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Free program highlights reptiles, amphibians

Tony Mills, the host of the award winning television show “Coastal Kingdom,” and Rob Lewis from The County Channel will share facts and information about reptiles and amphibians of the Lowcountry on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Beaufort library, 311 Scott Street, downtown Beaufort. Come see these live animals and learn about their environment. Clips from programming of “Coastal Kingdom” will be used during this program. Come see the new collection of “Coastal Kingdom” programs available for circulation.  Contact Kathleen McTeer, kmcteer@bcgov.net or call 255-6469.

Music from the Heart benefits Broken Tails

October’s First Friday in Habersham features Music from the Heart — a concert to benefit animals in need of emergency care.  Although admission to the October 3 event is free, donations will be accepted for Broken Tails, a fund that provides grants for critical medical assistance to pets whose human companions need financial assistance.  The concert will be at Habersham Market, 6 to 9 p.m.

Lowcountry Patriots host fundraising banquet

Join the Lowcountry Patriots at their annual fundraiser banquet for the nonprofit NRA Foundation, Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Quality Inn, 2001 Boundary St., Beaufort. There will be fine BBQ, auctions, games, firearms and fundraising. Proceeds benefit youth shooting sports, JROTC, hunting and firearms education, law enforcement, National School Shield Program and more. Tickets $30, purchase online at www.friendsofnra.org/sc or call Skip Mercer 843-263-3671 or Patrick Lengel 843-368-2749. Limited seating, no tickets sold at door.

Fripp Audubon has Fall Migration Celebration II

Every fall, thousands of birds transit the Beaufort Barrier Islands Important Bird Area (IBA), where the three inhabited islands — Fripp, Harbor and Hunting Island State Park — will host Fall Migration Celebration II, October 4 and 5, open to all. Expert presentations and guided beachwalks sponsored by the Fripp Audubon Club and Naturally Fripp Community Wildlife Habitat Team. Space limited. Go to www.beaufortbarrierislandsiba.com for program and ticket information/registration. Ticket covers events, multi-island gate pass and box lunch: $30 online; $40 at sign-in, 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Hunting Island Nature Center.

Port Royal Baptist Church hosts two events

All former members are invited to a special Homecoming service at Port Royal Baptist Church, located at Ribaut Road at the Naval Hospital, 707 Pinckney Drive, 521-1994. Pastor Rev. Steven Ruff will be at the Homecoming on Sunday, October 5 at the 11 a.m. service.  The special guest speaker will be Rev. Dan Messer, a former pastor who lives and ministers in the Upstate. Immediately following the service, there will be a special fellowship luncheon honoring all former members. For more information, call 521-1994 or visit www.portroyalbaptist.org or our FB page, Port Royal Baptist church.

• There will be a revival at Port Royal Baptist Church from Sunday, October 12 through Wednesday, October 15.  October 12 services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. October 13-15, services are 6:30 p.m. each night. Come enjoy special music and worship with us. Guest speaker is Rev. Eddie Blalock, pastor of Orchard Community Church, Lake City, Florida. For more information, call 521-1994.

SC Gov. Haley will greet Beaufort women’s group

The Beaufort Republican Women will host a “Women For Nikki” event on Monday, October 6, at 10 a.m. Governor Haley will greet attendees on the rooftop of the Old Bay Marketplace on Bay Street. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served at this free event. Please bring a friend. For more information, please call 525-0102.

ArtiZen Yoga offers free Being of Service class

Being of Service class will be held Thursday, October 9, at ArtiZen Yoga in Newcastle Square, uptown Beaufort. On the second Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., ArtiZen Yoga provides a free all-level yoga class exclusively for active military and their spouses. It will be taught by Ayren Pfeifer, certified Ashtanga teacher and a military spouse of 13 years. (Childcare will be available for a small fee: $5 for one child, $3 for each additional child.)

NAMI holds second Pig Pickin’ In the Park

NAMI Beaufort County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be holding the second annual Pig Pickin’ (And Chicken) In the Park in Live Oaks Park, Port Royal on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will feature Jimmy Fitts’ Catering with pulled pork, chicken and all the fixins. There will be live music, and beer and wine available. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12.50 for kids 12 and under, free from kids under 5. The event raises awareness and funds for local mental health programs offered by NAMI during Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 5-11. Contact 843-681-2200, www.namibeaufortcounty.org.

PAL holds 2nd ‘Artisans Fur Animals’ Gala

Join animal and art lovers at Palmetto Animal League’s 2nd Annual Artisans Fur Animals Gala on Friday, October 10, hosted by Presenting Sponsor Hilton Head Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Mingle and bid on amazing silent and live auction artwork, featuring one-of-a-kind cat and dog sculptures as well as jewelry, wood carvings, photographs, paintings, and unique artisan works. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the live auction with Gallery 95 Auction, begins at 6:45 p.m. Purchase advance priced $25 tickets at www.pal.ticketbud.com or $30 at the door. For more information, call 843-368-5358 or visit www.PalmettoAnimalLeague.org.

‘A Year and a Day’: Earth centered religious class

Join Ancient Sea Island Continuum for A Year and A Day course. This course teaches the essential aspects traditionally accepted as the foundation of a Pagan spiritual education. If you would like to discover living in natural harmony with the cycles of earth, sun, and moon, then join us on Monday, October 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort located at 178 Sams Point Road, Beaufort, SC, 29907. Childcare is provided. Questions or comments, please feel free to email us at asic.herald@gmail.com. All are welcome to attend.

Hope Haven holds weekly support groups

The silence of childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault can lead to a lifetime of trauma and fear.  Survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse can find hope and healing by finding their own words to express their experiences and by sharing and listening to experiences and insight with other survivors. Hope Haven of the Lowcountry offers adult support groups for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse.  The groups meet weekly on Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m., or bi-weekly on Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Hope Haven of the Lowcountry is located at 1212 Charles Street, Beaufort, SC. The group is offered free of charge and participants must be at least 18 years old.  To participate in the group or obtain more information, contact Marian Lindsey at 843-524-2256.

Party Port Royal style at new October festival  

The Old Village Association of Port Royal will host OktoPRfest “Party Port Royal Style” on October 17 and 18. This is OktoPortRoyalFest. It is Party Port Royal Style. The festival will kick off on Friday, October 17 with a craft beer tasting party at The Shed. This adult-only event will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with more than 25 micro breweries as well as local home brewers. Live entertainment provided by The Brewer Band, fronted by lead vocalist Amanda Brewer. Tickets are $20 per person at the door or $15 in advance. Each admission includes a commemorative glass and one vote for best brew. The party continues on Saturday, October 18 from noon to 6 p.m. on Paris Avenue. For those who won’t get a chance to attend the craft beer party, come and enjoy a huge variety of craft beers, wine, sodas and of course local food specialties. Organizers expect food vendors, artists and crafters lined up on Paris Avenue as well as children’s activities, classic car show, live music and entertainment for individuals of all ages. For more information, visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com or call Androula Weiland at 843-684-1987, email weilandandroula@gmail.com.

Don’t miss TheraFest Healing Arts Fair 

The TheraVista Conscious Community will hold a premier mid-fall health and wellness event with the 2014 TheraFest: Healing Arts Fair. TheraVista will host the area’s most diverse gathering of artists and craftspeople, musicians, healing arts practitioners, bodyworkers, intuitives, wellness coaches, and healthy food vendors. A special space for children’s activities is also planned. Attendees can also enjoy live music, engage with and learn about live birds of prey, be inspired at the food demos, join the rhythm with a drum circle, move and laugh through laughing yoga and hooping demos, and experience the most progressive healing arts. TheraFest 2014 will be happening on Saturday, October 25, noon to 5 p.m. on the waterfront grounds of TheraVista Conscious Community Haven, 263 Brickyard Point Road South, Lady’s Island, SC. For more information, email neesamoon@gmail.com or call 843-271-1923. To obtain a vendor’s application, email theravista@gmail.com or call 843-812-1328.

Palmetto Animal League has charity golf tourney 

Palmetto Animal League’s ‘Putt for PAL’ charity golf tournament will be held on Monday, Nov. 3 at Belfair’s Fazio West Course in Bluffton. The $160 fee includes a buffet lunch, golf, prizes and appetizers/wine/beer after play. The format will be a 4-person shamble starting at 12:30 p.m.  All proceeds will be used to fund rescue, rehabilitation and adoption programs at PAL’s Adoption Center in Riverwalk Business Park. Register online or to purchase a hole sponsorship “in memory of” a pet at www.palgolf.golfreg.com.

ReJuvenate, ReSet and ReTreat at Palm Key 

Y.E.S. by Design: Unleashing Your Extraordinary Self, a women’s transformational retreat, will be held at Palm Key Wellness & Creativity Center in Ridgeland, SC, from Nov. 7-9. Join other like-hearted women who are seeking ways to dissolve old patterns that are getting in the way of a fulfilling life experience while igniting a new path of discovery and joy in navigating life with more ease. Our incredible lineup of presenters will guide you on a journey from who you are today, to who you were designed to become and how to set your course to Your Extraordinary Self. Presenters include: Martha O’Regan, Your “B.E.S.T Life” Coach; Tuck Self and Ann Seelye, Human Design Coaches; Simran Singh, author, speaker, visionary; Brittney Hiller, the happiest Yogi around; Katherine Brown, writer, workshop leader and writing coach. Stay in award-winning accommodations and enjoy delicious meals while in the company of amazing women. For more info or to register, go to www.theravista.org or call 843-812-1328.

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Fall Clean for JOY 2014 offers all items for free

On Friday, Sept. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 27 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., don’t miss Fall Clean for JOY 2014, a yard sale where everything is free.  The Lending Room, Roxanne Cheney Organizes and TheraVista co-sponsor this semi-annual event where community members clean out their closets, drawers and garages of all those items that no longer serve and offer them back to those who can use them now. Bringing joy for those who are giving and joy for those receiving. Donations are still being accepted. For drop off instructions, please call 843-812-1328. TheraVista is located at 263 Brickyard Point Road South on Lady’s Island.

