Review Category : What 2 Do

What To Do the week of June 18th-24th

New hours for Burton Wells Gym until August

Hours of operation will temporarily change this summer at the Burton Wells Gym, from Monday, June 15th to Friday, August 14th. The gym will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The change in hours will occur to accommodate youth summer camp activities. For more information about Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services, visit www.bcpals.com.

Boondock’s Restaurant on St. Helena opens Starving Artist Market 

Boondock’s Restaurant at 1760 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena will be hosting The Starving Artist Market in its parking lot on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The market started on Memorial Day Weekend and will be open every Saturday morning—weather permitting—through Labor Day weekend. Local artists will be selling original paintings, drawings, jewelry, photographs, wood burnings and other artistic creations.

Boondock’s Restaurant will be providing food and beverages for sale as well as music, and Corn Hole play. Their special offerings will be breakfast burritos, Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s. The market creates a festive and casual experience in which to enjoy great local art. There will be art demonstrations throughout the day and an occasional FREE ART giveaway. So come join the fun!  Any local fine artist who wishes to participate should call, Jim Torcum, at 843-592-4285 for more information.

Sea Island Quilters meet

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, June 18 at 6 p.m. at Praise Assembly, 800 Paris Island Gateway. There will be a demonstration on the No Measure Bargello quilt pattern by Cozy Quilts of California. For details contact Sharon Kimber at 843-838-2870 or skimber76@gmail.com.

Port Royal Baptist Church hosts VBS 

Everyone is invited to Vacation Bible School at Port Royal Baptist Church at 707 Pinckney Blvd. (Ribaut Road at the Naval Hospital) in Port Royal. Classes are available for ages 3- adults with the adults meeting in the Fellowship Hall from June 28th through July 1st and children from June 28th through July 2nd. All classes meet between 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Registration kickoff will be on Saturday June 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Church. Come join us for fun, games, and refreshments as we prepare for VBS! For more information, phone 853-521-1994.

“Protect your Work” legal workshop

Basement Bob, the Movie and the Beaufort Film Society invite all writers, readers, artists or anyone else interested in attending this informative “Protect Your Work” workshop to be held at the Holiday Inn of Beaufort, 2225 Boundary Street, on June 30th from 5 to 6 p.m. Learn how to copyright your artwork and written work (books, screenplays, etc.), what to know if somebody wants to option your writing or license your artwork, and what the difference is between a copyright and a trademark. A brief Q & A will follow the workshop. Admission fee is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Register at www.bit.ly/1MwgRRn. The Workshop is presented by Uyen K. Le, producer of “Basement Bob” and legal counsel for RareForm Pictures. Uyen has practiced entertainment and corporate law in California for the past ten years, and is a member of the California and Georgia Bar Associations. For more information contact beaufortfilm@gmail.com.

Date change: Vietnam Veterans Tribute   

Join the members of the Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund at a tribute to Vietnam Veterans on August 8th at 7 p.m. for an evening of music, laughter and more importantly, recognition. The Parris Island Marine Corps Band & Color Guard will be performing and the HHLF is pleased to announce that Medal of Honor and Bronze Star winner, Major General Robert E. Livingston, Jr. US Army Retired, will be the keynote speaker. Location of the event is yet to be determined. HHLF is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization established in 2013, to honor, empower and support our wounded military heroes, first responders and their families/caregivers. For additional information, contact Dick Rooney at 410-991-3780.

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What To Do the week of June 4th-10th

Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce holds networking event   

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event at Penn Center on June 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be held at Hampton Cottage. Mr. Will Wallace, who works for the Southern Federation of Coops, will be the speaker. His organization focuses on farming and overall rural development. In partnership with the USDA, Mr. Wallace will talk about funding programs from farm services, natural resource and conservation, and rural development. Mr. Wallace wants to ensure participants have the right tools when entering a USDA office for funding options. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP by calling (843) 986-1102.

Red Dam Baptist Vacation Bible School

Welcome to Camp Kilimanjaro, where kids will have an epic expedition through the book of Proverbs! Every day, our kids are faced with choices—will they choose wisely or foolishly? As they safari up Mount Kilimanjaro, these trekkers will learn that true wisdom comes only from the one true all-wise God, who wants us to be wise! The adventure runs from June 7-12 at 6:30 to 9 p.m. each night. Our youngsters will meet at the Red Dam Baptist Church (488 Red Dam Road, Hardeeville, SC). Camp Kilimanjaro is free and open to the public; early registration encouraged. Contact Children’s Pastor Calvin Smith, (843) 684-0826 or (843) 784-6083 if you have questions. To pre-register, log onto www.reddamvbs.com; anyone who is registered by June 1st will be entered in a drawing for a $10 gift card to Wal-Mart.

June 2015 Beaufort County Blood Drives

Our Donor Center at 1001 Boundary Street, Beaufort, is also open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Wednesdays, noon to 6:30 p.m. Please note that a government-issued photo I.D. is required to donate. For more information or appointments, please call 843-522-0409 or visit www.igiveblood.com.

Sunday, June 7 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Dr., Lady’s Island 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 at the Naval Hospital Beaufort, 1 Pinckney Blvd., Beaufort (Open only to those with base access) 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 at the Beaufort County Government office, 100 Ribaut Rd., Beaufort 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20 at Belk Department Store (Cross Creek Shopping Center), 332 Robert Smalls Pkwy., Beaufort 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 22 at the Dataw Island Community Center, 10 Marina Dr., Dataw Island 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 at Parker Racor, 302 Parker Dr., Beaufort 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sheriff P. J. Tanner to be LIBPA Guest Speaker

Sheriff P. J. Tanner will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, June 9th meeting of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association which will be held at 8 a.m. in the Beaufort Realtor’s Association headquarters located in the Palmetto Business Park (behind BB&T Bank on Lady’s Island Drive). The meeting is open to the public. Sheriff Tanner has been requested to address the following: • Opinion of individual body cameras for law enforcement officers. • Is social media reporting of law enforcement actions having an impact on law enforcement procedures? • Factors involved in apparent increase in number of local incidents involving firearms and violent crimes. • Is the Sheriff’s office adequately funded? • Impact on law enforcement of the increasing number of private citizens authorized to carry firearms. • Most significant challenges facing the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office in the next decade. • In this era of tight money should a metropolitan type of law enforcement be considered in northern Beaufort County?

