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Register for YMCA youth indoor soccer 

Registration for YMCA Youth Indoor Soccer is open thru Oct. 7 at The Wardle Family Y located at 1801 Richmond Ave in Port Royal. Ages 3-9. Season is Oct. 28-Dec. 20. Cost is $55 for Y members, $70 for non-members. For additional info, contact Mike Woods, Y Sports Director, at 843-522-9622, ext. 244. Register at the Y or beaufort-jasperymca.org.

Register to be a Tiger Shark

BYAC Tiger Sharks Swim Team registration is open for the 2019-2020 season. There are three levels of swim team for ages 5 and up who meet swim team group requirements: Shark Pups; Group 1; and Group 2. Evaluations on going on now for group placement. Learn more online at beaufort-jasperymca.org (click on Aquatics>Swim Team), stop by the Y in Port Royal (1801 Richmond Ave.) or call the Y at 843-522-9622.

YMCA to offer CPR classes

The Wardle Family YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Ave in Port Royal, offers CPR classes for community members on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon on the following dates in 2019: Sept. 21, and Nov. 23. 

Cost is $35 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. Questions? Contact Lou Bergen, Aquatics Director to register for this class. Call the Y at 843-522-9622 or visit beaufort-jasperymca.org

Activities at Hunting Island State Park

There are fun, interesting and educational activities every day hosted by Park Ranger and Lowcountry Master Naturalist Megan Stegmeier. 

Sundays: Dolphin Ecology Kayak Tour, 8 a.m. (Sept. 29); Sand/candy art, 11 a.m.; Hunting Island Bingo, 2:30 p.m.; Shark Tooth Excursion, 4 p.m. (Sept. 29)

Mondays: Tie dye, 11 a.m.; Secrets of the Salt Marsh, 4 p.m.

Tuesdays: CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Native American Dreamcatchers, 2 p.m. (Sept. 24); Beach Walk, 3 p.m.

Wednesdays: Alligator Talk, 11 a.m.; Stepping Stones, 2 p.m.

Thursdays: Driftwood painting, 11 a.m. (Sept. 19); CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Feeding Frenzy, 3 p.m.

Fridays: Lowcountry reptiles, 11 a.m. (Sept. 27); Fish printing, 2 p.m.

Saturdays: A Walk In The Woods, 10 a.m. (Sept. 28); Dolphin Ecology Kayak Tour, 12:30 p.m. (Sept. 21); Turtle Time, 1 p.m. (Sept. 21); Creatures of the night, 2:30 p.m. (Sept. 28).

For a description of these programs and a complete calendar of activities, go to southcarolinaparks.com/hunting-island and click on “Programs & Events.”

All are invited to attend these free events, though there is an entry fee to Hunting Island State Park and reservations are needed for lighthouse programs.

For more information, call 843-838-7437 or go to the Friends of Hunting Island website and the Facebook page: FOHI Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection

Please join the Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection for their fall catered luncheon and program Thursday, Sept. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive. Nuances will feature a fashion show. Shannon Kaprive will speak on her journey on Becoming God’s Masterpiece. Cost is $18. Please reserve you spot by Sept. 13 by calling, texting or emailing Marti Myers at 843-321-0962 or puddlesportia@gmail.com.

Get moving with Beaufort Track Club

Join the Beaufort Track Club at the Beaufort High School track from 6:30-7:30 p.m. each Tuesday night for an open community track workout. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced workouts are posted each week to ensure that you are getting the workout that you need.

Visit the Facebook page “Beaufort Track Club” for more information.

May River Quilters Guild

On the first Saturday of every month, the May River Quilters Guild meets at Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. for social exchange. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. Please call 847-707-6034.

Seaside Stitchers return to action

The American Sewing Guild (ASG) is a notional Organization of sewing enthusiasts. The S.C. Central Savannah River Chapter of the American Sewing Guild has a neighborhood group in the Beaufort area named Seaside Stitchers, which hs returned from hiatus. The meetings are the third Monday of the month at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club at 1 p.m. 

Monthly meetings are for everyone who sews. It is for sewers of a variety of skill levels and interests so anyone who has an interest in sewing is encouraged to attend and find out what ASG is all about. For more information, go to www.ASG.org. For more information about Seaside Stitchers, contact Sheila Tindall at 843-838-9473

Monday night is Movie Night at USCB Center for the Arts

Monday night is Movie Night at the USCB Center for the Arts, celebrating inspiring documentaries: Honeyland and Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins.

Monday movies start at 7 p.m. and all seats are $7. Tickets can be purchased online at uscbcenterforthearts.com or at the door. 