Friends of Beaufort Library holds book sale

The Friends of the Beaufort Library: Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Branches (FOL) will hold its Annual Fall Book Sale September 26-28 at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. The Friends of the Library member-only preview sale is from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 26 with the sale opened to the public starting at noon (through 6 p.m.) and continuing on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. This book sale is the main fundraiser for the FOL with all proceeds benefitting the Beaufort County Public Library branches in Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Island. Always one of the biggest sales of its type held in Beaufort County, it will be just as grand this year with thousands of gently used books, CDs and DVDs available. Books will again be priced at $2 for most hardbacks, $1.50 for trade paperbacks and 50 cents for paperbacks. Children’s books will be individually priced with many just 10 cents. On Sunday, all remaining books will be half-price. Also, the popular Silent Auction begins Friday morning and concludes at 4 p.m. on Saturday. As in previous years, the book sale includes titles of every genre, for all ages and covering every conceivable subject area. The fall book sale is the main fundraiser for the FOL, which, in turn, is the largest volunteer supporter of the three public library branches located in northern Beaufort County. To become a member of FOL, contact Alyssa Martin at 443-223-8108, amaps@aol.com. To volunteer, contact Patricia Ethier at 843-524-8442, patrishethier@hargray.com.

Stir It Up celebrates teen cooking class graduation

Stir It Up: Teen cooking class “cook-off” and graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Shed behind Gullah Grub, 877 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920. On the menu will be gumbo, fried fish, red rice, string beans, mac and cheese, cornbread and dessert, catered by Gullah Grub Restaurant and teen chefs. There will be dinner, cool music and hand-crafted jewelry. Donation is $20, all proceeds benefit the Gullah Style Cooking Class Scholarship Fund, a program that works to educate youth about Gullah culture through organic farming and cooking. To make reservations, contact Sara’ Reynolds Green, 843-473-0477. Sponsored by The Unitarian Fellowship of Beaufort, Gullah Grub Restaurant, SC Coastal Community Development Corporation, and Marshview Community Organic Farm.

Free program highlights reptiles, amphibians

Tony Mills, the host of the award winning television show “Coastal Kingdom,” and Rob Lewis from The County Channel will share facts and information about reptiles and amphibians of the Lowcountry on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Beaufort library, 311 Scott Street, downtown Beaufort. Come see these live animals and learn about their environment. Clips from programming of “Coastal Kingdom” will be used during this program. Come see the new collection of “Coastal Kingdom” programs available for circulation.  Contact Kathleen McTeer, kmcteer@bcgov.net or call 255-6469.

Music from the Heart benefits Broken Tails

October’s First Friday in Habersham features Music from the Heart — a concert to benefit animals in need of emergency care.  Although admission to the October 3 event is free, donations will be accepted for Broken Tails, a fund that provides grants for critical medical assistance to pets whose human companions need financial assistance.  The concert will be at Habersham Market, 6 to 9 p.m.

Black chamber will have Friday networking event

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event hosted by Gullah Heritage Trail Tours at Simmons Fishing Camp located at 11 Simmons Road, Hilton Head Island SC 29926 on October 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Open to the public. Refreshments and prizes. Details call 843-986-1102.

Don’t miss 20th annual Beaufort Shrimp Fest

Main Street Beaufort, USA, and the South Carolina Shrimpers Association are gearing up for the 20th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival, to be held Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4, at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. This two-day festival is a celebration of SC Wild Caught Shrimp, local food and fun in the Lowcountry. Friday, October 3, at 6 p.m.: Live music will take place on the Pavilion Stage featuring The Company Band. Saturday, October 4, 8 a.m.: Calling all walkers and runners to participate at the festival’s popular 5K Bridge Run/Walk (USATF certified course). The Popcorn Shrimp Run for ages 7 and under will begin at 8:45 a.m. at the corner of Bay and Newcastle Streets. You may register at www.active.com or download applications from www.beaufortshrimpfestival.com. Saturday’s events continue at 11 a.m. with children activities, abundance of SC fresh wild caught shrimp, and the arts and craft market. Live music all day on the Pavilion stage will be provided by The Brewer Band, Aunt Pearlie Sue, and The Bull Grapes. Local restaurants will put their unique spins on fresh local shrimp, available to attendees, and will compete for the “Best Shrimp Dish” and “Best Booth Decoration” voted by a panel of judges, and the “People’s Choice”, chosen by festival attendees. The Sea Island Rotary Club will host its 6th annual Charity Shrimp Race, where 5,000 rubber floating shrimp will be dropped in the Beaufort River adjacent to Waterfront Park from a working shrimp boat. For more information or to adopt a shrimp, visit www.rotaryshrimprace.com. For more information or to register for the 5K Bridge Run/Walk, visit www.beaufortshrimpfestival.com or call 843-525-6644.

Lowcountry Patriots host fundraising banquet

Join the Lowcountry Patriots at their annual fundraiser banquet for the nonprofit NRA Foundation, Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Quality Inn, 2001 Boundary St., Beaufort. There will be fine BBQ, auctions, games, firearms and fundraising. Proceeds benefit youth shooting sports, JROTC, hunting and firearms education, law enforcement, National School Shield Program and more. Tickets $30, purchase online at www.friendsofnra.org/sc or call Skip Mercer 843-263-3671 or Patrick Lengel 843-368-2749. Limited seating, no tickets sold at door.

Fripp Audubon has Fall Migration Celebration II

Every fall, thousands of birds transit the Beaufort Barrier Islands Important Bird Area (IBA), where the three inhabited islands — Fripp, Harbor and Hunting Island State Park — will host Fall Migration Celebration II, October 4 and 5, open to all. Expert presentations and guided beachwalks sponsored by the Fripp Audubon Club and Naturally Fripp Community Wildlife Habitat Team. Space limited. Go to www.beaufortbarrierislandsiba.com for program and ticket information/registration. Ticket covers events, multi-island gate pass and box lunch: $30 online; $40 at sign-in, 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Hunting Island Nature Center.

Port Royal Baptist Church hosts two events

All former members are invited to a special Homecoming service at Port Royal Baptist Church, located at Ribaut Road at the Naval Hospital, 707 Pinckney Drive, 521-1994. Pastor Rev. Steven Ruff will be at the Homecoming on Sunday, October 5 at the 11 a.m. service.  The special guest speaker will be Rev. Dan Messer, a former pastor who lives and ministers in the Upstate. Immediately following the service, there will be a special fellowship luncheon honoring all former members. For more information, call 521-1994 or visit www.portroyalbaptist.org or our FB page, Port Royal Baptist church.

• There will be a revival at Port Royal Baptist Church from Sunday, October 12 through Wednesday, October 15.  October 12 services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. October 13-15, services are 6:30 p.m. each night. Come enjoy special music and worship with us. Guest speaker is Rev. Eddie Blalock, pastor of Orchard Community Church, Lake City, Florida. For more information, call the church office at 521-1994.

NAMI holds second Pig Pickin’ In the Park

NAMI Beaufort County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be holding the second annual Pig Pickin’ (And Chicken) In the Park in Live Oaks Park, Port Royal on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will feature Jimmy Fitts’ Catering with pulled pork, chicken and all the fixins. There will be live music, and beer and wine available at a cash bar. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12.50 for kids 12 and under, free from kids under 5. The event raises awareness and funds for local mental health programs offered by NAMI during Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 5-11. Contact 843-681-2200, www.namibeaufortcounty.org.

PAL holds 2nd ‘Artisans Fur Animals’ Gala

Join animal and art lovers at Palmetto Animal League’s 2nd Annual Artisans Fur Animals Gala on Friday, October 10, hosted by Presenting Sponsor Hilton Head Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Mingle and bid on amazing silent and live auction artwork, featuring one-of-a-kind cat and dog sculptures as well as jewelry, wood carvings, photographs, paintings, and unique artisan works. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the live auction with Gallery 95 Auction, begins at 6:45 p.m. Purchase advance priced $25 tickets at www.pal.ticketbud.com or $30 at the door. For more information, call 843-368-5358 or visit www.PalmettoAnimalLeague.org.

Hope Haven holds weekly support groups

The silence of childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault can lead to a lifetime of trauma and fear.  Survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse can find hope and healing by finding their own words to express their experiences and by sharing and listening to experiences and insight with other survivors. Hope Haven of the Lowcountry offers adult support groups for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse.  The groups meet weekly on Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m., or bi-weekly on Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Hope Haven of the Lowcountry is located at 1212 Charles Street, Beaufort, SC. The group is offered free of charge and participants must be at least 18 years old.  To participate in the group or obtain more information, contact Marian Lindsey at 843-524-2256.

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Christian Women’s Connection has luncheon

The Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will hold its fall luncheon and meeting on Thursday, September 18, at the Hilton Gardens Inn from noon to 2 p.m. The feature will be “Essential Oil for a Better Life”.  Guest speaker is Holly Berry and her titled talk is “Playing for Keeps”. Luncheon and program is $15 which includes tax and gratuity. Reservations or cancellations by Friday, September 12, by calling Dawn Stroop at 838-4277 or email dkstroop@msn.com.

Society holds historical marker dedication, talk

The Beaufort County Historical Society continues its collaborative efforts as it partners with Beaufort County at the dedication of the Shanklin School Historical Marker, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. on Shanklin Road. The dedication ceremony will be followed by light refreshments. The event will then adjourn to the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club at noon for a talk by Anne Christensen Pollitzer including vintage slides on the founding and history of the Shanklin School. Pollitzer’s talk will begin at noon and is free and open to the public. RSVP by Sept. 14 to Linda Hoffman at hoffmaks@earthlink.net.

Sea Island Quilters to meet at Praise Assembly

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, September 18, 6 p.m. at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway. Special guest speaker will be Judy Lilly, award-winning quilter and artist. Ms Lilly will share her trunk full of treasures. She will also teach a workshop on applique and thread painting on Friday, September 19. For details, contact Debi Bacon at kansaswx@verizon.net or 757-3416.

Life House Youth Chess Club holds tournament

A free Summer Chess Tournament will be held by the Life House Youth Chess Club on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Life House Child Enrichment Station Media Center, 36 Faith Station, Beaufort, SC, 29906. For more information, call Life House Church at 843-379-9673.

HBF dinner and lecture to discuss tabby sites

From ancient sites all over the world, architectural historian Colin Brooker will bring his discoveries, investigations and interpretations to Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Dinner & A Lecture Series at the Verdier House Monday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. Brooker, an international expert on form-built structures comprised of natural materials found on site, will present a survey of sites he’s studied on James Island, at Edisto Island, in Stateburg, SC, on Daufuskie Island, in the Bahamas and at Milton Abbot in southeast England. His investigations have widened accepted scholarship on where the use of these materials are found  He will discuss the character and techniques of these sites as well as their meaning during the period 1780-1845. Currently he is Heritage and Preservation Consultant to the Government of the Bahamas. A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception begins at 5:30; the program is 6 to 7 p.m. Admission for members is $15/$25 per member/couple. Non-member admission is$20/$30 per person/couple. Call 379-3331 to make reservations. Reservations for Saltus’ three-course dinner for $19 may be made by calling Saltus at 379-3474.

