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Fun activities at ARTworks
Saturday, August 24: “-scapes” with Laurie Lovell @ ARTworks — Landscape, cityscape, seascape, escape…create assemblages on canvas or paper with highly textured and tactile collage surfaces, with painted, drawn, and stitched techniques, and applied found objects. This class is open to creative self-driven individuals with some art experience. Maximum of 10 participants. 10-4 p.m., $60 includes most materials. See additional materials list of “Your Working Tools” from instructor prior to class time. Call 379-2787 to register.

Christian Connection to host Sweetgrass Lady
Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection, Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries, will present Sweetgrass Baskets of the Lowcountry on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn at 2015 Boundary St. Guest Feature will be Jery B. Taylor, the Sweetgrass Lady of St. Helena Island. Baskets will be on sale at the luncheon. Guest speaker is Ann Hart, and her topic is Finding the Missing Piece of the Puzzle. Tickets are $13.00. Reservations or cancellations must be made by Friday, August 16th. Call or E-mail Karen Whitehead at 838-7627 or mommakaren@islc.net.

ARTworks celebrates five years at meeting
Be the guest for a celebration of the arts at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. The program includes an overview of the past 5 years, a peek into the vision of the future and other surprises. The Bull Grapes will perform, the Quilt of Humanity will be revealed, and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The August 24, 2013 Annual Meeting @ ARTworks will be surrounded by artists working in their studios, a gallery, the black box theater, and classrooms, all located at 2127 Boundary Street Beaufort 29902 (along with the Beaufort Bookstore and BiLo.) www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org, 843-379-2787, @artseensc.

Fellowship Choir hosts dinner theater
The Fellowship Concert Choir (FCC) of Beaufort, South Carolina will present “An Evening of Praise, Joy and Laughter,” a Dinner Theatre that will include a mini-concert, skits and entertainment on Saturday, August 24 at 5 p.m. at the Quality Inn at Beaufort Town Center. Cost is $25.00. For more Information, please call (843) 812-6111.

Volunteer training for CODA to be held
CODA (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse) will be holding a volunteer training
in August. The training is comprised of four sessions which will be held August 24th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and August 26th, 27th, and 28th   from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CODA volunteers will be trained in working with victims of domestic violence, answering the 24-hour crisis line and a variety of activities working either on site in CODA’s shelter or at various community events as representatives of CODA. Interested individuals can download the application by visiting CODA’s website at www.codalowcountry.org and clicking the “volunteer” tab.  Pre-registration is required. For more information please contact Theresa Lacey at 843-770-1074 ext. 225.

Basic obedience classes for dogs held at Beaufort Dog
It is not only back to school time for students, but dogs too! Beaufort Dog is beginning basic obedience classes covering all problem behaviors, commands, and socialization beginning August 27th at 6:00 p.m. Classes will be held at 1307 Boundary Street. Sign up online at Beaufort Dog.com or stop by 1307 Boundary Street.

Dedication of DSN flag pole with talent show
The Beaufort County Disabilities and Special Needs will present a Flag Pole dedication at the Disabilities and Special Needs office, 100 Clear Water Way, Port Royal, SC 29906 on Friday August 30, 2013 at 12 p.m. DSN is celebrating the completion of an area around the new Flag Pole located in front of DSN. Following this celebration will be a Talent Show put on by the Day Program consumers.

Yard sale to benefit Unitarian Fellowship
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort will hold its Second Annual Mulit-Family Yard Sale on Saturday, August 31, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Clothing, household items, books, furniture. Come find your new treasure and support our growing church. 178 Sams Point Rd., Lady’s Island (One mile from Publix).

September events at the Lobeco Branch Library
Bedtime Math  — Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for an after-hours program where we do more than just count sheep! The event will be held on Thursday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m. at the Lobeco Branch Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco, SC 29931. Admission is free. For more information call 843-255-6479 or email tracyeb@bcgov.net.

BCHS announces 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.

Notary Seminars to be held in September
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.

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.

Civil War Films, Author Talks, and more
•  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 Sep 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.

Weight Loss Challenge and Nutrition class to begin
Come join us for our Nutrition Class/Weight Loss Challenge each Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m.  Participants receive 12 weeks of personal coaching, free metabolism testing, nutrition education, group support to cheer you on and best of all, it’s fun! For more information, including location, please call Margie at 931-787-5687 or Melody at 843-844-7309.  Space is limited, so be sure to call early to reserve your seat.