September 23: Honeyland – Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She’s the last in a long line of wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city – a mere four hours’ walk away. Hatidze’s peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with their roaring engines, seven rambunctious children and herd of cattle. Hatidze optimistically meets the promise of change with an open heart, it doesn’t take long however, before a conflict evolves that exposes the fundamental tension between nature and humanity, harmony and discord, exploitation and sustainability.

September 30: Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins – Raise Hell tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said “Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.” Molly’s words have proved prescient. 

Parkinson’s support group
A support group for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and carepartners meets the first Thursday of each month at the Beaufort Memorial Lifefit Wellness Center from 1:30 to 3 p.m. For more information, visit our Facebook page or call Ric at 843-525-1229.

4th Touch A Truck Fundraiser

The Junior Service League of Beaufort will host its 4th Touch A Truck fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 16 in downtown Port Royal from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Paris Avenue. Cost of admission is $5 per person.

Touch A Truck is a family event that offers a unique and interactive experience for children of all ages. Children will have the opportunity to see, touch, and safely explore their favorite vehicles that serve our community.

The event will feature many different types of equipment to explore, including a fire truck, ambulance, a Humvee, construction vehicles, and even a helicopter. The entertainment area will include a variety of activities including face painting, bounce-houses for kids and much more. And to round out the experience, enjoy music and fabulous food, drinks, and libations available for purchase. 

In the case of rain, the event will be postponed to Dec. 7. Pets are not allowed at the event.

Call Brittany Rosson at 618-967-6815 or visit www.touchatruckbeaufort.com for more information.

Legal clinics at downtown library

The Beaufort County Library is offering free legal clinics at the downtown branch at 311 Scott St.

Each clinic will feature a 30- to 40-minute lecture followed by an open question-and-answer session. All session run from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Get free answers concerning bankruptcy law (Sept. 16), wills, estates and probate (Sept. 30), Landlord/tenant law issues (Oct. 14) and family law issues (Oct. 28).

For more information, call the S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program at 803-799-6653, ext. 158 or 1-877-797-2227, ext. 158 or visit www.scbar.org/clinics.

The clinics are not designed to provide guidance on a specific situation. If you need legal advice on a specific situation, you will need to contact an attorney.

Royal Pines arts and crafts event

The artists and crafts people of Royal Pines invite you to their fall event on the patio of The Tavern at the Lady’s Island Country Club from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12. Items include handmade soaps and lotions, kiln-fired glass, bottle candles, photography, tie-dye clothing and much more. Bruster’s ice cream cart will be there with ice cream cups, apple dumplings, and their fall flavor.


Friends of Hunting Island’s Tuesday Turtle Talks

The Friends of Hunting island announce the 2019 Tuesday Turtle Talks running through Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 10:30am at the picnic shelter by the Lighthouse. There is no fee for the TTT, but the park entry fee does apply. 

Each week various topics will be discussed including the natural history of loggerhead turtles, what happens when the turtles come to Hunting Island to lay their eggs, and the conservation and challenges specific to a barrier island such as Hunting Island State Park. Participation, ideas and questions are always welcome. 

After the talk, participants can join TTT host Denise Parsick on a short beach walk. All ages are invited to attend this educational and engaging program. 

And for early risers: If you want to join a turtle patrol to check out loggerhead nests, come to the Visitor’s Center parking lot at 6 a.m. sharp any day of the week, and talk with a volunteer in an orange shirt to join a group for that day’s patrol. All ages welcome.

Local storytelling organization formed

Evelene Stevenson, owner of the Spirit of Old Beaufort Tours, has formed a local storytelling organization, the Sea Isles Storytellers, which will be headquartered in the Sea Island Center at 876 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island.

All are invited to come to the first meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, which will be christened by the Back Porch Storytellers from Charleston. 

All have stories to tell, and Stevenson wants an organization that listens and encourages those of all ages to tell a story, sing a song and listen to others tales. 

Please send an email, including name and phone number, to seaislandcenter@gmail.com or call Evelene Stevenson at 843-271-2478.

Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation District hosts First Saturday program

The Beaufort Conservation District’s new FIRST SATURDAY programs begin Sept. 7 at Crystal Lake Park on Lady’s Island. The first program is called Snakes are Not Scary and is one of the most popular of their classroom presentations.
The program begins with a 9:15 a.m. trail hike, followed by the Snakes are Not Scary Presentation at 10 a.m. and story time at 11:15 a.m. For more information, call 843-255-7306 or email bswcd@islc.net beaufortconservationdistrict.org

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