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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 Thursday, 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.

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.

 

Local AAUW branch hosts meeting, dinner 

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is inviting women interested in being part of a dynamic organization that is the nation’s leading voice in promoting equity and education for women and girls to join us at our first meeting of the 2013-2014 year for a complimentary dinner on Tuesday, October 22 at 6 p.m. at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, Building 12, Room 107. The AAUW, a national advocacy organization founded in 1881, believes that society’s advancement depends largely on women having equal access and opportunity. Over the years it has expanded in size and scope but emphasis on education is still central to its mission. The Beaufort Branch of the AAUW emphasizes the education of women. Every year we award a scholarship to a local woman who is returning to college or technical school. We also give annually as a group to the AAUW Educational Fund, which is expected in 2013-2014 to award outstanding women approximately $3.7 million. As part of this national organization, we are helping to break down barriers and glass ceilings that women have struggled against for centuries. If interested, please call Dr. Diana Steele at 522-2796 or email steele.diana@comcast.net.

 

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.

 

Marine Corps League breakfast helps families

Begin Saturday, Oct. 26, with the breakfast of your dreams from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at VFW Hall, 37 Castle Rock Road, Beaufort. A $10 donation gets you Lowcountry’s best SOS, with scrambled eggs, hash browns, etc., served up by the nonprofit Marine Corps League’s local Yellow Footprints Detachment. Funds benefit detachment’s Marine Family Outreach Program. Cash bar. Tickets: Spectrum Graphics, 196 Sams Pt. Road; Computer Dynamics, 399-B Parris Island Gateway, or at the door. Contact Bernie Evaler, 843-525-1059 or eveler110@yahoo.com.

CrossFit Beaufort to host Amazing ‘Grace’

On Saturday, October 26 at 9 a.m., CrossFit Beaufort, 1000 Hamar Street, is hosting a unique athletic fundraiser called “Barbells for Boobs” — Amazing “Grace” to raise funds in the fight against breast cancer. CrossFit Beaufort along with CrossFit’s around the country are teaming up with Mammograms In Action (MIA) to help provide funding for qualified low-income and uninsured women and men who need screening and/or diagnostic procedures in the prevention of breast cancer.

For more information please see our fundraising website www.barbellsforboobs.org or call Teddy at 812-3939 for more information.

Junior Shag Club
will have dance party

The Beaufort Shag Club is pleased to host the Junior Shag Club October Dance Party on Sunday, October 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. at AMVETS Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. The dance is free and open to juniors age 8 to age 18 who want to learn the state dance, the Carolina Shag.  Instructors will be on hand to teach beginner, intermediate and advanced steps. Parents welcome and encouraged. Visit the website www.Beaufortshagclub.com.

 

Upcoming events by the Open Land Trust

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.

 

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.

 

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. 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, 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. 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.

 

City to hold parade, events for Veterans Day 

The 2013 Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony will be taking place downtown Beaufort in just a few weeks. Any business or organization that would like to be a part of the parade is urged to fill out an entry form and return it by October 31. The Parade will step off Monday, November 11 at 9:30 a.m. The parade will be followed by a Veterans Day Ceremony in the Beaufort National Cemetery at 11 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Lt. Col. Patrick Fitzgerald, USMC, Executive Officer at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.

 

Blood Alliance to hold October blood drives 

Please note: Government-issued photo I.D. is required to donate. For more information or appointments, please call 888-99-TBA-HERO (888-998-2243) or visit www.igiveblood.com.

• Wednesday, October 23: Junior Service League of Beaufort. The Blood Alliance Donor Center, 1001 Boundary Street, Suite A, Beaufort, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Sunday, October 27: Tidal Creek Fellowship Church, 290 Brickyard Point Road S., Lady’s Island, 8 a.m. to noon.

• Thursday, October 31: Callawassie Island, 22 Callawassie Club Drive, 8 a.m. to noon.

 

Beaufort Rowing Club looking for rowers

The Beaufort Rowing Club has announced a number of new openings for individuals who would like to learn to Sweep row in an eight oared or four oared shell. There are three methods of training available for beginners, novice or experienced rowers:

• There is a weekly Wednesday morning training session from our dock consisting mostly of drills to learn and feel comfortable.

• A local coach and competitive rower has offered to train individuals or small groups for a modest fee in all aspects of Sweep Oar rowing or Sculling.

• In mid-November a professional training organization will be coming to Beaufort for a full day of training for Sweep or Sculling.

For more information or to sign up for training please contact Ken Maliken, Beaufort Rowing Club at 843-812-3092 or e-mail: kmaliken@comcast.net.