Friends of Fort Fremont to meet June 9th

The public is invited to attend the annual meeting of Friends of Fort Fremont on Tuesday, June 9th at 10 a.m. at St. Helena Library. Come and see the progress of noted model builder Dennis Cannady’s work on the diorama of our local, historical Spanish American fort. Twenty-seven of the buildings will be on display. The guest speaker will be Robb Wells from the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce. Find out what’s next for the Fort and the community.

Free yoga for active military and spouses

On the second Thursday of every month (June 11th) 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, our certified Ashtanga teacher, and a military spouse of 13 years. (Childcare will be available for a small fee: $5 per child) The class will be held at ArtiZen, 1211 Newcastle Street, Unit 2F, Beaufort. Call 863-298-0734 for details.

Pancakes = Scholarships

The Xi Gamma Lambda Chapter, of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, is holding a Flapjack Fundraiser at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, located at 2338 Boundary Street, in Beaufort on Saturday, June 13. From 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Applebee’s will be serving up short stacks of pancakes for a TALL cause. The cost of a ticket is $7.00 per person. The purpose of the fundraiser is raise funds in support of scholarships given to local high school students continuing their education at various colleges. To purchase tickets call Steve Mendoza at (843) 521-3771. Come on out to Applebee’s on Saturday and have breakfast for a good cause.

Beaufort Aglow celebrates Father’s Day

Beaufort Aglow will meet Saturday, June 13th at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Men, women and teens are invited to join us as we celebrate Father’s Day. The meeting will be held at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary St. Beaufort. The speaker will be Apostle Dr. Henry A. Cleare, a native of Nassau, Bahamas, senior pastor of Life Giving Outreach Ministries Church and Kingdom Warriors International, Columbia, SC. He oversees several churches in the USA, Panama City, Panama, Mexico, Spain, and Canada etc. Dr. Cleare is the Founder and President of RanLuCo Services, President, Inter-denominational Ministerial Alliance of greater Columbia, SC, Chairman, Richland County School District #1 A+Plus Advisory Board, and Chaplain for the Richland County Sheriff Dept. For information, call (843) 590-5563 or (843) 525-0525.

Are you a WWII buff? 

Author James Scott will discuss his book Target Tokyo, the dramatic account of one of America’s most celebrated – and controversial – military campaigns: the Doolittle Raid in WWII on Thursday, June 25th at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. The lecture will take place between 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. and is open to the public at no charge. Mr. Scott will autograph his book at the conclusion of the lecture. Contact info: Ann Cox, (843)255-6458, acox@bcgov.net or go to the website at www.beaufortcountylibrary.org for more details.

Ready to live debt free?

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce ran a pilot program last month on developing a budget and living debt free, a goal for many of us. Because of the success of the program, the BCBCC will repeat it on June 30th at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort at 6:00 p.m. Some of the comments from those that attended were: “This is something very helpful to especially the young as well as the old”; “the workshop was a great idea”; and “I liked the interpersonal communication between the presenters and the attendees”. As a bonus for those who participate, we will be offering follow-up one-on-one counseling to our workshop attendees so we can assist them in attaining their financial goals, including successful homeownership. Call the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce to reserve your space at 843-986-1102 X 2.

Church of the Palms Vacation Bible School

Bring the whole flock to Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid! You’ll travel back into Bible times – without setting foot outside our community. Each day, your family members can become part of history as they see, hear, touch, and even taste what it was like to live in Jesus’ hometown! You’ll explore authentic Marketplace shops, visit Jesus’ mom, Mary, take part in games, and dance to lively Bible songs as you discover more about Jesus’ childhood. These experiences make God’s Word come alive with new meaning for all who participate! The adventure runs from July 13-16, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Meeting at Church of the Palms United Methodist Church, 1425 Okatie Highway (Rt. 170), Okatie, SC. All ages 4 thru adult (youth over 11 years require a participating adult) are welcome to register. There is a $5.00 registration fee for each participant, with families of 5 or more $20.00. Registration includes dinner served before the program. Register by July 1 at www.palmsumc.org. Or call the church office at 843-379-1888. Space is limited so sign up now!

Save the date if you remember Vietnam  

The Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund & the City of Beaufort are co-sponsoring a remembrance of the beginning of the Vietnam War that started 50 years ago. The remembrance will be an early evening event on August 15th at Beaufort’s Water Front Park. This event is open to the public.

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What To Do the week of May 28th-June 3rd

Fripp Audubon & Naturally Fripp presentation

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a star? No, maybe a planet, or…? It’s like you can see the entire universe on a clear Lowcountry night! But what’s shining over there? Star or planet? A star-studded bear? A dragon?! Where? Whoa! Was that a UFO streaking overhead? Learn all you ever wanted to know about our night sky from Master Naturalist Dave Moore, Thurs., May 28, at 7 p.m., Fripp Island Community Centre. Free presentation & pass at Fripp gate. Hosted by Fripp Audubon & Naturally Fripp Community Wildlife Habitat. No telescope needed, just look up! See stars, constellations, planets, satellites & even ANOTHER GALAXY (far, far away)! Meet ‘n’ Greet, 6 p.m.—please bring small plate of nibbles to share. Contact Pat Cotter, patrick.r.cotter@gmail.com & visit www.islc.net/audubon/.

The Water Festival is coming! Sign up today!

Talent Show wants you: It’s time to show your stuff. The deadline to be in the Water Festival is fast approaching! Applications and additional info can be found www.atbftwaterfestival.com/event-registrations. The event is limited to the first 40 applicants! Sponsored by McDonald’s and Hosted by Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Applications must be submitted by May 29th. For additional information, contact Rhonda Conner (843) 812-7901 or Mary Ann Borrmann (843) 812-3030. Auditions will be held Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

Ready to run? Sign up for our inaugural 5K/15K Run race on June 6th is now online. The races will start at 8 a.m. on Parris Island. Registration is only on ACTIVE.com, and the link can be found on our website at www.atbftwaterfestival.com. Event sponsor is Omni Health
and Fitness.

Are you a teacher in need of a job?

Public school districts from across South Carolina will converge upon the South Carolina State Fairgrounds on Friday, May 29th in an effort to fill current and anticipated teaching vacancies. The one-day job fair attracts jobseekers and offers them an opportunity to network with representatives from a number of the state’s public school districts. This year’s Expo, sponsored by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA), is designed to help districts find top-notch candidates to fill shortages in all subject areas and grade levels. Participation in the Expo is limited to teachers, recent graduates of teacher education programs, and individuals who have met admission criteria for an approved alternative licensure program in South Carolina. For more details and registration information, visit www.cerra.org/expo.aspx.

