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Tour private gardens with Garden A Day

The Beaufort Garden Club will celebrate National Garden Week with its 17th Annual Garden a Day event. Gardens will be open from 9:30 a.m. each morning until 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served by The Beaufort Garden Club. Here is the schedule of featured home gardens:

• Thursday, June 9, 1 Hermitage Point.

• Friday, June 10, 608 Hamilton Street.

 

Sportfishing and diving club to meet

The Beaufort Sportsfishing Diving Club June meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 9 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road on Lady’s Island.  The social begins at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7 p.m.  Captain Don May, a 40 plus year fishing veteran, will give a unique presentation on King fishing.  As you know, starting now and through the summer, Kings will be near shore, on the wrecks, and also offshore.  Captain Don has participated more than 10 times in the National SKA finals.  He will bring rods, reels, and particularly the different types of set ups for King Mackerel fishing with live bait.  You do not need to be a member to attend and guests are welcomed.  For additional information please call Captain Frank Gibson at 522-2020 or fgibson@islc.netr.

 

Bereavement Support group to gather

United Hospice will be hosting a Bereavement Support Group on Thursday, June 9 from 3-4:30 p.m. at United Hospice, 1605 North Street, Beaufort. All are welcome
. For questions or more information, call 843-522-0476.

 

Week of Champions is sports clinic for kids

In its 33rd year in this area, the Week of Champions is an event for all children ages 8 and up.  It is a free sports clinic and also includes a free T-shirt. It runs June 13-16.

• Soccer Clinic: Monday and Tues., June 13 and 14, 9 a.m. – noon at Basil Green Complex;

• Tennis Clinic: Wed. and Thurs., June 15 and 16, 9 a.m. -noon at Downtown Tennis Courts, Boundary Street;

• Golf Clinic: Thurs., June 16, 9 a.m. – noon at Sanctuary Club at Cat Island.

The Week of Champions is a non-profit ministry. Register ONLINE AT  www.WeekofChampions.org. or call 838-2407.

Chamber has business after hours at BES, Inc.

BES, Inc. will host the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business After Hours on Thursday, June 9 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.  BES is located at 2712 Bull Street in Beaufort. Business After Hours events provide networking opportunities for Chamber members and guests. The event is open to chamber members for $10 and all others for $20. Please RSVP to Amy Kaylor at (843) 525-8524 or via email at amy@beaufortsc.org.

Angel of Hope church to host health fair

The Angel of Hope Health Ministry of Faith Memorial Baptist Church Annual Health Fair will be held on Saturday June 11 from 9 a.m.  to 2 p.m.  The Health Fair will be at Faith Memorial Baptist Church at 28 Lands End Road, St. Helena Island. Activities include presentations by health care professionals on cancer, heart and related diseases, pediatrics, pharmacy, dentistry, gastroenterology, colon cancer, podiatry and drug abuse/fire/safety. Other activities include health screening for blood sugar, blood pressure, body index, foot care and breast exams. There will also be information booths on other health issues and activities for children. For details, call 838-5926 or 838-5031.

Sign up for Gamecock Classic golf tourney

The Beaufort County Gamecock Classic Golf Tournament will be on Saturday, June 11, at the Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island. This is a 4 person scramble, Captain’s Choice format starting at 9 am. Proceeds benefit USC Scholarship Athletes. Entry fee of $100 per player includes a green fee and golf cart, gift bag, awards lunch, beverages, and contests and prizes. Please call Linda McCarty at 843-521-1445 or send to Beaufort County Gamecock Club, 2 Carolina Lane, Beaufort, SC 29907.

 

Habitat for Humanity to hold family sessions

LowCountry Habitat for Humanity will hold family orientation sessions on Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m. at Sea Island Presbyterian Church on Lady’s Island and Tuesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at Riverview Baptist Church on Boundary Street. Orientation sessions are the first step in the family selection process, and attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory for those interested in becoming Habitat partner families. Qualified future homeowners currently live in sub-standard housing, live or work in northern Beaufort County, have a steady source of income not above 60 percent of the median income, the willingness to partner with Habitat and the ability to repay a zero-interest mortgage. For further information, please call 522-3500.

 

Tasty fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

On Sunday, June 12, there will be a special chefs demonstration cooking and tasting event in four homes in the Village of Habersham as a fundraiser for LowCountry Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build project. Local chefs will prepare signature dishes in the four homes with two late-morning sessions occurring from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., then two afternoon sessions from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Chef Richard Wilson of Maggie’s Pub will be cooking in the home of Cindy Guldin and Steve Mazur, Erin Lurtz of EL Catering will be cooking in the home of Dan Stover, Chef Bethany Boles-Hewitt of Southern Graces will be cooking in the home of Janet and Ryan Norris, and Chefs’ Gary Lang and Beth Shaw of Breakwater will be cooking in the home of David Littleton. Tickets for the event are $35 per person per session, or $60 for two sessions. Paid reservations are required. This event is an opportunity to taste local dishes prepared by local chefs, with all proceeds benefitting Women Build. This is the second Women Build project that LowCountry Habitat has undertaken, and will be a house-building project primarily funded by and built by local women. To make a reservation for one of the demonstrations or to find out more about Women Build, please call the LowCountry Habitat office at (843) 522-3500.

 

Beaufort Writers meet

Beaufort Writers meets every second and fourth
Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room. The next meeting will be June 14.

 

Sea Island Quilters to hold meeting

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m. at the Charles Lind Brown Activity Center on Green Street. Joey Patrucco will speak on “A Quilter’s Garden,” and she will demonstrate how to turn your flower beds into a living quilt. Contact Joey for additional information at 379-4688.

 

Chamber holds 2011 Civitas Awards

The 2011 Civitas Awards & the Chamber’s Annual Meeting are scheduled for Friday, June 17 at the Dataw Island Club.  A cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards at
7 p.m.  Please RSVP by June 10 for early bird pricing to join us for the Beaufort area’s premier event celebrating business excellence.  All are welcome. Contact Amy Kaylor at 843.525.8524 or amy@beaufortsc.org for more information or to RSVP.

Lowcountry Estuarium hosts Critter Fest 2011

The Lowcountry Estuarium, a Coastal Learning Center in Port Royal is hosting Critter Fest 2011 – Celebrating Creatures of the Estuary from Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.  Estuarium Open House – Critter Touch Tank and Tickle Tank – Kids Games and Activities – Food and Drinks by Danny’s BBQ. Corner of 14th St. and Paris Ave. Call 524-6600 or 263-7959.

 

ARTworks to have puppeteer Hobey Ford

Hobey Ford will be at ARTworks for one show June 29 at 6 p.m., as part of the Beaufort County Public Library’s “World Tales.” Hobey’s intricate shadow puppetry work and creation of the original rod puppets, the “Foamies,” have earned him a place on stages across the world. Hobey’s performances incorporate a variety of puppetry styles including Bunraku, rod, marionettes, “Foamies”, and shadow puppetry. Hobey adapts folk tales from various cultures for many of his performances, always adding a special “Golden Rod” twist. He uses his own voice to create characters and sound effects, tell stories, and sing. For more information, visit www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org or go to Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort SC 29902.

 

Save the date for up coming Pet Fair

Save the Date: September 17, at United Hospice of Beaufort, 1605 North Street,

Adoption Fair, dog show, pet boutique, photos with your pet and more. Proceeds to benefit The United Hospice Foundation. For more information, call 843-522-0476.