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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


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).


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.


Ministry yard sale to benefit programs

Plant the Seed Ministry is having a yard sale. Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Proceeds will benefit: Atlantic Inn Mission, Youth Program and Outreach Ministries. Shell Point Baptist Church 871 Parris Island Gateway. Please call Joy Kircher to make donations. 843-575-2200.


St. Helena library holds fall events for all ages

• 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.

• Teen Storytellers Wanted! Storyteller Ms. Ase is starting a teen storytelling troupe at the St. Helena Branch Library. Teens can learn and polish their dramatic storytelling skills, then take to the “stage” on the evening of October 25 as part of the library’s first Ghost Story Festival. For teens in 6-12 grades, 4 to 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five weeks; September 23-October 21 at St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, Teen Lounge. Contact 843-255-6542 or sbrooks@bcgov.net or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org.

• 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 tourney 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.

YMCA to host fourth annual Boots & Bling

YMCA of Beaufort County/Wardle Family YMCA will hold 4th annual Boots & Bling capital fundraiser and silent auction with live music by The Sofa Kings, dancing, amazing food and drink by area restaurants and an incredible silent auction. The event will be at Butler Marine, 70 Sea Island Parkway on Saturday, October 26,  from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $90 couple/ $50 individual. Available in person at the YMCA (1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal) or online at www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com. Sponsorship opportunities available. Proceeds from the event directly support improvements to the YMCA, enabling the facility to maintain its reputation as a safe and healthy environment for families to thrive.

Sign up to give blood at Red Cross Drive at United Methodist Church

The next American Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by Carteret Street United Methodist Church will be held on Thursday, October 3 in the Fellowship Hall from noon until 6 p.m. To be eligible to donate you must be 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds; each donor will have a thorough medical screening to ensure safety of the donor and the blood supply. The ARC has informed that the number of technicians that they send to each blood drive is based on the number of advanced appointments. You can help alleviate delays in the donation process by making an appointment and it’s very easy. To make an appointment please call 1-866-611-7137 or log onto www.givelife.org (it’s very simple). For the 1-866 number, after you get an answer press 2 (Option 2) for a Savannah-based operator to make your appointment. For the web site, you must register the first time and then for subsequent appointments, you just log on with your user name and PIN and make an appointment. For questions, please call Merle Hoagland 522-2073 or e-mail merle13@embarqmail.com.


All library branches will be closed October 9 

All branches and departments of the Beaufort County Library will be closed on Wednesday, October 9 for Staff Development Day. Normal operating hours will resume Thursday, October 10.


HBF dinner and lecture talks Sherman’s March

Personal experiences of the final blow of defeat to the citizens of South Carolina in 1865 will be discussed by archivist Karen Stokes of the South Carolina Historical Society at the Verdier House Dinner & A Lecture series, Monday, September 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street.

An army of over 60,000 Union troops led by Gen. William T. Sherman swept through South Carolina as the Civil War was in its final months and the motivation of the attack was to punish the state where the seeds of secession grew to full blossom. Hundreds of affected residents recorded their harrowing experiences in letters, diaries, memoirs and newspaper accounts, much of which is corroborated by the testimony of Sherman’s officers and soldiers.

Stokes brings these stories together in “South Carolina Civilians in Sherman’s Path: Stories of Courage Amid Civil War Destruction” and will share them in her lecture. Many of the accounts offer a graphic depiction of the destruction that changed South Carolina forever.

Stokes, who has worked with the manuscript collection at the Historical Society for over 15 years, has published numerous articles on South Carolina history. She will provide copies of her book for sale and will sign them at the event.

Lectures are scheduled for October 26, “When South Carolina was an Armed Camp: The Reconstruction Essays of Belton O’Neal Townsend,” by historian Stephen Hoffius, and for November 18, “State of the Heart: SC Writers on the Places They Love,” by editor/writer Aida Rodgers.

“Dinner and a Lecture” is open to HBF members and non-members; the lecture series features a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, 5:30 – 6 p.m. The program is 6 to 7 p.m. followed by audience questions. Admission to the lecture is $15/$25 per member/member couple respectively, and $20/$30 per non-member/non-member couple respectively. Seating is limited; call 379-3331 to make reservations. A three-course dinner at Saltus River Grill is offered at $19 per person for attendees at the lecture. Call Saltus at 379-3474 to make reservations.


Upcoming events by the Open Land Trust

Lecture with Bill McKibben on October 18 at The Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Bluffton. At 5 p.m. there will be an interview with high school students and faculty (filmed by SCAD student). At 6 p.m. will be a talk and Q&A, with an (optional) Meet & Greet Lowcountry supper for $30 at the church immediately following. RSVP by calling 843-208-8241. Space is limited.

Auldbrass Tour: The tickets for this year’s tour sold out quickly, but there are other events going on that weekend:

• Cocktail Reception with Auldbrass Connoisseurs on Friday, November 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lowcountry Produce Market and Café, in downtown Beaufort on Carteret Street. Come and mingle with special guest lecturer Anthony Alofsin along with other Auldbrass experts. There will be an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Space is limited for this special event, cost is $75 per person. RSVP to 843-521-2175.

• Auldbrass Lecture with Anthony Alofsin on Saturday, November 2, at USCB Center For the Arts. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. Award-winning architect, author, and teacher Dr. Anthony Alofsin, AIA, is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. His pioneering study, “Frank Lloyd Wright: the Lost Years, 1910-1922,” is acknowledged to be one of the most important books on Wright in the last 40 years; the book was a winner in the monograph category in the American Institute of Architects International Book Awards. Cost is $50 per person and will include wine and cheese. RSVP: 843-521-2175

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