Need to learn to drive?

A new AARP Smart Driver class will be given on Friday May 29th, 2015 at the SUMMIT PLACE of BEAUFORT, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Dr. Class will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. {A 6 HR. CLASS) and include a lunch break. The cost is $15:00 for AARP members and $ 20:00 for non/AARP members. A certificate will be issued upon completion to be used for a discount on your auto insurance. Class size is limited. Call now to register: 843-521-1941.

Kick it with Beaufort Academy! 

Beaufort Academy will host a co-ed adult kickball tournament to kick off the summer on Saturday, May 30th, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Beaufort Academy Blue & White Club. Neal McCarty is the organizer for the kickball tournament. Registration for the tournament is available online at www.camperregsecure.com/beaufortacademy.

Try something new 

Integrative Healing Arts Sampler is scheduled for May 30th from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Experience clinical style delivery of counseling, massage, chiropractic, neuro emotional, Healing Touch, nutritional, holistic MD and more by licensed volunteer practitioners and Christian healing prayer team. The event is located at 705 Bladen Street, Beaufort. The cost is a $10 donation for a 20 minute session. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and spots are limited for those who want a service. Entry is free of charge to the public to visit. Samplers will occur on last Saturday of each month with next on May 30. Sponsored by the Ministries for Synergetic Wellness to raise funds for those who cannot afford holistic mental health services. Scholarship applications are available on site. For questions email reneesutton@healthierhealing.com.

Beaufort Church of Christ 5th Sunday Fellowship  

Welcome to the Beaufort Church of Christ: “Where All the Doors Swing Loose on Welcome Hinges to You and to Yours!” We are hosting Our 5th Sunday Fellowship May 31st, 2015 – Our Family & Friends Daytheme will be “Except the Lord Build the House, They Labor in Vain that Build It” Psalm 127:1

Our Host Minister for the bible study group is Dr. Jonas Gadson who will speak at 10 a.m. Following is Guest Minister Jack McNeil who will speak at the morning Worship Service at 11:15 a.m. and Guest Minister Frank McElveen Sr. will speak at the afternoon Worship Service at 2:15 p.m. For Sunday May 31, 2015 only: All Worship Services and lunch will be held at 491 Parris Island Gateway Beaufort. Parris Island Gateway is off of Rt. 21 South coming into Beaufort. It is next to the shopping plaza on left. Services are held at the big grey building. Parking is available at the shopping plaza or at the building. Lunch is provided at 1:15 p.m. FREE and the Public Is Invited! For additional information call (843) 524-4281 or (843) 379-8145, email jg@jonasbonus.com, or visit www.BeaufortCoC.com. For any questions regarding the above, contact Dr. Jonas Gadson, Minister at the Beaufort Church of Christ at (843) 524-4281 or (843) 379-8145. You can also email him at jg@jonasbonus.com.

First Presbyterian to confirm record number 

First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort will receive seventeen youth into membership in the church through Confirmation on May 31st. Dr. John Wells Kuykendall, President Emeritus of Davidson College in Davidson, NC will preach at the 11:00 a.m. special service. This year marks the largest Confirmation Class in the 103 year history of First Presbyterian Church. Over an 18-week period, seventh and eighth graders attended special classes led by the ministerial staff. Classes provide a foundational understanding of faith, tradition, and Presbyterian practices, and process sought to help build, strengthen, and nurture relationships with peers and others in the membership of the church. The 17 members of this year’s confirmation class also were tasked with raising awareness and funds for a community and international outreach mission project. Following the ‘Parable of the Talents,’ –the biblical story of multiplying and sharing the gifts of God, each student was given $10 to use as seed money to invest in an individual talent – to be multiplied and reinvested. That initial $170 resulted in more than $1,700! The $1,700 purchased groceries for a Friday night meal for the neighborhood Residents living around the Washington Street Park neighborhood in downtown Beaufort. The remainder of the funds went to Capva School in Cite Soleil, Haiti for the purchase of a grill, utensils, and coolers used to provide school lunches for 145 student and teachers.

Fifth Sunday Music at local Methodist Church  

Fifth Sunday Music Hymn Fest will be presented at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 31st at the Port Royal United Methodist Church, 1602 Columbia Avenue at 16th Street, Port Royal. The gathering music and the postlude will include organ selections composed by Johann Pachelbel, played by Margaret Bukkosy, Director of Music. Robert Gibson, from Atlanta will be guest soloist. Guitarist John O’Neill will participate along with the PRUMC Choir. Everyone is invited to attend the free luncheon following the Hymn Fest. Please call the church at 524-2005 for more information.

St. Helena’s Vacation Bible School program based on local book  

The Parish Church of St. Helena’s Vacation Bible School will use a “homegrown” curriculum this year. The weeklong program will be based on a book called The Old Testament: Homer Dives In, written by St. Helena’s parishioner Michelle Edwards and her mother, Barbara Boyd. In the book Homer, a young boy struggling to be still and pay attention in church, opens the Bible to the Old Testament and is quickly engrossed in the ancient stories of battles and victories, talking donkeys, and poisoned stew. “With true stories like these, who needs the hype?” said Melissa Davis, Director of Children’s Ministries at St. Helena’s, explaining why she isn’t using a pre-packaged curriculum this year. VBS will be held June 15 through 19, 9 a.m. to noon each day, at Holy Trinity Classical Christian School, 302 Burroughs Ave. in Beaufort. The program is for rising kindergartners through rising fifth-graders. The cost is $5 per child ($20 maximum per family). To register, go to www.sthelenas1712.org/vbs-2015. Spaces are limited, and all registrations are needed by June 10. For more information, contact Melissa Davis, 843-522-1712, ext. 210 or mdavis@sthelenas1712.org; or Kelly Newnham, 843-522-1712 or knewnham@sthelenas1712; or visit www.sthelenas1712.org.

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

Are you a teacher in need of a job?

