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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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Local library events

CreationStation at St. Helena library branch

• Photoshop 3D: Learn advanced techniques in Photoshop to make your own character that will be converted into a 3D image. Open to ages 11-17, Registration is required – space is limited to first 10 students. Wednesdays July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30 from 3 to 5 p.m., St. Helena Branch Library.

• Maker Monday: Arduinos: Come learn basics electronics in this introductory course on simple circuitry using arduino prototyping boards and arduino programming language. Open to ages 13-17, Limited to first 6 students, registration required. July 7, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. St. Helena Library.

• Engineering Bridges: Come and learn how to design and build bridges with manila folders — bridges will be placed on display.  Open to ages 13-17. July 2 and July 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

• Garage Band: Learn how to use the mixing board to create sounds and sound effects for movies. Open to ages 11 to 17.  Program is limited to first 20 participants. Friday, July 11. Contact 843-255.6547,  mflorencio@bcgov.net.

• Water Coloring: Adults can enjoy creating at the library to design their own Watercolor painting. July 15 and 17, from 1 to 3 p.m., St. Helena library.

• 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.

• 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. Monday, July 28; Wed., July 30; Friday, Aug. 1; Tues., Aug 5, and Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1 to 3 p.m.

St. Helena Branch Library is located at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr Road; St. Helena Island, SC 29920. All events free, www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

 

Lobeco branch library

• Storytime: Join Ms. Tracye for stories, songs, crafts and rhymes for the entire family. The program is intended for children ages 2 to 6. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., through July 15.

• Mad Science: Help Ms. Tracye try wacky experiments while learning fun facts about science. This program is intended for ages 7 and up. Call 255-6479 to sign up or stop by the Lobeco Branch. Thursdays at 4:30 p.m., through July 17.

• Drop-in Storytime: Drop in on Ms. Tracye to hear stories, sing songs, enjoy finger plays and create crafts. No registration required, free for ages 2 to 6. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Saturday, July 12.

Lobeco Library is located at 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco, SC 29936. Contact: 843-255-6479 or tracyeb@bcgov.net.

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Beaufort’s best bets this weekend

JUNE 21: Beaufort Food Truck Fest: The Beaufort Food Truck Fest will take place at Beaufort Town Center on Saturday, June 21 from 2 to 8 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Arts Council of Beaufort County and is a chance to sample a variety of “curbside cuisine” — all handmade in small batches and served straight from the vendors who prepared them. Some of the participating trucks and food carts include: Joe Loves Lobster Rolls, Island Noodles, Bhajee on the Beach Indian Food, Palmetto Smokehouse Barbeque, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Pep Rolls of Charleston, Cool Breeze Shaved Ice, Yummy Buns, and Sisters of the New South. A particularly unusual vendor will be Vigil’s Food Stand, who will be serving Navajo and southwestern dishes. Admission to the event is free, but donations are encouraged and you will need to purchase the food. In addition to food, the event will feature live music by The Cluster Shucks, The Hypnotics, and The Rose Family Band. In between the musical acts will be short demonstrations by two local dance groups: The Palmetto Dancers and Revolution Ballroom, a new professional dance studio.

JUNE 21: Alzheimer’s Family Services 8th Annual Dinner Theatre presents “Memories and Secrets of a Lowcountry Lady” on Saturday, June 21 at 6 p.m. The event will feature a silent and live auction. Tickets are $65 in advance and $ 70 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. with more than 10 dinner stations open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Kim Poovey, local author and professional storyteller, will take the stage in character as Miss Emma Victoria Brown, a fact-based fictional character who grew up on a Lowcountry plantation in the mid 1800’s. She will share stories of her life, loves, sorrows and childhood antics as she struggles to find her place in a world where women are expected to be proper and elegant. And don’t miss the drama as Miss Brown shares the family secret that could cost Emma and her family their lives. For tickets and information, call 843-521-9190 or visit www.afsgb.org. All proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort.

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CreationStation events at the St. Helena library

• Robotics with Littlebits: Learn to design and create your own robot with Littlebits and Raspberry Pi kits.  Open to ages 11-17, Registration is required, space is limited to first 10 students. June 19-20, 1 to 3 p.m. Contact: 843-255.6547 or mflorencio@bcgov.net.

