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What To Do the week of April 14th-20th

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Sportfishing & Diving Club to discuss new Cobia fishing laws

The April meeting for the Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club will be held on Thursday April 14th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road on Lady’s Island. The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:00 p.m.

The State and Federal laws will be changing this spring for Cobia. Three well-known Cobia experts will present a program on these changes and how to catch and protect this species for both in shore and off shore fishing. They are: Al Stokes, manager of the Waddell Center, Cpt. David Harter, Hilton Head Sports Fishing Club and local Captain Jim Clark from the “Stray Cat” making this important presentation. The monthly $50 drawing for weighing in one of the Year Round Tournament species was won by John Mucha Sr. last month. There will be another drawing at his meeting sponsored by Port Royal Landing Marina for an additional $50. Guests are welcome and you don’t need a reservation. For additional information contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email him at fgibson@iscl.net.

Join a Holistic/Spiritual Retreat in Beaufort 

The United Church of Jesus Christ for All People is pleased to announce the upcoming 1st Annual Master’s Touch Holistic/Spiritual Retreat at the Beaufort Holiday Inn on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, 2016. Join us for what promises to be one of the most powerful and healing events in the Lowcountry! Experience and learn first-hand a wide array of natural healing methods to enhance and prolong your life.

Many local and national healing arts practitioners and spiritual leaders will be on hand to offer workshops, demonstrations and presentations, and a healing blessing service; as well as vendors sharing healing arts consultations and information. A sample of offerings will include chiropractic, acupuncture, Reiki, acupressure, aromatherapy, meditation, Zumba, spiritual readings, raw food demonstration, and many more. The healing blessing service will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Jack L. Bomar, Unity Minister of Hawaii, and Rev. Helen R. Cooper, Sr. Minister, Westside Center of Truth for Better Living, Chicago IL.

Accommodations for out-of-town guests have been arranged at the beautiful Holiday Inn on Boundary Street in Beaufort. Time for touring and exploring Beaufort and St. Helena Island will be available on Saturday. Registration for the retreat is: one day – $40.00; both days – $70.00. For retreat schedule or to register, please contact 843-525-6269.

Attention beekeepers!

In an effort to control sand flea and mosquito populations, Parris Island is scheduled to undergo aerial spraying during the week of April 19-22, 2016. Spraying will occur approximately an hour after sundown if weather permits.The insecticides used present no threat to humans, plants or animals in the area and are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency; however, beekeepers within a five-mile radius are urged to keep hives covered.

Visitors are invited to brunch at Community Bible Study class

The Beaufort Day Class of Community Bible Study will hold an informational Visitor’s Day Brunch for women on Thursday, April 21st, at 9:15 a.m. at Port Royal Baptist Church. This event is open to all area women interested in joining Community Bible Study for the 2016-17 class studying I & II Thessalonians, James & Mark beginning in September. CBS is a non-denominational in-depth Bible study in a caring format. The Beaufort class is open to women and children, infants to age 12; classes are limited. Childcare will be provided for Brunch, but advanced reservations are required for children. To make a reservation or for more information email fishnet@islc.net or call Sandi Fischer 843-838-0212 or visit the website at beaufort.cbsclass.org.

National acclaimed singer to perform locally

National touring artist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Shane Piasecki will be performing with his band in South Carolina April 21st-24th. Piasecki’s roots are based out of Toledo, Ohio, but his musical influences have grown while living in Nashville, TN, from Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams to Ray

Charles, making up his own, original sound of 50’s rock and R&B. He has opened up for Hootie and the Blowfish and Hanson, to currently touring with Howie Day for some his performances.

His album, Set You Free showcases his explosive, rootsy blend of R&B, pop, rock, folk and blues. Produced by versatile producer, Nathan Meckel, Set You Free features top Nashville session players including bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakum), drummer Jerry Roe (k.d. lang, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell), and keyboardist John Deaderick (Patty Griffin, Dixie Chicks). “To me, songwriting is really about chronicling the world as you see it, and that’s always been the essence of true American music.” Piasecki says. “At the end of the day, I’m trying to be a good American songwriter.”

He will be performing this April on the 21st in Hilton Head at Tiki Hut from 6 to 10 p.m.; 23rd in Bluffton at The Roasting Room beginning at 7 p.m.; and 24th in Hilton Head at The Boardroom from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Beaufort Democrats to meet April 21st 

The Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 21st at the Grand Army Hall, 706 Newcastle Street, Beaufort. The social gathering will be at 6:30 and the meeting starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Earl Campbell, Beaufort County Board of Education Representative for Lobeco and he will talk about the Board’s challenges and its plans for the immediate future. In addition, all Democratic candidates who are facing opposition on June 14th, Primary Election Day, have been invited and asked to speak on their own behalf. Please join us, bring a friend; all are welcome.

Sea Island Quilters schedule April meeting

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. Monthly meetings are held at Praise Assembly, 800 Paris Island Gateway. Members will showcase and discuss their very first quilting project and how they have evolved as quilters since then. All members and quilters are invited to participate. Refreshments will be served.

Beaufort Republicans to meet April 21st

The Beaufort County Republican Party will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 21, at Palmetto Electric Co-Operative, 1 Cooperative Way in Hardeeville. Joseph P. McKeown, Executive Director for the office of Senator Tim Scott will be the featured speaker. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with a social period starting at 6:00 p.m. Food and refreshments will be served and the meeting is open to the public. For more information, please visit www.beaufortgop.com or email info@beaufortgop.com.

Join volunteers for an Integrative Healing Arts Sampler

On Saturday, April 23 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please join at 905 Bladen St. for an introduction to our health care volunteers who are offering 20-minute sessions of Chiropractic, Counseling, Healing Touch, massage, and more. These creative therapies in a clinical, nurturing, and integrative environment are for anyone, applying especially to those with mental conditions and disabilities, who cannot afford these services or without insurance for counseling. Cost of $10 per session goes toward the non-profit operating expenses. Prayer, scholarship applications for free services, and gift certificates also available on site. Visit MinistriesforSynergeticWellness.org for more information or call 843-770-9947.

What To Do the week of April 7th-13th

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Get your sports or camp physical for $20

Doctors Care is offering Sports Physicals or Camp Physicals for $20. Any physical dated April 1st, or after, is good for all of next school year. Go to www.doctorscare.com to find a location near you.

Friends of the Hilton Head Library to hold spring book sale

The Friends of the Hilton Head Library will hold its spring book sale on Friday, April 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head. Many gently used books in the bookstore and the lobby of the library will be available. Books will be $2 for most hardbacks, $1 for trade paperbacks and paperbacks will be 3 for $1 or 50 cents each.  Children’s books are individually priced with a price range from 10 cents to $3.  Gift certificates for the bookstore will be available. All proceeds benefit the Hilton Head Branch Library.

For more details, call 843-255-6532 or visit www.friendsofthehiltonheadlibrary.org or visit us on  Facebook.

Beaufort Sheriff to speak at Waterfront

On Friday April 8th the Take Back the Night annual event to raise awareness of child abuse and sexual violence will begin at 7 p.m. at the Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. Sheriff PJ Tanner is the keynote speaker. This event is sponsored by Hope Haven of the Lowcountry. For more information, call 843-524-2256.

Fly Fishing Expo to be held April 9th

The fourth Annual Lowcountry Fly Fishing Expo is Saturday April 9th! This event is not to be missed for any outdoorsmen who enjoys the sport of fly fishing or has interest and wants to learn! Whether you are a beginner or advanced angler, this is an event for all experience levels. Come see what the surrounding Lowcountry waters have to offer and learn from a long list of great instructors and presenters. Limited tickets available so sign up today to reserve your spot online at www.baystreetoutfitters.com. If you prefer, you can also call the shop 843-524-5250 to sign up.

Beaufort County offers free secure shredding

The Beaufort County Public Works Department Solid Waste and Recycling Division has established a secure document shredding event for Saturday, April 9, 2016. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (or truck containers are full) at the Shanklin Convenience Center 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. 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 at 843-255-2736 or visit www.bcgov.net/recycle.