Cosmetic surgeon holds anti-aging seminar

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Sept. 24, when Dr. Audrey Klenke from Pinnacle Plastic Surgery presents “Get Even with Age: An Introduction to Cosmetic Surgery” at the Lakehouse in Sun City. If you’ve ever been curious about cosmetic surgery or just want to hear about the latest advances in the field, here’s an opportunity to get the details and ask some questions, too. Dr. Klenke, Beaufort County’s only female plastic surgeon, will discuss some of the most popular, anti-aging cosmetic procedures including facelift, eyelid surgery, tummy tuck, as well as non-surgical procedures such as Botox and fillers. There will be a “meet and greet” with the doctor at 5 p.m., followed by the seminar at 5:30. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested by calling 815-6699 or visiting PinnaclePlasticSurgeryMD.com.

Black chamber, SCORE class helps business plans

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) to offer a class on developing a business plan.  Included in the course will be information on accessing a business loan and other financial strategies.  The class will be held Monday, September 22; Wednesday, September 24; and Friday, September 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chamber office at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort.  Enrollment is $25 and will be reimbursed upon completion of all three session. To enroll, call 843-986-1102 ext.2.

Fall Clean for JOY 2014 offers all items for free

On Friday, Sept. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 27 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., don’t miss Fall Clean for JOY 2014, a yard sale where everything is free.  The Lending Room, Roxanne Cheney Organizes and TheraVista co-sponsor this semi-annual event where community members clean out their closets, drawers and garages of all those items that no longer serve and offer them back to those who can use them now. Bringing joy for those who are giving and joy for those receiving. Donations are still being accepted. For drop off instructions, please call 843-812-1328.

Friends of Beaufort Library holds book sale

The Friends of the Beaufort Library: Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Branches (FOL) will hold its Annual Fall Book Sale September 26-28 at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. The Friends of the Library member-only preview sale is from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 26 with the sale opened to the public starting at noon (through 6 p.m.) and continuing on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. This book sale is the main fundraiser for the FOL with all proceeds benefitting the Beaufort County Public Library branches in Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Island. Always one of the biggest sales of its type held in Beaufort County, it will be just as grand this year with thousands of gently used books, CDs and DVDs available. Books will again be priced at $2 for most hardbacks, $1.50 for trade paperbacks and 50 cents for paperbacks. Children’s books will be individually priced with many just 10 cents. On Sunday, all remaining books will be half-price. Also, the popular Silent Auction begins Friday morning and concludes at 4 p.m. on Saturday. As in previous years, the book sale includes titles of every genre, for all ages and covering every conceivable subject area. The fall book sale is the main fundraiser for the FOL, which, in turn, is the largest volunteer supporter of the three public library branches located in northern Beaufort County. To become a member of FOL, contact Alyssa Martin at 443-223-8108, amaps@aol.com. To volunteer, contact Patricia Ethier at 843-524-8442, patrishethier@hargray.com.

Stir It Up celebrates teen cooking class graduation

Stir It Up: Teen cooking class “cook-off” and graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Shed behind Gullah Grub, 877 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920. On the menu will be gumbo, fried fish, red rice, string beans, mac and cheese, cornbread and dessert, catered by Gullah Grub Restaurant and teen chefs. There will be dinner, cool music and hand-crafted jewelry. Donation is $20, all proceeds benefit the Gullah Style Cooking Class Scholarship Fund, a program that works to educate youth about Gullah culture through organic farming and cooking. To make reservations, contact Sara’ Reynolds Green, 843-473-0477. Sponsored by The Unitarian Fellowship of Beaufort, Gullah Grub Restaurant, SC Coastal Community Development Corporation, and Marshview Community Organic Farm.

Don’t miss 20th annual Beaufort Shrimp Fest

Main Street Beaufort, USA, and the South Carolina Shrimpers Association are gearing up for the 20th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival, to be held Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4, at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. This two-day festival is a celebration of SC Wild Caught Shrimp, local food and fun in the Lowcountry. Friday, October 3, at 6 p.m.: Live music will take place on the Pavilion Stage featuring The Company Band. Saturday, October 4, 8 a.m.: Calling all walkers and runners to participate at the festival’s popular 5K Bridge Run/Walk (USATF certified course). The Popcorn Shrimp Run for ages 7 and under will begin at 8:45 a.m. at the corner of Bay and Newcastle Streets. You may register at www.active.com or download applications from www.beaufortshrimpfestival.com. Saturday’s events continue at 11 a.m. with children activities, abundance of SC fresh wild caught shrimp, and the arts and craft market. Live music all day on the Pavilion stage will be provided by The Brewer Band, Aunt Pearlie Sue, and The Bull Grapes. Local restaurants will put their unique spins on fresh local shrimp, available to attendees, and will compete for the “Best Shrimp Dish” and “Best Booth Decoration” voted by a panel of judges, and the “People’s Choice”, chosen by festival attendees. The Sea Island Rotary Club will host its 6th annual Charity Shrimp Race, where 5,000 rubber floating shrimp will be dropped in the Beaufort River adjacent to Waterfront Park from a working shrimp boat. For more information or to adopt a shrimp, visit www.rotaryshrimprace.com. For more information or to register for the 5K Bridge Run/Walk, visit www.beaufortshrimpfestival.com or call 843-525-6644.

NAMI holds second Pig Pickin’ In the Park

NAMI Beaufort County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be holding the second annual Pig Pickin’ (And Chicken) In the Park in Live Oaks Park, Port Royal on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will feature Jimmy Fitts’ Catering with pulled pork, chicken and all the fixins. There will be live music, and beer and wine available at a cash bar. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12.50 for kids 12 and under, free from kids under 5. The event raises awareness and funds for local mental health programs offered by NAMI during Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 5-11. Contact 843-681-2200 or www.namibeaufortcounty.org.

PAL holds 2nd ‘Artisans Fur Animals’ Gala

Join animal and art lovers at Palmetto Animal League’s 2nd Annual Artisans Fur Animals Gala on Friday, October 10, hosted by Presenting Sponsor Hilton Head Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Mingle and bid on amazing silent and live auction artwork, featuring one-of-a-kind cat and dog sculptures as well as jewelry, wood carvings, photographs, paintings, and unique artisan works. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the live auction, by Steve Allen and Mark Thibodeau of Gallery 95 Auction, begins at 6:45 p.m. Purchase advance priced $25 tickets at www.pal.ticketbud.com or $30 at the door. For more information, call 843-368-5358 or visit www.PalmettoAnimalLeague.org.

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ArtiZen Yoga holds free class for active military

Being of Service class will be held Sept. 11. On the second Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ArtiZen Yoga provides a free all-level yoga class exclusively for active military and their spouses. It will be taught by Ayren Pfeifer, certified Ashtanga teacher and a military spouse of 13 years. Childcare will be available for a small fee: $5 for one child/$3 for each additional child.

 

Community invited to annual memorial service

Pruitt Health Hospice, or United Hospice, is hosting its Annual Memorial Service for the community on Thursday, September 11 at 7 p.m. All community members are invited to honor deceased loved ones. Families are encouraged to bring a photograph of their loved one.  Light refreshments will be served. The Parish hall is located at 507 Newcastle Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. RSVP to Pruitt Health Hospice at 843-522-0476.

 

Daughters of American Revolution hold meeting

The September meeting of the Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 11 at the Palmetto Electric Meeting Room in Hardeeville. The chapter will be joining the members of the Emily Geiger Chapter of Bluffton and the William Hilton Chapter of Hilton Head to hear a presentation by Mr. Jason Eller of Tamassee School. This school is one of the premier projects of the Daughters of the American Revolution — taking in and educating orphans and children who, for many reasons, cannot safely stay in their homes.  For more information, contact Regent Harriett Bosiack at 290-1641.

 

Beaufort sportfishing and diving club to meet 

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s September meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Well-known local Captain Bill Parker of the “Runaway” will give a presentation on anchoring on hard (live) bottoms and artificial reefs.  Captain Danny Rourk of “Tailwind Charters” will discuss anchoring methods near creeks at high water, mid and low water on incoming and outgoing tides.  Do not miss these two experts’ presentations. You do not need a reservation and guests are always welcome. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

 

Appreciation service honors Mr. Goodwine

The community is invited to attend a Community Recognition Appreciation service in honor of Mr. Donald Goodwine. He will be recognized for his service at Piggly Wiggly and the local community on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. This celebration will be held at the Saint Paul Baptist Church, 22 St. Paul Church Road, Burton. Please RSVP by calling 407-758-1366 or 843-812-0814.

Beaufort Aglow International to meet

Beaufort Aglow International meets on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street. The meeting is from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Elder Etrenda Patterson will be the speaker. She serves under the leadership of Pastor Jeanette Harley at the Family Worship Center. All men, women and teens are welcomed to attend this inspiring event. For information, please call: 843-290-5563 or 843-525-0525.

 

Shell Point Baptist holds Women’s Conference

Shell Point Baptist Church will hold its Annual Women’s Conference on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This year’s theme is “Poured Out as a Sweet Fragrance for God.”  Please plan to join us for a refreshing day of worship, learning, music, fellowship and food. Mrs. Kimberly Mixon of Charleston and Mrs. Theresa Roberts of Love House Ministries will be sharing God’s truth with us. Make reservations by calling the church at 843-522-8616. $10 includes breakfast and lunch. The church is located at 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC, 29906.

 

LINK Church holds for free oil change for moms

The LINK Church of Beaufort will hold a free oil change for single mothers and mothers with deployed husbands in the parking lot of Love House Ministries, 423 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, on Saturday, September 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bounce houses for children and refreshments for those receiving an oil change will be provided. A canned or boxed food item donation is suggested in exchange for this service. All food collected will be donated to HELP of Beaufort.

 

ETV host will appear at Lunch and Learn series

Amanda McNulty, host of ETV’s “Making It Grow,” will appear in Beaufort’s version of the show on Saturday, September 13 at noon in the season finale of “Keeping It Growing.” The show will feature a panel of Master Gardeners, hosted by Amanda, at the Port Royal Farmers Market Gazebo in Naval Heritage Park. This is the final episode of Lunch and Learn, the  summer-long series of classes and lectures about horticulture and gardening presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardener Association. The classes are free, and no registration is required. Just bring a folding chair to the gazebo at noon.

 

Beaufort Memorial has free joint pain seminar 

If you suffer from hip or knee pain, you’re not alone, as over 25 million Americans experience joint discomfort. To learn more about available solutions, join Beaufort Memorial for a free seminar on Monday, September 15 at 9 a.m. in Room 364 of the hospital’s Medical and Administrative Center at 990 Ribaut Road where Beaufort Memorial Orthopedic Care Coordinator and Physical Therapist Andrea Sadler will provide information about normal knee and hip anatomy, signs and symptoms of joint-related problems, and treatment options to relieve or resolve pain. From in-home exercise and medical management, to physical therapy and surgery, she will explain appropriate options that can be personalized for a patient’s specific needs. The seminar is free but registration is requested. To learn more or make a reservation call 843-522-5585.

