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Beaufort Garden Club to hold workshop
The Beaufort Garden Club will present a day long seminar/workshop, “Get Ready … Get Set … Grow!”  on February 28 beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The event will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 1201 North Street, in Beaufort. Local experts will lecture and present workshops on Miniature Flower Arranging, Making Hypertufa Planters, Camellias 101, Container Gardening, Food Among the Flowers and Modern Floral Design.  Master Gardener Betsy Jukofsky will lecture on “Native Plants” and Landscape Architect Jay Weidner will talk about “Pruning Practically Everything.” The cost for this event is $35, which includes lunch. Seating is limited, so reserve your space now. For email registration form or more information, contact deenac818@gmail.com or 524-0339.

Historical society presents guest speaker
Beaufort County Historical Society presents Joseph McGill at noon on Thursday, Feb 9. All meetings are held at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, Meridian Road, Lady’s Island.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend at no charge. This event is in partnership with the SC Humanities Council. McGill will discuss the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in first person and in uniform. Joseph McGill, Jr. is a native of Kingstree, S.C., and is currently a Program Officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was the regiment portrayed in the award-winning movie “Glory.” As a Civil War re-enactor, Mr. McGill participates in parades, living history presentations, lectures, and battle reenactments.

Sea Island Quilters install new officers
Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, February 16, at 6 p.m. in the Praise Assembly fellowship hall, 800 Parris Island Gateway. Members will present their ‘Challenge Quilts’ depicting Women’s Words of Wisdom.
Pictured above is Sharon Kimber, Denise Nierstedt, Sarah Albert, Donna McCoy and Lynn O’Neal.
For details, call Sharon Kimber at 838-2870.