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What To Do

Get help enrolling in Affordable Care Act

A free presentation about enrolling in the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Love House Ministries Community Bowling Center, 1140 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. For questions or help understanding the law, this event is open to the public and certified ACA Navigators will be available. There will also be translators for Spanish speakers. For details, contact 843-476-4226.

Group celebrates Yule, the Winter Solstice

Encounter the longest night of the year with merriment, mirth and magic. Come join Ancient Sea Island Continuum for Yule, the Winter Solstice, mankind’s oldest continuous celebration. Bring a dish for the potluck feast and a non-perishable food donation for Help of Beaufort. Child care provided but this indoor celebration is kid-friendly on Saturday, December 20, at 178 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort. Smudging begins at 6 p.m. For questions, email asic.herald@gmail.com.

TCL Women’s Holiday Luncheon to be held

Everyone is invited to attend the 3rd Annual TLC Women’s Holiday Luncheon, to be held Saturday, December 20, at noon at the Cat Island Pub & Grill. The luncheon will include food, fellowship, and fun wrapping gifts for children in the local shelters and community. Average cost of lunch is $12. Call Tonya Phillips for any questions at 843-322-0262 or thelowcountrywomen@gmail.com.

Adaptive Golf Clinic for those with disabilities

Don’t let a disability or physical challenge keep you from enjoying the game of golf. Learn how to play with other civilians, veterans and active military personnel at the Adaptive Golf Clinic being held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Legends of Parris Island. Using adaptive techniques and tools, you’ll be able to tee off with the best of them and sink putts like a champion. Golf is an excellent therapeutic activity for those with disabilities that helps with balance and coordination and builds strength. Adaptive Golf clinics, sponsored by Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Legends of Parris Island, are held the third Saturday of each month at the driving range. Everyone is welcome. For more information or to register, contact either BMH physical therapist Steve Giammona at 843-522-5850 or Sgiammona@bmhsc.org, or PGA professional Andy Hinson at 843-228-2240, hinsonca@usmc-mccs.org.

Plant the Seed Ministry offers Christmas meal

Plant the Seed Ministry is offering a free Christmas Meal, Thursday, December 25 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The meal is offered in the parking lot of the Atlantic Inn, 2249 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. For more information, to volunteer or donate, please contact Joy Kircher at 843-575-2200 or email joykircher028@gmail.com.

Drop off Toys for Tots at Merry Maids office

The local Merry Maids office at 829 Parris Island Gateway will once again serve as a Toys for Tots drop off location. They are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be accepting toys until Dec. 24.

Support ‘Adopt A Child’ gift giving drive

It’s that time of the year again to celebrate the holidays, while giving back to the community. The Lowcountry Women’s Fellowship is sponsoring an “Adopt A Child” Christmas Gift Giving Drive for the children in local shelters and the community.  Most of the children in CAPA, CODA, Family Promise and Hope Haven are displaced due to homelessness or abuse. Let’s put smiles on their faces by showing them our love and support during this holiday season. If you would like to purchase a gift or gifts for a child or children, please contact Tonya Phillips at 843-322-0262 or thelowcountrywomen@gmail.com.

Penn Center holds annual Nativity Play

Penn Center holds its annual Nativity Play on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the Frissell Community House, Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island, SC.

Healthy living class to be at Herban Marketplace

Sarah Mastriani-Levi, an International Health Coach and Personal Chef will hold her sixth class, “Oil Pulling, Colon Cleansing.”  The class will be held Sunday, Dec. 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the kitchen at Herban Marketplace. “Eat Well. Live Well. Stay Well. Series is designed to give an introduction into the principles of authentic healthy eating including: organics, food preparation and eating to avoid nutritional deficiencies. Recipes, demonstrations and samples will be provided. The cost is $30. Call 843-379-5550 or visit herbanmarketplace.com.

Don’t forget to donate medical equipment

Are you clearing out clutter to ring in the New Year? Consider donating your lightly used medical equipment to The Lending Room, an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) charity that lends gently used medical equipment to individuals regardless of income, age or insurance status for a $1 donation. The organization aims to connect those who need medical equipment with unwanted equipment that would otherwise collect dust in an attic or be discarded. Operating in Beaufort since 1961, the organization accepts and loans items in good condition such as walkers, canes, crutches, shower chairs, bedside commodes and wheelchairs. Walkers and wheelchairs are in high demand. Other types of medical equipment will be considered. To arrange to donate or borrow items, please contact The Lending Room at 843-524-2554. The pick-up/drop-off location is at Helena Place Senior Living at 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal, SC 29935 directly across the street from the Port Royal Post Office. Arrangements for very large items must be made in advance. Tax deductible receipts can be given out on request.

Black chamber can assist with high mortgage rates

Mortgage rates too high? If your mortgage rate is too high and you have not had a permanent modification, call the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce to apply for a permanent modification. There are programs to help homeowners who are overwhelmed by today’s economic conditions. The chamber is located at 801 Bladen Street. Contact Wilma Holman, office manager, at 843-986-1102.

CODA will be holding training for volunteers

CODA will be holding its next volunteer training beginning January 10, 2015. Training hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 10 and will continue on January 12, 13, and 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. All four sessions must be completed prior to beginning volunteer activities. 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 offices and/or the shelter, or at various community events as representatives of CODA. Interested individuals should contact Theresa Lacey at (843) 770-1074 ext. 225, or visit www.codalowcountry.org and click on the volunteer tab.

Clemson Extension fundraiser selling trees

The Clemson Extension Services of Beaufort, Colleton, and Jasper counties are having their annual Fruit and Ornamental Tree sale fundraiser. Please contact Patti Chapman at 843-726-3470 ext. 114, for order forms, or stop in at one of the extension offices in Beaufort, Colleton, or Jasper county.  Deadline for tree orders is: Wednesday, January 21. Make checks payable to: Clemson University P.O. Box 1089 Ridgeland, SC 29936. Clemson Extension employs Extension Agents who work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state.

