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Library to discuss 1893 Sea Island Hurricane 

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

Museum announces new fall docent program

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

Unitarian Fellowship holds annual yard sale

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

Yard sale to benefit Link Church Youth Group

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

Free sessions focus on skin, plastic surgery

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

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

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

Black chamber holding Friday networking event

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

Seniors invited to health, estate planning workshop

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

Continuum course explores spiritual living

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

CODA holds final volunteer training

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

Local military officer’s chapter holds meeting

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

Sea Island Fly Fishers to hold monthly meeting

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

Community invited to annual memorial service

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

Hospice organization to hold fashion show

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

Appreciation service honors Mr. Goodwine

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

Beaufort Aglow International to meet

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

Church sessions welcome home Catholics

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

Society holds historical marker dedication, talk

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

Beaufort Film Society has ‘Bourbon and Bubbles’ fundraiser

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

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American Sewing Guild group to begin gathering

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

AARP smart driver courses scheduled

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

Church presents ‘A Tea: The Essence of Joy’

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

Eat at Fat Patties, help local Team in Training

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

Seminars help seniors make wishes known

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

Library to discuss 1893 Sea Island Hurricane 

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

Museum announces new fall docent program

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

Celebrate Lands End Woodland River Festival 

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

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

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

Unitarian Fellowship holds annual yard sale

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

Free sessions focus on skin, plastic surgery

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

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

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

CODA holds final volunteer training

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

Local military officer’s chapter holds meeting

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

Sea Island Fly Fishers to hold monthly meeting

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

Community invited to annual memorial service

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

Hospice organization to hold fashion show

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

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Free yoga offered for active military, spouses

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

Katie McAllister to play at the Spaghetti Club

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

Senior Services of Beaufort to hold yard sale

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

Beaufort Memorial offers free joint pain seminar

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

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

Learn about canning at the Beaufort library

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

American Sewing Guild group to begin gathering

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

AARP smart driver courses scheduled

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

Church presents ‘A Tea: The Essence of Joy’

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

Save the date: Habitat’s Upcycled Art Auction

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

Seminars help seniors make wishes known

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

Library to discuss 1893 Sea Island Hurricane 

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

Beaufort Republican Women’s Club to meet

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

Local military officer’s chapter holds meeting

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

Sea Island Fly Fishers to hold monthly meeting

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

Community invited to annual memorial service

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

Sign up now for flag football at the YMCA

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

Hospice organization to hold fashion show

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

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Beaufort Aglow International to meet

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

USCB Center for the Arts holds play auditions

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

Public historian discusses Robert Smalls book

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

Read along with Poison Pen Mystery Book Club

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

Yoga for active military and spouses

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

Senior Services of Beaufort to hold yard sale

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

Learn all about canning at the Beaufort Library

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

American Sewing Guild group to start gathering

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

AARP Smart Driver courses scheduled

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

Save the date: Habitat’s Upcycled Art Auction

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

Lands End community celebrates Gullah culture

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

Holy Yoga combines worship and wellness

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

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

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

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

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

Hospice organization to hold fashion show

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

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Sorority sponsors forum on scholarship searches

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

Grace Chapel church celebrates anniversary

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

Learn to paint with Encaustic Wax

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

St. Helena library holds CreationStation events

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

Beaufort Aglow International to meet

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

Read along with Poison Pen Mystery Book Club

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

Senior Services of Beaufort to hold yard sale

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

Save the date: Habitat’s Upcycled Art Auction

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

Lands End community celebrates Gullah culture

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

Holy Yoga combines worship and wellness 

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

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

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

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

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

Hospice organization to hold fashion show

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

ABLE Foundation looking for volunteers

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

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New volunteer tutor sessions being held

Beaufort County School District Adult Education will be holding a New Volunteer Tutor Information Session Monday, July 28; 5 to 6 p.m. at the new Adult Education site, 1300 King Street, Beaufort. Attending this session will inform participants about volunteer tutor opportunities with Adult Education. An English for Speakers of Other Languages Tutor Training Workshop will be offered Tuesday, July 29, Wednesday, July 30 and Thursday, July 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Adult Education on King Street. All three training sessions and one information session are required and will prepare new volunteers to tutor adults in English-speaking skills. Please call Cindi Riley, ESL/Basic Literacy coordinator at 843-322-0787 for more information.

