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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 local teenagers. 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, 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. Radonsky will lead book club discussions, and this first meeting will help define the topics, direction and books for the 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.

Democratic club to hold open house, reception 

The Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club and the Lowcountry Young Democrats will hold a joint Open House/Membership Reception on Saturday, March 15. The free, public event will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the Community Meeting Room of the Beaufort Library, 311 Scott St. The club was founded in 2003 under the leadership of Beaufort County Democratic Party Chairman Attorney H. Fred Kuhn, Jr.  Its membership is open to all northern Beaufort County Democrats who are at least 18, and registered to vote in South Carolina. Membership in the LYD is open to all Democrats ages 13-35. For more information, contact club President Theresa White at 597-2482.

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. 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 18 : “The Hebrew Trial”; March 25: “The Roman Trial”; April 1: “The Cross: Where Justice…”; April 8: “The Cross: Met Mercy.”

Give blood, possibly win two orchestra tickets 

The Blood Alliance will give away a set of patron tickets to the Duke Symphony Orchestra’s March 22 performance and Conductor’s Reception at the USCB Center for the Arts to one donor in March. All who register to donate at a Blood Alliance blood drive in Beaufort County or at the Beaufort donor center until March 18 will be eligible for the drawing for the tickets. This event is presented by the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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. 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.

Beaufort Twilight Run to draw record crowds 

More than 2,000 participants and spectators are anticipated at the 6th Annual Beaufort Twilight Run (BTR) and Oyster Roast presented by Habersham Properties on Saturday, March 22 in the Habersham Marketplace from 4:30-10:30 p.m. This USATF sanctioned running festival for all ages has a competitive 8K Run; a 5K Run; the Beaufort Challenge (8K+5K Run); a 5K Fun Walk and a quarter mile Kids’ Fun Run. The evening is capped off with a festive Lowcountry Oyster Roast and live music from Savannah band, Tell Scarlet. For details about race registration, oyster roast tickets and more, visit www.BeaufortTwilightRun.com. The event benefits Riverview Charter School.

Golf tourney benefits search and rescue squads 

Beaufort Water Search and Rescue and Fripp Island Sea Rescue will have their 11th Annual St. Patty’s Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 22 at Ocean Creek Golf Course, Fripp Island. This is the only fundraiser for the non-profit, all-volunteer rescue squads that work with local, state and federal emergency agencies to coordinate quick responses at all hours of the day and night. In a typical year, a combined 80 volunteers respond to 150 to 200 callouts and expend 3,000 to 3,500 man hours. The rescue squads are seeking hole sponsors, personal sponsors, teams and donations of prizes and silent auction items. Registration for the tournament begins at 9 a.m., and the start is 10 a.m. It is a four-person, captain’s choice format and $75 per player. The fee includes the tournament fee, cart, range balls, prizes and lunch. Hole-in-one prizes are a new boat donated by Barrier Island Marine and a golf cart by E-Z-GO. Donations can be sent to Fripp Island Sea Rescue, Attn: Bob Bicknell, 364 Wahoo, Fripp Island, SC, 29920. For more information, contact Bob Bicknell at 843-838-9876.

New archaeology group organizing in Beaufort 

The Archaeology Society of South Carolina Beaufort continues its organization path.  Because there are many people north of the Broad River who are interested in archaeology, there will be a meeting, Monday, March 24 in the Children’s Programming Room at the Beaufort library on Scott Street at noon. Guest speaker will be Dr. Eric Poplin, Senior Archaeologist of Brockington and Associates, SC.  His talk will include information about the Altamaha town, located in Beaufort County. The tentative plans for the new chapter include four quarterly meeting in a public venue. There will be opportunities for field trips and participation in regional archaeological digs. Meetings are free and open to the public; however, membership is encouraged. For more information, contact Mary Lou Brewton at maryloubrew@aol.com.

Get ready for Cleaning For A Reason week 

Cleaning For A Reason week is to help create awareness of Merry Maid’s foundation and shine a light on the importance of a clean home to a cancer patient. You can participate by asking your mayor or governor to declare April 18-24 as Cleaning For A Reason week in your city or state. Also, short-sleeve pink T-shirts will be on sale for $10 and crew neck sweat-shirts for $12!  Contact Lulynn at info@cleaningforareason.org to order before March 31.

Beaufort Beauties strut the runway for charity

Join Main Street Beaufort, USA, as seven local men put their best “heel” forward, dress as women, and compete in a beauty pageant to raise money for four local charities. This fun event will be held at The Shed of Port Royal on Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the fundraising efforts, ticket sales, and all of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Main Street Beaufort, USA, Dragon Boat Beaufort, Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity, and Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund. Ticket holders will be entertained with an opening number, talent and evening gown competitions, and Q&A with judges Nan Sutton, Holly Jahn, Rep. Shannon Erickson, Kevin Cuppia and Scott Dadson. This year’s contestants are: Joe Feus, Moe’s Southwest Grill; Greg Rawls, Dragon Boat Beaufort; Kyle Warren, Rapid Refill; Danny Williams, Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District; Joel Garrett, 94.5 The Coast; Christopher Geier, Attorney at Law; and Justin Lane, Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District. Tickets can be purchased from Main Street Beaufort at 843-525-6644 or 101 West Street Extension in downtown Beaufort at $35 each. For more information, call 843-525-6644 or email director@downtownbeaufort.com.


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