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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.

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.

Lowcountry Immigration Coalition to hold rally

The Lowcountry Immigration Coalition and its allies will hold a rally for comprehensive immigration reform on Saturday, October 5 outside the office of Congressman Mark Sanford, 903 Port Republic Street, Beaufort from noon to 1:30 p.m. The rally and vigil is in support of the National Day of Dignity and Respect which encourages the passage of immigration reform in the U.S. Congress with a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. For more information, contact George Kanuck, Lowcountry Immigration Coalition, at 240-461-0964.

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. 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 information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

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.

Holiday coping session offered by hospice

The Friends of Caroline Hospice is offering a Holiday Coping Session on Monday, October 21 from 4-5 p.m. at the office located at 1110 13th Street, Port Royal, SC 29935. This session will give those who lost loved ones tools to navigate the grief journey during the holidays and will give participants the opportunity to share their experience with others who are mourning.

Please call 525-6257 to let us know if you would like to participate.

Program highlights SC Archaeology Month

The Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Hilton Head Chapter is partnering with Beaufort County Planning Department and Beaufort County Library’s Beaufort District Collection to celebrate SC Archaeology Month. The program will be held in the Beaufort District Collection, second floor of the Beaufort branch of the library, 311 Scott Street at 6 p.m. on Oct. 15. South Carolina Archaeology Public Outreach Division (SCAPOD) co-founder Helena Ferguson will discuss the organizations highlighted on the 2013 Archaeology Month poster during her presentation “Sharing Our Past: Public Archaeology in South Carolina.”

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.

Author to discuss caring for dementia patients 

Because of strong community demand, two opportunities are now available to hear nationally known author Judy Towne Jennings speak about her book, “Living With Lewy Body Dementia.”  A retired physical therapist, Mrs. Jennings will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Helena House Assisted Living in Port Royal. The one-on-one discussion with the author will be held twice during the day. The first session will be held from 1:30–3 p.m.; the second session from 3:30-5 p.m. Her talk will focus on how caregivers can improve the lives of dementia patients and improve their own lives as caregivers, tips on keeping a dementia patient healthy, how Lewy Body Dementia is sometimes misdiagnosed as other illnesses such as Parkinson’s Disease or Alzheimer’s, advice on traveling with someone with dementia and practical suggestions on making self-care easier. Space is very limited. Those attending must RSVP by Oct. 14 by calling (843) 252-3001 or by e-mail at rewing@alcco.com. Helena House is located at 1624 Paris Avenue, Port Royal, SC 29935 directly across from the U.S. Post Office.

Sea Island Quilters to hold meeting

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, October 17, at the Praise Assembly of God, 800 Parris Island Gateway at 6 p.m. Members and guest will enjoy a “Gabfest focusing on SIQ.” For details contact Diana DeWitt at 379-3353 or www.beaufortsiq.com.

Wesley United Methodist has bazaar

The Wesley United Methodist Church will hold its Annual Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, October 19, at the Wesley Educational Building, located at 810 Duke Street (corner of Duke and West Streets). There will be Lowcountry Dinners (fish or ribs) for $10 per plate, crafts, books, baked goods, clothes, homemade canned goods, gift baskets and plenty of music, fun and fellowship. Contact Henrietta Mitchell at 843-524-5918.

Beaufort Christian Women’s group meets

Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will hold a meeting Thursday, October 17, at 11:45 a.m. at the Hilton Gardens Inn, 2015 Boundary St., Beaufort. The featured guest will be Charlotte Brantley of “Cookies by Charlotte” and she will tell how to make perfect cookies. Guest Speaker is Martha Johnson on “How to Become Real in a Faux Finished World.” Luncheon and program costs $13. Make reservations by Friday, October 11. Call or email Karen Whitehead at 838-7627 or mommakaren@islc.net. Bring a friend, win a free luncheon. Please bring non-perishable food items for donation to a local food bank.

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.

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. The 5K begins at 6:30 p.m. Register for the 5K at https://espbzombierun.eventbrite.com. All proceeds will benefit The Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA).

United Hospice presents 5 Wishes program

Please join United Hospice Foundation at the St. Helena Library on October 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the conference room.  We are presenting the 5 Wishes program to discuss the importance of advance healthcare decision making and end-of-life care. This is a document that is legal in the state of S.C. if notarized.  Free to the public.  Please call with any questions, Jennifer Redmond Strawn at 252-2920.


Literacy Volunteers of Lowcountry has classes

Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry, a local nonprofit organization providing literacy instruction for adults in Beaufort County, is continuing fall registration for adult learners who are speakers of other languages. Registration takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Battery Creek High School, 1 Blue Dolphin Dr., Beaufort. Registration fee is $60 for the entire program year. ESOL classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call our Bluffton Learning Center at 843-815-6616.


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.


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.

Local libraries holding many upcoming events

Computer Classes at the St. Helena Branch Library

• Intro to Mac Computers: Do you own an iMac computer? Have you considered getting one of your own? Register for the Intro to Mac Computers class to learn the basics of the Mac OS desktop and learn how to customize a Mac computer to suit your needs. Basic computer skills are required. Monday, October 7, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library, Mac Media Lab, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island, SC 29920. Contact 843-255-6547, mflorencio@bcgov.net or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org.

• Where are my files? An Introduction to File Management for PC or Mac Users: Can’t find the files or pictures on your computer? Let the experts help! Registration is required. Tuesday, October 8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, SC 29920. Contact 843-255-6487, bblue@bcgov.net or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org.

4th Annual Teen Film Festival: The Beaufort County Library System, Friends of the Beaufort Library, and the Women In Philanthropy Group proudly announce the screening of the 4th Annual Teen Film Festival on Thursday, October 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Plaza Stadium Theatre, 41 Robert Smalls Pkwy; Beaufort. This event is free and ask library staff at theater for concessions ticket. Contact 843-255-6547, mflorencio@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

The St. Helena Cooking Club: Members meet to share recipes, food and conversation and everyone is welcome. Each month a theme 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.

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

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

Let’s Talk About It Series:  “Making Sense of the American Civil War: Let’s Talk About It” is a five part scholar-led reading and discussion series.  Registration is required; books are provided and can be borrowed at the Beaufort Reference Desk. The three books in this series are:  “March” by Geraldine Brooks, “Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam” by James M. McPherson, and “America’s War,” an anthology of readings edited by Edward L. Ayers. October 3, 8, 17 and 24 at 6 p.m. in the Beaufort Branch Library Meeting Room, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Call Francesca Denton at 843-255-6458.

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.

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.

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.

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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