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Women’s Connection to hold October luncheon
The Beaufort Women’s Connection (Formerly The Christian Women’s Club) will hold their October luncheon on  Thursday the 20 at St. Helena Parish Hall located at 507 New  Castle St. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. and lunch is served at 12:15 p.m. Cost for luncheon is $12 for both luncheon and program.  Our feature presentation and music will feature Peggy Beck.  The speaker is Betty Parker who will talk on the “Cornucopia of Life.” The Women’s Connection is also having a Bake Sale on Saturday, October 22 on Bay Street from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Sea Island Quilters will feature with speaker
The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, October 20, 6 p.m. at the Carteret Street United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, 408 Carteret St. The speaker will be Nancy Chong, a Hawaiian appliqué artist. For details, call Helen Goldman, 525-6155.

Lowcountry Small Business Hub meeting
Lowcountry Small Business Hub will hold a membership meeting Thursday October 20. from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lowcountry Council of Governments (LowCOG) Boardroom, 634 Campground Road in Yemassee. The meeting presents an important opportunity for you to participate in the ceremony that will commemorate the award of our newest grant. We will review the significant progress the Hub has made in building partnerships with supporting organizations, the implementation of Hub programs like the Virtual Business Incubator (VBI), and our plans for the future. Please RSVP to D’J Moore at dmoore@lowcountrysmallbusinesshub.org  to confirm your participation in this special event.

Fripp Audubon Club upcoming events
• Thursday, October 20: Beaufort Tree Walk Field Trip. This tour was a great success last year and we have asked Pam Floyd to schedule another program. This fall tour will begin in Beaufort at 10:00 A.M. The walk will take approximately 1 hour and will allow time for lunch at one of Beaufort signature restaurants. The Beaufort Tree Walk in a nationally recognized tout through Beaufort’s Point.
• October 28 Thursday The Diverse Habits of the Lowcountry Program Tony Mills, Education Director at the Lowcountry Institute will be telling us about the diverse habitats of the Lowcountry and the Reptiles, Amphibians and mammals who live here. Tony is an author, and has developed the Coastal kingdom series for television. Tony will have his critters for us to meet so invite the whole family.

‘Saving Grace’ fundraiser at CrossFit
Come join us at CrossFit Beaufort on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., for “Saving Grace”, a fundraiser benefiting Cancer Services through the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation. “Grace” is a barbell workout consisting of 30 Clean and Jerks. This workout is suitable for both men and women of all fitness levels. You do not have to be a CrossFit member to participate in this event. The $30 registration fee includes a T-shirt. Go to www.crossfitbeaufort.com for more information or register on CrossFit Beaufort’s Facebook page. We are located at 1000 Hamar Street, Suite 2, across from the Green Street gym.

Beaufort Snowboard, Ski Club to meet
The Beaufort Ski/Snowboard Club will have a meeting/greeting at Brick’s on Boundary on Friday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m.  Free appetizers and great beverage specials available! We will be confirming upcoming ski trips and discussing other activities.  Anyone with interest — with or without ability to ski/snowboard — is welcome! For additional information, contact Julie:  tugboatjulie@yahoo.com.

Flutist Susan Conant to perform at Fripp
Fripp Island Friends of Music answers the question, “What happens when you mix Celtic, classical and jazz?” Susan Conant creates her own unique musical blend on an array of classical and folk flutes. Presented by Fripp Island Friends of Music on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. at Fripp Island Community Center, Fripp Island.  The cost is $20 a person; $10 for students. Free Fripp pass at gate. Attendees are invited to join the artist at a catered event after the performance. For details, call 843-838-6655.

Islands of Beaufort hosts Fall Open House
The Home Owners Association of the Islands of Beaufort is hosting a Fall Open House on Sunday, October 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  A private and gated community, Islands of Beaufort has more than two miles of water and marsh frontage. Refreshments will be served at the Belle Grove Clubhouse, and partners such as Allen Patterson Residential, Powell Brothers Construction, First Citizens Bank and South Carolina Mortgage Associates will be participating. For more information, please call Joan Byrnes 379-3215.