• Coding in Scratch: Learn how to code a computer in Scratch to create games and functions. Open to ages 11-17, Registration is required, space is limited to first 10 students. June 23-25, from 1 to 3 p.m., St. Helena Branch Library. Contact: 843-255.6547 or email mflorencio@bcgov.net.

• MaKey MaKey: Come play with some MaKey MaKey kits to invent tools or useful products. Open to ages 11-17, Registration is required – space is limited to first 10 students. June 26 from 1-3 p.m., St Helena Branch Library. Contact: 843-255.6547 or email mflorencio@bcgov.net.

• Photoshop 3D: Learn advanced techniques in Photoshop to make your own character that will be converted into a 3D image. Open to ages 11-17, Registration is required – space is limited to first 10 students. Wednesdays July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30 from 3 to 5 p.m., St. Helena Branch Library.

• Maker Monday: Arduinos: Come learn basics electronics in this introductory course on simple circuitry using arduino prototyping boards and arduino programming language. Open to ages 13-17, Limited to first 6 students, registration required. July 7, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. St. Helena Library.

• Engineering Bridges: Come and learn how to design and build bridges with manila folders — bridges will be placed on display.  Open to ages 13-17. July 2 and July 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

• Garage Band: Learn how to use the mixing board to create sounds and sound effects for movies. Open to ages 11 to 17.  Program is limited to first 20 participants. Friday, July 11. Contact 843-255.6547,  mflorencio@bcgov.net.

• Water Coloring: Adults can enjoy creating at the library to design their own Watercolor painting. July 15 and 17, from 1 to 3 p.m., St. Helena library.

• 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.

• 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; Wed., July 30; Friday, Aug. 1; Tues., Aug 5, and Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.

St. Helena Branch Library is located at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr Road; St. Helena Island, SC 29920 All events are free. Find more online at www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

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What To Do

Fellowship choir holds annual summer concert

The Fellowship Concert Choir will present its annual Summer Concert with familiar hymns and contemporary music at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 2002 Greene Street, Beaufort, on Saturday, June 21, at 5 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 843-812-6111.

‘Diva’s Night Out’ being held by local nonprofit

Next Level Living, a non-profit organization that mentors children and families from all walks of life, with special emphasis on families facing economic hardship, is holding Diva’s Night Out “Creating The Life You Really Want.” This event will take place June 20 at the Quality Inn Town Center, 2001 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC, 29902. The speaker will be Lucinda Cross, a creative life activator and a pay-to-play empowerment partner. The event will also be honoring individuals in the community. For more information, contact Elder Phyllis Smart at 843-473-9776, or Sis Shontell at 843-263-2504.

Riverview Baptist has Vacation Bible School

Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29906, presents Vacation Bible School Son Treasure Island Theme from June 23-27 from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. For ages Pre-K through 12th grade. Contact Deb Solze at 524-6441 or 271-4153.

Annual Lowcountry Regatta will be held

The 48th Annual Lowcountry Regatta, a one-design dinghy regional sailing regatta, will be held June 21-22, hosted by the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, 30 Yacht Club Drive, Lady’s Island. This is the largest event of the year for BYSC with over 80 visiting boats and 200 visitors, as well as approximately 40 local sailors competing. The race starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, and there will be a Lowcountry Boil with live music that night. On Sunday, June 22, the race starts at 11 a.m. The awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Call 843-522-8216 or visit www.byscnet.com.

Veterans of Foreign Wars ‘Ride for the Ball’

Veterans of Foreign Wars post 8760 will present a “Ride for the Ball” on Saturday, June 21st starting at their post at 37 Castle Rock Road in Beaufort.  Proceeds from the ride will assist junior Marines in the Beaufort area to afford the ever-increasing cost of attending the Marine Corps Ball.

Registration for the ride will begin at 10:30 a.m.  The first 40 riders to register will receive a free beer stein.  The cost is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger.  All vehicles are welcome. The last rider is scheduled to arrive back at 4 p.m. at the post, where there will be food, motorcycle games, a 50/50 raffle and live music by Boomerang beginning at 5 p.m.

For more information contact the post headquarters at 843-524-8760.

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.

