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Parkinson’s Support Group to hold meeting
Dr. Norman Bettle will speak about the non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease at the next Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on Thursday, September 5th, from 1:30-3 p.m. Dr. Bettle is a board certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist with Coastal Neurology. He is the only board certified clinic neurophysiologist in the Lowcountry. The support group meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month in the Fellowship Hall of Shell Point Baptist Church located at 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906. The church is across from Bi-Lo and McDonalds in Port Royal. The meetings are free and open to anyone who is living with Parkinson’s Disease or who is a caregiver or has a loved one suffering from Parkinson’s. For more information, contact Rose at (843) 252-3001 or e-mail rewing@alcco.com.

Battery Creek High has BC Community night
Battery Creek Athletics is proud to announce BC Community Night on Friday, September, 6th. This is the night of the first ever home Varsity Football game between Battery Creek  and Whale Branch Early College High School. BCHS wants our community there to help us celebrate. Whether you have been here a long time, are a newcomer, BC Student, civilian, military, business, civic group,  or other,  The Creek wants you at Dolphin Field on this date. There will be a BC Community Village set up between the pool and field house. Vendors will be charged $25 to set-up a table to sell items. Please contact Coach Drafts at john.drafts@beaufort.k12.sc.us or 843-322 5574 for more information.

Beaufort Lions Club to hold yard sale
The Beaufort Lions Club’s Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, September 7th from 8 a.m. until 12 Noon at 1205 Lafayette Street.  In keeping with our motto, “We Serve”, all money earned will be used to  help the less fortunate in our community such as assisting deserving people with the purchase of eye glasses and hearing aids.

Baptist Church of Beaufort to present spiritual program
A new program, You and Your Spiritual Gifts, will be presented on Sundays from September 8th to October 27th at 9:15 a.m. before the 11 a.m. Worship Service at the Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles Street, Beaufort. This course will help you understand how God has uniquely gifted you and how to find greater fulfillment and satisfaction as you serve Him and His kingdom. The worship services will reinforce
the theme.

Beaufort Shag Club to host junior shag dance party
The Beaufort Shag Club is pleased to host the Junior Shag Club September Dance Party on Sunday, September 8th from 4 to 6 p.m. at AMVETS Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal.  The dance is free and open to juniors age 8 to age 18 who want to learn the SC state dance, the Carolina Shag.  Instructors will be on hand to teach beginner, intermediate and advanced steps.  Parents welcome and encouraged.  Visit the Junior Shag page at www.Beaufortshagclub.com.

Attend free public seminar to become a notary
Secretary of State Mark Hammond is offering free regional notary public seminars for South Carolina notaries and those interested in becoming a notary. Attending a Notary Public seminar is not required to obtain a Notary. The seminar is a public service of the Secretary of State’s Office. A local seminar will be held Tuesday, September 10th in the community room at Palmetto Electric Coop, Inc, 4063 Grays Highway in Ridgeland. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the seminar; seminar will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. and end by 7:30 p.m.

ProWriters to meet in Beaufort
The next meeting of the Beaufort ProWriters will be Tuesday, September 10th, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at City Java in downtown Beaufort. Come Tuesday, we’ll check in with current writing projects and talk about topics writers would like addressed in upcoming meetings, whether through discussion or via outside speakers. Beaufort ProWriters is open to all professional writers and writers who strive to become pros on any level in any genre, whether that be magazine articles, fiction or nonfiction books, technical writing, et al. There is no membership charge. The only requirements are an open, engaged mind and an enthusiasm for your craft. Just to clarify, ours is not a reading meeting.