Hunting Island holds sand sculpture contest

The 7th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Hunting Island State Park will be hosted by Friends of Hunting Island on Saturday, July 26, from noon to 4 p.m. Gather family, friends, co-workers or put a team together. Enter as an individual or teams. The contest will be located on the beach in front of the lighthouse, the free registration will be at the beach. Listen to the Heritage Steel Band playing Beach Music during the contest. Prizes will be awarded in each category, with awards presentation held at 3:30 p.m. Tools permitted included hand tools and sculpting tools including buckets, shovels, scoops, carving tools, putty knives, spray bottles for water, kitchen utensils, strainers, rakes, etc. Work must be confined in given boundaries. Use only natural materials found on or near the beach. Decorations such as shells, reeds, and small rocks may be used. No artificial decorations or materials are permitted. Categories include:

• Sand Fleas (up to 8 years old, must have an adult as a leader)

• Sand Hoppers (ages 9-15)

• Sand Tribes (families)

• Sand Shapers (adult, team of adults)

• Best in Show

Judging will be based on originality, composition and technique. All contestants will be expected to take whatever they brought back out with them. Please respect all sea birds and animals on the beach.

Grace Chapel church celebrates anniversary

Grace Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church celebrates its anniversary with the theme “Grace: Our link to the past, our bridge to the future,” inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:15. The church is located at 502 Charles Street, Beaufort.

Pre-anniversary events:

• Friday, July 25, 7 p.m.: Rev. Herbert Temoney and St. Luke AME Church Family from Charleston.

• Sunday, July 27, at 4 p.m.: Presiding Elder Lorenza T. Baker, Orangeburg District and guest choirs

• Saturday, August 2: Church Picnic at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.

Contact 843-524-6091 or 843-525-0708 for more information.

Eat at Fat Patties, support Healing Heroes

On Tuesday, July 29, Fat Patties will donate 10 percent of its sales that day to the Beaufort-based Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund. Fat Patties is located at 831 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information about Healing Heroes, visit www.hhlcf.org.

St. Helena library holds CreationStation events

• Rube Goldberg Challenge: Love to play with dominos and do you like to make tools?  This program is the best of both worlds because you will learn how to create domino effects that produce a chain reaction to make a tool.  Great program for groups — call in advance to schedule a day to participate. Monday, July 28; Wednesday, July 30; Friday, Aug. 1; Tuesday, Aug 5, and Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. Contact 843-255.6547 or email mflorencio@bcgov.net. St. Helena branch library is located at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920. All events free, visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org for details.

Sorority sponsors forum on scholarship searches

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

Save the date: Habitat’s Upcycled Art Auction

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

Holy Yoga combines worship and wellness 

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

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

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

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

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

County accepting photo calendar submissions

Beaufort County is now accepting submissions for its tenth annual Land Preservation Calendar photo contest.  The 2015 calendar theme is “Branching Out: The Life, Landscapes & Love of Trees in Beaufort County.” Winning photos will be showcased in the 14-month calendar which is intended to help promote the County’s Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program. The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 25 at 5 p.m. Photos must be taken within the physical boundaries of Beaufort County.  The contest entry form and submission criteria are available at www.bcgov.net. For more information, email calendarcontest@bcgov.net or call 843-255-2354.

ABLE Foundation looking for volunteers

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

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St. Peter’s Church to have clothing sale

St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive, will be holding its fourth annual clothing sale July 17-19.  Hours will be Thursday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 843-592-0708 for more information.

5K to benefit Fripp Island Turtle Program

The Fripp Island Turtle Program is pleased to announce that the seventh Annual Turtle Crawl will be held on Friday, July 18 at the Fripp Island Beach Club. This family fun event with feature both a 5K race as well as a 1 mile fun walk/run. Both events start at 8:30 a.m. on Fripp Beach. Registration and packet pickup will begin at 7:30 a.m. in front of the beach club. New features for the event this year include: 5K timing provided by Play Hard Event Timing, as well as online registration at www.runsignup.com or visit the Fripp Island Turtle Team Facebook page. Proceeds benefit the Fripp Island Turtle Program, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit volunteer nest protection program permitted by the SCDNR and dedicated to the conservation of sea turtles and educating the public about this amazing species. Participation is only a $25 donation to the program. Sign up to join the fun and do your part to help the South Carolina state reptile, the loggerhead sea turtle, by visiting this link: https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/FrippIsland/TurtleCrawl.

St. Helena library holds CreationStation events

• 3D Printing of Body Parts — A Lunch and Learn Session: Join Doctors Trusk, Yost, and Kindy from MUSC who will demonstrate the use of the 3D Biofabrication Printer and the advances in medical science. Luncheon platters will be provided, please call to register for this lecture. Friday, July 18 at 1 p.m.

• Film Making: Learn how to shoot short films using our HD flip cameras.  Program is open to ages 8 to 17. Space is limited, registration required. Saturday, July 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. Contact info: 843-255.6547. St. Helena Branch Library is located at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr Road, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920. All events free, visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org for details.