Public school districts from across South Carolina will converge upon the South Carolina State Fairgrounds on Friday, May 29th in an effort to fill current and anticipated teaching vacancies. The one-day job fair attracts jobseekers and offers them an opportunity to network with representatives from a number of the state’s public school districts. This year’s Expo, sponsored by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA), is designed to help districts find top-notch candidates to fill shortages in all subject areas and grade levels. Participation in the Expo is limited to teachers, recent graduates of teacher education programs, and individuals who have met admission criteria for an approved alternative licensure program in South Carolina. For more details and registration information, visit www.cerra.org/expo.aspx.

Don’t miss the 29th annual Gullah Festival

The 29th Annual Original Gullah Festival is this weekend May 22-24, at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, in Beaufort. Check out all the non-stop events at www.theoriginalgullahfestival.org. And on Saturday at 9:00 p.m. don’t miss hearing St. Helena’s own Candice Glover and TruSound perform. Questions? Check the website or call 843-525-0628.

Celadon Club Grand Opening this Saturday

On May 23rd kick off summer at the Celadon Club Wellness Center! This is the public grand opening event from 10:00 a.m. until 1 p.m. with activities for all ages. This is a free event offering swimming pool games, a jump castle, face painting, a free yoga class, cooking demonstration, healthy living talks, balance testing and more. Joel Garrett from 94.5 the Coast Radio will be doing a remote broadcast and playing everyone’s favorite tunes. Come hungry because local favorites Joe Loves Lobster Rolls, Jack Frost Ice Cream and Piace Pizza will be there selling their tasty treats. Stop in and tour the facility because the Club will be raffling off a one year membership to a lucky individual, couple, or family. For everyone else who joins on Saturday, the Celadon Club will be waiving the initiation fee. For more information or to sign up for membership, please contact Amber Reynolds at Celadon Club (843.379.1088). The Celadon Club Wellness Center is located at 61 Celadon Drive. From downtown take the Woods Memorial Bridge to Lady’s Island. Turn left at the second stop light onto Sam’s Point Road. Celadon is 1.5 miles down on the right. Follow Celadon Drive and event signs to the Celadon Club.

Book signing for The Sound of Glass

Karen White will be signing copies of her new book, The Sound of Glass at McIntosh Book Shoppe on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort on Thursday, May 28th starting at noon. The Sound of Glass is set in Beaufort, when a young woman realizes that she has inherited her late husband’s family homes on the Bluff overlooking the Beaufort River. White, who resides with her family outside of Atlanta, is author of the popular Tradd Street mysteries, set in Charleston, as well as The Memory of Water, Learning to Breathe and Pieces of the Heart. For more information, contact the book store at 524-1119.

Free Reiki Infused Yoga event

On Thursday, May 28th from 6 to 7 p.m. join the Outdoor Yogini Brittney Hiller and Reiki Master Chris (Sutty) Suddeth at the Port Royal Wetlands Amphitheater for a Free Reiki Infused Yoga event. Gentle Yoga stretching and the Spirit-Guided Life-Force Energy of Reiki combine for a family friendly opportunity for healing and unwinding after a long day. Commune with nature and your Lowcountry neighbors in the process. Bring a Yoga Mat or towel to practice on and a water bottle. Consider bringing a notebook to write down inspirations that may come. A gratitude bucket will be available if you’d like to leave a gift. Text or call Brittney 263-0320 or Sutty 263-2397 with any questions.

Need to learn to drive?

A new AARP Smart Driver class will be given on Friday May 29th, 2015 at the SUMMIT PLACE of BEAUFORT, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Dr. Class will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. {A 6 HR. CLASS) and include a lunch break. The cost is $15:00 for AARP members and $ 20:00 for non/AARP members. A certificate will be issued upon completion to be used for a discount on your auto insurance. Class size is limited. Call now to register: 843-521-1941.

Kick it with Beaufort Academy! 

Beaufort Academy will host a co-ed adult kickball tournament to kick off the summer on Saturday, May 30th, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Beaufort Academy Blue & White Club. Neal McCarty is the organizer for the kickball tournament. Registration for the tournament is available online at www.camperregsecure.com/beaufortacademy.

Try something new

Integrative Healing Arts Sampler is scheduled for May 30th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Experience clinical style delivery of counseling, massage, chiropractic, neuro emotional, Healing Touch, nutritional, holistic MD and more by licensed volunteer practitioners and Christian healing prayer team. The event is located at 705 Bladen Street, Beaufort. The cost is a $10 donation for a 20 minute session. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and spots are limited for those who want a service. Entry is free of charge to the public to visit. Samplers will occur on last Saturday of each month with next on May 30. Sponsored by the Ministries for Synergetic Wellness to raise funds for those who cannot afford holistic mental health services. Scholarship applications are available on site. For questions email reneesutton@healthierhealing.com.

Fifth Sunday Music at local Methodist Church  

Fifth Sunday Music Hymn Fest will be presented at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 31st at the Port Royal United Methodist Church, 1602 Columbia Avenue at 16th Street, Port Royal. The gathering music and the postlude will include organ selections composed by Johann Pachelbel, played by Margaret Bukkosy, Director of Music. Robert Gibson, from Atlanta will be guest soloist. Guitarist John O’Neill will participate along with the PRUMC Choir. Everyone is invited to attend the free luncheon following the Hymn Fest. Please call the church at 524-2005 for more information.

Red Dam Baptist Vacation Bible School

Welcome to Camp Kilimanjaro, where kids will have an epic expedition through the book of Proverbs! Every day, our kids are faced with choices—will they choose wisely or foolishly? As they safari up Mount Kilimanjaro, these trekkers will learn that true wisdom comes only from the one true all-wise God, who wants us to be wise! The adventure runs from June 7-12 at 6:30 to 9 p.m. each night. Our youngsters will meet at the Red Dam Baptist Church (488 Red Dam Road, Hardeeville, SC). Camp Kilimanjaro is free and open to the public; early registration encouraged. Contact Children’s Pastor Calvin Smith, (843) 684-0826 or (843) 784-6083 if you have questions. To pre-register, log onto www.reddamvbs.com; anyone who is registered by June 1st will be entered in a drawing for a $10 gift card to Wal-Mart.

Pancakes = Scholarships

The Xi Gamma Lambda Chapter, of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, is holding a Flapjack Fundraiser at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, located at 2338 Boundary Street, in Beaufort on Saturday, June 13. From 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Applebee’s will be serving up short stacks of pancakes for a TALL cause. The cost of a ticket is $7.00 per person. The purpose of the fundraiser is raise funds in support of scholarships given to local high school students continuing their education at various colleges. To purchase tickets call Steve Mendoza at (843) 521-3771. Come on out to Applebee’s on Saturday and have breakfast for a good cause.