Musical production features ‘Watch Night’

“Watch Night: Gullah/Geechee Freedum Cum!” will premiere at Penn Center’s Darrah Hall on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 4 p.m.   This new Gullah/Geechee histo-musical production features Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, the chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, “Dayclean de African Spirit” and members of “De Gullah Cunneckshun.” “Watch Night: Gullah/Geechee Freedum Cum!” will take the attendees on a Gullah/Geechee historical journey set on St. Helena Island, SC. This dramatic production done in Gullah/Geechee by natives of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will reveal the history of the Watch Night tradition that began during the 1800s and which lives on throughout the Sea Islands. “Hunnuh gwine yeddi why de Gullah/Geechee still da shout and ting fa tru!” Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 4 p.m. Proceeds from the tickets will benefit the Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net).  Tickets are $10 in advance, and are on sale at the Welcome Center at Penn Center on St. Helena Island. Admission will be $15 at the door. Gullah/Geechee cuisine will be on sale along with books, CDs, DVDs, and other Gullah/Geechee items.  For more information, email GullGeeCo@aol.com or call 843-838-1171.

PAL introduces Season for Second Chances

Homeless pets are often overlooked during the holidays, so Palmetto Animal League is introducing Season for Second Chances this year. Running from now through the end of the year adoption fees will be waived on most pet adoptions at Palmetto Animal Leagues facility in Okatie. There will be no fees with cat, kitten and dog adoptions. Puppy adoptions will not be included in this promotion as puppies never have a problem getting adopted.With the Season for Second Chances adoption promotion is a certificate for a free wellness exam at the Palmetto Animal League’s Community Clinic. Palmetto Animal League has over 200 cats and dogs waiting for their second chance at life, love and a holiday home.  If you’re not able to adopt, then please consider donating towards the care of homeless pets. Visit PAL at 56 Riverwalk Boulevard, Okatie, or call 843-645-1725.

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What To Do

DAR to hold meeting, annual Christmas Tea 

The December meeting of the Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will take place at 3 p.m., Thursday, December 11, at 522 Island Circle East, Dataw Island, SC. This month’s meeting is the annual Christmas Tea. For more information, contact Regent Harriett Bosiack at 843-466-0305.

ArtiZen Yoga holds class for active military

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

Free workshop discusses how to prevent falling 

As a person ages, a fall can become a devastating health crisis that has the potential to lead to life altering consequences such as pain, fractures, surgery, prolonged hospitalizations or even death. Those who want to avoid the consequences of falls can find help at a free workshop on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Helena Place Senior Living. Tim Gurley, physical therapist with Amedisys Home Health, will speak about the “Balance for Life” program, which outlines ways a senior citizen can use his/her five senses to prevent falls and improve strength, gait and balance. He will also discuss tips on strengthening, maintaining a safe walking speed and creating a living space to reduce the chance of falls. Helena Place Senior Living is located at 1624 Paris Avenue in Port Royal, directly across from the U.S. Post Office. Space is limited. To register, please e-mail rewing@enlivant.com or call 843-252-3001.

Riverview Baptist holds Christmas Celebrations 

Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902, announces Christmas Celebrations on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at 6 p.m. “Don’t let the Grouches Steal Your Christmas,” an adult comedy, and “A  Light at Christmas,” a children’s musical, will be performed. Fellowship to follow plays.
Community members invited.

Port Royal holds fifth annual Golf Cart Parade

The 5th annual Port Royal Christmas Golf Cart Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, beginning at Helena Place Senior Living on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. All area residents are invited to decorate their golf carts and participate in the parade. All golf carts must be lined up in the Helena Place parking lot by 5 p.m. The procession of carts will begin promptly at 5:15 p.m. The parade will advance down Paris Avenue to 8th Street, then to London and end at Live Oak Park. Everyone wanting to partake in the Christmas revelry is encouraged to line the parade route. All are invited to enjoy hot refreshments and snacks under the pavilion at Live Oak Park where the winners of the golf cart decorating contest will be announced. The parade will feature a special guest appearance by Santa Claus. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Town of Port Royal and the Old Village Association of Port Royal. The rain date is Sunday, Dec. 14. For more information, call 252-3001 or e-mail rewing@enlivant.com.

Open house supports LowCountry Food Bank

Edward Jones is having an Open House on Thursday, December 11 from 1 to 4 p.m., at the local office located at 1702 Ribaut Road, Port Royal, SC. Refreshments will be served. Jeff Baumhoer is also supporting The LowCountry Food Bank by using his office as a drop-off location for a food drive. Visitors to the open house may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in items to the office.

45th Senior Citizen’s Tea will be held at MCAS 

The Officers’ Spouses’ Club at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort will be hosting its 45th Annual Senior Citizen’s Tea on Sunday, December 14, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the MCAS Beaufort Officer’s Club. Transportation is available to local senior citizens. Food, entertainment and refreshments will be provided. Since 1968, the club has been celebrating the holidays by hosting the Senior Citizens’ Tea — a celebration of the Lowcountry’s senior citizens and greatest generation. This time-honored tradition is a special way of thanking the community for its long-standing support of the Beaufort South Carolina Military Tri-Command. Seniors may RSVP to 843-593-0197 or mcasbeaufortosc@gmail.com.

Beaufort Memorial has 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, December 15 at 9 a.m. in Room 364 of the hospital’s Medical and Administrative Center at 990 Ribaut Road (directly across the street from the main hospital campus) where 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.

Get help enrolling in Affordable Care Act

A free presentation about enrolling in the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Love House Ministries Community Bowling Center, 1140 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. For questions or help understanding the law, this event is open to the public and certified ACA Navigators will be available. There will also be translators for Spanish speakers. For details, contact 843-476-4226.

Group celebrates Yule, the Winter Solstice

Encounter the longest night of the year with merriment, mirth and magic. Come join Ancient Sea Island Continuum for Yule, the Winter Solstice, mankind’s oldest continuous celebration. Bring a dish for the potluck feast and a non-perishable food donation for Help of Beaufort. Child care provided but this indoor celebration is kid-friendly on Saturday, December 20, at 178 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort. Smudging begins at 6 p.m. For questions, email asic.herald@gmail.com.

TCL Women’s Holiday Luncheon to be held

Everyone is invited to attend the 3rd Annual TLC Women’s Holiday Luncheon, to be held Saturday, December 20, at noon at the Cat Island Pub & Grill. The luncheon will include food, fellowship, and fun wrapping gifts for children in the local shelters and community. Average cost of lunch is $12. Call Tonya Phillips for any questions at 843-322-0262 or thelowcountrywomen@gmail.com.