YMCA hosts stress relief for health seminar
More than ever, adults today are under stress. While the sources of stress vary, there’s no doubt that stress has negative effects on health, and that it can accelerate the aging process.  Hospice Care of America and the YMCA of Beaufort County invite you to our free seminar on “Stress Relief for Healthy Aging.” Join us as we explore stress-related effects on the body, examine our own stressors and provide tools to combat stress and promote wellness. The seminar will be Tuesday, October 25, from 6:15-7 p.m. at the Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. Refreshments provided. Childcare available at the YMCA. To register for this free event or if you have questions, contact Jeannelle at Hospice Care of America at 843-322-0063.

Beaufort Writers meet
Beaufort Writers meets every second and fourth Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room on Tuesday, October 25.

LBAA to conduct forum on race, media
The media and racial bias will be the topic of a free Leadership Beaufort Alumni Association forum Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Holiday Inn Beaufort. Panelists will include Eric Esquivel, publisher of Hilton Head Island-based, Spanish-language newspaper La Isla; former WJWJ news reporter Juan Singleton; and Jeff Kidd, editor of The Beaufort Gazette and The Island Packet. They will discuss racial bias as it is depicted, propagated and combated by the media. The forum begins with a social period at 5:30 p.m.; the program will begin at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public. Information: Contact LBAA president Stephen Murray at 843-982-6387.

Lunch and Listen series sponsored by library
To get ready for the opening of the “New Harmonies” exhibit, the Beaufort library, USC Beaufort Center for the Arts, and the Friends of the Beaufort County Library have teamed up to present Lunch and Listen, a special music series featuring local musicians. These one hour lunchtime music performances will be held in the USCB Center for the Arts auditorium, 801 Carteret St. All Lunch and Listen music performances are free and open to the public. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and performances will last from noon to 1 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. Upcoming performances are:
• Monday, October 26 will feature Kirk Dempsey, of Dempsey Farms, performing soul stirring blues on harmonica and guitar.

AGLOW Area Team has annual conference
South Carolina AGLOW Area Team is having its annual Leadership Development Training Conference on Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Quality Inn at Beaufort Town Center. For cost or additional information, contact Gloria Gourdin at 843 407-6667 or scaglowareateam@yahoo.com.

Sustainable seafood and wine dinner to be held
Please help us welcome Megan Westmeyer, Sustainable Seafood Initiative Coordinator to the Factory Creek Fish Company  on Lady’s Island on Nov. 1 at  6:30 p.m.  The cost is $50/per person and does not include tax and tip Please call to reserve 843-575-5822 or email mary@emilysrestaurant.com. The Sustainable Seafood Initiative is a program led by the South Carolina Aquarium with a mission to promote the use of local and sustainable seafood in South Carolina.

PaddleFest 2011 will be at Hunting Island
PaddleFest 2011 will be held at Hunting Island State Park, Lagoon, Parking Lot J on Saturday, November 5, 1 p.m., start time. Registration is at 11 a.m. Race Day. The 3 and 6 mile kayak, canoe, outrigger canoe and stand up paddleboard races will begin and finish in the Lagoon near Parking Lot J. Awards ceremony and cookout will follow the events at Parking Lot J. Register in person at Higher Ground, 2121 Boundary Street, Suite. 101, Beaufort, or www.active.com. Contact Tim at Higher Ground, 843-379-4327, or Dinah at 843-252-4820 or email: higherground@hargray.com, dinahbrock@me.com or visit www.HigherGroundBeaufort.com and www.active.com.

Pottery for PRISMS fundraiser to be held
The third annual Pottery for PRISMS fundraiser will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coosaw Point Clubhouse on Lady’s Island. The fundraiser will benefit Parents and Researchers Interested in Smith Magenis Syndrome, a very rare syndrome. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to www.PRISMS.org.

Beaufort Business Alliance to meet
The Beaufort Business Alliance, a division of BNI (Business Networking International), is currently accepting applications for new members. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world and this is an exclusive one business per industry networking group. The Beaufort Business Alliance offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals. Meetings are every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the third floor of the Beaufort Town Center (above Moe’s & Jimmy John’s). Contact: Joel Iacopelli at 843-524-6954.

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