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Monthly meeting of sportfishing, diving club

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s September meeting will be held Thursday, September 12 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. 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.


Exchange Club speaker discusses human rights

There are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in human history. Men, women, and children right here in South Carolina are being exploited for manual and sexual labor against their will.  Victims are subjected to forced labor, sexual exploitation and involuntary servitude. Jobs can range from yard work to prostitution. Human trafficking is a crime against individuals that violates the most basic human rights of its victims and deprives them of personal freedoms. Kelly Hall with the SC Attorney General’s Office will be the speaker at the next Exchange Club meeting on Thursday, September 12. Exchange, America’s Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and the Prevention of Child Abuse. The Beaufort Club meets twice a month at the Golden Corral. For more information, call 525-0102.


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 19 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 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 p.m. at the City Council Chamber, Beaufort City Hall, Beaufort. Contact Katherine Lang of the Beaufort History Museum at 843-277-1443 or visit the website at


DAR meeting partners with local chapters

The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their next meeting on Thursday, September 12 at 2 p.m. at Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. This special meeting will be held with the members of the Emily Geiger Chapter of Bluffton and the Capt. William Hilton Chapter of Hilton Head. The featured speaker will be Mrs. Benjamin Franklin whose topic will be “The Good Wife” — a look into the 18th Century by someone with first-hand knowledge of events. Refreshments will follow the meeting. Please call Regent Charlene Shufelt at 525-0158 for
more information.


St. Helena library holds fall events for all ages

• All Books Considered: Join us for a discussion of books of all genres — historical fiction, mysteries, classics, biographies, and more. The 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. Thursday, September 12, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Helena Branch Library Conference Room, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St Helena Island, SC 29920. Contact 843-255-6487, acox@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

• Roaring ‘20s Great Gatsby Nite: A Banned and Challenged Classic: Set to the music of Jay-Z, watch the film adaptation and chat about American Library Association’s Number 1 banned and challenged classic, “Great Gatsby.” Officially  challenged by the Baptist College in Charleston in 1987, “Great Gatsby” is now on required reading lists at high schools across America. Recommended for ages 13 and above, parents and  teachers welcome. Wednesday, September 25, 4:30-7:45 p.m.; Movie starts at 5:15 p.m. at St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road. Contact 843-255-6542 or sbrooks@bcgov.net.

• 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.

• Wednesday, October 9, at 6 p.m. (Theme: Oktoberfest)

• Wednesday, November 13, at 6 p.m. (Theme: Holiday Memories)

St. Helena Branch Library Community Meeting Room, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island.


Sea Island Quilters will hold meeting, workshop

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, September 19 at Praise Assembly of God, Paris Island Gateway at 6 p.m. The special guest speaker will be Sandy Fitzpatrick, an applique quilt pattern designer from North Carolina. She will lecture on Free Motion Fun and Facts There will also be a workshop led by Ms Fitzpatrick, Gorgeous Gourds Machine Applique, on Friday, September 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Carteret Street Methodist Church. For details, contact Diana Dewitt at 379-3353 or Char Lane at 910-880-0690.


Historical Society welcomes local speaker

The Beaufort County Historical Society is pleased to announce a return engagement of Dave Smoot, Parris Island Museum technician and medical historian. Smoot will be presenting “The Untold Story” of Gen Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, long thought to be the result of complications following his wounding at Chancellorsville.

The meeting will be held at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club off Meridian Road, on Lady’s Island, SC, at noon Thursday, Sept. 19. All Speaker Series meetings are free and open to the public. There is an optional light lunch catered by Debbi Covington at 11:30 for $10. Please RSVP for lunch the Monday prior to the meeting (Sept. 16) to Linda Hoffman at hoffmaks@earthlink.com.


Event encourages responsible dog owners 

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.


Meeting to discuss planning, zoning codes 

There will a public meeting for residents of St. Helena Island on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at St. Helena Elementary School cafeteria to discuss the County Zoning Plan now being updated. Planning Director Tony Criscitiello and staff  will present and explain the County’s Form Based Code as it applies to property on St. Helena Island. Zoning maps of the island will be available and members of the St. Helena Island Community Preservation/Cultural Protection Committee will attend to assist in any way. This committee has met for eight years to study and develop ideas for progress on St. Helena including land use, independent business growth, and economic opportunity. The public is invited to attend. For more information:

Anne Pollitzer, Vice Chair, St. Helena Island CPCPC  (838-2183), or Mary Legree, Planning Commission Representative (838-4655).


