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Black chamber of commerce to meet
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 6, at its office at 801 Bladen St., at 11 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to give the public an opportunity to become acquainted with a proposed Rural Development Project on 711 Bladen Street in Beaufort consisting generally of BCBCC new office space, training facilities, business incubators for new small businesses, showroom for local artists and a meeting facility. Citizens will have the opportunity to comment on such items as economic and environmental impact, service area and other alternatives.

Give blood at American Red Cross Blood Drive
The next Carteret Street United Methodist Church-sponsored American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, October 6 in the Fellowship Hall from noon until 6 p.m. ARC blood is distributed locally and around the world, wherever and whenever needed.  To make an appointment please, call 1-866-611-7137 or log onto www.givelife.org.  For the 1-866 number, after you get an answer press 2 (Option 2) for a Savannah-based operator. For questions, please call Merle Hoagland (522-2073) or e-mail merle13@embarqmail.com.

All Pro Dad will host Dad’s Day Breakfast
All Pro Dad will host its next Dad’s Day Breakfast on Friday, October 7 at 7 a.m. in the Coosa Elementary School Cafeteria.  Team up with other Coosa Elementary dads and kids for a quick, before-school breakfast and 45-minute program of fatherhood and family topics. This month’s topic is about “being humble.” All area dads and their kids are invited to attend this free event.  Space is limited so please RSVP to www.allprodad.com/dd/2508. Breakfast to be provided by Chick-fil-A.  For more information, please email Mike Mashke at mmashke@cbcnationalbank.com.

Beaufort ProWriters to hold meeting
Beaufort ProWriters will meet on Tuesday, October 11, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Port Royal Pasta Company on Ribaut Road in Beaufort. Richard Darby of 6Grand Oaks Design, a Beaufort web and graphic designer specializing in small businesses, “starving” artists, and writers, will present Blogging 101. Darby will explain what blogging is, the uses of a blog, how a writer can use a blog as a marketing tool, and the basics of setting up a blog in WordPress, Blogger, or your own web site. If you have a blog you’d like to promote, there will be a laptop set up, and you’ll have five minutes to showcase your blog. There is no speaker fee; donations will be accepted. ProWriters is open to any writer in any genre, from magazine articles to technical writing to novels. Always lively discussions range from the nuts and bolts of freelancing to writing query letters to using social media to brainstorming on market ideas. Meetings always take place the second Tuesday of each month, and there is no charge to attend. For more information, contact Katherine Tandy Brown at ktandybrown@gmail.com or (843) 379-5886.

Lunch and Listen series sponsored by library
To get ready for the opening of the “New Harmonies” exhibit, the Beaufort library, USC Beaufort Center for the Arts, and the Friends of the Beaufort County Library have teamed up to present Lunch and Listen, a special music series featuring local musicians. These one hour lunchtime music performances will be held in the USCB Center for the Arts auditorium, 801 Carteret St. All Lunch and Listen music performances are free and open to the public. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and performances will last from noon to 1 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch or purchase one at Outtakes Cafe next door to the Performing Arts Center. Upcoming performances are:
• Monday, October 10, guitarist Craig Washington will play his favorite jazz selections on electric guitar.
• Monday, October 26th will feature Kirk Dempsey, of Dempsey Farms, performing soul stirring blues on harmonica and guitar.

Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving Club meets
The Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving Club’s October meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 13. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club off of Meridian Road on Lady’s Island.  New local DNR artificial reef charts will be handed out. The guest speaker will be Captain Danny Rourk of Tailwind Charters of Beaufort. Danny is a very experienced local captain and his topic will be trout and redfish preparing for the fall bite. He will also discuss baits of choice, presentation, tides and water temperatures. Don’t miss this informative presentation by one of Beaufort’s best. For additional information, please call Captain Frank Gibson at 522-2020.

