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Habersham to host Blues and Rrews event

The Habersham Marketplace in Beaufort will host its monthly First Friday Event, October 4, with “Blues and Brews.” Sample local beers brewed in the Carolinas while listening to live blues musician Teddy Midnite play from the Post Office stage.  Five South Carolina craft breweries will be represented for the ticketed beer-tasting event.  All other festivities are free and open to the public.  In addition to live music from 5:30-8:30 p.m., street vendors will begin lining the street at 5 p.m. selling their homemade foods and crafts as part of the monthly First Friday Street Fair.  Choo-Choo BBQ Express is the featured food vendor for Blues & Brews and will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and pulled pork BBQ.

Breweries represented are RJ Rockers, Thomas Creek, Holy City Brewery, Frothy Beards and Charleston Brewing Company.  Each will feature their own unique brews to showcase their talents and have information on brewing methods.  Several types of beer will also be for purchase by the cup.  A limited number of beer tasting tickets are available and can be purchased in advance online.  Tickets are being sold for $10 each and are good for one taste of your choice from each of the five breweries.  Proper I.D. must be presented on the day of the event when your ticket is picked up. Come enjoy live blues music, great barbecue and taste craft beers from all over the Carolinas.

• 5 to 7 p.m. — Street Fair, featuring various local food and craft vendors

• 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Monthly Concert Series: Teddy Midnight

• 6 to 8:30 p.m. — Ticketed Beer Tasting Event with Five Breweries.

Sign up to give blood at Red Cross drive

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.


Donate pairs of shoes to church Used Shoe Drive

Praise Assembly Church is holding a Used Shoe Drive. Donate your old shoes anytime until October 27, it’s as easy as 1-2-3. 1. Fill a bag with old shoes. 2. If you don’t have enough to fill the bag, ask family, friends and neighbors to donate their old shoes. 3. When you have 25 pairs in a bag, return as many bags as you can. Any style, any size, any condition shoes accepted. The shoes will help those in need during a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Once your bag is filled, drop it off at any of these locations: 1. Praise Assembly Church, 800 Parris Island Gateway, please leave at back door. 2. 2004 North Street, please leave on porch or by the garage door in back on Simms Street. 3. Marine Corp dropoff: 1039 Iris Lane 4. HELP of Beaufort, 1910 Baggett Street, behind Piggly Wiggly off Boundary Street. For more information, call Michael Mackewich 843-422-2947.


Program helps manage multiple medications

Are you being prescribed multiple drugs by multiple doctors and find it difficult to keep track of all of your medications? Do you wonder how medications and supplements can work together? If so, mark your calendar for Thursday, Oct. 3, at 1:30 p.m. when Lynn Harrelson, RPh, FASCP, will address these questions and more at the Parkinson’s Support Group of Beaufort & Port Royal’s next meeting. Ms. Harrelson is a senior care clinical pharmacist with more than 35 years of experience. She provides medication therapy management services to patients across the southeastern United States. The meeting is free and open to all those who are managing multiple medications, dealing with aging or chronic disease. The Parkinson Support Group meetings are held from 1:30-3 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Shell Point Baptist Church on Parris Island Gateway, across from the Bi-Lo Shopping Center in Port Royal. For more information, call Rick Ostrander at 843-525-1229 or Rose Ewing at 843-252-3001 or rewing@alcco.com.

Monthly sportfishing, diving club meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s October meeting will be held Thursday, October 10 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. Bob Martore, director of the SCDNR Marine Artificial Reef Program, will be the guest speaker. He will present videos on deployments of materials of opportunity, including tanks and APC’s. This will include underwater video featuring various species in local waters that inhabit these wrecks. Mr. Martore will also announce plans for the Reef-Ex 2014 in conjunction with the City of Beaufort and City of Port Royal.  You do not need a reservation and guests are always welcome. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

