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Fall weather ushers in the busy social season

With so many events taking place this weekend, there is truly something for everyone

• Parish Church of St. Helena Fall Bazaar: Church mice, a silent auction and handmade Christmas decorations, gifts and foods will headline the Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Parish Church of St. Helena in downtown Beaufort. The bazaar, presented by the Women of the Parish, will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish House at 507 Newcastle St. (The Silent Auction will close at 1 p.m.) The bazaar, which benefits the church’s outreach efforts in Beaufort and around the world, will continue its now-famous silent auction of unique items ranging from golf outings, excursions and restaurant dinners to fine art, furs and furniture.  St. Helena’s famous

Homemade church mice will be available at the fall bazaar.

Homemade church mice will be available at the fall bazaar.

handmade chorister “church mice” will present the deacon mouse this year.  Returning are the angel mice, with new and improved wings, available in a limited quantity, as well as the sleeping mice in their sardine-can beds. The bazaar will feature a sizable inventory of handmade Christmas wreaths, ornaments and gift items. Homemade dinners are being  packaged and frozen for purchase, and the baked goods booth is always the first to have empty shelves. Bazaar shoppers will find the Parish House courtyard filled with plants and shrubs. Other shopping areas will include linens, books, jewelry and the Bargain Box for gently used items. For details, contact Marge Barber at 843-525-1316 or barbers@islc.net; Co-chair Martha Scott at martha@beaufortscotts.com; or visit www.sthelenas1712.org.

• 7th Annual Lowcountry Arts Festival: Frogmore’s Lowcountry Store, located at 736 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena Island, SC, is hosting the 7th Annual Lowcountry Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 1. Many of the Lowcountry’s finest artisans will be on site with their art, photography, woodwork, sculptures, fine crafts, quilting, pottery, basket weaving, stained glass, jewelry, local foods and other fine arts. The festival is a unique opportunity to meet and talk to the artists, craftsmen, growers and producers and view demonstrations as well as discuss and purchase unique works of art. Local musicians will be performing and foods and other favorites will be available. Applications for local artists to participate are available at The Lowcountry Store, via e-mail at info@lowcountrystore.com or call 843-838-4646.

 

• Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund will hold the second Cornhole Tournament & Smoked Butt Sale in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, downtown Beaufort, on Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. For details, registration and smoked butts pre-orders, visit www.hhlcf.org.

 

• Maritime Center opening on Lemon Island: Saturday, November 1 marks the anticipated opening of the Port Royal Sound Foundation’s new Maritime Center on Lemon Island. Located in the newly renovated historic Lemon Island Marina, the Maritime Center is on the Chechessee River and accessible by car or boat. The Maritime Center is host to several exhibits that will appeal to all ages. Crowd favorites will include a 3,000 gallon aquarium and touch tanks which will be home to several species that live in the Port Royal Sound. The life size tiger shark, rays and loggerhead sea turtle which are part of the incredible Predator Ceiling Diorama will captivate guests as they enter the main exhibit hall. ‘Carolina Snowball’, the albino dolphin who once swam the waters of Beaufort County, now resides at the Maritime Center where her story and her son ‘Sonny Boy’ are on display for all to enjoy. Photography exhibits from the Callawassie Photography Club and Eric Horan will adorn the walls for the next couple of months and remind visitors of the beauty of this area. On Saturday, November 1, staff, board members and volunteers will host an informal ribbon cutting at noon to announce the opening of the Maritime Center. Visitors are encouraged to attend the ceremony and enjoy their first “official” tour between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

• Book signing: Brian Wanamaker McCreight, author of “GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY, The Lowcountry Liar’s Tales of History & Mystery,” will be signing copies of his book on Saturday, Nov. 1 from noon to 3 p.m. outside McIntosh Book Shoppe on Bay Street. The author is a professional storyteller and musician. He holds degrees in literature, anthropology and library science, and is a licensed tour guide in Charleston. For information, please call 524-1066.

 

• PaddleFest: The 12th annual PaddleFest paddle sport race to benefit Friends of Hunting Island will be held at noon on Saturday, November 1, at Hunting Island State Park on Hunting Island. Race start will be at the lagoon, Parking Lot J, in the park. All net proceeds will benefit Friends of Hunting Island (www.friendsofhuntingisland.org) which is dedicated to helping the park enhance the unique natural wonders and educational opportunities that exist on the island and is a non-profit organization. Paddlers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate in this fun and scenic race. Paddlers from several states will race kayaks, canoes and paddle boards on a 3 mile or 6 mile course taking them into Fripp Inlet and past Russ Point and back in the 6 miler; and just under the Pedestrian Bridge and back in the 3 miler. Awards will be given for both 3 mile and 6 mile overall winners and category winners. Registration for PaddleFest is online only, and available at www.paddlefestsc.org. For more information, contact Tim Lovett at timjlovett@gmail.com or 843-379-4327 or 843-252-5924.

 

• ‘A Broadway Revue — A Guy and the Dolls’: The Fripp Island Women’s Club is proud to sponsor “A Broadway Revue — A Guy and the Dolls”, featuring Dan McCormick, pianist and entertainer extraordinaire, and five Fripp Island sensational female vocalists on Nov. 1 and 2. Join us for an unforgettable evening of Broadway tunes then met the troupe at a dessert reception following the performance.  Performances are at 6 p.m. both nights at the Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd, Fripp Island, SC, 29920. Tickets are $25. Admission includes the performance, dessert reception, and free gate pass from Fripp Island security gate.  Seating is limited. For tickets, contact 843-838-7635.

 

• The 2nd Beaufort Food Truck Fest will take place at Beaufort Town Center on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 2 to 8 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Arts Council of Beaufort County and is a chance to sample a variety of “curbside cuisine” –all handmade in small batches and served straight from the vendors who prepared them. Some of the participating trucks and food carts include: Joe Loves Lobster Rolls, Crave Cupcakes, Palmetto Smokehouse Barbeque, Bruster’s Ice Cream, and Sea Eagle Seafood. A new vendor at the festival will be Pancho’s Tacos of Bluffton, who will be serving authentic Mexican tacos with ingredients like Buche (pork stomach) and Tripitas (fried intestines), as well as grilled chicken and beef. In addition to food, the festival will feature live music throughout the event by Billy Drysdale, The Hypnotics, and The Lee Tyler Post Duo. In between the musical acts will be short demonstrations by a local dance group: The Palmetto Dancers, a teen and tween organized dance troupe which is based at ARTworks. Organizer Laura Maxey said this is a very family friendly event with many activities for kids. Admission to the event is free, but donations are encouraged and be prepared to purchase food and beverages. The event will be held at the pavilion area in the Beaufort Town Center Shopping Plaza at 2127 Boundary Street.