Meditate with Brittney Hiller at workshop

This will be a meditation for beginner’s workshop. Saturday, April 9th at 11:00 a.m. To register, call 843-255-6458 or email sinman@bcgov.net. The event will be held at 311 Scott St. in downtown Beaufort. Learn simple meditation techniques, including breath and posture with meditation expert, Brittany Hiller. For additional information, go to www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Duke Symphony Orchestra to perform

On Sat. April 9th the Duke Symphony Orchestra will perform at the USCB Center for the Arts, to benefit the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation. Tickets are $35. Patron tickets start at $75 and include premium seating and an invitation to the conductor’s reception after the concert. Ticket prices will be $5 higher at the door. To purchase tickets, please visit www.bmhsc.org or call 843-522-5774.

Buy Jazz Brunch tickets before they sell out!

The Jazz Brunch is just 10 days away, and is expected to sell out soon! Don’t miss out on an opportunity to enjoy specialty quiches, bottomless Mimosa’s, and a special performance of “A Journey Through Jazz” from the very popular Martin Lesch Band. The Jazz Brunch will be held Sunday, April 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Jazz Corner.

Help HELP at Fat Patties April 12th

HELP of Beaufort night at Fat Patties will be April 12th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Come join HELP for good food, information about HELP of Beaufort, and to help raise funds to continue providing services for Beaufort County residents who need a little help to get by.

Local author schedules lecture at library

Neil Baxley, author of No Prouder Fate: The Story of the 11th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry and Walk in the Light: The Story of the 10th and 19th SC Volunteer Infantry Regiments will share his research into the military career of Beaufort’s own Stee Elliott. This presentation premiered at the 2015 South Carolina Civil War Symposium and will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott Street in downtown Beaufort

This is great history for anyone 12 years old and older. For more information, contact info: Grace Cordial, 843-255-6446, or email her at gracec@bcgov.net.

Sportfishing & Diving Club to discuss new Cobia fishing laws

The April meeting for the Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club will be held on Thursday April 14th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road on Lady’s Island. The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:00 p.m.

The State and Federal laws will be changing this spring for Cobia. Three well-known Cobia experts will present a program on these changes and how to catch and protect this species for both in shore and off shore fishing. They are: Al Stokes, manager of the Waddell Center, Cpt. David Harter, Hilton Head Sports Fishing Club and local Captain Jim Clark from the “Stray Cat” making this important presentation. The monthly $50 drawing for weighing in one of the Year Round Tournament species was won by John Mucha Sr. last month. There will be another drawing at his meeting sponsored by Port Royal Landing Marina for an additional $50. Guests are welcome and you don’t need a reservation. For additional information contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email him at fgibson@iscl.net.

Join a Holistic/Spiritual Retreat in Beaufort 

The United Church of Jesus Christ for All People is pleased to announce the upcoming 1st Annual Master’s Touch Holistic/Spiritual Retreat at the Beaufort Holiday Inn on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, 2016. Join us for what promises to be one of the most powerful and healing events in the Lowcountry! Experience and learn first-hand a wide array of natural healing methods to enhance and prolong your life.

Many local and national healing arts practitioners and spiritual leaders will be on hand to offer workshops, demonstrations and presentations, and a healing blessing service; as well as vendors sharing healing arts consultations and information. A sample of offerings will include chiropractic, acupuncture, Reiki, acupressure, aromatherapy, meditation, Zumba, spiritual readings, raw food demonstration, and many more. The healing blessing service will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Jack L. Bomar, Unity Minister of Hawaii, and Rev. Helen R. Cooper, Sr. Minister, Westside Center of Truth for Better Living, Chicago IL.

Accommodations for out-of-town guests have been arranged at the beautiful Holiday Inn on Boundary Street in Beaufort. Time for touring and exploring Beaufort and St. Helena Island will be available on Saturday. Registration for the retreat is: one day – $40.00; both days – $70.00. For retreat schedule or to register, please contact 843-525-6269.

Visitors are invited to brunch at Community Bible Study class

The Beaufort Day Class of Community Bible Study will hold an informational Visitor’s Day Brunch for women on Thursday, April 21st, at 9:15 a.m. at Port Royal Baptist Church. This event is open to all area women interested in joining Community Bible Study for the 2016-17 class studying I & II Thessalonians, James & Mark beginning in September. CBS is a non-denominational in-depth Bible study in a caring format. The Beaufort class is open to women and children, infants to age 12; classes are limited. Childcare will be provided for Brunch, but advanced reservations are required for children. To make a reservation or for more information email fishnet@islc.net or call Sandi Fischer 843-838-0212 or visit the website at beaufort.cbsclass.org

Festival Series wraps us with grand finale

On Sunday, April 24, at 5 p.m. at USCB Center for the Arts, Historic Beaufort Campus, USCB will hold their Festival Series grand finale. Performing pieces from Schubert, Sollima, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky will be Aaron Boyd – violin, Jesse Mills – violin, Dimitri Murrath – viola, and Host, Edward Arron – cello. Tickets start at $42 and are available online at www.uscb.edu/festivalseries or by calling 843-208-8246.

What To Do the week of March 31st-April 6th

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Black Chamber to hold networking event

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event at the Quality Inn located at 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016. The host will be Gertha Dansby. The company, Total Life Changes will share information about the Long Life Tour of South Carolina. The public is invited. There will be refreshments and prizes.

YMCA hosts Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser 

Don’t forget — the Childcare Staff of the YMCA of Beaufort County will host a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, April 2nd from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the YMCA located at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal.

WVU President to address Palmetto Chapter alumni

West Virginia University President Gordon Gee will visit Hilton Head Island Saturday, April 2, to address alumni and friends of the Palmetto Chapter of the WVU Alumni Association. The noon luncheon at Sea Pines Country Club is open to Chapter members, WVU alumni and guests. Registration and a reception begin at 11:15 a.m.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Gee is able to join us for this spring event and update us on all the great things happening back in Morgantown,” said Chapter President Eric Magnin, a 1991 WVU graduate. “He is truly a visionary who is leading change at our University and transforming the arc of higher education nationally.”

In addition to Gee, several other distinguished guests will be in attendance, including Sean Frisbee, new executive director and vice president of the WVU Alumni Association. For further information, call Margaret Phillips, 304-290-7569 or margaret.phillips@mail.wvu.edu. All proceeds from this event will benefit the WVU Scholarship Fund.

Congressman Sanford to give legislative update

The Greater Bluffton Republican Club is pleased to announce that their next meeting will be held at Rose Hill Golf Club at 4 Clubhouse Dr. on Monday, April 4, 2016. We are honored to have Congressman Mark Sanford join us. He will give a legislative update, discuss our Second Amendment rights, and will answer questions from the crowd.

Faith Memorial Baptist celebrates anniversary

Faith Memorial Baptist Church will celebrate her Sixty-First Church Anniversary beginning April 4th through April 10th. Services will be held nightly Monday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. and concluding on Sunday April 10th at 12:30 p.m. Participating Pastors are Monday night Pastor Kenneth Doe of Bethesda Christian Fellowship, Tuesday Pastor Sam T. Spain of Lady’s Island Baptist, Wednesday Pastor Kenneth Hodges of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Thursday Pastor William Carpenter of Orange Grove Baptist Church, Friday Pastor J.W. Williams of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and on Sunday Pastor Abraham Murray of Brick Baptist Church. Host Pastor Michael A. Williams. For more details, email faithmemorialbaptist@gmail.com.

Fly Fishing Expo to be held April 9th

The fourth Annual Lowcountry Fly Fishing Expo is Saturday April 9th! This event is not to be missed for any outdoorsmen who enjoys the sport of fly fishing or has interest and wants to learn! Whether you are a beginner or advanced angler, this is an event for all experience levels. Come see what the surrounding Lowcountry waters have to offer and learn from a long list of great instructors and presenters. Limited tickets available so sign up today to reserve your spot online at www.baystreetoutfitters.com. If you prefer, you can also call the shop 843-524-5250 to sign up.

Beaufort County offers free secure shredding

The Beaufort County Public Works Department Solid Waste and Recycling Division has established a secure document shredding event for Saturday, April 9, 2016. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (or truck containers are full) at the Shanklin Convenience Center 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. 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 at 843-255-2736 or visit www.bcgov.net/recycle.