Banquet fundraiser celebrates conservation

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 28 to join the recreational saltwater fishing community at the conservation event of the year. The Lowcountry Chapter of CCA South Carolina is hosting its annual “Celebrating Conservation” fundraising and membership banquet at Beaufort Academy. Doors open at 6 p.m., so get there early to enjoy the social hour with open bar and regional food favorites. Browse thousands of dollars worth of collectable merchandise, all of which will be available in either the live or silent auctions. Place the highest bid and you could go home with sporting art, sculptures, exotic fishing and hunting trips and vacation packages offered only at your CCA events. This charity benefit event helps CCA SC with its marine conservation advocacy mission regarding the creation and restoration of important marine habitat and the wise management of our state’s marine resources. Your ticket to fun at the Lowcountry Chapter’s annual “Celebrating Conservation” event is only $50 for a single ticket and $75 for a couple’s ticket. All ticket holders will receive a one year membership to CCA along with the ticket price. Join your friends and reserve your ticket today by calling 843-263-3863 or 843-812-6023. You can make a difference in South Carolina’s marine resources and the future of saltwater recreational fishing. CCA is a registered 501(c)(3) and with over 100,000 members in 18 states, is the largest marine conservation organization of its kind in the state and country.

American Legion hosts fish fry for county DSN

The Beaufort County Department of Disabilities and Special Needs sends an invitation to a Fish Fry the American Legion Post 207 is hosting for DSN consumers who are part of the Breakers program and for residential consumers. The Fish Fry will be held Saturday, October 12 at 11 a.m. at Beaufort County Disabilities and Special Needs, 100 Clear Water Way, Beaufort 29906.


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.


Under One Roof holds informational meeting

Under One Roof, a non-profit organization, seeks to bring volunteers together to repair, maintain and modify residences for Aging in Place or disabled homeowners who are physically or financially unable to do so. They are currently seeking qualified board members and volunteers. An informational meeting will be held on October 17 at 5:30 p.m. at USCB College Board Room (the one with the Gothic columns). Please join us for this very exciting opportunity to help our community. For more information contact Richard at 263-1361 or www.underoneroofsc@gmail.com.


Black chamber has First Friday Networking 

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event hosted by the Beaufort County School District located at 2900 Mink Point Boulevard on Friday, October 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. Come meet the new superintendent of schools, Mr. Jeffrey Moss.  Refreshments and prizes. Details call 843-986-1102.


Author to discuss caring for dementia patients 

Judy Towne Jennings, nationally known author of “Living with Lewy Body Dementia” will speak on how caregivers can improve the lives of dementia patients and improve their own lives as caregivers at a discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 1:30-3 p.m. at Helena House Assisted Living in Port Royal. Mrs. Jennings is a retired Physical Therapist. She will cover many topics including the ways to keep a dementia patient healthy, how Lewy Body Dementia is sometimes misdiagnosed as other illnesses, tips on traveling with someone with dementia and practical suggestions on making self-care easier. Helena House is located at 1624 Paris Avenue, Port Royal. Space is very limited. Those attending must RSVP by Oct. 14 by calling 843-252-3001 or by e-mail at rewing@alcco.com.


First Zombie Run 5K will benefit CAPA 

It’s Beaufort’s first Zombie Run. Sign up for some Halloween fun on October 27 at 5 p.m. at the Naval Heritage Park in Port Royal for the first Zombie Run for CAPA. Enjoy a 5K through the streets of Port Royal along with a kids’ costume run through the park. The festivities will be emceed by DJ Donna and start with registration at 5 p.m., followed by the Kids Run at 5:30, and some fun with an Adult Costume Contest at 6 p.m. with prizes in different categories. The 5K begins at 6:30 p.m. Look for ghouls from CAPA’s Annual Ghost Tours as your guides through the route. Register for the 5K at https://espbzombierun.eventbrite.com. All proceeds will benefit The Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA).


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.

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.

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. Cost is $50 per person and will include wine and cheese. RSVP: 843-521-2175.

Store selling tickets for Belk Charity Sale

Belk of Beaufort  invites schools and other nonprofit organizations  to participate in its semi-annual Belk Charity Sale, Saturday, November 9, from 6 to 10 a.m. The four-hour, in-store shopping event offers an excellent fundraising tool for participating organizations and an opportunity for customers to support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts on purchases during the event. Belk Charity Sale tickets are available now to participating nonprofit organizations for sale in advance of the event. All of the proceeds from each $5 ticket sold will be retained by the local charity. There is no limit to the number of tickets charities can sell, or to the amount of money they can raise. Belk will provide tickets and informational materials at no cost to each participating organization. Beginning Friday, November 1, tickets may also be purchased at Belk stores with all revenues from in-store ticket sales equally divided among participating charities and schools in each local store. In 2012 Belk’s Charity Sale raised more than $10 million for thousands of participating charitable organizations throughout the South. Charity representatives interested in taking part in this one-of-a-kind fundraising event should contact  Belk store manager, Ginger Olszewski,  at 843-522-9599, ext. 201. In order to participate in the Belk Charity Sale, organizations must have an IRS Section 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service. For more information about Belk Charity Sale Fall 2013, please contact your local Belk store or visit belk.com/charitysale.