Get a clue: Come have a killer time for canines 

Margaritaland — known in some circles as Cat Island Grill and Pub (8 Waveland Avenue) — will also be the site of a cold-blooded murder Saturday, June 28, and you’re invited to hunt down the killer — or just have a killer time at 7 p.m. A ticket to “Murder in Margaritaland” gets you into an exclusive nest of ne’er-do-wells where you’ll enjoy a lovely luau-style buffet. A cash bar will be available. Proceeds will go to Chain Free Beaufort, Admission is $30 per person, $55 per couple, and $135 for groups of 6. Dress like a beach bunny, tropical tycoon, resort rat, grungy gumshoe, or otherwise sport something stylin’, and you could win a prize. Order tickets at www.eventbrite.com and enter Margaritaland in the search bar

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What To Do

AARP sponsoring a safe driver course

An AARP Safe Driver Class will be given at Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Drive, Beaufort, SC, on Friday, June 13. This class is open for drivers age 26 and above. The fee is  $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. The class will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Completion of this course will earn you a certificate good for a three year discount on your auto insurance. Learn how to become a safer driver. Class size is limited; you must register now by calling Harry Ammon, instructor, at 843-521-1941.

Beaufort sportfishing and diving club to meet

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s June meeting will be held Thursday, June 12 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Well known local Captain Wes Chesnutt of Southern Spots Fishing Charters will lead a discussion on summertime fishing for flounder, redfish, and trout. You do not need a reservation and guests are always welcome. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

Public invited to open house at Helena Place

The public is invited to attend Helena Place’s open house on Thursday, June 12, from 3-5 p.m. Dr. Irina Borissova will be on hand to answer questions about senior housing options available in the Beaufort area and senior health care in general. Daphne Francis-Smith, Helena Place’s full-time Registered Nurse, will also be available to answer questions and conduct complimentary wellness screenings. Gift cards to Walgreens and CVS will be raffled off. Helena Place Senior Living, formerly Helena House, is located at 1624 Paris Avenue in Port Royal. Please call 843-252-3001 or e-mail rewing@enlivant.com for additional information.

Gamecock Classic Golf Tournament to be held

The Beaufort County Gamecock Classic Golf Tournament sponsored by DuPriest Construction Co. will be on Saturday, June 14. It will be held at the Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island. This is a 4 person scramble, Captain’s Choice format starting at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit USC Scholarship Athletes. Entry fee of $100 per player includes a green fee and golf cart, gift bag, sausage or chicken biscuits for breakfast,  awards lunch, beverages (on the course), and hole contests and prizes. Call Linda McCarty at 843-521-1445 for details.

Organizations have flag retirement ceremony

There will be a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m. in the parking lot at the intersection of Boundary Street and S.C. 170. This will be put on by Chapter 12, Disabled American Veterans, The Exchange Club Of Beaufort and The Boy Scouts Troop 251. The Beaufort Fire Department will be in attendance. If you have a flag that is battered or torn, you may drop it off that morning. For more information, please contact Ron Voegeli at 812-2796 or email Rvoegeli@hargray.com.

Beaufort Memorial has free seminar on joint pain

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, June 16 at 9 a.m. in Room 364 of the hospital’s Medical and Administrative Center at 990 Ribaut Road where Beaufort Memorial Orthopedic Care 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.

Parris Island Marine Band plays free show

On Saturday, June 14, at 7:30 pm, the Parris Island Marine Band will present its summer concert hosted by the University of South Carolina Beaufort at the USCB Center for the Arts on Carteret Street in downtown Beaufort. Although the concert is free and open to the public, tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up at the Parris Island Band Building 6005 on Parris Island or at the USCB Center for the Arts box office. Call 843-228-4967 for tickets and more information.

Fellowship choir holds annual summer concert

The Fellowship Concert Choir will present its annual Summer Concert with familiar hymns and contemporary music at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 2002 Greene Street, Beaufort, on Saturday, June 21, at 5 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 843-812-6111.

‘Diva’s Night Out’ being held by local nonprofit

Next Level Living, a non-profit organization that mentors children and families from all walks of life, with special emphasis on families facing economic hardship, is holding Diva’s Night Out “Creating The Life You Really Want.” This event will take place June 20 at the Quality Inn Town Center, 2001 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC, 29902. The speaker will be Lucinda Cross, a creative life activator and a pay-to-play empowerment partner. The event will also be honoring individuals in the community. For more information, contact Elder Phyllis Smart at 843-473-9776, or Sis Shontell at 843-263-2504.