Meditate with Brittney Hiller at workshop

This will be a meditation for beginner’s workshop. Saturday, April 9th at 11:00 a.m. To register, call 843-255-6458 or email sinman@bcgov.net. The event will be held at 311 Scott St. in downtown Beaufort. Learn simple meditation techniques, including breath and posture with meditation expert, Brittany Hiller. For additional information, go to www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Local author schedules lecture at library

Neil Baxley, author of No Prouder Fate: The Story of the 11th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry and Walk in the Light: The Story of the 10th and 19th SC Volunteer Infantry Regiments will share his research into the military career of Beaufort’s own Stee Elliott. This presentation premiered at the 2015 South Carolina Civil War Symposium and will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott Street in downtown Beaufort

This is great history for anyone 12 years old and older. For more information, contact info: Grace Cordial, 843-255-6446, or email her at gracec@bcgov.net.

Sportfishing & Diving Club to discuss new Cobia fishing laws

The October meeting for the Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club will be held on Thursday April 14th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road on Lady’s Island. The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:00 p.m.

The State and Federal laws will be changing this spring for Cobia. Three well-known Cobia experts will present a program on these changes and how to catch and protect this species for both in shore and off shore fishing. They are: Al Stokes, manager of the Waddell Center, Cpt. David Harter, Hilton Head Sports Fishing Club and local Captain Jim Clark from the “Stray Cat” making this important presentation. The monthly $50 drawing for weighing in one of the Year Round Tournament species was won by John Mucha Sr. last month. There will be another drawing at his meeting sponsored by Port Royal Landing Marina for an additional $50. Guests are welcome and you don’t need a reservation. For additional information contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email him at fgibson@iscl.net.

Join a Holistic/Spiritual Retreat in Beaufort 

The United Church of Jesus Christ for All People is pleased to announce the upcoming 1st Annual Master’s Touch Holistic/Spiritual Retreat at the Beaufort Holiday Inn on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, 2016. Join us for what promises to be one of the most powerful and healing events in the Lowcountry! Experience and learn first-hand a wide array of natural healing methods to enhance and prolong your life.

Many local and national healing arts practitioners and spiritual leaders will be on hand to offer workshops, demonstrations and presentations, and a healing blessing service; as well as vendors sharing healing arts consultations and information. A sample of offerings will include chiropractic, acupuncture, Reiki, acupressure, aromatherapy, meditation, Zumba, spiritual readings, raw food demonstration, and many more. The healing blessing service will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Jack L. Bomar, Unity Minister of Hawaii, and Rev. Helen R. Cooper, Sr. Minister, Westside Center of Truth for Better Living, Chicago IL.

Accommodations for out-of-town guests have been arranged at the beautiful Holiday Inn on Boundary Street in Beaufort. Time for touring and exploring Beaufort and St. Helena Island will be available on Saturday. Registration for the retreat is: one day – $40.00; both days – $70.00. For retreat schedule or to register, please contact 843-525-6269.

Visitors are invited to brunch at Community Bible Study class

The Beaufort Day Class of Community Bible Study will hold an informational Visitor’s Day Brunch for women on Thursday, April 21st, at 9:15 a.m. at Port Royal Baptist Church. This event is open to all area women interested in joining Community Bible Study for the 2016-17 class studying I & II Thessalonians, James & Mark beginning in September. CBS is a non-denominational in-depth Bible study in a caring format. The Beaufort class is open to women and children, infants to age 12; classes are limited. Childcare will be provided for Brunch, but advanced reservations are required for children. To make a reservation or for more information email fishnet@islc.net or call Sandi Fischer 843-838-0212 or visit the website at beaufort.cbsclass.org

Festival Series wraps us with grand finale

On Sunday, April 24, at 5 p.m. at USCB Center for the Arts, Historic Beaufort Campus, USCB will hold their Festival Series grand finale. Performing pieces from Schubert, Sollima, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky will be Aaron Boyd – violin, Jesse Mills – violin, Dimitri Murrath – viola, and Host, Edward Arron – cello. Tickets start at $42 and are available online at www.uscb.edu/festivalseries or by calling 843-208-8246.

Volunteers needed for Gullah Festival of SC

Volunteers for The Original Gullah Festival of SC scheduled to be held on May 26, 27, 28, 29 are needed. This is for Memorial Day Weekend and you will be working at The Henry Chambers Waterfront Park. Apply on the website www.theoriginalgullahfestival.org and/or call Ms. Pat 843-542-6007.

Sheriff’s Office to hold annual golf tournament

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is holding their annual Spring Golf Tournament on Friday, May 13th, 2016 at The Legends at Parris Island Golf Club to raise money for our Annual Appreciation Dinner. This event is held each year to thank our deputies, administrative staff and volunteers for their service throughout the year.

If you are interested in signing up to play in our tournament, please visit www.bcso.net/Events/Golf.

Upcoming Library Events

Hilton Head Branch Library: 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head
Turkish Hands: Gesturing in Turkey: Tara Alisbath, former resident of Turkey, will demonstrate and explain the significance of this ancient sign language. This event is free.
Time and Date: Monday, April 4 at 2:00 p.m.
For additional info: Priscilla Pomazal, 843-255-6524, priscillap@bcgov.net

Beaufort Branch Library: 311 Scott Street, Beaufort
Teen Movie Night: Ages 13-17 can enjoy a recent popular movie on the big screen (rated PG-13), and have some popcorn and drinks. Event is free.
Time and Date: Monday, April 4 at 4:30 p.m.
For additional info: Cat Williams, (843) 255-6441, cwilliams@bcgov.net

St. Helena Branch Library: 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena
BookEnders Book Club: If you are 7-11 years old and love to read, come and sign up for BookEnders Book Club! You will read whatever books you want, but then practice talking about your book and summarizing your book. Snacks and possibly a craft or two as well. Please sign up by calling the library at (843)255-6540. Free.
Time and Date: Wednesday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m.
For additional info: 843-255-6540

Bluffton Branch Library: 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton
Lowcountry Flutes Spring Performance: Let Phoebe Stevens and her merry band of flute players enchant you with a variety of seasonal musical genres. Classical, jazz, familiar songs, and fun novelty pieces are their forte. Free.
Time and Date: Thursday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m.
For additional info: Armistead Reasoner, 843-255-6512, areasoner@bcgov.net

Hilton Head Branch Library: 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head
Third Annual Poetry Month Reading: Six local poets – Michael Bassett, Jessica Goody, Marilyn Lorenz, Horace Mungin, Bill Newby, and Stephanie Orrell – will read their original poems. Mike Nicholson will also play his banjo. This event is co-sponsored by the Island Writers’ Network. Free.
Time and Date: Thursday, April 7 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
For additional info: Priscilla Pomazal, 843-255-6524, priscillap@bcgov.net

Beaufort Branch Library: 311 Scott Street, Beaufort
Meditation for Beginners Workshop: Learn simple mediation techniques, including breath and posture with meditation expert Brittany Hiller. Event is free.
Time and Date: Saturday, April 9 at 11:00 a.m.
For additional info: Stacey Inman, 843-255-6458, sinman@bcgov.net

Bluffton Branch Library: 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton
Tail Waggin’ Tutors: Read to a trained therapy dog. Grades K-5. Registration required. Event is free.
Time and Date: Saturday, April 9 from 1:30-2:30pm
For additional info: Kelli Baxter, 843-255-6510, kbaxter@bcgov.net

St. Helena Branch Library: 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena
Spring Break Book Bingo: Stop by the Library and pick up a bingo card of reading activities. Finish a bingo for a prize! All Ages! Event is free.
Time and Date: Now through Saturday, April 16
For additional info: Madeline Helser-Howard, 843-255-6558, mhelserhoward@bcgov.net

For information on any of the programs, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or call (843) 255-6456.

What To Do the week of March 24th-30th

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Community meeting to be held in Bluffton

Beaufort County Council members Cynthia Bensch of District 7 and Rick Caporale of District 8 will host a community meeting on Thursday, March 24, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meeting will take place in the large meeting room of the Bluffton Branch Library at 120 Palmetto Way. The purpose of the meeting is to allow residents an opportunity to share their concerns. Residents do not need to register in advance for the meeting. For more information, contact Council member Bensch or Council member Caporale by email at cbensch@bcgov.net or rcaporale@bcgov.net or by phone at 843-255-2191 (Cynthia Bensch) or 843-255-2194 (Rick Caporale).