Upcoming classes and events at TheraVista

• Drum Circle for Peace with Doug Smith and Rebecca Compton: Thursday, September 26, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Join us for a circle of primal music energized with drums, maracas, rattles, chimes, hand, and voice to raise the vibration of our hearts, and connect as a community. Bring your own favorite instrument or borrow one when you arrive. No experience required.

• Shaman Journey with Susan “Wisdom Warrior Woman” Stone: Sunday, September 28, 10 a.m. to noon. Ask a single question, then journey with the drum through the upper, middle, and lower worlds to connect with those who hold the keys to all of our questions. $20 per person/4 person minimum.

• Birthing ‘n Wellness with Ifetayo White

CHOICES Birthing and Wellness Support offers Body/Mind/Spirit Childbirth Preparation Classes, the First two Classes in a five-class series, even if you are only thinking about being pregnant. $20 per person/4 person min. Beingness of Pregnancy on Sat., Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to noon, Breathing in Pregnancy. on Sat. Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to noon.

To register, email theravista@gmail.com or call 843-812-1328. All events and classes held at TheraVista, 263 Brickyard Pt Road South, Lady’s Island. www.theravista.net.


Annual PaddleFest will be at Hunting Island 

The 11th annual PaddleFest paddle sport race to benefit Friends of Hunting Island will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 2, at Hunting Island State Park. Race start will be at the Lagoon, Parking Lot J, in the park. All net proceeds will benefit Friends of Hunting Island (www.friendsofhuntingisland.org) which is dedicated to helping the park enhance the unique natural wonders and educational opportunities that exist on the island and is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, nonprofit organization.

Paddlers from several states will race kayaks, canoes and paddle boards on a 3 mile or 6 mile course taking them into Fripp Inlet and past Russ Point and back in the 6 miler and just under the Pedestrian Bridge and back in the 3 miler. Awards will be given for both 3 mile and 6 mile overall winners and category winners.  A raffle will be held to give away prizes.

The race is a part of the Southeastern Paddle Sport Championship Series (www.sepseries.org) which includes races in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia all of which benefit nonprofit organizations.

For more information, contact Tim Lovett at timjlovett@gmail.com or at 843-379-4327 or 843-252-5924.


Turkey shoot at Parris Island Rod & Gun Club 

Come aboard the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Nov. 23 for family fun and friendly competition at the Parris Island Rod & Gun Club Turkey Shoot — win delicious hams, turkeys and other valuable prizes. Shoot all day on club range — first relay to line 7 a.m. Club provides all ammo, $2.00/shot. Bring your own gun: Transport in car trunk, no ammo, no scopes and no barrels longer than 32 inches. A few youth and adult guns on-hand for shotgun-deprived shooters. Refreshments available. For details, contact Nick Russell, 843-812-9697 or captnick@hargray.com.


Lowcountry Store to host annual arts festival 

Frogmore’s Lowcountry Store, located at 736 Sea Island Parkway in St. Helena Island, S.C., is hosting the 5th Annual Lowcountry Arts Festival at the Lowcountry Store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 2. Many of the Lowcountry’s finest artisans will be on site with their art, photography, woodwork, sculptures, fine crafts, quilting, pottery, basket weaving, stained glass, jewelry, local foods and other fine arts. The 2012 festival featured 39 of the Lowcountry’s finest artisans and this year’s program will feature many returnees and some talented newcomers.Local musicians will be performing and Lowcountry foods such as gumbo, tomato pie, frogmore stew, pimento cheese and others will be available.

All local artists, woodworkers and craftsman are welcome to participate.  Applications are available by at Frogmore’s Lowcountry Store, via e-mail at info@lowcountrystore.com or by calling 843-838-4646.

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