Adaptive Golf Clinic for those with disabilities

Don’t let a disability or physical challenge keep you from enjoying the game of golf. Learn how to play with other civilians, veterans and active military personnel at the Adaptive Golf Clinic being held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Legends of Parris Island. Using adaptive techniques and tools, you’ll be able to tee off with the best of them and sink putts like a champion. Golf is an excellent therapeutic activity for those with disabilities that helps with balance and coordination and builds strength. Adaptive Golf clinics, sponsored by Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Legends of Parris Island, are held the third Saturday of each month at the driving range. Everyone is welcome. For more information or to register, contact either BMH physical therapist Steve Giammona at 843-522-5850 or Sgiammona@bmhsc.org, or PGA professional Andy Hinson at 843-228-2240, hinsonca@usmc-mccs.org.

Plant the Seed Ministry offers Christmas meal

Plant the Seed Ministry is offering a free Christmas Meal, Thursday, December 25 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The meal is offered in the parking lot of the Atlantic Inn, 2249 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. For more information, to volunteer or donate, please contact Joy Kircher at 843-575-2200 or email joykircher028@gmail.com.

Drop off Toys for Tots at Merry Maids office

The local Merry Maids office at 829 Parris Island Gateway will once again serve as a Toys for Tots drop off location. They are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be accepting toys until Dec. 24.

Support ‘Adopt A Child’ gift giving drive

It’s that time of the year again to celebrate the holidays, while giving back to the community. The Lowcountry Women’s Fellowship is sponsoring an “Adopt A Child” Christmas Gift Giving Drive for the children in local shelters and the community.  Most of the children in CAPA, CODA, Family Promise and Hope Haven are displaced due to homelessness or abuse. Let’s put smiles on their faces by showing them our love and support during this holiday season. If you would like to purchase a gift or gifts for a child or children, please contact Tonya Phillips at 843-322-0262 or thelowcountrywomen@gmail.com.

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Upcoming events at the libraries

ST. HELENA BRANCH

• First Friday Crafts: Create an ugly Christmas sweater on Friday, December 5 at 3 p.m., St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island. Contact: Fran Hays, 843-255-6487, fhays@bcgov.net.

• First Saturday Movie: Sponsored by the Children’s Department on Saturday, December 6 at 1 p.m. at St. Helena Branch Library. Free. Contact 843-255-6541 or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org.

• Beginning Microsoft Word for first-time users of Word on Tuesday, December 9, 10:30 a.m. at St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island. Free.

Contact: Fran Hays, 843-255-6487, fhays@bcgov.net.

• Poison Pen Mystery Book Club: Bring a short description of a favorite mystery that you’ve read this year. We will pick next year’s reading list from your descriptions. Come share a holiday cookie with us on Monday, December 15 at 6 p.m. at St. Helena Branch Library. Contact: Fran Hays, 843-255-6487, fhays@bcgov.net.

• Gullah Night on the Town: Potluck, please bring heavy hors d’oeuvres on Saturday, December 13, 4 to 6 p.m., at St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island. Contact: Fran Hays, 843-255-6487, fhays@bcgov.net.

• Gingerbread Houses: Design and build an edible gingerbread house. Everyone welcome on Saturday, December 20 at noon at St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island, SC 29920. Free. Contact: Fran Hays, 843-255-6487, fhays@bcgov.net.

Website:  beaufortcountylibrary.org.

BEAUFORT BRANCH

• Beaufort Railroaders Library Train Show: The Beaufort Railroaders Model Train Club will present its 22nd annual Christmas Train Show at the Scott Street Branch of the Beaufort County Library. On exhibit will be several different scales of model and toy train layouts, large and small, some with realistic themes and some very whimsical. The train show has been enjoyed over the years by thousands who appreciate detailed modeling, action, lights, color, fun and nostalgia. The trains will be on display Tuesday, December 16 through Saturday, December 20. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday:  1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort, SC 29902. Contact: 843-255-6456.

• The Shaping of South Carolina Exhibit: The Beaufort District Collection (BDC) is the library system’s special local history collection and archives. It supports research into the people, places, events, and themes of the community’s long, broad, and deep history.. Learn how troublesome establishing state boundaries was and remains in this traveling exhibit on loan from the South Carolina Historical Society.  Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through January 30, 2015, except as otherwise noted for holidays. Beaufort District Collection is located on the second floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. Contact Grace Cordial, 843-255-6468, gracec@bcgov.net, www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

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What To Do

Franciscan Center holds Christmas Yard Sale 

A Christmas Yard Sale will be held at The Franciscan Center, 85 Mattis Road, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920, on Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many treasures await including children’s toys, Christmas items, home décor, collectibles, housewares, electronics, bedding and linens, books, cds, tapes, furniture, designer clothing and jewelry. For more information, contact the Franciscan Center at 843-838-3924.

Local Military Officers Association to meet 

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is committed to a strong national defense and protects the rights and interests of all U.S. commissioned and warrant officers: Active, reserve, National Guard, former and retired. Come meet the Low Country Chapter at its quarterly lunch and business meeting on Tuesday Dec. 9, at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Officers Club. Speaker will be S.C. Adjunct General, Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr. The meet and greet starts at 11:30 a.m.; noon will be luncheon buffet, $20 per person; casual dress. For reservations, call or e-mail Acting Treasurer Rich Baker at TL9198@embarqmail.com or 843-694-1329 by Dec. 1; or visit online at http://www.lcmoaa.org.

DAR to hold meeting, annual Christmas Tea 

The December meeting of the Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will take place at 3 p.m., Thursday, December 11, at 522 Island Circle East, Dataw Island, SC. This month’s meeting is the annual Christmas Tea. For more information, contact Regent Harriett Bosiack at 843-466-0305.

ArtiZen Yoga holds class for active military

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

Free workshop discusses how to prevent falling 

As a person ages, a fall can become a devastating health crisis that has the potential to lead to life altering consequences such as pain, fractures, surgery, prolonged hospitalizations or even death. Those who want to avoid the consequences of falls can find help at a free workshop on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Helena Place Senior Living. Tim Gurley, physical therapist with Amedisys Home Health, will speak about the “Balance for Life” program, which outlines ways a senior citizen can use his/her five senses to prevent falls and improve strength, gait and balance. He will also discuss tips on strengthening, maintaining a safe walking speed and creating a living space to reduce the chance of falls. Helena Place Senior Living is located at 1624 Paris Avenue in Port Royal, directly across from the U.S. Post Office. Space is limited. To register, please e-mail rewing@enlivant.com or call 843-252-3001.

Riverview Baptist holds Christmas Celebrations 

Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902, announces Christmas Celebrations on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at 6 p.m. “Don’t let the Grouches Steal Your Christmas,” an adult comedy, and “A  Light at Christmas,” a children’s musical, will be performed. Fellowship to follow plays.
Community members invited.