See screening of Gullah special ‘Circle Unbroken’

Anchor Media Group, LLC, a worldwide content producer and distributor of home entertainment and broadcast programming with its headquarters in Charleston, announces the premiere of its newest television special “Circle Unbroken — A Gullah Journey from Africa to America,” starring Beaufort’s own Anita Singleton-Prather and The Gullah Kinfolk. The event will be Saturday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. on the big screen at USCB Center for the Arts. Shot entirely on location in and around historically significant areas of Beaufort, and the Sea Islands, “Circle Unbroken …” portrays the origins of the Gullah culture from its early roots in Africa to modern time, utilizing lavish high definition videography, authentic and stirring Gullah spiritual music and a powerful narrative history. A mini-concert by Aunt Pearlie Sue and The Gullah Kinfolk will be presented prior to the showing of the television screening, and a dessert reception will follow. Seating is limited. Adult tickets are $20; under 18 $10. Proceeds benefit the Gullah Traveling Theater. For tickets visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com or call 843-521-4145. For more information, contact Ron Small at rsmall@anchormediagroup.tv.

Volunteers needed for oyster castle reef builds

The SCDNR will be building some more oyster reefs — this time using oyster castles and they’d love for volunteers to participate. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Ben Stone at StoneB@dnr.sc.gov or 843-953-9023.

• Tuesday, July 22: Oyster castle reef build.  Sam’s Point Boat ramp in Beaufort. Meet at the ramp at 11 a.m.

• Wednesday, July 23: Oyster castle reef build. Sam’s Point Boat ramp in Beaufort. Meet at the ramp at 11:30 a.m.

• Thursday, July 24: Oyster castle reef build.  Eddings Point Boat ramp in Beaufort. Meet at the ramp at noon.

Builds could take up to two to three hours. Please bring close-toed shoes that can get muddy. Gloves, bug spray, sun block and water will be provided.

New volunteer tutor sessions being held

Beaufort County School District Adult Education will be holding a New Volunteer Tutor Information Session Monday, July 28; 5 to 6 p.m. at the new Adult Education site, 1300 King Street, Beaufort. Attending this session will inform participants about volunteer tutor opportunities with Adult Education. An English for Speakers of Other Languages Tutor Training Workshop will be offered Tuesday, July 29, Wednesday, July 30 and Thursday, July 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Adult Education on King Street. All three training sessions and one information session are required and will prepare new volunteers to tutor adults in English-speaking skills. Please call Cindi Riley, ESL/Basic Literacy coordinator at 843-322-0787 for more information.

Hunting Island holds sand sculpture contest

The 7th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Hunting Island State Park will be hosted by Friends of Hunting Island on Saturday, July 26, from noon to 4 p.m. Gather family, friends, co-workers or put a team together. Enter as an individual or teams. The contest will be located on the beach in front of the lighthouse, the free registration will be at the beach. Listen to the Heritage Steel Band playing Beach Music during the contest. Prizes will be awarded in each category, with awards presentation held at 3:30 p.m. Tools permitted included hand tools and sculpting tools including buckets, shovels, scoops, carving tools, putty knives, spray bottles for water, kitchen utensils, strainers, rakes, etc. Work must be confined in given boundaries. Use only natural materials found on or near the beach. Decorations such as shells, reeds, and small rocks may be used. No artificial decorations or materials are permitted. Categories include:

• Sand Fleas (up to 8 years old, must have an adult as a leader)

• Sand Hoppers (ages 9-15)

• Sand Tribes (families)

• Sand Shapers (adult or small team of adults)

• Best in Show

Judging will be based on originality, composition and technique. All contestants will be expected to take whatever they brought back out with them. Please respect all sea birds and animals on the beach.

Grace Chapel church celebrates anniversary

Grace Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church celebrates its anniversary with the theme “Grace: Our link to the past, our bridge to the future,” inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:15. The church is located at 502 Charles Street, Beaufort.

Pre-anniversary events:

• Sunday, July 20, at 5 p.m.: “Men In Gospel – Singing Praises To The Lord”

Save the date for anniversary Services:

• Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m.: Rev. Dr. Sam T. Spain and Lady’s Island Baptist Church Family.

• Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m.: Rev. Dr. Bettye W. Broomfield & Allen Chapel AME Church Family.

• Friday, July 25, 7 p.m.: Rev. Herbert Temoney and St. Luke AME Church Family from Charleston.

• Sunday, July 27, at 4 p.m.: Presiding Elder Lorenza T. Baker, Orangeburg District and guest choirs

• Saturday, August 2: Church Picnic at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.

Contact 843-524-6091 or 843-525-0708 for more information.

Sorority sponsors forum on scholarship searches

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

Save the date: Habitat’s Upcycled Art Auction

The LowCountry Habitat for Humanity ReStore is celebrating its 10 years of operation with an art auction like no other.  Local and regional artists are treasure hunting within the store’s aisles for items to repurpose, recycle, reclaim or reimagine. They’re looking for the sometimes hidden beauty in gently-used items to create works of art. These new creations will be auctioned at an Upcycled Art Auction to be held at The Shed in Port Royal on Saturday, August 23, from 6 to 9 p.m.