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

2016 Senior Leadership Program is full

Registrations received from this point on will be placed on a waiting list, in case of cancellations. Registrants on the waiting list will receive an email notice when the 2017 registration opens. Additionally, we ask that interested persons visit the BCSL Program website at www.beaufortseniorleadership.com for more information about registering for the 2017 Program.

Fripp Audubon sponsored field trip

Webb WMA (located near Garnett, SC) is largely made up of pine forest but also contains good cypress swamp, farm fields, and fresh water ponds. Birds we will look for include Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Bachman’s Sparrow, Brown-headed Nuthatch and Pine Warbler. It is also a good spot this time of year for Swallow-tailed kites and Mississippi kites. On May 14th, meet at the parking area adjacent to McDonald’s on Lady’s Island for a 7 a.m. departure. Bring binoculars, bug spray, sunscreen, water, snacks/lunch etc. There’s no limit on the number of people who can take this trip. Still, to have an idea of how many are joining the group, please email me, Patrick Cotter, at patrick.r.cotter@gmail.com so I will know if you are planning to participate.

Sportfishing Diving Club May meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing Diving Club May meeting will be held Thursday May 14th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Jim Scott Middleton of the Catmandoo Charters will be the guest speaker on Spanish and King Mackerel. His presentation will cover planers, spoons, and more importantly live baiting techniques. Also, types of baits, rod and reel set ups, and proven area locations for these species will be covered. You do not need a reservation and guests are welcomed. For additional information call Captain Frank Gibson 843-522-2122 or fgibson@islc.net.

Youth Crusade & Revival coming May 15th

Bethesda Christian Fellowship at 32 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Saint Helena Island, invites you to their Annual Youth Crusade/Revival beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, featuring guest speaker, Minister Arthur Cummings, Jr., Associate Minister at Bethel Word and Worship Deliverance Temple in Burton. This will be followed with a concert on May 16th at 5:00 p.m. featuring “The Singing Saints” from Sandlewood High School (Jacksonville, Florida) under the direction of Mr. Joseph McDomick, III and we will end on May 17th at 10:00 a.m. with Sunday morning worship at Bethesda Christian Fellowship. Please call 843-838-4410 for details.

Gospel Brunch for babies on May 16th

The XI Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will be sponsoring a March of Dimes “March for Babies” Gospel Brunch on Saturday, May 16th at 11:30 a.m. at the USMC Air Station Officer’s Club, Beaufort. Our 2015 theme is “Setting a Spiritual Sail for Stronger & Healthier Babies.” Featured entertainers will be: The Xi Gamma Lambda Chapter Alpha Ensemble, Dr. Jacqui Richardson Lawton, Marshell Jenkins Mulligan & Friends, Sheila Hudson, and Matthew Wade all of Beaufort, SC. Did you know one in seven babies in Beaufort and Jasper Counties are born premature? And premature babies may die or have lifelong disabilities as a result of their premature births. All proceeds from the $30 ticket sales will go directly to support the March of Dimes’ March for Babies mission. Send an email request for tickets to scotta1@hargray.com or greeklife@lowocuntry.com or for more information, call 843-812-6111.

St. James Orthodox Church Festival

Enjoy international foods such as Greek, Russian, and Ukranian cuisines. Artisans will be showcasing stained glass, Iconography, and Pysanky. Come and see Orthodoxy in Beaufort and get a church tour. The festival will be on Saturday, May 16th, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at 1014 Charles Street in Beaufort. Everyone is welcome!

Fort Fremont fundraiser

Friends of Fort Fremont will sponsor a spring wine social event on Monday, May 18th at Saltus River Grill on Bay Street from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Assorted wines and appetizers will be provided and all proceeds will go to support the Fort Fremont Interpretive Center. The cost of the event is $25 per person and tickets are limited to 75 guests. Go to www.fortfremont.org or call 843-441-3036 for further information.

Historic Beaufort Foundation lecture

A leader in South Carolina Reconstruction era politics will be the subject of the May Dinner & Lecture presented by Historic Beaufort Foundation at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street, May 18th, 5:30 to 7 p.m. USCB history professor and director of the upcoming teachers’ institute, “America’s Reconstruction: The Untold Story,” J. Brent Morris, will discuss the life of Robert Brown Elliott and the radical politics of Reconstruction in South Carolina. Morris, who teaches, writes and lectures on slavery and antislavery in America, is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to teach Reconstruction history to educators at USCB in July. Robert Elliott, a black man of West Indian descent, established a successful political career in South Carolina and was twice elected to the U.S. Congress. During this period, the government attempted to grant equal rights to former slaves and they achieved political leadership positions. He left Congress to fight political corruption in South Carolina. He was elected SC Attorney General but was forced out of office as the Federal government decreased its support of Reconstruction policies. Morris is widely known for his writings on the abolitionist and Reconstruction periods and in 2010 received the South Carolina Historical Society’s award for the best scholarly article appearing in the society’s journal. Seating is limited for the lecture. A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with the program running from 6  to 7 p.m. Admission for members are $15/$25 per member/couple. Non-member admission is$20/$30 per person/couple. Call 379-3331 to make reservations. Reservations for dinner at Saltus, at which patrons receive a 20% discount on food and beverage, may be made by calling Saltus at 843-379-3474.

AAUW to meet and present scholarship

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Tuesday, May 19, at 6:00 p.m., at The First Presbyterian Church at 1201 North Street. We will be giving out our Non-Traditional Student Women’s Scholarship to this year’s recipient. We hope all members will attend and bring a friend. We also invite new members to join our group, which works to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our dinner will be catered by Debbi Covington. For details contact Dr. Diana Steele at 522-2796 or steele.diana@comcast.net.

Are you a teacher in need of a job?

Public school districts from across South Carolina will converge upon the South Carolina State Fairgrounds on Friday, May 29th in an effort to fill current and anticipated teaching vacancies. The one-day job fair attracts jobseekers and offers them an opportunity to network with representatives from a number of the state’s public school districts. This year’s Expo, sponsored by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA), is designed to help districts find top-notch candidates to fill shortages in all subject areas and grade levels. Participation in the Expo is limited to teachers, recent graduates of teacher education programs, and individuals who have met admission criteria for an approved alternative licensure program in South Carolina. For more details and registration information, visit www.cerra.org/expo.aspx.