Port Royal holds fifth annual Golf Cart Parade

The 5th annual Port Royal Christmas Golf Cart Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, beginning at Helena Place Senior Living on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. All area residents are invited to decorate their golf carts and participate in the parade. All golf carts must be lined up in the Helena Place parking lot by 5 p.m. The procession of carts will begin promptly at 5:15 p.m. The parade will advance down Paris Avenue to 8th Street, then to London and end at Live Oak Park. Everyone wanting to partake in the Christmas revelry is encouraged to line the parade route. All are invited to enjoy hot refreshments and snacks under the pavilion at Live Oak Park where the winners of the golf cart decorating contest will be announced. The parade will feature a special guest appearance by Santa Claus. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Town of Port Royal and the Old Village Association of Port Royal. The rain date is Sunday, Dec. 14. For more information, call 252-3001 or e-mail rewing@enlivant.com.

Open house supports LowCountry Food Bank

Edward Jones is having an Open House on Thursday, December 11 from 1 to 4 p.m., at the local office located at 1702 Ribaut Road, Port Royal, SC. Refreshments will be served. Jeff Baumhoer is also supporting The LowCountry Food Bank by using his office as a drop-off location for a food drive. Visitors to the open house may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in items to the office.

Group celebrates Yule, the Winter Solstice

Encounter the longest night of the year with merriment, mirth and magic. Come join Ancient Sea Island Continuum for Yule, the Winter Solstice, mankind’s oldest continuous celebration. Bring a dish for the potluck feast and a non-perishable food donation for Help of Beaufort. Child care provided but this indoor celebration is kid-friendly on Saturday, December 20, at 178 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort. Smudging begins at 6 p.m. For questions, email asic.herald@gmail.com.

TCL Women’s Holiday Luncheon to be held

Everyone is invited to attend the 3rd Annual TLC Women’s Holiday Luncheon, to be held Saturday, December 20, at noon at the Cat Island Pub & Grill. The luncheon will include food, fellowship, and fun wrapping gifts for children in the local shelters and community. Average cost of lunch is $12. Call Tonya Phillips for any questions at 843-322-0262 or thelowcountrywomen@gmail.com.

Drop off Toys for Tots at Merry Maids office

The local Merry Maids office at 829 Parris Island Gateway will once again serve as a Toys for Tots drop off location. They are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be accepting toys until Dec. 24.

Support ‘Adopt A Child’ gift giving drive

It’s that time of the year again to celebrate the holidays, while giving back to the community. The Lowcountry Women’s Fellowship is sponsoring an “Adopt A Child” Christmas Gift Giving Drive for the children in local shelters and the community.  Most of the children in CAPA, CODA, Family Promise and Hope Haven are displaced due to homelessness or abuse. Let’s put smiles on their faces by showing them our love and support during this holiday season. If you would like to purchase a gift or gifts for a child or children, please contact Tonya Phillips at 843-322-0262 or thelowcountrywomen@gmail.com.

‘Market of Hope’ supports global artisans

Sea Island Presbyterian Church’s Market of Hope offers Christmas gifts with a purpose. Until December 7, the public is invited to discover an exquisite collection of handmade gifts, home decor, musical instruments, jewelry and personal accessories at the Market of Hope. The market will help skilled artisans in 38 countries receive a fair price for their products. Featured items include hand-loomed textiles, pottery, jewelry, baskets, toys and a variety of nativities. The market will be open daily from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m. until December 5. On Saturday, December 6, the market will be open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., and from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 7. The items are marketed by Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit fair trade organization based in Akron, Pa. To learn more, visit http://seaislandpresbyterian.org.

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What To Do

Watch Carolina/Clemson game at Fat Patties  

MyCarolina Alumni Association will be hosting a viewing party for the Carolina/Clemson game at Fat Patties on Saturday, Nov. 29. It will be a noon kickoff and all the money raised will go toward the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Event to honor Jewish members of community 

Breslov of South Carolina invites the community to “The First Jewish Beaufortonian.” Start the Jewish holidays on the Saturday (Motzei Shabbat) after Thanksgiving, November 29 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Locals Bruce and Miriam Lipsitz will share about growing up Jewish in Beaufort, and beyond. “The Jewish Beaufortonian” will honor a famous Beaufortonian to come and honor the crowd with their stories and share a talk on the Torah portion of the week. A nosh will follow. RSVP by calling Reb Zusha Kalet at 843-532-3992 or via email Reb@BreslovSC.org. For more information, see www.BreslovSC.org.

Event to discuss Santa Elena settlement history 

More than 40 years before the English settled Jamestown, the Spanish established a foothold in the new world — a town and fort on the shores of Port Royal Sound. Learn more about Santa Elena, the 16th century settlement on Parris Island, in a program sponsored by the Leadership Beaufort Alumni Association and feature organizers of the Santa Elena Foundation. The event begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 2225 Boundary St. in Beaufort. The presentation will include a brief history of the events leading to Spanish colonization in the Port Royal Sound, the establishment of the first European capital in the present-day United States, and the historical and cultural context of the Spanish community on Parris Island from 1566-1587. Also to be discussed is the foundation’s effort to preserve this history and open an interpretive center to showcase it. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, call Bennett Schiller at 843-379-5006.

Franciscan Center holds Christmas Yard Sale 

A Christmas Yard Sale will be held at The Franciscan Center, 85 Mattis Road, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920, on Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many treasures await including children’s toys, Christmas items, home décor, collectibles, housewares, electronics, bedding and linens, books, cds, tapes, furniture, designer clothing and jewelry. For more information, contact the Franciscan Center at 843-838-3924.

Local Military Officers Association to meet 

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is committed to a strong national defense and protects the rights and interests of all U.S. commissioned and warrant officers: Active, reserve, National Guard, former and retired. Come meet the Low Country Chapter at its quarterly lunch and business meeting on Tuesday Dec. 9, at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Officers Club. Speaker will be S.C. Adjunct General, Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr. The meet and greet starts at 11:30 a.m.; noon will be luncheon buffet, $20 per person; casual dress. For reservations, call or e-mail Acting Treasurer Rich Baker at TL9198@embarqmail.com or 843-694-1329 by Dec. 1; or visit online at http://www.lcmoaa.org.

DAR to hold meeting, annual Christmas Tea 

The December meeting of the Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will take place at 3 p.m., Thursday, December 11, at 522 Island Circle East, Dataw Island, SC. This month’s meeting is the annual Christmas Tea. For more information, contact Regent Harriett Bosiack at 843-466-0305.

