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Oysters By The Bay will be held at TCL
The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation presents Oysters by the Bay on Saturday,
Oct. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the TCL Beaufort campus, 921 Ribaut Road. The cost is $25 for oysters, chili, and hot dogs. Beer will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to creating scholarships for TCL students. For tickets, go to www.Tcl.Edu/oysters or call 843.525.8294.

Auditions being held for Nutcracker
Columbia City Ballet will hold auditions for its upcoming Beaufort production of Nutcracker on Sunday, October 30, beginning at 2 p.m. Auditions will be held at the USCB Center for the Arts.
Audition times are:
• 2 to 2:45  p.m. Male and female dancers ages 4 to 6
• 2:45 to 3:30  p.m.  Male and female dancers ages 7 to 10
• 3:30 to 4:15  p.m. Male and female dancers ages 11 and up
There is an audition fee of $10. Bring pointe shoes for those on pointe over 2 years. Ladies: Black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow. Gentlemen: White leotard or plain white tee shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes.
The performance will be held at the USCB Center for the Arts on Monday, November 28 at 7 p.m.
For more information, call 803-799-7605 or 800-899-7408.

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.

Black Chamber of Commerce has EXPO
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce Business Conference & Expo is set for November 4-5 at the Sea Island Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort. Workshops are scheduled, and registration is open. The event will open on Friday, November 4 with exhibits at 5 p.m. and a networking reception beginning at 6 p.m. Exhibits, educational workshops and a guest speaker will be featured on Saturday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Conference registration is $39 for members of the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and $59 for non-members which includes a choice of two workshops, gift bag and attendance at the expo, the reception, continental breakfast, coffee break and luncheon featuring special guest speaker. Exhibitor opportunities are available with fees at $50 for chamber members and $75 for non-members. For additional information or to download registration forms visit www.bcbcc.org or follow and connect on Twitter @BeaufortBlack and the Facebook page Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce. Contact Liz at 843.902.4799 or email beaufortblack@gmail.com to discuss sponsor opportunities.

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.
YMCA’s Boots & Bling fundraiser returns
The Wardle Family YMCA is hosting its second annual 2011 Boots & Bling Fundraiser and silent auction on Saturday, November 5, from 6:30 -11 p.m. at Butler Marine on Lady’s Island.
Boots & Bling is this year’s major fundraiser for capital improvements to the Y. The event will feature five food stations, DJ entertainment, beer, frozen drinks, dancing and a silent auction.
Tickets are $60 for individuals and $100 for couples. Purchase your tickets at the Y front desk at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal or online at www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com. For additional information, please contact Kelly Collins at kellymelvincollins@gmail.com.

Rotary Club hosts 15th annual oyster roast
Rotary Club of the Lowcountry is hosting its 15th Annual Family Oyster Roast on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. at Live Oaks Park at Paris Avenue, Port Royal. All proceeds benefit local nonprofits. A $25 advance ticket gets you all the oysters you can eat, beer, wine, hot dogs, and chili for the non-seafood lovers. Tickets are $30 at the gate, kids under 10 are free. For tickets, call 476-9872 or stop by the UPS Store at Cross Creek Plaza.

Commercial Pesticide training class to be held
There will be a Commercial Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification Training on Monday, November 7 at the Lowcountry Council of Government, 634 Camp Ground Road (I-95, exit 33), Yemassee (Point South). The training will be on “Wood Damage Identification and Treatment, Calibration and Pesticide Safety.”  The training will begin at 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The training program is sponsored by Clemson University Extension Service.  To register for the training or for additional information, please call the Clemson Extension Service in Hampton at (803)943-3427 or Beaufort at (843)255-6060.  The cost for the training is $50.00.  Lunch is included.

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. The next meeting is November 8.

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, November 14, showcases one-man band performer Chris Jones tracing the history of the blues guitar covering blues mid-1930’s to the present.
For questions regarding the events listed above, call Amanda Brewer at 255-6439 or email abrewer@bcgov.net.

Historical society holds Fall Speaker Series
The Beaufort County Historical Society is pleased to announce their Fall Speaker Series.  All meetings are held at noon at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, Meridian Rd., Lady’s Island. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend free. On Nov. 10 Kristine Dunn Johnson will speak on her book “No Holier Spot of Ground: Confederate Monuments and Cemeteries of South Carolina” and the history of the Beaufort U.S. National Cemetery. For more information, contact Pamela Ovens at sail@singlestar.us or call 843-785-2767.

Vaccine and Wellness Clinic for cats and dogs
Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. there will be a Vaccine and Wellness Clinic for Cats and Dogs.  Microchipping and Heartworming available as well.  24 Market Street (Beaufort Dog at Habersham). Dr. Rob McBrayer servicing.  Call 379-9617 for an appointment.

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.

Call for art: How would you renew the nude?
How would you renew the nude? Submit your original art for a February 2012 juried art show/gallery event organized by the Friends of Planned Parenthood of Beaufort County. Deadline to submit is January 29, 2012, contact plannedart@hotmail.com for details.