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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.

 

Beaufort snowboard, ski club to start

Beaufort Snow Ski/Board Club will be starting soon. An organizational meeting will be held on Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at Brick’s on Boundary. All those interested in snow and outdoor activities, as well as those who just enjoy fellowship with others are welcome!  Contact tugboatjulie@gmail.com for more information.

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.

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.

 

Lunch and Learn at the Farmers Market

The fourth in the ‘Lunch and Learn’ series presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardener Association and the Clemson Extension Office will be about worms.  Vermiculture is a big word for a simple concept: the use of a “worm farm” to recycle kitchen waste, old newspapers, grass clippings and other organics.  The presentation will show attendees an easy to make a worm bin and explain the many benefits of a worm farm.   This session will be at the Port Royal Farmer’s Market on Saturday, July 2nd at 11:30.  Bring a folding chair to the open-air class behind the Master Gardener table.  Admission is free, and questions are encouraged.  The Port Royal Farmer’s Market has a wonderful variety of locally grown fresh produce, free range eggs, food vendors and much more.

 

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.