Book signings around town

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• At 96, Lyda C. Youmans still drives, participates in community events and cooks full course meals for her guests. Having lived nearly a century, she now adds author to her list of accomplishments with the release of her much anticipated memoir “Blessed Beyond Measure.” She will be on hand to sign her book from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, April 7, at McIntosh Book Shoppe, 917 Bay Street, Beaufort.

• Arlene Heape Hull, a native of Beaufort, will have an invitation only book release and book signing reception on Friday, April 6 at Finishing Touches in the Old Bay Marketplace in Beaufort. A public book signing for her recently released book “Artie M Heape, A Low Country Man and His Life” will be held on Saturday, April 7 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Finishing Touches in the Old Bay Marketplace on Bay Street in Beaufort.

• Come enjoy Happy Hour with the “Don,” Saturday, April 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Don De Luca is the protagonist of Guy J Tirondola’s debut novel, “The Accidental Don: A Man Caught Between Two Identities.”  Guy’s grandfather, Joe Malizia, inspired the creation of Don De Luca. “Papa Joe” owned the legendary Joe’s Spaghetti House which occupied the same building that currently houses the Port Royal Pasta Company, and is the setting for the novel. This debut book-launch event begins a new chapter in Guy’s life, in the very spot where a new chapter began in his grandfather’s life over 60 years ago. A special menu, discounted for book buyers, will be offered that evening. Port Royal Pasta Company is located at 1430 Ribaut Road.

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