According to Habitat’s Executive Director, Brenda Dooley, “If you’re one of those people who has been missing the fun and creativity of the Birdhouse Auctions that Habitat used to host, you will not want to miss this event.”

The auction’s Honorary Chair is artist Cassandra Gillens.  Another local artist, Deanna Bowdish, will serve as the evening’s auctioneer.   Entertainment will be provided by the Sweetgrass Angels. Tickets for the event are $25 and are available now at the ReStore at 612 Parris Island Gateway or online at www.lowcountryhabitat.org. Proceeds from the evening will support LowCountry Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing program. For more information about LowCountry Habitat for Humanity, call 843-522-3500.

County accepting photo calendar submissions

Beaufort County is now accepting submissions for its tenth annual Land Preservation Calendar photo contest.  The 2015 calendar theme is “Branching Out: The Life, Landscapes & Love of Trees in Beaufort County.” Winning photos will be showcased in the 14-month calendar which is intended to help promote the County’s Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program. The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 25 at 5 p.m. Photos must be taken within the physical boundaries of Beaufort County.  The contest entry form and submission criteria are available at www.bcgov.net. For more information, email calendarcontest@bcgov.net or call 843-255-2354.

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ArtiZen Yoga has free class for active military

On the second Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., ArtiZen Yoga provides a free all-level yoga class exclusively for active military and their spouses. This month’s class will be held Thursday, July 10, and will be taught by Ayren Pfeifer, certified Ashtanga teacher, and a military spouse of 13 years. Childcare will be available for a small fee: $5 for one child, $3 for each additional child.

Sportfishing and diving club to meet for July

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s July meeting will be held Thursday, July 10 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 pm followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Well-known local Captain Tony Constant will be the guest speaker. Since the near shore reef waters have warmed up considerably, spadefish have become abundant. Tony will present rods and reels, and review different scenarios for luring and catching spadefish around near shore artificial reefs. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

Beaufort Lions Club holds pancake breakfast

Beaufort Lions Club Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, July 12, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive. Items on the menu include pancakes, toast, eggs, sausage, cheese grits, coffee, and OJ. The price is $6 for adults, $3 for children. For more information, contact Honika Plowdeniz at 843-715-1221.

Beaufort Aglow will have speaker at meeting

Beaufort Aglow International invites men, women and teens to their monthly meeting on Saturday July 12, beginning at 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The meeting is held at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street, Beaufort. The speaker will be Huxie Scott, a native of Savannah. She is an Aglow worship leader and a member of Overcoming By Faith Ministries in Savannah. In 2004, Huxie was inducted into the Savannah Tribune Hall of Fame and voted Best Female Contemporary Gospel Artist. Her focus is to celebrate Jesus in songs and the spoken Word. For more information, call 843-290-5563 or 525-0525.

Beaufort welcomes its first Tomato Festival

Beaufort’s first Tomato Festival will feature 10,000 pounds of locally grown fun all day Saturday, July 12, at 5 Cane Island Farm Road, Beaufort. The day begins with a tomato obstacle run. It’s not your typical festival run because once runners cross the finish line they will enter into an all-out tomato food fight. There will be food trucks, as well as a kid zone, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from the festival go towards the YMCA’s Annual Scholarship Campaign. To register or for more information, visit tomatofestivalsc.com.

St. Peter’s Church to have clothing sale

St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive, will be holding its fourth annual clothing sale July 17-19.  Hours will be Thursday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 843-592-0708 for more information.

New volunteer tutor sessions being held

Beaufort County School District Adult Education will be holding a New Volunteer Tutor Information Session Monday, July 28; 5 to 6 p.m. at the new Adult Education site, 1300 King Street, Beaufort. Attending this session will inform participants about volunteer tutor opportunities with Adult Education. An English for Speakers of Other Languages Tutor Training Workshop will be offered Tuesday, July 29, Wednesday, July 30 and Thursday, July 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Adult Education on King Street. All three training sessions and one information session are required and will prepare new volunteers to tutor adults in English-speaking skills. Please call Cindi Riley, ESL/Basic Literacy coordinator at 843-322-0787 for more information.

Sign up now for the Downtown Plate Crawl

Do your family and friends love your cooking? Do you have a signature dish? Are you willing to put it to the test and go head to head with one of Beaufort’s local chefs in a blind taste test competition? Main Street Beaufort announces the Downtown Plate Crawl: Home Cooks vs. Local Chefs, Saturday, August 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Home cooks interested in competing are encouraged to contact Main Street Beaufort, USA for submission forms and details. Submission will be due by Friday, July 11. Up to 10 submissions will be challenged by local chefs and contacted by July 31. Want to be a taster? Wrist bands will be sold for $20 per person which will include tastings at each tasting station and will go on sale at the Main Street Beaufort office Thursday, July 31. Wrist bands may be purchased at the event, but only 150 will be sold so purchasing in advance is encouraged. For more information, call 843-525-6644 or email info@downtownbeaufort.com.

