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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.

• 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.

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.

City to hold parade, events for Veterans Day 

The 2013 Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony will be taking place downtown Beaufort. 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.

 

Church hosts annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans

The First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort will host their seventh annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans Worship Service on Sunday, November 3, in the church sanctuary, 1201 North Street, Beaufort. A reception on the plaza will follow the worship service, where the Scottish tartans will be displayed and local bagpiper Bob Stinson will play.

The Kirkin’ ceremony celebrates the Scottish roots of the Presbyterian Church, and was begun in America in 1941 by Dr. Peter Marshall, a native Scot, Chaplain of the Senate, and minister at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC. His sermon, entitled “the Kirkin’ of the Tartan” encouraged unity of the people of the United States in the face of threats of war in Europe as well as funds for British war relief. Thereafter, the St. Andrews Society then began holding annual “kirking” at Washington Cathedral and the custom spread across the United States. The service at First Presbyterian Church will include traditional Scottish prayers and hymns, kilts and tartan, music, and other aspects of Scottish culture. The service is a churching (kirking), or blessing, of the church family in the church. First Presbyterian Church Beaufort was founded in 1912 and is a member of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. It is located at the corner of North and Church streets. http://www.firstpresbeaufort.org.

 

Safety event offers free inspection of car seats

Car seat inspection event will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Beaufort Town Center. Beaufort County EMS and Kiwanis Club of Beaufort have teamed up with Low Country Safe Kids to provide this free event open to the public. They will inspect car seats for recalls and assist in the proper installation of car seats using certified car seat technicians. Please bring the car you normally drive, your car seat, and the child who will be sitting in it. For more information, contact Danny Tinnel at 843-816-2904.

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. 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 Friday, 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. 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. Visitors to Parris Island must have a valid photo identification. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license, registration and insurance. For more information, call 843-228-3650 or visit http://www.mcrdpi.marines.mil.

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.

Speaker will give tips on how to avoid stress

Medical professionals expound on the benefits of avoiding stress, but rarely explain the secrets of how to do it. Learn how to handle stress related to chronic disease and aging on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 1:30 p.m. when psychologist Martha Schein will be on hand to give some specific tips at the Beaufort/Port Royal Parkinson’s Support Group. Martha not only has significant experience in the field, but also has experienced first-hand the issues of stress and its negative impact on the health of someone coping with a chronic illness such as Parkinson’s 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.

 

Revolution Ballroom hosting dance party 

Revolution Ballroom is hosting a dance party Saturday, November 9, from 8-11 p.m. at the Beaufort Arsenal. Come out and enjoy a fantastic evening of music and dance. Don’t know how to dance? No problem, join us for the pre-party beginner group lesson; you’ll learn to dance the romantic Rumba 8-8:30 p.m. Following the lesson, dance to all your favorite  music:  ballroom, latin, swing, salsa, & argentine tango. Tickets are $15 and include light refreshments. Tickets are available online and at the door. Contact Revolution Ballroom at www.RevolutionBallroom.com, dance@RevolutionBallroom.com, or 843-338-2870.

DAR chapter will hold November meeting 

The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their next meeting on November 14 at 2 p..m at the St. Helena Island Branch of the Beaufort County Library system. The featured speaker will be Ms. Grace Cordial on “Preservation of Photos and Documents.  Refreshments will follow the meeting. Please call Regent Charlene Shufelt at 525-0158 for more information.

Church holds annual Thanksgiving bonfire

Shell Point Baptist Church would like to invite you and your family  to an evening of “Thanksgiving and Praise.” Wednesday, November 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please come and share what blessings you have received in 2013. Hotdogs, cider, hot chocolate, marshmallows, music and so much more. Shell Point Baptist Church, 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906. Call 843-575-2200.

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.

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.

Groups can sign up now to tour Festival of Trees 

The 2013 Festival of Trees to benefit the Friends of Caroline Hospice will be held at the Shed in Port Royal December 5-7. The Opening Gala will be Thursday, Dec. 5 from 6 – 9 p.m., and the public is invited to view the trees from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. School groups are encouraged to sign up now to tour the Festival of Trees that will showcase Beaufort’s most beautiful and original decorations. Please call Fripp Langford at 843-525-6257 to register your class or school. Cost is $2 per child. Chairs for this year’s event are Drs. Gary and Patricia Thompson and Dr. Majd Chahin. For more information regarding the Festival of Trees, to volunteer or to donate, please email fripp@friendsofcarolinehospice.com.