Women’s health and wellness fair scheduled 

My Sisters Keeper and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority present an event designed to empower encourage and inspire women to live their best lives. Plus it is an easy way to get free health screenings and lots of important health and wellness news. This event will be held on March 26th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Kate Gleason Park behind Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

As a bonus for attending, you can work out for 1 hour with Personal Trainer Extraordinaire Jeff Lewis – for free! Register today at www.eventbrite.com.

Local exhibitors who will be there are: Herban Marketplace, Veganist Michelle Grandy, Good Neighbor Medical Clinic, The Gullah Nurses, The Works Pilates, Mary Kay Rep. Lattannisha Roberts, Marie Beldon Massage Therapist, Gertha Dansby Total Life Change, Artizen Yoga and Massage, and many, many more!

Join volunteers for an Integrative Healing Arts Sampler

An Integrative Healing Arts Sampler will be held on Saturday, March 26th between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 705 Bladen St., in Beaufort.

Join our health care volunteers for 20-minute sessions of Chiropractic, Counseling, Healing Touch, massage, and more. These creative therapies in a clinical, nurturing, and integrative environment are for anyone, applying especially to those with mental conditions and disabilities, who cannot afford these services or without insurance for counseling. Cost of $10 per session goes toward the non-profit operating expenses. Prayer, scholarship applications for free services, and gift certificates also available onsite. Visit MinistriesforSynergeticWellness.org for more information or call 843-770-9947.

Travel back in time to the 1890’s and Spanish American War 

Tour Historic Fort Freemont on Saturday, March 26th. Docent-led tour begins at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Helena Branch Beaufort County Public Library. Learn the history, see a scale model of Fort Fremont as it stood in 1898, and travel down Land’s End Road to walk through the remains of the fortifications.

The tour lasts approximately 2 hours. For more information visit fortfremont.org or call the St. Helena Library at 843-255-6487. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations required.

RIY (Reiki Infused Yoga) is back for 2016 

Thursday, March 31st at 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. , join “The Laughing Yogini,” Brittney Hiller and Reiki Master, Chris “Sutty” Suddeth at the Port Royal Wetlands Amphitheater at the top of Paris Avenue.

Gentle Yoga stretching and the Spirit-Guided Life-Force Energy of Reiki combine for a family friendly, all ages welcome, opportunity for healing and unwinding after a long day. Commune with nature in the evening shade and your Lowcountry neighbors in the process.

What to bring: Yoga Mat or towel to practice on and a water bottle. Consider bringing a notebook to write down inspirations that may come. This class is free of charge and “Kajarma” will be available if you’d like to honor our time and energy with a gift. Text or call Brittney (843) 263-0320 or Sutty (843) 263-2397 with any questions.

Bluffton Elementary to hold PTO Fun Run 

Bluffton Elementary PTO Fun Run will be held on April 1st and is a fundraiser to help support the School Choice of Animation, Creation and Design. They are working to create a MakerSpace for our school. Call the school at (843) 706-8500 for more information.

YMCA hosts Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser 

The Childcare Staff of the YMCA of Beaufort County will host a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, April 2nd from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the YMCA located at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal. Pancakes, sausage and beverages will be served from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA Annual Scholarship Fund which directly aids our community through financial assistance for YMCA preschool, afterschool, summer camp, sports and aquatic programs. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child and kids age 2 and under are free. Donations welcomed. Contact Hannah Manning at hannahmymca@gmail.com or 832-522-9622 for more information.

Congressman Sanford to give legislative update

The Greater Bluffton Republican Club is pleased to announce that their next meeting will be held at Rose Hill Golf Club at 4 Clubhouse Dr. on Monday, April 4, 2016. We are honored to have Congressman Mark Sanford join us. He will give a legislative update, discuss our Second Amendment rights, and will answer questions from the crowd.

Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association kicks off their “Lunch and Learn” series 

It’s back! That great summer gardening series, Lunch and Learn, begins Saturday, April 16th in the Gazebo at the Port Royal Farmers’ Market , and continues each Saturday until September 10th. This award winning series of classes, workshops and lectures is free to the public and no registration is required. The 2016 series will ably be kicked off by noted Landscape Designer, J. Weidner, who will show how to have a beautiful garden every season of the year. Master Gardeners and other professionals share their skills and knowledge to help the Lowcountry gardener meet the challenges of this hot and humid climate. Door prizes are abundant, and chances are good that you’ll go home with a unique plant grown right here in Beaufort County.

Stop at the Farmers’ Market for a great lunch, and bring it and a folding chair to the Gazebo at noon, and share a little Lunching and Learning with people who love gardening as much as you do!

The Master Gardeners also hold a Plant Clinic at the Farmers’ Market from 9:00 until noon. They will answer your questions, and identify plants, pests and diseases. The Plant Clinic and Lunch and Learn are brought to you by the volunteers of the Lowcountry Master Gardener Association.

2015 “Lunch and Learn” Schedule

•  April 16 – Program title: Low Maintenance Gardening with speaker J. Weidner. Flowering Shrubs and Long Blooming Perennials

•  April 23 – Program title: Ferns…..for Texture and Shape with speaker Gary Baker. Explore these underused perennials.

•  April 30 – Program title: Gardening for the Physically Challenged and Just Plain Lazy Gardener with speaker Alice Massey. We were thunder-stormed out last year! Tips and tools to help you get up, down and around the garden with the least effort.

•  May 7 – Program title: Lasagna and Raised Bed Gardens with speaker Laura Lee Rose. The no till, no dig, easy method to garden.

•  May 14 – Program title: Container and Small Pond Water Gardens with speaker Sandra Educate. Hands down, the lowest maintenance gardens there are.

•  May 21 – Program title: Basics of Good Garden Design with speaker Sheila Drouin. Start with good basics and create the garden of your dreams.

•  May 28 – Program title: Fruiting Trees and Shrubs with speaker Pete Godbey. Beautiful and edible. What more could you ask of a plant?

•  June 4 – Program title: Bringing your Garden Indoors Shrubs with speaker Victoria Bergesen. Invite your garden inside with natural décor.  show you the correct way to plant by planting one right here at the Gazebo.

•  June 11 – Program title: Moon Gardens with speaker Sandra Educate. Gardens are not just for the daytime. Get romantic!

•  June 18 – Program title: Plant Propagation with speaker Alice Massey. Free Plants!! What a concept!

•  June 25 – Program title: A Rose Must Remain, With The Sun and The Rain… with speakers Janet Bura and Becky Guinn. Yes, you can grow roses in the Lowcountry! Without creating a toxic waste dump.

•  July 2 – Program title: Native Plants with speaker Daniel Payne. Join the Back to Nature crowd. Well, sort of.

•  July 9 – Program title: Why Plant Annuals? with speaker Carol Guedalia. Garden elitists have given these garden staples a bad name. But they’re wrong!

•  July 16 – Program title: Tough as Nails, Pretty as a Picture with speaker Natalie Bowie. Think G.I. Jane. Just ‘cause you’re strong doesn’t mean you’re not gorgeous.

•  July 23 – Program title: Succulents and Cacti with speaker Lora Quincy. One of the best answers for water-smart gardening.

•  July 30 – Program title: Wreaths, again! with speakers Peggy Allard and Sandra Educate. Back by popular demand! A great workshop for making wreaths from found stuff.

•  August 6 – Program title: The Real Secret Life of Bees with speaker David Arnal. An expert to give you the back story on these essential creatures.

•  August 13 – Program title: Discover Foliage Gardening with speaker Joe Allard. Flowers aren’t the only way to bring color into your garden.

•  August 20 – Program title: Fall Vegetable Gardening with speaker Laura Lee Rose. One of our most popular classes.

•  August 27 – Program title: Bulbs for the South with speaker Sandra Educate. There are bulbs besides Tulips! We can grow bulbs year round in the Lowcountry.

•  September 3 – Program title: Getting Ready to Put Your Garden to Bed (an interactive workshop). Come and share your ideas for winterizing your garden. Do you have an  easy method for winterizing tropicals, etc.?

•  September 10 – Program title: Keeping it Growing with speaker Amanda McNulty. Our signature season end class. Put on your crazy hats and join TV’s Amanda McNulty for our version of her popular TV show.

