Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving Club meets
The Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving Club’s October meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 13. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club off of Meridian Road on Lady’s Island.  New local DNR artificial reef charts will be handed out. The guest speaker will be Captain Danny Rourk of Tailwind Charters of Beaufort. Danny is a very experienced local captain and his topic will be trout and redfish preparing for the fall bite. He will also discuss baits of choice, presentation, tides and water temperatures. Don’t miss this informative presentation by one of Beaufort’s best. For additional information, please call Captain Frank Gibson at 522-2020.

Hospice Care to hold Healing Autumn Group
Hospice Care of America invites you to our Seasons of Healing Autumn Group, where we will give you the gifts of healing through music and the emotional tools necessary to process grief and restore peace and comfort. The dates are Thursdays, October 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 10,  and the group will meet at Hospice Care of America, 1800 Paris Ave., in Port Royal from 9:30 – 11 a.m. To register or for more information, please contact Jeannelle at 843.301.0685.

Breakfast Buffet to benefit hospice
The Northern Lady’s Island Community Association is pleased to announce a Breakfast Buffet to benefit FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice on Saturday, October 15, at the Broomfield Community Center located at 161 Brickyard Point Drive, Lady’s Island starting at 8 a.m. The breakfast will include eggs, grits, pancakes, bacon, sausage, orange juice and coffee.  Cost is $10 per person.

Wesley United church to hold annual bazaar
Wesley United Methodist Church’s Annual Fall Bazaar will be held Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church Education Building on the corner of Duke and West streets. The event will offer baked and canned foods, crafts, farmers market, also books, plants and furniture. Fried fish and BBQ Rib Dinners go on sale at 10:30 am. Live entertainment begins 11 a.m. For more information, please call 843-524-9487 or 843-524-5918.

Port Royal hosts Festival of the Sea
Festival Of The Sea will be held Saturday, Oct. 15 from noon – 5 p.m. on Paris Ave
in the Old Village of Port Royal.  ARRRGH!  It will be a pirate-themed festival. Admission is free. A 3K Walk the Plank for CODA will kick off the festival. Live music and radio remotes.  Enjoy seafood, burgers, barbecue and more, with your favorite cold beverages. Visit local shops and check out our craft and artisan booths, collector car display, kid activities and much more. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the Pirates of Port Royal, or become one of them.  Remember to bring your eye patch!  For details, visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com.

Women’s Connection to hold October luncheon
The Beaufort Women’s Connection (Formerly The Christian Women’s Club) will hold their October luncheon on  Thursday the 20 at St. Helena Parish Hall located at 507 New  Castle St. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. and lunch is served at 12:15 p.m. Cost for luncheon is $12 for both luncheon and program.  Our feature presentation and music will feature Peggy Beck.  The speaker is Betty Parker who will talk on the “Cornucopia of Life”.Reservations can be made by calling Karen Whithead at 838-7627 or by e-mailing her at mommakaren@islc.net. Reservations  need to be made or cancelled by Monday, October 17. Child care is available with prior request. The Women’s Connection is also having a Bake Sale on Saturday, October 22 on Bay Street from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you would like to bring baked goods to the sale, you can bring them to the luncheon or have them on Bay Street by 9:30 a.m. Look for us at the former Lipsitz Department Store.

Sea Island Quilters will meet with speaker
The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, October 20, 6 p.m. at the Carteret Street United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, 408 Carteret St. The speaker will be Nancy Chong, a Hawaiian appliqué artist. For details, call Helen Goldman, 525-6155..

‘Saving Grace’ fundraiser at CrossFit
Come join us at CrossFit Beaufort on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., for “Saving Grace”, a fundraiser benefiting Cancer Services through the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation. “Grace” is a barbell workout consisting of 30 Clean and Jerks. This workout is suitable for both men and women of all fitness levels. You do not have to be a CrossFit member to participate in this event. The $30 registration fee includes a T-shirt. Go to www.crossfitbeaufort.com for more information or register on CrossFit Beaufort’s Facebook page. We are located at 1000 Hamar Street, Suite 2, across from the Green Street gym.

