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What To Do the week of July 21st-27th

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‘Boys of ‘36’ to be screened July 23

The Beaufort Rowing Club will host a free screening of the PBS American Experience documentary “The Boys of ’36,” at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Plaza Stadium Theater in Beaufort.

The film is based on Daniel James Brown’s “The Boys in the Boat,” a story about a bunch of scrawny college kids – working-class misfits and outcasts – who took on the world in 1936.

The book, which quickly became a global phenomenon, tells the story of the 1936 University of Washington men’s crew team who beat their rival California, then defeated the Ivy League’s top oarsmen, and ultimately prevailed over the best rowers in the world, capturing the gold metal at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Their unexpected victory, against not only the Ivy League teams of the East Coast but Adolf Hitler’s elite German rowers, gave hope to a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Great Depression. “They reaffirmed the American notion that merit, in the end, outweighs birthright,” said Brown.

Doors and concessions open at 9 a.m. A rowing shell will be on display and members of the Beaufort Rowing Club will share information about local rowing and answer questions.

For more information, see “Boys of 36 Beaufort Movie” on Facebook or contact Cheryl Mansson at 843-466-0764.

Event to focus on keeping Broad clean

The Outside Foundation will hold the first Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival at Shelter Cove Harbour on Thursday, Aug. 11.

The purpose of the event is to educate the community, especially local youth, about the importance of keeping local waterways clean through hands-on activities, exhibits, and entertainment.

The festival will kick off with a kayak-based cleanup of Broad Creek from 2-5 p.m., followed by a variety of dockside attractions at the harbor from 4-7 p.m., and topped off with a live performance by Shannon Tanner at 7 p.m.

Free kayak rentals from Outside Hilton Head will be available for the cleanup with reservations, which can be made by calling 843-686-6996.

The dockside attractions will include a “How to Sort Recyclables” event directed by i2 Recycle, which will sort all of the trash retrieved from the creek.

The foundation also invites all local residents and visitors to drop off hard-to-recycle items, such as long florescent bulbs and CFLs, batteries (all except rechargeable), laptops and cell phones. The Port Royal Sound Foundation, Coastal Conservation League, Beaufort Conservation District, Coastal Discovery Museum and Waddell Mariculture Center will also have fun and interactive exhibits. The Outside Foundation will be providing eco-focused crafts activities for children.

All events are free and open to all ages.

BAC/Mather Academy offers variety of classes

The BAC/Mather Academy at 916 Port Republic St. in Beaufort is offering a wide variety of classes. They include:

• Imagination Station Art Camp for Kids!: This four-day camp runs from Monday, July 25, to Thursday, July 28. During the Imagination Station Art Camp, students will explore various visual arts media through hands-on arts processes each day, including drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and clay with a focus on the Lowcountry and Gullah culture. Camps are two hours each afternoon during the week and open to kids ages 5 and up.

• Watercolor Painting/Intermediate: This is a two-day class that will be held Tuesday, July 26, and Wednesday, July 27. Students will develop and expand their skill and technique levels with watercolor painting. Once each student has created their composition, the canvas is developed through textural techniques and applications that are explained during the class.

• Drawing Landscapes Intermediate/Advanced: This is a two-day course that will be held Thursday, July 28, and Friday, July 29. It is designed for students who want to develop skill and technique in drawing media. Students will begin with sketches from references of photographs. A composition will be developed from these sketches and techniques covered in colored pencil, colorless blenders and chalks.

• Shooting Lowcountry Sunsets: This two-day course will be held Thursday, July 28, and Friday, July 29. Students will learn basic camera techniques for getting the best imagery of a sunset as they learn features including camera equipment, settings, lighting and composition. Participants will be included in a featured gallery opening at Beaufort Arts Council later in the summer, highlighting the photographs of participating students.

• Glass Fusing for Beginners: This one-day class will be held on Saturday, July 30. Students will learn how to cut glass and assemble it into an artistic pattern that will be fused into an 8-inch square dish that participants can take home and use.

• Jewelry Making for Beginners: This is a one-day class being held Saturday, July 30. This class will introduce the students to basic jewelry design using silver wire. Each student will develop their own unique piece of jewelry.

• Cellphone Photography Editing/Beginner: This class will be held Saturday, July 30. Students will be guided through some fundamentals of photography to build skills and knowledge specifically on composition, lighting and editing. Guided walking tours will give participants opportunities to use these techniques and leave with beautiful digital memories. Students must provide their own smartphone or tablet for this class.

For more information, call 843-379-ARTS (2787) or visit info@artsbft.com.

Healing arts focus of upcoming event

An Integrative Healing Arts Sampler will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at 705 Bladen St. in Beaufort.

Participants will join healthcare volunteers for 20-minute sessions of health coaching, counseling, healing touch, massage and more.

These creative therapies in a clinical, nurturing and integrative environment are for anyone, especially those with mental conditions and disabilities who cannot afford these services or without insurance for counseling.

The cost of $10 per session goes toward the nonprofit’s operating expenses. Prayer, scholarship applications for free services and gift certificates will also available. Visit MinistriesforSynergeticWellness.org or call 843-770-9947.