Hospice Care to hold Healing Autumn Group
Hospice Care of America invites you to our Seasons of Healing Autumn Group, where we will give you the gifts of healing through music and the emotional tools necessary to process grief and restore peace and comfort. The dates are Thursdays, October 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 10,  and the group will meet at Hospice Care of America, 1800 Paris Ave., in Port Royal from 9:30 – 11 a.m. To register or for more information, please contact Jeannelle at 843.301.0685.

Wesley United church to hold annual bazaar
Wesley United Methodist Church’s Annual Fall Bazaar will be held Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church Education Building on the corner of Duke and West streets. The event will offer baked and canned foods, crafts, farmers market, also books, plants and furniture. Fried fish and BBQ Rib Dinners go on sale at 10:30 am. Live entertainment begins 11 a.m. For more information, please call 843-524-9487 or 843-524-5918.

Port Royal hosts Festival of the Sea
Festival Of The Sea will be held Saturday, Oct. 15 from noon – 5 p.m. on Paris Ave
in the Old Village of Port Royal.  ARRRGH!  It will be a pirate-themed festival. Admission is free. A 3K Walk the Plank for CODA will kick off the festival. Live music and radio remotes.  Enjoy seafood, burgers, barbecue and more, with your favorite cold beverages. Visit local shops and check out our craft and artisan booths, collector car display, kid activities and much more. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the Pirates of Port Royal, or become one of them.  Remember to bring your eye patch!  For details, visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com.

Women’s Connection to hold October luncheon
The Beaufort Women’s Connection (Formerly The Christian Women’s Club) will hold their October luncheon on  Thursday the 20 at St. Helena Parish Hall located at 507 New  Castle St. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. and lunch is served at 12:15 p.m. Cost for luncheon is $12 for both luncheon and program.  Our feature presentation and music will feature Peggy Beck.  The speaker is Betty Parker who will talk on the “Cornucopia of Life”.Reservations can be made by calling Karen Whithead at 838-7627 or by e-mailing her at mommakaren@islc.net. Reservations  need to be made or cancelled by Monday, October 17. Child care is available with prior request. The Women’s Connection is also having a Bake Sale on Saturday, October 22 on Bay Street from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you would like to bring baked goods to the sale, you can bring them to the luncheon or have them on Bay Street by 9:30 a.m. Look for us at the former Lipsitz Department Store.

‘Saving Grace’ fundraiser at CrossFit
Come join us at CrossFit Beaufort on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., for “Saving Grace”, a fundraiser benefiting Cancer Services through the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation. “Grace” is a barbell workout consisting of 30 Clean and Jerks. This workout is suitable for both men and women of all fitness levels. You do not have to be a CrossFit member to participate in this event. The $30 registration fee includes a T-shirt. Go to www.crossfitbeaufort.com for more information or register on CrossFit Beaufort’s Facebook page. We are located at 1000 Hamar Street, Suite 2, across from the Green Street gym.

Beaufort Snowboard, Ski Club to meet
The Beaufort Ski/Snowboard Club will have a meeting/greeting at Brick’s on Boundary on Friday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m.  Free appetizers and great beverage specials available! We will be confirming upcoming ski trips and discussing other activities.  Anyone with interest — with or without ability to ski/snowboard — is welcome! For additional information, contact Julie:  tugboatjulie@yahoo.com.

Flutist Susan Conant to perform at Fripp
Fripp Island Friends of Music answers the question, “What happens when you mix Celtic, classical and jazz?” Susan Conant creates her own unique musical blend on an array of classical and folk flutes. Presented by Fripp Island Friends of Music on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. at Fripp Island Community Center, Fripp Island.  The cost is $20 a person; $10 for students. Free Fripp pass at gate. Attendees are invited to join the artist at a catered event after the performance. For details, call 843-838-6655.

AGLOW Area Team has annual conference
South Carolina AGLOW Area Team is having its annual Leadership Development Training Conference on Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Quality Inn at Beaufort Town Center. For cost or additional information, contact Gloria Gourdin at 843 407-6667 or scaglowareateam@yahoo.com.