Hospice organization to hold fashion show

Belles, Baubles and Burlap, Fashion for Compassion, is this year’s theme for Friends of Caroline Hospice of Beaufort’s annual fashion show, which will be held Wednesday, September 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on Dataw Island. Tickets are $55 or $500 for a table of 10. If you would like to donate a live auction item or purchase tickets, call 843-525-6257.

Christian Women’s Connection has luncheon

The Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will hold its fall luncheon and meeting on Thursday, September 18, at the Hilton Gardens Inn from noon to 2 p.m. The feature will be “Essential Oil for a Better Life”.  Guest speaker is Holly Berry and her titled talk is “Playing for Keeps”. Luncheon and program is $15 which includes tax and gratuity. Reservations or cancellations by Friday, September 12, by calling Dawn Stroop at 838-4277 or email dkstroop@msn.com.

 

Society holds historical marker dedication, talk

The Beaufort County Historical Society continues its collaborative efforts as it partners with Beaufort County at the dedication of the Shanklin School Historical Marker, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. on Shanklin Road. The dedication ceremony will be followed by light refreshments. The event will then adjourn to the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club at noon for a talk by Anne Christensen Pollitzer including vintage slides on the founding and history of the Shanklin School. Pollitzer’s talk will begin at noon and is free and open to the public. RSVP by Sept. 14 to Linda Hoffman at hoffmaks@earthlink.net.

 

Sea Island Quilters to meet at Praise Assembly

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, September 18, 6 p.m. at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway. Special guest speaker will be Judy Lilly, award-winning quilter and artist. Ms Lilly will share her trunk full of treasures. She will also teach a workshop on applique and thread painting on Friday, September 19. For details, contact Debi Bacon at kansaswx@verizon.net or 757-3416.

 

Annual Boots & Bling raises money for YMCA

The Wardle Family YMCA is hosting its 5th Annual Boots & Bling Fundraiser and Silent Auction on Saturday, September 20 starting at 6 p.m. at The Shed in Port Royal. Boots & Bling is the Y’s major fundraiser for capital improvements. A ticket includes entertainment, wonderful food provided by various local eateries and beverages such as wine, beer or the signature Boots & Bling drink, Cactus Juice. There will also be the opportunity to bid on items in the silent auction like artwork, trips, sporting equipment and a new golf cart. Tickets are $50 for individuals and $90 for couples. Tickets can be purchased at the Y front desk at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal or online at ymcabeaufortcounty.com. For additional information, contact Mike Bostwick at bostwickymca@islc.net.

 

Beaufort Film Society has ‘top shelf’ fundraiser

Please join the Beaufort Film Society for “Bourbon and Bubbles”, a fundraising event to benefit the 9th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival. The event will be hosted by Breakwater Restaurant on September 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 each. According to organizers, it will be a “top shelf” bourbon and champagne tasting with hors d’oeuvres and live music by Vic Varner and Friends. Order tickets online at www.beaufortfilmfestival.com or call the office at 843-522-3196.

 

HBF dinner and lecture to discuss tabby sites

From ancient sites all over the world, architectural historian Colin Brooker will bring his discoveries, investigations and interpretations to Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Dinner & A Lecture Series at the Verdier House Monday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. Brooker, an international expert on form-built structures comprised of natural materials found on site, will present a survey of sites he’s studied on James Island, at Edisto Island, in Stateburg, SC, on Daufuskie Island, in the Bahamas and at Milton Abbot in southeast England. His investigations have widened accepted scholarship on where the use of these materials are found  He will discuss the character and techniques of these sites as well as their meaning during the period 1780-1845. Currently he is Heritage and Preservation Consultant to the Government of the Bahamas. A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception begins at 5:30; the program is 6 to 7 p.m. Admission for members is $15/$25 per member/couple. Non-member admission is$20/$30 per person/couple. Call 379-3331 to make reservations. Reservations for Saltus’ three-course dinner for $19 may be made by calling Saltus at 379-3474.

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Free sessions focus on skin, plastic surgery

• September 4: Breast Reconstruction Lecture: 10 to 11 a.m. at the Bluffton Medical Campus (Room 150), 75 Baylor Drive Bluffton, SC 29910. Join Beaufort County’s only female plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Audrey Klenke, and fellow breast cancer survivors for food, fellowship and an informative lecture on reconstruction options. Please RSVP at 843-815-6699 or Lindsay@PinnaclePlasticSurgeryMD.com.

• September 15: Skin Cancer Checks: 9 a.m. to noon at Curves of Bluffton, 365 Red Cedar St., #302. Dr. Audrey Klenke, of Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, will be conducting complimentary skin cancer checks. Please call 843-706-2844 to reserve a spot.

• September 24: Get Even with Age: An Introduction to Cosmetic Surgery: 5 to 7 p.m. at The Lake House at Sun City Hilton Head. Bring your friends for a fun and informative evening as Dr. Audrey Klenke talks candidly about the evolving trends and time-honored procedures in the field of plastic surgery. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at 843-815-6699 or www.PinnaclePlasticSurgeryMD.com.

Black chamber holding Friday networking event

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event hosted by Quality Inn located at 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort on September 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Refreshments and prizes. For details, call 843-986-1102.

Seniors invited to health, estate planning workshop

Calling all seniors (60 and older) to attend a health, wellness and estate planning workshop to be held at New Hope Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), J.J. Jamison Fellowship Hall located at 67 Parris Island Gateway in Burton on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  For more information and registration forms, contact Margie Allen at 843-524-9070.  The deadline for registration is August 30.

Continuum course explores spiritual living

Join Ancient Sea Island Continuum for its monthly class, “A Year and A Day.” This course teaches and explores the foundation of a Pagan spiritual education. If you would like to discover living in natural harmony with the cycles of the earth, sun and moon then come on Monday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, at 178 Sams Point Road, Beaufort. Childcare is provided. Questions or comments, please email asic.herald@gmail.com.

Santa Elena Foundation will speak in Port Royal

On Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m., the Historic  Port Royal Foundation will host a talk “Where did America really begin?” at the Union Church, 1004 11th St., Port Royal. Darryl Ferguson will speak about latest information and documentation from the Santa Elena Foundation.

Sea Island Fly Fishers to hold monthly meeting

The Sea Island Fly Fishers will resume monthly meetings on September 10.  A social hour at 6 p.m. will be followed at 7 p.m. by a program on bone fishing.  David Cargile, a Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructor, will share his bone fishing experience from numerous Florida, Bahamas, Mexico, and Belize trips. He will tell where to find them, how to catch them and the flies and equipment required, plus handling and how to photograph them. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments are free.  Anyone interested in the sport is welcome to attend. Visit www.flyfishingbeaufort.com for details of club activities. Meetings are at Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort, 825 Bay St. Call Jack Baggette at 843-522-8911 for more information.

ArtiZen Yoga holds free class for active military

Being of Service class will be held Sept. 11. On the second Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ArtiZen Yoga provides a free all-level yoga class exclusively for active military and their spouses. It will be taught by Ayren Pfeifer, certified Ashtanga teacher and a military spouse of 13 years. Childcare will be available for a small fee: $5 for one child/$3 for each additional child.

Community invited to annual memorial service

Pruitt Health Hospice, or United Hospice, is hosting its Annual Memorial Service for the community on Thursday, September 11 at 7 p.m. All community members are invited to honor deceased loved ones. Families are encouraged to bring a photograph of their loved one.  Light refreshments will be served. The Parish hall is located at 507 Newcastle Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. RSVP to Pruitt Health Hospice at 843-522-0476.

Daughters of American Revolution hold meeting

The September meeting of the Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 11 at the Palmetto Electric Meeting Room in Hardeeville. The chapter will be joining the members of the Emily Geiger Chapter of Bluffton and the William Hilton Chapter of Hilton Head to hear a presentation by Mr. Jason Eller of Tamassee School. This school is one of the premier projects of the Daughters of the American Revolution — taking in and educating orphans and children who, for many reasons, cannot safely stay in their homes.  For more information, contact Regent Harriett Bosiack at 290-1641.

Appreciation service honors Mr. Goodwine

The community is invited to attend a Community Recognition Appreciation service in honor of Mr. Donald Goodwine. He will be recognized for his service at Piggly Wiggly and the local community on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. This celebration will be held at the Saint Paul Baptist Church, 22 St. Paul Church Road, Burton. Please RSVP by calling 407-758-1366 or 843-812-0814 by September 4.

Beaufort Aglow International to meet

Beaufort Aglow International meets on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street. The meeting is from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Elder Etrenda Patterson will be the speaker. She serves under the leadership of Pastor Jeanette Harley at the Family Worship Center. Elder Patterson has served as a new convert instructor and a Prayer Intercessor. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and is a certified Christian Counselor. She has worked 25 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse. All men, women and teens are welcomed to attend this inspiring event. For information, please call: 843-290-5563 or 843-525-0525.

Hospice organization to hold fashion show

Belles, Baubles and Burlap, Fashion for Compassion, is this year’s theme for Friends of Caroline Hospice of Beaufort’s annual fashion show, which will be held Wednesday, September 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on Dataw Island. Tickets are $55 or $500 for a table of 10. If you would like to donate a live auction item or purchase tickets, call 843-525-6257.

Christian Women’s Connection has luncheon

The Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will hold its fall luncheon and meeting on Thursday, September 18, at the Hilton Gardens Inn from noon to 2 p.m. The feature will be “Essential Oil for a Better Life”.  Guest speaker is Holly Berry and her titled talk is “Playing for Keeps”. Luncheon and program is $15 which includes tax and gratuity. Reservations or cancellations by Friday, September 12, by calling Dawn Stroop at 838-4277 or email dkstroop@msn.com.

Church sessions welcome home Catholics

St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort is welcoming those interested in returning to the practice of their Catholic Faith, as well as those newly returned. Six sessions of helpful presentations and discussions with questions and answers begin on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and continue Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. For more information or questions, please contact Deborah Richard at 575-3742 or deborahmrichard@hargray.com.

Society holds historical marker dedication, talk

The Beaufort County Historical Society continues its collaborative efforts as it partners with Beaufort County at the dedication of the Shanklin School Historical Marker, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. on Shanklin Road (off Hwy 21 past MCAS Beaufort). The dedication ceremony will be followed by light refreshments. The event will then adjourn to the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club at noon for a talk by Anne Christensen Pollitzer including vintage slides on the founding and history of the Shanklin School. Pollitzer’s talk will begin at noon and is free and open to the public. RSVP by Sept. 14 to Linda Hoffman at hoffmaks@earthlink.net.

