Port Royal from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The theme is a 50’s – 60’s prom and everyone is encouraged to dress that era. All proceeds will go to support HELP of Beaufort. You can find more information and/or purchase tickets on our website at helpofbeaufort.org
You may also purchase tickets by calling 252-2710.

Sea Island Fly Fishers holds free meeting

Beaufort’s fly fishing club, Sea Island Fly Fishers, will meet on Wednesday, March 11th at  6 p.m., at Bay Street Outfitters, 825 Bay St.  The meeting is open and free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.  After a social period, John Holbrook will discuss wading for reds as we prepare for the coming season. John is the club president and resident expert on wading for redfish.  John’s presentations are always the highlight of the year. Call Jack Baggette at 441-4023 with questions.

Daughters of the American Revolution to meet and host speaker

The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12th at the home of Mrs. Barbara Wood. The guest speaker will be Mary Lou Brewton, President of The Beaufort County Historical Society. For more information, contact Regent, Harriett Bosiack at 843-466-0305.

Battery Creek High School open house

Join us to learn more about Battery Creek High School’s academic programs.  The open house will be on March 12, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Refreshments and Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and School Choice Meeting and Event: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the evening, representatives from each of BCHS’s hallmark programs will be on hand to showcase our school’s offerings including MCJROTC/military science, aviation and aeronautical engineering, health science, and the arts. We will also feature our new career and technology education program’s expansion to include new courses in agricultural and bio systems science, culinary arts and welding. You don’t want to miss this event!

Seminar by Dr. Klenke at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery

Dr. Audrey Klenke of Pinnacle Plastic Surgerywill present a seminar titled “Spring into Summer: Make a Daring Debut” on Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m. The seminar will be at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, 7 Mallet Way, Bluffton, SC 29910.

Sea Island Quilters to host speaker
The Sea Island Quilters (SIQ) will meet on Thursday,  March 19, 6 p.m. at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris  Island Gateway. Special guest speaker will be Nancy Prince an award winning quilt artist from Orlando, Florida, specializing in thread painting. Her “anyone -can- do- it” approach to thread painting is fun and easy. Nancy is the author of Simple Thread Painting and Thread Painting with Style, both published by the American Quilters Society. Ms Prince will also conduct a fun filled workshop on Saturday, March 21 at Carteret Street United Methodist Church from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For details contact Sharon Kimber at 838-2870 or skimber76@gmail.com or Trudy Flanaghan flanag@embarqmail.com.

Color-a-thon fundraiser for Lady’s Island Middle

It’s a Color-a-thon fundraiser race for Lady’s Island Middle School PTO. The event is March 21 at Lady’s Island Middle School. Register online at schoolathon.org.

ArtWalk to be held in downtown Beaufort

Main Street Beaufort, USA, invites you to and artful evening Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the Spring ArtWalk. Visit more than a dozen  galleries in downtown Beaufort featuring varied styles and  mediums of art for all tastes and desires. Refreshments will also be offered.

Join the second annual VOLKSMARCH

The Friends of Hunting Island announce the second annual VOLKSMARCH or People’s Walk on Saturday, March 28th. Walks along the lagoon and through the maritime forest will feature major segments of the Hunting Island Trail System. Walkers can start from the Nature Center ( next to the fishing pier) anytime from 9am to 3pm. Following signs along the path, the walk can be completed in 1.5 hours. Contributions ($10 for a participation pendant) will benefit the Discover Carolina Program for local schools.So, get your friends and neighbors together and join us! For more information, visit www.friendsofhuntingisland.org.

Port Royal Soft Shell Crab Festival in April

Beaufort County will celebrate the 12th anniversary of its Soft Shell Crab Festival on Saturday, April 18, from noon – 5 p.m. on Paris Avenue in cool, coastal, far from ordinary Port Royal, SC. The festival is free and open to all. It will feature a variety of eclectic cuisine in addition to the Lowcountry’s soft shell crabs prepared in a variety of styles by area chefs. In addition to live music, there will be an all-ages cornhole tournament, a kids’ zone entertainment area, a craft/artisan fair and a car show by Beaufort’s Classic Car & Truck Club. The festival will also feature Port Royal’s annual Crab Race where approximately 5,000 rubber crabs are “adopted” by individuals for $10.00 each. Proceeds from the Crab Race benefit the Rotary Clubs of Beaufort, which support several charitable causes. To adopt a crab and learn more about the charities, visit www.Port RoyalCrabRace.com. For more information about the Soft Shell Crab Festival, visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com or call (843) 592-2356.