Rotary Club of the Lowcountry presents the 18th Annual Family Oyster Roast on Saturday, November 1 at 6 p.m. at Live Oaks Park, Paris Ave in Port Royal. Tickets are $30 per person (all

Oyster roast season is here!

Oyster roast season is here!

you can eat and drink), children under 10 Free. The event includes silent and live auction, music, hot dogs, chili, door prizes, soda, beer and wine, plus all the oysters you can eat. Experience one of the best oyster roasts in Beaufort with live entertainment and feel good about raising money to benefit charities throughout the Lowcountry. For additional information, call Jeff Althoff at 843-812-292, jeffalthoff@aol.com.

• Care for Toby Perkins fundraiser, sponsored by SC Blue Knights VIII, will be held Sunday, Nov. 2, at Boondocks Restaurant, 1760 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, from 1 to 5 p.m. The motorcycle ride starts at 1 p.m. at K-Mart on Boundary Street. The BBQ meal starts at 2:30 p.m. and the Corn Hole Tournament starts at 3 p.m. Music provided by 104.9 The Surf. Tobin was born with Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia. He had his first heart surgery when he was 12 days old. He is scheduled to have another surgery within the year. Tobin’s dad works for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Contact Bob Newman at rinjr@comcast.net or 803-640-1147.

 

• USCB Festival Series kicks off: Albert Einstein greatly appreciated the mathematical precision and ethereal beauty of Mozart’s music, saying: “Mozart’s music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe itself.” Come to the first concert of this year’s USCB Festival Series on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. at USCB Center for the Arts to experience what Einstein was talking about. Mozart’s vibrant Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502 begins the program with a blend of sophisticated conversation, caressing song, and witty repartee. Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodàly, a man of indefatigable energy, vision, and honor, whose musical contributions cut across disciplines and generations, will lead up to intermission. Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7, written during the final run up to WWI in the spring of 1914, combines the feverish energy of the era with passionate, idiosyncratic folk-like melodies. The concert concludes with Robert Schumann’s Piano Trio in d minor, Op. 63, a work both robust and intimate which runs the gamut from whispered conversation to symphonic extravagance. Returning to play this interesting and compelling mix of music will be three Festival Series veterans. Artistic Director, host, and cellist Edward Arron; brilliant pianist Jeewon Park, and Lowcountry sensation, violinist Tessa Lark. Call 843-208-8246 or email sjbreton@uscb.edu Staci Breton for tickets.

• Arts-in-the-Barn benefits Open Land Trust: The fourth annual Arts-in-the-Barn will be held Sunday, Nov. 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Widgeon Point Preserve on Lemon Island. Spend an afternoon enjoying the work of Lowcountry artists. A portion of the proceeds from sales benefits Open Land Trust. For more information, call 843-521-2175 or www.openlandtrust.org.

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What To Do

Free talk to discuss Victorian era cemeteries 

The 1850 Magnolia Cemetery will be focus of talk by Patrick Harwood, author of “Arms of Angels: Magnolia Cemetery — Charleston’s Treasure of History, Mystery and Artistry.” Note parallels to the Victorian Era St. Peter’s Graveyard and some to St. Helena’s. His photographic presentation addresses symbolism, epitaphs, monuments, art, and history as well as a modern stonecutters perspective, and a nod to the many bird species in this secret sanctuary. Copies of the book will be available for $40 cash or check. Talk is free, Monday, Nov. 3, 6:30 – 8 p.m. in St.Peter’s Walsh Palmetto Room, 70 Lady’s Island Dr., Beaufort, SC. More info, call Barbara Stanley at 843-525-0994.

Meeting discusses speech difficulties for seniors

Those who have difficulty speaking and projecting their voice can find help on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 1:30 p.m. when Betsy Cooke, speech language pathologist of Sea Island Rehabilitation, discusses the difficulties seniors and Parkinson’s patients face when speaking. Ms. Cooke will address the difficulties they encounter perceiving their own voices and offer suggestions on how one can re-adjust their voice to be better heard. The monthly support group meetings are held at Shellpoint Baptist Church on Parris Island Gateway in Port Royal (across from the Bi-Lo Shopping Center) on the first Thursday of every month. The meetings are free and open to anyone who is living with Parkinson’s Disease or who is a caregiver or has a loved one suffering from Parkinson’s. For more information or to arrange transportation, contact Rose at Helena Place Senior Living at 843-982-0233 or e-mail rewing@enlivant.com.

Family Fun Night event will be held at The Shed 

Family Fun Night at The Shed in Port Royal will be held Friday, November 7  from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be live music from Bridge as well a live, family friendly improv comedy show by Oddlot of Savannah Tickets are $5 a person/$20 max for families; bring your lawn chairs. There will be a silent auction and light refreshments; the fundraiser is a benefit for Trinity Classical Academy.

Beaufort Church of Christ holds 9th revival

Welcome to the Beaufort Church of Christ “Where All the Doors Swing Loose on Welcome Hinges to You and to Yours” for the 9th Anniversary Gospel Meeting and Revival from Sunday, Nov. 9 through Wednesday Nov. 12. The theme is “God’s Divine Order From Headquarters!” Matthew 16: 16-18. The speaker will be Dr. Jonas Gadson, DTM and minister. Sunday, Nov. 9 is Family and Friends Day. Bible Study at 10 a.m., Morning Worship Service at 11:15 a.m., special afternoon worship service at 3:30 p.m. Services continue Monday through Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. nightly. All services are held at Beaufort Church of Christ, 170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. For more, email jg@jonasbonus.com, call 843-524-4281 or visit www.BeaufortCoC.com.