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TheraVista and others team up for yard sale

TheraVista, The Lending Room and Roxanne Cheney Organizes team up again for Spring Clean for JOY 2016 on Saturday March 19th 7:30 to 10 a.m. This semi-annual ‘yard sale’ where everything is free is an opportunity for community members to go through their closets, drawers and garages clearing items that no longer bring joy or they are tired of storing for that ‘just in case’ moment. Then it is given away to those who can use the items now. Experience the joy of giving and receiving while expanding awareness about the valuable service of the Lending Room which provides medical equipment for short or long term use, to anyone for a minimum donation of $1. Donations of items in all categories from furniture, household goods, tools, clothes, etc. will be accepted up until 6 p.m. Friday, March 18th. For more info on dropping off donations, email theravista@gmail.com or call 843.812-1328. Event will be held at TheraVista, 263 Brickyard Point Road South on Lady’s Island.

Adaptive Golf this weekend at Parris Island Golf Course

The Masters are less than a month away and the flowers are starting to bloom. Are you ready to take your golfing talents to a new level this year? Practice, the right equipment, proper instruction and more practice will help make the difference. No matter your level of performance, we can all benefit from a little time outside with friends. I hope to see all of you out at the range to celebrate spring and the start of another golf season. We will be at the Parris Island Golf Club between 9 to 11 a.m. on March 19th. Bring a friend!

Community meeting to be held in Bluffton

Beaufort County Council members Cynthia Bensch of District 7 and Rick Caporale of District 8 will host a community meeting on Thursday, March 24, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meeting will take place in the large meeting room of the Bluffton Branch Library at 120 Palmetto Way. The purpose of the meeting is to allow residents an opportunity to share their concerns. Residents do not need to register in advance for the meeting. For more information, contact Council member Bensch or Council member Caporale by email at cbensch@bcgov.net or rcaporale@bcgov.net or by phone at 843-255-2191 (Cynthia Bensch) or 843-255-2194 (Rick Caporale).

YMCA hosts Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser 

The Childcare Staff of the YMCA of Beaufort County will host a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, April 2nd from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the YMCA located at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal. Pancakes, sausage and beverages will be served from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA Annual Scholarship Fund which directly aids our community through financial assistance for YMCA preschool, afterschool, summer camp, sports and aquatic programs. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child and kids age 2 and under are free. Donations welcomed. Contact Hannah Manning at hannahmymca@gmail.com or 832-522-9622 for more information.

Upcoming library events

To be held at the Hilton Head Public Library at 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island.

Event: Turkish Hands: Gesturing in Turkey
Date: Monday, April 4, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Tara Alisbath, former resident of Turkey, will demonstrate and explain the significance of this ancient sign language. For more information, contact Priscilla Pomazal at 843-255-6524.

Event: Third Annual Poetry Month Reading
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 6:00 from 7:30 p.m.
Description: Six local poets – Michael Bassett, Jessica Goody, Marilyn Lorenz, Horace Mungin, Bill Newby, and Stephanie Orrell – will read their original poems. Mike Nicholson will also play his banjo. This event is co-sponsored by the Island Writers’ Network. For more information, contact Priscilla Pomazal at 843-255-6524.

Event: Saturday Matinee
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Description: Enjoy the town’s free big screen at our monthly showings with refreshments. To commemorate Earth Day, join us for an Academy Award-winner for best documentary that highlights the plight of a favorite marine mammal, the dolphin. Call or visit our website to reveal the title. This event is free. Call Lauren Read at 843-255-6531 for more information.

Event: Creative Upcycling
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Description: Be ready for Earth Day with functional crafts made at the library. Tee shirts will see new life as totes and produce bags. (Used shirt donations are welcome prior to the event.) Please register. Call Lauren Read at 843-255-6531 for more information.

For information on any of the programs, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or call (843) 255-6456.

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TCL is hosting Latino open house on campus

The Technical College of the Lowcountry is hosting a Latino Open House from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 10 at the TCL New River Campus, 100 Community College Dr., Bluffton. TCL representatives will be available to discuss admissions, financial aid, programs of study and more. The open house is free and parents are invited.

For more information and to register for the event, visit www.tcl.edu/latino or contact Alison Cadmus in admissions at 843.525.8356.

Beaufort Aglow meets March 12 at Gilligan’s

Beaufort Aglow will meet on Saturday, March 12th at Gulligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary St. Beaufort from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The speaker will be Co-Pastor Theresa Roberts of Love House Ministries, 423 Parris Island Gateway. She graciously ministers to all with her husband, Pastor Randy Roberts. Love House is a Church that is God directed, Christ centered and Spirit led. Theresa is a former Beaufort County employee. Recently, she became a proud grandmother once again. The Roberts are in charge of the Beaufort County PALS and also operates the Community Bowling Center at 1140 Ribaut Rd in Beaufort where you’ll enjoy an old fashioned family fun. All are welcome to attend. Info: call: (843) 575-5377 or (843) 575-5377.

Chairman of SC GOP to speak at next meeting

The Beaufort County Republican Party will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, March 17th at Palmetto Electric Co-Operative, 1 Cooperative Way in Hardeeville. Matt Moore Chairman of the SC GOP will be the featured speaker. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with a social period (and pizza) starting at 6:00 pm. Food and refreshments will be served and the meeting is open to the public. For more information, please visit www.beaufortgop.com or email info@beaufortgop.com.

TCL is hosting Latino open house on campus

TheraVista, The Lending Room and Roxanne Cheney Organizes team up again for Spring Clean for JOY 2016 on Saturday, March 19th from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. This semi-annual ‘yard sale’ where everything is free is an opportunity for community members to go through their closets, drawers and garages clearing items that no longer bring joy or they are tired of storing for that ‘just in case’ moment. It is then given all away to those who can use the items now…the joy of giving and receiving while expanding awareness about the valuable service of the Lending Room which provides medical equipment for short or long term use, to anyone for a minimum donation of $1.They will be accepting donations of items in all categories from furniture, household goods, tools, clothes, etc. up until 6 p.m. Friday March 18th. For more information on dropping off donations, email theravista@gmail.com or call 843-812-1328. The event will be held at TheraVista, 263 Brickyard Point Road South on Lady’s Island.

BHS to hold cheer-leading info meeting

There will be a parent’s informational meeting March 22nd 6:00 p.m. in BHS Small Auditorium. Note all rising 7th – 12th graders are eligible to try out. Also note a back handspring is required to make the Varsity Squad. Tryouts will be April 26-28th and May 2nd – 6th in the BHS gym. All prospective cheerleaders should come in comfortable clothes and tennis shoes and be ready to work.

Final tryouts will be Friday, May 6th, starting at 3:30 p.m. (This will be an open door tryout where family members and friends can watch by paying a $5 entry fee). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Corrie Zimmerman or Hillary Savarese at corrie.zimmerman@beaufort.k12.sc.us and hillary.savarese@beaufort.k12.sc.us.

Gullah Festival in search of local talent

The Original Gullah Festival of South Carolina, Inc. is looking for local amateur singers, dancers, storytellers, etc. for the 2016 annual Original Gullah Festival and will be sponsoring a Gullah Festival Talent Showcase Audition, featuring Local Amateur Performers wanting to showcase their talents for “Exposure Only” during the Original Gullah Festival May 2016. This is free and opened to the public. It will be held at The United Church of Jesus Christ for All People located at 1801 Duke Street in Beaufort on Saturday, March 26th from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

To register or for additional information contact Angela Picot at 843-524-8814, Monday-Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

YMCA of Beaufort County hosts Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser 

The Childcare Staff of the YMCA of Beaufort County will host a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, April 2nd from 8:30 -10:30 a.m. at the YMCA located at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal. Pancakes, sausage and beverages will be served from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA Annual Scholarship Fund which directly aids our community through financial assistance for YMCA preschool, afterschool, summer camp, sports and aquatic programs. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child and kids age 2 and under are free. Donations welcomed. Contact Hannah Manning at hannahmymca@gmail.com or 832.522.9622 for more information.

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Riverview Baptist Church invites all to Homecoming 2016

Riverview Baptist Church, located at 2209 Boundary Street Beaufort, invites you to join them on Sunday, March 6, at their Worship Service which begins at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be Russ Williams. Fellowship meal to follow services.

