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What To Do the week of March 5th-11th

Beaufort High School to present musical

The Beaufort High School Theater Dept. will present “BACK TO THE 80’s – THE TOTALLY AWESOME MUSICAL” on March 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 at the BHS Performing Arts Center. All shows begin 7:00 p.m. Cost for Adults is $10, and cost for Students and Military with ID is $8.

One Yoga Sanctuary to offer free yoga on Friday

One Yoga Sanctuary, located at 73 Sea Island Pkwy. in Beaufort, is offering a free evening of yoga, “Friday Night Free for All,” on March 6, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Mike Boyne and Kinghorn Insurance.

Black Chamber of Commerce to hold event

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event at Penn Center on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be held at Hampton Cottage. Information on the new Business and Hospitality Center will be introduced. The speaker will be Isiah Smalls, recently retired City of Beaufort’s Public Works Director. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP by calling (843) 986-1102.

Free mandatory safety training for SC hunters

One-day Hunter Safety Education course/test taught by expert outdoorsman—you need this for SC hunting lic. if you are resident or non-res. born after June 30, 1979 (optional for all others). Young hunters & families welcome! Moose Lodge #1855, 350 Broad River Blvd., Bft, SC 29906; Sat., Mar. 7th, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.—FREE food/drinks by Parris Island Rod & Gun Club (or bring own). Pass test, get temporary Hunter Ed. Card. Call instructor Danny Vinson NOW, 843-812-1984. SC DNR Hunter Education is dedicated to safe enjoyment of our outdoors. Participants learn firearm & bow safety, fieldcraft, responsibility & ethics afield, wildlife identification & conservation. Visit http://www.dnr.sc.gov/education/hunted.html for more information.

Beaufort Republican Women’s Club luncheon

The Beaufort Republican Women’s Club will host a luncheon meeting on Saturday, March 7 at 11:30 a.m. at The Holiday Inn on Boundary Street at the cost of $20. Our guest speaker is John Warren, a former Marine Captain who spent time in Iraq and the Middle East. Capt. Warren speaks regularly on US Foreign Policy, leadership and entrepreneurship. John recently participated as a principal in the largest bulk sale of single family homes in US history, selling 1400 rental properties in Atlanta for over $100 million.  All members, guests and spouses are invited. Please RSVP to Linda at (843)338 1824 or lzkeaton@aol.com.

JSLB gives back through annual Prom Boutique

The Junior Service League of Beaufort wants every girl in Beaufort and Jasper counties to be able to experience the magic that is finding the perfect prom dress. The league will hold its fourth annual Prom Boutique from noon to 5 p.m. March 7 at the Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence, 80 Lowcountry Drive, just off S.C. 170 in Okatie. Prom Boutique shoppers will be able to choose from a wide variety of new and gently used formal dresses, including some from bridal designer Jenny Yoo, accessories and jewelry. JSLB members act as personal stylists during the event, helping each girl to pick the perfect gown and complete her look. Girls are welcome to bring friends or family members to help them shop and will be able to take as much time as they need to find the perfect dress. This year, the boutique will offer a red-carpet experience to all shoppers and will include a special VIP hour, from noon to 1 p.m., for girls who pre-register for the event. Those girls will have first pick of the dresses and accessories and will enjoy a shopping experience that includes even more personalized attention, sparkling grape juice and light hor d’oeuvres. Any student in Beaufort and Jasper counties is invited to attend the boutique. Shoppers must show their student ID or have a letter on school letterhead from their guidance counselor, teacher or school administrator. Those who would like to pre-register for the VIP experience can do so by emailing their name and school to jslbft@yahoo.com. For more information, please visit www.juniorserviceleagueofbeaufort.org, email jslbft@yahoo.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JSLBFT.

Happy Days For HELP prom themed fundraiser

The 5th annual “Happy Days For HELP” fundraiser will be held on March 7th at “The Shed” in Port Royal from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The theme is a 50’s – 60’s prom and everyone is encouraged to dress that era. All proceeds will go to support HELP of Beaufort. You can find more information and/or purchase tickets on our website at helpofbeaufort.org
You may also purchase tickets by calling 252-2710.

Sea Island Fly Fishers holds free meeting

Beaufort’s fly fishing club, Sea Island Fly Fishers, will meet on Wednesday, March 11th at  6 p.m., at Bay Street Outfitters, 825 Bay St.  The meeting is open and free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.  After a social period, John Holbrook will discuss wading for reds as we prepare for the coming season. John is the club president and resident expert on wading for redfish.  John’s presentations are always the highlight of the year. Call Jack Baggette at 441-4023 with questions.

Daughters of the American Revolution to meet and host speaker

The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12th at the home of Mrs. Barbara Wood. The guest speaker will be Mary Lou Brewton, President of The Beaufort County Historical Society. For more information, contact Regent, Harriett Bosiack at 843-466-0305.

Battery Creek High School open house

Join us to learn more about Battery Creek High School’s academic programs.  The open house will be on March 12, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Refreshments and Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and School Choice Meeting and Event: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the evening, representatives from each of BCHS’s hallmark programs will be on hand to showcase our school’s offerings including MCJROTC/military science, aviation and aeronautical engineering, health science, and the arts. We will also feature our new career and technology education program’s expansion to include new courses in agricultural and bio systems science, culinary arts and welding. You don’t want to miss this event!

Seminar by Dr. Klenke at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery

Dr. Audrey Klenke of Pinnacle Plastic Surgerywill present a seminar titled “Spring into Summer: Make a Daring Debut” on Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m. The seminar will be at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, 7 Mallet Way, Bluffton, SC 29910.

Sea Island Quilters to host speaker
The Sea Island Quilters (SIQ) will meet on Thursday,  March 19, 6 p.m. at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris  Island Gateway. Special guest speaker will be Nancy Prince an award winning quilt artist from Orlando, Florida, specializing in thread painting. Her “anyone -can- do- it” approach to thread painting is fun and easy. Nancy is the author of Simple Thread Painting and Thread Painting with Style, both published by the American Quilters Society. Ms Prince will also conduct a fun filled workshop on Saturday, March 21 at Carteret Street United Methodist Church from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For details contact Sharon Kimber at 838-2870 or skimber76@gmail.com or Trudy Flanaghan flanag@embarqmail.com.