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What To Do the week of Feb. 26th-March 4th

Bethesda Christian Fellowship worship event

You’re invited to attend an afternoon of Praise and Worship featuring The Hymn Choir of Rock Hill, South Carolina on Saturday February 28, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. The event is free to the public and will be held at Bethesda Christian Fellowship, 32 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on Saint Helena Island, SC. For additional information, please contact the church at (843) 838-4410.

Homecoming 2015 at Riverview Baptist

Join Riverview Baptist Church for their annual Homecoming titled “He’s Still Jesus” on March 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. There will be special music by Sweetgrass Angels, Pat & Robert Claxton, Tara & Travis Moore, and Riverview Youth Choir and special Guest Amanda Bonds from the Savannah River Association. THe message will be given by Pastor Leon Meadows.

Commandment 11 to play at Red Dam Baptist

Commandment 11, a musical group from Simpsonville, SC, will perform at Red Dam Baptist Church in Hardeeville on Sunday, March 1, beginning 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. Commandment 11 Ministries was founded in January 2005 as a non¬profit organization that operates entirely on faith. While most of C11’s engagements are at churches, the group experienced a dramatic shift in its focus in 2007 when it began extending its missions into prisons and drug & alcohol recovery centers. The event is free and open to the public. RDBC is located at 488 Red Dam Road. For more information, please call (843) 784¬6083, or send an email to info@reddambaptistchurch.org. Red Dam Baptist Church is located at 488 Red Dam Road, Hardeeville, SC 29927.

New Hope Church to host financial course

New Hope Christian Church will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) Course. This life-changing class, taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video and coordinated by Wilma Holman at New Hope Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Beaufort, will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. New Hope Christian Church is located at 67 Parris Island Gateway in Beaufort. The class will be held starting March 2nd from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Contact Wilma Holman if interested in enrolling 843-252-8228.

Free mandatory safety training for SC hunters

One-day Hunter Safety Education course/test taught by expert outdoorsman—you need this for SC hunting lic. if you are resident or non-res. born after June 30, 1979 (optional for all others). Young hunters & families welcome! Moose Lodge #1855, 350 Broad River Blvd., Bft, SC 29906; Sat., Mar. 7th, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.—FREE food/drinks by Parris Island Rod & Gun Club (or bring own). Pass test, get temporary Hunter Ed. Card. Call instructor Danny Vinson NOW, 843-812-1984. SC DNR Hunter Education is dedicated to safe enjoyment of our outdoors. Participants learn firearm & bow safety, fieldcraft, responsibility & ethics afield, wildlife identification & conservation. Visit http://www.dnr.sc.gov/education/hunted.html for more information.

Sea Island Fly Fishers holds free meeting

Beaufort’s fly fishing club, Sea Island Fly Fishers, will meet on Wednesday, March 11th at  6 p.m., at Bay Street Outfitters, 825 Bay St.  The meeting is open and free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.  After a social period, John Holbrook will discuss wading for reds as we prepare for the coming season. John is the club president and resident expert on wading for redfish.  John’s presentations are always the highlight of the year. Call Jack Baggette at 441-4023 with questions.

Battery Creek High School Open House

Join us to learn more about Battery Creek High School’s academic programs.  The open house will be on March 12, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Refreshments and Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and School Choice Meeting and Event: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the evening, representatives from each of BCHS’s hallmark programs will be on hand to showcase our school’s offerings including MCJROTC/military science, aviation and aeronautical engineering, health science, and the arts. We will also feature our new career and technology education program’s expansion to include new courses in agricultural and bio systems science, culinary arts and welding. You don’t want to miss this event!

Seminar by Dr. Klenke at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery

Dr. Audrey Klenke of Pinnacle Plastic Surgerywill present a seminar titled “Spring into Summer: Make a Daring Debut” on Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m. The seminar will be at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, 7 Mallet Way, Bluffton, SC 29910.

Color-a-thon fundraiser for Lady’s Island Middle

It’s a Color-a-thon fundraiser race for Lady’s Island Middle School PTO. The event is March 21 at Lady’s Island Middle School. Register online at schoolathon.org.