Libraries offer fun, informative programs

The Beaufort County Library system provides a wide variety of programming. Here are some upcoming events:

• Meditation Mondays

When/where: 9-10 a.m. Mondays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, Hilton Head Branch Library

Meditation is a great way to promote well-being by grounding oneself to feel more focused in today’s fast-paced world. The group will start with a brief introduction before sitting in meditation for 20-30 minutes. Soft chairs are available; to sit cross-legged, participants should bring a cushion. Contact Lauren Read, 843-255-6531, lread@bcgov.net.

• A Tale of Two Needles

When/where: 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, and 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, Hilton Head Branch Library

Join the new Hilton Head knitting group to share, learn and make both friends and projects. Bring a current project or look through knitting books at either of the meeting times. Contact Cathy Field, 843-255-6520, cfield@bcgov.net.

Penn Center to show The Water’s Edge exhibit

The Water’s Edge, by Diane Britton Dunham, will be on display through Saturday, Oct. 29, at the York Bailey Museum at the Penn Center. Call 843-838-2432.

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SOBA to host Local Color exhibit

The Society of Bluffton Arts Gallery will host Local Color, an exhibit of work by Lauren Terrett. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 8, at the SOBA Gallery at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets in Bluffton. Call 843-757-6586 or visit www.sobagallery.com.

Penn Center to host The Water’s Edge

The Water’s Edge, an Exhibit of Work by Diane Britton Dunham, will be on display from Friday, July 8, through Saturday, Oct. 29, at the York Bailey Museum at the Penn Center. An opening reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, with live music by Phil Griffin. Call 843-838-2432.

Shrimp fest set for July 14-15

The Bluffton Sunset Party Series continues with its third big event this summer. The May River Shrimp Festival is a two-day feast of local shrimp, seafood, arts and music. The May River Shrimp Festival will be held from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, July 14, and from 4-9 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. Entertainers scheduled to perform include Executrix & The Chiggers on Thursday with Souls Harbour and The Horan Brothers Band on Friday.

“The May River Shrimp Festival is our marquee Bluffton Sunset Party,” said Mark Weisner, event organizer. “This year’s festival will begin Thursday with the Arts Fair where local artists will be showcasing and selling their artwork to
the public.”

There will also be a Kidz Zone, a craft beer garden and more.

“Our shrimp and seafood festival is a celebration of the summer in Bluffton and all of the things we love about it: delicious shrimp and seafood caught in our backyard and a chance to enjoy it with our friends, family and neighbors on the beautiful backdrop of the May River with amazing sunset views,” said Weisner.

All ages are welcome. Come by boat, bike or golf cart. Fest-goers are welcome to party with their (leashed) pooch and to bring lawn chairs. No outside food or drinks will be allowed. Aside from the Kidz Zone, additional activities for children include face painting and more. A percentage of proceeds from the Bluffton Sunset Parties go to benefit local area charities. Tickets are $5 at the door, while children 12 and under get in for free. Bluffton Sunset Parties are sponsored by River Dog Brewing Company, Coastal States Bank, Sport Clips, Advanced Integrated Controls, Bare Foot Wines, Hilton Head Honda, Angry Orchard Cider and I2 Recycle. Visit www.blufftonsunsetparty.com or call Bear Foot Sports at 843-757-8520.

Lions Club to hold pancake breakfast

The Beaufort Lions Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Sea Island Presbyterian church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive. There will be pancakes, eggs, sausage, grits, coffee and juice. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. There will be a collection box at the breakfast for unneeded eye glasses, hearing aids and cell phones. One of the club’s many projects this past school year was to screen the eyes of more than 5,000 children. Call 843-524-8984.

Veterans job fair coming to Port Royal

A VETSHired hiring fair for veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at AMVETS Post 70 at 1831 Ribaut Road in Port Royal. There will be resume services, career mentorship, information on self-employment, entrepreneur mentoring, VA benefits review and counseling and employment opportunities. Participants can pre-register at www.vetswork.net or by calling 978-973-0025.

Parent Café offered at Hope Haven 

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, the local children’s advocacy and rape crisis center, is hosting Parent Café, a parenting support group, at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at CAPA’s Parenting Center. Parent Café engages parents in meaningful conversations about their families and how to strengthen that family by building protective factors. The goals of Parent Café are to: reduce stress/increase peace and well-being, increase parenting knowledge and skills, build protective factors, facilitate meaningful relationships and bonding/community-building, and provide opportunities for parent leadership. Parent Café is open to the public. Participants can register by calling Dee Scott at 843-524-2256 or emailing her at hope20@hopehavenlc.org.

Libraries offer fun, informative programs

The Beaufort County Library system provides a wide variety of programming. Here are some upcoming events at libraries throughout Beaufort County:

• Red, White, and Blue Art: Ever wonder what’s inside of a baseball or why some things bounce? This program allows children ages 5 and up to explore the science of sports. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

When/where: 4 p.m. Friday, July 8, St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, 843-255-6540

• Family Movie Matinee: Watch a popular sports movie with your family.

When/where: 3 p.m., Monday, July 11, Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. Call 843-255-6435 for the title.

• Internet Safety for Adults: Learn how you can protect yourself online, how to set up email and how to safely open and send attachments or save.

When/where 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, Computer Lab, St. Helena Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road. Call 843-255-6487.