Beaufort Snowboard, Ski Club to meet
The Beaufort Ski/Snowboard Club will have a meeting/greeting at Brick’s on Boundary on Friday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m.  Free appetizers and great beverage specials available! We will be confirming upcoming ski trips and discussing other activities.  Anyone with interest — with or without ability to ski/snowboard — is welcome! For additional information, contact Julie:  tugboatjulie@yahoo.com.

Flutist Susan Conant to perform at Fripp
Fripp Island Friends of Music answers the question, “What happens when you mix Celtic, classical and jazz?” Susan Conant creates her own unique musical blend on an array of classical and folk flutes. Presented by Fripp Island Friends of Music on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. at Fripp Island Community Center, Fripp Island.  The cost is $20 a person; $10 for students. Free Fripp pass at gate. Attendees are invited to join the artist at a catered event after the performance. For details, call 843-838-6655.

YMCA hosts stress relief for health seminar
More than ever, adults today are under stress. While the sources of stress vary, there’s no doubt that stress has negative effects on health, and that it can accelerate the aging process.  Hospice Care of America and the YMCA of Beaufort County invite you to our free seminar on “Stress Relief for Healthy Aging.” Join us as we explore stress-related effects on the body, examine our own stressors and provide tools to combat stress and promote wellness. The seminar will be Tuesday, October 25, from 6:15-7 p.m. at the Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. Refreshments provided. Childcare available at the YMCA. To register for this free event or if you have questions, contact Jeannelle at Hospice Care of America at 843-322-0063.

Beaufort Writers meet
Beaufort Writers meets every second and fourth Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room on Tuesday, October 25.

Lunch and Listen series sponsored by library
To get ready for the opening of the “New Harmonies” exhibit, the Beaufort library, USC Beaufort Center for the Arts, and the Friends of the Beaufort County Library have teamed up to present Lunch and Listen, a special music series featuring local musicians. These one hour lunchtime music performances will be held in the USCB Center for the Arts auditorium, 801 Carteret St. All Lunch and Listen music performances are free and open to the public. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and performances will last from noon to 1 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. Upcoming performances are:
• Monday, October 26 will feature Kirk Dempsey, of Dempsey Farms, performing soul stirring blues on harmonica and guitar.

AGLOW Area Team has annual conference
South Carolina AGLOW Area Team is having its annual Leadership Development Training Conference on Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Quality Inn at Beaufort Town Center. For cost or additional information, contact Gloria Gourdin at 843 407-6667 or scaglowareateam@yahoo.com.

Sustainable seafood and wine dinner to be held
Please help us welcome Megan Westmeyer, Sustainable Seafood Initiative Coordinator to the Factory Creek Fish Company  on Lady’s Island on Nov. 1 at  6:30 p.m.  The cost is $50/per person and does not include tax and tip Please call to reserve 843-575-5822 or email mary@emilysrestaurant.com. The Sustainable Seafood Initiative is a program led by the South Carolina Aquarium with a mission to promote the use of local and sustainable seafood in South Carolina.

PaddleFest 2011 will be at Hunting Island
WHAT: PaddleFest 2011 will be at Hunting Island State Park, Lagoon, Parking Lot J on Saturday, November 5, 1 p.m., start time. Registration is at 11 a.m. Race Day at Hunting Island State Park
DESCRIPTION: 3 and 6 mile kayak, canoe, outrigger canoe and stand up paddleboard races which begin and finish in the Lagoon near Parking Lot J.
REGISTRATION: In person at Higher Ground, 2121 Boundary Street, Suite. 101, Beaufort, or www.active.com.
CONTACT: Tim at Higher Ground, 843-379-4327, or Dinah at 843-252-4820 Email: higherground@hargray.com, dinahbrock@me.com or visit www.HigherGroundBeaufort.com and www.active.com.

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