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

Only six seats left for 2016 Beaufort Co. Senior Leadership Class

A Voyage of Discovery: Life in the Lowcountry. Enroll now for 2016 program. Take the journey once- a-week (Wednesdays) for 12 weeks from January through early April to learn how Beaufort County works and enhance your understanding of key issues. The program, sponsored by Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, is open to all Beaufort County residents. Registration forms can be downloaded from the website: www.beaufortseniorleadership.com. Browse the website to learn more about the program and view “Highlights from the Class of 2015.” Call Bob Guinn at Clemson Extension with specific questions, 843-255-6060, X116. Reserve your seat today!

Bottles & Barrels plans a big weekend

Don’t miss this unique event that spotlights select fine wines, craft brews and farm-to-table dishes. Bottles & Barrels 2015 kicks off Friday, May 8th with small, breakout pairings dinners at private homes throughout the Habersham neighborhood. Guests will sit down to a professionally prepared meal, complete with hand-selected wine and beer tastings by vineyard representatives in attendance for the event. The tasting event takes over the Marketplace Saturday, May 9th in Habersham. Bottles & Barrels features a menu from boutique wineries and craft beer breweries. Guests are able to experience a classic tasting event in a timeless setting with friends and neighbors. This year’s wineries include Spellbound, Villa Sandi, Pietra Santa, Boxwood, Colterenzio, 6 wines from South America presented by Juan Carlos & Isabella of Ta-ca-ron. Breweries on site include Palmetto, Wooden Skiff, Shebean, and Benford. New this year Bottles & Barrels will have Daufuskie Rum, Dixie Vodka, and from North Carolina, Asheville Distillery. This year Big Green Egg partners with Bottles & Barrels to present the Culinary Cook-off. This year’s protein is brought to you by Whisky Pigs of Asheville. Their hogs are an old heirloom breed called American Mulefoot hogs. They produce a red meat rather than the typical white and have a unique and wonderful taste. Big Green Egg will be on site providing demos and samples throughout the event. Cook-off Chefs include Beaufort and Bluffton’s finest! The six chefs up to the challenge are: Tyler Slade, Penn TenEyck, Beth Shaw, Brandon Carter, Brian Waters and Christopher Hewitt. More details can be found at Bottles and Barrels website: www.bottles-barrels.com. The event is hosted by Habersham Marketplace and produced by Plum Productions.

Rev up those motorcycles for a good cause

The Second Annual Relay for Life Poker Run will be held on Saturday May 9th. Registration is at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at American Motorcycle Company, 2512 Boundary St. This year there are 6 stops on the ride including: Harold’s Country Club, Yemassee; Ned’s Pub & Grub, Ridgeland; Tail Gators, Okatie; Mad Hatters, Okatie; Steamer Pub, Beaufort; and Rosie O’Grady’s, Beaufort. The last stop at Rosie O’Grady’s will have free hamburgers and hot dogs. Last bike in at 1:45 p.m., food starts at 2:00 p.m. There will be a 50/50 drawing with proceeds going to benefit Relay for Life Beaufort, SC. Cost is $15 per rider, $5 per passenger. All proceeds from entry fees benefit Relay for Life of Beaufort, SC. All riders/passengers will ride at their own risk. For more information or to sign up call 843-263-8723.

Beaufort Aglow International to meet

Beaufort Aglow International will meet at the Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary St. Beaufort on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The speaker is Elder Patricia Bee, our local group advisor. She is a graduate of Iowa State University Science and Technology, and holds a certificate from Rhema Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. For info: Please call (843) 290-5563 or (843) 525-0525.

Sports Extravaganza for the entire family!

Join the Lowcountry Jaycees for their 2nd annual Sports Extravaganza on Saturday, May 9th. There will be food, drinks, bounce houses, popcorn, a DJ from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and live music from 4 to 8 p.m. You will find all this fun at Live Oaks Park, 1304 Paris Ave. in Port Royal (behind Port Royal Elementary School). There will be a Corn Hole Tournament (with a cash prize) as well as a Free Throw contest both starting 3 p.m. Entry fee for the Free Throw Contest is $5 and for the Corn Hole Tournament it is $20 per team. The Jaycees will use proceeds from this event to start Jayteens chapters here locally for kids ages 12-17 as well as a few more community projects.

Mayor Keyserling to be LIBPA Guest speaker 

Mayor Billy Keyserling will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, May 12th meeting of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association which will be held at 8 a.m. in the Beaufort Realtor’s Association headquarters (located behind BB&T on Lady’s Island Drive). The meeting is open to the public and is free of charge.

Kim Poovey book signing event 

On May 12th, author Kim Poovey will be at the Dataw Island Club from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. signing copies of her latest book, Truer Words. Poovey, a resident of Beaufort, pens an engaging tale of Emma Brown, who is not like most young girls of her era – passive, polite, and prim. She swims in her Sunday dress, passes the days sitting in a tree, and refuses to fall in love. Like most girls, she has her best friend, Charlotte, throughout it all. But Charlotte might be exactly what’s keeping her from living a life like the other girls her age. As she grows up and attends medical school, much of her life is turned around when the Civil War arrives. While nursing wounded soldiers, Emma learns that life isn’t about following the rules. It’s not even about not following the rules—it’s about being true to herself. And with that, she knows there are no truer words.

Support the Gamecocks 

Come to the Beaufort County Gamecock Club Dinner featuring speakers Everette Sands (Coach of the running backs) and Jay Brown. They will bring us up to date about the Gamecock Club and facility projects. The dinner is being held on Tuesday, May 12th, 6 p.m. at the Sanctuary Golf Club, Cat Island, SC. Tickets are $20 (dinner is included). To make your reservations, please contact Linda McCarty at 843-521-1445 or email at l.mccarty01@comcast.net Come out and support your Carolina Gamecocks!

The Redfish are coming 

Ja Malphrus will be the featured speaker at the May 13th meeting of the Sea Island Fly Fishers, 6 p.m. at Bay Street Outfitters, 825 Bay St. Beaufort. Ja is a native guide who grew up fishing local waters and will share his extensive knowledge. His talk will focus on redfish and how to catch them on top water lures. The public is welcome to this free event and refreshments will be offered. Call Jack Baggette at 843-441-4023 with questions.