Golf tournament to benefit kids ministry

The golf tournament to benefit the Edge Kids Children’s Ministry will be held Saturday, September, 21 at The Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island. There will be an 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start. Entry fee is $50 per player, which includes golf fees, water and soft drinks on course, closest to hole contests, prizes and a contribution to Edge Kids Children’s Ministry. The entry deadline is Tuesday, September 17 at 5 p.m. For more information, please call Jeff Abrams at (843) 476-1152 or Rev. Lane Glaze at (864) 207-9135.


Join fellow officers to help troops, military

Military Officers Association of America/Low Country Chapter protects rights and interests of active, retired, National Guard, reserves and former U.S. officers. Join us September 24 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 per person. Dress is casual. Please make reservations by Sept. 18 to Past Pres. Nick Russell at 843-524-5577, 843-812-9697 or email captnick@hargray.com. Visit http://www.moaa.org.


Program helps discover God’s vision for you

A new program, “You and Your Spiritual Gifts,” will be presented on Sundays through October 27 at 9:15 a.m. before the 11 a.m. Worship Service at the Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles Street, Beaufort. This course will help you understand how God has uniquely gifted you and how to find greater fulfillment and satisfaction as you serve Him and His kingdom.

Attend nutrition class, weight loss challenge

Come join the Nutrition Class/Weight Loss Challenge each Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Participants receive 12 weeks of personal coaching, free metabolism testing, nutrition education and group support. For more information, including location, 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.

Charity golf tournament benefits PAL

Palmetto Animal League’s ‘Putt for PAL’ charity golf tournament will be held on Monday, Nov. 4 at Belfair’s Fazio West Course in Bluffton. The $150 fee includes a buffet lunch, golf, prizes and appetizers/wine/beer after play. The format will be a 4-person shamble starting at 12:30 p.m.  All proceeds will be used to fund rescue, rehabilitation and adoption programs at PAL’s Adoption Center in Riverwalk Business Park.  Register online to play or to purchase a hole sponsorship ‘in memory of’ a beloved pet at www.palgolf.golfreg.com or email PuttforPAL@PalmettoAnimalLeague.org or call Bob Elliott at 843-706-9015.  Thank you to Hilton Head Lexus, Atlantic Personnel, Mingledorff’s Inc., Marshall’s and The Corkern Group for their sponsorship of this tournament.

Herban Marketplace offers class, consultation

Herban Marketplace, Beaufort County’s premier all organic and all-natural grocery will host the class “What Vitamins Should I Take?” on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. This class will be taught by Jennifer Ables, PhD, at Herban Marketplace, 1211 Newcastle Street, Unit C, Beaufort. Ables will also offer individual health consultations onsite at Herban Marketplace, Thursday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The evening class will focus on how to get the proper nutrients and attain a balanced lifestyle in today’s hectic world. Ables will discuss the perfect supplement regime, debunk vitamin myths and misunderstandings, and suggest simple changes that can make a big difference in your health. The cost of this class is $10 per person and seating will be limited.

The individual consultation includes a discussion of your prior and present health, plus information and recommendations about diet, lifestyle and supplements on a customized basis. The cost is $60 for a 1-hour consult, $30 for a short 30-minute consult and $35 for a 15-minute allergy consult. Reservations and registration can be made at Herban Marketplace, or email Jennifer Ables at selfinfinity@gmail.com with your name, email and phone number.

Upcoming classes, events at TheraVista

• Energy Management 101 with Martha O’Regan, Friday, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. Wondering what it means to be balanced? Interested in making some changes, but I don’t know where to begin? This FREE 75 minute class is designed to teach you the basics of B.E.S.T., how to manage the energy of the mind/body,  along with specific techniques that you can practice right away for greater health and vitality.

• Nature Spirits with Susan “Wisdom Warrior Woman” Stone, Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to noon. Please join us as to explore what it means to be a good steward of the Earth by learning: toning with the Standing People (trees), the Elements (earth, air, fire, and water), animal totems, the Elementals (fairies and other Nature Spirits) and connecting through the heartbeat of Mother. $20 per person/4 person minimum.

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