St. Helena Branch Library’s fall adult events
•  The St. Helena Cooking Club  — Members meet to share recipes, food and conversation and everyone is welcome.  Each month a theme; ethnic cooking, regional fare, international cuisine, etc. is chosen.  Members present items that fit within the theme.  Books, recipes, food and memories are made and shared.  Come join us, whether you want to prepare a dish or be a sampler, the St. Helena Cooking Club has a place for you. The event dates are as follows: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (Theme = Seafood), Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (Theme = Oktoberfest), Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (Theme = Holiday Memories). Admission is free. The location of the event is in the St. Helena Branch Library Community Meeting Room, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Rd, St. Helena Island, SC 29920. For more information, call 843-255-6540 or visit beaufortcountylibary.org.
•  All Books Considered  — Join us for a discussion of books of all genres – historical fiction, mysteries, classics, biographies, and more! Our September book is Canada by Richard Ford. Winner of the 2013 Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the novel introduces the reader to a teenage boy left to rebuild his life and redefine the truths he thought he knew after his parents rob a bank. This program is intended for adult readers. The event will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free. The location of the event is in the St. Helena Branch Library Community Meeting Room, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Rd, St. Helena Island, SC 29920. For more information, call 843-255-6540 or visit beaufortcountylibary.org.

DAR meeting to be held
The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their next meeting on September 12th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville SC. This special meeting will be held with the members of the Emily Geiger Chapter of Bluffton and the Capt. William Hilton Chapter of Hilton Head. The featured speaker will be Mrs. Benjamin Franklin whose topic will be “The Good Wife” – a look into the Eighteenth Century by someone with first-hand knowledge of events. Refreshments will follow the meeting. Please call Regent Charlene Shufelt at 525-0158 for more information.

Sportfishing and Diving Club to meet
The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s September meeting will be held Thursday, September 12th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Al Stokes, Manager/Wildlife Biologist at Waddell Mariculture Center, will be the guest speaker. Waddell Mariculture Center is one of the country’s largest and most sophisticated facilities for Mariculture research.  Over the past two decades the center has worked with a variety of species including striped bass, white bass and their hybrids, sturgeons, cobia, whiting, red drum, black drum, flounder, sea trout, tilapia, and various species of marine shrimp. Mr. Stokes’s power point presentation will include pictures of their various saltwater ponds and plant facilities. He will also discuss future opportunities and how local fisherman can be supportive of their research. You do not need a reservation and guests are always welcome. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

Several events provide Civil War perspectives
•  The Life and Times of a “Lady” during the Civil War — Join re-enactor, Louise Murray for her exciting portrayal of life during the Civil War. The event will take place on Thursday, September 19th at 5:30 p.m. in the Beaufort Meeting Room at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902. The event is free! Everyone is welcome! Please call Stacey Edmonds (843)255-6458 or email me at sinman@bcgov.net for questions.
•  “Glory!” [The Movie] with Joseph McGill and Beaufort History Museum  — Historian and 54th Massachusetts Regiment re-enactor Joseph McGill will introduce the movie, “Glory,” and discuss how closely it follows what we know about the 54th and the 1st SC Volunteers. It will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the City Council Chamber, Beaufort City Hall, Beaufort, SC  29902. The price is to be determined. Contact Katherine Lang of the Beaufort History Museum at 843-277-1443 or visit the website at www.beauforthistorymuseum.com.

Responsible Dog Ownership Day event
Responsible Dog Ownership Day presented by Beaufort Kennel Club will be September 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. next to Port Royal Farmers Market. Canine Good Citizen Testing will be offered for $10. The local chapter of Therapy Dogs International will provide information on how to become a therapy dog. Port Royal Veterinary Hospital will offer free dental and ear checkups and also microchipping for $35.

Military Officers Association holds luncheon
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)/Low Country Chapter—protects rights & interests of active, ret., NG, Res. & former US officers. Join us September 24th at 11:30 a.m. at Dataw Island Club. A free gate pass will be available. Port Royal Town Manager Van Willis will share ground-truth about local governance. There will be a cash bar with a noon luncheon featuring the club’s Chicken Picatta, wild rice & roasted zucchini, chocolate ice cream, iced tea and coffee. Cost is $22.00/person. Dress is casual. Please make reservations by Sep. 18th to Past Pres. Nick Russell, (843) 524-5577/(C) (843) 812-9697 / captnick@hargray.com MOAA Website, http://www.moaa.org.

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