Beaufort Aglow holds meeting, has speaker 

Beaufort Aglow International meets on Saturday, November 8, at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street in Beaufort starting at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The speaker will be Lillie Simpson. She was born in Florence, SC and grew up in Fort Pearce, Fla. She is a singer, writer, cosmetologist and a painter. Recently, Lillie had an art show at the Agora Gallery in New York City. This artist paints by instinct, focusing on the Gullah people. For more information, call 843-525-0525 or 843-290-5563.

County historical society event celebrates 75 years  

The Beaufort County Historical Society is celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a multi speaker event commemorating the Battle of Port Royal Harbor on Saturday, Nov. 8 at USCB Center for the Arts.

The schedule is as follows:

• 10:30-11:10 a.m.: Dr. Larry Rowland, professor emeritus USCB, topic “Maritime History of Beaufort 1514-1860”

• 11:15-11:50 a.m.: Michael D. Coker, Assistant to the Director Old Charleston Exchange, topic “Battle of Port Royal Harbor, Nov. 7, 1861”

• 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.: Box lunch by Debbi Covington included in ticket price with celebratory anniversary cake

• 12:40- 1:10 p.m.: Dr. Stephen Wise, Director Parris Island Museum, topic: “The U.S. Navy at Port Royal 1861-1865”

• 1:10- 1:35 p.m.: James Spirek, South Carolina’s state underwater archaeologist, topic “Underwater Resources of Port Royal Harbor.”

Tickets are $25 for Beaufort County Historical Society Members; $45 general admission. Tickets are available at USCB Box Office on Carteret Street or by calling 843-521-4145. For more information, contact Mary Lou Brewton-President at maryloubrew@aol.com or 912-604-3634, www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

Lowcountry Jaycees have Party in the Park  

The Lowcountry Jaycees announce an inaugural Party in the Park Oyster Roast and Chili Cook-Off. The event will be held November 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the field at Beaufort Town Center and will benefit two local charities: Camp Hope and Second Helpings. Tickets are $25 and will include all-you-can-eat oysters and participation in the chili judging. The Jaycees will have door prizes and a silent auction. To purchase tickets for the door prizes, bring canned goods to donate to Second Helpings — each can buys one ticket. Purchase tickets to the event at www.lowcountryjaycees.com. For more information about sponsoring the event, donating items for the raffle or silent auction, or to participate in the Chili Cook-Off, please visit www.lowcountryjaycees.com or contact Melanie Ott at ott.melanie@gmail.com. The Lowcountry Jaycees meet at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at Port Royal Town Hall, 700 Paris Avenue.

Calling all volunteers for Habitat for Humanity  

LowCountry Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteer support of local individuals, businesses, schools, civic and faith groups to help make the dream of home ownership possible for families in Northern Beaufort County. They need volunteers of all skill levels and interests.  Although most people think of construction when they think of Habitat, they also need volunteers in the local ReStore and in the office as well as to serve on various committees. They also look for individuals who can help train partner families on topics such as finance and budgeting, legal issues, home maintenance and more. Come to a meeting for volunteers on November 8 at 10 a.m. at the LowCountry Habitat for Humanity Office, 616 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, to start making a difference in the community.

Therapy dog clinic, test dates set in Beaufort

Would you like to see if your dog has what it takes to be a therapy dog?  Beaufort Chapter No. 229 of Therapy Dogs International will host a therapy dog pre-test clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Beaufort County Disabilities and Special Needs, 100 Clear Water Way in Beaufort. There is no charge for the clinic.  Dogs do not have to be over one year old. Dogs must wear a flat buckle collar with a 6-foot leash, and you must bring your dog’s shot record to the clinic. Before the clinic or the test, go to the TDI website, www.tdi-dog.org, to read the test requirements. The chapter will also host a TDI test from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, at BayView Manor LLC, 11 S. Todd Dr. in Beaufort. Space in the test is limited, and dogs must be over one year old. To register for the clinic or for more information, contact Lynn Stratton at 843-522-0798, or tdi229@gmail.com.

Sessions help create ‘Five Wishes’ document

As a person ages, it is imperative they discuss their changing needs and future desires with their loved ones. To help with this difficult process, “Planning Ahead & Five Wishes” will be presented twice on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The session 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. A notary will be available to notarize the “Five Wishes” document making it a legal living will. The morning session held from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Dataw Island Club will be for Dataw Island Club members. The afternoon session will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. at Helena Place Senior Living in Port Royal and is open to the public. The sessions are free. E-mail rewing@enlivant.com or call 843-252-3001 with questions.

Sportfishing and diving club to hold meeting 

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s November meeting will be held Thursday, November 13 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off of Meridian Road.  The social begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Well known local Captain Rick Percy of Reel Chance Charters will present fishing for Black Drum and other winter species.  Capt. Rick will display his favorite rods, reels, tackle, and locations for these winter favorites. For additional information, please contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

Special book signing supports women’s center 

The community is invited to a special book signing event. Local author, Gloria Singleton, will be promoting her newest book, “Divine Musings,” and donating 50 percent of each book purchased ($12 per) to Radiance Women’s Center. Please join us on Friday, November 14, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Help this ministry in continuing to serve the community by sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ with those facing unplanned pregnancies. Contact Radiance Women’s Center at 843-525-0300.

Turkey Shoot to be held at Parris Island gun club 

A Turkey Shoot at Parris Island Rod & Gun Club will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island for family fun and friendly competition. Win delicious hams and turkeys. The public is welcome. The first shotgunners to firing line at 7 a.m. Refreshments available so you can shoot all day. Bring your own gun (barrels up to 32”) in car trunk, leave ammo and scopes at home. Club provides all ammo: $2 per shot. Shotgun deprived? A few youth and adult guns will be available for use. Details: Contact Nick Russell at 843-812-9697 or captnick@hargray.com.

Presentation discusses plans for Fort Fremont 

Fort Fremont comes to life during a presentation about plans for the park visitor’s center. Master Modeler Dennis Cannady will be projecting his vision on screen as well as showing examples of the 3-D dioramas he has finished. The event will be at the Union Church, 11th Street, Port Royal, on Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. For details, visit www.fortfremont.org.

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What’s happening this weekend? A lot!