Black chamber course to help small businesses

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Service Corps of Retired Executives to offer a course on developing a business plan, acquiring a business loan, and other financial strategies to help small existing businesses and start-ups. Sessions will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 16, 18, and 20 at the chamber office at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort. Enrollment is $25, which will be reimbursed upon completion of all three sessions.  To enroll, call 843-986-1102.

Riverview Baptist has Vacation Bible School

Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29906, presents Vacation Bible School Son Treasure Island Theme from June 23-27 from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. For ages Pre-K through 12th grade. Contact Deb Solze at 524-6441 or 271-4153.

Free classes let kids learn about archaeology

The Archaeology Society of SC/Beaufort is joining forces with the Beaufort History Museum and the Beaufort County library to bring a fun and free opportunity for kids of Beaufort to learn how to be a real archaeologist from a real archaeologist. Dwayne Pickett of Pickett Educational LLC will teach kids ages 6-12 at St. Helena Branch library on Thursday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to noon and at the Beaufort branch downtown on Thursday, July 10 from 11 a.m. to noon about archaeology. Students will learn how to dig and will each bring home a certified artifact from the Beaufort History Museum’s abundant pile of pottery pieces.

Exchange Club meeting will welcome speaker

A representative from the Civic Green  Initiative (a citizens group formed to stop the formally proposed development of the downtown waterfront marina parking lot) will be the speaker at the next Exchange Club meeting on Thursday,  June 12 at the Golden Corral on Robert Smalls Parkway. He will be speaking about ways in which  we can grow our city without compromising it’s existing natural beauty and historical character. For more information about the Exchange Club of Beaufort, please call club President Darlene Douglas at 522-1872.

Workshop to discuss climate change at library 

There will be a symposium called “Climate Change and what we can do about it” at the Beaufort library, 311 Scott Street, downtown Beaufort, on Thursday, June 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. They will review the science of climate change and its pervasive impacts on weather, sea level rise, food and water security, forest fires, species and habitat and economics. Presenter Mike Seymour is president of The Heritage Institute (www.hol.edu) a program of continuing education with a mission to “educate for humanity and the world we want” and reaching teachers across the glob. Since 2007 Mike has presented extensively around the Northwest and in national conferences on global sustainability issues and recently attended a Climate Leaders training given by the Climate Reality Project founded by former Vice President, Al Gore. Mike is a Friends of Hunting Island Board Member, a Master Naturalist volunteer and a founding team member of Compassionate Beaufort Communities.

Parris Island Museum opens canoe display

Over 400 years ago, a group of Native Americans abandoned a hand made canoe, or perhaps the Spaniards scuttled it as they left the area. Regardless of how it came to be in the pluff mud off Parris Island, it was found by a local fisherman, extricated and put in storage for over a decade. Recently the project of restoring it was undertaken by Lynn Harris, PhD, assistant professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. After much hard work, the canoe will be on display at the Parris Island Museum. To celebrate the unveiling of the canoe exhibition, the Parris Island Museum and Historic Society and the Archaeology Society of South Carolina Beaufort Chapter are partnering to present a dutch treat luncheon and lecture in the Regimental Room at Traditions on Parris Island on Weds. June 18 at 11:30 a.m. for luncheon and 12:15 lecture. RSVP for seating by Monday, June 16 by emailing pimuseumsociety@gmail.com.

ARTworks festival highlights food trucks

The Beaufort Food Truck Festival, a fundraiser for the non-profit Arts Council of Beaufort County, will be held on Saturday, June 21 at the Beaufort Town Center Shopping Plaza.

Annual Lowcountry Regatta will be held

The 48th Annual Lowcountry Regatta, a one-design dinghy regional sailing regatta, will be held June 21-22, hosted by the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, 30 Yacht Club Drive, Lady’s Island. This is the largest event of the year for BYSC with over 80 visiting boats and 200 visitors, as well as approximately 40 local sailors competing. The race starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, and there will be a Lowcountry Boil with live music that night. On Sunday, June 22, the race starts at 11 a.m. The awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Call 843-522-8216 or visit www.byscnet.com.

