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Sea Island Quilters will meet at Praise Assembly

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, February 20, 6 p.m. at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway. Members will reveal their completed “Challenge Quilts.” For details, contact Diana DeWitt at 379-3353.

Marine Corps League holds spaghetti dinner 

The Yellow Footprints Detachment of the Marine Corps League presents the Second Annual Charity Spaghetti Dinner to be held on Saturday, February 22, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the AMVET Hall located at 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal.  Tickets are $10 at the door, take-out and cash bar available. There will also be a Silent Auction. The public is welcome. For more information, contact Bernie Eveler at 843-342-4834 or eveler110@yahoo.com.

‘The Trauma Center’ to hold grand opening

Next Level Living presents “The Trauma Center” — a place where the broken, the displaced, and the lost can be restored back to the place where they can dream again, where their gifts can be birthed and destiny can come forth. If you or someone you know falls into anyone of these situations then attend the grand opening on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at Love House Community Bowling Center, 1140 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. There will be a different speaker or presenter to share each time. It is their mandate to help some awesome individuals. The speaker will be Prophetess Joyce Hardenett all the way from the Florida; she has an awesome story. This event is free to the public.

DNR program hosting oyster shell bagging

Because of the increased oyster reef restoration efforts over the last few years in southeastern South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ SCORE program will be hosting an oyster shell bagging to prepare for the coming reef build season in Beaufort County. The bagging will be at Beaufort County Works, 120 Shanklin Road, Beaufort, from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 22. Please RSVP to score@dnr.sc.gov if you (or an organization) would like to attend.

Black Chamber, SCORE offer business plan class 

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) to offer a class on developing a business plan. Included in the course will be information on accessing a business loan and other financial strategies. The class will be held Monday, Feb. 24; Wednesday, Feb. 26; and Friday, Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chamber office at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort.  Enrollment is $25 and will be reimbursed upon completion of all three sessions. To enroll, call 843-986-1102.

HBF dinner and lecture series: Charleston graves 

Scores of unknown human remains turned up in Charleston a year ago this month when excavations for an expansion of the Gailliard Auditorium began. The discovery of the remains, their recovery and the investigation into who they were will be the topic of Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Dinner and a Lecture, Monday, February 24, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street. Dr. Eric Poplin, archaeologist and cultural resources manager with Charleston’s Brockington & Associates, will discuss securing the remains, re-internment and the historical research, artifact and physical analysis conducted to determine who they were and how they came to be buried at that site. Open to HBF members and non-members, the lecture series, sponsored by Audi of Hilton Head, takes place on the second floor of the Verdier House and features a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception from 5:30 to 6 p.m.  The talks are presented from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by audience questions. A three-course dinner at Saltus River Grill is offered at $19 per person for attendees at the lecture.  Admission to the lecture is $15/$25 per member/member couple respectively, and $20/$30 per non-member/non-member couple respectively. Seating is limited; call 379-3331 to make reservations.

Group meetings discuss role of male caregivers 

Male caregivers who care for their female loved ones can find help on the second and fourth Mondays of every month when Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort offers a free support group to guide and educate male caregivers in the difficult and confusing journey of caring for their wives, partners and/or mothers. No topic is off limits. Hygiene issues, sexuality and the unique challenges men face when caring for women are open for discussion. The next group meeting is Monday, Feb. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at Helena House Assisted Living. Helena House is located at 1624 Paris Avenue in Port Royal. For more information, please call Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort at 843-521-9190 or support group leader Bunky Hanks at 843-321-9400.

Beaufort AAUW to meet, have silent auction  

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Tuesday, February 25, at 6 p.m.  in Building 23 on the TCL campus. The guest speaker will be Karen Doughtie, director of Memory Matters. This month, the group will conduct the silent auction, cancelled last month due to weather, to raise money for the local scholarship fund. They also invite new members to join the group, which works to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. For details, contact Dr. Diana Steele at 522-2796 or steele.diana@comcast.net.