Riverview Baptist holds Christmas Celebrations 

Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902, announces Christmas Celebrations on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at 6 p.m. “Don’t let the Grouches Steal Your Christmas,” an adult comedy, and “A  Light at Christmas,” a children’s musical, will be performed. Fellowship to follow plays.
Community members invited.

Port Royal holds fifth annual Golf Cart Parade

The 5th annual Port Royal Christmas Golf Cart Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, beginning at Helena Place Senior Living on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. All area residents are invited to decorate their golf carts and participate in the parade. All golf carts must be lined up in the Helena Place parking lot by 5 p.m. The procession of carts will begin promptly at 5:15 p.m. The parade will advance down Paris Avenue to 8th Street, then to London and end at Live Oak Park. Everyone wanting to partake in the Christmas revelry is encouraged to line the parade route. All are invited to enjoy hot refreshments and snacks under the pavilion at Live Oak Park where the winners of the golf cart decorating contest will be announced. The parade will feature a special guest appearance by Santa Claus. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Town of Port Royal and the Old Village Association of Port Royal. The rain date is Sunday, Dec. 14. For more information, call 252-3001 or e-mail rewing@enlivant.com.

Downtown Beaufort presents holiday fun

Main Street Beaufort, USA, proudly presents the 29th Annual A Night on the Town. This opening of the holiday shopping season takes place on Friday evening, Dec. 5, beginning at 6 p.m., and ending at approximately 9 p.m. A long standing tradition in the community, A Night on the Town is a mix of traditional and the contemporary. An evening with a surprise around every corner and a number of things that will entertain, delight and get you in the holiday spirit. Shops will stay open late to welcome regular and new customers. The evening also includes the City of Beaufort’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, entertainment by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band and choral performances. New to this year’s event is a Living Window Display contest. Vote for your favorite businesses’ living window display at the event. Take your pick of holiday parades by land or sea. Join Main Street Beaufort, USA, and the Beaufort Sail and Power Squadron on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. for the Light Up the Night boat parade on the Beaufort River. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Hot chocolate will be available courtesy of The Greenery. The traditional Beaufort Christmas Parade will be Dec. 7, at 3 p.m., through the streets of downtown Beaufort. Floats, bands, groups of walkers and personal cars and trucks are expected to participate. Application forms for Light Up The Night Boat parade and Beaufort Christmas Parade are available at www.downtownbeaufort.com/anightonthetown. For more information, contact Main Street Beaufort, USA at 843-525-6644 or email info@downtownbeaufort.com.

Open house supports LowCountry Food Bank

Edward Jones is having an Open House on Thursday, December 11 from 1 to 4 p.m., at the local office located at 1702 Ribaut Road, Port Royal, SC. Refreshments will be served. Jeff Baumhoer is also supporting The LowCountry Food Bank by using his office as a drop-off location for a food drive. Visitors to the open house may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in items to the office.

Group celebrates Yule, the Winter Solstice

Encounter the longest night of the year with merriment, mirth and magic. Come join Ancient Sea Island Continuum for Yule, the Winter Solstice, mankind’s oldest continuous celebration. Bring a dish for the potluck feast and a non-perishable food donation for Help of Beaufort. Child care provided but this indoor celebration is kid-friendly on Saturday, December 20, at 178 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort. Smudging begins at 6 p.m. For questions, email asic.herald@gmail.com.

TCL Women’s Holiday Luncheon to be held

Everyone is invited to attend the 3rd Annual TLC Women’s Holiday Luncheon, to be held Saturday, December 20, at noon at the Cat Island Pub & Grill. The luncheon will include food, fellowship, and fun wrapping gifts for children in the local shelters and community. Average cost of lunch is $12. Call Tonya Phillips for any questions at 843-322-0262 or thelowcountrywomen@gmail.com.

Drop off Toys for Tots at Merry Maids office

The local Merry Maids office at 829 Parris Island Gateway will once again serve as a Toys for Tots drop off location. They are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be accepting toys until Dec. 24.

Support ‘Adopt A Child’ gift giving drive

It’s that time of the year again to celebrate the holidays, while giving back to the community. The Lowcountry Women’s Fellowship is sponsoring an “Adopt A Child” Christmas Gift Giving Drive for the children in local shelters and the community.  Most of the children in CAPA, CODA, Family Promise and Hope Haven are displaced due to homelessness or abuse. Let’s put smiles on their faces by showing them our love and support during this holiday season. If you would like to purchase a gift or gifts for a child or children, please contact Tonya Phillips at 843-322-0262 or thelowcountrywomen@gmail.com.

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Local branch of AAUW will meet, eat, discuss 

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Tuesday, November 18, at 6 p.m., at The First Presbyterian Church at 1201 North Street. The dinner will be catered by Debbi Covington. Robb Wells, Director of Tourism for the Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce, will speak about “Tourism and How It Works for Beaufort’s Economic Development.” We hope all members will attend and bring a friend. We also invite new members to join our group, which works to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For details, contact Dr. Diana Steele at 522-2796 or steele.diana@comcast.net.

Sea Island Quilters meet, present donated quilts

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday,  November 20, at 6 p.m. The monthly meeting is held at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway. Quilters will display their “ugly fabric” quilts and awards will be given. Representatives from CODA and CAPA will be present and will be presented donated quilts made by SIQ members. For details, call Debi Bacon at 843-757-3416 or email kansaswx@verizon.net.

Group offering golf clinic for those with disabilities

Beaufort Memorial Hospital and the Legends at Parris Island will host a free adaptive golf event on Saturday, Nov. 21 to introduce individuals with physical disabilities to techniques and equipment they can use to enjoy the game of golf and the therapeutic benefits it offers. Designed to encourage and educate would-be players, the two-hour session will include demonstrations by golf professionals and therapists. Participants will be playing alongside other physically challenged civilians, veterans and active military personnel.. During the program, scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m., players will learn about ongoing adaptive golf events, tournaments and clinics, including classes held the third Saturday of each month. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to enjoy golf — and improve your balance, strength and coordination. For more information or to register, contact either physical therapist Steve Giammona at 843-522-5850 or Sgiammona@bmhsc.org, or PGA professional Andy Hinson at 843-228-2240 or hinsonca@usmc-mccs.org.