First cornhole tourney, smoked pork butt sale 

The Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund (HHLF) has is having a Cornhole/Smoked Pork Butt Sale the weekend of November 23-24. The Cornhole Tournament will be Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24 at Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. Play starts at 9 a.m. Parking $2 for the day at Trask Lot on Craven Street. Just $25 team registration (two person teams) includes T-shirts for paid team members. Double elimination bracket play. Registration forms can be found at www.hhlcf.org. The Boston Butts are $30 a butt if pre-ordered by Nov. 18 at noon; $35 chopped for you at pick up; $40 if ordered after Nov. 18; $45 chopped; $40 a butt while supplies last on Nov. 23, first come first served; $45 chopped. Pre-order online at www.hhlcf.org by November 18. If you prefer forms, sign up fees and pre-orders/payments for the Tournament/Smoked Pork Butts can be downloaded and mailed to HHLF at PO Box 1171, Beaufort SC 29901. Make checks payable to HHLF/CF.

 

Annual Heritage Days at Penn Center

The 31st Annual Heritage Days Celebration theme is “Eyes Still on the Prize: Continuing a Legacy of Change.”

Thursday, November 7

• 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: York W. Bailey Museum ($5/Adult, $3/Student & Ages 5 & Under Free)

• 3-5 p.m.: Opening Ceremony and Founders Memorial on Center Stage

• 6-7 p.m. Road of Remembrance ($5/Adult, $3/Student ; Ages 5 and under free)

• 5-7:30 p.m.: Taste of the Sea Islands (Tickets $25 each; $30 at door)

• 7-8 p.m.: Old Fashioned Prayer Service

• 8-10 p.m.: York W. Bailey Museum Exhibit Opening: The Art of Cassandra Gillens. Meet the artist, wine and cheese reception.

Friday, November 8

• 2 p.m. to midnight: Gate Admission Fee: $15/Adults, $5/Students; Ages 5 and Under Free.

• 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.: York W. Bailey Museum ($5/Adult, $3/Student & Ages 5 & Under Free)

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Youth Day ($5/Students)

• 2 to 4 p.m.: Friday Center Stage Entertainment

• 3 to 6 p.m.: Heritage Symposium.Tickets $15/Adult, $10/Students, $20 at Door. “The Civil Rights Movement and Social Change”

• 6 p.m. to Midnight: Fish Fry, Oyster Roast & Blues Concert. (Included in Gate Fee. Dinners are separate.) Featuring The Legendary Roy C & Band and also DJ “Sweet Music Man.”

Saturday, November 9

• 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Gate admission Fee: $7/Adults, $5/Students & Ages 5 & Under Free.

• 9-10 a.m.: Heritage Parade

• 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: York W. Bailey Museum ($5/Adult, $3/Student, Ages 5 and Under Free)

• 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Artists & Authors Row, Gullah Roots Village, Vendors, The Shed, Museum

• 12-5:30 p.m.: Heritage Days Center Stage Center Entertainment

• 2013 Master of Ceremonies: Ronald Daise 1862 Circle Member & the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor; Aunt Pearlie Sue & the Gullah Kinfolk; McIntosh Ring Shouters; Alcorn State University Chorus; and Many More.

• 6 to 10 p.m.: Gospel Praise Celebration (Tickets $10 each, $15 at door)

• 6 to 8 p.m.: Sliders Workshop & Family Slide Dancers Social 8 until… (Workshop and Social Tickets $15 each/$20 at door) or  (8 p.m. social only: $10 at door).

Sunday, November 10

• Fellowship at local churches at 10 and 11 a.m. Contact Penn Center at 843-838-2432 or email info@penncenter.com. For more information, visit www.penncenter.com.

Literacy group holding volunteer session 

Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry, a local non-profit organization providing literacy instruction for adults in Beaufort County, is holding a Volunteer Information Session at our Bluffton Learning Center, 1-B Kittie’s Landing Way, Bluffton. The information session times are Thursday, Nov. 14, 10 am – noon or 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, call 843-815-6616.