The inside skinny on local fishing

The Beaufort Sportfishing Diving Club May meeting will be held Thursday May 14th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Jim Scott Middleton of the Catmandoo Charters will be the guest speaker on how to catch Spanish and King Mackerel. His presentation will cover planers, spoons, and more importantly live baiting techniques. Also, types of baits, rod and reel set ups, and proven area locations for these species. You do not need a reservation and guests are welcomed. For additional information call Captain Frank Gibson 843-522-2122 or fgibson@islc.net.

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What To Do the week of April 30th-May 6th

Quilters meeting

The Sea Island Quilters are having their Quilt Show May 1 & 2 at the Holiday Inn on Boundary Street, in Beaufort. Over 100 handmade quilts will be on display. Members of the SIQ have a strong community outreach program. Finished handmade quilts are donated to various organizations such as CODA, CAPA, Friends of Caroline Hospice, Quilts of Valor, and the Franciscan Center on St. Helena Island. For additional information about the show, the judging and the organization, please contact Lynn O’Neal at creativeclutter2010@yahoo.com or Brenda McLeod at claudemcleodjr@gmail.com.

BA to hold cheerleading clinic this weekend

New Beaufort Academy cheer coach, Amanda Patel, will hold a cheer clinic and tryouts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Participants in the clinic and tryouts will need to wear shorts, T-shirt and tennis shoes. A brief informational meeting was held on Tuesday, April 14. Anyone who was unable to attend the meeting must sign up prior to the clinic. For more information on the upcoming clinic, email Patel at awilson-patel@beaufortacademy.org.

Church youth yard sale for summer camp 

The Red Dam Baptist Church Youth Group is organizing a Yard Sale for Saturday, May 2nd, at the church’s secondary campus – Euhaw Baptist in Ridgeland, SC. Proceeds from the event, scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon, will go toward the cost for a youth summer camp. Donations are welcomed. Euhaw is located at 2576 Bee’s Creek Road, Ridgeland. For more information, please call Youth Pastor Aubrey Mixon at (843) 783-1799 or the church at (843) 784-6083. You can also send an email to info@reddambaptistchurch.org or visit the church’s website at www.reddam.org.

Music won’t get any better than this!

On May 6th, The Beaufort High School Concert Band, the Beaufort High School Symphonic Band, the newly minted Lowcountry Wind Symphony and the Parris Island Marine Band will perform together in a joint concert at the Beaufort High School Performing Arts Auditorium. The concert is free to the public. No ticket required with open seating. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The ensembles will perform both separately as well as together on stage during this memorable event. Familiar compositions from the world of Rock, Broadway, Hollywood, and the classics will be performed. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear these fantastic groups of Beaufort youngsters, Lowcountry adults and patriotic Marine musicians combining forces for the first time- together on stage! The Beaufort High School Performing Arts Auditorium is located at 84 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island.

Beaufort Aglow International to hold meeting

Beaufort Aglow International will meet at the Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary St. Beaufort on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The speaker is Elder Patricia Bee, our local group advisor. She is a graduate of Iowa State University Science and Technology, and holds a certificate from Rhema Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Patricia is also a teacher in the Beaufort County School District, and is the author of two books. Currently, she faithfully serves in ministry at the Lighthouse Christian Center. For info: Please call (843)290-5563 or (843) 525-0525.

Rev up those motorcycles for a good cause

The Second Annual Relay for Life Poker Run will be held on Saturday May 9th. Registration is at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at American Motorcycle Company, 2512 Boundary St. This year there are 6 stops on the ride including: Harold’s Country Club, Yemassee; Ned’s Pub & Grub, Ridgeland; Tail Gators, Okatie; Mad Hatters, Okatie; Steamer Pub, Beaufort; and Rosie O’Grady’s, Beaufort. The last stop at Rosie O’Grady’s will have free hamburgers and hot dogs. Last bike in at 1:45 p.m., food starts at 2:00 p.m. There will be a 50/50 drawing with proceeds going to benefit Relay for Life Beaufort, SC. Cost is $15 per rider, $5 per passenger. All proceeds from entry fees benefit Relay for Life of Beaufort, SC. All riders/passengers will ride at their own risk. For more information or to sign up call 843-263-8723.

Support the Gamecocks 

Come to the Beaufort County Gamecock Club Dinner featuring speakers Everette Sands (Coach of the running backs) and Jay Brown. They will bring us up to date about the Gamecock Club and facility projects. The dinner is being held on Tuesday, May 12th, 6 p.m. at the Sanctuary Golf Club, Cat Island, SC. Tickets are $20 (dinner is included). To make your reservations, please contact Linda McCarty at 843-521-1445 or email at l.mccarty01@comcast.net Come out and support your Carolina Gamecocks!

The Redfish are coming 

Ja Malphrus will be the featured speaker at the May 13th meeting of the Sea Island Fly Fishers, 6 p.m. at Bay Street Outfitters, 825 Bay St. Beaufort. Ja is a native guide who grew up fishing local waters and will share his extensive knowledge. His talk will focus on redfish and how to catch them on top water lures. The public is welcome to this free event and refreshments will be offered. Call Jack Baggette at 843-441-4023 with questions.

Lilies on the River celebrates for 11th year

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry is celebrating its 11th annual signature fundraiser “Lilies on the River” event to be held on May 16th. This event is put on by and benefiting Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, the region’s nonprofit children’s advocacy and rape crisis center. The event gives people the opportunity to honor loved ones who have made a positive impact in their lives. This year at Lilies on the River, Hope Haven will be honoring former board member and current board member emeritus David Ames. For ten years, Dave has consistently supported and worked tirelessly to advance the mission of Hope Haven. As a tribute to him, the sale of lilies this year will be opened up to honor women and men! The public can purchase lilies to honor or memorialize the important people in their lives. The names of all honorees that lilies have been purchased for will be printed in a full page tribute ad in the Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette on Mother’s Day, May 10th. This year’s event will be held at the Berkeley Hall Club House. The event begins with a luncheon at 12 p.m. and is followed by a silent auction, a champagne toast, and includes a ceremony where all the lilies are released into the water with the names of women and men being honored and remembered displayed. Tax-deductible lilies may be purchased through May 1 for $15 per lily per person honored by visiting Hope Haven’s website at www.hopehavenLC.org or calling Hope Haven at 843-524-2256. Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased at the early bird rate of $60 per person by May 1. Seats are limited so call Hope Haven to make your ticket reservation at 843-524-2256.

Calling all women!

