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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.

 

Blood Alliance to hold October blood drives 

A government-issued photo I.D. is required to donate. For more information or appointments, call 888-99-TBA-HERO or visit www.igiveblood.com.

• 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.

 

Lulu Burgess open house to benefit CAPA

Lulu Burgess in Old Bay Marketplace, 917 Bay St., will be hosting a holiday open house to benefit CAPA’s (Child Abuse Prevention Association) Open Arms Shelter , November 1-15. Some of the requested items for the shelter include: any denomination of Walmart or Kmart gift cards, or a check made out to CAPA. Your donations will help provide the shelter with school uniforms, shoes and gift cards for teenage birthdays. In addition, there will be a WISH TREE with tags of Christmas wishes from children in need. There will also be door prizes and drawings. Details: Nan Sutton, luluburgess@me.com, or 843-524-5858.

 

Course teaches how to develop business plan

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and SCORE will team together to offer a business class focusing on developing a business plan. Information on accessing a business loan and other financial strategies will be discussed.  The class will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday beginning October 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 843-986-1102 to enroll.  Classes will be held at the chamber office located at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort.  Cost is $25 which will be reimbursed once the course has been completed.

 

Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer held

The annual Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer will be held on Monday, November 4, in Beaufort County. Dual services will begin promptly at 7 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King Drive, St. Helena Island, with Rev. Leonard Ritter and Second Celestial Baptist Church, 715 Kinloch Road, Dale with Rev. Israel Boatwright. Contact Carol G. Smalls-Jenkins 843-379-1002.

 

Breakfast to benefit Marine families

Begin Saturday, Oct. 26, with a delicious breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the VFW Hall, 37 Castle Rock Road, Beaufort. $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 available at 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.

 

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.

 

Beaufort Church of Christ has annual revival

The Beaufort Church of Christ will hold its 8th Anniversary Gospel Meeting & Revival from Nov. 10-14. The theme is: “Is There A Word From the Lord?” Sunday, Nov. 10 is Family and Friends Day when Minister Jonas Gadson will deliver “Educational, Inspirational & Motivational” Messages from the Word of God. Bring a Bible and a friend. Services are at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Join us for fellowship and food immediately after Morning Worship Service at the Golden Corral. Each person is responsible for covering the cost of their meal. Our Gospel Meeting/Revival continues Monday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. nightly. All services are held at the Beaufort Church of Christ, 170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, SC, 29906. The events are free, the public is invited. For additional information, call 843-524-4281 or 843-379-8145, email jg@jonasbonus.com or visit www.BeaufortCoC.com.

Fly fishing club has tournament, meeting

From November 2-8, the Sea Island Fly Fisher Club will have its semiannual fly- only redfish tourney. Called “Friday and Tides Right,” the tourney is a popular way to get introduced to the sport. Entry is free and the winner, judged by total spot count, wins a $100 gift certificate and his name on a trophy.  Open to members and non members, this is an easy way to get started in fly fishing. No equipment is required, just sign up at Bay Street Outfitters and you will get paired up with a boat captain for one day. See www.flyfishingbeaufort.com for information, or call Jack Baggette at 522-8911 with questions.

Wednesday, Nov. 13 is the next meeting of the Sea Island Fly Fishers, 6 p.m. at Bay Street Outfitters, Beaufort. This meeting is open to the public and features a social hour with free refreshments and speaker is popular local guide Jack Brown. Jack will speak on “Fly fishing in the Florida Everglades.” Jack has fished extensively in the Glades and will discuss how to enjoy an exotic trip on a budget and without leaving the country.

Training teaches how to spot, prevent abuse

The community is invited to join the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children training being held on Monday, November 4 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Participants will learn how to prevent, recognize and respond appropriately to child sexual abuse and become an advocate for children in the community.  Participants will have a chance to hear adult survivors tell their stories of child sexual abuse and how abuse has impacted their life.  Whether you have a child, work with a child, or know a family member or friend who has children, the Stewards of Children training will impact the way you interact with children and other adults regarding child sexual abuse. The training is free and open to the public. Participants must register by October 31. To register, please contact Leigh-Ann Shoupe by calling 843-524-2256 or by emailing hope5@islc.net.  The training is meant for an adult audience (18 years of age and older). Individuals 16 or 17 years of age must have parental permission.

 

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, which is dedicated to helping the park enhance the unique natural wonders and educational opportunities on the island. Paddlers 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. For more information, contact Tim Lovett at timjlovett@gmail.com or at 843-379-4327 or 843-252-5924.

Black chamber to have networking event

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event hosted by Senior Services located at St. Helena Senior Center at Leroy E. Browne Comprehensive Clinic located on 6315 Jonathan Francis Road, St. Helena Island on November 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments and prizes. Details call 843-986-1102.

 

Artisans, antiques event will be at Habersham

Enjoy a fall afternoon at A Holiday Gathering of Artisans and Antiques at Habersham Marketplace on Thursdays, November 7 and 14, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The event will feature unique gifts, antiques, furniture, vintage finds, lamps, candles, Bibles, children’s accessories, pottery, paintings, jewelry, holiday decor, gourmet goodies, and more. Light refreshments will be served at the shops.  Habersham Marketplace is located off Joe Frazier Road, Beaufort. Call 440-503-8414 for more information or visit www.habershammarketplace for directions.

 

Celebrate the birthday of U.S. Marine Corps

Parris Island will host a traditional cake cutting ceremony and historical uniform pageant Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the 238th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. The free event is open to the public and will be held at the All-Weather Training Facility on Boulevard de France, just past the main parade deck. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. The Parris Island Marine Band will perform as Marines and sailors display the various military garb and the nation’s flags from the last two-and-a-half centuries. The cake cutting ceremony typically features the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance representing the passing on of Marine Corps knowledge and tradition. The Marine Corps was established on Nov. 10, 1775, in Philadelphia. Visitors to Parris Island must have a valid photo identification. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license, copy of the vehicle registration and proof of insurance. For more information, call 843-228-3650 or visit http://www.mcrdpi.marines.mil.

 

New group forming to assist, support writers

Locals will be forming a group for writers with projects who want support and feedback. The gatherings will be time to read what you’ve written, get feedback and have discussion and input from others. The two group leaders, both writers, maintain a positive safe atmosphere while helping attendees achieve big results. The meetings will be held the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. on Cat Island, starting November 13. Group size is limited to 8. For more information and to sign up, contact maggie@hol.edu.