• Live Action Pac-Man: Teens and “tweens,” can you outrun the ghosts in this live action version of Pac Man? Get in the game to outrun Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde or it’s game over. This program is suitable for children ages 10 and up.

When/where: 4 p.m. Thursday, July 14, Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto  Way, 843-255-6501

• Hip Hop for Beginners: Learn basic hip-hop dance moves from Beaufort’s own local instructor, Kimani Carpenter, of the Larew Dance Centre. Teens of all levels of dance are welcome. Space is limited and registration is required.

When/where: 5 p.m. Thursday, July 14, Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Contact Cat Williams at cwilliams@bcgov.net or 843-255-6441.

• Wii Pentathlon for Kids: Drop in and compete against your age group in the Wii’s Summer Olympics Pentathalon. This program is for ages 6-11.

When/where: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16, Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road. Contact Greg Crispell at 843-255-6529, gcrispell@bcgov.net.

• Professor Whizzpop: This magic show is for all ages.

When/where: 3 p.m. Monday, July 18, Beaufort Library, 311 Scott St. Call 843-255-6435 or email cwilliams@bcgov.net.

Arts Council offers glass fusing program

The Beaufort Arts Council will hold Glass Fusing for Beginners – Plates at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9. In this one-day class, students will learn how to cut glass and assemble it into an artistic pattern that will be fused into an 8-inch square dish that participants can take home and use. Topics to be discussed will include different types of glass, safety, the science of glass fusing and the amazing potential of fused glass. All students must wear closed toe shoes. Safety equipment and glass cutting tools will be supplied. The Beaufort Arts Council is at 916 Port Republic St. in Beaufort. Call 843-379-2787.

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First Friday offers music, shopping

First Friday, a fun event in downtown Beaufort, is being held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 1. The event is sponsored by the Greater Beaufort Chamber of Commerce.

“Grab a friend and head downtown to explore and support our charming local downtown shops, restaurants and art galleries,” states a chamber release. “Enjoy tasty refreshments and live local music.”

Shrimp fest set for July 14-15

The Bluffton Sunset Party Series continues with its third big event this summer. The May River Shrimp Festival is a two-day feast of local shrimp, seafood, arts and music. The May River Shrimp Festival will be held from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, July 14, and from 4-9 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. Entertainers scheduled to perform include Executrix & The Chiggers on Thursday with Souls Harbour and The Horan Brothers Band on Friday.

“The May River Shrimp Festival is our marquee Bluffton Sunset Party,” said Mark Weisner, event organizer. “This year’s festival will begin Thursday with the Arts Fair where local artists will be showcasing and selling their artwork to the public.”

There will also be a Kidz Zone, a craft beer garden and more.

“Our shrimp and seafood festival is a celebration of the summer in Bluffton and all of the things we love about it: delicious shrimp and seafood caught in our backyard and a chance to enjoy it with our friends, family and neighbors on the beautiful backdrop of the May River with amazing sunset views,” said Weisner.

All ages are welcome. Come by boat, bike or golf cart. Fest-goers are welcome to party with their (leashed) pooch and to bring lawn chairs. No outside food or drinks will be allowed. Aside from the Kidz Zone, additional activities for children include face painting and more. A percentage of proceeds from the Bluffton Sunset Parties go to benefit local area charities. Tickets are $5 at the door, while children 12 and under get in for free. Bluffton Sunset Parties are sponsored by River Dog Brewing Company, Coastal States Bank, Sport Clips, Advanced Integrated Controls, Bare Foot Wines, Hilton Head Honda, Angry Orchard Cider and I2 Recycle. Visit www.blufftonsunsetparty.com or call Bear Foot Sports at 843-757-8520.

Watercolorist featured at gallery through August

Mastering the fundamentals and various approaches to watercolor art is challenging and rewarding. Michael Pearson, the Beaufort Art Association’s current featured artist, has truly mastered her technique. An exhibit of her work will feature the reasons Pearson calls watercolor the most fun artists to work with.

“For the Love of Watercolor – the Art of Michael Pearson” runs through Aug. 27 at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay St. in Beaufort. An opening reception will be held to coordinate with Beaufort First Fridays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1. The public is invited to attend. Visit www.beaufortartassociation.com.

Book signing to be held at McIntosh Book Shoppe

Author Tom Spence, a resident of Burns Flat, Okla., will sign copies of his book, “Acceptance of Authority,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 8, at McIntosh Book Shoppe, 917 Bay St. in Beaufort. The book “gets to the root of so many problems that we face in this nation. At the core of conflict after conflict is the unwillingness to accept the authorities of this age,” according to a release.

Library to hold variety of events

Following are upcoming events at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. in Beaufort:

• Move, Move, Move Storytime!: 10 a.m. Friday, July 1; an interactive family concert with Nashville singer-songwriter Miss Lynn. Geared towards ages 2-9 with  an adult caregiver.

• Color Me Happy Adult Coloring Club: 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 5; relax with coloring, music, friends and snacks.

• Family Movie Matinee: 3 p.m., Monday, July 11; watch a popular sports movie with your family. Call the branch at 843-255-6435 for the title.

• Hip Hop for Beginners: 5 p.m. Thursday, July 14; learn basic hip hop dance moves from Beaufort’s own local instructor, Kimani Carpenter of the Larew Dance Centre. Teens of all levels of dance welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 843-255-6435.