Color-a-thon fundraiser for Lady’s Island Middle

It’s a Color-a-thon fundraiser race for Lady’s Island Middle School PTO. The event is March 21 at Lady’s Island Middle School. Register online at schoolathon.org.

ArtWalk to be held in downtown Beaufort

Main Street Beaufort, USA, invites you to and artful evening Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the Spring ArtWalk. Visit more than a dozen  galleries in downtown Beaufort featuring varied styles and  mediums of art for all tastes and desires. Refreshments will also be offered.

Join the second annual VOLKSMARCH

The Friends of Hunting Island announce the second annual VOLKSMARCH or People’s Walk on Saturday, March 28th. Walks along the lagoon and through the maritime forest will feature major segments of the Hunting Island Trail System. Walkers can start from the Nature Center ( next to the fishing pier) anytime from 9am to 3pm. Following signs along the path, the walk can be completed in 1.5 hours. Contributions ($10 for a participation pendant) will benefit the Discover Carolina Program for local schools.So, get your friends and neighbors together and join us! For more information, visit www.friendsofhuntingisland.org.

Port Royal Soft Shell Crab Festival in April

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

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What To Do the week of Feb. 26th-March 4th

Bethesda Christian Fellowship worship event

You’re invited to attend an afternoon of Praise and Worship featuring The Hymn Choir of Rock Hill, South Carolina on Saturday February 28, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. The event is free to the public and will be held at Bethesda Christian Fellowship, 32 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on Saint Helena Island, SC. For additional information, please contact the church at (843) 838-4410.

Homecoming 2015 at Riverview Baptist

Join Riverview Baptist Church for their annual Homecoming titled “He’s Still Jesus” on March 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. There will be special music by Sweetgrass Angels, Pat & Robert Claxton, Tara & Travis Moore, and Riverview Youth Choir and special Guest Amanda Bonds from the Savannah River Association. THe message will be given by Pastor Leon Meadows.

Commandment 11 to play at Red Dam Baptist

Commandment 11, a musical group from Simpsonville, SC, will perform at Red Dam Baptist Church in Hardeeville on Sunday, March 1, beginning 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. Commandment 11 Ministries was founded in January 2005 as a non¬profit organization that operates entirely on faith. While most of C11’s engagements are at churches, the group experienced a dramatic shift in its focus in 2007 when it began extending its missions into prisons and drug & alcohol recovery centers. The event is free and open to the public. RDBC is located at 488 Red Dam Road. For more information, please call (843) 784¬6083, or send an email to info@reddambaptistchurch.org. Red Dam Baptist Church is located at 488 Red Dam Road, Hardeeville, SC 29927.

New Hope Church to host financial course

New Hope Christian Church will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) Course. This life-changing class, taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video and coordinated by Wilma Holman at New Hope Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Beaufort, will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. New Hope Christian Church is located at 67 Parris Island Gateway in Beaufort. The class will be held starting March 2nd from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Contact Wilma Holman if interested in enrolling 843-252-8228.

Free mandatory safety training for SC hunters

One-day Hunter Safety Education course/test taught by expert outdoorsman—you need this for SC hunting lic. if you are resident or non-res. born after June 30, 1979 (optional for all others). Young hunters & families welcome! Moose Lodge #1855, 350 Broad River Blvd., Bft, SC 29906; Sat., Mar. 7th, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.—FREE food/drinks by Parris Island Rod & Gun Club (or bring own). Pass test, get temporary Hunter Ed. Card. Call instructor Danny Vinson NOW, 843-812-1984. SC DNR Hunter Education is dedicated to safe enjoyment of our outdoors. Participants learn firearm & bow safety, fieldcraft, responsibility & ethics afield, wildlife identification & conservation. Visit http://www.dnr.sc.gov/education/hunted.html for more information.

Sea Island Fly Fishers holds free meeting

Beaufort’s fly fishing club, Sea Island Fly Fishers, will meet on Wednesday, March 11th at  6 p.m., at Bay Street Outfitters, 825 Bay St.  The meeting is open and free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.  After a social period, John Holbrook will discuss wading for reds as we prepare for the coming season. John is the club president and resident expert on wading for redfish.  John’s presentations are always the highlight of the year. Call Jack Baggette at 441-4023 with questions.

Battery Creek High School Open House

Join us to learn more about Battery Creek High School’s academic programs.  The open house will be on March 12, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Refreshments and Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and School Choice Meeting and Event: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the evening, representatives from each of BCHS’s hallmark programs will be on hand to showcase our school’s offerings including MCJROTC/military science, aviation and aeronautical engineering, health science, and the arts. We will also feature our new career and technology education program’s expansion to include new courses in agricultural and bio systems science, culinary arts and welding. You don’t want to miss this event!

Seminar by Dr. Klenke at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery

Dr. Audrey Klenke of Pinnacle Plastic Surgerywill present a seminar titled “Spring into Summer: Make a Daring Debut” on Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m. The seminar will be at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, 7 Mallet Way, Bluffton, SC 29910.

Color-a-thon fundraiser for Lady’s Island Middle

It’s a Color-a-thon fundraiser race for Lady’s Island Middle School PTO. The event is March 21 at Lady’s Island Middle School. Register online at schoolathon.org.

Port Royal Soft Shell Crab Festival in April

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

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What To Do the week of Feb. 19th-25th

Beaufort High School baseball clinic

Will you please announce information about the Beaufort High School Baseball Clinic in next week’s Island News (and the week after that too, if possible)? Participants will receive instruction on fielding, hitting, pitching, and base running from the Beaufort High School coaching staff and current members of the BHS varsity baseball team. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8-14; players will split into appropriate age groups. Camp participants are required to bring their own equipment (gloves, cleats, bat, hat, and helmet) and water bottle. In the event of inclement weather, a make-up day will be scheduled. Applications will be available at the field on the day of the clinic. It will be held Saturday, February 21 at Beaufort High School Baseball Field from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. Ages 8-14 welcome. The clinic fee will be $50.00. Questions? Contact Keith Riley at riley1995@embarqmail.com.

Fellowship concert at church on St. Helena

Bethesda Christian Fellowship of 32 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on Saint Helena Island, South Carolina invites you to a Fellowship Concert featuring: The Kirk Choir of Sea Island Presbyterian Church and The Voices of Victory on Sunday, February 22, 2015 4:00PM at Bethesda Christian Fellowship. This event is free to the public. Come, worship with us. We hope to see you there! For more information, please contact the Church at (843) 838-4410.

Learn efforts to conserve natural resources

The migratory birds that flock to the Lowcountry depend on critical habitat both here & many thousands of miles away. Learn about efforts to conserve natural resources in SC & as distant as Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the Columbian Andes & the Amazon.  Fripp Audubon & Naturally Fripp Community Wildlife Habitat host The Nature Conservancy’s SC Executive Director Mark Robertson & wildlife biologist Jerry Touval, Thurs, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Fripp Island Community Centre. Free presentation & free pass at Fripp gate. Meet ‘n’ Greet, 6 p.m.—please bring small plate of nibbles to share. Contact Pat Cotter patrck.r.cotter@gmail.com & visit www.islc.net/audubon.

Homecoming 2015 at Riverview Baptist

Join Riverview Baptist Church for their annual Homecoming titled “He’s Still Jesus” on March 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. There will be special music by Sweetgrass Angels, Pat & Robert Claxton, Tara & Travis Moore, and Riverview Youth Choir and special Guest Amanda Bonds from the Savannah River Association. The message will be given by Pastor Leon Meadows.

Free mandatory safety training for SC hunters

One-day Hunter Safety Education course/test taught by expert outdoorsman—you need this for SC hunting lic. if you are resident or non-res. born after June 30, 1979 (optional for all others). Young hunters & families welcome! Moose Lodge #1855, 350 Broad River Blvd., Bft, SC 29906; Sat., Mar. 7th, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.—FREE food/drinks by Parris Island Rod & Gun Club (or bring own). Pass test, get temporary Hunter Ed. Card. Call instructor Danny Vinson NOW, 843-812-1984. SC DNR Hunter Education is dedicated to safe enjoyment of our outdoors. Participants learn firearm & bow safety, fieldcraft, responsibility & ethics afield, wildlife identification & conservation. Visit http://www.dnr.sc.gov/education/hunted.html for more information.

Battery Creek High School Open House

Join us to learn more about Battery Creek High School’s academic programs.  The open house will be on March 12, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Refreshments and Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and School Choice Meeting and Event: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the evening, representatives from each of BCHS’s hallmark programs will be on hand to showcase our school’s offerings including MCJROTC/military science, aviation and aeronautical engineering, health science, and the arts. We will also feature our new career and technology education program’s expansion to include new courses in agricultural and bio systems science, culinary arts and welding. You don’t want to miss this event!

Port Royal Soft Shell Crab Festival in April

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

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What To Do the week of Feb. 12th-18th

Battery Creek High School PTSO meeting

The BCHS Robotics Team will doing a presentation on February 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the BCHS cafeteria. In addition, please bring a plate of your favorite Valentine Goody to share with all.

Archaeological Society of SC speaker series

The Beaufort Chapter of the Archaeological Society of SC and the Beaufort District Collection opens the ASSC/Beaufort Chapter Speakers Series Feb. 12th at 6 p.m. with Dr. Steve Smith discussing “Francis Marion and the newest information about Fort Motte” at the Beaufort District Collection space upstairs in the Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort, SC. Dr. Smith is Director of SCIAA South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina. While in the Low Country, Dr. Smith will also speak to Dr. Kim Cavanagh’s anthropology class at USCB-Bluffton.  Steven D. Smith has a master’s degree from the University of Kentucky and his Ph.D from the University of South Carolina. He has thirty-seven years professional experience in archaeology as an historical archaeologist in a private firm and on the Louisiana SHPO staff, Deputy State Archaeologist for South Carolina, and for the last 30 years, an historical archaeologist/P.I. at SCIAA. His research interests military sites archaeology and military history. He also teaches Public Archaeology and African American Military History.

Mystery writer Millie West book signing

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, South Carolina mystery writer Millie West will be signing copies of her books including Catherine’s Cross and The Cast Net on Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14 from noon until 3 p.m. at McIntosh Book Shoppe at 917 Bay Street in downtown Beaufort. For more information, call 524-1119 or visit the author’s website at www.milliewestauthor.com.

Fripp Audubon Bird Count this weekend

Please consider participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count, February 13-16, 2015. Participation in requires as little as 15 minutes of your time on any day of the count. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world.  The Backyard Bird Count is both a fun and useful event.  More than 100,000 people in 135 countries participated in the 2014 Count.  See these web sites for information about registering for the Count and submitting results: http://www.audubon.org/content/about-great-backyard-bird-count and http://gbbc.birdcount.org.

Riverview Baptist Church Valentine event

We will have our annual chili cook off and silent auction on Feb 14, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Husbands can eat and wives’ can shop all in the same place. There is even a room for our children! Then, wrap it all up with Christian fellowship ad love – a great evening to share together.

Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving Club to meet

The Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving Club meeting will be held on Thursday February 12th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Ladys Island off of Meridian Road.  Our guest speaker will be local marine dealer Chris Butler.  Captain Butler will have an array of depth/fish finders with mock set ups.  He will describe what the anglers are seeing on the bottom and varieties of fish and or structures.  The social begins at 6:30 pm and the meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. You do not need a reservation and guest are welcomed. For additional information call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

Lions Valentine’s Pancake Breakfast

On February 14, 2015, at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island, SC, the Beaufort Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast for Valentine’s Day from 8 to 11 a.m. The cost is $6.00 for adults and $3.00. for children. Also we will be collecting used eye glasses. Please contact Honika Plowdeniz @ 843-846-6664 or 843-694-1875 or via email @ honikaplowdeniz@gmail.com.

COSY holds monthly training for February

The Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth (COSY) will hold its monthly training Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. “Understanding the Sandwich Generation” is the training topic. Jennifer Massey, LMSW, Community Outreach Coordinator at Island Hospice, will serve as the presenter.  Participants will receive two social work continuing education units (CEUs). The training will occur in the auditorium of the Center for the Arts at USC Beaufort, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Contact Paula Settles at 843-521-3150 or psettles@uscb.edu to register.

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What To Do the week of Feb. 5th-11th

Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event and a VIP Gullah FM Radio Launch on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The event will be held at the Regions Bank Building, 2nd Floor located at 69 Robert Smalls Parkway in Beaufort.  The event is free and open to the public.  RSVP by calling (843) 379-0004.

EarthFIT to be host charity training

This Saturday, February 7th, at 8:30 a.m. EarthFIT will be hosting a charity training for the LymeLight Foundation to help people struggling with Lyme’s disease something that hits close to home. I grew up in CT where many people I know have been affected by Lyme’s disease. We will meet by the water right in front of Saltus Restaurant downtown. Minimum donation is for $10. The training will include a warmup, then what is called Hurricane training along with a cool down. The training will be about 35-40 minutes. Bring all your friends and family.

Daughters of the American Revolution to meet

The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 12th at Beaufort’s First Presbyteraina Church Fellowship Hall on North Street.  The American History and Good Citizenship awards will be presented. For more information, contact Regent Harriett Bosiack at 843-466-0305.

Harbormasters sing sweet Valentines

Looking for a unique Valentine for your sweetheart and special friends on February 13 or 14? The Beaufort Harbormasters will deliver your Valentine greetings with a love song, a rose and a card….and maybe a box of chocolates. Quartets will suddenly appear at the place and the time you arrange and sing in a Capella four-part harmony. The surprise and delight of person you honor will be unforgettable. Guaranteed. For details and to place your order, just go to:www.beaufortharbormasters.org.

COSY holds monthly training for February

The Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth (COSY) will hold its monthly training Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. “Understanding the Sandwich Generation” is the training topic. Jennifer Massey, LMSW, Community Outreach Coordinator at Island Hospice, will serve as the presenter.  Participants will receive two social work continuing education units (CEUs). The training will occur in the auditorium of the Center for the Arts at USC Beaufort, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Contact Paula Settles at 843-521-3150 or psettles@uscb.edu to register.

The Sea Island Quilters to hold meeting

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, February 19, at 6 p.m. Monthly meetings are held at Praise Assembly, 800 Paris Island Gateway. Connie Davidson from Bluffton, will be the special guest speaker. Connie is a S.C. State Guild teacher and a National Quilting Association certified teacher. Her topic, “What are the judges judging”, will help quilters identify what judges look for in a quilt. Quilters are invited to attend to get valuable information to improve quilts entered in SIQ’s upcoming quilt show May 1-2. For details call Sharon Kimber at 838-2870 or skimber76@gmail.com.

Revolutionary War Battle of Port Royal Island event         

The Beaufort County Historical Society and the Governor Paul Hamilton Chapter– Sons of the American Revolution will partner to present,  “The Revolutionary War Battle of Port Royal Island” by J.Thomas Mikell on Friday, February 20 at The Tavern at Royal Pines on Lady’s Island. The lunch lecture will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a dutch treat luncheon and the meeting will begin at noon.  The talk and question and answer period will last about 45 minutes and the Governor Paul Hamilton Chapter– Sons of the American Revolution meeting will follow, should you care to remain for that meeting. The Tavern at Royal Pines is located at 139 Francis Marion Circle, Beaufort, SC 29907.  For more information, please call 843-522-9700. Please RSVP to Linda Hoffman lindahof@earthlink.net no later than Tuesday, Feb. 17th at 5 p.m. The next BCHS meeting will be March 26 to celebrate Women’s History Month. Carolyn Curry will discuss her definitive biography of an extraordinary woman, Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas. The Beaufort County Historical Society, established in 1939 is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary and continues its mission as an all volunteer Society dedicated to the study and preservation of Beaufort County history.The Beaufort County Historical Society is the oldest historical association in Beaufort County.

Invitation to financial aid workshops for students
The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a free financial aid workshop in February for any and all college-bound students at the TCL Beaufort Campus on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building 12, Student Center, 921 Ribaut Road. The “College Goal South Carolina” workshop is designed to help all college-bound students – not just those planning to attend TCL – and their families with the financial aid application process and will provide assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the first step to receiving federal aid at college, and it is a requirement for most college students who plan to pay for college with the help of grants, work study funds, student loans and scholarships. Participants should plan to bring the following: Social Security Number; Alien Registration Number, if applicable; You or your parent(s)’/guardian(s)’ most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned; and your Federal Student Aid PIN to sign electronically (visit www.pin.ed.gov to get one).

Free Workshop to Gullah Geechee Artist’s

The SC Arts Commission is offering a free workshop to help Gullah Geechee artists create materials to promote their work. The workshop is scheduled for Tues., Feb. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Port Royal Sound Maritime Center (formerly the Marina at Lemon Island) at 310 N. Okatie Highway, Okatie, S.C. The workshop is limited to 30 participants. Artists should register by contacting Susan Duplessis at (803) 734-8693 or sduplessis@arts.sc.gov and provide name, art form, phone number and email address.

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What To Do the week of Jan. 29th-Feb. 4th

Souper Bowl of Caring accepting donations

The BCHS SADD Club is working with youth groups around the nation on the Souper Bowl of Caring Campaign to collect cans of any kind of soup for local food banks/pantries. Collection started January 6th and ends January 30th.  Donations may be dropped off in the front office of Battery Creek High School. For more information, call Diane Grooms at 322-5580.

Beaufort District Collection’s Program

The Beaufort District Collection (BDC) is the Library system’s special local history collection and archives. BDC supports research and provides free programs about the people, places, events, and themes of our long, broad, and deep history. The Shaping of South Carolina is on loan from the South Carolina Historical Society and will be on exhibit Mondays–Fridays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street through January 30, 2015 except Mon., Jan. 19th when the library system is closed to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. day.  Learn how troublesome establishing our state boundaries was and remains in this traveling exhibit on loan from the South Carolina Historical Society. The price is free. For more information, please contact Grace Cordial, 843-255-6468 or gracec@bcgov.net or visit the website at beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Youth competition for scholarships

The ACT-SO youth initiative is looking for high school students with talent and interest in competing in any of the following categories:  Sciences, Humanities, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, & Business.  The ACT-SO youth initiative will have its first informational meeting on Saturday, January 31 at 12:00 p.m., at the St. Helena Branch Library. Lunch will be provided.  All Beaufort County youth in the 9th-12th grades, who are interested in participating in this year’s competition are asked to attend. Winners from the local competition who advance to the national competition, will compete for cash awards and prizes totaling over $200,000. To RSVP and gain more information, please contact: Tonya Johnson Phillips at (843) 441-4985 or Regina Jefferson at (843) 812-6259.

Public invited to join a Lowcountry choir

The Threshold Singers of the Lowcountry is a choir whose goal is to bring ease and comfort to those at bedside by offering gentle voices and simple sacred songs, along with sincere kindness.  Two to four singers go to a bedside when asked and sing a cappella and in harmony   They practice at St. John’s Lutheran Church the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month from 2:30-4:30.  Their songs are their gift of service. There is no charge.  If this speaks to you, call Pat Keown at 843-476-6073 or just join them for practice.

Free tax preparation for qualifying taxpayers

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) of the Lowcountry, a program of Together for Beaufort County, will offer free income tax preparation services to assist low to moderate income taxpayers beginning February 2, 2015. Last year, this effort helped to return more than $4 million dollars to local taxpayers. The program will be offered at multiple sites throughout the area on a rotating schedule to help accommodate those wishing to utilize this service. The tentative daily schedule and list of sites can be viewed at www.vitalowcountry.org. Qualifying taxpayers can also visit www.myfreetaxes.com to prepare their income taxes independently for free. For more information or to volunteer with VITA, contact Mark Schneider, VITA Program Coordinator, at Mark450sl@aol.com or George Friedman, VITA of the Lowcountry Lead Site Coordinator, at georgefriedman@sc.rr.com.

YMCA offers Creative Movement Class

The YMCA of Beaufort County is offering a new, 12 session Gymnastics/Creative Movement class for kids age 4-7 beginning on Feb. 2, 2015. This is a non-competitive movement class that will incorporate dance, tumbling and gymnastics at a basic level. Curriculum will include warm-ups and learning tumbling skills like the cart-wheel, round-off, bridge, various roll-overs as well as dance, stretching and flexibility movements. Register at the YMCA or online (ymcabeaufortcounty.com).The class will be taught by instructor Destinee Andrews who brings more than 9 years of gymnastics training. Students should wear comfortable t-shirt, shorts (or leggings) and tennis shoes. Register soon – space is limited! The 4-5 year old student class is Mondays (starting Feb. 2, 2015) and 6-7 year old student class is Wednesdays (starting Feb. 4, 2015) at the Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Avenue, Port Royal, SC 29935. The cost $100 per student for YMCA members and $120 per student for non-members for all 12 sessions. Please contact Lisa Redwine, Sports & Aquatic Boating Director at ymcasportsco@gmail.com  or 832.522.9622 or visit ymcabeaufortcounty.com for
more information.

Join fellow officers to help yourselfs and troops

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is committed to our nation’s defense. MOAA protects interests of all US commissioned & warrant officers: Active, Reserve, NG, former & retired. Meet MOAA’s Low Country Chapter at its quarterly social/biz luncheon, Feb. 11, MCAS Beaufort Officers Club. Speaker: CAPT Patricia Cole, USN (Ret.), MOAA Dep. Dir. for Career Transition Svcs (job guru). Meet ‘n’ greet, 11:45 a.m.; buffet lunch, 12:30 p.m., $25; casual dress; reservations, contact Rich Baker:TL9198@embarqmail.com/(843) 694-1329 by Feb. 4; Web:http://www.lcmoaa.org. Call now; be part of a great group with a vital mission!

Sea Island Fly Fishers to meet

Sea Island Fly Fishers, will meet on February 11 at 6 p.m., at Bay Street Outfitters, 825 Bay St. Beaufort. The event is free and the public is welcome. The speaker is local guide Ja Malphrus, born and raised on the Broad River. Ja will talk about fishing for redfish with top water flys and on tactics for Winter reds. Join us for refreshments and tall tales. Contact Jack Baggette at 522-8911 with questions or visit our website at www.seaislandflyfishers.com.

Archaeology Society to host series of speakers

The Beaufort Chapter of the Archaeological Society of SC is pleased to announce an upcoming Spring series of speakers and events. On February 12th at 6 p.m., Dr. Steve Smith will discuss “Francis Marion and the newest information about Fort Motte” at the Beaufort District Collection space upstairs in the Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort, SC. On February 28th, the Annual ASSC Meeting will be held at Gambrell Hall at USC in Columbia.  This year’s theme is the Yamasee War, which should be of particular interest to those of us in the Low Country.  Check website for addition information. On March 21 at 1pm, Dr. Sue Moore and Lilith Logan will explain the artifacts relating to the “Heart of the Home” exhibit (Heart of the Home; Kitchen Archaeology at Mont Repose Exhibit March 16-June 12 Beaufort District Collection). All these wonderful meetings and events are free and open to the public; however, membership in ASSC is encouraged.

Sportfishing and Diving Club to meet

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club meeting will be held on Thursday February 12th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Ladys Island off of Meridian Road.  Our guest speaker will be local marine dealer Chris Butler.  Captain Butler will have an array of depth/fish finders with mock set ups.  He will describe what the anglers are seeing on the bottom and varieties of fish and or structures.  The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. You do not need a reservation and guest are welcomed. For additional information call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

TCL to host Valentine’s Day Luncheon

You are invited to TLC Women’s 3rd Annual Valentine Luncheon, to be held Saturday, February 14, 12 – 2:00 p.m. at Cat Island Sanctuary Golf Club. The featured speaker, Leslie Roldan, will be signing her newly released book, Joy Unspeakable. Activities include creating Valentine’s Day cards for the elderly at Bay View Nursing Home. The cost of the luncheon meal is approximately $10-15. Please join us for an afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship! All are welcome to attend, RSVP Tonya Johnson Phillips @843-322-0262 byThursday, February 12. Thanks in advance!

Events for Adults at the St. Helena Library

• Family Law Issues: Divorce, Custody, Visitation & Support: This 30-45 minute lecture will be followed by an open question and answer session and will be held Monday, February 16th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathon Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena. The price is free. For more information, please contact Meghan Kilgore at 843-255-6559 or mkilgore@bcgov.net  or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org

• End of Life Issues: Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Wills, DNR Orders, Power of Attorney, Funeral Planning & Cremation: This 30-45 minute lecture will be followed by an open question and answer session and will be held on March 16th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathon Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, The price is free. For more information, please contact Meghan Kilgore at 843-255-6559 or mkilgore@bcgov.net  or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org.

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What To Do the week of Jan. 22nd-28th

Celebrate beauty at a  Beaufort ribbon cutting

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Takiya Smith, Beauty contributor to The Island News, cordially invites you to the official ribbon cutting of her newest salon, The Brow Company Beauty Bar & Makeup Studio. The evening will also feature the salon’s first annual pink carpet event and customer appreciation celebration. There will be great door prizes, gift bags, a chocolate and dessert bar, pink mocktails, photography and some fabulous and wonderful giveaways from her neighboring friends at: Andy’s Secret & Alterations, Indigo Salon, Crave Cupcake Boutique, ArtiZen Yoga, Hairplay Salon & Color Bar, Talbot’s, Laura Tucker Designs, Grace & Glory, Sugarbelle and more. Doors open at 10 am for $5 eyebrow waxing and threading services all day long with the salon’s official ceremony kicking off at 12 noon with the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce. We are excited to kick off our new year as an established go to beauty staple in the community and look forward to seeing you so grab a girlfriend or two and let’s celebrate beauty!

AAUW to meet

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Tuesday, January 27, at 6:00 p.m., at The First Presbyterian Church at 1201 North Street. Our dinner will be catered by Debbi Covington. Bob Lee, Founder of Heroes on Horseback, will speak about “Equine-Assisted Therapeutic Activities for People with Disabilities.” 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.

Youth competition for scholarships

The ACT-SO youth initiative is looking for high school students with talent and interest in competing in any of the following categories:  Sciences, Humanities, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, & Business.  The ACT-SO youth initiative will have its first informational meeting on Saturday, January 31 @ 12:00pm, @ the St. Helena Branch Library.  Lunch will be provided.  All Beaufort County youth in the 9th-12th grades, who are interested in participating in this year’s competition are asked to attend.  Winners from the local competition who advance to the national competition, will compete for cash awards and prizes totaling over $200,000.  To RSVP and gain more information, please contact:  Tonya Johnson Phillips @ (843) 441-4985 or Regina Jefferson @ (843) 812-6259.

Free tax preparation for qualifying taxpayers

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) of the Lowcountry, a program of Together for Beaufort County, will offer free income tax preparation services to assist low to moderate income taxpayers beginning February 2, 2015. Last year, this effort helped to return more than $4 million dollars to local taxpayers. The program will be offered at multiple sites throughout the area on a rotating schedule to help accommodate those wishing to utilize this service. The tentative daily schedule and list of sites can be viewed at www.vitalowcountry.org. Qualifying taxpayers can also visit www.myfreetaxes.com to prepare their income taxes independently for free. For more information or to volunteer with VITA, contact Mark Schneider, VITA Program Coordinator, at Mark450sl@aol.com or George Friedman, VITA of the Lowcountry Lead Site Coordinator, at georgefriedman@sc.rr.com.

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NAMI hosts program to help caregivers

NAMI Beaufort County, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its evidence based Family-to-Family Education Program beginning Saturday, January 10, 2015. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 12-session education program for family caregivers of adults living with mental illness. It will be held on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon in Beaufort at Harrington Place at 1211 Harrington Street. The course provides a broad perspective that will help parents, spouses, siblings and adult children better understand and support loved ones living with mental illness, while taking care of their own needs.

“Mental illness does not involve just one person,” said NAMI Beaufort County Board President John Aiello, “Entire families are affected. NAMI offers help and hope to families. People who take the course describe it as life-changing. It is taught by trained family caregivers who themselves have loved ones living with mental illness. They know first-hand what families face.”

For more information or to register for the course please contact Sarah Eliasoph, Executive Director at nami@hargray.com or by telephoning 843-681-2200. The course provides information about major mental illnesses and current research on their biological aspects; information about treatment strategies and prospects for recovery; empathy based on the “lived experience” of a person living with mental illness; specific skills for communication, problem-solving and handling crises and relapse; coping skills for family caregivers to alleviate worry, stress and emotional overload; and guidance on finding appropriate mental health care and supports in the community and how to advocate for them. Mental illness includes major depression, major anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), borderline personality disorder and schizophrenia.

Fly the American Flag on Monday

According to US Code Title 36, Section 174, Chapter 10, The Exchange Club would like to remind everyone to fly their American Flag from sunrise to sunset, weather permitting on all patriotic holidays including the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 19th. No symbol better signifies our nation’s greatness or inspires respect and love of country than our American flag—the Stars and Stripes. The Exchange Club has a program known as Proudly we Hail. It encourages regular display of the flag by individuals, commercial establishments and industries by honoring them through the presentation of a specially designed plaque. This outstanding program promotes Americanism as well as community recognition by the Exchange Club. If you know of a business or individual that proudly and properly flies the flag, please contact Angel Flewelling at 525-0102.

Beaufort Memorial offers joint pain seminar

Do you suffer from hip and knee pain? Beaufort Memorial will host a free seminar on Monday, January 19 at 9 a.m. in Room 364 of the hospital’s Medical and Administrative Center at 990 Ribaut Rd. (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.

Celebrate the New Year  in Beaufort

The Beaufort Republican Women’s Club invites members, guests and newcomers to a cocktail party at the cost of $10.00 (excluding drinks) on Tuesday, January 20 at 5:00 p.m. at The Holiday Inn on Boundary Street.  Please RSVP to 338-1824; lzkeaton@aol.com; or www.beaufortrepublicanwomensc.com.

Souper Bowl of Caring accepting donations

The BCHS SADD Club is working with youth groups around the nation on the Souper Bowl of Caring Campaign to collect cans of any kind of soup for local food banks/pantries. Collection started January 6th and ends January 30th.  Donations may be dropped off in the front office of Battery Creek High School. For more information, call Diane Grooms at 322-5580.

YMCA offers Creative Movement Class

The YMCA of Beaufort County is offering a new, 12 session Gymnastics/Creative Movement class for kids age 4-7 beginning on Feb. 2, 2015. This is a non-competitive movement class that will incorporate dance, tumbling and gymnastics at a basic level. Curriculum will include warm-ups and learning tumbling skills like the cart-wheel, round-off, bridge, various roll-overs as well as dance, stretching and flexibility movements. Register at the YMCA or online (ymcabeaufortcounty.com).The class will be taught by instructor Destinee Andrews who brings more than 9 years of gymnastics training. Students should wear comfortable t-shirt, shorts (or leggings) and tennis shoes. Register soon – space is limited!
The 4-5 year old student class is Mondays (starting Feb. 2, 2015) and 6-7 year old student class is Wednesdays (starting Feb. 4, 2015) at the Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Avenue, Port Royal, SC 29935. The cost $100 per student for YMCA members and $120 per student for non-members for all 12 sessions. Please contact Lisa Redwine, Sports & Aquatic Boating Director at ymcasportsco@gmail.com  or 832.522.9622 or visit ymcabeaufortcounty.com for more information.

Sea Island Fly Fishers to meet

Sea Island Fly Fishers, will meet on February 11 at 6 p.m., at Bay Street Outfitters, 825 Bay St. Beaufort.  The event is free and the public is welcome.  The speaker is local guide Ja Malphrus, born and raised on the Broad River.  Ja will talk about fishing for redfish with top water flys and on tactics for Winter reds.  Join us for refreshments and tall tales.  Contact Jack Baggette at 522-8911 with questions or visit our website at www.seaislandflyfishers.com.

Events for Adults at the St. Helena Library

• Family Law Issues: Divorce, Custody, Visitation & Support: This 30-45 minute lecture will be followed by an open question and answer session and will be held Monday, February 16th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathon Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena. The price is free. For more information, please contact Meghan Kilgore at 843-255-6559 or mkilgore@bcgov.net  or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org

• End of Life Issues: Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Wills, DNR Orders, Power of Attorney, Funeral Planning & Cremation: This 30-45 minute lecture will be followed by an open question and answer session and will be held on March 16th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathon Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, The price is free. For more information, please contact Meghan Kilgore at 843-255-6559 or mkilgore@bcgov.net  or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Photography contest underway

Each year the Photography Club has awarded monetary prizes and awards to local Beaufort County High School students for excellence in nature photography.  The contest is underway, and submissions are being accepted. Judging will be on March 9.  Area high school teachers are award of the contest, but home schooled students are also encouraged to participate. The 2015 Dale Westcott Memorial Nature Photo Award will be given to the student photographer who submits the best nature photograph, as judged by the Photography Club of Beaufort. Any area student currently enrolled in a Beaufort County high school or home schooled is eligible. Each student may only submit one photograph. The photo may be black & white or color and must be 8”x10” or larger and mounted on 11×14 board. The photo may not be framed. The photo must be in the club’s possession by Friday, March 6, 2014. Arrangement can be made with Sandy Dimke (263-4340 ordimke@hargray.com) to deliver photos before this time.

Beaufort District Collection’s Program

The Beaufort District Collection (BDC) is the Library system’s special local history collection and archives. BDC supports research and provides free programs about the people, places, events, and themes of our long, broad, and deep history. The Shaping of South Carolina is on loan from the South Carolina Historical Society and will be on exhibit Mondays – Fridays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street through January 30, 2015 except Mon., Jan. 19th when the library system is closed to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. day.  Learn how troublesome establishing our state boundaries was and remains in this traveling exhibit on loan from the South Carolina Historical Society. The price is free. For more information, please contact Grace Cordial, 843-255-6468 or gracec@bcgov.net or visit the website at beaufortcountylibrary.org.

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What To Do

Souper Bowl of Caring accepting donations

The BCHS SADD Club is working with youth groups around the nation on the Souper Bowl of Caring Campaign to collect cans of any kind of soup for local food banks/pantries. Collection starts January 6th and ends January 30th.  Donations may be dropped off in the front office of Battery Creek High School. For more information, call Diane Grooms at 322-5580.

BHS Theater to benefit Healing Heroes

Beaufort High School Theater Dept. presents “UNITED WE STAND,” a USO-inspired variety show to benefit Healing Heroes of Beaufort. Friday, January 9, 2015 at the BHS Performing Arts Center – 9:30 a.m. ($8.00) and 7:00 p.m. ($10.00).

Free oil changes to deserving mothers

The LINK Church of Beaufort will give free oil changes for single mothers and mothers with deployed husbands in the parking lot of Love House Ministries,423 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort on Saturday, January 10, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. This is a free service provided to single mothers and mothers with deployed husbands only. Bounce houses for children and refreshments for those receiving an oil change will be provided. A canned or boxed food item donation is suggested in exchange for this service. All food collected will be donated to HELP of Beaufort.

Beaufort Aglow to hold January meeting

The Beaufort Aglow meeting will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Gilligans, located at 2601 Boundary Street from 10:30am – 12:30pm. For more information, please call (843) 290-5563. The Reverend Doctor Paulette Mari Elizabeth Stevens, a native New Yorker is a three-time graduate of Howard University, where she received the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Master of Divinity and the Doctorate of Ministry Degrees. She was ordained an Elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
in 1994.

Session to help create a  “Five Wishes” document

As a person ages, it is imperative they discuss their future desires and changing needs with their loved ones. To help with this difficult process, “Planning Ahead & Five Wishes” will be presented twice on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Helena Place Senior Living. The interactive 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. Also addressed will be planning for an aging senior’s housing, Social Security benefits, life insurance loopholes and affordable options for burial or cremation. A notary will be available to notarize the “Five Wishes” document making it a legal living will. The presentation will be held twice on Saturday, Jan. 10, from 10:30-noon and from 1:30-3 p.m. Both presentations will be held at Helena Place Senior Living at 1624 Paris Avenue in Port Royal. The sessions are free and open to the public, but space is limited so participants are asked to RSVP by calling (843) 252-3001 or by e-mail at rewing@enlivant.com.

CODA will be holding training for volunteers

CODA will be holding its next volunteer training beginning January 10.  Training hours will be 9 a.m. – 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.

