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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.

Homecoming Sunday at Riverview Baptist Church

Homecoming Sunday will be at Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, on Sunday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join the congregation for guest speaker Larry Leming, fresh off the field as missionary to America Samoa. Special music by the”The Sweet Grass Angels” — Penney Lynn Smith, Elaine Lake and Valma Polk. A fellowship time and meal will follow the services.

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. 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.

Annual golf challenge will benefit CAPA

Area golfers are gearing up for the 20th Annual CAPA Golf Challenge, set for an 11 a.m. shotgun start on Friday, March 7 at Ocean Point, Fripp Island.

Men and women of any golf skill level are invited to play. Teams of four will play using the Texas Shamble format. The entry fee is $140 per player or $540 for a four person team. All players receive a round of golf with cart, practice range and balls, tee gift, box lunch, course beverages. A Players’ Award Party for all sponsors and golfers to be held on-site immediately following play. All proceeds will go to the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) of Beaufort.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, please visit www.capabeaufort.org.

Deadline for entry is March 1. Players may enter individually or as part of a four-person team. Payment must be received for the entire team before a playing slot is secured. Applications are available at CAPA’s outreach center in Port Royal, and at www.capabeaufort.org.  For more information or to become a sponsor, call CAPA at 843-524-4350 or email capa714@earthlink.net.


Caregivers: Get help coping with stress 

Is the stress of being a caregiver affecting your physical or mental health? Help can be found by attending a free workshop on Friday, March 7, at Helena House Assisted Living in Port Royal. Two interactive group sessions on how to cope with the stress of caregiving will be presented by Alan Poe, who has been a hospice chaplain for eight years and has more than 35 years of experience as a relationship counselor. The first session will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The second session will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Mr. Poe has a master’s degree in counseling and a bachelor’s degree in divinity. He has used his counseling experience to provide insight and resolution in areas such as relationship health, grief recovery, support groups, depression and anxiety. The sessions are free and open to the public. Helena House is located on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. Space is limited. RSVP by calling 843-592-2356 or by e-mail at rewing@alcco.com.


First Friday Celebration honors St. Patrick’s Day 

Friday, March 7, it’s a St. Patrick’s Day First Friday Celebration in the Habersham Marketplace. Come see the Glor na Daire Irish Step Dancers perform at 6 p.m. on the Marketplace main stage. The Glor na Daire Dancers are trying to raise funds for their competition in the UK this April, so show your support for these amazing young dancers. Later, the Paddy McGee Duo will be performing Irish Folk music live on the Marketplace main stage at 7 p.m. Free face painting for all, and a special appearance by Tux the clown.

DNR course teaches hunter safety, training 

A free, SCDNR-approved, instructor-led, one-day Hunter Safety Education course and test will be Saturday, March 8. Hunting license training is mandatory for SC residents and non-residents born after June 30, 1979. Presented by Parris Island Rod & Gun Club at the clubhouse on Parris Island, the course will start at 7:30 a.m. Bring lunch, snacks and drinks. Pass the test and get a temporary hunter education card on the spot. To reserve your seat, contact Jim VanDam, sccwrh@embarqmail.com or call 843-252-2846.

The SC DNR Hunter Education Program is dedicated to safe enjoyment of the outdoors. Participants learn firearm and bow safety, fieldcraft, responsibility and ethics afield, plus wildlife identification and conservation.

Sea Island Fly Fishers hold monthly meeting 

Wednesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. will be the next meeting of the Sea Island Fly Fishers. The club meets at Bay Street Outfitters, 825 Bay St. in Beaufort.  Following a social hour with refreshments, the club will hear from the President of the Sea Island Chapter of CCA. Danny Rourk, a well known local guide, will discuss the activities of the Coastal Conservation Association, and its stand on protecting our fisheries and encouraging conservation for the benefit of everyone in South Carolina.  A fly tying demonstration by Capt. Dick Wehrenberg will be held during the social hour.

The meeting of the fly fishing club is open and free to the public. Veteran and beginner fly fishers are encouraged to come by. Learn more online at www.flyfishingbeaufort.com, or call Jack Baggette, 522-8911.

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