Zentangles, more at St. Helena library

Following are upcoming events at the St. Helena Branch Library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road on St. Helena:

•  Zeke Wilson Talk and Book Signing: 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 6; Zeke Wilson, boxer and author of the “Eighth Round,” will appear for an author talk and book signing.

• Internet Safety for Adults: 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 12; learn how you can protect yourself online, how to set up email and how to safely open and send attachments or save.

• Zentangles: Noon Saturday, July 16: Learn to relax your mind and bring out your creative side with Zentangles. Participants will learn about what they are and create some Zentangle tiles of our own.

• Getting to know your iPad: 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 12; learn how to set an iPad up, back it up and much more.

St. Helena church to hold Bible School

St. Helena Baptist Church, located at 1608 Sea Island Parkway, is holding its  Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 15. Children in grades 3-6 are welcome. During the week the children will be taught scriptures, a Bible story, crafts, music and served a light meal. On Friday night the children are encouraged to bring their families to enjoy a review of what they learned and enjoy some refreshments and fellowship. Call Shannon Durrance, VBS director, at 843-812-5674.

Tidewater Hospice offers support groups, more

Tidewater Hospice is offering the following programs:

• Bereavement Group: 5-6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 Buckingham Plantation Drive, Suite A, Bluffton; 843-757-9388.

• Caregiver Support Groups: 10:30 a.m., last Thursday of each month, Brookdale Hilton Head Court, Hilton Head; 10-11 a.m., last Wednesday of each month, Sun City, Bluffton; 10-11 a.m., second Monday of each month, Bloom at Belfair, Bluffton; 4 p.m., third Wednesday of each month, Bloom of Bluffton, Bluffton. For details on these groups, call 843-757-9388

• Benton House: Adult Talk series on various informational topics relating to the geriatric population at noon, first Monday of every month, 8 Hampton Lake Drive, Bluffton, 843-757-3111.

Additionally, Tidewater Hospice is looking for administrative and patient care volunteers to assist in Lowcountry locations. Call Corrie VanDyke at 843-757-9388.

Public invited to join dolphin research

Dolphin research excursions are being offered every Wednesday and the second Saturday of the month at the Calhoun Street dock at the end of Calhoun Street, adjacent to The Church of the Cross in Bluffton. This is a unique opportunity to go on a two-hour scientific research cruise with the Coastal Discovery Museum to study acoustic communication between resident dolphins in the May River and their prey. The cost is $55 per person (ages 10 and older only) and reservations are required. Call 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

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Lots of family fun at ocean celebration

Celebrate World Ocean Day from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Port Royal Sound Foundation. There will be tons of family fun, including live animals, food trucks, exhibits and more. Visit portroyalsoundfoundation.org, or call 843-645-7774. The foundation is located at 310 Okatie Highway in Okatie.

Learn to make sweet grass baskets

A two-day workshop on how to make sweet grass baskets will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, and 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at 916 Port Republic St. in Beaufort. Participants will create their own baskets while learning basic techniques and the history and stories of this Lowcountry and Gullah tradition. Call the Beaufort Arts Council at 843-379-2787 or visit www.beaufortartscouncil.org.

Get into the swing at dance party

The Revolution will hold a dance party Saturday, June 25, at its studio at 2121 Boundary St., Suite 207, in Beaufort. The party will include ballroom dancing, Latin, swing, salsa and Argentina tango. The cost is $15 and will include a beginner East Coast swing group class from 7-7:30 p.m., and open dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. There will also be a free new student orientation at 6:30 p.m. Visit revolutionballroom.com or call 843-338-2870 for registration information.

‘Sensory-friendly’ showing of ‘Finding Dory’ offered

Cinemark Bluffton and the Lowcountry Therapy Center will present a sensory-friendly showing of “Finding Dory” at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at the theater at 106 Buckwalter Parkway. It will include dimmed lights, lowered sound and the freedom for children to move around the theater. Tickets can be purchased at Lowcountry Therapy Center, 254 Red Cedar St. The cost is $10 per person and includes a ticket voucher, drink, and snacks. Call 843- 815-6999.

Tour Historic Fort Fremont for free

Travel back in time to the 1890s and the Spanish American War at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at the St. Helena Branch Library. Learn the history, see a scale model of Fort Fremont as it stood in 1898, and travel down Land’s End Road to walk through the remains of the fortifications. No reservations are necessary. For more information on this free program, call 843-255-6487 or visit fortfremont.org.

StreetMusic winding down for season

The Town of Port Royal’s Street Music on Paris Avenue in Old Town Port Royal will present its last event of the series at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, with the Delta Generators, a roots/rock/slow blues/Americana/funky soul band. Guests are invited to bring their chairs and dancing shoes to this free concert. The rain location is The Shed on Paris Avenue, one block from the outdoor site.

Church of Christ focuses on family

The Beaufort Church of Christ is having its second Family & Friends Day on Sunday, June 26. Dr. Jonas Gadson, minister, will be the speaker for the theme “Focusing on Fixing the Family” where God is the architect, designer and Creator of the family, the foundational block of society. The events throughout the day will provide Biblical answers on how to develop a loving, caring and healthy family, God’s way. Morning Bible Study will be at 10 a.m., Morning worship service at 11:15 a.m., and a Special Afternoon Worship Service is at 3:30 p.m. Beaufort Church of Christ, is located at 170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, SC, next to Salvation Army Family Store. This event is free and the public is invited. For more information, call 843-524-4281 or visit www.BeaufortCoC.com.

