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• County Council Write-In Candidate To Hold Meet & Greet: Beaufort County Council Write-In Candidate Brian MacDermant will hold a meet and greet on Sunday, October 26 at Beaulieu House, 1103 Paris Avenue, Port Royal at 5:30 pm. MacDermant is a write-in candidate for County Council District 4 which covers Beaufort and Port Royal. For more information please call 843-271-8838 or brianforcouncil@hotmail.com.

• Democrats to host barbecue meet and greet: The Beaufort County Democratic Party will host a barbeque and meet & greet this Sunday, October 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sun City Pavilion. Special guests include State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, the Democratic nominee for Governor and Jaime Harrison, chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party. Sheheen, a lifelong South Carolinian, has been a member of the SC Senate since 2004, and was a member of the SC House of Representatives from 2000 to 2004. He will face Gov. Nikki Haley in the November election. Harrison is an Orangeburg native and former aide to Rep. James E. Clyburn. While working for Clyburn, he was the first African American to serve as Floor Director for a leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and the first to serve as Executive Director of the House Democratic Caucus. He is also the first black chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party. Passes will be provided for non-Sun City residents. Ask for the special event pass for the Democratic Bar-B-Que to gain access to Sun City. Price for the barbecue is $25 per person, payable at the door by cash, check, or credit card.  Reservations are required by calling the Hilton Head Democratic Campaign Office at 843-342-4888, the Beaufort Democratic Campaign Office at 843-522-2014, or Paul Russo, president of the Sun City Democratic Club at 843-705-2674.

• Shrimp Soup Celebration to benefit Laura Von Harten: Shrimp Soup Celebration with music by Bull Grapes will be held Monday, October 27, 5 to 9 p.m. at Old Bull Tavern, 205 West Street, Beaufort. Free admission; shrimp soup and drinks available for a charge. Soup made with local shrimp, music by the Bull Grapes, creative drinks and the unique gastro-pub atmosphere at the Old Bull Tavern — what a great way to spend a Monday evening! This special event is being held to benefit Laura Von Harten’s re-election campaign for County Council District 4. Admission is free; soup and libations will be for sale. Old Bull Tavern has a tradition of being unofficially open on Mondays for “Stone Soup Night” — a time when locals can get together, relax and enjoy whatever delicious soup that Chef John Marshall has been inspired to concoct for the evening. Stone Soup Night on Oct. 27 will feature soup made with local shrimp contributed by Sea Eagle Market. The event starts at 5 p.m. — and the soup often sells out quickly. So arrive early if you want to be sure to get some! The Bull Grapes, an eclectic and energetic band that play a wide range of foot-stomping songs, will perform from 7-8:30 p.m. Door prizes will be given away throughout the evening. For more information, contact Tracy Von Harten, Campaign Manager, at laura4council@gmail.com.