Annual Boots & Bling raises money for YMCA

The Wardle Family YMCA is hosting its 5th Annual Boots & Bling Fundraiser and Silent Auction on Saturday, September 20 starting at 6 p.m. at The Shed in Port Royal. Boots & Bling is the Y’s major fundraiser for capital improvements. A ticket includes entertainment, wonderful food provided by various local eateries and beverages such as wine, beer or the signature Boots & Bling drink, Cactus Juice. There will also be the opportunity to bid on items in the silent auction like artwork, trips, sporting equipment and a new golf cart. Tickets are $50 for individuals and $90 for couples. Tickets can be purchased at the Y front desk at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal or online at ymcabeaufortcounty.com. For additional information, contact Mike Bostwick at bostwickymca@islc.net.

Beaufort Film Society has ‘top shelf’ fundraiser

Please join the Beaufort Film Society for “Bourbon and Bubbles”, a fundraising event to benefit the 9th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival. The event will be hosted by Breakwater Restaurant on September 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 each. According to organizers, it will be a “top shelf” bourbon and champagne tasting with hor d’oeuvres and live music by Vic Varner and Friends. Order tickets online at www.beaufortfilmfestival.com or call the office at 843-522-3196.

Presentation to discuss prominent clergyman

Bishop John England (1820-1842) will be the topic of a free talk and presentation by Dr. Brian Cudahy at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Beaufort on Monday, Sept. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Walsh Palmetto Room at 70 Lady’s Island Drive. An adjunct professor of philosophy and religious studies at USCB,  Dr. Cudahy received his PhD from the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University.  Bishop England was the first bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston. This talk gives a social, political and cultural background on one of the most influential U.S. clergymen.

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Library to discuss 1893 Sea Island Hurricane 

Grace Cordial, manager of the Beaufort District Collection, will share first person accounts and rare materials from the night that death came to call in a presentation titled “Tide of Death: The Sea Island Hurricane of 1893” on Thursday, August 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Beaufort branch library meeting room, first floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. Ages 12 to adult, and the event is free. For more information, please call 843-255-6458, email gracec@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Museum announces new fall docent program

The Beaufort History Museum is recruiting the Fall 2014 class of volunteer docents to lead tours and serve as community liaisons. Museum President Anna Shaffer announced the new class sessions. An informational session for interested candidates will be held August 28 at the Beaufort History Museum from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Docent training classes will be held weekly from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. from Sept. 4 through 25. All sessions will be held at The Beaufort History Museum, which has recently relocated to The Arsenal at 713 Craven Street, Beaufort. For more information on the docent program, or other volunteer opportunities with the museum, contact Lorrie Burleyknoles at docent@beaufortschistorymuseum.com.

Unitarian Fellowship holds annual yard sale

The Annual Unitarian Fellowship Yard Sale will be held Saturday, August 30, from 7 to 11 a.m. at 178 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island. Cash only.

Yard sale to benefit Link Church Youth Group

A huge yard sale will be held to benefit The Link Church Youth Group at 1707 Riverside Drive, Beaufort, on Saturday, August 30 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Items available include a power chair, clothes for the whole family, furniture, toys, double stroller, pack and play, feeding chair, board games, CDs, dvds, blue ray, base and amplifier, sports equipment, comforters, small kitchen appliances, musical instruments and collectibles.

Free sessions focus on skin, plastic surgery

• September 4: Breast Reconstruction Lecture: 10 to 11 a.m. at the Bluffton Medical Campus (Room 150), 75 Baylor Drive Bluffton, SC 29910. Join Beaufort County’s only female plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Audrey Klenke, and fellow breast cancer survivors for food, fellowship and an informative lecture on reconstruction options. Please RSVP at 843-815-6699 or Lindsay@PinnaclePlasticSurgeryMD.com.

• September 15: Skin Cancer Checks: 9 a.m. to noon at Curves of Bluffton, 365 Red Cedar St., #302. Dr. Audrey Klenke, of Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, will be conducting complimentary skin cancer checks. Please call 843-706-2844 to reserve a spot.

• September 24: Get Even with Age: An Introduction to Cosmetic Surgery: 5 to 7 p.m. at The Lake House at Sun City Hilton Head. Bring your friends for a fun and informative evening as Dr. Audrey Klenke talks candidly about the evolving trends and time-honored procedures in the field of plastic surgery. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at 843-815-6699 or www.PinnaclePlasticSurgeryMD.com.

Black chamber holding Friday networking event

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event hosted by Quality Inn located at 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort on September 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Refreshments and prizes. For details, call 843-986-1102.

Seniors invited to health, estate planning workshop

Calling all seniors (60 and older) to attend a health, wellness and estate planning workshop to be held at New Hope Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), J.J. Jamison Fellowship Hall located at 67 Parris Island Gateway in Burton on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  For more information and registration forms, contact Margie Allen at 843-524-9070.  The deadline for registration is August 30.

Continuum course explores spiritual living

Join Ancient Sea Island Continuum for its monthly class, “A Year and A Day.” This course teaches and explores the foundation of a Pagan spiritual education. If you would like to discover living in natural harmony with the cycles of the earth, sun and moon then come on Monday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, at 178 Sams Point Road, Beaufort. Childcare is provided. Questions or comments, please email asic.herald@gmail.com.

CODA holds final volunteer training

CODA (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse) will be holding its final volunteer training of 2014 in September.  The training is comprised of four sessions which will be held Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and September 8, 9, and 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. CODA volunteers will be trained in working with victims of domestic violence, answering the 24-hour crisis line and a variety of activities working either on site in CODA’s shelter or at various community events as representatives of CODA. Interested individuals can download the application by visiting www.codalowcountry.org and clicking the “volunteer” tab.  Pre-registration required. For more information, contact Theresa Lacey at 843-770-1074, ext. 225.

Local military officer’s chapter holds meeting

The Low Country Chapter, Military Officer’s Association of America protects rights and interests of all present and past U.S. commissioned and warrant officers — active duty, reserve, National Guard, former and retired. Join the group for lunch September 9 at the Dataw Island Club’s Carolina Room (free pass at gate). Guest speaker will be the new MCAS Commander Col. Peter Buck. Cash bar opens 11:30 a.m., with luncheon served at noon. The cost is $25 per person; casual dress. For reservations, call or e-mail Treasurer Robert de Treville: redetreville@sprintmail.com, 843-522-1255 by Sept. 1; www.lcmoaa.org.

Sea Island Fly Fishers to hold monthly meeting

The Sea Island Fly Fishers will resume monthly meetings on September 10.  A social hour at 6 p.m. will be followed at 7 p.m. by a program on bone fishing.  David Cargile, a Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructor, will share his bone fishing experience from numerous Florida, Bahamas, Mexico, and Belize trips. He will tell where to find them, how to catch them and the flys and equipment required, plus handling and how to photograph them. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments are free.  Anyone interested in the sport is welcome to attend. Visit www.flyfishingbeaufort.com for details of club activities. Meetings are at Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort, 825 Bay St. Call Jack Baggette at 843-522-8911 for more information.

Community invited to annual memorial service

Pruitt Health Hospice, or United Hospice, is hosting its Annual Memorial Service for the community on Thursday, September 11 at 7 p.m. All community members are invited to honor deceased loved ones. Families are encouraged to bring a photograph of their loved one.  Light refreshments will be served. The Parish hall is located at 507 Newcastle Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. RSVP to Pruitt Health Hospice at 843-522-0476.

Hospice organization to hold fashion show

Belles, Baubles and Burlap, Fashion for Compassion, is this year’s theme for Friends of Caroline Hospice of Beaufort’s annual fashion show, which will be held Wednesday, September 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on Dataw Island. Tickets are $55 or $500 for a table of 10. If you would like to donate a live auction item or purchase tickets, call 843-525-6257.

Appreciation service honors Mr. Goodwine

The community is invited to attend a Community Recognition Appreciation service in honor of Mr. Donald Goodwine. He will be recognized for his service at Piggly Wiggly and the local community on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. This celebration will be held at the Saint Paul Baptist Church, 22 St. Paul Church Road, Burton. Please RSVP by calling 407-758-1366 or 843-812-0814 by September 4.

Beaufort Aglow International to meet

Beaufort Aglow International meets on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street. The meeting is from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Elder Etrenda Patterson will be the speaker. She serves under the leadership of Pastor Jeanette Harley at the Family Worship Center. Elder Patterson has served as a new convert instructor and a Prayer Intercessor. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and is a certified Christian Counselor. She has worked 25 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse. All men, women and teens are welcomed to attend this inspiring event. For information, please call: 843-290-5563 or 843-525-0525.

Church sessions welcome home Catholics

St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort is welcoming those interested in returning to the practice of their Catholic Faith, as well as those newly returned. Six sessions of helpful presentations and discussions with questions and answers begin on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10-11:30 a.m. and continue through October 11 of next year. For more information or questions, please contact Deborah Richard at 575-3742 or deborahmrichard@hargray.com.

Society holds historical marker dedication, talk

The Beaufort County Historical Society continues its collaborative efforts as it partners with Beaufort County at the dedication of the Shanklin School Historical Marker, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. on Shanklin Road (off Hwy 21 past MCAS Beaufort). The dedication ceremony will be followed by light refreshments. The event will then adjourn to the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club at noon for a talk by Anne Christensen Pollitzer including vintage slides on the founding and history of the Shanklin School. Pollitzer’s talk will begin at noon and is free and open to the public. RSVP by Sept. 14 to Linda Hoffman at hoffmaks@earthlink.net.

Beaufort Film Society has ‘Bourbon and Bubbles’ fundraiser

Please join the Beaufort Film Society for “Bourbon and Bubbles”, a fundraising event to benefit the 9th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival. The event will be hosted by Breakwater Restaurant on September 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 each. According to organizers, it will be a “top shelf” bourbon and champagne tasting with hor d’oeuvres and live music by Vic Varner and Friends. Order tickets online at www.beaufortfilmfestival.com or call the office at 843-522-3196.

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American Sewing Guild group to begin gathering

Attention for all those who love to sew: Beginners and advanced sewing enthusiasts are welcome to attend a start-up meeting for a local neighborhood group of the American Sewing Guild. The South Carolina- Central Savannah River Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is pleased to announce the formation of a neighborhood group in the Beaufort area. The neighborhood group will have a startup meeting at the Beaufort library on Thursday, August 21 at 10:30 a.m. The regular meetings will be at the Beaufort library on the first Thursday of the month starting September 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

AARP smart driver courses scheduled

An AARP smart driver course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, August 22 at The Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Drive. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Participants will be issued a certificate upon completion, for  a  possible discount on auto insurance for a three-year period. Class size is limited. To register, call Harry Ammon at 843-521-1941.