Red Dam Baptist to host sports camp

Red Dam Baptist Church in Hardeeville will host a free sports camp at its Euhaw campus in Ridgeland during the week of June 27-July 1. The program, operating nightly from 5:30-8 p.m., includes skills for basketball, soccer and cheerleading, as well as sharing the message of Jesus Christ. Participants can register online at www.reddam.org or on the day of the camp. For more information, call the church at 843-784-6083. You can also send an email to children@reddam.org. Euhaw is located at 2576 Bees Creek Road in Ridgeland.

History museum needs docents

Do you love history? The Beaufort History Museum is recruiting the Summer 2016 class of volunteer docents to lead tours and serve as community liaisons. The museum displays artifacts, photos and special exhibits to help our volunteers bring Beaufort’s history to life for visitors. An information session will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at 713 Craven St. in Beaufort. Call Lorrie Burleyknoles at 559-362-3237.

Library asks for help completing survey

A committee of the Library Board of Trustees is spearheading a countywide Strategic Planning Survey for the Beaufort County Library System that will run until July 30. All residents are encouraged to participate. It only takes a few moments to complete. The survey can be accessed at www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/survey. Paper versions are also available at all branch libraries.

Christian comedian Paul May to perform

Christian Stand-Up Comedian Paul May will appear at Red Dam Baptist Church in Hardeeville on Saturday, Aug. 6, as part of his “Moments of May-Ham” tour. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., also serves as a fundraiser for the church’s youth group. Tickets can be purchased online for $10 at www.paulmaycomedy.com or for $12 at the door. For more information, call the church at 843- 784-6083 or email info@reddambaptistchurch.org. You can also log onto the church’s website at www.reddam.org. The church is located at 488 Red Dam Road.

Tidewater Hospice offers support groups

Tidewater Hospice is offering the following programs:

– Bereavement Group: 5-6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 Buckingham Plantation Drive, Suite A, Bluffton; 843-757-9388.

– Caregiver Support Groups: 10:30 a.m., last Thursday of each month, Brookdale Hilton Head Court, Hilton Head; 10-11 a.m., last Wednesday of each month, Sun City, Bluffton; 10-11 a.m., second Monday of each month, Bloom at Belfair, Bluffton; 4 p.m., third Wednesday of each month, Bloom of Bluffton, Bluffton. For details on these groups, call 843-757-9388

– Benton House: Adult Talk series on various informational topics relating to the geriatric population at noon, first Monday of every month, 8 Hampton Lake Drive, Bluffton, 843-757-3111.

Additionally, Tidewater Hospice is looking for administrative and patient care volunteers to assist in Lowcountry locations. Call Corrie VanDyke at 843-757-9388.

Volunteers needed for Adopt a Highway

Beaufort County’s Adopt a Highway Coordinator is seeking volunteer groups, communities and businesses to adopt and clean up litter on a two mile section of roadway four times annually for a period of two years. Recognition signage will be posted at a designated area within the adopted area. Call 843-441-3849 or send an email to cjordan@bcgov.net for more information.

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Golf fundraiser to benefit BHS football

The Eagle Fundraising Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 11 on Cat Island will raise money to buy equipment for the Beaufort High School football team. The tournament will be hosted at one of the region’s top courses, Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island. Tee-off is 10:30 a.m. and entry fees are $70 per person. Sponsorships include the varsity level at $500, which includes entry for four players, and junior varsity at $250. “We are doing this golf tournament to help raise money for some much-needed equipment for the Beaufort High football team,” said organizer Danny Williams, a full-time firefighter for the Lady’s Island-St. Helena Island Fire Department who helps coach the Beaufort High junior varsity team. The fee includes the practice range, greens fee, cart, lunch, awards banquet and prizes. Also, participants will be eligible for giveaways and bonus contests, plus the opportunity to bid on golf outings and private lessons at a silent auction. For details, email williams@lishfd.org or call 843-812-9844.

Port Royal street music jams on

The Town of Port Royal will present Street Music on Paris Avenue with the Randall Bramblett Band on Saturday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Port Royal. This soulful Southern roots rock band from Athens, Ga., is led by Randall Bramblett — an acclaimed solo artist, in-demand songwriter, and a first call sideman. He has toured with Gregg Allman, Widespread Panic and Levon Helm, and has recorded 10 albums. This is a free concert; rain location will be inside at the SHED in Port Royal.

Enter DragonBoat Race design contest

The Beaufort Arts Council is now accepting artwork for the DragonBoat Race Day 2016 T-shirt Design Contest. The jury will be looking for one dynamic image to represent DragonBoat Race Day 2016 on T-shirts. The winner will receive $200, 10 tee shirts and a lot of recognition. All artwork must be submitted by June 17 and a winner will be announced on June 24. Visit www.beaufortartscouncil.org for rules and contest information.