Greg Jones leads free football camp at BCHS

NFL star and Beaufort native Greg Jones and The Lead Block Foundation will hold the second annual Friday Night Lights Youth Football Camp on Friday, July 11 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Battery Creek High School, 1 Blue Dolphin Drive, Beaufort. The free camp is open to 150 participants ages 10-18 on a first come, first-serve basis. The camp is facilitated by Olympus Foundation Management. Coaching staff will emphasize fundamentals, form and technique, as the program is a non-contact camp. Campers should wear T-shirt, tennis shoes, shorts or sweats and bring sweat towel. This camp allows children and teens the unique opportunity to attend a football skills camp at no charge. Advance registration required. To register online, visit www.leadblockfoundation.com.

Non-denominational class invites women, kids

The Beaufort Day Class of Community Bible Study will hold an Informational Coffee on Wednesday, July 16 at 10 a.m. at Parish Church of St. Helena, 507 Newcastle St., Beaufort. This event is open to all area women and children interested in a non-denominational class that presents an in-depth Bible study in a caring format. Free childcare is provided, but pre-registration is required for mothers bringing children. Community Bible Study has classes worldwide and has been in Beaufort for 13 years. CBS is not associated with any church or denomination, but meets in local churches that host the study. The 2014-15 Day Class will meet at the Parish Church of St. Helena from September through April on Thursday mornings and includes classes for women and children, infants to age 10. Please call Sandi Fischer 838-0212 or e-mail fishnet@islc.net to pre-register if bringing children. For more information, find CBS on Facebook or visit www.beaufort.cbsclass.org.

County accepting photo calendar submissions

Beaufort County is now accepting submissions for its tenth annual Land Preservation Calendar photo contest.  The 2015 calendar theme is “Branching Out: The Life, Landscapes & Love of Trees in Beaufort County.” Winning photos will be showcased in the 14-month calendar which is intended to help promote the County’s Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program. The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 25 at 5 p.m. Photos must be taken within the physical boundaries of Beaufort County.  The contest entry form and submission criteria are available at www.bcgov.net. For more information, email calendarcontest@bcgov.net or call 843-255-2354.

Grace Chapel church celebrates anniversary

Grace Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church celebrates its anniversary with the theme “Grace: Our link to the past, our bridge to the future,” inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:15. The church is located at 502 Charles Street, Beaufort.

Pre-anniversary events:

• Sunday, July 20, at 5 p.m.: “Men In Gospel – Singing Praises To The Lord”

Save the date for anniversary Services:

• Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m.: Rev. Dr. Sam T. Spain and Lady’s Island Baptist Church Family.

• Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m.: Rev. Dr. Bettye W. Broomfield & Allen Chapel AME Church Family.

• Friday, July 25, 7 p.m.: Rev. Herbert Temoney and St. Luke AME Church Family from Charleston.

• Sunday, July 27, at 4 p.m.: Presiding Elder Lorenza T. Baker, Orangeburg District and guest choirs

• Saturday, August 2: Annual Church Picnic at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.

Contact 843-524-6091 or 843-525-0708 for more information.

Sorority sponsors forum on scholarship searches

Mu Pi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., sponsors “Secrets to the Scholarship Search.” Answer the following questions:

1) Do you need to apply for a scholarship to attend college?

2) Do you find it difficult to find scholarships?

If you answered yes to either question, this workshop is for you. Ms. Kimberly D. Brown, founder and CEO of Designing Creative Futures LLC, will be a guest speaker on August 1 at St. Helena Public Library during the teen lock-in. Ms. Brown will share “Secrets to the Scholarship Search.” Using her proven methods, a Battery Creek High School graduate was awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship in 2014.

Church to host gospel group live in concert

Red Dam Baptist Church in Hardeeville will host gospel music group Eternal Vision in concert on Sunday, July 20, at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. The event is free and open to the public. The church is located at 488 Red Dam Road, Hardeeville, SC. For more information, please call 843-784-6083 or (843) 837-2074, or write to info@reddambaptistchurch.org.

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ArtiZen Yoga has free class for active military

On the second Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., ArtiZen Yoga provides a free all-level yoga class exclusively for active military and their spouses. This month’s class will be held Thursday, July 10, and will be taught by Ayren Pfeifer, certified Ashtanga teacher, and a military spouse of 13 years. Childcare will be available for a small fee: $5 for one child, $3 for each additional child.