Church presents ‘A Tea: The Essence of Joy’

The Grace Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church presents A Tea: “The Essence of Joy” (hats on parade) on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort log cabin. Donation is $20. For more information, please call 843-522-1470 or 843-525-0708.

Eat at Fat Patties, help local Team in Training

On Tuesday, August 26, come out to Fat Patties from 5 p.m. until close and 10 percent of all proceeds will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Help support the local Team In Training at 831 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort.

Seminars help seniors make wishes known

As a person ages, it is important they discuss their needs and desires with their loved ones. To help with this difficult process, “Planning Ahead & Five Wishes” will be presented twice on Wednesday, August 27. The two interactive group discussions will help each participant create a simple document to convey what their medical, personal, emotional and spiritual wishes are, so their families aren’t left to guess. The document will help avoid the difficult situations that are so common as a person ages and/or becomes seriously ill. Also addressed will be the importance of planning for a senior’s housing, affordable options for burial or cremation, Social Security benefits and life insurance loopholes. A notary will be available to notarize the “Five Wishes” document making it a legal living will. Both sessions are free and open to the public. The 10:30 a.m. to noon session will be held at Helena Place Senior Living at 1624 Paris Ave., in Port Royal. The 2 to 3:30 p.m. session will be held at the St. Helena Island library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920. To register for either session, e-mail rewing@enlivant.com or call 843-252-3001.

Library to discuss 1893 Sea Island Hurricane 

Grace Cordial, manager of the Beaufort District Collection, will share first person accounts and rare materials from the night that death came to call in a presentation titled “Tide of Death: The Sea Island Hurricane of 1893” on Thursday, August 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Beaufort branch library meeting room, first floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. Ages 12 to adult, and the event is free. For more information, please call 843-255-6458, email gracec@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Museum announces new fall docent program

The Beaufort History Museum is recruiting the Fall 2014 class of volunteer docents to lead tours and serve as community liaisons. Museum President Anna Shaffer announced the new class sessions. An informational session for interested candidates will be held August 28 at the Beaufort History Museum from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Docent training classes will be held weekly from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. from Sept. 4 through 25. All sessions will be held at The Beaufort History Museum, which has recently relocated to The Arsenal at 713 Craven Street, Beaufort. For more information on the docent program, or other volunteer opportunities with the museum, contact Lorrie Burleyknoles at docent@beaufortschistorymuseum.com.

Celebrate Lands End Woodland River Festival 

The Lands End Woodland, Inc. of St. Helena Island will celebrate the 9th Annual Lands End Woodland River Festival on Labor Day weekend, August 29-30. The festival is a multi-cultural community celebration of the Gullah ancestry and culture of the people of St. Helena Island through music, storytelling, historical presentations, local art, crafts, and a “taste of Gullah” specialty dishes.

The River Festival has become a favorite event for families looking to soak up cultural festivities during the last days of summer. On Friday evening, the festival will kick off with a good old fashioned fish fry and music on the beach from 5-11 p.m.

On Saturday, August 30, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., center stage will open with a special performance of children’s folktales in Gullah by S.C. Folk Heritage winner “Aunt Pearlie Sue”, Latin folk dancers, the Community Bible Church youth puppet show, gospel choirs, African drummers and dancers, and more. Visitors can sample delicious Lowcountry seafood, Gullah specialties and homemade ice cream at food trucks; then spend the day fishing, and taking tours of historic tabby ruins, nearby Fort Fremont Park and the Penn Center museum. There will also be information on voter registration, the Gullah Farmers Cooperative Association and the Center for Heirs Property Preservation. Admission is $3 for adults; children (16 and under) free; free parking. The Woodland beachfront property is located at 100 Lands End Road, six miles south of Penn Center off Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on St. Helena Island. For more information, call 843-263-5261, email rbrowne@embarqmail.com or visit www.landsendwoodland.org.

Unitarian Fellowship holds annual yard sale

The Annual Unitarian Fellowship Yard Sale will be held Saturday, August 30, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 178 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island. Cash only.

Free sessions focus on skin, plastic surgery

• September 4: Breast Reconstruction Lecture: 10 to 11 a.m. at the Bluffton Medical Campus (Room 150), 75 Baylor Drive Bluffton, SC 29910. Join Beaufort County’s only female plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Audrey Klenke, and fellow breast cancer survivors for food, fellowship and an informative lecture on reconstruction options. Please RSVP at 843-815-6699 or Lindsay@PinnaclePlasticSurgeryMD.com.

• September 15: Skin Cancer Checks: 9 a.m. to noon at Curves of Bluffton, 365 Red Cedar St., #302. Dr. Audrey Klenke, of Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, will be conducting complimentary skin cancer checks. Please call 843-706-2844 to reserve a spot.

• September 24: Get Even with Age: An Introduction to Cosmetic Surgery: 5 to 7 p.m. at The Lake House at Sun City Hilton Head. Bring your friends for a fun and informative evening as Dr. Audrey Klenke talks candidly about the evolving trends and time-honored procedures in the field of plastic surgery. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at 843-815-6699 or www.PinnaclePlasticSurgeryMD.com.

CODA holds final volunteer training

CODA (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse) will be holding its final volunteer training of 2014 in September.  The training is comprised of four sessions which will be held Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and September 8, 9, and 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. CODA volunteers will be trained in working with victims of domestic violence, answering the 24-hour crisis line and a variety of activities working either on site in CODA’s shelter or at various community events as representatives of CODA. Interested individuals can download the application by visiting www.codalowcountry.org and clicking the “volunteer” tab.  Pre-registration required. For more information, contact Theresa Lacey at 843-770-1074, ext. 225.

Local military officer’s chapter holds meeting

The Low Country Chapter, Military Officer’s Association of America protects rights and interests of all present and past U.S. commissioned and warrant officers — active duty, reserve, National Guard, former and retired. Join the group for lunch September 9 at the Dataw Island Club’s Carolina Room (free pass at gate). Guest speaker will be the new MCAS Commander Col. Peter Buck. Cash bar opens 11:30 a.m., with luncheon served at noon. The cost is $25 per person; casual dress. For reservations, call or e-mail Treasurer Robert de Treville: redetreville@sprintmail.com, 843-522-1255 by Sept. 1; www.lcmoaa.org.

Sea Island Fly Fishers to hold monthly meeting

The Sea Island Fly Fishers will resume monthly meetings on September 10.  A social hour at 6 p.m. will be followed at 7 p.m. by a program on bone fishing.  David Cargile, a Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructor, will share his bone fishing experience from numerous Florida, Bahamas, Mexico, and Belize trips. He will tell where to find them, how to catch them and the flys and equipment required, plus handling and how to photograph them. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments are free.  Anyone interested in the sport is welcome to attend. Visit www.flyfishingbeaufort.com for details of club activities. Meetings are at Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort, 825 Bay St. Call Jack Baggette at 843-522-8911 for more information.

Community invited to annual memorial service

Pruitt Health Hospice, or United Hospice, is hosting its Annual Memorial Service for the community on Thursday, September 11 at 7 p.m. All community members are invited to honor deceased loved ones. Families are encouraged to bring a photograph of their loved one.  Light refreshments will be served. The Parish hall is located at 507 Newcastle Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. RSVP to Pruitt Health Hospice at 843-522-0476.

Hospice organization to hold fashion show

Belles, Baubles and Burlap, Fashion for Compassion, is this year’s theme for Friends of Caroline Hospice of Beaufort’s annual fashion show, which will be held Wednesday, September 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on Dataw Island. Tickets are $55 or $500 for a table of 10. If you would like to donate a live auction item or purchase tickets, call 843-525-6257.

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Free yoga offered for active military, spouses

On the second Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., ArtiZen Yoga provides a free all-level yoga class exclusively for active military and their spouses. It will be taught by Ayren Pfeifer, a certified Ashtanga teacher and a military spouse of 13 years. Child care will be available for $5 for one child, $3 for each additional child. The first class is Thursday, August 14. For more information, please call 843-298-0734. ArtiZen Yoga is located at 1211 Newcastle Street, Unit 2F, Beaufort.

Katie McAllister to play at the Spaghetti Club

Katie McAllister will perform with Frank Cerulli and Tom Davis at the Spaghetti Club on Friday, August 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Jazz, blues and swing will be on the menu. The Spaghetti Club is located in Habersham, 27 Market Street, Beaufort. Call 843-466-3663.

Senior Services of Beaufort to hold yard sale

Join the Senior Services of Beaufort County for a yard sale Saturday, August 16 at 1408 Paris Ave., Port Royal, from 6:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Contact Pamela Macon at 843-524-1787 for details.

Beaufort Memorial offers free joint pain seminar

If you suffer from hip or knee pain, you’re not alone, as over 25 million Americans experience joint discomfort.

To learn more about available solutions, join Beaufort Memorial for a free seminar on Monday, August 18 at 9 a.m. in Room 364 of the hospital’s Medical and Administrative Center at 990 Ribaut Road (across the street from the main hospital campus). Beaufort Memorial Orthopedic Care Coordinator and Physical Therapist Andrea Sadler will provide information about normal knee and hip anatomy, signs and symptoms of joint-related problems, and treatment options to relieve or resolve pain. From in-home exercise and medical management, to physical therapy and surgery, she will explain appropriate options that can be personalized for a patient’s specific needs. The seminar is free but registration is requested. To learn more or make a reservation, call 843-522-5585.

Learn about canning at the Beaufort library

Learn the basics of food preservation from Belinda Jones of Morning Glory Homestead. Tips, recipes, do’s and don’ts will be discussed on Tuesday, August 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. The event is free. For more information, please call 843-255-6458, email acox@bcgov.net or visit
www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

American Sewing Guild group to begin gathering

Attention for all those who love to sew: Beginners and advanced sewing enthusiasts are welcome to attend a start-up meeting for a local neighborhood group of the American Sewing Guild. The South Carolina- Central Savannah River Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is pleased to announce the formation of a neighborhood group in the Beaufort area. The neighborhood group will have a startup meeting at the Beaufort library on Thursday, August 21 at 10:30 a.m. The regular meetings will be at the Beaufort library on the first Thursday of the month starting September 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

AARP smart driver courses scheduled

An AARP smart driver course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, August 22 at The Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Drive. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Participants will be issued a certificate upon completion, for  a  possible discount on auto insurance for a three-year period. Class size is limited. To register, call Harry Ammon at 843-521-1941.