• Fall Art Walk: Main Street Beaufort, USA, also presents an artful evening Saturday, October 25, 5 to 7:30 p.m. for the Annual Fall ArtWalk. Visit more than a dozen galleries in downtown Beaufort will feature varied styles and mediums of art for all tastes and desires. Refreshments will also be offered. Participating galleries are: Atelier On Bay, 203 West Street; Beaufort Art Association, 913 Bay Street; Charles Street Gallery, 914 Charles Street; The Craftseller, 818 Bay Street; Elena Madden Studio, 208A West Street; Goldon House Gallery, 700 Bay Street; Greenfish Gallery, 812 Bay Street; Indigo Gallery, 809 Bay Street; I. Pinckney Simons Gallery, 711 Bay Street; LyBensons’ Gallery and Studio, 211 Charles Street; Rhett Gallery, 901 Bay Street; Salt Gallery, 802 Bay Street; Thibault Gallery, 815 Bay Street; USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street.

• 22nd Annual Ghost Tours to Benefit CAPA

(Child Abuse Prevention Association): October 24-26 & 30. Take a carriage ride or walking tour through the moss lined streets of Beaufort’s historic district while listening to storytellers tell haunting tales of the area shared by residents of Beaufort. You may witness a “vision” or two along the way. Carriage Rides are $20 per adult, $10 per child ages 3-11. The leave every 20 minutes starting at 6:30 p.m. from the parking lot at 1006 Bay Street. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Walking Tours are $12 all ages and begin at 7 p.m. and leave every 20 minutes from Cannon Park (across the street from 611 Bay Street). Each tour lasts approximately one hour. Make reservation by calling 843-52-GHOST or 843-524-4678. All proceeds benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA).

• 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 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.

• ArtScape Beaufort & Soiree: Find all things art — but only fabulous things! — from artists throughout the Southeast at ArtScape Beaufort & Soiree on October 24-26, at the Old Bay Marketplace Loft & Rooftop. Paintings from renowned artists such as Libby Smart, Sebastian Polanski, Julia Schaaf and Molly Wright; incredible photography from Eric Horan; gorgeous jewelry from designers Currie Kilpatrick Boyd, Heather Tiller from Filgree Jewelry, and Helena Appleton in Beaufort, among others; covet-able clutches from Andree West; fun and whimsical clay works by Jeff Kopish and Robin VanValkenburgh; addictive folk art paintings from The Chicken Man, Ernest Lee; linens, stationery, and so many more amazing artisan treasures will be featured and available for purchase. ArtScape Soiree is the kick-off event on Friday, October 24 at the Old Bay Marketplace Loft & Rooftop from 7 to 10 p.m. This event is ticketed and will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, silent auction and art for purchase. This event is sponsored by McKnight & Weaver Dentistry and tickets are available at lms.ticketbud.com. Artscape Beaufort is a two-day art exhibition and sale, with special events throughout the weekend for all ages.  On Saturday, October 25, Artscape Beaufort is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Old Bay Marketplace Loft at 917 Bay Street.  The events continue on Sunday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with “Fall Y’All” Family Fun Day sponsored by Coastal Orthodontics, Dr. Mallory Scott. A Halloween costume contest, “Doughnut Drop” contest, art activity and other fall inspired fun will be a great time for families and art lovers on the final day of the art sale.  All events on Saturday and Sunday are open to the public with free admission.

All proceeds from the Soiree and a portion of proceeds from all art sales will benefit Lowcountry Montessori School (LMS), a free, nonprofit, state-chartered public school which opened August 2014 on Lady’s Island. For more information about Artscape Beaufort & Soiree and Lowcountry Montessori School, visit the website at www.lowcountrymontessori.com.

• Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens: Cottages, mansions, a plantation and a penthouse will be showcased at Historic Beaufort Foundation’s 2014 Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens, October 24 to 26. Highlights for previous tour-goers will be seven houses that have never been open to the public including a luxurious penthouse with 360-degree views of Beaufort and the river. The penthouse, on the third floor of the 1970s Regions Bank Building at 916 Bay Street, features high-style architectural design by Jim Thomas of Denzinger & Thomas. Cast-in-place concrete textured by cypress to give a wood pattern and a warm tone shapes the walls and ceilings. The owners retained the industrial character of the space to include two bedrooms, two baths and other spaces connected by a private art gallery. Wrap-around windows and large, partially covered decks on both the river and the Bay Street sides of the building integrate the interior and exterior spaces with views of the water and Beaufort’s skyline. Open also for the first time on the tour is Chelsea Plantation in Okatie and the Flora and John Trask Sr. house on Bay Street Bluff. The long-awaited restoration of the McGrath-Scheper House at 807 North Street will be on view as well properties associated with Robert Smalls family, including the McKee Smalls House, the Samuel Bampfield House, the Smalls-Nash Cottage and the William Whipper House. Sunday’s Kitchens & Cuisines tour features five home with exquisite kitchens and local chefs including those from The Kitchen, Griffin Market, Saltus River Grill, Beaufort Bread Company, and Breakwater Restaurant & Bar.

Here is a schedule of events:

• Friday, October 24: Afternoon Walking Tour

• Saturday, October 25: Ramble Around Beaufort (Driving & Walking Tour)

• Saturday, October 25 (evening): Hallelujah Singers Performance at Old Fort Baptist Church, Ribaut Road

• Sunday, October 26: Kitchens & Cuisine Tour

Tickets are limited; advance reservations are strongly recommended for all events. Contact Historic Beaufort Foundation at 843-379-3331.

• Habersham Harvest Festival: The Habersham Marketplace in Beaufort, SC, celebrates the arrival of fall and the bounty season in the Lowcountry. Join friends and neighbors at the 6th Annual Habersham Marketplace Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 25. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and run through 4 p.m. Bring the family and spend the day browsing artisan vendor tents, enjoying fresh produce and prepared food and jiving to live music. Plus, plenty of activities for kids of all ages including a ferris wheel, exotic petting zoo, face

Eric Drugge, left, pulls the hay ride wagon with his vintage 1939 Farm All-A tractor at the Habersham Harvest Festival in 2012.