Therapist helps support group with exercises 

Do you wonder what exercises are most beneficial to those living with Parkinson’s Disease? Are you struggling to modify your exercise routine while living with a  movement disorder? If so, come dressed to exercise on Thursday, July 3, at 1:30 p.m. when Tim Gurley, a physical therapist with Amedisys Home Health, will demonstrate ways in which therapy can improve balance and coordination, reduce fatigue and relieve pain at the Parkinson’s Support Group of Beaufort & Port Royal’s next meeting. The meeting is free and open the public. Support group meetings are held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Shell Point Baptist Church on Parris Island Gateway, in Port Royal. For more information, call Rick Ostrander at 843-525-1229 or Rose Ewing at 843-252-3001 or rewing@enlivant.com.

Beaufort Lions Club holds pancake breakfast

Beaufort Lions Club Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, July 12, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive. Items on the menu include pancakes, toast, eggs, sausage, cheese grits, coffee, and OJ. The price is $6 for adults, $3 for children. For more information, contact Honika Plowdeniz at 843-715-1221.

Beaufort Aglow will have speaker at meeting

Beaufort Aglow International invites men, women and teens to their monthly meeting on Saturday July 12, beginning at 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The meeting is held at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street, Beaufort. The speaker will be Huxie Scott, a native of Savannah. She is an Aglow worship leader and a member of Overcoming By Faith Ministries in Savannah. She has worked for jazz musicians, the late Ben Tucker and Lionel Hampton. In 2004, Huxie was inducted into the Savannah Tribune Hall of Fame and voted Best Female Contemporary Gospel Artist. Her focus is to celebrate Jesus in songs and the spoken Word. For more information, call 843-290-5563 or 525-0525.

New volunteer tutor sessions being held

Beaufort County School District Adult Education will be holding a New Volunteer Tutor Information Session Monday, July 28; 5 to 6 p.m. at the new Adult Education site, 1300 King Street, Beaufort. Attending this session will inform participants about volunteer tutor opportunities with Adult Education.

An English for Speakers of Other Languages Tutor Training Workshop will be offered Tuesday, July 29, Wednesday, July 30 and Thursday, July 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Adult Education on King Street. All three training sessions and one information session are required and will prepare new volunteers to tutor adults in English-speaking skills. Other training opportunities will also be offered. Please call Cindi Riley, ESL/Basic Literacy coordinator at 843-322-0787 for more information.

Sign up now for the Downtown Plate Crawl

Do your family and friends love your cooking? Do you have a signature dish? Are you willing to put it to the test and go head to head with one of Beaufort’s local chefs in a blind taste test competition? Main Street Beaufort announces the Downtown Plate Crawl: Home Cooks vs. Local Chefs, Saturday, August 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Home cooks interested in competing are encouraged to contact Main Street Beaufort, USA for submission forms and details. Submission will be due by Friday, July 11. Up to 10 submissions will be challenged by local chefs and contacted by July 31. Want to be a taster? Wrist bands will be sold for $20 per person which will include tastings at each tasting station and will go on sale at the Main Street Beaufort office Thursday, July 31. Wrist bands may be purchased at the event, but only 150 will be sold so purchasing in advance is encouraged. For more information, call 843-525-6644 or email info@downtownbeaufort.com.

St. Helena’s to host Vacation Bible School

Welcome to Jungle Safari! Get ready for a life-changing adventure hosted by the Parish Church of St. Helena and taking place at Holy Trinity Classical Christian School, 302 Burroughs Avenue. Each day begins at Toucan Jam where kids will sing, shout, praise, pray, and be introduced to a Bible story and the daily theme. After kids experience the other activities of the day, kids gather back at Toucan Jam to be encouraged to count on God and to be motived to serve others. Other sites at Jungle Safari include Zip Line Bible Time where kids will explore the Bible story in a variety of interactive ways; Jaguar Junction where kids have time to move around, have fun and fill up on snacks; Lizards Leap where kids sing to the jungle beat and have fun creating musical crafts; and Slug-A-Bug S.W.A.M.P. where kids are encouraged to serve with a mighty purpose! All these fun activities connect to the Bible story, Bible memory verse, and the nature of God. The camp will be held Monday through Thursday, July 7-10 from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact Linda Tully at 522-1712, ext. 202. Register at www.StHelenas1712.org.

 

Greg Jones leads free football camp at BCHS

NFL star and Beaufort native Greg Jones and The Lead Block Foundation will hold the second annual Friday Night Lights Youth Football Camp on Friday, July 11 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Battery Creek High School, 1 Blue Dolphin Drive, Beaufort. The free camp is open to 150 participants ages 10-18 on a first come, first-serve basis. The camp is facilitated by Olympus Foundation Management. Coaching staff will emphasize fundamentals, form and technique, as the program is a non-contact camp. Campers will be grouped according to age, size and ability, allowing them to compete against campers of similar talents. Campers should wear T-shirt, tennis shoes, shorts or sweats and bring sweat towel. This camp allows children and teens the unique opportunity to attend a football skills camp at no charge. Advance registration required. For more information or to register online, visit www.leadblockfoundation.com.