Turkey Shoot to be held at Parris Island gun club 

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

AARP offering Smart Driver class in Beaufort 

Friday, November 21, a new AARP Smart Driver class will be given at The Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Dr., Beaufort, from 9 a.m.  till 4 p.m. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You will be issued a certificate upon completion for a possible discount on your auto insurance. Register now by calling 843-521-1941.

Therapy Dog test scheduled for Nov. 22 

Would you like to see if your dog has what it takes to be a therapy dog?  Beaufort Chapter No. 229 of Therapy Dogs International will host therapy dog test from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at BayView Manor LLC, 11 S. Todd Dr. in Beaufort. Space in the test is limited, and dogs must be over one year old to take the test. Dogs being tested must be on a flat buckle collar with a 6-foot leash.  No training treats can be used during the test. Teams should plan to be at the test for at least 2 hours. Before the test, go to the TDI website, www.tdi-dog.org, to read the test requirements. To register for the test, or for more information, please contact Merle Hoagland at 522-2073 or merle13@embarqmail.com.

Support Island Charities 5K Race and 3K Walk

On Saturday, November 22, 2014, The Island Charities 5K Race and 3K Walk will take place. Late registration goes from 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. race morning; race starts at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $25 for the race ($5 off each entrant for groups of 5 or more), and $20 for the 3K Walk. To register go to www.theislandcharities.com. This year’s race is being dedicated to Julie Williams, a Training Coordinator for Beaufort County EMS in Beaufort. Julie is currently going through treatments for Pancreatic cancer. All of her fellow brothers and sisters who have worked with her from the Beaufort County Fire, Police, and EMS Departments wish her a speedy recover and The Island Charities hope to make this year’s race one to remember. The other beneficiary this year is Payton Green. She is the adorable daughter of Creg and Jessica Green, born premature at MUSC and now living at home here in Beaufort, and is doing very well. For someone so small she is a fighter and is living up to the title of Super Hero! Grow, Payton, Grow!

There will be the Morgan Dash for kids 7 and under and as usual it is donation only for each entrant and is named after Morgan Porter, a 4 year old who’s family lives in Olde Tabby Park — and now has a new heart!  All proceeds will go towards The Island Charities Scholarship Fund.

Herban Marketplace hosts healthy eating class 

Sarah Mastriani-Levi, an international health coach and personal chef, will hold her fifth class, “Eating to Avoid Nutritional Deficiencies.” The class will be held Sunday, Nov. 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the kitchen at Herban Marketplace. “Eat Well. Live Well. Stay Well.” series is designed to give an introduction into the principles of authentic healthy eating including organics, food preparation and eating to avoid nutritional deficiencies. Recipes, demonstrations and samples will be provided. The cost is $30. Call 843-379-5550 or visit herbanmarketplace.com.

Event to honor Jewish members of community 

Breslov of South Carolina invites the community to “The First Jewish Beaufortonian.” Start your Jewish holidays off each year on the Saturday (Motzei Shabbat) after Thanksgiving, November 29 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Locals Bruce and Miriam Lipsitz will share about growing up Jewish in Beaufort, and beyond. “The Jewish Beaufortonian” will honor each year a famous Beaufortonian to come and honor the crowd with their stories and share a talk on the Torah portion of the week. A nosh will follow. RSVP by calling Reb Zusha Kalet at 843-532-3992 or via email Reb@BreslovSC.org. For more information, see www.BreslovSC.org.

Plant the Seed Ministry offering free turkey meal 

Plant the Seed Ministry is offering a free Thanksgiving Meal on Thursday, November 27 from 11 a.m.. until 1 p.m.

Franciscan Center holds Christmas Yard Sale 

A Christmas Yard Sale will be held at The Franciscan Center, 85 Mattis Road, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920, on Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many treasures await including children’s toys, Christmas items, home décor, collectibles, housewares, electronics, bedding and linens, books, cds, tapes, furniture, designer clothing and jewelry. For more information, contact the Franciscan Center at 843-838-3924.

Riverview Baptist holds Christmas Celebrations 

Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902, announces Christmas Celebrations on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at 6 p.m. “Don’t let the Grouches Steal Your Christmas,” an adult comedy, and “A  Light at Christmas,” a children’s musical, will be performed. Fellowship to follow plays.
Community members invited.

Donate coats to FWDG annual Coat Drive

For more than 24 years, FWDG has been sponsoring a coat drive to help those less fortunate in the community. Collecting outerwear for the FWDG Coat Drive has become a way of life for many people of the Lowcountry, said Larry Mark, owner. The coat drive has been a resounding success. Schools, churches and other organizations have also participated in the drive. When it first started in 1990, FWDG collected over 300 coats. In recent years, it has averaged  over 1,500 coats, even reaching 3,000 at one point. This year, a new twist has been added to the coat drive: an organization named Stitches of Love has contacted FWDG and wishes to create some caps to keep children’s heads warm during the winter months. The coat drive started on November 1 and ends on December 31. This year, FWDG at 745 Robert Smalls Parkway, Carolina Stamper at 203 Carteret Street, and Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, 1211 Boundary St.,  will be drop-off points in  Northern Beaufort County. For more information, please contact Larry Mark at 843-524-8695 or lmark@fwdgonline.com. FWDG has provided the Lowcountry with great value, service and selections of furniture for more than 40 years. For more information, visit fwdgonline.com.

Downtown Beaufort presents holiday fun

Main Street Beaufort, USA, proudly presents the 29th Annual A Night on the Town. This opening of the holiday shopping season takes place on Friday evening, Dec. 5, beginning at 6 p.m., and ending at approximately 9 p.m. A long standing tradition in the community, A Night on the Town is a mix of traditional and the contemporary. An evening with a surprise around every corner and a number of things that will entertain, delight and get you in the holiday spirit. Shops will stay open late to welcome regular and new customers. The evening also includes the City of Beaufort’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, entertainment by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band and choral performances. New to this year’s event is a Living Window Display contest. Vote for your favorite businesses’ living window display at the event. Take your pick of holiday parades by land or sea. Join Main Street Beaufort, USA, and the Beaufort Sail and Power Squadron on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. for the Light Up the Night boat parade on the Beaufort River. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Hot chocolate will be available courtesy of The Greenery. The traditional Beaufort Christmas Parade will be Dec. 7, at 3 p.m., through the streets of downtown Beaufort. Floats, bands, groups of walkers and personal cars and trucks are expected to participate.

Application forms for Light Up The Night Boat parade and Beaufort Christmas Parade are available at www.downtownbeaufort.com/anightonthetown. For more information, contact Main Street Beaufort, USA at 843-525-6644 or email info@downtownbeaufort.com.