Eric Drugge, left, pulls the hay ride wagon with his vintage 1939 Farm All-A tractor at the Habersham Harvest Festival in 2012.

painters and more! All pet owners and their furry, feathered and scaled companions are invited to don their favorite costumes and put their best paw, wing and fin forward for the Second  annual pet parade and pet photo booth sponsored by Southern Living and Blue Buffalo. A full schedule of events can be found online at www.habershamharvestfestival.com. Habersham Marketplace is located at 13 Market Street in the Habersham Community, located off of Joe Frazier Road in Beaufort.

• Church Quilt Exhibit: Open House Quilt Exhibit will be held at The Baptist Church of Beaufort Fellowship Hall, 601 Charles St. on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, October 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be 18 biblical pattern quilts from Kentucky on display for viewing during our exhibits, accompanied by an informative brochure. An inspirational 30-minute lecture will be delivered at each open house, at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. The owner of the quilts, Rev. Dr. Donald Graham, will be giving the lectures and also preaching at the Baptist Church of Beaufort on Sunday morning, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. No admission, but donations will be encouraged. Contact Dr. Melanie Williams, Minister of Worship Arts, at The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 843-252-4104 or mwilliams@bcob.org.

• Trunk or Treat in Port Royal: Trunk or Treat will be held on Sunday, October 26 in historic downtown Port Royal, on Paris Avenue between 10th and 12th streets from 3 to 5 p.m. This event offers a safe trick-or-treating experience for kids of all ages. Costume contest will be at 4:30 p.m. Dress in your spookies or silliest Halloween costume and go from trunk to trunk to see what treats lie in store.. This event is sponsored by the YMCA, Port Royal Police and fire department, Port Royal Elementary School, Port Royal United Methodist Church.

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Political Notes

• County Council Write-In Candidate To Hold Meet & Greet: Beaufort County Council Write-In Candidate Brian MacDermant will hold a meet and greet on Sunday, October 26 at Beaulieu House, 1103 Paris Avenue, Port Royal at 5:30 pm. MacDermant is a write-in candidate for County Council District 4 which covers Beaufort and Port Royal. For more information please call 843-271-8838 or brianforcouncil@hotmail.com.

• Democrats to host barbecue meet and greet: The Beaufort County Democratic Party will host a barbeque and meet & greet this Sunday, October 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sun City Pavilion. Special guests include State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, the Democratic nominee for Governor and Jaime Harrison, chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party. Sheheen, a lifelong South Carolinian, has been a member of the SC Senate since 2004, and was a member of the SC House of Representatives from 2000 to 2004. He will face Gov. Nikki Haley in the November election. Harrison is an Orangeburg native and former aide to Rep. James E. Clyburn. While working for Clyburn, he was the first African American to serve as Floor Director for a leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and the first to serve as Executive Director of the House Democratic Caucus. He is also the first black chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party. Passes will be provided for non-Sun City residents. Ask for the special event pass for the Democratic Bar-B-Que to gain access to Sun City. Price for the barbecue is $25 per person, payable at the door by cash, check, or credit card.  Reservations are required by calling the Hilton Head Democratic Campaign Office at 843-342-4888, the Beaufort Democratic Campaign Office at 843-522-2014, or Paul Russo, president of the Sun City Democratic Club at 843-705-2674.

• Shrimp Soup Celebration to benefit Laura Von Harten: Shrimp Soup Celebration with music by Bull Grapes will be held Monday, October 27, 5 to 9 p.m. at Old Bull Tavern, 205 West Street, Beaufort. Free admission; shrimp soup and drinks available for a charge. Soup made with local shrimp, music by the Bull Grapes, creative drinks and the unique gastro-pub atmosphere at the Old Bull Tavern — what a great way to spend a Monday evening! This special event is being held to benefit Laura Von Harten’s re-election campaign for County Council District 4. Admission is free; soup and libations will be for sale. Old Bull Tavern has a tradition of being unofficially open on Mondays for “Stone Soup Night” — a time when locals can get together, relax and enjoy whatever delicious soup that Chef John Marshall has been inspired to concoct for the evening. Stone Soup Night on Oct. 27 will feature soup made with local shrimp contributed by Sea Eagle Market. The event starts at 5 p.m. — and the soup often sells out quickly. So arrive early if you want to be sure to get some! The Bull Grapes, an eclectic and energetic band that play a wide range of foot-stomping songs, will perform from 7-8:30 p.m. Door prizes will be given away throughout the evening. For more information, contact Tracy Von Harten, Campaign Manager, at laura4council@gmail.com.

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Bikers Against Bullies USA holds bike show 

Marine Federal Credit Union in Beaufort and Bikers Against Bullies USA of Beaufort have partnered and will sponsor a Meet & Greet and the First Anti-Bullying Bike Show of Bikers Against Bullies USA on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5 per bike and all fees will be donated to Bikers Against Bullies USA to benefit youth in Beaufort. Bikes can register from 4:30 until 6 p.m. in four categories: Sportbikes, Stock, Custom, and 3 plus wheels. The event will be at Marine Federal Credit Union, 819 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. For details, call Trinda Rabon 843-812-5494, Beaufort Liaison for BAB USA, or Lynn McCartney, 843-263-8321, Business Development Officer for Marine Federal Credit Union.

Attend Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Dog Trainer Rebecca Bass and Grooming Instructor Tara Farmer will be hosting an American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Day on Saturday, October 25 at PAWS Hotel and Treats, 34 Savannah Highway in Shell Point). The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer: Canine Good Citizen Testing and AKC Community Canine Testing ($10) with Rebecca Bass, Dog Trainer; Grooming Demos and Ask the Groomer with Tara Farmer, Grooming Instructor; and Micro Chipping ($22) by Dr. Smith of Affordable Pet Day Clinic.

USC alumni group hosts football viewing party 

MyCarolina Alumni-Beaufort will host a football viewing party on Saturday October 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Fat Patties. All Gamecocks are welcomed.

Church presents 79th anniversary weekend 

The Hestelle Woodbury Women’s Missionary Society of Grace Chapel A.M.E. Church and Reverend Jeannine R. Smalls, pastor, present their 79th Anniversary Weekend from October 25-26 with health and wellness workshops and the “ChipMobile” The Theme is “A Call to Arise, Renew, Empower and Respond.” Workshops will be all day Saturday, October 25:

• 9 to 10 a.m.: “Coping With Alzheimers,” The Gullah Church Nurses

• 10 a.m. “Coping With Sickle Cell Anemia,” The Gullah Church Nurses

• 8:30 a.m. to noon: Diabetic Information Station, Kathy Phillips, RN, Diabetic Educator at Beaufort Memorial.

• 8:30 a.m. to noon: The CHIPMOBILE with Jason Meyer from BMH will be available. Sunday Anniversary Worship Service will be Sunday, October 26 at 4 p.m. at Grace Chapel A.M.E. Church, 502 North Street. Speaker will be Reverend Afrika Latrice Campbell, Queen Chapel A.M.E. Church, Hilton Head Island. For more information, call Myrtle Robinson at 525-0708 or Grace Church at 524-6091.

HBF lecture features Robert Smalls author 

Historic Beaufort Foundation continues its Dinner and a Lecture series with a talk by Thomas Thibeault, author of “The Man Who Stole Himself,” on Monday, Oct. 27 at the Verdier House. Thibeault has written a historical novel exploring the extraordinary friendship that developed between Robert Smalls, our local Civil War hero, and Samuel Francis Du Pont, who led the Union invasion of Beaufort. Hors d-oeuvre reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture “Freedom is More Than Changing Cages” will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost for members is $15 single/$25 couple; non-members is $20 single/$30 couple. For lecture reservations, call 843-379-3331; payment is requested when reservations are made. Reservations for the discounted Saltus’ River Grill may be made by calling Saltus at 843-379-3474.

YMCA hosts senior wellness celebration

The Wardle Family YMCA of Beaufort County will host “Live It! Love It! Senior Wellness Celebration” on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Y, located at 1801 Richmond Avenue in Port Royal. The public is invited to join their choice of the Deep Water Hydrobics class starting at 10 a.m. or the “Fit Over Fifty” fitness class at 10:30 a.m. Then join certified personal trainer Bruce McCarthy for his seminar, “A Balancing Act: Fall Prevention and Stability” at 11:25 a.m., followed by music, light refreshments and more from 12:30 to 1 p.m. If you are interested in more information about this event, please contact Denice Davis at 843-522-9622. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com.

AAUW Beaufort celebrates 55 anniversary 

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is celebrating its 55th Anniversary on Tuesday, October 28. The Beaufort Branch was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in Fall 1959 and is the second oldest chapter of the AAUW in South Carolina. The AAUW is a national advocacy association that was founded in 1881 to help women advance toward equal access and opportunity. Our branch focuses on the education of women. We are inviting women interested in being part of our dynamic group to attend our celebratory meeting at 6 p.m. at The First Presbyterian Church at 1201 North Street. You will be provided a complimentary dinner catered by Beaufort’s Debbi Covington. Larry Bernard, historian and Carriage Ride Tour Guide here in Beaufort, will speak about the history of Beaufort up until 1961. To attend the meeting, call Dr. Diana Steele at 522-2796 or steele.diana@comcast.net.

Cornhole tournament, smoked butt sale in park 

Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund will hold the second Cornhole Tournament & Smoked Butt Sale in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, downtown Beaufort, on Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. For details, registration and smoked butts pre-orders, visit www.hhlcf.org.

Rotary Club holds 18th annual oyster roast 

Rotary Club of the Lowcountry presents the 18th Annual Family Oyster Roast on Saturday, November 1 at 6 p..m at Live Oaks Park, Paris Ave in Port Royal. Tickets are $30 per person (all you can eat and drink), children under 10 Free. The event includes silent and live auction, music, hot dogs, chili, door prizes, soda, beer and wine, plus all the oysters you can eat. Experience one of the best oyster roasts in Beaufort with live entertainment and feel good about raising money to benefit charities throughout the Lowcountry. For additional information, call Jeff Althoff at 843-812-292, jeffalthoff@aol.com.

‘Care for Toby Perkins’ event held at Boondocks

Care for Toby Perkins fundraiser, sponsored by SC Blue Knights VIII, will be held Sunday, Nov. 2, at Boondocks Restaurant, 1760 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, from 1 to 5 p.m. The motorcycle ride starts at 1 p.m. at K-Mart on Boundary Street. The BBQ meal starts at 2:30 p.m. and the Corn Hole Tournament starts at 3 p.m. Music provided by 104.9 The Surf. Tobin was born with Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia. He had his first heart surgery when he was 12 days old. He is scheduled to have another surgery within the year. Tobin’s dad works for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. Cost for the event is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Questions? Contact Bob Newman at rinjr@comcast.net or 803-640-1147.

Arts-in-the-Barn benefits Open Land Trust 

The fourth annual Arts-in-the-Barn will be held Sunday, Nov. 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Widgeon Point Preserve on Lemon Island. Spend an afternoon enjoying the work of Lowcountry Artists. A portion of the proceeds from sales benefits Open Land Trust. For more information, call 843-521-2175 or www.openlandtrust.org.

Free talk to discuss Victorian era cemeteries 

The 1850 Magnolia Cemetery will be focus of talk by Patrick Harwood, author of “Arms of Angels: Magnolia Cemetery — Charleston’s Treasure of History, Mystery and Artistry.” Note parallels to the Victorian Era St. Peter’s Graveyard and some to St. Helena’s. His photographic presentation addresses symbolism, epitaphs, monuments, art, and history as well as a modern stonecutters perspective, and a nod to the many bird species in this secret sanctuary. Copies of the book will be available for $40 cash or check. Talk is free, Monday, Nov. 3, 6:30 – 8 p.m. in St.Peter’s Walsh Palmetto Room, 70 Lady’s Island Dr., Beaufort, SC. More info, call Barbara Stanley at 843-525-0994.

Sign up now for County Senior Leadership class 

“A Voyage of Discovery: Life in the Lowcountry”: Enroll now for the Beaufort County Senior Leadership Class of 2015. Take the journey once a week for 12 weeks from January through April to learn how Beaufort County works and enhance your understanding of key issues. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.beaufortseniorleadership.com. Call Bob Guinn with specific questions at 843-255-6060,  ext. 116. Reserve a seat today.