Tomato Supper benefits local clinic

At homes in and around Beaufort, many good neighbors will be offering hospitality, spirits and delicious food to celebrate tomatoes at the peak of their perfection on June 18 at 6: 30 p.m. Heirloom tomatoes have been donated courtesy of Dempsey Farms for the first Good Neighbor Tomato Supper to raise money for the local clinic that provides medical services to those who have affordable access to health care. Tickets are $35 a person and can be purchased through the Parish Church of St. Helena’s website at www.sthelenas1712.or, under “Events.” The Good Neighbor Clinic is a nonprofit charitable organization run primarily by volunteers that was organized in 2007 by a group of local churches, medical practitioners and concerned citizens to serve all eligible adults in Beaufort County. The clinic is located on Lady’s Island (behind Sonic) at 30 Professional Circle, Beaufort, SC, 29907, and online at www.gnfmcbeaufort.org. For more information, contact Patsy Deer at Pdeer@hargray.com, 843-525-1835, or Carole Fahey at carolefahey@embarqmail.com, 843-838-9790.

HBF camp for kids involves Lowcountry history

Looking for a fun and different summer camp for the kids? Let Historic Beaufort Foundation take them back in time. Campers will explore a different slice of history each day through walks, crafts, hands-on activities, and more. Important milestones in Lowcountry history will be featured. Camps are open to boys and girls ages 8-11 and include arts and crafts, games and interactive history for three weeks this summer: June 20-24; July 11-15; and August 1-5. Camps are led by experienced educators dedicated to providing unique and engaging experiences, including field trips to nearby museums and cultural sites. The cost is $70/week per camper for members of Historic Beaufort Foundation with a family membership; $80/week per camper for non-members. Registration is required. Camps start everyday at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street, Beaufort. All campers should be dropped off 8:45-9 a.m. and picked up at noon. To register or for more information, call 843-379-3331 or email sstanny@historicbeaufort.org.

Sign kids up for summer arts camp

Looking for something imaginative and fun for the kids to do this summer? Then sign them up for arts intensive camps. During the Imagination Station Art Camp, students will explore various visual arts media through hands-on arts processes including drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and clay, with a focus on the Lowcountry and Gullah culture. Camps are two hours each afternoon during the week and open to kids ages 5 and up. The camps will be held June 27-30, from 2 to 4 p.m., and July 25-28, 3 to 5 p.m., at the Beaufort Arts Council/Mather Academy at 916 Port Republic Street in downtown Beaufort. For more information, call 843-379-2787 or visit www.beaufortartscouncil.org.

Upcoming library events

St. Helena Branch Library: 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena
Move and Groove Storytime: Move to the groove of some energizing stories. Earn points for your Summer Reading Goal. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Ages 2 to 6 years old.
Time and Date: Monday, June 13th at 1:00pm
For additional info: 843-255-6540

Hilton Head Branch Library: 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head
Brain Boosters: Prevent memory loss with tools to keep the brain healthy. Memory Matters, a local nonprofit empowering people with dementia as well as caretakers, local businesses, and proactive aging adults, will lead the program. Part of Adult Summer Reading! Attend the program and be entered to win Summer Reading Prizes!
Time and Date: Tuesday, June 14th from 10:00am-11:00am
For additional info: Hilton Head Branch Library, 843-255-6525

Beaufort Branch Library: 311 Scott Street, Beaufort
Yoga Playshop & Storytime: Listen to local author, Brittney Hiller “The Little Laughing Yogini”, and participate in playful yoga poses, songs, and games! Children will learn ways of breathing in a fun and imaginative environment. Yoga Playshops are fun for all ages! For more info, call (843) 255-6441 or email cwilliams@bcgov.net
Time and Date: Wednesday, June 15th at 10:00am
For additional info: 843-255-6441

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

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Info session to be held for mission work   

First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort will sponsor an information session on international water needs on Tuesday, June 7. Special speakers will be Kevin Herr, churches coordinator for the Water Mission agency located in Charleston and Doug Lawson of Anderson, S.C. who also serves as  Chief Engineer of the Uganda Water Mission project. A summer meal will be provided, starting at 6 pm with the program at 6:30. If you plan to attend the dinner, please contact Church Office Administrator Inda Walker, (843) 524-3051 prior by June 5.

Beaufort Sport Fishing & Diving Club to meet

The Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving Club’s June meeting will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road.  The social begins at 6:30 pm and the meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. Well know local news columnist and fishing guide Captain Collins Doughtie will be the guest speaker for the June meeting.  Captain Doughtie will speak on Spanish Mackerel fishing using planers, spoons and live baits.  He will also discuss locations, local tides, rods and reels and other related equipment. During the June meeting there will be another $50.00 drawing sponsored by Beaufort Boat & Dock Supply. Those attending will also receive the New DNR Artificial Reef Guide. Guests are welcomed and you do not need a reservation. For additional information please contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

Local church announces Vacation Bible School

All are invited to Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Port Royal Baptist Church – for ages 4 to adults! The theme is “SUBMERGED – Finding Truth Below the Surface!” based on Psalm 139: 23-24. VBS will be held June 26-30th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at 707 Pinckney Blvd. (Ribaut Road near the Naval Hospital) in Port Royal. For more information visit www.portroyalbaptist.org or call 843-521-1994.