 

Non-denominational class invites women, kids

The Beaufort Day Class of Community Bible Study will hold an Informational Coffee on Wednesday, July 16 at 10 a.m. at Parish Church of St. Helena, 507 Newcastle St., Beaufort. This event is open to all area women and children interested in a non-denominational class that presents an in-depth Bible study in a caring format. Free childcare is provided for the coffee, but pre-registration is required for mothers bringing children. Community Bible Study has classes worldwide and has been in Beaufort for 13 years. CBS is not associated with any church or denomination, but meets in local churches that host the study. The 2014-15 Day Class, studying 1 & 2 Corinthians, will meet at the Parish Church of St. Helena from September through April on Thursday mornings and includes classes for women and children, infants to age 10. Please call Sandi Fischer 838-0212 or e-mail fishnet@islc.net to pre-register if bringing children to the coffee. For more information, find CBS on Facebook or visit www.beaufort.cbsclass.org.

Beaufort welcomes its first Tomato Festival

Beaufort’s first Tomato Festival will feature 10,000 pounds of locally grown fun all day Saturday, July 12, at 5 Cane Island Farm Road, Beaufort. The day begins with a tomato obstacle run. It’s not your typical festival run because once runners cross the finish line they will enter into an all-out tomato food fight. There will be food trucks, as well as a kid zone, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from the festival go towards the YMCA’s Annual Scholarship Campaign. To register or for more information, visit tomatofestivalsc.com.

County accepting photo calendar submissions

Beaufort County is now accepting submissions for its tenth annual Land Preservation Calendar photo contest.  The 2015 calendar theme is “Branching Out: The Life, Landscapes & Love of Trees in Beaufort County.” Winning photos will be showcased in the 14-month calendar which is intended to help promote the County’s Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program. The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 25 at 5 p.m. Photos must be taken within the physical boundaries of Beaufort County.  The contest entry form and submission criteria are available on the county’s website www.bcgov.net. For more information, email calendarcontest@bcgov.net or call 843-255-2354.

Grace Chapel church celebrates anniversary

Grace Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church celebrates its anniversary with the theme “Grace: Our link to the past, our bridge to the future,” inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:15. The church is located at 502 Charles Street, Beaufort.

Pre-anniversary events:

• Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m.:  “Celebrating Our Elders — 80 Plus”

• Sunday, July 20, at 5 p.m.: “Men In Gospel – Singing Praises To The Lord”

Save the date for anniversary Services:

• Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m.: Rev. Dr. Sam T. Spain and Lady’s Island Baptist Church Family.

• Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m.: Rev. Dr. Bettye W. Broomfield & Allen Chapel AME Church Family.

• Friday, July 25, 7 p.m.: Rev. Herbert Temoney and St. Luke AME Church Family from Charleston.

• Sunday, July 27, at 4 p.m.: Presiding Elder Lorenza T. Baker, Orangeburg District and guest choirs

• Saturday, August 2: Annual Church Picnic at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.

Contact 843-524-6091 or 843-525-0708 for more information.

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Beaufort Aglow will have speaker at meeting

Beaufort Aglow International invites men, women and teens to their monthly meeting on Saturday July 12, beginning at   10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The meeting is held at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street, Beaufort. The speaker will be Huxie Scott, a native of Savannah. She is an Aglow worship leader and a member of Overcoming By Faith Ministries in Savannah. She has worked for jazz musicians, the late Ben Tucker and Lionel Hampton. In 2004, Huxie was inducted into the Savannah Tribune Hall of Fame and voted Best Female Contemporary Gospel Artist. Her focus is to celebrate Jesus in songs and the spoken Word. For more information, call 843-290-5563 or 525-0525.

New volunteer tutor sessions being held

Beaufort County School District Adult Education will be holding a New Volunteer Tutor Information Session Monday, July 28; 5 to 6 p.m. at the new Adult Education main site, 1300 King Street, Beaufort, SC 29902 (the old Board of Education building). Attending this session will inform participants about volunteer tutor opportunities with Adult Education. Participants may then decide to be trained as tutors and enroll in a training workshop.

An English for Speakers of Other Languages Tutor Training Workshop will be offered Tuesday, July 29, Wednesday, July 30 and Thursday, July 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Adult Education on King Street. All three training sessions and one information session are required and will prepare new volunteers to tutor adults in English-speaking skills. Other training opportunities will also be offered. Please call Cindi Riley, ESL/Basic Literacy coordinator at 843-322-0787 for more information or to reserve a space in the training.