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Sportfishing and diving club to hold meeting 

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

Special book signing supports women’s center 

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

TCL Foundation hosts annual 5K, oyster roast 

The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation will host its 4th Annual Oysters by the Bay and 2nd Annual 5K on Saturday, November 15 overlooking the Beaufort River at the TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. Runners and walkers may check in at 2 p.m.; the 5K will begin at 3 p.m.  Following the race, the oyster roast will run from 5 to 8 p.m. All proceeds will go directly to supporting students and programs at TCL. Registration for the 5K is $30. Oyster roast tickets are $25 per person and include unlimited local oysters, hot dogs and chili. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.  Live entertainment will be provided by Chris Jones. Fire pits, oyster tables, and corn hole games, all constructed by TCL industrial technologies students and faculty, will be auctioned during the event. Tickets are on sale now at www.tcl.edu/oysters or through the TCL Foundation office, building 12 of the TCL Beaufort campus. For more information, please visit www.tcl.edu/oysters, call 843-525-8294 email foundation@tcl.edu.

Church hosts Operation Christmas Child event 

Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902, will host Operation Christmas Child on Saturday, November 15, at 3 p.m. Small toys, coloring books, local postcards, crayons, toothbrushes and toothpaste needed for the boxes.

International Alternative exhibit hosted by TCL 

The entrepreneurial students of Technical College of the Lowcountry are pleased to invite you to the International Alternative on Friday, November 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. for an art exhibition featuring the work of C. Steve Johnson. The students have produced prints and cards from original works for sale to support the entrepreneurial club at TCL. The exhibition will include the original paintings on display and showcase the students’ abilities to implement a start-up business. The International Alternative is a an art gallery and exhibition space created to highlight creativity and community with global awareness and camaraderie. The International Alternative exhibition space is located at 1815a Boundary Street. The event is free and open to the public.

Local branch of AAUW will meet, eat, discuss 

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Tuesday, November 18, at 6 p.m., at The First Presbyterian Church at 1201 North Street. The dinner will be catered by Debbi Covington. Robb Wells, Director of Tourism for the Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce, will speak about “Tourism and How It Works for Beaufort’s Economic Development.” We hope all members will attend and bring a friend. We also invite new members to join our group, which works to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For details, contact Dr. Diana Steele at 522-2796 or steele.diana@comcast.net.

Sea Island Quilters meet, present donated quilts

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday,  November 20, at 6 p.m. The monthly meeting is held at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway. Quilters will display their “ugly fabric” quilts and awards will be given. Representatives from CODA and CAPA will be present and will be presented donated quilts made by SIQ members. For details, call Debi Bacon at 843-757-3416 or email kansaswx@verizon.net.

Group offering golf clinic for those with disabilities

Beaufort Memorial Hospital and the Legends at Parris Island will host a free adaptive golf event on Saturday, Nov. 21 to introduce individuals with physical disabilities to techniques and equipment they can use to enjoy the game of golf and the therapeutic benefits it offers. Designed to encourage and educate would-be players, the two-hour session will include demonstrations by golf professionals and therapists. Participants will be playing alongside other physically challenged civilians, veterans and active military personnel.. During the program, scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m., players will learn about ongoing adaptive golf events, tournaments and clinics, including classes held the third Saturday of each month. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to enjoy golf — and improve your balance, strength and coordination. For more information or to register, contact either physical therapist Steve Giammona at 843-522-5850 or Sgiammona@bmhsc.org, or PGA professional Andy Hinson at 843-228-2240 or hinsonca@usmc-mccs.org..

Turkey Shoot to be held at Parris Island gun club 

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

Presentation discusses plans for Fort Fremont 

Fort Fremont comes to life  when Master Modeler Dennis Cannady projects his vision on screen and shows examples of the 3-D Diorama of the fort that he has finished. Forty-eight structures in the diorama will be available for your sponsorship donation. The event will be at the Port Royal Union Church, 11th Street, Port Royal on Friday, November 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. For further details, visit www.fortfremont.org.

AARP offering Smart Driver class in Beaufort 

Friday, November 21, a new AARP Smart Driver class will be given at The Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Dr., Beaufort, from 9 a.m.  till 4 p.m. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You will be issued a certificate upon completion for a possible discount on your auto insurance. Register now by calling 843-521-1941.

Therapy Dog test scheduled for Nov. 22 

Would you like to see if your dog has what it takes to be a therapy dog?  Beaufort Chapter No. 229 of Therapy Dogs International will host therapy dog test from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at BayView Manor LLC, 11 S. Todd Dr. in Beaufort. Space in the test is limited, and dogs must be over one year old to take the test. Dogs being tested must be on a flat buckle collar with a 6-foot leash.  No training treats can be used during the test. Teams should plan to be at the test for at least 2 hours. Before the test, go to the TDI website, www.tdi-dog.org, to read the test requirements. To register for the test, or for more information, please contact Merle Hoagland at 522-2073 or merle13@embarqmail.com.

Herban Marketplace hosts healthy eating class 

Sarah Mastriani-Levi, an international health coach and personal chef, will hold her fifth class, “Eating to Avoid Nutritional Deficiencies.” The class will be held Sunday, Nov. 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the kitchen at Herban Marketplace. “Eat Well. Live Well. Stay Well.” series is designed to give an introduction into the principles of authentic healthy eating including organics, food preparation and eating to avoid nutritional deficiencies. Recipes, demonstrations and samples will be provided. The cost is $30. Call 843-379-5550 or visit herbanmarketplace.com.

Plant the Seed Ministry offering free turkey meal 

Plant the Seed Ministry is offering a free Thanksgiving Meal on Thursday, November 27 from 11 a.m.. until 1 p.m. The meal will be offered in the parking lot of the Atlantic Inn, 2249 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. For more information, to volunteer or donate, please contact Joy Kircher at 843-575-2200 or email at joykircher028@gmail.com.

Franciscan Center holds Christmas Yard Sale 

A Christmas Yard Sale will be held at The Franciscan Center, 85 Mattis Road, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920, on Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many treasures await including children’s toys, Christmas items, home décor, collectibles, housewares, electronics, bedding and linens, books, cds, tapes, furniture, designer clothing and jewelry. For more information, contact the Franciscan Center at 843-838-3924.

