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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.


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 co-founder Helena Ferguson will discuss “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.


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.

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. 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.

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 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.


Carteret Street United Methodist has bazaar 

Carteret Street United Methodist Church, 408 Carteret Street, Beaufort, will hold its annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be baked goods, frozen foods, silent auction, garden shop, crafts, books, toys, games, tools, hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue, and a fantastic pumpkin patch.


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.


Roundtable to discuss form-based code

The Leadership Beaufort Alumni Association (LBAA) will be hosting a roundtable discussion on Form-Based Code (FBC) and its implications for northern Beaufort County on Thursday, Oct. 17. This discussion will bring together three panelists with expertise and first-hand knowledge of Form-Based Code, a version of community and regional planning which is gaining traction across the country and in our area.  The discussion will take questions from those in attendance and will attempt to address the potential opportunities and concerns that come with FBC and associated efforts. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn at 2225 Boundary Street in Beaufort.  A reception will start at 5 p.m. in the hotel lounge followed by the presentations at 6 p.m. The event is free and is open to the public. Contact Chris Damgen, LBAA President, at cdamgen@gmail.com.


Teen driver safety event planned for Beaufort

On Saturday, Oct. 19, a Celebrate My Drive Event will be held at Town Center, Boundary Street from 10 a.m. to noon. The purpose of the Celebrate My Drive Event is to engage drivers of all ages to avoid distracted driving.  Driving while texting or e-mailing has become one of the leading causes of automobile accidents and deaths. During the event, the Beaufort City Police Department will have on display its crash car while the State Highway Patrol will put on demonstrations of rollover automobile accidents. Local fire departments will demonstrate how the jaws of life are used to extract victims of automobile crashes. The Beaufort County EMS will help students wearing beer goggles experience the effects of  impaired driving while under the influence of  alcohol or drugs. All four of the high schools North of the Broad are engaged in this effort to educate students.  The 100 high schools generating the most safe-driving commitments during U.S. National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 18-26) will win grants and the top two schools will win Kelly Clarkson concerts.


TCL Foundation hosts Oysters by the Bay

The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation will host its 3rd Annual “Oysters by the Bay” and newly added 5K on Saturday, October 26, at the TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. Runners and walkers may check-in beginning at 3 p.m.; the race will begin at 4:30 p.m. After the race, the oyster roast will run from 6 to 9 p.m. All proceeds will support students and programs at TCL. Oyster roast tickets are $25 per person and include unlimited fresh local oysters, hot dogs, and chili. Beer will be available for purchase. Live entertainment will be provided by the Cluster Shucks. Fire pits, oyster tables, and corn hole games, all constructed by TCL students and faculty, will be auctioned during the event. For more information, please visit www.tcl.edu/oysters, call 843.525.8294 or email foundation@tcl.edu.


Free hunting education course at Parris Island

A free, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources approved, instructor-led, one-day Hunter Safety Education course and test will be held Saturday, Oct. 19. Hunting license training is mandatory for state residents/non-residents born after June 30, 1979 (optional for others). Presented by Parris Island Rod & Gun Club at the Clubhouse on Parris Island, the program will start at 7:30 a.m. Bring lunch, snacks and drinks. Reserve a seat by contacting Jim VanDam at sccwrh@embarqmail.com or 843-252-2846. Young hunters are invited. Participants learn firearm and bow safety.


Former paratroopers hold monthly meeting 

The regular monthly meeting of former paratroopers will be held at Tavern 46 in Bluffton at noon on Saturday, Oct. 19. The 82nd Airborne Division Association welcomes as members anyone who has ever been jump qualified in the military regardless of unit served. Members of this chapter include veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Granada, and GWOT. This organization’s mission is to foster a bond of comradeship across the generations, and between active duty and veterans. Membership is not required to attend, spouses and guests are welcome. For more, contact Bill Eberle, 843 682 4171 or email airborneben@hargray.com.

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