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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).

Gruber Farm Fall CSA program to begin deliveries
September is rapidly approaching and how exciting to see our Fall crops just soaking up the rays of sunshine and growing daily. Anticipating a great Fall CSA season so it is time to do it.  Get signed up now so you won’t miss any of the 12 weekly deliveries we have in store for you and your family.  Let Gruber Farm be your Family Farmer. We begin our delivery on Tuesday, September 3rd and thank all our faithful patrons that we have on our delivery list already.  The Fall season yields a good variety of items and we had fresh tomatoes available last year up until Christmas.  Heirlooms are a favorite and looking good right now. Prices: Small-$275, Medium – $385, Large – $495. Time for everyone to contact us or go to our website grubercsafarm.com and sign up online. Those interested may also call Susan at 843-693-7069 or Stanley at 843-563-1159. Don’t wait because we are busy getting our delivery routes arranged as we daily watch our crops progressing in time for this great time of year. Looking  forward to our upcoming season of sharing our partnership of fresh, healthy vegetables and fruits. Gruber Farm, 265 Old Bell Road, St. George, SC  29477.

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, Sept. 5, 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 AM 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.

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.

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.

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 6:30pm followed by the meeting at 7:00pm. 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 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.