St. Helena’s to host Vacation Bible School

Welcome to Jungle Safari! Get ready for a life-changing adventure hosted by the Parish Church of St. Helena and taking place at Holy Trinity Classical Christian School, 302 Burroughs Avenue. Each day begins at Toucan Jam where kids will sing, shout, praise, pray, and be introduced to a Bible story and the daily theme. After kids experience the other activities of the day, kids gather back at Toucan Jam to be encouraged to count on God and to be motived to serve others. Other sites at Jungle Safari include Zip Line Bible Time where kids will explore the Bible story in a variety of interactive ways; Jaguar Junction where kids have time to move around, have fun and fill up on snacks; Lizards Leap where kids sing to the jungle beat and have fun creating musical crafts; and Slug-A-Bug S.W.A.M.P. where kids are encouraged to serve with a mighty purpose! All these fun activities connect to the Bible story, Bible memory verse, and the nature of God! The staff is waiting for some adventurous explorers to join them in serving and having fun!

The camp will be held Monday through Thursday, July 7-10 at HTCCS, 302 Burroughs Ave., Beaufort, from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact Linda Tully at 522-1712, ext. 202. Register online at www.StHelenas1712.org.

Charles Street Gallery hosts poetry reading

A poetry reading in the garden at the Charles Street Gallery will be held Saturday, June 28 at 3 p.m., free and open to the public. Lowcountry poets will share their work, including Michael Basset, author of “Hatchery of Tongues,” and Fred Bassett, author of “The Old Stoic Faces the Mirror.” Charles Street Gallery is located at 914 Charles Street Beaufort. For more information, visit www.thecharlesstreetgallery.com.

Greg Jones leads free football camp at BCHS

NFL star and Beaufort native Greg Jones and The Lead Block Foundation will hold the second annual Friday Night Lights Youth Football Camp on Friday, July 11 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Battery Creek High School, 1 Blue Dolphin Drive, Beaufort, SC, 29906. The free camp is open to 150 participants ages 10-18 on a first come, first-serve basis. The camp is facilitated by Olympus Foundation Management. The coaching staff consists of active and former NFL players and coaches as well as high school coaches. Coaching staff will emphasize fundamentals, form and technique, as the program is a non-contact camp. No pads will be worn. Campers will be grouped according to age, size and ability, allowing them to compete against campers of similar talents. Campers receive: One-on-one instruction, Camp T-shirt, Camper Spirit Packs & Camp Photo, Educational/Motivational Talks by players/coaches. Campers should wear T-shirt, tennis shoes, shorts or sweats and bring sweat towel. If available, camper should bring cleats. This camp allows children and teens the unique opportunity to attend a football skills camp at no charge. The mission of the Lead Block Foundation is to help pave a positive path for kids and families in need. Advance registration required. For more information or to register online, visit www.leadblockfoundation.com.

Community Bible holds free dinner, live concert

Community Bible Church of Beaufort celebrates its 32nd anniversary with a chicken dinner in the pavilion, Sunday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. Following the meal, Dove award-winning singer Steve Green will perform in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Green began as a singer with the Gaither Vocal Band. He is best known for songs like, “People Need the Lord,” “God and God Alone,” and “Find Us Faithful.” Both the meal and the concert are free and open to the public. CBC is located at 638 Parris Island Gateway. For more information, visit the website at www.communitybiblechurch.us.

Candidate to hold ballot signature rally

Friends of Alice Howard and Alice Howard will gather at Live Oaks Park next to Port Royal Elementary School in the Town of Port Royal on Saturday, July 28, at 4 p.m. to organize the “Vote for Alice” petition signature neighborhood sweep through portions of Beaufort, Port Royal and Shell Point. Alice, a conservative who has been a Beaufort resident since 1991, is seeking to have her name added to the November ballot as an independent candidate for Beaufort County Council District 4.  Petition candidates for this category must collect at least 400 signatures of registered voters from the district they are seeking to serve by July 15, 2014. For more information, contact Alice Howard at 843-271-0550 or 843-524-0783 or email howardag@outlook.com.

Beaufort welcomes its first Tomato Festival

Beaufort’s first Tomato Festival will feature 10,000 pounds of locally grown fun all day Saturday, July 12, at 5 Cane Island Farm Road, Beaufort. Lace up your best running shoes because the day begins with a tomato obstacle run. It’s not your typical festival run because once runners cross the finish line they will enter into an all-out tomato food fight. You don’t have to like tomatoes to come to this festival; there will be food trucks serving a variety of foods and drink. There will be tons to do for kids also. Sign them up for the kids fun run, then head on over to the ferris wheel, inflatables, swings and more for the best kid zone in town from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from the festival go towards the YMCA’s Annual Scholarship Campaign. To register or for more information, visit tomatofestivalsc.com.

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