Upcoming library events

Hilton Head Branch Library: 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head
Meditation Mondays: Meditation is a great way to promote wellbeing by grounding oneself to feel more focused in today’s fast-paced world. Soft chairs are available; to sit cross-legged, please bring a cushion.
Time and Date:  Monday, June 6th, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
For additional info: Lauren Read, 843-255-6531, lread@bcgov.net

Bluffton Branch Library: 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton
Strings Petting Zoo: Do you know the difference between the violin, the viola and the cello? Get in the game and learn how to hold and play a stringed instrument!  Then, enjoy a concert by young musicians.
Time and Date: Tuesday, June 7th, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
For additional info: Bluffton Branch Library Children’s Room, 843-255-6510

St. Helena Branch Library: 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena
Crafternoons: Come make something fun. Crafts help to get your fingers and hands moving! Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Ages 3+
Time and Date: Wednesday, June 8th at 1:00pm
For additional info: 843-255-6540

Hilton Head Branch Library: 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head
Happy Birthday, Donald Duck!: We’re celebrating Donald Duck’s birthday with lots of silly activities, so come on and join in all the fun! For ages 5 and up.
Time and Date: Thursday, June 9th, from 2:00pm-3:00pm
For additional info: Hilton Head Branch Library, 843-255-6529

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

What To Do the week of May 26th-June 1st

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Original Gullah Festival to be held

The 30th Annual Original Gullah Festival will take place at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, in downtown Beaufort on May 27-29th. Don’t miss this wonderful event that offers something for everyone. Great food, entertainment, crafts and lots of things to make you smile. For additional information, contact 843-525-0628 or 843-812-6111 or go to the website at www.theoriginalgullahfestival.org for the full details.

Lowcountry Hunt to have event June 4th

The Lowcountry Hunt will sponsor a hunter pace — for horseback riders of all levels — at beautiful Huspa Plantation on June 4th, 21 Huspa Plantation Road, Sheldon, SC. It will take place from 8-12 noon and lunch is included for after the event. Tickets are $35/adult and $20/child under 16. You may take the jumps or not. Rider or team coming closest to the set time wins a prize. Please RSVP to Christina Bates at crbates57@gmail.com to reserve your start time!

Greater Bluffton Republican Club sets meeting

The Greater Bluffton Republican Club is pleased to announce that their next meeting will be held at Rose Hill Golf Club at 4 Clubhouse Dr., Bluffton on Monday, June 6th. We are honored to have three young patriots who are graduating from local high schools and moving on to our nation’s greatest military academies with us. These young men will be presented with our First Annual Young Patriot Award.

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

Learn more about hip-hop this summer

Hip-Hop Literature, Theory and Writing will be offered at the St. Helena Branch Library every Monday from June 6- July 25th from 1 to 1:45 p.m. as part of the summer reading program. Learn how to expressing everything using hip-hop. Why do we rap, how did we get into it, and what was the thinking behind it?

There is no charge for this course. For more information call 843-256-6487.

Register for annual dual sports camp 

Whale Branch Early College High School will hold its 4th annual dual sports camp the week June 6th-9th. The camp will offer a full day of instruction in football and basketball. Head Football Coach Jerry Hatcher and his staff will conduct the football camp from 9:00-11:30. After a 30 minute lunch break, Head Basketball Coach James Raymond will take over to provide basketball instruction from 12:00-2:30. All Beaufort County Students ages 8-13 are invited to attend. The cost is $60.00 for the full camp or students may choose a specific half day camp for $45.00. Registration forms are available at the school or by contacting Coach Hatcher at 843-466-2839 or Coach Raymond at 843-466-2838.

Good Neighbor to host Tomato Supper 

Join us for supper on June 18th at 6:30 p.m. for dinner in beautiful homes in and around Beaufort. Many good neighbors will be offering hospitality, spirits and delicious food. We will be celebrating tomatoes at the peak of their perfection. Heirloom tomatoes are courtesy of Dempsey Farms. Tickets are $35.00 a person and can be purchased through the Parish Church of St. Helena.

The Good Neighbor Free Clinic is located on Lady’s Island (behind Sonic) at 30 Professional Circle. For more information about this event, please contact Patsy Deer at Pdeer@hargray.com or Carole Fahey at carolefahey@embarqmail.com.

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

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AMIKids Beaufort to hold fundraiser

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support AMIKids Beaufort. Come in to the Chipotle at 6 Mill Creek Circle in Pooler on Friday, May 20th between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. Tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and this will make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to AMIKids Beaufort.

Future planning for families of adults with mental illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will present a program entitled “Future Planning for families of adults with mental illness” this Friday, May 20th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Palmetto Electric, Community Room, Hwy 278, in Hardeeville. Space is limited so reservations are required. Bring your questions and concerns. To register or for additional information, please call 843-681-2200 or email nami@hargray.com.

Time to walk the dog and win prizes

How many times do you get to enjoy some shopping and take your dog along? Not often, right? Well, I hope you will join Dr. Parker T. Barker, noted pet columnist for The Island News, at the first ever Family and Dog Scavenger Hunt to benefit the Paws4vets Foundation this Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at the Arsenal Museum at 713 Craven St. Bring your own poop bags, collars and leashes and we will all hit the streets to find wonderful items in local stores and maybe win lots of prizes! Sounds like fun to me. And all the proceeds go to getting service dogs for Vets who need them. For additional information, call 404-579-6000. The cost is $10 per dog and humans are free so bring the whole family!