Fripp Audubon holds Birds of Prey program 

Fripp Audubon Club and Naturally Fripp Community Wildlife Habitat present Steve Schabel, education director for the Center for Birds of Prey, on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fripp Island Community Center. Meet eagles, hawks, owls and raptors up close and personal, observe their fascinating behaviors first-hand and  learn about the center’s avian medicine, rehabilitation, educational and conservation activities. The Center for Birds of Prey is located near Charleston and is under the umbrella of the Avian Conservation Center. All visitors are welcome; free presentation and free pass at Fripp gate. Visit www.islc.net/audubon or contact pete.richards@comcast.net or 843-441-2153.

Exchange Club speaker heads Second Helpings 

Maureen Korzik with Second Helpings will be the speaker at the next Exchange Club meeting on Thursday, February 27 at the Golden Corral on Robert Smalls Parkway. Second Helpings is a nonprofit charitable food distribution project, committed to eliminating hunger by distributing food to more than 65 nonprofit agencies in the Lowcountry. That amounts to over 2 million pounds of food and grocery products each year. For more information about Second Helpings, please visit  http://secondhelpingslc.org/ and to join The Exchange Club of Beaufort, please call club President Darlene Douglas at 522-1872.

Campbell to deliver lecture to local NAACP 

Popular former Penn Center Executive Director Emory S. Campbell, one of South Carolina’s most respected Gullah activists and community leaders, will deliver the Burton-Dale-Beaufort Branch NAACP’s 2014 Malcolm X Lecture in celebration of Black History Month.

Campbell — a native of Hilton Head Island and Chairman Emeritus of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission — will address the importance of grooming the next generation of young black leaders. His speech will form the centerpiece of the Burton-Dale-Beaufort Branch NAACP’s Second Annual Malcolm X Lecture/Black History Month Celebration. The free public event will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Beaufort’s historic Grand Army Hall, 706 Newcastle Street.

Beaufort resident George Singleton observes that the Grand Army Hall is a perfect setting for the NAACP’s Malcolm X Lecture. “This is one of the most important Gullah historic sites in Beaufort and America,” Singleton said.

Homecoming Sunday at Riverview Baptist

Homecoming Sunday will be at Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, on Sunday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to noon. Join the congregation for special music and a guest speaker for this event. Fellowship and a meal to follow the service.

Class of 1974 alumni now planning reunion 

Calling all alumni of Beaufort High and Battery Creek’s class of 1974. Classmates are planning the 40th year class reunion and they are looking for those who are interested in assisting. For more information, calll Cynthia Williams-Golson at 843-597-1274, Cynthia Goethe at 843-263-4084, or Isiah Smalls, 843-263-0469, by Feb. 28.

United Hospice holding Camp Cocoon for kids 

The United Hospice Foundation is hosting a Children’s Bereavement, Camp Cocoon of Coastal South.  Camp Cocoon is for any child ages 7-17 who has experienced the heartache of a loved one’s death.  The camp is a setting where children can be surrounded by love,  compassion and understanding. Camp Cocoon provides healing through play and activity.  The camp will be Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sergeant Jasper State Park in Hardeeville. For more information, contact United Hospice of Beaufort at 843-522-0476 or visit www.unitedhospicefoundation.org.

Local sorority offers various scholarships 

The Beaufort Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators that seeks to promote high standards in education, is offering two scholarships. The first is for Beaufort County teachers who reside in Beaufort County and who are enrolled in post-graduate degree program in education. The second is for an undergraduate student at USCB who is pursuing a baccalaureate degree with a major in education. Recipients are invited to the Alpha Delta Kappa June luncheon. The scholarship award amounts are determined each year by the sorority and depend on the availability of funds, but historically range from $500-$1,500. The deadline for applications is April 30. For more information, please contact Cathy Tillman at cntillman@embarqmail.com.

Consider donating used medical equipment

Are you clearing out clutter? If you have any gently used medical equipment that is no longer in use, consider donating it to the Lending Room. The Lending Room is an all-volunteer, charitable organization that lends gently used medical equipment to individuals. Operating in Beaufort since 1961, the organization accepts and loans medical equipment in good condition. To arrange to donate or borrow items, contact the Lending Room at 843-524-2554. The pick-up/drop-off location is at Helena House Assisted Living at 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal.