July 12th-18th events around Beaufort

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Give blood in July at OneBlood

The summer months put a severe hardship on the blood product supply nationally. The demand goes up and the collections go down because people are traveling more frequently and participating in outdoor activities. OneBlood, a local, community, non-profit blood bank, will hold the following drives in the Beaufort area in July:  

July 13 — Lowcountry Insurance — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. — All donors will be registered to win a 2018 Beaufort Water Festival Prize Pack that includes a commemorative t-shirt and two tickets to the Commodore’s Ball

July 16 — The Oaks at Point South — Noon-5 p.m. 

July 17 — Retreat at Lady’s Island — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

July 22 — Tidal Creek Fellowship — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

July 23 — Beaufort Memorial Hospital Main Campus (by cafeteria) — 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 

July 24 — Beaufort Memorial Medical and Administrative Building — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

July 26 — Lady’s Island Internal Medicine — 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. 

July 26 — Keyserling Cancer Center — 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. 

July 27 — Lowcountry Medical Group — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

July 30 — Harris Pillow Supply — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Children are invited to Tuesday Turtle Talks

Every Tuesday in July, boys and girls and “children of all ages” are invited to Hunting Island State Park to learn all you ever wanted to know about sea turtles. The Friends of Hunting Island will be at the picnic pavilion near the lighthouse at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning to talk about these wonderful creatures and answer all your questions. You’ll learn why and when the mother turtles return to Hunting Island, how they dig their nests and lay their eggs, what happens when the eggs hatch, and what challenges the baby turtles have on their way to the ocean. 

After the free talks there will be a free optional beach walk to see some nests and how they are kept safe. Sea turtles are so important to South Carolina beaches, and learning about them is a first step in making sure they continue to be protected and keep coming back to Hunting Island and to other coastal habitats. Park admission entry fees apply.

For more information, go to the Friends of Hunting Island website or to the Facebook page: FOHI Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

Receive free vision and hearing screenings

The Beaufort County Traveling Preschool Bus will offer free vision and hearing screenings from 10 a.m. to noon on July 12 and July 19 at Grace Chapel AME Church, 10 Sams Point Road, on Lady’s Island. No appointment is necessary and everyone is welcome.

The traveling preschool bus provides families the opportunity to experience and interact in a real classroom setting. It is a fun interactive learning experience for the family and gives children and their parents a chance to engage in the learning experience at a young age. The bus also connects families to community resources.

Sportfishing and Diving Club to meet in July

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, July 12, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7. Well-known local Captain Wes Chestnutt of Southern Spots Fishing Charters will discuss the Triple Tail species. The Triple Tail is the best-kept secret in the Lowcountry and near-shore waters. Captain Chestnutt will discuss how and where to find this great table fare fish.

Guests are welcome and you do not need a reservation. For additional information, please contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

Fridays @ the Corridor topic to be Tech Trends

Find out how the College of Charleston’s ImpactX accelerator is connecting Beaufort, entrepreneurship and tech trends at the July “Fridays @ the Corridor” event. Dr. Chris Starr, Associate Professor of Information Management at the College of Charleston School of Business, will discuss this experiential and transformational learning opportunity and its impact potential.

Student teams from ImpactX, including PollPit, our entrepreneurs in summer residence at BASEcamp, as well as ImpactCents and anonymiT will present their pitch for their respective impact entrepreneurship project. 

This one-hour interactive forum, meant to engage and inform, will begin at noon on Friday, July 13. Attendance is limited to 25 guests, with priority seating for Digital Corridor members. The non-member fee is $10 and can be paid by cash or check at the door. Register online at beaufortdigital.com. 

Lions Club to host pancake breakfast

The Beaufort Lions Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children and includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, cheese grits, biscuits and gravy, coffee, and juice. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Pat Harvey-Palmer at 843-575-4711. 

Coastal Stage Productions to present next show 

Coastal Stage Productions’ next show will be the comedy, “Sex Please, We’re Sixty!” Tickets go on sale July 15 and the show runs from Aug. 23-Sept. 15. Call 843-717-2175 or send email to coastalstageproductions@gmail.com for more information. 

Spoken word event with southerNothings

The Beaufort County Library St. Helena Branch, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, will present a spoken word event featuring souterNothings from 2-5 p.m. on July 18. Earned your summer reading medal or completed your reading challenge? Then join us for some fun with live music poetry, and songs. For more information, call 843-255-6487.

YMCA adds additional CPR training dates 

The Wardle Family YMCA in Port Royal will offer four more CPR classes for community members this year. The courses will be held on four Saturdays — July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 8, and Oct. 13 — from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Cost is $30 for this YMCA-certified course, and those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact aquatics director Lou Bergen at 843-522-9622 to register or visit beaufort-jasperymca.org.

Riverview Baptist Church to hold VBS

Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street in Beaufort, will hold “Game On” Vacation Bible School from July 23–July 27, from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Children age Pre-K through 12th grade are invited to attend. 

BCSD scholarship golf tournament coming in July

The Beaufort County School District’s fifth annual Swinging with the Superintendent scholarship golf tournament is July 23 at Callawassie Island Club.

This event benefits students by ensuring BCSD graduates can attend the Technical College of the Lowcountry tuition-free for up to two years aftwer graduation.

All proceeds benefit the Building a Better Beaufort (B3) Scholarship Fund and are administered by TCL Foundation, Inc.

Tournament Includes prizes for top 10 teams, longest drive contest, closest-to-pin contest, hole-in-one contest, mulligan package for sale, catered boxed lunches, course refreshments, green and cart fees, range balls, a dozen Titleist golf balls, gift bags for all participants, and door prizes. For more information or to register, visit www.bcsdgolf.com.

Adults invited to library to create a Zen Rock Garden

Create your own miniature zen rock garden Monday, July 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. All supplies will be provided for free and no craft experience is needed. Space is limited. Call 843-255-6458 to register.

Bring in your old coupons for soldiers

Did you know that manufacturer’s coupons that have expired in the U.S. can still be used by overseas military members?

Drop by the Beaufort Branch Library between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sorting Day (July 27) to help clip, sort, and bag coupons to prepare for shipping, or drop off your unused coupons. Bring in your Smart Source, Proctor & Gamble, and RMN manufacturer’s coupons any time. Coupons can be up to two months expired. No store-specific or internet coupons, please. For more information, call 843-255-6458.

Friends of Hunting Island Beach Celebration

On Saturday, July 28, everyone is invited to participate in the annual Sand Sculpting Contest on Hunting Island. Registration starts at 11 a.m. at the lighthouse and judging starts at 2 p.m. with prizes awarded at 2:30 p.m. in the various categories — Sand Fleas (children up to 10), Sand Hoppers (11-17), Sand Tribes (mixed age groups and families) — as well as a prize for the People’s Choice Award for $1 per vote.

Also at 11 a.m., children are invited to the inaugural Sea Turtle Survival Challenge, a 10-15 minute interactive, educational, and experiential re-creation of what baby turtle hatchlings have to do on their way to the ocean — getting out of the nest, crawling over obstacles, making their way around objects in the sand, avoiding holes dug in the sand, and finally reaching the water and the waves.

There is no charge to participate in these events but entry to Hunting Island State Park requires a FOHI membership or paying the usual park entrance fee. There will be refreshments at the gift store, as well as t-shirt dyeing with park staff and face painting.

For more information, go to friendsofhuntingisland.org.

Hurricane Preparedness Seminar to be held

Get ready for the upcoming hurricane season. Join Beaufort County Emergency Management at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., to learn about severe weather preparedness, Smart 911 services, and essential planning. For more information, call 843-255-6458.

Don’t miss HBF’s summer camp 

Beaufort’s historic architecture will become a laboratory in a one-day camp Aug. 8 at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street. The camp is open to children ages 8-14. Campers can opt for a full session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or half-day sessions from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Enrollment is limited to 15 per session.

Through classroom demonstrations, field trips and hands-on projects, participants will be introduced to the history and architecture of downtown Beaufort through the commercial architecture on Bay Street and select architectural styles within Beaufort’s National Landmark Historic District. Participants will join in an architectural scavenger hunt, a walking tour, and design and construct 2D and 3D models.

At the end of each session, students will have the opportunity to present their individual projects to parents and family members. Lunch, architectural scavenger hunt, field trip, and materials are included. 

Tuition is $30 per child per session. To ask questions or to request an admissions packet, call or email Jacque Wedler at the Verdier House at 843-379-6335 or jwedler@historicbeaufort.org. The event is sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation.

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