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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.

 

Water Festival 2011 starts Sports Saturday

Space is still open to compete in the Horseshoe Tournament sponsored by Allen Patterson Residential Construction, Volleyball Tournament sponsored by Marine Federal Credit Union, and the Men’s Softball Tournament sponsored by the Marine Federal Credit Union. Horseshoes starts at 9 a.m. at the Live Oaks Park, Port Royal, on Saturday, June 18; entry fee is $30 for two person teams. Volleyball starts at 10 a.m. at the Parris Island Soccer Fields; entry fee is $65 per three person team. The softball tournament starts at 8 a.m. at the Parris Island softball complex; entry fee is $200 per team. For more information please visit us on the web at www.bftwaterfestival.com to download applications, and to check out the other 56th Annual Beaufort Water Festival events.

 

Terry Sweeney hosts Beaufort Beauties

Former Saturday Night Live Alum Terry Sweeney has agreed to host the upcoming Beaufort Beauties Pageant 2011 for Main Street Beaufort, USA, which raises money for five local charities. Nine local men have already signed up to put their best “heel” forward by dressing as women, with the help of their wives, and competing in talent and evening gown competitions.  Terry Sweeney will be performing as his comedic character “Lucinda Ravenel” — a sharp-tongued, grey-haired Charleston matron of the “old school.” Sweeney said, “I am always ready to put my girdle back on for a good cause.” The event will benefit Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity, Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry, Beaufort Film Commission, Main Street Beaufort, Zonta Club of Beaufort and Senior Services of the Lowcountry. The event will be held at the Dataw Island Club, Saturday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. The tax-deductible tickets, at $30 each, are available for sale now at Main Street Beaufort, USA. The event is expected to sell out. For more information and to purchase tickets call (843) 525-6644 or email at info@downtownbeaufort.com.

 

BC United to hold summer soccer camp

A BC United summer soccer camp will be offered to children 5-12 years old June 20-24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please email BeaufortCountyUnited@yahoo.com or call 843-592-1111.

 

Ice cream benefit party at Berry Island

How would you like to consume all the ice cream you can eat, guilt free? On Wednesday, June 22, you can help our wounded heroes by purchasing a ticket to the Second Annual ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Ice Cream Party at Berry Island located in Newpoint Corners on Lady’s Island.  For $15, you can have all the ice cream you want from 7 to 9 p.m.  There will be many flavors available with several adult choices and chocolate lover creations.  Berry Island and The Independence Fund have used this event to raise funds which go directly to veterans who were severely injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Charlie Nolette at 524-8779 or Angel Flewelling at 525-0102.

 

Beaufort Writers meet

Beaufort Writers meets every second and fourth Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, June 28.

 

Dataw Island to host annual tennis event

Dataw Island will host the 6th Annual Beaufort Summer Splash June 24-26. Presented by the Beaufort Tennis Association, this is a USTA-sanctioned tournament (18 and up). Register at www.btatennis.org ID#704110611. Levels include 3.0 to 9.0 Singles, Men’s/Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Open. The new tournament site at Dataw includes clay courts, swimming pool/showers availability, resort amenities, and there will be players’ trophies, goody bags, one complimentary lunch per entrant and more. Fees: $31 singles / $28 1st doubles / $23 2nd per player. Spectators and fans are welcome. For more information, please email or call Cathy McGill, Tournament Director at catmcgill@embarqmail.com or 843-271-0074. Entry deadline is Saturday, June 18, at midnight.

Upcoming events at ARTworks

• Puppeteer 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.

Kazoos on Vacation: Rick Hubbard’s hit family show of Music, Comedy, and Fun at ARTworks where your kids are the stars and kazoos are free! Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., June 28- August 2. Doors open at 7 p.m., adults $10, kids $5. Info and reservations 843-379-2787, www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.

• Beaufort’s Best Hidden Talent Competition concerts open to the public: These musicians need to hear the roar of the crowd as they compete for the Grand Prize — $1,000 paid gig in the Street Music on Paris Avenue concert in Spring 2012! Preliminary competitions are July 9 & 16, 7:30 p.m. at ARTworks, $5 at the door. Semifinal competition- July 30, 7:30 p.m. at ARTworks, $5 at the door. Grand Finale is FREE on August 6, 6 p.m. on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. All ages,  music styles, and places of residency are eligible to register by July 1. Gospel and vocal groups, rock, country-western, bluegrass, rap, hip-hop, reggae, blues, jazz, folk, solo musicians and more are welcome. Performance slots are first come, first serve. www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org, 843-379-2787, and at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street 29902, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

• Ongoing registration for ARTblast & TheaterArt weekly camps: now through July 30th. Every week this summer ARTworks offers the joy and challenges of art — on the canvas and on stage. Each weekly class is $110, and scholarships are available, supported by a private family foundation (no extra paperwork, just ask.) 379-2787, www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org. ARTworks is the home of the arts council of Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands, and applies the many creative tools of The Arts to strengthen artists and to enrich audiences, collectors, and visitors through high quality arts experiences and arts education programs 365 days a year: 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort Town Center, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

 

Play Mah Jongg and Bridge every Monday

Looking for an interesting way to meet new friends and help a worthy cause at the same time?  Come to Mah Jongg and Bridge every Monday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. in the Walsh Palmetto Room at St. Peter Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive. Players are always welcome for hours of relaxation and fellowship. Just bring $3, two cans of food and a spirit of fun.  Instruction is available and refreshments are always served.

 

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.