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Hope Haven to hold volunteer training 

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, the Rape Crisis and Children’s Advocacy Center, is accepting applications for volunteers and interns to attend the Child Advocate volunteer training on Thursday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hope Haven. Child Advocate volunteers will supervise Hope Haven’s lobby to greet families, clients, and other agency representatives visiting the office. When children are present, volunteers will interact with them to help reduce stress and anxiety related to separation from their caregiver, the forensic interview and treatment process. During the first two hours of the training, participants will receive training and certification in the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children child abuse prevention training. The training is 3.5 hours long and pre-registration is required.  For more information and to register, please contact Christine Smith at 843-524-2256.


Turkey shoot at Parris Island Rod & Gun Club 

Come aboard the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Saturday, Nov. 23 for 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. Refreshments available. For details, contact Nick Russell, 843-812-9697 or captnick@hargray.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. 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. Sign up fees and pre-orders/payments for the Tournament/Smoked Pork Butts can be downloaded at www.hhlcf.org and mailed to HHLF at PO Box 1171, Beaufort SC 29901. Make checks payable to HHLF/CF.


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 new section of the Spanish Moss Trail on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Spanish Moss Trail at Westvine Drive. Segment 3 is made possible by contributions from The James M. Cox Foundation, Beaufort County, City of Beaufort, Town of Port Royal, Beaufort Memorial Hospital and The Keyserling Family.

Group has Community Awareness Picnic 

The Beaufort County Ministerial Alliance is sponsoring a Community Awareness Picnic and Fun Day on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Burton Wells Recreation Center, 1 Middleton Recreation Drive, Burton, S.C. The purpose of this event is to draw attention to existing community problems such as unemployment and crime and seek ways in which we can find solutions to these issues that affect all of us. For more information, contact Rev. Dr. Sam T. Spain, Sr. at 843-812-4930 or Secretary Dr. Carrie Allen at 843-846-8050. Everyone is invited.


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.


Beaufort TDI therapy dog test set for Nov. 23 

Beaufort Chapter 229 of Therapy Dogs International will host a therapy dog test at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at BayView Manor LLC, 11 S. Todd Dr. in Beaufort.  Fee for the test is $10. Therapy dog and handler teams visit hospitals, assisted living and nursing homes to bring emotional support to residents. They also participate in the “Tail-Waggin’ Tutor” program, helping children with their reading skills, at local elementary schools and the YMCA.  For information on TDI and on what is included in the test, visit the TDI website at www.tdi-dog.org. Space in the test is limited, and advance registration with payment is required. For more information or to register, call Chapter 229 Director Dick Hoagland at 522-2073, or e-mail Merle Hoagland at merle13@embarqmail.com.


Theologian, author talks Beaufort revival 

Dr. Douglas F. Kelly, PCA pastor and theologian, will be speaking at First (Scots) Independent Presbyterian Church of Beaufort on Sunday, December 1. Dr. Kelly is the Richard Jordan Professor of Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC, where he is in his 30th year of teaching.

He has written such books as “If God Already Knows, Why Pray?,” “Creation and Change, Systematic Theology, and Revelation: A Mentor Commentary.  He also wrote “Preachers With Power,” a historical biography about the lives of several of the great Southern pastors of the past few centuries.  This book includes a section on Daniel Baker, pastor of Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah whose preaching sparked a revival in Beaufort in the 1830’s.

Dr. Kelly will speak three times on Dec 1:

• 9:30 a.m.- Sunday School class will offer time of Questions and Answers.

• 10:45 a.m.: Dr. Kelly will preach during the morning worship service.

• 4 p.m., Dr. Kelly will speak on revival, with a particular emphasis in the historic Beaufort revival of the 1830’s.

All three events will be held at 302 Burroughs Avenue in Beaufort, and the public is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact First (Scots) at 593-0176 or email firstscotsbft@gmail.com.


Rotary Club holding annual wreath sale 

The Rotary Club of the Lowcountry’s Annual Christmas Wreath sale is back with beautiful 24-inch, evergreen wreaths, boxed, with pine cones and red bow for only $30. Proceeds go to local charities such as Child Abuse Prevention Association, Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse, Beaufort High School Interact, Boys & Girls Club, Beaufort Humane Society, Hope Haven, Alzheimer’s Family Services, and more.

The wreathes will arrive in Beaufort around the first weekend of December and can be picked up by appointment or delivered if necessary. You can pay with check, cash or money order. To order a wreath, call Rep. Shannon Erickson at 843-263-1867.


Give blood at American Red Cross Blood Drive 

There is a gift that you can give this Christmas that costs nothing, but can save a life. Yes, this gift is a donation of blood at the next Carteret Street United Methodist Church-sponsored American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, December 5 in the Fellowship Hall from noon until 6 p.m. ARC blood is distributed regionally and throughout the world and is a source for blood used by the U.S. military services and natural disasters around the world.

To make an appointment, call 1-866-611-7137 or log onto www.givelife.org (it’s very simple). For the 1-866 number, after you get an answer press 2 (Option 2) for a Savannah-based operator.

Please remember to eat at least two hours before donating and reduce intake of tea and sodas at least one day before donating so that you can pass the “iron” test; drinking lots of water is also suggested. For questions, please call Merle Hoagland (522-2073) or e-mail merle13@embarqmail.com.


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. – 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. School groups are encouraged to sign up now to tour the Festival of Trees. 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.

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