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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.


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.


Celebrate Arbor Day with Clemson Extension 

Beaufort County Clemson Extension Service celebrates Arbor Day every year and gives away native bare root seedling trees. Master Gardeners will be on hand to help with planting tips and selection on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m..  This year we will have persimmon, dogwood, redbud, oak, crabapple, and longleaf pine.  Selection is limited to 5 trees per family. Pick up seedlings at the Clemson Extension office, 102 Beaufort Industrial Village Road, Beaufort. Call 843-255-6060 for details.

2013 synergy business conference will be held 

TAB-Low-Country is holding its 6th Annual Synergy Conference at the Officers Club at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, on Tuesday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The conference focuses on topics and tools of interest to local business CEOs, owners, partners and key decision makers. “The Power of Influence: LinkedIn, it’s not Social Media, it’s Business” is the seminar given by Lindsey Stemann, VP Client Development, Intero Advisory, Greenville, SC. “Alignment: Is your company in it or out of it?” This insightful workshop is led by Harry Corbett, Chief Operating Officer, The Alignment Factor. TAF is a comprehensive, powerful program for CEOs and business owners to bring employees’ activities into alignment with owners’ vision for their company. The keynote address “Business, Partnerships, Family and the Law” will be given by William Craver, Attorney, Charleston, SC. Cost of the conference, which includes a holiday buffet and coffee breaks, is $40 per person, cash or check at the door. RSVP (mandatory for admission to MCAS Beaufort) at 843-522-0200 or clare@TAB-LowCountry.com.


‘Stir It Up’ fundraiser supports Gullah cooking 

“Stir It Up!” Oyster Roast & Gumbo celebration, catered by hometown restaurant Gullah Grub, is a fundraiser for the Seventh Youth Gullah Style Cooking Class and will be held Friday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Shed (behind Gullah Grub) 877 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island. Tickets are $25/adults, $10/children. Call Sara’ Reynolds Green at 843-473-0477 or 843-838-3841.  Local oysters, gumbo, fried fish, cornbread, dessert, along with cool music, handcrafted jewelry and good company. This is the seventh year Gullah Grub’s Bill Green will teach students Lowcountry cooking. The fundraiser hopes to support 20 student scholarships, $200/student for 8 hours of classes, as a way to educate youth about Gullah culture through organic farming and cooking. Dinner donations keep these traditions alive. Please consider sponsoring a student; donations are tax deductible.


Silent auction benefits Beaufort Film Festival  

Please join the Beaufort Film Society for a “Meet & Greet & Silent Auction”, a fundraising event to benefit the 8th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival, at the Sweetgrass Restaurant at Dataw Island on Tuesday, December 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There is no charge for attending.  Come learn about all the film happenings in and around Beaufort to include the latest plans for the upcoming film festival. Silent auction items will include some unique movie memorabilia and lots of odds and ends from generous local supporters.


TLC Women host toy and food drive social  

The “TLC Women” are hosting their Second Annual Holiday Social and Toy & Food Drive. The event will be held Saturday, December 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Penn Center Frissell Hall (meal, desserts, drinks and entertainment included).  The tickets are $20 and all proceeds will go toward the NAACP scholarship fund.  The drive will also support children who are in less fortunate situations, therefore, bringing a toy, clothing, or nonperishable food item to the event is optional.  Everyone is welcome to participate.  To purchase tickets or make donations, contact Tonya Phillips at 843-322-0262, or email thelowcountrywomen@gmail.com.

Church holds annual nativity celebration 

First Presbyterian Church Beaufort presents its third annual Nativity Celebration Dec. 6, 7 and 8, at the Education Building located at 1201 North Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 7, and noon to 3 p.m. on Dec. 8. Come celebrate the joy of the season by viewing beautiful nativities from around the world, collected by the Presbyterian Women’s group at FPC Beaufort. This is a free event but donations are appreciated, with any funds raised donated to church charities. If you have questions regarding this event, call the office at 843-524-3051.

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