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What To Do

Shell Point Baptist Church holding VBS

Shell Point Baptist Church, 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC, 29906, is holding Vacation Bible School for ages 3 through adults from Sunday, June 8 through Thursday, June 12. The meal will be at 5:30 p.m., VBS will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Pre-register at 843-522-8616.

Workshops help people create legal living will

As a person ages, it is important they discuss their needs and desires with loved ones. To help with this difficult process, “Planning Ahead & Five Wishes” will be presented Thursday, June 5. 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. A notary will be available to notarize the document making it a legal living will. The sessions are free and open to the public. The 10:30 a.m. – noon session will be held at Helena Place Senior Living at 1624 Paris Ave., in Port Royal. The 1:30-3 p.m. session will be held at Shell Point Baptist Church on Parris Island Gateway in Port Royal. To register for either session, email rewing@enlivant.com or call 843-252-3001.

American Red Cross holding blood drive

The next opportunity to donate blood to the American Red Cross in Beaufort will be on Thursday, June 5 in the CSUMC Fellowship Hall from noon until 6 p.m. It is extremely helpful if donors would make an appointment; please call 1-866-611-7137 or log onto www.redcrossblood.org. To be eligible to donate you must be 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds; each donor will have a thorough medical screening to ensure safety of the blood supply. For questions, call Merle Hoagland 522-2073 or merle13@embarqmail.com.

Speaker to discuss Harriet Tubman exhibit

The Beaufort District Collection Collaboration welcomes Dr. Eric Poplin back to Beaufort on June 9 at 6 p.m. The Archaeology Society of South Carolina Beaufort is pleased to be a part of an effort to bring Dr. Eric Poplin, senior archaeologist of Brockington & Associates in Charleston, back to discuss a newly installed exhibition on the story of Harriet Tubman and the Combahee River Raid that resulted in widespread destruction of rice plantations along the river and the freedom of more than 700 enslaved people in June 1863. The meeting will be held in the Children’s Programming Room on the first floor of the Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street at 6 p.m.

Annual golf tournament hosted by Rotary Club

The 10th annual Memory Links Alzheimer’s Benefit Golf Tournament will be hosted by Rotary Club of the Lowcountry on Saturday, June 7, at 9 a.m. at the Ocean Creek Course on Fripp Island. It is four man, captain’s choice and the $85 entry fee includes golf, cart, beverages, prizes, goody bag and lunch after the tournament. There will also be a putting contest, longest drive, closest to the pin, team prizes and a hole-in-one contest. For more information, call 843-575-2366.

AARP sponsoring a safe driver course

An AARP Safe Driver Class will be given at Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Drive, Beaufort, SC, on Friday, June 13. This class is open for drivers age 26 and above. The fee is  $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. The class will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Completion of this course will earn you a certificate good for a three year discount on your auto insurance. Learn how to become a safer driver. Class size is limited; you must register now by calling Harry Ammon, instructor, at 843-521-1941.

Beaufort sportfishing and diving club to meet

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s June meeting will be held Thursday, June 12 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Well known local Captain Wes Chesnutt of Southern Spots Fishing Charters will lead a discussion on summertime fishing for flounder, redfish, and trout. You do not need a reservation and guests are always welcome. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

Public invited to open house at Helena Place

The public is invited to attend Helena Place’s open house on Thursday, June 12, from 3-5 p.m. Dr. Irina Borissova will be on hand to answer questions about senior housing options available in the Beaufort area and senior health care in general. Daphne Francis-Smith, Helena Place’s full-time Registered Nurse, will also be available to answer questions and conduct complimentary wellness screenings. Gift cards to Walgreens and CVS will be raffled off. Helena Place Senior Living, formerly Helena House, is located at 1624 Paris Avenue in Port Royal. Please call 843-252-3001 or e-mail rewing@enlivant.com for additional information.

Gamecock Classic Golf Tournament to be held

The Beaufort County Gamecock Classic Golf Tournament sponsored by DuPriest Construction Co. will be on Saturday, June 14. It will be held at the Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island. This is a 4 person scramble, Captain’s Choice format starting at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit USC Scholarship Athletes. Entry fee of $100 per player includes a green fee and golf cart, gift bag, sausage or chicken biscuits for breakfast,  awards lunch, beverages (on the course), and hole contests and prizes. Call Linda McCarty at 843-521-1445 for details.

