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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. Please call Regent Charlene Shufelt at 525-0158 for more information.

 

Turkey shoot at Parris Island Rod & Gun Club 

Come aboard the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on 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.

 

AAUW to meet, will have guest author speak 

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Tuesday, November 19 at 6 p.m. in Building 23 on the Beaufort TCL campus. Guest speaker Rhonda Mincey, Director of the RC Mincey Group and author of “A Girl’s Guide to Becoming Great,” will discuss programs she has implemented in local communities and schools that have challenged the mindset and changed the behavior of young girls. For details, contact Dr. Diana Steele at 522-2796 or steele.diana@comcast.net.

Sportfishing, diving club has November meeting 

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s November meeting will be held Thursday, November 14 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. Fishermen report the “best fishing they have ever seen”, but the government managers say there are problems with the fishery.  Both are correct.  If you are intrigued by this apparent paradox, come participate in a presentation by avid life-long angler and marine biologist, Phil Maier. You do not need a reservation and guests are always welcome. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

 

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. For more information, 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.

 

Life coach to speak at Beaufort public library 

Life coach and clergy-woman, Dr. Paulette M.E. Stevens combines humor, mother wit, and spiritual wisdom to talk about “7 values” that enable us to consistently have joy, peace and happiness in a postmodern age at the Beaufort Branch public library, 311 Scott St., on Nov. 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. In addition to training at The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), Dr. Stevens brings six years of experience as a hospice chaplain and director of spiritual care at Montgomery Hospice in Rockville, Maryland. She also has more than 20 years’ experience as a “soul caregiver” in ordained ministry. Come and be inspired, encouraged and transformed by her teachings on living a joy-filled life. For more information, visit www.paulettestevenscoaching.com or call 843-473-8198.

Attend ribbon cutting for Spanish Moss Trail 

The Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail and The PATH Foundation are holding a ribbon cutting for the newest section of the Spanish Moss Trail on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Spanish Moss Trail at Westvine Drive. Spanish Moss Trail’s Segment 3 is made possible by the generous contributions from The James M. Cox Foundation, Beaufort County, City of Beaufort, Town of Port Royal, Beaufort Memorial Hospital and The Keyserling Family.

Lowcountry Progressives to hold action meeting  

Angry that South Carolina’s state government has refused to accept $11.2 billion in Medicaid funds to expand health coverage for an estimated 731,000 million uninsured South Carolina residents, and want to do something about it? Then you’re invited to attend a special organizational meeting for Lowcountry progressive thinkers that’s being held by the S.C. Progressive Network, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Beaufort’s Golden Corral restaurant, 122 Robert Smalls Parkway. It’ll be preceded by an optional dutch treat dinner and social hour at 6 p.m. The event’s keynote speaker will be long-time SCPRONET Executive Director Brett Bursey. The Nov. 20 meeting will review the Network’s programs, including its Navigator project that assists people purchasing insurance on the federal marketplace. The event is free and open to the public. But those who plan to eat should make a reservation by contacting meeting organizer Theresa White at 597-2482 or Finian Taylor at  681-4010. Visit scpronet.com to learn more.

United Hospice holds program at library 

Join United Hospice for a program about hospice process, living wills and power of attorney, advanced directives and a Q&A forum at the Beaufort Branch of the county library located at 311 Scott Street on Tuesday, November 19 at 1:30 p.m. Call 843-522-0476 for details.

 

Librarian to speak to county historical society 

On Thursday, Nov. 21, Grace Cordial will discuss “Child Labor in Beaufort” at the Beaufort County Historical Society meeting. Cordial, who oversees the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library at 311 Scott St., Beaufort, is well known to historical researchers and Beaufortonians. Grace Cordial has been responsible for the management and day-to-day operation of this special local history collection and archives of the Beaufort County Library since 1999. The meeting will be held at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club off Meridian Road, on Lady’s Island at noon. All speaker series meetings are free and open to the public.

Audubon bird ID workshop held on Fripp 

Fripp Audubon & Naturally Fripp Community Habitat are organizing the fifth year of local participation for the worldwide Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 14. Hone observation skills at a free Bird ID Workshop Thursday, Nov. 14, at Fripp Island’s Community Centre, 7 p.m. Expert Ken Scott will help discriminate among similar species. Free pass at gate. Contact pete.richards@comcast.net or call 843-441-2153, visit www.islc.net/audubon.