Church presents ‘A Tea: The Essence of Joy’

The Grace Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church presents A Tea: “The Essence of Joy” (hats on parade) on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort log cabin. Donation is $20. For more information, please call 843-522-1470 or 843-525-0708.

Save the date: Habitat’s Upcycled Art Auction

The LowCountry Habitat for Humanity ReStore is celebrating its 10 years of operation with an art auction like no other.  Local and regional artists are treasure hunting within the store’s aisles for items to repurpose, recycle, reclaim or reimagine. They’re looking for the sometimes hidden beauty in gently-used items to create works of art. These new creations will be auctioned at an Upcycled Art Auction to be held at The Shed in Port Royal on Saturday, August 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. The auction’s Honorary Chair is artist Cassandra Gillens.  Another local artist, Deanna Bowdish, will serve as the evening’s auctioneer.   Entertainment will be provided by the Sweetgrass Angels. Tickets for the event are $25 and are available now at the ReStore at 612 Parris Island Gateway or online at www.lowcountryhabitat.org. Proceeds from the evening will support LowCountry Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing program. For more information, call 843-522-3500.

Seminars help seniors make wishes known

As a person ages, it is important they discuss their needs and desires with their loved ones. To help with this difficult process, “Planning Ahead & Five Wishes” will be presented twice on Wednesday, August 27. The two interactive group discussions will help each participant create a simple document to convey what their medical, personal, emotional and spiritual wishes are, so their families aren’t left to guess. The document will help avoid the difficult situations that are so common as a person ages and/or becomes seriously ill. Also addressed will be the importance of planning for a senior’s housing, affordable options for burial or cremation, Social Security benefits and life insurance loopholes. A notary will be available to notarize the “Five Wishes” document making it a legal living will. Both sessions are free and open to the public. The 10:30 a.m. to noon session will be held at Helena Place Senior Living at 1624 Paris Ave., in Port Royal. The 2 to 3:30 p.m. session will be held at the St. Helena Island library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920. To register for either session, e-mail rewing@enlivant.com or call 843-252-3001.

Library to discuss 1893 Sea Island Hurricane 

Grace Cordial, manager of the Beaufort District Collection, will share first person accounts and rare materials from the night that death came to call in a presentation titled “Tide of Death: The Sea Island Hurricane of 1893” on Thursday, August 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Beaufort branch library meeting room, first floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. Ages 12 to adult, and the event is free. For more information, please call 843-255-6458, email gracec@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Beaufort Republican Women’s Club to meet

Come hear Beaufort County Sheriff PJ Tanner speak about immigration and concerns about the influx of 350 illegal child immigrants now in South Carolina. The luncheon and program are being sponsored by the Beaufort Republican Women’s Club on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at The Holiday Inn’s Albergotti Grill, 2225 Boundary St., and will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the cost of the luncheon being $20. Reservations are required. Please contact Laura Fanelli at 860-543-0799 or laurafanelli@mac.com or visit www.beaufortrepublicanwomensc.com.

Local military officer’s chapter holds meeting

The Low Country Chapter, Military Officer’s Association of America protects rights and interests of all present and past U.S. commissioned and warrant officers — active duty, reserve, National Guard, former and retired. Join the group for lunch September 9 at the Dataw Island Club’s Carolina Room (free pass at gate). Guest speaker will be the new MCAS Commander Col. Peter Buck. Cash bar opens 11:30 a.m., with luncheon served at noon. The cost is $25 per person; casual dress. For reservations, call or e-mail Treasurer Robert de Treville: redetreville@sprintmail.com, 843-522-1255 by Sept. 1; www.lcmoaa.org.

Sea Island Fly Fishers to hold monthly meeting

The Sea Island Fly Fishers will resume monthly meetings on September 10.  A social hour at 6 p.m. will be followed at 7 p.m. by a program on bone fishing.  David Cargile, a Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructor, will share his bone fishing experience from numerous Florida, Bahamas, Mexico, and Belize trips. He will tell where to find them, how to catch them and the flys and equipment required, plus handling and how to photograph them. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments are free.  Anyone interested in the sport is welcome to attend. Visit www.flyfishingbeaufort.com for details of club activities. Meetings are at Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort, 825 Bay St. Call Jack Baggette at 843-522-8911 for more information.

Community invited to annual memorial service

Pruitt Health Hospice, or United Hospice, is hosting its Annual Memorial Service for the community on Thursday, September 11 at 7 p.m. All community members are invited to honor deceased loved ones. Families are encouraged to bring a photograph of their loved one.  Light refreshments will be served. The Parish hall is located at 507 Newcastle Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. RSVP to Pruitt Health Hospice at 843-522-0476.

Sign up now for flag football at the YMCA

The YMCA is accepting registration for flag football for kids age 4 to 9 through Aug. 18. Sign up online at ymcabeaufortcounty.com or at the Wardle Family YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Avenue, Port Royal. Cost is $50 for members, $60 for non-members. Practice time and games for 4 to 5 year olds is Wednesday 6 to 7 p.m.; Practice time and games for 6 to 7 year olds is Monday 6 to 7 p.m.;  Practice time for 8 to 9 year olds is Tuesday 6 to 7 p.m., with games on Saturdays. For more information, call 843-522-9622.

Hospice organization to hold fashion show

Belles, Baubles and Burlap, Fashion for Compassion, is this year’s theme for Friends of Caroline Hospice of Beaufort’s annual fashion show, which will be held Wednesday, September 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on Dataw Island. Tickets are $55 or $500 for a table of 10.  Sponsorships are still available. If you would like to donate a live auction item or purchase tickets, please call 843-525-6257. Space is limited.

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Beaufort Aglow International to meet

Beaufort Aglow International will meet on Saturday, August 9. The event will held 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street, Beaufort. This month’s speaker is Jane Carson-Sandler, a native of Northern New Jersey, who served 30 years of duty in the US Air Force Nurse Corps.  After seven years in the military, she was raped in her own home while her three year old son was lying beside her. Thirty eight years have passed. The rapist and serial killer, known as the East Area Rapist (EAR) has raped 50 women. He has also murdered twelve people including men and women in California. He has not been caught! Jane has gone from being a victim to a survivor through the Grace and love of God. She holds a MA in Management from Pepperdine University and a BS in Nursing from California State University. In February 2013, Jane was interviewed on the TV program “Dark Minds”, on the Investigation
Discovery Channel. Frozen in Fear is the amazing story of one brave Christian woman spiritual journey from a life-threatening rape, alcoholism and despair to God’s healing.  All men and women are welcome to attend. Call 843-290-5563 or 843-525-0525 for
more information.

USCB Center for the Arts holds play auditions

Beaufort Theatre Company will hold auditions for Miracle in Bedford Falls on Saturday, August 9 at the Center for the Arts.   The holiday musical is based on Frank Capra’s classic film It’s a Wonderful Life.  It features much of the dialogue from that beloved movie, along with songs created especially for the musical.   Roles are available for a wide range of ages and types. The first round of auditions will be limited to performers aged 14 to adult. Performers should come prepared to sing 16 bars of music from a show of their choosing.  They may bring either a CD of instrumental accompaniment or sheet music for the pianist.  Performers will also read from the script. A second round of auditions will be held on Saturday, August 16.  Child performers will be seen first, beginning at 1:00 p.m.  At 2:00 p.m., all adult performers selected for callbacks will participate in a dance audition, along with further readings from the script. Performers should wear comfortable clothing and hard-soled shoes for the dance portion of the audition. For additional information contact USCB Center for the Arts 843-521-4145 or bhargrov@uscb.edu.

Public historian discusses Robert Smalls book

Dr. Butler, Public Historian, Charleston County Public Library shares contemporary evidence about the ultimate fate of the steamship Planter on Saturday, August 9 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island, SC 29920.  Ages 12 – Adults. The event is free. For more information, please call (843)255-6458, email gracec@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Read along with Poison Pen Mystery Book Club

Enjoy a discussion of mysteries over refreshments on Monday, August 11 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort, SC. The event is free. Please choose your own culinary mystery! They’re some of the most popular mysteries out there…delicious novels with a food-themed crime. Choose one and tell the group what you read (if you need ideas, ask at the Reference Desk!). Most of these books include recipes, so please make a dish from the book to share and we’ll decide whether they’re worth their salt. This program is intended for adult readers. For more information, please call (843)255-6458, email acox@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Yoga for active military and spouses

On the second Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  ArtiZen Yoga provides a free all-level yoga class exclusively for active military and their spouses. It will be taught by Ayren Pfeifer, a certified Ashtanga teacher and a military spouse of 13 years. Childcare will be available for a small fee: $5 for one child/$3 for each additional child. The first class is Thursday, August 14th. For more information, please call 298-0734. Artizen Yoga is located at 1211 Newcastle Street, Unit 2F.

Senior Services of Beaufort to hold yard sale

Senior Services of Beaufort County Yard Sale Join the Senior Services of Beaufort County for a yard sale Saturday, August 16 at 1408 Paris Ave., Port Royal, from 6:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Contact Pamela Macon at (843) 524-1787 for more information.

Learn all about canning at the Beaufort Library

Learn the basics of food preservation from Belinda Jones of Morning Glory Homestead.  Tips, recipes, do’s and don’ts will be discussed on Tuesday, August 19 from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort, SC. The event is free. For more information, please call (843)255-6458, email acox@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

American Sewing Guild group to start gathering

Attention all those who love to Sew. Beginners and advanced sewing enthusiasts are all welcome to attend a start-up meeting for a local neighborhood group of the American Sewing Guild. The South Carolina- Central Savannah River Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is pleased to announce the formation of a neighborhood group in the Beaufort area. The chapter serves the entire Central Savannah River Area of South Carolina and Georgia as well as the Midlands of South Carolina. The neighborhood group will have a startup meeting at the Beaufort Library on August 21st at 10:30 a.m. At this meeting we will be introducing our local chapter leaders and will set up meetings for the year. The regular meeting will be at the Beaufort Library on the first Thursday of the month starting in September 4th from 10am until 2 p.m.

AARP Smart Driver courses scheduled

An AARP smart driver course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m on August 22nd at Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Dr. To register call Harry Ammon at 843-521-1941.