Organizations have flag retirement ceremony

There will be a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m. in the parking lot at the intersection of Boundary Street and S.C. 170. This will be put on by Chapter 12, Disabled American Veterans, The Exchange Club Of Beaufort and The Boy Scouts Troop 251. The Beaufort Fire Department will be in attendance. If you have a flag that is battered or torn, you may drop it off that morning. For more information, please contact Ron Voegeli at 812-2796 or email Rvoegeli@hargray.com.

Parris Island Marine Band plays free show

On Saturday, June 14, at 7:30 pm, the Parris Island Marine Band will present its summer concert hosted by the University of South Carolina Beaufort at the USCB Center for the Arts on Carteret Street in downtown Beaufort. Although the concert is free and open to the public, tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up at the Parris Island Band Building 6005 on Parris Island or at the USCB Center for the Arts box office. Call 843-228-4967 for tickets and more information.

Beaufort Church of Christ holding revival

The public is invited to the Beaufort Church of Christ, “Where All the Doors Swing Loose on Welcome Hinges to You and to Yours!” for the Gospel Meeting  and Revival, June 8 to 13. The theme is “A Pure Fountain But A Contaminated Stream” Proverbs 3:5-6. Guest speaker will be Brother Samuell Pounds, Minister from Winter Haven, Fla. Sunday, June 8 is Family & Friends Day, services are 11:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 13, services will be 7:30 p.m. All services are held at the Beaufort Church of Christ, 170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, SC, 29906. For more information, email jg@jonasbonus.com or call 843-524-4281 or visit www.BeaufortCoC.com.

Fellowship choir holds annual summer concert

The Fellowship Concert Choir will present its annual Summer Concert with familiar hymns and contemporary music at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 2002 Greene Street, Beaufort, on Saturday, June 21, at 5 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 843-812-6111.

‘Diva’s Night Out’ being held by local nonprofit

Next Level Living, a non-profit organization that mentors children and families from all walks of life, with special emphasis on families facing economic hardship, is holding Diva’s Night Out “Creating The Life You Really Want.” This event will take place June 20 at the Quality Inn Town Center, 2001 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC, 29902. The speaker will be Lucinda Cross, a creative life activator and a pay-to-play empowerment partner. Her work is about helping women live a life of fire, fun and freedom. Lucinda Cross is the best-selling author of “The Road to Redemption: Overcoming Life’s Detours Obstacles and Challenges” as well as a nationally known speaker seen in Ebony Magazine, ABC Money Matters, NBC, Daily News, NY 1, Dr. Oz and The Bethenny Show. The event will also be honoring individuals in the community who have made strides in the following areas: Business: Pastor Donald Goodwine, St. Paul/Piggly Wiggly; Education: Priscilla Drake from Whale Branch High School; Community Endeavors: Fred Leyda of Beaufort Alliance; Ministry: Apostle Larry Green; and Bridging  the Gaps in Community recognizes Pastor Randy Roberts of Love House Ministries and Mike Green of The Link Church. For more information, contact Elder Phyllis Smart at 843-473-9776, or Sis Shontell at 843-263-2504.

Black chamber course to help small businesses

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Service Corps of Retired Executives to offer a course on developing a business plan, acquiring a business loan, and other financial strategies to help small existing businesses and start-ups. Sessions will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 16, 18, and 20 at the chamber office at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort. Enrollment is $25, which will be reimbursed upon completion of all three sessions.  To enroll, call 843-986-1102.

Riverview Baptist has Vacation Bible School

Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29906, presents Vacation Bible School Son Treasure Island Theme from June 23-27 from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. For ages Pre-K through 12th grade. Contact Deb Solze at 524-6441 or 271-4153.

Free classes let kids learn about archaeology

The Archaeology Society of SC/Beaufort is joining forces with the Beaufort History Museum and the Beaufort County library to bring a fun and free opportunity for kids of Beaufort to learn how to be a real archaeologist from a real archaeologist. Dwayne Pickett of Pickett Educational LLC will teach kids ages 6-12 at St. Helena Branch library on Thursday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to noon and at the Beaufort branch downtown on Thursday, July 10 from 11 a.m. to noon about archaeology. Students will learn how to dig and will each bring home a certified artifact from the Beaufort History Museum’s abundant pile of pottery pieces.

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