Exchange Club to ‘Roll Out the Red Carpet’

The Exchange Club of Beaufort will host its 27th Annual Auction and Party on Saturday, November 15, at The Shed at 809 Paris Avenue, Port Royal. The year’s theme will be “Rolling Out the Red Carpet.” Dress as a Hollywood star or as an excited fan to walk the red carpet in support of the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA). During its 26-year history, the auction has helped raise more than $640,000 for CAPA. CAPA’s Open Arms Shelter for Abused and Neglected Children accepts placements from Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Allendale and Colleton counties. CAPA also offers outreach programs at low or no cost to the community. This event boasts more than 250 donated items for live, silent and online auctions. Items include handcrafted furniture, original oils and watercolors painted by local artists, and jewelry.  There are also  accommodation packages in many local and out-of-town resorts, golf outings, restaurant gift certificates, professional services for home, cars and pets, fitness memberships, visits to local shops, spas.

For ticket information or to make a donation, call Ron Voegeli at 843-812-2796 or Britt Sanders at 843-524-4350. Visit www.capabeaufort.org to preview auction items and to learn more about the online auction.

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Meeting discusses speech difficulties 

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

Family Fun Night event will be held at The Shed 

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

Beaufort Church of Christ holds 9th revival

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

Beaufort Aglow holds meeting, has speaker 

Beaufort Aglow International meets on Saturday, November 8, at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street in Beaufort starting at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The speaker will be Lillie Simpson. She is a singer, writer, cosmetologist and a painter. Recently, Lillie had an art show at the Agora Gallery in New York City. For more information, call 843-525-0525 or 843-290-5563.

Lowcountry Jaycees have Party in the Park  

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

Calling all volunteers for Habitat for Humanity  

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

Therapy dog clinic, test dates set in Beaufort

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

Sessions help create ‘Five Wishes’ document

As a person ages, it is imperative they discuss their changing needs and future desires with their loved ones. To help with this difficult process, “Planning Ahead & Five Wishes” will be presented twice on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The session will help each participant create a simple document to convey what their medical, personal, emotional and spiritual wishes are, so their families aren’t left to guess. The document will help avoid the difficult situations that are so common as a person ages and/or becomes seriously ill. A notary will be available to notarize the “Five Wishes” document making it a legal living will. The morning session held from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Dataw Island Club will be for Dataw Island Club members. The afternoon session will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. at Helena Place Senior Living in Port Royal and is open to the public. The sessions are free. E-mail rewing@enlivant.com or call 843-252-3001 with questions.

Sportfishing and diving club to hold meeting 

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

Special book signing supports women’s center 

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

TCL Foundation hosts annual 5K, oyster roast 

The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation will host its 4th Annual Oysters by the Bay and 2nd Annual 5K on Saturday, November 15 overlooking the Beaufort River at the TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. Runners and walkers may check in at 2 p.m.; the 5K will begin at 3 p.m.  Following the race, the oyster roast will run from 5 to 8 p.m. All proceeds will go directly to supporting students and programs at TCL. Registration for the 5K is $30. Oyster roast tickets are $25 per person and include unlimited local oysters, hot dogs and chili. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.  Live entertainment will be provided by Chris Jones. Fire pits, oyster tables, and corn hole games, all constructed by TCL industrial technologies students and faculty, will be auctioned during the event. Tickets are on sale now at www.tcl.edu/oysters or through the TCL Foundation office, building 12 of the TCL Beaufort campus. For more information, please visit www.tcl.edu/oysters, call 843-525-8294 email foundation@tcl.edu.

Group offering golf clinic for those with disabilities

Beaufort Memorial Hospital along with the Adaptive Golf Association and the Legends of Parris Island are holding a free clinic on the third Saturday of each month at the Legends Golf Course on Parris Island from 9 to 11 a.m. It is designed to help people that have experienced a physical disability and have an interest  to learn or return to the game of golf.  With the help of local PGA professionals, Physical Therapists and volunteers participants will have their swing assessed, have the opportunity to try adaptive equipment and learn the importance of posture and good grip.  It is a great form of exercise and is a great way to rehabilitate balance and endurance. It is open to veterans, active duty, and civilians in our area. For more information, email sgiammona@bmhsc.org or call 843-522-5850.

Turkey Shoot to be held at Parris Island gun club 

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

Presentation discusses plans for Fort Fremont 

Fort Fremont comes to life  when Master Modeler Dennis Cannady projects his vision on screen and shows examples of the 3-D Diorama of the fort that he has finished. Forty-eight structures in the diorama will be available for your sponsorship donation. The event will be at the Port Royal Union Church, 11th Street, Port Royal on Friday, November 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. For further details, visit www.fortfremont.org.

AARP offering Smart Driver class in Beaufort 

Friday, November 21, a new AARP Smart Driver class will be given at The Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Dr., Beaufort, from 9 a.m.  till 4 p.m. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You will be issued a certificate upon completion for a possible discount on your auto insurance. Register now by calling 843-521-1941.

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Fall weather ushers in the busy social season

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

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

Homemade church mice will be available at the fall bazaar.

Homemade church mice will be available at the fall bazaar.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Oyster roast season is here!

Oyster roast season is here!

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

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

 

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

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

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What To Do

Free talk to discuss Victorian era cemeteries 

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

Meeting discusses speech difficulties for seniors

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

Family Fun Night event will be held at The Shed 

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

Beaufort Church of Christ holds 9th revival

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

Beaufort Aglow holds meeting, has speaker 

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

County historical society event celebrates 75 years  

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

The schedule is as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lowcountry Jaycees have Party in the Park  

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

Calling all volunteers for Habitat for Humanity  

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

Therapy dog clinic, test dates set in Beaufort

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

Sessions help create ‘Five Wishes’ document

As a person ages, it is imperative they discuss their changing needs and future desires with their loved ones. To help with this difficult process, “Planning Ahead & Five Wishes” will be presented twice on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The session will help each participant create a simple document to convey what their medical, personal, emotional and spiritual wishes are, so their families aren’t left to guess. The document will help avoid the difficult situations that are so common as a person ages and/or becomes seriously ill. A notary will be available to notarize the “Five Wishes” document making it a legal living will. The morning session held from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Dataw Island Club will be for Dataw Island Club members. The afternoon session will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. at Helena Place Senior Living in Port Royal and is open to the public. The sessions are free. E-mail rewing@enlivant.com or call 843-252-3001 with questions.

Sportfishing and diving club to hold meeting 

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

Special book signing supports women’s center 

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

Turkey Shoot to be held at Parris Island gun club 

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

Presentation discusses plans for Fort Fremont 

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

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