NAMI hosts program to help caregivers

NAMI Beaufort County, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its evidence based Family-to-Family Education Program beginning Saturday, January 10, 2015. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 12-session education program for family caregivers of adults living with mental illness. It will be held on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12 noon in Beaufort at Harrington Place at 1211 Harrington Street. The course provides a broad perspective that will help parents, spouses, siblings and adult children better understand and support loved ones living with mental illness, while taking care of their own needs. “Mental illness does not involve just one person,” said NAMI Beaufort County Board President John Aiello, “Entire families are affected. NAMI offers help and hope to families. People who take the course describe it as life-changing. It is taught by trained family caregivers who themselves have loved ones living with mental illness. They know first-hand what families face.”
For more information or to register for the course please contact Sarah Eliasoph, Executive Director at nami@hargray.com or by telephoning 843-681-2200. The course provides information about major mental illnesses and current research on their biological aspects; information about treatment strategies and prospects for recovery; empathy based on the “lived experience” of a person living with mental illness; specific skills for communication, problem-solving and handling crises and relapse; coping skills for family caregivers to alleviate worry, stress and emotional overload; and guidance on finding appropriate mental health care and supports in the community and how to advocate for them. Mental illness includes major depression, major anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), borderline personality disorder and schizophrenia.

Join church members in blessing Beaufort waters

Fr. James Bozeman and the members of St. James Orthodox Church will bless the waters surrounding Beaufort, South Carolina on Sunday, January 11, 2015.  He and his parishioners will make their way to Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park at 12:30 p.m., walking in a procession into the park, where a service referred to as “The Great Blessing of the Waters” will be served by Fr James.  This service is a part of the commemoration of the baptism of Jesus Christ by St John the Baptist, and is celebrated each year as part of Holy Theophany (or “Epiphany”), on January 6th. The term “theophany” refers to the “shining forth” or the “revelation” of Jesus Christ in the world, according to Christian tradition.  Jesus Christ’s ministry in his earthly life is reckoned as beginning with his baptism in the Jordan River when he was thirty years old. St James Orthodox Church, a mission parish of the Orthodox Church in America, is located at 1014 Charles Street in Beaufort.  Services are offered on Saturdays (Great Vespers, 6:00 pm), Sundays (Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am) and Wednesdays (Little Compline and Catechsim/Study Group), as well as liturgies on the feast days of the Church year.  All persons are encouraged to visit, regardless of whether they are Orthodox Christians or not.  Fr James may be reached via email (stjamesbeaufort@gmail.com), or by phone (706-716-3255).

USCB to hold youth acting classes

•  Acting A Song:  Star Power Acting Classes — Classes for ages 11-15   on Tuesdays from  4:00 – 5:30 p.m. These classes will be held January 13-February 17, 2015. The cost is $95 and pre-registration is required. Descprition: Passion, commitment and motivation are every bit as important as pitch, tone and register in performing musical theater.  We invite you to join us for a six-week exploration of the acting challenges and opportunities of performing a song.  During this time, we will cultivate the skills necessary for making a song an extension of character and story. *Instructors: Libby Ricardo and Anna Schaffer

•  Fundamentals of Acting — Classes for ages 11-15   on Tuesdays from  6:00 – 7:30 p.m. These classes will be held January 13-February 17, 2015. The cost is $85 and pre-registration is required. Descprition: This class will focus on healthy vocal production and physical-based character work.  By the end of the course, students will have applied these techniques to the preparation of an audition monologue uniquely suited to him or her.  The course will also provide each student with a basic acting vocabulary that will certainly be utilized in future theater endeavors. For more information to register or inquire about scholarship please call 843-521-4145 or email.tgates@uscb.edu.

Quilters will present Quilts of Valor

Members of the Sea Island Quilters spent most of 2014 making Quilts of Valor. During the year, 12 quilts were completed. At the January 15th meeting, several of the quilts will be awarded to the husbands of members who served in the Vietnam conflict. Anne Mixson, S.C. Coordinator for Quilts of Valor will attend and make the presentations. Mixson will also update members on the work and progress of Quilts of Valor around the state. Completed quilts will also be donated to the Quilts of Valor Foundation for distribution to service members throughout South Carolina. Monthly meetings are at 6PM and held at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway. For details contact Debi Bacon at 843-757-3416 or kansaswx@verizon.net.

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What To Do

Bingo to start back beginning in January

Knights of Columbus Charity BINGO will begin again on Wednesdays starting on January 7 at Columbus Club Hall on Ribaut Road (behind Keith’s Plumbing).  Doors open at 6 p.m.; play starts at 7 p.m.  All are welcome. Come join us for an evening of fun!

Public invited to Holy Convocation 2015

You are invited to participate in Bethesda Christian Fellowship’s Holy Convocation 2015, Hungering and Thirsting After Righteousness with five nights of praise and worship January 5 through January 9. We gather expecting a Rhema Word. The event is free to the public. For more information, please call 843-838-4410.

CODA will be holding training for volunteers

CODA will be holding its next volunteer training beginning January 10.  Training hours will be 9 a.m. – 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.

Kick Off 2015 with “Clear Vision”

Want to reconnect with intuition and creativity in 2015? The “Clear Vision 2015!” workshop teaches participants how to reconnect with these natural abilities. These invaluable tools help to chart the way, like a compass and map. The workshop aims to inspire and provide tools to remember these natural abilities and start to use them again to respond to the ever-shifting landscape of life and thrive in 2015. Two gifted teachers, award-winning author, Debra Moffitt, and internationally renowned intuitive, Sarah Scott (Scotti) Putnam, draw out participants’ strengths and help them to gain more self-confidence and trust in their abilities. Debra and Scotti work together in this experiential workshop to give participants a firsthand experience to understand how they feel when their intuition is ‘on’ and how to open up creative life. A free meet & greet is on Friday night from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Theravista, 263 Brickyard Pt Rd S, Ladys Island, SC 29907 (Beaufort) (Theravista.org). The full-day workshop is Jan. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $155 per person. Sign up with the ‘bring-a-friend’ rate for $225 when two people register at the same time. Light lunch is provided. For more info contact Theravista.org or see www.awakeintheworld.com.

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