Port Royal Soft Shell Crab Festival in April

Beaufort County will celebrate the 12th anniversary of its Soft Shell Crab Festival on Saturday, April 18, from noon – 5 p.m. on Paris Avenue in cool, coastal, far from ordinary Port Royal, SC. The festival is free and open to all. It will feature a variety of eclectic cuisine in addition to the Lowcountry’s soft shell crabs prepared in a variety of styles by area chefs. In addition to live music, there will be an all-ages cornhole tournament, a kids’ zone entertainment area, a craft/artisan fair and a car show by Beaufort’s Classic Car & Truck Club. The festival will also feature Port Royal’s annual Crab Race where approximately 5,000 rubber crabs are “adopted” by individuals for $10.00 each. Proceeds from the Crab Race benefit the Rotary Clubs of Beaufort, which support several charitable causes. To adopt a crab and learn more about the charities, visit www.Port RoyalCrabRace.com. For more information about the Soft Shell Crab Festival, visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com or call (843) 592-2356.

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What To Do the week of Feb. 19th-25th

Beaufort High School baseball clinic

Will you please announce information about the Beaufort High School Baseball Clinic in next week’s Island News (and the week after that too, if possible)? Participants will receive instruction on fielding, hitting, pitching, and base running from the Beaufort High School coaching staff and current members of the BHS varsity baseball team. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8-14; players will split into appropriate age groups. Camp participants are required to bring their own equipment (gloves, cleats, bat, hat, and helmet) and water bottle. In the event of inclement weather, a make-up day will be scheduled. Applications will be available at the field on the day of the clinic. It will be held Saturday, February 21 at Beaufort High School Baseball Field from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. Ages 8-14 welcome. The clinic fee will be $50.00. Questions? Contact Keith Riley at riley1995@embarqmail.com.

Fellowship concert at church on St. Helena

Bethesda Christian Fellowship of 32 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on Saint Helena Island, South Carolina invites you to a Fellowship Concert featuring: The Kirk Choir of Sea Island Presbyterian Church and The Voices of Victory on Sunday, February 22, 2015 4:00PM at Bethesda Christian Fellowship. This event is free to the public. Come, worship with us. We hope to see you there! For more information, please contact the Church at (843) 838-4410.

Learn efforts to conserve natural resources

The migratory birds that flock to the Lowcountry depend on critical habitat both here & many thousands of miles away. Learn about efforts to conserve natural resources in SC & as distant as Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the Columbian Andes & the Amazon.  Fripp Audubon & Naturally Fripp Community Wildlife Habitat host The Nature Conservancy’s SC Executive Director Mark Robertson & wildlife biologist Jerry Touval, Thurs, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Fripp Island Community Centre. Free presentation & free pass at Fripp gate. Meet ‘n’ Greet, 6 p.m.—please bring small plate of nibbles to share. Contact Pat Cotter patrck.r.cotter@gmail.com & visit www.islc.net/audubon.

Homecoming 2015 at Riverview Baptist

Join Riverview Baptist Church for their annual Homecoming titled “He’s Still Jesus” on March 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. There will be special music by Sweetgrass Angels, Pat & Robert Claxton, Tara & Travis Moore, and Riverview Youth Choir and special Guest Amanda Bonds from the Savannah River Association. The message will be given by Pastor Leon Meadows.

Free mandatory safety training for SC hunters

One-day Hunter Safety Education course/test taught by expert outdoorsman—you need this for SC hunting lic. if you are resident or non-res. born after June 30, 1979 (optional for all others). Young hunters & families welcome! Moose Lodge #1855, 350 Broad River Blvd., Bft, SC 29906; Sat., Mar. 7th, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.—FREE food/drinks by Parris Island Rod & Gun Club (or bring own). Pass test, get temporary Hunter Ed. Card. Call instructor Danny Vinson NOW, 843-812-1984. SC DNR Hunter Education is dedicated to safe enjoyment of our outdoors. Participants learn firearm & bow safety, fieldcraft, responsibility & ethics afield, wildlife identification & conservation. Visit http://www.dnr.sc.gov/education/hunted.html for more information.

Battery Creek High School Open House

Join us to learn more about Battery Creek High School’s academic programs.  The open house will be on March 12, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Refreshments and Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and School Choice Meeting and Event: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the evening, representatives from each of BCHS’s hallmark programs will be on hand to showcase our school’s offerings including MCJROTC/military science, aviation and aeronautical engineering, health science, and the arts. We will also feature our new career and technology education program’s expansion to include new courses in agricultural and bio systems science, culinary arts and welding. You don’t want to miss this event!

