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Senior citizen’s health care topic of meeting 

Those who are managing a senior citizen’s health care should plan to attend the next Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on Thursday, March 6, when Greg Estes of United Hospice will speak about recent changes to Medicare and help identify other medical resources available to seniors. He will also discuss questions seniors should be asking their physicians, the reasons for admission to home health, hospice and hospital and the difference between inpatient and outpatient care. The Parkinson’s Support Group meetings are held from 1:30-3 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Shell Point Baptist Church on Parris Island Gateway, in Port Royal. The meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call Rick Ostrander at 843-525-1229 or Rose Ewing at 843-252-3001 or rewing@alcco.com.


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. The sessions are free and open to the public. Helena House is located on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. RSVP by calling 843-592-2356 or 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. Later, the Paddy McGee Duo will be performing Irish Folk music live at 7 p.m. Free face painting for all, a special appearance by Tux the clown.

Black Chamber holds Friday networking event 

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event on Friday, March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chamber office at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort. March 8 is targeted as “Sign-up South Carolina Day” for the Affordable Health Care Marketplace. The intention is to promote and raise awareness of opportunities to apply for health coverage. The Health Insurance Marketplace helps uninsured people find health coverage. Open enrollment for 2014 ends March 31.


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.

Women’s Leadership Council has fundraiser

The Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of the Lowcountry will hold its inaugural “Power Of The Purse” fundraising event on Sunday, March 9 at
6 p.m. at the Oldfield Clubhouse. The event will feature an open bar with signature cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music, and both a live and silent auction. The event will be emceed by Deanna Bowdish and feature items for auction such as designer purses, dinner packages, resort destination packages, and other valuable items. All proceeds from the event will help fund the Women’s Leadership Council’s “Breaking Barriers to Education” fund that provides flexibility for the United Way to address issues not covered by other emergency providers in regards to children and parents referred to the agency by a school social worker. The Women’s Leadership Council will also present their “Woman of the Year” award. Tickets are $65 per person and are available online at www.uwlowcountry.org. For more information call the United Way office at 843-982-3040.


Group to show film about local lighthouse 

On Tuesday, March 11, The Historic Port Royal Foundation will show the film “A Light on Treacherous Waters,” the story of the Hunting Island light station. The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m., in Union Church, 1004 11th Street, Port Royal. Admission and snacks are free! For questions or more information, call 843-522-9923.


Church to hold service Tuesdays during Lent 

The Parish Church of St. Helena will sponsor a Lenten service each Tuesday during Lent. The service begins at noon in the Parish Hall, 507 Newcastle St., followed by a lecture by guest speaker Alan Runyan and a light lunch. Visitors to Beaufort and members of the community are cordially invited. The program is free, with a small donation asked to help with the cost of the lunch. A nursery is available by reservation; call Roz Dixon at 522-1712, ext. 220. The lecture series focuses on the events surrounding the capture, trial and execution of Jesus Christ. The lecture series schedule is: March 11: “The Historical Context and the Factual Record”; March 18 : “The Hebrew Trial”; March 25: “The Roman Trial”; April 1: “The Cross: Where Justice…”; April 8: “The Cross: Met Mercy.”

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. A fly tying demonstration by Capt. Dick Wehrenberg will be held during the social hour. The meeting 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.


JSLB hosting fourth annual Prom Boutique 

The Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB) is hosting the fourth annual Prom Boutique on Saturday, March 15. Dresses will be available to local high school students who wish to attend their local proms but may not have the means to purchase one. Dresses and coordinating accessories are offered free-of-charge to our local teenagers. The mission of the JSLB Prom Boutique is to promote confidence and self-esteem of the young women in the Beaufort area, despite the difficulties of the economic downturn. In addition, the Prom Boutique is a way of encouraging and rewarding local students for staying in school and committing to their academic future. JSLB will open the doors to the boutique from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Academy of Career Excellence located in Ridgeland at 80 Lowcountry Drive. Young ladies are welcome to attend with one friend or family member. The only requirement for entry is a student ID (for public schools) or a note from the guidance counselor or school administrator (for private schools). For more information about the JSLB Prom Boutique, visit www.jslbprom.com.


Herban Marketplace has book club meeting 

Herban Marketplace, Beaufort County’s premier all organic and all-natural grocery will host the free “Eat Well. Live Well. Stay Well. Book Club” starting Saturday, March 15, at 10 a.m. The club will meet at ArtiZen Yoga (1211 Newcastle Street). This inaugural meeting of the book club will focus on the book, “And, Building A World Connection Through Jewish Mystical Wisdom” by Rabbi TZiPi Radonsky. This book is available for sale at Herban Marketplace, and online at Amazon.com and Lulu.com. Radonsky will lead book club discussions, and this first meeting will help define the topics, direction and books for the monthly club. Herban Marketplace will also provide refreshments. Sign up to attend the book club at Herban Marketplace, 1211 Newcastle Street, Beaufort or call 843-379-5550.


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