Presentation discusses plans for Fort Fremont 

Fort Fremont comes to life during a presentation about plans for the park visitor’s center. Master Modeler Dennis Cannady will be projecting his vision on screen as well as showing examples of the 3-D dioramas he has finished. The event will be at the Union Church, 11th Street, Port Royal, on Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. For details, visit www.fortfremont.org.

Beaufort Church of Christ holds 9th revival

Welcome to the Beaufort Church of Christ “Where All the Doors Swing Loose on Welcome Hinges to You and to Yours” for the 9th Anniversary Gospel Meeting and Revival from Sunday, Nov. 9 through Wednesday Nov. 12. The theme is “God’s Divine Order From Headquarters!” Matthew 16: 16-18. The speaker will be Dr. Jonas Gadson, DTM and minister. Sunday, Nov. 9 is Family and Friends Day. Bible Study at 10 a.m., Morning Worship Service at 11:15 a.m., special afternoon worship service at 3:30 p.m. Services continue Monday through Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. nightly. All services are held at Beaufort Church of Christ, 170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. For more, email jg@jonasbonus.com, call 843-524-4281 or visit www.BeaufortCoC.com.

Beaufort Aglow holds meeting, has speaker 

Beaufort Aglow International meets on Saturday, November 8, at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street in Beaufort. Men, women and teens are welcome to attend the meeting starting at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The speaker will be Lillie Simpson. She was born in Florence, SC and grew up in Fort Pearce, Fla. Lillie has been married 39 years, and has four adult children. She is a singer, writer, cosmetologist and a painter. Recently, Lillie had an art show at the Agora Gallery in New York City. This artist paints by instinct, focusing on the “Gullah” people. For more information, call 843-525-0525 or 843-290-5563.

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Sea Island Quilters to meet at Praise Assembly 

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, October 16 at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway at 6 p.m. A fun packed  evening of sharing “One Woman’s Trash is another Woman’s Treasure” is planned. Members will bring gently used quilt related items for sale. New officers will also be elected. For details, contact Debi Bacon at 843-757-3416 or kansaswx@verizon.net.

Plaque to honor Marines at Yemassee Train Depot 

The “Yemassee Train Depot Marine Reunion” is planning to install a bronze plaque on the outside wall of the train depot for all to see. This plaque will honor the more than 500,000 U.S. Marine recruits who came to Parris Island via train. The unveiling of the plaque will take place on Friday, October 17, at 2 p.m. at the Yemassee train depot. The public is invited to this historic Marine event. For more information, call Roy Hughes at 843-589-3385.

Meet County Council Candidate Alice Howard 

Meet Alice Howard, Beaufort County Council District 4 Candidate. She wants to hear from you about your issues and concerns as a resident of Beaufort County on Saturday, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friends of Alice Howard and Alice Howard will gather at 780 Parris Island Gateway (BP Gas and Dry Cleaners) under the tent in Port Royal to meet and listen to voters’ issues and concerns.  There will be free hot dogs, cupcakes, lemonade, water and items to give away.  Due to the support of many residents of District 4, Alice Howard was successful in a campaign to place her name as an independent on the November 4 ballot by petition and wants to thank the district for the opportunity to run. Alice, a conservative who has been a Beaufort resident since 1991, is seeking to be elected to Beaufort County District 4 which includes portions of City of Beaufort, all of Town of Port Royal and Shell Point area. For more information, visit http://votealice.us.

Abuse Prevention Coalition holds training 

The Abuse Prevention Coalition, a collaboration between CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Agency), CODA (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse), and Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, will be holding a “Where Do You Stand: A Healthy Masculinity Action Project” training which is an opportunity to learn effective strategies of engaging men and boys in developing healthy masculinity that eliminates gender violence. It will take place on Monday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Palmetto Electric Cooperative in Hardeeville. This is a free event and lunch will be provided. Preregistration is required; register here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/where-do-you-stand-training-tickets-13289044891. For more information, please contact Alyssa Marple at 843-770-1070 ext. 224 or via email apclowcountry2@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 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.

Attend Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Dog Trainer Rebecca Bass and Grooming Instructor Tara Farmer will be hosting an American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Day on Saturday, October 25 at PAWS Hotel and Treats, 34 Savannah Highway (next to Graybar Fencing in Shell Point). The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer: Canine Good Citizen Testing and AKC Community Canine Testing ($10) with Rebecca Bass, Dog Trainer; Grooming Demos and Ask the Groomer with Tara Farmer, Grooming Instructor; and Micro Chipping ($22) by Dr. Smith of Affordable Pet Day Clinic.

Baptist Church of Beaufort exhibits quilts 

Open House Quilt Exhibit will be held at The Baptist Church of Beaufort Fellowship Hall, 601 Charles St. on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, October 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be 18 biblical pattern quilts from Kentucky on display for viewing during our exhibits, accompanied by an informative brochure. An inspirational 30-minute lecture will be delivered at each open house, at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. The owner of the quilts, Rev. Dr. Donald Graham, will be giving the lectures and also preaching at the Baptist Church of Beaufort on Sunday morning, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. No admission, but donations will be encouraged. Contact Dr. Melanie Williams, Minister of Worship Arts, at The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 843-252-4104 or mwilliams@bcob.org.

HBF lecture features Robert Smalls author 

Historic Beaufort Foundation continues its Dinner and a Lecture series with a talk by Thomas Thibeault, author of “The Man Who Stole Himself,” on Monday, Oct. 27 at the Verdier House. Thibeault has written a historical novel exploring the extraordinary friendship that developed between Robert Smalls, our local Civil War hero, and Samuel Francis Du Pont, who led the Union invasion of Beaufort. Hors d-oeuvre reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture “Freedom is More Than Changing Cages” will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost for members is $15 single/$25 couple; non-members is $20 single/$30 couple. For lecture reservations, call 843-379-3331; payment is requested when reservations are made. Reservations for the discounted Saltus’ River Grill may be made by calling Saltus at 843-379-3474.