Port Royal Soft Shell Crab Festival in April

Beaufort County will celebrate the 12th anniversary of its Soft Shell Crab Festival on Saturday, April 18, from noon – 5 p.m. on Paris Avenue in cool, coastal, far from ordinary Port Royal, SC. The festival is free and open to all. It will feature a variety of eclectic cuisine in addition to the Lowcountry’s soft shell crabs prepared in a variety of styles by area chefs. In addition to live music, there will be an all-ages cornhole tournament, a kids’ zone entertainment area, a craft/artisan fair and a car show by Beaufort’s Classic Car & Truck Club. The festival will also feature Port Royal’s annual Crab Race where approximately 5,000 rubber crabs are “adopted” by individuals for $10.00 each. Proceeds from the Crab Race benefit the Rotary Clubs of Beaufort, which support several charitable causes. To adopt a crab and learn more about the charities, visit www.Port RoyalCrabRace.com. For more information about the Soft Shell Crab Festival, visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com or call (843) 592-2356.

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What To Do the week of Feb. 12th-18th

Battery Creek High School PTSO meeting

The BCHS Robotics Team will doing a presentation on February 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the BCHS cafeteria. In addition, please bring a plate of your favorite Valentine Goody to share with all.

Archaeological Society of SC speaker series

The Beaufort Chapter of the Archaeological Society of SC and the Beaufort District Collection opens the ASSC/Beaufort Chapter Speakers Series Feb. 12th at 6 p.m. with Dr. Steve Smith discussing “Francis Marion and the newest information about Fort Motte” at the Beaufort District Collection space upstairs in the Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort, SC. Dr. Smith is Director of SCIAA South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina. While in the Low Country, Dr. Smith will also speak to Dr. Kim Cavanagh’s anthropology class at USCB-Bluffton.  Steven D. Smith has a master’s degree from the University of Kentucky and his Ph.D from the University of South Carolina. He has thirty-seven years professional experience in archaeology as an historical archaeologist in a private firm and on the Louisiana SHPO staff, Deputy State Archaeologist for South Carolina, and for the last 30 years, an historical archaeologist/P.I. at SCIAA. His research interests military sites archaeology and military history. He also teaches Public Archaeology and African American Military History.

Mystery writer Millie West book signing

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, South Carolina mystery writer Millie West will be signing copies of her books including Catherine’s Cross and The Cast Net on Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14 from noon until 3 p.m. at McIntosh Book Shoppe at 917 Bay Street in downtown Beaufort. For more information, call 524-1119 or visit the author’s website at www.milliewestauthor.com.

Fripp Audubon Bird Count this weekend

Please consider participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count, February 13-16, 2015. Participation in requires as little as 15 minutes of your time on any day of the count. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world.  The Backyard Bird Count is both a fun and useful event.  More than 100,000 people in 135 countries participated in the 2014 Count.  See these web sites for information about registering for the Count and submitting results: http://www.audubon.org/content/about-great-backyard-bird-count and http://gbbc.birdcount.org.

Riverview Baptist Church Valentine event

We will have our annual chili cook off and silent auction on Feb 14, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Husbands can eat and wives’ can shop all in the same place. There is even a room for our children! Then, wrap it all up with Christian fellowship ad love – a great evening to share together.

Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving Club to meet

The Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving Club meeting will be held on Thursday February 12th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Ladys Island off of Meridian Road.  Our guest speaker will be local marine dealer Chris Butler.  Captain Butler will have an array of depth/fish finders with mock set ups.  He will describe what the anglers are seeing on the bottom and varieties of fish and or structures.  The social begins at 6:30 pm and the meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. You do not need a reservation and guest are welcomed. For additional information call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

Lions Valentine’s Pancake Breakfast

On February 14, 2015, at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island, SC, the Beaufort Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast for Valentine’s Day from 8 to 11 a.m. The cost is $6.00 for adults and $3.00. for children. Also we will be collecting used eye glasses. Please contact Honika Plowdeniz @ 843-846-6664 or 843-694-1875 or via email @ honikaplowdeniz@gmail.com.

COSY holds monthly training for February

The Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth (COSY) will hold its monthly training Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. “Understanding the Sandwich Generation” is the training topic. Jennifer Massey, LMSW, Community Outreach Coordinator at Island Hospice, will serve as the presenter.  Participants will receive two social work continuing education units (CEUs). The training will occur in the auditorium of the Center for the Arts at USC Beaufort, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Contact Paula Settles at 843-521-3150 or psettles@uscb.edu to register.

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