W.M.U. Garden Party to be held May 16, 2015 between 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street in Beaufort. Decorate a hat for the party! Prizes will be given for: Best All Around, Best Use of Flowers, and Funniest. Special Guest Speaker & Special Musical Guest!

A wine social

As part of our fund-raising for the Interpretive Center at Fort Fremont, the Friends of Fort Fremont are hosting a Spring Wine Social at Saltus Grill on Monday, May 18, 2015.

Leaders, join fellow officers to help troops 

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is an organization of US uniformed officers: Active, Reserve, NG, former & retired. We promote a strong America & defend the rights of all who have served their families & survivors. Meet MOAA’s Low Country Chapter at its quarterly social/biz dinner, May 20th at Traditions at MCRD, Parris Island. The speaker will be Lt. Col. Paul Merritt, USMC (Ret.), Dir. of Transitioning Military Training, Technical College of the Lowcountry. Meet ‘n’ greet, 5 p.m.; dinner 5:45 p.m. Menu: Garden Salad, Chicken Francaise with pasta & vegetables, Tiramisu, coffee/ tea/soft drinks/cash bar, $25; casual dress. For reservations, contact Treas. Bill Severns MnBSeverns@aol.com/ (843) 770-9982 by May 12th; Web: http://www.lcmoaa.org. Call now; be a part of a great group with a vital mission!

Zumba to benefit Spina Bifida

GG’s Zumba Fit will be sponsoring a Zumbathon® to benefit Spina Bifida on May 30th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will go for two hours and consists of exercise geared for “all levels of participants: hard core Zumba enthusiasts, those new to Zumba, and even entire families! “ Come out and have fun while helping to raise funds for children with Spina Bifida. Zumba is a non-traditional work out focused on dance styles from around the world. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to help support children with Spina Bifida that cannot afford the cost of a special Spina Bifida camp, as well as for books and supplies for families in hospital waiting rooms, and medical research to help find a cure for Spina Bifida. The Zumbathon® will also include a silent auction plus great snacks & beverages for all the exercisers. It will be held at the Praise Assembly of God at 800 Paris Island Gateway in Beaufort.The cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from your local Zumba instructor or contact GG at ggzumbafit@gmail.com, www.ggmack.zumba.com or on their Facebook page: GG’s Zumba Fit. See you there!

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What To Do the week of April 23rd-29th

Register for 2016 Beaufort County Senior Leadership

Take this amazing journey once- a-week (Wednesdays) for 12 beginning next January 2016 through early April to learn how Beaufort County works and enhance your understanding of key issues. The program, sponsored by Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, is open to all Beaufort County residents. Registration forms can be downloaded from the website: www.beaufortseniorleadership.com. Browse the website to learn more about the program and view “Highlights from the Class of 2015.” Call Bob Guinn at Clemson Extension with specific questions, 843-255-6060, X116. Reserve your seat today as the class size is limited to 35 participants and 15 paid registrations have already been received.

Fripp Audubon & Naturally Fripp present  on our barrier islands

South Carolina & Georgia’s vital barrier islands protect the coastal mainland from destructive storms & erosion. Their diverse coastal habitat & abundant wildlife are substance & sustenance for the US southeast. The Beaufort Barrier Islands’ natural riches are celebrated far beyond the Lowcountry. Join Fripp Audubon & Naturally Fripp Community Wildlife Habitat for rare insights into unique flora and fauna of our beaches, salt marshes & maritime forests from seasoned naturalist, educator & field guide author Taylor Schoettle: Apr. 23, 7 p.m., Fripp Island Community Centre. Free presentation & free pass at Fripp gate. Meet ‘n’ Greet, 6 p.m.; please bring small plate of nibbles to share. At 10 a.m. the next day, Taylor Schoettle will lead a beach walk from Rock Beauty Rd.; y’all come! Contact Pat Cotter patrick.r.cotter@gmail.com & visit www.islc.net/audubon.

Final spring organ concert features JeeYoon Choi 

Dr. JeeYoon Choi of First Scots Presbyterian Church in Charleston will present the final concert in the free spring series of Friday organ concerts at noon on Friday, April 24th at the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St. in downtown Beaufort. Dr. Choi, a native of Seoul, Korea, is Director of Music and Senior Organist at First Scots and an adjunct faculty member of Limestone College. She received her Doctoral degree from Boston University, a Master’s with honors from Westminster Choir College, and a Bachelor’s with distinction from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul. She studied organ with Stefan Engels and James David Christie. Dr. Choi founded the Bach Festival of Charleston and served as its artistic director from 2008 to 2013. She has taught organ at Boston University and served as a board member of the Charleston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She will perform on the church’s historic Taylor & Boody organ as the final guest organist in the spring series. Concerts are free and open to the public. Details: Patricia Gould, pgould@sthelenas1712.org or 843.522.1712, ext. 214 ; or Kelly Newnham,  knewnham@sthelenas1712 or 843.522.1712; or visit www.sthelenas1712.org.

Outdoor volunteers needed

In partnership with Beaufort Elementary School (BES), Fripp Audubon is holding a volunteer work project from 9-12 on Saturday, April 25th. The project will clean and organize the BES outdoor garden/living lab. Volunteers are also needed to assist with a Beaufort Elementary Schools field trip to the Port Royal rookery on May 15th. Please contact Betsy Richards if you can work on either or both of these Audubon projects at richardsbetsy43@gmail.com.

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

Harriott Powers, Extraordinary Quilter

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

Concert at the Parish Church of St. Helena

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

Love theatre?

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

Earth Day at the Farmers Market

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

“Coming home” is important!

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

Don’t miss the Soft Shell Crab Festival

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

Birders take note

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

Community bible study brunch for visitors

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

Renowned speaker at the Archaeological Society speakers series

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

Opportunity to try new healing methods

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

Bird and turtle volunteers needed

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

Youth Rally

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

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

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

Free yoga for military families at ArtiZen

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

DAR set meeting with guest speaker

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

Cobia on a spinning rod

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

Free Organ Concert on Church St.

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

Beaufort County offers document shredding

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

Have you ever wanted to try Dragon Boating?

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

Book talk and singing at the Penn Center

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

Don’t miss the Soft Shell Crab Festival

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

Harriott Powers, Extraordinary Quilter

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

Concert at the Parish Church of St. Helena

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

Community bible study brunch for visitors

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

Opportunity to try new healing methods

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

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