TCL to host a BBQ for Veterans 

If you are a military Veteran, you are cordially invited to a special event, celebrating YOU! Actually, all US military, active duty, Veterans, and their families are invited. This free event will take place at the Technical College of the Lowcountry on Saturday, May 21, from 14:00-19:00 (2-7 p.m.). Come enjoy food, games, music, and more. Please come be the guests of honor! Donations of canned or dry goods will be gladly accepted, for the Veterans’ Resource Center (VRC). Thank you for your service.

Jazz Band presents spring concert

The OLLI Jazz Band, conducted by Director David Hershey, and sponsored by the University of South Carolina’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), hosts its spring concert Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. at the USCB Center for the Arts in downtown Beaufort. The band is a sub-group of OLLI’s Lowcountry Community Concert Band.

The program’s theme – cross currents – pays tribute to pop tunes adapted for the big band setting and genre. Selections span more than 70 years, from 1938 illustrating the range of styles a big band performs. For more information, see the band’s website at www.ollilccb.com.

Reception to be held for SC Senator

All are invited to a reception for SC  Senator, Tom Davis on Wednesday June 8th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hilton Head Lexus, 540 New River Parkway in Hardeeville, SC.

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Sportfishing and Diving Club to meet

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club May meeting will be held on Thursday May 12th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.

If you enjoy the Lowcountry ecosystem and how it is constantly changing and the wonderful creatures we have living here from microscopic amoeba to the local 1,400 pound Tiger Shark, do not miss the May meeting. Captain Amber Kuehn, a Marine Biologist and owner/operator of Spartina Marina Charters will discuss our special local ecosystem and how it affects our fisheries. A colorful power point presentation will underscore the local uniqueness of the Lowcountry. Guests are welcome and you do not need a reservation. For additional information please contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

Climate change event discussion scheduled

The South Carolina Aquarium is partnering with the Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina Educational Television, Allen University and the U.S. Department of Energy to host a community meeting about climate change.

The event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on May 14 at the Penn Center, 16 Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island. Participants will be introduced to climate change through the film “Climate Change: A Global Reality,” according to a release from the aquarium. Following the program, a group of local experts will be on hand to discuss the impacts in Beaufort County and how the community and individuals can best prepare for rising sea levels.

Celebrate a birthday for the birds

Join the Fripp Audubon Club and the Town of Port Royal in celebrating the birth of hundreds of new wading birds and witness the wonder of nature up close. May 14th from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Port Royal Rookery and Cypress Wetlands Trail on Paris Avenue. Games for children, live music and of course, a birthday cake! Don’t miss this fun event!

Pray-Z in the Park to be held May 14th

Join us to pray on May 14th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Gray’s Hill Community Center. For more information, contact Prophetess Carrie Major at 843-812-4399 or Pastor Joseph Josey at 843-476-3058.

Fripp Audubon Club to host lecture

With the help of pictures and real specimens, Margit Resch will introduce the audience to some of the invertebrate animals that we can find on the beaches of our barrier islands, such as mollusks, echinoderms, worms, tunicates and crustaceans—all critters that cannot fly, with one exception! Join the Fripp Audubon Club on Thursday, May 19th for a fascinating lecture by a fascinating woman. After retiring from 30 years of teaching and administration in the Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Languages at USC in Columbia, Margit moved to the Lowcountry. She earned a Master Naturalist Certification, developed a passion for marine biology, specifically invertebrates, and has been introducing tourists and students of all levels to barrzfrippaudubonclub@gmail.com for more information. Off-island visitors are welcome. Receive pass at gate with a license scan. There is no charge.

Beaufort Democrats to hold meeting 

The Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 19th at the Grand Army Hall, 706 Newcastle Street, Beaufort. The social gathering is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. Guest speakers will be Bernadette Hamilton, the president of the South Carolina Education Association and Angel Ryan. Please join the Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club for this vital topic on the Importance of Education to South Carolina. All are welcome!

Local church to hold Women’s Conference 

The Gatekeepers Women’s Conference will be held Saturday May 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the Bethesda Christian Fellowship, 32-36 Martin Luther King Drive, St. Helena Island. For more information contact Prophetess Carrie B. Major  at Evangelistcbm1992@yahoo.com or 843-812-4399.

Beaufort Historical Society to hold 77th annual meeting

Beaufort County Historical Society is pleased to announce their 77th Annual meeting, Wed. May 25th at noon at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Meridian Rd. on Lady’s Island. RSVP no later than May 20th at 5 p.m. for an optional $10 light lunch catered by Debbi Covington which will be served at 11:30. Contact Linda Hoffman at lindahof@earthlink.net.

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Sportfishing & Diving Club to discuss new Cobia fishing laws

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

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

Join a Holistic/Spiritual Retreat in Beaufort 

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

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

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

Attention beekeepers!

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

Visitors are invited to brunch at Community Bible Study class

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

National acclaimed singer to perform locally

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

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

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

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

Beaufort Democrats to meet April 21st 

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

Sea Island Quilters schedule April meeting

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

Beaufort Republicans to meet April 21st

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

Join volunteers for an Integrative Healing Arts Sampler

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

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