YMCA hosts senior wellness celebration

The Wardle Family YMCA of Beaufort County will host “Live It! Love It! Senior Wellness Celebration” on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Y, located at 1801 Richmond Avenue in Port Royal. The public is invited to join their choice of the Deep Water Hydrobics class starting at 10 a.m. or the “Fit Over Fifty” fitness class at 10:30 a.m. Then join certified personal trainer Bruce McCarthy for his seminar, “A Balancing Act: Fall Prevention and Stability” at 11:25 a.m., followed by music, light refreshments and more from 12:30 to 1 p.m. During the stability class, led by Bruce McCarthy, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the risks of falls, prevention, safety, and balance exercises. If you are interested in more information about this event, please contact Denice Davis at 843-522-9622. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com.

Cornhole tournament, smoked butt sale in park 

Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund will hold the second Cornhole Tournament & Smoked Butt Sale in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, downtown Beaufort, on Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. For details, registration and smoked butts pre-orders, visit www.hhlcf.org.

Free talk to discuss Victorian era cemeteries 

The 1850 Magnolia Cemetery will be focus of talk by Patrick Harwood, author of “Arms of Angels: Magnolia Cemetery — Charleston’s Treasure of History, Mystery and Artistry.” Note parallels to the Victorian Era St. Peter’s Graveyard and some to St. Helena’s. His photographic presentation addresses symbolism, epitaphs, monuments, art, and history as well as a modern stonecutters perspective, and a nod to the many bird species in this secret sanctuary. Copies of the book will be available for $40 cash or check. Talk is free, Monday, Nov. 3, 6:30 – 8 p.m. in St.Peter’s Walsh Palmetto Room, 70 Lady’s Island Dr., Beaufort, SC. More info, call Barbara Stanley at 843-525-0994.

Sign up now for County Senior Leadership class 

“A Voyage of Discovery: Life in the Lowcountry”: Enroll now for the Beaufort County Senior Leadership Class of 2015. Take the journey once a week for 12 weeks from January through April to learn how Beaufort County works and enhance your understanding of key issues. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.beaufortseniorleadership.com. Call Bob Guinn with specific questions at 843-255-6060,  ext. 116. The class size is limited to 35 participants. Reserve a seat today.

Presentation discusses plans for Fort Fremont 

Fort Fremont comes to life during a presentation about plans for the park visitor’s center. Master Modeler Dennis Cannady will be projecting his vision on screen as well as showing examples of the 3-D dioramas he has finished. The event will be at the Union Church, 11th Street, Port Roya, on Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. For details, visit www.fortfremont.org.

Beaufort Church of Christ holds 9th revival

Welcome to the Beaufort Church of Christ “Where All the Doors Swing Loose on Welcome Hinges to You and to Yours” for the 9th Anniversary Gospel Meeting and Revival from Sunday, Nov. 9 through Wednesday Nov. 12. The theme is “God’s Divine Order From Headquarters!” Matthew 16: 16-18. The speaker will be Dr. Jonas Gadson, DTM and minister. Sunday, Nov. 9 is Family and Friends Day. Bible Study at 10 a.m., Morning Worship Service at 11:15 a.m., special afternoon worship service at 3:30 p.m. Services continue Monday through Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. nightly. All services are held at Beaufort Church of Christ, 170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, SC, 29906, next to Beaufort Liquidation. Free and the public is invited. For more information, email jg@jonasbonus.com, call 843-524-4281 or visit www.BeaufortCoC.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. 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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Port Royal Baptist Church holds revival

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. Guest speaker is Rev. Eddie Blalock, pastor of Orchard Community Church, Lake City, Florida. For more information, call 521-1994 or visit www.portroyalbaptist.org or our FB page, Port Royal Baptist church.

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.)

Sportfishing and diving club to hold meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club meeting will be held on Thursday, October 9 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off of Meridian Road.  The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.  Well known local Captain Sam Britt will give a presentation on flounder gigging and fishing for flounder. Capt. Sam will discuss sets ups including rigging, baits of choice, and particular tides. You do not need a reservation and guests are always welcome. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

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. Come and enjoy a huge variety of craft beers, wine, sodas and local food specialties, 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.

Abuse Prevention Coalition holds training 

The Abuse Prevention Coalition, a collaboration between CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Agency), CODA (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse), and Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, will be holding a “Where Do You Stand: A Healthy Masculinity Action Project” training which is an opportunity to learn effective strategies of engaging men and boys in developing healthy masculinity that eliminates gender violence. It will take place on Monday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Palmetto Electric Cooperative in Hardeeville. This is a free event and lunch will be provided. This training will be presented by a national trainer from Men Can Stop Rape, which is a national organization based in Washington, DC, whose mission is to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women. Preregistration is required; register here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/where-do-you-stand-training-tickets-13289044891. For more information, please contact Alyssa Marple at 843-770-1070 ext. 224 or via email apclowcountry2@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.

Attend Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Dog Trainer Rebecca Bass and Grooming Instructor Tara Farmer will be hosting an American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Day on Saturday, October 25 at PAWS Hotel and Treats, 34 Savannah Highway (next to Graybar Fencing in Shell Point). The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer: Canine Good Citizen Testing and AKC Community Canine Testing ($10) with Rebecca Bass, Dog Trainer; Grooming Demos and Ask the Groomer with Tara Farmer, Grooming Instructor; and Micro Chipping ($22) by Dr. Smith of Affordable Pet Day Clinic.

HBF lecture features Robert Smalls author 

Historic Beaufort Foundation continues its Dinner and a Lecture series with a talk by Thomas Thibeault, author of “The Man Who Stole Himself,” on Monday, Oct. 27 at the Verdier House. Thibeault has written a historical novel exploring the extraordinary friendship that developed between Robert Smalls, our local Civil War hero, and Samuel Francis Du Pont, who led the Union invasion of Beaufort. Thomas Thibeault, who was born in Canada and raised in Ireland, retired from a 30-year teaching career that took him all over the world.  He now lives in Georgia. Hors d-oeuvre reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture “Freedom is More Than Changing Cages” will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost for members is $15 single/$25 couple; non-members is $20 single/$30 couple. For lecture reservations, call 843-379-3331; payment is requested when reservations are made. Reservations for the discounted Saltus’ River Grill may be made by calling Saltus at 843-379-3474.

 

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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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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