No shortage of community events taking place in Beaufort

There are plenty of fundraisers, concerts, workshops, yard sales this weekend — it’s hard to decide what to do!

Ready to do the LoCo Motion?

The second annual LoCo Motion breast cancer walk/run hits the streets and beaches of Hilton Head and Callawassie this weekend. The three-day, 30-mile event is the signature fundraiser of Carolina Cups, a Lowcountry nonprofit that raises money for local breast cancer facilities. Once again this year, Beaufort Memorial Hospital is presenting sponsor of the event, expected to draw 600 participants. To build on last year’s success, LoCo Motion has added a Community Kick-Off Party on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Skull Creek Boathouse. Call 843-522-5585 or visit www.DotheLoCoMotion.org to RSVP. The walk/run legs start on Friday, Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. and run throughout the weekend.

Conference: Focus on local businesses
The 5th annual Synergy Conference is open to local businesses from Savannah, north to Charleston. The conference provides tools, tips and tactics, an opportunity to focus on business success, hear key leaders and network with peers. The conference will be Thursday, September 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., arrive at 9:45 a.m. to network, at the Officers’ Club at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. RSVP by calling 843-522-0200  or email clare@TAB-LowCountry.com.

Workshops teach basics of canning
Beaufort County Extension will be hosting a series of home canning workshops this fall. Starting on Thursday, September 27, we will cover the basics of water bath and pressure canning. The workshop will be held at the Clemson Extension Office 102 Industrial Village, Beaufort, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per person per workshop. Call Bob Guinn at 843-255-6060, ext. 116.

‘For the Love of the Lowcountry’ event
Fripp Island Community Centre will feature Patty Kennedy, Executive Director of the Open Land Trust, on Thurday, Sept. 27. She will tell the fascinating tale of how a small, committed, group of South Carolinians turned their vision for preserving land in Beaufort County into a successful program for land stewardship, conservation and environment protection. Free. “Meet and greet,” at 6 p.m. Visit www.islc.net/audubon or contact pete.richards@comcast.net.

Annual Friends of Library book sale
The annual Friends of the Library fall book sale will be Friday, Sept. 28, from 12 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30, from 12 – 4 p.m. On Sunday after the sale closes, Friends of the Library encourage any nonprofits (teachers, churches, ect.) to come down with boxes and take any left over books. For more information, contact Geni Flowers at flowers@sc.edu.

Free yard sale
Fall Clean for JOY, the semi-annual Yard Sale where everything is free, is this Saturday, September 29 from 8-10 a.m. at TheraVistas, 263 Brickyard Point Road South on Lady’s Island. Sponsored by The Lending Room, Roxanne Cheney Organizes and TheraVistas.

Fundraisers benefit Festival of Trees
On Saturday, September 29, the Festival of Trees will host the 1st Christmas Catch Fishing Tournament in conjunction with the Cheeseburger in Paradise Party at Port Royal Landing Marina. For more details on the tournament, visit www.festivaloftreesbeaufort.com. The tournament will be held in the morning with a 3 p.m. weigh-in.
The awards ceremony will be that evening at the Cheeseburger in Paradise Party, a Jimmy Buffet themed event featuring the best burgers with all the fixins, beer, wine, margaritas, music and loads of fun. Tickets at Bill’s Liquor or Port Royal Landing Marina.

Guy Davis to give public concert
Guy Davis in concert at Beaufort Academy: The renowned bluesman performs a public concert on Saturday, September 29, following his music residency with students at Beaufort Academy, presented by ARTworks. Tickets are $17; students & groups of 10 or more, $12; children under 12, $7. For more information: 843-379-2787, www.artworksinbeaufort.org. Beaufort Academy is located at 240 Sams Point Road, on Lady’s Island.

Bike run to benefit Special Olympics
This Saturday, Sept. 29, The Endangered Species Motorcycle Club will hold the 3rd annual Run to benefit Beaufort Area 8 Special Olympics. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with all riders out by noon from Rosie O’Grady’s (KMart Shopping Center). $15 per rider, $5 per passenger. Mayor Keyserling will be on hand at about 11:30 to welcome participants. Return to Carolina Wings by 4 p.m. where there will be live music, raffles and food.  Call 843-252-2850 or 843-816-1273.

EveryOne Counts helps the homeless
EveryOne Counts to hold an event intended to assist with connecting people who are homeless with community resources, on Saturday, September 29, from 12-2 p.m. at the Charles Lind Brown Center, 1001 Hamar St. in Beaufort. The event is organized by various churches and business groups and also serves as a clothing and personal item supply drive in preparation for the winter months ahead. Volunteers and supplies are needed. Contact Michael Green at 843-592-1352.

High tea event celebrates women
“High Tea with High Ideals: An Event Celebrating Women” is planned for Sunday, Sept. 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Beaufort Jasper Academy for Career Excellence. Women will dress in their finest attire while listening to speakers address issues of interest. The guest will be the Democratic Candidate for Congressional District 1, Bobbie Rose. Cost is $10. Call 522-8547 or 522-9948.

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