Law enforcement officer to speak at Republican Club meeting Mar. 7

The Greater Bluffton Republican Club is pleased to announce that their next meeting will be held at Rose Hill Golf Club at 4 Clubhouse Dr. on Monday, March 7, 2016. We are very pleased to have Mike Sisno join us. Mr. Sisino is retired from a 31 year career in law enforcement with the final rank of Patrol Division Commander. During his career, Mr. Sisino worked in the Uniform Division, Detective Division/Special Investigations, Governor’s Security Detail, the Marine Division, and was assigned to two special teams, Search and Rescue and SWAT. He had the honor of working as the Head Firearms Instructor for the State Police Academy and has an impressive amount of advanced training. After his retirement, Mr. Sisino worked as a Government Contractor and now works for a private security company.

The social hour begins at 5:00 p.m. and the meeting starts at 5:45 p.m. Please come enjoy the beautiful clubhouse while enjoying the fellowship of likeminded conservatives. The public is welcome.

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 will be taught at New Hope Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Beaufort. The tools learned 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. For a $100 investment for books, on-line coaching, and access to invaluable information you will be amazed at the 9-month change in your life that has helped hundreds of people become free financially. New Hope Christian Church is located at 67 Parris Island Gateway in Beaufort. Classes start March 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Contact Wilma Holman at 843-252-8228.

Mayor Keyserling to be LIBPA Guest Speaker

City of Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling will be the guest speaker at the March meeting of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association to be held on March 8 at 8 a.m. in the Beaufort County Realtors’ Association headquarters located in the Palmetto Business Park (behind the BB&T Bank) on Lady’s Island Dr. Subjects to be included in the discussion include Lady’s Island traffic, future commercial growth, annexation and infrastructure. The meeting is open to the public.

TCL invites the community to “Return to the Classroom” event

The Technical College of the Lowcountry invites local residents to its 2nd annual “Return to the Classroom” event from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 9 at the TCL New River Campus in Bluffton. The event is free and includes two morning classes followed by a lunch and learn session.

“We are excited to welcome the community to our beautiful New River campus for a day of exploration and discovery,” TCL President Dr. Richard Gough said.

The event features a variety of classes centered on the topic of wellness and taught by exceptional TCL faculty members. Participants will be able to choose two classes from the following:

1. Stress and Wellness
2. Couples Therapeutic Massage
3. Literature and Wellness
4. Health Monitoring

Beaufort High Theater to present three nights

The Beaufort High Theater proudly Presents Alice in Wonderland on March 10th, 11th and 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the Arts Center at Beaufort High. Admission $5. For more information Please call 843-322-2152. Spend some qualify time and bring the kids for a “Family Date Night!”

Audubon takes trip to Bear Island WMA

Join the Audubon for a trip to Bear Island WMA on March 10th. You will see ducks in the old rice fields, Avocets, Black-Necked Stilts, White Pelicans, and Tundra Swans in the ponds. There’s no limit to the number of people who can go on this outing but for planning purposes, please RSVP. If you decide at the last moment, don’t hesitate to join the fun. Meet in the parking lot adjacent to the (former) Lady’s Island McDonalds. Departure is 8:00 a.m. Bring lunch, binoculars, bug spray, sunscreen, water, etc.

Upcoming library events

To be held at the St. Helena Branch Library at 6355 Jonathon Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena.

Event: Our Stories Matter: Documenting Our History in the Lowcountry
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Description: Presented by Once Upon A Time CEO Ryan J. Heathcock. Mr. Heathcock will be speaking about his “journey of discovery” tracing his genealogy from Africa, to Europe, to the Americas. Ryan has traced his Gullah roots to St. Helena Island as far back as 1800. Through “OUAT”, he offers his experience and his expertise to the residents of the Lowcountry and the organizations serving the communities within the Gullah/Geechee Corridor to keep their history alive and documented for generations to come. Call 843-255-6487 for more information.

Event: Teen Advisory Board
Date: Monday, March 14 and 28, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Description: Teens come together to discuss events, fundraising, collection development for St. Helena Branch Library. Call 843-255-6541 for more information.

Event: End of Life Issues: Health care power of attorney, living, wills DNR orders, power of attorney, funeral planning & cremation
Date: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Description: A local lawyer will give a 30-45 minute lecture with a question and answer period. Contact Meghan at mkilgore@bcgov.net or call 843-255-6559 for more information.

Event: Cooking Club
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Description: March’s theme is ‘In like a Lion, Out like a Lamb”. Make a recipe that will take us on an epicurean journey. The dish should have flavors that hit the palette strong like a lion and finish as smooth as a lamb or vice versa. Call 843-255-6487 for more information.

To be held at the Bluffton Branch Library at 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton.

Event: Teen Tech Week: Create it @ the Bluffton Branch!
Date: Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 11 during library hours
Description: Demo 3D printing, audio/video production and Raspberry Pi software in the new Bluffton Media Lab! For more information, contact Adam Farver at  843-255-6507 or afarver@bcgov.net.

Event: Let’s Juggle
Date: Wednesday, March 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Description: Learn the first steps into becoming a juggling master. This event is for ages 8-12. For more information, contact Kelli Baxter at 843-255-6510 or kbaxter@bcgov.net.

Event: Raspberry Pi Day
Date: Monday, March 14 at 4 p.m.
Description: Learn to program using the Raspberry Pi. For more information, contact Belinda Blue at 843-255-6507 or bblue@bcgov.net.

Event: Process Art Class
Date: Thursday, March 17 at 4:30 p.m.
Description: Join an art class where the only rule is to create.  This event is for ages 3-6. For more information, contact Kelli Baxter at 843-255-6510 or kbaxter@bcgov.net.

Event: Zumba Kids
Date: Saturday, March 19 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Description: A dance fitness party for ages 7-11. For more information, contact Kelli Baxter at 843-255-6510 or kbaxter@bcgov.net.

For information on any of the programs, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or call (843) 255-6456.

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Learn about flags of the Revolutionary War 

You are invited to learn about flags used in the Revolutionary War and Civil War on February 20 at Santa Elena History Center. Hear the story of the flag designed for use by South Carolina troops under the command of Col. William Moultrie for the defense of Sullivan’s Island against the attack of the British fleet on June 28, 1776. Some of the other flags Mr. Keller will share include the flags for the Cherokee Braves, Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters, Fort Moultrie, the Bonnie Blue, South Carolina Secession, and Nathan Bedford Forest. It will be a fascinating and interesting presentation you will not want to miss. His presentation on flags has been widely acclaimed with standing room only so sign up early to get a seat. The cost is $15.

YMCA opens spring soccer registration  

Registration is now open for Youth Outdoor Spring Soccer at the YMCA of Beaufort County through Feb. 23rd. Kids age 3-12. Costs are $55 per child for Y members and $70 per child for non-members. Register at the YMCA in Port Royal (1801 Richmond Ave.) or online: ymcabeaufortcounty.com. Scholarship assistance is available. Questions? Contact James Penley, Sport Coordinator at 843-522-9622 or email sports.ymcabeaufort@gmail.com.

Help Hope Haven by coming to open house

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry would like to invite the community to help us bring hope and healing to abused children and adult victims of sexual violence. Please join us for an Open House on February 23, from 5:00  to 6:30 p.m. at Hope Haven located at 1212 Charles Street in Beaufort (In Newcastle Square, behind Talbots and near Herban Market) Enjoy a tour of our center, light refreshments, and a brief presentation by our Executive Director Shauw Chin Capps. Learn more about what Hope Haven does and how you can help make hope happen! R.S.V.P by February 17th, 2016. Please contact Pam Wentworth by calling (843) 524-2256 or by emailing hope12@hopehavenLC.org.

Fripp Audubon & partners present Tiny Bird — Epic Journey

The Red Knot migrates through the Sea Islands on a near-miraculous journey from one end of the earth to the other! Fripp Audubon Club, Sun City Hilton Head Bird Club, Hilton Head Audubon Society & other sponsors present celebrated author Deborah Cramer at Sun City’s Magnolia Hall, Wed., February 24th from 2 to 4 p.m. (Registration, Sun City Bird Club, magnolia2.24.2016@gmail.com). Don’t miss her fascinating message about South Carolina’s critical role in the little bird’s survival—& high stakes for shorebirds, horseshoe crabs & humans. Ms. Cramer encores at Fripp Island Community Centre, Thurs., February 25th at 7 p.m. Free presentation & free pass at Fripp gate. Meet ‘n’ Greet starts at 6 p.m. Please bring small plate of nibbles to share.

Integrative Healing Arts Sampler scheduled at in Downtown Beaufort 

Join our health care volunteers for 20-minute sessions of Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Counseling, Healing Touch, massage, and more on Saturday, February 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 705 Bladen St. in downtown Beaufort. These creative therapies in a clinical, nurturing, and integrative environment are for anyone, applying especially to those with mental conditions and disabilities, who cannot afford these services or without insurance for counseling. Cost of $10 per session goes toward the non-profit operating expenses. Prayer, scholarship applications for free services, and gift certificates are also available onsite. Visit MinistriesforSynergeticWellness.org for more information or call 843-770-9947.

Tuesday Talks return at Maritime Center

Our popular lecture series returns this spring and will run from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The cost is $8/adult, $5/student with ID, and free for those under 17 years of age.

Currently scheduled for Tuesday Talks this spring: March 1st – Al Segars, SCDNR: “Human Impacts on Wildlife” •  March 15th – Bruce Lampright, Brays Island Naturalist  •  April 5th – Amber Kuehn, Spartina Marine Education Charters: “The Port Royal Sound Ecosystem”.

TCL invites the community to “Return to the Classroom” event

The Technical College of the Lowcountry invites local residents to its 2nd annual “Return to the Classroom” event from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 9 at the TCL New River Campus in Bluffton. The event is free and includes two morning classes followed by a lunch and learn session.

“We are excited to welcome the community to our beautiful New River campus for a day of exploration and discovery,” TCL President Dr. Richard Gough said.

The event features a variety of classes centered on the topic of wellness and taught by exceptional TCL faculty members. Participants will be able to choose two classes from the following:

  1. Stress and Wellness
  2. Couples Therapeutic Massage
  3. Literature and Wellness
  4. Health Monitoring

Eric Horan to host book signing and reception

You are invited to a special wine and cheese reception at the Maritime Center, Friday, March 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the Beaufort release of Eric Horan’s latest book, Beholding Nature. Eric will personalize copies of the exquisite coffee table book purchased during the event. RSVP to info@portroyalsoundfoundation.org.

BHS Boys Tennis hosts ping pong tournament

We are having a Ping Pong Tournament at Beaufort High on March 12 to benefit the Boys Tennis Team. Come have some fun and play some competitive ping pong against your level of play. It will start at 12 noon in the Gym; sign up will start at 11:15 a.m. We will be having 3 levels of play for singles and doubles along with a 16 under division. There may also be a women’s or girls division if we have enough entries. We can pair you with someone for doubles if you need a partner.

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Sportfishing & Diving Club meeting features two presentations

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club February meeting will be Thursday February 11 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Steve Arnott, head of South Carolina DNR Inshore Fisheries, will present the Lowcountry’s inshore fish population changes over time, specifically concerning Speckled Trout. Well known Captain Danny Rourk of Tailwinds Charters will present how to target local Speckled Trout during the winter months and which rods, tackle, and baits work best. Guests are welcomed and you do not need a reservation. For additional information please contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

Adult Choir to perform in Burton on Feb. 13

The St. Paul Baptist Church Adult Choir presents The Theatrical Performance “Missing. The thief comes to steal, kill ad to destroy.” The performance will take place on Saturday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m. at 22 St. Paul Church Road, Burton, SC. For more information, call (843) 525-1326 or (843) 592-5471.

Beaufort Aglow sets meeting with speaker

Beaufort Aglow will meet Saturday, February 13 at The Gulligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary St, beginning 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The speaker will be Mrs. Rosa Cummings of Bethel Word and Worship Center, Beaufort, SC. Mrs. Cummings overcame sickness and knows the healing power and deliverance in the emotional and physical realms. For information please call (843) 575-5377 or (843) 524-1768.

Concert to be held by a Korean children’s choir

The Jubilee Boys and Girls Choir from the Wangsung Presbyterian Church in Seoul, Korea will perform in concert at The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles St. on Wednesday, February 17 at 6 p.m. There is no cost for admission. For information contact Melanie Williams at (843) 252-4104.

Beaufort Historical Society to meet

In celebration of the 450th Anniversary of Santa Elena, Dr. Andy Beall, Executive Director of the Santa Elena Foundation will host the Beaufort County Historical Society, Feb. 18th meeting at the new Santa Elena History Center in the Old Federal Courthouse on Bay and Bladen St. Beaufort. Our meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m.

SC Representative to speak at Republican meeting on Feb. 18

The Beaufort County Republican Party will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, February 18 at Palmetto Electric Co-Operative, 1 Cooperative Way in Hardeeville. SC State Representative Shannon Erickson will be the featured speaker. Mrs. Erickson’s district covers parts of Northern Beaufort County and Beaufort. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with a social period starting at 6:00 p.m. Food and refreshments will be served and the meeting is open to the public. For more information, please visit www.beaufortgop.com or email info@beaufortgop.com.

YMCA opens spring soccer registration  

Registration is now open for Youth Outdoor Spring Soccer at the YMCA of Beaufort County through Feb. 23rd. Kids age 3-12. Costs are $55 per child for Y members and $70 per child for non-members. Register at the YMCA in Port Royal (1801 Richmond Ave.) or online: ymcabeaufortcounty.com. Scholarship assistance is available. Questions? Contact James Penley, Sport Coordinator at 843-522-9622 or email sports.ymcabeaufort@gmail.com.

Help Hope Haven by coming to open house

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry would like to invite the community to help us bring hope and healing to abused children and adult victims of sexual violence. Please join us for an Open House on February 23, from 5:00  to 6:30 p.m. at Hope Haven located at 1212 Charles Street in Beaufort (In Newcastle Square, behind Talbots and near Herban Market) Enjoy a tour of our center, light refreshments, and a brief presentation by our Executive Director Shauw Chin Capps. Learn more about what Hope Haven does and how you can help make hope happen! R.S.V.P by February 17th, 2016. Please contact Pam Wentworth by calling (843) 524-2256 or by emailing hope12@hopehavenLC.org.

Learn how to repair & manage your credit

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) will offer two free classes in February at the Chamber Office. On Tuesday, February 23, we will offer a two-hour class on credit repair. Both classes will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort. All are welcome to attend. Call 843-986-1102 X 2 for more information and to reserve your space.

Imaging flying 19,000 miles every year

Fripp Audubon has a very special speaker scheduled for their next meeting on February 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Deborah Cramer, author of A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab & An Epic Journey will share the incredible story of the amazing Red Knots and the critical role our Lowcountry plays in one of Nature’s greatest stories. Each year Red Knots undertake a near miraculous 19,000 mile journey. This little bird’s life depends on its epic journey to meet an ancient crab.

Integrative Healing Arts Sampler scheduled at in Downtown Beaufort 

Join our health care volunteers for 20-minute sessions of Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Counseling, Healing Touch, massage, and more on Saturday, February 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 705 Bladen St. in downtown Beaufort. These creative therapies in a clinical, nurturing, and integrative environment are for anyone, applying especially to those with mental conditions and disabilities, who cannot afford these services or without insurance for counseling. Cost of $10 per session goes toward the non-profit operating expenses. Prayer, scholarship applications for free services, and gift certificates are also available onsite. Visit MinistriesforSynergeticWellness.org for more information or call 843-770-9947.

Integrative Healing Arts Sampler scheduled

We are having a Ping Pong Tournament at Beaufort High on March 12 to benefit the Boys Tennis Team. Come have some fun and play some competitive ping pong against your level of play. It will start at 12 noon in the Gym; sign up will start at 11:15 a.m. We will be having 3 levels of play for singles and doubles along with a 16 under division. There may also be a women’s or girls division if we have enough entries. We can pair you with someone for doubles if you need a partner.

Local businesses offer free prostate screenings 

Lowcountry Public Health Region, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, AccessHealth Lowcountry and Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Med-I-Assist Program are teaming up to provide “free prostate screenings” for men, age 40 & above, residing in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties. We’re giving priority to the uninsured, unemployed, underinsured and the working poor; however, all age appropriate men needing his prostate checked, will get a prostate screening done free. If you have questions or would like to get an appointment, please contact 843-412-2572.

Upcoming library events

To be held at the Beaufort Library Main Branch at 311 Scott St, Downtown.

Event: Dr. Seuss Extravaganza!
Date: Wednesday, March 2nd at 4:30 p.m.
Description: Join the party and celebrate “Read Across America Day” and Dr. Seuss’s birthday! This is a free event! Please contact Kathleen McTeer at (843) 255-6441 or  kmcteer@bcgov.net with questions.

Event: Environmental Experiences of the Lowcountry
Date: Sessions begin at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 7th and 21st & on April 11th & 25th
Description: Environmental learning fun for all ages. Come use microscopes, binoculars, and other equipment. Materials and equipment will be available for circulation to those participants who complete the series. This is a free event! Please contact Kathleen McTeer at (843) 255-6441 or  kmcteer@bcgov.net with questions.

Event: Tips and Tools for Wildlife Photography
Date: Saturday, March 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Description: Drawing on decades of photography experience, Mark Vanderpool will discuss how to approach wildlife, what equipment and settings work best, and how to turn a good “capture” into a great image. This is a free event! Please contact Stacey Inman at (843) 255-6458 or sinman@bcgov.net.

For information on any of the programs, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or call (843) 255-6456.

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YMCA opens spring soccer registration  

Registration is now open for Youth Outdoor Spring Soccer at the YMCA of Beaufort County through Feb. 23rd. Kids age 3-12. Costs are $55 per child for Y members and $70 per child for non-members. Register at the YMCA in Port Royal (1801 Richmond Ave.) or online: ymcabeaufortcounty.com. Scholarship assistance is available. Questions? Contact James Penley, Sport Coordinator at 843-522-9622 or email sports.ymcabeaufort@gmail.com.

Main Street Beaufort hosts February’s First Friday after Five 

Main Street Beaufort, USA, announces First Friday after Five’s February event on Friday, February 5, 2016. Many downtown businesses will remain open until 8 p.m. to accommodate citizens who work until 5 p.m. or later.  Local musicians use the opportunity to play acoustically on Bay Street and surrounding areas. Some stores offer refreshments, others offer artists demonstrations, and some offer special discounts for the evening. First Friday after Five allows locals the opportunity to shop locally, reunite with longtime businesses and be introduced to newer ones. For more info, call  at 843-525-6644 or visit www.downtownbeaufort.com.

Cook, dance, & bid at local elementary school

Mossy Oaks Elementary is hosting our 5th Annual Chili Cook off/School Dance and Silent Auction. This year they are honoring firefighters. Come out for music, dancing & silent auction — fun for the entire family! Fantastic items valued at over $2000 will be auctioned including a signed and numbered print “Coastal Morning” of SC signed by artist Bob Gecy, great baskets by each grade, golf packages, and more! All proceeds benefit our kids! The event is Friday, February 5th in the MOES gym from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Reagan birthday party set for February 5

The Beaufort Federation of Republican Men is sponsoring a birthday party on Friday, February 5th to celebrate the 105th birthday of President Ronald Reagan. Michael Miller will share his personal reminiscences of the Reagans and also discuss how important Reagan’s legacy is for the nation as we select a new President later this year. Mike, who authors a political blog called Mike’s America, worked in the Reagan White House Political Office.

The party will be held at the Quality Inn at Town Center in Beaufort. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m., with dinner being served at 6:30 p.m. Dress will be “Ranch Casual” (i.e., jeans/western shirts encouraged for both men and women). Tickets are $35.00. A pulled pork barbecue dinner, mac ‘n cheese, beer, wine, soft drinks and birthday cake are included. Net proceeds will benefit The Reagan Ranch/Young America’s Foundation and The Beaufort County GOP Hillsdale College Scholarship Fund. Additional details and a registration form can be found at www.beaufortgop.com.

Beaufort Dog beings 2016 classes and clubs

Beaufort Dog offers first their obedience class of 2016. February 6th 10:00 a.m. at 1307 Boundary Street. Six weeks in duration. Contact 843-812-5394 or email Kelley@beaufortdog.com for more information.

The Beaufort Agility Club begins spring session February 6th at 10:45 a.m.  1307 Boundary Street, six weeks, beginner to advanced. There is a $120 fee. This is a non-profit club. Call (843) 812-5394 to register or email Kelley@beaufortdog.com.

Help of Beaufort to benefit from Cook-Off

St. John’s Lutheran Church, located at 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort will host their 6th Annual Community Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, February 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. This event is held each year to benefit local community organizations. This this year’s cook-off will benefit Help of Beaufort, which provides emergency assistance to persons in the Beaufort community with food, clothing, or financial needs. Other churches in the community participate in the event.

Anyone in the community is invited to enter the competition. Local “celebrity judges” award fun prizes to the three best, as well as “most unusual” chili recipes. In addition, the judges award a “pastor’s prize” to the best chili made by one of the participating congregations. Finally, a People’s Choice award is given to the crowd favorite. All who attend are asked to make a minimum donation of $6. 100% of these proceeds will go to Help of Beaufort. For more details, including information about how to enter your chili recipe, go to www.StJohnsBeaufort.org.

Montessori Programs Open House to be held at Beaufort Elementary

Stop by and see what makes these educational options different. Come to the Open House for Beaufort Elementary School Montessori Programs Grades 1–5, AMES Program Grades 3–5 (must qualify) on Monday, February 8th — Montessori Program: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. & AMES Program: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and on Wednesday, February 10th — AMES Program: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. & Montessori Program: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. If you are not able to attend either of these meetings, please call 843-322-2600.

Join fellow Military Officers for a lunch

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Lowcountry Chapter invites you to its quarterly social/biz luncheon, Feb. 9th at the MCAS Beaufort Officers Club. The speaker will be Solicitor Duffie Stone, Chief Prosecutor for Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton & Jasper counties. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. with a meet ‘n’ greet; noon lunch, $17; cash bar; casual. RSVP by Feb. 4 to Bill Severns at mnbseverns@aol.com or (843) 263-0600.

Beaufort Aglow sets meeting with speaker

Beaufort Aglow will meet Saturday, February 13th at The Gulligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary St, beginning 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The speaker will be Mrs. Rosa Cummings of Bethel Word and Worship Center, Beaufort, SC. Mrs. Cummings overcame sickness and knows the healing power and deliverance in the emotional and physical realms. For information please call (843) 575-5377 or (843) 524-1768.

Concert to be held by a Korean children’s choir

The Jubilee Boys and Girls Choir from the Wangsung Presbyterian Church in Seoul, Korea will perform in concert at The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles St. on Wednesday, February 17 at 6 p.m. There is no cost for admission. For information contact Melanie Williams at (843) 252-4104.

Imaging flying 19,000 miles every year

Fripp Audubon has a very special speaker scheduled for their next meeting on February 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Deborah Cramer, author of A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab & An Epic Journey will share the incredible story of the amazing Red Knots and the critical role our Lowcountry plays in one of Nature’s greatest stories. Each year Red Knots undertake a near miraculous 19,000 mile journey. This little bird’s life depends on its epic journey to meet an ancient crab.

Upcoming library events

Event: There’s Rhythm in the Telling with Award-Winning Storyteller J’Miah Nabawi
Date: Saturday, February 6th at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street
Description: Get ready to move to the beat as J’Miah shares stories from around the world. This is afree event.

Event: The Big Read: De Gullah Ooman with Queen Quet
Date: Wednesday, February 10th at 6:00 p.m.
Location: St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road
Description: Stories of Gullah women during the Great Depression re-enacted by Queen Quet. Everyone is welcome. No reservations required. This event is free.

Event: The Big Read: Film Showings and Discussion
Date: Saturday, February 13th at 12:00 p.m.
Location: Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street
Description: Watch the film version of Their Eyes Were Watching God and join us for a discussion about the book and movie. Everyone is welcome, no reservations required. This event is free.

Event: The Big Read: Book Discussions
Date: Thursday, February 18th at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street
Description: Join our branches’ book clubs as they discuss the focus of The Big Read project, the classic novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Dr. Gloria Holmes, an award-winning professor at the School of Education at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, will lead the discussion at two of the book clubs, as indicated below. Everyone is welcome to attend, no registration necessary.

For information on any of the programs, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or call (843) 255-6456.

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