Save the date: Habitat’s Upcycled Art Auction

The LowCountry Habitat for Humanity ReStore is celebrating its 10 years of operation with an art auction like no other.  Local and regional artists are treasure hunting within the store’s aisles for items to repurpose, recycle, reclaim or reimagine. They’re looking for the sometimes hidden beauty in gently-used items to create works of art. These new creations will be auctioned at an Upcycled Art Auction to be held at The Shed in Port Royal on Saturday, August 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. The auction’s Honorary Chair is artist Cassandra Gillens.  Another local artist, Deanna Bowdish, will serve as the evening’s auctioneer.   Entertainment will be provided by the Sweetgrass Angels. Tickets for the event are $25 and are available now at the ReStore at 612 Parris Island Gateway or online at www.lowcountryhabitat.org. Proceeds from the evening will support LowCountry Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing program. For more information, call 843-522-3500.

Lands End community celebrates Gullah culture

The Lands End Woodland, Inc. of St. Helena Island, SC will celebrate the 9th Annual Lands End Woodland River Festival on Labor Day weekend, August 29-30, 2014. The festival is a multi-cultural community celebration of the Gullah ancestry and culture of the people of St. Helena Island through music, storytelling, historical presentations, local art, crafts, and a “taste of Gullah” specialty dishes. Locals and visitors from the Lowcountry and across the region will converge on the historic site of the former Riverside Plantation overlooking the intracoastal waterways of Lands End Beach for this 2-day celebration. On Friday evening, the festival will kick off with a good old fashion fish fry and music on the beach from 5-11 p.m. On Saturday, August 30th, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., center stage will open with a special performance of children’s folktales in Gullah by S.C. Folk Heritage winner “Aunt Pearlie Sue”, Latin folk dancers, the Community Bible Church youth puppet show, gospel choirs, African drummers and dancers, and more. River Festival admission is $3 for adults; children (16 and under) free; free parking. The Woodland beachfront property is located at 100 Lands End Road, six miles south of Penn Center off Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on St. Helena Island. For more information, please call (843) 263-5261 or email rbrowne@embarqmail.com. Go to website: www.landsendwoodland.org.

Holy Yoga combines worship and wellness

Registered Instructor Carrie Carper will be offering Holy Yoga Class in Beaufort at the following locations:

• One Yoga Sanctuary, 73 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort: Tuesdays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.; Thursdays, 6 to 7 a.m.

• YMCA Beaufort County, 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal: Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

• Holy Yoga Outdoors, various locations, check facebook page (www.facebook.com/holyyogabeaufortsc): Tuesdays, 7 to 8 a.m.

Classes at the YMCA are for Y members and non-members. Classes outside of YMCA are donation based. Holy Yoga offers Scriptural meditation, breath work and movement that combines Hatha-style yoga with experiential worship and wellness. Holy Yoga, which ensures a space of non-judgment, grace and love, offers a fun and worshipful experience and is open to all regardless of spiritual preference, background or beliefs.

Hospice organization to hold fashion show

Belles, Baubles and Burlap, Fashion for Compassion is this year’s theme for Friends of Caroline Hospice of Beaufort’s annual fashion show, which will be held Wednesday, September 17th at 11:30am at the Clubhouse on Dataw Island. Tickets are $55 or $500 for a table of ten.  Sponsorships are still available.  If you would like to donate a live auction item or purchase tickets, please call (843) 525-6257. Space is limited.

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Sorority sponsors forum on scholarship searches

Mu Pi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., sponsors “Secrets to the Scholarship Search.” Answer the following questions: Do you need to apply for a scholarship to attend college? Do you find it difficult to find scholarships? If you answered yes to either question, this workshop is for you. Ms. Kimberly D. Brown, founder and CEO of Designing Creative Futures LLC, will be a guest speaker on August 1 at the St. Helena library branch during the teen lock-in. Ms. Brown will share “Secrets to the Scholarship Search.” Using her proven methods, a Battery Creek High School graduate was awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship
in 2014.

Grace Chapel church celebrates anniversary

Grace Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church celebrates its anniversary with the theme “Grace: Our link to the past, our bridge to the future,” inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:15. The church is located at 502 Charles Street, Beaufort. The remaining Pre-anniversary event consists of a Church Picnic at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort on Saturday, August 2. Contact 843-524-6091 or 843-525-0708 for
more information.

Learn to paint with Encaustic Wax

Clay Artist, Barbara McGuire from North Carolina will teach you the techniques needed to paint with this fluid medium on Saturday, August 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Encaustic Wax Wildflower Workshop. Cost is $75. Call Carolina Stamper-522-9966 for information.

St. Helena library holds CreationStation events

Rube Goldberg Challenge: Love to play with dominos and do you like to make tools?  This program is the best of both worlds because you will learn how to create domino effects that produce a chain reaction to make a tool.  Great program for groups — call in advance to schedule a day to participate. Friday, Aug. 1; Tuesday, Aug. 5, and Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. Contact 843-255.6547 or email mflorencio@bcgov.net. St. Helena branch library is located at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920. All events free, visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org for details.

Beaufort Aglow International to meet

Beaufort Aglow International will meet on Saturday, August 9. The event will held 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street, Beaufort. This month’s speaker is Jane Carson-Sandler, a native of Northern New Jersey, who served 30 years of duty in the US Air Force Nurse Corps.  After seven years in the military, she was raped in her own home while her three year old son was lying beside her. Thirty eight years have passed. The rapist and serial killer, known as the East Area Rapist (EAR) has raped 50 women. He has also murdered twelve people including men and women in California. He has not been caught! Jane has gone from being a victim to a survivor through the Grace and love of God. She holds a MA in Management from Pepperdine University and a BS in Nursing from California State University. In February 2013, Jane was interviewed on the TV program “Dark Minds”, on the Investigation Discovery Channel. Frozen in Fear is the amazing story of one brave Christian woman spiritual journey from a life-threatening rape, alcoholism and despair to God’s healing.  All men and women are welcome to attend. Call 843-290-5563 or 843-525-0525 for
more information.

Read along with Poison Pen Mystery Book Club

Enjoy a discussion of mysteries over refreshments on Monday, August 11 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort, SC. The event is free. Please choose your own culinary mystery! They’re some of the most popular mysteries out there…delicious novels with a food-themed crime. Choose one and tell the group what you read (if you need ideas, ask at the Reference Desk!). Most of these books include recipes, so please make a dish from the book to share and we’ll decide whether they’re worth their salt. This program is intended for adult readers. For more information, please call (843)255-6458, email acox@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Senior Services of Beaufort to hold yard sale

Senior Services of Beaufort County Yard Sale Join the Senior Services of Beaufort County for a yard sale Saturday, August 16 at 1408 Paris Ave., Port Royal, from 6:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Contact Pamela Macon at (843) 524-1787 for more information.

Save the date: Habitat’s Upcycled Art Auction

The LowCountry Habitat for Humanity ReStore is celebrating its 10 years of operation with an art auction like no other.  Local and regional artists are treasure hunting within the store’s aisles for items to repurpose, recycle, reclaim or reimagine. They’re looking for the sometimes hidden beauty in gently-used items to create works of art. These new creations will be auctioned at an Upcycled Art Auction to be held at The Shed in Port Royal on Saturday, August 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. The auction’s Honorary Chair is artist Cassandra Gillens.  Another local artist, Deanna Bowdish, will serve as the evening’s auctioneer.   Entertainment will be provided by the Sweetgrass Angels. Tickets for the event are $25 and are available now at the ReStore at 612 Parris Island Gateway or online at www.lowcountryhabitat.org. Proceeds from the evening will support LowCountry Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing program. For more information, call 843-522-3500.

Lands End community celebrates Gullah culture

The Lands End Woodland, Inc. of St. Helena Island, SC will celebrate the 9th Annual Lands End Woodland River Festival on Labor Day weekend, August 29-30, 2014. The festival is a multi-cultural community celebration of the Gullah ancestry and culture of the people of St. Helena Island through music, storytelling, historical presentations, local art, crafts, and a “taste of Gullah” specialty dishes. Locals and visitors from the Lowcountry and across the region will converge on the historic site of the former Riverside Plantation overlooking the intracoastal waterways of Lands End Beach for this 2-day celebration. On Friday evening, the festival will kick off with a good old fashion fish fry and music on the beach from 5-11 p.m. On Saturday, August 30th, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., center stage will open with a special performance of children’s folktales in Gullah by S.C. Folk Heritage winner “Aunt Pearlie Sue”, Latin folk dancers, the Community Bible Church youth puppet show, gospel choirs, African drummers and dancers, and more. River Festival admission is $3 for adults; children (16 and under) free; free parking. The Woodland beachfront property is located at 100 Lands End Road, six miles south of Penn Center off Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on St. Helena Island. For more information, please call (843) 263-5261 or email rbrowne@embarqmail.com. Go to website: www.landsendwoodland.org.

Holy Yoga combines worship and wellness 

Registered Instructor Carrie Carper will be offering Holy Yoga Class in Beaufort at the following locations:

• One Yoga Sanctuary, 73 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort: Tuesdays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.; Thursdays, 6 to 7 a.m.

• YMCA Beaufort County, 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal: Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

• Holy Yoga Outdoors, various locations, check facebook page (www.facebook.com/holyyogabeaufortsc): Tuesdays, 7 to 8 a.m.

Classes at the YMCA are for Y members and non-members. Classes outside of YMCA are donation based. Holy Yoga offers Scriptural meditation, breath work and movement that combines Hatha-style yoga with experiential worship and wellness. Holy Yoga, which ensures a space of non-judgment, grace and love, offers a fun and worshipful experience and is open to all regardless of spiritual preference, background or beliefs.

Hospice organization to hold fashion show

Belles, Baubles and Burlap, Fashion for Compassion is this year’s theme for Friends of Caroline Hospice of Beaufort’s annual fashion show, which will be held Wednesday, September 17th at 11:30am at the Clubhouse on Dataw Island. Tickets are $55 or $500 for a table of ten.  Sponsorships are still available.  If you would like to donate a live auction item or purchase tickets, please call (843) 525-6257. Space is limited.

ABLE Foundation looking for volunteers

ABLE Foundation, the Disabilities Foundation for Beaufort County, is seeking volunteers to serve on its board of directors and to assist with special projects. The nonprofit ABLE Foundation supports services and programs assisting individuals with special needs. ABLE’s efforts in the recent past and this year have been to fund a summer camp, called Camp Treasure Chest, for children with special needs.  Children with needs such as developmental delays, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome, genetic disorders and autism may require additional and special services and trained staff and accommodations, not usually available at regular summer camps.  In the absence of the Camp Treasure Chest, these special needs children would likely not have a summer camp experience.  Funds from the state for summer services have been virtually eliminated and the camp is almost solely supported thru fund raising and grants. ABLE has supported an expansion of the camp this year, so that more children will be served. One camp will be located in Bluffton in addition to Beaufort. Contact ABLE at 843-255-6300.

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